Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
My processor is not up converting but has the DACs and freqs to accept.
My Panny RP82 has a remaster capability to convert 44.1 to 88.2. The Panny's manual specifies that prior to using this feature ensure that your processor will accept 88.2 as many will accept 96/24 but have not included 88.2.
I probably would not have given this much thought except that I had sent my Denon 5800 for a hardware upgrade when it became available and the litereature that was returned with the unit descriibed the new audio capabilities and it included 88.2 as well as 96/24. This upgrade was meant to give the 5800 similar (but not all) of the new (at the time) 5803s audio talents.
In anycase when I used the re-master feature on the Panny the 5800/03 flashed PCM 88.2
I've since replaced the upgraded 5800 with an actual 5803 but quite frankly, as capable and powerful as these Denon's and other modern processors are, uncomprssed discrete 7.1 audio software, either on it's own or as part of a visual presentation is still unavailable.
If you believe the capabilities of Creative's latest Sound Blaster Audigy 4 and other cards even more afvanced, I was hoping that some, (like myself) were thinking that the best parts of our processors have been underutilised since at least 2003, and if the Movie Studios won't create it for us, why should we throw out our video scalers and dvd collection, to spend thousands on new mltileveled hard/sftwre, we'll just create it ourselves and have fun doing it.
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