Originally Posted by scirica
This made my head spin just a little bit. I'll need to read it a couple of times and hopefully it will come together for my simple brain. You may be on to something. I thought I was already! Don't understand why my solution didn't work as expected.
Not sure why your solution seems to behave as it does... and your idea is not a unique one... however it causes you to do a lot of extra Analog to Digital (AD) and Digital to Analog (DA) conversions that you don't need to do... with each conversion of course a place for sound degradation, not to mention any sound degradation that could occure on route along the analog path from your Oppo to the MRX.
So Basically you want to setup your BDP Source exactly the way it is now... nothing to do here
Then configure your CD Souce to use HDMI 1 as its input, the same as your BDP source is setup!
Now you have two sources that you can custom configure but that both use HDMI 1! (think of this in the old analog world as if you had a Y connector coming out of the analog outputs of your old CD player and directed one half of the Y to your old Receivers Tape in put and the other to your CD input. Only we are doing this digitaly inside the MRX! (Hope that makes sense and is not making things more confusing).
The second half of the plan is to configure your Listening Mode Setup for your CD source to not apply any special surround sound algorithms when the MRX receives a stereo (2.0) audio source. By default, Anthem usually applies either Anthem Cinema or Anthem Music virtual suround sound algorithms to stereo sources it receives. But you want to hear your stereo material in true stereo, so we simply configure the Listening mode Setup for your CD source to treat Stereo audio directly as a stereo signal and not add any virtual surround sound affects.
The last thing to consider, if you have creted two different Profiles (Music/Movie) you can set each source (BDP/CD) to use the Profile you feel best suits the music you are listening to on that source.
Clear as mud?