Originally Posted by metalsaber
IMO, there is quite a bit of difference between Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and PCM vs standard DD 5.1.
I've been able to enjoy the new codecs with my receiver and love it.
Just curious here, I just upgraded from a vizio 50 inch plasma to a panasonic 50 inch 1080p. I just bought a toshiba a-30 and I have a question about the pcm vs/ optical outputs. My Onkyo 804 has hdmi, but not dd hd or dts-hd. It did decode 300 and I even switched the format to dolby digital hd, and it played the format. The audio quality seemed richer, but much more quiet. I had to turn up my reciever up about 6 clicks, darn near refernce level calibrated to 75 db jsut to get it as loud as before with optical. Is it all around better to used the pcm?
Also, when movies come out in 7.1, will the pcm deliver true 7.1?
also, someone said the bass management in pcm takes the bass down 10 dbs? is this correct? Is this why pcm sounds so quet?
Thanks guys, keep up the good work.