I've just been setting up my Denon 2802 using a variety of sources for setting the channel levels. There seems to be quite a difference. Using Video Essentials I have set all the levels to 75dB reference. Using the other sources given below the difference in the readings are as follows Channel : V.E :Amp T Tone : TPMenace R2 : T2 R1 FL : 75 : -2 : +3 : +8 Centre : 75 : 0 : +3 : +8 FR : 75 : -1 : +2 : +8 SL : 75 : -3 : +8 : +9 SR : 75 : -1 : +4 : +8 Some of the differences are consistent in that all channels for a particular source are uniformy 'louder' or 'quiter' particularly T2 but TPM SL is way off. I'm going to stick with the VE settings as I am lead to believe that this is the best signal source for setting up the levels. Has anyone else (with too much time on their hands ) noticed similar and which settings did you go with?