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post #2971 of 9520
Have been watching the Mad Men Seasons on blu ray with no problems for seasons 1-4. Just got to the 5th season and I have noticed during somewhat darker scenes what I can describe as a "heartbeat" flicker of light within the picture. I say heartbeat because its pretty much every second. It is very subtle but I noticed it with this season only. I looked it up and apparently season 5 is shot digitally 1080p/24. I have not tried to run my panasonic blu ray player directly to the TV yet. I did put back in a season 4 disc and the problem was gone. My guess is that it is my first experience with the 24fps bug. It drives my insane now that I notice it during each episode.
post #2972 of 9520
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Have been watching the Mad Men Seasons on blu ray with no problems for seasons 1-4. Just got to the 5th season and I have noticed during somewhat darker scenes what I can describe as a "heartbeat" flicker of light within the picture. I say heartbeat because its pretty much every second. It is very subtle but I noticed it with this season only. I looked it up and apparently season 5 is shot digitally 1080p/24. I have not tried to run my panasonic blu ray player directly to the TV yet. I did put back in a season 4 disc and the problem was gone. My guess is that it is my first experience with the 24fps bug. It drives my insane now that I notice it during each episode.

You can verify by using the 2nd HDMI out.
post #2973 of 9520
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Originally Posted by kbfern View Post

You need to update the firmware otherwise if you set it up with Audyssey and then update you will loose all settings and have to run Audyssey again.But check in the box, I got an 818 last week and it had an update kit included (new firmware on a usb stick) then when I tried to update it with the stick I found the update had already been done.This is a UK model which comes from Germany so I don't know if this is the same with U.S. models.

Thanks for the info. I'm in the US but maybe I'll have the same luck with the included USB delivered update.
post #2974 of 9520
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

My guess is that it is my first experience with the 24fps bug.

Doesn't sound anything like it from that description.
post #2975 of 9520
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Originally Posted by fahrenheit View Post

Doesn't sound anything like it from that description.
It works fine from the sub out now that I checked so it has something to do with the Main...
post #2976 of 9520
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

It works fine from the sub out now that I checked so it has something to do with the Main...

That doesn't surprise me. I think the Main output hurts more than it helps. Well at least in the case of HD video. I don't know whether or not it comes into its own with sub-par video sources, but anything like blu-ray and HD gaming is going to be better on the Sub output.
post #2977 of 9520
I got this receiver all set up and it sounds fantastic. Everything is working great with the except that the receiver will not turn on via remote. I can turn it off with the remote but not on. Went online and downloaded the latest firmware. The receiver took about 40 mins or so to update. Still didn't fix the problem. Has anyone had any luck with this? Am I just missing something here?
post #2978 of 9520
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post

I got this receiver all set up and it sounds fantastic. Everything is working great with the except that the receiver will not turn on via remote. I can turn it off with the remote but not on. Went online and downloaded the latest firmware. The receiver took about 40 mins or so to update. Still didn't fix the problem. Has anyone had any luck with this? Am I just missing something here?

did you change the REFERENCE Offset for Dynamic EQ?
post #2979 of 9520
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Originally Posted by lamonsasa View Post

did you change the REFERENCE Offset for Dynamic EQ?

Not sure what that would have to do with turning the receiver on with the remote. But I did change it before the firmware update. After the update I haven't run audyssey yet since the problem still exists (didn't want to do that all over again just to lose it with another update). So as if right now no offsets set and still can't turn the receiver on with the remote.

Edit: I unplugged the receiver for 30 mins to reset and I can now turn it on via the remote.
Edited by KK in CT - 11/23/12 at 9:39am
post #2980 of 9520
In regards to the 12v triggers, one article says "12 volt triggers are included for controlling Zones 2 and 3". Can these 12v triggers be reconfigured for zone1/main speakers? The reason I ask, is I have sub amps that need to be kicked on/off by triggers and if they only work on zone 2 and 3, then how could I get my amps to kick on/off?
post #2981 of 9520
For anyone interested, the 818 is right now 849 on Amazon. Pretty good as it's been over a grand there for a while, you're welcome!
post #2982 of 9520
Check out Newegg for an even better deal right now!
post #2983 of 9520
The NewEgg deal is so great that I got one, too!
post #2984 of 9520
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Originally Posted by bsla11 View Post

Check out Newegg for an even better deal right now!
Great price, just picked one up to replace my Pioneer Elite VSX-32!
post #2985 of 9520
wow, that's a crazy price!
post #2986 of 9520
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Originally Posted by runnin' View Post

wow, that's a crazy price!

smokin price....i thought my 850 at amazon was good. thinking i should cancel.
post #2987 of 9520
They must have just changed the newegg price cause I was watching all day today. If you buy it at one call they have 2yr warranty and the newegg is only 1yr. I wonder why.
post #2988 of 9520
Check out the price on BH Photo and video; cheaper than Newegg now and they are an authorized dealer.

Debating if I should jump on this deal or get the 4311.
post #2989 of 9520
Must be a price war going on. You think the 3yr ext warranty is worth it from BH Photo?
post #2990 of 9520
Anyone know if the 818 can reasonably drive 4 Ohm speakers. I don't expect the greatest but will it do the job until I can get an amp. The sensitivity of the speakers is 88db. Wondering if I need to get an amp immediately or if I can use the 818 by itself for a while without messing up the speakers or getting terrible performance.
post #2991 of 9520
Is this worth upgrading from the TXNR 809?
post #2992 of 9520
Crazyness going on right now. Amazon dropped the price now!!
post #2993 of 9520
I ordered 2 from BH. I didn't get the extended warranty. I have 30 days to get one and they offer up to 3 year where Amazon only 2 year. Guess my 2 B&K Reference 50 S2's will be going up for sale on Ebay.
post #2994 of 9520
Just got the 818 for $547.47 at Amazon with Saturday delivery. Still can't believe it dropped that low!
post #2995 of 9520
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Originally Posted by Pyrophoric View Post

Just got the 818 for $547.47 at Amazon with Saturday delivery. Still can't believe it dropped that low!

How did you get $547 with Amazon it shows up as $649 for me?
post #2996 of 9520
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Originally Posted by myriadcorp View Post

How did you get $547 with Amazon it shows up as $649 for me?

I would also like to know
post #2997 of 9520
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Originally Posted by myriadcorp View Post

How did you get $547 with Amazon it shows up as $649 for me?

There's a company that monitors the competitions prices and the prices can change every 15 minutes or even less. They had a story about it on the news yesterday.
If you're lucky enough to be there at the right time you win.
post #2998 of 9520
I think he may be looking at the You Save price not the sale price on Amazon.
post #2999 of 9520
Thank you taje for the heads up. smile.gif Just ordered one from Amazon. $690.19 includes shipping.
post #3000 of 9520
New receiver was on my list of upgrades and just couldn't pass on xt32 for the price! Looking forward to it.
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