Originally Posted by pokekevin
Heard trinnov for music. Didn't get enough time so can't comment on it but some folks who love audyssey in our ht group said trinnov was better for a single lp while audyssey did better for multiple lp
I replaced Audyssey XT receiver with the R-972 and, frankly, I'd never want to go back to Audyssey (at least XT) if I have a choice between the two.
Yes, Audyssey takes 8 measurements from different positions, but even so, in my setting Trinnov did a noticeably better job tightening things across the same seating area. Dialog and bass are much improved, and that's before engaging the 3D remapping.
The R-972 had some HDMI issues, but nothing that's a show-stopper, and nothing to do with Trinnov. Trinnov does take more complex measurements, so it does take a little more fiddling, but at least in my case it was nothing out of the ordinary and the end result was well worth the extra hour I spent, compared to setting up 8 positions with XT.
That's why I think Outlaw made a mistake of switching to XT32. They could have been the only affordable game in town with Trinnov Optimizer, which would have made the 998 a compelling buy.
But with XT32, it's just one box among others, and those others are likely to be both cheaper and have more features than the 998, by the time it comes out. I just don't see it being competitive at this point.