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post #2581 of 9462
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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

Set the LPF of LFE to 120hz no matter what, otherwise you're going to miss some of the bass thats being encoded in the movie.

Set the fronts to 80hz as a starting point. Set the rears to >80hz if they're smaller than the fronts.

yeah, i have gone in at set all the speakers to 80hz. lpf tolfe at 120 hz. should the actual crossover dial on my sub be set to 120hz as well? it goes from 50hz to 150 hz.
post #2582 of 9462
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

yeah, i have gone in at set all the speakers to 80hz. lpf tolfe at 120 hz. should the actual crossover dial on my sub be set to 120hz as well? it goes from 50hz to 150 hz.

Just leave the sub on its highest setting and use the AVR to set the crossover.
post #2583 of 9462
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

Just leave the sub on its highest setting and use the AVR to set the crossover.

O.k. I appreciate the help.
post #2584 of 9462
I've a question about the video inputs on the 606. I know it has 4 HDMI and 2 component in. Does this mean I can connect 6 different devices using these inputs, or am I limited to 4 devices via these 6 inputs? (ie 2 component 2 hdmi, 4 hdmi 0 component, etc.)
post #2585 of 9462
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Originally Posted by h0mi View Post

I've a question about the video inputs on the 606. I know it has 4 HDMI and 2 component in. Does this mean I can connect 6 different devices using these inputs, or am I limited to 4 devices via these 6 inputs? (ie 2 component 2 hdmi, 4 hdmi 0 component, etc.)

I have 4 hdmi and one component hooked up, my 360 and hd-dvd share, and the 606 displays the one that is on. i haven't tried to turn them both on at the same time to see what happens, i assume it would give priority to hdmi.
post #2586 of 9462
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Originally Posted by aydu View Post

I have a silver 606. I bought it for the following reasons:

1. I didn't particularly like the way the styling of the 606 looked in black.

2. My cable DVR is silver with amber display lights. The 606 matches both the color of the unit and the display pretty well.

3. All my other components are black, so this gave a match to the DVR.

4. Most important - Wife liked the silver more than the black. Getting a comment like "oh, that's pretty" about an audio component is much better than "you're buying another black box?".

Albert Einstein wore the same outfit every day - suit, shirt, tie, shoes sox. Many argue that he was the smartest guy ever, but most of us go for some more variety. Same with receivers.

for sure bro to each his own i guess me and some other people just dont have much silver stuff all my stuff is black or matt back becuase i only have sammy dvd player and HTPC in antec 900 case ) watch now im gona get a dvr and be pissed cuz i shoulda got the silver one
post #2587 of 9462
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

I have 4 hdmi and one component hooked up, my 360 and hd-dvd share, and the 606 displays the one that is on. i haven't tried to turn them both on at the same time to see what happens, i assume it would give priority to hdmi.

It does give priority to the HDMI unit. Have a PS3 & Wii both on "DVD". If both are running the PS3 is the one that is used by the 606.
post #2588 of 9462
what a pain. Onkyo tech support guy knew less than me. I have my cable line going to my tv (no cable box). I have an hdmi connection from the tv to the 606. Can anyone tell me how to hear audio from the speakers attached to the 606?

I gave up on connecting the xbox for now (although after 45 mins with tech guy I figured out myself how to at least get the video to show).
post #2589 of 9462
If your TV has an optical output, connect it to one of the optical inputs on the 606. If it doesn't, hopefully it at least has an RCA output that you can use. Just pick one you're not using for your xbox.
post #2590 of 9462
I thought hdmi carried the audio too? So I guess I will try and connect some audio cables. Thanks!
post #2591 of 9462
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Originally Posted by markek View Post

I thought hdmi carried the audio too? So I guess I will try and connect some audio cables. Thanks!

so, you are getting video but no audio. try pushing the digital input button on front of receiver. Or turn receiver off and back on , but keep 360 on the whole time.
post #2592 of 9462
wow, I am not smarter that a receiver. Right now all I am trying to do is get volume from the tv thru my stereo speakers. I have a vizio lcd tv which I have turned internal speakers off. I have connected an hdmi cable from tv to onkyo 606. I have my cable (I do not have a box) plugged directly into tv. NO SOUND. Tried using audio cables from tv to 606 (cable/tv) input. NO SOUND. Tried digital input-nothing.
post #2593 of 9462
I dont think hdmi will transfer sound from tv to receiver.If the cable goes directly into the back of tv and you are trying to send the audio via hdmi to receiver I dont believe it will work. Do you have hdmi hooked up to tv out on receiver? if so i believe the onkyo sends the video and audio one way only. It may work if you connect the cable from the hdmi on your tv to one of the hdmi inputs on the receiver( labeled dvd,game,satelitte etc.)I dont know what else you could try.
post #2594 of 9462
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Originally Posted by markek View Post

wow, I am not smarter that a receiver. Right now all I am trying to do is get volume from the tv thru my stereo speakers. I have a vizio lcd tv which I have turned internal speakers off. I have connected an hdmi cable from tv to onkyo 606. I have my cable (I do not have a box) plugged directly into tv. NO SOUND. Tried using audio cables from tv to 606 (cable/tv) input. NO SOUND. Tried digital input-nothing.

