Originally Posted by kennyt
If you have a receiver (or pre/pro, but none really exist) that is HDMI 1.2, you are safe, because like you said Jerry, this allows you to feed it MCPCM which is likely equal to bitstream.
Deep color will need to work it's way into the film industry before we'll ever see the benefits or this, and that doesn't seem to have happened yet.
My Halcro SSP-200 is HDMI 1.2. I was originally led to believe the last update I received had it at 1.3b, but after further investigation, they admitted to only 1.2.
By only decoding MCPCM, you must have a player that not only can recognize the new audio codecs, but also decode them, and send out the info. as an MCPCM signal.