OK, I hate to admit it but I am a little ignorant when it comes to the audio side of my home theater.
I've decided to take the plunge and buy a Blu-Ray player, and am looking very closely at the DMP-BD10. I have a one-year-old Outlaw 990 preamp/processor that I REALLY
don't want to replace.
What I want to know is this:
- Is it true that there is a forthcoming April 2007 firmware update that will add Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support to the DMP-BD10?
- If so, does anyone know for sure whether the DMP-BD10 will decode these formats to multichannel PCM (I understand this is necessary for HDMI 1.1 compatibility)?
- Will the DMP-BD10 send Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA to my preamp over a 7.1 analog connection? (The Outlaw does not have HDMI support... I asked the HDMI question only for future compatibility purposes.)
I'm down to choosing between the Pioneer Elite and this device. If all three questions above are answered "Yes!" (but especially the first and third questions), I'll probably buy the Panasonic. Thanks!EDIT:
Whoops, never mind about the Elite... only 5.1 analog outputs. So now it's either the DMP-BD10 or wait for a BD player that does TrueHD and DTS-HD MA over a 7.1 analog connection. (I can't believe a $1,500 player like the Elite only has 5.1 analog outputs. Incredible.)