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post #751 of 1093
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Originally Posted by kjmcdonald View Post

I would get the RC160 (which is in the S7200) or SR607 too, if I didn't care about networking it and streaming content from the internet and/or PC.

To do that I need the RC180 (or NR807), and Speakers to match.

What is different about the Speakers in the S9100, over the others. Why do you recommend them more?

-Kyle

9100 has better frequency response( they are actually matched which is a huge plus)
9100 has better sound pressure numbers(Sensitivity)83db(LCR)81db(surrounds) vs. the 7200 79db(LCR)81(surrounds)
9100 8 ohm speakers vs. 7200 6 ohm
9100 5" woofer vs. 7200 3 1/4"
9100 front firing 12" sub vs. 7200 down firing 10"
post #752 of 1093
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

9100 has better frequency response( they are actually matched which is a huge plus)
9100 has better sound pressure numbers(Sensitivity)83db(LCR)81db(surrounds) vs. the 7200 79db(LCR)81(surrounds)
9100 8 ohm speakers vs. 7200 6 ohm
9100 5" woofer vs. 7200 3 1/4"
9100 front firing 12" sub vs. 7200 down firing 10"



That's good to know. Thanks!

So while a S9200 (if it ever appeared,) might use the RC180, it would probably have speakers better than the S7200/HT870, and possibly better than the S9100 even.

-Kyle
post #753 of 1093
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Originally Posted by kjmcdonald View Post

That's good to know. Thanks!

So while a S9200 (if it ever appeared,) might use the RC180, it would probably have speakers better than the S7200/HT870, and possibly better than the S9100 even.

-Kyle

to put it simple the 7200 sounds good if you never heard the 9100. a better system would be the paradigm 110 HTIB on ebay for about 599 or less, paired with the onkyo 607.
post #754 of 1093
Has anyone been experience odd HDMI issues. It seems like it may be a HDCP handshake issue. I have to restart devices multiple times to get the receiver to see the signal yet the same device when showing as no signal through the receiver plugged directly into the TV will show up and transmit audio just fine.

Any ideas or thoughts on this?

Just confirmed its the receiver experienced issue and power cycling the receiver 3 or 4 times caused the HDMI to pickup the signal.

Has anyone else experienced this?
post #755 of 1093
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Originally Posted by mike2002_1@hotma View Post

Has anyone been experience odd HDMI issues. It seems like it may be a HDCP handshake issue. I have to restart devices multiple times to get the receiver to see the signal yet the same device when showing as no signal through the receiver plugged directly into the TV will show up and transmit audio just fine.

Any ideas or thoughts on this?

Just confirmed its the receiver experienced issue and power cycling the receiver 3 or 4 times caused the HDMI to pickup the signal.

Has anyone else experienced this?

I work for Onkyo and I recommend you call tech support. This is not normal.
post #756 of 1093
Tech Support had me do a reset and then told me to send it in to the service center. Can't really be without my receiver during the holidays since we are entertaining will have to send it in after the new year.
post #757 of 1093
I'v recently been looking into this HTIB. I found it at B&H for 799 but the shipping is around $200. Anyone know where i can find it where it is cheaper then 900 for product and shipping.

Thanks guys(and girls)
post #758 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Brandon T View Post

I'v recently been looking into this HTIB. I found it at B&H for 799 but the shipping is around $200. Anyone know where i can find it where it is cheaper then 900 for product and shipping.

Thanks guys(and girls)

www.newegg.com
post #759 of 1093
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

www.newegg.com

Out of stock until 1/04/10 at best they said. =( id like to feel the ball drop this year and not JUST watch it.
post #760 of 1093
Hey guys, i was getting the S9100 from Onkyo but the company i ordered it from came up with some BS excuse why they cant send it out so now im pretty much screwed because other stores are too expensive and nobody around me even has them so im pretty screwed on the whole S9100

what other good systems are there that you can recommend that are 7.1, professional ones i mean with wooden speakers, not the crappy plastic ones? Please help me, because after work im going to look around at a few stores, so i wanted to check a few out, but what is considered a good brand?

