Originally Posted by Selden Ball
The Pioneer Elite DV-45 predates HDMI, so it doesn't have an HDMI output.
Fair enough – your advice was sound. However, quoting from the manual “Why can’t I hear SACD audio through the digital outputs? SACD audio is only available through the analog outputs. This is not a malfunction. Some DVD-Audio discs too only output audio through the analog outputs”.
This is incorrect. Both 2 channel and multi-channel SACD is available through digital (HDMI) outputs. I’m using your own quotes as I don’t have the manual, Adobe would not allow me to download it, or the amp – my 4 year old Marantz can do this so I’d be surprised if the SR7007 could not. I have this amp on order but am not looking forward to the manual if this is a typical example. Guess I’ll have to check out the “Understanding Marantz Manuals” section!