Nearsighted Scrappile said:
All of my standalone equipment is Dolby. Matter of fact, until somewhat recently, I have noticed that it was difficult to locate any equipment that supports DTS. My Sony BD player supports DTS, but I'm not sure how that will translate to my Dolby Digital receiver. I'm not so sure that sticking with ONLY DTS is a good idea.
Only the oldest equipment was Dolby Digital only, then receivers implemented DTS, then basic HDMI (multichannel LPCM), then TrueHD and DTS-HD MA (over HDMI) decoding. There's nothing wrong with older equipment I might add, just that it is generally more limited in decoding capability.
One way around lack of decoding capability in the receiver is to perform the decoding in the player and output either multichannel analogue (via 3 sets of stereo leads) or multichannel LPCM (via HDMI). This requires the capability in the player and the ability of the receiver to accept it as input.
I would suggest looking into the capabilities of your existing equipment to better understand what audio formats you can ultimately handle: it's not just about the receiver.
Your comment raises an interesting question about society in general: do we implement only for the majority, or do we find a way to satisfy as many minority requirements as possible too?