Originally Posted by Ingeborgdot
For anyone that has done the upgrade, IS it worth it????
For me I can say that there is some frustration along with the upgrade. Does it work--AB-SO-BLUMEN-LUTELY. But when I was accustomed to running reference levels about -17, it is now about -12 to -10. BUT that could be just me because, since I last did the Audyssey setup I changed my sub to the VTF3 MK3 HO Turbo.
How does it sound? As others have stated with DEQ the bass can be a little "flabby" at higher listening levels. But, if you need to listen at "lower" levels, it fills in nicely. There is now no "thinness" at lower levels.
As far as DV is concerned, I have it only on my FiosTV input, and have only listened to a couple of different channels. It appears to keep everything level. So if you are going to watch a movie with a lot of dynamic range, you would want to turn it off.
Another thing that I learned-- I figured out (all by myself) that the way to tell if DV is on is that on the 3808 display the Audyssey Dynamic EQ light will have a BOX around it. If DV is OFF then there is NO box. DV is never on alone is always requires DEQ.
There is much more to learn and tweak--and since I have XM the Sirius is meaningless, I have a Monster universal remote control so the HDMI is not used, and I am not into paying for Rhapsody--but I knew that going in. Therefore I paid $100 for these 2 features, but I am happy & think that it will get better as we learn better how to utilize these features. Hope that helps.