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post #4741 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Which one is best for upconversion for SD DVD's and SD TV?? I will be a new 876 owner as of tomorrow and will be asking many dumb questions probably, please bare with me. Oh, and yes I have read probably 70% of this thread so far and the manual twice (downloaded off the net). Thanks everyone for your help.

Your monitor (TV) might be as good or better in scaling as Onkyo. What is useful in 876 - video calibration, which is separate for each input. Not many TVs have this option.
post #4742 of 5049
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Originally Posted by phantom52 View Post

I had my 876 on pass through and just let the Oppo do its thing for DVD's. Never used my 876 for any video processing though so it may be okay. Picture on my display is good enough without adding something else into the mix. The less processing going on the better.

Makes sense, thank you for the reply.
post #4743 of 5049
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Originally Posted by ap1 View Post

Your monitor (TV) might be as good or better in scaling as Onkyo. What is useful in 876 - video calibration, which is separate for each input. Not many TVs have this option.

Like this idea, is this covered in the manual on how to do this or is this one of those hidden secrets in the 876? My projector is the Mitsubishi HD 1000 which is 720P but has a great pic but I would certainly like to be able to adjust the picture using the 876. Your reply on how to do this with the 876 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
post #4744 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Like this idea, is this covered in the manual on how to do this or is this one of those hidden secrets in the 876? My projector is the Mitsubishi HD 1000 which is 720P but has a great pic but I would certainly like to be able to adjust the picture using the 876. Your reply on how to do this with the 876 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Manual says WHAT you can do but not HOW. Get yourself one of calibration video disks, they come with test patterns and instructions.
post #4745 of 5049
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Originally Posted by ap1 View Post

Manual says WHAT you can do but not HOW. Get yourself one of calibration video disks, they come with test patterns and instructions.

Thanks, will do, any suggestions on which one to get, there are quite a few to chose from and are quite pricey to start a collection. Have a great weekend.
post #4746 of 5049
Would someone PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE send me a workable download for the DSP updates to the Onkyo TX-SR876? Mine are erased completely in my 876 that I just bought and I can't use it until I make the updates. By the way do the updates have to be made using an optical cable on the CD player?

Please I really need your help on this one, thank you so much.
post #4747 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Would someone PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE send me a workable download for the DSP updates to the Onkyo TX-SR876? Mine are erased completely in my 876 that I just bought and I can't use it until I make the updates. By the way do the updates have to be made using an optical cable on the CD player?

Please I really need your help on this one, thank you so much.

Please anyone out there that I can help me. Surely someone has these updates. Thank you.
post #4748 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Please anyone out there that I can help me. Surely someone has these updates. Thank you.


Why can't you use it without these DSP updates? Mine works quite well without them. What version firmware is on your 876 also? And yes it does take an older CD player to install these DSP updates. HDMI will not do it IIRC.
post #4749 of 5049
Golffnutt, do you need the firmware and the DSP or just the DSP?
post #4750 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Just4Kicks View Post

Golffnutt, do you need the firmware and the DSP or just the DSP?

He needs both. He is stuck on firmware 1.01 and none of the dsp updates. Purchased it from another member here that didn't bother to do the updates when they were available.
post #4751 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Please anyone out there that I can help me. Surely someone has these updates. Thank you.

PM me with your email address and I will send you the zip file. Instructions for making a CD are included.
post #4752 of 5049
Hi Guys,

Quick question. I am trying to update my newly purchased 876 thanks to Trekguy sending me the update.

Question is this. I don't have a cd player that has an optical outlet that will play the wav file. Can I use a coax cable instead, probably not, but thought I would ask. Thanks guys.
post #4753 of 5049
no... you must use an optical TOSLink cable...
post #4754 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

no... you must use an optical TOSLink cable...

Thanks Jon, I figured as much but thought I would confirm with the experts. Thanks for taking time to let me know.
post #4755 of 5049
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Originally Posted by ChrisW6ATV View Post

As rickardl did, I also highly recommend putting a fan on top of the TX-SR876 (pulling air out of it upward, not blowing downward). I have had mine on it since it was new and it is still working fine.

