Originally Posted by rickardl
Ok, time for this one about the Onkyo TX-SR876 receiver!
Allthough much about the TX-SR876 is similar to the TX-NR906 which is
covered in http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1059348
there might be need for a dedicated thread about the 867 without any questions/issues about:
1) NET/USB Mode:
Ethernet port: Network Capability for Streaming Audio Files and Internet Radio (vTuner Portal)
USB Port for a Mass USB Strage Device (Audio Only)
2) B Speakers
which are the only functional differences between the 876 and the 906.Functional differences/changes from TX-SR875:
- THX Ultra2 Plus Certified
- THX Loudness Plus
- THX Ultra2 Music / Game
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ for Loudness Correction
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
- an extra HDMI out: 2 HDMI Outputs [Main/Sub])
- ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration Function per video source input
- Music Optimizer to Support Compressed Digital Music Files
- Newly Designed GUI for System Set-up
- New calibration microphone for Audyssey
Recommendations for setting the crossover, wording done by Chris from Audyssey:What to do if Onkyo's Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey MultEQ XT) sets your speakers to Full Band.
The decision to designate a speaker to Full Band is up to the manufacturer. Audyssey recommends that if you have a subwoofer all speakers should be set to "Small". In Onkyo products this is done by setting a crossover frequency for each speaker
If you feel that you want to change the crossover frequency that was found to a higher value, that is OK. Turning it down to a frequency below what was found is not a good idea because the MultEQ filter will not be operating in that range.
- If you have a subwoofer: Set the crossover for any speaker found as Full Band to 80Hz (or higher) and let the sub handle as much of the lower octaves as possible because the resolution of the Audyssey filter for the sub is 8x higher than that of the satellite speakers.
- If you don't have a subwoofer: The front speakers will always be set to Full Band. The bass management system redirects the bass from the other speakers to the front L and R. If any of the other speakers were found to be "Small" (i.e. have a crossover frequency showing) then leave them there. If any were found to be Full Band, then set them to 80Hz.
The Audyssey features build on each other and these are the available equalizer settings
How to enable/disable the Music Optimizer:
- Equalizer Off
- Equalizer Manual
- Audyssey MultEQ
- Audyssey MultEQ + Dynamic EQ
- Audyssey MultEQ + Dynamic EQ + Dynamic Volume (Light)
- Audyssey MultEQ + Dynamic EQ + Dynamic Volume (Heavy)
In Remote Mode: Receiver, press down the 'DIRECT' button on the remote until (about 5 secs) Music Optimzer: Off
is displayed on the OSD. Toggle on/off with left/right arrow.How to adjust the 'Monitor Out' picture settings without entering fullscreen OSD Setup:
In Remote Mode: Receiver, press down the 'DISPLAY' button on the remote until the settings appear oin the OSD.
Select setting to adjust with up/down arrow, change value with left/right arrow.What input and output resolutions are supported?
See the attached image, 906res.jpg, from the 876/906-manual.