Originally Posted by Pecos
What do you think of the Audyssey Dynamic Volume feature? This is one of the main features that I'm interested in to wage war against commercials recorded at peak levels coming out of a quiet program. I won't have my 2309CI for about a month.
This will have to be something that I play with for a while. My initial impression, after watching Stargate Atlantis in HD, is that the commercials are still a little louder, mainly because you switch from the 5.1 audio of the show to 2 channel stereo out of the front speakers. However, I mainly noticed the difference in "Day" mode. When I switched to "Evening" mode, the volumes were much closer; however, I found myself cranking up the volume to around "-4db" for a comfortable volume. I did not like "Midnight" mode, as I needed to crank it to "+4db" to hear it the way I wanted to.
One interesting thing is that each input can seperately enable/disable the Audyssey features.
This is a nice bit of flexibility...
All of that is my initial impression after one show, however. So, take all that with a grain of salt. I have a fan running in the room right now, so that be what is influencing this opinion.
So far, after running the Audyssey setup, the sound does sound very much improved!
I am still setting up my system, but have been taking breaks. I am trying to figure out how to get all my inputs set up, adding banana plugs to my speaker wire, and rewiring my system.
Let me know if you have other questions...