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This is the official page for the receiver. Please try to keep on posts here. Since there are a couple of places selling it now, some people can provide reviews on it.
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for the users with the 705, is there a popping issue with your speakers
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Originally Posted by RAVEN56706 View Post

for the users with the 705, is there a popping issue with your speakers

God I hope not. That along with the fact that I can get a good discount through work are the main reasons this is what I am looking at getting.
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What are the official prices and what are the cheapest you guys are getting it for?
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well...ABT is selling it for a super great price.... you might want to check them out....
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MSRP is $899 I believe but if you search you can get it cheaper.
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i received my 705 fri, 8/3 took back 605 with speaker popping. 705 is perfect,a true pleasure, everything i was hopeing for. have about 35 hrs. on the 705. no heating issues, popping problems,etc.
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Originally Posted by warlord260 View Post

i received my 705 fri, 8/3 took back 605 with speaker popping. 705 is perfect,a true pleasure, everything i was hopeing for. have about 35 hrs. on the 705. no heating issues, popping problems,etc.

How hot does it get compared to the 605?
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Originally Posted by warlord260 View Post

i received my 705 fri, 8/3 took back 605 with speaker popping. 705 is perfect,a true pleasure, everything i was hopeing for. have about 35 hrs. on the 705. no heating issues, popping problems,etc.

Oh please for the love of god dont let me 705 have popping issues.
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ABT is selling it for $719, but they don't have any in stock and don't expect them til the end of the month.

Circuit City also is selling for $719, but have none in stock. I'm considering CC with the additional 10% off in store coupon, should counter the sales tax.
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OH HELL YES!!!
Im on the phone with JR right now and my rep told me they have it in stock and since i placed a preorder a long time ago he is upgrading my shipping and that i should have it this friday.
/happy dance.
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I got my 705 last weekend from Video Only in Seattle and so far everything has been working great. The unit doesn't seem to run that hot (mine gets a bit warm) and I've experienced zero popping issues. Now, I don't have a PS3 and I hear that's where most of the users have heard popping so I won't know for sure if popping has been solved until I hook up an HDMI 1.3 source.

I ran into some video upconversion issues through my xbox but that was mostly because the component->HDMI maxes out at 720p and I was running my xbox at 1080p. For awhile I was getting no video at all even though it still should have outputted at 720p.

Sad to say I'm unable to play guitar hero on it due to a slight, but still noticable, lag in the audio. Reducing the A/V sync to 0 ms doesn't solve this problem so I guess I'll have to live by running the xbox directly to the TV.
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Originally Posted by timfitz99 View Post

ABT is selling it for $719, but they don't have any in stock and don't expect them til the end of the month.

Circuit City also is selling for $719, but have none in stock. I'm considering CC with the additional 10% off in store coupon, should counter the sales tax.

I am not sure if it matters who you talk to at ABT, but I ordered today and was told the 705 would be shipped 3-5 business days...I was quoted two different prices as well, due to the fact that my first call got disconnected. The price I received was less than that mentioned previously on this thread. I realize there is no price talk, so if anyone wants the price I got it for and the sales person I talked to feel free to PM me.

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Sad to say I'm unable to play guitar hero on it due to a slight, but still noticable, lag in the audio. Reducing the A/V sync to 0 ms doesn't solve this problem so I guess I'll have to live by running the xbox directly to the TV.

Although I do not own Xbox I believe 805 owners were talking about a fix for this somewhere within Guitar Hero's A/V adjustments and that seemed to solve the problem?
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Originally Posted by RAVEN56706 View Post

