Thomas (not verified) -- Mon, 08/31/2009 - 00:34
I bought a Panasonic BD80 for it's high-res audio decoding and 7.1 analog outs(my Yamaha receiver is non-HDMI). I'm not really pleased with the sound I get from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio over the analog outs. Dolby Digital and DTS Digital over the digital optical cable seems more dynamic. Obviously, an HDMI connection for the high res formats is the way to go. But......HDMI receivers I've researched either decode the high-res formats or the HDMI is "pass through only". A separate audio cable(digital optical for low-res audio?)is needed. So.....I need a receiver that decodes high-res audio. That's redundant. What's the point of a BD player that decodes high-res audio, especially one that doesn't have analog outs, like the Panny BD-60? Oh well....I got that off my chest.