Originally Posted by Goatse
Been playing around with my ps3 slim and vsx-01. The pioneer can't apply MCACC when DTS-HD is bitstreamed, guess it lacks the processing power to do both. Kinda pointless to say that the AVR can decode DTS-HD when it can't apply MCACC.
If this were true, it would be a 1st for a Pioneer AVR. Every model can add MCACC to any format. In all previous models I know of, MCACC is on its own processor chip, hence has nothing to do with decoding DTS-MA/HD, bitstreamed or as PCM.
I suggest a setup issue is at work and that MCACC may be turned off in your setup menu. You do know it can be manually turned off
so wise to check that.
Also, make sure you aren't in Pure Direct mode. Even in Pure Direct mode, MCACC can still be on and providing speaker distance & level calibration; only the EQ is turned off.
What you may not be able to do with your model is add Dolby Prologic IIx & Neo 6 to DTS-MA/HD. In that respect, their earlier models lacked the processing capability to do that. Even some of the previous SC Elite models couldn't do that when bitstreamed. But they could add THX processing.
MCACC - I think you should dig around some more in your setup menu
BTW- I downloaded your manual and it reads just like all other Pioneer model manuals. There is nothing to indicate that what you think is happening is true.