Okay. I got this bit of info from avforums. By Adam of Cambridge audio:
Cambridge Audio DVD99 v Cambridge Audio AZUR 540d V2 - AVForums
How much does DV 99 cost in grey/official ?
Does it do DTS via analogue ?
yes my bad the low end players like 89 & 99 dont decode dts which is unfortunate considering the price.also i believe the DVD 89 only passes stereo sound via HDMI.
Does that mean that I cannot use this with a regular stereo amplifier ( no hdmi) to enjoy down mixed stereo sound for Dolby digital ?
My eight year old pioneer dv 525 can do this. If your output is set to ??PCM Stereo? it down mixes dd or dts to pcm stereo and passes it through the analogue out (RCA left and right). This the preferred way to watch live concerts through regular stereo setups. Movies is a different story.
Do Oppo , pioneer and denon players allow this ?
since i will also buy either the dvd89 or dvd99, this post caught my attention. One clarification..why is it a problem if the dvd player does not decode dts natively? if it does a passthrough to the receiver, the receiver can decode it and pass it to the speaker..will the quality detoriate as a result?