Originally Posted by audioguy
I don't use a DAC, only digital-in on the Trinnov - which can't handle DSD - only up to 24/96. So that is of no benefit to me.
My SSP-800 cannot handle native DSD either, so Roon feeds it 5.1 as 24/88.2.
Now that might be interesting. What about movie (vs music) Blurays? I have all of my movies ripped in MKV format and am currently using the Dune to play them.
Roon will not play movies. I am using Kodi for the very few videos I have ripped as MKV. Mostly for product testing purposes so I don't have to jockey among a bunch of different test discs. Kodi was my first attempt to replace the obsolete AppleTV, and while it worked, it was fussy about the album art file tagging. Roon was much more pleasant.
But now that I think about it, my SGC doesn't have an HDMI output.
That's an issue with certain audiophile streaming hardware, for some reason. So I'm using a dedicated Win7 PC for all my media.
For BR playing, don't you have to point Roon to a different folder or are yours all in the same place?
All my media files on a single HDD inside the media PC, filed in several folders by type just for my convenience -- Roon does not care. Also have a separate folder for all the Christmas music, and I just enable that folder in Roon's Storage menu when I want to hear them merged into the random play list.
I'm confused. How does Roon work with shiny discs?
All DVD-A, BD, and SACD content has first been ripped in its respective native audio format, same as for CDs. I have a handful of software programs installed on the media PC, plus a cooperative SACD player, to perform all that ripping business.
And thanks for your response. If you ever find yourself wandering around the southeast part of the US with nothing better to do, give me a call. It would be fun to meet.
I'd love that! Your theater has always been one of my favorites -- can only imagine what it must sound and look like now.
We're conveniently located on the way to nowhere in particular here in NW Oregon. If you're ever wandering through these parts, let me know!
Deadwood II Theater
(Previous Deadwood Theater HTOM
Anthem AVM 60 7.4.4; Classé SSP-800 PLIIx 7.4; MiniDSP OpenDRC-AN
Oppo UDP-203; Oppo BDP-93; Win7 media PC w/Roon+Kodi; Roku Ultra; DirecTV Genie
Adam Audio S3V/S3H LCR, KEF Ci200QS 4 srrnd, Tannoy Di6 DC 4 hts, Hsu ULS-15 4 subs
JVC RS520; Stewart Cima Neve screen 125" diag 2.35:1, MLP at 115"