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Hey guys,


I have a Rotel RSP-1068 surround processor that is non-HDMI so I'm not able to take advantage of the lossless audio formats on BD. I was thinking about replacing it with a processor/receiver that does have HDMI, but I'm concerned that if I replace it with a basic(cheaper) pro/receiver with HDMI the 1068 still might sound better with the lossy DD/DTS formats since it does have nice DACs. So I guess I was wondering how much I would have to spend on an HDMI unit to notice a big difference between standard codecs on the 1068 and lossless ones on new unit? I hope that makes sense.
 

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No need to upgrade just yet. Pick up a Bluray player with 7.1 analog outs and let the player decode lossless. Your 1068 has a 7.1 multi input. Use that for a while and save up for a real nice HDMI prepro. If you want HDMI switching now, I would look at the Rotel 1069 or later prepro, the Marantz AV6003, the Integra DHC-80.1, and the B&K Ref70. A wild card would be the Emotiva UMC-1.


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Brian
 
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