Repeat: HDMI Audio Jitter Reduction
"The UDP-205 features a high-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit. This unique design significantly reduces jitter and eliminates timing errors, allowing you to enjoy your music with increased accuracy when you use the audio-only HDMI output port for connecting the audio signal. PCM and DSD signals rely on the HDMI clock directly, so the HDMI audio jitter reduction circuitry can improve the sound quality of PCM and DSD audio. For compressed bitstream audio, it helps to ensure error-free transmission, and may improve the audio performance depending on whether the audio decoder in the A/V processor or receiver uses a synchronous or asynchronous clock scheme."
Digital audio through HDMI needs all the help it can gets on this day of the year 2017 with a clean audio sync signal all the way thru from in-out-in-out with the least amount of jitter interference. It cannot hurt to start with the player. This is NEW.
Any insight from anyone is most sought after in the pursuit of advancement knowledge towards a 'cleaner' musical audio world ♫