Optical supports only two channels.
Quote from: Notat on 31 May, 2010, 03:21:21 PMOptical supports only two channels.That my very meager 5.1 system appears to work correctly must only be an illusion.
Retail salespeople are not to be trusted on technical matters.Component is analog video, HDMI is digital video. Component video is sometimes easier to work with than HDMI but it is not better.HDMI carries up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio. Optical supports only two channels.