I recently purchased a full blown system for the first time after years of wanting to buy a decent system. The equipment purchased is as follows:
TV - Samsung LN46A550
Receiver - Onkyo TX-SR806
DVD Player - Oppo DV-981HD
CD Player - Onkyo DX-7555 (yeah, the DVD would do decent, but i had read such good things about these that i thought it worth it)
Fronts - Polk RTiA7s (PolkDirect is great...)
Rears - Polk RTiA1s
Center - Polk CSiA6
Sub - Polk DSWpro500
I have the DVD player (which is my SACD and DVD-a player also) connected to the reveiver using the HDMI and set to pass through. I setup the DVD player to playback SACD via "Multi-Channel" and to playback DVDa to "DVD-audio" as per the Oppo manual. I set the receiver to playback SACD via DSD. However, the receiver usually changes the output to Dolby EX or Multi-Channel for SACD/DVD-a output. This seems to give the proper 5.1 mix, but I question why the receiver will not output using DSD? I am under the assumption that this has to do with my lack of knowledge concerning such things. However, am I missing anything by using the Dolby EX and/or the Multi-Channel output setting from the receiver?
Thanks much for the help.
On a side note, I am thoroughly enjoying this setup, especially for red book cds. The majority of my collection has taken on new life. Now to get that Rega P1 in and hooked up :)