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post #391 of 9493
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Originally Posted by sixtytooneratio View Post

If you don't turn HDMI Cntrl (RIHD) off you can easily brick your unit.

My setup: i have my pj on the east wall and tv on north wall. I have both connected to my 818 because of the cable box. I use the avr for the pj but not the tv. On my 807 i had the RIHD set to "on" so i could leave the avr off and still get a signal and use the tv speakers. Worked fine. If turning on the RIHD is bad how do I setup the avr so i can use the tv speakers while avr is off.

Please help. Hdmi is to pj and sub main is to tv.
post #392 of 9493
is there video processing on the 1080p hdmi inputs or does it just pass the signal through?
post #393 of 9493
kawie01 This is only if you are updating your unit then remember to turn this to off.
post #394 of 9493
Hi everyone,

Can someone please tell me if the 818 has an aluminium front panel. Also does it run hot?

Thanks in advance
post #395 of 9493

9.1-channel playback
By adding an external amplifier to the 7.1-channel configuration shown on the left, you can enjoy 9.1-channel playback.
Connect your power amplifier’s analog audio input jacks to the AV receiver’s SB/FH/FW EXT AMP jacks with audio cables. To use the SB/FH/FW EXT AMP jacks, you must specify their channel with the “Preout to
External Amplifier” setting (➔ page 59).

You can set which speakers you want to use by priority. See “Selecting Speaker Layout” (➔ page 49).
SB···Surround Back, FH···Front High, FW···Front Wide



Thanks! I think I am going to wait to see what the 1xxx brings to the table. Anyone know when it will be released?
post #396 of 9493
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

There is a new deal:
http://www.electronics-expo.com/onkyo-tx-nr818-7-2-channel-network-a-v-receiver?siteID=izWMWx.IVSU-937yxdjDIwv0A8YqCScfRQ

Use coupon code: Bountii
It's just $30 more than the last deal smile.gif

Thanks, in for one! smile.gif

I feel that this AVR will be down to $800 very soon but I really need the dual HDMI output to take care of a 2nd area and it's not worth saving a trivial amount to hold off for what could be another month before the next price drop.
post #397 of 9493
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Originally Posted by jmpage2 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

There is a new deal:
http://www.electronics-expo.com/onkyo-tx-nr818-7-2-channel-network-a-v-receiver?siteID=izWMWx.IVSU-937yxdjDIwv0A8YqCScfRQ

Use coupon code: Bountii
It's just $30 more than the last deal smile.gif

Thanks, in for one! smile.gif

I feel that this AVR will be down to $800 very soon

I think you're right. Amazon is already dropping the price by about $10 every 5 hours or so. Hopefully this continues. Looking very promising so far!
post #398 of 9493
T100, Thank you. Do you have any suggestions for the dual outputs? Does it matter if pj is main and tv is sub main?
post #399 of 9493
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post

I think you're right. Amazon is already dropping the price by about $10 every 5 hours or so. Hopefully this continues. Looking very promising so far!

Got mine for $899.99 and am very happy. I have long been an Onkyo fan since owning an Integra back in the mid 80s.

If they drop the price to $500, I would not mind one bit. I would however, buy another one. wink.gif And who, save my wife, could blame me?
post #400 of 9493
Kawie01. Forgive me if this is a newbie reply. But I would think it may be best to use the main output for your tv, as from reading the manual it seems OSD is only on the main output, and I am guessing you may use the tv more?
post #401 of 9493
Sorry to sound like a broken record...

But no price talk is allowed on these threads. smile.gif

take it to the Deals section...
post #402 of 9493
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Originally Posted by MCF34 View Post

I am glad I found this thread. I have a HK AVR 635 with Klipsch RB-25, RC-25, and RS-25. Along with a SV Sub (2x12). I have been told my setup is far dorm ideal. I just tried a Denon 2312CI for three weeks and could never get it to sound right for me. Center channel always seeme muffled. With the HK the dialogue is crisp and clean and can watch DVD and broadcast movies at low volumes and still make out dialogue withou any type of compression. Typically watch between -30 and -20db. All channels are within a db of each other using Radio Shack SPL meter. I am just thinking the 2312CI was not enough of a jump so I am now considering this Onkyo. What say you experts with this Onkyo vs a old HK AVR 635 and a Denon 2312CI.

Nobody?
post #403 of 9493
Grovesie,

Not a problem. Compared to others with more experience, I still consider myslf a newb.
post #404 of 9493
Has anyone got their 818 to work with a harmony remote? My harmony 1100 is not working with it even though the website says it does. I REALLY don't want to spend 4 hours teaching it all the commands frown.gif
post #405 of 9493
After doing a good bit of reading over the last couple of months, I had decided on the Onkyo 818.
When the sale started at Vann's, it forced my hand and I pulled the trigger last week.
It is due to arrive on Wednesday.

Now, a new problem has arisen... I may have put the cart before the horse.
I currently have no speaker system and I need a little help.
Could someone, anyone please help me out?
No threadjacking... please follow the link and THANK YOU.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414615/in-wall-7-x-speaker-solution-needed-1000-budget
post #406 of 9493
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Originally Posted by vrsclarkee View Post

Hi everyone,
Can someone please tell me if the 818 has an aluminium front panel. Also does it run hot?
Thanks in advance

Yes, it has an aluminum front panel, including the front inputs cover (at least as far as i can tell - it doesn't seem like plastic to me).

