Sony 1080 impressions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by paiger, Aug 29, 2002.

Tags:
  1. paiger

    paiger
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Had a bit of a play now and I must say I'm impressed with it. Sound on all formats is as good, if not better than my old 940 and I'm very happy with some of the improvements.

    Firstly, the remote is fantastic. It's fully learning and has TV and DVD controls on the front. Means I can put away my DVD remote completely. The old remote was fiddly and slow. It could do most stuff in theory but never came easily. This new one is super fast and replaces all my others except the Sky one. Cool.

    The assignable inputs is good too. DPL2 is awesome. Just watched Henry V on VHS and it really was impressive. Don't much like DPL2 Music but I'm fussy anyway.

    One thing I don't like is the infinate volume control. Preffered the fixed dial of the 940 but I'll get used to it.

    On the whole, very pleased with my upgrade. I would recommend, especially for that great remote.

    Steve
     
  2. ceejay

    ceejay
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Aalst, Belgium
    Ratings:
    +0
    Fully learning? Guess you have a different remote than mine then... Although going by the pictures of the remote posted on this board earlier today I think that the UK model is the same as the European and not a learning remote.
    Would think of selling my Pronto if it was, I like it a lot too...

    CJ
     
  3. pompeysteve

    pompeysteve
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    624
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Portsmouth, England
    Ratings:
    +117
    I bet Sony charge an arm an a leg for the decent learning remote. I'm not happy with the European spec remote at all. It's an improvement over the one I had with the 925 but only just.

    I have an e-Pilot on order from Maplin, although they're out of stock until October :-( Means I have to juggle Amp,Sky,PJ,DVD,CD,MD & TV remotes until then (although I guess the 1080 remote should control my Sony CD + MD decks) :(

    The manual for the remote is not clear, because it implies that the remote can be programmes for currently unsupported devices. I'll dig it out tonight and post the text verbatim

    And I'm still peeved about lack of 2nd room support on EU models!

    Finally, what does "Tuned for UK ears" actually mean!?
     
  4. kennrc

    kennrc
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've just recieved my new STR-DB1080QS (European model). The remote is a RM-L211. I've been reading through the manual several times, and it is (to my knowledge) not indicated anywhere, how to make this remote learn the IR-signals of an unsupported remote.

    Either the manual is not very good - or the remote is not truely a learning remote. :confused:

    The remote delievered with my reciever is faulty. Display/setup is working on the remote, but it is unable to send any IR-signals/communicate with the reciever/TV/DVD, etc..... damn. :(

    Anyone else having trouble with faulty RM-L211's ?

    Kenn
    Denmark
     
  5. pompeysteve

    pompeysteve
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    624
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Portsmouth, England
    Ratings:
    +117
    You're right - it says that the remote "can be programmed
    to control Sony devices not normally controllable by the remote
    control" - which suggested to me that you might be able
    to teach it :)

    I think BOTH are true!

    On the remote, press RM-SETUP, choose COMMAND, then select the 1st option (I forget what it is called) and then
    select AV-COMMAND 2 (or something similar, it's the one
    ending with 2)

    I thought my remote was faulty as well!

    Steve.
     
  6. kennrc

    kennrc
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    As suggested in the manual, I'be already tried switching command-modes. No effect.

    Also the remote is unable to control the TV, DVD, VCR, etc. Conclusion: The remote is unable to transmit ANY IR-signals.

    Just called my retailer. It'll take at least 4 weeks to get a new one. :mad:

    Sony sure does make som fine A/V equipment, but sadly also excel in lousy customer-support. :(
     
  7. paiger

    paiger
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    SOunds like a duff one. Shame. I may have been a bit over kind when I said 'fully learning' but it does say it's learning. I have a Sony 760 Sky digi box and it won't control that on any of the sony sat options. Bit of a bummer. Anyone know how to tell it to do this.

    Auto off is good if you have a lot od Sony stuff, set macro 1 to do it and it just shuts everything down in one go.

    S
     
  8. pompeysteve

    pompeysteve
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    624
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Portsmouth, England
    Ratings:
    +117
    Where does it say it is a learning remote?
     
  9. pob

    pob
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,634
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    Ratings:
    +158
    It is Sony's way of keeping track of unit designed for the UK market. Only genuine UK models will have the Red badge on them. Therefore, when the 1080 is eventually available in Richer Sounds, the Red badge will be missing (as they source their stock from EU).

    The consequence of this, is that authorised high street retailers (like Superfi) will NOT price match Richer Sounds as the products are identical. This happened when I tried to buy a Sony 940 MiniDisc from Superfi and Richers were doing it cheeper....

    Whether the products actually sound different, I don't know. What HiFi say that they are tuned slightly as UK listeners prefer a different sound. I used to have a Sony 930 MiniDisc (with the red UK Special Edition badge) and I couldn't hear the difference from a non-UK model.

    Cheers

    Phil
     
  10. Choddo

    Choddo
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
  11. Biggles

    Biggles
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Pob

    Have you managed to get the remote to change chanel on your Sky?
     
  12. pob

    pob
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,634
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    Ratings:
    +158
    No, I havn't even tried that. I have a Pronto and a TiVo which both change Sky.... Also, I have Sky+ which uses different IR codes to a normal Sky box, so any of my efforts would be useless to many people.

    Cheers

    Phil
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice