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View Poll Results: have you upgraded to HD audio hardware?
Yes running HD audio receiver 59 51.30%
Yes - LPCM via HDMI 38 33.04%
Not yet but I do plan on very soon 5 4.35%
Not yet but waiting for prices to come down 7 6.09%
Dont care for upgrading, reg 5.1 is good enough 3 2.61%
Undecided, never heard true HD audio before 3 2.61%
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:13 AM
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The improved audio was my primary reason for wanting to go Blu.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:21 AM
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Is there even a difference between letting the Blu-Ray player do the decoding and letting the receiver do the decoding? I mean, they should really give you the exact same end result, shouldn't they?
Bitstreamers? I have the same question...This should be interesting...
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:26 PM
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Bitstreamers? I have the same question...This should be interesting...
I don't know the science, but I get boomier bass when bitstreaming.



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I don't know the science, but I get boomier bass when bitstreaming.



(Bh200 to Onkyo 605)
boomy in a good way or a bad way?
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:24 PM
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i'm guessing that the decoding done in your receiver is just bumping up the volume of the bass somewhere in the chain

if it's actually changing the quality of the signal, then there's something wrong

or maybe the receiver is adding some DSP to the bitstream, but not to the PCM for some reason. i think my Onkyo does that.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:28 PM
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just 5.1 for me for now, would like to get a new system but i got a new tv first
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:12 PM
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BD35 bitstreamed to Onkyo 606 is incredible!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:08 PM
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Is there even a difference between letting the Blu-Ray player do the decoding and letting the receiver do the decoding? I mean, they should really give you the exact same end result, shouldn't they?
I can only speak for my experience with my equipment.

I have a LG BH 200 which means I can do BD and HD DVD. When it comes to my BD's, bitstreaming sounds better with DTSMA/TRUEHD, not by a great difference, but noticable. I hear more surround presence and tighter bass and maybe a bit more detail, however like I say it's very minor, not a night and day difference.

When it comes to my HD DVD's, as far as TRUEHD, it sounds better when I let the player decode. Weird, very weird but I tell you on some of my HD DVD's like Matrix, Batman Begins, Next and Training Day, when I let the player decode I hear all kinds of detail that I never hear when it bitstreams, in this case i'm talking more than a minor difference but a tangible difference. Very odd cause it's the same player. I've not had the chance to play a DTSMA HD DVD so I can't say how it bitstreams but since the player doesn't decode DTSMA but only the core, it would not be a fair comparison.

Very odd findings but that's what I find.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:31 PM
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yeah, even though bitstreaming and PCM are theoretically supposed to be the same, i suppose different gear processes things in a different way, and that's why the quality varies slightly.

it just makes sense for everyone to experiment and see what they like the best, because everybody will have different equipment and different opinions on what sounds the best.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:27 PM
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Decoded in the player the way it's meant to be heard.
yeah that really does not make any sense...

I bitstream from my player to my receiver.
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