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Hayden 9th June 2008 11:10 PM

Hdmi vs optical?
 
Someone said optical canít do the real high definition audio and hdmi could
Is that true?
I thought the bandwidth of optical exceeded an electric signal.

rossl 9th June 2008 11:45 PM

TOSLINK only has a bandwidth of 15 megabits per second.

TOSLINK uses LED drivers and cheap plastic fiber.

a laser source and glass optical fiber will of course be much higher bandwidth and cost.

gmarsh 10th June 2008 01:38 AM

Toslink can do 24/192 stereo. Which is plenty high definition.

Hayden 10th June 2008 02:31 AM

what about the latest HD blu ray audio?


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