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post #3301 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Rimbaud View Post

I recently purchased the PR-SC5509 and can't get the auto standby to work. I've switched it on in the menu. Only sources are Directv DVR and Oppo player. No additional zones connected.

I tried turning off all components, at which point the 5509 showed "no signal." I left it this way overnight and it never went to standby.

I tried unhooking the HDMI cable connecting the Oppo 103 player, and the processor would then go into auto standby. For some reason just having the player connected yet turned off is preventing standby. Weird. Probably needs a firmware fix for the Onkyo.
post #3302 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Rimbaud View Post

I tried unhooking the HDMI cable connecting the Oppo 103 player, and the processor would then go into auto standby. For some reason just having the player connected yet turned off is preventing standby. Weird. Probably needs a firmware fix for the Onkyo.

What setting do you have the 103's 'Standby Mode' set to?? It could be that if it is set to 'Quick Start' that it is keeping its HDMI port active, and its telling the processor that it is still active.

Check the Oppo's setup menu Device Setup>HDMI CEC to make sure you don't have it enabled.
If it is diabled and still does not allow your processor to go into standby, then repoort it to Oppo. Since theirs is the newer component and since they respond to firmware fixes much quicker than most manufacturers they would probably address the problem quicker. Or they may have have a suggestion as to the proper CEC setting.
Also post in the AVS 103 thread .. Someone there may have a suggestion.

Tom
post #3303 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

This has always been the case with me and on the fence purchases lol!!!

But, seriously, there is not likely to be a new processor from Integra/Onkyo until late 2013. Also, I know that we have seen a lot of changes in processors over the past 5 years or so. But, the pace is slowing quite dramatically, because they have pretty much run out of new features to add. So, unless you salivate for 11.2, which I do not, you might be waiting a long time for the latest and greatest, first kid on the block new features. If you gotta have 11.2, get a Denon AVR.

I am still on an 80.2 myself, and I am quite satisfied with it. I do not need 4k in the processor. I can always do 4k upscaling in the monitor or projector, if I ever want that. So, I cannot imagine what new features would be of value to me. The Audyssey "music" curve, which my 80.2 lacks, is in my opinion not even correct for music, which is primarily what I use my system for. So, that is of no value to me.

For me, the only real reason I can see to upgrade in the future would be to get support for a new disk format that offered more discrete channels than 7.1. I expect that is going to take a very long time to materialize, as there is not yet even agreement on standards for that. And, some hot new, must have features go nowhere, so they are not worth waiting for. Case in point - deep color - for which no commercial disk has ever been released in years.
post #3304 of 4252
My Integra DHC 80.3 acts "buggy" from time to time. There are times I'll turn it on and get no picture but I'll get sound, and other times I'll get sound but no picture and occasionally both. I have to turn the unit off and back on and then it will work. It doesn't do this often, it's maybe done it 3 or 4 times out of the hundreds of times I've used it. Has this happened to anybody else? Is it something I should worry about? As long as this isn't a sign that it will fail in the future, it doesn't bother me that much. As long as it doesn't get any worse. I can't really bring it back to where I bought it because I doubt anyone would be able to re-create the problem on the spot since it only does it occasionally.
post #3305 of 4252
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Originally Posted by OzzieP View Post

Any word if a new Integra popping up at CES next month?
I saw the new Marantz with built in ethernet switcher and 4K pass Thru(I know future proof thou) plus a third HDMI output for a second source, I was hoping Integra would add some of that.

Doesnt the 80.3 have 4k upscaling? Is Pass-through a different feature?
post #3306 of 4252
Upscaling means the unit can take a lessor resolution input, scale it, and output it at 4K to a video device capable of outputting 4K video.

Pass-thru means the unit can accept a 4K signal from a component (e.g., a Bluray player that upscales to 4K, or eventually when they come out video players that play 4K natively) and pass it on untouched to a TV/Video component that can output 4K.

4K pass thru would make it a bit more future proof. Assuming we actually see 4K video players in the next short while. It took BluRay quite some time before it became an accepted standard and studios started creating Bluray discs, FWIW.

