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Why do you need the player to decode? Won't your AVR do it?
No, my AVR doesn't do it.
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No, my AVR doesn't do it.
Sounds like it's time for an upgrade. I ended up upgrading to a new receiver in 2008 so I could bitstream the HD audio codecs instead of sending pcm audio. Now I send PCM audio from some of the devices anyway.
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Sure, most recent AVRs can decode the bitstream, but if you want to play a secondary audio track (ie. director/actor commentary) then decoding has to be done in the player. In this instance, that means multi-channel audio is no longer an option, no matter how recent your AVR is. That's why I think the removal of this feature is a big step backwards.

My PS3 does almost everything, but it can't output Dolby TrueHD and 3D video simultaneously. My 6200 can do that, but the decoding limitation means that I still need the PS3 if I want to hear a commentary track with a TrueHD blu-ray. Sad that Sony doesn't have a blu-ray player in the current line-up that does it all.
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Sure, most recent AVRs can decode the bitstream, but if you want to play a secondary audio track (ie. director/actor commentary) then decoding has to be done in the player. In this instance, that means multi-channel audio is no longer an option, no matter how recent your AVR is. That's why I think the removal of this feature is a big step backwards.

My PS3 does almost everything, but it can't output Dolby TrueHD and 3D video simultaneously. My 6200 can do that, but the decoding limitation means that I still need the PS3 if I want to hear a commentary track with a TrueHD blu-ray. Sad that Sony doesn't have a blu-ray player in the current line-up that does it all.
Agreed. At the very least, their current flagship, the S7200 should have been able to fully decodes all the HD codecs. Specially for all the $$$ they are asking for that player. Sony dropped the ball on this one. Their last player that was able to fully decode all the HD codecs was the S790 which I still have and use ocassionally.
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There is always the Sony PS4. It will decode all the HD audio codecs and output them as multi-channel pcm. That is one of the devices I use PCM output with.
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You can get a nice decoding AVR and a good BD player for less than a PS4. Plus you can actually control it with a remote.
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No, my AVR doesn't do it.
Then, don't buy any Sony BD players. AFAIK, other brands still does the full decoding. Sony started to drop full decoding since 2013 models.
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Agreed. At the very least, their current flagship, the S7200 should have been able to fully decodes all the HD codecs. Specially for all the $$$ they are asking for that player.
This begs the question: what DO you really get for the extra $$$ over 6200 other than the case?
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That question has been beaten to death.

In short, nothing
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