The upgrade for TX-DS989 / DTR-9.1 / RDC-7 adds THX Ultra2 certification, DTS 96/24 processing and a variable subwoofer crossover. This upgrade involves making several component changes and the installation of new firmware, requiring that the unit be shipped to a specially certified Service Center. The upgrade kit also includes the newest DTS demo disc.
Upgrade Time Line
Day 1 – Upgrade ordered on ShopOnkyo.com. A new carton with inner foams is sent out via UPS ground. The new carton includes a prepaid shipping label / call tag for UPS Blue 2nd day air service.
Day 10 – Customer packs unit in new carton and ships it to the service center using the prepaid shipping tag.
Day 12 – Unit is received by the authorized service center.
Day 15 – Upgraded unit is shipped back to customer via UPS Blue air service.
Day 17 – The customer receives upgraded unit.
* Timeline shown is approximate and may vary dependent on customer location for the UPS ground shipment of the new carton. Days quoted are normal business days and do not include weekends.
Rescheduled Delivery:Jul 10, 2002
Shipped to:MADISON, WI, US
Tracking Number:XX XXX XXX XX XXXX XXX X
Service Type:2ND DAY AIR
Jul 8, 20027:37 A.M.TOLEDO HUB, OH, USIN TRANSIT TO
7:36 A.M.WEST POINT EXCH PNT, IN, USARRIVAL SCAN
7:00 A.M.JEFFERSON ST, IL, USDEPARTURE SCAN
Jul 6, 20026:21 A.M.JEFFERSON ST, IL, USARRIVAL SCAN
4:45 A.M.OAK CREEK, WI, USDEPARTURE SCAN
Jul 5, 200210:55 P.M.OAK CREEK, WI, USLOCATION SCAN
10:16 P.M.OAK CREEK, WI, USARRIVAL SCAN
7:20 P.M.MIDDLETON, WI, USDEPARTURE SCAN
6:25 P.M.MIDDLETON, WI, USORIGIN SCAN
3:47 P.M.MIDDLETON, WI, USPICKUP SCAN
It may be 2nd day air shipping back(not to the service center).
I'm afraid not my friend. The shipping tag from my home to the Onkyo service center said "2nd Day Air", and so does the tracking page. Also turn-around time for the upgrade was quoted by Onkyo as being seven calendar days (two days there, a couple-few days for the upgrade, and two days back).
I'm just anxious as heck and I miss my baby!