Originally posted by awtryau89
...Finally, can someone tell me how to work through the DPLIIx bass diffeciency? I completely understand how to set up the recall setttings for channel trim. I just cannot figure out the easy way to switch or call them up from the remote.
Mainly we need a firmware revision for the digitizing of the 8CH Direct. What do you guys think? Way too much of a hassle to reset your speaker configuration each time I want to listen to an SACD untouched and then set it back for everything else. I am a dealer and need these things to help customers a bit more.
I'm okay with a fix to allow toggling between 'true' 8 channel direct and resampled 8 channel. However, I wouldn't be in favor of eliminating the resampling feature. I prefer the option of letting the P-965 resample, bass-manage and time-align my hi-rez material. My player uses an unsatisfactory fixed 100Hz (may even be 150Hz) crossover for bass management, and it doesn't apply time alignment for SACD at all. I'm also looking forward to having the option of applying PLIIx over hi-rez sources in order to derive surround back channels.
I'll vote for a toggle, but not at the expense of the current resampling option.
As to a workaround for the PLIIx bass issue, you'll have to tie up one of your presets. You can then setup macros for switching between the presets, without having to turn on your display and enter the OSD each time. Follow the instructions in the remote's manual for setting up the macros. What the manual doesn't tell you is that you will need to record the steps to enter the OSD through the function
button "Aud2," and then "OSD."
You cannot create a macro using the OSD/Menu/Ent button on the remote. The macro will not record that button. Once you've recorded "Aud2" and "OSD," the macro will record the other necessary button pushes (joystick down arrow, enter and return) that get you to each preset, and back out of the menu. Make sure to record the appropriate pause between button pushes. When you access your macros, you'll hear the familiar "click" of the video switch, but you do not need the display on to switch presets.
I use M1 for preset 1 and M2 for preset 2. I figured I'd remember it a bit easier that way.
I agree that you could setup a macro for resetting all speakers to "Large" as well. M3 would be a good place to store that.