Originally posted by keenan
The biggest advantage to having the receiver to the decoding is the ability to apply DDPLIIx to movies which will give you 5.1 and 7.1 channels of sound. Doing it in the player will limit you to whatever the DVD was encoded with, and many have only 2.0 soundtracks.
i don't know if this is the case, i can add any effect, DSP, matrix, upmixing to '9.2' channels on any incoming signal over the MultiChannel input. it does not matter if the signal in 2.0 or 5.1. The receiver looks at the mutlichannel in (generally) as a 5.1 signal, usually as a DD equivalent. So you can apply PLIIx, EX, THX etc. processing on Multi Channel in. so if the DVD is 2 channel, you still should be able to create a multichannel sound field with it, you shouldn't be stuck with 2.0, well i can do it on my amp anyway
I think this is the case also with many other receivers.
The only thing that, now you mentioned it
, you will miss if you let the DVD player do the decoding of the movie Soundtracks (DD, DTS) is if the DVD is encoded in 'DTS-ES discrete'. I do not know of any DVD player that will decode DTS-ES and output a 6.1 signal analog (3910 included), they will all do only DTS 5.1. So if you have an amp that is capable of DTS-ES you will want to use the digital connection for these special instances.
Are far as raw decoding I don't think you would hear a difference in which component does the decoding. These soundtracks are not really a HiRez signal like SACD or DVD-A. [/b]
exactly what i wanted to say
it's amazing how it can be put so simply.
setup your 3910 to play DVD-A and SACD perfectly, and use the amp for everything else.