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Hdmi or optical

I have a dish tv receiver that out puts both hdmi and digital optical audio, my receiver take both hdmi and digital optical audio in and will out put to my tv in hdmi. which is better to have, my dish tv hdmi direct to my tv and the dish tv digitial optical audio to the receiver or should I just use the dish tv hdmi only to the receiver and run hdmi from the receiver to the tv. will any picture quality be lost by going through the audio receiver.

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There are no noticable differences between HDMI and optical except price. Although optical is less prone to EFM interference, HDMI can carry a wider bandwidth, depending on quality, but cost a lot especially long runs (10 ft or more). Also optical cables are not prone to connector tarnish which occurs even with gold pins of HDMI

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I just got this TV 3 weeks ago. I noticed the AUDIO issue too.
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So now I am out of luck and NO LONGER can use OPTICAL OUT for any of my Dish Network Satellite TV Viewing.

I called SHARP AQUOS Tech Support , firt Rep sucked , had nothing but stupid responses like , use RCA Audio OUT.

Or just plug your OPTICAL OUT from your Dish Network HopperDVR Directly to my A/V Home Theatre Receiver.

I may have to do that afterall!!!!!!! But this simply Bypasses the PROBLEM and doesnt resolve my TV Optical Out Problem.

Then I called , talked to a Very nice guy named Travis. He explained it.
I hope some of you can explain it to be better, but here is what he said.

HDMI has some kind of Digital Content Protection, LLC provides HDCP (which was developed by Intel) for HDMI.
apparently this is the JIST of this he said. Exoplaining some issue where Powers That Be, (BIG MOVIE CORP) or such want to make it so Digital Audio cant pass from HDMI to OPTICAL as easy???????

I dont get it. So it was never supposed to ....... BUT.. The (PC AUDIO IN/HDMI IN) Toggle trick made it work.

Turns out the NEWER Firmware Fixed it so the Toggle Trick WONT WORK.
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My HOPE..... is to find the OLD Default Firmware for this TV, cause even though a Hassle to TOGGLE on the AUDIO, better than NO AUDIO NOW ! ARGH!!!

Please, if anyone can provide ANY info or firnware files for our AQUOS LC-60LE600U I would be SO MUCH HAPPIER.

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