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post #151 of 3823
Hi,
I'm looking for a good AVR with the ability to do a decent FRC over HDMI from 50 to 60hz and newest Onkyo with Qdeo chip seems a good pick. I'm afraid that this feature is locked in this model as owner manual does not give any hint about it (only NTSC/PAL compatibility, which could mean 50hz in 50 hz out, for me a deal-breaker). Can anyone confirm this ability?

I already did not decided to invest in DVDO edge, Altona HD560 and other simmilar equipment.
Thanks'
post #152 of 3823
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post #153 of 3823
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Originally Posted by BeerBoy View Post

Looking at the manual. In the set up menu, you go to "input/output assign" and you can change the output resolution. It says that THROUGH does not upconvert... "select this to pass video through the AV receiver at the same resolution and with no conversion". I'm leaving mine at AUTO... "selct this to have the AV receiver automatically convert video at resolutions supported by your TV". After pressing DISPLAY twice, it says its upconverting my Comcast signal to 1080p.

Now I understand the discrepancy. You are referring to the set up menu and the options available in Input/Output Assign, where THROUGH acts as you note and I think choosing either AUTO or 1080p (if your TV accepts a 1080p signal) will give you the highest resolution output through the 609. I am referring to the HOME screen PICTURE MODE option where (p, 53) THROUGH "changes resolution" (upconverts) and DIRECT "does not change resolution" (no upconversion).

In summary, the Setup Input/Output assignment tells the AVR what you want it to do with the video signal when you allow it to modify it. The Home Picture Mode allows you to decide for that input what you want done.
post #154 of 3823
Thanks again Doc!
post #155 of 3823
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

It will check for the presence of a sub but it wont eq the sub like Audyssey MultiEQ does.

Any help on the best eq settings for a sub? I dont seem to be getting much out of my sub after the Audyssey tested my set up. My sub is a BIC V1020.
post #156 of 3823
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Originally Posted by BeerBoy View Post

Any help on the best eq settings for a sub? I dont seem to be getting much out of my sub after the Audyssey tested my set up. My sub is a BIC V1020.

In for an answer to this question.
post #157 of 3823
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Originally Posted by BeerBoy View Post

Any help on the best eq settings for a sub? I dont seem to be getting much out of my sub after the Audyssey tested my set up. My sub is a BIC V1020.

It depends on the room. You attenuate the peak frequencies, and accentuate the null frequencies, which change from room to room, and change if you move your sub. If you've run Audyssey, a lot of people go into the menu and tweak the sub level up about 3dB. Don't change the knob on the sub though, as it will throw off Audyssey's settings.
post #158 of 3823
^^ OK. I'll try that. Thanks!
post #159 of 3823
hey guys i started the firmware update on my new TX-NR609 and it went through the first 2 things fine and now its been stuck on ARM Writing at 12% for over an hour now? What should i do?
post #160 of 3823
Did you get it to work? I got an error message when I first tried the firmware update. I tried it again and it worked fine.
post #161 of 3823
nope, it stayed at 12% for over 2 hours then the power went out cause the storms. Gotta wait till tomorrow to try again due to more storms
post #162 of 3823
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerBoy View Post

Any help on the best eq settings for a sub? I dont seem to be getting much out of my sub after the Audyssey tested my set up. My sub is a BIC V1020.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Augerhandle View Post

It depends on the room. You attenuate the peak frequencies, and accentuate the null frequencies, which change from room to room, and change if you move your sub. If you've run Audyssey, a lot of people go into the menu and tweak the sub level up about 3dB. Don't change the knob on the sub though, as it will throw off Audyssey's settings.

The 609 and 509 have Audyssey 2EQ, which does not EQ the subwoofer output.

You need an external EQ, like a Behringer 1124, and measurement tools, like REW and an SPL meter, to tame your SW response with these receivers.

Audyssey MultEQ and XT are in the higher level models, which do attempt to EQ the SW channel.

The only thing Audyssey will do in the 609/509, as noted, is adjust the level and distance.

And I disagree with Augerhandle's advice: go ahead and adjust the SW gain as you see fit: Audyssey is a tool, and if you want more bass, go ahead and give yourself more bass. Especially since Audyssey can't do anything about the SW EQ, so the relative boominess/bass content is very dependent on the frequency of the material, and you might be happy with something different from what the (basic) Audyssey algorithm has decided is "right".

