Which to Caliberate DVD Player or Receiver?

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  1. NicholasY

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    I have a Denon 2900 DVD, and a Denon 3805 Receiver, which one should I caliberate as I noticed both have speaker caliberation menus?
     
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    You must calibrate the analog outs from the 2900 for SACD/DVD-A, since this is the only way you can hear them, and this will apply for movies as well if you use the Denon to do all processing (DVDs). However, I would opt for a digital connection for movies because the 3805 has auto EQ and better bass management.
     
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    John,
    thanks, I am using Component video cables and an optical cable for the sound. So with these cables how should I do it? Do I just leave the settings on the DVD Player alone and set it to digital out?
     
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    With the digital connection, the speaker level settings on the player will have no effect. Yes, set the player to digital out and calibrate the receiver. DTS = ON, and "bitstream".

    For DVD-A and SACD you MUST use the analog outputs from the player though, these formats cannot be passed via digital from this player.
     
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    i calibrate my multichannel analog connection by calibrating the receiver's external inputs, and i leave the player's speaker level settings alone (default). it shouldn't matter where you do it, though. it does the same thing; calibrates the player's analog connection.
     
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    Not all receivers can do this. [​IMG] Mine can, but I am not familiar with the 3805.
     

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