Yeah--it definitely was my only bad experience at the show though, but I'll definitely use Amazon to get the surround sound blu rays that I can remember. Everything else was spectacular--congrats to Gary for throwing a remarkable 2013 CAF.
It was extremely rude! I thought about calling him out--and I even thought about going back later in the day (this was on Friday), but ultimately decided against it.
Hi Matt, I have been wanting to do this same thing in my system for a while now, but haven't had the time to make it happen yet. The one time I tried it with the Onkyo 5508's XLR inputs, I could not get any sound to come out. I'm not sure what setting is messed up in either the Oppo or the Onkyo. ( This was just with the Oppo as the source, but I'd like to run a USB input from my Baetis server for the 2 channel stuff.)
Hey Dennis, when I was using my Integra 80.2, I encountered the same issue; there is a special setting on your Onkyo 5508 that must be activated in order to render the balanced XLR inputs functional--and, oddly enough, it can only be activated using the remote. There's a button on the remote that says Home. Press that and scroll through the options (this may or may not only work on the 5508 LCD) until you see an option that says 'Audio Selector"select enter on Audio Selector--then, scroll again until you've selected "Balanced." The XLR inputs will work flawlessly after that.