Audio question

you-of-eh

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Jul 29, 2010
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Like a lot of you guys I have the 2010 MBP and I'm looking for a MDP to HDMI that supports audio. I don't know much about audio. My question is, what is the difference between A and B..

A] Supports uncompressed audio such as LPCM.

B] Support compressed audio such as DTS Digital, Dolby Digital (including DTS-HD and Dolby True HD)

Some adapters support A and B and some only A. I want to be able to watch DVD's/DVDrips and some youtube videos. What difference will it make if I get one that only supports uncompressed audio?
 

kny3twalker

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Oct 25, 2009
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If you are connecting it directly to your TV, meaning no receiver or amplifier in between, then you only need uncompressed stereo audio as I am sure your TV only has stereo audio.

The compressed audio formats are generally for multi-speaker setups like 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and beyond where a home theater receiver is used.
 

eng42ine

macrumors 68000
Like a lot of you guys I have the 2010 MBP and I'm looking for a MDP to HDMI that supports audio. I don't know much about audio. My question is, what is the difference between A and B..

A] Supports uncompressed audio such as LPCM.

B] Support compressed audio such as DTS Digital, Dolby Digital (including DTS-HD and Dolby True HD)

Some adapters support A and B and some only A. I want to be able to watch DVD's/DVDrips and some youtube videos. What difference will it make if I get one that only supports uncompressed audio?
Do a search on either:

A] Amazon or;
B] Google or;
C] MRoogle

and see what you come up with.

Word of advice, always search before you ask.
 

you-of-eh

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Jul 29, 2010
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I did search, and I read quite a bit and everything just seemed to confuse me more with all the technical mumbo jumbo i didn't understand. I was looking for a simple answer like kny3twalker gave, so thank you kny3twalker.
 

you-of-eh

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 29, 2010
49
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I did search, and I read quite a bit and everything just seemed to confuse me more with all the technical mumbo jumbo i didn't understand. I was looking for a simple answer like kny3twalker gave, so thank you kny3twalker.
 
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