Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman
What you can do is assign the video setting memories to devices. It's in the manual somewhere unless I am losing my mind. .
From what I heard a couple of years back (c. RXV1700/1800 days) most Yamaha receivers have secret undocumented memory presets for just about everything. [Check out that previous link for possible preset button access]
With a single keystroke the unit remembers your favorite preset volume, input, surround mode, YPAO etc. They only acknowledge this on the flagship models but in reality the lesser ones have it too if you know the correct IR codes and use a universal remote.
It wouldn't surprise me if the RXV3900 had all the extra noise reduction features of the Z7 but they just aren't telling us. After all, if they are using the exact same Anchor Bay chip wouldn't they have to spend extra money to specifically disable
that feature? It's simpler and quicker just to tell people it doesn't have it and lock it out of the menu sequence. The Z7 is shipping this week I beleive so we may learn more soon.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".