Originally Posted by darklord700
This is my summary of my web research of the past few days, not my conjecture.
Thanks for the link and recommendations. But, I hope you realize that is not responsive to my post.
Specifically, you claimed that bitstreaming is better because receivers process PCM that they have decoded themselves differently than PCM decoded by players. That seems like conjecture to me and I asked for sourcing and further explanation. Did you provide any sourcing or explanation for that original claim, the one I was responding to?
Now, it looks like you have a new explanation, that PCM can be corrupted in transmission because it lacks error correction. If that happens, please tie it back to the differences you describe between a bitstreamed track and PCM sent from the player. It seems like data corruption would lead to inconsistent and choppy audio, not overall lesser quality. But, perhaps I'm not understanding this.