Originally Posted by h2obuff
I have had my RX-A2030 for a year now. Thanks to this thread i purchased the 2030. Out of the box things worked great. I have a 7.2 setup, using JBL Studio L speakers all around.
Recently however, the sound quality has cone bad. I used to watch Blu-rays from my PS3/PS4 using straight decoding and it sounded wonderful. My kids us the HT more often now to play video games, and I think they must have done something, but what I am not sure and I cant figure it out. Now when I watch movies, the dialogue is tiny and barely discernible. They only way to hear dialogue is to play the movies on 9-ch stereo. But in this mode, the surround sound effects seem to disappear and does not sound as good as before.
Any suggestions on how to fix this, and how best to set up my system for a great movie experience.
Should decoding be done in PS 3/4 or in A2030?
Any difference in how I should treat 5.1 vs. 7.1 sources?
What is the best way to get the best sound?
First of all, congratulations on a fine Yamaha audio unit. I am a few years and price points behind you.
2nd, I don't know how to spell PS-3/4.
Regards center stage disappearing from a home theater--I am right with you. Everything sounds wonderful EXCEPT the front/dialogue audio space. Big Zero. Very weird.
OPPO BDP-93 HDMI 2 audio-only channel to Yamaha 765. Well known that HDMI needs to be LPCM to play well with Yamaha. Advice I have been given is to assign HDMI audio to LPCM only, not bitstream or Auto.
Other bit of advice concerns your source's SPDIF or Toslink digital audio out: limit speed to 96kbps, do not permit 192kpbs. Why this impacts HDMI output/inputs no one has explained, but it does seem to. I've seen it.
Last item to double check is source listing of speaker configuration. If source somehow decides (got told) that center/front stage doesn't exist- then it is likely to NOT output even digitally the needed information to your downstream audio device. Sounds weird, but ...
Other than those, I've got nothing. I hope that your sound comes back to where it needs to be.