Definitely doesn't run hot - 90 degrees top front to 100 degrees top back (according to my infrared thermometer). I do have it in a stand that is completely open an all sides though with about a 1 inch gap above it, so it gets plenty of air.
post #407 of 9493
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Originally Posted by RangersFan View Post

is there video processing on the 1080p hdmi inputs or does it just pass the signal through?

Both. It can do video processing to 1080p HDMI inputs or you can have it just pass it through. See page 70 of the manual for the extensive picture processing options.
post #408 of 9493
Can someone here suggest audio setting for 818? I will appreciate it.
post #409 of 9493
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Originally Posted by dumbasbell View Post

Can someone here suggest audio setting for 818? I will appreciate it.

That's a really nebulous question...

Audio settings for what? Post processing, surround modes, Audyssey settings, etc..

What kind of content you are listening too mostly, what speaker setup do you have (5.1, 7.1, etc..) how loud you listen to said content, room size...

Help us out with some more information about your setup and we can try and give you some suggestions?
post #410 of 9493
Anyone getting white specks (snow?) on their sub main output? Is it my hdmi cable? Shows on several channels.
post #411 of 9493
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Originally Posted by beerninja View Post

Has anyone got their 818 to work with a harmony remote? My harmony 1100 is not working with it even though the website says it does. I REALLY don't want to spend 4 hours teaching it all the commands frown.gif

Have you tried it as a 3009 or 5009?

My Directv codes for the 1009 work fine for volume... while there is the new Quick Setup menu button, there's not much else different that the x009 model remotes..
post #412 of 9493
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Originally Posted by kawie01 View Post

Anyone getting white specks (snow?) on their sub main output? Is it my hdmi cable? Shows on several channels.

As you mention, that usually refers to a bad cable, or a long cable run with sub standard cabling.

Obviously first thing to try is swapping output cables and seeing if the problem follows...
post #413 of 9493
I have Direct TV and Blu-Ray player, 2 contents I watch the most. Far as sound system is concerned, I have onkyo 818 and 7.1 onkyo receivers (which is THX certified I think).
post #414 of 9493
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Originally Posted by osr5dude View Post

Both. It can do video processing to 1080p HDMI inputs or you can have it just pass it through. See page 70 of the manual for the extensive picture processing options.
does anyone actually use the video processing to improve picture? i figured if i buy this i will probably get my tv calibrated and just set the receiver to pass through the sources. also how does the ISF feature on this receiver work?

I know there is no price talk and i won't mention prices, but I am curious as to why the price is dropping significantly each day? Is there a receiver a level up being released soon (1018?)? If this thing drops price any further I may be pulling the trigger very soon.
post #415 of 9493
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Originally Posted by beerninja View Post

Has anyone got their 818 to work with a harmony remote? My harmony 1100 is not working with it even though the website says it does. I REALLY don't want to spend 4 hours teaching it all the commands frown.gif

No issues controlling mine with 1100 Harmony, as far as turning on/off and volume up/down.
I haven't try to use the menu through Harmony, normally I set up each source to my liking with receiver's remote and then just use Harmony for basic things. If I really need to dig into the menu then I use my galaxy note to do so.
post #416 of 9493
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Originally Posted by RangersFan View Post

does anyone actually use the video processing to improve picture? i figured if i buy this i will probably get my tv calibrated and just set the receiver to pass through the sources. also how does the ISF feature on this receiver work?
I know there is no price talk and i won't mention prices, but I am curious as to why the price is dropping significantly each day? Is there a receiver a level up being released soon (1018?)? If this thing drops price any further I may be pulling the trigger very soon.

I have my Direct TV (model HR24) set up to native and have the receiver upscale to 1080p no other enhancements (huge picture improvement IMO). For BD I pass through and let the BD do the processing, I no longer play DVDs so I can't answer for improvements in this area. Game consoles (xbox, ps3) I pass through as well but might switch to upscale to 1080p (on the fence with this)
I don't use ISF on the receiver I use the ones on my TV instead (day/night 65VT30)
Hope this helps
post #417 of 9493
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Originally Posted by RangersFan View Post

does anyone actually use the video processing to improve picture? i figured if i buy this i will probably get my tv calibrated and just set the receiver to pass through the sources. also how does the ISF feature on this receiver work?
I know there is no price talk and i won't mention prices, but I am curious as to why the price is dropping significantly each day? Is there a receiver a level up being released soon (1018?)? If this thing drops price any further I may be pulling the trigger very soon.

Getting your TV calibrated and choosing which device does VPP are discrete decision points. Given the 818's HW, there's a good chance that it have better VP capabilities than the display.
post #418 of 9493
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Originally Posted by MrJai View Post

Game consoles (xbox, ps3) I pass through as well but might switch to upscale to 1080p (on the fence with this)
why wouldn't you have your consoles output at 1080p rather than having the receiver upscale it?
post #419 of 9493
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MrJai View Post

I have my Direct TV (model HR24) set up to native and have the receiver upscale to 1080p no other enhancements (huge picture improvement IMO). For BD I pass through and let the BD do the processing, I no longer play DVDs so I can't answer for improvements in this area. Game consoles (xbox, ps3) I pass through as well but might switch to upscale to 1080p (on the fence with this)
I don't use ISF on the receiver I use the ones on my TV instead (day/night 65VT30)
Hope this helps

Is it possible to configure it to pass through 1080p source material but upscale 480p source on the same input?
post #420 of 9493
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Originally Posted by jmpage2 View Post

Is it possible to configure it to pass through 1080p source material but upscale 480p source on the same input?

I don't think so (but would be cool as hell if you could). You can only choose from certain modes (direct, through, custom, game, etc.) and whatever is available in them for each source.
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