New owner of the Onkyo 504 and I do like the way it sounds, but Man, there are so darn many options for which mode to listen in on this thing! Mono, Stereo, Direct, PL II Music, PL II Movie, PL II Game, TV Logic, Dolby D (only sometimes there), Orchestra, ALL, Neo ???, and maybe some others!!! I'm wondering what folks usually choose for the following inputs (whether this or other AVR with similar choices). I have a 5.1 surround system.
1. Regular CD music
2. FM Radio
3. HDTV Broadcast (Some have Dolby option) what about "TV LOGIC???)
4. DVD movie
I do experiment and choose one I like but often several are quite close. We seem to like CD music in "PL II Music" which I assume takes two speaker stereo and spreads it to all 5 speakers somehow, even if it wasn't recorded as such. HDTV broadcasts (football games so far) are nice in Dolby which seems to play ambient noise (crowd, music) in the surround speakers which is neat.
I THINK "Direct" gives you whatever is coming from the source???
Any insight appreciated.