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post #121 of 151
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

prices just dropped big time as an fyi. this thing will be under $300 soon!

Dropped? Its $600, thats not a huge drop. If it were $300 now i would consider it.

I think i will just wait for the Denon 2011. It will have the better ABT chip and some other useless features (Streaming, 3D, SACD, etc..).
post #122 of 151
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Originally Posted by tn001d View Post

Dropped? Its $600, thats not a huge drop. If it were $300 now i would consider it.

I think i will just wait for the Denon 2011. It will have the better ABT chip and some other useless features (Streaming, 3D, SACD, etc..).

under 450 with cashback

i would wait for the denon or some releases from some other folks
post #123 of 151
In the meantime i have a sony 1000es on order.
post #124 of 151
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Originally Posted by tn001d View Post

In the meantime i have a sony 1000es on order.

Sony? Never heard of them.
post #125 of 151
Just for the record this player is a lot better then a panny BD-35 as it will play every movie that I have. The Panny before wouldn't play a disc that was a little scratched, this thing plays them all without a hiccup.

Looking at my other gear, this is a hybrid player that was born from a SP1000 and SP800 player. It has the dimensions and button layout of the 1000 but the load tray and panel curvature of the SP800.
post #126 of 151
This player just dropped in price to $300 at tigerdirect.com

I just got my sony 1000es, and its a great player. If i had known the onkyo was going to be $300, i may have purchased it, only for the reason that its a nicer looking player.
post #127 of 151
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Originally Posted by tn001d View Post

This player just dropped in price to $300 at tigerdirect.com

I just got my sony 1000es, and its a great player. If i had known the onkyo was going to be $300, i may have purchased it, only for the reason that its a nicer looking player.

Thanks! Just ordered one to replace my BD35. After it took a good solid 5 minutes to load "Green Zone" this past weekend I've had enough.
post #128 of 151
Is tigerdirect.com an authorized dealer?
post #129 of 151
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Originally Posted by vinodk View Post

Is tigerdirect.com an authorized dealer?

Yes they are.
post #130 of 151
I just pulled the trigger on one of these for $300. Thanks to the poster who gave us the heads-up on the price drop. I wanted a solid and stable player that would play any BR I threw at it, and I was originally eyeballing the Oppo 83. But this price on the Onkyo made me quickly question the need to spend another $200. I know it's not the fanciest player, and it's certainly not the fastest, but it sounds like it's rock solid in playback which is most critical to me. The 7.1 out is also something I need.

As a longtime Onkyo fan (I own 9 Onkyo components), I do appreciate their build quality, and none of my products have ever given me any grief. Hopefully this BR player continues that trend!

And has anybody played Avatar on the 807 yet...does it play the disc fine without a firmware upgrade??
post #131 of 151
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Originally Posted by rdevine27 View Post

As a longtime Onkyo fan (I own 9 Onkyo components), I do appreciate their build quality, and none of my products have ever given me any grief. Hopefully this BR player continues that trend!

And has anybody played Avatar on the 807 yet...does it play the disc fine without a firmware upgrade??

Plays Avatar without any problem.

I'm interested in knowing what other gear you have, could you please post it.
post #132 of 151
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Originally Posted by homank76 View Post

Plays Avatar without any problem.

I'm interested in knowing what other gear you have, could you please post it.

I see you like your Onkyo products too!

I can round up all the model numbers if you like, but some go back to my college days (1988), and are buried in the back of my closet. I have 5 Onkyo receivers of various vintage (including the 727, 777, 787, and the most recent is the 800 which I still love). I have at least 1 Onkyo CD player from the 2000s which I still enjoy and use with a dedicated Onkyo receiver in my family room. I also purchased the 800 THX universal DVD player to go with the 800 receiver. Beautiful machine I might add.

The new 807 BR will be paired with my 800 receiver, which is why I needed the 7.1 out. I can't bring myself to spend the money on a new HDMI receiver when the 800 still puts out stellar sound to these ears.

I may even have more than 9 Onkyo components it seems...
post #133 of 151
It wasn't really intentional, but now my dedicated HT's rack is solely Onkyo equipment (except for my Dish receiver):

TX-NR905
DV-HD805
DV-SP506
BD-SP807

I've been really happy with it, so I'll stick to Onkyo until given reason not to!
post #134 of 151
Here is what I have in my main room:

TX-NR1007,
DV-SP1000,
DV-HD805,
BD-SP807,
DX-V801,
DS-A3,
TA-RW411,
post #135 of 151
Has anyone who has the BD-SP807 noticed that the disc tray "growls" a little bit when opening? I really only noticed this because (at least on my player) it's definitely louder when opening compared to when closing. It's not a rough motion, but just louder (gear/motor noise) than I'm used to.
post #136 of 151
Does anybody know what the crossover point is in speaker setup menu for speakers set as small? The manual is not very clear.
post #137 of 151
That should be where the receiver takes the roll I would think.
post #138 of 151
Thats only if you are using digital output for audio. I am asking for analog audio outputs.
post #139 of 151
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Originally Posted by rdevine27 View Post

