I'd guess that 75% of electronics consumers don't take the time to calibrate...let alone optimize their systems (video or audio)...
This is true. And unfortunate. Some of us have shared space issues, but do the absolute best we can. And on the other hand, I've been in homes where I've seen all five speakers on the tv stand in rooms that would accommodate nicely.I guess for some good enough is enough?
I think it makes them lazy and undeserving. Kind of like the granny buying a new vette when ya know she'll never use more than 1/2 throttle. And to the huge screen/htib thing? I couldn't agree more. Education doesn't equal common sense, and this kind of pairing seems a waste of a screen. Your analogy was spot on. How can you auditorily(I think I just made that up?) bolster a 120" screen with 2" drivers and a 10 inch sub?I fully understand the shared space issue as I fall into that category. My point was and is people who go buy the AVR and speakers and then don't utilize the various room calibration programs installed in their receiver. As for the people who spend large amounts on a screen and projector and then slap a HTIB in place for audio to me that's like driving a Ferrari with a Dodge Caravan engine. As Chasint said these are educated and tech savvy people he knows doing this.
Is this a guess or a reference of hard statistics?I'd guess that 75% of electronics consumers don't take the time to calibrate...let alone optimize their systems (video or audio)...
Yes I guess so but if you look back it has been going on for a long time.It is interesting to me that the rest of the forum members may be having different experiences in regards to their associates/friends/co-workers putting lots more money into the video half of their entertainment systems than the audio half.
YOU would only see the initial setup menu the very first time the unit was powered up, or after a processor reset. Otherwise, most AVRs with Audyssey get the cal menu when the mic is connected.If the AVRs now automatically direct new users/units into the auto cal routine on initial power up I think that is a fantastic step in the right direction.
My AVR initiates the setup when the mic is plugged in, but does not do anything to prompt that action on initial power up.
I think this is interesting too. I've seen all kinds The factors seem to be, priorities,ambition, and knowledge. Demographics seem to matter little. Some don't know/care how much audio contributes to the experience. Sometimes they find out too late, after installing their htib in a 5000 cuft theater, with 130" screen and not having enough money/time or WAF to redo it. Sometimes they live in "bliss", not knowing anything beyond BB or B**e even exist. Sometimes people are just lazy, letting their credit card do all the work.(and still not run Audyssey! Lol) My own unfortunate(?) reality is that my audio system is well above the impact level of my 58" plasma. (That will change though someday)It is interesting to me that the rest of the forum members may be having different experiences in regards to their associates/friends/co-workers putting lots more money into the video half of their entertainment systems than the audio half.
no...... !!!!!! I would loose it.Maybe they should do an auto reminder thing every 5 minutes like antivirus ware, or adobe updates til the user goes through it. ...
Totally agree!no...... !!!!!! I would loose it. :0 don't give them ideas they wouldn't get it right. I can see it now I'm watching a movie and I've already done the setup months in and just then the pop up apears ... New update please run auto setup. Don't laugh you know I'm right !!!!!