Originally Posted by John_M
Thanks Darin - please ignore my PM as you've already answered the question I asked, in this post.
The Realiser is an amazing product but this has to be said: the fact that it can't decode TrueHD or DTS-HD isn't good. My AV receiver, which is about 1/3 the price, can decode either. I need to think about how I'm going to get this to work if I'm going to buy an A8.
Edit: I've just been playing around with some of the stuff I own and it seems that my PS4 can decode DTS-HD and output 7.1 LPCM although my Blu-ray player cannot. Presumably it can do the same with Dolby TrueHD.
I do not have one, but I think there are several Realiser owners who use PS3's as their source. I imagine a PS4 will work also. With the Blu-Ray players, it is hit or miss. I have been able to find some relatively inexpensive Blu-Ray players that work, but I don't know about the current models.
I use a Dune HD Max and it works really well. I use it to play back ripped Blu-Ray movies from hard drives or a media server. But the lower end Dune players will not output decoded LPCM.
I believe the Oppo 105 will take an incoming DTS-HD or TrueHD HDMI signal and decode it to LPCM on it's HDMI outputs. That's a pretty cool function for Realiser owners. But the Oppo 105 is not cheap. Hopefully someone who owns an Oppo 105 will correct me if I am wrong since I don't own one.