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post #991 of 3106
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Originally Posted by dbbarron View Post

Thus, if I adjust r,g and b equally, I should get an overall gamma adjustment, correct?

The gamma adjustment setting will adjust r,g,b together. My unit had a failure in that the colors did not track when the Gamma was adjusted. The unit had to be replaced.
Individual adjustments of the colors can also be made for color level balance.
There still is another problem with the Gamma adjustment. It will not "stick" (stay at the setting selected) when the input is switched and then brought back. Integra has confirmed the issue and we are awaiting a firmware update.
post #992 of 3106
Any update on the coming firmware that will enable the Audyssey Pro calibration?
post #993 of 3106
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Originally Posted by Stevetd View Post

Any update on the coming firmware that will enable the Audyssey Pro calibration?

Nothing on the Integra/Onkyo service website as of 12:45 pm CST, 12/29.
thanks,
alan
post #994 of 3106
I finally got a DHC-9.9. So far, things seem to be OK. However, there is a light flashing inside the unit when it's turned on. When I look through the vents on the top cover, it's visible on the rear left side near the top behind the AC socket. Has anyone else noticed this? Is this normal?

I'd appreciate any comment on this matter. Thanks
post #995 of 3106
Looks like a LED on the Reon board to me. I have it as well. If I recall correctly there are two.
post #996 of 3106
FWIW, I changed amps and that took away the hum. I ordered balanced cables hoping that might reinstate my dead quiet audio system. Still seems strange though. I had operated the ADCOM amp for many years using the unbalanced inputs. Both the 9. and 9.9 were quiet. All of a sudden one day, hum in both channels without any change to the system. Tried removing antennas and HDMI connectors but replacing the amp was the only way to stop the hum. More when I get the balanced cables.
post #997 of 3106
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

FWIW, I changed amps and that took away the hum. I ordered balanced cables hoping that might reinstate my dead quiet audio system. Still seems strange though. I had operated the ADCOM amp for many years using the unbalanced inputs. Both the 9. and 9.9 were quiet. All of a sudden one day, hum in both channels without any change to the system. Tried removing antennas and HDMI connectors but replacingthe a,p was the only way to stop the hum. More when I get the balanced cables.

When I last had hum, it rode in on the comcast cable connection.

- Rich
post #998 of 3106
I think I've read that the 2 HDMI outputs on the DHC-9.9 are not "on" together; it's one or the other. Is there a way to select between the HDMI Main and HDMI Sub video outputs using the Integra remote control. I am currently using a Harmony 1000 remote. Are there any known commands that quickly select between the 2 outputs, or do I have to go through the setup menu commands. That would take forever since it takes this menu so long to load. I am trying to setup a 2 display environment (LCD and projector) that can be used reliably by non-hobbyists. Thanks for any help and/or suggestions.
/David
post #999 of 3106
I checked on my 9.8 remote and i can't toggle HDMI outputs from the remote. It's faster to just get off my butt and change it on the faceplate, than to go thru the menu.
post #1000 of 3106
Does anyone have any experience with 1x 2 HDMI splitters. This might be a simple work around for the lack of flexibility with the DHC-9.9s HDMI outputs.

/David
post #1001 of 3106
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Originally Posted by davidaschwartz View Post

Does anyone have any experience with 1x 2 HDMI splitters. This might be a simple work around for the lack of flexibility with the DHC-9.9s HDMI outputs.

/David

The HDMI device is a switch, and you can program a remote to select the desired channel. I used the Oppo and it always worked correctly.
I assume that is what you are looking for.
post #1002 of 3106
You can contact Harmony customer support and ask for level 2 help and tell them you want to add these HEX codes for your Integra.

HDMI Out 1:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54

HDMI Out 2:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54
post #1003 of 3106
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Originally Posted by fsrenduro View Post

You can contact Harmony customer support and ask for level 2 help and tell them you want to add these HEX codes for your Integra.

HDMI Out 1:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54

HDMI Out 2:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54

Wow, much appreciated!
post #1004 of 3106
Hurray, I just resolved my hum issue by replacing the unbalanced connections from my loudly humming front L&R speakers with a balanced line between the 9.9 and the ADCOM. I use a 9.9 and I am so happy. It was obviously a ground loop issue. Total cost for peace of mind, $16.00.
post #1005 of 3106
Good to hear your problem has been solved. The problem you described was very common with the 9.8. There is something about the 9.8/9.9 internal grounding scheme that makes it far more succeptable to ground loops. Many folks experienced hum for the first time when they first replaced their existing processors with the 9.8. In every case balanced connectors solved the problem.

