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post #1681 of 1830
a fair point but I'm going to try it, anyway. I'm hoping that the optical will not noticeably reduce the sound reproduction. If it does, I'll switch back to running through 806 via hdmi. The best thing about monoprice.com is that if the optical setup doesn't compare, I'm only out $9.46. I should receive the cables tomorrow and will let you know how it goes.

Has anyone tried the new 807 or models above the 806 that can compare the video processing?
post #1682 of 1830
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Originally Posted by garyoNC View Post

hodges69,

Something similar had happened to me twice. I narrowed it down to switching on the blu-ray player and the Onkyo at almost the same time. What I think happened is the switching in the Onkyo got confused and only switched the video and not the audio. It through me for a loop the first time, but the second time it happened I was paying attention. To fix it I just switched the input selector to something else and then back and all was fine. The switching in the Onkyo is a bit sensitive, and probably all electronic. Even if my Onkyo is off and I turn on the player it will automatically switch the TV input to HDMI. The player is an ANYNET+ device. Give this a try and let us know.

Gary,
It happened 2 more times...both times I tried your suggested fix...Nada,,,it will right itself after a couple of restarts..while this is a pain...I would hate to have to send the 806 to NJ for diagnostics and be without it for a while...
gain,thanks for your suggestion..
post #1683 of 1830
hodges69,

Sorry it did not work for you. Since the firmware is not updateable, I guess the only choice would be to send it in for repair. Let us know what happens.

garyoNC
post #1684 of 1830
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Originally Posted by garyoNC View Post

hodges69,

Sorry it did not work for you. Since the firmware is not updateable, I guess the only choice would be to send it in for repair. Let us know what happens.

garyoNC

Nah,not going to do it...had a friend send his in for repair...took 9 freaking weeks...I can put up with the inconvenience rather that be without it!
post #1685 of 1830
I understand your frustration as I have been there. The only problem is if it runs out of warranty and you would have to pay to get it fixed. Also keep in mind that the problem could possibly manifest itself with both audio and video degradation, which might be subtle at first or just completely stop working. You might try to plan a time when you could send it in, like right before you go on vacation or anticipate a slow time for using the unit. Another possibility is to get in touch with their support staff and find out what the actual turn around time might be. They probably have busy and non-busy times just like everybody else.
post #1686 of 1830
Well, my little audio/video experiment hasn't worked out quite like I wanted it to. The picture is definitely improved having the PS3 hooked up directly to tv via hdmi, however, the sound is somewhat lacking. I have the PS3 hooked up to the 806 via optical cable. Two major things with the sound: 1. I've lost sound fields. I cannot get the 806 to select Multichannel or Direct hooked up this way. I've tried to assign it to the optical input and simply select it using the remote functions but the 806 does not give me those sound field options as a choice, anymore. 2. Using THX Cinema, which seems to be the best sound field option using the optical hook up, I lose my subwoofer. Have no idea what that's about. Anyway, I don't think the upgrade in picture is worth the loss of sound quality, so I think I'm going back to all hdmi. Maybe I need a new tv....hahahaah
post #1687 of 1830
Hello I have a tx sr806 and have the preouts hooked my rotel rmb 1095
I have
martin logan quest for fronts
martin logan aerius for rears
martin logan theater for center
martin logan decent for sub

only a 5.1 setup

am I getting all the 200 wpc out of my rotel through the sr806?
It seems underpowered I turn up the volume on the sr806 to max and it is still not as loud as when I had everything hooked to the rotel preamp

looking for some advice
post #1688 of 1830
Check your speaker level settings!
post #1689 of 1830
my speaker level settings were setup by the audussey mic or is there somewhere else i should look?
post #1690 of 1830
Still check the speaker level settings, sometimes audussey will turn them down to balance with one of the surrounds. I have to adjust mine when playing my turntable because I can't get enough volume out of it. Wow, that Rotel is a nice looking amp!
post #1691 of 1830
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Originally Posted by tourist_bob44 View Post



looking for some advice

Read the manual Page 80 or so "Speaker Level Calibration "
post #1692 of 1830
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Originally Posted by tourist_bob44 View Post

