-- I just wanted to post my note of thanks for all the help that you have provided to the other members. You are providing yeoman's service to the 92TXH community. I've finally finished reading through this entire thread (whew
I just got my 92TXH last Friday, but haven't installed it yet. It will be replacing my 1014TXV. I don't have a BD player yet either, I will be getting one in about 2 months though (I'm leaning towards the new Pioneer 05FD, if my budget will allow). In the meantime, I've been reading the manual (the PDF version is much easier to navigate) and this thread. Your, and other, posts had me bouncing back and forth to the applicable pages in the manual. My experience setting up the 1014 has helped a little too. With all of the AVR options, the manual is more daunting than the 1014 was (at least it is thorough, if a little confusing at times).
Right now my only sources are an upconverting SD DVD player (component & HDMI), my DirecTV HR20-700 (component & HDMI), and a Pioneer DLV-919 Laserdisc player (composite & S-Video only, 2-channel audio w/matrixed, Dolby, surround). Since my 1014TXV doesn't have HDMI connections, I'm running everything via component connections (& S-Video for the 919) to my projector (106" screen
) and the HR20 to my 32" flat panel HDTV via HDMI. Once I get the 92TXH installed, the connections will change of course (to HDMI, where applicable). My full equipment list is in my Profile.
I'm looking forward to using this "bad boy" and I'm sure I will have some questions. The manual does not beat personal experience, IMHO.
I would like to contribute my 2 cents worth. I was a little skeptical about the MCACC auto calibration on my 1014, even though it sounded great, so I looked around for a decent audio calibration tool (the ones included on the AVIA and DVE DVDs just didn't cut it, IMHO).
I found a really good audio calibration CD that is designed to work with the Radio Shack sound level meter (the analog version is the preferred one). It's the "Rives Audio Test CD 2" (http://www.rivesaudio.com/software/softframes.html
) and it is a good double check on the MCACC setup. In addition to the usual 20Hz to 20KHz tests, it uses 1/3 octave swept test tones (from 20Hz to 20KHz), which are matched to the RS meter response curves for maximum accuracy. After using the MCACC, I ran a manual calibration (on my 1014) just to see how good the internal calibration was (the distances were dead on). It turned out that the only difference was a slight cut on the center channel and my sub-woofer needed a touch more boost. It also suggested that the surrounds were a little too high, but they sounded very good, so I wound up not changing them.