Originally Posted by BIslander
It does everything - lossless codecs via bitstream and player decoding along with 7.1 analog outputs.
Thanks friend! My set up is 5.1 and receiver is Rotel RSX-1057. I found out too late that the HDMI (v1.1) on this unit carries video only. (From Rotel: RSX-1057, 1067 and any models prior: To decode Dolby True HD and DTS-HD you will need to connect multi-channel analog outputs from your HD Media Player to multi-channel inputs on your Rotel product. This will utilize the internal decoding capabilities of your player allowing you the audible benefits of the lossless codecs).
Since I don't really understand this stuff, is the Panny 85 the best option for my non-hdmi-audio and for possible ugrading in the future? I am not prepared to buy a new receiver so I need to find a player that works best with what I have. Thanks!