I have a question.
I'm gonna buy a home cinema system and I was planning on watching movies on it by connecting an hdmi from my laptop to my receiver. Most of the movies I will be watching will be blu ray movies, so will I be able to get uncompressed HD sound? Like dts hd master, dolby true hd? I'm guessing this will be in a form of uncompressed PCM as it will be sent to my receiver to decode from my laptop?
Now here's what I need to know, will a normal hdmi cable be enough for uncompressed PCM? Or do I need one of the newer version like 1,3 or even 1,4 as these support something called audio return channel? I have no idea what audio return channel is, but do I need it in my case?