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Post Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:43 pm

HDMI for sound

I was reading an article that indicates that HDMI might be used as a very good audio connection if used in conjunction with your receiver. My Blu ray player is a top of the line Panasonic DMP-PD80. It has features such as Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Plus Dolby True HD, DTS ES, DTS HD,High Resolution Audio DTS-HD Master Audio. Many of these can only be carried through the HDMI cable or so I've been led to believe. The article also stated "The thing to check for is whether your receiver has just "pass through" HDMI connections for audio or whether your receiver can actually access the audio signals transfered via HDMI for further decoding/processing. This will be illustrated and explained the user manual for your home theater receiver." Would my TGP-5 satisfy the latter and be able to decode some of these features or does it just serve as a pass through for the audio signal. If not would you need something a little more high end to do this processing. Art
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Post Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Re: HDMI for sound

The TG-V is only a pass through. It does not process any audio via the HDMI. You can, however, hook up via 7.1 analog outputs to from your Blu-Ray to the TG-V--you will not be missing out on anything....
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Post Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:30 pm

Re: HDMI for sound

Are there any receivers that do this???
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Post Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:52 pm

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Denon does. Probably the newer Sony upper end.
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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:46 am

Re: HDMI for sound

I know that Denon's process all the HDMI 1.3 Codecs. Probably all the big box brands do now, too. This is what keeps their industry going — everyone dumping last year's A/V receiver. It also keeps the price down for us.
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