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post #361 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?

608 Audyssey handles the sub as one no matter how many you have.
post #362 of 5274
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Originally Posted by kyzer the medic View Post

Mine will be here wednesday.

Congratulations you bought one from someone that has STOCK
post #363 of 5274
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Originally Posted by pkasting View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

608 Audyssey handles the sub as one no matter how many you have.

The 608 will NOT EQ your sub. Audyssey 2EQ does not apply an EQ to the sub, you have to step up to Audyssey MultEQ for that.

This is the one major drawback of the 608. For a while I was considering getting a refurbished 707 so I could have MultEQ, but couldn't justify the price. The denon's in this price range also have MultEQ, but I didn't like other things about them.
post #364 of 5274
Yay! Mine has shipped and will be here by Wednesday!
post #365 of 5274
I'm a bit discouraged today. I was told that the next shipment that ABT would receive would be 60 units today. Since I was #26 in line I expected mine to ship today. But when I called earlier today they told me they received a very small amount of units and mine didn't ship. They said they are expecting another very small batch tomorrow and possibly more later in the week. Anyone else experience similar or have more information about the incoming stock?
post #366 of 5274
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

I'm a bit discouraged today. I was told that the next shipment that ABT would receive would be 60 units today. Since I was #26 in line I expected mine to ship today. But when I called earlier today they told me they received a very small amount of units and mine didn't ship. They said they are expecting another very small batch tomorrow and possibly more later in the week. Anyone else experience similar or have more information about the incoming stock?

I was told that I am #36 and while I haven't gotten a shipment notice, I did notice that my card was charged to day so I'm expecting a "shipped" email tomorrow. Check to make sure your card wasn't processed & good luck.
post #367 of 5274
Has anyone heard of antarespro? They have a super great deal but I don't know if they are an ok site.
post #368 of 5274
For those who are interested, the 608 was in stock, last I checked, at Amazon.com. Not the Onecall or Tigerdirect, but Amazon.com itself. Hello Prime!
post #369 of 5274
i ordered on 4/22, my card was charged the same day. i haven't received a shipped email..
post #370 of 5274
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Originally Posted by searsmd View Post

I was told that I am #36 and while I haven't gotten a shipment notice, I did notice that my card was charged to day so I'm expecting a "shipped" email tomorrow. Check to make sure your card wasn't processed & good luck.

When was your order date? Mine was 4/12. I hoping it ships by Wednesday.
post #371 of 5274
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Originally Posted by waxx View Post

i ordered on 4/22, my card was charged the same day. i haven't received a shipped email..

Most companies charge your card for the full amount when you first order, but it's not a full process. It's just to see if the money is there. It can take a few days for it to drop off your card. That said, it has been a few days already.
post #372 of 5274
it appears i spoke too soon, just received the email.
post #373 of 5274
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Originally Posted by flute View Post

When was your order date? Mine was 4/12. I hoping it ships by Wednesday.

4/13 8am - I'm hoping for the same and that UPS doesn't make me wait through the weekend for it
post #374 of 5274
I ordered from Abt on 4/17. My credit card was charged the same day. It's on my current bill. I have not received a shipping notification. I wasn't happy about it, but I'm willing to let it slide for the great price.
post #375 of 5274
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Originally Posted by DerKaiser View Post

I ordered from Abt on 4/17. My credit card was charged the same day. It's on my current bill. I have not received a shipping notification. I wasn't happy about it, but I'm willing to let it slide for the great price.

For me it was only a Token Amount 10%.

Isn't that what they did for you?

They ASKED me up-front for my permission.
post #376 of 5274
My card was charged yesterday... Hopefully I see a tracking number soon!!!
post #377 of 5274
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Originally Posted by jeonunh View Post

My card was charged yesterday... Hopefully I see a tracking number soon!!!

If it was the full amount then yes you should be getting a tracking number
soon. It is against the LAW to charge the FULL Amount unless you can deliver
the product.
post #378 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

For me it was only a Token Amount 10%.

Isn't that what they did for you?

They ASKED me up-front for my permission.

No, they charged me the full amount. They gave me the option of not giving them credit card info, but said they would have to contact me again when they had one ready to ship. I thought it would be easier to just give them the info at order time.
post #379 of 5274
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Originally Posted by DerKaiser View Post

No, they charged me the full amount. They gave me the option of not giving them credit card info, but said they would have to contact me again when they had one ready to ship. I thought it would be easier to just give them the info at order time.

As I said in my previous post - unless you give them permission to charge
the FULL AMOUNT it is against the LAW. They only asked me for a 10%
Deposit - $40 - and I said yes to that. With the 10% deposit - they have
no need to contact you again. When they can ship - they simply charge
the remaining 90%.
post #380 of 5274
608 user update: 7.1 setup, 2eq etc

So far I have owed (or returned)
Onkyo 606 (HDMI blew up)
Onyp 807 (reetunred, HDMI issues with HTPC ATI 5870)
Yamaha 6665 (Nice but HDMI-CEC worked only 90% of the time)
Pioneer 1019 (floor model close out, but zone 2 bbroken)

Onyo 608, running 7.1, YHX Cinemea (so my 360 makes 5.1 to 7.1) runs cool as ****. Quiet also. Just stunning
HDMI-CEC works. Programmed my harmoney in seconds since 90% is hardware
3D NOT tried (Mitsubishi coming out with adapater for my DLP)
HDMI-CEC works with Mits 73" DLP, PS3 Slim, panasonic TS2 Waterproof (new!) camera. Inputs, on off volume. Key things
The sound is very full. I think 2EQ did a better job than on the 606. Maybe teh THX2 Cinema does a better job of using the 7.1 expansion
GUI is BRILLIANT. ANYONE with an HTPC will appreciate this with codecs, worries etc. You know EXACTLY what is happening WHILE PLAYING


So one MUST compare to the 807 - it is only fair

807: More networking and multi-eq (nice) Same token, with "softsqueeze" running on slimserver not sure why I need all the pandora in the receiver per se
608: HDMI-CEC is flawless, HTPC SUPPORTED WITH SUPPORT FROM ONKO, and runs MUCH cooler

Again, for the "special price" I paid call it a day.

