I have a T777 after owning an Arcam AVR360 for several years.
I use outboard amps for my LCR, Nad T777 for surrounds and the Arcam drives heights in a 7.2.4 setup.
I found that it is truly the most flexible setup I have experienced with an AVR. I am happy with it and would highly recommend it now I am set up. But it has it's quirks....
Some things to note:
Out of the box I had to network update to enable DTS:X processing. After the update none of the amplification channels worked. A factory reset fixed it up easily enough.
You can save 3 unique dirac calibrations on your AVR and set them as presets. You can then easily use curves to suit specific media or transports.
Your speaker and listening mode settings must be saved into a preset slot. There are 5 available. If you just set the settings as you normally would in an AVR without saving they are lost after a couple power cycles..... Not a big deal but I learned the hard way.
The preset slots can be used to pair to source inputs. ie. each input can use a different preset. I used mine to set up 3 different dirac corrections and mapped them into 3 different HDMI inputs. ie. quick source buttons 1,2,3 are mapped to HDMI input one with Dirac slot 1 ,2 ,3 respectively.
The manual is not great about explaining the wireless network setup, in fact, there is no network setup in the menu at all. DONT THROW OUT YOUR BLUOS INSTRUCTIONS - THEY HAVE A WIFI SETUP INSTRUCTION ROUTINE.
Setting lipsync in the T777 is brutal. You have to enter a menu, then set the lipsync, then exit the menu and check results. There is no onscreen overlay.....
It hates syncing HDMI with Google Chromecast Ultra. When switching from an oppo 103 to the Chromecast it will NOT handshake and sync. I have to switch to a unused input first, then the chromecast and all is well. I just set up a macro in the harmony remote to do it.
There is no on screen overlay for volume, source etc... If you have your gear remote located you will have to walk over to it to check it is outputting what you want it to or your master volume setting.
When skipping chapters in a 4K bluray on a Panasonic UB-820 repeatedly the NAD loses audio sync upon resuming playback. You have to change presets then back OR change source input then back to re-lock audio. Weird one.
You cannot set a volume limiter to prevent your kids, friends, wives, dogs, aliens from abusing your gear when you aren't around. I had this with the Arcam and kinda miss that feature.
Anyway. Really good once set up. Just a few notes on Mark's review from real world use.
Last edited by Serenity_now; 06-09-2019 at 03:36 AM.
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