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post #331 of 2589
I debated this deal for awhile and did not pull the trigger. I am waiting on the new Denon's or will purchase the 2309 at a cheaper price. 6th ave seems to have a lot of coupon codes come out, so I do think their will be another 25% of coupon soon. I really really do not like the looks of the onkyos, especially from the side, how they are angled in the middle... Just my 2 cents. The biggest thing I learned from this is that sites will price match each other - I will def. be using this advantage when I purchase and will be searching coupon codes for each site to get the lowest price possible...
post #332 of 2589
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Originally Posted by VulcanSoulPatch View Post

skip, I was chatting with Monoprice rep to get some info on speaker wire, and I asked about the dual plugs you are looking at. He didn't really answer the questions as to how you fit bare wire in, but I am thinking it would attach more like the open screw design than the closed screw design. I think the port on the back of the plug is for attaching "other banana plugs" as mentioned in the product description. You may want to contact them and ask yourself... hopefully you will get someone who knows a little bit more about this specific plug.

I also mentioned that the photos did not show how the duals come apart (like it does with both the open and closed types), but I didn't get a response to that comment. It would be nice if they showed something to that extent.

So, if anyone happens to have banana plugs like the Dual High-Quality Copper Speaker Banana Plugs [JX-74052] that monoprice has, can you tell us how bare wire connects to them?

I am still partial to the closed screw type and will be going with them.


they look like the closed screw type. I hooked my 607 with the single banana plugs that are from mono price and they look identical. (except for the pairing). sounds freakin awesome to me. when in doubt just get the single ones
post #333 of 2589
I'm new to home theatre/audio stuff, but I know a little about video. I decided a while ago I wanted a good HT setup, so I was going to go with the HT-S3200, but then decided the receiver didn't have the features I wanted, so I looked around a bit. Eventually I found the 607 and decided that it had everything I wanted, so I ended up picking one up last week from NewEgg (for the free sub). I also picked up a couple of Polk Monitor 50s for front channel. Eventually I'm going for 5.1, but right now I just have the 50s set up; no room for the sub.

The 50s had pretty good sound out of the box, but sounded a lot better after running Audyssey. The only complaint I have is that it seems that in commercials and some shows with a low quiet bass line in the background (think a drama scene) I get a rather annoyingly loud bass note coming from the speakers, which can make it hard to hear voices. I'd like to manually set up the EQ, so I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the best way to do that. I wish Audyssey would show you its EQ settings, and save them so you can switch to manual EQ, but I can't find a way for either.

Other than that, I'm quite happy with it. The front HDMI will be nice for temporary set up, and the front portable jack is great. I haven't noticed much with the upconversion as I really only watch 720p/1080i stuff on a 720p tv, which I don't think is converted. It does get pretty warm on the top, as some people pointed out I think.
post #334 of 2589
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Originally Posted by BPHusker View Post

How are the Energy Take Classics? I am looking at those as eventual replacements of my old HTIB Onkyo speakers.

get them! they are practically perfect. read the reviews on energy's site from different reviewers, and they are consistently rated to match sets costing thousands of bucks.

worth every penny. I got mine from CC on the last day in business and I felt like a rioter in Katrina walking out with them.
post #335 of 2589
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Originally Posted by scifan View Post

sounds like we'll be trying that one together... though my audio feed is optical... in theory it shouldn't be a problem. Of course, in the manual they specifically state that computer hdmi sources are not supported.


oh it works. you have to connect it to the paired audio input. thats how i got it to work. for instance vcr input/ then optical vcr input.

you can assign them but thats how i chose to do it for simplicity.

i have it connected to my macbook pro dvi->hdmi and optical out
post #336 of 2589
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Originally Posted by J-e-L-L-o View Post

oh it works. you have to connect it to the paired audio input. thats how i got it to work. for instance vcr input/ then optical vcr input.

you can assign them but thats how i chose to do it for simplicity.

i have it connected to my macbook pro dvi->hdmi and optical out

Glad to hear that... wasn't a show stopper if it didn't work... however, I'm glad to hear it does.

I don't watch alot of content anymore from my Vista Media Center... But it's used as a backup for when my Oldest daughter gets mid-evil on the recording schedule on the family Tivo S3... though that shouldn't happen anymore, but you never know.
post #337 of 2589
This is exciting... My 607 is out for delivery! Too bad I am at work for another 8 hours. What Blu-ray should I watch to test it out?
post #338 of 2589
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Originally Posted by BPHusker View Post

This is exciting... My 607 is out for delivery! Too bad I am at work for another 8 hours. What Blu-ray should I watch to test it out?

What do you have? I like Casino Royal. The first few scenes have a lot going on.
post #339 of 2589
Set my 607 up last night. Very happy. I was a little confused about the way it assigns mixed audio/video inputs but I figured it out just fine. Audyssey setup went well. I turned my center channel up a little and one of my surrounds down a hair but so far the sound is good. I finished up late last night so I only really tested it on DVR'd American Idol and Jimmy Fallon (love The Roots).

