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Hdmi Or Fibreoptic For Audio?

molarman
08-26-2007, 06:10 PM
What is the best audio connection for my surround sound system. I have an onyko 805 which supports both hdmi and fibre optic. I was told that I should connect my blu ray and sat receiver to the tv directly and fibre optics to the receiver. Will i notice the difference? Does fibre optic cable support audio better? Please advise

tcarcio
08-26-2007, 06:19 PM
I use HDMI for everything, I go from the HD DVD player and the SAT box out to the reciever with HDMI and then HDMIout to the TV. The fiber optic cable will not support the bandwidth for all audio but the HDMI will. So HDMI will always be your best bet.

billinprinceto
08-26-2007, 06:28 PM
Will i notice the difference?

Absolutely not!

DEVO
08-29-2007, 08:08 AM
HDMI is the best solution for all sources, however; many components are not on the same page yet. So you may have to use an optical/coaxial in some cases still. I use only HDMI throughout my system now except for my XBOX360. I have a Pioneer VSX84TXSi and it works perfectly. So try it out, and good luck!

Kdots
08-29-2007, 09:21 AM
Stick with the HDMI

fmw
08-29-2007, 12:08 PM
I wonder if you were told by someone who wants to sell a Toslink cable?

MelLandry
08-31-2007, 08:30 AM
You may want to look real close at the manual for the receiver. I just purchased an Onkyo (thought I don't recall which model), and it does support HDMI for pass-thru to the TV, but if I want audio out of the receiver I have to include an additional audio connection besides the HDMI.

After reading around, I think I'm going to go with digital coax.

fmw
09-01-2007, 06:30 AM
You may want to look real close at the manual for the receiver. I just purchased an Onkyo (thought I don't recall which model), and it does support HDMI for pass-thru to the TV, but if I want audio out of the receiver I have to include an additional audio connection besides the HDMI.

After reading around, I think I'm going to go with digital coax.

I don't think that is true. I have the cheaper 605 model and it processes audio from HDMI. I would bet the higher end 805 does too. You will know in an instant when you connect the HDMI for video. Either you will have sound or you won't. There is no reason at all to add a second cable other than for the sake of complexity.

DEVO
09-02-2007, 08:08 AM
You may want to look real close at the manual for the receiver. I just purchased an Onkyo (thought I don't recall which model), and it does support HDMI for pass-thru to the TV, but if I want audio out of the receiver I have to include an additional audio connection besides the HDMI.

After reading around, I think I'm going to go with digital coax.

This is done so that your tv speakers can be active (pass-thru). I personally don't know why this is done if you have a surround system, but that is why you add an additional digital audio cable.

fmw
09-02-2007, 11:56 AM
This is done so that your tv speakers can be active (pass-thru). I personally don't know why this is done if you have a surround system, but that is why you add an additional digital audio cable.

I understand the purpose. I'm just saying that the Onkyo receiver does more than just pass audio through HDMI. It also collects it and processes it so that an additional audio connection is not necessary.

MelLandry
09-03-2007, 06:38 PM
I understand the purpose. I'm just saying that the Onkyo receiver does more than just pass audio through HDMI. It also collects it and processes it so that an additional audio connection is not necessary.

Onkyo HT-SR800 manual, pg 29:

"*Audio and vieo signals received via the HDMI IN 1 and 2 jacks are output by the HDMI out jack as they are (HDMI pass-through), so even if you only make the connections in steps 1 and 2, your TV will output sound. However, if you want to listen through the speakers connected to the AV receiver, in addition to an HDMI connection, you'll also need to make a separate analog or digital audio connection."