PS3 for blu-ray (HDMI to Geffen)
Comcast DVR for cable (component to 805/toslink to 805)
Apple TV for music/videos (HDMI to Geffen)
Geffen 3-1 switcher for multiple HDMI inputs (direct to 805)
805 as the processor/receiver
- HDMI out to TV
- HDMI1 input from Geffen
- component input from Comcast DVR
speaker pre-outs feed to ADA MPA500 5 channel amp
sub pre-out feeds to K2 amp for LFE subs
RTI turns on TV/805/sources. The 805 is turned on, and then zone2 turns on to trigger the 12v which turns on the ADA amps.
The system works like a dream. No issues except for the popping noise which I'll get to. Component input feeds through HDMI output to TV as designed. Sound from all sources is processed just fine. From Comcast, I get Dolby digital as the receiver is processing it. From the Blu-Ray (PS3) I get uncompressed PCM so it reads "multi-channel". There is definitely a sound improvement with the uncompressed bitstream. All those extra details that you didn't know you were missing are now there.
I recommend using the microphone / calibraton tools. I did my own calibration using my SPL meter, and then compared it against the system's try at it. I prefer the systems. Very nicely done. The only downside of the calibration is that after the auto calibration, the popping started appearing. Its not horrible, just I hope there is a firmware update to make it go away. There was a notice in the box stating that under certain conditions, popping noises would be heard on the system and that is normal - not a defect.
This is a great receiver and definitely worth the money. I'm not sure why some people on this forum bought it and don't use the HDMI video or the HDMI audio abilities. They could have gotten a much cheaper receiver which suits their needs, and is simpler for them to use and understand.
The configuration of the system was pretty straightforward, but my processor prior to this was an Integra and I have another Integra processor in the house so I'm used to Onkyo's config. Setup inputs. Make sure HDMI monitor out is on. For my cable input set it to component and optical 1 for input. The hardest part was making sure my RTI scripts worked again so the WAF was kept at a high level.