Have you run the Audyssey calibration?
Without that it's very hard to make comparisons or recommendations.
I was referring to multichannel stereo mode compared to regular 2 channel stereo. I'll check multichanned PLII and see if it's louder.
Well, just found myself in an interesting spot. Bought an openbox 1913 the other day. Everything appeared alright. Wasn't until today when I was setting it up that the remote wasn't functioning properly. Started looking through the manual and found out I have the wrong remote, lol. I have the RC-1170 and apparently the 1167 is what this unit uses. The store was basically of no use in resolving this issue (par for the openbox course, lol) and was wondering if anyone has worked with Denon support on an issue like this before? Just wondering if it's going to be another $50 for a remote or if there is a universal remote that works well with this? (not talking the harmony remotes, had one, didn't like it)
I had the H659 and it was a giant pain. On the other hand it has been probably 6 years or so since I've even touched the damn thing after the screen started dieing out and it had issues holding the macro commands, not to mention the setup was terrifying annoying. I'm guessing the Harmony experience must be better now?
Edit> Just seen your edit, lol, now I'm not sure what you were asking me what model did I have about! Anyways, I got it at BB as an openbox. Talking on the phone didn't seem to get me anywhere so I'm thinking about going back into the store. If I got the 650 (little more than I had in mind of paying at the moment) would it take care of the Audyssey features this remote doesn't?
Well this is fun. Went to BB to see about getting the remote replaced. They called the manager and he simply told me to call Denon and tell them it's a new in box with the wrong remote, or bring the whole thing back for a return. Seemed like he didn't want to deal with me at all, wouldn't even come out, just talked over the radio thing. Called Denon and they told me that if the receipt showed as-is that I was simply on my own, pretty sure they'd take 'open box' as 'as-is' :-/ Talk about being thrown under the bus by both companies.
Have had other companies step up and replace a cheap part before, no questions asked, but I totally understand Denon. Figured they would say no ahead of time. BB though got on my nerves with this and was just ranting a bit. Considering the manager wouldn't even come out to talk directly to me, I doubt I'll be going back to that store any time soon.
I'll keep future rants out of the thread
I'm not the most confrontational person. Maybe I need to work on that, if not to that extent, lol.