Sunday, April 12, 2015

Things that I wish existed : video card that can pass DSD over HDMI output

This is one in the long list of items I wish existed, but don't.

The HDMI 1.3 standard - and later versions - allows transmitting DSD over HDMI connections. Many audio-video receivers on the market can receive DSD streams, including my Yamaha RX-A1000 . Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, it seems there is no computer-based solution that allows transmitting a DSD stream digitally over HDMI to such a receiver.  This might be just a software issue, rather hardware, but nevertheless, the end result is the same : this is still an impossible task for a PC in April 2015, even though HDMI 1.3a was specified in November 2006 .

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