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post #91 of 784
real quick. i keep reading that the audio return is possible even if the TV and cable are not HDMI 1.4, so long as the component(receiver) is capable of such.

can anyone confirm that please?
post #92 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

real quick. i keep reading that the audio return is possible even if the TV and cable are not HDMI 1.4, so long as the component(receiver) is capable of such.

can anyone confirm that please?

Cable isn't a big deal. The TV does have to support ARC though, whether or not it can do this over 1.3 I'm not sure. As for the receiver, only receivers from this year which are HDMI 1.4 seem to have this feature.
post #93 of 784
Hi guys,

I'm from the Philippines and I'm new here in AVS. I'm glad to see Onkyo HTIB fans in here. I just ordered my HT-S5300 + 16AWG cables from Amazon + UP! BR package to test the set-up (using my PS3).

Hope to read new users' reviews soon

- Rico
post #94 of 784
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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

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.

so what's in the box!??!?!?!?!?!?
post #95 of 784
Bump!

Any reviews or comments from those out there that got their 5300 up and running? Don't let this thread die now that you got it
post #96 of 784
mine just shipped. i'm very excited actually and will post first impressions soon as i get it up and going.
i will be buying the swivel mounts off monoprice as well as some 16 guage speaker wire for the 4 rear/side channels.

i have a few movies in 7.1, but i think i'll throw in Sleeping beauty first.
post #97 of 784
I recently bought this system, but I've only set it up as 3.1 thus far, need to get a stud finder to install the mounts for the surrounds and surround backs.

Sound Quality seems good for a HTIB so far, although obviously I'll wait until I have all the channels installed and calibrated before making a final judgement.

It does not come with a calibration mic, as some have alluded to.
post #98 of 784
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Originally Posted by CrazyMYKL View Post

I recently bought this system, but I've only set it up as 3.1 thus far, need to get a stud finder to install the mounts for the surrounds and surround backs.

Sound Quality seems good for a HTIB so far, although obviously I'll wait until I have all the channels installed and calibrated before making a final judgement.

It does not come with a calibration mic, as some have alluded to.

Nice. Can you post actual pics please? I'm excited already
post #99 of 784
Was there a mic in the box?
post #100 of 784
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Originally Posted by Davird_Jr View Post

Was there a mic in the box?

none based on above post..
post #101 of 784
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Originally Posted by Davird_Jr View Post

Was there a mic in the box?

I thought we already covered this in the thread? No mic comes with this set/receiver. There is no input for one and the Audyssey version it is equipped with does not support one.
post #102 of 784
Hello everyone!
I had fun reading the posts. I just bought my HT-S5300 this past Saturday at BrandsMart USA, and let me tell you, it really does rock !

Unfortunately, it does not come with an Audyssey mic

The volume/sound quality is really good considering it is a HTIB. The speakers have a sleek, clean look to them, and do feel sturdy. The bass module sounds really good.

I setup all 7 speakers, with only two in the back for surround (the other two I placed them on top). I did a comparsion test before/after I setup the speakers using the GUID, and I was able to tell the diference. I still need to do some fine adjustments, but over-all, I am very pleased!

This afternoon, I will be replacing all my "cheap" HDMI cables with decent ones, and will have to do more testing.

Here is some advise - read the manual first !!! I know - I usually just toss the manual to the side, and not worry about it. There is a lot of good information there, and can potentially help you avoid any issues.

I will keep you guys updated, and please, do let me know if you have any questions!

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post #103 of 784
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Originally Posted by HRITCH View Post

This afternoon, I will be replacing all my "cheap" HDMI cables with decent ones,

by "decent" do u mean monster cable $60 for 5' from best buy....?

just the same congratulations on your 5300, i will share your joy sooner than later
post #104 of 784
yes, what is a "cheap" HDMI cable vs a "decent" one?
post #105 of 784
Since Monoprice cables are decent and cost about $4-$10, I guess he got his cheap ones for under a dollar.
post #106 of 784
LOL - actually, I purchased the cables from Mountspro through a friend at a discounted price. I am happy with them. I did notice the improvement over the previos cheap ones I had. For me, cheap vs decent ones is the gauge and transfer speed, and not necesarily the brand.

