OH, I have such a headache
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Not sure about you but I have like I stated before Dolby digital surround , DTS and 5.1-7.1 channel stereo so all what you are saying is well not really true.Actually, I would disagree. Not much has changed over the years. The latest big change was audio over HDMI (more specifically the addition of ARC) and that has been a thing for... a decade? It is confusing but there is logic to it:
- Analog is simple and elegant - you need wires, usually RCA connectors and multiple cables for more channels.
- Digital is a mess when you go beyond stereo.
Stereo is fine and you can use pretty much any cable/connection.
5.1 and more on the other hand needs considerable bandwidth and it does not fit through SPDIF (either RCA or TOSLINK).
Workaround to lack of bandwidth was and is DTS and DD which compress the audio data are are both proprietary codecs that device manufacturers need to pay for using. By today, most receivers do support the various codecs but the picture is not that pretty on PC side of things. Passthrough audio - i.e. sending already compressed and encoded audio stream (for example the one from DVD or Bluray) through the cable works fine most of the time. Getting PC 5.1 audio DTS/DD encoded is an annoying mess and generally better to avoid.
HDMI has a lot of bandwidth for audio and uncompressed 5.1 will go though it just fine, making it a plug-and-play solution that is objectively better than others.
How can you say that Toslink isn't giving me 7.1 or even 5.1 or any other settings from my AVR ? when I know for a FACT this is NOT the case. It sure sounds like I have all my FULL FEATURES from the manufacture hooking up to Toslink or RCA! so what are you really saying?
The ONLY real way to do anything is HDMI and this is just NOT correct! THERE WAS A TIME BEFORE HDMI!