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post #9391 of 9462
My receiver has been good to me for about 3 years. Recently the pins on the HDMI out port got bent and eventually broke off so now my HDMI out does not work. I have it rigged now so all HDMI flows to TV and TOSLINK back to the receiver so my sound is great. Does anyone know how I can change the one HDMI port and if so where I might be able to buy the parts?
post #9392 of 9462
Mine was fixed, they even shipped it back to me, It's been a couple weeks and it is as good as new.
post #9393 of 9462
Anyone have a link for calibration settings for this receiver?
post #9394 of 9462
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Originally Posted by wantondelite View Post

Anyone have a link for calibration settings for this receiver?

Why wouldn't you simply run Audyssey 2EQ for your own room and speakers? The calibration will depend entirely on what speakers and distances you are working with, as well as the qualities of your room (sound dampening, nulls, etc.), and would best be handled by even 2EQ's blunt form of equalizing for your speakers in your space vs. trying to use someone else's. Set your sub to noon on gain, get your microphone out, and have at it! smile.gif
Edited by nlsteele - 12/16/12 at 7:11pm
post #9395 of 9462
Just replaced my working 606 with a 616, anyone interested in buying a 606 pm an offer. biggrin.gif
post #9396 of 9462
Hi everyone,

I replaced the 5 capacitors on the hdmi board and got it all working. Then after a week, the sound went away. Absolutely no sound through any of the speakers connected to the receiver. HDMI switching and video worked. So I started to use the audioToTv passthrough to be able to hear through TV speakers. A week later, the fuse near the big transformer blew away. This caused continuous clicking sounds. After researching this forum, I replaced the fuse and got the functionality back to how it was before - ie., no audio through receiver, only video. No audio through the front headphone jack either. Also, no sound in any speaker when doing the test tone.

Please help me identify the sound issue. I am running out of options to experiment.

thanks a lot,
Sid
post #9397 of 9462
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Originally Posted by sidharth17 View Post

Hi everyone,

I replaced the 5 capacitors on the hdmi board and got it all working. Then after a week, the sound went away. Absolutely no sound through any of the speakers connected to the receiver. HDMI switching and video worked. So I started to use the audioToTv passthrough to be able to hear through TV speakers. A week later, the fuse near the big transformer blew away. This caused continuous clicking sounds. After researching this forum, I replaced the fuse and got the functionality back to how it was before - ie., no audio through receiver, only video. No audio through the front headphone jack either. Also, no sound in any speaker when doing the test tone.

Please help me identify the sound issue. I am running out of options to experiment.

thanks a lot,
Sid

I got sound working smile.gif

While inserting the hdmi card, do not insert it all the way in the three white sockets. Insert it just half way in or until the sound comes back.
This is the way I tested -
I did not have the speaker wires connected when hdmi card was out.
Just had the headphone in the headphone jack.
Receiver tuned to FM.
Then gently inserted hdmi card in the three white sockets, just enough until the point where I can hear the sound in the headphones.
post #9398 of 9462
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Originally Posted by swak View Post

Just replaced my working 606 with a 616, anyone interested in buying a 606 pm an offer. biggrin.gif

Still available, make me an offer.
post #9399 of 9462
I have a Onkyo TX-SR606 which was part of the HTIB S7100. I am currently set up in a 5.1 arrangement with the original speakers that came with the HTIB.
I have a couple questions:
1) Would it be ok to upgrade just the center speaker or do I really have to upgrade the center and both fronts together?
2) Anyone recommend a good center speaker (assuming i can only replace just the center)? Would anyone recommend Polk CS20? It's only $179 on Amazon.
3) If I have to upgrade both the center and front speakers what would you recommend?
Thanks in advance for any help.
post #9400 of 9462
On the issue of Audio Pass Through.

