Hey Doug, if you actually read my post I indicated that I used LPCM out of the PS3 and bitstream and there was no comparison.
I assume you used something else for bitstreaming since the PS3 can not bitstream lossless codecs.
Bitstream was far more detailed, transparent and dynamic. The only way to go in my opinion. Have you done these comparisons yourself or do you just like jumping on here and saying things like digital is digital? It would take any moron 5 seconds to hear the difference - it's NOT subtle.
Are you then saying that the DSP of a processor can change the way something sounds when decoding it either LPCM or bitstream?
BTW when you say digital is digital does that mean 1 bit is the same as 16 bit is the same as 24 bit at any and all sampling frequencies and all codecs are the same?
I think you do not understand what a digital signal is.
Also, have you made the listening comparisons firsthand and heard bitstream vs lpcm with the latest codecs yourself? I'm also curious as to what processor you used for this critical listening. Hey, I may be wrong as a I haven't tried the latest generation of players doing lpcm, but I know what I heard out of the sony ps3 and seriously doubt the other players are doing it any differently. I would venture the differences may be in the software.
How can LPCM be any different coming out of different players?