Batpig, you're right on both counts. I was referring to DTS Neo:X Cinema and I had the gain set to zero which I now understand means that it does not matrix any sound to the center when the input source is stereo. It makes sense now but I didn't get that before. It's confusing because that "center gain" option only appears when the source is stereo. If the source is DD, which most HD is, you get "bass synch & low frequency effect" options instead of the center gain option.
FWIW I think it sounds best with the gain at .3 or .4 so most of the sound still comes from the R/L speakers. And again the imaging is so good that I had no idea nothing was coming from the center until I put my ear right up to the speaker.
Since I have your attention what does the "bass synch & LF effects" do and how in the hell do you know all this stuff?
I've had this AVR for a few months now; I should know this stuff.Edited by DougReim - 6/25/13 at 6:30pm