I searched many threads: "Can't get audio pass through to work" - "Audio Pass through problem" etc. I read several posts on people having issues with audio pass through and never found one that exactly pointed out what needs to be done to get it to work - I'm sure it exists in the some odd 300+ pages of posts - I just couldn't find it. Thus I am posting this.

Here is what "I" needed to do - and I stress I because this seems abnormal versus what everyone else had to do:

Hit "Setup" on your remote.
Select 7. Hardware Setup.
Select 5. HDMI.
Set "Audio TV Out" to On.
Set "Control" to "Enable".
Set "Power Control" to "Enable".
Set "Tv Control" to "Disable".

This allowed for all devices to be play audio through BOTH the Onkyo (amp) speakers AND the TV Speakers.

Now you can go back into your setup and set "Control" to "Disable" and pass through still worked for me. (I did originally have to set it to Enabled to get it to work!!!! - very odd indeed).

This is important for those of us who are splitting the HDMI output from the Onkyo to several HDMI destinations throughout the house.

IF you still do not have audio pass through working - you have one of two problems. Your Onkyo receiver has a hardware problem OR your input device (DVD Player, TV Receiver, Media Center Player, etc) is not set to output audio correctly.

Even after getting all of my "other" devices to pass through audio my WD TV Live Hub was still not passing sound in this new "Audio TV Out" mode (at all - either through the amp or the TV). I went into the audio output settings and set it to HDMI only pass through and then everything worked - which confirms that my Onkyo was set up correctly - but whatever you are feeding into it also needs to be set up correctly.

Note: This puts your receiver in a type of "Passthrough" mode. You no longer have audio control over your subwoofer, center speaker, etc via the "Audio" button on your remote. This is a bummer for me since I like to adjust those settings frequently depending on what I'm watching.

Also - as a general question - Whenever I change those settings via the "Audio" button on the remote - those settings never "save". Whenever I turn my receiver on and off I always lose those custom audio settings. Anyone know how to fix that?

Anyway - I'm no expert.. but I spent my entire day today trying to figure this out and thought I'd share.
post #9401 of 9462
My 606 is more than 3 years old. Its left front channel just stopped working. There is no sound at all from the left front speaker no matter which audio source is used. By swapping, I am sure that the speaker is OK. So the problem is definitely caused by the receiver. Is it a known issue for 606? Is there an easy DIY way to fix it?
post #9402 of 9462
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Originally Posted by valley_nomad View Post

My 606 is more than 3 years old. Its left front channel just stopped working. There is no sound at all from the left front speaker no matter which audio source is used. By swapping, I am sure that the speaker is OK. So the problem is definitely caused by the receiver. Is it a known issue for 606? Is there an easy DIY way to fix it?

I found a dirty quick fix, or workaround: Since my configuration is 5.1, I switched to bi-amping mode and use two rear back channels to drive the fount speakers ;-)
post #9403 of 9462
Greetings from Oz,

I purchased one of these units a while ago second-hand, I have no certain need for HDMI, so I'm not so fussed that it doesnt work, however I would like to use it for general audio work. This has become nearly impossible. on cold start up the unit cracks and pops like crazy, it will take about 30 minutes to get to a point when it is almost bearable to use, where it still cracks etc. it is only doing this over the front two channels and is much more pronounced when in bi-amp mode. it occurs under any input and listening mode. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
post #9404 of 9462
I have an old 606 and it still works fine for the most part. Years ago I realized it ran hot so I got a little USB fan and put it on the back right corner of the case. From what I've read, that seems to have prolonged its life somewhat.

Anyway, my OSD doesn't work if the receiver has been on for my length of time. But if I unplug the receiver from the wall, the OSD will work for as long as I need it to (to tweak settings or etc.), so that's fine. One thing that it's started doing recently is that it doesn't remember settings like bass and treble levels, or the center channel level (we like the center boosted a bit). Is that symptomatic of the bad capacitors or something else?

