Does iLINK connectivity use a standard protocol?

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  1. Dmitry

    Dmitry Supporting Actor

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    Now that there are at least two companies offering products with iLink (firewire) inputs/outputs for transmission of high quality audio (DVD-Audio & SACD) — Pioneer and Sony, does anyone know if there's a standard protocol they use or are the interfaces proprietary? Could I connect Pioneer DV-59AVi to Sony STR-DA9000ES using firewire and get it to work?
     
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    I'm pretty positive that they are all proprietary.
     
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    The signal on the cable will be understood, but the data within that signal may not be.

    There is a DVD Forum standard for this though, so it should work if they both implemented the standard.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I understand about the signal being understood — I've seen this before as pieces of equipment were able to identify each other but not exchange data. I don't think that the User Manual makes any mention of DVD Forum standard, I wonder how I could find out whether it's implemented or not...
     

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