I have been considering the 9.9, but my amps do not have ballanced connections. I'm concerned that I'd be rolling the dice, with no way to fix a problem.
post #1006 of 3106
And now the bad news...I am unable to run the Audyssey setup. I keep getting a "Retry" message. Having performed dozens of setups, I am baffled as to why it will not allow me to run the setup. Everything else seems to work. I checked the plug and the cable. I get 3 levels of chirp then "retry".

Question...If I had an open in the mic circuit, what message would I get? Does the algorithm perform a line check before it begins? I am baffled.

BTW, I also had to replace the subwoofer unbalanced with a balanced connection. This all occurred subsequent to Comcast's reinstallation of the feed to my home. They replaced the R-11 line with the newer product whose number I do not remember. Perhaps grounding is different. Strange that only my front channels and sub were affected. These have separate amps. I use a third 6 channel amp for the rears.

If I am unable to get Audyssey working, I will use my trusty RS meter. I will use the values Audyssey computed before and I used previously. I will adjust sub and front speakers. I understand that the XLR connection provides less gain in the 9.9 vis a vis the unbalanced RCA connection. how much less?
post #1007 of 3106
The same thing happened to me. The next day when I tried again it worked just fine. Maybe they are moody.

Seriously, it must be a bad mic connection or cord or something like that. Inserting the mic initiates the sequence so that part must be working. It appears not to be getting input from the mic. This could be the mic circuitry gone bad all of a sudden but how likely is that?

Have a spare mic to try?
post #1008 of 3106
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

And now the bad news...I am unable to run the Audyssey setup. I keep getting a "Retry" message. Having performed dozens of setups, I am baffled as to why it will not allow me to run the setup. Everything else seems to work. I checked the plug and the cable. I get 3 levels of chirp then "retry".

Question...If I had an open in the mic circuit, what message would I get? Does the algorithm perform a line check before it begins? I am baffled.

I suspect that it does and uses that to initiate the procedure.

Quote:


BTW, I also had to replace the subwoofer unbalanced with a balanced connection. This all occurred subsequent to Comcast's reinstallation of the feed to my home. They replaced the R-11 line with the newer product whose number I do not remember. Perhaps grounding is different. Strange that only my front channels and sub were affected. These have separate amps. I use a third 6 channel amp for the rears.

Cable grounding practices are notoriously unreliable. Before I had the Integra, I had 3-4 'technicians' out to the house to cure my ground loop problem and all of them insisted that the "cure" was to use a little ground loop isolator on the line. That's a band-aid. Finally, the last guy grudgingly agreed to relocate their ground adjacent to and connected to the main house ground. Voila! No ground loop. He was amazed.

Quote:


If I am unable to get Audyssey working, I will use my trusty RS meter. I will use the values Audyssey computed before and I used previously. I will adjust sub and front speakers. I understand that the XLR connection provides less gain in the 9.9 vis a vis the unbalanced RCA connection. how much less?

Typically, 6dB but that's just a guess in this case.
post #1009 of 3106
Quote:
Originally Posted by fsrenduro View Post

You can contact Harmony customer support and ask for level 2 help and tell them you want to add these HEX codes for your Integra.

HDMI Out 1:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54

HDMI Out 2:

0000 006c 0022 0002 0156 00ac 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0020 05EE 0156 0056 0020 0E54

Any chance of getting these in an MX-700/MX-800 form? How about a Pronto CCF?
post #1010 of 3106
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I suspect that it does and uses that to initiate the procedure.

Cable grounding practices are notoriously unreliable. Before I had the Integra, I had 3-4 'technicians' out to the house to cure my ground loop problem and all of them insisted that the "cure" was to use a little ground loop isolator on the line. That's a band-aid. Finally, the last guy grudgingly agreed to relocate their ground adjacent to and connected to the main house ground. Voila! No ground loop. He was amazed.

Typically, 6dB but that's just a guess in this case.


