Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
I did not find in the Philips BDP8000 menu a specific voice "7.1", are you sure ?
Actually, I cannot select in the Philips player if optical or analog outputs are to be used ...
Ah, the BDP7600 has an option to choose 7.1 or 5.1, but the BDP8000 doesn't. That's a bit odd as I thought the BDP8000 was higher spec.

Have you found any official Philips literature that states that the analogue connections output HD sound and not lossy sound?

I've ordered some analogue cables and am going to see I can find an audible difference between optical and analogue on the BDP7600 when they arrive.