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#361920 - 12/26/11 11:09 PM Finally bought something!
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Got me a new Tivo Premiere XL a few weeks back. Haven't really started using it (been wasting all my free time playing video games), but it's busily pulling down many, many shows. Found one problem: the old H/K issue of pausing when switching decoding in the audio rears its ugly head--even flipping back 8 seconds, you lose audio for 5 seconds or so.

Guess I need a new receiver soon. Shucks.
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#361921 - 12/26/11 11:47 PM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: Ken.C]
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Congrats, Ken! It's a slippery slope in this hobby--buy one piece of new equipment, then you find you need to upgrade another. . .
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#361923 - 12/27/11 12:49 AM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Sure sounds like you need a new receiver, how can you stand to listen to it any longer?
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#361928 - 12/27/11 03:12 AM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: jakewash]
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I'm somewhat dissapoiunted Ken, I thought you were going to tell us that you bought yourself a....

Taylor Made Ghost TM-110 Tour Standard Putter Golf Club.

From you good friends at Cindygolf.

grin
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#361929 - 12/27/11 06:24 AM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: RickF]
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#361937 - 12/27/11 08:38 AM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Oh, yeah, I got that too. Lots of them. I keep buying them every time that dude posts about it. They sound so cool.

Found an answer to my sound problem--I switched the Dolby Digital decoding to the TiVo instead of the receiver, so the TiVo's outputting PCM. I suspect it's only outputting stereo (not sure what actually comes over FiOS in 5.1), but it's better than having to switch to RCA cables, which is a pain.
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#361942 - 12/27/11 09:45 AM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: Ken.C]
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I really shouldn't be looking right now (TiVos are expensive!), but I'm thinking either an Onk 609 or a Denon 2112, although the second is a little light on inputs.
I want:
*Airplay built in
*Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume
*>100 WPC
*4 ohm compatible-ish (I don't tend to push the volume, but shutdowns would be a bummer)
*Excellent video scaling. I still watch a lot of stuff in SD and my TV's scaler is pretty crummy.
*Minimum 4 HDMI inputs
*$500 or less, refurbs are fine.

Any feelings one way or another? I've been looking at the Pio 1121-Ks that keep coming up for sale, but I don't think they have anything equivalent to Dynamic EQ or Volume.
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#361964 - 12/27/11 02:59 PM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: Ken.C]
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'Dissapoiunted', 'You' ...

I think next time I awaken at 3 a.m. it will probably be best if I don't post.

That's all I have to say about that.

laugh
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#361965 - 12/27/11 03:07 PM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: RickF]
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But it's so much fun!
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#361996 - 12/27/11 10:01 PM Re: Finally bought something! [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken, all competently designed modern receivers are "4 ohm compatible-ish". As always, the question is how loud and how long they're played, but except at extremely loud and prolonged levels relatively easy to drive speakers such as Axiom M80s should cause no problem.

The 2112 is rated at 90 watts and the 609 at 100 watts, and there's a trivial difference of less than 1dB in maximum sound level between them or one rated at say 110 watts. Either should be okay power-wise, but for overall features within your budget you should instead be looking at the 709 rather than the 609. It has the significant advantage of Audyssey MultEQ XT rather than 2EQ. Besides more measurement positions and higher resolution filters, the all important difference is that it equalizes the sub channel, which usually needs it most, while 2EQ doesn't(odd that Onkyo continues to put it on a model two steps up from base).

Yes, you should be looking right now, among other reasons being that ShopOnkyo's Christmas sale with an additional 25% off certain refurbs runs until December 29. Here's the page, and that refurb price is reduced 25% for "Club Onkyo" members the next couple days. Registering for the Club you get a $10 purchase credit, so the overall shipped price would be about $477. There's also a 5% credit given which could be used on a future purchase. Taking shipping into account, this is about $35 better than the current A4L deal.
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