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post #931 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Dan,

My pleasure! It works both ways, you gave me the heads up on the 885 sale now its my turn.

My wife doesn't mind my endless upgrades but if she did I went from the 805 to the 885 now the 886. She would never notice as they all look the same. Plus I always "sneak" out to meet the FedEx driver.

Bill

Me on the hand would have to spray paint mine silver but at this price I'll paint them her favorite color blue


Djoel
post #932 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had a feeling that they would have the sale as well for the holiday. The last one was on the most important holiday of the year..... St. Patricks day

I also had a feeling they would do this, so I was waiting all week, checking the site every night.

So I just went to buy, got to the final checkout screen, and found out they're going to charge me $73 for sales tax!!!

Since I don't even have the rest of my speakers yet, I ended up talking myself out of it for now...
post #933 of 3236
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Originally Posted by nukequazar View Post

Has anyone here bought a DS-A2X or DS-A3 iPod dock? Do they work well? Also, the DS-A3 is not listed in the 886 manual, but they seem to have the same connectivity specs, so I wonder if they both work...
Thanks.

I called Onkyo and they did confirm that both models work with the 886, but of course he couldn't say anything about quality, so I'm wondering if anyone here has tried either of these docks.
Thanks.

So I tried the A3, and there is a problem...
You're supposed to connect it to the AUX1 input, and you connect the RI interface. The AUX1 input can be changed to DOCK, as shown on page 57 of the manual. Problem is, when you hit play on the iPod in the dock, the 886 input switches to GAME/TV. Onkyo tech support was little help. They suggested that I reset the 886. It didn't help, and now I have to reconfigure everything in my 886.

Oh, yeah, and it sounds pretty terrible, even with carefully ripped AIFF files in my iPod.

So I guess it's going back...
post #934 of 3236
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Originally Posted by goldenbear View Post

I also had a feeling they would do this, so I was waiting all week, checking the site every night.

So I just went to buy, got to the final checkout screen, and found out they're going to charge me $73 for sales tax!!!

Since I don't even have the rest of my speakers yet, I ended up talking myself out of it for now...

tax for me too...
post #935 of 3236
I have a 886 ordered and it seems most of the refurbed units from shoponkyo have the 1.01 FW installed. I went back in this thread about 20 pages and could not find a break down of what 1.04/1.05 upgrades over 1.01. If someone could direct me to a link or a post showing the differences I would appreciate it.

I upgraded the FW on my 805 but not being to computer savvy I was in a state of serious paranoia when I did the update. I was scared stiff I was going to brick my 805. So if the FW update to 1.04/1.05 does not offer significant upgrades I might not bother. From what I have read are the refurbed units loaded with the most up to date DSP version (no DTS bomb)?
post #936 of 3236
Just ordered an 886 from Shop Onkyo and got the extra 10% off Memorial day sale price with no tax or shipping. Getting charged for tax must be a state by state thing (I'm in Iowa) The 886 will be replacing my Outlaw 950. Can't wait...
post #937 of 3236
By federal court decision, an out of state vendor cannot be compelled to collect sales tax for a state in which it does not have a physical location (store, office, warehouse, etc).

For example, the Onkyo's office in is NJ. They would have to charge customers who ship their order to NJ sales tax (it's the shipping destination that counts).

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Originally Posted by JMT View Post

Just ordered an 886 from Shop Onkyo and got the extra 10% off Memorial day sale price with no tax or shipping. Getting charged for tax must be a state by state thing (I'm in Iowa) The 886 will be replacing my Outlaw 950. Can't wait...
post #938 of 3236
Yes, I picked this up also. One less thing to do.

I'm not trying to scrounge a serial cable from work. There must be one lying around someplace.

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Originally Posted by DrSpike69 View Post

No, not at all. You can do one or the other, no need to do both at the same time.

From your post above it looks like you are already on the latest DSP revisions, so you only need the main.

To update the DSPs you are correct, burn the .wav file onto a CD as an audio disk, connect the CD/DVD player to OPT1 and then just follow the directions in the first post of the firmware thread.
post #939 of 3236
I found this and was playing with it. However, I'm not entirely sure what's going on, and the manual isn't helping much. It looks like you have a choice between Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volumn (light), and Dynamic Volumn (heavy), plus a couple other modes (off, manual, etc).

Does this mean if I have Dynamic EQ on, Dynamic volumn is off? Or is it additive, meaning if Dynamic EQ is on, Dynamic Volumn is also on?

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Originally Posted by fedexA300pilot View Post

There is a setting in the setup for Dynamic Volume and it does need to be turned on manually, I believe the settings are off, low, and high...I think it is under the EQ page...
post #940 of 3236
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Originally Posted by BBMW View Post

I found this and was playing with it. However, I'm not entirely sure what's going on, and the manual isn't helping much. It looks like you have a choice between Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volumn (light), and Dynamic Volumn (heavy), plus a couple other modes (off, manual, etc).

Does this mean if I have Dynamic EQ on, Dynamic volumn is off? Or is it additive, meaning if Dynamic EQ is on, Dynamic Volumn is also on?

