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post #1441 of 3599
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Originally Posted by seeburt View Post

With that said and watching what the price is at Newegg ($599), I really feel that TX-SR707 is a great choice for my first AVR. Though I probably can't afford speakers for about 6 months, I was thinking of putting them together with the De-Tech Pro-Cinema 800 speakers when I could. I just wanted to start putting it all together.

My main reason for choosing these is at least based on what I've read:

- No real inherent problems
- Good upscaling
- Quality product/name/price
- Audyssey calibration
- Room to grow
- Ease of set-up

My tv is a Samsung 40" LED 120Hz. All my peripherals (Wii, DVD-player, Directv) are non-HD. I was just wondering if there was anything else to consider?

seeburt

Check out amazon now. Price just dropped to $499 w/ free super saver shipping. Jump on it before it goes back up.
post #1442 of 3599
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Originally Posted by TomF View Post

That is the beauty of dynamic assignable digital inputs! You can assign HDMI, digital coax or optical to any of the input selectors (except for AUX and TUNER), even PORT and PHONO. People get hung up on the physical labeling of the ports, but they are, for the most part, meaningless.

This receiver is highly configurable and very flexible!

After converting the One over to the 807 I don't have a problem running the CD through HDMI2, labeled VCR/DVR. Will you please point me in the right direction on how to assign different things to different HDMI ports? Thanks!
post #1443 of 3599
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Originally Posted by seeburt View Post

Tom,

Thanks for your input and understanding my enthusiasm! You are right about wasting 6 months of warranty. Do you have the time to input about speaker choices? I don't think I'm quite ready for CDM's, but where would you think would be a good place to start? My budget for speakers would be $1200 max, and I'd probably sleep better if I could keep it closer to $1000. That's why I was looking at the De-Techs.

Thanks,

seeburt

Check out the Polks on newegg. You can get a pair of Polk Audio Monitor 70 floorstanding speakers, CS2 center channel, pair of Monitor 40 rear surrounds and a PSW505 12" subwoofer for $860 with free shipping.

I just replaced some PSB bookshelf speakers with these and they sound great. Brighter sounding than my PSBs which is actually better for home theater, but not harsh at all - even when turned up really loud. My older Onkyo 705 drives them really well. The 707 would probably do a bit better.
post #1444 of 3599
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Originally Posted by seeburt View Post

Tom,

Thanks for your input and understanding my enthusiasm! You are right about wasting 6 months of warranty. Do you have the time to input about speaker choices? I don't think I'm quite ready for CDM's, but where would you think would be a good place to start? My budget for speakers would be $1200 max, and I'd probably sleep better if I could keep it closer to $1000. That's why I was looking at the De-Techs.

Thanks,

seeburt

Speakers are a whole different story. They all sound different. If SQ and listening to music is part of the equation then go to BB and Frys and do as much listening as possible with your own music. Energys are considered some of the warmest and neutral sounding speakers around so try to give them a listen. Polk subs do not have a good reputation: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post17715439
post #1445 of 3599
Guys,

Thanks for taking the time to keep me updated on the prices and on some of your speaker choices. It really helps! It's all pretty confusing for a novice like me!

What is Amazon's return policy?

seeburt
post #1446 of 3599
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Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

Check out amazon now. Price just dropped to $499 w/ free super saver shipping. Jump on it before it goes back up.

This is a great deal and is what I paid for it. Unfortunately, Amazon is no longer offering the free Onkyo UP-AP1 iPod Dock anymore even though the original offer said it was good until sometime in January. Many posts ago in this thread people mentioned that newegg and J&R were matching the Amazon prices with the free iPod dock. Don't know if they'll still throw in a free iPod Dock but it might be worth finding out.
post #1447 of 3599
Amazon pretty much lets you return anything that's unused within 30 days, but you pay for shipping back. Here's their return policy:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...&nodeId=901888

I've bought a ton of stuff from Amazon and they've always been really great to deal with - even the customer svc reps. They work hard at trying to resolve the issue rather than trying to get you off the phone.
post #1448 of 3599
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Originally Posted by seeburt View Post

Guys,

Thanks for taking the time to keep me updated on the prices and on some of your speaker choices. It really helps! It's all pretty confusing for a novice like me!

