New guy here...I have read all postings to this forum,fantastic! So far everyone is very helpful, and informative,excellent! I don't have the 3806 in my HT yet but
I control the time I get it. Traded EAD preamp/processor & poweramp for 3806. At this time I have the 1920 in an unopened box, maybe to unpack it 1-2-06. To me
the 1920 is a keeper, the thread I have read for this unit is equal to this one.
I going to make a comment in something I do not know much about, "VIDEO".
I have read in past posts of that most of members here have cable or satellite box
with a HDMI output. And most of those owners take that HDMI output to input of 3806, which is causing problems, because of the firmware. So if this is the case, why not just send the cable/satellite box HDMI output directly to TV? I'll admit I do not have up to date TV , so if I guess the TV (display), connection panel only has one HDMI input and this is why the use of the 3806 is used for video. One input (#1) is used by the DVD player, and the other input (#2) is used from the "box". The 3806 is used as a video switcher between the DVD player and the "box"? ( unless of coarse the TV would have two HDMI inputs, then the 3806
could left out of the loop)
One item on this thread that is a concern, is the limiting of volume. EQ is on or off, listening to what type of input, setting up inputs attenuations. I know I have good tech support from the audio store, but there is something about setting this unit up for myself that I want to accomplish. I hope I don't say, "I should have went with the Pioneer VSX-74TXVi". I'm sure all receivers these days are very complicated to setup and understand. But to understand is first, but to offer help and solve problems is a goal I would like to share.
Past Equipment: Front speakers: B&W DM7
Center: B&W CC6
Sub and rears: Custom build, (local DIY enthusiast)
Preamp/Processor: EAD Encore
Poweramp: EAD Powermaster 500
DVD player: Sony DVP-C650D (5 disc changer)
TV: (the weak link!) Panasonic 27" (CRT)