Originally Posted by facke02
2) Not sure of your question
3) Dolby Volume is coming in a free firmware update.
4) I don't use analog ins, but it wasn't a factor for me.
5) Dead silent for me.
Why do you want to run all the video directly to the Kuro? I have the Kuro 150FD and I run everything through the D2v. Picture is GREAT...
2) Concerns the Room Correction Software. It looks like the Audyssey software is used by multiple vendors (Audyssey, Denon, Integra, Marantz, NAD, Onkyo, LG, SVS, Insignia, Toshiba, IK Multimedia, etc.) and maybe more mature (more runtime, more debug time) than the ARC software being used by a single vendor.
I already use the DEQX software in my 2.1 channel system for speaker and room correction and know what it can do. My 2-channel room has an in-room response of [11Hz to 20KHz] +/- 5dB with the DEQX hardware/software combo.
3) I will read up on the Dolby Volume features. If it offers Commercial Volume suppression, then this bullet point is a non-issue.
I currently run HDMI video directly to my KURO and am quite pleased with it. I let the KURO handle any needed conversions. I consider it a cleaner signal path (fewer connections, switches, cables, configuration, software, etc.).
I would try the video switching in the pre/pro, but would assume Pioneer knows what it is doing in its flagship PRO Elite Monitor and flagship Blu-Ray player, especially when talking between their own product lines (Elite Blu-Ray 09FD). The 09FD already upconverts DVDs to 1080p so the panel only has to scale the DIRECTV HDMI video inputs.
I don't use any analog video inputs, so no need to upscale analog signals.
The only benefit I see using the switcher would be to get OSD overlays.
Thanks for your response.