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post #1 of 10257
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I purchased this receiver from Circuit City for my 2nd room since the Onkyo 805 was not available yet. I am running a Polk speaker system-Monitor 50's, CS1, and Monitor 10's for rear surround.

I currently have a PS3, Xbox 360, and Directv HDDVR connected. My HD-A2 is not in this home. I am trying to buy another, but all local Sams Clubs do not have stock and I want the lower price.

The PS3 is connected via HDMI, Xbox 360 and Directv HDDVR via component. All are hooked into a Sony VPL-VW50. Room size is about 400 square feet.

I will try my best to answer questions, but I am pretty busy today.
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post #2 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post

I purchased this receiver from Circuit City for my 2nd room since the Onkyo 805 was not available yet. I am running a Polk speaker system-Monitor 50's, CS1, and Monitor 10's for rear surround.

I currently have a PS3, Xbox 360, and Directv HDDVR connected. My HD-A2 is not in this home. I am trying to buy another, but all local Sams Clubs do not have stock and I want the lower price.

The PS3 is connected via HDMI, Xbox 360 and Directv HDDVR via component. All are hooked into a Sony VPL-VW50. Room size is about 400 square feet.

I will try my best to answer questions, but I am pretty busy today.

Great !
post #3 of 10257
Nice one.

Does the 605 pass 1080p/24 from your ps3 to your projector?

I have the Onkyo 674 receiver (which up to now has been great), but only seems to pass 1080/60.
post #4 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Warbie View Post

Nice one.

Does the 605 pass 1080p/24 from your ps3 to your projector?

I have the Onkyo 674 receiver (which up to now has been great), but only seems to pass 1080/60.

Sorry I needed to find a BD movie. Yes it does pass 1080/24p through the 605 according to my Pearl.
post #5 of 10257
Does it improve the picture quality at all for standard definition programming? I guess since you have DirectTv you don't have to worry about this nearly as much as I do (with cable). Off topic, how many HD channels do you get?
post #6 of 10257
ahhhh saaawweeeeeettt!!!!
post #7 of 10257
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Originally Posted by jshigashi View Post

Does it improve the picture quality at all for standard definition programming? I guess since you have DirectTv you don't have to worry about this nearly as much as I do (with cable). Off topic, how many HD channels do you get?

I am only running HD DVD, BD, and Directv Oonly watch HD channels). I cannot scientifically tell if the unit improves the picture quality. On Directv I receive my 4 locals, HBO, Showtime, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, UHD, Discovry, HDNet, and HDNet Movies.
post #8 of 10257
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More pictures of the unit, Directv HDDVR and Sony Pearl.
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post #9 of 10257
Can you please check to see if there is a "hidden menu" that will upscale 480i to 720p?
post #10 of 10257
Yeah, would love to know about the Hidden Menu and if it can upscale as that german report has reported... Please let us know
post #11 of 10257
if you have any BD movies with DTS-MA (x-men3), can you see if you can output it with ps3 connected to the 605?
post #12 of 10257
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Originally Posted by REL77 View Post

Yeah, would love to know about the Hidden Menu and if it can upscale as that german report has reported... Please let us know

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Originally Posted by Bustybanshee View Post

Can you please check to see if there is a "hidden menu" that will upscale 480i to 720p?

How would I access this?
post #13 of 10257
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Originally Posted by jkcheng122 View Post

if you have any BD movies with DTS-MA (x-men3), can you see if you can output it with ps3 connected to the 605?

I do not own any BD movies. I only rent them because I am a HD DVD supporter. Sorry! Unfortuantely my Blockbuster Online is solely HD DVD movies right now. I hope to watch some BD movies next week, but I know this is not the answer you were looking for.
post #14 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post

How would I access this?

"The hidden menu is accessed by holding the AUX button and concurrently pushing Power."
post #15 of 10257
The hidden menu is available by pressing AUX and concurrently Power.

Its there.

See my post in the anticipation thread.
post #16 of 10257
Have you guys tried to change to 720p to see if it makes any improvement??
post #17 of 10257
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Originally Posted by mrgribbles View Post

The hidden menu is available by pressing AUX and concurrently Power.

Its there.

See my post in the anticipation thread.

I did that and the following menu occurs.

Resolution: auto or 720p
VFmt
Sharpness
Saturation
Hue
Contrast
Brightness
post #18 of 10257
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Originally Posted by bazofio View Post

Have you guys tried to change to 720p to see if it makes any improvement??

I havent tried it as I am only using HD DVD, BD, and Directv into a 1080p projector.
post #19 of 10257
select 720p and see ifi it upscales 480i/p video source
post #20 of 10257
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Originally Posted by REL77 View Post

select 720p and see ifi it upscales 480i/p video source

I selected it and cannot tell a difference. In fairness, I have not watched a 480p source in about 2 years. It looks poor set as auto and 720p.
post #21 of 10257
480p -> 720p -> 1080p will actually look worse because of double scaling. I had that problem with the H/K 247 and therefore returned it. I bought a H/K 745 instead.
post #22 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post

I selected it and cannot tell a difference. In fairness, I have not watched a 480p source in about 2 years. It looks poor set as auto and 720p.

Does your projector show what display mode it is displaying? i.e. does it tell you it's displaying 720p when you know your source is outputing 480i/p?
post #23 of 10257
A couple things:
1) VFmt? What's that?
2) Sorry, priesteria. Think anyone will hold you to your offer?
post #24 of 10257
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Originally Posted by bommai View Post

480p -> 720p -> 1080p will actually look worse because of double scaling. I had that problem with the H/K 247 and therefore returned it. I bought a H/K 745 instead.

Aren't we mostly interested in 480i->720p??? Hook up your old DVD player, output 480i to the 605, evaluate...
post #25 of 10257
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Originally Posted by thoug View Post

Does your projector show what display mode it is displaying? i.e. does it tell you it's displaying 720p?

Good point. The projector is scaling to 1080i for Directv (maybe that is why I noticed no difference?). I just had it installed at the house so I am not sure how it was setup.
post #26 of 10257
Wow, Andrew isn't gonna have time to enjoy his new 605 at this rate. May I humbly suggest we move this here as the title is more condusive to long term use?
post #27 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post

Good point. The projector is scaling to 1080i for Directv (maybe that is why I noticed no difference?). I just had it installed at the house so I am not sure how it was setup.

Assuming you have a DirecTV HR20 HD DVR, You can use the button on the front to force the output resolution. There are four blue lights across the left front that indicate what output resolution is currently being output. You can cycle through them by pushing the button near them (I don't recall the label). If you can output 480p from the DVR and have your projector tell you it's displaying 720p, then the Onkyo is scaling!
post #28 of 10257
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Originally Posted by jkcheng122 View Post

if you have any BD movies with DTS-MA (x-men3), can you see if you can output it with ps3 connected to the 605?

The PS3 cannot currently bitstream DTS-MA HD to a receiver.

To the OP,

How is this different, aside from the HDMI 1.3, form the 604 ?
post #29 of 10257
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Originally Posted by thoug View Post

Assuming you have a DirecTV HR20 HD DVR, You can use the button on the front to force the output resolution. There are four blue lights across the left front that indicate what output resolution is currently being output. You can cycle through them by pushing the button near them (I don't recall the label). If you can output 480p from the DVR and have your projector tell you it's displaying 720p, then the Onkyo is scaling!

I did this and the projector still shows 480p.
post #30 of 10257
So looks like then its NOT upscaling!!
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