Originally Posted by bd524
Ok, here's the main part of my set up. Could I please get recommendations for the best method of connecting the video and audio from my BRAND NEW 5000 into my system? I'm using the Lumagen VisionHDQ video processor, a Denon 5803 (that's the 5803, the five year old one ) and an Infocus/Kodak 333. My 5000 is a January 31st build date. Thanks.
I'm assuming you use the video processor to do input switching and the Denon to do audio switching. If so, here's one possible connection:
HDMI->DVI cable from 5000 to VisionHDQ
I'd set the 5000 to the native resolution of your projector. If there's no match, play with 1080i, 1080p and 720p so see which one scales the best.
Analog multichannel audio from 5000 to 5803
This will give you multichannel sound for any format the player can decode (but 2 channel only for TrueHD, DTS core for DTS HD). The limitation is that the player has limited speaker management: fixed 100 Hz "small" crossover, no individual level controls, no speaker distance delays. Some have reported distortion on the analog outs during loud passages. Fortunately the 5803 offers speaker management even for the multichannel analog ins so you're in good shape. I'd give this option a shot.
Alternate: Optical or coax from 5000 to 5803
If the multichannel analog audio connection doesn't work, use an S/DIF connection. You'll be limited to 2-channel PCM, DTS and Dolby Digital audio with an optical or coax (S/PDIF) connection. Your best choice in the 5000 would be Bitstream (Reencode) which sends a DTS stream to your receiver to decode. (For SD DVDs you'll get undecoded DD or DTS.) Bitstream (Audiophile) might be a better choice for SOME audio track formats, but leaves you with 2 channels for multichannel PCM tracks. Also, Audiophile mode seems to have more audio dropouts at least for SD DTS tracks.