Originally Posted by acefr
Well, actually there is a problem when connecting everything to the AVR first. You cannot have different picture setting for each of your devices. Your cable box and Bluray player will have to share the same picture setting. Gain some lose some.
Yes this is true, but I don't have the need to use different picture settings for my HD satellite viewing and my 4k/HD blu-ray viewing. Talking just about SDR, even if you share the same mode (ie "Movie" for both) I turn off artificial processing like Dynamic Contrast, Digital Clean View, Sharpness, etc.
If you do need to have slightly different settings, eg Auto Motion Plus on one of them, you can always use "standard" for general TV watching and set all the settings the same.
Then in HDR mode you have a whole other set of HDR-movie settings anyway for 4k blu rays.
OR, if you really have to, you can always connect only the non-HD audio devices like cable/satellite boxes direct to the One Connect Box to get this functionality, and everything else through the AVR to get the HD audio.
Originally Posted by jconjason
Not entirely true. There are more than one picture modes to store settings. Example, I use Cal Day for my basic viewing such as DirecTV. I switch to Cal Night for movie watching.
Indeed, yes. For people without the cal modes unlocked (and we're all out of warantee now aren't we, so why not pop into the SM and unlock them
) there are other options like using Standard.