Yes but what's an HDMI de-embedder and why not use the analog outs for all purposes? Most folks who use both keep the analog for stereo and the HDMI for multichannel.
I'm just starting to learn about high resolution audio. From what I understand, DVD-A and multichannel SACD will output high resolution signals only via HDMI. Neither my pre/pro nor my DAC has HDMI. The audio de-embedder strips the high resolution audio signal from the HDMI and converts it to either coax or optical, so that it can be accepted by other devices. I don't care to use the analog outs because I'm pretty sure my DAC is superior to the one built in to the OPPO.
I've been using the NuForce Edition BDP-83 for about three weeks. Thank goodness I didn't purchase one of those costly universal players, or several stand alone disc players. Yes NF SE is that good. I betcha plenty of highfalutin disc players will be hitting the used market soon enough because Oppo SE and NF SE.
OK, I'll bite:
LFD amplification, Harbeth speakers, LFD cabling, music server connected to Benchmark Dac1 Pre. Yeah, yeah, not the orthopedic surgeon priced bling some bliss out on, but I've enough gear to know NF 83 plays (almost) all disc formats sweet e-nuf 4 me. Are u listening Jason? Where's my residual for my shameless endorsement?
Does anyone here know whether the bass management in the BDP-83SE (or Marantz or Denon Blu-ray Universal players, for that matter) is consistent among all the formats it will decode and play? If I decide to buy one I will only use the analog connections to my system for audio and let the player decode everything.
However, I remember reading that earlier DVD-based universal players were often criticized for having inconsistencies in this regard and it took some time for the manufacturers to get it right. Is there any data on this issue for these players that I may have missed?
Call the good folks at Oppo & ask them - I'm sure you will get a good answer.
You can also Google "oppo bd83 bass management across formats" & see what you find.
I don't have a clue - see below for why.
If you have (or get) Vandersteen speakers (2Ce SIG II; or 3A SIG) and use his 2WQ Stereo (as in 2) subwoofers (as I do), you don't NEED "Bass-management" - just tell your pre-pro or Receiver that your fronts are FULL RANGE and forget it! [:-o)>