Originally Posted by BGNewB
Yes this is normal. I average around 40-50 for everyday listening.
What listening format are you using? That may play a role in it as well. I find when i use the THX format i have to go even higher.
Hey thanks so much for quick reply. I'm currently toying around with different listening modes but I see what you mean about THX! Now I'm not worried. This unit was actually a gift given to me last summer, was an in-store display model that I've only just now been able to set up, so I was worried that something might be wrong with it. It actually sounds great, and the separation I am getting on my speakers is far beyond any other receiver I've ever owned....very pleased so far but haven't even begun to think about updating the firmware or connecting to net. That sounds like a nightmare.
I solved a major problem of not having enough HDMI outputs by buying an HDMI splitter from monoprice. On my old 606, the HDMI output was having trouble passing the signal. I needed two outputs (one for projector, one for tv), and the delays in switching to HDMI were getting very frustrating. Once I bought the splitter/switcher thing, suddenly I had NO MORE delays. For some reason, that little $20 item solved those problems. So now, if the HDMI channel starts to go out on the 609, hopefully I can fix it again with that little gadget. Hope this helps someone else. Thanks again.