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post #61 of 784
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

You won't get a mic or any test tones - it's Audyssey EQ...based on the "typical room environment". You get presets based on the typical room. It's not a huge deal since you can determine configuration by looking at the specs, measure delay (distance) with a tape measure, and level with a meter or by ear. Still, the auto calibration feature makes it easier.

Last year this model offered fewer other features but better Audyssey features - this year more other features but lesser Audyssey features. Onkyo is smart in the way they create desire with these lower HTiBs...

agreed. I think working manual from a preset will help out most as well. So long as there is a way to configure each channel in terms of levels would be settling enough, but from what you are saying audyssey does, I'm actually looking forward to messing around with it. Maybe even have my own presets to compare with my audiophile buddies.

I don't know what it entails yet though just speculating.

Question though; what is that audyssey phallic shaped thing in the pictures provided by amazon, newegg, etc etc?
post #62 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

Question though; what is that audyssey phallic shaped thing in the pictures provided by amazon, newegg, etc etc?

That would be the audyssey listening mic...I think they inserted that picture by mistake.

On a side note...ever since I started this forum I'd been looking for the best bang for the buck in the home theater department. I went with a refurbed 6200 and have it setup now with the plIIz heights. It's perfect! I got it cheaper than 500 so that is a pretty amazing deal. If you aren't worried about going the 3d route anytime soon, I would go with a 6200 since it can be had for about the same price as the 5300... I would also have to say that the 6200 comes with a better subwoofer than what the 5300 will have...All in all I think either one would be good for a first time theater setup.
post #63 of 784
Well I emailed Onkyo on the Audyseey EQ vs EQ2 difference, and if the 5300 includes an auto-calibration mic like the 6200, and as implied on their website. Cryptically this was their response:
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The Audyssey setup mic is the same calibration as if you were doing it for the HT-S6200 .

I then replied and asked if the 5300 includes a setup mic or not??? Still awaiting response.
post #64 of 784
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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

Well I emailed Onkyo on the Audyseey EQ vs EQ2 difference, and if the 5300 includes an auto-calibration mic like the 6200, and as implied on their website.


Audyssey differences -> http://www.audyssey.com/technology/m...solutions.html

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2EQ

Audyssey 2EQ is our basic resolution room correction solution. Audyssey 2EQ measures 3 room positions, uses a basic resolution filter for the satellites, but does not apply a filter to the subwoofers.

EQ

Audyssey EQ is our factory calibrated preset room correction solution. It is designed for systems that ship with their own speakers, such as 2.1 systems, Home Theater-in-a-Box (HTiB) systems, Table Radios or Televisions. Audyssey works directly with the manufacturers to precisely measure the systems’ performance to simulate a typical room environment. Audyssey EQ removes much of the distortion caused by speaker enclosures and the typical room environment, producing improved sound.


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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

I then replied and asked if the 5300 includes a setup mic or not??? Still awaiting response.

It doesn't - download the manual and look at the 'what's in the box' section.

Edit: I'm not sure what the confusion is, in the specs it clearly states --> "(Audyssey EQ - no mic)"
post #65 of 784
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Originally Posted by snorton007 View Post

That would be the audyssey listening mic...I think they inserted that picture by mistake.

On a side note...ever since I started this forum I'd been looking for the best bang for the buck in the home theater department. I went with a refurbed 6200 and have it setup now with the plIIz heights. It's perfect! I got it cheaper than 500 so that is a pretty amazing deal. If you aren't worried about going the 3d route anytime soon, I would go with a 6200 since it can be had for about the same price as the 5300... I would also have to say that the 6200 comes with a better subwoofer than what the 5300 will have...All in all I think either one would be good for a first time theater setup.

Well 1.4 offers more than just 3D. The audio return for one. I read a few weeks ago all the other stuff it does. Clocking corrections that prior HDMI versions could not support etc etc. The 3D and the audio return are just the featured... Errr .... Features that will help sell.

Also, the speakers on the 5300 will at the very least be better in every way compared to the 6200. I say at the very least because it seems to be quite the jump and in paper it looks like a tremendous upgrade, but let's keep it down with that talk before the crazyrob comes around again.

