Originally Posted by SVM
The network feature works great! well worth over TXSR707 for me, I dont have to invest into IPOD dock.
Great receiver for playing music over the network! I am able to play all my mp3 collection from my PC through the "Net" mode, dont have to invest into Ipod dock. I had to do nothing other than connecitng the reciever to my 24port D-Link DGS-1024D switch. I was instantly on the network, and could see the reciever on my PC and accept it to share files. In the "net" mode on the TV screen you can see folders on the PC and pick the files you want to play. Make sure in your Vista windows firewall allow access to windows Media player related programs.
I was able to go online and play music on the radio stations over the net, I dont have access yet steup for any one of the major stations but the free ones were great!
I wish it could play video files too! (hopefully someday receivers will have this feature too! since upscaling is already built in)
I had no luck with Firmware update though! it says something like no update found - need to do more research! Any one has any luck with frimware update? which screen in setup can tell me my current version of firmware?
theres no need for an ipod dock with the 707 either, or any lower end onkyo reciever, i just connect my iphone or ipod loaded full of mp3s into the auxillary in the back of the reciever and i have all my music right there, i can also listen to ANY internet radio station available on the whole internet aswell.
the network feature on the 807 is convenient defintley but doesnt justify paying more for the 807 over the 707, for me.
i couldnt fit the 807 in my rack anyway, its too tall
the 707 is just right with free space ontop
I could fit the 807 if i removed it's legs but thats not safe cuz then the bottom will be blocked.
Its good to have the network for firmware updates for sure, thats a good thing to have, if the reciever has problems that is, if its solid then theres not much need for that feature. belive it or not, sometimes updates can break something thats working perfectly
Enjoy ur 807, i should have my 707 delivered soon aswell
that newegg deal was surely a killer deal , all of us lucky folks who caught the deal hit the jackpot that weekend