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The Sherwood RD-8504 is a mid-cost 7.1 channel A/V receiver.

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auto-setup works seamlessly the first time, and allows for compensation for shortcomings in the speakers themselves

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converts from any source to 1080p, no compatibility issues

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can specify volumes and distances for each individual speaker, other in-depth fine tuning available

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dynamic volume is well tuned, brings sudden loud volume down and quiet scenes up

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built with heavy duty components that won't wear out easily

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feature-rich, including many uncommon ones such as bi-amp and HDMI repeater functions

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wiring diagrams are confusing, even for experienced users

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The Sherwood RD-8504 is a mid-cost 7.1 channel A/V receiver. Sherwood promotes this receiver as being easily able to handle multiple components including DVD and CD players, cassette decks, VCRs, and satellite or cable inputs. For each channel of this receiver there is a Totally Discrete Amplifier Stage (TADS), which helps you to pinpoint the sound you want for each channel, and also cuts down on unwanted noise. Each channel is also equipped with a 192 kHz/24 bit audio digital to analog converter. The RD-8504 has 8 preset DSP surround sound modes, including Theater, Hall and Stadium, so that you can tailor the sound to the content you are watching. The SNAP EQ feature of this receiver adds 7 bands of parametric EQ to each of the channels, making for a more full overall sound. With Anchor Bay ABT-2010 video processor, all video is converted to 1080p display resolution. With multiple HDMI, component video, A/V, S-Video and composite video inputs and outputs, the Sherwood RD-8504 has lots of connectivity. 

  • Dimensions: 17 1/8" x 16 11/16" x 15"
  • 100 watts per channel
  • HDMI 1.4 Repeater (supports 3D video)
  • Lossless Audio
  • Dolby TrueHD, DPLIIx
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS 96/24; ES; Neo6
  • DSD (SACD)
  • LMP (DVD-A)
  • Totally Discrete Amplifier Stage (TDAS) for all channels
  • Multi-Source, Dual-Zone operation
  • 8 DSP Surround modes
  • 192 kHz/24 bit Audio D to A converters for all channels
  • SNAP Room EQ
  • A/V Synch Delay by Input
  • 3 A/V Inputs and 2 A/V outputs
  • Component Video Inputs
  • Component Video output
  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • 1 HDMI output
  • Anchor Bay ABT-2010 converts all video to display resolution 1080p via HDMI
  • 8 Analog Inputs (including tuner)
  • 1 Analog output
  • 4 Digital Inputs (2 Coaxial and 2 Optical)
  • Preprogrammed IR remote control
  • Composite and S-Video w/ 3 in and 2 out
  • Optical Digital Output
  • Cinema EQ
  • Speaker On/Off Switch
  • Quartz PLL Synthesized AM/FM tuning
  • 30 AM/FM tuner presets
  • Front panel receptacle for optional BT receiver
  • Multi-stage Dynamic Range Control
  • Tone Direct
  • Color coded speaker terminals
  • Sirius Ready
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04/13/2013 08:38

How do you factory reset it?

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