Originally Posted by alittletank
Anyone get the 5400 yet?
I got mine a couple days ago (UPS kept dodging me), problem is, I haven't been able to mess with it much yet because I just RMA'd my projector which was my primary video source, and without that its hard to tweak the stereo settings.
It was pretty simple to set up though. All of the speakers are labeled, the cables are color coded, and there are corresponding color codes on the receiver. The subwoofer is huge. Figuring out where to put it is probably the hardest part of setting the system up.
It probably took me over and hour to set everything up, but I was taking my time, and trying to figure out how to position everything. I'm actually setting it up for 5.1 rather than 7.1 for now because of space constrictions...
So far I was only able to mess around with the settings a bit before I RMA'd the projector. My source is a PC. I have DVI from the video card going to a DVI/HDMI cable to the receiver, and an optical cable from the PC to the receiver for sound. Clicking on the Settings button on the remote brings up a menu on the screen that allowed me to choose an optical audio source while keeping the video source the same (I was confused about how that would all work, but its easy enough). The settings menu shows a lot of calibration that can be done, but it all looks pretty well laid out.
I didn't get to mess with the Audyssey stuff which I was looking forward to.
There's a USB port on the front of the receiver for an ipod/phone/pad. I probably won't be using it much, but I plugged in my iPhone to see what its all about, and its pretty neat I guess. Don't think its really necessary, but still, pretty cool.
From what little I've heard so far, it sounds very nice (for a novice anyways), but I know my current configuration is jacked up. One little odd thing... for some reason I had to reverse the positive and negative cables on one of the surround speakers in order to get sound out of it. Really weird.
Other than that I don't think I have much more to say yet. I'll probably have more in a couple weeks.