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Originally Posted by nw15062 View Post

It only produces this issue at 1080P, 1080i is fine.

This may be a stupid question, but does your display accept 1080P? Have you succesfully used 1080p out of the AVR before?

If 1080i works, then I assume that your HDMI board is OK.

Can you hook up a blu-ray directly to your tv to see if it still works with 1080P _
i.e. is this a tv/projector problem or your avr

Also, apparently HDMI cables can be very finicky and if you have an older cable, it may not be able to handle the higher bandwith of 1080p. Also, HDMI cables can get partially broken with a bent pin and then stop working at the higher reolutions; or the HDMI cable may not be fully seated in the hdmi slot.

Try another HDMI cable that you are sure is functional.

Also, does your tv/projector accept 1080p 24hz or just 60hz - maybe a setting was changed is this regard.

Out of curiosity, do all other resolutions work?

good luck

Also, check out: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1016297
It is the thread for firmware updates in the onkyo. There has only been one or two and I just can't remember now if it invloved the HDMI output.
post #2582 of 2778
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know if the Onkyo suffers from the DTS HD Master "bomb" issue which the TX-NR905 had?

Reason why is that when I play back the new Star Wars blu-ray discs from my Pioneer BDP-05FD, I occasionally get the bomb which is a 120+dB burst of sound.
post #2583 of 2778
The first production run of the 876 and 906 had the same issue (again) and it was corrected by a firmware update for the DSPs lateron.
post #2584 of 2778
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

Does anyone know if the Onkyo suffers from the DTS HD Master "bomb" issue which the TX-NR905 had?

Reason why is that when I play back the new Star Wars blu-ray discs from my Pioneer BDP-05FD, I occasionally get the bomb which is a 120+dB burst of sound.

Yes on my 906 I recall I got scared out of my seat watching 'Kick Ass'.
post #2585 of 2778
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Originally Posted by gurkey View Post

The first production run of the 876 and 906 had the same issue (again) and it was corrected by a firmware update for the DSPs lateron.

Sorry I know its been discussed to death but where can I get resources on 906 firmware updates ? Thanks.
post #2586 of 2778
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I was able to contact Onkyo and they are sending me the CDs with the "new" firmware. Apparently my 906 was an early model run and still have the TI DTS DSPs with the programming bug. You can also find them here (Gurkey's firmware page has the old rapidshare download link which is no longer valid)

This is an old link and it's only for the TX-NR876/906 models, but I was able to flash my DSP with the firmware on my 906 with no problem. I have not tested the update yet to see if the reflashed DSPs still have the problem.

Please note that to flash the DSP, you must save the extracted .wav file to a CD. connect a CD player to optical port 1 via SP/DIF (TOSLink) cable and after configuring the receiver (press these buttons in order: power on, display-power on, tone+, return), the display will show SPDIF UPDATE. Press play on the CD player. You must use a dedicated CD player (some DVD players do not work) with an optical port conenction. Although it looks like it updates all three DSPs, it only seems to update DSP #1.
post #2587 of 2778
An old link to an old firmware is an (almost) perfect combination.
post #2588 of 2778
Thanks Jon S for the very detailed information.
post #2589 of 2778
Thread Starter 
Bad news... I flashed the TI DTS decoder DSP with the latest firmware. It did NOT fix the DTS bomb issue with the new Star Wars Blu-Ray discs. The bomb can be replicated on Star Wars IV: A New Hope by skipping to chapter 16. I hope Onkyo comes out with a fix for this but I am not optimistic.
post #2590 of 2778
For the new Star Wars Blu-ray, it's probably a issue with the disc itself that will require a new firmware from whoever made your Blu-ray player, and not Onkyo for your AVR. As lots of people are having all sorts of problems playing the new Star Wars Blu-rays.
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

For the new Star Wars Blu-ray, it's probably a issue with the disc itself that will require a new firmware from whoever made your Blu-ray player, and not Onkyo for your AVR. As lots of people are having all sorts of problems playing the new Star Wars Blu-rays.

