Originally Posted by batpig
Yes, there is no "downconversion" of HDMI audio. This is true for nearly any receiver (not just Denon).
If it was a "firmware issue", why would they describe the limitation explicitly in the manual?
kudos to you for actually reading the manual though. Most people will never find those caveats!
Just wanted to check since I never ventured into the area of even attempting recording HDMI content since I knew it would be a pain.
So, not sure if it was a firmware feature (limitation of the hardware), DRM hell, or one of those, "there are other work arounds" replies. But basically, reading the manual confirmed my beliefs; it's a restriction on the multi-channel of HDMI; both technical and DRM. Throw in a little, "Industry: yeah, it could be done. But we don't want to allow for downconversion."
So, guess go find an optical cable and hook it up to my PS3 and switch back and forth between HDMI and optical out (settings) when I need to go thru the tape loop. I do remember seeing someone allow for both outputs simultaneously.
Thanks for replying though.