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Old 06-08-2007, 09:24 PM
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Default Could you guys do a review of the Onkyo 805?

I am wondering because this is the only current AVR that can upmix 5.1 PCM to 7.1 PCM, and i also want to know if it can receive TrueHD, DD+, and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams from the PS3 and XA2.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:59 PM
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Certainly open to it, though hardare reviews are generally not our focus. If anyone reading this owns the Onkyo 805 has experience writing hardware reviews, plse drop me a PM.

dajohn, thanks for the suggestion...
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:24 AM
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Actually I would say to do a review on one of the higher end models. But I am sure you are going to get at least one type of HDMI 1.3 receiver for reviewing HD audio, am I correct?
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look on AVS forums.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:34 AM
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Yea, I've already got an 805 on order so I'd love to see a High-Def Digest review of it.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:58 PM
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i've got an 805. it can process 5.1 pcm into 7.1. about the bitstreams, though, the PS3 can't pass bitstreams, and I don't own an XA2, but i'm pretty sure it can't pass bitstreams either. Besides, 99% of next-gen discs don't allow you to pass the bitstream even if your player and receiver support that. this is not DVD. passing PCM instead of bitstream is the way to go with bluray and hddvd.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:39 PM
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i've got an 805. it can process 5.1 pcm into 7.1. about the bitstreams, though, the PS3 can't pass bitstreams, and I don't own an XA2, but i'm pretty sure it can't pass bitstreams either. Besides, 99% of next-gen discs don't allow you to pass the bitstream even if your player and receiver support that. this is not DVD. passing PCM instead of bitstream is the way to go with bluray and hddvd.
I thought the PS3 can do bitstream....
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:05 PM
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PS3 can't do bitstreams of any next gen audio format, TrueHD, DD+, DTS-HD, DTS-HD MA. It can do bitstreams of DD, DTS. however, it can internally decode TrueHD and output as PCM, no support for Master Audio , only DTS [email protected]
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:16 PM
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That's correct, I'm not sure about the XA2 but the PS3 does not contain the newest chipset from SI (9133 & 9134) to be able to pass bitstreams of the latest audio codecs. From what I understand it is only an optional spec of HDMI 1.3 and entirely depends on the chipset. I would be curious to know about the XA2, 2nd gen Samsung and the new Sony (all 1.3 if I'm not mistaken).
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Can you provide a link that says the PS3 can't do bitstreams(hardware)? Also, IF the PS3 can't do bitstreams of TrueHD, DD+ and DTS-HD MA, that doesn't mean a firmware update can't allow it for internal decoding and output as PCM. Guy from Sony said that it will happen(Firmware update for internal DTS-HD MA) as many BDs from Fox are recorded using MA.
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