Thanx.. I browsed that link and sucked out another that almost answers my questions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_TrueHD
Under the 'transport' section it says plenty.
The ability for HDMI 1.0 to get me the decoded lossless compared to sending the undecoded lossless is fine for me. This still leads to a few followup questions though.....
Does modern 3d blueray have at least 2 hdmi outputs?
(The 1 required to get the 1.4 hdmi video to tv and 1 to get the decoded lossless over to the receiver.)
And if not does the nr1000 have the 7.1 preamp imputs or not?
Seems if answer to both is no then I would need to know if the blueray playes can be forced to always decode before sending over HDMI 1.4 to tv or do they default to pure bitstream. Forced decoding would imply I could send the decoded lossless back out from tv to receiver keeping me with my desired setup of using tv as the main hub.
If it works without sync problems I fail to see much advantage of going with fancy new receivers unless they are to do all the hub and upscaling type work.