Quote:If you setup is similar to mine, you'll be just fine.
Otherwise, please note that my audio system is 5.1 channels. If yours is 7.1 you would likely want to change the 7.1ch Audio Reformatting to ON and the Analog Audio Output: 2 ch + 5.1 chn to 7.1 ch. Also note that I have the 500 set to decode the HD Audio. That means the receiver gets LPCM 5.1 and displays PCM instead of the HD Audio format. If you want your receiver to decode HD Audio instead, you will need to change Dolby D/Dolby D+/Dolby TrueHD to Bitstream and DTS/DTS-HD: Bitstream. Then your AVR should display the HD audio format too. These are individual preferences that have to be decided based upon the capabilities of your audio equipment. And lastly, note that I am not using the Audio Analog Outputs. I choose to stay in the digital domain and send the HDMI (sub) output to my AVR. My AVR is 4 years old. It will not pass 3D video. However, there are many AVS members who bought the 500 for its advanced, high quality Audio Analog Outputs. Their 500's audio settings will likely be different than mine. Just keep that in mind if you choose to use the Audio Analog Outputs. Try their audio settings instead. Thus there are a few ways you can setup your 500 depending on your preferences. Those are mine.
As for the video settings, most newer LCD/LEDs and plasmas should do fine with my settings. However, if your TV cannot accept 24p, you will need to change that setting accordingly, perhaps to Auto. I didn't any post any 3D settings. I am getting a 3D TV but have not, as of yet, decided which one I want nor the type I want, namely active vs passive.