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Mine is still going strong. However I'm thinking to upgrade to an Onkyo 818. 3 hdmi in and just 1 out aint cutting it for me anymore.
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Mine is still going strong. However I'm thinking to upgrade to an Onkyo 818. 3 hdmi in and just 1 out aint cutting it for me anymore.

It has had more than its useful run. You will find XT32 simply amazing.
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Mine is still going strong. However I'm thinking to upgrade to an Onkyo 818. 3 hdmi in and just 1 out aint cutting it for me anymore.

Mine is still going strong, too, and I'll probably use it until it breaks. Agree about only 3 HDMI inputs, so I bought one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088AP6IK/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I haven't gotten around to trying it yet, though, still running an HDMI straight to the TV.

It would be great if somebody would post a list of currently-available receivers that use similar amplification to SA-BX500. I think there is a fairly recent Pioneer Elite. I think there was a Sherwood, but probably long enough ago that it's disco'd.
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It would be great if somebody would post a list of currently-available receivers that use similar amplification to SA-BX500. I think there is a fairly recent Pioneer ...

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/SC-1222-K

 

Class D3 Amps. Check Amazon or Newegg.

 

However, not sure I would exclude other contenders (Denon, Onkyo, etc.) just because they have different types of amps inside. For instance, WRAT certainly puts out the power.


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Folks,

I just bought a used sa-bx500 mainly to play audio from a computer. (I know, kinda overkill but I got it cheap). I am trying to connect through a regular old RCA to headphone jack cable that I have tried to connect to multiple inputs CD/tv/aux but I get no sound. What am I doing wrong? The radio works.

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Folks,

I just bought a used sa-bx500 mainly to play audio from a computer. (I know, kinda overkill but I got it cheap). I am trying to connect through a regular old RCA to headphone jack cable that I have tried to connect to multiple inputs CD/tv/aux but I get no sound. What am I doing wrong? The radio works.

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From computer, use Aux out (line level) not headphone out (usually amped).

 

On computer, be sure it's not set to "Digital" ... unless you want to use its SPDIF (which is what I would use anyway).

 

Try another analog input device (old VCR, DVD Player) and test all RCA Inputs.


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Tesla said exactly what I was starting to post. Only thing I can add is that if another line-level output device works (so you know the SA-BX500 is functional), and if a headphone output is your only option from the computer, you might be able to make it work by going into audio control on the computer and turning headphone output volume way, way down. I would start at about 5, on a scale of 0 - 100.
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I'm aware about newer receivers stating they are 3D compatible. But i was hoping for someone with direct experience on this receiver who could say they have definitely done this or definitely ruled it out.

I've made this receiver do things not on the spec sheet and was hoping this would be another undocumented capability.

For the dual ouput BD play my intention would be to have one output go to the TV which could provide the EDID answer back to the movie that yes 3D is compatible, and the other output to the SA-BX500 to receive lossless audio. Wouldn't that work?

If a dual output BD player won't work or can't be found, what about a 3D compatible HDMI splitter? Something like monoprice item 8204 or 7522? Ideally someone with SA-BX500 is doing the same thing and has already found a compatible splitter.

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Check out the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 - it will do what you want. Question for the gurus - should I be using the 8 channel analog output of this blue ray player into my SA-BX500 or should I keep it all digital?

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Check out the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 - it will do what you want. Question for the gurus - should I be using the 8 channel analog output of this blue ray player into my SA-BX500 or should I keep it all digital?

Digital (over HDMI) will give you 1080p, bitstreamed HD-Audio, Lip-Sync, multi-channel PCM, and more.


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Gonna bump this thread to the top - who else is still running this receiver besides me? It has served me very well, along with my Panasonic Plasma TV and BluRay Player. I just picked up a pair of Velodyne DLS-5000R for the bottom end and relieved some of the pressure off of the SA-BX500. However, I am going to start looking for a new receiver soon. I may not get anything, but I am curious about a higher quality AVR. What have some of you graduated to from this receiver?

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I still use mine and see no reason to replace it. I seem to do fine without fancy room correction and I don't think I need the latest HDMI cords until I get Ultra 4K TV and I don't need that : )
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Gonna bump this thread to the top - who else is still running this receiver besides me? It has served me very well, along with my Panasonic Plasma TV and BluRay Player. I just picked up a pair of Velodyne DLS-5000R for the bottom end and relieved some of the pressure off of the SA-BX500. However, I am going to start looking for a new receiver soon. I may not get anything, but I am curious about a higher quality AVR. What have some of you graduated to from this receiver?

I'm still running mine and it works fine.


However, it's in my secondary work-out room with older "Component and SPDIF wired" devices. Since no HDMI, I could not imagine running it in my main home-theater room.


As you can see I went with Onkyo. If it ever blows-up, I'll get a Denon (with slightly more power ... as I can afford).
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I'm still running mine and it works fine.


However, it's in my secondary work-out room with older "Component and SPDIF wired" devices. Since no HDMI, I could not imagine running it in my main home-theater room.


As you can see I went with Onkyo. If it ever blows-up, I'll get a Denon (with slightly more power ... as I can afford).
Mine has 3 HDMI inputs, one HDMI output. What model is your Panasonic
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Man, sorry ... wrong thread.


I thought I was answering in the SA-HE200 thread. A generation before this one with no HDMI.

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I thought I was answering in the SA-HE200 thread. A generation before this one with no HDMI.
That's cool - HDMI is too easy not to make the move. Since Panasonic doesn't make decent AVRs anymore, I will have to shop around for another good value when this one is done. But, as others have said, so far so good.

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That's cool - HDMI is too easy not to make the move. Since Panasonic doesn't make decent AVRs anymore, I will have to shop around for another good value when this one is done. But, as others have said, so far so good.

I really like my Onkyo (sounds great and clear even at max.). After my model, yearly generations went through a rough-patch reliability-wise.


I can't really talk to differences since I don't have this one to compare. Both Onkyo and Denon have nice websites for feature charts.


I think that's how I got subscribed here ... trying to stay with Panasonic years ago (see my gear).

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Gonna bump this thread to the top - who else is still running this receiver besides me? It has served me very well, along with my Panasonic Plasma TV and BluRay Player. I just picked up a pair of Velodyne DLS-5000R for the bottom end and relieved some of the pressure off of the SA-BX500. However, I am going to start looking for a new receiver soon. I may not get anything, but I am curious about a higher quality AVR. What have some of you graduated to from this receiver?
You have gotten a few replies, but this thread---like Panasonic AVRs, unfortunately---has gone moribund. I "upgraded" mine a few years ago to a Yamaha RX-V773 mainly because I needed another HDMI input (and NewEgg was blowing the Yamaha out), and was kinda disappointed. To me it seemed like the Panasonic had a punchier sound that I enjoyed, but trying to describe sound is not easy and it's all subjective. I am still using the Panny in a second location and it is serving me well.

One of the replies gives a thumbs up to Onkyo. My Panasonic was the replacement for an Onkyo that I liked a lot (but had no HDMI). Because of my experience with Onkyo I talked a friend into buying a TX-NR509 a few years ago. It ended up being one of the lemons with a bad HDMI board and died about a month after the warranty expired. Nevertheless, Onkyo recognized the problem and had a program in place to repair it, paying all of the shipping, so kudos to them for that.
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