Hope that makes sense.
post #3307 of 4252
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Originally Posted by fitzcaraldo215 View Post

But, seriously, there is not likely to be a new processor from Integra/Onkyo until late 2013. Also, I know that we have seen a lot of changes in processors over the past 5 years or so. But, the pace is slowing quite dramatically, because they have pretty much run out of new features to add. So, unless you salivate for 11.2, which I do not, you might be waiting a long time for the latest and greatest, first kid on the block new features. If you gotta have 11.2, get a Denon AVR.
I am still on an 80.2 myself, and I am quite satisfied with it. I do not need 4k in the processor. I can always do 4k upscaling in the monitor or projector, if I ever want that. So, I cannot imagine what new features would be of value to me. The Audyssey "music" curve, which my 80.2 lacks, is in my opinion not even correct for music, which is primarily what I use my system for. So, that is of no value to me.
For me, the only real reason I can see to upgrade in the future would be to get support for a new disk format that offered more discrete channels than 7.1. I expect that is going to take a very long time to materialize, as there is not yet even agreement on standards for that. And, some hot new, must have features go nowhere, so they are not worth waiting for. Case in point - deep color - for which no commercial disk has ever been released in years.

Your points are very well taken and appreciated.If I am able to get 3 to 5 years out of it that works out !!!Like you there is no need for 11.2 or 4K features anytime soon although the 80.3 does offer 4K. This unit looks to be one in that you are getting what you pay for and the Audyssey just seems to be a great room correction program and probably more than I would ever need and hopefully it will still give me full function in my smaller room with a 2 subwoofer's setup until the big room comes along this spring.

Tomorrow I am going to find a local dealer and get some good pricing and availability hopefully in my area put some eyes on it and probably walk away with one but I am going to read through this post to better understand how everyone is using it plus any small issues.
post #3308 of 4252
I've got a strange problem with the way my 80.3 is passing certain video. First of all, my monitor out is set to HDMI Main and resolution is set to through. My display is a Pioneer Elite Plasma.

All of my video sources run through the 80.3. I am having a problem streaming HD from Amazon through my Roku XS. All other video from the Roku is fine. It's just when the source is HD that I've got issues. What it does is blacks turn to purple when I start an HD stream. I've tried Vudu HD, and the same problem results -- blacks turn to purple. I then go back to the Roku settings, reset the display and colors are normal. Then when I start an HD video stream again, blacks turn to purple.

Here's the trouble shooting steps I've taken. Reset the Roku to factory defaults and setup as a new device. No change. Tried a direct HDMI cable from the Roku to my display and the video is fine. Changed the interface cable from the Roku to the 80.3. No change. Blacks are purple when playing HD. I've tried changing the 80.3 resolution output to both source or auto, but that seems to make no difference.

I've had the Roku XS for a while but really don't recall the last time (if any) that I've tried to stream HD video.

I'm out of ideas. Any thoughts please?

Thanks,
Ron

Update:

No responses, but after several days, and hit & miss tweaking, I solved the problem. What did it for me was going into the Picture Adjust menu for the HDMI input that my Roku was attached to, and changing the default Picture Mode from Custom to Direct. Now the streaming HD video from my Roku appears just fine.

This 80.3 has so many adjustment possibilities -- it's awesome.
Edited by Ron Tobin - 12/27/12 at 11:54am
post #3309 of 4252
tngiloy - Thanks for tips. I checked the settings on the Oppo: standby is set to energy saving, and CEC is shut off. I'm going to have to put this issue on the back burner for now because I need to figure out why the Onkyo 12v trigger is not controlling my new Outlaw 7500 amp properly. I need to get this sorted soon while I still have the option to return the amp if somehow it is not compatible with the processor.

The Onkyo will turn on the amp the first time but the amp won't shut off after that. I'm using the 'A' 12v output. Everything is set to "Main" in the trigger settings. I can hear a click in the amp when I shut down the processor, but the amp stays on (tested with a MP3 player jacked straight into the amp RCA inputs).
post #3310 of 4252
I am considering an upgrade from my integra DTC-9.8 to the DHC-80.3 and had a question about size. They look close but I don't think the face plate on the Middle Atlantic rack will work but maybe I only need to purchase the face plate instead of the rack-shelf and face plate.

