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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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608 user update: 7.1 setup, 2eq etc
So far I have owed (or returned)
Onkyo 606 (HDMI blew up)
Onyp 807 (reetunred, HDMI issues with HTPC ATI 5870)
Yamaha 6665 (Nice but HDMI-CEC worked only 90% of the time)
Pioneer 1019 (floor model close out, but zone 2 bbroken)
Onyo 608, running 7.1, YHX Cinemea (so my 360 makes 5.1 to 7.1) runs cool as ****. Quiet also. Just stunning
HDMI-CEC works. Programmed my harmoney in seconds since 90% is hardware
3D NOT tried (Mitsubishi coming out with adapater for my DLP)
HDMI-CEC works with Mits 73" DLP, PS3 Slim, panasonic TS2 Waterproof (new!) camera. Inputs, on off volume. Key things
The sound is very full. I think 2EQ did a better job than on the 606. Maybe teh THX2 Cinema does a better job of using the 7.1 expansion
GUI is BRILLIANT. ANYONE with an HTPC will appreciate this with codecs, worries etc. You know EXACTLY what is happening WHILE PLAYING
So one MUST compare to the 807 - it is only fair
807: More networking and multi-eq (nice) Same token, with "softsqueeze" running on slimserver not sure why I need all the pandora in the receiver per se
608: HDMI-CEC is flawless, HTPC SUPPORTED WITH SUPPORT FROM ONKO, and runs MUCH cooler
Again, for the "special price" I paid call it a day.
Btw, XBOX 360 Splineter Cell Convication sounds INCREDIBLE ......... the 7.1 expansion from 5.1 really helps.
on Steam, XBOX
"Kill Cancer or Die"
Custom Z9 Game Settings For SDR and HDR
Sony 75" Z9, Denon X4200, Definitive Technologies BP7002 + 9.1 ATMOS, PSV 18" sub
Loving Wife and 4 year old Son who tolerate this expense!