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post #241 of 1830
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post

I'm not a tech geek but you might try different HDMI cables or different HDMI ports on your receiver and see if that makes any difference.

I've had an 806 for about 3 months. The pass-through display to my Samsung LN52A850 is beautiful, so your results are not typical of this receiver.

did you mess with your settings or did you just connect it and it was perfect right away?

i did try different hdmi ports (used multiple sources to test), and the picture quality is horrible. As soon as I connect straight to tv its great again. I am thinking maybe the receiver is not agreeing well with my samsung lcd? Its either that or the receiver is screwed...
post #242 of 1830
I finally got rid off my Harmon/Kardon 354!! I traded it in for a Onkyo 806!! So far so good! I dont think its as nice sounding but that could be in my head. Other then that everything works perfect unlike my HK. I hope this is the one for me. I am running everything with HDMI and no problems. Maybe this Onkyo will grow on me. Other then that just wanted to say hi!!
post #243 of 1830
Try a factory reset.I might do the trick.
post #244 of 1830
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KKfromLA View Post

did you mess with your settings or did you just connect it and it was perfect right away?

i did try different hdmi ports (used multiple sources to test), and the picture quality is horrible. As soon as I connect straight to tv its great again. I am thinking maybe the receiver is not agreeing well with my samsung lcd? Its either that or the receiver is screwed...

I wonder if you've got a screwed up reciever. Its been kinda of a given that the upscaling isnt that great but unless your used to having recievers that cost x2 - x3 as much the 806 has pretty good image quality.....does your IQ come back up if you put the reciever in Pure mode?
post #245 of 1830
there is no upconverting going on. HDMI coming from my ps3, and like I mentioned I also ran an upconverting dvd player... picture quality sucks through both. Actually the colors were even funky...

i really hope i don't have a faulty unit!
post #246 of 1830
i believe the picture quality issue is fixed now (i think). BUT a new problem arose. When I have a blu ray playing from the ps3, my tv's speakers (yes the speakers on my tv) make loud harsh buzzing type noises. Sounds like there is something being passed on audio wise which is killing my tv's speakers. The volume on my tv speakers is at 0, which makes it even weirder... I also turned the audio out through hdmi on and off, seeing if it would help, and it hasnt. does it on both...

am i just unlucky with this receiver or what? Had no problems with previous receivers! one of which was an onkyo 605..
post #247 of 1830
Thread Starter 
How did you fix the PQ issue...did it just suddenly fix itself and if so I think you should return that unit for another...sounds like you just got a faulty one.
post #248 of 1830
Has it ever been confirmed whether the SR806 can pass a video signal through HDMI or does it always alter/upconvert with the HDMI, even if they are set on passthrough? What I'm really wondering is if the HDMI ports are set to passthrough and OSD is turned off, can you avoid the Blue Dots issue?
post #249 of 1830
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Originally Posted by KKfromLA View Post

there is no upconverting going on. HDMI coming from my ps3, and like I mentioned I also ran an upconverting dvd player... picture quality sucks through both. Actually the colors were even funky...

i really hope i don't have a faulty unit!

Sounds like a bad HDMI cable.
post #250 of 1830
i am going to give new hdmi cables a try, even though I switched around the different cables to see if it made a difference and it didn't. I really need to find out quick if this really is a faulty unit because I did not buy it from the stores, I bought it from a guy who bought two of these and only ended up using one. I saw his setup and he loves the 806.. it was sealed brand new in box.... I am sure its going to be a hassle returning it to them as time goes on so I really need to know soon if its faulty or not...
post #251 of 1830
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Originally Posted by KKfromLA View Post

i am going to give new hdmi cables a try, even though I switched around the different cables to see if it made a difference and it didn't. I really need to find out quick if this really is a faulty unit because I did not buy it from the stores, I bought it from a guy who bought two of these and only ended up using one. I saw his setup and he loves the 806.. it was sealed brand new in box.... I am sure its going to be a hassle returning it to them as time goes on so I really need to know soon if its faulty or not...

