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Old 03-21-2008   #13
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 7
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

If you own an expensive preamp like a Lexicon or Classe then you have NO DD+ or DTS Master decoding except within the Blu-ray player itself. So you have to connect the player via 5.1 analog audio to get the higher level surround sound. That makes the $100 upcharge very appealing.
I currently have two systems hooked up this way and it definitly sound better over the analog. The optical is limited bandwidth.
I also have a PS3 and the audio bandwitdh is limited in comparison to the 7.1 analog of the Denon. The Denon's picture is superior also. My PS3 is a blast however for gaming. No bugs like my PC constantly has.

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