Originally Posted by harrisu
Exactly. Every time I pop a movie in, I turn the volume knob to -25dB first and then let the movie play. It takes around 4-5 minutes till I know what level I need to set volume to (based on dialog clarity). If everyone was following the Reference level, I would have done this exercise once and be done with. For "Outlander", I set volume to -19, Skull Island to -12, Transformer to -7 (errrr). Sooooo annoying. Wish there was a way to let receiver know what level I want my system to and then once the movie starts, it adjusts the levels accordingly. More like dynamically changing the volume. So if I tell receiver that I'd like to play -7dB below reference level, it always plays movies -7dB below reference.
I think that would be a awesome feature.
I think we are close to the day when the playback device will have some ability to recognize the source it is playing, that it has been played before, and that the user expressed preferences he wants to use again. Aside from playback level, I'd like metadata clustered into preset macros including:
-- EQ mode (maybe different bass levels or target curves, for example)
-- Surround mode (which upmixer, if any)
-- Picture/display adjustments including AR, zoom, brightness, lamp power, gamma...
Then you only have to train the system the first time you play something, either by calling one of the macros, or doing specific tweaks.
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