Hi All, it has been a while since I have been on the forums so please forgive me if this has been covered recently. I am in the process of upgrading my home theater and just purchased the Pioneer SC-71. I currently have a PS3 that I ONLY use as a Blu-Ray player. I bought it years ago, the Blu-Ray picture quality is still fantastic, but as everyone knows it decodes the HD DTS and True HD audio and just sends it to the receiver as PCM (I do not know if the new PS3 players still do this or not). I remember when the PS3s first came out everyone jumped on the bandwagon and said that the audio being decoded at the PS3 will actually sound better than if it was decoded at the receiver. Of course this was still during the HD DVD battle etc so PS3s could do nothing wrong if you sided with Blu-Ray. So my question is, is the audio still better if it is decoded at the PS3 or should I get a new Blu-Ray player that will just send the audio to the SC-71 to decode? If I should go with a "dedicated" Blu-ray player, what would some suggestions be? I am not concerned with wireless, or 3D, just top notch picture and sound. I have about 300 bucks left in my budget for a price range. Any ideas/thoughts/experience/feedback is greatly appreciated.
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7/7/13 at 3:17pm