Just got set up with the onkyo 605 and the orbaudio people's choice.
Here is my setup...
Cable Box -> HDMI ->TV
Cable Box -> Optical -> 605
HDDVD -> HDMI ->605 -> TV
PS3 -> HDMI -> 605 -> TV
I know there is a little time before I break in the speakers.
Here is my question:
There are a ton of listening modes that I can chose from.
1 does not touch the incoming stream, the other matrixes the 2 channel to 5 or 6 channel audio, dolby digital, super digital, Dolby +, PCM -.... etc.
So I am watching lost (recorded last week) and keep switching between modes, but cant tell whether one is necessarily better than the other (not all of them, but some I can definetely tell the difference). So I am sitting there and scratching my head thinking, how am I going to make this decision.
Now, I was watching The Rock on blu yesterday and thought the sound was OK... Not great, but OK and I know I have a very decent system (given that it is my first surround, I should be blown away). So after watching lost and playing with the modes I started thinking, whether I should have been playing with the modes last night while watching the rock. I thought, if I saw PCM, then that is all I need to look out for.
So given the fact that there are a million different configs, how do you guys know what to chose and when (for Cable, HD, Blu)?
Thank you guys for all the input...
HD-A30 & PS3