I looked around the forums about what would be better, HDMI or Fiber Optics and its a bit confusing because the threads are old and span almost a year while the technology changes. So many of the capabilities have changed and I wanna get the latest word. So I have some questions:
1. As of right now, 17 Mar 2009, using the latest equipment with all the latest system updates, which is better? HDMI or Fiber Optic cables? I don't want to get into the what-if questions about HDMI over 50ft or that HDMI is easier because it can handle audio and video. Extra cost aside, ease of one connection aside, which one is better for audio?
(For example, I have a brand new Onkyo TX-NR906 a/v receiver, a new 160GB Playstation 3, and a Comcast HD cable box that I need connected. They are all within 3 feet of each other.)
2. According to the other threads here, it seems that HDMI can do every format that fiber can and more? Is that true? Or, is there certain audio formats that only Fiber can do and HDMI cant?
Thanks for the help! =)