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Augh! Too much scaling!
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Watching the Rush in Rio DVD with my kids, and getting the piacture right is a pain in my ass. Finally set the Oppo 970HD to output 1080i, the TV to Natural (native is 720p), and Zoom on the Onkyo 809. You'd think at least one of these devices would be smart enough to figure out that if there are black bars, the aspect/zoom isn't right. Esp since the DVD outputs in 16:9 widescreen. Yeesh.


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Ken.C #379992 07/14/12 09:04 PM
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Why are you having the Onkyo do "something"? Is the native DVD 4:3 or 2.35:1 or something?


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Ken.C #379994 07/14/12 09:14 PM
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Nope, but that's the only way I can get it not to look 2:35:1 (ie, squashed vertically with black bars top and bottom.


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Also, my EP350 appears to be cursed. It was working fine earlier this week when I ran Audyssey, but it ain't working now, even with the old iPhone direct to sub connection. Best guess is that the input jack is screwed up. Sadly, I don't have an XLR connection to test with. Should have bought the higher end Onk, eh? wink


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Ken.C #379997 07/14/12 09:36 PM
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Anyone know if I can use something like this with an Axiom sub? If, as I think, the unbalanced 1/4" connector is broken internally, getting a new 1/4"->RCA adapter from Axiom isn't going to help. But the XLR connector should be fine. I know it's not idea, I know I wouldn't be getting balanced audio, but WOULD IT WORK?


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Ken.C #379999 07/14/12 10:21 PM
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Ken,

One thing to note, if you connect the XLR cable to the subwoofer, you will loose about 6db (i think).. I tried using balanced cables with my EP600, and the volume was ALWAYS super low, even when the volume on the sub was turned all of the way up.

Long story short Andrew said that there is a different gain between the RCA connector and XLR, the gain for the XLR is significantly less than the RCA. So, now both of the 600's use RCA's.


So, it might work, but you will loose a LOT of output, due to going with the XLR connection on the axiom amp.

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dakkon #380000 07/14/12 10:24 PM
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Ken, did you try unplugging the sub for awhile to reset it?


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Ken.C #380001 07/14/12 10:50 PM
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Nope, haven't tried that, but this is a 350, so no DSP to reset. I'll give it a shot, though.


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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Best guess is that the input jack is screwed up. Sadly, I don't have an XLR connection to test with. Should have bought the higher end Onk, eh? wink


Ken, i think it is unlikely that the RCA connection would randomly fail. You could always pull the amp out of the cabinet, and inspect the solder joints associated with the connector. It is possible that the connector failed but i think it is unlikely.

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Never said anything about "randomly..."


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