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#400723 - 02/06/14 10:41 AM Re: One More Time [Re: Ken.C]
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I went out to A4L and looked - they have an Onkyo 828 available. The biggest difference I can see is that it has built in WIFI. I am going to play the ignorance card here. Why would I want WIFI? Other than Pandora etc? There is also a 929 for a considerable jump in price.

I think that we established last time that A4L is reputable and that refurbs may be even more desirable than brand new. Open to discussion about it, however.
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#400724 - 02/06/14 10:42 AM Re: One More Time [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I have. They look pretty sketchy, but I've not had any problems with them. I've gotten a camera and a receiver.
Thanks, Ken. Anyone else?
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#400725 - 02/06/14 11:01 AM Re: One More Time [Re: Argon]
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I bought a receiver from OneCall. At the time, they were offering a discount if you said you were an AVS forum member. Got a very good price on my Denon and no problems.

They get a 9.3 out of 10 on resellerratings.com.
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#400727 - 02/06/14 12:33 PM Re: One More Time [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Thanks, Mark.
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#400740 - 02/06/14 02:50 PM Re: One More Time [Re: Argon]
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One other feature that the 929 has is Bluetooth. Any shout outs for Bluetooth?
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#400741 - 02/06/14 03:04 PM Re: One More Time [Re: Argon]
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Bluetooth control from a phone/pad or Bluetooth audio?

Control Yes... But most devices will be fine with wifi.

Audio...maybe, the newest tech is a bit better. I'm still not a fan though.
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#400742 - 02/06/14 03:21 PM Re: One More Time [Re: Argon]
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I use it in my car , but It sounds like pooh for use in the home. There is a new blue tooth codec that suppose to be better but I haven't seen it implemented yet. A2DP is cucca . Stick with airplay or use skifta over your wired or wireless network.
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#400743 - 02/06/14 03:25 PM Re: One More Time [Re: Argon]
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Make sure the 828 has Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 and not a lesser variant.
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#400744 - 02/06/14 04:02 PM Re: One More Time [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Make sure the 828 has Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 and not a lesser variant.


I have done a bit of digging. Apparently, the 828 is not the step up from the 818 for exactly that reason, Tom. The 929 is the upgrade from the 818 as it does have the better Audyssey. So, Bluetooth is the main advantage - so you guys are saying that hooking your Iphones up via Bluetooth does not sound good? To Murph's point, apparently I could control the receiver with an Ipad (if I had one). I am not sure that is worth the additional $200
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#400745 - 02/06/14 04:05 PM Re: One More Time [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
I use it in my car , but It sounds like pooh for use in the home. There is a new blue tooth codec that suppose to be better but I haven't seen it implemented yet. A2DP is cucca . Stick with airplay or use skifta over your wired or wireless network.


You use words unfamiliar to me....
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