I have to say that even at six years old, I'm a little disappointed that it's starting to screw up already. My old Harman/Kardon was working great when I gave it to my sister at 10 years old -- and it's soldiering fine in their living room to this day at 15 years old...
post #9405 of 9462
I originally had the fat PS3 so I would output the BD audio as LPCM and send it to the Onkyo. Then a while ago, I got the slim PS3 and this allowed me to output the BD audio as bitstream and let the Onkyo do the decoding. This works fine for DTS HD MA but if the movie is in Dolby TrueHD I get no audio. Then I have to set BD output as LPCM to the receiver which works fine.
Does anyone know why this is happening?
post #9406 of 9462
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Originally Posted by chupra View Post

Then a while ago, I got the slim PS3 and this allowed me to output the BD audio as bitstream and let the Onkyo do the decoding. This works fine for DTS HD MA but if the movie is in Dolby TrueHD I get no audio. Then I have to set BD output as LPCM to the receiver which works fine.
Does anyone know why this is happening?

I have a slim, and have no issue playing DD TrueHD... It's been awhile since i messed with the settings, but i believe you need to select output types via PS3 settings...
post #9407 of 9462
I have the SRS-606 and a Motorola Time Warner PVR playing through the Onkyo via the Cable/TV Input via HDMI. I experienced something very odd today.

While watching cable the TV went blue. I tried Inputs GAME on the 606 and had the same result. I plugged the PVR directly into the TV and I saw a screen for a moment and the PVR said it could not display in 720p, and then it shut off. Every time I turned it off it gave me a series of odd readings on the PVR itself, but always said "480i" when it usually says "720p." My initial reaction was the the HD capabilities of the PVR died.

I grabbed another PVR from another room. I plugged it into the Cable/TV inputs on the 606 and it was blue again. I tried the GAME inputs and got video but no audio. I then went to the VCR input and it worked fine. I tried a couple of times and it appears now the Cable/TV input does not work at all, and the GAME will not produce any sound whatsoever.

So I guess either my PVR went out first and caused some sort of malfunction in the two 606 inputs I tried (Cable and GAME), or my Cable and Game inputs died and killed the PVR thereafter. I have no idea?

Has anyone heard of this before or have any suggestions or theories?
post #9408 of 9462
Anyone?
post #9409 of 9462
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

I have the SRS-606 and a Motorola Time Warner PVR playing through the Onkyo via the Cable/TV Input via HDMI. I experienced something very odd today.

While watching cable the TV went blue. I tried Inputs GAME on the 606 and had the same result. I plugged the PVR directly into the TV and I saw a screen for a moment and the PVR said it could not display in 720p, and then it shut off. Every time I turned it off it gave me a series of odd readings on the PVR itself, but always said "480i" when it usually says "720p." My initial reaction was the the HD capabilities of the PVR died.

I grabbed another PVR from another room. I plugged it into the Cable/TV inputs on the 606 and it was blue again. I tried the GAME inputs and got video but no audio. I then went to the VCR input and it worked fine. I tried a couple of times and it appears now the Cable/TV input does not work at all, and the GAME will not produce any sound whatsoever.

So I guess either my PVR went out first and caused some sort of malfunction in the two 606 inputs I tried (Cable and GAME), or my Cable and Game inputs died and killed the PVR thereafter. I have no idea?

Has anyone heard of this before or have any suggestions or theories?

Maybe a failing or failed hdmi board? I have read that this is not an uncommon problem for some Onkyo receivers.
post #9410 of 9462
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

Mine was fixed, they even shipped it back to me, It's been a couple weeks and it is as good as new.
Not as good as new anymore. Last couple days started doing the wwacky HDMI dance again. area above HDMI board was hot. I installed a coolermaster computer fan inside the case right above the capacitors, and so far so good. I will report if this is a permanent fix or not.
post #9411 of 9462
It's been a while since I posted this recommendation, so maybe it's time to repeat it.

