Originally Posted by gwsat
Bill -- Thanks. Upon further investigation I have discovered that Oppo's implementation of the Bitstream setting is just what I need. I wanted a setting that would allow my receiver to display the information when one of the HD audio formats was being received. On my old PS3, the Bitstream setting does not pass that information to the receiver. All the receiver knows is that it is receiving a PCM stream. Anyway, I now know that my 103 is not so limited so I am a happy camper.
Actually, while I understand the "enjoyment" of seeing DTS-HD MA LED's lit up on your AVR (when delivering bitstream form the 103 to the AVR), the same information is available from the 103 itself even if you set it to do the decoding in the 103 and deliver LPCM to the AVR.
Just push the INFO button on the 103's remote ("i" button, just above the "pop-up menu" button, northeast of the center ENTER and arrow keys collection.
When using external HDMI input, pushing the "info" button produces an "info" display bar at the top of the screen showing the INPUT characteristics audio and video, and an "info" display bar at the bottom of the screen showing the output characteristics audio and video.
When playing a BluRay movie, the two "info" bars present all kinds of interesting and useful information as well, but at the bottom-left you will see the audio information details about the movie. And "DTS-HD MA 5.1 48K" will be shown, if that's what the audio track is.
And if you press the PAGE-DOWN button, the bottom bar will change to show you how the 103 is delivering output to the HDTV (actually to both HDMI-1 and HDMI-2, individually).
It's actually easier to see and more fun and informative to use the 103's "i" button than to try and see little LED's on the AVR panel screen. At least that's what I think, as I have decoding done in the 103 and send out LPCM (to both my HDMI-1/AVR and also to HDMI-2/Smyth Realiser headphone system).