Originally Posted by davidbarrickman
One annoying limitation of my 5005 has been with SD DVD and DVD-A...when I put the player in source direct mode and use my AVR's up-conversion to 1080p via HDMI the audio output from the 5005 is limited up to 48 kHz. Not an issue with most discs but with some YES...DTS 96/24 and DVD-As at 96 kHz are output at 48kHz when 5005 is in source direct. When I change this setting to 1080p(using the 5005's "non-Anchor Bay" up-conversion/ AVR video processing off) the higher resolution audio is output from the 5005!
So I was just playing around with the player and found that it's possible this issue has been resolved via one of the firmware updates we've gotten since this was posted. I had basically just left my player in 1080p mode all the time as per your suggestion above (my receiver doesn't have an upconverter in it and I haven't really found the one in my TV to be super amazing), but tonight I got to wondering if maybe this issue had been resolved. I was just playing around with this with a DVD-A that's encoded at 96khz. No matter what resolution mode I put the player in (I didn't try EVERY one but I did try Auto, Source Direct, 1080p, and even 480i) it happily played everything at 96khz, never once dropping down to 48khz. (Or at least my receiver, an SR-5006 was saying it was getting a 96khz signal, and I couldn't hear any difference in the sound after it made the switch, though there was a brief pause in the music whenever I switched).
If you've updated your firmware I'd be interested to hear your experiences Davidbarrickman. I wonder if the issue is actually with your (slightly) older receiver rather than the player? Didn't older HDMI things often have limitations like this because they wouldn't use the full bandwidth of the connection if they they weren't set to 1080p? I would think that your receiver would be new enough for that to not be an issue but maybe? Anyway if you see this, AND you've updated your Firmware, I'd love to hear if you still have the issue.
I'm happy to change my setting back to "Auto" and not worry about this all anymore!