First ignore the setup I described earlier involving HDMI for Audio (PCM). We're going to use the 5.1 analog out from the OPPO. I came to the conclusion that It's better to use the Oppo's Superior analog audio stage powered by two ESS Sabre32 Reference Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC). In other words, it's a bit better than our Marantz Sr7005's DAC. So that means, use the multi-channel analog out from the Oppo for audio and HDMI for Video.
Let's start with your Oppo, in your audio setup select multichannel analog out instead of HDMI digital out. In the Marantz, hit the Menu button, then Input Setup, then this is where you match your connection with the source. Match BD
for instance with HDMI#
that you connected under [HDMI] (for video),and for Digital (you'll pick NONE
). You'll ignore the [COMP] it's for connecting legacy component video.
The last part of this setup involves the remote control. Hit the A/D
button to the left of the volume (-). This is the Input Mode, hit it till it toggles Auto> HDMI > Digital > 7.1 CH IN
And for playback turn the input to BD, it should auto-default to Multi-channel, if not hit the surround mode until it is Multichannel. Enjoy!