I wanted to revisit this HDMI 192kHz issue for a moment.. my first bluray player (oppo bdp-80) should arrive on Friday. I just received my first HDMI receiver last thursday (marantz sr8001)... To say I'm excited is an understatement... But I wanted to know if anyone ever definitively answers the LPCM bit-rate question?
On 03-06-09, djos said:
Originally Posted by djos Yes, v.h52 allows lpcm 7.1 up to 192khz per channel.
However on 12-22-09 (9 months LATER), hotneutron posted this response from Marantz:
Originally Posted by Marantz (via hotneutron) This is correct, no Marantz receiver supports 192khz/7.1/LPCM at this time.
So which is it?
Can the Marantz SRx001 (I'm using sr8001 w/ h55 firmware) actually support 5.1ch LPCM 192kHz 24bit? Can it also support 7.1ch LPCM 192kHz 24bit?
I have heard the Akira BD has an english 5.1ch, 192kHz, 24bit audio track (link here
). Has anyone tested this BD with the Marantz SRx001 family?
There seems to be conflicting information, so I've also fired off an email to Marantz. But their first reply was extremely vague and did not go into sample rates of bit widths at all. They just said it would accept 8ch PCM data over HDMI...
I have updated the question with greater detail and hope to get a more detailed response back. To their credit, I've never had to wait more than a day or so for an answer. Maybe it's all in the quality of the question asked though.
And a follow-up question--- Can the SR8001 apply Audyssey to a 192kHz stream, or only the lower bitrate LPCM streams? (If only lower ones, then which ones?)