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post #271 of 2595 Old 05-15-2009, 08:27 PM
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There is a coupon code a page or two back that you need to get the discount. Not sure how long it's good for.

Thanks, I had missed that post.

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I just got my TX-SR607 yesterday and I'm starting to reprogram my Harmony One for it tonight. I'm a little confused by the options that the Harmony software is giving me for the inputs on the 607. I expected to see HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3... but it only gives me these options: DVD, CD, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Tape, and Tuner. Are Video 1, 2 and 3 the HDMI inputs?

My wife just started a movie so I can't do any tinkering for a while and test this out, so I figured I'd ask to see if anyone had any tips on setting up the Harmony with the 607.

Thanks
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Any opinions as to how the 607 would compare AQ-wise to a Pioneer VSX-1014TX-K?

I have a 5.1 setup. Speakers are:
Mirage Uni-theater L/C/R sound bar
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I just got my TX-SR607 yesterday and I'm starting to reprogram my Harmony One for it tonight. I'm a little confused by the options that the Harmony software is giving me for the inputs on the 607. I expected to see HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3... but it only gives me these options: DVD, CD, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Tape, and Tuner. Are Video 1, 2 and 3 the HDMI inputs?

My wife just started a movie so I can't do any tinkering for a while and test this out, so I figured I'd ask to see if anyone had any tips on setting up the Harmony with the 607.

Thanks

Looking at the picture of the back from Onkyo's site, it looks like the HDMI inputs map out like this:

HDMI1 DVD
HDMI2 VCR/DVR
HDMI3 CBL/SAT
HDMI4 ??Can't read image?? (maybe Game?)
HDMI5 not labeled

The buttons on the Onkyo remote match these labels. I'd just change what Harmony shows as the inputs and re-learn the commands using the Onkyo remote.

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Looking at the picture of the back from Onkyo's site, it looks like the HDMI inputs map out like this:

HDMI1 DVD
HDMI2 VCR/DVR
HDMI3 CBL/SAT
HDMI4 ??Can't read image?? (maybe Game?)
HDMI5 not labeled

The buttons on the Onkyo remote match these labels. I'd just change what Harmony shows as the inputs and re-learn the commands using the Onkyo remote.

Thanks, I noticed the same thing about the labels on the Onkyo remote, but the Harmony options for the 607 don't match up. For example, the Onkyo labels HDMI 2 as VCR/DVR but I don't see any InputVCR or InputDVR option in the Harmony software. Here are the full list of inputs that the Harmony gives me to choose from:

InputAM
InputCD
InputDVD
InputFM
InputInternetRadio
InputMultiChannel
InputMusicServer
InputNetAudio
InputNext
InputPhone
InputPrevious
InputSirius
InputTape1
InputTape2
InputTuner
InputVideo1
InputVideo2
InputVideo3
InputVideo4
InputVideo5
InputVideo6
InputVideo7
InputXm

I can see that maybe InputDVD is HDMI1, but then where is the VCR/DVR input? It seems silly that I'd have to put the Harmony into learning mode. It recognized the TX-SR607 model number, so I figured that it would know all about it.
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Looking at the picture of the back from Onkyo's site, it looks like the HDMI inputs map out like this:

HDMI1 DVD
HDMI2 VCR/DVR
HDMI3 CBL/SAT
HDMI4 ??Can't read image?? (maybe Game?)
HDMI5 not labeled

The buttons on the Onkyo remote match these labels. I'd just change what Harmony shows as the inputs and re-learn the commands using the Onkyo remote.

Once my wife was finished with her movie I was able to play around with reprogramming the Harmony One and here's the deal. As you would expect, the DVD input in the Harmony software maps to InputDVD, which is the HDMI1 input on the 607. The VCR/DVR input in the Harmony software maps to InputVideo1, which is the HDMI2 input on the box. Cbl/Sat maps to InputVideo2, which is the HDMI3 input. The Game input maps to InputVideo3, which is the HDMI4 input on the box. Hope this helps!
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FYI for everyone that ordered from JR.com. I just got an email this morning that the receiver had shipped. I know some were saying that they hadn't yet, but check your mail for your tracking number.
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I am a new owner also of the sr607. I am very excited to have picked this up. Not a bad deal either.

$399.00 at new egg right now in silver.
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There is a coupon code a page or two back that you need to get the discount. Not sure how long it's good for.

