Does anybody know how to disable the upscaled volume level indication on the AVR-1910? I'm not sure what the source of it is. When outputting 1080p, I see two volume indications, one is in blocky white text, and the other is a more refined black background with white text. The more refined one is always off by one, and it flickers, so I'd like to just get rid of it.
In your picture I'm only seeing the Denon GUI overlay. I've only ever seen a single overlay with my Denon so I'm afraid I'm not much help. I thought you may have been talking about the windows media center volume but it sounds like it is something different.
As far as the volume when testing. Here is what I see going on in my system. The speaker icons on my Denon constantly go on and off. Whenever I switch audio sources. Whenever I pause the TV. Whenever sound just stops. My guess is that under the cover, because of overly aggressive copy protection software/hardware ie HDCP, the sound actually does turn off and that HDCP handshake needs to happen before it will play audio again and that is what is causing the delay in audio playback and all the thousands of other unnamed problems we see with HDMI.
One thing that is consistent though is that once audio starts playing, it usually is pretty solid and I have no problems. Are you seeing problems with the audio cutting out while watching TV or other sources?
Additionally, how many of you acutally install the PlayReady crapware in Win7? I read a really interesting post about how it causes a ton of other problems. For me the "low bitrate" error is so frustrating. The post suggested it may be related to PlayReady software. He also mentioned how it really ups the CPU usage as well as degraded the picture. So with this new build, I haven't installed it. It doesn't seem to make a difference with my TV viewing at this point.