For some reason I have become fascinated by the idea of listening to something - anything - at a higher sample rate than 48 kHz.
I realize most movies are 48 kHz to begin with, with a few exceptions like Baraka etc.
And I realize I don't have the ideal receiver for this - my Yamaha YSP-4000 does not accept multi-channel LPCM. (It accepts DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 and it accepts regular PCM "2.0".)
But its specifications clearly say it can accept and play 96KHz signals. So one way or another I am convinced I can get the little 96 KHz display light up.
From what I can tell by reading the manual, to experience this state of bliss using a BDP-S550 as the source, I will need all of the following to be true:
- a source disc that contains sufficiently high-resolution audio
- audio priority set to coax
- Dolby Digital set to PCM and/or DTS set to PCM
- 48/96 set to 96
- (and here's the kicker - - )
A NON-COPY-PROTECTED DISC?
On page 49 of the manual, the description of the 48/96 setting includes this little disclaimer (in bold below) :
Outputs audio signals of 96 kHz sampling as 96 kHz/24 bit. However, the signals will be output as 48 kHz/16 bit if the source is copy-protected.
Should I be worried about this? Or will any old Joe Cocker DTS 5.1 music CD work?
For that matter has anyone had lots of experience getting 96 kHz out of their BDP-S550?
I searched all 3500 replies to this thread many different ways and really haven't found this topic covered at any length.