So I just got my new Onkyo NR-676 as well. I am not an audio genius by any means, but I know the basics. I got this receiver because I got a new 4K TV and my old receiver was a little outdated and I wasn't gonna get HDR, etc.
I am coming from a Pioneer VSX-1123k. I loved that receiver, and I found it really easy to get good audio. I always set my Xbox one and PS4 to Linear PCM lossless audio, and the pioneer would receive the signals and output as needed (Dolby TrueHD, DTS master, etc)
With the new receiver I am not getting those audio formats as easily. What's the best way for me to set it all up?
When I set the Onkyo to PCM, nearly everything I push through just says "Dolby Surround 5.1, 48khz etc". Nothing sounds HORRIBLE, but I can't decide if my Pioneer sounded better. Obviously this Onkyo delivers on the 4K and HDR support, the video quality is stunning, but I'm just having a hard time adjusting to the changes to how audio is treated. The manual says to set my devices to bitstream, but I thought that was a worse option?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!