Btw, XBOX 360 Splineter Cell Convication sounds INCREDIBLE ......... the 7.1 expansion from 5.1 really helps.

sjc
post #381 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

608 user update: 7.1 setup, 2eq etc

So far I have owed (or returned)
Onkyo 606 (HDMI blew up)
Onyp 807 (reetunred, HDMI issues with HTPC ATI 5870)
Yamaha 6665 (Nice but HDMI-CEC worked only 90% of the time)
Pioneer 1019 (floor model close out, but zone 2 bbroken)

Onyo 608, running 7.1, YHX Cinemea (so my 360 makes 5.1 to 7.1) runs cool as ****. Quiet also. Just stunning
HDMI-CEC works. Programmed my harmoney in seconds since 90% is hardware
3D NOT tried (Mitsubishi coming out with adapater for my DLP)
HDMI-CEC works with Mits 73" DLP, PS3 Slim, panasonic TS2 Waterproof (new!) camera. Inputs, on off volume. Key things
The sound is very full. I think 2EQ did a better job than on the 606. Maybe teh THX2 Cinema does a better job of using the 7.1 expansion
GUI is BRILLIANT. ANYONE with an HTPC will appreciate this with codecs, worries etc. You know EXACTLY what is happening WHILE PLAYING

608: HDMI-CEC is flawless, HTPC SUPPORTED WITH SUPPORT FROM ONKO, and runs MUCH cooler

sjc

Great review... thanks for the HDMI-CEC review as well as that question was asked. Things are looking up people! Worth the wait!
post #382 of 5274
Hi everyone.

Got my call yesterday evening letting me know that the receiver should be in my hands by Wednesday.

I'm a huge noob to all of this and this will be my first "true" AVR receiver.
Reading(but not understanding) the manual and some posts on this thread, I ask the experts...

Is there a correct or preferred way to set up one's receiver?
Or does it come down to preference?

I guess what I don't want, is to have this great machine being used at the absolute minimum.


Thanks everyone!
post #383 of 5274
Patiently waiting form my 608 to ship and was wondering if anyone knows if a new/2010 version of the UP-A1 Ipod dock will be coming out, or should I buy last year's model?
post #384 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mearl View Post

Patiently waiting form my 608 to ship and was wondering if anyone knows if a new/2010 version of the UP-A1 Ipod dock will be coming out, or should I buy last year's model?

I have a monoprice RCA cable instead... OR use your PS3 media player to stream Itunes wirelessly from computer OR just store the music on PS3 itself.. should work with Xbox too
post #385 of 5274
Dont mean to sound dumb or ask a silly question, but what is HDMI-CEC ?

Thanks.
post #386 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Randy Streck View Post

Dont mean to sound dumb or ask a silly question, but what is HDMI-CEC ?

Thanks.

I had to look it up too

FROM PC WORLD: The Secret Feature on Your HDTV: HDMI CEC
http://www.pcworld.com/article/14377..._hdmi_cec.html

"Thanks to an increasingly common technology called Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), your HDTV's remote can manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers), no special programming needed. So, for example, you can use your remote to turn on your TV, your player, and your receiver at the same time, and adjust the system volume with one button."

If I can avoid a Logitech Harmony remote with this... awesome.
post #387 of 5274
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Originally Posted by mearl View Post

Patiently waiting form my 608 to ship and was wondering if anyone knows if a new/2010 version of the UP-A1 Ipod dock will be coming out, or should I buy last year's model?

I asked that very question and was told that since the UP-A1 was designed for the iPhone and was 3Gs certified (whatever that means) that there wasn't going to be a new version for a while.
post #388 of 5274
J&R doesn't even have the 608 in stock yet. Last week they said this week and now they are saying next week. I'm waiting on a 3D PDP TV to come and also but am tired of waiting for that also.
post #389 of 5274
Last night (2230 Eastern time) on a whim I ordered the TX-SR608 from Circuity City (aka TigerDirect) via Bing for 10% off. I thought the price was decent... Until I learned about the special price at ABT. However, I already have a UP tracking number. So I can either spend the extra and have the receiver within a few days, or refuse shipment, order from ABT and wait impatiently. Since I am lazy and impatient I will probably just pay the extra and get my new toy in time for the weekend.
post #390 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

I had to look it up too

FROM PC WORLD: The Secret Feature on Your HDTV: HDMI CEC
http://www.pcworld.com/article/14377..._hdmi_cec.html

"Thanks to an increasingly common technology called Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), your HDTV's remote can manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers), no special programming needed. So, for example, you can use your remote to turn on your TV, your player, and your receiver at the same time, and adjust the system volume with one button."

If I can avoid a Logitech Harmony remote with this... awesome.


Thanks for replying and giving me my answer.
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