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Old 06-19-2009   #6
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Default Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it without HDMI & DTS-HD

Originally Posted by djanni View Post
I do have 7.1 on the Elite even though I use 5.1 and bi-amp the front mains. I don't have decoding for DTS-HD or Dolby's True-HD. With my current setup I can hear a difference playing a SuperBit DVD.

I'm really asking for opinions on whether or not overall sound quality is enhanced via Blu-Ray when DTS-HD or True-HD codecs are not used.
Your receiver has multicahnnel analog inputs and the Oppo has multichannel audio outputs. The Oppo will decode DTS MA Dolby True HD and any other HD audio source and pass it along to your receiver via the aforementioned inputs/outputs so you will be able to hear the HD audio with your current receiver.

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