I'm just one of those people that believes that the DEC part of codec shouldn't be in the A/V receiver, it should be in the player. Look, we all had to get new players for Blu-ray, why should we have to discard perfectly good preamps just because the new Blu-ray codecs can't be decoded by our A/V receiver? Here, most of us have stereo pramps that are 30 (some almost 40) years old, but with every whim in the video world, we dump our A/V preamps so we can decode the latest software. It's insane. Why do we do this? HDMI.
I for one would be happy if they'd stopped at DVI-D, and left the audio completely separate. You take the shortest path from you player to the video via DVI-D, and analog out of your player to your A/V preamp with 8 good old RCA -terminated cables. Leave the player to DECode the audio information.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
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