What is Amazon's return policy?

seeburt

"You may return most new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Amazon.com within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error. Items should be returned in their original product packaging. Just visit our online Returns Center, and we will guide you through the process and even supply you with a return mailing label you can print out."

I've never had a problem with a return. At this price, you should jump on it and you've saved $50-$100 towards your new speakers.
post #1449 of 3599
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Originally Posted by TomF View Post

This is a great deal and is what I paid for it. Unfortunately, Amazon is no longer offering the free Onkyo UP-AP1 iPod Dock anymore even though the original offer said it was good until sometime in January. Many posts ago in this thread people mentioned that newegg and J&R were matching the Amazon prices with the free iPod dock. Don't know if they'll still throw in a free iPod Dock but it might be worth finding out.

Newegg's great. But as a fellow Californian, the 9.75% sales tax Newegg charges us kinda puts a damper on many of their deals.
post #1450 of 3599
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Originally Posted by irishluck73 View Post

After converting the One over to the 807 I don't have a problem running the CD through HDMI2, labeled VCR/DVR. Will you please point me in the right direction on how to assign different things to different HDMI ports? Thanks!

You need to read the manual. All of this information is detailed in the "First Time Setup" section starting on p.41.
post #1451 of 3599
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Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

Newegg's great. But as a fellow Californian, the 9.75% sales tax Newegg charges us kinda puts a damper on many of their deals.

I agree. I use them mostly for computer parts when building computers but that was also when the tax was lower. Newegg also often charges for shipping.
post #1452 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

I have the Direct TV HR-22's on both 807 606 Onk's never had the clicking problem
B*tch enuuf & Dtv will swap the boxes out

Interesting, Fast. Mind if I ask what all your settings are for preset listening modes? It's the commercial clicks that are annoying me, and stressing the WAF.

I have a newer DVR (HR20 vs HR21 I think) I'll be swapping from the BR next week.
post #1453 of 3599
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Originally Posted by seeburt View Post

Do you have the time to input about speaker choices? I don't think I'm quite ready for CDM's, but where would you think would be a good place to start? My budget for speakers would be $1200 max, and I'd probably sleep better if I could keep it closer to $1000. That's why I was looking at the De-Techs.

The only thing I was going to say about this is that being a thread about the TX-SR707 this isn't the place to discuss speakers but since other people have jumped in with their recommendations I'll add my comments.

You're the only one that can determine what sound goods to you. You have to listen to speakers to make an intelligent choice and regardless of what other people recommend you have to listen to them yourself. The best way is to go somewhere where you can compare the speakers side-by-side in the same environment with your own music. This pretty much rules out buying speakers online unless you order them from a speaker company that specializes in online, direct-to-the-buyer sales, like Aperion Audio. They will ship you the speakers at no charge, you can try them out for 30 days, and if you don't like them, you can send them back and they will pay for the return shipping. If your credit card can handle it, order from several companies and return the ones you don't like.

I could go into a lengthy story of how I was taught to critically evaluate speakers and what I do when evaluating speakers, but it would be much too long to post here. The bottom line is you have to listen to them.
post #1454 of 3599
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Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

Check out amazon now. Price just dropped to $499 w/ free super saver shipping. Jump on it before it goes back up.

jumped on this !! Boom ! it's mine NOW ! replacing a 606 for the bedroom wuz gonna get another TX-NR 807 But I really don't need the networking @ a $300 difference in price, this drop in price pushed me over the edge
neweeg has them @ 599 but the CA sales Tax kills that right off +$50 added right there
I order from Amazon all the time bought both my 46 & 42" lcd's ,TX-NR807,the Onk 606, all from them free shipping & No Sales Tax the TV's were even setup free !! they called & made an appointment , called agin just before they got to the house & were on time ! 2 guys walked in unboxed them => assy,setup, adjustment & stayed till I was Happy ! you can beat that for free !
BB don't do that !

Whoa ! Glen thanx LOADS !

post #1455 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Christopher_C View Post

Interesting, Fast. Mind if I ask what all your settings are for preset listening modes? It's the commercial clicks that are annoying me, and stressing the WAF.

I have a newer DVR (HR20 vs HR21 I think) I'll be swapping from the BR next week.

