Audio question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by you-of-eh, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. you-of-eh macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  4. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. you-of-eh thread starter macrumors member

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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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