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post #4741 of 5807
Hi, so should I go for this Onkyo or wait for a Denon CI to go on sale?

I don't really want my receiver to crap out on me
post #4742 of 5807
At current prices I would go for the 809 and that's coming from someone how owns a denon 3312. I do love the denon but I think their comparable. Buy it and don't look back you will drive yourself crazy looking constantly for the best deal. The only meaningful upgrade would be odessey XT 32 and for that you pay a lot more.
post #4743 of 5807
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Originally Posted by Dbubba89 View Post

At current prices I would go for the 809 and that's coming from someone how owns a denon 3312. I do love the denon but I think their comparable. Buy it and don't look back you will drive yourself crazy looking constantly for the best deal. The only meaningful upgrade would be odessey XT 32 and for that you pay a lot more.

Not really a question of how good of a deal at this point, vs will I get a lemon. Its gone up 30.00 since the deal came out but its STILL an excellent price *as long as it works*. And yeah I see lots of good recent reviews but Id like to hear from those same owners 1 or 2 years into it.

Im still rocking my Kenwood VR409 from the HTiB I bought forever ago (late 1990s!!!). Even with the current price the Onkyo receiver is more expensive than that whole kit was, but that kit just keeps on going. Not sure I can get 10+ years out of the Onkyo!
post #4744 of 5807
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi,
A few months ago, before I had an iPad (or iPod Touch), I read some glowing reviews here about the app called Oremote. Now that I have an iPad (and an iPod Touch), I decided to buy this app, but the reviews at Apple's App Store suggest that the most recent version does not work well at all (and it sounds difficult to revert to an older working version).
So, if there are still any Oremote users out there, can you please tell me whether Oremote is still a good app, or are there better ones out there? Also, what aspects of Oremote are now broken and will they be fixed soon? Is this a matter of the latest iOS breaking something in Oremote?
Thanks,
Gregg

I bought it also, and found that it connects fine with the 809, and the only thing that does not seem to work is that it will [for me at least- iOS 6] cause the iPad to "hang" if you turn the receiver off while the app is "front and center" on the iPad. I also read the App Store reviews, but just like every other review, [like the ney-sayers of Onkyo] those that complain have trouble, while all the rest of us just use it without writing a review. It works great for me and I really like it. Since you already bought it, just use it - it is really fun to use!
post #4745 of 5807
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi,
A few months ago, before I had an iPad (or iPod Touch), I read some glowing reviews here about the app called Oremote. Now that I have an iPad (and an iPod Touch), I decided to buy this app, but the reviews at Apple's App Store suggest that the most recent version does not work well at all (and it sounds difficult to revert to an older working version).
So, if there are still any Oremote users out there, can you please tell me whether Oremote is still a good app, or are there better ones out there? Also, what aspects of Oremote are now broken and will they be fixed soon? Is this a matter of the latest iOS breaking something in Oremote?
Thanks,
Gregg

I can't say how good the released version currently is, as I am using beta versions. But the developer is constantly updating, refreshing this App, and tweaking it to add new features. He tries to keep legacy devices going too, and is always ready with new IOS fixes when Apple change stuff around.

It works great with the 809, limited by Onkyo in a couple of areas. But if there is a better App let me know.

Features such as being able to reduce the Listening Modes to the few useful, and being able to access the settings such as Resolution, picture mode etc much quicker than with remote. Also MultEQ, Dynamic Eq, too.

It's not perfect, but the developer is open to ideas (eg double clicking a Squeezebox Source now launches iPeng App), and is looking to integrate Oppo BR controls too.

For the others wanting feedback about this amp, the prices you can get it for are ridiculously low. If you have a system to get the best out of XT32, maybe get the 818 if your budget goes that far. But I am more than happy with my purchase, very reliable, never gets hot.
post #4746 of 5807
Anyone able to get their ipod/iphone displayed on the TV? Music plays, but it says to press extended 'MODE" which does nothing.
post #4747 of 5807
I went ahead and placed my order for the 809 at Amazon. The price has already jumped $20 on me since looking 2 days ago and didn't want to risk more increases.
post #4748 of 5807
I also went ahead and bit the bullet. I was hoping it would keep dropping after it hit $427, but when it went back the other way, I decided to buy it at $445 and hoping I don't end up with a dud. I'm very excited as this is my first receiver and speakers I've ever bought. I'll report back whether I got a lemon or not, and I'm sure I'll need help setting this up. I ended up buying two Polk Rti A5 floorstanding speakers. Not sure If I'll need to do anything special, but I've been reading about biamping and I have no idea what it is really, or whether I should even be looking at it. lol.
post #4749 of 5807
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Originally Posted by mteele View Post

I went ahead and placed my order for the 809 at Amazon. The price has already jumped $20 on me since looking 2 days ago and didn't want to risk more increases.

