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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #135 on: June 27, 2018, 18:23 »
Is anyone able to share their views of using wides vs Auro?
I wonder if it's worth it to place a front centre (Auro) and a VOG speaker, vs using wides.. cheers
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #136 on: July 05, 2018, 19:12 »
Did anyone see a FW update for their 8500 today?
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #137 on: July 14, 2018, 00:48 »
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #138 on: July 29, 2018, 06:32 »
This is a great Amp, I hope to see more members (other than Pete) using it to contribute by sharing their experiences in using it, some of the strengths like how well it steered the speakers, bass reproduction and also shortcomings (if any) to share with members here.

I believed the honeymoon phase for this Amp has come and pass and more meaningful sharing and objective sharing can commence now... The point is to share and discuss to make this forum lively and beneficial to members.



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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #139 on: August 10, 2018, 01:09 »
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #140 on: August 10, 2018, 07:17 »
HEOS update with airplay 2 is now available for download.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #141 on: August 10, 2018, 09:49 »
actually ever since i got the 8500 i haven't been able to tinker with the features much. short of realizing the 8500 itself cannot drive my C1 and C center alone. i am going to try zone 2 spk setup.
after i am done with my speaker mods i will spend time to perform calibration again.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #142 on: August 10, 2018, 12:05 »
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #143 on: August 11, 2018, 09:07 »
HEOS update with airplay 2 is now available for download.
D+M has identified that when the recent HEOS update was installed to the SR8012/X8500H/AV8805, a bunch of settings reverted to factory default and as a result have shut down further release of the update until a fix can be developed which will likely take a few weeks.
Another reason why we should not rush to update, or enable automatic updating..
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #144 on: August 15, 2018, 10:34 »
From AVS:
Recently, D+M released a firmware update which triggered an issue with the Marantz SR8012/AV8805 and Denon X8500H.

What happened
When the problem was identified, D+M disabled the firmware auto-updating. However, if your product received the August 2018 update, the following settings will automatically change to default. This means you may need to re-configure again from the AVR setup menu. To confirm, there is no loss of AVR functionalities or performance.
•   Audio — Audyssey, Restorer, Audio Delay, etc.
•   Video — Output Settings, Picture Adjust, etc.
•   Inputs — Input Assign, Source rename, Hide source, etc.
•   Sound mode

Temporary fixes
•   Audyssey settings can be restored by flipping the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 setting to “Reference”
•   Network settings (incl. HEOS Account, Friendly Name, etc.) are not affected
•   Users can re-configure their settings from the AVR setup menu

Permanent solve
•   We will release an amended firmware update in early September — a fix might be shared sooner
•   Does this mean Airplay 2 is on temporary hold? Yes, users with the above models will not be able to access and use Airplay 2 until D+M has released a new firmware update to fix the bugs
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #145 on: August 15, 2018, 11:01 »
Thanks Pete!

The other night, I was wondering what happened to the source renames
And it froze at start up; searching for network..

Gonna take your advise and turn-off auto update

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #146 on: August 15, 2018, 16:10 »
From AVS:
Recently, D+M released a firmware update which triggered an issue with the Marantz SR8012/AV8805 and Denon X8500H.

What happened
When the problem was identified, D+M disabled the firmware auto-updating. However, if your product received the August 2018 update, the following settings will automatically change to default. This means you may need to re-configure again from the AVR setup menu. To confirm, there is no loss of AVR functionalities or performance.
•   Audio — Audyssey, Restorer, Audio Delay, etc.
•   Video — Output Settings, Picture Adjust, etc.
•   Inputs — Input Assign, Source rename, Hide source, etc.
•   Sound mode

Temporary fixes
•   Audyssey settings can be restored by flipping the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 setting to “Reference”
•   Network settings (incl. HEOS Account, Friendly Name, etc.) are not affected
•   Users can re-configure their settings from the AVR setup menu

Permanent solve
•   We will release an amended firmware update in early September — a fix might be shared sooner
•   Does this mean Airplay 2 is on temporary hold? Yes, users with the above models will not be able to access and use Airplay 2 until D+M has released a new firmware update to fix the bugs

i updated the firmware mentioned airplay 2. but not sure if my setting is reset after that.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #147 on: September 19, 2018, 09:31 »
i updated the firmware mentioned airplay 2. but not sure if my setting is reset after that.
Did you lose the Audyssey calibrations?
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2018, 09:32 »
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #149 on: September 19, 2018, 11:03 »
Did you lose the Audyssey calibrations?

My old setting still there


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