I did not find an answer to my problem the first pass thru the superbly written Denon userguide... So maybe someone out there can help. Here is my problem: If my input source (at the receiver) is set to VHS, CD, or turntable I must turn my volume control well below 0db for normal listening. If I am running DVD I have to turn my volume all the way up (18db) to get listenable levels. Needless to say if I am listening to DVD and switch to VHS the volume level blows your ears out. I checked to see if there is a gain control for the DVD input at the Denon or Sony and I couldn't find anything. What am I missing here. Could it be that the input signal from the Sony is just lower?