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post #3691 of 4252
Has anybody been able to get a native dsd stream from a computer to the dhc-80.3 via HDMI? I can do it via oppo, but am having problems using foobar2000 and jriver to do so.
post #3692 of 4252
Just FYI: I contacted Integra re a 2013 potential replacement for the 80.3 and they basically told me to pound sand. Just through I'd let y'all know.

James
post #3693 of 4252
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

Just FYI: I contacted Integra re a 2013 potential replacement for the 80.3 and they basically told me to pound sand. Just through I'd let y'all know.

James

The 80.4 questions started around June of last year & was answered @ CEDIA -  No new model this year.

post #3694 of 4252

Anyone know if they have a Bluetooth USB Adapter like the Onkyo or if the Onkyo UBT-1 will work work?

post #3695 of 4252
I have a DHC-80.2 which seems to have gotten flaky when it gets warm (like over 75 deg Fahrenheit) in the room (the HDMI video switching stops working, sound is still fine but the video signals dont make it through). I will be replacing it with an 80.3 then sending the 80.2 in for repairs.

What is the difference between an 80.2 and an 80.3? I guess i will just label all my cables and try and copy down all my settings then get the unit swapped out. Anything tricky I should look for?

-Roger Uzun
post #3696 of 4252
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I have a DHC-80.2 which seems to have gotten flaky when it gets warm (like over 75 deg Fahrenheit) in the room (the HDMI video switching stops working, sound is still fine but the video signals dont make it through). I will be replacing it with an 80.3 then sending the 80.2 in for repairs.

What is the difference between an 80.2 and an 80.3? I guess i will just label all my cables and try and copy down all my settings then get the unit swapped out. Anything tricky I should look for?

-Roger Uzun

Hello,

    For me even less inputs are a problem. (I have too many input devices) I have to physically switch cables between my Oppo BDP-93 Blu-Ray player & Toshiba HD-XA2 HD DVD player. Since the 80.3 does not have an input for my Pioneer Elite CT-93 Cassette Deck, I have to share with my Sony SL-HF1000 SuperBeta Video Tape Recorder (A switch)

FYI: I also have a JVC HM-DT100 DVHS Tape Deck (I think that your equipment list is dated & the pict links do not work)

The 80.3's remote has a single switch to control ON / Standby & other sw position are different. I also think that maybe the 80.2's sound may a little better. (It may be only a Audyssey setup thing)

I did basically what you are proposing. I would change back, but am too lazy. I had already transfered the pro license to the new processor & they are rack mounted.

The wiring is basically the same. My Sub's & LCR's are self powered & use the balanced XLR jacks. My surrounds use the RCA jacks to rack mounted amps.

If I had known that the turn-a-round time for repair was only a week, I would not have invested in the 80.3
 

I hope this helps.





 

post #3697 of 4252
It looked like all the in/out features were identical between the 80.2 and 80.3 I also have a lot of old equipment. I have a D-VHS deck, an HD-DVD player, a western digital internet tv box, a Directv box (video hooked straight to projector on this though), a PS3, a Sony Blu-Ray Player (590 I think), an Oppo DVD Player (for PAL discs), and a CD Recorder (I probably missed something too).

What inputs does the 80.2 have that the 80.3 lacks?

-Roger
post #3698 of 4252
This is the second time I have noted someone saying the 80.2 may sound better than the 80.3. Any direct comparisons? I don't use Audyssey for music and do not use it always for movies, either.
post #3699 of 4252
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

It looked like all the in/out features were identical between the 80.2 and 80.3 I also have a lot of old equipment. I have a D-VHS deck, an HD-DVD player, a western digital internet tv box, a Directv box (video hooked straight to projector on this though), a PS3, a Sony Blu-Ray Player (590 I think), an Oppo DVD Player (for PAL discs), and a CD Recorder (I probably missed something too).

What inputs does the 80.2 have that the 80.3 lacks?

-Roger

As stated above, "tape" (On the remote, replaced with "Net")

I don't use "Tuner" , as I use "Port" for my HD-Radio. (I wish I could re-purpose it for another input) I use the "TV" input for the sound from my TV's the OTA tuner. (Toslink) & optical output from my Pioneer PD-75 Compact Disc Player.(Front Aux) Also optical for sound from my CLD-95 Laser Disc Player to "Game" & "PC" is used to connect my JVC HM-DT100 DVHS Tape Deck via HDMI.

As said earlier, I wish that there were more configurable inputs
 

I might as well complete the list: "BD/DVD" via HDMI cable change to my two Hi-Def disk players, "VCR/DVR" to my Beta Tape machine & cassette player, & "CBL/SAT" via HDMI to my TiVo.
 


Edited by calentz - 5/21/13 at 12:37am
post #3700 of 4252
So they're (seemingly) going to go at least 3 years without replacing/updating a flagship model?

