Is a Blu-Ray player just a transport when using Bitstream?
I bought an Audiolab M-DAC last year for my HiFi setup, therefore designating my Marantz CD player to just a transport. Can/is this principle be applied to my AV setup? (please note my AV setup and HiFi setup are separate from each other and not connected)
Is it the case that my Sony Blu-Ray player when outputting via bitstream is just acting as a transport, with my AV Receiver doing all the audio conversion?
What about the picture side of things? Is the picture data being sent to my AV Receiver to be decoded OR is my Blu-Ray player doing that?
The reason I ask is that if this is the case for both queries above, then buying a better quality Blu-Ray player could be a waste of money as it is just acting as a transport.
I look forward to your expertise and views!
Blu-Ray: Sony BDP-S363
AV Receiver: Denon AVR-2310