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post #61 of 1049
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B&K 70 release for Feb 08 from this posting
post #62 of 1049
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Cary 11a will now be a standalone pre/pro with a single HDMI 1.3 input and integrated HBR decoder.
post #63 of 1049
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Originally Posted by Eric Carroll View Post

The Rotel Owner's thread claims HDMI MPCM as confirmed, although it is not clear whether it is 5.1 or 7.1. The manual is not online, so I asked them. Maybe they will respond. I put it in 7.1 for now.

The manual is now available online:

Rotel RSP-1069 Manual
post #64 of 1049
Any thoughts on what we'll see.
post #65 of 1049
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Does anybody know if the Rotel RSP-1069 accept multichannel PCM over HDMI? This is a new processor with HDMI1.1 inputs. I have written the company a few times with this question but they have never responded.

I selected the 6.1 LPCM option on the "Crank" blu-ray disc. I use a PS3 for my blu-ray player into the RSP-1069 via an HDMI cable. With the multi channel indicator in lit up on the Rotel's display all 6 speakers and my subs were pumping out sound. So the answer is "yes" the Rotel will accept a 6.1 (or 7.1) multi channel PCM via HDMI and know what to to with it as long as the disc is encoded with it.
post #66 of 1049
this is really sad

so we are basically sitting here waiting for one of these higher end units to get their act together sometime in 2008, or go with the Onkyo/Integra option (hard to find, poor analog section), or do nothing???

ridiculous!
post #67 of 1049
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this is really sad

so we are basically sitting here waiting for one of these higher end units to get their act together sometime in 2008, or go with the Onkyo/Integra option (hard to find, poor analog section), or do nothing???

ridiculous!

The new Cary Cinema 11a is available for pre-order and due out in the end of January. It is the same unit as their current Cinema 11 with the addition of 2 HDMI ins and 1 out. It will have no video capability if any kind, strictly pass through and will handle all of the HDMI 1.3 high resolution audio formats. This should be a great solution for people looking for higher 2 channel capacity than the Integra/Onkyo.
post #68 of 1049
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Well, its CES 2008 time. Post any pre/pro or SSP announcements if you got em.
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The new Cary Cinema 11a is available for pre-order and due out in the end of January.

Yes, I am looking at this quite closely... although the difficulty Cary has had in communicating the status of 11 vs 11a vs 11v is a bit cautionary. And the HDMI 1.3 chip situation causes one to wonder about the date.
post #70 of 1049
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so we are basically sitting here waiting for one of these higher end units to get their act together sometime in 2008, or go with the Onkyo/Integra option (hard to find, poor analog section), or do nothing???

Or wait for CES 2008 announcements...
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Thank you.
post #73 of 1049
any other updates from CES?
post #74 of 1049
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Can't find any more as yet... but its still early. I am sure we will see many more as the week progresses.
post #75 of 1049
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Mark Levinson added.
post #76 of 1049
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The new Cary Cinema 11a is available for pre-order and due out in the end of January. It is the same unit as their current Cinema 11 with the addition of 2 HDMI ins and 1 out. It will have no video capability if any kind, strictly pass through and will handle all of the HDMI 1.3 high resolution audio formats. This should be a great solution for people looking for higher 2 channel capacity than the Integra/Onkyo.

Why worry about the new cary if you only want a better 2ch section?
post #77 of 1049
Has Krell confirmed at CES that they will start shipping the S-1000 now with DolbyHD, DTS HD decoding via HDMI?
post #78 of 1049
The TAC will be 15k!

"TacT has been quick to adopt HDMI 1.3, so the new TCS pre-pro can handle Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc."


http://blog.hometheatermag.com/ces2008/
post #79 of 1049
Eric-Thank you very much for this thread. Keep up the great work. This is also exactly what I'm looking for: just switching (although even that is a question I have, see here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=972497), but with MC LPCM input capability. I don't need any of the video stuff the Onkyo/Integra have. I think I've decided on the NAD. But it will be curious to see what the future brings. I do expect one from Outlaw too, although I don't think I've seen any rumblings there yet. Also be nice to see one from Parasound.
post #80 of 1049
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Has Krell confirmed at CES that they will start shipping the S-1000 now with DolbyHD, DTS HD decoding via HDMI?

