Audio - HDMI audio.
- Tested a CD on my CD player.
Pure clear effortless sound. Audio - Optical cable.
- Tested movies using Netflix streaming on my Panasonic BD player. DD Plus decoding works great. Forgot what I was missing (been watching movies in my bedroom w/o a dedicated surround system, albeit a nice HDTV with built-in surround).
Video and Audio - via HDMI
Hooked up my 15 inch sub (thanks to the golden days of uBid; actually that is also where my Infinity speakers came from).
The system sounds great. Watching, and more importantly, listening to a concert on Netflix. Great experience so far.
I also have an older model SACD / DVD-Audio player (Pioneer DV-563A), so I may need to hook that up using RCA cables (assuming the R-972 has the inputs). to play stereo SACD's. The strange thing is the menu only offers 2 ch or 5.1 and not auto, meaning if I switch between a 5.1 SACD and a 2.0 SACD disc I have to switch the setting each time???
The only open item:
EDIT - I hooked up the SACD player in 2 channel mode for now.
Listened to some SACD discs via the R-972 and it sounds great.
PS: I have not had to perform a single factory reset.
Edited by ia1z - 2/10/13 at 4:03pm