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Another question. Can I turn Audyssey off even though I've already run the speaker setup?
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Another question. Can I turn Audyssey off even though I've already run the speaker setup?
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Looked around quite a bit and can't find how to do it. Could you assist please?
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Looked around quite a bit and can't find how to do it. Could you assist please?
See page 95 of the manual.

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Phono Input 886

When using the analog phone input stereo and switch to a surround sound mode (THX neural) is the signal converted to digital for processing?
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One or two HDMI port of my prepro is not working anymore. Does anyone know if this prepro is still under the Onkyo extending warranty of HDMI board issue? Thanks.
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One or two HDMI port of my prepro is not working anymore. Does anyone know if this prepro is still under the Onkyo extending warranty of HDMI board issue? Thanks.
That's a good question. I would give Onkyo support a call and I'm sure they'll let you know.

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Do these have the same HDMI board problem as the Onkyo receivers?

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Comcast remote code for toggle on/off

I've had this prepro for a few years now but I haven't been able to turn off (standby) the unit with the comcast remote. I always have to use the onkyo remote to do this. I can turn it on but not off to standby. Has anyone been sucessful doing this? If so, please share the remote control setup... I really don't want to get a universal remote just so I can turn it off.
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I am starting to do some research about upgrading from the 886. Mine is still working perfectly but since there are so many good deals right now it might be a good time to upgrade. I was considering the 5508/5509 since they can be had for @1000 but then I realized with the Marantz 8802 being out there are ton of 8801's available for around the same price. I believe the 8801 was one of the highest rated processors around in the last few years. I know the 8802 is better but I'm not looking to spend $3000. Then there is the XMC-1. I have to do more research about it but it appears to be another great option.

I know this is an old thread and processor but if anyone has upgraded from the 886 I would love to hear your recommendations.

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I am starting to do some research about upgrading from the 886. Mine is still working perfectly but since there are so many good deals right now it might be a good time to upgrade. I was considering the 5508/5509 since they can be had for @1000 but then I realized with the Marantz 8802 being out there are ton of 8801's available for around the same price. I believe the 8801 was one of the highest rated processors around in the last few years. I know the 8802 is better but I'm not looking to spend $3000. Then there is the XMC-1. I have to do more research about it but it appears to be another great option.

I know this is an old thread and processor but if anyone has upgraded from the 886 I would love to hear your recommendations.
Hi. I've owned all of the Onkyo processors from the 885 to the 5508, now. The 886 was a big increase in sound quality from the 885, as I recall. The 5507 offered better Audyssey capability, which is why I upgraded to it a couple years ago. The difference between the 5507 and 5508 or 09 is minimal. The 5508 and 09 have the capability to send discreet calibration tones to each of two subwoofers, which sounds cool. (And is why I went to the 5508 from the 5507.) In actual use, the 'upgrade' was a moot point. Didn't make any difference that I could hear, and simply made the calibration process take a little longer. Other than that, the 5508 or 09 can do Audio Return, which I cannot see many if any folks using it in a higher end system. Basically, it allows you to use the 'smart TV' feature like Netflix streaming to return audio over the HDMI cabling. Of course, the audio quality available from the TV is not great, as one might imagine. But, the 08 and 09 will do it, if you care.

I wouldn't flip a coin between the 5507, 08 or 09 from a functionality perspective. And, of course, the 5507 is selling for less. I can share that the 08 and 09 have had some issues with the HDMI board failure/recall, and the 5507 has been mostly spared....haven't seen a 5507 complaint on this forum yet. In any case, the 5507 qualifies for the HDMI replacement program that Onkyo is administering, so a buyer has a long-term expended warranty on the HDMI board, which is the basic guts of the unit, until 2018, I think. Even though I was not the original owner, I was able to get my 5508 repaired with no questions and very little hassle. The shipped me a box for the unit, and a shipping label. Even a roll of tape to seal the box. Took about a week, they paid shipping both ways. Couldn't be happier...a real stand up company.

All that said, I'd recommend the 5507 based on price, reliability and performance. I really enjoyed mine and actually still have my 'old' one. It's been sort of promised to a friend who hasn't picked it up yet. It's been sitting in a closet for a few weeks, and if you have some interest I can ask him if he is serious, or...zap me a PM if you would like to talk.

Either way, you are doing the right thing by doing your research up front....there's an awful lot of hype and 'new-itis' around. What matters is what YOU need....

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Thank you for the great response. From what I understand the 5507 doesn't have Audyssey XT32. I believe that was only added to the 5508/5509. I could be wrong of course. If I was to upgrade I would want XT32 or Yamaha's newest YPAO.

Did you notice an increase in sound quality going from the 886 to the 5507? Did you notice any going from the 5507 to the 5508?

From the research I've done so far it appears the Marantz 8801 or Yamaha CX-A5000 are the two best choices in the $1000 range. I have read many reviews on both and they seem to be a toss up. I haven't found any reviews that recommend the Onkyo over either one. I was surprised by that because I have been extremely happy with the 886.
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For sound quality, 886 to 5507, yes....5507 to 5508, no, not really. I think that Audyssey is like most other technologies....the first step is a real improvement, after that, much more subtle. XT32 on paper is an improvement, but I couldn't hear a noticeable difference like I did when I went from the 885 to the 886, or from the 886 to the 5507. XT32 has more sample points, but most rooms have a fairly pronounced frequency response 'bubble' or 'trough', if they have one at all, and pretty much anyone's calibration SW will smooth out the vast majority of it. There are better and worse SW offerings, of course, but there is a point of diminishing returns.

The prices of the 5507's are a good bit less than those of the 5508 and 09's. I wouldn't advise spending the extra $$ for the 5508 over the 5507 from a 'noticed' sound quality improvement. Of course, a lot of the decision has to be based on what you can find for sale.

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I've thought about the Marantz as well but since it doesn't come with THX, I've refrained from buying - even though it's a great buy.
Ive been looking at the Integra 60.7. It's around $2000. I haven't read the forums about this pre/pro yet but seems to have a lot of upgrades plus it is very similar to Onkyo.
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What does THX really bring to the table besides and extra sticker on the front???
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What does THX really bring to the table besides and extra sticker on the front???
Good question! I don't really know for sure... But I do know that it does add a uniform equalization of frequencies that are handled by each speaker position. E.g. Sub gets 80 Hz and below, and no other speaker does...
I'm sure this is discussed in another forum.
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Good question! I don't really know for sure... But I do know that it does add a uniform equalization of frequencies that are handled by each speaker position. E.g. Sub gets 80 Hz and below, and no other speaker does...
I'm sure this is discussed in another forum.
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The Marantz can do that. Almost any decent receiver/processor can do that.

All THX gives you is their approval on that particular product. Which the manufacturer has to pay THX to get. A lot of very high end processors don't have a THX approval.
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What does THX really bring to the table besides and extra sticker on the front???
As I recall, THX is verification that the gear can provide a certain level of volume to a room of a specific size. Doesn't have anything to do with sound quality, just volume.

At one point (a decade ago) it was a pretty good indicator of gear quality and capabilities, but today pretty much any AVR will meet the standards....which is why the manufacturers have mostly stopped paying the royalties to use it.

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At one point (a decade ago) it was a pretty good indicator of gear quality and capabilities, but today pretty much any AVR will meet the standards....which is why the manufacturers have mostly stopped paying the royalties to use it.
I agree with the above and haven't considered THX as a needed feature in any processor I've bought for a number of years.

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