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Wow, love the holiday spirit! Yes, my post can be very useful
for many people here who have been waiting for this holly grail
for months and they can clearly see now those who got it got a broken device.
I was one of them too and was checking that thread.
I use my 3808 as a Pre/Pro so there is no difference whatsoever.
I mean there is one huge difference - Denon simply works
Just want to show people there are better options out there, that's it.
And don't worry, I won't touch you Thanksgiving leftovers...
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Wow, love the holiday spirit! Yes, my post can be very useful
for many people here who have been waiting for this holly grail
for months and they can clearly see now those who got it got a broken device.
I was one of them too and was checking that thread.
I use my 3808 as a Pre/Pro so there is no difference whatsoever.
I mean there is one huge difference - Denon simply works
Just want to show people there are better options out there, that's it.
And don't worry, I won't touch you Thanksgiving leftovers...


BTW, I seriously doubt that 6'th ave is an authorized dealer for Denon. It was about 6 years ago that I ordered a Denon received from them. After 3 weeks I called them and when I pressed on the status, I was told to go F' myself.
Needless to say, my advice is to stay away...

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BTW, I seriously doubt that 6'th ave is an authorized dealer for Denon.

http://usa.denon.com/OnlineETailers.asp

It's clearly listed on Denon website. I was sceptical as well, but
the transaction was smooth and the packaging was exceptional
including a free return label. Can't mention the price, but much,
much cheaper than 885 from Troxel.
BTW I saw your posts about Oppo 980H and the problems connecting
it to your 885. It's an amazing player, I have it too and use it
exclusively for SACD. Great product and the only one I could find
which transfers full multi-channel music over HDMI. Works like a charm.
I seriously don't want to be an a$$, but is there anything Onkyo does
properly?
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http://usa.denon.com/OnlineETailers.asp

It's clearly listed on Denon website. I was sceptical as well, but
the transaction was smooth and the packaging was exceptional
including a free return label. Can't mention the price, but much,
much cheaper than 885 from Troxel.
BTW I saw your posts about Oppo 980H and the problems connecting
it to your 885. It's an amazing player, I have it too and use it
exclusively for SACD. Great product and the only one I could find
which transfers full multi-channel music over HDMI. Works like a charm.
I seriously don't want to be an a$$, but is there anything Onkyo does
properly?

You make some good points snowboarder, probably in the wrong thread, but good points nonetheless.
However I think most of us are rooting for Onkyo/Integra's prepro to be all that and a bag of chips.
We've been waiting a long time for someone to come to their senses and drop the amps out of their receiver and just give us a cutting edge prepro with the feature set, specs and price of these babies.
On paper the 885/9.8 are it, but it HAS to function properly!

Only time will tell.....

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Wow, love the holiday spirit! Yes, my post can be very useful
for many people here who have been waiting for this holly grail
for months and they can clearly see now those who got it got a broken device.
I was one of them too and was checking that thread.
I use my 3808 as a Pre/Pro so there is no difference whatsoever.
I mean there is one huge difference - Denon simply works
Just want to show people there are better options out there, that's it.
And don't worry, I won't touch you Thanksgiving leftovers...



Well I haven't had any lip sync issues either using ctv, or Hddvd through hdmi.
I have to admit though you are not completely wrong about the way onkyo treat their customers. I just think your going the wrong way about it, or just the tone in your post. Just a tad condescending...

The funny thing is before I purchased the 885 I was waiting for call from authorized Denon deal, I was looking at the 3808 to use the pre section ...I was scrambling around in search of avr, or pre/pro for the arrival of URM to do some Audio/Video calibration at my place..I was emailing everyone so I can get my hands on the first person that would get me arv ,ssp after my late sale of my original unit.
I got a call from a installer that he had an 885 unit awaiting for me, all I had to do is say go. I asked him to over night it, a nice lump of cash added to the full MRSP...That's when the pain started, I received the 885 with some kind of glitch preventing the 885 from producing any sound...After tons of calls to my installer, my installer to Onkyo, me to Onkyo, they reluntantly accepted.
sO Now the unit has decided not to work, dead on it's tracks and deal with Onkyo Ah-gain

Just my story

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Well I've now had a 9.8 and an 885 in my system and still have not experienced any of the issues people talk about on these boards. Got both from retailers, so not hand picked units from Onkyo.