On another note, I just listened to the HTguys podcast, and they said they keep getting mail about onkyo units overheating and burning up. They also said there is a thread on this forum for it as well. I'm too lazy to find the link tho. Just throwing it out if u care to go the extra mile in your investment research.
post #66 of 784
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

It doesn't - download the manual and look at the 'what's in the box' section.

How do you explain Onkyo's response? How can the calibration by the same "as if you were doing it for the HT-S6200" if the 5300 doesn't come with a mic?

My confusion lies in how can they say the 5300 has auto speaker calibration if it doesn't come with a mic? I guess my definition of auto speaker calibration is not the same as factory calibrated presets...
post #67 of 784
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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

How do you explain Onkyo's response? How can the calibration by the same "as if you were doing it for the HT-S6200" if the 5300 doesn't come with a mic?

I can't....

...but it still doesn't come with a mic.
post #68 of 784
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

I can't....

...but it still doesn't come with a mic.

yeah that's the same conclusion I've come to.

I always find speaker calibration to be the most annoying aspect of a home theatre system and any method to automate it is much appreciated. My parents have a $300 Sony 5-disc HTIB that came with a calibration mic. It *seemed* to do a good job except it put the sub at +6 db and the rears at -5 db. For months my parents complained that the bass was way too loud and they could never hear the surround sound

Anyway I'm very curious to hear people's experience with Audyssey EQ and if it helps at all.
post #69 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

Well 1.4 offers more than just 3D. The audio return for one. I read a few weeks ago all the other stuff it does. Clocking corrections that prior HDMI versions could not support etc etc. The 3D and the audio return are just the featured... Errr .... Features that will help sell.

I am assuming your TV have HDMI v1.4 cause v1.3a doesn't support audio return. Believes all my video components are hooked up to my Reciever where the audio comes through but on my cheap reciever I can also send the audio to my TV speakers if I don't want to listen to my surround sound. If you want audio from TV to reciever spend $10 on an optical cable thats how I get my audio for the OTA audio.

Honestly HDMI 1.4 features is NOTHING compared to having auto calibration. This is just coming from a guy that took the time to both manually calibrat my system to compare it to the auto-cal. To manual calibrate you need to purchase a SPL meter which will run you $50

And again talking about speakers. On paper the a Hyundai can look better than a Lexus as far as features and all but its not true. With speakers you need to do an A B comparison where you actually hear the speakers instead of just assuming something is better
post #70 of 784
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

I am assuming your TV have HDMI v1.4 cause v1.3a doesn't support audio return. Believes all my video components are hooked up to my Reciever where the audio comes through but on my cheap reciever I can also send the audio to my TV speakers if I don't want to listen to my surround sound. If you want audio from TV to reciever spend $10 on an optical cable thats how I get my audio for the OTA audio.

my TV don't have HDMI1.4. i am poor

i have my HDMI cable fished through the wall to go from receiver to TV, i won't compromise the clean look i prefer by having a toslink go into the receiver outside of the wall. if/when i do get a HDMI 1.4 TV i will be ready for it.

IF that were the only reason i was getting an HDMI 1.4 receiver, i would agree with you.

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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

Honestly HDMI 1.4 features is NOTHING compared to having auto calibration. This is just coming from a guy that took the time to both manually calibrat my system to compare it to the auto-cal. To manual calibrate you need to purchase a SPL meter which will run you $50

i don't see how a has anything to do with b here..... unless you're trying to justify a 6200 being a better investment than a 5300. in which case if u feel the auto calibration is what's best for you, then YES, just get the 6200 because if manual calibration is not in your repertoire, then you might as well risk not having a better set of speakers.

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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

And again talking about speakers. On paper the a Hyundai can look better than a Lexus as far as features and all but its not true. With speakers you need to do an A B comparison where you actually hear the speakers instead of just assuming something is better

i think you failed to see that my comparison is completely based on text, and i stated that already. being a live audio engineer, 99.9999....% a speaker comparison on paper will reflect on the ear true.

how you think a plastic speaker with even the same dimensions will ever sound better than a solid wooden speaker is absolutely beyond me.

it might be that you are so wrapped up in informing us all on this thread that onkyo speakers are not good enough for you that you are missing my point.
post #71 of 784
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Originally Posted by mfro View Post

have those of you that are bashing the speakers in the Onkyo HTIB actually listened to them? I think they sound fantastic. Sure they aren't much to look at but either are Bose speakers and many would say these systems (5200, 6200, 7200) sound better than many Bose systems.