My biggest gripe is that the zone 2 speaker connections are clips and don't accept banana plugs. It seems silly to me that they did this on such an otherwise great receiver. I will have to cut the existing plugs off of the wire and re-strip them I guess

I'm ordering HDMI from Monoprice today. Should I just get 1.3 for all connections or do I just need it from BD player to receiver?
post #340 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Sarphram View Post

The 50s had pretty good sound out of the box, but sounded a lot better after running Audyssey. The only complaint I have is that it seems that in commercials and some shows with a low quiet bass line in the background (think a drama scene) I get a rather annoyingly loud bass note coming from the speakers, which can make it hard to hear voices. I'd like to manually set up the EQ, so I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the best way to do that. I wish Audyssey would show you its EQ settings, and save them so you can switch to manual EQ, but I can't find a way for either.

Go into Setup, Speaker Setup. You can find the Audyssey results there and edit them. If your speakers are set for Full Band, you might try changing them to 60 or 80 hz to reduce bass that is sent to them.
post #341 of 2589
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Originally Posted by BPHusker View Post

This is exciting... My 607 is out for delivery! Too bad I am at work for another 8 hours. What Blu-ray should I watch to test it out?

Rush hour 3 (7.1 its a work out)
CN:Prince Caspin (7.1)
post #342 of 2589
Got mine yesterday from J&R with the 6th Ave price match. Physical set up was very easy, everything is well laid out in back and my set up isn't very demanding. 3HDMI sources along with the analog R&L for zone 2. Setting up the Harmony remote was a pain until I just said screw it and learned the input commands. Then it took about 10min to set up. I suggest this to ANYONE, setting up one of these receivers with a Harmony. Learn the input commands and name them what you want instead of trying to figure out from the massive list of gibberish what goes to what input. You end up with a much cleaner interface. If you want to learn Zone 2 you have to hit the Zone 2 button THEN the power button.

Sound is very good. Amazing for a $374.00 receiver. I only have a 2.0 set up as this is just a family room system with NHT Classic 2 speakers. I also have a 2.0 outside with Klipsch AW650 and have no problem filling my back yard with good clean sound. The neighbors are going to love me. I did run Audessy and had no issues. Sound didn't change much but didn't expect it to with only a 2.0 and the room is pretty good for sound. Yes it does get warm even when set to passthrough. Still it isn't as hot as some other Onkyo and Integra receivers I looked at. I can put my hand on this one, the other, no way.

With everything being equal this is an amazing bang for the buck receiver. I have zero complaints but I did spend a lot of time researching and familiarizing myself with the instructions prior to getting so I wasn't expecting more than I got. For an entry level receiver this is a tough one to beat.
post #343 of 2589
Sorry if I missed any report on this issue earlier in the thread:

Has anyone with a bitstreaming BD player tested the 607's DTS-HDMA decoder with a 7.1 BD, and the 607 set up for a 7.1 Front Height speaker configuration? [as opposed to the usual 7.1 Standard speaker configuration.] Did the decoder actually perform a full 7.1 channel decompression, followed by a remap into 7.1 Front Height speaker configuration, or was the BD's (included) 5.1 Standard 'downmix' used instead? [Note: The latter case should permit DPLIIz upmix to 7.1, the former should not (assuming I understood the manual correctly!)]

[Note that you do NOT need to physically relocate the speakers to perform this test; you need only temporarily reconfigure the 607.]
post #344 of 2589
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Originally Posted by J-e-L-L-o View Post

I got mine from CC on the last day in business and I felt like a rioter in Katrina walking out with them.

Where the *heck* did you find a CC in CA that you were able to find anything nice on the last day?!? I was going to 4 different ones in my area on a twice weekly basis once the closing was announced (waiting for the % to drop, since they weren't advertising it very well), and about 3 weeks before they shut the doors, almost all the nice receivers and speakers were gone... all that was left were overpriced TVs, GPS units, digital photo frames, and of course DVDs.

Well, congrats to you on finding a store where people didn't snatch everything up when that first 10% off sign hit the window. "We're closing the store! Our discount is even enough to cover your sales tax!" Now that was a joke... nay, an insult.
post #345 of 2589
Since the J&R rep told me that the receiver would not ship out yesterday, I wasn't in a rush to check my e-mail. I just did, and guess what? He was wrong! I ordered after 2pm EDT yesterday, and UPS picked it up at 7:40pm EDT... same day shipping! Woo-hoo! It'll be here next week. Too bad it is after the 3-day weekend, but that's ok, seeing that it is pretty well booked with familial activities.

Now, if only Mono will get the HDMIs I want to buy back in stock, I will be stylin'.
post #346 of 2589
I know briefly asked this earlier but think it got buried.

