So, can your current receiver not do DPLII?
I will have to check that...Its the Poineer VSX-816, very cheap but decent in what it did for me when I had digital audio.
This is a full house video/audio distribution issue too so I can not just connect a single source (DVD player) using digital audio if I choose too. I have too either run analog audio everywhere or digital audio everywhere in the house since I can only switch one or the other.
I ran digital audio everywhere for 9 months but I just switch to analog audio and Im shocked at the difference. I can only assume that my "crappy" receiver.
Well, no. It's stereo. To get 5.1 you either need to run six analog cables from a decoder, or you need to run a digital cable to a decoder or receiver that decodes 5.1 somewhere where you want it.
I remember connecting my DVD player for years directly to receivers (nothing special either) and letting the receiver create the 5.1 sound. I never did a comparison between the digital audio and analog before but after having digital for nine months is not even close.