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post #61 of 2618
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

My Take..

I really like the TX-NR1007.


Joerod,

Thank you for your input, greatly appreciated!



Homank, your quiet welcome

Heliman
post #62 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Adamg (Ret-Navy) View Post

I am struggling with deciding between the 1007 and the 3007. I would be interested to hear the arguments for or against either!

I am leaning toward the 1007 at the moment. Am I missing something?

No.
post #63 of 2618
I just ordered the newegg special. I have been looking for for about 2 weeks and just sold another processor. The 2x sub option looks promising with. Thanks
post #64 of 2618
Man I went to the site ready to place my order and they are sold out Now what to do? Pay for it now to secure the price and hope they have some more in stock soon?
post #65 of 2618
That was quick for the sell out.
post #66 of 2618
I know and they have no indication when new shipment is expected so it's kind of a crap shoot. I wouldn't mind waiting for a little while just not til the end of Oct or somethin crazy.
post #67 of 2618
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Originally Posted by gpmbc View Post

I know and they have no indication when new shipment is expected so it's kind of a crap shoot. I wouldn't mind waiting for a little while just not til the end of Oct or somethin crazy.

Order it now. It will be in stock there soon again... Just a crazy feeling...
post #68 of 2618
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Originally Posted by gpmbc View Post

I know and they have no indication when new shipment is expected so it's kind of a crap shoot. I wouldn't mind waiting for a little while just not til the end of Oct or somethin crazy.

The website that Newegg is estimating shipment at 10/05/2009.
post #69 of 2618
Thanks guys just ordered -done deal
post #70 of 2618
just ordered too!
post #71 of 2618
Me too! Ordered the 3007 for nearly $500 off!!! Woooohooooo!!!

Order form says it will be in on the 5th of Oct. Perfect. That means I can recoup' some of those funds in the meantime.

Joe, thanks for your thoughts on the 1007. I can't friggin' wait to get my 3007.

Hey, Joe... can you confirm on my thoughts on using just Dolby PL2z for upmixing 5.1 sources to 9.1 or if you have to combine PLz with an additional processing modes? Thanks.
post #72 of 2618
You are welcme Scott. Both of these receivers are winners! Especially at those prices.
post #73 of 2618
Biting my nails here. The 1007 is $1k at Newegg - even though they're out of stock, they'll let me backorder it. So, I'm down to the 807 for $900, the 707 for $700, or the 1007 for $1k.

Decisions decisions.
post #74 of 2618
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Originally Posted by darthemma View Post

Biting my nails here. The 1007 is $1k at Newegg - even though they're out of stock, they'll let me backorder it. So, I'm down to the 807 for $900, the 707 for $700, or the 1007 for $1k.

Decisions decisions.

Depends on your needs. Are you going to do Height sound? Are you going to use as a pre-pro or receiver? Answer those questions and I will gladly suggest which one.
post #75 of 2618
I have a very simple question for the experts. I have been searching and keep getting mixed results, so please help.

Now that the 1007 has Burr Brown DACS, is it better to bitrate or PCM the signal from the Blu-ray player for audio?
post #76 of 2618
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Depends on your needs. Are you going to do Height sound? Are you going to use as a pre-pro or receiver? Answer those questions and I will gladly suggest which one.

joerod:

I've read some various reviews about wide vs height and some say it's not worth it, others say it is. Some reviews say wide is better than height and vice versa, so I'm not sure which way I'll go exactly.

Right now I have 5.1 sound in my living room. I would like the ability to add more speakers later (I have "legacy" Mirage speakers and I'm always looking for those that match on ebay). I'm a bit of geek and like the idea of being able to expand my set up over the next few years.

I also like the idea of being able to update the receiver via ethernet and stream music from my NAS, but is the ethernet connection really worth the extra money?

Do any one of the 3 receivers actually produce better audio? I guess that is the most important thing I'd like to know.

Mostly, I usually keep a device for a long time (my speakers are 14 years old and I still love them), so I also like for things to be as "future proof" as I can get. I know there is always something better coming out, but I'd like a receiver I'll likely still be happy with in 3 or 4 years.

Thanks for your help. By the way, I've very much enjoyed reading your reviews.
post #77 of 2618
Onkyo website says compatible with Sirius over the Internet but the manual does not elaborate, anyone know how this works?
post #78 of 2618
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Originally Posted by darthemma View Post

joerod:

I've read some various reviews about wide vs height and some say it's not worth it, others say it is. Some reviews say wide is better than height and vice versa, so I'm not sure which way I'll go exactly.

Right now I have 5.1 sound in my living room. I would like the ability to add more speakers later (I have "legacy" Mirage speakers and I'm always looking for those that match on ebay). I'm a bit of geek and like the idea of being able to expand my set up over the next few years.

I also like the idea of being able to update the receiver via ethernet and stream music from my NAS, but is the ethernet connection really worth the extra money?

Do any one of the 3 receivers actually produce better audio? I guess that is the most important thing I'd like to know.

Mostly, I usually keep a device for a long time (my speakers are 14 years old and I still love them), so I also like for things to be as "future proof" as I can get. I know there is always something better coming out, but I'd like a receiver I'll likely still be happy with in 3 or 4 years.

Thanks for your help. By the way, I've very much enjoyed reading your reviews.

Thanks.

Since you keep equipment for a long time I suggest you splurge some and grab the 1007 and the full 9 channels. I would go Heights. It does make a difference and the ones that say otherwise either have not heard them or have other agendas (like a certain magazine that starts with a W). Trust me, it is worth the effort of putting them up.
post #79 of 2618
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Originally Posted by homank76 View Post

Now that the 1007 has Burr Brown DACS, is it better to bitrate or PCM the signal from the Blu-ray player for audio?

totally irrelevant -- both bitstream and PCM are digital signals so either one will eventually have to pass through the receiver's DAC's at the end (before being amplified).
post #80 of 2618
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Thanks.

