I am afraid that I am not quite as technically literate as most of you folks, and I have a few basic questions I hope you will answer. I have a Sammy 56 1080P, and a rather old Sony receiver. I am not quite as interested as you in the new audio codecs as I don't have the ability to use them until I get a new receiver. I do not currently have an HD dvd player, and have had this unit on order because I wanted only one player. My current setup has an HDMI connection to the TV, and an optical out from the dvd player to the receiver. I output bitstream from the player through the optical and get DTS and DD 5.1 on the receiver. I use the optical because I route it through an alchemy audio delay device to correct lip sync issues. Will the setup still work with the 5000? I am only interested right now in getting 5 channel audio through the optical connection.
I am more interested in the video, and had hoped that the reon would improve regular dvd's better that the Sammy 941 dvd player I have now. Would appreciate comments on that.
My unit is expected to ship from Abt early this week, and if I want to cancel I have to act quickly, so please help!