First time poster here. AVSForum is my go to for equipment feedback/review and I have recently settled on Pioneer LX500 to replace my 6 year old Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD. I run these through a new Marantz SR7013 and Sony TV displaying ?1080i/24. I had serious issues getting sound to come reliably from the Marantz, until the great dealer support found the problem with HDMI/ARC control settings being ON. Switching these off sorted it. System controlled by Harmony Companion with gear set up in my home office cupboard next door.
I'm seeking answers here for a couple of queries.
1) We just watched the Bradley Cooper's 4k UHD A Star is Born last night and noticed that the voice was slightly out of sync with the lips when people were talking. Can someone help with how to correct this?
2) My Azur 715 can play HDCD CDs (eg Dick Hyman plays Duke Ellington - gold CD). I only have a couple of these reference discs in HDCD format (stunning) so would I have to retain the 715 to play them (over the LX500 which seems to have let the HDCD format become redundant?). At issue, for me, is shelf space and whether to keep the 715
3) Thanks to this forum, I learned the wisdom of playing back SACD and CD through RCA connections to a different port on the AV. But it was referenced that switching outputs requires changing settings on the LX500. Is that still the case with latest firmware updates? (I would probably, in all honesty, play 80% Spotify, 5% CD's and 15% Blu-ray and DVD's)
Finally, I want to acknowledge the generosity of contributors here, it is really appreciated more than you may realise