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post #31 of 9462
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Originally Posted by R1NLP View Post

It does support 6.1. You just connect the rear speaker to the rear left surround terminal.

Thanks!!
post #32 of 9462
Well I just joined the group! I bought mine from J&R, since price is probably more important than possession right now. Unfortunately ABT is in my back yard (figuratively!) so I have to add in the pesky state sales tax. Got mine for $424 + free shipping + no tax by ordering and calling back in an hour to cancel and negotiating. The c s rep said they expect to ship next week - which also corresponds with what Onkyo rep e-mailed me.

I'm looking forward to following the thread as you test your units and learning before doing!
post #33 of 9462
Just ordered mine.
Reading this thread is incredible the level of rip-off that we Europeans are experiencing on technology products: I've paid mine € 500, that is more than $ 750!! And I even bought it on a good-priced online retailer..
post #34 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Sweet Willie View Post

Well I just joined the group! I bought mine from J&R, since price is probably more important than possession right now. Unfortunately ABT is in my back yard (figuratively!) so I have to add in the pesky state sales tax. Got mine for $424 + free shipping + no tax by ordering and calling back in an hour to cancel and negotiating. The c s rep said they expect to ship next week - which also corresponds with what Onkyo rep e-mailed me.

I'm looking forward to following the thread as you test your units and learning before doing!

Congrats on the purchase! I found the setup to be pretty straightforward. I barely looked at the manual. Then again, I was replacing an Onkyo so that might have helped.
post #35 of 9462
I've just returned my 605 due to a bad hum noise caused by multiple HDMI connections.
It was very annoying at high volume (above 65) and quite noticeable on quieter movie scenes.
I was using 1 HDMI input from a blu ray player, another HDMI input from a multi-region upscalling DVD player and a HDMI output to a 46" full HD LCD screen.
The hum noise was gone when the same equipment was connected using alternative connection methods.
This HDMI hum noise was well identified on owners threads of the 605 and 705 Onkyos and I was wondering if the issue was resolved with the new 606.
post #36 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Dural View Post

Just ordered mine.
Reading this thread is incredible the level of rip-off that we Europeans are experiencing on technology products: I've paid mine 500, that is more than $ 750!! And I even bought it on a good-priced online retailer..

I share your pain...
Regular price for the 605 in Portugal is 649 and I expect the new 606 to be priced at the same level.
Do you mind sharing where you have found the 500 deal on the 606?
Thanks.
post #37 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Demarchi View Post

I've just returned my 605 due to a bad hum noise caused by multiple HDMI connections.
It was very annoying at high volume (above 65) and quite noticeable on quieter movie scenes.
I was using 1 HDMI input from a blu ray player, another HDMI input from a multi-region upscalling DVD player and a HDMI output to a 46" full HD LCD screen.
The hum noise was gone when the same equipment was connected using alternative connection methods.
This HDMI hum noise was well identified on owners threads of the 605 and 705 Onkyos and I was wondering if the issue was resolved with the new 606.

I haven't experienced any humming with the volume at 60, but then again I wasn't listening for it. I'll pay closer attention.
post #38 of 9462
Can anyone confirm or deny if there is a 120V output on the back of the unit to plug your sub directly into?
post #39 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Demarchi View Post

I share your pain...
Regular price for the 605 in Portugal is 649 and I expect the new 606 to be priced at the same level.
Do you mind sharing where you have found the 500 deal on the 606?
Thanks.

Sent you a pm
post #40 of 9462
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Originally Posted by R1NLP View Post

I haven't experienced any humming with the volume at 60, but then again I wasn't listening for it. I'll pay closer attention.

Wow! Volume at 60?! My current Onkyo 502 runs pretty loud at a volume of 35 when watching Blu-Rays and TV. Usually keep it around the same for PS3 games (maybe kick it up a notch to 40 for Rock Band). If I turned mine up to 60 it would probably make the house fall apart and blow my speakers. I guess its all in the way its programmed as far as volume indication.

What is the max volume for the 606? My 502 maybe goes to 65 ot 70 so I basically have it turned up about half way.
post #41 of 9462
I never tuned my 605 above 50 .. so I'll see how the 606 compares
post #42 of 9462
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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post

Wow! Volume at 60?! My current Onkyo 502 runs pretty loud at a volume of 35 when watching Blu-Rays and TV. Usually keep it around the same for PS3 games (maybe kick it up a notch to 40 for Rock Band). If I turned mine up to 60 it would probably make the house fall apart and blow my speakers. I guess its all in the way its programmed as far as volume indication.