for the users with the 705, is there a popping issue with your speakers

It is according to the loudness setting of the 705 or the 805 which I returned today. When volume is set like when playing a movie loud, but not extreme, the speakers make a popping sound. This happens when PS3 starts to play movie for a split second. Then if you decide to stop movie and restart from where it stopped happens again. When movie is over and you just stop disc play altogether with the PS3 get same pop again. If you lower the volume about 10 to 15 db. lower it sounds more like a click instead of a pop. I just starting muting the volume for my own preference. It is not so bad as to cause damage to speakers, but is very annoying. My Toshiba HD-A2 sounds more like a medium click and not pop sound like the PS3. On the upside my Oppo 981 has no click or pop at all, of course the sound is bitstream instead of PCM, except for SACD using PCM and no pop. Maybe it's the PS3 but the Toshiba HD-A2 does it too, but not near as loud, much more forgiving. After a bit more testing, it's not all that bad, just take some getting use to and the sound once a movie is in progress is FANTASTIC. The 705 in all other respects is a winner for me, so a little pop with PS3, (which Onkyo web site FAQ) say is normal and not a defect.
Things I tried to eliminate problem, or I should say annoyance:
1. Turned off the Audyssey EQ (helped on the 805 made no difference on 705.
2. Changed crossover settings for speakers with many different settings.
3. Checked all my audio settings of PS3 and Toshiba HD-A2.
4. Swapped 3 HDMI cables on my PS3.
5. Swapped 3 HDMI cable on Toshiba HD-A2
6. Said a prayer!
7. The Man upstairs told me to just live with it!
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Originally Posted by billymerritt View Post

This happens when PS3 starts to play movie for a split second. Then if you decide to stop movie and restart from where it stopped happens again. When movie is over and you just stop disc play altogether with the PS3 get same pop again. If you lower the volume about 10 to 15 db. lower it sounds more like a click instead of a pop. I just starting muting the volume for my own preference. It is not so bad as to cause damage to speakers, but is very annoying. My Toshiba HD-A2 sounds more like a medium click and not pop sound like the PS3. On the upside my Oppo 981 has no click or pop at all, of course the sound is bitstream instead of PCM, except for SACD using PCM and no pop. Maybe it's the PS3 but the Toshiba HD-A2 does it too, but not near as loud, much more forgiving.

Onkyo considers this "normal". Here's the link to your FAQ reference, for others to see:

http://www.onkyousa.com/faqs_detail.cfm?detail=1&id=280
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Originally Posted by captive View Post

OH HELL YES!!!
Im on the phone with JR right now and my rep told me they have it in stock and since i placed a preorder a long time ago he is upgrading my shipping and that i should have it this friday.
/happy dance.

Cool... hopefully mine will ship, mine has been on preorder since 6/24!

I'm calling my rep first thing tommorrow.
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Some people are really getting hosed around by the companies selling the 705.

1Call will refuse to pricematch unless the other company has the sale price on their website AND they have it in stock. Others said the same thing. The problem is, many are advertising it but few actually have it in stock. Amazon sells it at the higher price but it is actually through 1call. Sounds like J&R just got it in stock. B&H has it in-stock but only $5 cheaper than 1call.

ABT had it in stock last night when I ordered mine but said they would probably be sold out by today, which it seems they are. Crutchfield gave me a deal between ABT's and 1call's price but that went to backorder so I cancelled there and ordered from ABT. UPS on my order says they received shipping notice and ABT said I should get it by Friday. Ships from Chicago which isn't that far away.

Hope you guys have luck in getting one soon at a good deal. I really wanted a silver one but didn't want to wait any longer so I grabbed a black one while I could.
My HD-A2 player (dirt cheap prices now) should arrive Thursday so I am getting stoked!
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Originally Posted by Tim Sly View Post

Some people are really getting hosed around by the companies selling the 705.

1Call will refuse to pricematch unless the other company has the sale price on their website AND they have it in stock. Others said the same thing. The problem is, many are advertising it but few actually have it in stock. Amazon sells it at the higher price but it is actually through 1call. Sounds like J&R just got it in stock. B&H has it in-stock but only $5 cheaper than 1call.

ABT had it in stock last night when I ordered mine but said they would probably be sold out by today, which it seems they are. Crutchfield gave me a deal between ABT's and 1call's price but that went to backorder so I cancelled there and ordered from ABT. UPS on my order says they received shipping notice and ABT said I should get it by Friday. Ships from Chicago which isn't that far away.

Hope you guys have luck in getting one soon at a good deal. I really wanted a silver one but didn't want to wait any longer so I grabbed a black one while I could.
My HD-A2 player (dirt cheap prices now) should arrive Thursday so I am getting stoked!

Very interesting. Abt quoted me a price well below what you guys are seeing. I jumped on it immediately with free shipping. The rep that took my order said it would be 10-14 days before delivery. However, I just received an e-mail from the rep who originally quoted my price and he said it should be shipping out tomorrow.

Very odd.
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Originally Posted by Artslinger View Post

Cool... hopefully mine will ship, mine has been on preorder since 6/24!

