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Is there any reason to choose the 818 over the 515 if I am just using it for the video processing?
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Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Select2 Plus Certified Network A/V Receiver for $349.00 at amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top



I was thinking about buying it, but I don't want to have the same issue with the HDMI as I did with my HT-R960 to where the HDMI board went out.

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Shameless plug: My review of the TX-NR818 went up this morning.
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Quick question.

Can you turn on/off the AVR with the android/IOS app?

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Quick question.
Can you turn on/off the AVR with the android/IOS app?
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If network standby is enabled you can turn it on, off always works (as long as the AVR is on the network).
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Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Select2 Plus Certified Network A/V Receiver for $349.00 at amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
I was thinking about buying it, but I don't want to have the same issue with the HDMI as I did with my HT-R960 to where the HDMI board went out.

Gus...I must say I purchased this receiver just after the lastest firmware update. No handshake issues or any of the issues mentioned. Also have to say this receiver is amazing. Actually fixed a handshake issue with my media center pc direct to the TV. Also spoke with a guy who worked for Denon the other day and mentioned that I was getting this recevier and he stated it was a good system, and I also mentioned some of the HDMI concerns, and he mentioned that many receivers struggle with HDMI. Anyway I am loving playing from my Android. This thing is greatness.
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Gus...I must say I purchased this receiver just after the lastest firmware update. No handshake issues or any of the issues mentioned. Also have to say this receiver is amazing. Actually fixed a handshake issue with my media center pc direct to the TV. Also spoke with a guy who worked for Denon the other day and mentioned that I was getting this recevier and he stated it was a good system, and I also mentioned some of the HDMI concerns, and he mentioned that many receivers struggle with HDMI. Anyway I am loving playing from my Android. This thing is greatness.

My only beef with the 616 is that it does not eq the sub. It has the entry level 2eq. If you can live with that all other features are nice.
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I have Onkyo TX NR 818 what option is best Bi-Amp or Digital Crossover Network, my speakers is Klipsch RF-82 II, RC-62 II, RS-52 II and soon SW-112.
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My only beef with the 616 is that it does not eq the sub. It has the entry level 2eq. If you can live with that all other features are nice.

Not a problem living with that for me as I have tried many of the Auto Calibration systems, and for me they have never done as good as I can do myself. I did try the 2eq, but same thing. Ended up doing it myself to get the best sound. I know some will not even consider a receiver without it, but for me it doesn't matter as I like the way I set it up better. So far still loving this receiver. Wife even notices improved sound over older Onkyo and it even sounds better than my year old Yamaha.
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Not a problem living with that for me as I have tried many of the Auto Calibration systems, and for me they have never done as good as I can do myself. I did try the 2eq, but same thing. Ended up doing it myself to get the best sound. I know some will not even consider a receiver without it, but for me it doesn't matter as I like the way I set it up better. So far still loving this receiver. Wife even notices improved sound over older Onkyo and it even sounds better than my year old Yamaha.

Glad you and your wife enjoy it. Have you tried the THX mode? I wonder how it is because I have never owned an avr with it.
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Glad you and your wife enjoy it. Have you tried the THX mode? I wonder how it is because I have never owned an avr with it.

I was excited to finally have a THX receiver, but I must admit I have tried some of the THX modes, and it didn't sound all that great. But might play around with some more before I pass final judgement. Switched back to my original setup.But with that said....the thing just sounds great. I did not expect the improvement I got because I am using the same speakers I got with my HTIB Onkyo setup. With that said these speakers have always sounded better than my Polks.

I just looked up the Polks so I could give you correct info on the model, etc, I think I will be sick. They have gone way down in price, and for the new price they cannot be beat.
http://www.frys.com/product/4185043?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

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Edit: ....I feel better now. It was a clearance thing where none appear to be in stock.
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I was excited to finally have a THX receiver, but I must admit I have tried some of the THX modes, and it didn't sound all that great. But might play around with some more before I pass final judgement. Switched back to my original setup.But with that said....the thing just sounds great. I did not expect the improvement I got because I am using the same speakers I got with my HTIB Onkyo setup. With that said these speakers have always sounded better than my Polks.
I just looked up the Polks so I could give you correct info on the model, etc, I think I will be sick. They have gone way down in price, and for the new price they cannot be beat.
http://www.frys.com/product/4185043?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Edit: ....I feel better now. It was a clearance thing where none appear to be in stock.

These and the Onkyo HTiB set are pretty small (sub does most of the heavy lifting). $150-$250 for the set is about what they are worth.

 

If the room is large ... do you have room for some real speakers and maybe even a real sub?


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I was excited to finally have a THX receiver, but I must admit I have tried some of the THX modes, and it didn't sound all that great. But might play around with some more before I pass final judgement. Switched back to my original setup.But with that said....the thing just sounds great. I did not expect the improvement I got because I am using the same speakers I got with my HTIB Onkyo setup. With that said these speakers have always sounded better than my Polks.
I just looked up the Polks so I could give you correct info on the model, etc, I think I will be sick. They have gone way down in price, and for the new price they cannot be beat.
http://www.frys.com/product/4185043?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Now to find a trashcan.
Edit: ....I feel better now. It was a clearance thing where none appear to be in stock.
I've never used THX settings myself, as you pretty much have to have your room set up a certain way for it to sound the best. Also, the THX logo basically just means that it was certified to be able to handle a room of a certain size.

