CBIII HD Wish List:
1. Upmixed mode needs to be displayed
: Right now Dolby TrueHD 5.1 upmixed to 7.1 is simply displayed as "Dolby TrueHD". It needs to be "Dolby TrueHD + PL2MV". CHECKED!
2. Default Mode needs to have a mode called "Native"
Currently the choices are "PL2MV," "Neo6C", but why are native modes, or at least "Native" not available?! ....IOW since the display (#1
) is not giving you information about upmixing, the lack of "native" mode (#2
) leaves user in the dark as to what exactly is playing . This is why I think this is priority one to be fixed in next gen Casablanca.... CHECKED!
3. Upmix PCM 3 and 5.1 & Merge the different "brains" in Casablanca:
Casablanca acts like it has 3 separate brains: one for old/lossy AC-3 Dolby Digital and one for new/lossless Dolby TrueHD, then a third brain for LPCM 3.0 and 5.1 (from SACD), which doesn't upmix at all. My wish is for the Mode setting to become more logical, and more "integrated." CHECKED!
4. Dirac filter:
more than 1. Ummmm - pls explore.
For example, option of paying extra for a second filter. Important for choosing among A/B choices of target curves, etc.
5. Display of resolution
, 96/24 etc. of at least main LR channels. We are flying blind right now and we shouldn't be. Top line of display has room to show this. Not that important, but still, Not yet accurate
6. Auro an option
to save owners $. This codec is unlikely to survive - $ 1k is too much, let alone 2k. CHECKED!
Encoded Dolby Digital 2 Channel Stereo (from Cable Box, DVD, etc.) is processed automatically to 5.1 even when mode is set to Stereo . I think I understand why Theta did it, but this is an extremely confusing bug and should be eliminated ASAP. BTW, the "bandaid" fix: to hear Stereo, set Dolby Digital 2 Channel mode to Matrix instead. This is the one and only time that I think Matrix mode should be used. CHECKED!