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post #1711 of 1830
Well I was just starting to watch The Green Zone when my Onkyo went into auto shutoff. I let it sit for a minute and then turned it back on. When I did this, there was a series of flashes inside the casing and I could smell that distinct smell of electrical components burning up. I have no idea what caused this. The movie wasn't on that loud, and all my connections are tight. I immediately sent an email to Onkyo about this problem so hopefully I will get a repair authorization quickly.

Has this happened to anyone else? What could have caused it? I haven't had a single problem with my receiver until now...
post #1712 of 1830
Ok, after owning this receiver for awhile, I now have issues with the center channel.

On DTS/Multichannel content, the center channel doesn't work initially. I always have to cycle the sound mode (stereo, mono, etc, multichannel), and after I hear the receiver *click* does the center channel start working.

Anyone experience the same issue or have ideas?
post #1713 of 1830
Has anyone out there done a direct comparison of one of the top end Onkyo / Integra AVR/Propro's vs a good to top standalone stereo DAC?

How good are the Onkyo's when working as "Pure Audio" DAC/Pre's?

(I have a TX-SR876 but am posting in the related AVR threads as well)

Thanks
post #1714 of 1830
Quote:
Originally Posted by echo512 View Post

Ok, after owning this receiver for awhile, I now have issues with the center channel.

On DTS/Multichannel content, the center channel doesn't work initially. I always have to cycle the sound mode (stereo, mono, etc, multichannel), and after I hear the receiver *click* does the center channel start working.

Anyone experience the same issue or have ideas?

Check your cables - speaker and interconnects. Other than that, call Onkyo. How long have you had your receiver?
post #1715 of 1830
I have my computer connected to the 806 using the RCA inputs for the DVD. When I have the receiver set to "DVD" (stereo mode) both the left and right channels work perfectly. When I set it to "multichannel" all of the speakers work except for the center and front-right. I know that these speakers are connected properly since they work when I am using the optical input from my cable box. Also, since the right channel works in "DVD" mode, there is not a problem with the output from my computer. Anyone have any ideas on getting this to work?

Thanks in advance,
Joe
post #1716 of 1830
The more I read the more confused I get... Is the blue dot issue resolved with all unints with s at the end of the serial?
post #1717 of 1830
Yes,

My unit is in for repair for similar issues. Sound issue started with rear channel and progressive spread to all channels. No sound from any speaker(except powered sub) until unitl warms up, and then "click", sound is heard from channels - one at a time. Unit was initally dropped off at a local repair shop, but they were completely useless. I had them ship it to the Denver repair center. I have been without the reciever for just about two months now. Very disappointed with the level of Onkyo service.
post #1718 of 1830
Quote:
Originally Posted by echo512 View Post

Ok, after owning this receiver for awhile, I now have issues with the center channel.

On DTS/Multichannel content, the center channel doesn't work initially. I always have to cycle the sound mode (stereo, mono, etc, multichannel), and after I hear the receiver *click* does the center channel start working.

Anyone experience the same issue or have ideas?

Yes,

My unit is in for repair for similar issues. Sound issue started with rear channel and progressive spread to all channels. No sound from any speaker(except powered sub) until unitl warms up, and then "click", sound is heard from channels - one at a time. Unit was initally dropped off at a local repair shop, but they were completely useless. I had them ship it to the Denver repair center. I have been without the reciever for just about two months now. Very disappointed with the level of Onkyo service.
post #1719 of 1830
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Originally Posted by advan24r View Post

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"

Thanks for that info. Was going to get a 3d TV and blu-ray player and was wondering how the receiver would handle it. Now I don't have to junk this receiver.
post #1720 of 1830
A previous user said he got 3d to passthru the receiver, but I emailed Onkyo support about this topic and they said it would not work:

My question to Onkyo:
Quote:


Can I use this receiver with a 3D blu-ray player? If so, what do I have to do to make it work? Is there a passthru setting? Thanks for your time.

Their response:
Quote:


Thank You for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support.

Your unit will not support 3D content as it uses HDMI v1.3 and you need HDMI v1.4. The only way to use it with your 3D product is to bypass the reciever for video and run the optical to the receiver for the sound.

