I just wanted the option to change the levels at will
It is nice to have a car that can drive its self
However it is nice to take control too
My wife likes to have the center channel up more than me
I used to do this on on the fly
They have removed many personal controls
That I miss ):
I agree with you on that. The ability to freely tweak channel level setting on-the-fly is a teriffic feature. If the receiver also memorizes them, even better!
That means you could have different channel level settings for independent sources/soundmodes if you desire.
Canno't figure out why they've removed that feature on new models
No, the only "official" way is to use the Denon GUI to access the internal test tones via the channel level menu.
That said there is really no reason to try and override these tones with an external calibration disc. Part of what Audyssey does is calibrate the levels for you, so if all you want to do is check the balance the internal test tones are the way to go.
You CAN change channel levels without going into the GUI if you use the web interface.
Alternately, if you have a programmable universal (URC, Harmony, etc) you can add discrete channel level commands to the remote.
Is that what those "hex codes" are for? I saw something about that once.
I'm still confused on how to program those codes to the remote (I have the Logictec Harmony 900 - would it work on that one?).