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Old 08-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #16  
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It sounds like your whole sound system needs to be calibrated and you NEED a SPL meter to do that properly. In the mean time, you could just run the test tones from your receiver to adjust them to the correct volume level or you could use the THX optimizer under the Special Features section of any THX certified SD DVD disc. A couple of those are Star Wars I, II, or III, Toy Story, etc etc.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #17  
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sorry pfc5 I edited my last reply with this question, do you think I am losing any sound quality by using optical rather than hdmi. Also how do you like the htr-5790?
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It sounds like you have bigger problems than getting the improved sound of the lossless soundtracks with HDMI right now.

You really need to adjust the individual speaker levels in your receiver to match the sound output levels from your speakers more than anything else right now. That sounds like it would make the biggest sound improvement from what you described.

Yes I love my Yamaha HTR-5790, but it is in my bedroom now since it does not have an HDMI input on it. I have the Denon AVR-887 in the main HT room now which has the HD-A2 & PS3 hooked up through HDMI now.

The 5790 is a little more powerful,but not anything to worry about, but I do like that HDMI input and the lossless audio I get with the HD players though. You really need to have good speakers too or else the improvement with lossless will go mostly unheard despite having a receiver to handle it.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:49 AM   #19  
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I did some basic googling on TrueHD...... Am I correct in observing that there are TrueHD receivers are far and few between and start about $800? In other words, not trickled down into the HTIB/cheap/mainstream segment yet....

I'm not an audiophile. Once I reach a certain level of audio quality, I'd rather spend money on a bigger display then better sound. So I guess my next receiver won't be lossless.
If you're not an audiophile, then do that. I'm not either, and I'm perfectly happy with anything from DD to DTS to DD+ TrueDD, blah blah blah, it just gets too much sometimes! Go for the bigger display, believe me, especially if you're getting what you consider to be great sound now.
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