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post #61 of 1529
Hi guys do you know if this will pass audio/video in standby mode. I have a ps3 and dont always route sound to the amplifier. I know some Yamaha amps do this via options in the menu, thanks guys
post #62 of 1529
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Originally Posted by formation4 View Post

Hi guys do you know if this will pass audio/video in standby mode. I have a ps3 and dont always route sound to the amplifier. I know some Yamaha amps do this via options in the menu, thanks guys

No...
The 7550HD does not have that capability..

Just my $0.025..
post #63 of 1529
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Originally Posted by M Code View Post

No...
The 7550HD does not have that capability..

Just my $0.025..

Hi thanks for your reply, I am in the UK so I assume the 7550HD is the same as the UK release 760. Will I be able to use a splitter on the ps3 instead? Sending two sets of signals from the HDMI one directly to the amp and the other directly to the TV, switching to 2 channel to get sound to the TV

UK release date has been pushed to mid august
post #64 of 1529
So is this sucker coming out?

It's been almost a year since I saw it in Denver!!!!
post #65 of 1529
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Originally Posted by brianlsu View Post

So is this sucker coming out?

It's been almost a year since I saw it in Denver!!!!

Caved in and talked with the HK support today re: my case. They mentioned that this unit's ETA now is expected to be first week of Sept likely or End of August possibly. Take it with a grain of salt as this has been the case every time someone has inquired.... I am without my AVR for almost 8 months now and just cannot wait for this guy to be out so I can get the AVR !!!
post #66 of 1529
im looking forward to it too, i hope my work picks them up
post #67 of 1529
Thread Starter 
I wonder if HK is very very understaffed. Why would it take sooooo long to release this AVR? I am wondering how many bugs will be there from the get go though. There were several with the 745, the 247/347, and the 254/354. Also, is there a 645 equivalent coming out too. I am still happy with my 745 but eventually I might buy a new one for true 7.1. Currently, I am using the 745 only for audio and use a HDMI switcher/splitter to get 1080p24 video directly to my projector. But I am limited to 5.1 PCM since 7.1 PCM is not available on the 745.
post #68 of 1529
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Originally Posted by bommai View Post

I wonder if HK is very very understaffed. Why would it take sooooo long to release this AVR? I am wondering how many bugs will be there from the get go though. There were several with the 745, the 247/347, and the 254/354. Also, is there a 645 equivalent coming out too. I am still happy with my 745 but eventually I might buy a new one for true 7.1. Currently, I am using the 745 only for audio and use a HDMI switcher/splitter to get 1080p24 video directly to my projector. But I am limited to 5.1 PCM since 7.1 PCM is not available on the 745.

The 7550HD is an incredible AVR..
The major holdup is software...
Debugging..
Validating..
Validating..
Validating..

Their S/W group is global that had teams in India, Germany, Korea, Japan and the USA. Europe HK announced a 760 and 660, for the USA only the 7550HD has been advised. The 7550HD has some very awesome features including Dolby Volume, updated Logic 7, updated EZ/Set II EQ with stereo subwoofers, network, internet radio, USB including host capability, iPod audio & video with charging and remote control capability. Its amplifiers are of high performance, discrete output devices and high current. The product should be worth the wait....

Just my $0.025...
post #69 of 1529
The 7550HD is up for peorder on Amazon so hopefully it won't be more than another month before this AVR is finally released.
post #70 of 1529
what happened to the avr , is it out???
post #71 of 1529
Have you guys seen the new Harman Kardon AVR1600, 2600, and 3600?

http://www.jr.com/category/audio/rec.../n/4294563044/

They look very promising if everything would work on them.

