On 2012-09-10 13:39, jehill wrote: How did you draw that conclusion? I see an RS232C jack on both receivers. I would conclude that the ZigBee interface is in addition to the RS232C interface. Yes, thats how it starts. They (Sony) are too much of a traditionalist to go cold turkey (and in this instance it is a GOOD thing). So they are providing both interfaces to allow for new installs w/ ZigBee and retrofit of old setups w/ serial port. I imagine within the next few years the serail port will be completely gone as the ZigBee std. matures even more. ..
Are you trying to playback through the USB into the receiver from another player? If so the Type A vs. B connector won't make a difference. The problem is that the receiver would need to know how to drive your player and given the huge number of interfaces for players that would be impossible. That is why, in general, the only player supported by receivers is the iPOD due to its popularity. However, if you just want to get music off of your player (i.e. use it as a HDD/storage medium) then the Type A/B connector won't make any difference. A simple converter plug to change your ..
Joe, Unlikely. As I downloaded the files multiple times months apart. Also the file comes zipped and it unzips uneventfully. If there was a corruption the zip file would not open or behave badly to start. I would love to know if anyone has been able to get their FW updated successfully!
Hey Maxx, Yeah, I've been missing around the boards for a bit although I peak in every once in a while. I've been enjoying my home theater setup in the meantime. Yep FW is very tricky. In the computer world it has gotten much easier as many motherboards now come with backup BIOSes in case of a bad flash. But in the home theater world it is still the wild wild west. I think Sony took a step in the right direction by allowing LAN updates of FW but their execution is lacking, as it has been for the past decade. They come out with great HW but then skimp on support. It seems that th ..
Thanks for that info. That was always the problem w/ 9.1 and higher (I've seen as high as 14.2) no standardization. So its not as if the sound engineer for the movie knows where your 9 speakers are (unlike a 7.1 setup). Even if it was standardized I can't see most people using anything higher then 5.1. I have a 7.1 setup but I also have 24 feet long viewing room to give separation of the back and side channels. 99.9% of your average users won't even have all of their speakers connected... But then 99.99% of the average users wouldn't also pay over $200 for a receiver so ..
Tell me about it. At least I haven't bricked mine . No, I am going to wait for the next FW. If nothing comes out for a few years then I'll take it to my local Sony authorized repair shop (luckily its only 5 miles away and the tech is great). The issues addressed by 1.071 seems like an issue i have had but its not bad enough for me to give up my receiver and whole HT setup (my receiver is the center piece of everything) for a week or so... Not yet anyways!
DA5700ES allows up to a 9.1 channel system (with an external 2 channel amplifier), Seems like a good reason to come out w/ a 9800ES w/ native 9.1. Of course then you would need to have a damn good reason for 9.1 to begin with... ;P [addsig]
Hello All, This is a bit of a rant and a warning. Before I start: Flashing FW, specially on stereo equipment, is not without risk! You can make your equipment unusable. If you do flash the FW you do so at your own risk! And as always YMMV! As many of you know I own a STR-DA6400ES and outside of some minor annoyances I have been VERY happy with it. One of the best features, I thought, was the ability to update the FW over the internet. No more dragging your unit to the shop so they can upgrade the FW. Back in the day FW was non-existent or very simple. H ..
Partstore IMHO was mostly a scam but they did have some parts. For example I never got an order of DTC-2000ES replacement stands. Even tough they were coming in tomorrow for two weeks. Also an order for a verified in stock replacement Everex PSU was cancelled because they were suddenly out of stock. But a specialized Sony video cable for my Sony GDM-C520K monitor arrived just fine (although at an outrageous price!) [ This message was edited by: ShadowLord on 2011-02-05 15:17 ]
On 2011-01-06 08:11, ES_RevengeII wrote: I see what you're saying but I think this is a name Sony more made for themselves in the "DE" receiver days of the 90s--those receivers were, for the most part, outright terrible. Having the ES more available, made at least some people realise Sony did make some decent gear. ES is still branded as Sony ES. If they really wanted to distance the products they'd call them something else like is done with Onkyo->Integra. If anything it would be the reverse. I.E. the ES line would still be Sony ES bu ..
This is sadly to be expected. When they let everyone buy the ES equipment they created a number of problems: 1. Brand Dilution: The Sony ES line was being sold alongside the Sony junk by the same set of clueless people who had no idea what they were talking about. This created a bad image for the product so that even high quality receiver's, BDs, etc. were looked down upon. 2. Price Wars: The authorized dealer's took the brunt of this. They had guys who new their Sony but were forced to sell at the MSRP. Where as the non-auth and ebay guys were under cutting by HUNDREDS of dollars! S ..
On 2010-10-18 09:51, ES_RevengeII wrote: It's definitely going to be 10/100 on the receiver switches. As for buying your own, not really necessary if you have one in the receiver, if it's just for CE gear which will not be using Gigabit anytime soon I don't think. If you have to buy one though, under $100? It better be a lot under $100, lol. 4-port Gigabit switch (dumb) shouldn't cost you more than $25; 8-port should be around $40. A 4-port 10/100 should cost like $10... Well you get what you pay for. I personally ..
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