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Old 11-09-2014, 09:51 PM
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Is this the type of cable you got? http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

I just did the same thing and I'm currently trying to figure out how to get sound back to my speakers and not through my TV. I'm reading in the manual right now and I can't seem to figure out how to select the ARC through my Onkyo...
That looks equivalent to the cable I bought - its just a standard "TOSLINK" or optical cable.

You will have to make changes on both your TV and receiver to route the sound back to the receiver. I don't have the receiver setting memorized but I can double check if you can't get it working.

I DON'T have an ARC TV and am pretty sure to use ARC you need both the TV and receiver to be ARC.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:13 AM
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That looks equivalent to the cable I bought - its just a standard "TOSLINK" or optical cable.

You will have to make changes on both your TV and receiver to route the sound back to the receiver. I don't have the receiver setting memorized but I can double check if you can't get it working.

I DON'T have an ARC TV and am pretty sure to use ARC you need both the TV and receiver to be ARC.
I actually figured out how to activate the ARC setting in the receiver as I have an ARC TV. So, thankfully, I don't need to buy any additional cables. Thanks for your help!
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Amazing to me how these units seem to be dropping like flies. Add another one to the pile. Today mine went silent. It first did it on Nov. 3rd but I was hurrying to make an important phone call at the time and I thought not so much of it. After on and off later that day it came back, it was not showing the speaker channel icons on front display making no audio from any type of source, video via hdmi would still work just fine. So not a single issue since the Nov 3rd but today it wouldn't' turn on sound wise at all. And lasted 6 hrs or so. Finally started showing speaker icons again and has sound.

Went through same process went to site entered my serial # and it said congrats you can get repair or $175 off another overpriced unit direct from Onkyo. Anyway so I guess I leave my unit on until the box to ship it in comes.

This is my 2nd failure from Onkyo receiver first was 876 model. Which they refused to fix , amoung first units to have hdmi board issues and they never made it right and took me for $1000 then, now this unit screwing up costing me $800 more from a failed model. I think my time with Onkyo is over, you won't steal from me again.

Anyway SIX years later nice to finally take some kind of action Onkyo albeit to late for many.

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Amazing to me how these units seem to be dropping like flies. Add another one to the pile. Today mine went silent. It first did it on Nov. 3rd but I was hurrying to make an important phone call at the time and I thought not so much of it. After on and off later that day it came back, it was not showing the speaker channel icons on front display making no audio from any type of source, video via hdmi would still work just fine. So not a single issue since the Nov 3rd but today it wouldn't' turn on sound wise at all. And lasted 6 hrs or so. Finally started showing speaker icons again and has sound.

Went through same process went to site entered my serial # and it said congrats you can get repair or $175 off another overpriced unit direct from Onkyo. Anyway so I guess I leave my unit on until the box to ship it in comes.

This is my 2nd failure from Onkyo receiver first was 876 model. Which they refused to fix , amoung first units to have hdmi board issues and they never made it right and took me for $1000 then, now this unit screwing up costing me $800 more from a failed model. I think my time with Onkyo is over, you won't steal from me again.

Anyway SIX years later nice to finally take some kind of action Onkyo albeit to late for many.
Understand your frustration. But follow link I posted on here last week and get it touch with Jose w/ email provided on this thread. I sent off my receiver on a Sat from Fed Ex and got it back by Thursday. (All w/ prepaid freight from Onkyo).

From first email to Jose to getting back my receiver was only 2 weeks downtime. Frustrating yes, but back up and running now w/ no issues.

Good Luck
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Does anyone know if I can use the Air Port Express with my Zone 2. My book seems to say that zone 2 devices have to be an analog devices. The air Port Express needs a digital input from what I can tell.


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Who's jose and how do i contact him?
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TX-NR 809 2nd Zone Question

Hello,
I have tried to connect my 2nd zone to a pair of outdoor speakers. These speakers are 8 ohms, and I have set them as 6 ohm and up in the speaker set up section. When the 2nd zone is activated (powered) I have very little volume out of the speakers. I do have a volume limit switch by the door, however it is turned up all the way. I then tried hooking it up to just the main right/left speakers (Not 2nd zone) and I have lots of volume when wired that way. Is there anything hidden or different I need to do to get volume on the 2nd zone?
Thank you!
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So it's now been at least 3 times that my onkyo 809 goes into "audio-only" mode where no video signal is present on any source. What's worse is that it won't even allow passthrough, which it actually did before i had the HDMI board repaired.

It comes to life again after a soft reset (unplug/reboot) but this seems to be a sign of pending doom, and is highly annoying as my AV gear setup needs to be moved around in order to unplug it (making it difficult for my wife/kids to do it, and you know how that goes).

Am I over-reacting? Should I part ways with this amp (and brand) and move on?
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"When the 2nd zone is activated (powered) I have very little volume out of the speakers. I do have a volume limit switch by the door, however it is turned up all the way."


Set the zone two output to "variable". The default is "fixed" and would be used if you hooked it up to a separate amp.


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