Hello I have a tx sr806 and have the preouts hooked my rotel rmb 1095
I have
martin logan quest for fronts
martin logan aerius for rears
martin logan theater for center
martin logan decent for sub

only a 5.1 setup

am I getting all the 200 wpc out of my rotel through the sr806?
It seems underpowered I turn up the volume on the sr806 to max and it is still not as loud as when I had everything hooked to the rotel preamp

looking for some advice

Did you figure this out yet?
post #1693 of 1830
Hey guys. After waiting 80+ days for my new Elemental Designs A2-300, it finally arrived. I set it up this afternoon using an RCA cable and splitter. I then used Audessy to recalibrate things because I moved my speakers and TV a bit for the sub. After this the sub worked great for about two minutes. I went into the settings to tweak things a little as suggested when using Audessey with a sub and now the sub doesn't work. The green light on the back continues to glow, but not a peep out of the sub. I tried using Audessey twice more but during the testing only the faintest of sounds is emitted. Any ideas about whats going on here? Thanks!
post #1694 of 1830
Hi, Im new to the forums so please point me in the right direction if I am asking in the wrong place.

I have been looking on google and here to see if I could find an answer to my issue but I can only get a partial idea of whats going on. Here is my issue:

I have an onkyo tx-sr806 and a samsung 46" LCD. I do some gaming and HD movie watching on my PS3 which I would like to have hooked up through HDMI to the receiver. The reason I dont is because there is a noticeable video lag while playing video games when the hdmi video goes through my receiver. I have my PS3 plugged straight into my TV with HDMI and my optical cable plugged into the receiver to circumvent the video lag. The problem with this is that I can decode DTS HD audio and such through the optical cable. Since both games and the movies I watch use DTS I would like to utilize the receiver to decode that but it can only be done with HDMI. Is there a way to get around the video lag while still using HDMI for audio and video? Even some kind of work-around?

Thanks for your help! Please let me know if I need to give you some more details.
post #1695 of 1830
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Originally Posted by chad57 View Post

Hi, Im new to the forums so please point me in the right direction if I am asking in the wrong place.

I have been looking on google and here to see if I could find an answer to my issue but I can only get a partial idea of whats going on. Here is my issue:

I have an onkyo tx-sr806 and a samsung 46" LCD. I do some gaming and HD movie watching on my PS3 which I would like to have hooked up through HDMI to the receiver. The reason I dont is because there is a noticeable video lag while playing video games when the hdmi video goes through my receiver. I have my PS3 plugged straight into my TV with HDMI and my optical cable plugged into the receiver to circumvent the video lag. The problem with this is that I can decode DTS HD audio and such through the optical cable. Since both games and the movies I watch use DTS I would like to utilize the receiver to decode that but it can only be done with HDMI. Is there a way to get around the video lag while still using HDMI for audio and video? Even some kind of work-around?

Thanks for your help! Please let me know if I need to give you some more details.

your options are:

1 - deal with it
2 - buy a new receiver
post #1696 of 1830
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Originally Posted by chad57 View Post

Hi, Im new to the forums so please point me in the right direction if I am asking in the wrong place.

I have been looking on google and here to see if I could find an answer to my issue but I can only get a partial idea of whats going on. Here is my issue:

I have an onkyo tx-sr806 and a samsung 46" LCD. I do some gaming and HD movie watching on my PS3 which I would like to have hooked up through HDMI to the receiver. The reason I dont is because there is a noticeable video lag while playing video games when the hdmi video goes through my receiver. I have my PS3 plugged straight into my TV with HDMI and my optical cable plugged into the receiver to circumvent the video lag. The problem with this is that I can decode DTS HD audio and such through the optical cable. Since both games and the movies I watch use DTS I would like to utilize the receiver to decode that but it can only be done with HDMI. Is there a way to get around the video lag while still using HDMI for audio and video? Even some kind of work-around?

Thanks for your help! Please let me know if I need to give you some more details.

