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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western, Pennsylvania
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Well I picked up the VSX-82TXS. I got everything calibrated. It did a pretty good job. I had to change my Front and Center speakers to Small. I had to drop some individual levels on some speakers, but I got a consistant level from each speaker which I could not do with the Yamaha.
Once calibrated at 0, it was too loud for me, so I've dropped it down to -10 and it still pretty loud but enjoyable. It can sometimes reach up to 97db depending on the movie.
Let me say this has a cleaner sound than my Yamaha and that is saying alot.
Everytime I get a new receiver, it's a challenge to get everything setup and used to the remote. No exception here. It the first universal remote that actually works. It had a little problem with the Hitachi TV, but it has an extra feature called a "Learning" system that you can use to learn functions that don't work by default. The Learning feature worked 100% of the time to get commands that didn't come standard. Way to go Pioneer!!!!
I tested out, Star Wars Episode III, Underworld, Underworld:Evolution and Saving Private Ryan. The sound is incredible. My new SVS sub sounds even better than when I got it. I absolutely love the THX Select 2 Cinenma. It's killer.
If anyone is considering this model, I highly recommend it.
Now I just have to wait till I get my A2.