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The combination of the 621 and the 861 v6 (just announced and shipping in March) should significantly improve sound quality for digital sources. There is an apodizing filter in the 861 v6 which is said to substantially enhance sound quality. This is the same filter which is in the award winning Meridian 808.2 reference CD player.
 

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I'll give it a try then as I will have my version 6 in March. I did find out that Vudu doesn't output PCM. As it stands now, when I tried hooking up satellite through the 621 first, it did not sound as good as going directly into the 861. I would assume that I would find the same results with Vudu as well.

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I'll give it a try then as I will have my version 6 in March. I did find out that Vudu doesn't output PCM. As it stands now, when I tried hooking up satellite through the 621 first, it did not sound as good as going directly into the 861. I would assume that I would find the same results with Vudu as well.

Ken

What is Vudu outputting then?
 

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Kal,

The two choices are Dolby 5.1 and stereo.

Ken

I would assume the stereo is PCM unless it is analog. All you need to do is to have your HD621 pass the Dolby 5.1 and let the 861 decode it.
 
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