I use an optical connection to my sony 1080 amp. I'm a bit lemming like, in that i havent tried an analog connection chosing to believe the digital one must be superior! But i am very happy with how it sounds, especially in PLII.
Mine works fine, you might be thinking of receiving Dolby Digital, that certainly doesnt work with the sony box, as it can only be received on sky+. My sony box will only output a pcm signal to the amp.
Hello JonnyV, Steve_e42 and Walter mitty.
This is not relevant to your post, however - how about turning on subtitles for a couple of hours and check if you get lock up on ITV after a few sentences.
I have this problem with my Sony 750 and also with the replacement from Sony. I've had no reply yet to my post elsewhere.
PS I'll try the optical connection to STR-DB930 and let you know.
Well, I tried the optical connection
1 It works
2 I think I discern a slight improvement in clarity
3 Indication on Amp is PCM (48KHz)
4 Remember - I'm the one who needs subtitles!
5 I'll check again with someone elses ears.
regards to all