Originally Posted by EWL5
The only time the DAC's from the 09 come into play is when the final output is from the analog out of the 09 to the AVR/prepro. If using HDMI from the 09, you are relying on the DAC's in the AVR/prepro.
Quote from rdclark
"Assuming a receiver that can decode the lossless codecs, you can use HDMI two ways:
1) Let the player decode and send the resulting uncompressed multichannel audio as LPCM to the receiver, as long as the receiver can process incoming multichannel LPCM. This has the advantage that if the BD contains secondary audio information (PIP audio, button sounds, etc.) you will hear it, as the player will mix it with the primary audio before sending it to the receiver.
2) Send the audio untouched to the receiver, so that the receiver will decode it (this is "bitstreaming"). This has the advantage that the little indicator lights on your receiver that say "TrueHD" or "DTS-MA" will ight up.
There is no difference in the primary audio either way."
Ok, now my question. When you send the audio via LPCM to your receiver, the 09 decodes the audio but doesn't do the D/A conversion, right? The 09 just unzips the audio packets and sends them as LPCM to my receiver.
Video-wise does the 09 decode the video (using the Marvell chip), regardless if you set up your 09 to "bitstream" or "LPCM" output to your receiver?
Or, in order to have your 09 use it's Marvell video chip you must output LPCM.
Still connecting the dots, sorry....