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I just got a TX-NR 737 it has Great sound and I've been playing with it maybe a week now, I'm replacing a TX-NR 616 that I've had for a year and a half. I replaced it because I wanted to be ready for atmos and didn't want to spend a lot on a first generation atmos AVR. I was a little concerned that audyssey is being replaced with Accu-EQ. But I read that onkyo and Dolby worked together to develop it.
THE Set up was very easy and after room calibration sound is great, one thing I did use was a db meter to get to subs at 75db which helped a lot. The reason I used a meter, when you first set up with Accu-EQ you get a test tone for the sub but no indication what the db is, got them to 75 and proceeded with the rest of the set up very easy. One thing I did was place the hockey puck Mic on my tripod and placed it in my main listening position I know that it only getting reading from only one position, I'm so use to audyssey XT932 . when I first ran the Accu-EQ I didn't use a db meter which was a mistake on my part because I was just guessing at what volume to set the subs when it was all done I didn't like it was too bombastic. But then I redid it a couple days later using a meter and now it sounds absolutely great IMO.
The only issue I have right now is, which is odd when the receiver is in stand by, the picture passes to the TV from my directv genie box, but no sound tried everything but can't get it to work with my TV. I have directv genie > receiver > Samsung PN 51F 5500
Which is odd is it works fine when I watch a blu-Ray through the receiver from my Panasonic blu-ray player when it's in stand by. It must be some kind of handshake between directv genie box and the receiver, I think it maybe that the genie is not cec ??? don't know just a guess. I'll keep digging to see if I can figure it out I don't think it's the receiver.
This receiver has a great sound and I can't wait till atmos
DEN Atmos Samsung UN65KS8000 Roku Ultra Onkyo TX-NR 747 5.2.2 UHD audio. Polk Audio OWM3 Speakers / top middle on Ceiling / 300MGB Spectrum / Samsung UBD-K8500 Blu-Ray Player / 26 UHD Blu-Rays Living Room Atmos Samsung PN60E8000+SEK2000 / Onkyo TX-NR 1030 7.2.4 /Onkyo M-5010 Amplifier for top middle/ 300MGB Spectrum / Panasonic 3D blu-ray Bic Acoustech speakers, MICCA M-8S FH on wall /TM in ceiling speakers / 2 Bic F12 subs. BEDROOM Samsung 55JS8500 using tv speakers for now
Last edited by bargervais; 08-18-2014 at 07:51 PM.