Last night, I finally was able to program my Logitech Harmony One. I did some testing, and everything is working well. I will keep on testing and adjusting. Once I hide the speaker wires, I will post pictures!
post #107 of 784
What type of speaker stands do the speakers use?
post #108 of 784
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

What type of speaker stands do the speakers use?

The speakers come with keyhole slots that you can mount on the walls to achieve the "floating" look. All the speakers have one keyhole, except for the center speaker, which has 2. And no, the sub does not have any
post #109 of 784
Thanks :-)
post #110 of 784
I see the receiver takes banana plugs. Do the speakers have banana plug posts also?
post #111 of 784
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

I see the receiver takes banana plugs. Do the speakers have banana plug posts also?

Unfortunately, the speakers do not have banana plugs. They use springs. I have not had any issues with the springs even though I have moved them around quite a bit. I am also using 16 gauge speaker wire.
post #112 of 784
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Thanks :-)

Anytime my friend !
post #113 of 784
Cool, springs are ok with me. I just wanted to make sure I order the right amount of banana plugs. Thanks again for the info!
post #114 of 784
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

Cool, springs are ok with me. I just wanted to make sure I order the right amount of banana plugs. Thanks again for the info!

No problem jmoakk - quick question... where are you going to order your banana plugs, and which ones do you recommend? I am researching for some as we speak.

Thanks !
post #115 of 784
www.monoprice.com

I've only used their pin type connectors but I'm sure their banana plugs are just as good. I along with many other members of this forum highly recommend them.
post #116 of 784
Got mine arriving tomorrow. Thanks for the review. I'm really excited to get it going!
post #117 of 784
Congratulations!!
Let us know how the installation went!
I just ordered my banana clips from Monoprice.com - they make the speaker installation easier.
One more thing - I strongly recommend buying heavier gauge speaker wire. When I first installed it, I used the wire that comes with the equipment. It is small and not too long - the next day, I bought 26 gauge wire. Finally, make sure you have your HDMI cables.
post #118 of 784
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Originally Posted by HRITCH View Post

Congratulations!!
Let us know how the installation went!
I just ordered my banana clips from Monoprice.com - they make the speaker installation easier.
One more thing - I strongly recommend buying heavier gauge speaker wire. When I first installed it, I used the wire that comes with the equipment. It is small and not too long - the next day, I bought 26 gauge wire. Finally, make sure you have your HDMI cables.


Well I prewired my room, as I secured a small space to myself, when the basement was built to use as my mancave. And I used 14 gauge in-wall cable, so that should be sufficient. Not much I can do about it now, unless I pull it out and use something else if I run into sound issues.

Smaller the gauge #, thicker the wire. Bought a 500 ft roll from Home Depot, so I have plenty of left over.
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post #119 of 784
Mine arrived from Amazon this afternoon. I got it for the 1.4 HDMI because of 3D stuff. I moved my Onkyo 605 and the speakers I was using upstairs to the game room. Except for my 15" Cerwin-Vega sub. I still need to program my Harmony remote because I now use the HT-R580 for the HDMI switch and all the inputs are different than how I had the 605 set up.

So far I've listened to several genres on my Dish DVR and they are all great. It seems a bit cleaner than the 605 but then that may be the speakers. Anyway, I'm very happy.
post #120 of 784
are u all using 16 guage wire?
i was thinking of buying some 14, but i've got tons of 16 still... will it do?
my previous speakers and receiver really really sucked so i don't bias the wire gauge yet.

my rears are going maybe 30' from the receiver and the side rears will be about 20' from the receiver... and that's just counting distance from receiver to speaker. thanks.
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