Originally Posted by Davinleeds
I prefer Xonar speakers in playback devices.
Read the BD users guide at ASUS Driver site for HDAV concerning when to use digital device verses speakers.
Some AVR won't do 192khz. I would make sure speaker test works in all other speaker settings and khz.
In TMT3 only passthrough will achieve correct bitrate. In "hdmi" the bitrate is reduced to 16. The bitsample remains correct.
Your AVR may automatically accept bitstream of DD/DTS in passthrough mode in hdmi and/or spdif. You have to refer to your manual.
Only ASUS TMT correctly passes lpcm thru the hdmi when you select 5.1/7.1 in the ASUS TMT and hdmi is selected in Xonar. This is most likely true for analog also, but haven't confirmed.
So if you like the VMC integration and HDDVD playback then TMT3.
If you don't mind playing from application, minimal HDDVD audio BUT PROPER lpcm, then ASUS TMT is better currently.
All IMO, of course
I am trying to make sense of what you wrote, so, please forgive me for being a newbie on the matter.
"I prefer Xonar speakers in playback devices"
What do you mean? I do not have the Deluxe. And i want Digital audio only. No analog. I thought I will never use the Speakers output again ever. Am I wrong?
"Some AVR won't do 192khz. I would make sure speaker test works in all other speaker settings and khz."
Do you happen to know the Anthem Statement D2? This is my AVR.
I suspect you are right and it doesn't accept 192Khz. I suppose I should set my output to 96Khz then, right?
"In TMT3 only passthrough will achieve correct bitrate"
So I guess the TMT's passthrough is the setting passing bitstream, right?
Well this is not allowed in my D2 (until I upgrade to D2v). So I will set my TMT to HDMI only, right?
"Only ASUS TMT correctly passes lpcm thru the hdmi when you select 5.1/7.1 in the ASUS TMT and hdmi is selected in Xonar."
Do you mean that at the moment I cannot use TMT3? And that I have to revert back to Asus' TMT2 to get correct LPCM?
I do not use VMC. What's best for me?
Thank you very much for the help.