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post #1231 of 1620
thanks for the reply. we've been running music through zone 2 with the speakers in the main part of the house. movies are through the receiver for the surround sound effects in the living room. it works great but my girlfriend is challenged when it comes to technology so trying to listen to pandora or the ipod or the radio has her confused. it is confusing for me also but i can muddle through. i was hoping to be able to see what was on zone 2 without having the whole receiver on. is there a better way to do all of this? thanks.
post #1232 of 1620
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Originally Posted by gs2011 View Post

thanks for the reply. we've been running music through zone 2 with the speakers in the main part of the house. movies are through the receiver for the surround sound effects in the living room. it works great but my girlfriend is challenged when it comes to technology so trying to listen to pandora or the ipod or the radio has her confused. it is confusing for me also but i can muddle through. i was hoping to be able to see what was on zone 2 without having the whole receiver on. is there a better way to do all of this? thanks.

I don't think there's any way for a seperate zone 2 display. Are you ever running different source material for zone 2 than what is on the main set? It may be easier to use the rec out or pre out (if you have powered speakers), but this still leaves your receiver on all the time.

Or, if you have a universal remote, you could set up a macro that switches your main set & zone 2 to the same input, and then just mutes the main set (or turns it off, if you only need the display initially). Seems like extra work, though.

For that matter, with the right remote, whatever activity you switched to last ("Zone 2 iPod", "Zone 2 Pandora") would display on the remote's screen, negating the need for the receiver display.
post #1233 of 1620
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi BayouBengal, HDMI pass thru only works with the last input source used before turning off (standby) receiver.

I never realized it but that is why it would work sometime and not work other times. Do other recievers work like that as well? That is not exactly what I was expecting from HDMI pass through. So far everything else about this reciever rocks!
post #1234 of 1620
it seems to work ok the way i have it set up just working the remote takes some getting use to. figuring out my girlfriend is a lot more complicated.
post #1235 of 1620
I've been following all of this thread and it seems that the N708 has the phono and 5.1 analog inputs for SACD/DVD-A that I still need and the HDMI connectivity for gear that I'll eventually add.

One concerning item is that according to the manual, the on screen menu is carried only through HDMI and not component video connections.

My Mits WS - 48413 has component and DVI inputs, no HDMI.

Does anyone know if an HDMI to DVI converter would send the on screen menu to the Mits RPTV?

Thanks

Bob
post #1236 of 1620
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Originally Posted by gs2011 View Post

it seems to work ok the way i have it set up just working the remote takes some getting use to. figuring out my girlfriend is a lot more complicated.

haha
post #1237 of 1620
Hooking up:

Dish HD DVR
Blu-ray player
Cd player
Audio Pro Allroom 5.1 satellite system with sub


Originally was looking at the Pioneer 1120k, but it won't stream music from computer, only internet radio, and you can't upgrade the firmware.


It's now between the 708 or the new TX NR609 that is coming out.

1)If I update the firmware on the 708, does it take care of any bugs, or are they still present?

2) The new 609 have the Marvell upconversion chip or something, is that way better than the 708's?

3) Is the amp section better on the 708?



Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
post #1238 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Dcmkx2000 View Post

1)If I update the firmware on the 708, does it take care of any bugs, or are they still present?

What bugs?

The "firmware update procedure" document here lists inclusions for each of the updates.
post #1239 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Bob R View Post

I've been following all of this thread and it seems that the N708 has the phono and 5.1 analog inputs for SACD/DVD-A that I still need and the HDMI connectivity for gear that I'll eventually add.

One concerning item is that according to the manual, the on screen menu is carried only through HDMI and not component video connections.

My Mits WS - 48413 has component and DVI inputs, no HDMI.

Does anyone know if an HDMI to DVI converter would send the on screen menu to the Mits RPTV?

Thanks

Bob

If you're not sending audio or 3d over the cable to the display, a simple monoprice adapter should work:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...04&cp_id=10419
post #1240 of 1620
Maybe a dumb question, but can somebody tell me if you can set the crossover independently for each individual channel with this receiver?
post #1241 of 1620
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Originally Posted by mannetti21 View Post

Maybe a dumb question, but can somebody tell me if you can set the crossover independently for each individual channel with this receiver?

Hi mannetti21, yes to both post.
post #1242 of 1620
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi mannetti21, yes to both post.

Not each individually. Unless I'm misunderstanding or there's another way.
post #1243 of 1620
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Originally Posted by litew8 View Post

Not each individually. Unless I'm misunderstanding or there's another way.

Nope, you're are correct. Just Front, Front Wide & Front High channel and the others are combined channels (center, surround and surround back). So almost individually, sorry.
post #1244 of 1620
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Nope, you're are correct. Just Front, Front Wide & Front High channel and the others are combined channels (center, surround and surround back). So almost individually, sorry.

Still doesn't sound right, "almost individually". The way I am understanding the question - is, can you adjust the crossover for each speaker, separately?
post #1245 of 1620
I am about to be getting the Onkyo SR708, and I was just here for clarification-
This receiver will allow me to use an Emotiva XPA-3 to power my fronts & let the receiver power the surrounds, correct?
post #1246 of 1620
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Originally Posted by litew8 View Post

Still doesn't sound right, "almost individually". The way I am understanding the question - is, can you adjust the crossover for each speaker, separately?

No
post #1247 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Gempulse View Post

I am about to be getting the Onkyo SR708, and I was just here for clarification-
This receiver will allow me to use an Emotiva XPA-3 to power my fronts & let the receiver power the surrounds, correct?

