Originally Posted by nenito2k UPDATE:
just realized something in my CASE !
HDMI 1: bluray player (for 5.1 tracks)
HDMI 2: sat box (stereo configuration), different settings
PROBLEM: the s400 does not memorize the 2 settings ??!! do i have to change everything each time i watch ???!!! i in the manual that i can save settings on each input differently
My S400 remembers different surround settings for HDMI, Optical, Analog, and FM. However, since I usually have HDMI 1 (U-verse box) and HDMI 2 (Blu-ray) set to "Movie", I haven't noticed whether it would remember different surround settings for each. NOTE: New owners or prospects should be aware that the subwoofer, surround, center, bass, and treble levels are the same across all
I use a Logitech Harmony 650 to control everything, and I keep the Surround mode button available on the first page of the LCD menu. I could just as easily keep the Stereo mode button there as well. I found that for a given input, if you are on a surround mode and then you press the Stereo mode button, the S400 remembers whether you were last on stereo or extended stereo. Likewise, when you return to surround mode, it will remember your last surround setting.
So you could use your S400 remote (or a universal) to pop between Surround and Stereo, but I agree that's a pain. The 3 HDMI inputs should be treated separately.
UPDATE: Confirmed last night that the S400 will remember different surround and stereo modes
for the HDMI inputs. However, the various levels
for sub, surround, center, bass and treble apply across all inputs. For me this is fine, as these settings seem to be driven more by the room size and shape, positioning of the system, and our overall listening preferences.