Originally Posted by kennyt
I can honestly say once you start listening to the new codecs, DD and DTS sound like MP3.
If you have a Blu-ray or HD DVD player (and I know you have both) it is needed, I'd say sooner than later.
I agree, that's the reason I waited 18 months to upgrade my old Sony ES receiver to my new Denon, there is no reason to get a receiver that is not HDMI 1.3 & can decode all the new formats.
Blu-Ray I believe has improved the audio more than the video & it is a big difference.