I hesitated when it dropped to $427 hoping it would go lower as well. However, upon looking last night it had climbed to $469. I went to online chat through Amazon's customer service/help section and after 1hr of chatting was able to have them honor the $427 price. In addition to this, I was able to coax them into awarding me with $30 in Amazon gift cards!
post #4750 of 5807
Mine just came in today. Too bad my house isn't done yet. I don't really have a way to test it out. frown.gif
post #4751 of 5807
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Originally Posted by Ryan51287 View Post

I hesitated when it dropped to $427 hoping it would go lower as well. However, upon looking last night it had climbed to $469. I went to online chat through Amazon's customer service/help section and after 1hr of chatting was able to have them honor the $427 price. In addition to this, I was able to coax them into awarding me with $30 in Amazon gift cards!

I tried the same thing but no success. YMMV
post #4752 of 5807
I just got mine today also. Got it connected up and realized that mine didn't come with the speaker setup microphone. Other than that issue, I'm liking it so far. This replaces my 10 year old Onkyo SR800 which has served me well. There is a ton of stuff to get familiar with on this unit. It's nice to have this community available for info and/or help.
post #4753 of 5807
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Originally Posted by mteele View Post

I tried the same thing but no success. YMMV

It took LOTS of calm and polite persistence. Did however state that the constant roller coaster prices even while the item was sitting in my cart was pushing me towards making this my last Amazon purchase. The $30 came through a combination of being disconnected from the first chat session, the second rep "insulting me" wink.gif by resorting to sarcasm, and my "troubles" that resulted from me not being able to order it as soon as intended and therefore not having a special gift under the tree. I then tried getting an Amazon Prime upgrade out of it but was instead given the last of the $10 certificates. It seems as though they AREN'T allowed to close the chat session until you as a customer are satisfied. Just express your frustrations and grovel in as nice and polite a manner as possible with a couple hints towards feeling as your business is no longer valued by Amazon for good measure. .
post #4754 of 5807
]I purchased the 809 for my parents, which they love! However, I am having one issue with the unit switching back to the last HDMI input. Say you switch it to Sat/CBL input and turn the receiver off, it always turns back on to TV/CD input. They have to keep switching it back to the cable input each time the unit is powered on. Could this possible be just a setting I need to change?
post #4755 of 5807
Wow, what a great forum for the Onkyo TX-NR809.

I found this forum after I decided to purchase this receiver on Amazon just before Christmas. I got mine for $429 and it arrived on Christmas eve, so I am feeling pretty great right now.

I have a couple of questions that hopefully you experts can help answer.

Q1) I made an optical connection with a TOSLINK cable just like on my old receiver. It wouldn't work for the longest time until I pushed it in really hard. There wasn't a click and it is quite loose. I checked to insure that the cable was rotated correctly (flat side on the right). It occasionally loses audio and then comes back a few seconds later which I believe is due to the loose cable.

Should the TOSLINK cable be this loose or should it click into place?


Q2) I plugged a wired Cat 5e network cable into my home network (100 Mbps) and the receiver never appears to recognize the network. I don't even get link integrity lights on the switch. I have tried known good ports and known good cables just to be sure.

Is there something that you need to do in order to turn on the wired networking capabilities?


Q3) This receiver has two HDMI outputs. What is the most common use for the two outputs (e.g. one for projector and one for small LCD settings screen)?


Thanks in advance, oh wise ones. smile.gif
post #4756 of 5807
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Originally Posted by brian hammer View Post

Wow, what a great forum for the Onkyo TX-NR809.

I found this forum after I decided to purchase this receiver on Amazon just before Christmas. I got mine for $429 and it arrived on Christmas eve, so I am feeling pretty great right now.

I have a couple of questions that hopefully you experts can help answer.

Q1) I made an optical connection with a TOSLINK cable just like on my old receiver. It wouldn't work for the longest time until I pushed it in really hard. There wasn't a click and it is quite loose. I checked to insure that the cable was rotated correctly (flat side on the right). It occasionally loses audio and then comes back a few seconds later which I believe is due to the loose cable.

Should the TOSLINK cable be this loose or should it click into place?

IME there is a click. I think that there is a tab on the toslink cable connector that gets worn or broken. Replace!
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Q2) I plugged a wired Cat 5e network cable into my home network (100 Mbps) and the receiver never appears to recognize the network. I don't even get link integrity lights on the switch. I have tried known good ports and known good cables just to be sure.

Is there something that you need to do in order to turn on the wired networking capabilities?

Please see pages 25, 26, 62 and 73 of the user manual.
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Q3) This receiver has two HDMI outputs. What is the most common use for the two outputs (e.g. one for projector and one for small LCD settings screen)?

