After the failed attempt to rid my 804 of the "Hum" and the fact that this audio interference begins at a very high volume range (67-74mhz) I decided to take a thorough look at the whole "run video through the AVR" scheme.
While we all have our own opinions I decided to consulant with the manufacturers of my AV hardware. Onkyo for the 804, Toshiba for my HD-DVD, Denon for my DVD, Sony for my HDTV and Directv for my HD DVR & HD/SD. To my surprise they all agreed that at this point in time the only true advantage in routing video through an AVR is cable consolidation. And, as I already knew, superior video quality is obtained when the video signal is routed directly to the television.
With my latest research completed I reconfigured my AV setup so that all video goes directly to my television with only audio routed to my 804. This configuration provides outstanding video and audio.
But, the idea that I paid quite a bit for less perfect AVR still eats away at me.
I sincerely invite you to respond with both comments and opinions.
LG OLED 55EG9100 HDTV, DirecTV HD DVR Genie HR44, DirecTV AM21 OTA Receiver, Sony BDPS6500 Blu-Ray, Bose Soundtouch 130 HTC (Sound Bar), Panamax MR5100 Power Manager, Harmony Elite Remote, Monoprice AV Cables
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