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Old June 13, 2012, 04:27 AM
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I disagree. Analog for audio is still MUCH better and far superior to digital. Why do you think record players are coming back? Analog sound baby.
Sort of depends on what the audio format is, what's transcoding it, and what's the actual audio output device.
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Old June 13, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Is there a truely lossless digital format? I'd argue that there might be digital formats which oversample to the point where a human shouldn't be able to discern a difference between digital and analog, but it's not truely lossless unless it's analog.

Ultimately, any conversion of audio (an analog source) to digital is based on sample frequency which by the very nature of digital is limited.
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Old June 14, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Is there a truely lossless digital format? I'd argue that there might be digital formats which oversample to the point where a human shouldn't be able to discern a difference between digital and analog, but it's not truely lossless unless it's analog.

Ultimately, any conversion of audio (an analog source) to digital is based on sample frequency which by the very nature of digital is limited.
Well....

I'm going to argue this.

Yes the sample rate is key , but to say it's lossless as analog is not true.
Even analog audio circuits have losses.Transistors and tubes sound different because of this.I assure you , it's totally possible to do lossless digital circuits with a sample rate so high it owns all other types.

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Old June 14, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Well....

I'm going to argue this.

Yes the sample rate is key , but to say it's lossless as analog is not true.
Even analog audio circuits have losses.Transistors and tubes sound different because of this.I assure you , it's totally possible to do lossless digital circuits with a sample rate so high it owns all other types.

how much you want to pay tho :-P
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:06 AM
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Move to proper forums!

For those that say HDMI and DVI give better picture quality. I haven't noticed a difference...
are you serious? the thing i noticed when i switched years ago was that the image became "clearer", as in i could read text easier.
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:01 AM
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From what I always thought...
VGA = Analog video signal
DVI = Digital video signal
HDMI = Digital video signal with audio

Didn't know that DVI could carry sound as well!
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