Harman Kardon avr65 digital processing question..

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  1. Bob Partovi

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    The AVR65 automatically senses the type of digital surround encoding in use and adjusts to accommodate it. One caveat about the digital processing is the 48kHz limitation on the digital input. If your DVD player can output sampling rates up to 96kHz (the DVD-video maximum), this output will not be usable with the AVR65. However, the AVR65 does offer six-channel analog inputs to accept decoded digital signals from DVD-video or the coming 192kHz, 24-bit DVD-audio forma.

    ---amazon.com review

    Now I need a DD 5.1 receiver and my dad is offering this one up so I decided to do a little research on it first. Now can anybody explain this stuff so I can figure out if this receiver is any good or I should buy a new one?
     
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    Hi Bob. I don't know how much your dad's asking for the receiver, but for most applications the AVR-65 should be a fine choice. I wouldn't concern myself with the lack of 96kHz digital to analog conversion. To the best of my knowledge, only a few specialty recording labels (Chesky, for one) actually produce albums with such a high sampling rate. The six channel analog input is nice, as it will indeed allow you to connect the analog outputs of a DVD-Audio (nothing upcoming about it, by the way-it's here) player. If your dad is offering it for a good price, I'd probably jump on it! I hope this helps. If I only managed to confuse you more, please email me with any questions.

    Jason
     
  3. Bob Partovi

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    thanks for the info. he offered to just give it to me so I'm definetly gonna take it. I was more concerned with the dvd playback problems associated with this bit-rate ceiling.
     

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