Originally Posted by Captain Stereo
Don't get a premium quality audio component and instead get a cheap A/V receiver that has one feature of interest? So by that logic, a $500 receiver that decoded Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master AudioHD is better than my Classe stack of SSP-300/CA-5100 which is "limited" to playing back standard Dolby & DTS via digital bitstream? No, not by a long shot.
I will be doing this comparison soon, but can say the difference between MC PCM and DD and DTS is huge, so once I redo the main rig with the Denon AVP I will let you all know.