Would an HDMI splitter work? Also, do any of the other video outputs on your PS3 work simultaneously with the HDMI? For different reasons, I have HDMI going from my PC into the Onkyo and then the D-Sub going directly into my projector for video. Works great.
post #1697 of 1830
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Originally Posted by cfowler66 View Post

I was searching this thread due to an issue I'm having with my 806 where I don't get any sound out of my front speakers when I first turn it on (usually after its been off several hours like overnight). After about 15-20 minutes the sound returns and no problem. This has been going on for about 3 months. A local Onkyo authorized repair center said it was a power relay issue but after a stint in their shop it still persists. They claimed they soldered some parts. Is this the same issue you had with your 806? If so, was it repaired or replaced? Onkyo will not replace mine until I send it to their regional repair center for an attempted repair. Has anyone else reading this suffered this problem with their 806? Thanks.

I have the same problem with mine. Unfortunately, I bought mine off craigslist. I plan to take it to an Onkyo dealer, but first I wanted to see if anyone else had successfully dealt with this first as its going to be all out of pocket for me. Were you ever able to resolve the issue? Mine also has problems with green lines when using the HDMI input from Direct TV.
post #1698 of 1830
I have not had any symptoms such as you describe.
post #1699 of 1830
Hi All,

I was wondering how come the receiver where it show the speakers in the front pannel. FR/FL/CENT/SR/SL/RR/RL does not light up all my speakers.
I have have all 7.1 hookup. Even when watching blu-ray with DTS-HD.
Only show 6 speakers. What do I need to do for all 7 speakers to light up?
Thanks.
post #1700 of 1830
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Originally Posted by reye View Post

Hi All,

I was wondering how come the receiver where it show the speakers in the front pannel. FR/FL/CENT/SR/SL/RR/RL does not light up all my speakers.
I have have all 7.1 hookup. Even when watching blu-ray with DTS-HD.
Only show 6 speakers. What do I need to do for all 7 speakers to light up?
Thanks.

You need a source providing 8 channels of input to light all the indicators. Try Hellboy II on Blu-Ray. It is a DTS-HD 7.1 ch disc.
post #1701 of 1830
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Originally Posted by gferrell View Post

Did you figure this out yet?

Hey gferrell...

I think I might be experiencing the same issue. I have a Emotive XPA-5 from 806 to infinities and I can definitely hear a step or 2 up in SQ. However, I never thought I was getting 200w per channel SQ!!!

I also used audyssey (with tripod), so I guess I should check the calibration level. Anything other options?

Thanks,
Rob
post #1702 of 1830
Just for those that are wondering...

Just bought a Samsung UN55C7000 (3D capable). I have my PS3 (skinny) connected via HDMI to my ONKYO TX-SR806 and then HDMI OUT to my TV.

3D works when I played Monsters vs Aliens in 3D! No need to purchase HDMI 1.4 cables even though it shouldn't matter since it's 1.3A on the Onkyo. I have yet to try watching any 3D TV programmings through my cable box though via the receiver. Just make sure you have your Onkyo set as "PASSTHROUGH"
post #1703 of 1830
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Originally Posted by woodsart View Post

Hey gferrell...

I think I might be experiencing the same issue. I have a Emotive XPA-5 from 806 to infinities and I can definitely hear a step or 2 up in SQ. However, I never thought I was getting 200w per channel SQ!!!

I also used audyssey (with tripod), so I guess I should check the calibration level. Anything other options?

Thanks,
Rob

Under source setup, intelevolume needs to be turned up higher than the default. I believe that makes the output gain higher to the amp from the source you are using.
post #1704 of 1830
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Originally Posted by gferrell View Post

Under source setup, intelevolume needs to be turned up higher than the default. I believe that makes the output gain higher to the amp from the source you are using.

Well, I checked and the Dynamic EQ and Volume was off, I guess because of running Audyssey. Didn't think of intellivolume, but will experiment with that. I did increase the speaker levels.

Thanks, will make further adjustments and report back.

Rob
post #1705 of 1830
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Originally Posted by gferrell View Post

Under source setup, intelevolume needs to be turned up higher than the default. I believe that makes the output gain higher to the amp from the source you are using.

I set the intellivolume up from 0 to 3db, and I noticed a significance difference in volume level....... Would 3db work?

