Originally Posted by goenkar
Is this a hardware limitation in the Anthem ?
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
I don't know the answer to that. In any event it is not a significant limitation.
Could you please expand on this?
I understand there isn't much software currently supporting more than 5.1 LPCM tracks, however, at which time we see more titles including additional tracks, encoded with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD, what are D1-HD/D2 owners going to do? As it stands right now, we have no ability to work with more than 5.1 LPCM channels via HDMI.
This has me concerned, albeit, I'm not sure how concerned I should really be, or if I should assume at which time this becomes a bigger issue Anthem will be able to upgrade the unit accordingly.
I suppose I assumed a flagship product such as this would have no trouble working with these new high-def audio formats through some kind of upgrade, and I'm a little surprised to find out it doesn't! Well, not 100% support anyways. More over, if my reading is correct (may be wrong here); some receivers currently exist or are on the horizon that accept 7.1 LPCM, costing thousands of dollars less than the D1-HD/D2! Granted, they won't have the video processing, but let's stick with the audio side of things; they can do 7.1!
What are peoples take on this limitation of the D1-HD/D2? Reason for concern, or not? Facing a pending upgrade to my D1 in order to get HDMI, I wonder if I should be instead considering a different pre-pro that's more future friendly.
Aside from this 5.1 LPCM limitation, I love the D1; a beautiful and remarkable sounding piece of consumer electronics.