I will admit though, I don't use a cable box but I haven't had any issues with video levels or lip synch with HD DVD or Blu-ray and I've used a WIDE variety of players.

In fact, the only issue I've had so far was a popping noise when the PS3 would switch its HDMI output while changing its output resolution. Otherwise both have been problem free.

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Well I've now had a 9.8 and an 885 in my system and still have not experienced any of the issues people talk about on these boards. Got both from retailers, so not hand picked units from Onkyo.

I will admit though, I don't use a cable box but I haven't had any issues with video levels or lip synch with HD DVD or Blu-ray and I've used a WIDE variety of players.

In fact, the only issue I've had so far was a popping noise when the PS3 would switch its HDMI output while changing its output resolution. Otherwise both have been problem free.

Good to hear Kris,
How does the Onkyo/Integra pieces compare to the Anthem D2 you had/have? You don't have to declare a winner just impressions if you will.
Are you going to do a full review on Secrets?

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I also have an 885 that doesn't have any lip-sync issues or other problems. I'm not looking for regurgitated info from someone who has never used a product but feels the need to say how much better the product they bought is.

AnywayIf you've personally had problems with your 885 you should certainly post what specific problems you're experiencing. If you've never used the product I would hope someone would be mature enough to recognize that they aren't qualified to talk about said product in any kind of intelligent way, and that they should try dumping on threads somewhere other than AVS.

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In fact, the only issue I've had so far was a popping noise when the PS3 would switch its HDMI output while changing its output resolution. Otherwise both have been problem free.

I had the same issue with PS3 on my 9.8, now that i have moved the Panasonic DMP-BD30 in its place. The dreaded popping noise is no more, i beleive this is a PS3 issue more than a 9.8/885 one.

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thanks for the responses, guys. I constantly see broadcast and cableTV lipsync problems and familiar with issues of the industry. Not a big concern of mines.

Taking the plunge on the 885... if stock is available. Only waiting on the Sammy u5000... *another OT interesting discussion*
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Well I've now had a 9.8 and an 885 in my system and still have not experienced any of the issues people talk about on these boards. Got both from retailers, so not hand picked units from Onkyo.

I will admit though, I don't use a cable box but I haven't had any issues with video levels or lip synch with HD DVD or Blu-ray and I've used a WIDE variety of players.

In fact, the only issue I've had so far was a popping noise when the PS3 would switch its HDMI output while changing its output resolution. Otherwise both have been problem free.

After reading Kris's post - I feel much better about my 885 pre-order (I was starting to get nervous reading the negative threads)
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After reading Kris's post - I feel much better about my 885 pre-order (I was starting to get nervous reading the negative threads)



After reading Kris's post only reconfirms I am a lightning rod for bad luck


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You make some good points snowboarder, probably in the wrong thread, but good points nonetheless.
However I think most of us are rooting for Onkyo/Integra's prepro to be all that and a bag of chips.
We've been waiting a long time for someone to come to their senses and drop the amps out of their receiver and just give us a cutting edge prepro with the feature set, specs and price of these babies.
On paper the 885/9.8 are it, but it HAS to function properly!

Only time will tell.....

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You're right, I absolutely agree that it took them way too much time
to release something like 885. It just might seem they did it a bit
prematurely. Both the product itself seems to have many hick-ups,
and the demand for it was way underestimated so it created that whole
waiting extravaganza which somehow increased people's craving to get it
and be happy with it.
Please be sure I'm not starting any Mac/PC, Nikon/Canon kind of BS here.
My only goal is to help people get out of that waiting forever thing
and see that they can enjoy their HT as much or frankly much more with
other product. Isn't this all about having fun with your stuff?
If it's broken, people don't have fun. Even if it's magnificent on paper...
As far as using a receiver as a Pre/Pro - it's stupid to spend money on
something you're not gonna use (the amp part). But if that can be had
for such a great price - what's wrong with it? Use the great Pre/Pro
part and connect to a sophisticated amp to your likings.
A win-win situation.
Comparing 3808 to 885 the difference I see are balanced outputs -
my amp is just under my 3808 - it's a very short cable and with
some good interconnects - no issue. Video scaling might be the only
advantage then, but since I completely switched to Blu-ray and HD DVD,
I don't really scale my great HD video signal.
So if there are other people like me, it can be a valued option for them.
That's it.
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You're right, I absolutely agree that it took them way too much time
to release something like 885. It just might seem they did it a bit
prematurely. Both the product itself seems to have many hick-ups,
and the demand for it was way underestimated so it created that whole
waiting extravaganza which somehow increased people's craving to get it
and be happy with it.
Please be sure I'm not starting any Mac/PC, Nikon/Canon kind of BS here.
My only goal is to help people get out of that waiting forever thing
and see that they can enjoy their HT as much or frankly much more with
other product. Isn't this all about having fun with your stuff?
If it's broken, people don't have fun. Even if it's magnificent on paper...
As far as using a receiver as a Pre/Pro - it's stupid to spend money on
something you're not gonna use (the amp part). But if that can be had
for such a great price - what's wrong with it? Use the great Pre/Pro
part and connect to a sophisticated amp to your likings.
A win-win situation.
Comparing 3808 to 885 the difference I see are balanced outputs -
my amp is just under my 3808 - it's a very short cable and with
some good interconnects - no issue. Video scaling might be the only
advantage then, but since I completely switched to Blu-ray and HD DVD,
I don't really scale my great HD video signal.
So if there are other people like me, it can be a valued option for them.
That's it.

