Question about HD Audio accessibility...
I have been a visitor of this site regularly and I was intrigued by the Fiber Optic Output that was featured on the now-discontinued T3.
The G4, I noticed, has the ability to process HD Audio.
How, if there are only a grand total of 2 (mono at that) coaxial outs, am I supposed to make use of a sound card that is capable of 8.1 channel Surround sound?
I am still unclear as to how someone could make use of HD Audio without an array of outputs including LF,RF, LR, RR, CENTER L&R, & SUBWOOFER L&R
....at the very LEAST.
How in God's name do you ever expect to successsfully market this as a competitor to the Pioneer Avic series, as an "all-in-one" solution for the genral masses in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry without at least a triple pre-out??
So which leads me to asking.....
What good is HD Audio as a feature, if you can't bloody well hook it up?!
I was sold on the idea of using the unit because of the added luxury of operating a in car PC. I was planning of purchasing a T3 and using the Optical Output into a Clarion DVH-940 which HAS Surround sound...with adjustable gains no less.
Now, they came along and boasted that the new G4 would do HD Audio.
They conveniently left out the fact that you wouldn't be able to make use of it in the typical car audio scenario.
(Way to "S#!T the bed" on that one)
Now, it turns out, the T3 is no longer for sale. As hugley obtrusive as it was, being it was a flip-out setup, I would have opted for that unit any day over this overpriced, over-rated, bug-plagued, AtlasT CPC-1000 wanna-be.
So much for my goal of using fiberoptic in the car.... way to mislead me guys... thanks.
Is there a single soul out there that can shed some light on how i might make use of HD Audio?:confused: