I'm a bit unclear on this Multi-channel analog out put vs HDMI.
Right now I have the BDP-105 connected to my Pioneer elite receiver via both HDMI and Multi channel analog 7.1 RCA cables. Problem as has been mentioned by many before is that I dont get any of the EQ and management capabilities on the Analog input selection. I have two inputs set on the Pioneer, one with HDMI so I can do NEO:6 conversion on online videos and home videos that are lo-res, and another one for the multi-channel inputs to utilize the Oppo DAC.
When I watch hi-res material I want to be able to use the Oppo's DACs for doing D-A duties and use the Pioneer to do just the amplification, but also give me some ability with the EQ so I can trim my fronts a bit on the bass.
I am not quite able to figure this out. How do I connect the Oppo to my Receiver, with the Oppo doing the D/A duties and the Amp doing the EQ. It appears this may not be possible. If I set it to output LPCM via HDMI, then its just decoding the format but still letting the Pioneer do the D/A conversion after processing, if I let the Oppo send it out of the analog RCA, I dont get to change anything. Is there any other way around?
If this is the case, are all the folks using the Multi channel analog outputs from the Oppo simply running it straight to their speakers without any EQ?
Right now I'm thinking either Bass traps, or a processor with EQ on the analog inputs (does something like that even exist?)