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Onkyo TX-NR616 2 33.33%
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post #1 of 16 Old 04-16-2013, 06:45 PM - Thread Starter
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I currently have a Denon AVR-1612 which i really like. But one thing i did not take into account is i love listening to my music while watching baseball, This Unit does not have multi funtion to be able to do this. Here are a couple Receivers that are around $230 shipped on Amazon and all seem to have this function, Plus internet radio and a zone 2 which i would love to hook up 2 outdoor speakers with.

Onkyo TX-NR515 and 616. The 515 seemed to have better reviews on Amazon but both seemed to have quite a few negatives for firm ware updates and bad HDMI.

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Or, use a component video connection when you want to mix your audio and video sources. Much cheaper than getting a new receiver.
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I have a Denon 591 which is pretty much the same as your 1612.

What I did was run a set of component video cables from the satellite box directly to the TV. Then when I want to listen to another source while watching TV its not a problem.

Or you can run HDMI from the cable/sat box to the TV and connect an optical cable from the box to the receiver for audio. Switch inputs to whatever source you want if you have no desire to listen to the game.

Those other receivers may not have the multifunction ability that you think. Better read those manuals carefully.

What source are you using for your music when you're watching baseball?

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The 1612 actually does have this feature (see Video Select p. 69 OM); however, it can only be used with a composite video input (ie. no HDMI) so the alternate connections suggested above are likely your best bet unless you want to upgrade for additional features. Also note that shifting to one of the Onkyo models you list would be a downgrade in audio quality as they only use the most basic version of Audyssey 2EQ whereas your Denon 1612 uses Audyssey MultEQ with 2x the speaker control points as 2EQ as well as the ability to EQ the subwoofer which 2EQ cannot do.

You also may want to consider the new Denon E300 (5.1) or the E400 (7.1 or 5.1/Zone2) both of which are networking models and both of which can play a USB/AM-FM Tuner/Network audio source while watching an HDMI video source.

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The 671 has the ability to listen to usb/internet radio and watch any HDMI source that you choose. I listen to Pandora/Rhapsody while watching cable tv all the time with all HDMI connections. I would get it over the Pioneer.
Zone 2 also works very well.

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Thanks guys. I will do the component option. Thing is I called crutchfield last week and guy told me that my receiver doesn't do multi function so i can't watch tv and listen to music at same time. Maybe trying to get me to buy a new receiver? Pretty shady if that's the case. You woukd think Crutchfield would know this about using components..
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He may have meant through HDMI. Your sound wont be nearly as good through component.

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Component is for video so that he can use whatever source or connection he wants for audio.
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Component is for video so that he can use whatever source or connection he wants for audio.
Sorry. His video wont be nearly as good through component.

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That depends on his particular equipment - both the source device and the display. There's no way of knowing whether HDMI or component will look different without trying both. It's even possible the component connection will look better.
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That depends on his particular equipment - both the source device and the display. There's no way of knowing whether HDMI or component will look different without trying both. It's even possible the component connection will look better.
Ahh. Learn something everyday. I thought component cables could only carry 480i. How could anything look better than HDMI? Are you talking about an avr that will upconvert component to 1080p?

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You're thinking of "composite" (yellow) cable rather than "component" (red/blue/green) which can pass up to 1080i and as BIslander notes, can look as good or better depending on the devices connected.

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You're thinking of "composite" (yellow) cable rather than "component" (red/blue/green) which can pass up to 1080i and as BIslander notes, can look as good or better depending on the devices connected.
Yi. Youre right. My bad. Its been so long since I have dealt with anything other than HDMI I had forgotten.

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Thanks everyone. Hooked up the Component last night. Works like a charm..
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