No... If I have the player decode the signal (output will be LPCM), there is no issue... If I bitstream the output (sending out the native DTS HD Master signal for the receiver to process or decode the signal) the bomb appears... The problem has to be the Texas Instruments DTS decoder DSP in the receiver....
post #2592 of 2778
If it's only the Star Wars Blu-rays that are doing it and no other Blu-rays, then it is not the AVR. It is something in the way they mastered these discs. As I said, a lot of people are having issues with these new Star Wars Blu-rays.
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I was finally able to figure out how to stream DTS HD Master from my Sony player... The bomb still appears at chapter 16 for Star Wars IV: A New Hope when skipping to the chapter...

I Have the same problem with Eat, Pray, Love, so it has to be the receiver...
post #2594 of 2778
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I was able to contact Onkyo and they are sending me the CDs with the "new" firmware. Apparently my 906 was an early model run and still have the TI DTS DSPs with the programming bug. You can also find them here (Gurkey's firmware page has the old rapidshare download link which is no longer valid)

This is an old link and it's only for the TX-NR876/906 models, but I was able to flash my DSP with the firmware on my 906 with no problem. I have not tested the update yet to see if the reflashed DSPs still have the problem.

Please note that to flash the DSP, you must save the extracted .wav file to a CD. connect a CD player to optical port 1 via SP/DIF (TOSLink) cable and after configuring the receiver (press these buttons in order: power on, display-power on, tone+, return), the display will show SPDIF UPDATE. Press play on the CD player. You must use a dedicated CD player (some DVD players do not work) with an optical port conenction. Although it looks like it updates all three DSPs, it only seems to update DSP #1.

Did you write down, or remember what the DSP #1 firmware was before flashing? I'm curious as I have a now old 906. If not can you tell me what the new firmware number is, and I'll compare it to what I have now. THANKS!
post #2595 of 2778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mactavish View Post

Did you write down, or remember what the DSP #1 firmware was before flashing? I'm curious as I have a now old 906. If not can you tell me what the new firmware number is, and I'll compare it to what I have now. THANKS!

Firmware 1.00 08703A
DSP1 SR9061/08611A
DSP2 SR9062/08605C
DSP3 SR9063/08506A
HDMI 1.00/08627A
Video 08703E01293
post #2596 of 2778
Bought my 906 in Feb, 2009. Here is my current info, looks like I have a slightly later firmware 1.02, not sure how it relates to your numbers, and if I should attempt the CD updater?

MAIN VERSION: 9 1.02/08X23A
DSP1: 08919A
DSP2: 08605C
DSP3: 08506A
HDMI: 08627A
VIDEO: 08703EO/
NET: 1.00/080702a
post #2597 of 2778
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Originally Posted by Mactavish View Post

Bought my 906 in Feb, 2009. Here is my current info, looks like I have a slightly later firmware 1.02, not sure how it relates to your numbers, and if I should attempt the CD updater?

MAIN VERSION: 9 1.02/08X23A
DSP1: 08919A
DSP2: 08605C
DSP3: 08506A
HDMI: 08627A
VIDEO: 08703EO/
NET: 1.00/080702a

I think you already have the updated DSP1: 08919A.
post #2598 of 2778
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Originally Posted by rickardl View Post

I think you already have the updated DSP1: 08919A.

