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New receiver...please help me undersatnd why HDMI passthru is even worht my time

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Ok, ive looked at the other threads on this and want to ask you this question...

I currently have my 50" plasma mounted on the wall. It is run into my Yamaha HTR 5240.

My receiver doesnt have HDMI so I just use the digital coax for audio (I dont know if the optical is working, ive tried too dif cables) So from my DH box I use HDMI from tv to HD then simply digital coax to receiver..

Why should i get a new receiver just so I can have HDMI passthrough? the video will be the same and that wont help me at all and ill use optical audio...

Is there something im missing? Shoudl I wait or is there another reason im just not seeing?

Im looking at a basic yamaha receiver to repalce it wiht hat has hdmp/pt etc..

Thanks!!!
post #2 of 4
If all you are going to hook up to the TV is a cbale box then no you don't need a new receiver.

If you are thinking about getting a Blu Ray or HD DVD player, then you might want to think about it. The only way to get the new lossless audio codecs to your receiver is by HDMI or 6 (or 8) analog audio cables.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Beerstalker... thanks for the reply.

One addition is that I am hooking up my dvd player, and my cable HD box to it..things seem to work fine...even if the optical port deosnt seem to work (i think) but Im using digital coax, and its ok...so is it in my best interest just to wait?

Thanks!
post #4 of 4
If your only interest is DVD player and HD cable box, you will be fine so far. If you need to jump on Blu Ray wagon, you will need HDMI receiver because that's the only way (other than multi-ch analog which not all players support or can decode) to get HD audio.
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