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post #421 of 763
Yeh .. was looking in on the 7005 boys so thought I'd drop down and see what was up with this thread as well. Tne few issues brought up in the Denon XX12 thread are slowly being fixed with firmware updates as noted in post #4 of that thread that I keep updated. Also note, the Denon and Marantz models are now clones for the most part with the Marantz having some extra features and inputs. That said, you can't go wrong with either brand and should choose the model that meets your budget, inputs, and feature requirements.
post #422 of 763
I wanted to know if the sr5005 can upconvert 720p ps3 games to 1080p. And if so how. Thanks
post #423 of 763
I am seriously considering the 6005. I have a Denon AVR987 (same as the AVR2807) currently and was wondering if the 6005 would be able to match my 987 in sound and power? I love the way the 987 sounds and would mainly be upgrading for the features on the 6005. I just dont want to get it and it be a dropoff in sound and power and quality. Those who have the 6005, what are your average volume on movies, bluray, dvds and music cds, etc.? How loud do you listen? What about TV? I have Infinity Primus 7.1 speakers and a Klipsch SUB 12. The prices are good on the 6005 now and I am also considering the Yamaha RX-A1000 and the Harman Kardon AVR3600.

Thanks in advance...
post #424 of 763
This might be a dumb question, but how would I be notified if there is a firmware update available for the SR5005?
post #425 of 763
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Originally Posted by kosta27 View Post

This might be a dumb question, but how would I be notified if there is a firmware update available for the SR5005?

Barring a product recall, there will be no widespread updates for the SR5005. Generally, only networked AVRs receive firmware updates.

AJ
post #426 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Keep in mind this can only be done on AVRs that have at a minimum MultEQ XT installed and are rated as "installer ready." AFAIK, the 7005 is the only model that is "installer ready."

Right, the 6005 isn't "installer ready" and thats fine. I didn't hear a significant difference between MultEq and XT on my system at least. I don't think I would get an XT unit if it didn't have the pro calibration capacity. Frankly, I'll wait for XT 32 to be more available in a couple of years and upgrade then. I bet any possible improvements beyond XT 32 will be more theoretical than audible.
post #427 of 763
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Originally Posted by WiWavelength View Post

Barring a product recall, there will be no widespread updates for the SR5005. Generally, only networked AVRs receive firmware updates.

I was wondering about this too for my 6005. So far I'm not having any problems so it doesn't really matter but if there was a firmware update how would we find out?
post #428 of 763
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Originally Posted by Havocsrt4 View Post

I wanted to know if the sr5005 can upconvert 720p ps3 games to 1080p. And if so how. Thanks

Not sure about the 5005 but on the 6005 it only up-converts analogue inputs via HDMI. Try a component connection from your PS3 to your 5005 and see what you get at the TV via HDMI.
post #429 of 763
I've had 2 issues. This is the MN:6005 and it says dNorm when the audio would come back on. Very brief drops lasting less than a second and about 30 sec to 1 minute or more apart. Mediacom cable box was doing this on only one high def channel and the box got zapped, replaced, and the problem was gone. A similar problem returns however and seemed to be intermittant and on many channels. Resetting the cable box sometimes seemed to help. I thought it was the cable box again. Turns out I can fix this everytime it does it by turning everything off. Then turning the receiver on first, then cable box, then tv. I have everything running through the receiver with only one HDMI output to the tv. Our blue-ray player (PS3) never exibited this problem. Our remote turns the cable box on first, then receiver, then tv (wrong order). Not sure why it occasionally acts up, but it was frustrating for sure. I hope this will help someone else with the same type of problem. Also I've found that when getting poor cable signal, audio halting, pixelating, freezing screen, etc that it is usually on the channel with new programs (everyone watching at once). The cable company is able to boost the signal for that channel and make it work. I call immediately now whenever this begins to be an issue and they fix it right then over the phone. Happy viewing all!
post #430 of 763
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Originally Posted by oldie1kslowbie View Post

I was wondering about this too for my 6005. So far I'm not having any problems so it doesn't really matter but if there was a firmware update how would we find out?

