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Could you tell us how long does it take to switch beetwen sources ? ordered mine but might cancel it :-(

currently I only have one HDMI source.. I will connect another HDMI player this weekend to see how long it takes to switch.

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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How is the Reon performing, have you had the chance to check it?
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How is the Reon performing, have you had the chance to check it?

I will try and do some comparisons today when i connect my second HDMI player up...

I am not sure if users are aware of this... I just found out that the TX-NR905 limits the power supply when switched to four ohm loads... according to a sound and vision review, switching the amp to four ohm loads drops power output down to 55 watts per channel... I assume the TX-NR906 would have the same behavior.

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'fraid not... all the options are displayed... there is no CMS capability, only grayscale (RGB brightness and contrast level adjustments) and gamma. This will not correct the color points like CMS would.

That's a shame, but perhaps it was unrealistic even to think it. It seems that that line in the manual would be better translated as 'the setting from Resolution to B Contrast becomes alterable' rather than '...is changed'.

Thanks for the answer though.
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currently I only have one HDMI source.. I will connect another HDMI player this weekend to see how long it takes to switch.

Thx Jon S.
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I will try and do some comparisons today when i connect my second HDMI player up...

I am not sure if users are aware of this... I just found out that the TX-NR905 limits the power supply when switched to four ohm loads... according to a sound and vision review, switching the amp to four ohm loads drops power output down to 55 watts per channel... I assume the TX-NR906 would have the same behavior.

Thanks for your efforts Jon
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I will try and do some comparisons today when i connect my second HDMI player up...

I am not sure if users are aware of this... I just found out that the TX-NR905 limits the power supply when switched to four ohm loads... according to a sound and vision review, switching the amp to four ohm loads drops power output down to 55 watts per channel... I assume the TX-NR906 would have the same behavior.

Secrets Of HT-High FI, said for 4ohm speakers, you should keep your receiver (ASSUMING IT CAN COMPETENTLY DRIVE 4ohm) set up for 8ohm loads.
The 905/8.8/906 is THX Certified to drive speakers with dips to 3.2ohm without having a problem.
Secrets and S/V test 4ohm output with the unit in it's 8ohm setting.

The proper setting for sharpness is always0.
Also my Oppo BDP-103D is region free.
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I hooked up another Sony DVD HDMI player to the Onkyo... the bad news is... it takes several seconds to switch from the player to the PS3 and vice versa...

Regarding the Reon processor, I could not see any differences when switching it in or out from the feed.

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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why buy the NR906 over the SR876?
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why buy the NR906 over the SR876?

Because it's heavier.

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Because it's heavier.

I can put my PS3 on top of the 876 to make it weigh more, would that make it better than the 906?!!
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why buy the NR906 over the SR876?

Mainly for its ethernet streaming features and playback from USB devices.

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why buy the NR906 over the SR876?

Check out this post ! A guy at the 906 anticipation thread has created a chart with both receivers. You will find there similarities and differencies
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Does the 906 have any issues locking onto the sound format? For example, if you go to watch a program recorded on a DVR - do you miss the first 3-5 seconds? Also, if you skip back on a program are there any issues locking? I saw a thread that stated there were no issues with lip sync - but I didn't see a response for delay.

Also, does the unit make any pops/cracking sounds when you change sources or when the sound format changes?

One more questions, does anyone have any opinions on Audyssey Dyanamic Volume? I've heard Audyssey with Dynamic EQ and wasn't thrilled with the results.

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Anyone with a 906 have a chance to try it with games? Does it have input lag like the previous models (not input switching lag)?
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I hooked up another Sony DVD HDMI player to the Onkyo... the bad news is... it takes several seconds to switch from the player to the PS3 and vice versa...

Regarding the Reon processor, I could not see any differences when switching it in or out from the feed.

3 to 5 seconds? 10 to 15 seconds?

I guess the question is: Is it locking in faster than the 905?
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Anyone with a 906 have a chance to try it with games? Does it have input lag like the previous models (not input switching lag)?

Apparently it is the same as the 905, mthinking of getting the denon 4308 instead :-( or the 5308 ( AVC-A1H over here)
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Check out this post ! A guy at the 906 anticipation thread has created a chart with both receivers. You will find there similarities and differencies

Be careful with this post. It is filled with errors.
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why buy the NR906 over the SR876?

