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post #331 of 5274
jeff,

i may be mistaken, but it looks like it has a zone 2 2ch output.
post #332 of 5274
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Originally Posted by bandit1999 View Post

What are the differences between the SR608 and the HT-RC260? I noticed this model on the onkyo web page and used the compare option but the only difference I saw was the thx certification on the SR608. Any ideas would be appreciated. I'm going to be upgrading from an old denon 1804. Thanks.

Just looking at the back panels, the HT-RC260 is missing the Sirius input and the VGA input. Also missing audio inputs labeled "PC".
post #333 of 5274
Sorry for the stupid question. If I have something plugged into a component input, can I output the picture using the hdmi output? Or do I have to plug in a cable from the component output on the receiver to a component input on the TV. I don't have this receiver yet as I am one of the many who have pre-ordered it from abt.

And in terms of the unit's depth that they specify on the Onkyo site, does that factor in the knobs on the front and inputs on the back of the receiver?
post #334 of 5274
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Originally Posted by jaystizo View Post

Sorry for the stupid question. If I have something plugged into a component input, can I output the picture using the hdmi output? Or do I have to plug in a cable from the component output on the receiver to a component input on the TV. I don't have this receiver yet as I am one of the many who have pre-ordered it from abt.

And in terms of the unit's depth that they specify on the Onkyo site, does that factor in the knobs on the front and inputs on the back of the receiver?

It is SUPPOSE to work - However since I have not received mine yet - I
can not Validate that it works. If it doesn't I will probably send mine back.

FYI - the MANUAL is online HERE - All your questions can be answered by READING.
post #335 of 5274
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Originally Posted by jaystizo View Post

Sorry for the stupid question. If I have something plugged into a component input, can I output the picture using the hdmi output? Or do I have to plug in a cable from the component output on the receiver to a component input on the TV. I don't have this receiver yet as I am one of the many who have pre-ordered it from abt.

And in terms of the unit's depth that they specify on the Onkyo site, does that factor in the knobs on the front and inputs on the back of the receiver?

I can do this with my Onkyo 605, although upscaling doesn't happen I don't believe. The 608 should be able to upscale any video input to 1080P. Have a look at the manual on Onkyo's website.
post #336 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

It is SUPPOSE to work - However since I have not received mine yet - I
can not Validate that it works. If it doesn't I will probably send mine back.

FYI - the MANUAL is online HERE - All your questions can be answered by READING.

Works fine with my crappy motorola NON-HD setup box.

I have ClearQAM with HDHomerun (waiting on the cablecard version next month!) for most channels with my MediaCenter7 but some stations/NFL games are only on "extended basic" that are NOT clear with Comcast Chicago (and free with my Condo fees)

So works fine. Compared to the scaling of the Onkyo 606 it is night and day.
post #337 of 5274
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

I'd also like to know this.

yes!!! It will also even show, of overlay INFO on the video source (1080p, 768 DTS etc)
post #338 of 5274
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

Works fine with my crappy motorola NON-HD setup.

I assumed it would - thanks for the confirmation.
post #339 of 5274
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Originally Posted by DaveHCYJ View Post

The 608 is 1.5 pounds heavier than the 607. I don't know that its completely fair to keep comparing the 608 to the twice as expensive 807.

Its great to hear that this thing runs cool though.

Agreed, but I think it gives a good reference. I would rather compare it to soemthign 2x more money and say the +/- than simply rave that I FINALLY HAVE A RECEIVER that just "works" no matter what I do

My comparison is this:

1. HDMI-CEC works flawlessly with Panasonic Camera, Mits 73", PS3 Slim for VOLUME, INPUT, On/OFF. Makes prgraming a harmony trivial.

2. HTPC support at 1080p works on ALL INPUTS. No need to create a custom EIDE to stop flickering

3. It runs cool

4. It runs cool

So while I only had the 807 for 1 week (flicking issue with 1080p HTPC, common problem), it is nice to see onkyo officiallysupporting HDMI or VGA computer hookups.