I am going to hold off and see how well they do work before ordering one. I was really interested in the AVR2600. It decodes all the new HD formats, of course, it has 4 HDMI INS, it weighs 31 LBS, and looks fabulous. I got a good pre order price from J&R and I am still waiting to see if Best Buy gets these in. I wonder if Best Buy and HK are still going to be doing business...Anyone know? But the AVR2600 is going to have to get almost perfect reviews for me to give up my trusty Denon AVR987. I mean no popping, crackling, losing the HDMI handshake, screwing up the new HD codes (IN ANY WAY), or any of the other dumb stuff Harman Kardon is known for lately. I love their sound, I think it, along with Denon, has the best around but thats where the comparisons end with Denon. HK has been very disappointing as of late. I think reading the 247/347 and 254/354 threads can tell anybody that. Hopefully since they will be on their third generation of HDMI receivers that it will be a charm for them.

Hope so.

post #72 of 1529
Still no mention on their official website. They just appeared out of nowhere?
post #73 of 1529
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Originally Posted by MLKstudios View Post

Still no mention on their official website. They just appeared out of nowhere?

http://www.harmanaudio.com/search_br...nd=HK&status=C
post #74 of 1529
C'mon , do they process video like the 4's series?????, that would be a deal breaker for me.
post #75 of 1529
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Interesting they're shown there. They aren't event hinted at here:

http://harmankardon.com/category.asp...S&Language=ENG
post #76 of 1529
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Originally Posted by BAMAVADER View Post

Have you guys seen the new Harman Kardon AVR1600, 2600, and 3600?


I love that design. Though, it looks like they took the pre-outs out of their 254 equivalent and only have them in the 354 equivalent. That's too bad...
post #77 of 1529
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Originally Posted by BAMAVADER View Post

Have you guys seen the new Harman Kardon AVR1600, 2600, and 3600?

So anyone know if there will be replacements for the 445, 645, 745? The 7550HD now dead? Renamed? Any other models in the pipeline?
post #78 of 1529
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Originally Posted by MLKstudios View Post

Interesting they're shown there. They aren't event hinted at here:

http://harmankardon.com/category.asp...S&Language=ENG

Really. I have looked there for months and nothing. It may have to do with them not being released yet. I think they are due in September. I wonder if Best Buy will get them...
post #79 of 1529
they're using the Faroudja dcdi chipset for video, not sure how good or bad this is, though that comes standard with the hk 3600..

looking at all the relevant models, the Faroudja is the standard video processor, the only difference is the speaker output between the models...

as for the new model in the 7xxx series i doubt it will have ant improvement over the 3600 series
post #80 of 1529
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Originally Posted by redsandvb View Post

So anyone know if there will be replacements for the 445, 645, 745? The 7550HD now dead? Renamed? Any other models in the pipeline?

The 7550HD will ship @ the same time as the 1600, 2600 and 3600..

Just my $0.015..
post #81 of 1529
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Originally Posted by mystic_sniper28 View Post

as for the new model in the 7xxx series i doubt it will have ant improvement over the 3600 series

Quote:
Originally Posted by M Code View Post

The 7550HD will ship @ the same time as the 1600, 2600 and 3600..

Just my $0.015..

Thanks.

Happen to know if the 3600 will apply Logic 7 to 5.1 signals? Or only the 7550HD does that?

post #82 of 1529
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Originally Posted by redsandvb View Post

Thanks.

Happen to know if the 3600 will apply Logic 7 to 5.1 signals? Or only the 7550HD does that?


No...
Requires significant DSP resources..
The AVR7550HD (USA) and AVR760 and 660 (Euro) have that capability.

Just my $0.15...
post #83 of 1529
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Originally Posted by M Code View Post

No...
Requires significant DSP resources..
The AVR7550HD (USA) and AVR760 and 660 (Euro) have that capability.

Just my $0.15...

