Originally Posted by valley_nomad
Wow, what a great review
I guess the reason they don't use HDMI for the on screen adjustment is that the audio equipments usually don't (or even may not be allowed to?) touch the video part of the bit stream in the HDMI input. They just pass it to the HDMI output after exacting the audio part.
It seems that the system uses only one mic for auto calibration. Then how does it sense (or measure) the direction of the sound during the process?
Is the system able to keep and switch to more than one setting based on different room conditions (e.g. when window curtain is used or not)?
Looking forward to your further review
Thanks, appreciate it. Good point on the HDMI OSD issue and I am sure that was their answer for your scenario. I guess they could have treated it as a seperate input, leaving the current HDMI source and JUST outputing the OSD, therefore not tampering with another signal, but this is just me being WAY too nitpicky
) and now that I am used to the soundbar display, there really is no need to have the OSD on my panel. Roger is correct.....the one mic sits (or should) basically close to your listening position and starts beaming off the walls and adjusts accordingly, you can run "beam optimization" or "sound level optimization" or both at same time. Yes, good question, the unit will save 3 different calibtation settings in Memory that you can call up at any time. (I guess you can actually have 4 at one time, 3 in the memory, and the default current, but, once you call up one from the three memory slots, the current is wiped out I suppose. (have not tried this.)
I actually ran the calibration again in a different more appropriate area for the Mic and (it is so easy to run) and saw improvement. I plan on doing some manual settings experimentation and reporting back, but so far I am loving this bar.