Alright. The 805s are rolling in, so soon we'll have a complete database of info. That's great.
The microphone cable is right at 20'. It will take a 1/8" phone plug adapter/extension cable.
The Audyssey does EQ the sub, but not very accurately. It certainly blends well with the other speakers, but flat it's not.
I came home from work a little early to play....plus its Friday and the hottest day of the year so far here in Virginia.
Some caveats: The little "enter" button on the supplied remote is too sensitive. I have wasted two complete Audyssey measurement sessions because when I went to push enter, it accidently went to cancel instead. It takes about 40 minutes to do a 6 position measurement with 7.1 speakers. You can imagine how frustrating that is. Normally, I use the supplied remote to do all the setup stuff, because the buttons are labeled already etc. etc. But in this case I have found the correct key on my Harmony 880 and am using that to press enter. SO far so good.
Another remote issue is not the fault of the 805, but my Harmony remote software. Has anyone figured out (if you have a Harmony remote) which inputs are Video 1, Video 2, 3 and 4 are? Jeez, it's hit and miss right now with my Harmony, but for the most part, it does what I need it to.
I did do a cursory check with my DVE full band pink noise and my RT spectrum analyzer and Audyssey has all the speakers (they are unmatched) EQ'd very similar. The Audyssey concentrates on the midrange. Both ends of the spectrum receive little EQ (as far as I can tell. This is not to say it's not doing something with the phase etc.
I did just stick in my SACD DSOTM and it comes through as Multichannel with 5.1 channels showing up. The SB speakers are not working, but for audio only, I don't think I would want them matrixed (but I can change it to PLxII Music if I want).
Oh, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm 99% certain that if you have "Immediate Display" set to ON, you will get your volume adjustments on the OSD. I don't see the need for it, and haven't changed it, but may get around to it if nothing more than to see what it does to the PQ (if anything).
My OSD finally did change to 16:9. I guess it needed a little more time to "shake hands" or something (LOL).