Originally Posted by cnorth12
It seems like the MCAAC always sets the speakers and subs at negative numbers which causes you to have to turn up the volume. I always go in to the speaker channel levels (easy step to do in the Control 5 app on android or Apple) and turn everything up. When you do that you can go back to normal listening levels and get louder sound at the same numbers. Also if you use the Harmony remote and use the lx701 model number you can't assign all the individual inputs because the remote that comes with the receiver on has direct buttons for HDMI 1, 2 and 4. I picked the SC-97 and deleted what I didn't want but was able to have direct inputs for HDMI 5, 6 and 7. Still no direct input for HDMI 3 (Strm bx). I can't do an activity with my Roku Ultra because of it. Logitech needs to add a direct command for HDMI 3. I got an incredible open box deal myself at Magnolia.
Thanks muchly for the speaker level tip! Couldn't figure out in the app but was able to do it through the GUI. I've made some slight adjustments and will continue to until it's seasoned to my taste. Your post crossed off my only hesitation about this upgrade.
Good to know on the Harmony.
Remote-wise, the basics are covered so I don't mind if it takes some time to iron out the rest. At various times I've had inconsistently repeatable errors. Next week I may start from scratch once my sudden, current upgrade cycle is over.
Re: Harmony... I do wish there was more customizability in arranging the remote buttons in the app. Very messy. And since my remote isn't backlit that makes the app a little more important. Ah well. This is a luxurious problem to have.
I wrote much more detail but it went into loopy system-specific stuff but suffice it to say that I also had HDMI issues... but for me it was HDMI 4. My current solution is to use the Samsung UHD TV's mini HDMI hub for most inputs instead of the AVR. The only exceptions will be audio (Oppo 203 via HDMI in AVR and Mac via Optical).
Originally Posted by RockinRay
Hey guys - so I have a question here...
I just bought the 701, and so far, I like it.
When I feed a Dolby ATMOS Blue-ray to the unit via my oppo 103D, it does not seem to pick up the ATMOS track. I am running 5.1.2 with Def Tech 9080 series speakers all around, with the 9080X as the main towers. Everything appears to be configured correctly here.
The display never seems to show the high front speakers active, nor will it show ATMOS on the display and I am not sure how to correct this? I do have the oppo configured for bitstream out. DTS and DD is fine, but no ATMOS.
Can you guys share any thoughts or ideas? Other than this issue, the 701 works very well.
That's strange. Since I only have a 7.1 set up I'm not sure I can help much, but I did notice that when running Full MCACC that you have to scroll to which speaker configuration you want. You may not have missed that detail, but I did the first time I ran it. Wish I could offer a more substantial thought but I'm sure others will have better actionable advice.
Strange how quiet this thread is. *cough*Onkyo*cough* may have dampened Pioneer's appeal? I almost picked up the Denon 3300, which Magnolia was pushing pretty hard. Lots of activity here for that unit.