Sony BDP-S550 & Pioneer AX2AS

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  1. Violator

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    Somewhat confused by specs here, hoping for some advice.

    I currently have the AX2AS and looking to buy a blu-ray player. I really want DTS-MA sound to be available, hence I was looking at the BDP-S550 as it does it onboard.

    I know my amp is HDMI 1.2 and doesn't natively support DTS-MA or TrueHD. My question is, will it support the audio using PCM over an HDMI connection? And is there any downside to doing it like this?

    If it is possible, the 550 seems very difficult to get hold of right now and the Pioneer BDP-51FD seems a good, if slightly more expensive, alternative. Would there be any problems with this model?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Yes it will :thumbsup: you just need the player to decode TrueHD/DTS-MA and send over HDMI to the amp.
    No DTS-MA decoding yet with the 51,should be coming by March.
    All the best.
     
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    Nice one, thanks a lot :thumbsup:
     
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    Kingfats (or anyone else), have just managed to track down a 550 should get it soon. However, with regards to your response, I've been reading conflicting stories on the net about this player and DTS-MA sound over PCM. Will I definitely get the full lossless track over PCM and not just the DTS 5.1?
     
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    Yes you will :thumbsup: HD audio @ full bitrate. :D
     
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    Thank you once again :smashin:
     

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