In judging from your replys here… you won’t be able to answer my question.
The whole point of HDMI is that is carries both audio and video. If you are using the optical cable, then you are limiting yourslef to 24bit/48khz audio in up to 8 discrete channels (that’s a limit of the protocol). And that’s pretty good (it’s better than CD quality), but it’s nothing compared to the quality you can transfer over HDMI. HDMI allows you to transfer 24bit/192khz audio in up to 8 discrete channels. This is a literal night/day difference in quality. If you are watching Blue Ray quality movies and only using the optical cable, you are severely lowering the quality of your audio playback.
My question is, will the WD live hub send full 24bit/192khz audio out of the HDMI port so I can plug that into my receiver to get high res audio, and then take another HDMI cable from my receiver to my HD TV to get HD quality video. This is the ideal way to hook it up. Is this possible?
In other words, I want to play DVD-A quality audio off of my HD Live Hub. Will it pass that info along to my Reciever??