Originally Posted by salmonsc /forum/post/18125278
Is that also true of the AV9?
Both the AV9 and the AVP700 can only decode the "old" audio codecs (DTS, DD, DPL) via coax or optical SPDIF. The HDMI port on both these units does video switching only. To benefit from the new Bluray codecs (Dolby TrueHD, DD+, DTS-HD) you will need to find a Bluray player that does native decoding and has 7.1 analog outputs, which you can fed to the 7.1 analog inputs on the Arcams. In the case of the AVP700 (not sure about the AV9), you can't apply any processing or bass management to these inputs, so all tweaks need to be done via the Bluray player. At least on my Bluray (Pioneer) the ability to tweak the anolog output is quite limited, resulting in bass that just doesn't cut the mustard. I really don't want to start changing the volume of my subs all the time, every time I switch audio sources, so I think the answer is to get a processor which can handle the decoding itself, via bitstream from the Bluray player.
At least with seperates, I can reuse the P1000 amp.