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Latest Firmware:

TX-NR727: 1081-1110-0000-0302, released 12-13-2013

The 12/3/2013 update will address the following:

1. Corrects the problem of not being able to connect to Free Trial on SiriusXM Internet Radio *SiriusXM is only available in USA or CANADA

The 10/1/2013 update will address the following:

1. Adds support of Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol; The 8/28/2013 update will address the following:

1. Improves picture output of 4K up-scaling;

2. Improve reaction speed of app when using together main room and ZONE 2;

3. Corrects problem that could not connect hidden SSID by selecting "Direct Input" in manual wireless LAN

setup;

The 7/10/2013 update will address the following:

1. Corrects the problem of ZONE2 volume not working properly when using Onkyo Remote App for Android;

TX-NR626: 1081-1110-0000-0302, released 12-13-2013

The 12/3/2013 update will address the following:

1. Corrects the problem of not being able to connect to Free Trial on SiriusXM Internet Radio *SiriusXM is only available in USA or CANADA

The 10/1/2013 update will address the following:

1. Adds support of Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol; The 8/28/2013 update will address the following:

1. Improves picture output of 4K up-scaling;

2. Improve reaction speed of app when using together main room and ZONE 2;

3. Corrects problem that could not connect hidden SSID by selecting "Direct Input" in manual wireless LAN

setup;

The 7/10/2013 update will address the following:

1. Corrects the problem of ZONE2 volume not working properly when using Onkyo Remote App for Android;


TX-NR525: 1050-6110-0000, released 12-13-2013

The 12/3/2013 update will address the following:

1. Corrects the problem of not being able to connect to Free Trial on SiriusXM Internet Radio *SiriusXM is only available in USA or CANADA

The 10/1/2013 update will address the following:

1. Adds support of Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol;

The 8/28/2013 update will address the following:

1. Improve reaction speed of app when using together main room and ZONE 2;
 

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My 626 was set up yesterday. Working well so far and hope to get my remotes and everything working like before tonight.
 

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Originally Posted by tek24  /t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-424-official-owners-thread-discussion#post_23276115


My 626 was set up yesterday. Working well so far and hope to get my remotes and everything working like before tonight.

One of the things I did notice about the 626 was that Onkyo decided to not make it THX-certified. This was a bit of a disappointment.
 

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I noticed that especially coming from the TX-SR800. I am very pleased with the sound thus far though and the $$ to get to the 727 and THX wasn't worth it for me. My 12 year old 5.1 speaker set up sounds pretty fresh again - maybe because of the calibration?
 

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Hello all, I am new to the forum. I recently moved up from a 7 year old LG Home theater in a box set up to the 626. I set up the 626, and am pleased thus far. My next thing is to upgrade all of my speakers! I still have to set up my remotes, but will get that done this weekend. I look forward to interacting with all of you.
 

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Originally Posted by tek24  /t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-424-official-owners-thread-discussion#post_23277665


I noticed that especially coming from the TX-SR800. I am very pleased with the sound thus far though and the $$ to get to the 727 and THX wasn't worth it for me. My 12 year old 5.1 speaker set up sounds pretty fresh again - maybe because of the calibration?

I'm not saying it is bad in any way. My purchasing habits are not like most people. I just need to get a new one every year and I have to get the new model as soon as possible.


I was pleased to hear it, it does sound quite good, last year's 616 was very buggy when it shipped. I don't see the same issues with the 626. It's been quite solid since I installed it.
 

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I just purchased the 626 & love it. My only issue: is there Bluetooth capability in zone 2 (powered) while using a separate input for the main listening area? I know i can use bluetooth in both zones (simultaneously), but cant figure if they can be separated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I just purchased the 626 & love it. My only issue: is there Bluetooth capability in zone 2 (powered) while using a separate input for the main listening area? I know i can use bluetooth in both zones (simultaneously), but cant figure if they can be separated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just so you know, I have not tried this - but in past Onkyo's NET and USB were considered the same "input". Bluetooth appears to be the same in this model.


This means you should be able to stream Bluetooth in Zone 2, as long as NET and USB are not used in the main zone. If you use one of those two, the receiver will switch Zone 2 to the same source.
 

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Originally Posted by rworne  /t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-424-official-owners-thread-discussion#post_23282426


Just so you know, I have not tried this - but in past Onkyo's NET and USB were considered the same "input". Bluetooth appears to be the same in this model.


This means you should be able to stream Bluetooth in Zone 2, as long as NET and USB are not used in the main zone. If you use one of those two, the receiver will switch Zone 2 to the same source.

