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post #61 of 5274
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Originally Posted by zorro007 View Post

OK....finally ordered 608 yesterday from JR . They gave a good deal !

If you don't mine send me a pm on the price they gave you?
Great news on the 1.4a!!!!
post #62 of 5274
Onkyo Canada an US sites say it has 1.4a. Typo? http://www.onkyo.ca/model.cfm?m=TX-S...s=Receiver&p=i
post #63 of 5274
2 weeks ago I purchased ver 1:4 at Amazon from ELMENOS for less than 10 dls a week later I purchsed at Amazon another one for the same amount..resolution is awesome...so yeah why spend over $40.00 to a$100.00 for perceived "quality on brands"? and they are certified ver 1.4 HDMI cables
post #64 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

Why are preouts so valuable? What situations should you get a preout amp vs the 608?
Thanks,
Mike

You need preouts to use an external amp. So any situation you would need an external amp like maybe 4ohm speakers or a really large room.

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Originally Posted by Noose View Post

Onkyo Canada an US sites say it has 1.4a. Typo? http://www.onkyo.ca/model.cfm?m=TX-S...s=Receiver&p=i

No typo, see the previous page. 1.4a was announced after Onkyo announced the 308/508/608, so Onkyo updated their announcement for those units. They will be including 1.4a.
post #65 of 5274
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

It is TV dependent. None of the TVs I've had would send out DD 5.1 sound via the optical digital connection unless the signal came from the TV's own tuner, and I've seen a substantial number of complaints from users who've tried to use their TVs as audio switching devices but then couldn't figure out why they couldn't get DD 5.1 sound. I know there are a few high-end TVs that will route DD 5.1 from an HDMI input to a digital audio output, and though I haven't counted models, my impression is that TVs working this way are quite rare.

If you're using a TV in this way, perhaps it's worthwhile double-checking to make sure that you really are getting DD 5.1 sound through the TV and you're not just hearing Dolby PL surround, inferred from 2 channel stereo.

Well, I guess my VIZIO sv470xvt1a is a high end tv then, as it does pass Dolby Digital from all sources out the digital out on the TV. I think TV manufacturers have gotten the message.
post #66 of 5274
man alive,,,, hope these start to ship soon. I got a feeling it's going to be well into next month until the 608 ships. Just finished off theatre room and I have a killer 7.1 polk audio speaker set up collecting dust. It kills me every time I walk into the room with no receiver.
post #67 of 5274
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Originally Posted by iontyre View Post

Well, I guess my VIZIO sv470xvt1a is a high end tv then, as it does pass Dolby Digital from all sources out the digital out on the TV. I think TV manufacturers have gotten the message.

Yeah my SONY KDL 42v4100 does it. Most mid to high tier models, within the last year or so do pass on a DD or DTS signal to the receiver. In the specs it will Say;
Dolby: Dolby Digital

And I am sure all decent models with in a year or so will have it.
post #68 of 5274
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Originally Posted by michaelahess View Post

glad to hear 1.4a is gonna be supported!


I am excited!

Where is the cheapest place to get HDMI 1.4a cables??
post #69 of 5274
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Originally Posted by ps24eva View Post

I am excited!

Where is the cheapest place to get HDMI 1.4a cables??

How about the TOP of this very page
post #70 of 5274
You may not need to upgrade your cables. Wait and see if your current ones are good enough first.

Just because it wasn't certified 1.4a (because the spec didn't even exists yet), doesn't mean it won't meet the requirements.

Also, I don't think monoprice is selling 1.4 cables yet.
post #71 of 5274
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Originally Posted by DaveHCYJ View Post

You may not need to upgrade your cables. Wait and see if your current ones are good enough first.

Just because it wasn't certified 1.4a (because the spec didn't even exists yet), doesn't mean it won't meet the requirements.

Also, I don't think monoprice is selling 1.4 cables yet.

Also No One will need them until they have a 1.4 source and 1.4 Display
to go with a 1.4 AVR
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post #73 of 5274
Since the pinout of these cable is the same, the devices won't know the difference between a 1.3 cable and a 1.4 cable. At the very worst things will act quirky, but I don't think anything will just not work at all.
post #74 of 5274
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Originally Posted by SHaklee3 View Post

Since the pinout of these cable is the same, the devices won't know the difference between a 1.3 cable and a 1.4 cable. At the very worst things will act quirky, but I don't think anything will just not work at all.

