I just got the tx-nr818, got it set up, and ran audyssey. I have a question on the listening modes for my PS3.
On my old unit, I always had my PS3 set on direct for True HD and DTS HD, because I was always told that for hd codecs, you want the raw sound stream without any processing. Is this correct? Also, on addition to direct, the 818 has the option for straight decode. What is the difference between direct and straight decode, and which should I use for blu ray movies?
Straight Decode will play the signal as is (DD, TrueHD, etc) along with Audyssey EQ, bass management etc. Direct will play the signal minus any processing such as Audyssey, bass management, etc. Use Straight.