Originally Posted by stoked
No 1080p?!?!? Unbelieavable.
RE: LPCM, maybe the 8200 has the same strict EDID handshake like the G35. If so, Denon's will be a problem, and I have a Denon. =(
So no 1080p, and possible EDID handshake incompatibility with Denon. Not looking good. I should test multichannel LPCM with my M1330 w/ Geforce 8400 HDMI. I only got around to trying 2ch LPCM.
It sounds like the 8200 is adhearing strictly to the EDID data, just like the G35 does. G35 owners can overcome missing video modes by using the tool DTD Calculator, but they can't overcome missing audio modes using this tool.
In the G35 thread, there has been speculation that the Gefen DVI Detective Plus will fix the issue for Denon owners:http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=4715
I suspect it would work great for the 8200/8300 also. I have not seen anyone post that they have one of these devices, but I am sure that someone will try one soon.
I have been considering getting one also. With my Onkyo 905, when I switch inputs on the audio, the EDID stream to my G35 is broken, and the G35 reconfigures the HDMI output from 6 or 8 channels to two channels. Of course, this is no problem since I do not have the G35 selected anyway, and 6/8 channels comes back when I select the G35 at the Onkyo. However, if I have player software playing or paused (such as PowerDVD, Nero Showtime, or even Windows Media Player) the change in audio configuration causes the player software to lockup or crash. The DVI Detective Plus should fix this by masking the EDID disruption caused by switching the Onkyo input.
The DVI Detective Plus is $129, so it is not a cheap solution. As a matter of fact, it costs about as much as a new motherboard.