What is the max volume for the 606? My 502 maybe goes to 65 ot 70 so I basically have it turned up about half way.

I'm not sure what the max volume is. I don't think my speakers can take it.
post #43 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Demarchi View Post

I share your pain...
Regular price for the 605 in Portugal is 649 and I expect the new 606 to be priced at the same level.
Do you mind sharing where you have found the 500 deal on the 606?
Thanks.

What's your VAT rate there? I think that is where a lot of the price difference comes from. Most people in the US who buy online are still able to get around US sales tax which keeps the price down. Don't worry, we get it on the back end with the income tax.
post #44 of 9462
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Originally Posted by R1NLP View Post

I haven't experienced any humming with the volume at 60, but then again I wasn't listening for it. I'll pay closer attention.

You don't have to blow your speakers to hear it.
Just pause while playing a regular DVD and then put the Onkyo volume above 70 and see if you can hear the hum.
I usually never had the volume above 40-45, but some DVDs have quite a low volume recording and I had to increase the Onkyo volume above 60 to fill the room and that was when I first noticed it.
It eventually drove me mad to the point of returning the 605, which was otherwise a nice AV.
I am now uncertain about going for the 606 or just upgrading all the way to the 805.
post #45 of 9462
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Demarchi View Post

You don't have to blow your speakers to hear it.
Just pause while playing a regular DVD and then put the Onkyo volume above 70 and see if you can hear the hum.
I usually never had the volume above 40-45, but some DVDs have quite a low volume recording and I had to increase the Onkyo volume above 60 to fill the room and that was when I first noticed it.
It eventually drove me mad to the point of returning the 605, which was otherwise a nice AV.
I am now uncertain about going for the 606 or just upgrading all the way to the 805.

I'm still not hearing a hum. Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to play with the 606 last night. I'll put it through its paces Friday night for sure.
post #46 of 9462
I just ordered the 606, and it shipped out today. I am replacing my Onkyo TX-DS989 with this reciever, want to update to HDMI inputs. So I am wondering if the volume amount is the same across all Onkyo recievers, because on the 989 goes up to 90, and I listen to it around 75-82 for most movies. Also the THX reference level is at 82 on the 989. Now I am kind of wondering if the 606 will have enough juice =). I guess I will find out tomrrow.
post #47 of 9462
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Originally Posted by MartyKM72 View Post

I just ordered the 606, and it shipped out today. I am replacing my Onkyo 982 with this reciever, want to update to HDMI inputs. So I am wondering if the volume amount is the same across all recievers, because on the 982 it goes up to 90, and I listen to it around 75-82 for most movies. Also the THX reference level is at 82 on the 982. Now I am kind of wondering if the 606 will have enough juice =). I guess I will find out tomrrow.

Congrats on the purchase! Can't wait to hear what you think about the 606. As far as the volume level goes, I think it will depend on the db level you set for your speakers. If it's set low, you'll be able to crank the volume up higher. The sweet spot on my setup as it's set up is around 55-60. On my old HTIB receiver it was around 45-50.

Regardless, it sounds great to my ears so far. I'm really looking forward to watching a full movie so I can see what it can really do!
post #48 of 9462
I have an Onkyo SR600 with a PS3, Xbox360, A2 HD-DVD player, and HD cable box all hooked up. Am I going to hear a difference by upgrading to the SR606 or do I need to make the jump a little bigger? Is the HD audio from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD movies that noticeable? Is that really the only bonus I'll get from upgrading (besides less cable clutter with the HDMI)?
post #49 of 9462
I'm curious to hear more about any "popping" issues with the 606. It sounds from previous threads on the 605 like it was a fairly common and serious problem.

Can anyone with a 606 report back on whether they experience popping A) during moments when the audio format switches, i.e. on a blu-ray menu and B) during playback? Particularly with common sources like the PS3 or the Sci. Atlanta 8300HD?

I'm deciding between the 606 and the Sony 820/920. I was leaning toward the 606, but the popping issue could be a dealbreaker.
post #50 of 9462
Anyone want to post there firmware versions and DSP versions?
post #51 of 9462
Anyone used the Audyssey Dynamic to form an opinion yet?
post #52 of 9462
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Originally Posted by greenrider View Post

I'm curious to hear more about any "popping" issues with the 606. It sounds from previous threads on the 605 like it was a fairly common and serious problem.

Can anyone with a 606 report back on whether they experience popping A) during moments when the audio format switches, i.e. on a blu-ray menu and B) during playback? Particularly with common sources like the PS3 or the Sci. Atlanta 8300HD?