I'm calling my rep first thing tommorrow.

Really? I ordered mine on 6/19, right after i saw your post in the official onkyo thread saying that JR was taking preorders.

The funny part was i was just calling to see if they had gotten them in or not, and he put me on hold after taking my order number and cameback a while later and said he upped my shipping for free and that i will get it friday(at least i hope i dont have the tracking number yet). I then asked him about my parents 705 and the same deal he upped the shipping and said they should have it by friday and that the reason it took so long was so that "he saw it leave out the door."
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Originally Posted by Artslinger View Post

Bad customer service on CCs part. They should offer backorders at the posted prices.


I was frustrated today by my dealings with the various big online vendors regarding the 705 with the run around and more that I was getting as I called some of them. I'd decided that the 705 (either color) really met my needs in performance, size, price and more so really wanted this model over the 805 and 605. It really fits my application perfectly. After researching THX, my room size, future room size (new house), etc, etc.....the 705 fit the bill.

I was really frustrated with CC when I tried to order online, so I called their 800 number and got the run around on their great advertised online price.

I talked to my wife after the incident(s) (my wife really wants a new AVR to replace the dead Sony who has given me spousal approval to purchase....she suggested I go by the CC store on the way home and see what they could/would do. After all I am a very, good customer of CC in the past two years alone I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars there as I prefer CC to BB in all regards.

So I go by and tell my tale to the sales associate and he says let me look and see what I can get. My local store won't be regularly stocking the 705 (order only) but when he looked in the system they had @ their warehouse 180 units of the 705 on hand. Yep.....180! I showed him the web price including web coupon, etc and said get me that at that price or better please. He could not do it w/o manager approval but the manager came over and punched in a password and updated the price and gave it to me for a tad under the best CC online store price! And he even apologized on behalf of the online store.

So now I don't have to wait long....it's due in my local store this Thursday (8/9) morning. I don't have to worry about the Fedex/UPS delivery issues. I don't have to worry about dealing with a remote online vendor if there is a problem. I can go by CC and drop the unit on their counter if I have a problem. In total the price I paid was about $32.00 less than the total price J and R had quoted me, and J and R is out of stock and I would have had to wait. Plus the price is waaaaaaaaaaay lower than the quote ABT gave me.

The morning was frustrating, even with the CC online staff. But the local CC store cam through for me.....they always have.

So now do I need to get better HDMI cables? Are there HDMI 1.3 cables or do any HDMI cables do the trick?

Thanks again to Artslinger who has been so kind and helpful.....I truly have a new friend there!

Bill
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Originally Posted by B.S. View Post

I was frustrated today by my dealings with the various big online vendors regarding the 705 with the run around and more that I was getting as I called some of them. I'd decided that the 705 (either color) really met my needs in performance, size, price and more so really wanted this model over the 805 and 605. It really fits my application perfectly. After researching THX, my room size, future room size (new house), etc, etc.....the 705 fit the bill.

Bill


Glad to see you finally got some cooperation and a good deal with a 705 on the way!
Now I bet a bunch of thread readers will speed to their nearest CC to see if they can get this deal.


Please- those who have your units post more impressions/reviews. Are there any online reviews now that this unit is out?
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I was informed by the wife yesterday that I need a smaller footprint receiver..and I stumbled across the 705...I was looking at the 875 or the Denon 3808ci. Now the wife says the AVR can't be greater than 15" deep or so. So here is my question: I am buying a 1080P plasma. The BB salesperson says that if I don't buy a 1080P receiver, it makes no sense to have a 1080P plasma. I also have a directv HD DVR, and I am buying 5 B&W CM1/CWM speakers for a 5.1 HT setup. Might get a Blu-Ray DVD player.

Will the 705 work? Do I need a separate amp for the B&W speakers? . Why is the BB salesperson telling me I can't run the 1080P TV through the 705??

Please help! Need to know the pros and cons of using the 705 with a 1080P plasma, and maybe a Blu-Ray DVD player.
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The 705 will do just fine - assuming it has no heat or popping noise issues like the 605/805. The salespeople have no clue. Definitely get a 1080p TV. Now you have to decide between LCD and plasma, but that's a different topic (FWIW, I went through the same decision a few weeks ago and got an LCD instead of plasma, the Samsung 4665F).

