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Speaking only in terms of audio, is optical digital cable as good as HDMI?

11-28-2007, 05:38 PM
My receiver is around or a bit over 5 years old and doesn't have any HDMI inputs, although it was a high-end receiver when I got it and has 2 optical digital inputs. I am getting an HD DVD player and HD PJ and was wondering if I could get around buying a new receiver by just hooking the HD DVD player to the projector directly and run only the audio through the receiver via optical digital cable?

11-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Yes, use an optical cable.

11-28-2007, 08:06 PM

11-30-2007, 04:34 AM
Thanks for the experiment.

Can you advise what you actually "pushed through" the cables? Was it 1080p/24?