If that's true, then all those units are a step down from my 635, as I can lay L7 7 over 5.1
post #84 of 1529
I have some good news gentlmen..... :-) My 7550HD shipped yesterday and should be getting here by tomorrow. It is rated at 51.8LBs shipped, higher than any of the 3*** series and close to the orginal 745... I cannot wait! photos to come over the weekend. Anyone wanna make me an offer ? he he.
post #85 of 1529
I received a UPS email yesterday my replacement 7550HD (for a prior 745) shipped last night!
post #86 of 1529
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Originally Posted by cppatin View Post

I received a UPS email yesterday my replacement 7550HD (for a prior 745) shipped last night!

same for me. this is real!! hope it is worth the 9 month wait :-) :-) :-)
post #87 of 1529
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

If that's true, then all those units are a step down from my 635, as I can lay L7 7 over 5.1

What are you comparing...

2600, 3600 to the AVR 635??

Yes...
The 635 (and 435) can post-process via Logic 7 to 7.1 with a 5.1 DD or DTS stream..

But the 635 didn't have..
a. HDMI 1.3
b. DTS Master Audio decoding
c. Dolby Digital + decoding
d. Dolby True Audio decoding
e. Dolby Volume
f. Upscaling to 36 Bit Deep Color @1080p
g. HD OSD
h. Alpha Blend GUI
i. Sirius Satellite Radio Interface
j. Discrete IR Commands for Zone 1 & 2

But then again the 635 is 4 years old..

Just my $0.015...
post #88 of 1529
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Originally Posted by asrman View Post

I have some good news gentlmen..... :-) My 7550HD shipped yesterday and should be getting here by tomorrow. It is rated at 51.8LBs shipped, higher than any of the 3*** series and close to the orginal 745... I cannot wait! photos to come over the weekend. Anyone wanna make me an offer ? he he.

You will like the 7550HD..

Greatly improved ID..
Die Cast Door mechanism
New HD OSD & Alpha-Blend GUI
Higher power
Dolby Volume
HD audio decoding
Network
Internet Radio
USB host port
Upgraded EZSet/EQ

Enjoy and post back after setting it up..

Just my $0.015...
post #89 of 1529
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Originally Posted by M Code View Post

What are you comparing...

2600, 3600 to the AVR 635??

Yes...
The 635 (and 435) can post-process via Logic 7 to 7.1 with a 5.1 DD or DTS stream..

But the 635 didn't have..
a. HDMI 1.3
b. DTS Master Audio decoding
c. Dolby Digital + decoding
d. Dolby True Audio decoding
e. Dolby Volume
f. Upscaling to 36 Bit Deep Color @1080p
g. HD OSD
h. Alpha Blend GUI
i. Sirius Satellite Radio Interface
j. Discrete IR Commands for Zone 1 & 2

But then again the 635 is 4 years old..

Just my $0.015...

I didn't think I needed to state the obvious!
And I do consider those units to be a step down, as far as how L7 can be used. And as far as HDMI, I couldn't care less, at this point in time. As the newer audio can be had using 7.1 analogue inputs.

Yes, all those newer units do all the newest audio, but if one is watching a movie via cable, sat, ota, dvd, its all DD5.1, except for dts dvds. So if you're using one of those newer AVRs you're stuck with DD5.1.
With the older AVRs, like the 635, you can watch all those sources with L7~7.
post #90 of 1529
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Originally Posted by 4DHD View Post

I didn't think I needed to state the obvious!
And I do consider those units to be a step down, as far as how L7 can be used. And as far as HDMI, I couldn't care less, at this point in time. As the newer audio can be had using 7.1 analogue inputs.

Yes, all those newer units do all the newest audio, but if one is watching a movie via cable, sat, ota, dvd, its all DD5.1, except for dts dvds. So if you're using one of those newer AVRs you're stuck with DD5.1.
With the older AVRs, like the 635, you can watch all those sources with L7~7.

Logic 7 is a great post-processing algorithm...
In fact in their new 7550HD Logic 7 has received some very audible upgrade refinements especially for the sound separation and steering.

Bottom line ..
Choose an AVR for its features, performance and value...
If the 635 fills the bill for you..
Keep and enjoy..

Just my $0.015...
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