Originally Posted by kyle454
I've been reading through a lot of these posts and...did I read somewhere that you can get Dolby® True HD sound with th A2 over HDMI??
As of today, you will only see Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, and DTS-HD MA mode on your Denon receiver when using a HDMI connection with the following players:HD-DVD Players
- Toshiba HD-A35
- Toshiba HD-XA2 (requires 2.7 firmware)
- Panasonic DMP-BD30 (most widely recommended)
- Pioneer Elite BDP-95FD
- Samsung BD-P1400
You will not see Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, or DTS-HD MA on your receiver with any other players on the market today.
If it were me, I would buy the Panasonic DMP-BD30 for Blu-ray playback and Toshiba HD-XA2 for HD-DVD and DVD playback. The Panasonic is a great Blu-ray player, but its DVD playback leaves something to be desired. The Toshiba HD-XA2 is about the best you can do for DVD playback today (at any price).
You can still experience TrueHD audio with the HD-A2, but it won't show up that way on the Denon. The HD-A2 cannot output the TrueHD bitstream to the Denon for decoding, but it can decode TrueHD into LCPM and then output LPCM to the Denon via HDMI. The Denon will display Multichannel PCM when fed by the HD-A2.