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post #541 of 944 Old 02-02-13, 12:27 AM
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So I pulled the trigger and ordered a unit tonight. Can't wait to see how this Sherwood sounds compared to my Arcam AVR-300.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I'll add this to the conversation:

Since adding a sub and recalibrating the Trinnov, the whole experience sounds great. We watched Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc in Cinema ReEq and 2D remap mode and the speakers truly disappeared.
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Can someone tell me how bad the audio delays are? I am worried i won't like it as a main TV room receiver since i like to channel surf...
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I had to play with settings, but with the auto setting (with Trinnov configured), the delays between channels aren't too bad.

There were some settings that had a significant lag because it was switching between Stereo, DPLII, and Dolby Digital a lot. That seems to stay internal to the Trinnov system that speeds it up.

There's usually a lag between inputs, but we don't do that often.

I haven't had to adjust any lip-sync delays.
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Can someone tell me how bad the audio delays are? I am worried i won't like it as a main TV room receiver since i like to channel surf...
Audio delays on my unit are about 1 sec. Channel surfing visually is just as fast. It's just when you pause to listen you'll wait about 1 sec for audio. No one noticed it until I brought it to their attention.
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Audio delays on my unit are about 1 sec. Channel surfing visually is just as fast. It's just when you pause to listen you'll wait about 1 sec for audio. No one noticed it until I brought it to their attention.
Your lucky, when a commercial is in normal stereo and the program is dolby digital my audio delays are about 3 to 4 seconds. I have gotten into the habit of waiting the 4 seconds and if there is dialog I missed I hit the 3 second skip back with my DirecTV DVR so I can catch it from the beginning.

I have heard that others do not have the delay but it is the same 3 to 4 seconds on both of my 972's. It is worth the headache for the sound quality though.
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There were some settings that had a significant lag because it was switching between Stereo, DPLII, and Dolby Digital a lot. That seems to stay internal to the Trinnov system that speeds it
Why would it try to switch between all of these settings? Wouldn't you be able to watch a pro logic show and choose DPLII so whenever a program encoded this way pops in the receiver just uses your last selected setting?
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Not sure. I never did figure out the logic. PLII was the default for most DD 2.0 feeds. If the feed was 5.1, it would say Digital. Occasionally I saw it say Stereo, not sure what prompted that.

Now that I have it in Auto mode with Trinnov, it seems to just stay in Digital mode, unless the feed is DTS or one of the HD audio formats on a BluRay. It's probably doing the same switching, but the delay doesn't seem to be there anymore. Still about 1 second with channel changes, but hardly noticeable (the video from the cable box takes that long to come up).
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I could live with a 1 second delay... but anything between 3-5 seconds would most likely be a deal breaker for me. I ordered one direct from Sherwood and now I've been thinking of cancelling since they only have a 14 day trial. I've been debating between the R972, a Yamaha A-2010, or a Marantz 6006. I chose this for the great price and my uncle has one and likes it (purchased from AC4L).
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i forgot to ask... how good is this kit with 2 channel stereo? If I want to spin an LP or listen to CD's?
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