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post #511 of 721
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Originally Posted by pattontj View Post

They have stated that they do not support cables longer than 10ft from the Output of the receiver, and that there's no fix for this.
Tim

I'm not sure the information provided to you is accurate. I used 15ft HDMi cable to connect my HP laptop to RC270, and it worked fine. It is no name HDMi cable too.

I bought it a while ago: INSTEN Super High Resolution GOLD
post #512 of 721
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Originally Posted by pattontj View Post

I might have to call them back again. I just found the following link which states 15ft cables should be fine

http://www.onkyousa.com/faqs_detail.cfm?detail=1&id=281

Grrr. Comments or thoughts, anyone?

Tim

Few things I can think of:

You might want to search through this thread - I think I had read someone trying to drive the hdmi output to a projector using a 25 or 50 foot cable.

On the other hand it could be that the HT-270 hdmi output is not designed to drive a signal over cables that are "too long".

As you are planning on calling them back - I would ask them if e.g. the SR708 or higher end receivers would support long[er] cables. I find it curious that the HT270 is a receiver kind of between the SR 608 and SR 708 feature-wise.
post #513 of 721
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Originally Posted by khansha View Post

Few things I can think of:

You might want to search through this thread - I think I had read someone trying to drive the hdmi output to a projector using a 25 or 50 foot cable.

On the other hand it could be that the HT-270 hdmi output is not designed to drive a signal over cables that are "too long".

As you are planning on calling them back - I would ask them if e.g. the SR708 or higher end receivers would support long[er] cables. I find it curious that the HT270 is a receiver kind of between the SR 608 and SR 708 feature-wise.

The HDMI output from my HT-270 is running through a 25' Blue Jeans Belden Series-1 Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable, two HDMI wall-plates and two 24" Monoprice cables to the projector - no problems at all.
post #514 of 721
How old of a receiver is this? Newegg is showing it as "deactivated". I am deciding between this and the 708 and the 270 is about a $100 cheaper and does everything I want.
post #515 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

How old of a receiver is this? Newegg is showing it as "deactivated". I am deciding between this and the 708 and the 270 is about a $100 cheaper and does everything I want.

They are a late 2010 model. Released in August, last year. In this case the "RC" models are like a revised version of their "SR" line that debuted earlier in the year. They share a lot with their SR counterparts, usually a couple of features disabled and you get better deal with a revised model with quirks sorted out at a better price.
post #516 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

How old of a receiver is this? Newegg is showing it as "deactivated". I am deciding between this and the 708 and the 270 is about a $100 cheaper and does everything I want.

They released it late last year, but they didn't build it all at one time. The RC270 that I bought earlier this year included the latest firmware, and the earlier released date is not.

If you buy it today, you'll receive the newer RC270 with the latest firmware.
post #517 of 721
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Originally Posted by new04quest View Post

They released it late last year, but they didn't build it all at one time. The RC270 that I bought earlier this year included the latest firmware, and the earlier released date is not.

If you buy it today, you'll receive the newer RC270 with the latest firmware.

Great - I will most likely be ordering it within a few weeks. The differences between the 270 and the 708 are items that I am not concerned about.
post #518 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

Great - I will most likely be ordering it within a few weeks. The differences between the 270 and the 708 are items that I am not concerned about.

Good choice.

Easily the best AVR at its price point.

Everything else comparable is at least $100 more.
post #519 of 721
Hello, I really need your help. I bought my Onkyo RC270 one month ago.

My Onkyo remote suddenly stopped working on the "Receiver" mode. It still works with other equipments, such as TV, but on "Receiver" mode, it just doesn't, which is extremely strange. I canĀ“t control the receiver anymore through the Onkyo remote.

I tried everything, replaced the batteries, resetted the remote, resetted the receiver, nothing works. Curious thing is, between trials and trials, it worked for a quick bit, about 5 seconds, I was suddenly controlling the receiver again, and then it stopped working again ...

I refuse to believe I spent almost 500 bucks on a thing that comes with a defective remote, so I was wondering is there anything else I should try before yelling at customer service?
post #520 of 721
Is this AVR directly compatible with iPod/iPhone through the USB connection or do you need to purchase a separate iPod Dock for full functionality?
post #521 of 721
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Originally Posted by ddkalfa View Post
I refuse to believe I spent almost 500 bucks on a thing that comes with a defective remote, so I was wondering is there anything else I should try before yelling at customer service?
With electronics, button, software, etc., anything can happen. Something can slip off or short or intermittent inside the remote. You might have a defected remote. You can simple call Onkyo or the place where you bought it. They'll replace it.
post #522 of 721
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Originally Posted by DocCasualty View Post
Is this AVR directly compatible with iPod/iPhone through the USB connection or do you need to purchase a separate iPod Dock for full functionality?
Yes...I use it all the time.
post #523 of 721
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Originally Posted by new04quest View Post
Yes...I use it all the time.
Thanks. Considering a new AVR and this one was recommended on another thread. I understood that some of the other Onkyos (?older models) required an add-on dock, so wanted to make sure.
post #524 of 721
Still trying to decide on NR609 vs RC270. Don't really care about pre in/out anyway..

Also Onkyo's web site listed only RC270 as having biamp feature although if you look at manual both seem to support biamp... wield
post #525 of 721
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Originally Posted by flatmm View Post
Still trying to decide on NR609 vs RC270. Don't really care about pre in/out anyway..