I just had J&R price match the coupon last night...$374, shipped.
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Does this amp (or any in general) pass audio back to the TV over HDMI? I'm thinking about getting the receiver but haven't made up my mind on speakers yet (that and I don't want to spend the money yet either).

Its so hard to pass this up at under 400.
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Ok, so I just set up my 607 last night. Unfortunately 95% of the DVDs that we own are kids movies. What are some good ones to test a 5.1 surround system? Chances are, I probably have it. One good one I know is the opening scene to Toy Story 2. I just played that and it was awesome! I'd like to try out a few more scenes from some other movies if anyone knows of any good ones.

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Damn, now I'm mad at myself for paying $494 for it right when it came out.
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Ok, so I just set up my 607 last night. Unfortunately 95% of the DVDs that we own are kids movies. What are some good ones to test a 5.1 surround system? Chances are, I probably have it. One good one I know is the opening scene to Toy Story 2. I just played that and it was awesome! I'd like to try out a few more scenes from some other movies if anyone knows of any good ones.

Thanks

Do you have Bolt? Bolt on Blu-ray has great sound. It's not a kid movie, but years ago my demo movie was The Matrix--specifically the lobby scene.

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Do you have Bolt? Bolt on Blu-ray has great sound. It's not a kid movie, but years ago my demo movie was The Matrix--specifically the lobby scene.

Glad you mentioned it! I probably only have 4 or 5 non-kid movies, but the Matrix is one of them! I'll have to check out the lobby scene. Thanks!
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Glad you mentioned it! I probably only have 4 or 5 non-kid movies, but the Matrix is one of them! I'll have to check out the lobby scene. Thanks!

Skip DVDs and go straight to Blu Ray. You will be AMAZED at the difference. I didn't believe it either till I got my 607 and a new set of speakers.
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I just picked up this receiver. Called J&R and they price matched 6ave for the exact price and they said they have them in stock.
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Can anyone tell me what the OSD timeout is? When you're in the setup menus, how long does it take before the OSD disappears when you don't press any buttons?

(My old Denon was about 10 seconds. Extremely annoying).
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well, I am certainly surprised and satisfied. I never have been a fan of onkyo, and have been wanting to get a pioneer vsx-01txh for almost a year now. I am in my new house I bought and finally put my living room together and needed a receiver to drive my take energy classic 5.1 speaker system.

Well i finally put my tv stand up, and moved my computer desk outa the living room and called up some places to get a pioneer. 6oclock on a sat and the "high end" stereo shops are closed and no magnolia closer than 20 mins. So i decided to get an onkyo to tide me over and was going to take back in less than 30 days to get an idea of finally what the HD codecs sound like on blu ray.

WELL here I am, and I love this thing. Took a while to set up, and I didn't like the sound the 2eq gave me. Sounded soft and the front stage was very weak. I just dialed in what sounded right to me.. a lil more oomph for the sub, 2 db higher for the center channel, matched the left and right to be equal, and dialed in a db or 2 for the surrounds. I finally found that there are bass and treble controls if you push the audio button. 2+ more bass, and 4+ more treble. The distances were pretty much spot on. If I see coins drop in a movie, I love to hear that "tinkle". I turned off the dynamic audessy.

The sound is amazing. It's loud. I am at 50 watching movies. I cranked up a song for music on 55...opened the front door...and walked past the mailbox and could sing the song word for word with the music. This avr is a BEAST.

And yes onkyo fans, it doesnt get hot. I have it on top of my tv stand for now and I could put my hand on top of it and it is not uncomfortable at all.

Everything sounds pretty accurate. I was watching Kung Fu Panda (blu ray) and the part where Po breaks out of prison is remarkable. (If you didn't know Ray gave it a score of a perfect 100 on here) There is a part where he hits 2 gaurds and they spin at the same time... my ears felt like they heard spirals, just as the action takes place.

Another plus, I swear the video looks better. I have a 120hz lcd 42'' tv and there are less jaggies and artifacts when I force 24hz playback on my ps3.