You can get your 606 fixed quickly and very reasonably by going to eBay and locating the listing entitled:

"ONKYO TX-SR606 7.1 A/V RECEIVER HDMI REPAIR SERVICE"

Just find the eBay listing number: 150664829211

Or, if I’m allowed to include a link, here it is:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150664829211?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_2455wt_1399

You could also Google “Onkyo TX-SR606 Repair Service” and look for the eBay listing.

This guy has outstanding feedback (check them out) and exceptionally fast turnaround time. He has successfully repaired almost 200 Onkyos.

Best of luck to you!
post #9412 of 9462
So I bought my 606 in 2008. I've had to solder the HDMI board and I'm working around the non-1080p, non-3d HDMI's with an HDMI switch.

I'm looking at all these new receivers and I'd love to upgrade but, after making a few tweaks and listening to the 606 recently, I have to say:

This receiver still sounds good. :-)
post #9413 of 9462
I hate to cross post but I probably should have posted here instead. Please take a look and let me know if you've seen this issue before. I'm not getting any responses on the HDMI repair thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1246078/how-to-diy-tx-sr576-tx-sr606-etc-hdmi-daughterboard-repair-for-dummies/630#post_23252412
post #9414 of 9462
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBacksFan5205 View Post

It's been a while since I posted this recommendation, so maybe it's time to repeat it.

You can get your 606 fixed quickly and very reasonably by going to eBay and locating the listing entitled:

"ONKYO TX-SR606 7.1 A/V RECEIVER HDMI REPAIR SERVICE"

Just find the eBay listing number: 150664829211

Or, if I’m allowed to include a link, here it is:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150664829211?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_2455wt_1399

You could also Google “Onkyo TX-SR606 Repair Service” and look for the eBay listing.

This guy has outstanding feedback (check them out) and exceptionally fast turnaround time. He has successfully repaired almost 200 Onkyos.

Best of luck to you!

Expensive though, especially considering an additional shipping charge. That could be 1/4th the cost of a new, better unit.
post #9415 of 9462
Any idea what one of these suckers go for used with the HTiB 7.1 speakers it came with? Keep in mind two of my HDMI inputs aren't working properly...
post #9416 of 9462
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

Not as good as new anymore. Last couple days started doing the wwacky HDMI dance again. area above HDMI board was hot. I installed a coolermaster computer fan inside the case right above the capacitors, and so far so good. I will report if this is a permanent fix or not.
The fan has fixed the problem. Albeit with a bit of noise.
post #9417 of 9462
Hi all,

I'm about to replace my current TV and bluray player with a 3d TV and 3d bluray player. However, from reading some posts in this thread, it appears that my 606 won't play 3d material. Is that correct?

I saw some discussion of possible workarounds, but I couldn't tell if anything of them really worked. For example, I saw some discussion of using a 3d player with dual outs. Does that solution work properly? (no signal or other degradation compared to a 3d-compatible receiver)?

Do I need to replace my 606?

Thanks for the help!
post #9418 of 9462
Quote:
Originally Posted by magogian View Post

Hi all,

I'm about to replace my current TV and bluray player with a 3d TV and 3d bluray player. However, from reading some posts in this thread, it appears that my 606 won't play 3d material. Is that correct?

I saw some discussion of possible workarounds, but I couldn't tell if anything of them really worked. For example, I saw some discussion of using a 3d player with dual outs. Does that solution work properly? (no signal or other degradation compared to a 3d-compatible receiver)?

Do I need to replace my 606?

Thanks for the help!

The dual HDMI output is the way to go, you get a clean video signal to the TV and a clean audio signal to the AVR. No chance of the AVR messing with the video output.
post #9419 of 9462
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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

The dual HDMI output is the way to go, you get a clean video signal to the TV and a clean audio signal to the AVR. No chance of the AVR messing with the video output.

Thanks so much! That is what I ended up doing.
post #9420 of 9462
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Originally Posted by magogian View Post

Thanks so much! That is what I ended up doing.

Cool - glad it worked out!
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