I called a place and he told Pioneer....Denon....Yamaha....but i dont know much about systems, so i dont know which one is good and which one isnt

my budget for a complete 7.1 home theater system is about $800
post #761 of 1093
Quick question: Does the receiver with the S9100 have a blue backlight to the volume knob?
post #762 of 1093
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Originally Posted by vrsuarez View Post

Quick question: Does the receiver with the S9100 have a blue backlight to the volume knob?

I have the 9100THX HTiB and there is no backlight on the knob.
post #763 of 1093
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Originally Posted by mike2002_1@hotma View Post

Has anyone been experience odd HDMI issues. It seems like it may be a HDCP handshake issue. I have to restart devices multiple times to get the receiver to see the signal yet the same device when showing as no signal through the receiver plugged directly into the TV will show up and transmit audio just fine.

Any ideas or thoughts on this?

Just confirmed its the receiver experienced issue and power cycling the receiver 3 or 4 times caused the HDMI to pickup the signal.

Has anyone else experienced this?


I had similar problem. Audio only and no video. Have you tried to lower the video output signal? For some odd reasons, with receiver, my TV works with 1080i not 1080p. And, yes, my TV should work with 1080p, but only when it is connected directly to Blu-ray without receiver in between.
post #764 of 1093
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Originally Posted by vrsuarez View Post

Quick question: Does the receiver with the S9100 have a blue backlight to the volume knob?

only a red led dot.
post #765 of 1093
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Originally Posted by audio_captain View Post

only a red led dot.

Thanks for the replies. The red LED dot is in the area of the power button, but thanks. Mine is brand new and I thought I had seen pictures of the volume knob with the blue backlight, but mine doesn't light and thought perhaps there was a malfunction. Many other Onkyo receivers do have the backlighted volume knob but apparently not this one. Not a big deal to me either way, I just wanted to be sure it wasn't a sign of mechanical trouble.
post #766 of 1093
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Originally Posted by vrsuarez View Post

Thanks for the replies. The red LED dot is in the area of the power button, but thanks. Mine is brand new and I thought I had seen pictures of the volume knob with the blue backlight, but mine doesn't light and thought perhaps there was a malfunction. Many other Onkyo receivers do have the backlighted volume knob but apparently not this one. Not a big deal to me either way, I just wanted to be sure it wasn't a sign of mechanical trouble.

now delete that thread you started
post #767 of 1093
vrsuarez where did you buy your 9100 at?
post #768 of 1093
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Originally Posted by audio_captain View Post

I had similar problem. Audio only and no video. Have you tried to lower the video output signal? For some odd reasons, with receiver, my TV works with 1080i not 1080p. And, yes, my TV should work with 1080p, but only when it is connected directly to Blu-ray without receiver in between.

No mine is no audio or video it takes multiple power cycles. It's like your high school friends who had that old car that you had to kick the left door 3 times hit the stereo and raise your left ass cheek to start the vehicle. That is my receiver in a nutshell right now
post #769 of 1093
We just purchased the 9100THX today along with a Blu-Ray and Panasonic TC-P58V10 (THX) plasma. I don't have much experience with HTIB wiring so I've been reading this forum for help. If I want to take advantage of the HD / THX what's the proper way to wire the 9100, Blu-Ray, TV and cable box? I'm still confused over the HDMI pass-through with the 9100.

Connect Blu-Ray HDMI OUT to 9100THX IN
Connect 9100THX HDMI OUT to TV IN

Connect Cable Box HDMI OUT to 9100THX IN
Connect 9100THX HDMI OUT to TV IN

-- Allows us to watch TV without needing to power on the receiver ???
Connect Cable Box optical OUT to 9100THX IN
Connect 9100THX optical OUT to TV IN

Use 12 gauge wiring for the speakers.
Use RG6 for the subwoofer cable.
Banana plugs can be used for a clean looking connection, although it sounds like they don't offer much in terms of performance.

