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#71925 - 08/26/06 07:29 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
Belgand Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 59
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Odd, I have the no-audio issue on my non-digital inputs! Speficially it will show up sometimes when I switch to my TiVo, which only has analog audio out. In these cases I just need to switch inputs and the problem will usually go away, but it is irritating.

I also use a Harmony remote (676) on my system and it works perfectly. Setting it up was a bit of a pain (they have a bit too much hand-holding which makes it hard to configure exactly the way you want when you know what you're doing, but you can usually eventually find a way around it), but once everything is set it works great. Transitioning from TiVo to a DVD is almost perfectly seamless and you no longer think about how a remote works or what the correct buttons are, you just press the "play" button or "pause" button regardless of what mode you're in and know it will do what it aught to. I've found that it works excellently with the 1070 although it does require a bit of tweaking to get the codes set up correctly as the defaults are a bit poor and, IIRC, are missing the Video 4 inputs.

As a result of this I'm also a bit unique in that I want less emphasis on a good remote. Yes, it should be usable and workable for those who buy it, but since I'm just going to stick it in a drawer and use a third-party remote I'd rather they cut the costs on it rather than try to make a really exemplary remote with plenty of features (i.e. learning).

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#71926 - 08/26/06 07:32 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
Gonk, do you know if there are still no-audio issues out there with the latest firmware?

I agree that I would never use the all channel stereo for a 5.1 encoded source, but I usually listen to television using the 5/7 channel stereo modes, and was not able to use this for 'digital' cable channels broadcast in stereo with the 1070. All other receivers I've owned have had this capability.

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#71927 - 08/26/06 07:36 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
Belgand....I agree that if a learning remote adds substantially to the cost I can do without that feature. Just give me an "on" button and I'd be happy enough!

I also had no-audio issues even after removing the digital connection to my cable box and running strictly analog. Is this with the latest firmware?

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#71928 - 05/18/07 01:13 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
Despite the fact that I returned the 1070, I've never been able to get it out of my mind. I've been through three mid-level receivers since then and they were all fine but uninspiring. I just bought a used 1070 on Audiogon...should arrive next week. We'll see how I like it the second time around!

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#71929 - 05/18/07 02:00 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
gonk Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
Let us know how it goes, chas.
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#71930 - 05/18/07 03:22 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
Will-do Gonk...

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#71931 - 05/18/07 04:58 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Hey Chas, let me know how you like the 1070. Be sure to good audiophile type speakers Chas. I am using Alon 2 Mk2 , HSU VTF-2 MK2, Ascend 340C (classic) and Ascend HTM-200's.

Liz
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#71932 - 05/18/07 05:06 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
I had Ascend 340 classics...just sold them and moved into the Ascend 340SE's.

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#71933 - 05/18/07 07:24 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
Lizard King Offline
Desperado

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 425
Loc: NY
Hey Chas,

My buddy Bill has 340 classic in his attic. He used to play them , now he uses better speakers. How do you like the SE compared to the classics?
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Outlaw 1070, Anthem MCA5 II amp.
Sony Ps3
Alon 2 Mk2 Loudspeakers
HSU VTF-2 Mk2 sub x2
VAC PA100/100 Tube Amp
ARC SP16-L tube Preamp
Audio Note Dac 2.1 "B" signature
Furutech E-TP80,
Ascend HTM-200, 340C
Sony KDS-55A2020

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#71934 - 05/18/07 08:02 PM Re: 1070 - Initial Impressions
chas Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
I like them. The deeper bass extension is noticeable.

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