|The Pioneer 1394 interface uses fully open and standard 1394 protocols. Any manufacturer can build equipment that will interoperate with the Pioneer 1394 digital interface.|
|I'm confused. Is the Pioneer interface considered|
proprietary or is it an industry standard?
|Can I buy a current Denon or Onkyo or Toshiba or|
Yamaha product and have it interoperate with the Pioneer
digital interface, for DVD-A?
|Originally posted by mfombellida|
The Pioneer iLink is standard and approved by the DVD Forum (it's IEEE1394), at the moment Pioneer is the only one with it.
But there is another I/F that will soon be standardized: HDMI. The iLink (aka IEEE1394) has limitations, it cannot pass uncompressed high-resolution video signal on top of high-rez audio, HDMI can (see www.hdmi.com ), it is plan that HDMI will come on the market next year (Tag McLaren at least plans to support it between DVD-Player and pre/pro with video processor).
|there is nothing to stop other manufacturers from|
licensing the TI technology
|TI has nothing to do with it.|
|There's other 1394 Link Layer Controllers capable of 1394 audio.|