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post #121 of 277
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Originally Posted by mjf_uk View Post

But in 1-2 years there will be newer/better chips for upscaling to 4k.

argh !!, there goes my argument... but at least I'll have a choice of upgrading... If I got the 5508, I would have no choice but to upgrade.
post #122 of 277
I've been thinking of going to separates using class D amps for both SQ and be greener.

But I just saw here

http://www.uk.onkyo.com/downloads/1/...tasheet_EN.pdf

that the 5509 consumes 110 W.

That's slightly more than I measured on my Denon 4311 that has 9 ch of amplification - WTF?!
post #123 of 277
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

I've been thinking of going to separates using class D amps for both SQ and be greener.

But I just saw here

http://www.uk.onkyo.com/downloads/1/...tasheet_EN.pdf

that the 5509 consumes 110 W.

That's slightly more than I measured on my Denon 4311 that has 9 ch of amplification - WTF?!

Keep the Denon then.
post #124 of 277
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

I've been thinking of going to separates using class D amps for both SQ and be greener.

But I just saw here

http://www.uk.onkyo.com/downloads/1/...tasheet_EN.pdf

that the 5509 consumes 110 W.

That's slightly more than I measured on my Denon 4311 that has 9 ch of amplification - WTF?!

Possibly Better/stronger power supplies (with more capacitance storage) in the 5509?

Certainly Class D amps can be a "greener" choice.
post #125 of 277
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Originally Posted by DMark1 View Post

Possibly Better/stronger power supplies (with more capacitance storage) in the 5509?

That doesn't effect consumption, just the quality of the power.

The question is, where is all that power going?

Maybe that's a max level when the the processor chips (especially video) are working at full tilt.
post #126 of 277
Switched my 5509 on and energy meter went up by about 90W from standby so 110W sounds about right.

New firmware out today, just some minor stuff about the Android app so won't bother updating. No mention of Audyssey Pro support.
post #127 of 277
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Originally Posted by Krokov View Post

Switched my 5509 on and energy meter went up by about 90W from standby so 110W sounds about right.

New firmware out today, just some minor stuff about the Android app so won't bother updating. No mention of Audyssey Pro support.

Turning on the HDMI or network control basically leaves the unit on all the time and turns of the display. Onkyo is behind the times here. To power a unit at 24/7 for a month costs about 10 bucks.

They need a 3 watt standby like the Yamaha.

- Rich
post #128 of 277
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Originally Posted by Krokov View Post

Switched my 5509 on and energy meter went up by about 90W from standby so 110W sounds about right.

New firmware out today, just some minor stuff about the Android app so won't bother updating. No mention of Audyssey Pro support.

Hopefully Onkyo does a firmware update in the future to enable Audyssey Pro on the 5509. I think they did that with the 5508.
post #129 of 277
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Originally Posted by DMark1 View Post

Hopefully Onkyo does a firmware update in the future to enable Audyssey Pro on the 5509. I think they did that with the 5508.

It should be released some time this month.
post #130 of 277
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Originally Posted by mjf_uk View Post

But in 1-2 years there will be newer/better chips for upscaling to 4k.


I have to take things one day at a time. When I shop at the grocery store, I can't buy "green" bananas.
post #131 of 277
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Originally Posted by cougar75 View Post

I have to take things one day at a time. When I shop at the grocery store, I can't buy "green" bananas.

Exactly. The Marvell chip is a green banana. It's pointless buying it, as it will never ripen properly. So it's better to wait until you want to eat one and get one that is ripe.
post #132 of 277
I really can't see 4k being used much for home video. It just won't be any visual improvement on reasonably sized screens.
post #133 of 277
No, its not.
Its been needed and used for upcoming 3D displays without the need of shutter glasses, like the one announced by Toshiba already, which uses the CEVO engine.
Those displays need a minimum of 4 k display pixels for a standard HD picture.

PS.: Some other manufacturers have 4 k displays already in the pipeline. Watch out for any announcements / prototypes / product releases at the upcoming CES.
post #134 of 277
Thread Starter 
I only have 2 eyes. I do not need 3D.
post #135 of 277
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Originally Posted by cougar75 View Post

I only have 2 eyes. I do not need 3D.

