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It's HEE-eeeeere!
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Received the 809.

Have hooked it up and poked through the menus. Saw the nifty thing that said "firmware update" Went, ok, that sounds like a good idea, cli--oh damn, it says 60 minutes--ick. Rats.

Waiting now...

Hopefully this will finish so I can run at least a quick Audyssey setup before my wife gets home.


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Ken.C #374947 05/03/12 12:34 AM
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Congrats Ken!

Um, where are the pics??


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First physical impressions... this puppy is pretty big, but surprisingly light. About the same weight, maybe lighter than, my H/K AVR525. I like the look of it. It's nice and clean, yet big and, well, bulky. I may need to adjust some shelves.

GUI looks good from what I saw of it, need to dig around more to reassign and rename inputs.

No clue how it sounds, other than the fact that it didn't blow up my speakers when I turned it on.

OK, that's not true. Right now it sounds silent.

27% done...


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Ken.C #374949 05/03/12 12:37 AM
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I have a 808, it sounds very good to my ears...
congrats on the new purchased...

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Ken.C #374952 05/03/12 12:44 AM
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Uh oh, we H/K owners are getting far and fewer.

Congrats Ken!


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Ken.C #374954 05/03/12 01:28 AM
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I still haven't updated the firmware on my 709. There have been a few since I got it a couple of months ago. I wonder if it will take as long as the 809. Maybe I will have to start it tomorow when I get home from my work trip and while I am working on my screen wall.

I really like the settings and options on the 709. I am sure that you will really like your 809...


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Ken.C #374955 05/03/12 01:33 AM
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It took about 45 minutes or so. The download was fast, but I have a fast connection.

Got the basics setup, now need to fix the harmony so I'm not watching Toddlers and Tiaras while I set it up. <shudder>


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Ken.C #374956 05/03/12 01:38 AM
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Nice, Congrats!


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Ken.C #374958 05/03/12 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I can run at least a quick Audyssey setup before my wife gets home.


Snicker.

It's not going to take you weeks like it's taking me? smile

Congrats, Ken. I'm glad that you're likely feeling that "something new and fresh" in your HT as I have been lately.

We have to make Tom buy something.


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Nope, just did a quick "by ear and iPhone app" level setup. Didn't bother with Audyssey.

Works decently, no big changes from my last one to report just yet, although I was mainly just trying to get the TiVo working. TiVo sound effects are an issue; I need to hit up Chris about his "always use PCM" thing. Or at least read his older posts closely.

Anyone else have a TiVo Premiere using HDMI? Can you make your sound effects work properly?


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