Well a funny thing happened on the way to Nirvana, when I went to run Audyssey my right front Polk Monitor 40 failed. I suspected it had issues but my Pioneer let me continue calibration while the Onky refused. I threw a cheapy satelite speaker up to complete the calibration. It really sucks but got her done. Been watching my Godsmack DVD for about 45 minutes now, a lot of it at about 92 on the volume. The fans definitely are on and the unit is warm, hotter towards the back.
So far I am pleased with the unit. I know I need to read the effing Audyssey thread to configure my setup properly. Crap, I hated digging through the MCACC thread but what can one do? I know I need to tweak my settings and have Polk send me a replacement 40, but initial observations are as follows:
1. I need to RTFM some more.
2. It surprised me how bright it sounds after just running Audyssey and changing nothing. I thought my Pioneer was a bit bright.
3. The LFE is very good. I like the setup for that and it is sounding very good. No bottoming out and I did turn up all three subs after calibration. I like it like that.
4. I am going to have to probably cut short my planned torture test as the cheapy satelite speaker is about as hot as the AVR. What a POS.
5. I may have suffered some hearing damage.
Oh, and I did enable HDMI standby pass through this morning and the unit does put out some heat so I know it is using a bit of juice. I have nothing to test how much. Something I am prepared to live with. I will post back with questions and observations as I play with it some more. BTW, I use the Godsmack DVD for working an AVR because it is the best thing I have that forces a AVR to work to power 5 channels at once and puts a decent load on an amp section. It is only DTS 5.1 but I can probably force 7.1 if I wanted to, not sure with the Onky yet. Still playing with it. So far so good. Gonna try that temp readout thing here at 92 volume.
EDIT: OK, JChin is correct, that procedure displays a T=about 68*-70*C temp at volume 92. I have turned it down to a more reasonable 70 and after several minutes it has gone down to only 65*. So my initial impression is that this unit runs hotter than my Elite and it has zero fans. Of course this may all be because of the POS satellite speaker I have which is still trying to be a toaster even at the lower volume so this is not exactly comparing apples to apples. Now for JChin, what is the V reading above the Temp telling me? It sems to change as the sound track rolls along both the number and the letters. Thanks.