With everything seemingly to be dropping analog connections (RCA) in favor of digital ones (HDMI, SPDIF/Optical) I was curious as to what the reasons would be to stick with or go back to analog?
Currently all my gear is connected via HDMI so I have never really experienced the differences.
Not looking to start a massive flame war one way or the other. I do know that if you are using HDMI or Optical to send music from a player to a reciever it doesnt matter too much the quality of the player since its just sending 1 & 0's and the reciever is doing the decoding.
So I guess my question is why then are companies like Oppo still making super high end players if most folks are bypassing the built in features to send the signal to a different piece of equipment?
It could be I am misunderstanding something in the signal path, hence me asking.