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Yes, but I have been told the MX 150 has handshake issues and I am just trying to find if anyone has encountered the particular problem. The Oppo has better sound & picture so I would like to resolve the problem and continue to use the Oppo if possible.<br>
I've not heard of specific handshake issues, but of course its possible.<br><br>
It still could be an oppo issue, as there was with the 103 and the 151 - I think it took an oppo firmware update to address the issue...addino, was that the case? I don't recall precisely what your issue was and how it was resolved...<br><br>
@pictureplus - have you talked to Chuck at McIntosh support? I know they are testing new firmware, so perhaps there are fixes related to what you're experiencing....<br><br>
Have you tried both bitstream and PCM from the 95? Is the condition the same?
I'm jumping into this Thread many months after it initially started. I hope it is still active. I'm also a first time poster. And I appreciate listening to music and home theater on an incredible system - but I'm not very technical and I had all my gear professionally installed.
I found this thread because I am having issues with my McIntosh MX-151 and I've been having them since I bought it. I bought the unit from House of Music in San Fran.
Here is a quick summary of my issue: The MX-151 has issues switching audio sources or modes. For example, if I switch from my DVR to my PS3 - the MX151 switches to stereo. I have to switch to another device (like my Wadia 171 for my iPod) and then switch back - and THEN I have surround sound.
Another example is switching channels within DirecTV. Often when I go to a new channel the MX151 does some audio switching but then I have NO audio whatsoever. I have to change channels, and then come back, to get any audio. Sometimes I have to turn the entire system off.
All my issues are related to MX-151 Audio switching.
I've had a rep from McIntosh (arranged by Chuck) and a rep from House of Music out to my house and they installed a McIntosh software upgrade and ran the Room Perfect setup again. I did see some improvement - but I still have issues. This was about 6 months ago. I've sent an email to Chuck to see if there is another software upgrade.
I 'upgraded' to the MX151 from the Classe SSP800 (in the same system except for the processor). The SSP800 did not have these issues. The MX151 elevates my home theater as compared to the SSP800 but these technical issues are super annoying and quite frankly unacceptable at this price point.
The McIntosh Rep and House of Music already examined all my cables and that stuff and it is not that - it is definitely the MX151. McIntosh and House of Music did not charge me to install the software upgrade since my system was brand new and I was experiencing these. I've had it about a year now and the issues are not as but - but still pervasive.
Am I the only MX151 owner seeing these types of issues? Anyone have a resolution?