Yes, the 708 has pre-outs for this.
post #1248 of 1620
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Originally Posted by Gempulse View Post

I am about to be getting the Onkyo SR708, and I was just here for clarification-
This receiver will allow me to use an Emotiva XPA-3 to power my fronts & let the receiver power the surrounds, correct?

Is there a TX-SR708? The TX-NR708 has pre outs.
post #1249 of 1620
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Originally Posted by markus767 View Post

Is there a TX-SR708? The TX-NR708 has pre outs.

Aw, dude thanks for changing that S to an N, if you wouldn't have done that no one would have known what I was talking about... thanks again!
post #1250 of 1620
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Originally Posted by cagenuts View Post

Yes, the 708 has pre-outs for this.

Thank you.
post #1251 of 1620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcmkx2000 View Post

Hooking up:

Dish HD DVR
Blu-ray player
Cd player
Audio Pro Allroom 5.1 satellite system with sub


Originally was looking at the Pioneer 1120k, but it won't stream music from computer, only internet radio, and you can't upgrade the firmware.


It's now between the 708 or the new TX NR609 that is coming out.

1)If I update the firmware on the 708, does it take care of any bugs, or are they still present?

2) The new 609 have the Marvell upconversion chip or something, is that way better than the 708's?

3) Is the amp section better on the 708?



Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

I am also now looking at the TX-NR609. The receiver itself is smaller than the 708 which is a plus for me. The only big difference I have found is the Audyssey setup. The 708 has a better setup.
post #1252 of 1620
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

I am also now looking at the TX-NR609. The receiver itself is smaller than the 708 which is a plus for me. The only big difference I have found is the Audyssey setup. The 708 has a better setup.

I wouldn't recommend getting anything with Audyssey 2EQ. It doesn't apply any filters to the subwoofer but that's the frequency region that benefits from equalizing the most.
post #1253 of 1620
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Originally Posted by cagenuts View Post

No

Right.
If that's the way the question was asked, then no - you cannot adjust individual channels.
They are all paired.
post #1254 of 1620
Thanks for the clarification on the channel crossovers...

The thing that concerns me most with these Onkyo receivers (708/808) is the power ratings with 7 channels being driven. Apparently the output for the older 807 was dramatically less than competitors. It seems that the 807, 708, and 808 all share the same amps. I can not remember what site I read it on, but the 807 was rated at 29.9watts/channel with 7 channels driven. Similar Pioneer/Denon models were in the 70-100s range.

Anyone care to comment on those stats and their translation into the real world?
post #1255 of 1620
We got our TX-NR708 Hooked Up last night and ran the Audyssey Room Correction Speaker Setup.

I am thinking that a more accurate calibration needs to be done?? It just set the Speaker distance and assigned output levels. It did not run Frequency Scans??

Am I missing something???

Watched a couple of good movies and it sounded nice.

It is a 5.1 System. I am running a 2 channel B&K 125.2 Amp for FL AND FR and a 3 Channel B&K 3140 for the center and rears.

My speakers are Paradigm Studio 60's (Fronts); Studio CC (Center) and Studio 20's (Rears). SVS PB12-NSD Sub.

Any input on additional calibration would be greatly appreciated.
post #1256 of 1620
The Latest Firmware version was already installed in this one.
post #1257 of 1620
Will the gui still show up if its set to "thru" instead of up converting?
post #1258 of 1620
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Originally Posted by majek 60 View Post

We got our TX-NR708 Hooked Up last night and ran the Audyssey Room Correction Speaker Setup.

I am thinking that a more accurate calibration needs to be done?? It just set the Speaker distance and assigned output levels. It did not run Frequency Scans??

Am I missing something???

Watched a couple of good movies and it sounded nice.

It is a 5.1 System. I am running a 2 channel B&K 125.2 Amp for FL AND FR and a 3 Channel B&K 3140 for the center and rears.

My speakers are Paradigm Studio 60's (Fronts); Studio CC (Center) and Studio 20's (Rears). SVS PB12-NSD Sub.

Any input on additional calibration would be greatly appreciated.

It should go to each channel and play test tones. It's a somewhat lengthy process. The receiver sets the crossovers. It didn't do that?
post #1259 of 1620
Hi guys! New member here ... I just got my TX-NR708 and hooked it up to a set of B&W 685s and a Klipsch sub - I love it!

Most everything is pretty well set, but I'm trying to make a decision about internet radio. I don't have an ethernet connection so I'd have to buy something like this in order to make it work with my wireless network: TRENDnet Wireless N Gaming Adapter TEW-647GA

I have a Playstation and Apple TV, so I have various music options but service I really like and want access to is Grooveshark.

My question for you guys is, do you know if Grooveshark can be added as an Internet radio option? It is supported/compatiable? In the Internet Radio menu on the receiver I see options for 7 pre-programmed stations (vTuner through Napster).

For those of you not familiar with Grooveshark, it's similar to Pandora except superior in several ways - you can program all your own music and there are no audio ads in the free version.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
post #1260 of 1620
Curious if any firmware update has addressed the issue brought up in the following review that was taken from Amazon.com....
Quote:


If you have a large music library, don't plan on using the Network/USB function to play your music.

I have over 10K songs and 1K artists in my library. To access an artist in the middle of the alphabet, I have to scroll down one artist at a time. Plan on 30 minutes of scrolling to get to the M's. Onkyo support says there's no simpler way and they aren't aware of a planned firmware upgrade to improve it.

To be effective the feature needs to group artists and/or song titles by the First letter. Like a contact list on an iPhone.

I guess my only solution is to connect a PC directly to my AVR.
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