some interesting thoughts. I'm curious about your preference for THX Ultra2 Cinema, as the manual states that THX Ultra2 was designed for 7.1 setups (see page 79's table for TruHD, and page 84 for THX ultra2 cinema description):
Originally Posted by 886 manual, page 84
THX Ultra2 Cinema
This mode expands 5.1-channel sources for 7.1-
channel playback. It does this by analyzing the composition
of the surround source, optimizing the
ambient and directional sounds to produce the surround
back channel output
I assume you are expanding the trueHD 5.1 native source to 7.1 since you have a 7.1 setup, correct?
I switched between THX Cinema(engages THX loudness and Re-EQ) and regular (Audyssey DynamicEQ engaged), and found that under normal Audyssey dynamicEQ, the surround dynamics were better for my room, since I'm using 5.1 at the moment.