WoW! I finally got my X700 set up, especially with the latest FW. I am very fortunate to have set up almost all of my A/V equipment set up on my network. It was very simple to put the latest Firmware on my X700. I didn't realize that I had everything set up on the network. We are lucky that our Telephone company is customer owned, because we get some of the best people to run the corporation. Their Techies are great too. If I have a problem, I just call them and have never been on hold more than a couple of minutes. If it looks like they are swamped, they get my name and number and call me back. They were good at that. They have helped me with my equipment that has nothing to do with the telephone company. When I set up my speakers and cables, they came to my home and walked me through it, to teach me how to do it, rather than them doing it. My education by them has been great. They believe that if they help us and teach us, we won't have to get their help, which I really appreciate. When I got lost getting some new equipment, one of their top techs came to my home after 6PM to teach me. You can't beat that type of education. In the long run, they are saving the company time and money.
Anyway, I was a little lost getting my X700 set up. I gave them a call and they reminded me of some of the things they taught, rather than doing it, I was reminded how to do it.
I mentioned earlier that I have the Panasonic 820, the Samsung M8500, and the Sony X700. I don't know why Panasonic and Samsung, required the user to set up the system to Bitstream, whereas, Sony had already done their homework and the X700 was already set up with Bitstream as it is the most used. As far as my favorite of the 3, I really don't have one.
Thanks to all of you for your help. It was directed at me in particular, but, believe it or not, I scanned all 114 pages to find out how to set up the X700. I hope you can enjoy the X700 as much as I am. I just finished watching Black Panther in Dolby Atmos. I watched it the first time in PCM that made me hate the movie, the machine, and the company, until I watched it in Atmos.