Originally Posted by WiWavelength
All of the above are true. But the Denon 3930CI does pass DSD via its Denon Link 3rd Edition output (to other compatible Denon equipment). And, compared to generic HDMI 1.2a (or greater), Denon Link 3rd Edition provides superior jitter rejection (if that matters).
No more dead end digital audio links. Been there, done that with iLink, besides the Denon receivers represent poor value for the money (I am really cheap, there I said it), along with Yamaha and Pioneer (unless you want a green receiver with mediocre sound quality, those ICE class D amps are really efficient, but that is their only real redeeming quality). The 875 is really good now that it is on its 7th firmware revision and I tore the back off of the stereo cabinet for better cooling.
After trying MLP over HDMI with the Yamaha 1800 with my newly acquired TX-SR875 (very cheap at $649 delivered, last years model) I am blown away by the audio quality over HDMI versus the DVD player's analog outputs (the $98 Yamaha mentioned earlier in this thread). The preamp analog section, Audyssey MultEQ and PCM-1796 DACs really work very well indeed. The excellent power amp section doesn't hurt either (although it and the Reon video chip throw off some heat, which means it ain't the most efficient receiver in the world).
Now if only I had more than 4 DVD-Audio disks (several hundred SACDs) and if more than one of them were worth owning. From this experience I think jitter as a problem is highly over rated.
In other words the 506 at the price it sells for is a real bargain for SACD fans (along with the 5 or 6 DVD-Audio fans out there
) with a good receiver or controller.