Also Onkyo's web site listed only RC270 as having biamp feature although if you look at manual both seem to support biamp... wield
RC270 does have biamp feature and I'm using it to biamp the front floor standing speakers of my 5.1 speaker system now. Sometime, I switched it to 8 speakers, and two of them being L/R front high.
post #526 of 721
I am considering the RC270 to replace my older Onkyo that has too few HDMI inputs. I have a mixture of 8-ohm and 4-ohm Triad speakers, so the RC270 being "4-ohm certified" was appealing. Looking at the online owners manual, it gives guidance on how to set up the speakers impedance:

4ohms: Select if the impedance of any speaker is 4 ohms or more but less than 6.
6ohms: Select if the impedances of all speakers are between 6 and 16 ohms.

What would I do since mine is neither of these, technically?

Larry
post #527 of 721
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Originally Posted by kennelm View Post

I am considering the RC270 to replace my older Onkyo that has too few HDMI inputs. I have a mixture of 8-ohm and 4-ohm Triad speakers, so the RC270 being "4-ohm certified" was appealing. Looking at the online owners manual, it gives guidance on how to set up the speakers impedance:

4ohms: Select if the impedance of any speaker is 4 ohms or more but less than 6.
6ohms: Select if the impedances of all speakers are between 6 and 16 ohms.

What would I do since mine is neither of these, technically?

Larry

It is simple, 4ohms speaker select 4ohms and 8ohms speaker select 6ohms.
post #528 of 721
I am now waiting to see if the 709 comes out before I have to buy the 270. I will need to buy it in late May or early June.
post #529 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright
I am now waiting to see if the 709 comes out before I have to buy the 270. I will need to buy it in late May or early June.
Well the replacement for the 270 would be the 370 not the 709. I can undestand if you were looking at the 708 only though.
post #530 of 721
My choice before was the 708 - then I saw the 270 and it became my choice.
post #531 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright
My choice before was the 708 - then I saw the 270 and it became my choice.
Then the RC370 is the one you would be waiting for since that will be the replacement for the RC270.
post #532 of 721
But when will the RC370 come out? I will be buying something in about a month or two.
post #533 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

But when will the RC370 come out? I will be buying something in about a month or two.

No Idea probably closer to summer/fall timeframe if I had to guess. It will most likely get released with the other mid to high tier AVRs from Onkyo.
post #534 of 721
So, I finally bought my RC270 and am enjoying it greatly with my old Cerwin Vega AVS-632 5.1 setup, but I decided I wanted to add some nice tower front speakers so I ordered a pair of BIC DV64s to become my fronts on each side of my DLP TV. Now I just have to decided the best way to use my surround speakers with my new setup. Should I use them as front high or front wide? My living room isn't the ideal shape. It is long and skinny, about 11' x 22', with the listening position about 14' from the front wall. I also know my speaker placement isn't ideal right now. I currently have my 4 surrounds in the 4 corners about 6' up because I didn't know any better at the time and wanted to hide the wires in the corner seams. So, currently they are higher than wides should be and wider than highs should be. So, does anyone have any advice on how I should configure my new setup?

Thanks in advance.
post #535 of 721
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Originally Posted by LEOlson View Post

So, I finally bought my RC270 and am enjoying it greatly with my old Cerwin Vega AVS-632 5.1 setup, but I decided I wanted to add some nice tower front speakers so I ordered a pair of BIC DV64s to become my fronts on each side of my DLP TV. Now I just have to decided the best way to use my surround speakers with my new setup. Should I use them as front high or front wide? My living room isn't the ideal shape. It is long and skinny, about 11' x 22', with the listening position about 14' from the front wall. I also know my speaker placement isn't ideal right now. I currently have my 4 surrounds in the 4 corners about 6' up because I didn't know any better at the time and wanted to hide the wires in the corner seams. So, currently they are higher than wides should be and wider than highs should be. So, does anyone have any advice on how I should configure my new setup?

Thanks in advance.

If you want to keep it simple and clean and utilize the existing corners speaker wires, I'm suggesting doing the 5.1 with the prewired front corners as L/R front high, L/R floor standing speakers and L/R surround speakers. It should sounds quite nice, and it is what I have now.
post #536 of 721
Can you easily switch between the powered and un-powered Zone 2's? In other words, having one hooked up to an amp for one room and the other to a set of speakers in a third room?
post #537 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

But when will the RC370 come out? I will be buying something in about a month or two.

Onkyo sent me an email yesterday, saying it's comming soon. It's now on the website. The biggest upgrade is the video processor, everything else is the pretty much the same.
post #538 of 721
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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

Onkyo sent me an email yesterday, saying it's comming soon. It's now on the website. The biggest upgrade is the video processor, everything else is the pretty much the same.

Looks like they also added MultiEQ XT (upgradded Audyssey) as well as the other "base" improvements. There looks to be a slightly upgraded amp as well and an extra HDMI input. In the end though the RC270 is probably a better bang for your buck buy right now, unless you need\\want the features that were added to the RC370.

heres the link to the RC370 for those that are interested in looking at the specs:
http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=i

Its also up at Amazon for ~$220 more than the RC270 normally goes for.....
post #539 of 721
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post
But when will the RC370 come out? I will be buying something in about a month or two.
It's not enough upgrades for $200+ more than the RC270. You will be buying the first batch too, and it is usually involves with firmware bugs.

Amazon is taking pre-order: Onkyo HT-RC370 7.2-Channel THX Certified Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black)
post #540 of 721
The RC370 also now includes Dolby Volume. Not sure about the amp being upgraded. It's still pumping at 6.3a. You'll still get the same amount of power. All the specs are identical to the RC270.
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