Well even speakers from the dollar store sound better than Blose, lol.

But, I do agree with

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Originally Posted by mfro View Post

For $500 you cannot go wrong.

I don't get why people bash HTIBs either, because for $500 (and even less at "street price") it's tough to beat. I mean where are you going to be able to put together what's in an HTIB like the S3300 or S5300 for the same price? Once you get into getting something that sounds appreciably better, you're spending $1500 at least anyway, and that's a far cry from $500. That's my take on it anyway, if you're looking at a modest system on a low budget, if you spent $500 on something like this or $700-$900 on separate components, you're probably not going to get that much of a difference. If you want to get into something that is much better, you're into the thousands, easy. So if you want to go with an HTIB I see nothing wrong with that.


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Originally Posted by PACanesfan View Post

I'm officially waffling on the HT-S5300. The S413 Jamo set is a steal right now. It's only a 5.1 though. What could I get to bring it up to a 7.1?

Add 2 speakers?
post #72 of 784
Ok, so I don't have a confirmation that my order is shipped yet. (I preordered it on March 17th), but other Amazon customers are posting their
orders have shipped.

I'm pestering CS again to get a clearer idea on my ship date. Amazon also has 2 listed as available to order right now. Which I assume means all prior pre-orders are being filled as I type.
post #73 of 784
^^ I'm so torn right now. The Onkyo HTIB setup is tempting, as I would have everything I need right away. I'm more of looking at the HT-S7200 now. On the other hand, the price on the Jamo components are almost a steal right now.

I guess what I meant was; my apartment isn't really set up for a 7.1. There is no space behind my couch, and I only sit about 8 feet from the TV screen. Based on this, I'm not sure that 7.1 is really my answer. I do want some sort of future proofing though. That's why I may pick up the 5.1 Jamo set and can expand later on as money and space allow.
post #74 of 784
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Originally Posted by PACanesfan View Post

^^ I'm so torn right now. The Onkyo HTIB setup is tempting, as I would have everything I need right away. I'm more of looking at the HT-S7200 now. On the other hand, the price on the Jamo components are almost a steal right now.

I guess what I meant was; my apartment isn't really set up for a 7.1. There is no space behind my couch, and I only sit about 8 feet from the TV screen. Based on this, I'm not sure that 7.1 is really my answer. I do want some sort of future proofing though. That's why I may pick up the 5.1 Jamo set and can expand later on as money and space allow.

Hmm... What I would do if I were you then is pick up an SR308 @ $230 and the Jamos (they are $200 right?) If you want to up the receiver a little and "future proof", go for the SR508 which is about $100 more.
post #75 of 784
Thread Starter 
You could always add the surround back speakers as front heights...that's what I did since I have no room behind me for them...
post #76 of 784
Guys, NewEgg changed the status of the S5300 from pre-order to processing, it will ship shortly! Notice that there is no "pre-order" button anymore, now it's "Add to cart".

I will provide feedback once the S5300 arrive and after hours of testing.
post #77 of 784
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Originally Posted by snorton007 View Post

You could always add the surround back speakers as front heights...that's what I did since I have no room behind me for them...

hahaha. that reminds me of the time i switched out the channels in my dad's surround. i put his center channel as the rear left and flipped some stuff around.

he was confused watching transformers but he never knew why.

it's a really good idea to to add front heights. in fact REALLY REALLY good idea, but did u split the 2 front channels, or did you send them over to a surround channel in your receiver.

cuz that would be weird to see something on the screen go from left to right and the sound come up in front of you anyway.

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Originally Posted by darkaura View Post

Guys, NewEgg changed the status of the S5300 from pre-order to processing, it will ship shortly! Notice that there is no "pre-order" button anymore, now it's "Add to cart".

I will provide feedback once the S5300 arrive and after hours of testing.

good looking out. look forward to your review. i might pull the trigger tonite when i get home from work myself.
i've been watching this 5300 since mid February when i heard about it on CNet.
post #78 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

it's a really good idea to to add front heights. in fact REALLY REALLY good idea, but did u split the 2 front channels, or did you send them over to a surround channel in your receiver.

