Originally Posted by ap1
My DVD-A player sends 5.1 PCM @ 96kHz (at least this is what receiver reports). So I see three possible cases:
1. Receiver is not capable to accept 7.1 PCM @ 96kHz
2. Player can not decode DTS-MA HD with samples at more than 48kHz
3. Something is wrong in audio track structure, which prevents BD60 from decoding it correctly.
I will try to rent or buy BR disk with 96kHz lossless audio. Just want to know if someone already had experience with it.
If BD60 indeed can not decode high bitrate audio, then it should be a warning to anyone who has older receiver (without DTS-HD decoder), and plans to buy it, expecting player to send lossless PCM at full resolution.
I've tested multiple 24/96 DTS-HD MA titles on the BD60/BD70V/BD80. All decode to 24/96 PCM properly when the player is set to DTS=PCM. Just now I also did a test of "Chris Botti in Boston" which is Dolby TrueHD 7.1 24/96 and this was extracted properly to PCM 24/96 7.1 too according to the display on my Integra pre/pro. So, yeah, the BD60 and BD80 don't have any problems decoding 24/96 tracks to PCM 24/96 as long as you keep PCM Downconversion set to OFF as it should be.
What I *can't* test, because it's still pretty uncommon, is specifically a 7.1 channel
24/96 DTS-HD Master Audio track. According to Blu-raystats.com
, the only two DTS-HD MA 7.1 24/96 recordings are two concerts, one by Grieg and one by Tchaichovsky, neither of which I have on Blu-ray. I had hoped there might be 7.1/24/96 tracks on the DTS-HD Blu-ray sampler disc but oddly enough, they have 5.0 channel 24/96 and 7.1 channel 24/48 but no clips that are in 24/96 DTS-HD MA 7.1.
I have tested 5.0 and 5.1 24/96 DTS-HD MA tracks and these are decoded by the player to PCM 24/96 7.1 which we know is what the player does intentionally, "amplifying" 5.0, 5.1 and 6.1 DTS-HD tracks to PCM 7.1.
But if you want to test a store-bought 7.1/24/96 DTS-HD Master Audio disc, you're probably going to need to get a hold of one of these:
- Grieg - Piano Concerto / Symphonic Dances / In Autumn
- Tchaikovsky - Piano Concertos Nos. 1&3
In fact, I might just order one of these for my own test suite...