I posted this in another thread as well in the audio theory, but here goes:
I recently purchased a Yamaha 665 receiver, and a 5.1 Paradigm surround sound set. The floor standing speakers, center channel AC powered Sub, and the two speakers on the back/wall. I apologize but I don't know the model numbers of the speakers off hand. It cost me around $1600. Hope I didn't get ripped - everything looks and sounds good for the most part.
Now my question is....When watching movies on my Samsung Blu-Ray Player, i always switch between two entirely different modes on my receiver : The Movie setting (which you can pick between Adventure, RPG Game, Sports, Sci-Fi, etc. etc) and the 7ch Enhanced.
Now when I put it on the movie setting and on "Adventure" or "Drama" which is what i usually have it on for the type of movies I watch, I have to turn the receiver up pretty loud to get the "movie theater" effect as far as loudness goes. It just does not get that loud until I turn it up to either 2-5db.
But when I put it on the 7ch Enhanced setting, it seems as it gets louder than all hell - at around 30% or more it sounds like. Around -2db to 0db is a good volume for this setting.
So what I am asking is...anyone that has this particular receiver and/or a similar setup as mine, what setting(s) do you use on your receiever to watch movies and really get that huge BOOM or loudness? Would you just use the movie function and pick what type of sound you think you need, the 7ch Enhanced, or something completely different?
I apologize for sounding like a beginner in all of this, I mainly am. I am pretty good when it comes to listening to music on my computer, video, resolutions, computers all of that - but when it comes to surround sound I'm kind of in the haze.
Thanks in advance,
Also...with my Samsung bdp1600 I am having some lip sych issues with blu ray movies. Should I use the HDMI Auto and the lipsynch MS calibrator, or just the MS calibrator?
It just sucks because it seems like on certain movies, it's different and I have to change it each time I watch a different disc, and it's a huge hassle. Especially because the receiver display takes up the entire screen and you have to keep flipping it on and off.
Does anyone have any sort of solution this problem? Gosh-darn it would be so much easier with a knob or something!
But, yeah about my earlier question; what should I put the surround on when I watch movies? 7ch Enhanced? Even thought I have 5.1. Or One of the modes (adventure, sci fi, etc.) or what?
Thanks in advance,