I love dts es and 7.1 ect and all things surround
I just would like to have the choice to hear it as it was mixed
You can set dolby to 5.1 or 7.1 with ease on this amp
Not with DTS
Are you actually in front of your 4520 testing out a DTS-HD MSTR 5.1 movie as you are responding? Well I am, and the choices available when you press and hold the Movie button are:
- DTS-HD MSTR
- DTS-HD + PLII Cinema
- DTS-HD + PLIIz
- NEO:X Cinema
All of these modes have the surround back speakers ON. I even have my Harmony remote programmed with the command from my 4311 that toggles the surround back speakers on and off, and the command does not work when playing a DTS-HD MSTR disk.
So, AFAICT, you are wrong and howard68 is correct--no way to easily disable the surround rears. HST, this is a nitpick, and has been discussed way too long. Can we move on now?
I don't think this has anything to do with it. For the test I described earlier, the 4520 Audio Information screen in the GUI showed that it was receiving a DTS-HD MSTR 5.1 audio stream. FWIW, I am outputting Blu-ray as DSD from an Oppo BDP-93. Can we move on?
I just measured my installation. From the front of the faceplate to the back of the AVR is 15". I have 5" between the back of the AVR and the rear wall of the cabinet. This is plenty of room for the cables, IMO. I use typical Blue Jeans cables. So, I would think a 20" depth would be OK for you as well.
I am not familiar with that cabinet, but make sure you have enough clearance all around for ventilation. The shelf my 4520 sits on is 11" high--the AVR is 8", so I have 3" of clearance on top, which is adequate. My sides are completely open, so airflow is not an issue.