I only have 2 ears. I do not need 5.1 or more...
post #136 of 277
Ive asked this before, but Im assuming no one knows of a USA release date?
post #137 of 277
A couple of weeks ago i emailed Onkyo regarding the US release date for the 5509 and just got the answer yesterday; they have no idea if and/or when it will be available for sale here and that i should keep checking Onkyo's website for any news...And it only took the Onkyo sales rep two weeks to reply to a customer's inquiry for product availability....
post #138 of 277
You probably have to go for the Integra 80.3 instead. As those prepros are more or less niche units, it really doesn't make sense of having the (almost) same unit twice in the same market with different packaging.
The sales volume is just to low.
post #139 of 277
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

Ive asked this before, but Im assuming no one knows of a USA release date?

Do you just not like the looks of the Integra or what else would keep you from getting the Integra DHC-80.3 vs waiting for the Onkyo 5509?
post #140 of 277
Integra = $$$$
Onkyo = $$$

that's why I'm holding out anyway.
post #141 of 277
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Originally Posted by zacjones View Post

Integra = $$$$
Onkyo = $$$

that's why I'm holding out anyway.

when i got my integra 9.8 a couple of generations ago it was only 75 more than the comparable Onkyo with an extra year warranty
post #142 of 277
If the 5509 doesn't click like my 5507, I'll upgrade. I don't quite get why it has to use such loud switches. Otherwise I've been pretty pleased with the 5507.
post #143 of 277
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Originally Posted by KDogg765 View Post

If the 5509 doesn't click like my 5507, I'll upgrade. I don't quite get why it has to use such loud switches. Otherwise I've been pretty pleased with the 5507.

I went from a 5507 to a 5509. Worth it if you can get a good deal.

The 5507 has really good music sound quality but 5509 improves things further with XT32 and especially now that it lets you select the Music Audyssey EQ. Denon/Marantz had this option for years so it's good Onkyo has it now.

Usability is also improved, the Audyssey EQ, dynamic EQ and Dynamic volume can be set per source now.

There's a Home button on the remote that lets you easily get at various settings like listening modes so no longer have to cycle through every single mode to get from PLII to stereo.

OSD is easier to read.

The relays are silent now. No clicks when changing channels on the sat box although that never bothered me anyway.
post #144 of 277
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Originally Posted by Krokov View Post


The relays are silent now. No clicks when changing channels on the sat box although that never bothered me anyway.

well..thats a beautiful thing

I have a Direc TV and my 5508 clicks consistently as the sound format changes on the same station....like on commercials


Does the 5509 take a while to lock onto the audio signal as well( like the 5508 does)?

Warren
post #145 of 277
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

Does the 5509 take a while to lock onto the audio signal as well( like the 5508 does)?

Warren

Never had that issue with either the 5507 or 5509.

Another improvement with the 5509 is that it does the full 8 position Audyssey setup much quicker than the 5507. It also gives you the option of doing a quick one position setup so you can check levels and stuff before doing a full setup.
post #146 of 277
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Originally Posted by spike9876 View Post

argh !!, there goes my argument... but at least I'll have a choice of upgrading... If I got the 5508, I would have no choice but to upgrade.

Actually you do have the choice to not upgrade. Very few will even want 4k in the foreseeable future. 1080P exceeds most people's needs. Faster Audyssey is not worth the extra cost for me.
post #147 of 277
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Originally Posted by Theresa View Post

Actually you do have the choice to not upgrade. Very few will even want 4k in the foreseeable future. 1080P exceeds most people's needs. Faster Audyssey is not worth the extra cost for me.

Very few will want 4k ? Really, because if it was available... I would definitely look to get 4k. I still expect 4k to be available in 1-2 years from now.
post #148 of 277
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Originally Posted by spike9876 View Post

Very few will want 4k ? Really, because if it was available... I would definitely look to get 4k. I still expect 4k to be available in 1-2 years from now.

You must have a bigger screen or better optical acuity than I. I shouldn't be commenting here anyway, I only have the 5508.
post #149 of 277
I really prefer the appearance of the 5508, perhaps this will grow on me. I'd never really consider myself one to care,..but since I've seen the redesign, just doesn't strike me as compelling aesthetically.
post #150 of 277
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Originally Posted by spike9876 View Post

Very few will want 4k ? Really, because if it was available... I would definitely look to get 4k. I still expect 4k to be available in 1-2 years from now.

that is a VERY optimistic outlook...

and when 4k displays are readily available, guess what they'll include?



yes, that's right, 4k video processing....
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