Powermac Optical Out question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by yg17, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I'm getting a home theater system and will hook up my PMG5 to it via optical. Does the G5 only output optical for sources that are encoded for it (DVDs) or will it output audio on the optical port for all sounds (iTunes, movie files, ect)

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    It will output for everything.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Thanks.

    One more quick question.

    I've also heard there's lag with optical, since the computer has to encode then the receiver has to decode. When watching a movie or something, won't the audio and video be out of sync? Or is it not noticeable?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Should be no lag at all.

    SPDIF and AV processors have no buffers and all works in real time.
     

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