Originally Posted by ekstudman
Wow. I'm surprised there is hardly any posts on this thread yet. If there is anyone else who has this...I just picked one up the other day and I can't get the Audyssey to calibrate. Sound comes out of the speakers but it doesn't "detect" my speakers. Anyone else running into this issue.
I had to go ahead and bypass all of the HDMI stuff and hooked up my new 706 regularly with all the component video outs going directly to the TV and the digital outs (2 optical + 1 coax) going into the 706. I ordered a new HDMI module for my Toshiba TV so hopefully that will allow me to take full advantage of the 706.
I have ran the MultiEQ without a problem and checked all of the settings it inserted. They were absolutely 100% spot on. It muted my subs a bit more than I would have liked, but a simple tweak in the speaker eq settings has made them perfect.
I can honestly say this receiver does output a more vibrant and clean sound than my 8 year old HTIB Onkyo. The difference (once you get everything calibrated) is quite dramatic.
I would say my room is approx. 18 feet wide by 45 feet long and my system absolutely punishes the entire listening area with a flood of scintillating 5.1 soundocity. I know soundocity is not a word... but it should be.
I wish I could give a more honest review of the HDMI (up-scaling, switching, etc.) capabilities... but with my TV's out of date HDMI board... I don't think I would provide an accurate review. I will say there is a plethora of video tweaks within the menus that I am sure could accommodate any misgivings of the processing.
I had to mount a couple 12V fans around this thing because the maxmimum head room I could afford the unit was just a little over two inches... without the fans, the top of the unit was almost unbearable to touch.
Here is a little money saving tip for you folks... I just found an old cell phone charger that output 6V -- and hooked two yate loon d1-sl12 120mm fans to it. I put one fan blowing across the receiver from the left side and one fan blowing across the receiver from the back right corner and plugged the thing into my switched cable box AC outlet. Now the top of the 706 is 90% cooler than it was... barely any heat at all to the touch. The fans can not be heard at all unless you are about a foot from them and this total cooling solution cost me less than $15 total.