Originally Posted by J-J
Well its good to be hearing about it.
The remote coment is brutal, I was really hoping for a decent back-lit remote. I guess i'll just ask for a universal lcd remote for my birthday lol.
Also, I am really ancy as to weather it has video up-conversion. On the website it truely looks like they are saying it does, and if it doesnt than i wonder what they're talking about?
"...allowing you to connect multiple video sources to the receiver and run a single audio/video connection to just one of your TV's audio/video inputs. No more flipping through video inputs on your TV."
I think the description describes switching, not upconversion. It switches between multiple inputs of the same connection type, so composite, s-video, and component switching, just no upconversion between input types. If they offered upconversion, they would be very clear to use that wording to ensure the feature was noticed.
Edit: and what about osd?
OSD would be welcomed, as I've found the interface somewhat cumbersome. All options aren't available via the remote, so you have to use the multi-input knob to select top level options and drill down into the settings beneath. In getting it setup, I was always forgetting what option was beneath which top level selection. I assume this is the same as previous models. I hope there are discrete remote codes for some of these settings. An example would be dynamic range compression, which I'd like to use if watching TV late at night to not bother the wife and kids. I can't set it by remote, and I've got to use the multiselect knob on the unit, select 'Option', scroll to 'Dynamic range compresssion' and select, then scroll to 'on' and select. Not a simple process to frequently toggle.
Another thing I've found missing is the ability to rename the inputs. I've got an HD Tivo and an SD Tivo, and have one on the TV/SAT input and the other on the DVD Recorder input. Sure would be nice to change the labels to match.
BTW, after listening a while longer, I'm more and more impressed with the sound. I've listened to a wide variety of music, from classical, jazz, blues, and pop and it brings a smile of satisfaction to my face.