Originally Posted by patgilm
Looks like Pioneer finally gets it with the firmware updates through network. While I haven't needed to perform any updates to my SC-07 since everything works for my needs (even playing music through my 3Gs iphone), it is a nice feature and I would perform updates if mine had it even if it didn't benefit me.
With the Marvell scaler, I wonder if upconversion to 1080p is available from HDMI to HDMI. This doesn't really matter to me but it does help with sales to people that think its important.
I wonder if the on screen display is for volume, inputs, surround mode etc. or if it is the typical GUI that we know of. While many don't like the signal to be touched, coming from a Denon 4308, I welcome it. If I hadn't had the Denon first, I probably wouldn't miss it but once you have it, it is a nice feature.
I'll have to wait and see. I feel that these new features are bigger than the SC-27 features over the SC-07 although I will likely wait a while to get the SC-37 once prices come down since my SC-07 is still more than sufficient for my needs and upgrading would not really benefit me much. However, for others I bet this will be a big benefit.
Pat... If reading the the spec sheet and manual are an indication (and I've compared them to the 27's) the video conversion is finally here for HDMI, including the adjustable parameters.
I don't think there is OSD for volume (except on Pioneer displays) but they've added two new features are just as good, maybe even better..
1. The RF remote with the 37 (not on the 35) is two way, and the display gives you all kinds of information, including volume.
2. You can now use a browser to control the unit, which is another great feature.
3. The iPhone app gives you a ton of information, including input sign info, etc.... while not OSD, it is what I have been waiting for from Pioneer.
In addition, the receiver will pass through an HDMI input to HDMI output when in standby, another great feature I've grown used to with the Yamaha's and Denon's (Onkyo just added it in the last year...)
As far as firmware updates, it looks to be only for the HMG FW.. there is no mention of system updates in the manual.