Unless they leave their entire AVR/PREPRO line static (which they will not of course) they may as well discontinue the model as outside of the XLR outputs, surely the AVR's and "lesser" PRE's will surpass it in nearly every regard if they continue their natural evolution.

but cool for me, I'd bet the DTR 70.5 should be a real winner.


James
Edited by mastermaybe - 5/21/13 at 11:00am
post #3701 of 4252
I can't seem to get the internet working on my DHC 80.3 It worked fine with the 80.2 I had before this. I can see the unit information from my web browser on my PC, it shows the DHC-80.3 when I type in its IP Address.

But if I try and connect to vTuner or any other internet service, it just sticks at Connecting...

The net light is on and solid, and doesnt flash, and I can see the IP and Mac address of the unit from the router, and I can browse to the unit's web page by typing in its IP address on a PC web browser on my local network.

Why can't it seem to connect to the internet?

-Roger
post #3702 of 4252
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I can't seem to get the internet working on my DHC 80.3 It worked fine with the 80.2 I had before this. I can see the unit information from my web browser on my PC, it shows the DHC-80.3 when I type in its IP Address.

But if I try and connect to vTuner or any other internet service, it just sticks at Connecting...

The net light is on and solid, and doesnt flash, and I can see the IP and Mac address of the unit from the router, and I can browse to the unit's web page by typing in its IP address on a PC web browser on my local network.

Why can't it seem to connect to the internet?

-Roger

I have the same issue, but for the 818 unit I just got. Will be interested to hear if you figure this out. Best of luck!
post #3703 of 4252
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Originally Posted by rishi76 View Post


I have the same issue, but for the 818 unit I just got. Will be interested to hear if you figure this out. Best of luck!

Are the two of you using DHCP or static addresses? It s unlikely that you will get your "Stations" if DNS is incorrect. (But the Processor will be seen)

post #3704 of 4252
An installer I know tells me that using an SPL meter and a laser measure with an ipad app gave much better results than using Audyssey XT32. What are your thoughts on this, I always thought nothing could beat XT32?
Tech Note room EQ V001.docx 298k .docx file
post #3705 of 4252
I don't use Audyssey for music and not sure I need it for movies so while I am sure it helps for many it is not the end all. I wish you could just do like the Antimode Dual Core and only pick the bass portion to mess with.
post #3706 of 4252
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Originally Posted by RapalloAV View Post

An installer I know tells me that using an SPL meter and a laser measure with an ipad app gave much better results than using Audyssey XT32. What are your thoughts on this, I always thought nothing could beat XT32?
Tech Note room EQ V001.docx 298k .docx file

 

The SPL meter the installer used, if it is a good one, will enable him to set the levels. And the laser measure will enable him to set the distances.  How did he compensate for the room's influence in the speakers and the final sound?  Did he measure with something like REW and observe the deviations from a flat response induced by room modes? If he did, how did he then correct for these peaks and dips in response? Did he add in some independent parametric equalisation device for example? Audyssey does much more than set levels and distances.  Of course, if I made my living from setting up audio systems, I'd be happy to diss an automated system too - especially one that gives excellent results for most people ;)

post #3707 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The SPL meter the installer used, if it is a good one, will enable him to set the levels. And the laser measure will enable him to set the distances.  How did he compensate for the room's influence in the speakers and the final sound?  Did he measure with something like REW and observe the deviations from a flat response induced by room modes? If he did, how did he then correct for these peaks and dips in response? Did he add in some independent parametric equalisation device for example? Audyssey does much more than set levels and distances.  Of course, if I made my living from setting up audio systems, I'd be happy to diss an automated system too - especially one that gives excellent results for most people wink.gif

Interesting....

I know that XT32 simple 1 mic postion only measures speaker distance and levels, does Audyssey magic start to kick in at three mic postions?
e.g. will three only mic postions give a good EQ or not?
post #3708 of 4252
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Originally Posted by RapalloAV View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The SPL meter the installer used, if it is a good one, will enable him to set the levels. And the laser measure will enable him to set the distances.  How did he compensate for the room's influence in the speakers and the final sound?  Did he measure with something like REW and observe the deviations from a flat response induced by room modes? If he did, how did he then correct for these peaks and dips in response? Did he add in some independent parametric equalisation device for example? Audyssey does much more than set levels and distances.  Of course, if I made my living from setting up audio systems, I'd be happy to diss an automated system too - especially one that gives excellent results for most people wink.gif

Interesting....

I know that XT32 simple 1 mic postion only measures speaker distance and levels, does Audyssey magic start to kick in at three mic postions?
e.g. will three only mic postions give a good EQ or not?

