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I noticed the new offerings from Onkyo lack Audyssey and now use AccuEQ instead. Whats the difference between the two, or is it an Audyssey rebrand?

They explain it on Onkyo's site. It's not an Audyssey rebrand. It is a very crippled minimalistic version that only measures at 1 position and ignores your mains and subs. A MASSIVE step backwards from XT32.
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Off topic: Is the "go the the latest post" working for anyone?

It just brings me to the last page... even though I click on the little arrow. Lower quality here than the Onkyo with the 24 Hz bug

It's working for me. It's about the only thing on the forum that works the way it's supposed to anymore......
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Hi, all.... I'm having a problem with my 818 receiver's output. I had something similar happen with my 905b years ago, and don't remember what I did to fix it.

I have a 5.2 surround sound system consisting of Polk Mains and dual SVS subs. I love lots of bass, and the SVS's don't disappoint. The wife and kids went out of town, so I primed myself for a good movie, popped it in, and had *no* bass. None. I checked the level calibrations and founds that very little sound was emanating from my subs. I checked the wiring, and sure enough, one sub cable seemed to have a bad connection. As soon as I unplugged that one sub from my "Y" cable, the other sub sprang to life. Wanting to watch the movie, I decided I would limp along with the one sub and get a new cable today. I exited the level calibration setup and went back tot he movie. STILL no bass. I cycled through every single audio menu (for some reason it was set on "all channel stereo"), but nothing I did brought the sub online.

Any thoughts? Again--the one sub is working perfectly in the audio calibration menu, so why is no signal being sent to it during movie playback? Thanks for any assistance you can give me.
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I noticed the new offerings from Onkyo lack Audyssey and now use AccuEQ instead. Whats the difference between the two, or is it an Audyssey rebrand?
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They explain it on Onkyo's site. It's not an Audyssey rebrand. It is a very crippled minimalistic version that only measures at 1 position and ignores your mains and subs. A MASSIVE step backwards from XT32.

Further proof of what I said.

For those of you that don't realize that AccuEQ is junk compared to XT32, here is a comparison with graphs proving it: http://www.hifi-forum.de/viewthread-101-1645.html

Be sure to scroll down to post # 16 to see the comparison graphs between AccuEQ and XT32.

Credit to kbarnes for the link.

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Further proof of what I said.

For those of you that don't realize that AccuEQ is junk compared to XT32, here is a comparison with graphs proving it: http://www.hifi-forum.de/viewthread-101-1645.html

Credit to kbarnes for the link.
I was going to sell my nr818 for the nr838, but this move by Onkyo will force me to look elsewhere. I might even wait for the 2015 model. Will AccuEQ hinder sales for Onkyo? Only time will tell.

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I was going to sell my nr818 for the nr838, but this move by Onkyo will force me to look elsewhere. I might even wait for the 2015 model. Will AccuEQ hinder sales for Onkyo? Only time will tell.
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I was going to sell my nr818 for the nr838, but this move by Onkyo will force me to look elsewhere. I might even wait for the 2015 model. Will AccuEQ hinder sales for Onkyo? Only time will tell.
Why are you thinking of selling? This unit ROCKS!
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Why are you thinking of selling? This unit ROCKS!
It does rock, but if the nr838 had Audyssey, then I wouldn't hesitate to sell and get the nr838. I guess Dolby Atmos can wait. The nr838 is not even on my radar anymore.

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It does rock, but if the nr838 had Audyssey, then I wouldn't hesitate to sell and get the nr838. I guess Dolby Atmos can wait. The nr838 is not even on my radar anymore.
Onkyo is about to send me an TX NR636 to play with for the Sept update to Atmos. should be fun! I hear you on that if the 838 had THX, ISF and Audyssey MultEQ X32 it would be a steal!

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anyone have any tips on programming the Harmony One with the 818? I was excited to "upgrade" from a Harmony 700 to a One and it seems like a nightmare to navigate through the touch screen to get to Q setup and the dynamic volume/late night modes.

In fact when I do scroll through and get to setup I can't use the arrow keys to navigate through it. I'm sure there's something I'm doing wrong and there has to be a better way but I've googled around a bit and there doesn't seem to be a quick guide for the one and 818 specifically.
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Its been a while since I posted in the 818 thread, my marantz amp took a dump so I plan on using 4 amps in the Onkyo 818 for a while, they will be powering 4 back speakers, 2 are 6 ohm and the other 2 are 4 ohm speakers, has anyone used the 818 to power 4 and 6 ohms speaker together?

