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post #901 of 1093
Great PICS! Thank you. Nice shots especially from the back where I was mostly interested. Can the mounts fully support the surrounds without resting on the wall? I could see that it can on the center speaker, but I wasn't sure on the surrounds it seemed that none were resting on the wall. Thank you again!
post #902 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dcontto View Post

Great PICS! Thank you. Nice shots especially from the back where I was mostly interested. Can the mounts fully support the surrounds without resting on the wall? I could see that it can on the center speaker, but I wasn't sure on the surrounds it seemed that none were resting on the wall. Thank you again!

My front left and right do rest against the wall because I have them angled in towards my listing position. As you can see from the pictures I put a white strip to hide my cables behind my speakers. This allows you a half inch more of room behind your speakers, so if my speakers were not angled they would not be resting against the wall; they would be resting against my white strip.

The key hole on the front speakers is so high up on the speakers it's hard to keep them off the wall. The rear and the center speakers do not touch the wall unless you really put a sharp angle on them. If you don't angle them you will have two inches of room from the wall and the speakers.
post #903 of 1093
Hi,

I am trying to connect both my Wii and Xbox into the receiver but I am having a particular hard time getting my Xbox video to work. I can get the sound through with an audio optical wire.

I am connecting my Xbox to the receiver using component cables. My Xbox is older and does not support HDMI. However, when connected, video only works when I turn the switch on the Xbox wire to SD, but when I turn it to HD, no video signal goes through. Does this just not work with the receiver? I currently have video going directly into the tv, and audio going to the receiver, but ideally I'd rather have it all go through the receiver.

Thanks!

Dave
post #904 of 1093
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Originally Posted by changabanga View Post

Hi,

I am trying to connect both my Wii and Xbox into the receiver but I am having a particular hard time getting my Xbox video to work. I can get the sound through with an audio optical wire.

I am connecting my Xbox to the receiver using component cables. My Xbox is older and does not support HDMI. However, when connected, video only works when I turn the switch on the Xbox wire to SD, but when I turn it to HD, no video signal goes through. Does this just not work with the receiver? I currently have video going directly into the tv, and audio going to the receiver, but ideally I'd rather have it all go through the receiver.

Thanks!

Dave

Hi Dave, some questions:

- What other device is connected to receiver and how?

- Is receiver video output by HDMI or Component?

- Is the Wii using orignal cables (composite & RCA audio) or component cables w/RCA audio cables?

- Did you assign the Component Video Input?

- If Wii is connected with component cables, is it getting video?

If video out is HDMI connection try changing HDMI Output Resolution Options (Through, Auto, 720p, 1080i)
post #905 of 1093
Dave,

Change the HD resolution on the xbox to 1080i or 720p.

That should be able to transcode the 1080i or 720p analog to digital and out your HDMI.

(I don't have the Onkyo, but that's what I do with my xbox over component and my Yamaha receiver)
post #906 of 1093
Hey guys, just picked up the 9100 and I am having some troubles in the quality of the HDMI output to my tv.

Currently configured like this -
Cable (HDMI) > Receiver (HDMI) -> TV (HDMI)

I have noticed the quality of the HD channels are lower and its not displayed widescreen. Is there a setting I can configure for the receiver to not change the outputted TV output?

The TV I have is a Samsung - LN55B650T1FXZC

Would you guys recommend me bypassing the receiver for HD TV and having another cable back to the receiver for audio output?
post #907 of 1093
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

looks like onkyo is skipping the 9200 and going to the 9300 for 2010.

Anyone know when the HT-S9300 is coming out. I'm setting up a home theater for my new house in 6 - 12 months. I will likely be looking into this. Any specs or info?
post #908 of 1093
i am glad that i found this thread.

i love my ht-s9100 it sounds great

only problem is that i might get 3dtv in a couple of months.

i was wondering if i could replace the receiver with a receiver that has only hdmi 1.4a inputs. i only want to replace the receiver i love the speakers

sorry for making a new thread about this i didnt realize there was a 9100 thread until somebody told me
post #909 of 1093
I am so late in picking up this set but I've gone and done it. I really wish us Canadians didn't have to pay so darn much for the exact same item that can be purchased in America for a fraction of the cost. On top of it our dollar has been on par for over a year practically.

