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

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 12:31:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Norm Dressler<mlists at dressler.ca> wrote:
> 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.

Surround receivers have HDMI these days, too.

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