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Rotel RSP-1069 Pre-Pro

- 4:1 HDMI in/out, no HDMI 1.3

- TI Aureus DSP

- Burr Brown 24-bit/192KHz DAC

- Faroudja DCDi 1080p upscaling

- No TrueHD, DTS-HD decoding

 

Man... I don't know what to say..  :'(

 

Rotel RMB-1076

- Class D amp

- 6 x 100W

 

Rotel RMB-1085

- Class D amp

- 5 x 100W

 

Source

- Ecoustics

- Slashgear

- Engadget HD

 

 

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Aiya, for some reason, Rotel always seem to lack something important.......... from last time until today, they always lagging behind the bigger boys.

 

They lost lots of loyal customers this time round.

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Aiya, for some reason, Rotel always seem to lack something important.......... from last time until today, they always lagging behind the bigger boys.

 

They lost lots of loyal customers this time round.

 

Sad lor.. I love their performance vs. price proposition. Somehow, I believe Rotel assumes that the players are good enough for decoding TrueHD. But then, how about DTS-HD? Sigh.

 

Maybe the RSP-1099 will fill the gap later.

 

Phil

 

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I am under the impression that DTS-High Resolution Soundmix (MA/HA) can only be processed at AVR/Amp side. But then again, I think the idea of leaving the Player to process the DTS-High Resolution as been feasible in time to come...as a matter of fact, maybe I am ill-informed on this department. Anyone can enlighten me? :P

 

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this article on hidef Digest makes no distinction between Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio - as long as discs are mastered in Advanced mode they have to be decoded in the player. The article goes on to mention that all 1) all HDDVDs are mastered in advanced mode and  2) BD discs are in basic mode until they get interactivity sorted out at which point they will all go advanced.

 

carrying this a bit further: There - perhaps - was a difference between DTS/DD 5.1 because of the difference in compression algorithms and bitrates but even then it was not discernible when level matched.  If the mixing is the same, I fail to see if there is going to be any difference in the end whether the audio comes from DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD - both are lossless compression of the original multichannel PCM mix and unzipping either would result in the same thing. (think of the difference between using WinZip and WinRAR - nothing really)

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There are many other considerations other than the DTS-HD decoding.

 

Another major bottleneck is HDMI 1.3. My PJ is 1.3-ready and supports Deep Color. Though actual material to capitalize this feature is non-existence, I would not like to go on an upgrade exercise once they hit the market.

 

Unless Bro like Des, I believe in long-term investment and avoid upgrading repeatedly. No right or wrong here, just a matter of habit.

 

Phil

 

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Dem sian when I saw the new processor cannot decode the new formats. :'(

 

Using the player to decode the new HD sound formats sounds like when DD5.1 and DTS 1st burst on the scene. Remember using the dvdp built-in decoder and connecting the analog outputs of the dvdp to connect to the 5.1 inputs of the amp then. Lotsa cables...

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There are many other considerations other than the DTS-HD decoding.

 

Another major bottleneck is HDMI 1.3. My PJ is 1.3-ready and supports Deep Color. Though actual material to capitalize this feature is non-existence, I would not like to go on an upgrade exercise once they hit the market.

 

Unless Bro like Des, I believe in long-term investment and avoid upgrading repeatedly. No right or wrong here, just a matter of habit.

 

Phil

 

 

I think the real reason the Rotel doesn't feel such a good deal because it cost good deal of money for less features, whereas the AV amps from Onkyo are really bang for buck several times over as compared to the Rotel.

 

Doesn't really help inflate the male ego when something with such a great price tag doesn't even do a basic function that others do without problems.

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I think the real reason the Rotel doesn't feel such a good deal because it cost good deal of money for less features, whereas the AV amps from Onkyo are really bang for buck several times over as compared to the Rotel.

 

Doesn't really help inflate the male ego when something with such a great price tag doesn't even do a basic function that others do without problems.

 

They have always place a heavy emphasis on performance over features. But then.. this time round, they have definitely crossed the line.

 

Phil

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They have always place a heavy emphasis on performance over features. But then.. this time round, they have definitely crossed the line.

 

Phil

 

Eh, phil, go for the onkyo la.

 

Forget about brand loyalty when their latest offering is more like last years av amp's basic feature set.

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Me? I still slowly la....... very happy with my setup. Even with the improvements of 1080p and trueHD, I still find my ferrari with manual shift, no power steering and gas guzzling engine still a pure joy to indulge in.

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