Be aware that the Onkyos put out a lot of heat, so if you have it in an enclosed cabinet you will need a fan to pull the heat out, your wife may not be happy when it sets her brand new cabinet on fire
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Originally Posted by SirDracula View Post

The 705 will do just fine - assuming it has no heat or popping noise issues like the 605/805. The salespeople have no clue. Definitely get a 1080p TV. Now you have to decide between LCD and plasma, but that's a different topic (FWIW, I went through the same decision a few weeks ago and got an LCD instead of plasma, the Samsung 4665F).

Be aware that the Onkyos put out a lot of heat, so if you have it in an enclosed cabinet you will need a fan to pull the heat out, your wife may not be happy when it sets her brand new cabinet on fire

Thanks. I am getting a plasma, becaause I like to watch sports...probably the new Panny 60", but the wife wants only a 50". Marriage sux.

If the cabinet is ventilated, will it be OK?

Why do the BB salespeople tell me that running the TV through a non 1080P receiver will render the TV worthless?
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I had a good experience getting a deal at Crutchfield on the 705 but it was backordered. I cancelled yesterday and ordered from ABT. Now the Crutchfield rep called me back today and said they will get them in on 8/13 (Monday). I told him about the forum and he said I could give his direct number. He was very nice. Ziggy @ 1-800-388-2911 ext 3258. He said just tell him that I sent you and he can get you a deal. He came down in price after I told him about other deals. Good luck.
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Why do the BB salespeople tell me that running the TV through a non 1080P receiver will render the TV worthless?


Because in my experience the BB lot are way undertrained and even the way BB hooks up and displays their televisons tells you a bit about how serious they are are really being a great electronics retailer. I always think of the BB staff as "blue shirted aisle trolls" just there to make sure you buy something, anything.

I think the 705 willl run your upcoming B&W speakers fine. I've been using much lesser powered amps on my B&W's with great success. I've had an earlier Onkyo and more recently a Sony 5.1 unit running mine and they've been fine. The 705 will likely exceed your expectations. My first amp was an Onkyo and it was the longest running most trouble free amp I've ever owned. Actually, I sold it and a matching tuner this past weekend (both still working like new) to a guy after 19 years of regular use. Onkyo generally makes nice, nice gear.

Bill
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Originally Posted by B.S. View Post

Because in my experience the BB lot are way undertrained and even the way BB hooks up and displays their televisons tells you a bit about how serious they are are really being a great electronics retailer. I always think of the BB staff as "blue shirted aisle trolls" just there to make sure you buy something, anything.

I think the 705 willl run your upcoming B&W speakers fine. I've been using much lesser powered amps on my B&W's with great success. I've had an earlier Onkyo and more recently a Sony 5.1 unit running mine and they've been fine. The 705 will likely exceed your expectations. My first amp was an Onkyo and it was the longest running most trouble free amp I've ever owned. Actually, I sold it and a matching tuner this past weekend (both still working like new) to a guy after 19 years of regular use. Onkyo generally makes nice, nice gear.

Bill


Thanks Bill.
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Originally Posted by captive View Post

Really? I ordered mine on 6/19, right after i saw your post in the official onkyo thread saying that JR was taking preorders.

The funny part was i was just calling to see if they had gotten them in or not, and he put me on hold after taking my order number and cameback a while later and said he upped my shipping for free and that i will get it friday(at least i hope i dont have the tracking number yet). I then asked him about my parents 705 and the same deal he upped the shipping and said they should have it by friday and that the reason it took so long was so that "he saw it leave out the door."

The date difference was that I received an email saying J&R was taking preorders and I let everyone on the forum know. I did not get around to placing the order till that following Monday If I remember right.

Did you check the J&R website, did it say shipped and not processing?
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Does anyone know if the 705 has a "hidden menu" like the 805? and do you access it the same way as the 805? such as:
"Based on previous posts in this thread, to access the hidden menu: press & hold AUX on the AVR and push the power/standby button concurrently on the 805"
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Originally Posted by Artslinger View Post

The date difference was that I received an email saying J&R was taking preorders and I let everyone on the forum know. I did not get around to placing the order till that following Monday If I remember right.

Did you check the J&R website, did it say shipped and not processing?

Ah. I thought you had ordered it at the time you posted they were taking preorders.

Thanks for posting it though.
I cant wait till my 705 gets here friday.
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