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Old 04-21-2012, 11:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Alot of my components have Optical Digital Out and i'm wondering how important this is to take into consideration when purchasing a new AVR.

What are the benefits of using this?
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:44 PM
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It's a direct S/PDIF connection for digital audio. If that same source unit has HDMI, then it is not necessary to use S/PDIF.

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awsome thanks
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And, considering that pretty much all new AVRs have them, it's not like you have much choice about getting some anyway.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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You'll want to use optical for your Yamaha cd changer. Your video sources all use HDMI so you should not need more than 2 optical inputs on your receiver.

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