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post #61 of 5049
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Originally Posted by niners_guy View Post

Can you give us more details as to the input devices, display device, and HDMI cable length to display device? Thanks!

Sure.
PS3,Oppo 983,XE1,360,Wii.Cable length max 3 metres,display.......Pioneer LX608. (US version,would be the Elite i presume)
Cheers.
post #62 of 5049
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Originally Posted by hdmi4ever View Post

But isn't the Xbox 360 incapable of 1080p over component anyway, even if connected straight to the TV? The receiver isn't making anything more "crippled" than it already is.

The 360 does 1080p over component as long as your TV can handle 1080p over component.
post #63 of 5049
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Originally Posted by kingfats View Post

Sure.
PS3,Oppo 983,XE1,360,Wii.Cable length max 3 metres,display.......Pioneer LX608. (US version,would be the Elite i presume)
Cheers.

Thank you kindly.....

I went ahead and placed my order for a TX-SR876 yesterday. Hopefully this thread has been slow mainly due to those getting the receiver at this early point being happy.

I'll be running mainly PS3, Wii, and some flavor of Motorola cable box through this receiver, to a Panasonic PT-AE2000U projector via a ~10.5 meter(35ft) HDMI cable. Hopefully things go well.
post #64 of 5049
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

The 360 does 1080p over component as long as your TV can handle 1080p over component.

You sure about that? 1080p over component for HD-DVD playback?

http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/09/21...ent-1080p-vga/
post #65 of 5049
I am debating between this and the Denon 3808. Along with dependability, pricing is one of my issues. If anybody would like to PM me what kind of deal they got and from where, I would apprecitate it.

Thanks,
post #66 of 5049
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Originally Posted by hdmi4ever View Post

You sure about that? 1080p over component for HD-DVD playback?
http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/09/21...ent-1080p-vga/

MS added 1080p over component in an update after that article was written. So, it is possible that if his display accepted 1080p, but the 876 will not, then 876 did indeed in effect "cripple" the poster's 1080p 360 setup.

Further, regardless of how good a display's de-interlacing is, it simply can't de-interlace 1080i and make it look as good as 1080p from real-time 3D game content. However, film-based HD DVD content should be just as good, provided the display has a good inverse telecine implementation in its video processing. That may or may not be true.

If it's truly a big deal, the poster may have to to upgrade to a newer HDMI-based 360 to get back what he had. Whether it worth it for the poster depends on how much gaming he does, and how many HD DVD's he has, whether his display has good de-interlacing... as well as how much money he has to throw at toys.

I'm so close to pulling the trigger on an 876 - so close. I just have a little decision paralysis. Not really about which AVR... about whether the spend the money right now. Can't get off the dime...

I wish somebody would hurry up and write a comprehensive review!!!

SC
post #67 of 5049
ecrabb's right on. My TV is a Samsung HLS-6187W DLP which accepts 1080p via component.

This should be considered a big deal for those with a large investment in XBox 360 1080p content (and without HDMI), and to those people I'd suggest avoiding Onkyo AVRs. Luckily I've only got one 1080p game, and 6 HD DVDs, neither of which I've used in months. So while I'm a bit disappointed, I'm not too put out.
post #68 of 5049
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Originally Posted by distobj View Post

ecrabb's right on. My TV is a Samsung HLS-6187W DLP which accepts 1080p via component.

This should be considered a big deal for those with a large investment in XBox 360 1080p content (and without HDMI), and to those people I'd suggest avoiding Onkyo AVRs. Luckily I've only got one 1080p game, and 6 HD DVDs, neither of which I've used in months. So while I'm a bit disappointed, I'm not too put out.

I looked at the manual and saw that it indeed will not accept 1080p as input. In that case it may make more sense to directly connect the Xbox 360 to the TV via component, and use the receiver only for the audio ... which is a good idea for gaming anyway even if the receiver accepted 1080p, as the direct connection avoids any delay resulting from going through the circuitry of the receiver.
post #69 of 5049
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Originally Posted by hdmi4ever View Post

I looked at the manual and saw that it indeed will not accept 1080p as input. .

Just been trying this myself and yes,no 1080p from the Xbox over component connection i'm afraid.
The console is rarely used now so it's not an issue for me,if i scale to 1080p (using 876) i can use Dot by Dot on the Pioneer.........the picture does look excellent.
There's also a Game mode for video delay as well.
post #70 of 5049
KingFats, you need to download the lastest software for your Xbox360. It does do 1080p over component.
cheers
post #71 of 5049
iirc the dashboard update from about 2 years ago added 1080p over component in conjunction with support for the now defunct hd-dvd drive. it should work after the most recent xbox 360 system updates are applied.

egg
post #72 of 5049
Yesterday I was looking at the SR876 to front end my upcoming plasma purchase.

I'll be picking up the Onkyo tomorrow.
post #73 of 5049
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Originally Posted by WSquared View Post

KingFats, you need to download the lastest software for your Xbox360. It does do 1080p over component.
cheers

I did one snag though,the 876 does not accept 1080p over component.
post #74 of 5049
Thread Starter 
I posted this in the 906-thread but for those who haven't seen it;
here is what input resolutions the 876 (and 906) accepts and what
it can output. It is clear that it will not accept 1080p through component.
LL
post #75 of 5049
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Originally Posted by rickardl View Post

I posted this in the 906-thread but for those who haven't seen it;
here is what input resolutions the 876 (and 906) accepts and what
it can output. It is clear that it will not accept 1080p through component.

