Originally Posted by Joe Wong
Thanks ryookhi...but not sure why analog would affect digital audio output?
I suspect there is a single digital audio output sub-system in most players, meaning only a single digital audio output is created to feed the D/As, Optical and HDMI Outputs? So if the optical output is 2.0 PCM, then the HDMI output would also have to be 2.0 PCM? If the HDMI output was 5.1 PCM, then there would be no way of simultaneously supporting an optical or analogue output without doubling up hardware?
This could cause confusion - so the easiest solution is a single output. It is annoying - as I would like HDMI 2.0 audio permanently feeding my TV, but a 5.1 Dolby Digital feed to permanently feed my amp, so that I didn't have to reconfigure my PS3 every time I listened to a BluRay. (I'm happy playing the odd game and watching some video playback in 2.0 via my TV for non-critical audio stuff)