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I am a little confused by this.
So even though a Blu-ray player, say a Sony BP-350/or 550 has built in decoding capabilites for these new audio formats, they cannot be sent out via the optical cable/coaxil cable, only through the HDMI ouput?
And this HDMI output has to be connected to a receiver, say a Sony 820 or Yamaha V663, that can decode the new format's, "Again?", to send them out to a 5 speaker set up(or more)?
Is this just an oversight with Blu-ray players that they can't send out this new audio format via optical or coax? Or is there more too it? Optical and cox out on the Blu-ray's just don't have the capacity to send it out this way? Is this something that is supposed to be FIXED in the newer upcoming models which would not force people to buy brand new receiving equipment?
I mean if the decoder for these new formats is already built-in to the players, I should not have to go out and completely upgrade my receiver just to listen too them, right?
Also, for those who have listened to the new formats, is it that much better than say DD or DTS 5.1(or 6.1ES)?
Just trying to find some answers on Blu-ray as I do intend, eventually(probably after, or at BLACK FRIDAY when the prices should drop) to buy one.
And which Blu-ray would you recommend?
If the above is true about the audio, then I guess I would be mainly getting it for the picture, of course, and just use DD and DTS for the sound, which always sounded good to me anyway.
Sony? Panny? Sylvania? Magnavox? My guess is the last two are going to plummet around the holidays in price.