Amps that cannot process audio via HDMI
Why? Why do they exist?
I have been trying to help a friend sort out his cabling and couldn't understand why he got no sound via HDMI through his amp, so I check the specs online and found that his amp is incapable of processing audio via HDMI, it only passes through to the TV.
What is the point of such devices, which are no better than powered HDMI switches? I was stunned that (after calling him an idito for not knowing how to set up his amp) such devices are or were ever made?
Can someone enlighten me as to the thinking behind these "amps"?