I'm sure you've gotten this advice before, but monoprice.com for all your cables...make sure you get the category 2 cables so you have 1.3 compliance. I'm using all category 2 HDMI cables (nice and color coded...along with ethernet cables of the same colors) from there with my 806 and I have no issues
post #252 of 1830
Wow I ran the Audyssey setup and my 806 sounds amazing! This feature alone was worth the switch from my Harmon/Kardon 354! Honestly if your amp has an issue it must be a bad one. I do not have a single problem with mine. I am using HDMI from my Satellite and DVD player without an issue. Have not tried my Wii yet but I am sure it will be good. Its only 4 days old but has impressed me so much. I was never a fan of Onkyo but I am now! I hope I can help anyone out that has a Question. Thanks for all the other info on this thread that has steered me in the right direction!
post #253 of 1830
I just placed my order for one of these and should be getting it before the weekend. Now to pick out a good speaker setup and I should be set for my home theater equipment for a few years, hopefully.

Besides reading through the manual, any specific things I should look for or test to verify my units is working properly?
post #254 of 1830
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

I'm sure you've gotten this advice before, but monoprice.com for all your cables...make sure you get the category 2 cables so you have 1.3 compliance. I'm using all category 2 HDMI cables (nice and color coded...along with ethernet cables of the same colors) from there with my 806 and I have no issues

I ran into the blue dots issue when I had used two 10" monoprice cables - PS3 to 806 and 806 to TV. When I shortened them to 6" each, the dots disappeared.

So, the shorter the better, IMO.
post #255 of 1830
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Originally Posted by Dingo2 View Post

Most of the dvd's output dolby 5.1, so i use the listening modes to expand that signal to also output from my rear surrounds (7.1). You could just choose "direct" listening mode and it's just going to pass through whatever sound signal your input source sends.

I use a PS3 as my blu-ray, and it decodes all of the DTS and TrueHD onboard, then sends it as Linear PCM, so it's not going to light up the rear surround speakers on the display. It's just going to say multichannel input.

Isn't "Multichannel" the direct mode? I hear all channels fine with my 5.1 setup with Multichannel selected. I have the same PS3 set up as yours.
post #256 of 1830
I have just set up the TX-SR806 with a PS3 and am unable to get Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TrueHD etc etc. Basically am just getting "basic" Dolby Digital and DTS. I previously had a 605 and everything worked fine so I guess I might be overlooking something. Can anyone advise what I am doing wrong or what settings I need.

Many Thanks
post #257 of 1830
Hi, first time poster here. I am having problems with the color display. I have a ps3 hooked up to the 806 and when i hit display on my tv it says 30 bit, but if I hook the ps3 straight to the tv it says 36 bit. Does the 806 not output 36 bit color? I have x.v. color enabled.
post #258 of 1830
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Originally Posted by stafford_rod View Post

I have just set up the TX-SR806 with a PS3 and am unable to get Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TrueHD etc etc. Basically am just getting "basic" Dolby Digital and DTS. I previously had a 605 and everything worked fine so I guess I might be overlooking something. Can anyone advise what I am doing wrong or what settings I need.

Many Thanks

The PS3 does not bitstream HD audio (DD TrueHD and DTS-MA. So those won't light up on your 806. You would have to set your PS3 to decode those formats by changing the PS3 setting to Linear PCM. It will then show up as Multichannel on your 806.
post #259 of 1830
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

I ran into the blue dots issue when I had used two 10" monoprice cables - PS3 to 806 and 806 to TV. When I shortened them to 6" each, the dots disappeared.

6 inch cables??? Just how far away do you have your receiver from the TV?
post #260 of 1830
does anyone else have any info on the issue I am having with the audio through my tv speakers? its driving me crazy! my new hdmi cables won't come until friday so I won't know if they are at fault (i doubt it though since I tried 3 different cables and they all did the same thing (the same type of cable though, just different lengths)...

if it is the receiver itself, I really need to find out asap so that I can return it to the guy I bought it from (it was brand new, bought from authorized dealer with receipt)
post #261 of 1830
KK,

Memory is failing me, but isn't there a total reset on the 806? If so, it looks like its time to try it.