Does anyone know the answer to this?
post #3311 of 4252
Okay, managed to upload all my music from my iTunes directory onto my WD My Book Live 2TB external drive after several hours. The files are in mp4a format (Apple Lossless), which the Integra manual seems to imply can be read by the 80.3.

However, when I do try to play any of the music files, it tells me it won't play.

Has anyone tried this successfully? Or are there in fact different types of mp4a files and the Integra simply can't play Apple lossless mp4a files?? confused.gif
Edited by pbc - 12/27/12 at 6:18pm
post #3312 of 4252
Picked mine up today !!! Should be a exciting weekend setting it up and playing back some music and movies.
post #3313 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

Picked mine up today !!! Should be a exciting weekend setting it up and playing back some music and movies.

You will certainly love it. Best i have owned to date
post #3314 of 4252
If anyone is lurking to purchase an 80.3, I am selling mine and will post shortly. Please PM if interested...
post #3315 of 4252
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

If anyone is lurking to purchase an 80.3, I am selling mine and will post shortly. Please PM if interested...
Are you upgrading to something else?
post #3316 of 4252
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Originally Posted by RapalloAV View Post

Are you upgrading to something else?

Yes, the Marantz 8801
post #3317 of 4252
Does new marantz have the featureset and ip controls that the integra has? I worry about this with control4 system integration.

I am compelled to wait for dhc 80.4 which would be a simple swapout for me. Really i want 11.4
post #3318 of 4252
Is there a way to use the XLR and. multi-channel inputs simultaneously? So far, it seems to just allow selection of one or the other. I'd like to connect my Oppo BDP-105 via analog using its feature where the XLR outputs operate as the L and R channels in a 5.1/7.1 system.
post #3319 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

Picked mine up today !!! Should be a exciting weekend setting it up and playing back some music and movies.

Welcome to the club man!!! 'Twill be a busy weekend indeed!
post #3320 of 4252
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Originally Posted by blazar View Post

Does new marantz have the featureset and ip controls that the integra has? I worry about this with control4 system integration.
I am compelled to wait for dhc 80.4 which would be a simple swapout for me. Really i want 11.4

Using 4 subs with 80.4 is no different then using 80.2 with 4 subs using "Y" spliters. XT32 still only does 2 subwoofer measurements for 2 subs or pairing 4 into 2. Audyssey XT32 won't measure 4 subs individually so having 80.4 is usless unless XT32 is upgraded to do so.
post #3321 of 4252
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Originally Posted by blazar View Post

Does new marantz have the featureset and ip controls that the integra has? I worry about this with control4 system integration.
I am compelled to wait for dhc 80.4 which would be a simple swapout for me. Really i want 11.4
Marantz is IP controllable. I've already done one with Control 4 and used IP. As far as features like the Integra , NO not even close. I believe the Integra Preamp is a much better unit in this regard. Now as far as sound quality , I have not done a side by side but the Marantz does sound very good. I did one with Def Tech speakers and I was pleased with the overall results.

As posted already , 4 sub outs is pretty killer but if it's anything like the DTR70.4 , then you still only really have 2 sub outs plus 2 internal Y splitters. Better wire management? Absolutely , this so far is the only gain. You still have to dial in the other 2 subs manually. I actually Dial in all subs manually before I run any room correction. I calibrate each sub as if it was a stand alone manual test tone , then I rewire back to 2 or 4 subs and allow room calibration to finish the job. Even then I still may Dial them in if I find some things in the room I don't care for after Auto Calibration.

I would love to see the 80.4 come out as I have been waiting myself to check it out.

On a side note , are you using a 1000 or 800 processor ? The new 800 is amazing.
post #3322 of 4252
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Originally Posted by bsoko2 View Post

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Originally Posted by blazar View Post

Does new marantz have the featureset and ip controls that the integra has? I worry about this with control4 system integration.
I am compelled to wait for dhc 80.4 which would be a simple swapout for me. Really i want 11.4

Using 4 subs with 80.4 is no different then using 80.2 with 4 subs using "Y" spliters. XT32 still only does 2 subwoofer measurements for 2 subs or pairing 4 into 2. Audyssey XT32 won't measure 4 subs individually so having 80.4 is usless unless XT32 is upgraded to do so.

