I'm still a bit confused about the use of the lossless tracks on the 5K player.
As mentioned previously, I have this player connected to a top end setup at work (Pioneer Elite Pro150 and the Pioneer Elite VSX94) via HDMI.
I have sent the receiver the bitstream DDTHD and had Dolby True HD come on the display of the VSX94.
Now, when I switch the setting of the HDMI o/p to PCM, I only get 2 channel sound on the receiver. Obviously because it needs a firmware update to added the internal decoding in.
But I don't understand the big deal. All of us owners have done so many firmware updates on our machines, why is there such childish slamming of the product.
This is a kick ass player all around and with a little patience will probably be the best overall player on the market. The build quality of the XA2, the upscaling of the Reon processor, is a firmware update away from the ability to decode all the new audio formats, and...AND, plays both formats.
For puck sakes guys, realize just how good this player is and be a little patient for goodness sakes.
Custom Home Theater Sales Specialist.