 

The 'Quick Start' option is useless IMO.  For best results you should use all the mic positions your version of Audyssey supports -- in the case of the 818, that is 8.

 

This answer from my Audyssey FAQ might shed some light on it:

 

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

post #3709 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The 'Quick Start' option is useless IMO.  For best results you should use all the mic positions your version of Audyssey supports -- in the case of the 818, that is 8.

This answer from my Audyssey FAQ might shed some light on it:

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

Yes I always use eight but I see some folk just do 3.
post #3710 of 4252
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Originally Posted by RapalloAV View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The 'Quick Start' option is useless IMO.  For best results you should use all the mic positions your version of Audyssey supports -- in the case of the 818, that is 8.

This answer from my Audyssey FAQ might shed some light on it:

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

Yes I always use eight but I see some folk just do 3.

 

The small amount of effort needed to do all eight mic positions is well worthwhile in my experience. I have tested the difference between 3 mic positions and 8 (and with Audyssey Pro between 8 mic positions and up to 12) and there is a measurable difference (using REW and/or OmniMic) between 3 and 8 positions. Less so between 8 and 12 positions (in my small room anyway). 

 

Those who are doing just 3 mic positions are not maximising the potential benefits of XT32.

post #3711 of 4252
Anyone know if the two HDMI outputs can send two different video signals to two separate zones simultaneously?
post #3712 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

The small amount of effort needed to do all eight mic positions is well worthwhile in my experience. I have tested the difference between 3 mic positions and 8 (and with Audyssey Pro between 8 mic positions and up to 12) and there is a measurable difference (using REW and/or OmniMic) between 3 and 8 positions. Less so between 8 and 12 positions (in my small room anyway). 

Those who are doing just 3 mic positions are not maximising the potential benefits of XT32.
Perhaps I will give that a try down the road to see if that helps my perception of Audyssey with music. I actually enabled it for the Voice (TV with music) and it seemed okay.

There are a lot of fans of room correction and you are extremely helpful to those using Audyssey which I commend! You are in an elite group of very helpful and very knowledgeable folks on this AVS Forum.

If I am not mistaken you do not use your Cinema system with XT32 for music, you have a separate system for that, is that correct? Is that a straight 2 channel with a preamp / amp?

Granted it can be system and room dependent, but some prefer minimal tweaking to music.
post #3713 of 4252
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Originally Posted by steady teddy View Post

Anyone know if the two HDMI outputs can send two different video signals to two separate zones simultaneously?
I believe only analog sources can be sent to zones 2&3. Actually have not used zone 2 or 3 on the 80.3 yet so going by what others have reported here before.
post #3714 of 4252
Wondering if someone could help me with something I have been trying to do on my Integra DHC-80.3....


I have my turntable connected through a phono preamp with analog connections running to the analog DVR in on the Integra. I have renamed this Phono and it works great. In order to get this to work I had to blank out the HDMI and Digital inputs for the DVR.

I like to watch TV (sports) while I listen to music. When I switch from cable/sat input (which is connected on an hdmi cable) to the dvr, the picture goes to blue and I lose the TV feed from the satelight. When I do this with the CD player (which is connected via an analog in under the TV/CD) I keep the satelight feed and can listen to my CD's. Is there something I can do to get the same effect when playing to the turntable (i.e switch from sat/cable to phono and still see the satelight feed).

Sorry up front if this is a stupid question and I hope I have described it sufficiently, but the manual is not clear on this and my brain hurts thinking it through.....thanks in advance if anyone has any suggestions......
post #3715 of 4252
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Originally Posted by CombatRocks View Post

Wondering if someone could help me with something I have been trying to do on my Integra DHC-80.3....


I have my turntable connected through a phono preamp with analog connections running to the analog DVR in on the Integra. I have renamed this Phono and it works great. In order to get this to work I had to blank out the HDMI and Digital inputs for the DVR.

I like to watch TV (sports) while I listen to music. When I switch from cable/sat input (which is connected on an hdmi cable) to the dvr, the picture goes to blue and I lose the TV feed from the satelight. When I do this with the CD player (which is connected via an analog in under the TV/CD) I keep the satelight feed and can listen to my CD's. Is there something I can do to get the same effect when playing to the turntable (i.e switch from sat/cable to phono and still see the satelight feed).

Sorry up front if this is a stupid question and I hope I have described it sufficiently, but the manual is not clear on this and my brain hurts thinking it through.....thanks in advance if anyone has any suggestions......

I do something similar, My Phono input has the balanced, multichannel and one of the digital audio inputs assigned to it, works how you described, select DVR to view the satellite then select Phono or CD to listen to something else while still being able to view the Satellite or last video input selected. I use the IP commands to select the 3 different audio sources.