Anywho sorry for that mini rant. I have a question about the Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, do they broadcast in THX? I am just a tad confused about it. Also will audio sourced through toslink do the THX, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio sound without having the HDMI hooked up to the receiver? Basically all I will use the receiver is to pass sound through. Video for my ps2 and 360 will be hooked directly into my 60" Sony Bravia KDXL500.

Oh and one last question, which of these speaker setups am I supposed to use? http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/

is it the 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Set Up or the Dolby® TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio Set Up?
post #910 of 1093
Just ordered mine. On sale at newegg.com for $799 + 9.99 3 day shipping!
post #911 of 1093
I wonder how much lower the price once the 9300 comes out?
post #912 of 1093
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Originally Posted by m51 View Post

i was wondering if i could replace the receiver with a receiver that has only hdmi 1.4a inputs. i only want to replace the receiver i love the speakers

Sure, why not?
post #913 of 1093
The subwoofer on mine making a cranking noise like a low rambling noise, I hear it in quite scenes or when no audio fed to the receiver not that loud but annoying, disconnecting subwoofer cable the strange noise goes away, I start thinking it's the receiver, anyone experienced this.
post #914 of 1093
Finally got the mains hooked up (probably will get to the surrounds this weekend) and it sounds great. I've read reviews about this system mentioning how it is dependent on the source material, and they were absolutely right. I watched The Matrix: Revolutions first and while it sounded great it still didn't sound as good when I popped in The Dark Knight. A show piece for any HT if I've ever experienced one. I had it at 0 (reference) and it was for all intents and purposes reference quality action. I felt like I was at the theater. I just couldn't believe these speakers could pump out that kind of sound considering what I paid.

Very happy with my purchase.
post #915 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Topher L View Post

Finally got the mains hooked up (probably will get to the surrounds this weekend) and it sounds great. I've read reviews about this system mentioning how it is dependent on the source material, and they were absolutely right. I watched The Matrix: Revolutions first and while it sounded great it still didn't sound as good when I popped in The Dark Knight. A show piece for any HT if I've ever experienced one. I had it at 0 (reference) and it was for all intents and purposes reference quality action. I felt like I was at the theater. I just couldn't believe these speakers could pump out that kind of sound considering what I paid.

Very happy with my purchase.

That's awesome dude, I'm glad to hear someone is happy with this product. I've got the "cheapy" speaker kit from the 7200 paired an Energy sub and the 807 and I can't believe the sound I'm getting for the price I paid!!

I almost got your system, I know it's got to sound great.
post #916 of 1093
How well (or poorly) does the s9100's receiver handle composite video in to hdmi out?

If I get one of these I would want to plug my n64 into it, so any delay would make the games unplayable.

Anyone tested this? I couldn't find the answer in the manual, this thread, google... been looking at receivers for a few weeks... so I hope someone here can answer my burning question.
post #917 of 1093
It's about time they release the s9300. Now that it is official, and it will be shipping within weeks, here's hoping that the 9100 drops in price a couple hundred bucks. I'll be watching Amazon every day.

Any thoughts on what will happen with the 9100?
post #918 of 1093
Question -

I have the 9100, but have the opportunity to trade the surrounds for new Polk 30's - no cost to myself. Would the Polk Monitor 30's be better than the surrounds included in this system?
post #919 of 1093
for those who want to read more about the s9300
http://tecluv.com/onkyo-ht-s9300-3d-...heater-system/

like the s990 and s9100, the s9300 speakers look identical. All are sealed. The only difference is the receiver. The 990 had a better receiver than the 9100 wrt real world amp testing.
Not bad speakers for HTIB. But the receiver still leaves allot to be desired- especially for room correction programs. A receiver change for starting at $300 with all the 3D and hdmi needed should make a decent system.
post #920 of 1093
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Not bad speakers for HTIB. But the receiver still leaves allot to be desired- especially for room correction programs. A receiver change for starting at $300 with all the 3D and hdmi needed should make a decent system.

If you need to change the receiver why buy the system? Might as well go seperates because you can get better speakers than the ones that come with these systems. Speakers are not Onkyo's specialty.
post #921 of 1093
Anyone know how to hook up this receiver to utilize bass shakers?

I'm thinking of purchasing this:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-802

with 4 of these:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=299-028

... but what is the proper configuration from the receiver to the amp to the bass shakers?
post #922 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Colton View Post

Anyone know how to hook up this receiver to utilize bass shakers?

