Originally Posted by dazkyl
I like the increased bass during sports. With 0dB subwoofer level from the AVR is fantastic for movie playback , but as for watching football , no bass at all.
Interesting, and oddly just the opposite for me.
I bring the LF down significantly for most sports, news, etc. I utilize full bandwidth playback with well executed/well produced TV shows, dramas, action etc. And for some TV productions*, I need to boost the LF way way up to achieve decent balance.
*music acts on Tonight Show, American Idol, Grammys (for some reason ... typically most all live sound productions there's a dearth of bottom end).
Anyway, I'd not mess with the bass management/filtering settings, but that's me. I understand your conundrum, as I prefer to have LF balance handy at my finger-tips. Coming from a pro-audio FOH engineering background, old habits die hard. At my seat, I have handy level controls for all my subs, with parametric EQ and variable high-pass control all at arms length.
So, I understand your position.
That said, I'd do it however you can the easiest way to accomplish it, and most importantly, get it back to normal/calibrated point.
Best of luck