Well, I've avoided this discussion, but I think that it is important to provide my experiences since they are quite contrary to Snowboarder's conclusions. I certainly wouldn't implicitely refer to the 9.8/885 as "broken." My 9.8 has and continues to work properly and as advertised from Day 1. However, it is a complex machine that requires that the operating manual be close in hand. The many features and sophistication of units like this often involve subtle nuances in setting up and operating the software to get the best performance. My experience thus far has been very positive with absolutely no problems that could not be resolved by reading the manual. Just my experiences. YMMMV.

I would suggest however tha another thread might be more appropriate to debate the merits of different options. I might suggest comments on the 3808 used as a pre/pro be posted in the thread "Best Sounding Pre/Pros in Different Price Ranges (Mini Reviews and Discussion)":

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3&goto=newpost

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You're right, I absolutely agree that it took them way too much time
to release something like 885. It just might seem they did it a bit
prematurely. Both the product itself seems to have many hick-ups,
and the demand for it was way underestimated so it created that whole
waiting extravaganza which somehow increased people's craving to get it
and be happy with it.
Please be sure I'm not starting any Mac/PC, Nikon/Canon kind of BS here.
My only goal is to help people get out of that waiting forever thing
and see that they can enjoy their HT as much or frankly much more with
other product. Isn't this all about having fun with your stuff?
If it's broken, people don't have fun. Even if it's magnificent on paper...
As far as using a receiver as a Pre/Pro - it's stupid to spend money on
something you're not gonna use (the amp part). But if that can be had
for such a great price - what's wrong with it? Use the great Pre/Pro
part and connect to a sophisticated amp to your likings.
A win-win situation.
Comparing 3808 to 885 the difference I see are balanced outputs -
my amp is just under my 3808 - it's a very short cable and with
some good interconnects - no issue. Video scaling might be the only
advantage then, but since I completely switched to Blu-ray and HD DVD,
I don't really scale my great HD video signal.
So if there are other people like me, it can be a valued option for them.
That's it.

The 885 does have a few other advantages over the 3808....
off the top of my head,
2 HDMI outputs vs 1 (a must have for me since we run two displays, plasma & projector)
Balanced Audio input (pretty cool)
Better DACs (on paper)
THX Ultra2 (certification and processing) for what it's worth
The Onkyo superior video scaling (Reon HQV) advantage is huge for us since most of our viewing (sports, news, etc...) is via HD/SD Directv onto 1080p displays.

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You're right, I absolutely agree that it took them way too much time
to release something like 885. It just might seem they did it a bit
prematurely. Both the product itself seems to have many hick-ups

From your earlier post, you made it seem like the Denon 3808 has zero problems. Turns out, that should be zero problems for you, just like the 885 has zero problems for many of us. The reality is there is an AVS thread devoted exclusively to 3808 "hick-ups" as you call them. I think any product is going to have some issues in some installations. Hopefully, many can be correctable with firmware.
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Hello,

Is this the best thread for the Onkyo 885 firmware questions or is there a seperate thread? There is a lot of info on the 885 and I'm stoked so many people have posted! I'd like to know - what is the latest firmware. How do I check if my unit has it. I thought I saw someone say there were three parts to the firmware upgrade - if so what are they?

