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post #211 of 2825
Incorrect Audyssey EQ subwoofer distance.......just trying to get some info on this issue. Read online that sometimes the Audyssey EQ shows the incorrect sub distance but it is due to additional signal processing inside of the sub. This causes a delay in the signal getting to the mic and thus the Audyssey EQ thinks the sub is farther away than it really is. My problem seems to be the exact opposite whereas the Audyssey EQ thinks my sub is closer than it really is and I can't find any info related to this. Anyone have this problem? May need to open this question up in a seperate topic as this problem more than likely is not 706 specific.

How is the sub distance calculation coming in for everyone else?

Thanks, Joe
post #212 of 2825
My sub calculated just fine. JBL Northridge series 10".

Allez - My take on the problems with these units isnt heat, its refurbs. Everyone with a refurbished unit seems to have problems of some sort. My new unit works perfectly. And yeah, it gets nice and hot. It sits in an open 4 post rack though.
post #213 of 2825
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Originally Posted by ffk_pennywise View Post

Allez - My take on the problems with these units isnt heat, its refurbs. Everyone with a refurbished unit seems to have problems of some sort. My new unit works perfectly. And yeah, it gets nice and hot. It sits in an open 4 post rack though.

Unfortunately it looks like it may be a matter of luck as far as the refurbs. Maybe they just keep on recirculating a few that have these problems .
post #214 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Allez View Post

Ordered a refurb as well - it's not expected here (MD) until next week I'm a little apprehensive because of the reports of people with blue lines etc on their screens. Does this seem to be a heat-related phenomenon?

Yeah I ordered a refurb last week as well. Its on the Fedex truck on its way and I'm hoping all is well. All these posts have me nervous.

My dad bought a new 706 and he reports no problems. He's got about 3 inches of clearance and so far so good.
post #215 of 2825
I am now a member of the 706 club.
Do I get a ring?
post #216 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Richter View Post

I am now a member of the 706 club.
Do I get a ring?

Here ya go:

post #217 of 2825
I can get this unit fairly cheap at one of the circuitcity's that are liquidating. However, it seems like there are a ton of issues reported here and I would NOT be able to return it if it didn't work out. I may just pass and wait until I upgrade my TV in a year or so...
post #218 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Imac Convert View Post

Yeah I ordered a refurb last week as well. Its on the Fedex truck on its way and I'm hoping all is well. All these posts have me nervous.

My dad bought a new 706 and he reports no problems. He's got about 3 inches of clearance and so far so good.

The owners manual on page one says the unit needs 8" of ventilation above it and on it's sides. They also want any shelf above to be cut back 4" from the back so heat can escape. I would install a fan and not risk an overheat problem, especially after reading all the problems associated when it overheats.
post #219 of 2825
I am so steamed with Onkyo right now, I have spent too much of my life on hold and it looks like they have no intention of helping fix their defective product.

My audessy feature didn't work on the first unit; I paid to ship back to newegg; the audessy feature doesn't work on the second unit.

Onkyo CS suggested the return after about 5 minutes (40 minutes on hold) for the first unit

For testing; I drag in a Pioneer 918 in from another room and it works perfectly including it's auto-setup feature...I swap in speakers from the other room...the 706 fails consistently after 10 chirps through the left front speaker.

Onkyo's suggestion was to try a manual adjustment, I wouldn't have purchased the 706 if I had known that automatic adjustments only work on certain units.

I want to fire my 706 out of a large cannon aimed at saddle river, NJ. I am really pissed about this, I'll take any suggestions about who to talk to, etc.
post #220 of 2825
Received my unit today and everything works perfectly!

Audyssey worked perfectly too.......... HOLY $HIT! Sounds incredible.

Now I need to read the manual and play with the audio modes.

What settings do you all use for movies like Star Wars? Seems THX sounds the best to me, but Pure Audio sounds better for Sat channels. Only had it hooked for about 30 minutes....... just wanted to post back that they are still making units that work. Perhaps it IS the refurb units that should be avoided?
post #221 of 2825
I just purchased a refurbished tx-sr706 to replace my 828THX and the audessy setup does not work. If the unit is warmed up, it fails on the first speaker. If the unit is cold, it will make it to the 2nd mic position, then fails with a "speaker match error". If I restart the test without powering off, it fails on the first speaker with a speaker detect error. It seems heat related. With all of the failures that I am seeing on this forum, the 706 design must be marginal and/or the quality at Onkyo has dropped. I've never had a lick of problem from my 828THX.

Are there different firmware versions for this receiver? How do I check which firmware revision that I have?
post #222 of 2825
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Originally Posted by RichWhalen View Post

I just purchased a refurbished tx-sr706 to replace my 828THX and the audessy setup does not work. If the unit is warmed up, it fails on the first speaker. If the unit is cold, it will make it to the 2nd mic position, then fails with a "speaker match error". If I restart the test without powering off, it fails on the first speaker with a speaker detect error. It seems heat related. With all of the failures that I am seeing on this forum, the 706 design must be marginal and/or the quality at Onkyo has dropped. I've never had a lick of problem from my 828THX.

