JVC RS4500 | ST130 G4 135" | MRX 720 | MC303 MC152 | 6.1.4: B&W 802D3, 805D3, 702S2 | 4x15 IB Subs
I don't buy it. I trust my receiver to decode and upscale the audio far more than I trust my PC software to do it. I'd rather send the digital file over to the receiver and have it do the decode. This allows me to keep my PC in 2 channel mode, which allows the receiver to properly upscale 2 channel audio to full 5.1 / 7.1.4 etc. If you leave your PC set up as 5.1 or 7.1 mode to decode other formats, then when you play back something with stereo audio, you dont get any upscale at all because you're sending the receiver decoded multichannel PCM of 7.1 channels with only the left and right front populated with data.you are all aware that bitstreaming has far inferior sync then decoded audio?
there are good reasons to bitstream like a atmos setup but if you are not gaining anything from it you can even beat it by not bitstreaming.
why should this fix the issue?