[mythtv-users] Digital Audio - HDMI vs SPD/IF

Norm Dressler mlists at dressler.ca
Tue Jul 14 12:17:44 UTC 2009

John Haywood wrote:
> I'm just about to spring for a new receiver/speaker combo, and a 
> couple of threads on this list gave me some pause for thought:
> Given that currently Audio over HDMI is limited to Stereo, wouldn't I 
> be better off just sending video over HDMI, and use the optical for 
> full 5/7.1/2 goodness?
> Given that the mythtv box has spdif out and the tv also, as long as 
> the receiver has 2 optical inputs we should be all right?
> cheers as always
> john
Personally I wouldn't want audio over HDMI.  The speakers in TV's are 
generally crap.  I currently use digital out to a THX audio amp which is 
much better and what most would likely want to do for movies and such.  
I have a one year old TV as well so this is not an old LCD.


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