Please see page 17 of the user manual.

Time to learn how to fly on your own! ;-)
post #4757 of 5807
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Originally Posted by na300zx View Post

]I purchased the 809 for my parents, which they love! However, I am having one issue with the unit switching back to the last HDMI input. Say you switch it to Sat/CBL input and turn the receiver off, it always turns back on to TV/CD input. They have to keep switching it back to the cable input each time the unit is powered on. Could this possible be just a setting I need to change?

It sound alike you have HDMI control turned on, probably in both TV and AVR. See p60.

Turn it off, and see if this stops. If you are looking to use this feature, you will need to play with some of the settings to get it to work in your favour, in both devices.
post #4758 of 5807
Thanks very much for your quick reply, Arnyk.

I probably should have mentioned that I have read the manual and have spent quite a bit of time googling for answers.

Thanks for your insight on the toslink cable.

From what I read in the manual and from others online, the wired network connection should work out of the box and I should see link integrity. I don't, so I am pretty sure that I got a bad unit. I was just double checking before I sent it back.
post #4759 of 5807
Man I have been reading all the threads to this Device for 2 + hours.
I finally had to skip to the more current ones.

I had to bite the bullet on this $452.12 shipped with the wireless dongle was a price that could not be beat. Got it Dec 24th.
My Co-Woker tells me he is on Slickdeals.net and notices an Onkyo component and says "Hey don't you like Onkyo?"
I say yeah why? "check out this deal" Skeptical I look and my mouth drops open. I GOT'S TO GET ME ON OF THESE!

I had a very low end Onkyo unit and gave it to my co worker.

The components to my system are something like 15+ years old. They have been boxed for well over 9 years.
I think 90% of my componets are replaced with this one unit. LOL

Bose AM5's
Polk Audio M3 speakers for rears
I have some sort of center channel speaker from Infinity
Sonly ES series dual Cassette
Sony ES series 6 disc carrosel
Marantz Direct Drive turn table
ADC equalizer The last high end model they produced
DBX 3DBX Digital compressor
Oh and an ADC 555II 200 Watt Amp
Sony Bravia LCD 40" TV
PS3
Xbox

I am going to build me my own freaking stereo rack because the ones in the stores are just plain too expensive and always seem to be missing what I want.
post #4760 of 5807
Hy, I have a question with my Onkyo 809, looking at the component conections in the back it looks like it has 2 component imputs and 1 component output, I have a Wii and xbox1 with components and would like to use a component out to conect it to my old crt monotir that doesnt have HDMI only components, but in the menu I cant find the option to select component output so I am not sure if it actually outputs the image through components.
The problem is that I dont have the component cable yet to conect it to my CRT, but I dont want to buy one and see that it doest work because the receiver only outputs image throuth HDMI, ¿could someone tell me if its possible to get image out through components?, ¿is there other ways to output image besides HDMI?

Thanks for the help.smile.gif
post #4761 of 5807
TX-NR809 - OUT.pdf 118k .pdf file

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by NeogeoG View Post

Hy, I have a question with my Onkyo 809, looking at the component conections in the back it looks like it has 2 component imputs and 1 component output, I have a Wii and xbox1 with components and would like to use a component out to conect it to my old crt monotir that doesnt have HDMI only components, but in the menu I cant find the option to select component output so I am not sure if it actually outputs the image through components.
The problem is that I dont have the component cable yet to conect it to my CRT, but I dont want to buy one and see that it doest work because the receiver only outputs image throuth HDMI, ¿could someone tell me if its possible to get image out through components?, ¿is there other ways to output image besides HDMI?
Thanks for the help.smile.gif

Yes you have a component out set of connections, as well as the ability to asign any input to a component output.....

 

Attached the pack of the panel to show you...

 

It is an awesome unit for the $$, good luck!

post #4762 of 5807
Howdy all, finally upgraded from my nearly 20 yr old Onkyo Integra TX-SV 909 Pro. Wow the TX-NR 809 is amazing and at an amazing $427 compared to the $1800 the 909 cost, what a deal! Thanks Amazon!

Got it all setup and mostly dialed in and am deeply in love...

My question is do you ever see the two cooling fans running?

After a couple hrs of moderately heavy use with it completely in the open, it seems to get pretty toasty and I haven't noticed the fans ever running. I'm a bit concerned due to the seemingly high failure rate of the main board or HDMI board or so I've read.

I'm thinking about rigging in a larger PC fan some how to help keep it cooler.

Any thoughts would be appreciated?

Thanks
Edited by Sabrewulf... - 12/27/12 at 4:37am
post #4763 of 5807
Hi there, kindly looking for some crossover setting recommendations.