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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't seem to figure this out after searching and going through the manual. I'm using all of the HDMI 1-6 inputs on my 818. I need to use HDMI 7 (Assignable) for a new piece of equipment since 1-6 HDMI's are filled, but I don't see how to access the HDMI 7 input on the remote or the front panel of my 818. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Is this even possible?
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Its been a while since I posted in the 818 thread, my marantz amp took a dump so I plan on using 4 amps in the Onkyo 818 for a while, they will be powering 4 back speakers, 2 are 6 ohm and the other 2 are 4 ohm speakers, has anyone used the 818 to power 4 and 6 ohms speaker together?
I have the little brother, the Onk 717. My mains are 8 ohm, center is 4 ohm. The OSD says if ANY of the speakers are 4 ohm, use the 4 Ohm setting. I think the two choices are 4-6 ohm, and 8-16.

Oh yeah, mixing the speakers seems to work seamlessly, no problems, sounds great at all volume levels.

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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't seem to figure this out after searching and going through the manual. I'm using all of the HDMI 1-6 inputs on my 818. I need to use HDMI 7 (Assignable) for a new piece of equipment since 1-6 HDMI's are filled, but I don't see how to access the HDMI 7 input on the remote or the front panel of my 818. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Is this even possible?
I haven't done it, but I've seen that question answered before, and it is possible.

I think you have to go into the OSD menu and assign it there. I think I saw the solution discussed on the Onkyo.com site in the Forums section.

http://forums.onkyousa.com/viewtopic...gn+hdmi#p23506

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> You'll need to assign it (under HDMI Input, which is under I/O ASSIGN in the main
> menu) to a particular input selector. By default the only input selector left that
> doesn't have an HDMI assigned to it is TV/CD. So assign it to TV/CD or to another
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I haven't done it, but I've seen that question answered before, and it is possible.

I think you have to go into the OSD menu and assign it there. I think I saw the solution discussed on the Onkyo.com site in the Forums section.

http://forums.onkyousa.com/viewtopic...gn+hdmi#p23506

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> You'll need to assign it (under HDMI Input, which is under I/O ASSIGN in the main
> menu) to a particular input selector. By default the only input selector left that
> doesn't have an HDMI assigned to it is TV/CD. So assign it to TV/CD or to another
> selector.
So even though that thread is about a newer Onkyo receiver series what I gather from that thread is every time I want to access HDMI 7 I have to go into the 818 settings and change the assignment from one of my HDMI 1-6 inputs to HDMI 7 to access that HDMI 7 input, and when I'm done using HDMI 7 I have to go back into the 818 settings and switch the assignment back to access whichever input I changed from HDMI 7 to go back to my regular setup before I started using HDMI 7. Does that make sense?
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Please forgive the newbie question yet I am a little confused.

I am noticed under the Listening Mode Presets you can obviously set the listening mode for the different components to your style of listening.

What I am confused about is how does the affect, or not affect the Audio Adjust for sound program edit, section 3.7?
Where does the Stereo Source 1-3 and Multi Source 1-3 come into play? Does this enhance the Listening mode preset?

Thanks for your patience =)
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So even though that thread is about a newer Onkyo receiver series what I gather from that thread is every time I want to access HDMI 7 I have to go into the 818 settings and change the assignment from one of my HDMI 1-6 inputs to HDMI 7 to access that HDMI 7 input, and when I'm done using HDMI 7 I have to go back into the 818 settings and switch the assignment back to access whichever input I changed from HDMI 7 to go back to my regular setup before I started using HDMI 7. Does that make sense?
I have acess to all of my HDMI inputs via the remote and front panel BD/DVD, CBL/SAT, STB/DVR, GAME1, GAME2, PC, TV/CD and AUX for the front you can assign all but AUX. All of those inputs have buttons that are accessible on the remote and front panel on the 818. Once it's assigned it will remain until you remove it or reset the AVR.

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Just got a call from the repair center. My 818 has been repaired and is ready to be picked up. HDMI board was replaced. Tomorrow would have been two weeks since I dropped it off. Pretty damn impressed with the repair speed. Headed out to pick it up and put it back where it belongs.

I picked up a Denon AVR-X2000 that's actually been a great little receiver for the interim. I'll pull that out and box it back up.

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Well I did some digging in my files and I bought my 818 on 7/23/12 so I have 10 days of warranty left. I don't have the receipt from the merchant due to an email screweup a while back but I do have the packing slip.