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Zeroendless has graciously been hosting the firmware update--currently v.1.04:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=935855
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Does anyone know if the Rack Mount Kit, IRK-175-4, come with the unit (PR-SC885P) or is it a separate purchase?
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http://usa.denon.com/OnlineETailers.asp

It's clearly listed on Denon website. I was sceptical as well, but
the transaction was smooth and the packaging was exceptional
including a free return label. Can't mention the price, but much,
much cheaper than 885 from Troxel.
BTW I saw your posts about Oppo 980H and the problems connecting
it to your 885. It's an amazing player, I have it too and use it
exclusively for SACD. Great product and the only one I could find
which transfers full multi-channel music over HDMI. Works like a charm.
I seriously don't want to be an a$$, but is there anything Onkyo does
properly?

My two Denon receivers died just after their warranty expired....I would never buy a Denon. And, by the way...you do sound like an a$$, Denon Fanboy.
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Does anyone know if the Rack Mount Kit, IRK-175-4, come with the unit (PR-SC885P) or is it a separate purchase?

The 885 comes with the kit. The Integra 9.8 does not.
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I've posted that when I receive mine (who knows; I'm third on a reputable dealers list) that anyone can PM me and have my rack kit (you pay the shipping). Worthless now I know, until it's in my hands, and likely more worthwhile for 9.8 owners. I'll report when that happens; although maybe mind-control Internet interfaces wil be available by then. :>)
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Kinda curious about something-- when I feed my 885 a 1080p24 signal, I no longer have the OSD volume bar. Any other 1080p input signal and it's there. FWIW, I'm outputting 1080p from the unit as well (not pass-through). Anyone else experienced this?

On a completely different note, I switched from an Anthem AVM-50 to the Onkyo 885, and while I loved my Anthem dearly, the Onkyo has filled its shoes quite nicely. I love being able to send HBR audio over HDMI without having to decode it in the respective players. The scaler could be a bit nice, but then again I don't really need to scale anything other than my TiVo feed these days

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Kinda curious about something-- when I feed my 885 a 1080p24 signal, I no longer have the OSD volume bar. Any other 1080p input signal and it's there. FWIW, I'm outputting 1080p from the unit as well (not pass-through). Anyone else experienced this?

On a completely different note, I switched from an Anthem AVM-50 to the Onkyo 885, and while I loved my Anthem dearly, the Onkyo has filled its shoes quite nicely. I love being able to send HBR audio over HDMI without having to decode it in the respective players. The scaler could be a bit nice, but then again I don't really need to scale anything other than my TiVo feed these days

how does it sound compaired to your AVM-50?
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On a completely different note, I switched from an Anthem AVM-50 to the Onkyo 885, and while I loved my Anthem dearly, the Onkyo has filled its shoes quite nicely.

Would love to hear some feedback on listening comparisons between the two...
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Troxell is wonderful IMHO, they charge because they are sending the order to be fulfilled at a Onkyo distributors warehouse, shipping must be done within 30 to 45 days from charging a credit card, it varies somewhat

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Gary...on the pricing info for Troxel. It states "Listed discount pricing is for Educational Customers only". Am I in the wrong place?

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The 885 does have a few other advantages over the 3808....
off the top of my head,
2 HDMI outputs vs 1 (a must have for me since we run two displays, plasma & projector)
Balanced Audio input (pretty cool)
Better DACs (on paper)
THX Ultra2 (certification and processing) for what it's worth
The Onkyo superior video scaling (Reon HQV) advantage is huge for us since most of our viewing (sports, news, etc...) is via HD/SD Directv onto 1080p displays.

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Less power consumption as well

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I got a call from a installer that he had an 885 unit awaiting for me, all I had to do is say go. I asked him to over night it, a nice lump of cash added to the full MRSP...That's when the pain started, I received the 885 with some kind of glitch preventing the 885 from producing any sound...After tons of calls to my installer, my installer to Onkyo, me to Onkyo, they reluntantly accepted.

They return my unit properly working after a fews weeks of playing with it I decided to sell a quick sale at that. The gentleman I sold the unit tells me that the unit does not workafter hours of hooking up the 885.
The buyer comes from a Halcro SSP100 so I am sure he know how to hook up pre pro.

So now I had to cancel my order of the new (another brand) pre/pro, and return the dudes cash and deal with Onkyo Ah-gain

Just my story

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I don't think the 9.8/885 travel well, the sound problem is a board that cracks if the unit is handled roughly.A few people including me have suffered this fate
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