If you turn on Dynamic Volume in any flavor, Dynamic EQ is also on. But if you select Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume is off.
post #941 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

10% refurb sale at shoponkyo! Better get your 886s while they still have them. Bought one already and will be moving my mint 885 after the 886 arrives. http://www.shoponkyo.com/

Bill

Unfortunately even with the 10% off, after they add almost a additional $90 for tax on a Illinois sale, it still comes out to very close to double what the deal was on the 885 with tax also. The deal on the 885's from shoponkyo.com, was truly a killer low price deal, the one right now even w/10% off on the 886 is not quite as killer. Even with the addition of some new features to it, I just don't see the 886 being worth close to double what I paid them for the 885 a little over a month ago.
post #942 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

Unfortunately even with the 10% off, after they add almost a additional $90 for tax on a Illinois sale, it still comes out to very close to double what the deal was on the 885 with tax also. The deal on the 885's from shoponkyo.com, was truly a killer low price deal, the one right now even w/10% off on the 886 is not quite as killer. Even with the addition of some new features to it, I just don't see the 886 being worth close to double what I paid them for the 885 a little over a month ago.

I am fortunate that I am not charged sales tax so that makes my decision that much easier. Of course the deal for the 886 is not the killer deal that the 885 was. But the 885 at the time of the sale was not a current model and was priced as such.

How often do you find a deal like the 885, not very often thats for sure. I can get more for the 885 than I paid for it and still sell it for a very fair price. You have to figure that into the equation as well IMO. With the 10% off, points earned with shoponkyo and selling the 885 (mint) it is no where near double the cost. It is more like a 25% premium for upgrading to the 886.

I was waiting for the 10% deal from shoponkyo to even consider buying the 886. It also comes down to what you are comfortable paying for a specific component. For me it is worth the extra cost to upgrade to the 886 for Dynamic Volume/EQ and the ability to calibrate individual video inputs. At the current cost I also feel that the 886 is such a desirable component that it will hold its value if I decide to upgrade in the future (887?).

Bottom line is if you are happy with your current prepro no matter what it is then spending $250.00 or $2500.00 to upgrade may not be worth it to many. But being that I suffer from terminal upgradtis I just could not resist the 886.

Bill
post #943 of 3236
Bill's got a bad case of UPGRADITIS

and man enough to admit it.

But since I paid $800 shipped for the 885 and am very happy with it ---

no 886 UPGRADE for me.

Just doesn't make economic sense in my case.

Good Luck Bill with the new toy. Hope you get another clean one like the 885 you received.
post #944 of 3236
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Originally Posted by ClarkeBar View Post

Bill's got a bad case of UPGRADITIS

and man enough to admit it.

But since I paid $800 shipped for the 885 and am very happy with it ---

no 886 UPGRADE for me.

Just doesn't make economic sense in my case.

Good Luck Bill with the new toy. Hope you get another clean one like the 885 you received.

Paul,

I wish all members would use the large text for us visually impaired members.

I am glad you are happy with the 885 and rightfully so. It is a excellent prepro and will be for years to come. I can not say the same for our former prepros (AVP7/P-965).

I should join AVA (Audio Video Anonymous) and enroll in the 12 step program to curb my problem. Hi my name is a Bill and I am a Audio/Video..........

Bill
post #945 of 3236
Hey Bill,

Hope you a great weekend.

If you haven't already seen it, check out this thread for a good laugh ... or cry, depending on perspective:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1149231

4 pages long and counting ... but with some very funny responses from Chu and others.

Paul
post #946 of 3236
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Originally Posted by ClarkeBar View Post

Hey Bill,

Hope you a great weekend.

If you haven't already seen it, check out this thread for a good laugh ... or cry, depending on perspective:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1149231

4 pages long and counting ... but with some very funny responses from Chu and others.

Paul

Hey Paul,

You have a great weekend as well.

I caught that thread at the beginning and it is like a car wreck, you don't want to look but you can't help yourself. The best part of that thread is your picture of the grilled crab. I just had a delicious roast beef sandwich with BBQ sauce and fries. I should have taken a picture of it to compete with your crab. Maybe next time.

Bill
post #947 of 3236
I have slowly been going through this thread from the beginning and found a few things of interest. One was talk of setting up each video input with a MX-900/800 remote. What I found interesting is that with these remotes you can have a macro to enable the Reon for your cable/sat to help clean up the PQ. Then you can have a macro for your Bluray input set to pass through with Reon off and no video processing.

Are these codes in the Harmony data base so I could set up my 688 to have different setting for each video input? That would be excellent to be able to do this with the Harmony when the 886 arrives.

I did find a little information on the difference between FW 1.01 and 1.04. From what I read 1.04 enables the use of Audyssey Pro and corrects issues with gamma (?).

So if anyone is using a Harmony remote with the 886 could you comment on whether you are able to set different settings for each video input.

Bill
post #948 of 3236
Hi all. I've recently set up my SC886, and this is the first pre/pro I've owned that has HDMI switching. It is VERY slow to switch from one source to the next (5 to 10 seconds to sync up.) Is this typical? Is something wrong with the Onkyo? Also, onscreen menus will not show up. Or rather, the main onscreen menus don't, as the "immediate display" overlays, like volume adjustment, DO show up. When I go into a mode where main menus should, my TV screen instead goes blank as though it is receiving no signal. When I exit menus, my previous HDMI source is displayed again (after aforementioned wait to sync up again). Menus themselves work, as I temporarily set up through analog to see if I could get onscreen menus, and I did.