I'll call Onkyo tomorrow as they're Mon-Fri for warranty stuff. I'll also call the merchant (Onecall) to see if I can get a copy of my receipt. The authorized repair center is 15-20 minutes from my house.

It'll suck being without a receiver in my HT for a few weeks but with luck I'll get it repaired and be a happy owner again.
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anyone have any tips on programming the Harmony One with the 818? I was excited to "upgrade" from a Harmony 700 to a One and it seems like a nightmare to navigate through the touch screen to get to Q setup and the dynamic volume/late night modes.

In fact when I do scroll through and get to setup I can't use the arrow keys to navigate through it. I'm sure there's something I'm doing wrong and there has to be a better way but I've googled around a bit and there doesn't seem to be a quick guide for the one and 818 specifically.
The nice thing about the One is that you can program all of the hard keys and touch screen to do anything you want. Are you saying that during an activity, you would rather have a dedicated button(s) to get to the Q setup menu instead of using the touchscreen to go from: devices > onkyo receiver > scroll through the touchscreen to "setup" > make adjustment to the Q setup menu? I did not add or delete any of the items visible on the touch screen at this point, so the setup item is on page 11 of 12. If you use the Q setup menu a lot, it can get tedious doing it this way even if you scroll backwards from page 1 to 12 then 11...


When I select the AVR as the device, the hard button navigation keys on the remote are then used to move up/down, left/right in the Q setup menu. It was this way by default, so I didn't have to manually set any of the buttons.
I wonder if you need to reprogram these keys to control the Onkyo menu when it is selected as the device to control. You also may want to post in the Harmony One thread here. There is a lot of help for these remotes in that thread, even if it doesn't get as much attention as the newer remotes do.

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One: I would like to congratulate all the Onkyo TX-NR818 Network receiver's owners.

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The nice thing about the One is that you can program all of the hard keys and touch screen to do anything you want. Are you saying that during an activity, you would rather have a dedicated button(s) to get to the Q setup menu instead of using the touchscreen to go from: devices > onkyo receiver > scroll through the touchscreen to "setup" > make adjustment to the Q setup menu? I did not add or delete any of the items visible on the touch screen at this point, so the setup item is on page 11 of 12. If you use the Q setup menu a lot, it can get tedious doing it this way even if you scroll backwards from page 1 to 12 then 11...


When I select the AVR as the device, the hard button navigation keys on the remote are then used to move up/down, left/right in the Q setup menu. It was this way by default, so I didn't have to manually set any of the buttons.
I wonder if you need to reprogram these keys to control the Onkyo menu when it is selected as the device to control. You also may want to post in the Harmony One thread here. There is a lot of help for these remotes in that thread, even if it doesn't get as much attention as the newer remotes do.

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Yeah the issue is I'm still experimenting with sound modes to find what works best for TV and Blu Rays as well as implementing late mode etc at night. It was nice with the Onkyo remote as I just would hit the Q button and use the arrow key.

With the One I have to go through numerous steps to get to where I need to be and found the arrow keys don't work while in the quick setup menu. Did you have to program anything in the One to have the arrow keys around the "ok" button to function properly or did it just kind of happen?
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Yeah the issue is I'm still experimenting with sound modes to find what works best for TV and Blu Rays as well as implementing late mode etc at night. It was nice with the Onkyo remote as I just would hit the Q button and use the arrow key.

With the One I have to go through numerous steps to get to where I need to be and found the arrow keys don't work while in the quick setup menu. Did you have to program anything in the One to have the arrow keys around the "ok" button to function properly or did it just kind of happen?
Then you may want to program one of the hard buttons on the One to the Q button function from the factory remote. It should already be available in the harmony software but if not you could easily teach it to the One from the factory remote.

I didn't have to make any changes to the arrow keys when going into the deivce menu and selecting the Onkyo. However, the arrow keys, by default, are set to control different devices depending on the activity selected. For instance, when selecting the watch tv activity, by default the arrow keys control the cable box.
So, one option might be to set one of the hard keys to the Q button but then select the receiver in the deivce menu to have full control of the Onkyo. Otherwise, the remote is trying to control various devices at a time when in an activity.
It's one of the few drawbacks of universal remotes, in general. An individual componet's remote tends to give you direct access to functions that you may need to drill down within a universal remotes menu to get to. But with a little creativity, you could mitigate this issue.
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818 HDMI Board Failure Again!!

