Originally Posted by Hawkboy
I just bought the sr5008!!!!! YAY ME!
Now, I have a micca ep600 media player streaming HD track flac files off of shared folder on my network. My question is this... my media player is configured to send raw audio over the HDMI to my receiver, but when I play a hi-res flac file it just says PCM. Is that right? I was disappointed hitting the info button didn't give more info about the file playing (like 24bit 192khz type of info). So I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong that it is showing simply PCM instead of FLAC? And is there a way to get more info about the file currently playing?
Yes it right, as there is nothing to decode especially if you are not using any of the DSP modes. Your network is not is not transmitting a 5.1 track like DTS-MA or Dolby True HD.
*Unless I am mistaken* just because you are playing FLAC or AFLAC (any uncompressed music data) - does not mean the receiver will have "FLAC" indicated on the display the same way as high definition discrete-channel audio formats would be (Dolby, DTS).
If you want to see the bit rate and other 'audio-pertinents', while the track is playing - open up the set up menu, scroll down to "General", then "Audio", and you will see more detailed info regarding the audio signal / channels etc.