Originally Posted by isingh
So is there anyway I can kick up the audio level also, anything I need to do in Sammy config ? Why do people need to change Speaker setting in Sammy ? I hope that has nothing to do here when I am using Analog outputs? And if it has then why does PCM on optical is lower in intensity as opposed to bitstream ?
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I wouldn't worry about all that mumbo jumbo PCM vs. bitstream talk too much. Applying the KISS method, if your receiver can decode the new HD audio, then bitstream with HDMI. If your receiver can not decode the new HD audio, then PCM them via 5.1 analog with RCAs. Lose the fiber optics. The main reason being, 5.1 LPCM through fiber optics is downmixed to 2 channel stereo. Thus the surrounds "seem" to be lower, because your're missing the other 3.1 portion. In addition, 5.1 uncompressed LPCM 24 and 16 bit audio on the disc are far superior to the regular DD and DTS codecs.
Generally the volume outputted by PCM feeds are slightly lower than their bitstream counterpart. Sound quality with respect to volume is still debatable. I believe if you have to turn up the volume up 8-10 clicks to match the level of clarity
for dialog sounds, then you are actually increasing the harmonic distortion of the overall system. As mentioned before, 24 bit audio, like DTS MA and most TrueHD, sounds the best if you bitstream from the 1400 to a capable receiver. Let the receiver decodes them and apply whatever DSP to suite your liking. On the hand, you and your receiver have little to no control on the robust raw pulse code modulation beast. Again that's just one dino preference. Others swear that there is no difference. I wouldn't disagree with them. It's their ears, ya know.