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post #1561 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Of course the coolest and hipest of audio/video enthusiasts have the 805 AND a Blu-ray player in their rack .


I have already resigned to the fact that I will never be as cool and hip as you, Smarty-pants!

But I do have an old RCA-DV5000 as a backup!
post #1562 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Ah yes, forgot about that place that I've never heard of . Still don't understand how a furniture store sells electronics.


The same way a hardware store/lumber yard sells appliances...
post #1563 of 1755
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Originally Posted by SierraMikeBravo View Post

Actually, I bought mine brand new A-stock from the Nebraska Furniture Mart blowout in February for a measily $159!!! Now THAT is the cheapest I have ever seen them and it wasn't a refurb and still taped in the box (no demo unit). Just blowing them out that wonderful Saturday morning back in February where they lasted all of 3 minutes after the doors opened.

That was a great price!

Another great deal was the initial $129.99 pricing on the "refurbished" units sold by ShopOnkyo. Some of those shipped appeared to be brand new units that were simply labeled as refurbished. With free shipping and the easy 10% discount for being a ShopOnkyo member, some bought these for as little as $106 shipped.
post #1564 of 1755
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Originally Posted by bakpakva View Post

I have already resigned to the fact that I will never be as cool and hip as you, Smarty-pants!

It is good that you are realizing this while you're still young. Many don't accept it till it is too late ... just kidding.

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Originally Posted by bakpakva View Post

But I do have an old RCA-DV5000 as a backup!

Good to hear. I keep an A2 in storage as well, the 805 in the rack, and a Samsung5000 in the family room. Hopefully it will be years before they fail, because when they do, I don't know if I'd be willing to buy an HD-DVD player again. I guess it would depend on their prices at that point.
post #1565 of 1755
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Ah yes, forgot about that place that I've never heard of . Still don't understand how a furniture store sells electronics.

Actually, they have more electronics in that store than Worst...I mean...Best Buy! The place in KC is huge! 2 stories. They carry quite a few lines including high end lines like Sunfire and a few others. They are actually CEDIA certified installers. They also sell every major brand including Denon, Pioneer Elite, Onkyo, Yamaha, Sony, etc. I would say the area inside the store is easily 6-8 times the size of a standard Best Buy...if not bigger! 25% of that area is strictly electronics from games to movies to HDTV's. I guess the best way to describe them is whole house solutions super store...without the house. What else would expect a business owned by Warren Buffet to be like? As far as I know, there are only a few stores and only in Omaha (where it started), KC, and Des Moines. I love that store.
post #1566 of 1755
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Originally Posted by SierraMikeBravo View Post

Actually, they have more electronics in that store than Worst...I mean...Best Buy! The place in KC is huge! 2 stories. They carry quite a few lines including high end lines like Sunfire and a few others. They are actually CEDIA certified installers. They also sell every major brand including Denon, Pioneer Elite, Onkyo, Yamaha, Sony, etc. I would say the area inside the store is easily 6-8 times the size of a standard Best Buy...if not bigger! 25% of that area is strictly electronics from games to movies to HDTV's. I guess the best way to describe them is whole house solutions super store...without the house. What else would expect a business owned by Warren Buffet to be like? As far as I know, there are only a few stores and only in Omaha (where it started), KC, and Des Moines. I love that store.

Sounds awesome! Too bad I will most likely never see one .
post #1567 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Of course the coolest and hipest of audio/video enthusiasts have the 805 AND a Blu-ray player in their rack .

and not just a blu-ray, but a samsung bdp1400 blu-ray!
post #1568 of 1755
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Originally Posted by SierraMikeBravo View Post

Actually, I bought mine brand new A-stock from the Nebraska Furniture Mart blowout in February for a measily $159!!! Now THAT is the cheapest I have ever seen them and it wasn't a refurb and still taped in the box (no demo unit). Just blowing them out that wonderful Saturday morning back in February where they lasted all of 3 minutes after the doors opened.

Same place I got my brand new one....best shopping day of the year so far. Just wish I had bought 2 that day.....
post #1569 of 1755
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Originally Posted by westgate View Post

and not just a blu-ray, but a samsung bdp1400 blu-ray!

Not me, not no mo. I sold mine while it was still worth trading for money .
As far as I can foresee into the future, the DV-HD805 will have a permenant place in the rack for quite some time.
post #1570 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

Not me, not no mo. I sold mine while it was still worth trading for money .
As far as I can foresee into the future, the DV-HD805 will have a permenant place in the rack for quite some time.

Actually, he got a bunch of 805's at some point, too. I ended up with one.
Thanks, again, BTW.
Michael
post #1571 of 1755
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Actually, he got a bunch of 805's at some point, too. I ended up with one.
Thanks, again, BTW.
Michael

If capitalism makes both you and I happy, it must be a good thing .
Hope you enjoy the player for a long time, just as I plan to.
post #1572 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

If capitalism makes both you and I happy, it must be a good thing .
Hope you enjoy the player for a long time, just as I plan to.

As of 30 minutes ago, it's now running FW 4.0. No problems that I can see at this point.
MI:3, chapter 8, the stairs look a little better even at 1080i. Still not great, but better if you compare before and after.
Did the download and burn to CD-RW route.
Thanks again to everyone here for the encouragement.
post #1573 of 1755
Anyone else join the 4.0 club lately?
post #1574 of 1755
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Anyone else join the 4.0 club lately?

I'm thinking about doing it today, but I just haven't had the time. I've noticed my 805 is getting less play time than ever now that Netflix is occasionally shipping out new blu-rays on time.

