Originally Posted by uppacreek
Hehe...ok then you're already done, you don't need the D2. I bot the D2 about a month ago because I needed (and can afford) a decent preamp/processor, so yes, I would definitely buy a processor today that isn't capable of receiving 8 discrete channels.
I simply don't see that movie studios are going to go whole hog on 7.1 when so many of us are running 5.1 systems. I could be wrong on this, but there are least a few years (if not more) ahead of us to enjoy 5.1. When (and if) the time comes that movie content is being released as TRUE 7.1, then I'll consider to upgrade my processor. In the interim, if I want 7.1 (which I don't right now) I'll utilize the processing abilities in the D2 to provide that for me from 5.1 channels.
Dunno 'bout you, but no miscalculation on that as far as I can see
One thing I didn't add...I replaced a Denon 3806 in my system with the D2. The difference in audio and video processing ability, not to mention sound quality, has been revolutionary, not evolutionary.
Well, First, that's not so smart on my part to express myself in such a way in a "D2 owners forum", to say the least. I mean you are all already there...
Second, and I quote
"I simply don't see that movie studios are going to go whole hog on 7.1"
I understand this is based on an asumption, but It is true you have a point here, I tend to think like you.
Although I own a pretty high-end 8 channel speakers set, I always thought it was a gimmick on the marketing part that got me fall for it.
So, to conclude, hmmm, you got me confused now
At the moment my only source for HD audio is my HTPC through an Auzentech Prelude 7.1 soundcard, using 6 X analog output into my Tag's 6 channels bypass input.
But as soon as Auzentech releases their HDMI add-on card, I might become more impatient to upgrade my pre-pro......
Well well well....