Originally Posted by jsetliff
This unit has actually made me start upgrading other components in my system.
Dang I hate it when that happens! My upgrading started with some remodeling and a new big screen TV with HDMI inputs and my old A/V Standard didn't have HDMI. I think it is a sickness we all get from time to time.
My advice is to never ever audition the Krell Cast system, it will suck the money out of your wallet faster than a SR-71 Blackbird.
I can't figure out why Krell doesn't promote this more, to me the Cast system it is the difference between day and night when compared to XLR or RCA!
Originally Posted by thedonovanz
oldav - Interesting that a guy with a 30k pre-pro is slumming around on a Foundation thread, but I am glad you did.
Krell has made some big changes in it's line of equipment recently and the new line has some features that the old line does not have. From what I have heard these new features will be made available to 707 owners in the near future. I have also heard that they plan to keep it alive for a while. That is good to know particularly if you like what you have and hope the manufacturer will continue to keep you up to date on new and exciting functions for your equipment. Krell has some gems that are reasonably priced (for Krell) that make good sense for everyone. I believe that this new lineup of equipment from Krell shows innovation without Dan and will be a winner for them and their future.
Originally Posted by thedonovanz
Your software patch suggestion gives us hope. I know there has to be a lot of Foundation owners with DirecTV so why aren't there more of them with this problem? I actually don't think it is a problem with the Foundation or there would be a lot more people squawking about this. But, if it does turn out to be a simple software fix that would be fine with me. In the interim, assuming that all the hardware and cables from the dish to the HD receiver is good, and the HDMI cable from the receiver to the Foundation is good, does the DirecTV receiver model make any difference? Would an upgrade to a newer HD receiver be more compatible, less compatible, or make no difference with the Foundation? Thoughts? Thanks.
Not every 707 had/has this problem or at least Krell didn't admit to it from what I was told. I believe they were just as puzzled as the customers were.
I went through 3 complete sets of different brands of HDMI cables and it didn't make one bit of difference. All of my receivers are the newest available from DirecTV, so I don't believe their receivers are the problem. My dealer kept me well informed of his conversations with Krell and from what I remember (the high tech stuff went right over my head, so I can't provide any of that) Krell was in contact with DirecTV but the solution came solely from Krell which pretty much leaves DirecTV off the hook.
I have been down this road before except with industrial equipment. I bought and had installed (by the same exact people) 7 of the same exact systems and all worked flawlessly except one. The final fix was a software update and believe me the maker of the equipment had at times so many people there trying to figure it out, that they were almost stepping on each other.
I hope the solution comes quickly to you Foundation owners, I know you enjoy your equipment as much as I do mine.