Since you keep equipment for a long time I suggest you splurge some and grab the 1007 and the full 9 channels. I would go Heights. It does make a difference and the ones that say otherwise either have not heard them or have other agendas (like a certain magazine that starts with a W). Trust me, it is worth the effort of putting them up.

Cool, I think I'll do that

While we're talking height speakers... I have a set of Mirage speakers. My fronts (M-490's) are bigger than my surround speakers (90i's). I have found a set of each on ebay and was thinking of getting another pair of 90i's (the smaller ones) for my height speakers. Do you recommend using a smallish surround-type speaker for heights, or should I get a pair similar to the larger front pair? The smaller ones will be much easier to put up, but I have no idea how much sound comes from the height pair and I want to make sure they'll carry the load.

Thanks for your help!
post #81 of 2618
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

The 1007 brings a new dynamic to the equation in offering height or width presence via Dolby PLiiz or Audyssey DSX Height or Width.

The 1007 offers the ability to add height or width to the equation without the sacrifice of the surround rears. This 9.1 setup offers a really neat effect in certain movies. Die Hard 4 is a great example. The DTS HD MA 7.1 soundtrack takes on a new life in the ridiculous jet/truck scene. I am going to reconfigure shortly and give Audyssey DSX Wide a spin - just need the wife to leave town for a few hours!

winston9332,

If I'm understanding you correctly, you can't have Height and Width with Audyssey DSX? If this is true does the 3007 or 5007 offer this feature?


Respectfully,
Willie
post #82 of 2618
no Onkyo allows simultaneous HEIGHT+WIDE operation. It's not a limitation of DSX, it's a limitation of Onkyo's implementation. The 9-channel Onkyos are effectively "7.1 plus 2" receivers, they are standard 7.1 with 2 extra channels that can switch between HEIGHT and WIDE (in addition to the standard 7.1 layout) but not both at the same time.

The only receiver in the world currently which can do H+W at the same time is the Denon 4810CI.
post #83 of 2618
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

winston9332,

If I'm understanding you correctly, you can't have Height and Width with Audyssey DSX? If this is true does the 3007 or 5007 offer this feature?


Respectfully,
Willie

only the denon 4810 can do both
dsx Heights plus Wides......... Onkyo cannot
post #84 of 2618
Winston, I hope you can confirm something for me. Can you map, say, the HDMI input 5 to the Phono input, rename it Playstation 3, and get both audio and video out of the HDMI 5 input from the PS3 when you push the Phono button?
post #85 of 2618
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stereowise View Post

Winston, I hope you can confirm something for me. Can you map, say, the HDMI input 5 to the Phono input, rename it Playstation 3, and get both audio and video out of the HDMI 5 input from the PS3 when you push the Phono button?

let me check re phono...
post #86 of 2618
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

winston9332,

If I'm understanding you correctly, you can't have Height and Width with Audyssey DSX? If this is true does the 3007 or 5007 offer this feature?


Respectfully,
Willie

correct - put this on the front page
post #87 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

That I believe. This is an outstanding receiver for the price. Going to get my 3007 in the next month. It will be one, lllooooooonnnnngggg month of waiting.

I have something I would like as a request until I can find out myself...

It seems that you are doing a 9.2 set up with height surrounds, yes? I wanted to know if 5.1 sources could be upmixed to 9.1 with DolbyPL2z. I know it sounds like an odd request but I can find zero documentation about this ability with PL2z. I know PL2x can upmix to 7.1 (5.1 + stereo rear surrounds) and I know PLz can upmix to 7.1 (5.1 + stereo height) but what I do not know at all (because this is the first 9.2 AVR) is if you can have heights and rear surrounds using just DolbyPL2z. According to the manual, I can use a workaround to do this. I could use THX Ultra2 and PL2z or I could use PL2x and DSX Height. This is concerning 5.1 sources only, btw. So I guess what I want to know is if PL2x and PL2z can be used together or if PL2z also applies rear surround matrixing in addition to the added heights.

Thanks.

Confirmed: PLIIx with Audyssey Wide will create wide channels and surround back rears from a traditional 5.1 source. Lights weren't lying!
post #88 of 2618
Not many are going to want to add a total of 4 extra speakers. It is hard enough getting people to get 2 extra for the Heights. I think thy are pushing it with Wide. I don't know many rooms that will effectively allow them. The 4810's alarming weakness for me at least is it's lack of THX Loudness. I (we) really missed it when we had the 4310 here. Plus not to mention hopefully the 4810 updates are smoother than the 4310s. I remember getting caught up on that 31 (or was it 29) minute mark for an eternity. Only powering off a dozen times got it functional again! so far any and all updates with the Onks have been a breeze.
post #89 of 2618
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The 4810's alarming weakness for me at least is it's lack of THX Loudness.

not "alarming" for the rest of us who use the superior Dynamic EQ. You seem to be one of the last holdouts who still thinks THX Loudness is better Some people love them their THX though...
post #90 of 2618
joerod:

Thanks for your input on the new Onkyo 1007, I decided not to wait for the prepro. Went ahead and ordered the 3007. I am planning on getting an amp for it next year maybe the new one Onkyo is suppose to come out with the PA-MC5500. Until then I can have the unit up and running. I just couldn't wait any longer. Reading your comments and I do believe the price to be good, it just wasn't worth it to me to wait any longer
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