With compressed files, I tried out the Music Optimizer function, which can't work miracles but definitely provided improvement in the sound quality. The setup options are nice, but it isn't as selectable in dB how you want to arrange the sound to each channel. . Can't find many other receivers that have it right now. Basically the fan is not a problem. But I'm assuming setting it to bitstream is what you want. The only way I noticed the fan was on was that my vertical blinds were moving! Use the receiver's remote to control playback from your phone as it receives a handy recharge.
So you would rather the 646? Heck, I'd knock off a half a star, but considering what you get once you have passed this step, it was no big deal and worth the effort. And it has a peak level of about 160!!! I listen via bluetooth in my car all the time on my 1000w aftermarket stereo and it sounds great. The remote apps are available separately as free downloads. The manual says to set my devices to bitstream, but I thought that was a worse option? Internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever. Yeah, the simple fact that the 676 is a year newer was important to me. The surround is excellent if you get it set up just right.
Many receivers are starting drop these older legacy connections, but if you have older av equipment the 515 will give you the ability to still use some of your older equipment. Conclusion Onkyo has a reputation for offering great sounding receivers at an affordable price. Can anyone with the 656 tell me some specifics on the Multi Room and Zone 2 audio? Onkyo just wants the serial number off the back of your receiver and that's all it takes if it has been identified with the known problem. I have to change my Overall Rating. Just wanted to add that there's an update already that adds the Chromecast and Fireconnect support on Onkyo's website.
Because it didn't seem to be happening when there was a format or input change. I think I'm done playing the Onkyo Lottery so I will not be exchanging it for yet another unit. This is a first for any Receiver I have used previously Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, etc. Ook kunnen we hierdoor het gedrag van bezoekers vastleggen en analyseren en deze informatie toevoegen aan bezoekersprofielen. I buying my first receiver, i already have the 5. The manual says to set my devices to bitstream, but I thought that was a worse option? The Pioneer receivers I've used have all served up a slightly warmer sound, and the Onkyo's quality was similar to that--perhaps a tad less warm and closer to neutral, but not overly flat or sterile.
It has plenty of connections for the average person and enough power to push a good set of speakers. The Bad: - AccuEq is still a Dumpster Fire. It is especislly a good amp for dolby digital movies. So, I went with the Custom picture mode instead, enabled the Film Mode, and left all the other adjustments alone. On July 28, after such an update, I finally took the step and ordered it from Amazon. So after 4 weeks Onkyo said it was broken and gave back my money.
I didnt think 656 actually features 4k upscaling rather just a pass through. Looking at some video clips on the net before you do this might save you the confusion I had. I loved that receiver, and I found it really easy to get good audio. Yes, I know it won't be perfect but will the 656 do an acceptable job of upconverting that source material? The only silver lining is that Onkyo acknowledged the issue and offers free repair including two way shipping. The fan noise is only audible in the sudden silences. Lousy remote, yet you have to depend on it for many features. I bought my receiver back in April of 2012.
I also hear the click. My local dealer in Chico,Ca. What do you guys think could be the reason? So far I'm digging the 676. As you can see, I have allways trusted Onkyo in the past. I just bought a 656 and I don't like it. Not sure about Chromecast with zones, but the feature is already part of the latest firmware release.
That's important nowadays, so it might be a reason why. It's a rather small remote that measures about 2 inches wide by 7. I was am astounded at such lack of reliability. But you can tell I'm happy right?! Dankzij cookies van derde partijen kun je daarnaast informatie delen via sociale media, zoals Twitter en Facebook. Speaker set up was a snap using the microphone. Auto Setup still sets my Studio 60's Full Range Towers 200Hz.
Comparison Data Product Dimensions 17. The Onkyo 515 will be able support 4K resolution if and when it becomes standard. I didn't want to take the chance on it being a lemon or an issue with these new units. I called Onkyo about way the cabinet feels a little warm. I thought bitstream meant it was taking uncompressed audio and converting it into something else. I'm looking forward to reading what other buyers think. Like I said, it's a great receiver.