Originally Posted by MichaelZ
The A2 is like the A1 concerning BTB/WTW when connected via HDMI>DVI, there is no BTB or WTW. I tested this connected to my h-79. Also, the component outputs work when using HDMI for audio in @ 1080i (except for protected DVDs, then you can only use 480p max res.).
If I'm understanding correctly then, I can use HDMI out of the A2, into an HDMI receiever (for audio), but can now use component out of the A2 to compnent input in the receiver (for video)? My understanding with the A1 was that HDMI had to be a complete daisychain all the way to the monitor for audio or video to work. The A2 still wouldn't let me use HDMI for both audio AND video to the receiver, and component out to the monitor, would it? I really love my professionally calibrated 65" widescreen Mitsubishi, but it's non-HDMI or DVI input.
My hope would be that now I could get Dolby TruHd audio from the receiver without using the multi-channel analog outputs of the player. I have my Marantz universal player currently occupying the multichannel inputs of my receiver for music, and don't want to use a switcher.
It appears also that your post says that upscaling of SD DVD's would still be out of the question with HDMI out of the A2 into a receiver's HDMI input, and component out to the monitor, right?