So when using a control system you can use the RS-232 or IP discrete "Audio Selector" commands, keeping the turntable connected to analog DVR and the Sat Box connected and HDMI assigned to DVR as you have it, assign the digital audio as well and connect your CD player there, this will allow Turntable analog audio and CD digital audio while viewing the Sat; sending the "HDMI Audio" command will restore Sat sound via HDMI, this will only allow Turntable/CD/Sat audio/video combinations for this input only.


One other option if using all analog and more than one source;

Untested and use caution! You could wire the analog (fixed) audio Zone 2 (or 3) output to the CD analog input, then whatever you connect analog and select on zone 2 would play through the CD input on the main zone.
***Never select CD on Zone 2 in this setup, feedback could/would happen immediately, damage spks, eq, etc. smoke***


Good, luck,
Nick
post #3716 of 4252
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I have a DHC-80.2 which seems to have gotten flaky when it gets warm (like over 75 deg Fahrenheit) in the room (the HDMI video switching stops working, sound is still fine but the video signals dont make it through). I will be replacing it with an 80.3 then sending the 80.2 in for repairs.

What is the difference between an 80.2 and an 80.3? I guess i will just label all my cables and try and copy down all my settings then get the unit swapped out. Anything tricky I should look for?

-Roger Uzun

You shouldn't have any problems with the 80.3. I have the 80.3 and it's terrific. My friend had the 80.2 and purchased the 80.3 when it first came out last year and the 80.3 has improved dramatically over the 80.2. My 80.3 radiates about 118 F when in stand-by mode and about 122 F when being used with no video or audio problems. Just get a small fan to move the are around it and you should be fine.
post #3717 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Vega128 View Post

I do something similar, My Phono input has the balanced, multichannel and one of the digital audio inputs assigned to it, works how you described, select DVR to view the satellite then select Phono or CD to listen to something else while still being able to view the Satellite or last video input selected. I use the IP commands to select the 3 different audio sources.

So when using a control system you can use the RS-232 or IP discrete "Audio Selector" commands, keeping the turntable connected to analog DVR and the Sat Box connected and HDMI assigned to DVR as you have it, assign the digital audio as well and connect your CD player there, this will allow Turntable analog audio and CD digital audio while viewing the Sat; sending the "HDMI Audio" command will restore Sat sound via HDMI, this will only allow Turntable/CD/Sat audio/video combinations for this input only.


One other option if using all analog and more than one source;

Untested and use caution! You could wire the analog (fixed) audio Zone 2 (or 3) output to the CD analog input, then whatever you connect analog and select on zone 2 would play through the CD input on the main zone.
***Never select CD on Zone 2 in this setup, feedback could/would happen immediately, damage spks, eq, etc. smoke***


Good, luck,
Nick

Try turning on the RHID. That may remedy the situation.
post #3718 of 4252
Upgraded my 8.9 to a 80.3. I have 2 issues:

#1 I think the answer is no, but in my 9.8 when I rand Audessy, it let me redo a section if I didn't like it. So if I got the the 6th seating position and a dog outside started barking, I could do just that section over. ON the 80.3 I think it makes you start over from the beginning. Any way around this?

#2 After Audessey is set and it saves, it asks me what EQ Cure it should follow. Music or Movie. Doesn't Audessy just set it for what is best automatically? Do I have to select music or movie on the remote each time? When I go to the setup menu it asks me to select "off" "Music" "movie". If I select "off" does that mean Audessy is off? HOw do I know Audessey is being utilized? Is it always being utilized unless I turn the manual EQ on? A bit confused here especially when it comes to the "off" setting on Audessy in the setup menu. I always want Audessy on. To further complicate things, I watch a ton of Blu Rays that are Concert Videos. So I would assume I select "music" and it selects the Audessy music settings even though its a movie?

In short, how to I quickly switch between the music Audyssey setting and the movie one and where is it displayed once I switch so that I know I m listening to the right setting

Thanks in advance for your response
Edited by Diamond Dog - 6/15/13 at 11:46pm
post #3719 of 4252
On #1 no you must rerun the entire process again

For #2 see the Audyssey thread as music and movie are two different EQ curves, I believe movie tails off in the treble but could be wrong. Once you set it I believe it stays but you can change it in the menus including turning it off, third main type (Audyssey?) if I remember correct. I am not by my unit to check.

I played with it a lot and finally decided I preferred it off for music. To be fair I stopped at five positions and have not run the full 8 (?) as I now understand as recommended. I also have multiple mics that give me different results so I am not on the Audyssey bandwagon.
post #3720 of 4252
When I set up Audessy, it always sets my center channel speaker to 80hz THX.

I have a 5.1 setup.

How do it get it to stop thinking its a THX speaker and set it like the other front speakers?

I am not posting this in the Audessy thread because I think there are specific Integra settings that need to be applied?
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