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Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By tonyreynolds
My SR800 plays movies with a nice full, volume...

My SR800 plays movies with a nice full, volume at somewhere between 45 and 50, depending on the DVD and whatever their soundlevel encoding was.

I have the sub turn up to the half-way point (12...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-04-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,808
Posted By tonyreynolds
I have a similar set up. I sent my JVC...

I have a similar set up.

I sent my JVC DVD/VCR to HDMI 1 with the sound going to the AVR via Toslink and the Motorola STB going to HDMI 2 with the sound going to the AVR via the digital COAX...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-04-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by porsche951...

Quote:Originally Posted by porsche951 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12678491)

Tony, I respectfully disagree with your opinion about the...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   01-04-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By tonyreynolds
While I realize the importance of the speakers,...

While I realize the importance of the speakers, those that come with the Onkyo HTiB are not that bad. No, they're not Polks, but they sound pretty awesome.

I originally purchased the Onkyo...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-04-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,068
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by toadtaste...

Quote:Originally Posted by toadtaste http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12677646)

Anyone able to confirm this issue with anything besides the Onkyo...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   01-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,068
Posted By tonyreynolds
I finally got my system set-up versus having a...

I finally got my system set-up versus having a string of temporary wiring everywhere. I play "Bourne Ultimatum" last night through the system (via Sanyo PLV-Z4) and everything was fantastic.
...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-31-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,228
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by Tulpa...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tulpa http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12643456)

At any rate, I'm just trying to understand what you thought "pass...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-31-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,228
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by Tulpa...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tulpa http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12643315)

Not trying to criticize, just trying to understand, but what exactly...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   12-31-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,228
Posted By tonyreynolds
for me... I understood about it not being...

for me...

I understood about it not being "true" HDMI switching as in audio/video, but video only. Even so, I had the mistaken notion that if I ran an HDMI cable from the cable box to the AVR,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-25-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By tonyreynolds
I haven't heard it since, so I think I'm okay....

I haven't heard it since, so I think I'm okay. Still don't have the final install done, but I'm literally BLOWN AWAY by the sound and what a difference it makes.
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-07-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By tonyreynolds
The fan is a good idea. I will also plug the...

The fan is a good idea. I will also plug the receiver into its own outlet, plus run 16 gauge wires to the speakers when we get back from Yellowstone this next week.

I've had receivers run warm in...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-06-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By tonyreynolds
It's placed on an open shelf with excellent...

It's placed on an open shelf with excellent airflow.

I was running it the other night, heard a very LOUD POP, and the receiver shut down. I've NEVER had this problem in the past. I was able to...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By tonyreynolds
... how hot does your receiver get when...

... how hot does your receiver get when operating?

Mine seems to run excessively warm. I've had an audio anomily and am worried that the receiver is defective.

Tony
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-05-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By tonyreynolds
I thought the amps figure was a little low as...

I thought the amps figure was a little low as well, especially given the amount of heat given off by the amp.

Fry's will not swap-out the receiver, which is an SR550. It's all part of the kit. Of...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-05-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By tonyreynolds
No body has any ideas? Then this system is...

No body has any ideas?

Then this system is going back...

I can't take the chance that there is something seriously wrong and have the system fail after my 30 day return period is up...

Tony
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-04-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By tonyreynolds
Just checked power consumption of the Onkyo 505...

Just checked power consumption of the Onkyo 505 receiver from the Onkyo website (which is similar to the one that comes with the HT-SR800):

4.9 amps

That should be no problem for a 15 amp...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-04-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By tonyreynolds
but my Dad worked for many years for Pacific...

but my Dad worked for many years for Pacific Power & Light. He claimed that the longer the power run, the larger the wires needed because the power actually traveled along the SURFACE of the wire,...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-04-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by Ted the Penguin...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ted the Penguin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/11517818)


just make sure that the cable you get from monoprice...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-04-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By tonyreynolds
So I'm enjoying my newly installed HT-SR800...

So I'm enjoying my newly installed HT-SR800 system last night, watching "Spaceballs" off Comcast OnDemand while the wife is out... Part-way into the movie, there is a VERY loud POP!!! on the left...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By tonyreynolds
Quote:Originally Posted by mglines...

Quote:Originally Posted by mglines http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/11514977)

The speakers small enough to mount to the wall? If so were they...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-02-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By tonyreynolds
As many have said, unless your friend is...

As many have said, unless your friend is absolutely stuck on an all-in-one solution, you'll get better connectivity (and quality) by seperating the DVD from the receiver.

Also, the systems that...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-02-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By tonyreynolds
I have been messing with these settings on the...

I have been messing with these settings on the SR800 and have also been confused. I have found (as others) that the PLIIx Movie mode seems to work best, however, I DID notice that when I used this...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-02-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By tonyreynolds
I just installed this system. As I understand...

I just installed this system. As I understand it, when you run the B speaker set, the main system runs as a 5.1 system.

Tony
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-01-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By tonyreynolds
I have my system partially set-up, but enough...

I have my system partially set-up, but enough that we were able to watch "Cars" using the Z4 PJ (92" Grey Wolf screen) and Onkyo 7.1 with Neuro Cine surround last night. I heard sounds off that DVD...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-01-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By tonyreynolds
I've decided that I'm going to in essence, have...

I've decided that I'm going to in essence, have two systems.

System 1:

Vizio 32" LCD
Comcast MOTO DVR
Old JVC DVD/VHS Combo deck

The above will be mainly for my wife and daughter, plus...
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