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Just got a call from the repair center. My 818 has been repaired and is ready to be picked up. HDMI board was replaced. Tomorrow would have been two weeks since I dropped it off. Pretty damn impressed with the repair speed. Headed out to pick it up and put it back where it belongs.

I picked up a Denon AVR-X2000 that's actually been a great little receiver for the interim. I'll pull that out and box it back up.
I posted this in the 809 Owners Thread as well below. I took a quick perusal in this thread but it I didn't see to many posts regarding HDMI board failure but it seems like it's starting to rear it's head. It seems to start kicking in right around the 18-24 mos lifecycle. CRAZY!!

Well unfortunately, I'm here to report that the new versions (818 - replacement for 809 equivalent RT - 180) has also now failed (No Sound, not registering speakers, etc.). Essentially the same issue that I experienced with my 809 equivalent. So in the last 3 1/2 years I've gone through 2 $1k receivers and presently have a dead weight sitting in my living room.

I've called the Onkyo service number twice, stayed on hold for over 10-15 mins 2x, and left my number and it's going on 2 weeks and no call back. I can't tell you how pissed I am right now. Oh, and yes, I was offered, accepted and paid $600 for my less than 2yr old 818 receiver and it's now out of commission because it was a "refurb" with a 1yr warranty. I just assumed that Onkyo had got their **** together in that space considering the amount of reported HDMI board issues that they had experienced with the prior generation that I thought it was safe to give them another chance.

Definitely considering moving to the Denon xv - 4000.

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I posted this in the 809 Owners Thread as well below. I took a quick perusal in this thread but it I didn't see to many posts regarding HDMI board failure but it seems like it's starting to rear it's head. It seems to start kicking in right around the 18-24 mos lifecycle. CRAZY!!

Well unfortunately, I'm here to report that the new versions (818 - replacement for 809 equivalent RT - 180) has also now failed (No Sound, not registering speakers, etc.). Essentially the same issue that I experienced with my 809 equivalent. So in the last 3 1/2 years I've gone through 2 $1k receivers and presently have a dead weight sitting in my living room.

I've called the Onkyo service number twice, stayed on hold for over 10-15 mins 2x, and left my number and it's going on 2 weeks and no call back. I can't tell you how pissed I am right now. Oh, and yes, I was offered, accepted and paid $600 for my less than 2yr old 818 receiver and it's now out of commission because it was a "refurb" with a 1yr warranty. I just assumed that Onkyo had got their **** together in that space considering the amount of reported HDMI board issues that they had experienced with the prior generation that I thought it was safe to give them another chance.

Definitely considering moving to the Denon xv - 4000.
Well I have an update. Finally was able to get a hold of an Onkyo rep and I have a box on it's way to take my baby back to the homeland and hopefully bring it back to life. Will definitely update this thread with my experiences!!

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Bump. Been out of town and out of touch for a week. Was wondering if anyone is willing to help?
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Please forgive the newbie question yet I am a little confused.

I am noticed under the Listening Mode Presets you can obviously set the listening mode for the different components to your style of listening.

What I am confused about is how does the affect, or not affect the Audio Adjust for sound program edit, section 3.7?
Where does the Stereo Source 1-3 and Multi Source 1-3 come into play? Does this enhance the Listening mode preset?

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Well, in preparation of building my home theater, I just ordered the TX-NR818 off of Crutchfield. They had what I think is a good deal on an scratch and dent full warranty receiver. I think I ordered their last one, as it now shows no longer available on their site.

Just hoping I made a good choice, as the 828 and 838 look to pale in comparison. The closest receiver I can find to the 818 is the 929, and that's out of my price range.

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Well, in preparation of building my home theater, I just ordered the TX-NR818 off of Crutchfield. They had what I think is a good deal on an scratch and dent full warranty receiver. I think I ordered their last one, as it now shows no longer available on their site.

Just hoping I made a good choice, as the 828 and 838 look to pale in comparison. The closest receiver I can find to the 818 is the 929, and that's out of my price range.
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Good to hear! That's the general feeling I got as I researched the various options. It would have been nice to go with something like the Denon X4000, but that was far out of my available price range. When I saw the 818 at under $600 with its feature set and high praise, it seemed like a no brainer compared to similarly priced options.

I've used 2 Onkyo receivers in the past. Both were somewhat low end, but they worked well, and still work well to this day. One is being used by my brother now, and has been going strong for 7 years now. My newest one has been going for 2.5 years. Neither of those had to power a home theater though, so I'm excited to see what this thing can do!
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