will IEEE 1394a be more widespread on next year's receivers?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Thomas_Berg, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Thomas_Berg

    Thomas_Berg Screenwriter

    Feb 28, 2001
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    ...or is that another generation away still? have more manufacturers adopted it, and more importantly, will they integrate it into their low/mid-fi receiver lines for this upcoming year? anyone know?

    also, can firewire send a PCM signal to the receiver (for redbook CD playback)?
  2. AustinKW

    AustinKW Stunt Coordinator

    May 30, 2002
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    Hard to say. From what I've been able to gather, there should be some major announcements in the hirez area during the upcoming trade show in January. Certainly Denon owes its customers an explanation of where they're going. The disastrous DenonLink as implemented in the AVR5803 and DVD9000 is simply not going to fly into the future. Pioneer really pulled off a coup with their implementation of Sony's iLink using the TI chips. The only gotcha with the 49TXi/47Ai pair is the jitter reduction mechanism which appears to be proprietary - PQLS "Pioneer's Precison Quartz Lock System". The other manufacturers are taking a "wait and see" approach. They're anxious to adopt a standard hirez digital interface but don't want to caught in the Denon trap. B&K is a good example - they've got 1394 ports on their products but the interface is unimplemented pending adoption of the standard.

    As to PCM over the link, it's no problem with the Pioneer which I believe will be the model that others will follow. Tough times to know what to do ...



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