Originally Posted by sipester
A couple of clarifying points. It's not the digital input that matters, it's the output that matters and as far as I know, both the Datasat and Theta have to downsample the same per HDMI specs. One other option is if using an HD Fury in the HDMI chain would remove the copy protection, see link here: http://www.hdfury.com/products/hdfury4-specs/
If not, then you will be stuck with downsampling with both the Datasat or the Theta.
If the downsampling is too much of an issue and you instead just want to go with analog out to a Trinnov box, then you don't have to go with ADA, you could instead go with any pre-pro you want. The ADA is a great piece, but you certainly aren't required to use the ADA if you want to use a Trinnov box using analog.
oopss.. but if digital input doesn't matter, why the modded oppo can avoid downsampling?
I thought it was because it can go to the pre digitally (aes/ebu) instead of hdmi..
Concerning hd fury.. could you mind to explain better, please?
what is it?
actually I don't know if going digitally to trinnov with downsampling could be
worse than going analog at full rate.. really don't know
but at that point I say Ada because the extra money for CB3 was justified
by the "perfect" system (pre digitally connected to trinnov with downsampling to 96/24 which is no an issue for movies..
if downsampling is to 96/16 .. I don't know..; besides I would have bought the CB3hd without dacs and only the digi out to use trinnov dacs
to save money: if I go analogue to the trinnov I would need theta's dacs.. more expensive... isn't it?)
and while I listened to the ada with trinnov teq, I'm not sure to have the opportunity to listen to CB3 with trinnov..
the choice is becoming hard for me..