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post #91 of 5274
Newegg has the release date for this receiver as 5/14/2010 but I thought that was going to be shipped in April!! Looks like 5 more weeks of wait?
post #92 of 5274
Great info for a newbie who is in the process of building his first HT....framing walls in two weeks. Was considering a 607 but will now go with the 608. Thanks all for your contributions.
post #93 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Elfy1234 View Post

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.

That was funny and made me smile. Thanks.
post #94 of 5274
When I finally receive my 608, I will at least be doubling my pleasure and doubling my fun, going from a 304 to a 608 I think it is safe to say that we all can't wait for the 608!
post #95 of 5274
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Originally Posted by AmpBlast View Post

When I finally receive my 608, I will at least be doubling my pleasure and doubling my fun, going from a 304 to a 608 I think it is safe to say that we all can't wait for the 608!

You mean YOURS didn't Arrive Yet
post #96 of 5274
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Originally Posted by AmpBlast View Post

When I finally receive my 608, I will at least be doubling my pleasure and doubling my fun, going from a 304 to a 608 I think it is safe to say that we all can't wait for the 608!

And you are only buying one....I am grabbing two.
post #97 of 5274
i believe there are 3 net gains with the use of 1.4:

1. 3D capability
2. audio return
3. on screen display (on top of what you are viewing)

If I have a 2009 display (ex samsung PN58B560), even after having a satisfactory "1.4" cable, can we take advantage of #2/#3 above?
post #98 of 5274
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Originally Posted by inktomite View Post

i believe there are 3 net gains with the use of 1.4:

1. 3D capability
2. audio return
3. on screen display (on top of what you are viewing)

If I have a 2009 display (ex samsung PN58B560), even after having a satisfactory "1.4" cable, can we take advantage of #2/#3 above?

No.
post #99 of 5274
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Originally Posted by inktomite View Post

i believe there are 3 net gains with the use of 1.4:

1. 3D capability
2. audio return
3. on screen display (on top of what you are viewing)

If I have a 2009 display (ex samsung PN58B560), even after having a satisfactory "1.4" cable, can we take advantage of #2/#3 above?

1. No
2. No
3. Yes, since the on screen display functionality has nothing to do with hdmi 1.4
post #100 of 5274
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Originally Posted by miryal1 View Post

Newegg has the release date for this receiver as 5/14/2010 but I thought that was going to be shipped in April!! Looks like 5 more weeks of wait?

I just got off with Onkyo. They didnt really help at all. He said he doesn't have an exact date of release. He said it should be end of April or beginning of May. Why cant they post a expected release date. That ercks me.
post #101 of 5274
Thread Starter 
This receiver is going to awesome... worth the wait for the 1.4a

I just wired my house Cat 6 & used the PS3 to stream all content from my computer using the PS3 Media Server... Itunes right into the 7.1 system... AWESOME!

Check it out the FREE PS3 Media Server to save some bucks buying the Onkyo Ipod dock...

http://otmanix.de/english/tag/ps3mediaserver/
post #102 of 5274
So what doe sthis do over DLNA?
post #103 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

So what doe sthis do over DLNA?

Hells yes & its awesome... Itunes library or just music folders in your computer too. Videos are streaming well

Its like having a musical picture frame... a really loud picture frame once the Onkyo 608 comes in!
post #104 of 5274
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

This receiver is going to awesome... worth the wait for the 1.4a

I just wired my house Cat 6 & used the PS3 to stream all content from my computer using the PS3 Media Server... Itunes right into the 7.1 system... AWESOME!

Check it out the FREE PS3 Media Server to save some bucks buying the Onkyo Ipod dock...

http://otmanix.de/english/tag/ps3mediaserver/

So does this link with the iTunes library and allow you to pay the same playlists etc.

Or is it just another media streaming application like Twonky etc.
post #105 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Trevorsplace View Post

So does this link with the iTunes library and allow you to pay the same playlists etc.

Or is it just another media streaming application like Twonky etc.

