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post #4471 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Treezskier View Post

I have two nagging questions about the video processing in this reciever....

I really want to pass a blu-ray signal through without messing with it, as it is already at the peak resolution/quality AND I want to "clean-up" the other sources I will hook up to the 875, seperate DVD player (480i), cable box, etc....

#1. If I feed an HD cable box into it, will it automatically "switch" it's processing depending on what I am watching within that particular input?
Ex...NFL in HD is 1080i/30, HBO HD is 1080i/24, regular cable is probably 480i, etc....

#2. I know that you can't just pass HDMI straight through for Blu-Ray (one input) AND have it process the video signals from the other inputs, my question is, if I leave the processing on, will it molest the 1080p signal from the Blu-Ray at all?????

Thanks,
Bryan

It is my understanding that Reon with not touch a 1080p signal, it will pass through. So you can set Reon at 1080p it will upconvert all put a 1080 signal.
post #4472 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Hurk View Post

It is my understanding that Reon with not touch a 1080p signal, it will pass through. So you can set Reon at 1080p it will upconvert all put a 1080 signal.

I think it's only a 1080p/24 signal that remains untouched.
post #4473 of 6042
What would it do to a 1080p/60 signal from, say, a BluRay player or PS3???

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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

I think it's only a 1080p/24 signal that remains untouched.
post #4474 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Treezskier View Post

What would it do to a 1080p/60 signal from, say, a BluRay player or PS3???

If you set the output resolution on an 875, all inputs except 1080p/24 are converted to your selected output resolution. So if your input is 1080p/60 and you select 1080p as your output resolution, it would do nothing. If you select anything else, it will be downconverted.

If you set the output resolution to Through, then all video passes though without scaling. If you also turn Immediate Mode off, the video should pass through unchanged.
post #4475 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

If you set the output resolution on an 875, all inputs except 1080p/24 are converted to your selected output resolution. So if your input is 1080p/60 and you select 1080p as your output resolution, it would do nothing. If you select anything else, it will be downconverted.

If you set the output resolution to Through, then all video passes though without scaling. If you also turn Immediate Mode off, the video should pass through unchanged.


This sounds like it could be the solution to my concerns. I want a Panasonic plasma, but it doesn't de-interlace 1080i film correctly, I wanted the Reon to do this, but not f' with the Blu-Ray's PQ.

So, if I connect a 480i DVD, an HD cable box, and a 1080p Blu-Ray/PS3 player to this receiver, I won't have to mess with "Through/1080p/whatever" output......I can just set ALL the inputs to 1080p out (tv's native res.) and I will get excellent PQ???
post #4476 of 6042
Just got the 875 hooked up this weekend and went through the Audessy setup. I don't know how I like it yet but I think I need to boost my LFE signal.

My question is what does everyone have for settings on the LFE page? I'm talking about the different standards setup page with Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby True HD and the others?

Should any of them be set differently then the 0 db setting?

Thanks.
post #4477 of 6042
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Originally Posted by tim55 View Post

Just got the 875 hooked up this weekend and went through the Audessy setup. I don't know how I like it yet but I think I need to boost my LFE signal.

My question is what does everyone have for settings on the LFE page? I'm talking about the different standards setup page with Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby True HD and the others?

Should any of them be set differently then the 0 db setting?

Thanks.

I don't believe so, that is only if you want to decrease if one is louder than the other. Depending on your audyssey settings if your speakers are set to Large you may have to change them to small or set the crossover to 80 and set the subwoober to 120. I also boosted my subwoofer up by 5dbs. (personal preference).
post #4478 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Hurk View Post

I don't believe so, that is only if you want to decrease if one is louder than the other. Depending on your audyssey settings if your speakers are set to Large you may have to change them to small or set the crossover to 80 and set the subwoober to 120. I also boosted my subwoofer up by 5dbs. (personal preference).

Me too... audyssey seems to hate subs, and many of us end up increasing it by 3-5db.

If you have anything below like -5db, you should rerun audyssey. If it's just the sub, increase it a few db until you like it.
post #4479 of 6042
I'm sure this was answered somewhere in this 150 page thread but I just can't find it. does the 805 and 875 pass the Blacker than Black and whiter than white test pattern through HDMI?
post #4480 of 6042
Hey Guys,

I am sorry if this has already been answered on this thread, but there really are a lot of posts.

I am deciding between this AV receiver and the Denon AVR 3808. I have made my mind up on this receiver, but I am terrified about everything I read about how hot this unit runs. I will be installing this in a large data closet with A/C, so I don't think it will be a problem, but was curious to hear if anybody here is still having a problem with heat, and if it is a problem for the long term life of this unit?

Thanks in advance,
Chad
post #4481 of 6042
quick question for you Onkyo owners. Does the 805 / 875 display the volume and sound mode on screen? My receiver sits in a separate room and when I up the volume I'd like to see it on the TV screen the same with the sound mode (ie. DD or DTS)... I'd like to know if this receiver 805 and 875 will do that.
post #4482 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

quick question for you Onkyo owners. Does the 805 / 875 display the volume and sound mode on screen? My receiver sits in a separate room and when I up the volume I'd like to see it on the TV screen the same with the sound mode (ie. DD or DTS)... I'd like to know if this receiver 805 and 875 will do that.

Volume - yes, if you have Immediate Mode enabled for the OSD. Sound mode - no.
post #4483 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

Volume - yes, if you have Immediate Mode enabled for the OSD. Sound mode - no.