Are there different firmware versions for this receiver? How do I check which firmware revision that I have?

I don't know what to tell you, mine did the same thing. The next morning, I was rehearsing in the mirror all the **** I was going to say to the Onkyo rep, and prep getting some money back for my troubles, and I plugged in the mic.

Worked like nothing was wrong.

Still does, plugged it in today, cold, worked.

Plugged in in about 2 seconds ago, the kids been playing xbox for 3 hours, worked.

I dont get it.
post #223 of 2825
Dugout, you got a refurb, right? Any problems at all with it now? What's you're setup - meaning how much space do have around it? I've got a silver one coming - waiting with anticipation while at the same time dreading a defective unit.
post #224 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Allez View Post

Dugout, you got a refurb, right? Any problems at all with it now? What's you're setup - meaning how much space do have around it? I've got a silver one coming - waiting with anticipation while at the same time dreading a defective unit.

Yes sir, silver referb.

I have it on the top of an AV....uhh...like, shelf thingie i got at walmart. Bunch of glass shelves, nice little rack.

Anyway, its on top, the ceiling is about 5 feet above it. Haha.

So, yeah, aside from the night 1 audyssy problem, that fixed itself, I have REALLY been loving this receiver.

best one I have owned yet.
post #225 of 2825
I have had mine for about a week.
Very disappointing.
Sync issues with the Sat.
Also with DVD but I was able to fix that through the controls.
Component in for my older DVD palyer will give me audio, but no video. Swapped 3 sets of cables and tried both in1 & in2.
45 min waiting for tech support, he tried a few things and said send it back. They want to give me another, but I think I just want a refund.
Not sure what to get though.
This was such a good deal, well, not really.
My Auddesy worked great though, but I still modded the settings.
Onkyo had an 805 on sale yesterday for $50 more than I paid for the 706, but they are all gone now.
I guess the search continues.....
mb
post #226 of 2825
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Originally Posted by jobman2000 View Post

I have had mine for about a week.

Component in for my older DVD palyer will give me audio, but no video. Swapped 3 sets of cables and tried both in1 & in2.

mb

I don't remember reading about that particular problem from anyone else. Have you tested to make sure it's not the DVD player?

I'm still hopeful of getting a good one. If I don't, I may spring for a new 706.
post #227 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Dugout Doug View Post

Yes sir, silver referb.

I have it on the top of an AV....uhh...like, shelf thingie i got at walmart. Bunch of glass shelves, nice little rack.

Anyway, its on top, the ceiling is about 5 feet above it. Haha.

So, yeah, aside from the night 1 audyssy problem, that fixed itself, I have REALLY been loving this receiver.

best one I have owned yet.

How much room do you have to the sides, and is it enclosed front/back or open?
post #228 of 2825
it is completely in the open.
post #229 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Dugout Doug View Post

it is completely in the open.

Interesting. Unfortunately I won't be able to have mine completely open, although it will be open front and back; above I should have 3" clearance. I guess I'll see what happens in a few days.
post #230 of 2825
My Amazon Review
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Got my 706 last Wednesday. Ever since I hooked my cable box (moto via component) the blue screen problem started. Any surge in brightness makes the screen blue i.e. the VIDEO signal goes out of sync. Now this thing is happening in upconversion only. Down conversion is ok from my BD player to 720p TV. This is the first issue and has been happening pretty consistently.

The second issue is, there is a lot of lag between switching from one source to the other. If I switch from BD player to Cable the screen goes blue for 5 seconds. This is too big a lag. The audio switching is pretty instantaneous.

The third problem is, when I press setup button on the remote, the screen goes blue again and for an agonizing long time. Thankfully the setup screen does come up !!So it is "ALL BLUE" story so far.

To add to my blues, Onkyo support is trying to convince me that this is some problem with my cable box, which has been working fine for two years now. I am pretty convinced that the Faroudja DCDi chip is overheating. Found out now, in various forums. Talking about Onkyo support, they think they can fool people around. They have long waiting times on support calls. There are no experts to solve your issue. The call reps go back and forth adding to the wait time. I am waiting for another call on monday and if they try to convince me that it is my cable box issue, I will have to return this to Amazon.

