Originally Posted by UncleDave52
Thanks...I bet that is sweet.
As far as the Blu-Ray or HD-DVD purchase...Shouldn't I wait until they process the Dolby TruHD in the players....or is that just the PS3 that does not? If I wait, will the players have more features and ability or will they just be cheaper? Thanks.
TrueHD or DTS-HD decoders in the receiver just acts as a backup decoders if your
source doesn't have that specific decoders. For example, if you get a receiver with
a Dolby Digital decoder only but your DVD has DTS, then it will make that DVD read
that format and transfer them in the receiver. So the point is that there is a reason
there are decoders in sources like TV's, DVD's, PlayStation's, or other sources. In
that case, you will need a receiver that has HDMI and accepts both audio and video.
It doesn't necessarily need a HDMI 1.3 but it cannot accept 7.1 through optical or
coaxial. In my opinion 7.1 receiver are useless if they can't accept 7.1 LPCM. Because
if you have a 7.1 receiver then your SBL and SBR plays mono and acts like SB unless
you matrixed it but not necessarily good as a discrete one.