Originally Posted by Nhan
But doing it this way, I'm not sending DD2.x to the LMC1 in its original form, right?
|The DVD player would be doing the decoding and sending a PCM signal to the LMC1 (both via the digital and analog stereo).|
Keep in mind that when the player decodes/unpacks a compressed DD stream, it is no different than when the processor does it. Data flagged for the left channel can only end up in that channel, whether decoded in the player or processor.
So it doesn't matter that the DD 2.0 signal wasn't decoded in the LMC-1. The resulting 2-channel PCM signal would have been identical to the one from the player.
|I couldn't really tell a difference. But that really doesn't prove much.|
Basically you're testing the suggested work-around: using an analogue connection, and whether there is any degradation or penalty paid for not using a digital connection.