Hi there, I'm interested in getting this receiver but I have a quick question? I'm planning (in the short term at least) on using my Panasonic BluRay to also play CD's. How easy is it to pop a CD in the drive instead of a DVD and switch the sound to regular 2 speaker stereo, and then back again if I go to a DVD? This is a problem at the moment with my (very) old Denon. It's a real PITA to change around and one of the reasons (along with it being over 15 years old) that I'm getting a new one. I've seen some units with a 'scene' function with easy access buttons on the front of the unit, but they're either old 5.1 units without Atmos, or much more expensive ones than I can afford. It doesn't obviously seem to feature on units in my price range.
I would say that you don't even have to press any buttons to do that. I've noticed that while watching TV the AVR will play stereo audio as stereo (or ext. stereo, or what ever u have chosen like Neural:X etc.) and when you watch some movie with 5.1 audio the AVR will automatically switch the the sound mode to whatever surround mode u usually listen.