I asked the some more questions to the Denon rep. This is what I wrote:
Can you explain what the video game mode does on the
receiver? Does it help prevent audio lag while playing
videogames or does it improve the video?
Is there a setting that will prevent the volume from
going over a certain level? For example, when I watch
the Perfect Storm on DVD I constantly have my hand on
the volume control to increase it during the dialog
sections & then to quick drop the volume when an ocean
wave spikes the volume up. (Not great when living in
I created a thread about the AVR-2807 on avsforum.com
& someone else posted a question that you might be
able to answer. His post is:
I was under the impression that AACS was not going to
be required in receivers or in monitors to play
Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, only in drives/players to prevent
direct disk copying from say...a PC with a Blu-Ray
In the same case, the HDMI output would have only the
HDCP protection scheme. Any HDMI monitor or receiver
with HDCP would be able to pass, decode, display the
AV info. The 2807 will have HDMI 1.1 so it should be
able to work with the new players.
If I have this correct, someone please verify. I have
been waiting for this receiver since I first heard
His reply was:
The video game mode is a surround sound mode for effect.
It does not do anything for video. There is no volume
limiter on the various inputs that actively detects the
volume level and reduces it. However you do have under
Audio Input Setup a mode for Input Function Level. This
feature will allow you to balance the level between inputs
so that when you switch between inputs it will be smooth.
Under the Options Setup you have a Volume Control setup.
This will allow you to set a fixed limit on how high you
can turn up the main volume control. For Dolby Digital
and some dts signals we have a surround parameter called
D. Comp. which will allow you to choose a compression
level to squash the peeks. If you will be using these
two types of signals, then this might work for you. As
far as the AACS, I believe the receiver will need HDMI
version 1.3 for it to work properly from the information
that I have seen. I can't agree with his statement.
The receivers will also need the proper decoders for the
new formats as well. In the meantime assuming the device
will have 8 channel analog outputs, they can be connected
to a receiver's external 8 channel input.