DD "legacy", DTS "legacy", and LPCM are not included in the chart since player support is mandatory for all BD players.
(F) Player requires a firmware update to enable this codec.
(L) Player outputs LFE channel -5db lower than normal when outputting PCM over HDMI (see owner's threads)
(LF) Player had "LFE bug" as (L) above. Issue was resolved with firmware update.
(U) Player can be upgraded to BD2.0 (exact method is unclear).
(H) Codec decoding is limited to HDMI only. For analog output DD or DTS is used instead.
(2) Codec decoding is limited to 2 channels (stereo) only.
(*) Output is limited to 48KHz/24bit due to hardware limitation.
Availability & MSRP:
Players marked 'Now' are currently available in retail stores.
Players marked 'Retired' are now longer listed on manufacturer's website or being produced but may be available in retail.
Players with projected release dates are subject to change and may be based on incomplete information.
MSRP reflects latests MSRP from manufacturer.
Product street price may vary; only the current official MSRP is shown.
I created a FAQ for HD DVD Audio; I think a similar FAQ would be useful for BD however BD audio is more "complex" due to various CE companies and more optional support of decoding vs. bitstream. I compiled information for various BD players and thanks to correction by owners it is much more accurate now.
I need your help. If you notice an error let me know the player and the correct capabilities.
When providing an update please be specific: "player X can both bitstream and decode DTS-HD MA" is helpful. "player X can do DTS-HD" is not specific enough (bitstream, decode, both, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, both).
If possible reference something (owners thread, inside information, specific post, company response, spec sheet, manual, personal experience) that indicates the issue.
Thanks for your help.
LATEST EDIT (v1.9 15 APR 2008): Updates to PS3, LG BH-200, & Denon 3800.