Originally Posted by DreamCatcher
It's interesting, I have my OPPO 83 set to output SACD and connected to the 3311 via HDMI only. SACD's play with no issues but when I check the audio input signal on the info menu of the 3311 it displays PCM 88khz.
I guess the OPPO knows somehow that the 3311 won't decode SACD.
Hmm. I believe I had to set my Oppo DV-980H to output DSD, rather than LPCM. So I assume I would have to set it to output LPCM if I got the 3311.
I also see that the 3311 doesn't decode HDCD either. I have only a few HDCDs, but I really enjoy their sound. What would be the effect of playing them through the 3311, which doesn't decode that format?
I wonder why Denon chose not to include decoding for these formats. I know there is a debate about whether it matters which unit does the decoding, but it seems strange that my older receiver decodes those formats, while the 3311 doesn't.
I'm very interested in the 3311, but I'm also wondering how much of a step up it would be from my Yamaha RX-V1800. I know the Audyssey is better, and the 3311 has some features I like. I'm not sure how much I would use the networking features, but maybe I eventually would.
I have a 7.2 setup of Rocket speakers in a room that is roughly octagon-shaped. The room is about 16 X 16 with a 20-foot high cathedral ceiling. I have several acoustic panels placed around the room, and the floor is carpeted. I use the system about 70-30 HT vs. music. I rarely turn it up past around -10 on the volume scale.