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HDMI is digital. You can't send analog audio over HDMI.
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HDMI is digital. You can't send analog audio over HDMI.

That I know. So I updated my question so its better understood.
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Analog input uses the Denon DACs, HDMI uses the Yamaha DACs.

As a general rule, digital transmission is preferable because it takes advantage of the processing tools in the pre pro, which are better than those in most players. With analog, all processing happens in the player.
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Solutions For "2.0" Home Theater Setup With Blu-Ray Player?

Here's the situation: I bought my parents a great little Yamaha 6.1 surround sound setup several years ago (pre-HDMI ins & outs) and my dad refuses to connect anything but the Left and Right channels [some gripe about not wanting to put nails in walls]. The subwoofer and other 4 surround speakers [including the center channel] are just on top the TV stand for show, apparently. The problem is that when we watch movies from the $100 Samsung blu-ray player that I also gifted them, the dialogue is way too faint relative to the soundtrack, if I crank the receiver to compensate, the music makes our ears bleed. The blu-ray player is streaming audio from the classic orange digital coax cable on the back directly into the Yamaha and video is outputted to the HDtv via HDMI. I found a digital coax to analog stereo audio transcoder from monoprice -- will it help our problem?

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Is the sound system configured as 2.0 with the other speakers set to Off or None? When properly configured, multichannel tracks will be downmixed to stereo so that dialog, which is primarily in the center channel, well not be lost.

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Is the sound system configured as 2.0 with the other speakers set to Off or None? When properly configured, multichannel tracks will be downmixed to stereo so that dialog, which is primarily in the center channel, well not be lost.
I'm pretty certain that all of the other surround channels are off because when I look at the orange LCD display on the Yamaha receiver, only the "L" and "R" lights are lit up. Like I say, it's a strange phenomena when watching movies, the actors almost sound like they're whispering!
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4 or 8 DACs Downmixed to 2Ch Analog Output on Today's High-End BD Players?

Considering that Blu-ray movies, DVD-AUDIO, and SACDs are for the most part recorded as multi-channel sources, why are manufacturers such as Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, and Yamaha putting so much into 2ch analog output by downmixing audio coming from 4 stereo DACs or 8 monaural DACs on their more expensive players? To me, this doesn't make sense. Wouldn't it make more sense to either (1) use a stereo DAC and let the processor downmix everything from the disc to the 2ch output, (2) use a single multi-channel DAC and have everything downmixed to the 2Ch output, or (3) considering all the work involved with 4 stereo DACs or 8 monaural DACs, use corresponding respective multi-channel analog output? I just hate wasting resources, especially if today's midpriced to high-end audio/video receivers are now using superior DACs starting with the Sabre ESS9006 Premier series DAC.

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