U should prolly do a little more research in the new features of todays receivers. Having front high speakers is an actual 7.1 setup, its one of Dolby's fancy new ways to introduce 7 speakers by adding front heights. It's called PLIIz...I thought u would of already known about it. Onkyo's receivers were one of the first to get that feature. I have my 6200 setup that way.

http://www.dolby.com/consumer/unders...logic-iiz.html
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post #79 of 784
Hey guys... I am really thinking of getting this set up... but i have seen people say that the speakers in these box packages are usually not that good... I notice the surround/back speakers do not have tweeters in them and I have read that having tweeters in the surround/back speakers makes a big difference.. is this true?

Along those lines I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-SR508 (has EQ2 with mic for auto calibration) as it is the same if not a little better than the receiver with the HT-S5300 and then adding a decent pair of 5.1 speakers for around 200-300.. this will make it about 30-80 bucks more than the HT-S5300... I know the 5300 is 7.1 but 5.1 is fine since it is in a small/medium sized bedroom.. I was thinking of adding the Jamo 5.1 set for 199 or the Polk RM6750 for around 230-250.. would this set up be better than the HT-S5300? or any other advice on a good 5.1 system for the same price or a little bit more.. if I did get the 5300 I would use the other 2 sat speakers for the Dolby PLIIz height set up... thanks!!!
post #80 of 784
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Originally Posted by golo View Post

Hey guys... I am really thinking of getting this set up... but i have seen people say that the speakers in these box packages are usually not that good... I notice the surround/back speakers do not have tweeters in them and I have read that having tweeters in the surround/back speakers makes a big difference.. is this true?

Along those lines I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-SR508 (has EQ2 with mic for auto calibration) as it is the same if not a little better than the receiver with the HT-S5300 and then adding a decent pair of 5.1 speakers for around 200-300.. this will make it about 30-80 bucks more than the HT-S5300... I know the 5300 is 7.1 but 5.1 is fine since it is in a small/medium sized bedroom.. I was thinking of adding the Jamo 5.1 set for 199 or the Polk RM6750 for around 230-250.. would this set up be better than the HT-S5300? or any other advice on a good 5.1 system for the same price or a little bit more.. if I did get the 5300 I would use the other 2 sat speakers for the Dolby PLIIz height set up... thanks!!!

I look at it more like they’re giving you better front speakers because they know that they’re the most important and they’re skimping on the rear speakers because they know they can cut costs and probably get away with it….the rear speakers aren’t as noticeable and don’t have to perform as well.

Will you notice? Maybe not if you’re not too picky. Should you care? IMO, yes.

I don’t think you need to get too fancy picking out a satellite speaker system but I think a decent system with equal speakers all the way around is a good start. For just a bedroom system I wouldn’t go overboard unless music is important to you – the Jamo set looks good to me and if they suit your room then go for it. Never heard them but the specs are as good as or better than anything else that’s comparable and probably better than the 5300 htib and worth the extra 30-80 bucks.
post #81 of 784
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Originally Posted by golo View Post

Hey guys... I am really thinking of getting this set up... but i have seen people say that the speakers in these box packages are usually not that good... I notice the surround/back speakers do not have tweeters in them and I have read that having tweeters in the surround/back speakers makes a big difference.. is this true?

Along those lines I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-SR508 (has EQ2 with mic for auto calibration) as it is the same if not a little better than the receiver with the HT-S5300 and then adding a decent pair of 5.1 speakers for around 200-300.. this will make it about 30-80 bucks more than the HT-S5300... I know the 5300 is 7.1 but 5.1 is fine since it is in a small/medium sized bedroom.. I was thinking of adding the Jamo 5.1 set for 199 or the Polk RM6750 for around 230-250.. would this set up be better than the HT-S5300? or any other advice on a good 5.1 system for the same price or a little bit more.. if I did get the 5300 I would use the other 2 sat speakers for the Dolby PLIIz height set up... thanks!!!

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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

I look at it more like they’re giving you better front speakers because they know that they’re the most important and they’re skimping on the rear speakers because they know they can cut costs and probably get away with it….the rear speakers aren’t as noticeable and don’t have to perform as well.

Will you notice? Maybe not if you’re not too picky. Should you care? IMO, yes.

