Originally Posted by EDH63
Thank you for that clarification. Just to be sure in my scenario, all HDMI set-up (Bitstreaming Audiophile), receiver decodes and all audio codecs are processed? I have a receiver that can decode all codecs. I can switch back and forth, or pre-set the receiver to use whatever mode I assign to it... yes? (Onkyo 705)
Sounds right. With your receiver, and with only HDMI connect, you should still pay attention to the caveats (...fine print) in the manual describing any limitations.
I don't have a HDMI receiver yet, but caveat #7 on page 37 in the manual "When the player outputs HD audio......only 2 channel PCM audio will be heard." suggests you do not use the optical connection. This bullet point was surprising since I didn't get 2 channel PCM as indicated by the manual. But, in my case my receiver is not a HDMI 1.3 receiver, just a plain old 6.1 DD/dts receiver with optical inputs.
When I get a HDMI receiver, only will I get a chance to play with all the settings and configs.
Someone else here on the forum with HDMI 1.3 connection setup should be able to further advise. Sorry...