Thanks,
Jose

This is a real shame. I use the Onkyo to switch all my devices to my one input on the TV, now I have to use 2 inputs on the TV. One more thing to switch.
post #1721 of 1830
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Originally Posted by ravedog View Post

A previous user said he got 3d to passthru the receiver, but I emailed Onkyo support about this topic and they said it would not work:

My question to Onkyo:

Their response:


This is a real shame. I use the Onkyo to switch all my devices to my one input on the TV, now I have to use 2 inputs on the TV. One more thing to switch.

couldn't be that their ultimate goal would be to get you to buy a receiver they market as 3D capable

honestly, at this point 3D tvs are still a waste...big, ugly, expensive glasses, for limited/gimicky content. I wouldn't concern yourself with 3D at this point in time...but that's a discussion for another thread I'm sure
post #1722 of 1830
Help .... I have an ONKYO TX-SR806 and I am pulling my hair over it. Only when I have a Blue Ray player, do I hear sounds on all channels. Otherwise, it seems like only the front two channels and subwoofer work... No other speakers.!!!!! not even the center channel work..... I have tried ALL kinds of settings. Someone help....
post #1723 of 1830
I think you can set the sound mode independently for each source. Do you maybe have it set to stereo or "pure audio" for your non blu-ray sources? I think that would produce stereo only.
post #1724 of 1830
I have tried all sorts of settings. In many instances, It does not allow me to set sound mode (at least not from the remote - sound mode buttons). Also, many times when I am trying to setup, the speaker setup is in a dimmer color (not allowing me access).

I know all the channels work since when I play blu ray, it works. If I play a non blu ray disk on the blu ray player, then I have the same problem. Is it something coded in the audio that is on the disks that allows many speakers? Is there a way to "simulate" surround sound with sounds coming from older sources that were not surround sound?

I thought this was a very versatile receiver. However, it is almost too complicated.
post #1725 of 1830
I would go through the setup procedure with the supplied mic. Then check levels

in the speaker section in setup be sure all of your speakers are functional.

Yes there are several derived rear modes with 806. PL II modes do this automatically
post #1726 of 1830
Simple question if anyone can please answer this. ANy onkyo 806 owner with a pc connected with dual monitor can you answer this?

If you are running dual monitors and the onkyor is not on the input connected to your pc, does ati CCC or nvidia control panel still see the denon avr connection?

Even when its not on the input from your pc?

I have tried denon avr's and and it keeps a constant connection to my video card, it see's its connected to it even when im not on the proper input. This is causing me some issues.This is the only hdmi device i tested that does this.

Every other device i have used terminates the hdmi connection when you switch inputs.

Could anyone please tell me with a the onkyo 808 if your video card see's the avr connection even when your not on the input your pc is connected to.
post #1727 of 1830
new owner here... i got one open box from bbuy (just the receiver - no box, manuals, antennas, remote, or microphone) - but at least I got it for $250! Anyone in or around the DC/MD/VA area who would let me borrow the Audessey mic and/or sell me their remote?
post #1728 of 1830
Any universal remote should work e.g. Harmony 880 from eBay. Not sure if you can set it up without mic. Onkyo sells them.
post #1729 of 1830
Quote:
Originally Posted by echo512 View Post

Ok, after owning this receiver for awhile, I now have issues with the center channel.

On DTS/Multichannel content, the center channel doesn't work initially. I always have to cycle the sound mode (stereo, mono, etc, multichannel), and after I hear the receiver *click* does the center channel start working.

Anyone experience the same issue or have ideas?

Same or similar issue. For a while my center channel was not working at all - not a problem with the speaker (worked in 5-channel mode sometimes) nor with the signal processing mode (didn't work in any of the 5.1+ modes). After some time, it would start working . . . sometimes.

Sometimes the rear channel(s) will have the same symptoms - will turn on after 20 minutes or so . . . or not.

Have not been able to come up with a reliable workaround for this - sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes one or more channels are missing or will click on after the unit warms up. Very irritating, and I don't have the means (i.e., another receiver, etc.) to send the unit off for a week / weeks to get it fixed :/
post #1730 of 1830
I have a PS3 connected to my SR806 which is connected to my TV, all through "decent" HDMI cables. (I bought the expensive ones at Best Buy before I knew any better...)