Marantz is likely similar to Denon on this note in that they don't notify you at all when there's a firmware update. Rather the repair center will install it if the AVR is returned for repair issues and the firmware update resolves that particular issue.
post #431 of 763
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Originally Posted by HDpalooza View Post

I've had my SR6005 about 3 months now ( bought new from AC4L ) and while watching a movie, a loud "pop" came from the center channel speaker. It actually fried the tweeter in my Def Tech CLR 2002 and now, a low level hum and hiss comes from the center channel constantly. I notified Marantz and followed their troubleshooting instructions as well as new wires, and hooking up my backup Denon 2310 receiver to the existing speakers. Is this a possible variation of the dreaded POD in the 5 series??? Anywayze, the receiver is off to United Radio in Jersey, I'll report the findings.

UPDATE: Sent the 6005 to a factory authorized service center and they replaced the HDMI board and sent the unit back, only with the same exact problem. Contacted Marantz and they had me send the unit to the big Kahuna, United Radio. They deemed the unit unrepairable and sent a refurbed unit. This process has taken about a month to resolve. Long story short, I believe the "POD" does still exist in the 05 models and I have expressed my displeasure with Marantz's policy of replaceing new units with refurbs. I'm sure these issues are handeled on a case by case basis, but I am waiting on a final word. CS is still top notch and quick to respond (in most instances).
post #432 of 763
Question: Is there a way to connect a small cooling fan to these (the fan will be mounted to the cabinet) and have it turn on/off when the receiver is turned on/off? If not (and I don't think there is) how have those with cooling fans handled the on/off?

Thanks!
post #433 of 763
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Originally Posted by Pinstripe View Post

Question: Is there a way to connect a small cooling fan to these (the fan will be mounted to the cabinet) and have it turn on/off when the receiver is turned on/off? If not (and I don't think there is) how have those with cooling fans handled the on/off?

Thanks!


a usb powered laptop fan should work.. something like this


http://cgi.ebay.com/NOTEBOOK-COOLER-...item43a90e365c
post #434 of 763
Question about the USB slot In front. Is there a way to use that slot for audio but still have a digital video source output to the tv? I've got it set to output tv when using USB audio, tv hooked up w hdmi but have no video output occurs when in this fxn.
post #435 of 763
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Originally Posted by stressfree View Post

I've had 2 issues. This is the MN:6005 and it says dNorm when the audio would come back on. Very brief drops lasting less than a second and about 30 sec to 1 minute or more apart. Mediacom cable box was doing this on only one high def channel and the box got zapped, replaced, and the problem was gone. A similar problem returns however and seemed to be intermittant and on many channels. Resetting the cable box sometimes seemed to help. I thought it was the cable box again. Turns out I can fix this everytime it does it by turning everything off. Then turning the receiver on first, then cable box, then tv. I have everything running through the receiver with only one HDMI output to the tv. Our blue-ray player (PS3) never exibited this problem. Our remote turns the cable box on first, then receiver, then tv (wrong order). Not sure why it occasionally acts up, but it was frustrating for sure. I hope this will help someone else with the same type of problem. Also I've found that when getting poor cable signal, audio halting, pixelating, freezing screen, etc that it is usually on the channel with new programs (everyone watching at once). The cable company is able to boost the signal for that channel and make it work. I call immediately now whenever this begins to be an issue and they fix it right then over the phone. Happy viewing all!

Have you tried different HDMI cables? Sounds like a HDMI handshake problem.
post #436 of 763
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Originally Posted by Pinstripe View Post

Question: Is there a way to connect a small cooling fan to these (the fan will be mounted to the cabinet) and have it turn on/off when the receiver is turned on/off? If not (and I don't think there is) how have those with cooling fans handled the on/off?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by cream puff View Post

a usb powered laptop fan should work.. something like this


http://cgi.ebay.com/NOTEBOOK-COOLER-...item43a90e365c

Update: I searched up and down on AVS and the best option for me was a smart strip - had never even heard of them.
post #437 of 763
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Originally Posted by Pinstripe View Post


Update: I searched up and down on AVS and the best option for me was a smart strip - had never even heard of them.

