Originally Posted by mrgribbles
Thanks for a really good read.
I'm the original "Moaner & groaner" and coiner of the "1/2 hour to change a channel" quip on the 605. So I'd like to add my nickel to your comments.
Overall I think you mistook sarcasm for the reality of things. After I voiced my frustration via sarcasm (or was it sardonicism?)
I completely agree with your assessment on Pure (direct in 605) Audio. The 605 does not have Pure Audio, we can get "direct" mode which is perhaps pure audio lite, but the sound is very, very good.
Thanks again for the writeup and I hope you enjoy your gear.
Sorry about that mrgribbles, yeah I know about sarcasm, been accused of it all too often - and I feel it is NOT always negative, but just another form of comedy! Yes, I had a few problems setting up my system the way "I" wanted it (took a few hours of testing and tweaking), but I got it done and am pleased. Perhaps its because I am 52 (though still 27 in my mind ha ha), and was weaned on British Sports cars in the early years (Triumphs and Lotus), where you HAD to learn how to fix it yourself - even at times MAKING your own parts or solutions, as well as having been a computer tech for many years, that I just learned to make do with what you have - and bend it to YOUR will. These "kids" today with Lexus and Hondas that start every day, have heaters (and now AC) that works, and no leaking roofs, have just become too spoiled
So thus, when I see a lot of the posts, I just wonder what is wrong. But now that I have an 805, I did not seem to find the concrete walls some seem to worry about. I will say though, it took me a lot less longer to setup the V2700 than it did the 805. That took some creative egineering and way too much tweaking. But as stated, the only time I have a problem with getting 720p downscalling, is if I play the XBox 360 through the HDMI. But then I just simply use component and don't let it bother me.
Ceasar1, very good find! Never knew about that one, Funny how he mentions the fact that comercials change volume to "grab" your attention back then (2000-2001). Never seemed to realize that until just recently - guess I either skipped over them before, or just "selective hearing" when they came on
Originally Posted by 49Merc
To Whom It May Concern
Please accept my apology for becoming an irritant to some of you over this matter. I had no vested interest except for my honest concern.
In closing, thank you for the confirmation that the 805 is interference free. I hope that you have many years of excellent service out of this fine audio video receiver.
My sincerest and best regards.
49Merc, I think you have a very valid reason for asking this, but I think the suggestion made to start another post on this is a GREAT idea! That way, this post is not flooded, but you also get a "specific" post for just this problem, and answers back specific to your question. And also, because of your topic for that post is right at the main menu, many more will see it = better exposure to your concerns.
No, I have not done the test, I live in an apartment for the time being (had to move across states for my job, UGH!). But at the levels I can use, I hear no hum yet. But I have always had a problem anyway with the Carver Sunfire MKII sub I have with hum every so often - no matter what receiver I owned. It just suddenly seems to be stuck on a note, and won't stop till I unplug it, and then its fine. And I won't give it up, cause it is one killer sub (well, at least back when it was new).
And by the way - as the Sunfire has both a passive and an active speaker - which way should I have it facing? Active towards the wall, or towards me?
Now ENOUGH of this - am going back to enjoy the sweet sounds and sights of my new toys