Originally Posted by gajCA
I know I had to turn up my center's volume from where it was set by the auto calibrations EQ.
Thanks. I used manualslib to hunt down the instructions when I first got this thing. Not sure if I did a factory reset or just manually went in and changed things... but yeah, had to redo some stuff.
I turned off cinema equalization and any weird settings, set distances (tape measure method), did the tone test (had to boost the center a couple of db -- just guessed by what sounded best to my ears), also boosted my backs a tiny bit, and turned off the sub (since I don't have one hooked up right now). Set fronts to large, everything else to small. I left the back backs (7.1) speakers at two instead of one (6.1), since there is no way to turn that off for this receiver, but don't think it matters since I don't have 7 speakers hooked up anyway (not really enough room for extra surrounds in the back). Crossover I only changed when I had a sub hooked up... otherwise it's at 80 default (which I expect doesn't matter so much with a sub not hooked up).
For modes, just going with standard prologic IIx, which kicks into Dolby/DTS (when available) automatically. Only issues I ran into, which aren't biggies to me:
When doing a frequency test (back when I was diagnosing my sick Canton), I noticed prologic II was playing both left/right back speakers at the same time (assumed that only occurred with prologic I). But that may have been an oddity with the bluray, as in Dolby it played normal.
And due to no hdmi on the receiver, some sources (netflix) don't come in Dolby/DTS flavors.... although my TV optical out can handle Dolby, so some streaming services through my roku (or if I want to use my smart TV apps), can do it ... hbogo, sometimes vudu, and so on works in Dolby/DTS. Not a biggie to me really, at least right now... one of those things I might upgrade down the line.
And for hookups I have my Bluray + Tivo hooked up directly to receiver via coaxial/optical, and Roku hooked up to TV via hdmi, TV out optical to receiver.
If you see anything I did wrong there, let me know.