Change the presets for all 2-ch input to something that uses all speakers like PLII. I think the clicking is caused by speakers going on and off.
post #1456 of 3599
Seems the PPL over on the TX-NR807 thread say the Onkyo remote will run all their gear ..gonna try that with this evening with my TX-NR807

Soo does the 707 use the same remote as the 807 ???

Looks to be the same in the Photo's on NewEgg .................
here's the post=========>
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1431
post #1457 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Christopher_C View Post

Interesting, Fast. Mind if I ask what all your settings are for preset listening modes? It's the commercial clicks that are annoying me, and stressing the WAF.

I have a newer DVR (HR20 vs HR21 I think) I'll be swapping from the BR next week.

I THINK the HR22 is the newest Direct TV DVR but don't quote me !
as for setting not sure as it never was a problem from the get go ! The thing seems to remember the settings from the last use . I'll check & get back to you !
post #1458 of 3599
Thanks guys.
post #1459 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

jumped on this !! Boom ! it's mine NOW ! replacing a 606 for the bedroom wuz gonna get another TX-NR 807 But I really don't need the networking @ a $300 difference in price, this drop in price pushed me over the edge
neweeg has them @ 599 but the CA sales Tax kills that right off +$50 added right there ...

Whoa ! Glen thanx LOADS !


No prob bud!
post #1460 of 3599
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Originally Posted by Christopher_C View Post

Thanks to all for chipping in with thoughts about the audio drops and commercial clicking. I've been swamped with work and Christmas preparation, so I haven't had time to work with it recently.

I read that someone got rid of a popping sound by swapping out their unit, but I actually don't have that problem. But, I still may try that route.

I really have 2 others: Audio drops from a DirecTV DVR which causes the receiver to click and display "Dialogue: Norm". And the constant clicking during commercials/channel flips as it receives different audio source formats.

From what I've read online, I think it is a DirecTV issue more than anything else. I have 2 DVRs in the house, I'm going to switch them next week and see what happens. Also read that getting rid of the b-line converter may help. And testing sat signals and strength should be done. It does seem that certain channels (ESPN) drop more than others.

I've never had an audio drop from any other source (Blu Ray, CD, DVD, Tuner), so I'm pretty confident the drops (which cause the clicking) are DirecTV's fault. Anyone have a DirecTV Tivo unit hooked up to the 707? It seems it's the HR20 and 21 that do this, but of course, that's what everyone most likely owns.

I don't have DirecTV, but I have Dish and it clicks also.
post #1461 of 3599
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Originally Posted by TomF View Post

This is a great deal and is what I paid for it. Unfortunately, Amazon is no longer offering the free Onkyo UP-AP1 iPod Dock anymore even though the original offer said it was good until sometime in January. Many posts ago in this thread people mentioned that newegg and J&R were matching the Amazon prices with the free iPod dock. Don't know if they'll still throw in a free iPod Dock but it might be worth finding out.

By the way, if anyone is still waiting for their free iPod dock, I e-mailed Amazon and told them to cancel the order and asked them if they could just credit me the $94 that they sell it for.... and they did!

Background: I bought the 707 on BF and didn't know about the free iPod dock. So I e-mailed them and they said to order it separately and they would charge me nothing on my credit card (which was true.) However, the dock wasn't in stock at that time. Last week they e-mailed me and said that the dock won't ship till January and that they wanted my approval to ship it then. That's when I e-mailed them and they credited me $94 on my credit card. Gotta love Amazon!
post #1462 of 3599
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Originally Posted by terminal33 View Post

I don't have DirecTV, but I have Dish and it clicks also.

this has to be a setting then......
do U guys up covert every to 1080p using the Onkyo ? as I do mine ........
post #1463 of 3599
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Originally Posted by dfms23 View Post

Well let us know here or in the other thread how it works. Seems like a lot of $ for the HD tuner. How many stations are there really in HD?

My UP-HT1 HD Radio Tuner got delivered about an hour ago. More info in this thread.
post #1464 of 3599
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Originally Posted by TomF View Post

I would suggest that you download the Instruction Manual which is available from the Onkyo website or from crutchfield.com. It may explain some of your questions.

