|Originally posted by xwilliam
I have the RX-V1500 and keep the manual next to my couch. How you expect to get anything useful out of that great receiver without cracking the manual is beyond me. That said, I'll agree with you that with so many choices, it would be nice to have recommendations. I've been using THX (although my speakers are not THX certified, but they are nice) and it sounds great. I'll try something else soon, but it is a pain in the butt, I admit, as auditioning each mode can take a quarter of a movie or more to really get a true feel for it.
So true, there are so many modes and on top of that decoders for each mode (PLII, PLIIx,...for music, for movies)....the only dsp mode that I can't find is enhanced "porn" :D
Generally I've been happy with cinema modes sci-fi and spectacle using the PLIIx decoder (have 7.1). But could I say "hear that?" in one cinema mode then switch to another and say "hear the difference?" --probably not...my ears are for mostly holding my glasses on.