Do I have to get an oppo?
I need a 3d blueray player for my home theater. I also want it to stream flac audio files from my media server via dlna. I don't think my processor (emotiva UMC 200) natively supports flac.
If I get a bluray player that supports flac will it pass it on into the processor in Pcm or something else the processor will understand over the hdmi?
Is there any benefit in audio quality going with an oppo over a cheaper option in this situation? I realize there are other pluses to the oppo - it's just pricey.
If anyone is tempted to suggest models I also want it to playback my multichannel/stereo sacds.
Emotiva UMC 200, Proceed AMP5, KEF reference inwalls, epson 5030ub projector