By the way, so far my VSX-32 seems like a big improvement from my Emotiva UMC-1. Especially in terms of consistency and general bugginess. The VSX-32 hasn't experienced even a single glitch yet. It always does what I tell it to when I tell it to without dropped audio, cutting off the beginning of the audio after silence, failing to 'handshake' properly, failing to shut down when told to, etc. It's nice.
Also the MCACC room correction feature is actually very much worth using. I did some before and after comparisons and the difference was impressive. Emo-Q on the UMC-1 gave me such crazy results that they were useless. People were saying they were a good 'baseline' to start tuning from, but so many of the stats were just so off base that I didn't even trust the stats that were more normal.
The VSX-32 does have two big downfalls, though.
#1 - There's no on screen graphics at all unless you're tweaking with MCACC, EQ, network, trigger, etc. Basically when you're messing with smaller and simpler things like volume level, input, surround mode, video processing mode, etc... you have to look at the front of the receiver to see what's going on (if you can't tell just by watching or listening).
Maybe there's some way to fix this? I can understand this stuff not showing up when in video pass through mode. But if I'm using the video processor then why not?
#2 - There does not appear to be any form of sub EQ. The VSX-32 does have a cross over setting for the sub and speakers, but it's universal for the sub and all speakers set to 'small'. It also has the option to send the cut off bass from the 7 channels to the sub (this is the default setting) or not, and also an option to 'sum' the bass and play the LFE channel in all of your speakers set to 'large'. 'Advanced MCACC' does not touch the sub's EQ at all as far as I can tell. It does use the sub when it's running the auto setup, but when I look at the results the sub is only mentioned in the distance settings... not in the EQ or standing wave tests or anything else. I'm surprised by that fact. Any thoughts as to why they didn't add that feature?