Originally Posted by rajugsw
Well, I figure out the problem. the -x800 DOES NOT pass 5.1 DSD over HDMI but the -x1000ES DOES !!
Problem two :
The Direct mode over HDMI inputs sucks on the STR-DN1080 (and yet it only decodes true DSD 5.1 SACD disc with the X1000ES but not with the -X800). I have the HDMI out of the -X1000ES connected to VIDEO 2 and the Analog Stereo Out of the -X1000ES connected to VIDEO 1. Huge difference in sound. Sony has messed up something in the firmware/software that's causing this issue. No external DACS to cloud things up (well...technically the UBOX1000ES has an onboard two channel DAC for the two RCA Left & Right Outputs). After doing some digging, I can confirm that Sony is doing DSD into the DAC with two channel analog outs. There is no DoP (DSD over PCM) conversion. Everything stays "Native DSD". I confirmed both SACD discs and .dff files using the -X1000ES's front panel USB input.
All boxes have been updated as well.
I would love to hear some more facts about your findings!
E.g. how did you find out that "the STR-DN1080 does not do true DSD playback via HDMI - 176kHz/24Bit only"??
How do you see what is passed over HDMI ("x800 DOES NOT pass 5.1 DSD over HDMI but the -x1000ES DOES")??
Can you share where did you find information how DN1080 processes DSD signal ("After doing some digging, I can confirm that Sony is doing DSD into the DAC with two channel analog outs.")??
PS We all know, that you will see not much about incoming signal information on the DN1080 itself, so I wonder how do you access that information?
I appreciate your detailed insights, now I want to get to know more about the AVR I own. Hence my questions.
Originally Posted by peptalk1
'The BD/DVD and SA-CD/CD inputs have better sound quality. When you need a higher sound quality, connect your device to these jacks and select them as the input.'
I also did read this in the manual, but that statement is difficult to comprehend (I think it was even asked here in forum by someone
). DN1080 schematics are impossible to come by, but on the DN1060 there is absolutely nothing to be seen in electronics that would support that statement.
They are only muxed via HDMI SWITCH IC3821 (TMDS261BPAGR) before being sent into single input R1 of the HDMI TRANSCEIVER IC3700 (SII9575CTUC). The rest of the HDMI inputs are connected to other inputs of IC3700 directly. As far as I can tell, nothing suggests that R1 of SII9575CTUC is any different from the rest.
So I really am puzzled by that statement. PS Why I am looking at the DN1060 schematics in the first place? Because DN1060 manual makes exact same statement: https://helpguide.sony.net/ha/strdn1...000638320.html