Yesterday, when I watched a BluRay movie, everything worked great. Today, my receiver won't recognize the PS3. On the receiver display, the HDMI indicator blinks for a while and the the receiver either switches to "Analog" mode, or it remains in HDMI mode and displays "No Signal".

The following things did not help: a factory reset, shuffling the cables around, trying another HDMI source, or powering everything off and on. And when I plug the PS3 directly into the TV, it works fine, of course.

Is there anything else I could try, or is my receiver hosed?

Sadly, I bought it 2 years and 8 days ago, so I'm 8 days out of warranty...

Two more things:
1) For many, many months, I've noticed blue patches in the shadows of some of the PS3 output. I'd thought this was a problem with video encoding, because it seemed to happen more with compressed video than it did with BluRay movies. Is it possible this is related to the HDMI issues?

2) I live in Cambridge, MA. Is it really possible that the nearest authorized repair center is in New Jersey?! That's absurd!

Thanks!
post #1731 of 1830
I would contact onkyo support and say it started to fail several weeks ago and that you expect warranty support. Then see what happens

A new hdmi cable from monoprice plugged into different input might be worth trying.
post #1732 of 1830
Quote:
Originally Posted by whimbrel View Post

I have a PS3 connected to my SR806 which is connected to my TV, all through "decent" HDMI cables. (I bought the expensive ones at Best Buy before I knew any better...)

Yesterday, when I watched a BluRay movie, everything worked great. Today, my receiver won't recognize the PS3. On the receiver display, the HDMI indicator blinks for a while and the the receiver either switches to "Analog" mode, or it remains in HDMI mode and displays "No Signal".

The following things did not help: a factory reset, shuffling the cables around, trying another HDMI source, or powering everything off and on. And when I plug the PS3 directly into the TV, it works fine, of course.

Is there anything else I could try, or is my receiver hosed?

Sadly, I bought it 2 years and 8 days ago, so I'm 8 days out of warranty...

Two more things:
1) For many, many months, I've noticed blue patches in the shadows of some of the PS3 output. I'd thought this was a problem with video encoding, because it seemed to happen more with compressed video than it did with BluRay movies. Is it possible this is related to the HDMI issues?

2) I live in Cambridge, MA. Is it really possible that the nearest authorized repair center is in New Jersey?! That's absurd!

Thanks!

I had the same blue-speckle/dot issue with my 706 and the PS3. It didn't happen with BDs, but it did happen with all other sources at 1080p. It's a bad HDMI board... you'll need to have it replaced by an Authorized Service Center. Mine was covered by the warranty; took about 3 weeks for them to turn it around (back in early '09). You could try setting the video to "Through" and turning off "Immediate Display" on the receiver... that remedied the blue-dots, but I still had mine serviced.
post #1733 of 1830
Quote:
Originally Posted by whimbrel View Post

I have a PS3 connected to my SR806 which is connected to my TV, all through "decent" HDMI cables. (I bought the expensive ones at Best Buy before I knew any better...)

Yesterday, when I watched a BluRay movie, everything worked great. Today, my receiver won't recognize the PS3. On the receiver display, the HDMI indicator blinks for a while and the the receiver either switches to "Analog" mode, or it remains in HDMI mode and displays "No Signal".

The following things did not help: a factory reset, shuffling the cables around, trying another HDMI source, or powering everything off and on. And when I plug the PS3 directly into the TV, it works fine, of course.

Is there anything else I could try, or is my receiver hosed?

Sadly, I bought it 2 years and 8 days ago, so I'm 8 days out of warranty...

Two more things:
1) For many, many months, I've noticed blue patches in the shadows of some of the PS3 output. I'd thought this was a problem with video encoding, because it seemed to happen more with compressed video than it did with BluRay movies. Is it possible this is related to the HDMI issues?

2) I live in Cambridge, MA. Is it really possible that the nearest authorized repair center is in New Jersey?! That's absurd!

Thanks!

