I recently bought a new A/V receiver that accepts the digital coax out from my DVD player. I have an option in the DVD players audio output setup that let's me choose either SPDIF/RAW or SPDIF/PCM. Which option will give me the best possible digital sound? Thanks.
RAW will pass DD and DTS (which you'll probably want for movies, unless your player has a nice and flexible bass management/time alignment system--usually those duties are best handled by the receiver).
I have a Pioneer 1014TX 7.1 receiver. As far as I know, it will decode every movie sound format available to the home consumer, including THX. Since I use the DVD player for both CD music and DTS/DD movies, it looks like RAW would be the best setting for me. If you think it's the wrong setting for how I use my DVD player and my receiver, please let me know.
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