You're expecting audio to go from your TV to your receiver over the HDMI connection? Wrong direction. The HDMI connection between your receiver and your TV is outbound from your receiver. Your TV probably has an optical or digital coax output. You need to connect that to a an optical or digital coax input on your 606.
post #2595 of 9462
I recently bought a 606 and am connecting it through HDMI (as passthrough) to my Comcast Motorola DVR box. I notice that sometimes when I switch 606 from DVD to the comcast box, the DVR displays an error (on the TV) that HDCP content is compromised by your AV receiver, and hence the signal will be blocked. The problem goes away if I switch to DVD and back.

Anyone else seen this problem as well? Do you think this is a bug in 606 or the DVR box?

Thanks!
post #2596 of 9462
well, tried hdmi from tv to hdmi input, assigned that to cable/sat AND hooked up audio cables still nothing. Man is this frustrating.
post #2597 of 9462
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

You're expecting audio to go from your TV to your receiver over the HDMI connection? Wrong direction. The HDMI connection between your receiver and your TV is outbound from your receiver. Your TV probably has an optical or digital coax output. You need to connect that to a an optical or digital coax input on your 606.

I do not see any optical audio but there is an audio connection that I connected to audio input on cable/sat and still don't get anything. I was getting audio from xbox (no video) but that's a project for another day.
post #2598 of 9462
I just got my 606 yesterday. The only thing I can't seem to figure out is why my AppleTv abruptly stops playing after about 4-5 min. and goes back to the menu. Iv'e tried3 different hdmi cables to no avail. Right before it cuts off the music has a real quick pause. Does anyone else have a appletv and encountered any problems?
post #2599 of 9462
I regret not reading this board before purchasing this receiver.

I got my receiver from amazon today. unpacked and hooked up to my ps3 and polk rti8, omg the buzzing sound is ridiculous. I was so unaware of this issue, man I guess some people don't have this problem or some people are extremely lucky with their HTIB speakers.

If you are looking into watching Bluray with ps3 at 1080p with lossless audio, think twice before ordering this receiver. You might get lucky or If you have a cheap HTIB speakers and EDTV, you probably can get away without even noticing buzzing sound.
I would not take the chance.
post #2600 of 9462
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Originally Posted by p0werz View Post

I regret not reading this board before purchasing this receiver.

I got my receiver from amazon today. unpacked and hooked up to my ps3 and polk rti8, omg the buzzing sound is ridiculous. I was so unaware of this issue, man I guess some people don't have this problem or some people are extremely lucky with their HTIB speakers.

If you are looking into watching Bluray with ps3 at 1080p with lossless audio, think twice before ordering this receiver. You might get lucky or If you have a cheap HTIB speakers and EDTV, you probably can get away without even noticing buzzing sound.
I would not take the chance.

Have to agree, it is impossible NOT to notice the buzzing through MPCM sources with Audysee/Dynamic EQ. Frankly, I'm surprised it isn't a larger point of discussion if it was truly a large scale hardware issue that affected most if not all of the early units before people started reporting it. It had to be a pretty sizable chunk if broke units are still unsold and/or remained unsold for months after launch. There's no telling how many people just use standard DD/DTS sources (a vast majority), while many others opt for the "Direct" listening mode. If your unit's affected, the buzz is present on every source, setting, and mode--you just REALLY have to look for it. 98% of people would never notice the NON-Audysee/EQ/MPCM magnified buzz, and if they did, they would just assume it was normal variant of the standard hiss (as the volume has to be cranked to unrealistic levels to spot it from sitting distance).
post #2601 of 9462
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Originally Posted by markek View Post

wow, I am not smarter that a receiver. Right now all I am trying to do is get volume from the tv thru my stereo speakers. I have a vizio lcd tv which I have turned internal speakers off. I have connected an hdmi cable from tv to onkyo 606. I have my cable (I do not have a box) plugged directly into tv. NO SOUND. Tried using audio cables from tv to 606 (cable/tv) input. NO SOUND. Tried digital input-nothing.

I don't know if your vizio has an optical audio output. I have a coaxial cable connected directly to my Samsung LCD and have an optical cable from the TV to my 606 optical input1, and assigned it to cable/sat, and that works fine. Make sure your audio port on the back of your tv says OUTPUT. everything else is input to your tv.
post #2602 of 9462
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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

Set the LPF of LFE to 120hz no matter what, otherwise you're going to miss some of the bass thats being encoded in the movie.

