Originally Posted by jdh11
sorry for interrupting this forum but i just came across it and now i'm freaking out. i'm just about to order the d2 to go in my new ht, thinking it would be a awesome machine to go with the anthem p5 and p2, along wth the new panny 1080p projector . i am a amature compared to everyone on this forum, i was just looking to buy it, plug it in, set it up and enjoy. is there major problems ahead for me with the d2? i will continue to read everything i can about the d2 but any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
Don't Panic! (grin!)
The D2 is a serious machine with a lot of flexibility. And that means that there are lots of folks playing with the more complex stuff it offers, and of course they post here. However, it's really not that tough to set up for "normal" use compared to *ANY* other receiver or pre/pro. Its setup menus are pretty straightforward, and the factory defaults are intelligently designed.
The user's manual is MUCH better than average. It is available for download from the Anthem site.
HDMI connections can be a bit of a nuisance with ANY receiver or pre/pro, but they offer so much that it's worth the effort. And figuring out how to survive some of the gyrations going on in the market right now -- HD-DVD, Blue Ray, new audio formats, etc. -- is daunting to be sure. But the D2's got you covered when you want to do that stuff, and there's no need to get into that stuff RIGHT NOW if you want to take it more slowly.
At the moment, Anthem seems to have a software problem that's tripping up a bunch of people taking delivery of new machines. Anthem is, by all accounts, on the case and we are awaiting a fix. I've no doubt they will provide a fix in short order as the stuff that's broken now worked just fine in the prior software release.
It's just Murphey's Law at work. This had to happen just as the holiday vacation period comes up.
So get the owner's manual and look through it. Ask some questions here. By the time you've done that, Anthem will probably have the fix out for this current fiasco and you'll have met a number of the folks here who can hardly manage to control themselves long enough to tell how much they like their D2s or AVM-50s.
Silly grins on the lot of them, and all that hopping about in glee....