Originally Posted by flyguyjake
You will get sound, sure, but the AVR is not getting true lossless digital audio. Using the RCA analog outputs gives you just that "Analog" audio. The HTPC player software decodes the DTSHD/TRUEHD and converts it to Analog.
Why have an expensive AVR and throw analog audio at it? That doesn't make any sense and the sound experience would be incomparable.
I'm not looking to debate this with you, my question was quite clear...
Is it possible to separate video & audio streams...
C&P from the link:
DTS-HD Master Audio may be transported to AV receivers in 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channels, at lossless quality, in one of three ways depending on player and/or receiver support:
Over 6, 7 or 8 RCA connectors as analog audio, using the player's internal decoder and digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
Over HDMI 1.1 (or higher) connections as 6-, 7- or 8-channel linear PCM, using the player's decoder and the AV receiver's DAC.
Over HDMI 1.3 (or higher) connections as the original DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream, with decoding and DAC both done by the AV receiver.
I have not bought a receiver in years. Even the bottom of the line receivers a few years ago had direct inputs. Only now do you have to buy top of the line AVR to get this feature. I would not buy a device without Pre-outs or direct inputs.
There are no audio dropouts or dead air while your AVR tries to figure out what to do with the "bits" with analog. No handshake issues either.
Why buy an expensive AVR (that you don't need) just to have issues with it?