Originally Posted by isingh
Well all I wanted to say was why should one go for a Denon of $2k if in far less than that you can have a better performance. There were few issues with Sammy 1400 but after 1.5 FW update users are pretty happy and I am also on the same boat. Though it's 1.0 but at the same time I am not a special feature freak so I guess it works for me. You can easily bitstream HDMA, True HD to a receiver like Onkyo 605 and have full advantage of that.
Am I clear now ?
Yes, I suppose a little clearer, although I still am not getting what you are referring to in terms of the 605; at any rate, let's drop that for a second: I totally get what you're saying in that why spend 2K on a Denon that's coming out when there are other decks that will have better performance for less -- but is this actually true? Will there be an upcoming Blu-ray deck (or combo player) that will bitstream ALL next generation audio AND provide -- at least better -- DVD upscaling performance (than my Panny '10A)? I would -- as you suggest -- DEFINITELY like to utilize my 605's onboard decoders for Master Audio and TrueHD and that is SPECIFICALLY what I bought the receiver for, but I was unaware that the Panny '10A did not bitstream these signals until after I purchased it and the return date had come and gone...