Thanks for the reply. From what I am gathering, you cannot do solely bluetooth to zone 2 because it will not accept a digital signal. You can run both simultaneously, but not separately. Looks like I will have to go with a bluetooth analog adapter. Any suggestions?
 

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Well, this is the odd thing. NET and USB inputs in the past were converted to analog internally and they would work in Zone 2.


Bluetooth is really new - and it is not like the adaptor Onkyo sold last year. So it may be handled differently. My guess was that it would be handled as the same as a NET input, but now that you mention it, the source input code for Bluetooth is listed with the coax and optical inputs and not with the group for the net inputs.


As for a Bluetooth adaptor for analog, there are a few, but most of the ones I saw were small rechargeable boxes which would be a pain to use. What does Onkyo support have to say about it? They would be able to give you a definite answer.
 

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I'm planning on Ordering this and paring it with Energy Take Classic 5.1 for my small media room (12ft x 10ft) Sofar the one review i've read on Amazon and your views seem to be nothing but good news
 

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I have the Energy Take 5.0 speaker setup running with a TX-NR708. The sub was upgraded from the one that normally comes with it to the Energy S10.3. It's a great setup and those speakers are a fantastic value for the money.
 

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Originally Posted by rworne  /t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-424-official-owners-thread-discussion#post_23295632


I have the Energy Take 5.0 speaker setup running with a TX-NR708. The sub was upgraded from the one that normally comes with it to the Energy S10.3. It's a great setup and those speakers are a fantastic value for the money.

Sweet, all my parts will be in by Tuesday, I have the receiver and speakers coming in today, and my speaker stands, speakers wire and hdmi cables coming in by Tuesday. I'm about ready to get this room done for time being. Last upgrade will be a new TV which will most likely be a 60" Vizio.

Sent from my SPH-L710
 

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Also what remote do most of you use or which would you recommend? My setup will mainly consist of a cable box(comcast x1), ps3(doubles as bluray player), xbox 360, and a home theater pc. As far as the tv atm i have a cheap 40" sanyo, but plan on getting a vizio 60" within the next couple months, or hold out a bit longer for the next model thats released.


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I use a Harmony 650, which for the money isn't bad. You can spend about as much as you want on a remote. They make an adaptor to use is with the PS3, I'm not sure about the Xbox.
 

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Originally Posted by Icer Jo  /t/1471097/onkyo-tx-nr727-626-525-424-official-owners-thread-discussion#post_23304045


Also what remote do most of you use or which would you recommend? My setup will mainly consist of a cable box(comcast x1), ps3(doubles as bluray player), xbox 360, and a home theater pc. As far as the tv atm i have a cheap 40" sanyo, but plan on getting a vizio 60" within the next couple months, or hold out a bit longer for the next model thats released.


Sent from my SPH-L710

For an IR remote, I use the stock Onkyo one. I usually use a network-based remote on an iPad when I listen to net sources.
 

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For an IR remote, I use the stock Onkyo one. I usually use a network-based remote on an iPad when I listen to net sources.

Alrighty, I'll try the onkyo remote first, as I already have a Bluetooth remote for the ps3, and barely use my xbox 360 for anything but Forza lol, plus its a free remote xD.

I'll keep the Harmony 650 in mind for later, as it might be the best all round once I have my new tv and the new cable box installed, after all it's all about cutting down the number of remotes needed


Thank you Both for your inputs! Sofar I have received my speaker's and Receiver, Everything else should be in today or tomorrow, now i just have to wait for my banana plugs to come in then I will be good to go
, I don't plan on tackling the install till Thursday or Friday evening.
 

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TX-NR626 Net Input, no need for bluetooth in Zone 2 with Onkyo's downloadable remote app


I was having an issue with playing Pandora in Zone 2 via bluetooth. The distance was too great to get the signal outside. Also, bluetooth through the receiver itself would not allow for Zone 2 to be bluetooth withough Zone 1 also on bluetooth, due to it being a digital signal. I had hooked up an analog bluetooth adaptor, but the distance was too great to work.


I found the downloadable Onkyo remote app (iPhone 5). Playing Zone 2 through Net input allowed access to streaming audio (Pandora for me), which meant that Zone 1 could be on a different input. The issue I was having was that I did not have control of Pandora unless I went to the TV for the OSD. This remote allowed full control of Pandora over wifi. The sound was much better than bluetooth. The remote app also allowed for access to the music on my phone and total control to play it over the Net setting as well.


If you search for Onkyo in the app store, it is call Remote2 (free download). It takes some getting used too, but the control it provides is well worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOlkkvz6D8
 

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I remved the 424 from the list, apparently there's been some model number inflation going on at Onkyo. The 525 is pretty similar to last years 414, the 626 like the 515, etc. all the way up to at least the 828.
 
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