Also the intellivolume adjustment is per source, such in my case it would be adjustments in DVD and in Cable/Satellite separately.
post #1706 of 1830
Just for fun, last week I ran the surround back left and right leads from my Onkyo TX-SR806 to the top speaker connectors for the 70's, front connections still on the bottom, with the jumper removed from both speakers. Set receiver for bi-amp, ran Audessey, and it set the all the speakers (monitor 70's, CS2, monitor 60's rear) to full band and my subs to 120. (Setting for the speakers were adjusted to 80hz, but honestly, it sounds better at full band.)

I've been listening for a few days, and I do notice fuller bass and more detailed sound from the front speakers - especially with the subs off. My question is; do you, if you have a similar configuration, notice a slight, great, or no difference in the overall quality of sound from the front speakers when bi-amped/bi-wired with the Onkyo? I think I do notice a tad more detail and bass with more heft to it, but I miss my surround back channels. (jbl e10's) Just wondering what everyone else has experienced with this configuration. Thanks.
post #1707 of 1830
I have the Onkyo SR806. I have plugged in a digital COAX from my DVD player.
I can only hear sound from the two front speakers, no matter what I set up. Whenever, I try to set up with microphone (Audussey???) I get an error message that it cannot finish it. I hear the noises it makes from all the speakers. I have all 7.1 connected.

When I try setup, the speakers setup is dimmed meaning it is not available to me.

Please help... what is going on here?

ekdilwalla
post #1708 of 1830
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Originally Posted by ekdilwalla View Post

I have the Onkyo SR806. I have plugged in a digital COAX from my DVD player.
I can only hear sound from the two front speakers, no matter what I set up. Whenever, I try to set up with microphone (Audussey???) I get an error message that it cannot finish it. I hear the noises it makes from all the speakers. I have all 7.1 connected.

When I try setup, the speakers setup is dimmed meaning it is not available to me.

Please help... what is going on here?

ekdilwalla

Is your dvd player maybe set to output stereo? I'd check the audio settings on the dvd player. So far as the Audyssey setup goes, I know it's been pretty finicky every time I've used it so far as ambient noise is concerned. I always wait to do it until I'm the only one home. Then I turn the AC off, put the dogs out, etc. Once I've done all this I'm able to complete setup at 6 positions with no problems, and it makes a fantastic difference for me. So much so that I'm thinking about getting new receiver just to get the newest version of Audyssey.
post #1709 of 1830
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Just for fun, last week I ran the surround back left and right leads from my Onkyo TX-SR806 to the top speaker connectors for the 70's, front connections still on the bottom, with the jumper removed from both speakers. Set receiver for bi-amp, ran Audessey, and it set the all the speakers (monitor 70's, CS2, monitor 60's rear) to full band and my subs to 120. (Setting for the speakers were adjusted to 80hz, but honestly, it sounds better at full band.)

I've been listening for a few days, and I do notice fuller bass and more detailed sound from the front speakers - especially with the subs off. My question is; do you, if you have a similar configuration, notice a slight, great, or no difference in the overall quality of sound from the front speakers when bi-amped/bi-wired with the Onkyo? I think I do notice a tad more detail and bass with more heft to it, but I miss my surround back channels. (jbl e10's) Just wondering what everyone else has experienced with this configuration. Thanks.


Hey, while we were watching a bluray movie, I tried full band on the fronts and i think i noticed a larger sound stage and a fuller bass extension, (not really sure), especially in the DTS Master Audio intro. It was absolute stunning and is anyway. The movie was 5.1, rarely do we get 7.1.

But, I have to listen more to give a full report, however I did notice some difference in the separation, SQ and detail. However, it's hard to say at this point, though, and may require more listening. I have a Emotiva XPA-5 and I moved the intellivolume up from 0 to 3 db. It was amazing how that increased the sound levels.

I'll do more and get back.
post #1710 of 1830
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I wanted to see what you guys think about Onkyo SKS-HT870 7.1 Theater speaker only system? Link

I want to upgrade my current speakers, I have a Sony XBR4 with a PS3 and a Onkyo TX-SR806 Receiver.


Thanks in advance!
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