Set the fronts to 80hz as a starting point. Set the rears to >80hz if they're smaller than the fronts.

So what would be the recommended crossover for the rears if they are bookshelf speakers? Also, should I turn off double bass?
post #2603 of 9462
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Originally Posted by inder0 View Post

I recently bought a 606 and am connecting it through HDMI (as passthrough) to my Comcast Motorola DVR box. I notice that sometimes when I switch 606 from DVD to the comcast box, the DVR displays an error (on the TV) that HDCP content is compromised by your AV receiver, and hence the signal will be blocked. The problem goes away if I switch to DVD and back.

Anyone else seen this problem as well? Do you think this is a bug in 606 or the DVR box?

Thanks!

I have a Comcast Motorola DVR and the 606. Works seemlessly. Never got any such error message.

I'm guessing the message must be generated by the DVR. Switching inputs seems to restore the HDMI handshake.

Might check the HD recorder forum to see if there are others experiencing this problem with your model DVR. Comcast uses different models in various markets, so we probably have a different unit, or, different firmware versions.
post #2604 of 9462
Well, found out that my tv has hdmi but does not have any audio outputs that I can connect to the 606 for sound instead of tv speakers. My biggest thing is I was trying to get this connected via hdmi to see if I have the infamous "buzz".

Is there any way to tell if I have the "buzz". I only have 14 days to return this unit.
post #2605 of 9462
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

I have 4 hdmi and one component hooked up, my 360 and hd-dvd share, and the 606 displays the one that is on. i haven't tried to turn them both on at the same time to see what happens, i assume it would give priority to hdmi.

Wow I didn't expect this. This works better than I hoped.

The reason I ask is because I've got a tivo HD, ps3, xbox 360 (no HDMI), a wii (component cables) and an hd-d3 player. Basically I have 2 component and 3 HDMI devices. I've been considering buying another set top box that would use HDMI so being able to use all of them with the Onkyo was important. I could, I suppose, connect the tivo directly to the tv via HDMI and then use the optical out into the 606 instead; that'd free up another video input and give me room to buy more devices.
post #2606 of 9462
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Originally Posted by p0werz View Post

I regret not reading this board before purchasing this receiver.

I got my receiver from amazon today. unpacked and hooked up to my ps3 and polk rti8, omg the buzzing sound is ridiculous. I was so unaware of this issue, man I guess some people don't have this problem or some people are extremely lucky with their HTIB speakers.

If you are looking into watching Bluray with ps3 at 1080p with lossless audio, think twice before ordering this receiver. You might get lucky or If you have a cheap HTIB speakers and EDTV, you probably can get away without even noticing buzzing sound.
I would not take the chance.

I have been using 606 for about three weeks. I have an HTPC connected to 606 via 6 analog cable, PS3 and DishReceiver connected to 606 via HDMI. I have never noticed buzzing. May be I am lucky. But I really want to make sure that my 606 doesn't do it. Is it pretty noticable when you turn it on and listen to anything. How about you turn it on without any input. I set my volumn at about 50 when playing PS3 game and watch BD from my HTPC. Any particular way for me to make sure that my 606 doesn't do it?
post #2607 of 9462
I have a 606 in use for about a week. The other day it started turning off spontaneously and the red power light goes in a flashing state. It does restart if the unit is "turned on" again. I have unplugged the unit for the power source for eight hours and the issue still occurs.

It seems to be an audio related issue as if the video is output and the source is muted it never occurs.

It occurs on all connected devices both HDMI and Optical. Sometimes it takes 10 minutes for the first occurrence after use, but it seems to get more frequent, so it may be heat related. The unit is in an open rack but does have a Oppo 971 and a Sony BDP-350 above it.

Thanks in advance for your help.
post #2608 of 9462
If you don't hear hum or buzz even when you pump up the volume to a level you would never use in reality, you don't have a problem. Believe me, many people don't have it.

My guess is that most people don't have a hum problem, but of course the people who do assume everyone else does.

So, just listen for yourself. If you hear hum or buzz, take your receiver back for a refund or a new one that doesn't hum. If not, be happy and stop worrying.
post #2609 of 9462
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Originally Posted by drfruit View Post

If you don't hear hum or buzz even when you pump up the volume to a level you would never use in reality, you don't have a problem. Believe me, many people don't have it.

My guess is that most people don't have a hum problem, but of course the people who do assume everyone else does.

So, just listen for yourself. If you hear hum or buzz, take your receiver back for a refund or a new one that doesn't hum. If not, be happy and stop worrying.

Appreciate the message!
post #2610 of 9462
anyone figure out whats the causing of the buzz?? is all 06 series affected?
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