Kal,

Your replies are direct and to the point. I really appreciate succinct answers and try to structure my answers similarly. I will raise my LF and RF by 6 db. Any ideas why it is saying "retry"?
post #1011 of 3106
Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by rttrek View Post

Any chance of getting these in an MX-700/MX-800 form? How about a Pronto CCF?

For the Pronto it's easy: just copy the code and paste it in ProntoEdit. (Or for the newer software versions define a device in the code database and add the code there.)

BTW, I also found a posting in the UK based AVForums, where also the codes for HDMI Out wrap-around and HDMI Off (in case you need the YUV output) are given. Oddyl enough they are a bit different from those posted by fsrenduro, but they work for me.

I don't have enough postings here yet to actually add links in postings, so if you're interested I can try to post the link once I've fulfulled the quota...

Best regards,
Oliver
post #1012 of 3106
Hi again,
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Grate View Post

I don't have enough postings here yet to actually add links in postings, so if you're interested I can try to post the link once I've fulfulled the quota...

According to my posting counter it should now work... try this link to the Pronto codes.
Oliver
post #1013 of 3106
I can not get the Audyssey setup to run. Keep getting "Retry". Original mic and wire look OK but maybe there might be an open? It tries but says Retry after chirping through either 1 or 3 levels. Advice?
post #1014 of 3106
Sounds like you need to trouble shoot the mic and mic cable. Can you borrow one of the calibration mics from a dealer or friend?
post #1015 of 3106
Wish I could but no cigar. Just called the dealer. He said he would contact Onkyo next week. What are you going to do? Maybe I will do a continuity test on it.
post #1016 of 3106
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

I can not get the Audyssey setup to run. Keep getting "Retry". Original mic and wire look OK but maybe there might be an open? It tries but says Retry after chirping through either 1 or 3 levels. Advice?

Art,
I know you've run Audyssey numerous times so you know this, but are you sure you don't have any background noise?

And you did try to raise the L & R channel levels?

Maybe a quick search on the Audyssey thread?

Beyond that it sounds like the mic or mic cable connection. Do you have a multimeter that you could check the resistance of the mic to see if there's an open?

I'm in Gaithersburg so not that far from you. You can borrow my mic to test and get you calibrated.

Regards,
Karl
post #1017 of 3106
Trying a different mic would really help isolate the problem.

Turning up the volume will not help. The Audyssey calibration routine controls the volume. That may be what the first chirps are for, volume test--I don't know for sure.
post #1018 of 3106
I'm trying to decide whether or not to go with the DHC 9.9 or the PR-SC886P. Technically, the 886 has pure direct, and an cleaner faceplate. I can get the 886 at $50 less than the 9.9, but I wonder is there anything that you guys pick the DHC 9.9? THANKS
post #1019 of 3106
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

Kal,

Your replies are direct and to the point. I really appreciate succinct answers and try to structure my answers similarly. I will raise my LF and RF by 6 db. Any ideas why it is saying "retry"?

Are the 3 chirps progressively louder? That suggests the system is not "hearing" the chirps and would suspect a defective mic.
post #1020 of 3106
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Originally Posted by kmchenry View Post

Art,
I know you've run Audyssey numerous times so you know this, but are you sure you don't have any background noise?

And you did try to raise the L & R channel levels?

Maybe a quick search on the Audyssey thread?

Beyond that it sounds like the mic or mic cable connection. Do you have a multimeter that you could check the resistance of the mic to see if there's an open?

I'm in Gaithersburg so not that far from you. You can borrow my mic to test and get you calibrated.

Regards,
Karl

Thanks Karl for your generous offer. Because I had performed previous Audyssey set ups, I have the EQ from those. I have reset the gain (level) settings to yield a 72 dB SPL with my RS meter at all positions. The positions where I changed RCA to XLR cables required adjustment, LF RF and SW. It sounds OK.

I have determined that there is a high resistance value > 100K that is present when one checks center to ground on the mic connector. It barely makes my continuity tester make noise but the resistance reading is very high and depends on the quality of the contact between the probes and the connector. Now, I am beginning to fear that the problem may be an internal one on the 9.9. If you can, would you measure the resistance between center and ground on the mic connector? This will give me something to compare to. I am of course referring to the male mic connector not the female on the 9.9 chassis.

Would you be kind enough to explain you comment about setting the level high enough?
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