That's right,not an issue for me but i was still suprised it couldn't take 1080p over component.
post #76 of 5049
Getting Onkyo SR876 and speakers from JBL CS480
(my wife wanted these speakers) to use with Sony TV 46in XBR4, PS3, and DirecTV H20 HDDVR.
Now, please understand, I'm total noob as far as receivers+speakers match up goes-always been HTIB kind of guy.
As far as I understand there is quite a bit of power in this receiver, and speakers are average.
Do I have to watch out fo volume levels or anything of that sort-I don't want these speakers to blow up...
Also should I send Audio+Video thru receiver or just audio for each source (PS3, HDDVR)?

Thanks in advance.
post #77 of 5049
A couple of SR876 questions for those who own it:

- If audio from a source is coming from HDMI, will it still output the audio over the TOSLINK out (assuming a Toslink-compatible audio format)?

- Can it output to both HDMI-MAIN and HDMI-Sub at the same time? Or is it an either/or situation?

Thanks!
post #78 of 5049
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Originally Posted by jamesmil View Post

A couple of SR876 questions for those who own it:

- If audio from a source is coming from HDMI, will it still output the audio over the TOSLINK out (assuming a Toslink-compatible audio format)?

- Can it output to both HDMI-MAIN and HDMI-Sub at the same time? Or is it an either/or situation?

Thanks!

here is link for 876 thread

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post14764125
post #79 of 5049
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Originally Posted by jamesmil View Post


- Can it output to both HDMI-MAIN and HDMI-Sub at the same time? Or is it an either/or situation?

Thanks!

You have to select one or the other.
post #80 of 5049
ahhhh what is going on with me this week just posted the 876 thread in the 876 thread jesus
post #81 of 5049
Namuk, you're being really helpful, huh? Just kidding. I have my 876 ordered from my local retailer!!! I'm pumped up!!! It's about time, but, I've been out of town on a training trip for the last seven weeks.
post #82 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Ronman79 View Post

Namuk, you're being really helpful, huh? Just kidding. I have my 876 ordered from my local retailer!!! I'm pumped up!!! It's about time, but, I've been out of town on a training trip for the last seven weeks.


what happened is jamesmil posted in 875 same question i ment to post link in there for here but i cocked up no matter he is sorted now

you will very much like that amp you will be well happy

i think i need a hardware reset (finger in ear hold and push my eye at same time)
post #83 of 5049
Alright, I got my 876 tonight, and got it all hooked up. I started calibrating the speaker levels and I am not getting any sound out of my left and right surround back speakers. I can't figure it out. I have 5 outlaw monoblocks hooked up for the others and those are fine, but the two channels hooked up to the reciver get nothing. When I switch to the surround back pre out it works just fine. The zone two is set to inactive and speakers are set to normal. Anyone have any ideas what I might be missing?
post #84 of 5049
Regarding 1080p component input, I was aware that the 876 specs say it does not support 1080p for component.

However, I wonder if it is possible to bypass any kind of termination of the analog signal (which could be 1080p) on the 876. By this, I mean use component in and component out with a setting of "Through". Hopefully, this would mean that the AVR would simply switch the analogue signal and not touch it in any way.

Yes, this would mean having both component and HDMI cables from the 876 to the display. But if you are in this problem scenario, you probably already have legacy component cables anyway. At least you could get 1080p through the amp to the display.

On the other hand, you could simply connect your Xbox 360 directly to your display and forget about using the AVR switching.

Just a thought anyway.
post #85 of 5049
Hi, I'm looking at importing an 876 into NZ. Can't find any high res rear photos, anyone know if the power supply on the 876 is multi-voltage? Cheers!
post #86 of 5049
Quick question: just got mine in today. If I'm running a 5.1 setup, should I plug in the rear surround speakers into "surround" or "surround back"?

On the graphic, my surround speakers are behind the couch so they look like surround back on the graphic but I wanted to check.

The confusing thing is, I can't turn off surround and keep surround back on. But I can turn off surround back and keep surround on.

Anyone shed some light on which way I should configure?
post #87 of 5049
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Originally Posted by akawoz View Post

Hi, I'm looking at importing an 876 into NZ. Can't find any high res rear photos, anyone know if the power supply on the 876 is multi-voltage? Cheers!

It's not sorry.
post #88 of 5049
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Originally Posted by newguru View Post

Quick question: just got mine in today. If I'm running a 5.1 setup, should I plug in the rear surround speakers into "surround" or "surround back"?

?

Surround.
post #89 of 5049
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Originally Posted by akawoz View Post

Hi, I'm looking at importing an 876 into NZ. Can't find any high res rear photos, anyone know if the power supply on the 876 is multi-voltage? Cheers!

(From the manual)

POWER SUPPLY
North American: AC 120V, 60Hz
European: AC 220-240 V, 50Hz
Asian: AC 120/220-240V, 50/60Hz

So, doesn't seem like it
post #90 of 5049
Just ordered the tx-sr876 yesterday from Vanns. I put lots of thought into which unit to replace my 6 yr old tx-sr800 reciever. The sr800 did not have hdmi hookups nor the newer codecs for HD. I looked at the Denon units (overpriced for options IMHO) then went back to the Onkyos looking at six main units. The units I liked were the sr806, sr876 and nr906. I also looked at the 805, 875 and 905 units. Did not like the Faroudja DCDi in the 806- why downgrade! Reread all the info that this forum had and after major lament, selected the 876. THe XX5 models just seemed to be having to many problems with firmware and getting the DSPs flashed for optimum performance. The XX6 units already had the updated firmware and should not be experiencing these same problems (e.g. - popping on DTS-HD playback). The price for the TX-sr876 was good - a couple hundred off MSRP and delivery by Fedex ground will take 8 days.

Side note: Has anyone tried using the Onkyo DS-A2 or DS-A2x ipod docks. I have been reading up on another forum and it appears that these docks do a poor job on video (e.g. displaying pictures) and have just okay performance for music - the menus and the access of these menus seemingly was the problem. Any feedback?
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