Originally Posted by PolarWeasel
I hadn't known about DSD decoding in the AV-7701 preventing bass management; that might be a reason for me to stick with LPCM.
I'm pretty sure I have Audyssey turned off because I never got a set of adjustments that I thought sounded better than the source material. I'll have to double-check that now that I know it downsamples high-res files, though.
Thanks for the info!
The situation: I want to watch video through HDMI1 so I can make use of the video processing on that output, and I'd also like to be able to stream DSD to my Marantz AV-7701 on HDMI2. My first attempt had the two HDMI outputs on my BDP-103 going to two separate HDMI inputs on my AV-7701. In that configuration, however, I've been experiencing video dropouts, which I've been told can be caused by having both HDMI outputs connected to the same destination device.
I tried using an HDMI switch (a Monoprice HDX-401E) so that only one of the two HDMI outputs on the BDP-103 would be connected at any time. I intended to watch video material with the switch configured to pass HDMI1 to the AV-7701, and audio (including bitstreamed DSD) with the switch configured to pass HDMI2 to the AV-7701. The problem I then encountered is that with my BDP-103 configured for "Dual Display" on the HDMI outputs, when I switched to the HDMI2 input on the switch, I would get no video. This is problematic because I need to be able to browse my NAS for the DSD files I want to play. Based on my understanding of the manual, if I select "Split A/V" instead, I will never get a video signal on HDMI2. I read through the manual and did quite a few Google searches, and I'm at a loss as to why I'm not getting video (or getting a black screen, which is the equivalent) on HDMI2. Everything I read indicated that I should get *some* video on HDMI2. I have 3D turned off on the BDP-103, so that's not complicating things.
I suspect that the problem has something to do with the lack of an HDMI handshake on the HDMI output that's being blocked by the HDMI switch, but that's a guess.
I think my final option would be to configure my BDP-103 for "Split A/V" on the HDMI ports, connect HDMI1 directly to my video display, and connect HDMI2 to my AV-7701 for audio processing. This isn't ideal, because it breaks my "all sources going into the AV-7701 with one video output to the display" paradigm, but I could do it. It's just frustrating that I can't understand why I don't get video on HDMI2.
Any thoughts folks?