Denon 3800 Setup

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  1. Mike Loiterman

    Mike Loiterman Stunt Coordinator

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    Just took delivery of my brand new Denon 3800. I haven't hooked it up yet since I'll be moving in about four days, but I did look at the manual.

    There seems to be an enormous amount of control over picture and audio settings. Hue, Contrast, Delay, etc. What I'm wondering is if I should adjust things on the DVD player side or should I adjust these things on my preamp(Anthem AV20)? Could someone run down how they've got their player setup?
     
  2. Eric T

    Eric T Second Unit

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    I would think that for audio, you should do the adjustments on the pre-amp, so that they are present for all of your sources. For video, I would make as many of the adjustments as possible on my display, for the same reason.

    I think I would only make an adjustment on the player if it offers an adjustment that is not present (or with a better adjustment interval) on my receiver or display.
     
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    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    If you have multiple sources sharing the same video mode on the display (or multiple sources sharing the same audio mode on the preamp), adjust the display or pre-amp only if you want result changed for all the sources in the same fashion. Example: if you had two 480p video sources going into the display and were forced to use the same video mode (i.e., one set of values for both), chances are you'd be better off adjusting the sources (if possible), as these sources would likely not show identically. I think common sense will guide.

    Doug
     

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