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post #91 of 944 Old 02-29-12, 09:12 AM
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But thats because your using HDMI from the 772 your not going through the TV first. Only TVs are restricted not receivers.
Victory! I figured perhaps the Wife's LG (47LD650) had the same service menu settings as my new LG 55LW5600 downstairs. On that one, I also got just a stereo signal out of the optical out, but had hacked the service menu to "start" the AC3 signal. On a hunch, I used the same procedure to hack into the LD650's service menu and found the same setting. I started it on AC3, and it now outputs DD 5.1 from the optical output. So now the wife can watch the TV alone, with internal TV sound, or she can turn on the R-772, mute the TV sound, and listen in glorius Dolby Digital 5.1.

Now perhaps she won't kill me when she discovers the new R-972 in my system (although I'm sure she won't soon notice a new black box...perhaps forever).

Waiting for the Fed-Ex dude to show up....

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post #92 of 944 Old 02-29-12, 10:30 AM
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Sherwood's website is down. Could they be out of business?
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post #93 of 944 Old 02-29-12, 10:36 AM
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I called a 714 area code number that I got when I called their number in the Yellow Pages; they are working on their website
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Their site is up now.

By the way, what's their latest firmware? 1.47v or 1.47i? I think I read about both version nos.
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post #95 of 944 Old 03-01-12, 11:51 AM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

The R-972 has landed! Attempting to install.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Grats Jim!! Can't wait to hear your impressions.....


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Grats Jim!! Can't wait to hear your impressions.....
Yeah...Holy hernia, Batman, what a ' monster! Gotta install shelf support brackets first.

Edit: Weighed the Marantz SR 7300 I removed for the R-972: 30 lbs.
R-972= 42.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Yup, its a monster for size only my Carver receiver 6250 was even close to this in size. Looking forward to your impressions Jim.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hello,
All of the AC4L 972's have the 1.47 FW. There is a way to check that yourself, but the process is eluding me.
I will find out how to do it again, but for sure if yours is from AC4L it is the most current FW. Really sorry you are having Handshaking Issues. Do note the slight pause when switching Inputs is normal.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I found you can display firmware level by having the unit off in standby, then press and hold Display and Enter/Memo buttons, you can use the left dial to scroll through the levels. Who has 1.47v? The latest seems to be a 1.47i 08/12/2010 version.

I'm working on the handshake, seems the delay is a little quicker when I turned the Trinnov Spatial to none. It stinks the when I dim the display it doesn't remember when I turn the unit off and back on.

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