I don’t think you need to get too fancy picking out a satellite speaker system but I think a decent system with equal speakers all the way around is a good start. For just a bedroom system I wouldn’t go overboard unless music is important to you – the Jamo set looks good to me and if they suit your room then go for it. Never heard them but the specs are as good as or better than anything else that’s comparable and probably better than the 5300 htib and worth the extra 30-80 bucks.

Thanks for the reply... this is my first home theater purchase ever and I feel I am going overboard and overly picky for a bedroom set.. especially since I am 100% new to home theater.. it is quite overwhelming how much there is... I never knew...

The TX-SR508 is the same if not better then the HT-S5300 supplied receiver but as far as speakers... I know the sub in the S5300 is 290W and the Jamo is 200W... the higher number doesn't always mean it is going to be better correct? Because the sub in the 5.1 Polk RM6750 is maxed at 100W but it is 30-40 bucks more than the 5.1 Jamo.. obviously it must be better quality and sound good with the positive reviews it has.. Any input anyone... i have so much to learn

Thanks!
post #82 of 784
^ Lots of good Jamo discussion in the Jamo owners thread in the Speakers section. I'm looking at a very similar setup.
post #83 of 784
Thread Starter 
If I could do it all over again....first off, I think highly of my 6200 htib, and it sounds really good to me. For a first time home theater, it met all of my expectations. I would have to say though, I think getting some better seperates and spending a little more money would have been my do it all over again choice. For movies, I think any of the speaker sets would make you happy. Its mainly when listening to music that you would probably wish you had a better setup. However, with onkyos htib you aren't limited to just the speakers they give you. If you feel it's not enough for you, you can always go for an upgrade bc they give you a pretty good receiver. I think just knowing that is why I went with the 6200. I'm very satisfied by it, but deep down I know there is much more satisfaction waiting to be explored with a nicer set of speakers...
post #84 of 784
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Originally Posted by snorton007 View Post

If I could do it all over again....first off, I think highly of my 6200 htib, and it sounds really good to me. For a first time home theater, it met all of my expectations. I would have to say though, I think getting some better seperates and spending a little more money would have been my do it all over again choice. For movies, I think any of the speaker sets would make you happy. Its mainly when listening to music that you would probably wish you had a better setup. However, with onkyos htib you aren't limited to just the speakers they give you. If you feel it's not enough for you, you can always go for an upgrade bc they give you a pretty good receiver. I think just knowing that is why I went with the 6200. I'm very satisfied by it, but deep down I know there is much more satisfaction waiting to be explored with a nicer set of speakers...

True... your receiver and the receiver I would get in the HT-S5300 HTib would be good... but I believe you have Audyssey 2EQ w/ a mic so you can change your speakers and have it auto calibrate... the new 2010 HTiB models lost the 2EQ and only have Audyssey EQ no mic. So the speakers that come with the newer HTiB systems are already calibrated with the receiver.. so if I got new speakers.. no auto calibrate... (maybe I am thinking it is a lot harder to manually calibrate than it actually is) besides I don't plan upgrading this system as it will be a bedroom only set... I am just trying to get the best set up figured out now before I buy the HTiB or decide to buy receiver and speakers separate... thanks!!!
post #85 of 784
i bought the ht-s3300. i am very disappointed in the sound quality and it can't pick up DD 5.1 from my sony kdl-46v5100 via optical. i am returning my system. i highly suggest you spend a little more and wait for the 2010 denon receivers that are going to be released soon.
post #86 of 784
Thread Starter 
The audyssey 2eq is a very nice feature to have...it has saved me numerous amounts of time in figuring my setup...anytime I moved my speakers or did any adjustment, I would just run the setup auto calibrate feature. I always go back and check the settings and sometimes I'll do a little tweaking if I find it helps. I can't believe onkyo would leave that feature off of their 2010 hitb's so far... If you aren't worried about the v1.4 hdmi and stuff. You should consider the 6200 if you can find it for 550 or less
post #87 of 784
It seems odd that all these Web sites would arbitrarily show pictures of the Audssey calibration mic .... maybe I'm completely wrong about that, but it just seems a little strange to include it in the promotional material.

