Hi all. Just got the beast! Slowly coming to grips with it. Couple of initial questions I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with:
1. On the Option key there are a number of things you can change. The manual says "You can configure separate playback settings for different playback sources". However, most of the options say "Input: All" at the top. I'd like to do things like increase the Dialog level for movie sources, but not for music sources (obviously). Am I missing something? I hope the answer's not to use Scenes, because i'll have more than 4 configurations, and the rest are so hard to get to, let alone get them into a programmable remote like a Harmony.
2. If you configure speaker levels manually, the volume of the sound played through the speakers is subject to the unit's volume control. How would I then set the levels (using a sound pressure meter) to any sort of a reference level?
3. I think I'd like to use the Straight setting for listening to music. I have my mains set as small with a 40Hz crossover to my Velodyne sub. Does bass management still apply when using Straight? The review article by Kal Rubinson implied it doesn't, but I have a feeling it does.
4. Sometimes when I switch the unit on, the picture from my HDMI-connected Beyonwiz PVR has a very purple haze over it (on a Panasonic VT65 plasma). Switching to another input on the Yamaha and back again fixes it. Does this sound like a handshaking issue? The Beyonwiz is continually powered on. Any clue how to fix it? Maybe a different power on sequence?
That's it for now. Thanks for any pointers, and I look forward to participating in the discussions here...