I should mention, though I don't know if it is part of the problem, that my TV is not HDMI ready, and I am using the HD Fury2 product to convert HDMI output from Onkyo to Component Video. I know my settings must be right, or I wouldn't be able to watch my HDMI sources. Just concerned about switching and lack of onscreen menus.

Thanks for any help.
post #949 of 3236
^
It's also pretty slow switching between ATSC modes. Going from 780P to 1080I, visa versa, or going between either and 480I (when changing channels) makes the pre/pro go dark till the mode switch. My TV does this also, so I end up with this temporary blackout until all the devices figure out what mode they should be in.
post #950 of 3236
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I have slowly been going through this thread from the beginning and found a few things of interest. One was talk of setting up each video input with a MX-900/800 remote. What I found interesting is that with these remotes you can have a macro to enable the Reon for your cable/sat to help clean up the PQ. Then you can have a macro for your Bluray input set to pass through with Reon off and no video processing

You can set-up each source with its own resolution, scaling mode, etc. It is not sensitive to resolution (HD vs. SD), so it is not perfect, but it is workable for most people who want to add a bit of NR to a cable/STB/DVR, and leave everything else alone. As an aside, leave the "Random NR" off - it does bad things to my TiVo HD's UI text. I'm also not a fan of the EE algorithm.

Related topic: It's not in any of the various hex code files, but has anyone found discrete codes for the scaling (aspect ratio) modes? I'd really like to be able to toggle quickly through Normal, Full and WideZoom (Letterbox) without using a macro.

Bill
post #951 of 3236
Please help. I just got an 886 and have been trying to set it up over the weekend. It is hooked up to my TV with HDMI and I have three HDMI inputs, Tivo, Bluray and HD-DVD. I can get the setup menu but the inputs all say no signal and I get no picture. Either the pre-pro is faulty or it is probably me.:-)
post #952 of 3236
You might have to set it up to Hdmi on the on screen set up menu, input Assignment?..
post #953 of 3236
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

So if anyone is using a Harmony remote with the 886 could you comment on whether you are able to set different settings for each video input.

Bill

yes, you can set your monitor to "source", and then each individual input can have its own Reon setting, from 1080p to passthrough to whatever.

this is how I'm running it.
post #954 of 3236
Got a chance to finally hook up the refurb I received a little over a week ago. Worked fine for a day. 2nd day it wouldn't pick up any HDMI components. (Oppo 981 and PS3)Would say No Signal. Sometimes it would finally sync if I left it on for 20-30 minutes. Other times I would turn on the device it would sync immediately. But, more often than not, all I would get is No Signal. After reading a few others in this thread that had the same issue and had to send it back,and confirming it with one of their techs I'll be calling today to send it back. Hopefully I have better luck with the next one.
post #955 of 3236
Ditto Ganesha: My HDMI inputs don't work and I just received my refurb last week. Just got off the phone with Onkyo and they are e-mailing me the RMA and Fedex return label. Like you I hope the next one will work. Don
post #956 of 3236
Just got my 886 from ShopOnkyo refurbish,and hopefully it will behave right out the gate ( working in all aspects)...Lord only knows my battles with Onkyo units...

On the other hand I will be one happy camper connecting my sub back to XLR, and amp,also I'll be utilizing the amp triggers for a one button action to turn both units on simultaneously, which is well worth it at the end..

DJoel
post #957 of 3236
My 886 was delivered about 2 hours ago I am in the process of running Audyssey. So far my one HDMI source (BDP-83) is working fine. Kind of disturbing that several members are reporting HDMI issues. I hope everyone gets their problems resolved. Going through the setup menus there are quite a few additional features with the 886 over the 885. It might take awhile to wade through all of them

Bill
post #958 of 3236
Received my 886 from shoponkyo today from Carson, CA. Box and packaging looks like a brand new unit. I am waiting on my XLR cables to arrive tomorrow from monoprice and then I will replace the Onkyo 805 I was using as a pre pro. I just plugged it in to check the firmware and it was 1.01 but the DSP's are the most recent. I noticed a flickering green light emitting from the top left vent of the 886. Can current owners tell me if this is normal? Thanks in advance.
post #959 of 3236
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Originally Posted by donaudio View Post

Ditto Ganesha: My HDMI inputs don't work and I just received my refurb last week. Just got off the phone with Onkyo and they are e-mailing me the RMA and Fedex return label. Like you I hope the next one will work. Don

Don,

Did your HDMI inputs work initially then failed or have they not worked from the beginning? Do you get the OSD through HDMI? Or are your issues the same as Ganesha?

Bill
post #960 of 3236
I have a retail 886, and I can confirm the flickering green light on the top left through the vent. I have no idea what it is though. As for the OSD, it you are running a 1080P/24 source (Reon on Pass Through), you will not get the OSD.

Dan
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