Here is the spec on it
I suspect you're not giving any work to your brilliant receiver. By default, all blu ray players decode audio, unless you change the settings to bitstream it to your receiver. If you bitstream, there shouldn't be any difference to audio when changing players, as the players' DACs are not being used at all!
My Blu-ray player requires a firmware update for master audio sound, so I know for sure I am doing it right.
Here is the spec on the new ones
Panasonic 50GT50, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series & B&W PV1.
I know I am bitstreaming because the audio soundtracks are on the front of the amp. How do I check 100 per cent for sure?
I'll check your player's settings when I get home tonight & will let you know. It will be in your blu ray player's sound settings. Maybe because both are Pioneer, your receiver is able ot extract information from your player. I'm not sure.
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I have heard a Denon Blu-ray player on this amp and it sounded completely different. All I did was pull out the HDMI cable and stuck it in the next Blu-ray player.
Definitely your Denon at work here. By default, blu ray players decode audio unless you change settings in the player.
Oh yeah I think I did have to change it on that one, this is about 5 years ago now! From memory it can out with PCM on the amp, so had to change it. It was the Denon 2500 transport Blu-ray player.
One player I have played around with recently was the Pioneer LX70a, on that one I did not have to change anything, that right? This Blu-ray player was a ex shop demo, so I guess it is possible they changed it?
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