Older AVR without HD audio decoding support. Solutions???
I am looking for recommendations on a blu ray player or a similar device (or another solution--such as a sound card--for my HTPC) which can:
1. output decoded dts-hd and TrueHD audio signals as 7.1 analog outs, and
2. play video files (such as MKV) from USB media.
I am wanting to buy it as an alternative to my HTPC, or to enable my HTPC to ouput decoded 7.1 as pre-outs.
My AVR (Pioneer Elite 47TX) cannot decode the modern DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD formats. I am otherwise very happy with this unit. Rather than spending money on replacing it, I would like to explore options which would allow me to send decoded signals as 7.1 "pre" outs to 7.1 pre-in's of my AVR.
Thanks very much.