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I'm in the market for a receiver and amd trying to figure out if it's worth making sure my receiver has a IEEE 1394 port. If I understand correctly, the firewire port enables digital audio to be passed between sour & receiver without the need for conversion, yielding better results. Furthermore, 6 high quality audio cables are much more expensive then a single firewire cable.
Since the firewire format is digital, the 'quality' in cable is negligible, as with HDMI and DVI, right?
I'm just trying to figure out if I should get a receiver with IEEE 1394, because it seems as if the audio quality for SACD and DVD-A would be better. I tried searching the forums and googling and found no direct answers for this question.
If anyone could help on this topic, that would be much appreciated.