Topic Title: Sound Quality when connecting My 7950 to an AV/Reveiver
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Created On: 10/02/2012 07:42 AM
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 10/02/2012 07:42 AM
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I own a 7950 and I'm planning to buy a Yamaha AV receiver. I will connect my pc to the receiver with an HDMI cable and then connect my monitor to the receiver separetly and sound will be outputted to B&W speakers.

If I do this, will I get the maximum sound quality possible? Will the card output raw data and then the av receiver decodes it or will the 7950 decode the data before outputting it? 

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 10/02/2012 10:16 AM
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Your best sound quality would be the SPID out of either your onboard sound card or a discrete sound card.  As I understand it, the optical out (SPID) does not convert the sound at all, but travels over a fiber optic cable, so there is no degredation or potential EMF interference.


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