You can choose to show your itunes library complete with playlists... you may be able to have your Ipod connected to your computer & have those playlists handy too (I have to confirm this though & I'll get back)

I'm definitely not buying an ipod dock... I got all my wires from Monoprice SO cheap & got a 32mm to dual RCA cord for the ipod... (Under a buck!)
post #106 of 5274
@ tunaman or maybe anyone who can answer the question...

i'm leaning towards the pioneer 1020 because of the ethernet port for internet radio.

the 608 seems like a pretty good receiver but not ethernet port.

should i go with the 608, is there a work around to listen to internet radio?
i'll have my ps3 and dish receiver hooked to the receiver.

thanks.
post #107 of 5274
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

@ tunaman or maybe anyone who can answer the question...

i'm leaning towards the pioneer 1020 because of the ethernet port for internet radio.

the 608 seems like a pretty good receiver but not ethernet port.

should i go with the 608, is there a work around to listen to internet radio?
i'll have my ps3 and dish receiver hooked to the receiver.

thanks.

I haven't personally hooked up internet radio through the PS3 but it is a menu option...

UPDATE: Check this link... again I haven't done it but others have
http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/view...&t=3240#p14039

When you have a PS3 you don't need to pay for extra internet widgets to your TV& receiver... I was browsing the net on my PS3 today... I'm sure you could do it that way as well.

In the long run the 1.4a ethernet pass through will be awesome to hook up the PS4 & a internet ready TV too... The receiver itself doesn't need ethernet... its nice to have for updates.
I think the Pioneer 1020 & the Onkyo 608 are win win situations... get whatever one is on sale... I got my Onkyo 608 for $100 less than the Pioneer, if it was the other way around I'd go with Pioneer.
post #108 of 5274
thank tunaman.

i've seen the 1020 presale price at $450.
xxxxxxx
no brainer, right?

sorry all for the posting the presale price.
i forgot about no talk of price.

sorry OP
post #109 of 5274
I know this might be a little off topic and pre mature. but has anyone hear anything about the supposedly 808?. I currently have the 805 and thinking about getting the 807.
post #110 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

thank tunaman.

i've seen the 1020 presale price at $450.
the 608 presale is at $390.
no brainer, right?

I know there is not suppose to be any price talk here.

But FEEL FREE to PM me.

Where did you find such a good 608 pre-sale price?
post #111 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

I know there is not suppose to be any price talk here.

But FEEL FREE to PM me.

Where did you find such a good 608 pre-sale price?

I'm curious as well, please PM me if you could.
post #112 of 5274
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Originally Posted by michaelahess View Post

I'm curious as well, please PM me if you could.

I think he might have had his signals crossed
post #113 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

thank tunaman.

i've seen the 1020 presale price at $450.
the 608 presale is at $390.
no brainer, right?

PM me too !
post #114 of 5274
I am waiting for the 607's to be reduced more. From the past, you will see Crutchfield lower these ~40% when the new models are in their possession.

In my opinion, and if you are not upgrading to 3D, buy this piece to hold you over until the 3D is more available and the bugs are worked out.

Bottomline: Whatever manufacturer you choose for your new piece, their will be signifcant reductions in price on the older models.
post #115 of 5274
Sorry again to all for posting price.

PMs have been sent to those that asked.

Good luck in your purchase!
post #116 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

Sorry again to all for posting price.

PMs have been sent to those that asked.

Good luck in your purchase!

YES - Thank you to John and Jedi - I got my Pre-Order in EARLY.

I just got my Cancel Order from Amazon - Saved a BUNCH $$$$'s
post #117 of 5274
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

I just got my Cancel Order from Amazon - Saved a BUNCH $$$$'s

So easy even a caveman can do it.


Sorry, had to do it.
Geico on my mind, LOL.
post #118 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

So easy even a caveman can do it.


Sorry, had to do it.
Geico on my mind, LOL.

I'm a pretty good Internet Shopper - but I can only find what
exists - not what does not exist - Today's Case - a SECRET Source

Thanks again.
post #119 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Jedi5 View Post

So easy even a caveman can do it.


Sorry, had to do it.
Geico on my mind, LOL.

Thanks so much for the info, just canceled my J&R order and placed one for two of these, the savings are great!
post #120 of 5274
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Originally Posted by PCTools View Post

Bottomline: Whatever manufacturer you choose for your new piece, their will be signifcant reductions in price on the older models.

That is usually how I prefer to shop. Typically manufactures just take last year's model, add one little feature and slap a new slogan, model number, and price on it.

Keep in mind though that Onkyo really beefed up the 608 compared to the 607. The 608 is getting way more than a new marketing slogan (Now in 3D!!). So the strategy of "just buy last year's model and get more bang for your buck" doesn't really apply. The 608 is a ton of bang for your buck with all the stuff they added to it.
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