Better Amp section mainly. Those who really want that littla extra in sound quality, who have very large dedicated rooms with high end speakers. The USB and ethernet streaming I could really care less about.
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Better Amp section mainly. Those who really want that littla extra in sound quality, who have very large dedicated rooms with high end speakers. The USB and ethernet streaming I could really care less about.

I was told the amp section isnt "better" it can drive more power hungry speakers cleaner. If you have easy to drive speakrs you wont hear a difference. That could be wrong...any one have any ideas on this torrodial vs non issue (906 vs 876).
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VCOR, really appreciate your putting together the comparison chart. I have a few corrections based on your sources and an Onkyo 806 press release. I only include these because getting the facts right is what a comparison is all about. I welcome your comments.

11. MSRP for the 906 = $2299, 876 = $1799, 806 = $1099

Thanks! I've updated the chart with your changes, and all other comments made since I posted the prior update a few days ago, and a few other additions and corrections I found.

The price is the only area I could not confirm, partly as I couldn't locate a US press release (directly from Onkyo) on the pricing. Based on retailers who typically sell at MSRP, I see the pricing at 906 = $1999, 876 = $1599, 806 = $1099.

If anyone can confirm (with a link) to an official US Onkyo pricing, it would be appreciated!

Here's the link again for my comparison chart:

http://www.faqware.com/Receivers/Onk...ison_2008.html

If you see other errors, let me know and I'll fix it. I hate having inaccurate info out there!
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The Onkyo USA site clearly states the MSRP on this page:
http://www.onkyousa.com/prod_class.cfm?class=Receiver
906 = $2299
876 = $1799
806 = $1099
Can you get it for less, probably.
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Any reason to buy the 906 instead of the 905?
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Here's the link again for my comparison chart:

http://www.faqware.com/Receivers/Onk...ison_2008.html

If you see other errors, let me know and I'll fix it. I hate having inaccurate info out there!

Unfortunately, the 876 doesn't get the torroidal transformer
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3 to 5 seconds? 10 to 15 seconds?

I guess the question is: Is it locking in faster than the 905?

seven to 10 seconds...

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Any reason to buy the 906 instead of the 905?

why buy an older model? The only differences i can really see is that the 906 has added color correction features (ISF mode), there is a new zoom mode which allows you to zoom into a non-anamorphic video to get it to fill a 16:9 screen rather than having black bars all around.

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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seven to 10 seconds...

Is that for when you change sources from say your DVD player to your DVR or is it the amount of time it takes to lock on to the sound format?

I'm more interested in the amount of time it takes to lock on to the sound format. Last year I owned a Onkyo 875 for a short period of time. It took the unit about 5 seconds to lock on to the audio and as a result I missed the first 5 seconds of every show I recorded. That was a deal breaker for me.

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why buy an older model? The only differences i can really see is that the 906 has added color correction features (ISF mode), there is a new zoom mode which allows you to zoom into a non-anamorphic video to get it to fill a 16:9 screen rather than having black bars all around.

Thanks for all the info. on your new unit. You seem happy with the purchase and thats what's a good thing. For others, I the $500 savings would be it. If I have the info. straight, the 906 has the ISF mode that the end user can not access. Also the zoom mode mentioned above. Several have asked about the Reon implementation. The reason being that most 905 owners have bypassed the Reon due to video issues with it. If Onkyo fixed their implementation of the Reon in the 906 that would push many to the new model. If it is the same then the price difference is a player. Can someone, maybe a 905 owner come up with a good check that we could ask Jon S to perform to test out the Reon implementation issue. Thanks.
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This has been remedied with the latest firmware update for the now discontinued models already. Audio sync is somewhere around 1 sec now I would say.

What people where asking, if switching between different HDMI sources takes that long for resync. Experience from other makers models seem to be, that this is still an existent "cross border" phenomenon.



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Is that for when you change sources from say your DVD player to your DVR or is it the amount of time it takes to lock on to the sound format?

I'm more interested in the amount of time it takes to lock on to the sound format. Last year I owned a Onkyo 875 for a short period of time. It took the unit about 5 seconds to lock on to the audio and as a result I missed the first 5 seconds of every show I recorded. That was a deal breaker for me.

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Can someone describe the color correction features? Does it have individual gain and bias for R, G, B?
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