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post #421 of 3823
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I called integra about the network no-connect issue. They say they are aware of the problem and will contact me once they have a solution. It is something they were familiar with, possibly it affects more products than just the 80.2

-Roger

Well...whoever answered the phone when I just called said that they had never heard of any sort of network no-connect problem.
For what its worth, he also said that the unit should not click when changing audio formats.
post #422 of 3823
I've read with interest the posts on this thread and am most grateful for what has been written. After listening to a pair of Magenpan 20.1's a few weeks ago, I realized how lacking my system is, so it's time to upgrade, a few items at a time. I would like your opinion on the primary move, the NAD M-25 power amp and the DTC 80.2 Pre/pro with the Audussey Pro.

Music (Digital) will be the most important, but would also desire pretty good video processing, although 3d is not in the near future for me. The ability to bi-amp the fronts is critical, and I am confused about just how that works if you want to retain 5.1/7.1.

Thanks,
post #423 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post

How do assign an address if the Internet is frayed out?

Frayed? Don't ya just love auto-spellcheck?
post #424 of 3823
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Originally Posted by drb968 View Post

The ability to bi-amp the fronts is critical, and I am confused about just how that works if you want to retain 5.1/7.1.

Thanks,

Why is it "critical" to bi-amp the fronts? Will you be actively bi-amping or passively bi-amping?

Craig
post #425 of 3823
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Originally Posted by vigga View Post

Well...whoever answered the phone when I just called said that they had never heard of any sort of network no-connect problem.
For what its worth, he also said that the unit should not click when changing audio formats.

That's funny, I sent a detailed note via the web to tech support on the high level of clicking and this is what they sent me today.

Thank You for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support.

Hello Joe,
The clicking that you hear in the receiver is the relays that are within the receiver. It is normal to hear these clicking noises.

Best Regards,
Dan

Again, thank you for contacting Onkyo and Integra USA Product Support, if you need further assistance feel free to call us at:

Onkyo Product Support: 800-229-1687
Integra Product Support: 800-225-1946

Product Support Team Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 8pm EST
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm EST

post #426 of 3823
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Frayed? Don't ya just love auto-spellcheck?

my ipod touch sometimes gives me some unusual results
post #427 of 3823
I've been following this thread form awhile because i had planned on buying this unit but it seems like this thing is filled with bugs, does anybody have anything positive to say about this unit? I'd love to be convinced that this is worth dropping $2 grand on.'
post #428 of 3823
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I called integra about the network no-connect issue. They say they are aware of the problem and will contact me once they have a solution. It is something they were familiar with, possibly it affects more products than just the 80.2

-Roger

same here.
post #429 of 3823
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Originally Posted by james138 View Post

i've been following this thread form awhile because i had planned on buying this unit but it seems like this thing is filled with bugs, does anybody have anything positive to say about this unit? I'd love to be convinced that this is worth dropping $2 grand on.'

+1
post #430 of 3823
Is there anyone who upgraded from the 80.1 to the 80.2 that thinks it was worth the upgrade?

I know the biggest difference is with the Audyssey XT32 but unless your room is really bad it seems like staying with the 80.1 and skipping the 80.2 until a new version comes out might be a wise choice.
post #431 of 3823
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Originally Posted by james138 View Post

I've been following this thread form awhile because i had planned on buying this unit but it seems like this thing is filled with bugs, does anybody have anything positive to say about this unit? I'd love to be convinced that this is worth dropping $2 grand on.'

Jon Bon Jovi's DVD's look sexy sez my wife -- that's good enough for me !!!
post #432 of 3823
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Originally Posted by craig john View Post

Why is it "critical" to bi-amp the fronts? Will you be actively bi-amping or passively bi-amping?

Craig

For the record, only one of those *is* bi-amping.

Jeff
post #433 of 3823
For me coming from the onkyo 885 it was a significant improvement. Only issue for me is the Internet connection issue. Since I have a squeeze touch this not a big issue for me. I have a direct tv HR 20 and. Do not have a clicking issue. 2 subs are now working well in my system. XT32 to my ears makes a big difference .
post #434 of 3823
I am very pleased with this unit. I went from an Anthem D1 to a Denon AVP A1HD and now the 80.2 It doesn't blow either of those out of the water, but for movies sound as good to these old ears. Read any thread about any new unit and you will find fault. If you want it, buy it and see for yourself. Or better yet, HEAR for yourself.
post #435 of 3823
I went from an 80.1 to an 80.2 in order to gain HDMI 1.4 for the most part, for 3D through the Prepro. After setting up the 80.2 I can say the equalization does do a better job. I have a problematic room and it helped quite a bit, but depending on your room acoustics it might be less of an issue.

For me the audio quality improved going from an 80.1 to an 80.2, but I did lose internet radio at least in the short term. I'm pretty sure they will address this soon, however. I've not noticed any other anomalies with this unit vs the 80.1. If you ignore the network issues, it's simply an improved 80.1 that features HDMI 1.4. I've not noticed any other bugs or glitches with this unit. It handshakes with all my HDMI devices just fine.
post #436 of 3823
can u utilize any of the 'unused' xlr's as a 2nd zone pre-out ?
post #437 of 3823
Clicking Poll for Direct TV HD DVR and the 80.2. Here are my questions, details on my setup below. thanks in advance...joe

1) Do you get lots of clicks when you change channels, skip, and pause?
2) Do you have any missing audio over HDMI requiring a restart?
3) Do you get any pops or snaps through the speakers when you start up?