There are six HDMI inputs on the 707, five in the rear and one in the front. The input selectors are DVD/BD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, GAME, AUX, TV/TAPE, TUNER, CD, PHONO, PORT. HDMI 1 through 5 are assignable to any input selector except AUX and TUNER, which leaves eight available input selectors to which you can assign the five assignable HDMI inputs. HDMI 6, on the front panel, is permanently assigned to the AUX input selector as is Optical 3.

In addition, you can rename any of the input selectors using up to 10 characters to display anything you want.

Thanks for the explanation. I did download the manual, but the screenshot it had showed only 5 options, IIRC. Good to know that is not the case!
post #1465 of 3599
Btw, I noticed the 707 does not have the "Neural" sound option anymore. I have it on my old 705, and is what I found I preferred the most. Any ideas why this was dropped, and what 'universal' option people find best on the 707? I know everyone may have their own preferences, but just curious. Also, has anyone compared the 705 and 707 in this regard?
post #1466 of 3599
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Originally Posted by TomF View Post

The only thing I was going to say about this is that being a thread about the TX-SR707 this isn't the place to discuss speakers but since other people have jumped in with their recommendations I'll add my comments.

Tom,

As I was typing the words, I knew that the question should not have gone down here. Thanks for pointing that out in a courteous and nice way. I'll cease and desist on that topic here and get to the right forum.

Thanks for your help!

seeburt
post #1467 of 3599
I have a SR707 sitting in my living room and after reading the owners manual realized I won't be able to power my zone 2 speakers without a powered amplifier (I have 6.1 in my main room), which I've never thought about purchasing.

My question is this: I barely chose the Onkyo over a Yamaha RX-V863 which will power my zone 2 speakers, has HD radio built-in, but no HDMI pass thru.

I can get the RX-V863 for $450.00 and I paid $549.00 for the Onkyo.

What does a basic powered amplifier cost? I wouldn't need anything exotic, just the minimum to power 2 small speakers.

Or should I just exchange for the Yamaha?

Any suggestions, opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
post #1468 of 3599
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Originally Posted by rorca View Post

I have a SR707 sitting in my living room and after reading the owners manual realized I won't be able to power my zone 2 speakers without a powered amplifier (I have 6.1 in my main room), which I've never thought about purchasing.

My question is this: I barely chose the Onkyo over a Yamaha RX-V863 which will power my zone 2 speakers, has HD radio built-in, but no HDMI pass thru.

I can get the RX-V863 for $450.00 and I paid $549.00 for the Onkyo.

What does a basic powered amplifier cost? I wouldn't need anything exotic, just the minimum to power 2 small speakers.

Or should I just exchange for the Yamaha?

Any suggestions, opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

there many fine used 2 channel amps on the market right now ,as everyone who wants a HT OR 5.1 ,7.1 systems are snapping up the new stuff

Ebay Or Craigs list would be yer best bet OR even the local Thrift shop ...........
post #1469 of 3599
Spent the day hooking up my 707. I am replacing a Sony ES receiver with the 707. Like the Sony but needed HDMI switching. My problem is I can't seem to get the receiver to recognize the direct source input. It's telling me that all the source DVD FIOS cable box are PCM 2 channel. I know these sources are DTS 5.1 but the receiver can not see them for some reason. The Sony had a nice little blue light that would come on whenever it detected DTS 5.1 automatically. I have gone to my DVD set-up menu and played with it, trying to get the receiver to see the 5.1 source. I have done the same with my FIOS box. I have played with the listening modes on page 92, still no luck. For background, I am running a 5.1 system, front speakers bi-wired. I just need to know why the receiver can't see the 5.1 and pass them through on direct mode.

Also, I know someone else asked this question, but I am too tired to look through the threads. Do I have to keep the receiver on to pass through the HDMI source from my FIOS DVR box to my TV? It's been a long day - thanks!
post #1470 of 3599
Had to return a Denon AVR2310 due to some issues... After doing more research on a replacement, I was going to pull the trigger on the 807 but the price of 707 at Amazon is very attractive right now. I'm sure several of you considered the 807 before deciding on the 707. In comparing the feature set of the two, the differences seem negligible. Am I missing something obvious? For a $300 difference, it seems like the 707 is an obvious choice. Thoughts?
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