I just pulled the trigger on one of these for $300. Thanks to the poster who gave us the heads-up on the price drop. I wanted a solid and stable player that would play any BR I threw at it, and I was originally eyeballing the Oppo 83. But this price on the Onkyo made me quickly question the need to spend another $200. I know it's not the fanciest player, and it's certainly not the fastest, but it sounds like it's rock solid in playback which is most critical to me. The 7.1 out is also something I need.

As a longtime Onkyo fan (I own 9 Onkyo components), I do appreciate their build quality, and none of my products have ever given me any grief. Hopefully this BR player continues that trend!

And has anybody played Avatar on the 807 yet...does it play the disc fine without a firmware upgrade??

Good find Skip. Ordered one as well through Amazon.com (TigerDirect is the real seller) for $299 shipped no tax! Now I don't have to listen to the fan on my PS3 anymore.
post #140 of 151
randomly re-reading the specs on this - is it possible this does NOT have the abt-1030 chip the denon and marantz do?

never mind - found a press release linked at abt's wbesite: http://www.techdigest.tv/2010/01/onkyo_ready_thx.html
post #141 of 151
So has anyone ever confirmed what DACs the Onkyo uses? It does not appear to be listed in the manual. Since Onkyo normally makes a big deal about using Burr Brown DACs, it seems odd that such information is missing. Also, could this be the reason that the Onkyo received THX certification and the Denon and Marantz did not? Could the Onkyo be using better DACs?!
post #142 of 151
I have had this player ever since it came out and its been pretty good to me. However I had a hick up with the movie Kick-Ass (Lionsgate) where it would take forever to load and then when it finely started playing I would hear the sound but only had a little square in the middle with video and the rest was the load screen frozen in place. Searched for a Firmware update then and did not see anything new. I just moved it to another player and it played fine and sort of forgot about it. It has played everything else to date just fine. Until today I tried to watch The Expendables (Lionsgate) and the same exact thing happened when I tried Kick-Ass.

So it appears this player does not like Blu-Rays from Lionsgate. I tried searching for firmware update but again I see nothing new. Actually nothing at all available on the Onkyo website. Then I realized that I don't have my player plugged into my internet and perhaps maybe its not fetching updates as it should.

Is an updated firmware available only via the internet and I have to plug my player in to get it? Sorry I live in the stone ages and don't have WiFi or an Ethernet hook up in my home theater room. If I have to I can unplug it and take it upstairs and get an update that way. I just don't want to bother doing it if it one is not available.
post #143 of 151
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Originally Posted by longhaul747 View Post

I have had this player ever since it came out and its been pretty good to me. However I had a hick up with the movie Kick-Ass (Lionsgate) where it would take forever to load and then when it finely started playing I would hear the sound but only had a little square in the middle with video and the rest was the load screen frozen in place. Searched for a Firmware update then and did not see anything new. I just moved it to another player and it played fine and sort of forgot about it. It has played everything else to date just fine. Until today I tried to watch The Expendables (Lionsgate) and the same exact thing happened when I tried Kick-Ass.

So it appears this player does not like Blu-Rays from Lionsgate. I tried searching for firmware update but again I see nothing new. Actually nothing at all available on the Onkyo website. Then I realized that I don't have my player plugged into my internet and perhaps maybe its not fetching updates as it should.

Is an updated firmware available only via the internet and I have to plug my player in to get it? Sorry I live in the stone ages and don't have WiFi or an Ethernet hook up in my home theater room. If I have to I can unplug it and take it upstairs and get an update that way. I just don't want to bother doing it if it one is not available.

Here is an update on my issue...

I found a really long Ethernet cable and was able to go from my modem to the player in my home theater room. After a brief issue trying to get it hooked into my modem I was able to get it to check for a newer firmware. I am on version 1.004 and I was shocked to see it say I had the latest firmware since I have never updated it and its now 8 months old. I am pretty sure some of the copy protection algorithms have changed on some newer titles (like stuff from Lionsgate).

Just to make doubly sure I tried a few other titles from Disney and Paramount and everything played without issue. Did a reset on the player and then tried The Expendables one more time and the same issue came up again. Definitely needs a firmware update. Hopefully Onkyo comes up with one soon.
post #144 of 151
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Originally Posted by longhaul747 View Post

Here is an update on my issue...

