Originally Posted by Curt_Trinnov
As the Altitude is coming out later in the year, currently customer preferences are being considered vs R&D/implementation costs. It is too early to say what codecs will be in the Altitude just yet. As we know, codecs cover both decoding (MP3, DD HD, to emerging 3D decoding) and up mixing (PL2, PL2x, NEOx, etc). Each comes with benefit and cost. Some are redundant- as Trinnov has pointed out, and others will be desired for their uniqueness.
Favorite codecs- which ones are essential and which ones optional in a processor- that is a good question here. What would you like to see?
I'm with hifiaudio2 on this. I think as long as Altitude can decode whatever a $200 receiver can, that would be great plus DSD.
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