I have given 2 stars for the sound and ease of setup. I would not recommend this receiver to anybody until Onkyo fixes this stupid problem.
post #231 of 2825
When I switch sources or switch from SD to HD on my cable box my screen turns grey for a few seconds as it adjusts. Audio is instant. My upconversion is set to "through". My cable box and DVD are cabled with Component. My PS3 is HDMI. I dont assume this is a problem. Just a few seconds of flicker then business as usual.
post #232 of 2825
Having a similar proplem as techmine. When I hook up the Wii to component then output thru HDMI the picture won't stay on while the wii is on menu, once in a game its fine. If I use component out its fine.Almost like the signal isn't strong enough when the wii is in menu mode. Had no problem with my 605 amp
post #233 of 2825
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Originally Posted by ffk_pennywise View Post

When I switch sources or switch from SD to HD on my cable box my screen turns grey for a few seconds as it adjusts. Audio is instant. My upconversion is set to "through". My cable box and DVD are cabled with Component. My PS3 is HDMI. I dont assume this is a problem. Just a few seconds of flicker then business as usual.

Depending on how your cable box is setup this delay could be your box changing resolutions and TV adjusting.
post #234 of 2825
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Originally Posted by jobman2000 View Post

I have had mine for about a week.
Very disappointing.
Sync issues with the Sat.
Also with DVD but I was able to fix that through the controls.
Component in for my older DVD palyer will give me audio, but no video. Swapped 3 sets of cables and tried both in1 & in2.
45 min waiting for tech support, he tried a few things and said send it back. They want to give me another, but I think I just want a refund.
Not sure what to get though.
This was such a good deal, well, not really.
My Auddesy worked great though, but I still modded the settings.
Onkyo had an 805 on sale yesterday for $50 more than I paid for the 706, but they are all gone now.
I guess the search continues.....
mb

component is video only so not sure how you get audio through component but no video. Did you mean composite, with L&R audio (red/white)? Are you connected correctly?
post #235 of 2825
Primetimeguy. This isnt the case. I've been running this setup for years. Its the Onkyo for sure.
post #236 of 2825
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Originally Posted by ffk_pennywise View Post

Primetimeguy. This isnt the case. I've been running this setup for years. Its the Onkyo for sure.

I will agree the time to see video when switching sources is a bit longer than my previous yamaha, but nothing I'd complain about.
post #237 of 2825
Hi all. Just received my 706 yesterday and hooked it up today. It was running great although I haven't hooked a lot up to it other than my HTPC and Dish Network. I hooked up 5.1 speakers plus hooked up the 2nd zone to a speaker selector and was playing sound through my home-wired living room speakers.

I had the sound fairly loud and it caused the receiver to power off twice. I backed off on the volume. An hour later I went back to finish off the install... bundling wires, setting everything up nicely on the shelves, etc.

Then, with volume fairly loud but not excessive, the receiver powered off. I tried powering it on a few times and just got flashing standby and a click.

I then disconnected everything.. completely everything, unplugged it and let it sit. An hour later same thing... just flashing standby - it won't power on. I tried to reset but that doesn't help.

Dammit. Wondering if it's toast. I'll try again in the morning. Anything else I can try?
post #238 of 2825
you have the speakers set to large??? all speakers should be set to small wiht crossover at 80hz. I can see the amp toasting if all speakers were set to large.
post #239 of 2825
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Originally Posted by Axalotaqs View Post

Hi all. Just received my 706 yesterday and hooked it up today. It was running great although I haven't hooked a lot up to it other than my HTPC and Dish Network. I hooked up 5.1 speakers plus hooked up the 2nd zone to a speaker selector and was playing sound through my home-wired living room speakers.

I had the sound fairly loud and it caused the receiver to power off twice. I backed off on the volume. An hour later I went back to finish off the install... bundling wires, setting everything up nicely on the shelves, etc.

Then, with volume fairly loud but not excessive, the receiver powered off. I tried powering it on a few times and just got flashing standby and a click.

I then disconnected everything.. completely everything, unplugged it and let it sit. An hour later same thing... just flashing standby - it won't power on. I tried to reset but that doesn't help.

Dammit. Wondering if it's toast. I'll try again in the morning. Anything else I can try?

I looked at the instruction manual for the 606, and with that it is possible to trip the amp protection circuit. It says after you've unplugged the receiver with all inputs and speaker cables disconnected for an hr you're supposed to turn on the power with the volume to max (inputs and speaker cables still disconnected!); if the receiver stays on you can turn it off, reconnect cables, and turn it back on with the volume to minimum. If the receiver does not stay on then you're toast.

I couldn't find the 706 manual on line - check yours (troubleshooting section in back) to see if it's the same.
post #240 of 2825
Goatse - speakers not set to large

Allez - my 706 manual says the same thing. I don't know how I "set the volume to maximum" though when it's stuck in standby (solid red light) or flashing/clicking. I don't really get an option to turn the volume knob or use the remote either.

It's been a couple hours now since the receiver has had anything connected to it and still not getting anywhere. Flashing standby and clicking when I try to power on out of standby. Major bummer. It's hard to believe I'm the first in this thread that has had this problem.
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