Now I don't know if I should just keep it, or return it and get it from newegg or JR. I don't need an extra sub...but damnit won't hurt if its free. I got it from Fry's at $499

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^^ Jello, thanks for the nice review. Glad to hear you like it. Mine is on the way and also going to be hooking up the Energy Take Classic system to it.
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make sure you have the speakers set for wide when you watch movies. it really makes a wide soundstage and sounds awesome.

those lil sat's can put out great sound. I bought some blu rays, and listened to my favorite songs of my macbook pro using digital out: jay z: what more can i say, and public service announcement. dial the bass up a notch or 3 and it really HITS. The lil 8'' sub literally fills my entire house (1450 sq ft!)
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make sure you have the speakers set for wide when you watch movies. it really makes a wide soundstage and sounds awesome.

those lil sat's can put out great sound. I bought some blu rays, and listened to my favorite songs of my macbook pro using digital out: jay z: what more can i say, and public service announcement. dial the bass up a notch or 3 and it really HITS. The lil 8'' sub literally fills my entire house (1450 sq ft!)

Thanks. I also sent you a PM to ask a few other questions about your Take Classic setup.
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How are the Energy Take Classics? I am looking at those as eventual replacements of my old HTIB Onkyo speakers.
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what would be the comparable Denon receiver to the Onkyo 607?

Also is it any comparison or should I stick with the Onkyo sr607?
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Just price-matched from J&R. They offered me $399. I declined and they matched the $374. I can't blame them for the high offer - honestly I think it's great that they are matching at all.

I'm upgrading from an Onkyo TX-SR674. Bought two years ago for $499 - wow, this 607 is a steal! I'm running Aperion speakers, an Xbox 360, Verizon FIOS HD, and an Onkyo DVD player. My TV is a Vizio 37".

I'm curious about the xbox. currently I can't get 1080p with an hdmi connection from the xbox to through the receiver. Will this be resolved with the 607?

Also, which connections will need hdmi 1.3 compliant cables? everything is routed audio and video are routed through the receiver so do I need a 1.3 going out to the TV?

Thanks for the help guys!
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Help Me!!! Please. Currently, I have a Yamaha HTR-5760 that I bought in 2000-2001. I like the sound, but it has no HDMI, and I would like to take advantage of the new HD sound. Here is a link to the HTR-5760.

http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...4&CTID=5000400

My Blu-Ray player, a Panasonic BMP-80, has the Multi-Channel Out, which can decode the new HD formats, but then I lose the ability to matrix a 5.1 signal to a 7.1 signal output (my Yamaha receiver does this via PLxII). I really like the matrix feature, but cannot use it while I have the Multi-Channel input selected on the receiver.

I want to upgrade to the Onkyo 607, but the watts/channel is 90w compared to 110w on my Yamaha. Will I notice a considerable loss in power due to the 20w less power from the Onkyo 607?

Also does the Onkyo 607 have the ability to matrix a 5.1 signal into a 7.1 output signal?

Will the Onkyo have enough power to immerse the room with sound? I mean really crank it up. My system is listed below. Thanks for the help. Really appreciate it. Regards, Bill

My system/room:
Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p projector
Cerwin-Vega vs-100 (fronts)
Klipsch C-2 center
Phoenix Gold ATi8 (in-wall side surrounds)
Definitive Technology NCUB ProMonitor 100 Mk II (rear surrounds)
Klipsch KSW-12 subwoofer
120" Matte White 1.1 gain screen

My theater room is 20.5' X 16.5'
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Does this amp (or any in general) pass audio back to the TV over HDMI? I'm thinking about getting the receiver but haven't made up my mind on speakers yet (that and I don't want to spend the money yet either).

Its so hard to pass this up at under 400.

Yes, according to the manual, you can toggle whether the audio gets passed to the TV through HDMI via the "Audio TV Out" setting.
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Will this receiver output video through the HDMI output and the component video output at the same time? (i.e. can you get video on two TVs at the same time?)
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Just price-matched from J&R. They offered me $399. I declined and they matched the $374. I can't blame them for the high offer - honestly I think it's great that they are matching at all.

Just got the same offer, $399, from J&R. I was going to wait and see what the specs are on Denon's 1910, but at this price, I couldn't pass up the 607.
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awanders, looks like from the manual you can matrix. Please see page 65 and on in the manual. It's not real direct about it. I think you can Matrix just about any source to 9.1 by the way the manual reads if I'm not mistaken.

Your speakers don't need a lot of power to play loud. They have high sentivity which means that a little power will go a long way, Klipsch are really easy to drive as it seems your Cerwin-Vega are as well. If you never had an issue with the Yamaha you shouldn't with the Onkyo.

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Just got the same offer, $399, from J&R. I was going to wait and see what the specs are on Denon's 1910, but at this price, I couldn't pass up the 607.

what store are they price matching from?
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