Originally Posted by jevansoh
Does anyone still follow this thread? Haven't seen any new posts since January, but I have the 5805CI using Definitive Technology BP7000's for Front and other DefTech's all around in a 7.1ch setup and have some questions regarding Audyssey and also how "best" to get lossless audio codecs with this awesome beast! Anyone? Anyone?
No Audyssey expert (I ran it a (long) while back and ended up with pretty decent sound, have since changed furnishings and left it as is).
For lossless audio, your blu-ray player has to take care of that. I've been running a Panasonic DMP-BD35 and does just fine, 5.1 ch via LPCM (HDMI). Such players support 7.1 also, just make sure you set your player up to output PCM and disable secondary audio and whatever else may cause sound to end up coming out lossy, and you're more or less ready to go. 5805 does not support bitstreaming of lossless hi-def audio (its HDMI 1.1 doesn't have the bandwidth, and the receiver itself doesn't have hi-def audio decoders).
Oh, and aside from running with Audyssey, I also run with THX, and have my system set to basic configuration of all speakers small, subwoofer crossover at 80Hz.
Anyway, that's where I'm at these days. Kind of found something that works really well, and have gone with it. My biggest pain has been getting my subwoofer adjusted right over the years, just recently found some settings for it that seem to be working well for a change.