[OT] Stupid, evil DRM
blr at robertsr.us
Thu Feb 19 14:13:49 MST 2009
Daniel C. wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:
>> My question is, does ANYBODY use HDMI for that? My receiver has 2 HDMI
>> inputs. But if you want to hear the audio with that, you have to use coax
>> or optical as well. All it does is switch the HDMI output. Nothing
>> (receivers, TV's, etc.) that I've found can use an HDMI audio signal and
>> pass it along. My TV will pass along a stereo version of the audio out from
>> the HDMI inputs to its coax output. That's really handy.
> Clearly I am uneducated because I don't see what DRM has to do with this.
I'm reasonably sure HDCP is the reason I can't just plug HDMI into my
receiver and have it play the audio. It couldn't then pass it along.
Same for the TV. My PS3 can put a nice 7.1 audio signal out on its
HDMI, but my TV only gives me stereo out. So I have several devices
with HDMI, and every single one has audio cables right beside it. It's
retarded. False advertising, IMO.
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