Is this correct or am I missing something due to the HDMI pass-through?

Thanks for the help

Dave
post #770 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Brandon T View Post

I'v recently been looking into this HTIB. I found it at B&H for 799 but the shipping is around $200. Anyone know where i can find it where it is cheaper then 900 for product and shipping.

Thanks guys(and girls)

I had the same problem.
Get it from Vann's for $879 if you don't want to wait and don't mind paying a bit extra.
Originally I ordered it from J&R, its website was saying "In Stock" and after a week they sent an email saying 'back order'. J&R had my cash for a week until I cancelled the order. Vann's had it in stock so I ordered it on Friday 12/18 and it should b on its way for delivery in California on 12/24. Nice service so far. I personally won't get it till the new year, cause I am in Australia!
post #771 of 1093
I ordered a refurbished one yesterday for 699 and just got an e-mail that said it has shipped. From my experience and from what others have said, Onkyo refurbs are great.
post #772 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

I ordered a refurbished one yesterday for 699 and just got an e-mail that said it has shipped. From my experience and from what others have said, Onkyo refurbs are great.

cool do they offer extended warranty?
post #773 of 1093
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

cool do they offer extended warranty?

I am not sure. I do not like extended warranties, and I always seem to upgrade ever year or 2 anyway. Also, if people are afraid of refurbs (I love them and have yet to have an issue), then read this post.

Also what can anyone tell me about the speakers that come with this HTIB?
I have read that they are heavy, but what do people think about their quality?

Thanks in advance.
post #774 of 1093
where did you order the refurbished one?
post #775 of 1093
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Originally Posted by elite-fusion View Post

where did you order the refurbished one?

Accessories4less. It looks like they just sold out though. Keep watching because they were sold out last week too, then yesterday had at least one in stock.
post #776 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

I am not sure. I do not like extended warranties, and I always seem to upgrade ever year or 2 anyway. Also, if people are afraid of refurbs (I love them and have yet to have an issue), then read this post.

Also what can anyone tell me about the speakers that come with this HTIB?
I have read that they are heavy, but what do people think about their quality?

Thanks in advance.

The speakers are very heavy. You need especially sturdy stands for the surrounds because they weigh almost 8 lbs. each. The quality is good for a HTIB and they accept banana plugs unlike most others. It's an immense bang for the buck, but remember, you're getting a THX receiver and 7 speakers + a sub for a measely $800 in world where 1 surround can cost $1000 - you won't be driving your local cineplex out of business any time soon.
post #777 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

Accessories4less. It looks like they just sold out though. Keep watching because they were sold out last week too, then yesterday had at least one in stock.

I highly recommend Onkyo refurbs because, for the most parts, the only damage is on the outside carton. The contents are usually brand spanking new with full warranty. How do I know? I work for Onkyo - inside tip.
post #778 of 1093
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Originally Posted by yamatosoul View Post

... The quality is good for a HTIB and they accept banana plugs unlike most others. ...

That I did not know, but am glad to hear. Some of the HTIB's I have seen only have tiny connectors for the thinnest of wires. I am planning on using some heavy duty speaker wire with banana plugs (I already have that part installed!).
post #779 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

Accessories4less. It looks like they just sold out though. Keep watching because they were sold out last week too, then yesterday had at least one in stock.

This deal (699) keeps poping up at site I mentioned. They must be getting in couple every week. It quickly goes to sold out and then disappears for a few days.
post #780 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Everdog View Post

This deal (699) keeps poping up at site I mentioned. They must be getting in couple every week. It quickly goes to sold out and then disappears for a few days.

soon these the 9100's will be sold out, then the 9200's will be the first network HTIB
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