Originally Posted by ZivkoF
The new BluRay players are capable to decode HD audio formats like DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD to analog signals and you can use these signals on end aplifiers and have the bandwidth for 7.1 with no loose. On older procesors you need just analog 7.1 input and you dont need HDMI for audio
This is true, however if you have a 7.1 source decoded from a player and you have only 2 options to get the signal from the player to the amp (optical or HDMI), you're forced to utilize HDMI because the optical does not have the bandwidth to send 7.1, regardless if it's PCM (decoded at the player) or bitstream (decoded on the processor). You're method works only if the player has a 7.1 output, which is not common.
So in a nutshell, we're both correct depending on the setup.
MK: Those JBL's are majorly ginormous! I love how the 18.2's fit prefectly under your rears or did you have to adjust them before you placed the 18.2's? Awesome set up.
Those are some impressive graphs. I'm dying to see how the 18.2 compare in the same spot as the DTS. Pricewise, plus the benefits of having duals, Craig's got some winners there.
Anyone know the pricing on the 18.2's w/o an amp?