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Neither SACD nor DVD-Audio is supported because of HDCP-protection. DSD->PCM is not a solution for MLP (DVD-Audio).
Yeah, that's the only way. If you should find out how to convert DVD-Audio into PCM using OPPO just let me know ;-) Another option - an HDCP stripper that supports multichannel HD-audio...

Can you clarify this? I'm honestly (no sarcasm) trying to understand what you mean. You said "if you should find out how to convert DVD-Audio into PCM using Oppo". Isn't that what any DVD-Audio player does? (not just Oppo). How else would a DVD-Audio player send audio out through HDMI other than converting it to PCM first?

Keep in mind, this is a general question, not one limited to the context of these headphones. I'm just trying to understand what you mean.
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Really sorry, guys, my bad (((

That's what I've found out. There's no way to bitstream DSD/DSF/DFF/MLP (from SACD/DVD-Audio/HDD) via HDMI to your ears as Sony blocked it on the software level using HDCP. Maybe there are no encryption keys for that sort of input signal.
I guess it's just some kind of marketing stuff: One should watch movies and play video games, but not to listen to multichannel audio recordings using the 7500s/700s.
BTW, if one has Oppo 103, he or she can convert the input signal to PCM and circumvent the limitation. I don't know if it has any negative impact on audio quality.
I've mentioned HDCP strippers before. Something like this would work for PS3 when trying to record your gameplay. It would also work for 2CH SACD/DVDA recordings wink.gif However, it wouldn't work for multichannel.
So, if you should find a device that could strip HDCP and support HD-audio, that would be the only way to make SACD/DVDA work in bitstream mode over HDMI. Again, I'm "talking" about the headphones.
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Yeah, I'm sure my Oppo BDP-93 is ultimately just sending out PCM for both DVD-Audio discs and SACDs to my 7500 headphone base unit. I'm sure having the player convert DSD/MLP to PCM before sending could affect audio quality in some fashion, but the way I figure it is: the headphones sound great, to be sure, but they're not so amazing that I could probably hear the difference between DSD and PCM, e.g. smile.gif
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