Originally Posted by Flash676
Has there been any update on a successor to the 7550HD? Earlier in this topic it was stated "Fall 2012" for new receivers, but I'm starting to question if H/K will be producing another flagship model anytime soon.
My 3rd 7550HD has now developed an issue with constant static coming out the surround back channel, loud enough to hear from several feet away. Swapping speakers, wires, and sources didn't accomplish anything, it's definitely the channel itself. It's still audible when the receiver is muted or the headphone output is engaged to cut the signal to the speakers. Not sure if I want to keep playing roulette with exchanges, jump ship to another brand, or wait for a new H/K model to be released. The 7550HD is nice when it works but I'm at the point where mine is rarely fully functional.
My last (2nd) 7550, a refurb, had this same static/noise from the surround back from day 1 - but only one side (SBL)
Do you have this problem in one or both channels?
Originally Posted by jtenn
I've had my 7550HD for a week or so now. I've noticed that while watching programs it flashes a green screen 2-3 times/hour. Our old AVR2600 never gave us problems like this. Maybe a flash once in awhile. Should I send it back for a replacement unit or would I be better off spending the money on a different receiver(Marantz 5006,6006, Onkyo 818,or other brand)? The 7550 was going to replace our 2600 but the green flashes are very annoying.
I've experienced occasional
green flashes with all three 7550s I've had, using a variety of sources. I just live with it. I don't feel an exchange will benefit you unless the flashes start occurring more frequently.
Originally Posted by atlavfan
is when you are watching tv from the cable box? i have comcast and avr has hdmi handshake issues with the comcast box. similar to what you described but only on start up or switching to hd on demand programs. the problem is with the cable box not the avr from my research. no issues with my apple tv or dvd hdmi. i connected my cable to the avr using component and problem went away and picture looks as good as the hdmi. good luck.
Same here, running component from Comcast box to the AVR with SPDIF coax for audio - no more audio or picture drops to worry about. I get green flashes and dropouts from the comcast HD DVR boxes even when connected directly to the displays.
Only problem is that with my current 7550, all of the component inputs have a very DARK picture so the picture settings/brightness has to be maxed out then the color boosted to look close to 'normal' . Don't feel like dealing with exchanging it (again) yet
Originally Posted by Fatshaft
They cannot fix the sub2 output not coming on when I turn the unit on.
It clearly did it there when I was at their working bench.
They were 3 and one kept talking to me throughout the process. (distracting from what they are doing)
He said it could be my amp and that it's not taking the signal...PLEASE!
The 2 sub out are connected to 1 amp. Even when I change the wires around, the 2nd sub out NEVER turns on...NEVER!
I switched the cables around...nothing!
I switched inputs...nothing!
I switched outputs...nothing!
I have to live with this MAJOR FLAW!!!!
To activate the 2nd sub out I need to change input and then back to the right input and sub 2 works.
This is with or without a signal...this is the ONLY way to make sub 2 work. PITY!
Aside from that...the 7550HD sounds and plays GREAT!
Well, you are not alone with this weird problem!
With my first two 7550s, I never had a problem with the sub2 output - that I noticed at least. Originally I had the remote programmed to switch the AVR to the Cable source (my most used) on power up, so it was not uncommon for me to switch source right after power on.
I was hardly ever using my current/third 7550 after setting it all up, and did not bother to program the remote as I had previously. It wasn't until a month or so ago that I turned the unit on to the "media server" source using the source select button and experienced this same problem, noticing the LED on my second sub wasn't coming on. Volume was low so was thinking sub's auto-on didn't kick yet - but higher volume did nothing. Manually turned on sub power, but no signal. Went to speaker setup and had to run the test tone for the sub output to work. Turned unit off, back on same way to same problem. Test tone required to get sub output going.
Several hours later turned unit on to media server once again to listen to music, same problem. This time switched to Cable and second sub immediately kicked on with source material.
Catch: If I turn unit on to "Game" source input (which I am using with an xbox360 over SPDIF optical, HDMI going right to display, not using AVR OSD+HDMI output) the second sub will turn on and work perfectly, every time with no fiddling. "Cable/Sat" (SPDIF optical/component video, using AVR OSD+HDMI out) is also working without issue.
Does it happen to you for all sources?Edited by dRockHK - 9/23/12 at 9:38pm