I think most people will be interested to hear about your stint with the 3910 compared to the 59avi. Audio and video
The problem on the audio side is that I just bought new amplifiers ( two Cinenova Grands ).. and I was running the Denon 3910 and Sony 999es on my old amp's, so my observations could be skewed by this. I hate changing two pieces of gear at one time as you dont really know what attributes each has independently.
I did some two channel listening last night on the 59avi and was really concerned, as it sounded like total crap on sacd/dvd-audio ..I was freakin out about how bad it sounded ..Well, if anybody out there is listening in stereo mode, Please make sure and switch all the 59avi's initial setting to 2 channel when listening in stereol ! , even if you have 5.1 hooked up ..Because in stereo mode you do indeed only get the L/R out of a 5.1 mix. ..Anyway, much better now ..still have to put some more listening time under my belt before commenting.
I guess Ill just have to go into setup each time I wanna switch from two channel to 5.1.
Calibrated with avia/dve last night and everything passes ( btb wtw, no crushing, colors are correct, no y/c delay ) ..
I saved everything in memory one, and have it set to auto 2, 0 ire, normal and everything else at its default.
Would it be better to use the " direct mode" ? instead of memory one ..and if so, can you make the above settings in the direct mode ? ..When I set it to "direct" I cant seem to find out where to make these settings changes.