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post #421 of 944 Old 08-03-12, 02:45 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

So, is this model a good buy at $599, assuming a4l still has stock at that price? What are the remaining quirks with the latest firmware?
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So, is this model a good buy at $599, assuming a4l still has stock at that price? What are the remaining quirks with the latest firmware?
Hdmi handshake issues, audio doesnt start until a second after video begins (when incoming audio format changes). Those are the things i experience daily, as always ymmv...
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Oh, and its an unbelievable buy at $599
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Hdmi handshake issues, audio doesnt start until a second after video begins (when incoming audio format changes). Those are the things i experience daily, as always ymmv...
That is it in a nutshell. I know I most certainly could not have encapsulated it better. However, I seem in the distinct minority when it comes to not experiencing HDMI Handshaking issues. Definitely experience the delay. I love that for $599 that you are also getting a 3 Year Manufacturers Warranty as well.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

What is the latest soft ware version. At the Newcastle site I would guess?
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

The latest FW is already installed on all the 972's that AC4L has in stock and have already sold. This firmware includes the ability to handle 3D Signals.

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Mine is an older model.

They sold them out?
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Last I looked, AC4L still had remaining stock. So you have an older Sherwood/Newcastle AVR? If so, the 972 is an amazing deal being $1200 off and using perhaps the most sophisticated RoomEQ available in Trinnov.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Just got mine from them even cheaper, $529 + shipping and tax, they are selling a few wiyhout the end caps for that price, found out when I ordered by phone. Saved $60 that way after shipping. Question on the unit, I noticed looking thru the ventilation holes looks like a piece of vertical metal where a fan should go with the hole for it and mounting holes for a fan. Concerning the plastic top on top of the ventilation holes on the left side I read that is to aid in cooling.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hello,
Welcome to HTS. You live quite close to me. I have heard all sorts of theories about why that plastic piece is there, but I am still not exactly sure why. Regardless, the 972 runs fairly cool. Awesome deal you got there. It really is a neat AVR and to get an almost $2000 AVR with a 3 Year Warranty for almost 75% off is amazing.
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