PS - This is my last post here before school starts, so I won’t be quite as active on the forums over the next several months. With that being said, I will still do my best to keep you all up-to-date on the latest releases from Anker!
I have the Infini Mini and I absolutely love it! It’s a nice low-price option to the speakers on your TV. It’s not intended to replace a full surround sound system, but perfect for a bedroom, small apartment, etc.
My only disappointment with these soundbars is that Anker didn’t incorporate their battery technology into them. Cords are annoying! It would be awesome if Anker could give an option to either use an AC cord or charge an internal battery.
“Both can pass multi-channel audio, like Dolby Digital. Both cables can be had pretty cheap. The biggest difference is that HDMI can pass higher-resolution audio, including the formats found on Blu-ray: Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. These formats can’t get transmitted across optical.Mar 13, 2014
HDMI vs. optical: Which digital-audio connection to use? - CNET”
and it would allow for any tv with Anynet+/ARC to control
Basic functions like power and volume.
I originally thought Optical Superior to HDMI but I guess times have changed:man_shrugging:
I have been using optical cables since the late 90s before HDMI existed first with my CD to minidisc then DVD players and my surround sound system in the early 2000 and now with my TV and soundcore/Bose sound bars and optical cable from my cable box to my Bluetooth transmitter.
There are still a lot of advantages and using in optical versus HDMI although it doesn’t carry advanced surround sound signals the cable doesn’t degrade and the signal is more than enough for most Sound Bars. Optical cables are also immune to outside interference.