Took a while but it is done. ARC for the AVM50. Nick did the DSP upgrade and I had his ear for over an hour discussing anything that came into my head. To summarize the process, the DSP took five minutes to do. Most users could probably do it. Once done he reinstalled 1.33 so the AMM 50 would now see the new DSP and display AVM50/ARC at startup. Took it home with 1.2.5 software. Kit came with an extension serial cable. Made it very handy to get it to my position. Software loaded and started ARC. Used 5 positions and then it did it's magic
Upload took very little time and all settings were verified. EQ was set to ON for all sources and these settings were saved in the user and installer memories.
Now, for the $64,000 question, Did it Work. OH baby it did
Detail is amazing, voices are crystal clear and the sub seems a little softer than I remembered on HD DVDs but right on for Blu-ray. Not sure why that is. But on Ratatouille, the sewer scene LFE and surround were amazing. This was definitely worth the wait. Unfortunately it is late and I am exhausted however tomorrow I will do some more testing and report anything new I may discover. One thing about the sub. It is now so tight and not a wobble insight. Will try some music tomorrow to see if the resonances I had before have been eliminated.
1.2.5 worked beautifully and no LFE bug. Forgot to mention. In the display on the AVM50, when select is pressed it now shows output as 24/192. I suspect this is a glitch because the AVM 50 doesn't do this as Bob mentioned above.
For those with AVM50 and the hissing issue when changing inputs, Nick said they figure it is a software issue and they will try to address it but they are busy with other things, ARC being one of them. He also said that people should email him with problems. He really doesn't mind, in fact the wants you to tell him so they can fix the problem. If we don't tell him how will they know. He is a very personal guy and he enjoys reading the posts in this thread.
Graphs are posted. the first results include the LF and RF which are at the top of ARC Results1.jpg Got cut off when I copied them.