I'm deciding between the 606 and the Sony 820/920. I was leaning toward the 606, but the popping issue could be a dealbreaker.

The only time I've heard any popping is when the PS3 switches audio formats. In fact, it seems to be limited to Blu-ray discs that use the DTS-MA format, but don't quote me on that. I've got a Sci Atlanta 8300HD and there's no popping while using it. Also, I've tested both Tru-HD and DTS-MA on the HD-A2 and there is no popping.
post #53 of 9462
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Originally Posted by wes k View Post

Anyone used the Audyssey Dynamic to form an opinion yet?

I'm using Audyssey. It really opened up the soundscape, but was lacking low end. After boosting that, and turning down the rears a bit it sounds pretty great!
post #54 of 9462
Well now that the 606 is available at my CC with a 10% coupon, i get get it for $450. Just another receiver to throw in the mix now. I have had it narrowed down between the Yamaha 863 and 1800, and a couple Denon's. But this receiver is so much cheaper and seems to have everything (except the looks). My speakers are the Polk RM6880 satellite set, so i dont think i need an abundance of power, all tho it couldnt hurt.
post #55 of 9462
^ There is also the Yamaha 633 and Pioneer 1018 which have a lot of the same features... I can't decide either... I want some head to heads!
post #56 of 9462
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Originally Posted by moshock View Post

^ There is also the Yamaha 633 and Pioneer 1018 which have a lot of the same features... I can't decide either... I want some head to heads!

I was looking at these as well but neither have 4 HDMI inputs. If you are like me and need 4 inputs, you are either going with an Onkyo *06, one of the new Sony's coming out or investing in an HDMI switch (and hope it passes everything through properly). While I've had luck with my current Monoprice switch, its just creates another component to take up space on my rack. It would be nice to make everything look cleaner with less lights everywhere!.

With that said, I do like the look and features of the Yamaha 863. I can probably work with only 3 HDMI inputs and I would love to have a built in HD radio but the $400 price difference is tough to take!
post #57 of 9462
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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post

I was looking at these as well but neither have 4 HDMI inputs. If you are like me and need 4 inputs, you are either going with an Onkyo *06, one of the new Sony's coming out or investing in an HDMI switch (and hope it passes everything through properly). While I've had luck with my current Monoprice switch, its just creates another component to take up space on my rack. It would be nice to make everything look cleaner with less lights everywhere!.

With that said, I do like the look and features of the Yamaha 863. I can probably work with only 3 HDMI inputs and I would love to have a built in HD radio but the $400 price difference is tough to take!

I only need 3 HDMI inputs, so its between this Onkyo 606 (which has 4) and basically the yamaha 863 or 1800. I would like the Denon 3808 but not for the price. I have excluded the yamaha 663 because of the limited HDMI inputs. I know i could just get a switch, but i rather not. I'd like everything going into the receiver. Ahhhhh such a tough choice.
post #58 of 9462
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Originally Posted by R1NLP View Post

I'm using Audyssey. It really opened up the soundscape, but was lacking low end. After boosting that, and turning down the rears a bit it sounds pretty great!

Does the Dynamic feature work well at low volumes so you can hear all of the sound effects in movies without having to crank it up?
post #59 of 9462
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Originally Posted by wes k View Post

Does the Dynamic feature work well at low volumes so you can hear all of the sound effects in movies without having to crank it up?

I haven't tested that yet. How low are we talking anyway? Normal tv levels or "it's 1 am and I feel like watching a movie but I don't want to wake up my wife" levels?
post #60 of 9462
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Originally Posted by metal83 View Post

Well now that the 606 is available at my CC with a 10% coupon, i get get it for $450. Just another receiver to throw in the mix now. I have had it narrowed down between the Yamaha 863 and 1800, and a couple Denon's. But this receiver is so much cheaper and seems to have everything (except the looks). My speakers are the Polk RM6880 satellite set, so i dont think i need an abundance of power, all tho it couldnt hurt.

Just F.Y.I., this is what I discovered when trying to use this coupon.

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Originally Posted by RusticR6 View Post

circuit city has a 10% coupon on their website for this receiver.


http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/produ...word=onkyo+606

I just spoke to a CSR and this is a misprint and he told me they will not honor this coupon price. Whenever you try to apply this coupon it says "There are no items in your cart that qualify for the terms of the coupon entered. No discount was applied. You can review the terms of the coupon by clicking "view terms" below, or remove the coupon by clicking "remove coupon" below." I pointed out to him that this was false advertising and that they should honor the coupon. He said "management" has decided it will not be honored and they are working to fix the misprint. Looks like I will not be buying it from CC.
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