I am new to this forum and have been a lurker in this forum for the past 2-3 weeks looking for advice from folks upgrading to the AVM50v by selling my trust AVM30(I got my new AVM50v a few days ago). I began on the 1/1/2009post and eventually quit(brain simaply got tired and exploded! slowly recoverying...) at the end of the March posts. Wow, lots of good info from very knowlegeable people. Mr. Bob Pariseau is indeed in a class of his own. His depth of knowledge on all things Anthem is simply amazing and intimidating...plus he posesses the patience of Job to boot! How many times has he patiently told poster after poster after poster using ARC to increase their Max EQ frequency to 20KHz and not to simply trust the default 5Khz value (sigh!). Thanks Bob for all the sweat equity you put in this thread. You really are a mentor to newbies like us. Please, please, please, do not die
. We need you to help us get comfortable with these massive signal processors we've bought and then some!
) based system is a simple one.
1. Carver M1.0T power amp(stereo).
2. Carver Amazing Ribbon Loudspeakers.
3. Anthem AVM50v processor.
4. Denon 3910 DVD player.
5. Sony 51 inch Rear projection TV with DVI and Component inputs for hidef sources. It accepts a maximum input and output resolution 1080i, 60Hz.
6. APC H15 power supply conditioner.
The Cable box and DVD connect to the AVM50v via HDMI inputs 1 and 2 respectively. The HDMI output is connected to the Sony via an HDMI-to-DVI converter at the DVI input of the TV.
The DVD and Cable box connect to the AVM50v via HDMI cables from Monoprice. This is my first HDMI based system and thanks to AVS for their recommendation of Monoprice. Cables seem to be dirt cheap, nice looking and very reliable. The HDMI-DVI converter was from Monoprice as well.
OK...I need your help in optimizing my setup.Cable Settings
1. The TV output type option is set at 16x9 (Other choices are 4:3 letter box and 4:3 Pan Scan)
2. Output color type is set to Y Pb Pr
at the output with a resolution setting of 1080i for HD sources.
3. 4:3 override is set (same as passthrough I think) for SDTV sources. This allows one to pass 480i/i sources in their original format.
Are the above settings correct? SDTV sources look stretched on the Sony to fill the 16x9 screen. How can I improve on this, if possible?DVD Settings
1. The output resolution is set at 480p(minimum allowable by HDMI).Choices are 720p and 1080i.
2. Color space is set at HDMI Y Pb Pr
. Other choices are HDMI RGB or DVI(which I'm no longer using).
I was watching the Matrix and noticed that "Neo" (played by Keanu Reeves) looked and appeared to me to be rather tallish and skinny in his overcoat. What should the correct settings me on my DVD and in the AVM50v to correctly display this picture?
I need to take advantage of all the complex video scaling and processing features of the AVM50v since I paid a high price for it and intend to keep it around for the 10 years
Thanks everyone and God Bless!
I ordered the mic boom stand that Bob P had recommeded a few months ago deom BHP(?). It should arrive next week but frankly, I'm scared to use this ARC thing. Too many new toys injected into my system in such a short time.