Originally Posted by millerwill
Doesn't your Elite 84 also pass uncompressed PCM over HDMI? Therefore shouldn't the hi def audiio you get form BRD or HD DVD be just as good as what the 805 gives you?
I am very interested to hear how you find the 875 to compare to your Elite 84 in its audio performance.
Yes, my 84 passed PCM over HDMI, however I had one of the first 84's that had the LFE glitch. That was one of my only reasons for replacing it. Even though they both pass PCM, the internal DAC's will play a part in the sound. My old 3805 was really smooth and seemed more at home playing a SACD/DVDA, where the 84 was more of an in your face presentation with more lively surrounds beneficial to movies.
The 875 does something to the brightness and I had to the turn brightness down.
After you use AVIA to set the brightness, your wash out problem should go away.
Let me know whether HDDVD looks better with the 875?
I will definitely have to calibrate it. I am currently waiting on an order for DVE HD.
Right now both HDDVD and Blu Ray look washed out and without any contrast. I tried The Ant Bully and the colors were way off. I'm surprised the Reon is throwing things that out of whack.
Yes, 875 pop like crazy during movie bootup, but once I get to title screen, the
pop goes away. I think Joerod said it is PS3 problem.
As I mentioned earlier I get it with the PS3, but also my HDA1 when I enter the setup screen. It's not a ton just a couple here and there. Definitely annoying though. It's not a PS3 problem as Onkyo suggests because it never happened with my Pioneer.
You don't have the handshaking problem? Pretty much everytime I exit setup
OSD, 875 have handshaking problem with HDA1 and HR20.
I have PS3 connects to HDMI1, HR20 to HDMI2, and HDA1 to HDMI3.
How are you connecting yours?
I don't have any problems with any of my components connected via HDMI. They take a long time to register but no dropouts. I am connected HDA1 to input 3 and PS3 to input 1. I don't have my Dish 411 hooked up via HDMI yet as my Pioneer for some strange reason wouldn't hand shake with it. Currently it is connected via component. Let me tell you there is something wrong with my sat setup though. Either the 875 doesn't like component in or something. The quality is terrible, even on HD channels (jaggies, soft), but the strange thing is the regular channels are not displaying properly. Some of them are filling the screen but I'm still getting overscan, others are filling up the middle leaving a 12" border all the way around, and some are filling up all but about 12" on one side.
P.S. Thanks for the input on the volume.