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Long Night 5.1 Set-up and Playtime!

heeman

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Long night guys!

I will attempt to learn more about this TX-NR708 Receiver and begin some sort of pre-calibration tomorrow and into the weekend. Any hints and tricks would be greatly appriciated!!
 

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PaulyT

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Nice. Now all you need is a bigger TV! :happy-smileygiantred:
 

Botch

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:banana-rock: :banana-rock: :banana-rock:

A great feeling, ain't it? :handgestures-thumbup: :eek:bscene-drinkingcheers:
 

heeman

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Botch said:
:banana-rock: :banana-rock: :banana-rock:

A great feeling, ain't it? :handgestures-thumbup: :eek:bscene-drinkingcheers:


I feel like I have a pretty big learning curve with calibration and setting choices with this AV Receiver. First one, so I guess it is to be expected.

Made some progress last night.... :angry-banghead:
 

-B-

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heeman said:
Botch said:
:banana-rock: :banana-rock: :banana-rock:

A great feeling, ain't it? :handgestures-thumbup: :eek:bscene-drinkingcheers:


I feel like I have a pretty big learning curve with calibration and setting choices with this AV Receiver. First one, so I guess it is to be expected.

Made some progress last night.... :angry-banghead:


The settings are really easy and the Onkyo OSD menu is is as easy to navigate as I have seen.
 

heeman

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The OSD is great, however the challenging thing here is....................

When the receiver detects a Dolby Digital 5.1 Input, what mode should be chosen. THX Cinema; THX Music; Dolby Digital............etc????

I also notice that when a new signal is received it shows a brief dialog as Norm with a dB Setting? I did not see reference to what the receiver is doing at this point.

All in all very happy with the Onkyo, not really sure if I understand the basic and advance settings.

I have turn off all of the video processing and will not use the Internet Capabilities at all in the near future, was just looking for a good Pre/Pro.

One other annoyance.......I have a Onkyo Stereo Receiver in the same area that must be on the same remote frequency. So when I turn one on, the other comes on also, do any of you here know of a solution for this???
 

Towen7

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heeman said:
When the receiver detects a Dolby Digital 5.1 Input, what mode should be chosen. THX Cinema; THX Music; Dolby Digital............etc????

Each of the THX modes does slightly different things to the output. The Cinema mode is supposed to simulate a big theater space. The Music mode is supposed to simulate a concert hall. Try each and see if you prefer one or the other in different situations. Personally, I prefer to leave a DD signal alone and use the DD output mode.
 

Dennie

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Towen7 said:
heeman said:
When the receiver detects a Dolby Digital 5.1 Input, what mode should be chosen. THX Cinema; THX Music; Dolby Digital............etc????

Each of the THX modes does slightly different things to the output. The Cinema mode is supposed to simulate a big theater space. The Music mode is supposed to simulate a concert hall. Try each and see if you prefer one or the other in different situations. Personally, I prefer to leave a DD signal alone and use the DD output mode.

:text-+1:

I find it easiest to leave the processor in DD (Dolby Digital) mode and it takes care of everything else. If it receives a stereo signal, it automatically uses Dolby Pro logic to simulate 5.1, etc. That is how my Pioneer Elite works.

Lookin' Good Heeman! :bow-blue:

Dennie
 

Dennie

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heeman said:
One other annoyance.......I have a Onkyo Stereo Receiver in the same area that must be on the same remote frequency. So when I turn one on, the other comes on also, do any of you here know of a solution for this???

I had a similar problem when I had Dish network. My neighbor had Dish installed and his UHF remote was changing my receiver too! :angry-cussingblack:

I called Dish and we changed my settings on my receiver and solved the problem. Maybe call Onkyo and see if something like this is possible?


Dennie
 

heeman

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Page 54 of the owners manual addresses changing the remote frequency when you have conflict with other Onkyo devices.

I missed it, someone on the AVS Forum pointed it out to me!! :eusa-clap:
 

Dennie

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heeman said:
Page 54 of the owners manual addresses changing the remote frequency when you have conflict with other Onkyo devices.

I missed it, someone on the AVS Forum pointed it out to me!! :eusa-clap:

:handgestures-thumbup:


Dennie
 
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