As recently stated in the Audyssey thread: Reference vs. Preference, and Preference is OK.

shinksma
post #163 of 3823
just an fyi vanns has the 609 for $395 shipped - today only. That just got me off the fence.. should have it tomorrow!
post #164 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

just an fyi vanns has the 609 for $395 shipped - today only. That just got me off the fence.. should have it tomorrow!

Just pulled up their website and it is listed for $494

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

You using a coupon or something?
post #165 of 3823
you must call them at 1-866-809-2170 - its phone only and not online. Deal is good until 8pm MDT today.

I tried to get them down a little more but they would not budge - so $395 shipped to me
post #166 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

you must call them at 1-866-809-2170 - its phone only and not online. Deal is good until 8pm MDT today.

I tried to get them down a little more but they would not budge - so $395 shipped to me

Nice how did you find out about this phone only deal?
post #167 of 3823
slickdeals.net - someone got an email that is a special sale with 5-50% off select electronics - the 609 was in at 20% off.. sweet deal - phone call took all of 3 minutes!
post #168 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

slickdeals.net - someone got an email that is a special sale with 5-50% off select electronics - the 609 was in at 20% off.. sweet deal - phone call took all of 3 minutes!

This is a really cool deal.. But I already bought mine. It is a great receiver.
post #169 of 3823
looking forward to it - it will be replacing an onkyo 600 that turned 9 this week and is still running like a champ - at 395 I could not pass it up. I was looking at the new CI series of Denons, but the 2312 which is what I need because of the legacy optical digital and component connections would have been $650 at least.. so this should be a great deal!
post #170 of 3823
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

slickdeals.net - someone got an email that is a special sale with 5-50% off select electronics - the 609 was in at 20% off.. sweet deal - phone call took all of 3 minutes!


+1 rep for you thanks man
post #171 of 3823
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

just an fyi vanns has the 609 for $395 shipped - today only. That just got me off the fence.. should have it tomorrow!

Damn, I have to get to Fry's during lunch. I picked one up there for $499 about 10 days ago, and with this I get about $110 back.
post #172 of 3823
I have been looking into android apps to control the 609 - looks like there is one - OnkyTroller - installed it.. now I just need the 609 Anyone else using it?
post #173 of 3823
Did you get free shipping on that deal?
post #174 of 3823
free shipping and no tax (assuming you are not in kentucky) - price was $395 out the door
post #175 of 3823
350 or 395 I see you posted both
post #176 of 3823
my fault - $395.. I tried to get them to bite at $350 and they would not.
post #177 of 3823
It's 395.20, i'm at Fry's now trying to price match my previous purchase and they just verified the price.
post #178 of 3823
guess I got 20 cents off.. lol

did fry's give it to you?

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Order Date: Apr 27, 2011 9:41:13 AM
Order Number: 11xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shipping: Ground
Customer Service Representative: DUSTIN TEXLEY
SKU Description Price Qty Subtotal
538565199 Onkyo TX-NR609 $395.00 1 $395.00
Subtotal: $395.00
Shipping: $0.00
Tax Subtotal: $0.00
Grand Total: $395.00
Adjustments: $0.00
Net Charges: $395.00
post #179 of 3823
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

guess I got 20 cents off.. lol

did fry's give it to you?

-----------------------------------------------

Order Date: Apr 27, 2011 9:41:13 AM
Order Number: 11xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shipping: Ground
Customer Service Representative: DUSTIN TEXLEY
SKU Description Price Qty Subtotal
538565199 Onkyo TX-NR609 $395.00 1 $395.00
Subtotal: $395.00
Shipping: $0.00
Tax Subtotal: $0.00
Grand Total: $395.00
Adjustments: $0.00
Net Charges: $395.00

They are waiting for some additional info. They had a 2nd guy call and he identified himself as a Fry's employee then asked the vendor to fax over a quote.

I cannot believe they did that.

EDIT:

Yup, Vann's caught on to what they were doing (obviously) and sent a reply to them telling them to knock it off and check the website for the "current" price. It,s wonderful what you learn when they set down the phone and they do not put you on hold.

So it was kicked up to corporate. If they don't have an answer by the time I get off work, I'll have to do it the "hard way" and get my order in before e sale ends.
post #180 of 3823
I ordered mine 395....$30 cheaper than the ebay grey market prices :-)
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