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These and the Onkyo HTiB set are pretty small (sub does most of the heavy lifting). $150-$250 for the set is about what they are worth.

If the room is large ... do you have room for some real speakers and maybe even a real sub?

I have room, but I have friends with Bose, Klipsh, etc, and my current setup sounds better than theirs, so I guess it is good enough for me. Yes a $1000+ set of speakers might make this thing sound a little better, but it shounds better than I could have expected. So I am happy with my Onkyo receiver and speakers.
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Both Newegg and Amazon currently have TX-NR717 on sales for $490 (plus tax).

I know many of you don't like TX-NR717 because it only has Audyssey 2EQ.
But customer reviews for TX-NR717 on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive.

So it is a good buy at $500 ?

Are there comparable receivers with Audyssey MultEQ or better for $500 ?

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Both Newegg and Amazon currently have TX-NR717 on sales for $490 (plus tax).
I know many of you don't like TX-NR717 because it only has Audyssey 2EQ.
But customer reviews for TX-NR717 on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive.
So it is a good buy at $500 ?
Are there comparable receivers with Audyssey MultEQ or better for $500 ?
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Yep much better like last years Onkyo 709 or 809 with Multeq XT on board and also has pre outs in case you want to add an amp.
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Yep much better like last years Onkyo 709 or 809 with Multeq XT on board and also has pre outs in case you want to add an amp.

Okay.. I will do some research on TX-NR709 and 809 both of which can be bought for $550 to $700 right now.
I guess TX-NR717 is still not a good buy even at $500.
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Okay.. I will do some research on TX-NR709 and 809 both of which can be bought for $550 to $700 right now.
I guess TX-NR717 is still not a good buy even at $500.


The 2EQ does not equalize the sub. I currently own Multeq and am considering Multeq XT32.
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Both Newegg and Amazon currently have TX-NR717 on sales for $490 (plus tax).
I know many of you don't like TX-NR717 because it only has Audyssey 2EQ.
But customer reviews for TX-NR717 on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive.
So it is a good buy at $500 ?
Are there comparable receivers with Audyssey MultEQ or better for $500 ?
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That's because they have never used an AVR with either MultEQ or MultEQ XT. Consider the Denon line which uses at a minimum MultEQ. Review post #2 in each of the XX12 and XX13 Owner's threads linked in my sig.

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I don't have any experience with Audyssey speaker calibration.
The spec sheet on made MultEQ XT sounds infinitely better than 2EQ but so I don't know what practical difference I would hear between a 2EQ vs MultEQ calibrated setup.

I have used an older Pioneer receiver with MCACC before but I don't know how well MCACC compares to Audessey 2EQ and MultEQ.

Does the lack of MultEQ only mean recievers such as TX-NR717 will never be able to sound as good a those with MulEQ ?
Or does that mean it will take a lot of time and effort to calibrate speakers manually to match the result of MultEQ ?

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Thankds, jdsmoothie.

That makes purchase decision much easier; avoid 2EQ and get MultEQ instead.
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I don't have any experience with Audyssey speaker calibration.
The spec sheet on made MultEQ XT sounds infinitely better than 2EQ but so I don't know what practical difference I would hear between a 2EQ vs MultEQ calibrated setup.
I have used an older Pioneer receiver with MCACC before but I don't know how well MCACC compares to Audessey 2EQ and MultEQ.
Does the lack of MultEQ only mean recievers such as TX-NR717 will never be able to sound as good a those with MulEQ ?
Or does that mean it will take a lot of time and effort to calibrate speakers manually to match the result of MultEQ ?
Thanks.

Not having Audyssey or just having the 2EQ will not make the receiver sound bad. There are many receivers out there that do not have Audyssey and sound great. It will take more time and effort to calibrate manually but some people prefer it that way just like some don't care for Audyssey. I think you should do multeq or higher if you get one with Audyssey. As for me I prefer having off the dynamic eq and dynamic volume because it makes the sub sound too boomy or unrealistic with much pressure.
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I don't have any experience with Audyssey speaker calibration.
The spec sheet on made MultEQ XT sounds infinitely better than 2EQ but so I don't know what practical difference I would hear between a 2EQ vs MultEQ calibrated setup.
I have used an older Pioneer receiver with MCACC before but I don't know how well MCACC compares to Audessey 2EQ and MultEQ.
Does the lack of MultEQ only mean recievers such as TX-NR717 will never be able to sound as good a those with MulEQ ?
Or does that mean it will take a lot of time and effort to calibrate speakers manually to match the result of MultEQ ?
Thanks.

Not having Audyssey or just having the 2EQ will not make the receiver sound bad. There are many receivers out there that do not have Audyssey and sound great. It will take more time and effort to calibrate manually but some people prefer it that way just like some don't care for Audyssey. I think you should do multeq or higher if you get one with Audyssey. As for me I prefer having off the dynamic eq and dynamic volume because it makes the sub sound too boomy or unrealistic with much pressure.

it will be impossible for the posters in this thread to "eq" as well as audyssey will...

subwoofer eq is by far the most important... as that is the area that all home users will require eq the most...

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Just read your review and my 818 will be here next week so now I'm wondering at the 24fps video issue. I watch a lot of 24p content and want 'great' video so I'm hoping this is something I can turn on or off to let my Sony HW30 handle it.

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