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post #7291 of 7304 Old 01-08-2008, 12:01 PM
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Joerod, where can I get the firmware update for the 805? I was on hold with Onkyo support for over 45 minutes before the guy finally got back to me and told me to contact some service center out in Denver (I am in Texas). I called them, and they said I needed to contact Onkyo for the FW update, or send the unit in to them. Sheesh, like pulling a tooth out of a tiger! Why is it that Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, and others either quickly have it up on their website for download, or a simple call and they will send it right out to you?

And I most definately need the update, as my 805 was one of the first units sold in Texas when they just came out.

Also, as it does not have an ethernet port, how do you update the 805? Through the RS232 port, or USB, or can you do it through a DVD player?

Thanks!
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Joerod, where can I get the firmware update for the 805? I was on hold with Onkyo support for over 45 minutes before the guy finally got back to me and told me to contact some service center out in Denver (I am in Texas). I called them, and they said I needed to contact Onkyo for the FW update, or send the unit in to them. Sheesh, like pulling a tooth out of a tiger! Why is it that Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, and others either quickly have it up on their website for download, or a simple call and they will send it right out to you?
And I most definately need the update, as my 805 was one of the first units sold in Texas when they just came out.

Also, as it does not have an ethernet port, how do you update the 805? Through the RS232 port, or USB, or can you do it through a DVD player?

Thanks!

Because Onkyo/Integra "customer service/support", for the most part, is non-existant! Have you seen any mention whatsoever on the Onkyo/Integra websites that utter a sound about any firmware update(s) for the current generation of A/V receivers......I haven't (and the updates have been out for several months).

If it wasn't for the folks here (joerod, etc.) we'd be SOL. Just think of the thousands of owners who aren't privy to the update info because they don't know about them. That really stinks.
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RS232. Let me see if i can get a copy of it...

I havent' heard about a firmware update for the 805.

What are the details? What does it fix -- what are the version numbers?

Is it for just one DSP or all of them or what?

Can someone post it here so we can update our receivers without bringing them in for service?

And how do you update via the rs232 port? What cables do you need?
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RS232. Let me see if i can get a copy of it...

Please send it to me as well if you can. At least in the thread about 805, it appears the latest one in the field is 1.06.
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This is a tough decision. I have a Onkyo TX-DS777 I bought 7 years ago. It has given great service but is a little long in tooth. I still like everything I see about Onkyo except

* All the smoke and fire. However, those seem to be the earliest shipments. Recent posts indicate the later shipments run somewhat cooler indicating behind the scenes re-engineering.
* No PDF files for the manuals! Incredible! This is the 21st century! Unless Onkyo is really retrograde, they have to make pdf files to send to the printers. PDF files is THE standard for communicating to print ships. This leads to concerns about the rest of Onkyo's customer support.


Now it is a debate between the 875 and the 905.

The 905 has

* Streaming audio from USB memory. A non starter.
* Built-in HD radio tuner. Stand alone HD tuner are available for $150-$200.
* Two HDMI outputs rather than just one output. I have no idea what to do with a 2nd output.
* integration access (what ever that means) via ethernet. I wonder what they are integrating? No help there because their sales doesn't mention it and there is no downloadable manual


I'm leaning toward an 875 but still researching.

Any comments would be most appreciated.
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This is a tough decision. I have a Onkyo TX-DS777 I bought 7 years ago. It has given great service but is a little long in tooth. I still like everything I see about Onkyo except

* No PDF files for the manuals! Incredible! This is the 21st century! Unless Onkyo is really retrograde, they have to make pdf files to send to the printers. PDF files is THE standard for communicating to print ships. This leads to concerns about the rest of Onkyo's customer support.

That would be surprising if it were true. But it's not.
http://www.us.onkyo.com/download/own...m?cat=Receiver
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Onkyo sure doesn't make this link easy to find. They need to get someone to overhaul their web site.
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If I can get the Denon AVR 3808ci or the TXSR875 for approximately the same price, which one should I get and why? Cnet seems to rate the Denon model very high. I am concerned about video processing as much as sound quality. I know this thread appears partial to Onkyo products but now that they are out, which one of the afore mentioned models is best? I am a bit new to audiophilia and this site, but want to get off to a good start by replacing my older non-HDMI Pioneer VSX-1014tx and am looking to boost my Samsung LNT 4065 1080p Samsung's abilities. I have a PS3 60 gb and a Toshiba HD DVD HD-A2. Your suggestions would be appreciated.
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The Denon 3808ci uses Faroudja DCDi which was introduced 4-5 years ago. The Onkyo 875 uses REON HQV RX which is a newer/better video chip. However in terms of audio quality, I think that's subjective. If video processing is a great concern I'd go Onkyo. Plus it's less money than the Denon 3808ci
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Hello, my name is Seggers and I have "Anticipation" fever....

I know, I lifted this from another thread.

The FW chat above, did anything ever come of it? I pulled the trigger on a refurbed 805 this morning and I'd like to not have any lips not sinking if poss.

Now all I have to do is wait for it...

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Question, I am looking at the 705, my cable box is not HDMI, it is component and I have HD from my cable (Qwest).

If I were to hook this up, does this mean that all my Qwest HD channels that are 1080i would be downconverted to 720p?

If so, I am not getting this receiver. Shame, because Fry's has it for $599 today.
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Hello, my name is Seggers and I have "Anticipation" fever....

I know, I lifted this from another thread.

The FW chat above, did anything ever come of it? I pulled the trigger on a refurbed 805 this morning and I'd like to not have any lips not sinking if poss.

Now all I have to do is wait for it...

Seggers

My fever is cured, my 805 arrived yesterday!

Let the set up begin....

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Question, I am looking at the 705, my cable box is not HDMI, it is component and I have HD from my cable (Qwest).

If I were to hook this up, does this mean that all my Qwest HD channels that are 1080i would be downconverted to 720p?

If so, I am not getting this receiver. Shame, because Fry's has it for $599 today.

That's correct IF you send the signal out of the 705 via HDMI. If you come at 1080i on component and go out on component, then the signal will stay at 1080i. The down scaling only happens if you come in on component at greater than 720p and go out HDMI.
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