That being said, I don't quite understand what some folks mean when they say there's no place for it to go. I assume they're talking about plugging it in to the receiver for calibration ... couldn't it go in the auxiliary input port on the front of the receiver? Heck, I even think I've seen Sony systems that have a calibration system that goes through the headphone jack. And what is the "music optimizer" button just above the headphone jack? Could that be part of some calibration function?
post #88 of 784
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Originally Posted by snorton007 View Post

U should prolly do a little more research in the new features of todays receivers. Having front high speakers is an actual 7.1 setup, its one of Dolby's fancy new ways to introduce 7 speakers by adding front heights. It's called PLIIz...I thought u would of already known about it. Onkyo's receivers were one of the first to get that feature. I have my 6200 setup that way.

http://www.dolby.com/consumer/unders...logic-iiz.html

ah. see that's just me not looking into it cuz i frown upon Pro Logic and its current versions of it... come to think of it i'm not a big fan of Dolby altogether. that is really neat though. i will try it someday just for kicks though.
luckily for me i have a rectangular room where i can put the side satellites where they need to be and still have about 12 feet back to put the rear satellites.

i'm not gonna say it sucks, or that i've tried it or anything, but i can't imagine the PLIIz being too great at the height splitting. PL never impressed me and it always seemed choky back when the gamecube, xbox and PS2 were using it. the wii uses it now, and it sounds awful IMO. again, i will say that my skepticism of PLIIz come based only on my previous experience with later PL surround synthesis technologies.

it is news to me, and i admit i didn't bother to look it up since the name Pro Logic doesn't fly up my skirt. i am now a tad curious, but i am more eager to mount my 7.1 setup where it should be. i hope someday i can hear PLIIz height for myself.

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Originally Posted by GenTso View Post

It seems odd that all these Web sites would arbitrarily show pictures of the Audssey calibration mic .... maybe I'm completely wrong about that, but it just seems a little strange to include it in the promotional material.

That being said, I don't quite understand what some folks mean when they say there's no place for it to go. I assume they're talking about plugging it in to the receiver for calibration ... couldn't it go in the auxiliary input port on the front of the receiver? Heck, I even think I've seen Sony systems that have a calibration system that goes through the headphone jack. And what is the "music optimizer" button just above the headphone jack? Could that be part of some calibration function?

AFAIK, no one has opened a box of the 5300 and it may very well come with a mic... even though the onkyo specs page says it doesn't. i do think worst case scenerio it will have the proper jack for that calibration mic for those of u who need it. i would personally rather attend to it all myself, it's therapeutic for me setting up speakers, tuning rooms, moving furniture and art on the walls, EQ *drool*, and channel levels for optimization of overall acoustics.

for those of you whining and moaning about the speakers; nothing is stopping us onkyo HTiBers from eventually putting up nicer speakers.

HTiBs are a great F'n deal, and those 7 speakers and sub are going for an avg of $150. i say HELL YEAH to that even if they are just to tide me over til i can invest more in my Home Theater. the receiver that comes with the 5300 is downright awesome and full featured IMO, and it's very much so futureproof compared to 99% of any given receiver on the market today. i realize that may change in the next 6 months, but then it'll only be more futureproof than 80somthing% of receivers available.
post #89 of 784
I just got a notice that my order from electronicsforless.ca is completed and my item is ready for in-store pickup! They're on my way home from work so I'll pick up the package right away. I just spoke with them on the phone and they said the units came in a couple days early (site still says units are available for pre-order for May 10 delivery) and I expressed my surprise as many on the american Newegg and Amazon sites are wondering when their orders will be fulfilled, and he said they are the largest Onkyo dealer in Canada. Anyway I'll probably open the package to check out the contents but won't set everything up yet as the unit is for my new condo that I'm moving into in a month.
post #90 of 784
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Originally Posted by aznboi04k View Post

i bought the ht-s3300. i am very disappointed in the sound quality and it can't pick up DD 5.1 from my sony kdl-46v5100 via optical. i am returning my system. i highly suggest you spend a little more and wait for the 2010 denon receivers that are going to be released soon.

Were you sending an Over the Air decoded signal from the Sony TV to the Onkyo 3300? Most HDTVs only send out 5.1 from the OTA tuner or QAM tuner when directly connected from your cable TV provider. If you input any other source to the TV, it'll only output 2 channel signals.

You also would have to change the settings on your TV to output a bitstreamed Dolby Digital signal when using the tuner.
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