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Old 06-30-2009   #38
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Default Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it without HDMI & DTS-HD

Originally Posted by bootman View Post
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.
Integra makes some fine equipment whether you like Onkyo or not.
Anthem, Conrad Johnson, Dish Network/JVC, Dynaudio, Infinity, Integra, JL Audio, Klipsch, Magnepan, Marantz, Martin Logan, Onkyo, Oppo, Outlaw Audio, Panasonic, Paradigm, REL, Sumiko, SVSound, and Toshiba are the brands equipment I currently use. I have owned/used and tested equipment made by just about any manufacturer you can name.
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