I use a smart strip To turn on/off my ambient lighting. It works fine. A little more complicated would be a temperature switch.
post #438 of 763
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Originally Posted by HDpalooza View Post
UPDATE: Sent the 6005 to a factory authorized service center and they replaced the HDMI board and sent the unit back, only with the same exact problem. Contacted Marantz and they had me send the unit to the big Kahuna, United Radio. They deemed the unit unrepairable and sent a refurbed unit. This process has taken about a month to resolve. Long story short, I believe the "POD" does still exist in the 05 models and I have expressed my displeasure with Marantz's policy of replaceing new units with refurbs. I'm sure these issues are handeled on a case by case basis, but I am waiting on a final word. CS is still top notch and quick to respond (in most instances).
update: Marantz is replaceing my new unit, I'm a happy fan boy and customer of Marantz since 1975. Great Customer Service!
post #439 of 763
Went to BB today to review the proposal they did for me about two months ago. When we got to the receiver quoted, an SR 5005, I told the guy I was looking to move up a notch to the SR 6005. He checked the computer for stock and they had one NIB and the display unit left. Then he checked the price and I said I'll take it!!!

Since the new SR 6006 is now on the floor, it was on clearance price...I couldn't pass it up at less than $500. Woohoo! Even beat the current Amazon price by $75.

BTW, anyone in the market for a Marantz SR 5005 or 6005 should check their local BB now.

Now I've got to convince SWMBO that we could just recycle the savings into an OPPO 93. Otherwise it'll be a Panny 210 or 310. Any thoughts to help with the my BR decision?

I also think I've made my final decision to go with the 55vt30 over the Sammy pn59d8000 plasma.

Go big or go home, right?

I'm about two weeks away from entering the 21st century.
post #440 of 763
Does the 5006 have Dolby volume or anything similar to level out the sound between commercials / programs, etc?

Jon
post #441 of 763
^^
It's got Audyssey Dyn EQ and Dyn Volume which accomplishes the same thing.
post #442 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
It's got Audyssey Dyn EQ and Dyn Volume which accomplishes the same thing.

Great! Thanks!
post #443 of 763
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Originally Posted by HackerRick View Post


Now I've got to convince SWMBO that we could just recycle the savings into an OPPO 93. Otherwise it'll be a Panny 210 or 310. Any thoughts to help with the my BR decision?

I got the Oppo BDP-93 and don't regret it. Sound quality was noticeably better than my older Panasonic BD. I also liked cause it now supports VUDU.
post #444 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
It's got Audyssey Dyn EQ and Dyn Volume which accomplishes the same thing.

Cool also is that the 5006 allows you to set the amount of Dynamic volume between low medium and high and remembers your setting by source. So I have it set on medium for TV and don't have to remember to turn it off when I watch BluRay or listen to a CD.
post #445 of 763
Don't know if this was previously posted but I just received an email from the Outlaws and they are now offering the SR5005 as a processor. They will disconnect the internal amping and give a 4 year warranty for half a grand. I know there are still some outstanding issues with this series but this is a way cool approach to entry level processing.
post #446 of 763
They're only charging $75 for the mod as well it looked like. At that price, it seems extremely simple and I'd be interested in them releasing the instructions publicly; granted a DIY approach would void the warantee.

..dane
post #447 of 763
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Originally Posted by ClarkeBar View Post

Don't know if this was previously posted but I just received an email from the Outlaws and they are now offering the SR5005 as a processor. They will disconnect the internal amping and give a 4 year warranty for half a grand. I know there are still some outstanding issues with this series but this is a way cool approach to entry level processing.

How big an impact is that really gonna have? I'm currently using my 6005 as a pre/processor without any mod and the noise floor is great. I've had it up to 0 db gain outputting to my NAD amp with no signal and its dead quiet.
post #448 of 763
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Originally Posted by oldie1kslowbie View Post

How big an impact is that really gonna have?


It will cut the temp down by quite a few degrees. It will also cut power consumption down.
post #449 of 763
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Originally Posted by BrownTown

It will cut the temp down by quite a few degrees. It will also cut power consumption down.
How much power and heat are they generating sitting idle though? If your not using the amps, the temp should stay below normal operating levels any right? I'm curious.
post #450 of 763
I would think it would very helpful in cabinets. Receivers used as prepros run hotter than needed due to the idling. Any signal degradation due to internal noise/interference is reduced, always a good thing.

I used receivers as prepros for many years until acquiring the Onkyo PR-SC885 for processing. All of them ran hot (HKs mainly), even a 510 which was also designed for use as an amp with Main Ins. Cabinet placement required putting whatever amp used at the time on one side and the receiver on the other. When used in this way, most of them equaled the heat output of a Cable DVR, which can get quite hot. Definitely needed fans. Now the 885 is also a bit warm but much of that is due to the Video chip. The heat from the small toroid is not an issue, even in the cabinet.
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