It is also nice to have onkyo make a product that runs cool. Seriously, I am still SHOCKED at how loud I use this forwith 7.1 and cool it stays. I hate to say "Denon cool" but this is close. Almost wories me
post #340 of 5274
Any more reviews on this Onkyo?
post #341 of 5274
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post


It is also nice to have onkyo make a product that runs cool. Seriously, I am still SHOCKED at how loud I use this forwith 7.1 and cool it stays. I hate to say "Denon cool" but this is close. Almost wories me

Ya - Maybe only 1/2 of it is turned ON
post #342 of 5274
Thread Starter 
I was shocked at the difference between Onkyo & Denon heat on the 607... go to best buy or whatever where they are on ALL day & its a very clear difference...
When the 608 comes in there it will be interesting to A-B heat.
post #343 of 5274
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post


It is also nice to have onkyo make a product that runs cool. Seriously, I am still SHOCKED at how loud I use this forwith 7.1 and cool it stays. I hate to say "Denon cool" but this is close. Almost wories me

This is great news especially since it supposedly draws nearly as much current as my 605 space heater... I mean AV receiver.
post #344 of 5274
Found a new review on the 608 with detailed photos (some of the inside)...good photos but it is in german. (eye-roll)

http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/2010/...tx_sr608.shtml
post #345 of 5274
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Originally Posted by yojoe74 View Post

Found a new review on the 608 with detailed photos (some of the inside)...good photos but it is in german. (eye-roll)

http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/2010/...tx_sr608.shtml

Not only in German but the WRONG Color.
post #346 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Not only in German but the WRONG Color.

Dr. Hankz calls it right... would love this review in English on a US model. It appears to be thorough.
post #347 of 5274
The big thing is that the photos confirm the existence of the fan.
post #348 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

Dr. Hankz calls it right... would love this review in English on a US model. It appears to be thorough.

HERE is the ENGLISH Translation.

I did it as fast as I could
post #349 of 5274
For those of you who haven't read the manual, if you are only running this receiver with 5.1 speakers, and have some extra wire available, you can bi-amp using the rear channel amps. I don't know if there will be any noticeable difference, but it's a free upgrade.
post #350 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

HERE is the ENGLISH Translation.

I did it as fast as I could

Its great to have a Dr. on call... thanks for the translation

GLOWING review from that site, encouraging!
post #351 of 5274
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

My salesman said they got 20 which shipped right away, and another 60 coming in on Monday.
Thanks!

Wow! Great review from those uber technical Germans. I hope for my sanity's sake that your salesman was right and we will get another batch of 60 shipping today... I can't wait.
post #352 of 5274
I was just told by ABT:

Hi Michael, it all depends on how many we receive from Onkyo, your number it line doesn't effect it. It all depends on how many Onkyo ships to us. We should receive inventory by the end of the week or early next week.

Another week or two, I'm not that patient!!!!
post #353 of 5274
I know this is NOT the proper place for this.. but...

I am new to HDMI-CEC ( as I just replaced almost ALL 8 year old A/V equipment).

My 608 will be here tomorrow and I am interested in how all this HDMI-CEC stuff works.

I have the following ( or will have Tuesday):

Onkyo 608
Samsung BluRay (3d, with AnyNet HDMI-CEC)
Samsung 55UNC8000 ( brand new LED with AnyNet HDMI-CEC )
Xbox 360
Wii

Harmony 900

How does the CEC stuff work and how does it interact/work with a Harmony remote?

What (If any) advantages would I have with using this HDMI-CEC stuff?



Mike
post #354 of 5274
Thread Starter 
Actually upon review the HDMI-CEC question is pretty valid...
I recant & apologize

My TV has this
AQUOS Linkā„¢ simplifies control of compatible Sharp components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
post #355 of 5274
Possibly dumb question: if I hook up a sub to each of the two sub channels, will the Audyssey processing EQ them independently?
post #356 of 5274
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Originally Posted by pkasting View Post

Possibly dumb question: if I hook up a sub to each of the two sub channels, will the Audyssey processing EQ them independently?

NO - NO SYSTEM on the PLANET will do that.

But there are Manual procedures you can do yourself.
post #357 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

NO - NO SYSTEM on the PLANET will do that.

But there are Manual procedures you can do yourself.

Well that can't be right. e.g. The Audyssey sub EQ and the SVSound AS-EQ1 will both EQ dual subs separately.
post #358 of 5274
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Originally Posted by pkasting View Post

Well that can't be right. e.g. The Audyssey sub EQ and the SVSound AS-EQ1 will both EQ dual subs separately.

Then enjoy those systems
post #359 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Then enjoy those systems

I'm not buying one of those systems, I'm buying a TX-SR608. Hence posting in this thread.

Edit: The manual says "The same signal is output from each jack." That's pretty definitive.
post #360 of 5274
Mine will be here wednesday. I was initially on the fence between the 608 and the vsx-1020 from Pioneer. After reading early reviews I think I made the best choice. I'm getting excited !
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