Call Onkyo. I have dealt with other companies in the past that have honored warranty repair for items that fail within close proximity to the warranty expiration.
post #1734 of 1830
I still have a couple of old DVRs in my system with HDMI outputs on them. When I first set up the receiver I just plugged both DVRs and both new blu-ray players into it and then used the video switching to go to my TV. I set both inputs for the blu-ray players as pass-through and made some adjustments for video processing on the two DVRs inputs. The blu-ray players video looks great and I handled all my video processing adjustments at the TV. The wife wanted to record and watch a new show and for the most part it was very dark and never looked good from the DVR. Then we missed a show and she set it up on her PC to watch and it looked very good, not dark at all. So I went back to the Onkyo video processing but I just couldn't get it to look any better. So I decided to plug the DVR directly into the TV and made some video adjustments and WOW, what a difference! I am lucky as my TV allows separate video adjustments for each input. So both DVRs go directly to the TV and look a lot better using the TV to compensate for video anomalies than did the receiver. Just an FYI for anybody else who might be doing the same thing I was doing.
post #1735 of 1830
I have a new Sony KLD60NX810 on the way as a replacement for my failed Sony rear projector TV which had replaced another failed Sony rear projector TV. Let's just say that Sony made me an attractive offer and I took it.

That brings me to what I am planning on doing once that TV arrives. Currently I have both my DVR and Blu-Ray running HDMI to the Onkyo 806 and then it passes an HDMI output to my TV.

I have just ordered both an optical and coaxial cable from Monoprice and I plan on running one of the sources via coax and one via optical to the 806 for audio only and run HDMI direct from both sources to the TV. I'm thinking that I can configure the system that way and it I cant then I still have the option of again passing the source signals to the 806 via HDMI and then running the output to the TV.

The cables and one day shipping from CA to AZ was downright cheap so if the experiment fails no problem. I'm just working from the assumption that the Bravia 3 engine is probably superior to the capabilities of the 806.
post #1736 of 1830
I using my Macbook Air (MBA) into adapter out to HDMI and into Onkyo TX SR806 AV receiver then into my Sammy TV. I am trying to send the audio and video out into the receiver. I am currently using the setup for PS3 into the receiver then into the TV w/o issue. I can also run the MBA directly into the TV w/o issues as well for both audio/video. It seems that the auto-connect function on the MBA will not detect the TV if it has to go through the receiver and out into the TV.

Any ideas on what I can do it get this to work from receiver side. Again, I can get it work through just TV but not through Onkyo. Needless to day, if I can't get go through Onkyo it isn't worth it. :-)

Thanks,

-Chris
post #1737 of 1830
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Originally Posted by sevendustweb View Post

I will try setting the video card to normalized settings tonight. I tried it previously and every time I did, the Onkyo "locked up" my TV for 15 seconds and then reverted back to the resolution it had originally selected.

2 years later and I am still in the same place. I have created an EDID override driver for my Maxent 58" and my Onkyo TX-SR806. I have an HDMI cord plugged into the ATI DVI to HDMI adapter which runs to a Radeon HD 4550. The HDMI cord runs to the DVD input (first input) on the Onkyo. Finally, an HDMI cord runs from Onkyo HDMI out to my Maxent TV input.

I set my computer resolution to 780P. I then set the Onkyo to "Passthrough," "Auto," or "780p." No matter what I do, the damn video will not appear on the screen.

The same thing happens... when you switch to the Onkyo, it locks up my TV for 15 seconds and there is no video on the screen.

Any suggestions? This is starting to piss me off.
post #1738 of 1830
Strange. My daughter just got a samsung 9 and the micro hdmi to hdmi went to the 806 and then to a three year old sharp LCD We played espn3 without a hitch.
Skype worked as well

The laptop reported the onkyo 806 in video properties.

This was in windows 7 pro.

Perhaps the video card you use needs an update.
post #1739 of 1830
I have an 806 that I got as a refurb about 2.5 years ago. I noticed the blue on the left side, but I didn't realize it was the receiver causing it.

I noticed that recently the receiver has been having more HDMI handshaking issues. So I replaced all the HDMI cables. Same issues. Then I tried hooking my devices to my TV directly and everything was fine and no blue on the left side of the screen.

I called Onkyo. They told me to call the service center.

My unit is out of warranty (refurb warranty is 1 year). Any idea if they will fix it for free? Anyone had luck with getting it repaired out of warranty?
post #1740 of 1830
Just got an estimate from Universal Radio in NY. The estimate for repair of the receiver is $650. What a rip....for the HDMI board.

Trying to contact Onkyo to see if there is anything they can do, but I doubt it.

Now I have to pay to get the receiver back...

Not sure what I'll do now....this blows...
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