Thanks for that.... so the sound mode does not display even for a few seconds once its changed (ie go from DD to THX cinema or something like that)? Also does the volume get displayed over HDMI or only component?
post #4484 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

Thanks for that.... so the sound mode does not display even for a few seconds once its changed (ie go from DD to THX cinema or something like that)? Also does the volume get displayed over HDMI or only component?

The signal format is never displayed on the TV. The volume display works differently on Reon based Onkyo's than it does on the 805 and below, so yes it is displayed even for HDMI In/HDMI out.
post #4485 of 6042
Thanks for that clarification. Now the only other question I have is: is there still an audio delay when for instance video is paused and then played through the 875 or has this been rectified with some of the laster firmware updates? What I mean by audio delay is when you let go of the pause button does the video start a couple of seconds before the audio?
post #4486 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

If you set the output resolution on an 875, all inputs except 1080p/24 are converted to your selected output resolution. So if your input is 1080p/60 and you select 1080p as your output resolution, it would do nothing.

Except if the input is YCbCr - then the color decoding error may alter the colors you see on your display.
post #4487 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

Thanks for that clarification. Now the only other question I have is: is there still an audio delay when for instance video is paused and then played through the 875 or has this been rectified with some of the laster firmware updates? What I mean by audio delay is when you let go of the pause button does the video start a couple of seconds before the audio?

I never had that problem, so I don't know. Before I updated the firmware to the latest version, I would get audio dropouts when going from a DD 5.1 signal to a DD 2.0 signal, but never when pausing. I think the problem you described was mostly for people with satellite receivers.
post #4488 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

Thanks for that.... so the sound mode does not display even for a few seconds once its changed (ie go from DD to THX cinema or something like that)? Also does the volume get displayed over HDMI or only component?

When I change listening modes on my 875, it shows on the TV for a few seconds. I don't know why others are not seeing this.

Kent
post #4489 of 6042
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Originally Posted by word302 View Post

When I change listening modes on my 875, it shows on the TV for a few seconds. I don't know why others are not seeing this.

Kent

My mistake. I haven't had immediate mode turned on in a long time and I was responding from memory.
post #4490 of 6042
I'm wondering is some people could chime in here and answer this question for me. I have recently connected HDMI as well as component up to my display through my RXV1800 Yamaha receiver (I'm currently testing the Yammy and am thinking of getting the Onkyo 875 instead) and noticed that through HDMI the picture was way darker and with less shadow detail than the same content through component. Any of you 875 owners noticed this with your Onkyo? I'm wondering if the Yamaha HDMI upscaler is causing this and if the Onkyo would be better. Any of you notice that the HDMI is way darker than component?
post #4491 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

My mistake. I haven't had immediate mode turned on in a long time and I was responding from memory.

OK then. So the 875 will display volume and sound mode on screen through HDMI then? If so this might tip me over to get the 875 and take back my RXV1800.
post #4492 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

OK then. So the 875 will display volume and sound mode on screen through HDMI then? If so this might tip me over to get the 875 and take back my RXV1800.


you get sound volume on screen over hdmi only. the sound mode is shown on the amp facia

showing sound mode whould be nice though on screen next to volume
post #4493 of 6042
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Originally Posted by namuk View Post

you get sound volume on screen over hdmi only. the sound mode is shown on the amp facia

showing sound mode whould be nice though on screen next to volume

I just tried it using compisite out to my TV and that works also, as long as HDMI Monitor is off.
post #4494 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

I just tried it using compisite out to my TV and that works also, as long as HDMI Monitor is off.

what shows sound mode also?
post #4495 of 6042
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Originally Posted by namuk View Post

what shows sound mode also?

Over composite out, yes it also shows the listening mode and signal format when you select a different listening mode.
post #4496 of 6042
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

Over composite out, yes it also shows the listening mode and signal format when you select a different listening mode.

so how come when your connected to hdmi it only shows volume? odd that
post #4497 of 6042
So let me get this straight, over HDMI it only shows volume, yet over composite (who would use composite I have no idea) it shows volume and sound mode?
post #4498 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

So let me get this straight, over HDMI it only shows volume, yet over composite (who would use composite I have no idea) it shows volume and sound mode?

I only have HDMI running from my 875 to my display. I get volume display on my TV as well as listening mode for a few seconds after changing modes.
post #4499 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

I'm wondering is some people could chime in here and answer this question for me. I have recently connected HDMI as well as component up to my display through my RXV1800 Yamaha receiver (I'm currently testing the Yammy and am thinking of getting the Onkyo 875 instead) and noticed that through HDMI the picture was way darker and with less shadow detail than the same content through component. Any of you 875 owners noticed this with your Onkyo? I'm wondering if the Yamaha HDMI upscaler is causing this and if the Onkyo would be better. Any of you notice that the HDMI is way darker than component?

HDMI output is pristine on the Onkyo. The video processing on the Yamaha is not in the same league as the Reon.

The 875 and up Onkyos are the only receivers in this price range with this kind of exceptional video processing.

Kent
post #4500 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Talontsi96 View Post

So let me get this straight, over HDMI it only shows volume, yet over composite (who would use composite I have no idea) it shows volume and sound mode?

It shows both. But common wisdom at this point is to turn off the OSD, as it seems to add some artifacting to the image (more visible the larger your display).
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