Your questions certainly aren't ignorant. As you can see from the links that I posted, there are few hard and fast rules and a lot of differing theories which comes down to trying different options and ultimately, your preference.
As a matter of fact, after researching those links, I forgot about R Dressler's position on the 80Hz setting which I previously had been using, But after numerous AVR resets and calibration runs, had defaulted to120Hz. I just went in and changed it back to 80 while enjoying 'Breakfast with the Beatles', a Sunday staple in my house, on a local radio station.
Edited by Patrick Murphy - 12/8/13 at 9:50am