I'm still learning the new SC-77 after about 3 weeks or so. It replaced a Yamaha V2700.
The receiver is the center of the system. Its probably a typical set up. BD, DVD, DirecTv box, all connect via HDMI. DVDR connects both directions with comp./optical. The Samsung 8500 plasma is the only output, HDMI.
I had a little issue with down sampling FLAC's from an Oppo 103D, but I found the info on this forum to correct that problem. Thanks for that.
One of the things I miss is the ability to simply select a alternate audio source while watching a separate video source. The Yamaha had a audio input select button on the remote. It made listening to music while watching the TV very easy. Is there an easy way to do this with the SC-77?
We've got new speakers too so I can't really compare apples to apples, but I'm surprised the this receiver doesn't deliver the power I was expecting. Don't get me wrong. I don't have any problems with the quality. I just want more of it. We have B&W CM10's front, CMC center, sub, in-ceiling surrounds. Even though it's set up for 5.1 we primarily listen to music. I've run the full auto MCACC a couple of times and it does improve the sound all by its self. I haven't attempted any manual adjustment. As I've said, I enjoy the quality, I just want more. Any suggestions?