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Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I don't see the benifit of HDMI. If I understand it right, all it does is combines digital video and digital audio together. Why would you need to run digital audio to a TV? The TV does not need a digtital audio feed. You would still need to run a digital audio feed to your audio receiver. Other than saving you the trouble of having to run an extra RCA red and white to the TV, is there any other benefit?


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It's uncompressed, you can't record it. This is the main reason it exists.
 

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The cable and connector are thinner and smaller than DVI, making it easier to hide them, bend them, whatever.
 

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Thanks for your responses guys. As long as they still keep a seperate toslink out to go to my audio receiver, I guess it really won't make much difference for me. I should have known there wasn't much of a consumer benefit. Thanks again.
 

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Supposednly it's going to cut down on cable mess and make it easier to connect things. I don't buy it personally. But DVI/HDCP is already uncompressed and unrecordable, so that reason alone can't be why they're pushing for it. It sounds really just like a gimmick from manufacturers.
 
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