Originally Posted by snotter
1.) After running the audyssey auto setup I found that the high end was rather muted and the unit sounded best with the Multeq set to manual. I read that there was a way to reconfigure the graphic equalizer but couldn't figure out how to access the settings. How is that done?
I agree with JD that you should give the MultEQ a chance. Most of us are used to increased bass and treble, as it gives the biggest "wow" factor at a store. After a week with the Audyssey settings, I now appreciate a more natural, balanced sound. If you still don't like it after a week, then I believe the EQ settings are under the "Manual Setup" menu.
2.) I have the cable TV connected directly to the antenna/cable connection on the TV and have the analog audio out from the TV going to the receiver. Would there be any noticeble difference in sound quality if I used the optical output with our current 2 speaker stereo setup?
Will adding the surround speakers neccesitate using the optical audio output?
Since you only have two speakers, no there would be no real difference. When you get surround speakers, then you will want to run an optical out from the TV so you can receive any Dolby Digital audio from TV broadcasts (mostly prime time networks).
3.) Same question for connecting the audio from the DVD player...analog vs. optical.
Again, since you only have two speakers, there's no real difference. Once you get surrounds you'll want to move to a connection that can pass more than two channels (optical, digital coax, HDMI).
4.) The receiver has two coax (RCA connector) inputs, one video & one audio but no coax (type F) to connect the cable TV to. Is there a way to connect the cable TV (audio & video coax with type F connector) to the receiver without a set-top box?
No. Your best option is to run an optical from the TV (if your TV has an optical out) or run an HDMI out from a set-top box.
5.) What's the best video connection from DVD to receiver, composite, component or S video?
In order of picture quality, best to worst: component, s-video, composite