THANKS, no one knows the 906 like you do! I "guess" Jon's are the original versions as I requested. So "Jon", what are your DSP1 numbers AFTER you did the CD update?
post #2599 of 2778
Thread Starter 
DSP1 was upgraded to 08919A... The rest did not change...
post #2600 of 2778
Thanks Jon S. for the clarification!
post #2601 of 2778
Thread Starter 
I called Onkyo this morning and reported my followup... They said no one else has called with this issue. They will probably give it more creedance if more users called in with the problem. So if you have the problem, call it in. They said their tech was not in this week but will look into it later...
post #2602 of 2778
Thread Starter 
Onkyo has been able to replicate the DTS Bomb with the 906... Hopefully a fix will be forthcoming....
post #2603 of 2778
Thread Starter 
Just got a call from Onkyo, they are now denying there is a problem with the 906 and that my update of the DSP probably damaged the unit. I had gotten the DSP update from my dealer who gotten it from Onkyo and flashed the unit. Onkyo also sent me the update by mail, but since I used the dealer copy, they claim that the copy I used was invalid. To them, unless I bring the unit in for repair, the case is now closed.
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Sorry, to hear of your continued troubles. Its a huge drag, as the 906 beast is over 50 pounds and they want you to carry it in. Onkyo makes up for it's low prices with HORRIBLE customer service, I've experienced it first hand, their crappy CS rep is all over the internet for years, and obviously they really don't care at all. Next time I may end up spending more to avoid their CS department and go with another brand. Good luck!
post #2605 of 2778
Welcome to the Club! See you at the bar. The only fix I know is to get another AVR preferably NOT Onkyo. The AVS dept in my company has nothing but problems with the more expensive units and dumped the line from the 1008 and up. Customer service is brutal as customers are have huge service issues with Onkyo.

Remember this is not a personal matter.....my company is switching over to Harmon Kardon and Pioneer due to ongoing issues with Onkyo.

I'm running my 906 as a pre/pro and using the analogue 7.1 connections with my bluray.

Unfortunately a repair would be too costly for such a unit.

The last comment I have is that this is from Onkyo to you...."thank you for your money....now beat it"



The above italicised comment is one I quoted on a previous page about Onkyo as a service company. Just for refreshers.

Have a nice day
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Originally Posted by Mactavish View Post

Sorry, to hear of your continued troubles. Its a huge drag, as the 906 beast is over 50 pounds and they want you to carry it in. Onkyo makes up for it's low prices with HORRIBLE customer service, I've experienced it first hand, their crappy CS rep is all over the internet for years, and obviously they really don't care at all. Next time I may end up spending more to avoid their CS department and go with another brand. Good luck!
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Thread Starter 
BTW, to call Onkyo toll free, call 1-800-229-1687.... ignore the message and enter 2639, it will redirect the call to support. If you call Onkyo on their toll free line shown on their website, it will ask you to call a normal long distance call and you get to pay for any charges while you wait...
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Thread Starter 
Has anyone heard anything from Onkyo about the DTS bomb issue recently?
post #2608 of 2778
Hi, all.

I just got an Onkyo TX-NR906 a couple of days ago and I can't get it to work properly. HELP!

I have a very simple set-up. XBOX 360, PS3, and Comcast are plugged into HDMI 1, 2, and 3. (One more left for Wii U!) My Wii is plugged in via component video. Also sources are being outputted via HDMI.

With my PS3... some games show a scrambled video signal (home menu and some games are fine... Others are unplayable!)
With my Comcast cable box... ALL video is scrambled... TV unwatchable!
My Wii won't output video, either...

HELP!
post #2609 of 2778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yoshi Cookie View Post

Hi, all.

I just got an Onkyo TX-NR906 a couple of days ago and I can't get it to work properly. HELP!

I have a very simple set-up. XBOX 360, PS3, and Comcast are plugged into HDMI 1, 2, and 3. (One more left for Wii U!) My Wii is plugged in via component video. Also sources are being outputted via HDMI.

With my PS3... some games show a scrambled video signal (home menu and some games are fine... Others are unplayable!)
With my Comcast cable box... ALL video is scrambled... TV unwatchable!
My Wii won't output video, either...

HELP!

can you describe what the image looks like or post a picture?
If you get pink and green vertical lines or snow, then it would be a failed HDMI board. If that is the case, you have to send it in for repairs. It can be ~$300 to repair or ~$1000 to replace the board....
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Re. My 905: Got a call back from Onkyo this morning. He asked for my serial # and said that they were able to replicate the bomb on a few of their models. I told them how Denon has released a fix for their receivers, and he said that might be helpful as they share a few of the same DSP chips. He said that he would send the info to upper management. I remain cautiously optomistic. *fingers crossed*
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