Originally Posted by jamest26
has anyone noticed the clicks when the listening mode is being switched? it's weird. sometimes it's on and sometimes it's not. i'm wondering if i have a defective unit or not. i noticed that once i get back to "stereo" it starts to click.
the unit also clicks when it changes from the audio coming from my ps3. for example, going from 2 channel to truHD.
Yes, this unit does make a loud clicking sound when switching between listening modes. I was concerned about this, too, when I first heard it, but others have stated this is normal. Since this is my first new receiver in 15 years, I cannot comment on this being the norm amongst new age AVRs or not.
I do have a question about your question, though... you mentioned that once you get back to stereo it "starts to click." Is that one click as it changes listening mode, or is it continually clicking? If it is the latter, I would be concerned.
All in all, it can become rather annoying, and it began to really bug my wife, especially when watching DVR'd shows. I have noticed that many network stations have their local content commercials recorded in a different sound format than the TV program being viewed and the other commercials being shown. Since these local commercials are usually the last in the string before a show resumes they are hard to avoid, and my 607 would always click out to different listening mode, and then click back over to the mode used for the program prior, sometimes missing the first second or two of audio from the program.
What I have done to remedy this situation was to go in and change the default listening mode for all content to Dolby PLIIz (when available), since I have front heights attached. I have determined from trying a few different audio formats that the IIz setting only activates the FH speakers and does not change the signals going to the other speakers when the LM is set to the more "appropriate" mode. Now, no more clicking during commercials, or when switching between devices. I don't know what would be the best setting to use if you don't have FH speakers attached. Anyone?
While this may not be the fix for everyone, it works for me. And as you know, when your wife is happy, then you are happy.