View Poll Results: What is you relation with hdmi?

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  • My processor has HDMI, and I wouldn't live without it.

    22 64.71%
  • My processor has it but I could live without it.

    4 11.76%
  • FWIW a high end processor without HDMI will always be better than a low end with HDMI

    0 0%
  • Mine doesn't have it and I'm happy as it is.

    4 11.76%
  • mine doesn't have it and I'm depressed.

    3 8.82%
  • What is HDMI?

    1 2.94%
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Thread: Survey: hdmi and processor

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    Default Survey: hdmi and processor

    Since the introduction of HDMI it has been report that HDMI is a must, that if your processor doesn't have it, it's obsolete.
    I always tough that obsolescence was when one was no more able to use a product or that upgraditis had invented this word to give us an excuse to upgrade our component.

    so here's a little, non-scientific survey about you owner of a processor and the presence or absence of HDMI.

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    Obsolecence has taken on new meaning in this fast moving data driven world we currently inhabit.

    HDMI is not only a plus for convienience but it is able to carry hi-resolution audio signals in excess of the Toslink spec, and able to carry 1080P video whereas if I understand it correctly, component cables are restricted to 1080i because of copy protection schemes. HDMI underwent a difficult birthing process but now is truely the standard for which every piece of gear is being designed. I even insist that my latest computers be equipped with HDMI. I'm typing on a new Gateway SX2800 that is outputting both video and two channel sound to an LG HD LED "TV" across the room.
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    HDMI is a must these days for a well rounded A/V processor.

    There are still some issues with audio over HDMI, but vendors like Denon have conquered them with innovative features, such as DenonLink 4, which provides hyper-accurate clocking for multi-channel audio streams on the HDMI ports.

    The current leading example of modern HDMI-equipped, high-end audio video processors has to be the Denon AVP-A1HDci.

    Had mine for over a year and still amazed by all it can do, and just how great it sounds.
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    Until now, a majority as voted for "My processor has HDMI, and I wouldn't live without it." Will it stays that way?

    It supports the idea to buy a new processor with HDMI instead of an old high end processor without it (it is my first choice, but now i'm wondring if it would be the right choice.)

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    There's still some handshake issues with HDMI that need to be ironed out. Fortunately, I've been very lucky with all my components living harmoniously together in HDMI land. I even have a 50' HDMI cable that hasn't given me any problems (knocking on wood). I will say for convenience, running one cable is very nice.
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    Those greedy, paranoid jerks who pushed HDMI (and the never-ending versions, AKA "upgrades") off on us should thoroughly ashamed of themselves -- if not strung up. But, ask me how I really feel...

    These turkeys were so worried about a few people illegal copying a movie here and there -- surely there was a better solution. The result of their paranoia is that thousands of us now have to purchase new equipment -- what a boon to the manufacturers!

    AARGH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len44 View Post
    Those greedy, paranoid jerks who pushed HDMI (and the never-ending versions, AKA "upgrades") off on us should thoroughly ashamed of themselves -- if not strung up. But, ask me how I really feel...

    These turkeys were so worried about a few people illegal copying a movie here and there -- surely there was a better solution. The result of their paranoia is that thousands of us now have to purchase new equipment -- what a boon to the manufacturers!

    AARGH!!!
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    My processor (Marantz 8801) has HDMI, but I connect my Oppo 105 via its multi-channel analog outs for music. It sounds far richer and warmer with no loss of detail. I use HDMI only when playing Blu-ray/DVD and my Tivo unit.

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    My answer is CJ MET1 multichannel tube preamp. No HDMI, no Audissey TXSE4.9 no Dolby Prologic SuppaDuppaNX2, no other useless bells and whistles. Just pure sound.......
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    I love Hdmi and my $1100 cable even though there is no difference to a cheap one

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