Actives. Dare I ask?
Hopefully this will not open an active/passive argument. Just interested to understand the use of actives in a 5.1 setup.
1. As well as mains for each speaker does one need more than basic speaker cables?
2. Do actives have centre channel speakers of landscape proportions around 25x100cm as do passives?
3. Can one connect bluray and skybox thru hdmi and a tt?
4. Can one hence play DolbyHD etc., high res formats?
5. How are different sound formats decoded with no amp/processor?
6. How can I stream digital music to the system in 2ch or 2.1?
I ask these questions to widen my knowledge in an attempt to assist a friend in his options.