I ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS POST IN A THREAD THAT A PIONEER EMPLOYEE CHECKED AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS, HOWEVER HE STOPPED ANSWERING QUESTIONS. IF ANY OF YOU CAN HELP, THANKS. I ASSUME THESE OPTIONS STILL EXIST IN THE NEW BATCH OF RECEIVERS.
I have the 2-Yr old Elite VSX-80TXV. Can anyone explain whether the Dynamic Range Control setting in the Other Setup Menu has any affect on Midnight Mode or whether those are similar but completely independent settings? If they are independent, it seems superfluous to have both of these controls. Moreover, Midnight mode (which compresses the dynamic range of all sources, I believe, or at least digital sources) is available with one button press on the remote, whereas DRC is buried in the menu.
The manual does not indicate whether these two functions are related, or whether they are completely independent. If they are independent, then it seems like you could end up compressing the range twice if you set DRC to Mid or Max, and turn on Midnight Mode. I've never adjusted the DRC setting in the Other Settings Menu, but I do use Midnight Mode quite often.
Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!