Otherwise, you've done what I would have tried and that would have been to turn the HDMI audio passthrough off.
post #262 of 1830
Hi thanks for the response - does this mean I won't be able to receive Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TrueHD? I managed to get both Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TrueHD with the PS3 and my previous Onkyo 605.
post #263 of 1830
Maybe you have your PS3 confused with another source, the PS3 is not capable of bitsreaming HD audio to any AVR. Your are listening to Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TrueHD etc. your just not going to see those lights light up.
post #264 of 1830
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Originally Posted by kemac View Post

Maybe you have your PS3 confused with another source, the PS3 is not capable of bitsreaming HD audio to any AVR. Your are listening to Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TrueHD etc. your just not going to see those lights light up.

Hi - thanks for the response - good to know I will be listening to Dolby Digital Plus and DTS TrueHD - as for being from another source it was definitely the PS3 and the 605 is now with my son who has it hooked up to his PS3 and he is also getting the TrueHD & Digital Plus lights on
post #265 of 1830
Thread Starter 
Its possible that the 605 you have is just seeing 7.1 channels of LPCM and lighting up those logos because of that but trust us...the PS3 is incapable on a hardware level of sending TrueHD and DTSMA in bitstream format.

Thats not to say your not getting the "same" quality. The PS3 just decodes that bitstream signal and then sends it out over the cable where-as in bitstream mode (if capable) would just pass the information straight from the disc to the reciever and then the reciever would decode the information. The same processing of the data is occuring just in a different order really.
post #266 of 1830
Thats really strange you saw those lights with the PS3 since its not possible if everything is working OK. are you sure he is not seeing the legacy DD and DTS indicators? The PS3 can bit-steam those codecs.

You will find the same thing I told you posted in the 605 thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post15458033

To make sure your listening to THD DD+ etc You have to make sure that you use LPCM on the PS3 settings, then make sure you select your uncompressed audio on the movie itself. Some movies default to lossy tracks.

Hope this helps!
post #267 of 1830
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Originally Posted by kemac View Post

Thats really strange you saw those lights with the PS3 since its not possible if everything is working OK. are you sure he is not seeing the legacy DD and DTS indicators? The PS3 can bit-steam those codecs.

You will find the same thing I told you posted in the 605 thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post15458033

To make sure your listening to THD DD+ etc You have to make sure that you use LPCM on the PS3 settings, then make sure you select your uncompressed audio on the movie itself. Some movies default to lossy tracks.

Hope this helps!

Many thanks - I will have a play tonight and then see how I get on hooking up a Tosh HD player
post #268 of 1830
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post

6 inch cables??? Just how far away do you have your receiver from the TV?

Nice...6'.
post #269 of 1830
Anyone read the Home Theater review? Not bad write up...Sorry if this has been mention on earlier posts.

DJoel
post #270 of 1830
Hello I have a two week old Onkyo TX-SR806 and I have hooked up the Comcast HD cable box, PS3, Xbox 360,and two pioneer DVD jukeboxes 601 DVD players. HDMI 50Ft connection to a HDFURY2 to a Toshiba TDP-S26U DLP Projector. When I go to the 806 menu it appears to be slightly larger then is suppose to be and its grayish green in color not the normal black and white. All the players are showing thru the 806 fine, just the menu has this color it does in what ever setting I‘m using ( PS3, Xbox 360 ext.)
Sometimes when I press the menu you can see it the way it should be seen black background and white writing for 1 or 2 seconds and the grayish green appears again and stays that way until I press the menu off again.
I called Onkio and all they told me to reset the unit and after it did not fix it that I should return to Amazon.
Other wise I don’t have problems with 806. Any help
Thanks
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