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H21 or H24, which one has optical?


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#26 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:57 AM

While there probably are better I'll have to say I've had no issues with my Yamahas in terms of how they handle video input/output and I notice from his other thread the OP is using a relatively new Yamaha. I've had older Sony models that mangled the video so not all receivers are created equally.

Thanks - good to know.

One poster in another thread specifically cited having Yamaha A/V receivers and got excellent video presentation...but required optical connections for solid audio. That is common to other brands as well.

The newest HDMI v1.4a compatible components (including A/V receivers and corresponding HDMI versioned cables), as well as Blu Ray players, HDTVs, and other devices...handle both well on the single cable. Unfortunately, those are still pretty rare and very new...and most folks don't have them (yet).
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#27 OFFLINE   randyk47

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:49 AM

Thanks - good to know.

One poster in another thread specifically cited having Yamaha A/V receivers and got excellent video presentation...but required optical connections for solid audio. That is common to other brands as well.

The newest HDMI v1.4a compatible components (including A/V receivers and corresponding HDMI versioned cables), as well as Blu Ray players, HDTVs, and other devices...handle both well on the single cable. Unfortunately, those are still pretty rare and very new...and most folks don't have them (yet).


I can't speak to the newer Yamahas but my now four year old RX-V863 handles both DirecTV and Blu-Ray video and audio via HDMI without any problems. I had been using optical connections on an older Yamaha but don't remember if that was because of habit or need but tried straight HDMI only when I upgraded years ago and haven't looked back since. I'm kind of fussy about my sound system, especially in my theatre, and I'd put my sound "picture" in there up against anybody's outside of a totally purpose built and designed system costing way more than I have invested. :)
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#28 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

What was the reasoning to leave it off the H24 when they include the Toslink on the HR24?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

What was the reasoning to leave it off the H24 when they include the Toslink on the HR24?

I can only speculate that changes in the HD receivers have evolved over time, and some were cost-saving based.
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