I found a really long Ethernet cable and was able to go from my modem to the player in my home theater room. After a brief issue trying to get it hooked into my modem I was able to get it to check for a newer firmware. I am on version 1.004 and I was shocked to see it say I had the latest firmware since I have never updated it and its now 8 months old. I am pretty sure some of the copy protection algorithms have changed on some newer titles (like stuff from Lionsgate).

Just to make doubly sure I tried a few other titles from Disney and Paramount and everything played without issue. Did a reset on the player and then tried The Expendables one more time and the same issue came up again. Definitely needs a firmware update. Hopefully Onkyo comes up with one soon.

OK...even more info,

I was reading the Denon 2010 thread witch is a near identical player to the Onkyo 807 unit. It was discussed that Lionsgate titles were very troublesome in the Denon unit do to poor authoring on Lionsgate part and perhaps a bit of blame on the firmware. The fix is rather easy and that is to insert a SD card in the unit. This will provide enough memory to play the movie. Apparently at boot up its looking for a place to store info and since the player lacks enough internal memory (apparently) it just sort of gets confused.

I never thought about an SD card in the slot would be all I would need to do. Especially since Lionsgate titles play fine on my Samsung 1400 and Sony S300. The Samsung usually does not play anything well even if its life depended on it.

I don't have a spare SD card but I will pick one up and give it a shot. I am sure it will solve the issue.

I also need to figure out how to get Ethernet connections throughout the house. Electronics with Ethernet connections and needing the ability to connect to the internet is fast becoming standard. Plus if I do it it opens up the door to all sorts of cool stuff. Its a good idea but I have always had the mindset that internet is for computers and Blu Ray players are for playing blu rays.
post #145 of 151
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Originally Posted by longhaul747 View Post

OK...even more info,

I was reading the Denon 2010 thread witch is a near identical player to the Onkyo 807 unit. It was discussed that Lionsgate titles were very troublesome in the Denon unit do to poor authoring on Lionsgate part and perhaps a bit of blame on the firmware. The fix is rather easy and that is to insert a SD card in the unit. This will provide enough memory to play the movie. Apparently at boot up its looking for a place to store info and since the player lacks enough internal memory (apparently) it just sort of gets confused.

I never thought about an SD card in the slot would be all I would need to do. Especially since Lionsgate titles play fine on my Samsung 1400 and Sony S300. The Samsung usually does not play anything well even if its life depended on it.

I don't have a spare SD card but I will pick one up and give it a shot. I am sure it will solve the issue.

I also need to figure out how to get Ethernet connections throughout the house. Electronics with Ethernet connections and needing the ability to connect to the internet is fast becoming standard. Plus if I do it it opens up the door to all sorts of cool stuff. Its a good idea but I have always had the mindset that internet is for computers and Blu Ray players are for playing blu rays.

thanks for doing the research on this problem iwas having the same issue with my player i put in the memory card it does fix the problem thanks
post #146 of 151
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Originally Posted by lewis1 View Post

thanks for doing the research on this problem iwas having the same issue with my player i put in the memory card it does fix the problem thanks

Yep it certainly works. On Black Friday I picked up a 2 pack of 2GB PNY SD Cards for $5.99. One of the few black Friday deals they still had left in the store. I put one in the SD slot and went to play The Expendables. It took a long time to load but it finely did and played without issue. I am glad it worked and not a big issue with the player.

It seems this authoring problem is fairly common. So I have a spare card for another player the next time it happens.
post #147 of 151
I have a hardly ever used BD-SP807 I'd like to sell. I checked eBay to get an idea of its value, but there are no completed listings. I'm also going to put it in the AVS classifieds if I can figure out which sub forum it belongs in. There's like 5 for TV's and none say BluRay players hehehe.

Anyway...any suggestions on what this unit might be worth? I have everything if I'm not mistaken...even the box I think. I'll even include the SD card I have in it. Not sure of the size at the moment. It has the latest firmware too. I just checked for updates.

I've literally watched like 5 BluRays in this unit. I work nights so I just watch stuff online then and/or bring BluRays in to watch on my HP laptop. Last thing I want to do is watch more media at home. Wifey is at home with the baby daily, but she prefers the PS3 because she can bring up kiddie things on Netflix for our 3-yr old. In fact 2-3 years ago she told me the Onkyo was busted. I finally checked last week. HDMI cable had fallen off the back of the unit. Like I said. ALMOST never used.

Feel free to make offers as well! smile.gif I'm in NJ USA.
post #148 of 151
All sales must be done in the classifieds area. No personal sales in the forums. So no offers here. Your listing will go in the video source forum.

http://www.avsforum.com/f/210/video-source-items

Good luck.

S~
post #149 of 151
OK thanks! I'll put the listing in there.
post #150 of 151
Once you create your classified, I see no problem posting the link here. Just leave all pricing out.

S~
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