Originally Posted by rlpiii
Who exactly are you considering high-end companies?
And, what are you calling "a serious HDMI based system" ?
Well not Onkyo.
Meridian, Classe and Krell have just introduced HDMI solutions so there may be now an opportunity to compare them to previous implementations of multichannel audio by these same companies.
I would like to be directed to such head to head comparisons.
The meridian implementation is interesting.
They strip the audio from HDMI and convert it to their MHR format before sending it to their audio processor.
In theory, this should take HDMI out of the audio equation.
Doesn't this make you wonder why they went through so much trouble?
Maybe my previous views on the downfall of high end audio have been unfounded and we are starting to get past the MP3 virus contamination of music.