Joe, are you still using the Pio 51? I haven't seen you around the thread much lately.
post #1575 of 1755
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Anyone else join the 4.0 club lately?

I just got my 805 updated to 4.0 last night . THANKS!

post #1576 of 1755
I do not have a 1080p/24 display, mine is 1080p/60. So is there any real advantage for me to do the 4.0 fw upgrade?
post #1577 of 1755
I am currently using the Pioneer 51 in my bedroom. For my theater I am using the Denon 3800 and a PS3 as my fail safe...
post #1578 of 1755
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Originally Posted by rr6966 View Post

I do not have a 1080p/24 display, mine is 1080p/60. So is there any real advantage for me to do the 4.0 fw upgrade?

From what I here, the 4.0 fw improves stability and disc compatability on all fronts, not to mention clearing up some deinterlacing errors for 24fps output as well. By now, hundreds of people (if not thousands) on AVS have upgraded their Toshiba players to fw 4.0. I have not read or even heard of any complaints with it. It seems to be rock solid in every way.
I would go ahead and do it. That's my advice, but you don't have to do it if you don't want to... it's your choice.
post #1579 of 1755
I'm having a problem with the update process:

downloaded and burned: AX4000N_S-USER-HDZA2_TN.iso

Sony CD-R

I get a MSG on the Onkyo

On-screen - "This disc is not DVD format. Cannot play disc."

Any help will be appreciated.
post #1580 of 1755
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Originally Posted by doinmybestatlast View Post

I'm having a problem with the update process:

downloaded and burned: AX4000N_S-USER-HDZA2_TN.iso

Sony CD-R

I get a MSG on the Onkyo

On-screen - "This disc is not DVD format. Cannot play disc."

Any help will be appreciated.

Did you simply copy the iso to the CD-R, or actually burn it as an image?
post #1581 of 1755
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Originally Posted by doinmybestatlast View Post

I'm having a problem with the update process:

Any help will be appreciated.

What kind of computer? what software?
Tell us EVERYTHING - we'll help.
post #1582 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

From what I here, the 4.0 fw improves stability and disc compatability on all fronts, not to mention clearing up some deinterlacing errors for 24fps output as well. By now, hundreds of people (if not thousands) on AVS have upgraded their Toshiba players to fw 4.0. I have not read or even heard of any complaints with it. It seems to be rock solid in every way.
I would go ahead and do it. That's my advice, but you don't have to do it if you don't want to... it's your choice.

Some of us have even upgraded our Onkyo 805's to Toshiba's 4.0.
Seems to be fine.
post #1583 of 1755
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

As of 30 minutes ago, it's now running FW 4.0. No problems that I can see at this point.

MI:3, chapter 8, the stairs look a little better even at 1080i. Still not great, but better if you compare before and after.

Oddly enough, changing Picture Mode to Video almost completely eliminates the Moire on the stairs. Fantastic.
I know, doesn't make sense since the settings are supposed to apply only to progressive.
Who'd 'ave thought.
Very happy camper.
post #1584 of 1755
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Oddly enough, changing Picture Mode to Video almost completely eliminates the Moire on the stairs. Fantastic.
I know, doesn't make sense since the settings are supposed to apply only to progressive.
Who'd 'ave thought.
Very happy camper.

So should I be running in video mode instead of auto???
post #1585 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

So should I be running in video mode instead of auto???

Well, you should TRY it.
All I'm saying is that with my setup (Onkyo 805, 4.0 fw, HDMI to Hitachi RPCRT @ 1080i) there is a noticeable improvement when in video mode at that particular scene which, otherwise, drives most systems nuts.
Everything else looks fine, too, so I don't think you're sacrificing anything, but I'm willing to try it with any other torture tests anyone can recommend (red (HD) only, though).
post #1586 of 1755
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Originally Posted by Vader424242 View Post

Did you simply copy the iso to the CD-R, or actually burn it as an image?

Egads! Forgot to mount the .iso! Thanks to Vadar424242 and LastButNotLeast for opening my eyes.

A successful 4.0 upgrade! Special thanks to joerod, and the other early adopters!

_____

On a side note, I watched The Tudors in SD and am literally amazed at how it looks - better than some HD/BR discs I own. The watchword is some. I was thinking about getting an Oppo 983H, but now I am not so sure. I am thinking about watching SD exclusively on this unit and watch HD from the HTPC now that I purchased the Asus Xonar AV [waiting for software for vista]. Now to find a backup unit!
post #1587 of 1755
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Originally Posted by doinmybestatlast View Post

Egads! Forgot to mount the .iso! Thanks to Vadar424242 and LastButNotLeast for opening my eyes.

A successful 4.0 upgrade! Special thanks to joerod, and the other early adopters!

_____

On a side note, I watched The Tudors in SD and am literally amazed at how it looks - better than some HD/BR discs I own. The watchword is some. I was thinking about getting an Oppo 983H, but now I am not so sure. I am thinking about watching SD exclusively on this unit and watch HD from the HTPC now that I purchased the Asus Xonar AV [waiting for software for vista]. Now to find a backup unit!


Overall PQ on the 983 is better, but you have to decide if it is $400 worth better. At this point in time, I would not think of buying a 983. With the BDP-83 rumored to be released very soon, that would probably be a better choice for Blu-ray and SD in the same unit.
post #1588 of 1755
Anybody using component for video and analog for audio on their 805? I assume these are still ok?
post #1589 of 1755
That is fine...The ONLY issue using component is that SD DVD wn't be upconverted past 480p...For 1080 upconversion HDMI MUST be used...
post #1590 of 1755
I also upgraded to 4.0 last nite. So far, so good
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