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The dictionary definition of "Pseudo" means false or fraudulent. Thus, a "pseudo-hdmi 1.4 device" would represent false advertising on the part of the manufacturer for not fully confirming to the protocol standard.

The four core features of revision 1.4 of HDMI are: (1) ethernet, (2) ARC (3) 4K resolution (4) 3D over HDMI

A device missing one of the core features would not be conforming to the HDMI 1.4 spec. Hence, it would be a "pseudo", or falsely advertised device.

I hope this clarifies things. Let me know if this was too complicated and I'll try to describe it in simpler words.
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Obviously but it's one of HDMI 1.4's four core specs. If your devices don't have it, then it doesn't fully conform to the interface standard and is merely a "pseudo HDMI 1.4" device.


 

are we talking about audio over hdmi, ARC, a 1.4 certified(advertised) device, or the OPs (hdmi 1.2a) tv?


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The dictionary definition of "Pseudo" means false or fraudulent. Thus, a "pseudo-hdmi 1.4 device" would represent false advertising on the part of the manufacturer for not fully confirming to the protocol standard.
The four core features of revision 1.4 of HDMI are: (1) ethernet, (2) ARC (3) 4K resolution (4) 3D over HDMI
A device missing one of the core features would not be conforming to the HDMI 1.4 spec. Hence, it would be a "pseudo", or falsely advertised device.
I hope this clarifies things. Let me know if this was too complicated and I'll try to describe it in simpler words.


tl:dr

 

I am aware of 1.4's specs. How does using a 1.4 cable turn a 1.2/1.3/1.3ab device into a "pseudo HDMI 1.4" device?

 

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1) I never brought up the subject about cables, not sure what kind of red herring you are trying to throw in and

2) one paragraph is "tl;dr" basically establishes you comprehension level. I will refrain from responding to your posts from now on.
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1) I never brought up the subject about cables, not sure what kind of red herring you are trying to throw in and
2) one paragraph is "tl;dr" basically establishes you comprehension level. I will refrain from responding to your posts from now on.


yay!

 

EDIT: We were obviously not on the same page, hence why I was trying to clarify the discussion; which you saw as beneath you rolleyes.gif. You have no sense of humor, sir/ma'am.


Edited by Nocturin - 11/11/11 at 10:37am
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OP,

 

  Were you able to get the sound from your computer out of your TV's speakers?

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When they say computer audio cable I think they just mean a 3.5 to standard rca cable from the computer.
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hmm what i dont understand guys is why would a tv have a toslink input and not work and having him use an aux cable?

what i did with my PX5 IR stand was i had the the toslink for the input and then to my soundcard on my desktop which was set to output and it worked. (problem wasn't able to get mic working cause i didn't have another toslink)

anyway... shouldn't the toslink be output on the card to input to the tv in order to have sound come from your computer to the TV like that instead of using the RCA cable?

so if its the other way around i'm assuming now that he's trying to solve. so tv output the soundcad input to speakers.... pointless?
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OP,

Were you able to get the sound from your computer out of your TV's speakers?

Yes via a 3.5 audio cable at both PC and TV smile.gif

However for some reason when I go from the TV to the home stereo via RCA Cables the sound does not give a true 5.1 surround IDK. Maybe because the input in the back of the TV is only 2.1 where I'm plugging the 3.5 jack in ???
Quote:
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hmm what i dont understand guys is why would a tv have a toslink input and not work and having him use an aux cable?
what i did with my PX5 IR stand was i had the the toslink for the input and then to my soundcard on my desktop which was set to output and it worked. (problem wasn't able to get mic working cause i didn't have another toslink)
anyway... shouldn't the toslink be output on the card to input to the tv in order to have sound come from your computer to the TV like that instead of using the RCA cable?
so if its the other way around i'm assuming now that he's trying to solve. so tv output the soundcad input to speakers.... pointless?

I was under the wrong impression that my TV had a Toslink in when it only has an out .
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Yes via a 3.5 audio cable at both PC and TV smile.gif
However for some reason when I go from the TV to the home stereo via RCA Cables the sound does not give a true 5.1 surround IDK. Maybe because the input in the back of the TV is only 2.1 where I'm plugging the 3.5 jack in ???
I was under the wrong impression that my TV had a Toslink in when it only has an out .

1. Each RCA plug/socket can only output/input one channel, so if you want 5.1, there should be a minium of four connectors plus a dedicated sub.

2. TOSLINK. Only the optical transmitter emits a red light, the receiver is permanently black (regardless of active or inactive states)


If your objective is to route surround sound audio to an dedicated AV tuner or active speakers; most people would use either an optical TosLink or S/PDIF (digital coaxial audio cable) usually a single RCA.
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Quote:
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Yes via a 3.5 audio cable at both PC and TV smile.gif
However for some reason when I go from the TV to the home stereo via RCA Cables the sound does not give a true 5.1 surround IDK. Maybe because the input in the back of the TV is only 2.1 where I'm plugging the 3.5 jack in ???
I was under the wrong impression that my TV had a Toslink in when it only has an out .


The 3.5 is stereo only, will get ya 2.1. From the TV's optical out, you'll only get 2.1 too. To get the 5.1 that your looking for, the best way would be to take that optical cable from your computer directly to the optical in on your HTS.

 

If you have a Home Theatre System, anyways :).

 

lemme know if you have any questions!

 

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