Originally Posted by Kilian.ca
Apart from the PS3, no standalone BDPs that I know can decode dts-HD MA 5.1 24/192 fully to PCM 5.1 24/192, but can only downsample to 24/96.
That does not surprise me as "dts-HD MA 5.1" was created for blu-ray movies and blu-ray audio discs. At least AFAIK.
But I've some related questions, and hopefully you'll be able to provide useful input on them.
Yesterday I tried searching through the current long OPPO threads in the AVS blu-ray player forum on their current 93 player and also their long 95 thread for info on playback of .flac files, especially hi-rez .flac files via input thru USB 2.0 connector or even ethernet cable to one's PC.
It only raised more questions than answers.
Same appears to also be an open question for the soon to be released 2012 Panasonic DMP-BDT 500 blu-ray player which is a bit less expensive than the OPPO 93.
1. Can any of these 3 players actually play a 24/96 .flac *stereo* file (let alone the bigger 5.1 file) via the input USB 2.0 connector?
2. Meaning does the overall bit rate needed for 24/96 stereo .flac playback exceed the limit of USB 2.0?
3. Or is it another blu-ray "copy protection type of thing" where if the player does play the file, does it "re-do" it to something like 24/48 on the fly?
Meaning that the more I learn about recent goings on with blu-ray the less I trust them. A week ago I got a blu-ray movie rental disc from Redbox and the disc tied up my blu-ray player for more than 15 minutes showing recent movie trailers.