If the pins aren't dead.
post #75 of 5274
Just placed a pre-order to match up with my new Samsung UN55C8000... Very excited to get this receiver.

I currently have a Harmon/Kardon AVR 630.. Is there any market for this device?

My current setup includes the HK630 with a HDMI/Optical Switcher and I have all my components sending optical to the AVR630 and HDMI to the TV.. So it will be nice to consolidate down to one switching device and hopefully less cables.

mike
post #76 of 5274
Ok im confused. If i get the 608 will this cable work? I just wired it through my wall. If it wont work i will get the 607.

http://www.abacus24-7.com/HDMI-Male-...able-25-ft.htm

I also got three 3ft HDMI cables to hook up my non 3D capable components.
post #77 of 5274
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Originally Posted by badfish602 View Post

Ok im confused. If i get the 608 will this cable work? I just wired it through my wall. If it wont work i will get the 607.

http://www.abacus24-7.com/HDMI-Male-...able-25-ft.htm

I also got three 3ft HDMI cables to hook up my non 3D capable components.

It should work fine, the only worry I would have is 28awg at 25ft is kinda skinny. I always run 24-26awg for longer runs. But I'm known for overkill as well!

Even old 1.1 cables will work for 90% of people and equipment. New standards are just over-rated when it comes to cable.
post #78 of 5274
I just noticed this at abacus24-7:

Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality

That's funny since HDCP has nothing to do with quality!
post #79 of 5274
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Originally Posted by michaelahess View Post

It should work fine, the only worry I would have is 28awg at 25ft is kinda skinny. I always run 24-26awg for longer runs. But I'm known for overkill as well!

Even old 1.1 cables will work for 90% of people and equipment. New standards are just over-rated when it comes to cable.

I went over kill as well. I think i could have used a 15ft cable instead of 25ft.
Right now its going from my HD Tivo to my plasma and it works fine. I havent noticed a loss of picture quality at all.
post #80 of 5274
Question for all Onkyo users

When using your processor and watching Blu Ray do you have loss of video at resolution changes? I have the following

Oppo connected via HDMi to Classé SSP-800 Processor connected to JVC Projector RS35U

I played several DVDs and Blu-Ray and unfortunately I have loss of video for 6-7 seconds at resolution changes, but not sound so I can hear the trailer but miss 6-7 second of picture. Classé says it's HDMi's fault?


It is really annoying especially when the discs have previews in 480i resolutions as it chops off about 5-6 seconds of the image but not the sound. Once the movie starts if it is encoded in DTS. I miss is the DTS logo preview entirely, I get the sound but no image for the logo!

Anyone else with these problems with your processor?
post #81 of 5274
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Originally Posted by badfish602 View Post

I went over kill as well. I think i could have used a 15ft cable instead of 25ft.
Right now its going from my HD Tivo to my plasma and it works fine. I havent noticed a loss of picture quality at all.

If there is going to be an issue, it'll most likely be sparkles or no signal at all. I wouldn't be worried about it, I've seen 28awg cables go 35 feet without problem, as long as the electronics can drive it.
post #82 of 5274
I am planning to use my 3D tv's built in HDTV tuner.

So with "audio return" (which is part of the HDMI 1.4a standard) I will not have to have to use a separate cable for the 5.1 audio???/
post #83 of 5274
yrp
post #84 of 5274
I pre ordered mine today. Woo hoo!
post #85 of 5274
Thread Starter 
JR.com announced another back order by email today... Its TOTALLY worth it for the HDMI 1.4a
post #86 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

JR.com announced another back order by email today... Its TOTALLY worth it for the HDMI 1.4a

No thanks for 3D TV for me It makes me puke
post #87 of 5274
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

No thanks for 3D TV for me It makes me puke

I AGREE and some people who have had Laser Eye Correction
can NOT see 3D to save their lives.

Yet another Gimmick to sell new BOXES.
post #88 of 5274
Thread Starter 
HDMI 1.4 is about much more than 3D but thanks for posting your thoughts about 3D on an audio receivers owners thread... keep up the good work boys.
post #89 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

HDMI 1.4 is about much more than 3D but thanks for posting your thoughts about 3D on an audio receivers owners thread... keep up the good work boys.

I also AGREE - I have had my Pre-Order in for a LONG TIME.

NOT for 3D however.
post #90 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

thanks for posting your thoughts about 3D on an audio receivers owners thread

Its not an audio receiver, its an audio/video receiver.
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