 

 

 

Also, these Audyssey FAQ answers might be useful:

 

 

f)2.    How do I connect and set up two subwoofers?
 

f)8.    How does Audyssey handle complex multiple subwoofer setup

post #3323 of 4252
Definitely want an integra with 11.2 at least. True audyssey 11.4 would be icing if it did true independent eq of all subs.

To my bgradia in wall 4 sub (mono) setup i am adding additionally a pair of left and right stereo jl audio fathom 212 subs to additionally have the ability to kill a null in the room while also getting better overall bass.
post #3324 of 4252
I do have a question and maybe I over looked it in my reading of audyssey facts. My current room (not for long) is on the smaller side 12x11 by 9 and really only offers 3 position of seating about 2 feet off the back wall so I am wondering if the Multi spot correction (8) will work correctly as it ask you to move 1 to 2 foot increments. I am going to try it today but wanted to see if anyone has a room on the smaller side where it worked for them.
post #3325 of 4252
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

Welcome to the club man!!! 'Twill be a busy weekend indeed!

Thanks your setup was part of the inspiration!! A busy weekend indeed!! So far just after basic setup it is noticeably faster in boot up and given commands and few other areas from my previous offering which is now going into the family area so it only going to get better once setup fully.
post #3326 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

I do have a question and maybe I over looked it in my reading of audyssey facts. My current room (not for long) is on the smaller side 12x11 by 9 and really only offers 3 position of seating about 2 feet off the back wall so I am wondering if the Multi spot correction (8) will work correctly as it ask you to move 1 to 2 foot increments. I am going to try it today but wanted to see if anyone has a room on the smaller side where it worked for them.

My room is similar size to yours. The 8 point mic setup is still valid for your room.

 

These answers from the Audyssey FAQ may help:

 

d)2.   Do I really need to use all the available Audyssey mic positions?


d)3.   Where should I position the mic for best results?

post #3327 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wkingincharge View Post

Picked mine up today !!! Should be a exciting weekend setting it up and playing back some music and movies.

I have had mine now for months ans Luv it. biggrin.gif

I think you will really enjoy it.

Terry
post #3328 of 4252
I just got a Sony s590 Blu-Ray player and it has a setting to output 24p over HDMI. But if I turn that on or use the auto setting, the Integra can't recognize the audio and video - it just keeps switching modes and I get some occasional sound but no video as it tries to figure out the source format. If I plug the Sony player directly into my Runco Q750 processor it does correctly recognize the 24p signal so it is not a problem with that. I tried the direct and through settings for video on the Integra but that doesn't fix it either.

Anyone had success with 24p on the DHC 80.3? I thought I read in the specs that it can handle 24p. I certainly don't understand why it can't at least get the audio off the 24p signal even if it was having some problem with the video.
post #3329 of 4252
This Integra unit is several steps above my UMC-1 which is just being moved to another room. The setup was very logical after I read the Audyssey thread and facts a few times over. I have a smaller room so initially I had reservation on whether the 8 position would work so I just did the 3 position. The crossover specs came in a bit low for my LCR and surrounds and both subs were at -15 (Not Good) but there was still potential noticed . I then realized that the subs needed to gain matching again so I basically started that whole process over and then started audyssey again doing all 8 spots and even the subs came in much better at -3.0 on both. The sound is much warmer and tame to me especially for my musical taste.
post #3330 of 4252
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Originally Posted by stu54 View Post

I just got a Sony s590 Blu-Ray player and it has a setting to output 24p over HDMI. But if I turn that on or use the auto setting, the Integra can't recognize the audio and video - it just keeps switching modes and I get some occasional sound but no video as it tries to figure out the source format. If I plug the Sony player directly into my Runco Q750 processor it does correctly recognize the 24p signal so it is not a problem with that. I tried the direct and through settings for video on the Integra but that doesn't fix it either.
Anyone had success with 24p on the DHC 80.3? I thought I read in the specs that it can handle 24p. I certainly don't understand why it can't at least get the audio off the 24p signal even if it was having some problem with the video.

Just installing mine up today and I have my video settings pushing 24p through from Oppo,to Integra to LG LCD so far so good with no HDMI locking issues.
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