Originally Posted by dsmith901
I keep wondering how hard would it really be for Lexicon to update the MC-12HD to decode the HD codecs
To decode the HD audio codecs, they'd have to swap out the decoder card, which they've done in the past with the v3 upgrade (the original Cirrus decoder chipset sits inert on the motherboard). Or they could add another card (of the 3 expansion slots, only 2 are occupied: v3 and v4EQ).
In order to get an encoded bitstream into the MC-12HD, they would have to replace the HDMI inputs to 1.3 or later, which would mean replacing the video board (again, been done in the past). Also, since PLIIz doesn't require any more MIPs than PLIIx and
] there are 2 unused AUX outputs, it's possible to add height channels.
However, of the updates I'd like to see, decoding HD audio codecs is lowest on my list because
that same function is built into practically every BD player. Instead, I would like to see them update things like surround proccessing and room correction, which are proprietary to them and not available elsewhere.