Originally Posted by FilmMixer
How can you dismiss:
"It is only the instructions of 3007?"
He never claims it was the 3007 firmware....
He installed firmware via the link from Onkyo... which also happened to include the instructions/PDF from the xxx7 models.
You are reading into it your hope that you will be able to have a xxx8 like unit via a FW update.... I don't see how you can state, as a fact, he used the xxx7 firmware...
He never said he did... there are so many little functional differences from the xxx7 series I just don't see how anyone would think one could work on another (i.e. ARC, HDMI pass through on standby, HDMI hardware, Napster and Mediafly support, the GUI and menu structure to support such functionality, etc..) Not to mention the DSP for audio processing might be different...
You are perfectly right and at this moment, there is objectively no argument I could present that states the contrary.
Nevertheless I change receivers every year and the 5008 (before I cancelled my pre order) would have been my 4th Onkyo after the 905/906/5007. I though happen to practice/know Onkyo's (European) support quite well.
So what I can assure you is that this tech support would have NEVER sent to a single customer a "strategically new" firmware before that this has been "publically" published. This simply isn't part of the "culture" of their service... but then one could argue there are always exceptions...
So permit me to stick with what I wrote before. Even though this is of less importance to me as I'm going to switch my 5007 for a 4311/A100, which should better fill my needs as I have a complete and strict Audyssey DSX 11.2 Klipsch THX Ultra2 installation.
Originally Posted by gurkey
I don't think, that Onkyo is going to provide an update for their xxx7 series to the features of the new xxx8 series. Would be counter productive for them and hurt their sales of the new series.
Just to the contrary i am pretty sure, that there won't be one, ever (at least not from Onkyo).
I totally agree with that and this is what I "opportunely" had in mind... but here, we may be probably leaving AVS "official" territories.
Have a not too hard Monday return...