Even though you were using PLIIx processing during playback, not EX decoding?
You can't apply surround processing, such as PLIIx, to multi-channel PCM?
Since I've only had any real use for the new audio codecs for about 36 days, I've only run through 30 movies and I myself have not yet encountered a movie that is only in LPCM that is not already recorded in 7.1 but I guess a few 5.1 LPCM movies must be out there.
I recently asked Oppo about this re their analog outs:
Can a 2.1 or 5.1 DVD/BD be expanded to 7.1 through the Oppo analog outs?
This was their reply:Unfortunately no. The player will not upmatrix the number of speakers used. It will only playback the files in the same or less number of channels.
I'd guess they would not be "upmatixing" their digital outs either.
I do want to report a issue now I am having with DIRECTV HR21 Pro unit I have - when listening to DVR recordings I can hear pops at times during the presentation (these pops are similar to the pops heard when you paused media in the old CB3) - you cannot hear the pops when watching live DIRECTV.
Jim tells me that this is a problem with DirecTV boxes widely reported in different forums.
With a way better Theta - these issues where the problem is because of the source box which were previously not audible will become a problem.
I plan to install the DIRECTV 24 DVR next month (another install recabling the rack making it neat swapping the oppo 93 to 95 etc and will be able to observe If I can get rid of the problem).