Originally Posted by zaki133
I have an older ps3,which did good with DTS Master but poor with Dolby True HD, there was a huge difference. I hate it when somebody says you can't tell a difference between bit streaming and PCM. I bought a Panasonic blu ray a year ago and bit streamed it to the Pioneer receiver. It's like night and day. The Pioneer sounds far better when it does the decoding. Bass from the sub noticeably tighter and a lot more sound effects and little things are noticeable. Also, I have had the Panasonic decode and send as PCM, same issues...not as good as the receiver doing the work. I never get it when these magazine reviewers talk about letter the blu ray player decode. what's the point of the receiver then?
If the PS3 didn't decode DTHD right i don't think dolby would've let sony put it in.
Also do you know even when the player is decoding the receivers DAC's are still used? The receiver is still dong the work. As i was saying earlier, what people are hearing is a volume difference. The receivers set volume is just louder than the PS3's. The should be no reason that by letting the AVR decode it would sound better. None.
Pull out the SPL meter, level match, then compare.
The PS3 has a volume control that you can change from -1 to +4. What if sony never gave us the option to change this and they set it at the highest level? Then everybody would be saying the PS3 is the reference BD player for audio. ha.