I have the following speakers paired with this receiver.
  • Acoustech HT-88 Towers x2 I have set to Full Band
  • Acoustech HT-85 Center I have set to 80
  • Acoustech Ht-64 Bookshelfs x2 I have set to 80
  • Acoustech PL-200 x2 Woofers I have set to bypass 0 phase

I have the woofers set at phase = 0 and crossover dial at 30 kHz on the units themselves. There corner placed about 8 inches from the wall. Thanks for any input!

This is for a great room (kitchen / living room combination with vaulted ceilings.

Subs on bypass look ok as well as the other settings?
Edited by DaBigKahuna - 12/27/12 at 1:49pm
post #4764 of 5807
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

TX-NR809 - OUT.pdf 118k .pdf file



Yes you have a component out set of connections, as well as the ability to asign any input to a component output.....

Attached the pack of the panel to show you...

It is an awesome unit for the $$, good luck!

Thanks for the help, tomorrow I will buy the component cable.

Greetings.
post #4765 of 5807
Things may have changed, but I bought a 46" DLP TV from Amazon a few years ago and they gave me price adjustments 2 or 3 times in the 30 days after my purchase as the price dropped. It was as simple as making a phone call or sending an e-mail and making the request.
post #4766 of 5807
So, I've have this unit for almost two weeks now and everything is working great (admittedly using very little of the features so far), but I do have two questions that are haunting me so far.

1. I'm trying to hook my laptop up to it and watch a video in mkv format (Macbook pro, VLC). Works fine for video but I only get the background sound, no voices. If i use a .mp4 file, it works fine. If I play music through itunes, all good. I assume its trying to play in 5.1 instead of stereo or something. I only have 3.1 system set up right now. Any way to make this work? I think the display says all channels or something when the computer is plugged in.

2. How do you switch devices when in pass thru mode (ie receiver is off). For example, watching tv with cable box and then switching to PS3 and back.
post #4767 of 5807
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Originally Posted by terp2007 View Post

So, I've have this unit for almost two weeks now and everything is working great (admittedly using very little of the features so far), but I do have two questions that are haunting me so far.
1. I'm trying to hook my laptop up to it and watch a video in mkv format (Macbook pro, VLC). Works fine for video but I only get the background sound, no voices. If i use a .mp4 file, it works fine. If I play music through itunes, all good. I assume its trying to play in 5.1 instead of stereo or something. I only have 3.1 system set up right now. Any way to make this work? I think the display says all channels or something when the computer is plugged in.
2. How do you switch devices when in pass thru mode (ie receiver is off). For example, watching tv with cable box and then switching to PS3 and back.

Well I figured out #1, had to change the listening mode to All Channel Stereo. Any ideas on #2?
post #4768 of 5807
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Originally Posted by JToddM View Post

Things may have changed, but I bought a 46" DLP TV from Amazon a few years ago and they gave me price adjustments 2 or 3 times in the 30 days after my purchase as the price dropped. It was as simple as making a phone call or sending an e-mail and making the request.
I think only TVs have that policy. link
post #4769 of 5807
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Originally Posted by terp2007 View Post

Well I figured out #1, had to change the listening mode to All Channel Stereo. Any ideas on #2?

Turn it on, turn it to next source and turn it off?

Or just turn it on? :-)

I don't think you have fixed the first issue. Use a program called MediaInfo to find out which Audio is in the Mkv container. The All Channel Stereo only takes a stereo signal and outputs to all speakers. Its a pseudo surround. Are there more than one audio track too? Which program are you using for playback.?

I think you need to check deep in the HDMI audio settings of the laptop and set up LPCM output of all channels for proper multichannel surround. .
post #4770 of 5807
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Originally Posted by DaBigKahuna View Post

Hi there, kindly looking for some crossover setting recommendations.
I have the following speakers paired with this receiver.
  • Acoustech HT-88 Towers x2 I have set to Full Band
  • Acoustech HT-85 Center I have set to 80
  • Acoustech Ht-64 Bookshelfs x2 I have set to 80
  • Acoustech PL-200 x2 Woofers I have set to bypass 0 phase
I have the woofers set at phase = 0 and crossover dial at 30 kHz on the units themselves. There corner placed about 8 inches from the wall. Thanks for any input!
This is for a great room (kitchen / living room combination with vaulted ceilings.
Subs on bypass look ok as well as the other settings?

I suspect you mean 30Hz on the subs?

Either way, you should take the time to read the Audyssey Guides on these forums - they would recommend
"turning the sub to maximum crossover BEFORE Audyssey is run."

"Setting to 80hz for ALL speakers (unless the AVR reports a higher crossover, then use that)."

But I really recommend the guide, there is a lot in there.
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