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Old 11-24-2007   #11
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Default Re: another newbie with lots of questions

Originally Posted by tsatterca View Post
Ok, so as a A/V novice and just got the 805.. To clarify. If my HD Sat is going HDMI into 805 and then out HDMI into 1080i HDTV, is the signal getting downgraded to 720?? or is it passing through ok as 1080i?

reading the reviews concerns me..
From what I understand, if the 1080i signal is going into the 805 via HDMI it will not be downgraded. If the signal was going into the 805 via component hookups and it comes out of the 805 through HDMI then it would be downgraded to 720p.

Check out this thread for a bunch of info on the amp It's a lot to wade through but it's a pretty thorough hands on discussion.

Also check out this post from the same thread: it gives a pretty good breakdown of what output you'll get on the other side of the 805 from different input sources.

Finally, here's a thread about a frequently reported audio delay problem Many people are reporting audio latency to the tune of 50ms. Apparently there are three processing chips in the 805 each slowing down the delivery of the audio by ~15ms. From what I can glean the severity of the lag depends on the source. For most DVD sources and Sat/Cable sources the delay isn't noticable. But there are certain channels and shows where it rears its ugly head. It's also problematic for video games where audio queues drive the gameplay (read: Guitar Hero) For most people the latency does not seem to be an issue but a few have returned the unit because it's affected their particular usage scenarios. I'll probably still end up getting one. Personally, I can not tollerate lips and voices not syncing up. Takes me out of the movie going experience. But 50 ms??? Seems like it should be negligable.

Last edited by enormo; 11-24-2007 at 07:47 PM..
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