Krell has been very silent on the issue even to dealers. I do not believe this has changed.
post #81 of 1049
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Eric-Thank you very much for this thread. Keep up the great work.

Thanks. Its stuff I was researching anyway, so I hope it has been helpful to others.

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This is also exactly what I'm looking for: just switching

You might consider using a seperate switch from the SSP, and just use the HDMI in/out for audio in and On Screen Display output.

I use the Lumagen Radiance XD for switching and video processing.

The issue with most SSPs right now is they are missing HDMI 1.3 and high bit rate (HBR) decoders. This means you cannot listen to DTS-HD MA soundtracks. Whether this matters to you or not is personal preference of course.

PS: Debate on this topic should be directed to the "why you don't need HDMI 1.3" thread.
post #82 of 1049
I wish that Pioneer would remove the pre/pro from the amps in their new top end SC-09TX receiver -- the circuitry of the amps and pre/pro is kept separate so it should be easily possible for them produce an outstanding pre/pro, but Pioneer seems to have no interest in doing so...

MikeSp
post #83 of 1049
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I wish that Pioneer would remove the pre/pro from the amps in their new top end SC-09TX receiver -- the circuitry of the amps and pre/pro is kept separate so it should be easily possible for them produce an outstanding pre/pro, but Pioneer seems to have no interest in doing so...

Would you want this so as to have a cheaper price or do you think it will make a sonic impact?

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The issue with most SSPs right now is they are missing HDMI 1.3 and high bit rate (HBR) decoders. This means you cannot listen to DTS-HD MA soundtracks. Whether this matters to you or not is personal preference of course.

We know why this is.
post #84 of 1049
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Would you want this so as to have a cheaper price or do you think it will make a sonic impact?



We know why this is.

My reasons are two fold for this "potential" pre/pro that would do everything but fetch a beer and would be based upon Pioneer Elite's top receiver. Removing the amps would (A) reduce the price and (B) allow me to use my amps that I prefer for 7.1 surround and stereo.

MikeSp
post #85 of 1049
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We know why this is.

We do? We know it or speculate on it? I have heard many theories in this forum, but noone has authoritatively answered it AFAIK.

So which claimed cause is true?
  1. HDMI chip supply is inadequate/unavailable
  2. HDMI chip supply is controlled by Japanese AVR companies due to volume committments
  3. Vinci Labs is no longer developing/producing, impacting SSP vendors who rebadge the Titan
  4. SSP manufacturers cannot afford the HDMI 1.3 license fee
  5. SSP manufacturers are waiting for the format war to settle out
  6. SSP manufacturers can't afford the DTS/Dolby license fees for DTS-HD MA and TrueHD

I prefer we not speculate in this thread. There are many other threads started for that. However, if you know and can back it up, please, I am all ears.
post #86 of 1049
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Well, other than an Emotiva rumour, no announcements from CES seen today. Its starting to look like this CES is a bit of a bust for updates from the SSP manufacturers.
post #87 of 1049
Eric,
I haven't been able to find any comments posted that mention any new Krell CES announcements. Since the Krell S-1000 is supposed to be upgradeable, I'm still hoping they will announce the S-1000 DolbyHD, DTS HD decoding via HDMI update. Has Krell announced anything new at CES yet?

At least the Marantz AV8003 looks promising.
post #88 of 1049
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It will be the same re badge like the rest of the Mac line, the only difference is that the AP1000 will use room correction (from someone else obviously). Just buy the new integra and be done with it, simple.

The Mac line is all rebadged -- from what? I realize that D&M Holdings owns Marantz and Denon in addition to McIntosh, but do not understand what Mac rebadges other than their music servers which are based on Escient Music Servers (which McIntosh owns). IF Mac was rebadging their pre/pros, they would have a new one out soon instead of waiting another year or two for the MX137.

MikeSp
post #89 of 1049
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Not that I have seen as yet. Anything I have heard about is in post #1.
post #90 of 1049
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And if the AP1000 is as cheap as the MX135/136 it fail.

Do not understand this statement -- care to elaborate?

MikeSp
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