I think I already know the answer to this but I'll ask anyway...
Does the 09 have DTS-HD MA Essential decoding or decoding of the full complement of DTS? In other words, will the 09 also decode DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 6.1 (both discrete and matrix), etc?
It seems most players these days are of the "Essential" variety. Although I can certainly understand dropping of legacy codecs that were rarely used, there is still quite a bit of content that uses DTS-ES (Lord of the Rings Extended Editions) and DTS 96/24 (DVD-A discs like Blue Man Group "The Complex" from DTS Entertainment had these).
On the Dolby side, I'd imagine support for DD EX was dropped too?
I know the problem is solved once you bitstream but people w/o HDMI 1.1+ receivers/prepros will probably balk at needing to toggle inputs or possibly adjusting audio in the player so that the right connection gets priority instead of a stereo downmix.
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