Do you need the optical audio port for the sound

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Not always. It also supports optical out. If you have HDMI that is enough to port both sound and video

    • Answered by Sesh N
    • 3 Sep, 2012
  • HDMI also carries sound to your TV/receiver along with the video. The optical is for digital sound, vs. the RCA style jacks. Sounds way better.

    • Answered by Harley J from Scappoose
    • 5 Dec, 2012