I am looking for a some assistance on the video out capabilities of this receiver. My scenario:

* I currently have a 1080i RPTV (Toshiba 80H57) that I want to hook my PS3 up to for Blu Ray. I know it won't display 1080p but I want to utilize my system with the Onyko receiver.

* The TV does not have HDMI in, just Component. Currently, I have my DTV DVR, an Xbox 360 and a standard DVD player attached to it via Component (through an existing non HDMI Yamaha receiver)

* I want to replace the Yamaha with this Onyko and swap the standard DVD player with the PS3 for Blu Ray. I will hook up the PS3 and DTV DVR to the Onyko with HDMI and the 360 with Component.

* I would then make the "VIDEO OUT" connection to the TV via a Component cable.


Questions:

1) Will I be able to pass the signals from the PS3 and DTV box to the receiver via HDMI and then video out over Component? I don't want the Onyko to alter any of the signals (conversion).

2) I know I need a newer set but, that isn't in the cards at the moment.

3) Should I ask this in a more general forum?

Thanks in advance!!
post #347 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Rob67 View Post

Questions:

1) Will I be able to pass the signals from the PS3 and DTV box to the receiver via HDMI and then video out over Component? I don't want the Onyko to alter any of the signals (conversion).

Yes, the component cables should take the video from the receiver to the TV as the monitor. Not sure what you mean by "alter the signal" though.
post #348 of 2589
I did the J&R price match on monday, and saw the notice that it shipped on tuesday. The call took under 5 minutes, I just mentioned 6ave with the coupon and the rep confirmed the price and took my payment and shipping info.
post #349 of 2589
It won't pass through. It will convert. You're going from digital to analog so some conversion is unavoidable. What you really want to know is if it will screw up the signal after the conversion.
post #350 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Rob67 View Post

1) Will I be able to pass the signals from the PS3 and DTV box to the receiver via HDMI and then video out over Component? I don't want the Onyko to alter any of the signals (conversion).


Thanks in advance!!

HDMI video in can only be ouput as HDMI video out, so no you can't do HDMI->Component.
post #351 of 2589
Does the 607 have the hdmi 1.3 mini connectors or full size hdmi connectors?
post #352 of 2589
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Originally Posted by liger_trainer View Post

Yes, the component cables should take the video from the receiver to the TV as the monitor. Not sure what you mean by "alter the signal" though.

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Originally Posted by tcfish19 View Post

It won't pass through. It will convert. You're going from digital to analog so some conversion is unavoidable. What you really want to know is if it will screw up the signal after the conversion.


Quite right...I understand it is digital to analog. tcfish19, you hit my concern on the head.

The PS3 upconverts standard DVD's and pushes 1080p Blu Ray...I just wanted to make sure the Onyko would pass that signal, unaltered (save fro the digital to analog conversion) to the set...even though it would be displayed in 1080i.

Thanks for the insight, both.
post #353 of 2589
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Originally Posted by liger_trainer View Post

Yes, the component cables should take the video from the receiver to the TV as the monitor.

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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

HDMI video in can only be ouput as HDMI video out, so no you can't do HDMI->Component.



Conflicting answers...anyone else have some input?
post #354 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Bytre View Post

Does the 607 have the hdmi 1.3 mini connectors or full size hdmi connectors?

Standard full size
post #355 of 2589
kplex is correct if it goes in HDMI it has to come out HDMI. Signal flow chart on page 25 of the manual if you'd like to confirm.

You could always try this, http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-to-vga.html , cheaper than a new TV. With some digging you could probably get a cheaper one. Oh no only one left probably due to copyright issues.
post #356 of 2589
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

Go into Setup, Speaker Setup. You can find the Audyssey results there and edit them. If your speakers are set for Full Band, you might try changing them to 60 or 80 hz to reduce bass that is sent to them.

I'll try this out, thanks.
post #357 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Rob67 View Post

Conflicting answers...anyone else have some input?

rob, video can go uphill on the onkyo but not downhill. in otherwords, you can upconvert (taking 480i video from composite) to hdmi (output the video source via hdmi connection as 480i). It can also upscale a 480i, 480p or 720p source to 1080i when using HDMI.
post #358 of 2589
I think this will work. Just thought I would try and post it so it would save some time. It is a copy of the receivers video in/video out chart from page 25 of the manual.
LL
post #359 of 2589
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

rob, video can go uphill on the onkyo but not downhill. in otherwords, you can upconvert (taking 480i video from composite) to hdmi (output the video source via hdmi connection as 480i). It can also upscale a 480i, 480p or 720p source to 1080i when using HDMI.

Thanks for the chart...I looked up the manual (should have thought of that)

Gotcha, thanks. Ok...looks like I have to visit Monoprice to get the PS3 component cable!
How about audio...can I still take advantage of the HD audio tracks via an optical cable?
post #360 of 2589
No. You'll need to set your PS3 to bitstream and forego HD audio if you're not using HDMI out.
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