Originally Posted by aas5
Does anyone have a 82 that works or does the LFE issue affect every unit?
[Disclaimer: I don't have an 82, I have an 84 but I think it has the same set of issues]
As far as I know all of these units have the same problems. However, here's the thing - I see a whole bunch of people whining about this and returning their units etc. I've had my 84 for 8 months and absolutely love it. As far as I know there are two main issues:
1) Problems when hooking to a DVI-only equipped display.
2) Lack of the standard +10db boost to the LFE channel when sending multi-channel PCM to the receiver.
So, if you have a DVI display I understand this could be a big frustration. But, also as far as I know, you are very likely to have issues with any HDMI->DVI connection through any middle piece of equipment.
But, if you don't have a DVI display (can use either component or, preferably, HDMI) I don't really see the reason to throw this baby out with the bathwater. I have an HD-A1 and was one of the early ones to discover the LFE issue. But it is such a limited issue in that it only effects me if I have my player decode and send PCM. I only do this for DD+ or TrueHD so this is only about 10% of my viewing and, I have (admittedly only partially) corrected the issue by setting up a separate MCACC memory for these sources.
So, if you are considering one of these units, please understand the limited nature of these issues before deciding the whole thing is a POS.
[step off soapbox]