Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
OK. I just did this again, this time also using coaxial digital to the CD3 HD.
(1) The Oppo BDP-93 over HDMI plays SACD converted to PCM 88 khz, the CB3 HD "status" shows 88.0, but when I tried to play SACD over coaxial digital to the CB3 HD, I got nothing. Somewhere in the back of my mind I think that the Oppos only play SACD digitally over HDMI.
You got that right, SACD is not permitted to be output to any device via coax, you'll only get the redbook version.
We are lucky these days that they are allowed to output SACD via HDMI, even though us poor CB-IIIHD users have to have it converted to PCM because of our DAC chips, which was why Theta was inspired to create the Six Shooter in the first place.
I did these same tests with the Compli-blu a few months back but my posts on the subject were deleted if you all recall, and of course my mind is a sieve, so I have no recollection of the results but I'm pretty sure "STATUS" reported it was what it should be via HDMI.
I have been busy ripping some of my CD collection to hard drive since I bought all of this computer hardware and have not had much time to actually listen to these ripped discs on the Casablanca, let alone check "Status".
I also had to install Windows on these machines in order to update the CB-III-HD's OS and do other things I require that run strictly Windows.
I finally have Windows installed on my Macs but have not had time to update the CB-IIIHD software yet so I'm not running the same version that everybody else is, and there may be differences in how these things read because of that too.
To make matters that much worse, I just got my first iPhones and believe it or not, these are the first i-anythings I've ever owned!
So these little phones with their built in iPods are just driving me mad setting all of this stuff up and re-testing the things you are on the CB-IIIHD has taken a temporary back seat, since phone support from Apple is for such a short period of time.
Believe me when I tell you, I need allot of help from them to accomplish all the things I'm trying to do. I think most old Mac owners will never even attempt such things.
While I look forward to getting back to the good stuff, I feel almost nostalgic listening to these little transistor radios
They are way cool and now I think I want an iPad2 too!
But I think I'll wait for just awhile, since 5 new Apple things is probably more then enough trouble for me right now.
It should not be much longer before I get back to the room I usually live in with my Casablanca since I've about had it with setting this Apple stuff up and watching the new HBO website on a computer screen!www.hbogo.com
is pretty frackin cool too, you guys should check that site out too, allot of decent content for when your not getting to be in your theater room, or home for that matter!
I guess I should mention there is also a www.maxgo.com/
, of course it's not blu-ray quality but it ain't half bad and these things are free if you're a subscriber to the service via your local provider, which makes it even that much better!