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Old 11-06-2007, 09:47 AM
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Forgive me if this has been covered. I did a little searching and couldn't find the answer. Anyway, I have a 360 with HD add-on and a 360 elite. i am currently running an hdmi cable directly to my Sony TV and a toshlink to my Onkyo 804. I would much rather run everyting with the hdmi through the Onkyo. I did it this way b/c I was told awhile back that the 360 can only output DD through the hdmi. Or only the toshlink output can put more then 2 channels out or something like that. I am a little new on the audio side of things, but anyone who has any real knowledge about this, please clear it up for me.

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:54 AM
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as far as i know, hdmi should have all the capabilities of a toslink, plus more.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:37 AM
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xbox hdmi only supports bitstream so you would have to connect the hdmi to your receiver to get 5.1.
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will it support anything more then 5.1?

so is it better to sticl with the toshlink or just use the HDMI ?
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Default toslink is also 5.1

The toslink will also be limited to either regular old DTS or Dolby Digital. Toslink cannot pass any of the higher quality audio from the newer discs, but HDMI can. I don't know the specifics of the 360 add on, but I imagine that HDMI to your receiver would be best.
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