hdmi with toslink

familyguy

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hello,

i was wondering if i can use a dvd player with hdmi only for video and use a toslink for the audio. will this screw up the dvd player since it might try to output audio from two places (hdmi and toslink)? also can toslink handle 6.1 sound?
 

familyguy

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Jup
hello,

i was wondering if i can use a dvd player with hdmi only for video and use a toslink for the audio. will this screw up the dvd player since it might try to output audio from two places (hdmi and toslink)? also can toslink handle 6.1 sound?
 

Carl Johnson

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Yes you can use HDMI for video only and toslink for audio at the same time, no it won't screw anything up, and yes toslink can carry 6.1 sound
 

RAF

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The only caveat about Toslink and 6.1 sound is that this does not include the decoded lossless/uncompressed audio codecs on HD discs (both formats). HD players (HD-DVD and Blu-ray) can only pass the decoded HD audio via HDMI and, if present, analog audio outputs. SP/DIF (Toslink and coax) are not allowed to carry decoded HD audio at this time and this probably won't change soon if ever.
 

Eric Samonte

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It can be done but u have to tell the dvd player to output the sound via toslink and also the reciever to use the toslink instead of the HDMI. Toslink does handle 6.1.
 

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