I have a new 80.2 connected to the following;
- Sony KDL-60NX810 (HDMI Only)
- Oppo BDP-83 (HDMI Only)
- DirectTV HR22-100 (HDMI Only)

I have the menu item 7.4 HDMI set as follows;

Audio TV Out = Auto
Lip Sync = Enable
HDMI Control (RIHD) = On
Audio Return Channel = Auto
Power Control = On
TV Control = On

The TV power controls both the TV and the 80.2 and the 80.2 power controls the TV. Nice feature as it eliminates a command in programmable remotes making marcos faster. It also allows me to use the Direct TV remote to operate the TV, 80.2, and Direct TV box without having the slide the device switch.

Here are the issues I'm having.
1) When I have the Direct TV HR22 set for Dolby Digital Out the 80.2 clicks whenever;
- I pause or restart the program
- I skip forward 30 seconds or skip backwards 8 seconds.
2) Several times in 2 days the HDMI audio has failed when starting up the three devices. My preferred way to start would be to use the Direct TV remote, this way I just have to press the On button and all three start. They all seem to start at basically the same time with no discernable delay.
3) I get a snap or pop through the speakers when the three devices power up. If the Direct TV box is already on and I power to the TV and 80.2 I still get a pop.
post #438 of 3823
I have no major click problem with dtv HR 20-100. But I do have a very late version of the firmware for it. I have auto return off. I have found linking my kuro with the prepro and my oppo problematic. I use slow macros with my harmony 880. The new remote with integra seems quite good. I did have a one time so far silent start.


I think the tv has to go on 1st with a wait then the integra then. The dtv box.

I would decouple everything and see what happens.

I have my audio for dtv set to thx ultra 2 . This seems to work fine with thx for 2 channel output.

Joel
post #439 of 3823
I would also make sure ur amps go on after everything else has settled in.
post #440 of 3823
Thanks for all the comments from the new 80.2 users, I really appreciate it.
post #441 of 3823
After moving closer to the integra ido notice clicks as described. In my normal listening position. I do not find them annoying. I find them hard to hear 10 feet away from the integra. Since they only happen with commercials or thx to thx ultra changes I had not noticed these before.
post #442 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post

After moving closer to the integra ido notice clicks as described. In my normal listening position. I do not find them annoying. I find them hard to hear 10 feet away from the integra. Since they only happen with commercials or thx to thx ultra changes I had not noticed these before.

Are you using a DVR and are you skipping commercials?
post #443 of 3823
Yes to both. After the several comments in this thread i do now notice the clicks. They are not very loud andfor me not a big deal. I do have an Antec cooler platform on top of the integra. Perhaps that plus the 10 feet distance keeps the click noise down for me.
post #444 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post

Yes to both. After the several comments in this thread i do now notice the clicks. They are not very loud andfor me not a big deal. I do have an Antec cooler platform on top of the integra. Perhaps that plus the 10 feet distance keeps the click noise down for me.

Isn't it wonderful the power of suggestion ?
post #445 of 3823
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I can't get my 80.2 to connect to the network either. I tried the ON/OFF thing described on page 8, no go. If I hook the 80.2 straight to the Cable Modem it does connect to the network fine. If I go through my DLink router, it just stays on INITIALIZING forever. The old 80.1 would connect through the same router with the same cables just fine.

Any ideas on what I need to change in my router to get an IP address to the 80.2?

-Roger

Which Dlink? Is DHCP enabled in the Dlink? Are you using MAC filtering on the Dlink router? Is your availiable IP address range large enough?

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Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post

How do assign an address if the Internet is frayed out?

The IP address field is frayed/grayed out until you disable DHCP.

To assign a static IP vs using DHCP you need to know your home network. What subnet is it using? What range of IP's will it accept? Are you using mac filtering?, if so add the 80.2 Mac address to the router table etc.

1. Go into hardware setup - Network (7.6)
2. Down arrow to DHCP
3. Set to disable
4. Enter Ip address you want to assign in the range your home router as well as integra will accept.
5. Enter the subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
6. Enter Gateway address - the address of your router
7. Enter DNS server address - usually you can use your router IP address, or your ISP's DNS server IP's.
8. Leave control disabled
9. Be sure to save the settings.

Put it in standby for a minute or two, reset your router wait for it to come up, then power on the 80.2.

Curious if anyone with network trouble has tried disabling network control or assigning a statigc IP, if so was there any difference in the network operation on the 80.2?
post #446 of 3823
I have clicking in my 80.2 as well but as others have mentioned It really doesn't bother me and isn't that loud as I'm 14 feet from the 80.2 and it's behind a acoutically transparent screen.

I've had no audio drop out issues or any other problems but I'm one of the few (or many) that can't get my ethernet port to work.
post #447 of 3823
Have you guys tried a Cat6e cable or Cat5e? I use Cat6e and never hade a problem with network.
post #448 of 3823
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Originally Posted by meller127 View Post

Have you guys tried a Cat6e cable or Cat5e? I use Cat6e and never hade a problem with network.

I've tried 2 different Cat5e cables. Don't think I have a Cat6e I'll try and get one.
post #449 of 3823
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Originally Posted by meller127 View Post

Have you guys tried a Cat6e cable or Cat5e? I use Cat6e and never hade a problem with network.

CAT5e is rated for Gigabit Ethernet if that is what you are alluding to.

Jeff
post #450 of 3823
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

CAT5e is rated for Gigabit Ethernet if that is what you are alluding to.

Jeff

I saw some posts on 5008 and some people did get there networking sorted out with Cat6 cables.
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