Originally Posted by ColorChange
Guys, please help me here. I've read a bunch but still don't think I have it straight with regard to blue ray players and audio formats.
1. requires 7.1 analog input (decoding done by the player) and could also digitize it in the amp to add audyssey
2. could use 7.1 analog input (decoding done by the player) and could also digitize it in the amp to add audyssey
3. could handle decoded PCM stream from the player but not over hdmi (because it's not 1.3 capable)? or will it?
4. will not do the decoding of TrueHD and DTS-MA no matter what in the receiver
Please help me out. Once I get this straight I will see what players will work. If I have to upgrade my 5805 I will.
5805 (either one) will handle PCM via HDMI 1.1, which is all you need for hi-def audio formats; Mk2 will handle 7.1, the original does 5.1 only. Both should handle analog 7.1 (I use PCM, so...).
None of the 5805s will ever decode any of the hi-def unique audio formats directly, but can handle them quite well via PCM/HDMI (as per above) or analog.
(The BR player will need to get involved to decode the various hi-def audio formats before passing the either to PCM or analog, and the 5805s can handle the PCM just fine.)
Dunno much about the analog, but the Audyssey seems to be working with the PCM/HDMI.