Originally Posted by jbernardis
I am using HDMI - my receiver can handle it - The question in my mind was whether or not this player would even decode DTS-MA to hdmi. I think that's what I'm seeing, but it's hard to tell. I was just trying to let everyone know my observations.
The typical display on the receiver when receiving PCM over HDMI is normally "PCM", "LPCM", or "PCM 48kHz". I always equate "Multi channel In" with analog inputs...
There is a way to tell if MA is being decoded. The easy way is with a 7.1 MA track but sometimes receivers can upsample a 5.1 MA track to 7.1 using Dolby ProLogic IIx so here's another way.
There are two BD's that have a 96kHz/24-bit DTS-HD MA track and that is Chronos and Nature's Journey. If you play either disk and your Sony decodes MA correctly, then you should see something like "PCM 96kHz" on your receiver. All other MA tracks are 48kHz.