[...] I like to enhance 2ch content, but I bought the V867 for its DSD ability with SACD. [...] would I use extended surround on 5.x content - nope. I like my DVDs to sound like the director wanted.
Because the RX-V667 cannot decode a DTS-HDMA bitstream and simultaneously apply CinemaDSP, I had set my Sony BDP-BX37 BD player to decode [all] BD audio to PCM . . . which then allowed my V667 to apply CinemaDSP to the [already losslessly decompressed from DTS-HDMA] soundtrack delivered over HDMI.
But it turns out that the Sony BDP-BX37 BD player 'force decode to PCM' setting also applies to SACD playback! And while SACD playback through the V667 as either DSD or (high resolution) PCM sounded excellent, there is one significant difference: with SACD playback in DSD, the V667 allows CinemaDSP processing; with SACD playback in (high resolution) PCM, the V667 prohibits CinemaDSP processing. Ouch!
I guess this 'round' goes to you, Joe!