I'm thinking of purchasing this:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-802

with 4 of these:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=299-028

... but what is the proper configuration from the receiver to the amp to the bass shakers?

http://moesrealm.com/home-theater/re...s-shaker-pros/
post #923 of 1093
I am ordering all my necessary gear for my set-up (wire and plugs) and am wondering how many banana plugs are required--I'm purchasing 14 for the receiver but was unsure how the wires connected to the back of the speakers themselves. I don't have the set yet, I'm ordering it next week, but want to be ready for when it arrives. Can't wait! Just need my Amazon gift card to arrive.....

BTW, banana plugs are a STEAL right now at monoprice. They have been on special deal status for over a week and are still discounted.
post #924 of 1093
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Originally Posted by jlj93byu View Post

I am ordering all my necessary gear for my set-up (wire and plugs) and am wondering how many banana plugs are required--I'm purchasing 14 for the receiver but was unsure how the wires connected to the back of the speakers themselves. I don't have the set yet, I'm ordering it next week, but want to be ready for when it arrives. Can't wait! Just need my Amazon gift card to arrive.....

BTW, banana plugs are a STEAL right now at monoprice. They have been on special deal status for over a week and are still discounted.

the speakers connect exactly the same as to the receiver, so banana plugs can be used on both ends.


anybody have more pix of their set ups? Im very interested in pix of home made stands. The cheapest and best performing route imo
post #925 of 1093
Thanks for the input! I will order 14 more banana plugs, making 28 total for the set-up--correct?

And I second your request for any pics of stands and setups. I am curious what others have done in setting up their system. Mine will be going in a living room, not a dedicated theater room, so I can't have exact speaker placement like I would prefer.

Also--anybody have recommendations on cooling fans to keep the unit cool? I've done some research on other threads and forums, but would appreciate some advice from an actual user of the receiver with the 9100. It seems Onkyo can run a little hot on their AV receivers. Anyone found this to be true? Remedies? Recommended fans (i.e. QUIET fans)?

Thanks a million! Only another 10 days or so before I am officially a proud member of the Onkyo 9100 Ownership Circle.
post #926 of 1093
mine gets hot/warm but nothing alarming. Its going to depend on how much space around it whether u will need think about fans or not. mine is also going to be moved into the living room but is going on my glass shelved, tv stand. so, air flow wont be an issue. Mine doesnt get much hotter than my ps3 but i also dont run it that loud with my games. right about the -30/-34vol. range

soo... if its going to be on an open shelf dont worry about fans. if in a closed shelf or cabinet then maybe depending on the breathing room between it and the next shelf as well as what temperature you keep the room.
post #927 of 1093
So I have been having problems with it not turning to my PS3 lately. It also refuses to pop up the OSD. Today it completely stopped accepting signals. I have no idea what is wrong with this thing.. but it is very disheartening.
post #928 of 1093
As there are several posters to this forum who have utilized the banana plugs from monoprice, I was wondering if any of you could provide me with or direct me to some instructions as to how these particular ones are connected to the speaker wire. The plugs I believe are closed screw and although they come apart, they do not have the smaller screws that you can use to tighten the grip on the speaker wire.

Thanks for your help!
post #929 of 1093
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Originally Posted by jlj93byu View Post

As there are several posters to this forum who have utilized the banana plugs from monoprice, I was wondering if any of you could provide me with or direct me to some instructions as to how these particular ones are connected to the speaker wire. The plugs I believe are closed screw and although they come apart, they do not have the smaller screws that you can use to tighten the grip on the speaker wire.

Thanks for your help!

Hi jlj93byu, from Monoprice on installation.
post #930 of 1093
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Originally Posted by kak View Post

So I have been having problems with it not turning to my PS3 lately. It also refuses to pop up the OSD. Today it completely stopped accepting signals. I have no idea what is wrong with this thing.. but it is very disheartening.

Mine started doing this about a year ago. Finally HDMI stopped working altogether and I sent it in to Onkyo Service. I know for me cycling the inputs and power would eventually get it to work.
When I sent mine into to service the receipt I got back says they replaced capacitors, reset the bias and idle current and reflashed the firmware which fixed it.

If mine craps out again I will probably just pick up the new 608.
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