Originally Posted by deecee20
Question: Does the TX-SR605 apply all Audyssey and bass management settings to TrueHD and DTS-MA bitstreams? I've only used my 605 for listening to LPCM via the PS3, never tried it with a bitstream-capable blu-ray player. As far as I know the receiver won't apply the post-processsing to LPCM. Anyone know for sure whether the post-processing is applied in bitstream mode?
I just got one of these receivers, and it seems that the Audyssey equalization is NOT applied to True HD and DTS-MA bitstreams, but it IS applied to Multichannel PCM (and everything else).
Bass management and speaker levels are applied always, except when in "Direct" mode.
I have read conflicting reports about what is going on with the Audyssey light, and some users report their Audyssey light being on when decoding DTS-MA and True HD. I called Onkyo tech support, and at least the guy I talked to said that my unit is normal, in that the Audyssey equalization is not applied during decoding of DTS-MA and True HD. I have read other reports on the web that Onkyo tech support has said that there is a bug with the Audyssey light, and it IS being applied during decoding of DTS-MA and True HD. For what it's worth, from my ears, I think it is NOT being applied.
You should be ok with the PS3, since you can send LPCM 7.1. I have a Sony S550, which will send LPCM 7.1 if the receiver is not capable of decoding True HD and DTS-MA (it knows via the HDMI "handshake"), but there is no way to force LPCM 7.1 if the receiver is capable (as it is in our case), so I am switching to a Panasonic player. The Sony player is too smart for its own good!
Hope that helps,