The TX NR708 has the same connection problems
Originally Posted by Riker0007
So a firmware was released today and cleared up the audio issues so far. However, I am having issues with its networking. It will say "initializing" forever when trying to connect to the network. I've tried to unplug my switch and restart etc. No go. I know my connection is good. Cable was tested and works with my HTPC. Anyone else have that issue?
I will receive my 70.2 this week and was hoping they took care of the connection problems, but it seems not.
Hopefull for me its a problem of the first series as it seems to be the same with the 708, first serie problems, 2nd and later no problems (at least it seems so).
A way around the connection problem is:Turn on "Network Control"
With network control active it will stay connected to the modem and your free of connection problems.
I only see a power use problem as with network control active the receiver is using power 24/7.
How much this power consumption is i do not know.
Think the manual states: it uses a bit more then on standby........
But what is a bit more
It will work around the connection problem and i do think Integra (Onkyo) must solve this bad bug.
As soon as i receive the unit i will test the connection and the first thing i will do when it fails is mailing Integra and ask for a FW solution.
If all the Integra users will do this, think they will get to the bottom of this bug just like the Audyssey XT32 bug, took some time but did get fixed.PS. to get the unit to connect again try the next steps:
1) Press standby
2) Pull the network cable out the receiver
3) Press standby to start the receiver
4) Go to the menu where you see NETWORK (it should be light gray)
5) wait until NETWORK turns white (active), can take some time
6) Connect the Network cable again and you will have connection
7) Turn on NETWORK CONTROL8) Mail Integra and tell them (in detail) of this bug