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Old 10-13-2019, 08:02 PM   #1
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Just looking for some feedback regarding these receivers. My old Onkyo did 7.2 before it was stuck by lightning but didnít do any 4K stuff.

Been rocking a sound bar for the time being but I do miss the full surround setup. Plus I need a nice receiver to decide my DTS Laserdiscs.

I noticed the RZ 820 is going for $399 on Amazon now so Iím thinking it would be capable for all my needs. It doesnít have SiriusXM built in but I can always use the Bluetooth feature.

The 820 Is a few years old but is also Dolby vision compatible which is another nice perk.

Not looking for the higher end receivers and going 9.2 so just seeing if anyone has an RZ receiver and recommends them.

With Black Friday on the horizon, maybe itís best to wait and see if it drops any lower.
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I bought the TX-NR777 from Amz.ca and have no complaints.Works as advertised.It replaces a Pioneer CS-57 that died on me.Huge drop in quality and overall performance but I just needed something cheap to keep me going until I can afford a much better model.Go for it and get the one you want,nothing wrong with my model.

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I bought the TX-NR777 from Amz.ca and have no complaints.Works as advertised.It replaces a Pioneer CS-57 that died on me.Huge drop in quality and overall performance but I just needed something cheap to keep me going until I can afford a much better model.Go for it and get the one you want,nothing wrong with my model.
I hear ya. The 777 is a nice unit. The 820 seems to have a lot of HDMI issues that I’ve read about online so I’m a bit hesitant to buy it and maybe that’s why it’s cheap. Possibly just been an issue resolved over a firmware update.
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I picked up the Onkyo Tx-RZ830 this last Spring on clearance for $499. I previously had (and still have and use) an Onkyo TX-SR606 and have had a great experience with it. My 830 has had limited use at the moment as it's too big to fit into my living room entertainment stand upstairs in my main viewing area so it's currently hooked up in my basement system in a more limited capacity. I bought it with the intent of using it in my theater (once built) however for a true 7.2.4 set up.

Thus far I've enjoyed it and had no issues. From what I've read the 820 line was very problematic though Onkyo eventually owned up to the issues and offered free replacements and repairs for folks.

Given that the Pioneer Elite line and the Onkyo RZ line are essentially the same receivers internally I'd say pass on the 820 series given it's history, pick yourself up a 830 and don't look back. If however that $100 is a deal breaker I'd recommend the Pioneer VSX-LX303.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CRMX1W1...v_ov_lig_dp_it

It's equivalent to the Onkyo TX-NR787 though lacks the THX certification. (This was something I wanted on my receiver and was ultimately one of the many reasons I purchased what I did).

This is what I purchased...

https://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-RZ83...s%2C203&sr=1-3
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The Pioneer Elite is nice but a bit out of my range. That's good that Onkyo replaced some units for those users experiencing issues with the 820. The RZ comes with a 3-year warranty so I wonder if they would still honor it if purchased in 2019 as it is a 2-year old model now.

That would at least give me a little peace of mind.
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I bought the Onkyo TX-NR787 refurbished a couple of months ago to replace a Sony 7.2 unit that I had bought as a temporary solution after having PIONEER units for years.
The SONY unit lasted in my setup a lot longer than I had expected and I was not even looking at replacing it until I saw the deal on the ONKYO.
For the price of the refurb and a couple of PARADIGM monitors (to match my existing speakers) off KIJIJI, I thought -Why not give this ATMOS gimick a try?
The experience has been a real ear opener! 7.2 ATMOS/DTS X, even matrixed, has been a more signifigant jump from 7.1 than from 5.1 to 7.1.

I've since added a second sub for 7.2.2. I can't recommend the TX-NR787 enough.

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So I did end up going with the 820 and finished getting it installed tonight and upgraded to the latest firmware. So far so good until I popped in The Shining 4k and it didn't pass-through the Dolby Vision signal. This is what I get.


4k HDR and regular Blu-rays all play fine. My cables are all 18+gb speeds. I also enabled CEC and disabled it both on the player and receiver and I still get the same issue. So it’s something really stupid or it’s defective.

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This may sound stupid but make sure your disc player is outputting content in 24fps. This appears to have been an issue with the RZ820. Trying to pass a 60hz signal can/will cause issues with Dolby Vision. Hopefully you can get things figured out without pulling out too much hair. Stuff like this that should just work can be incredibly frustrating.
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i think i finally got it. I switched DV processing from the default auto mode (in the Oppo menu) to TV- led and the pink color is gone.

The audio output is set to auto but ive a feeling i should change it to bitstream. CEC is all off.

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