"So fellow 705 owners, next time you are using your receiver, do a quick check on PCM sound with Audyssey enabled, pause the audio and roll the sound up a bit to -5 to -0 and see if you get the same static as me".
There are only certain players that are able to output lossless bitstream (True HD, DTS HD MA) such as the BDP-1400, XA2, BDP-95FD. If you have one of these players, output bitstream. Otherwise let the player decode and output linear PCM to your receiver
As long as wmp can see the folder(s) where the music is stored, you are good to go. I have all my folders shared so I can have access from any computer on the network. The Pioneer looks like a "computer" to the network, so has access to all shared folders through wmp. It's quite straight-forward.
You can't access I-tunes directly. You can access the d/L'd tunes in the various folders.
One comment on Media Gallery. I do alot of computer work and use XP on all my computers instead of Vista at this point. If you backtrack thru the thread you will find people have had problems with Vista & the media gallery. I agree that it is a bit of a pain but organizing the folders & using XP works pretty well
Also, does anyone have any tips on using the Media Gallery. I have setup Windows Media Player 11 on my Vista Ultimate machine. I can access the machine through the Media Gallery, but it sure is difficult to navigate all my music/video/picture files. Any suggestions on setting up the Media Player library so that it grooves best with the Media Gallery feature.
I restructured the picture and video/movie files on my...
I have the A1 and the XA2 for HD-DVD and the Pioneer 95FD and Samsung 1200 for Blu-ray. Overall, the problems I have had with the 1200 (exchanges, playback, FW updates, etc, etc) has been a major irritation beyond all reasonable early adopter considerations.