Regarding repairing your HDMI board, it requires some amount of electronics experience, and there is no exact list of parts to replace. Read the topic(s) for other Onkyo failures for some tips. Likely, it requires about 16 new capacitors.

yes.. there is a thread titled "How to DIY ; TX-SR576/TX-SR606/etc HDMI daughterboard repair (for dummies?)" that teaches a method of replacing several defective 100uF 4V capacitors on the HDMI board. Our hdmi board is entirely different from the 606, save for the SAME 100uF 4V capacitors (13 of them). I couldnt find an example of someone who tried, so I just played guinea pig and attempted the fix on my 876 HDMI board.. it worked! HDMI functioning 100%, instant sync is back. see my post #402. just spreading the word!
post #4756 of 5049
When you run Audyssey on the 876, is there any way to see the eq calibrations? Or does it not calibrate the eq at all and just the speaker configuration, speaker distance and Speaker SPL? I asked before and someone said you can see it right after you run it, so I did that and it wasn't there, just the things I listed.

Thanks guys!
post #4757 of 5049
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Originally Posted by joeybutts View Post

When you run Audyssey on the 876, is there any way to see the eq calibrations? Or does it not calibrate the eq at all and just the speaker configuration, speaker distance and Speaker SPL? I asked before and someone said you can see it right after you run it, so I did that and it wasn't there, just the things I listed.

Thanks guys!

It does eq all your speakers, but there is no visual graphs or charts to show what has been changed. You'll need to explore something like REW if you want to see what your frequency response curve looks like.
post #4758 of 5049
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by joeybutts View Post

When you run Audyssey on the 876, is there any way to see the eq calibrations? Or does it not calibrate the eq at all and just the speaker configuration, speaker distance and Speaker SPL? I asked before and someone said you can see it right after you run it, so I did that and it wasn't there, just the things I listed.

Thanks guys!

Here is something to refresh your memory...
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Originally Posted by joeybutts View Post

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Originally Posted by rickardl View Post

[The things you see right after Audyssey setup are:
- crossovers
- distances
- trim levels
and afterwards, you can see and adjust the same things in the normal menu. No biggie.]
But there is no display whatsoever at anytime to show you what Audyssey cuts/boosts like it does on the Denons.

Ohhhh there isn't? Well that stinks. I'd really like to know the details of what Audyssey is adjusting. I have enough experience to know basically what is being effected but would like to tweak what Audyssey has done.

Damn. That is a nice feature on the Denons. Oh well. Thanks Rickard!
post #4759 of 5049
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Originally Posted by rickardl View Post

Here is something to refresh your memory...

BWHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAH. I did have a short memory on that! I totally forgot. I think I just got so excited about my new XPA-3 that I didn't even think of it.

Thanks Rickard!
post #4760 of 5049
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Originally Posted by joeybutts View Post

BWHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAH. I did have a short memory on that! I totally forgot. I think I just got so excited about my new XPA-3 that I didn't even think of it.

Thanks Rickard!

Hey joey would you let me know if the XPA-3 makes a big difference with the 876. I too have the 876 and have been toying with the idea of buying the XPA-3 to improve music performance and up front performance with the 876. Would you please PM me with your thoughts. Thank you so much.

golffnutt
post #4761 of 5049
And still no official word of Onkyo regarding DSP update of the DTS bomb in Star Wars discs!! Not only this, they start to deny they have a problem to some members. The problem can clearly occur when you play New Hope and during playback skip to chapter 16 to hear the big fat BOM… am I and some people the only one having this problem, I don’t see too many people complaining?
post #4762 of 5049
Hi Guys,

Would someone kindly guide me to an "ACTIVE" link for 1.01 HDMI firmware for the Onkyo 876? I have 1.00 right now and would really like to update. Need instructions with it also, which hopefully come with it anyway. I am OK on main firmware, 1.04 and DSP, just need HDMI and VIDEO updates.

WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP ON THIS. You could PM me for my email address if you would prefer emailing it to me. Thanks for not letting me down, you NEVER have before.

Thanks a million everyone..

Golffnutt
post #4763 of 5049
It's been a while since I researched this with my 876, but I'm almost positive there was no way to upgrade the hdmi firmware. Some people had 1.0, and some had a newer one. I did update my dsp firmwares without a hitch, though. my hdmi firmware is 1.0 and I would have upgraded it if there were a descent way.
post #4764 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Hi Guys,

Would someone kindly guide me to an "ACTIVE" link for 1.01 HDMI firmware for the Onkyo 876? I have 1.00 right now and would really like to update. Golffnutt

I do not recall any end user update firmware for HDMI. If you found a an inactive link did it include a file name?
post #4765 of 5049
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Originally Posted by armandxp View Post

It's been a while since I researched this with my 876, but I'm almost positive there was no way to upgrade the hdmi firmware. Some people had 1.0, and some had a newer one. I did update my dsp firmwares without a hitch, though. my hdmi firmware is 1.0 and I would have upgraded it if there were a descent way.

Thank you armandxp. I just thought surely there was a way to update it. I updated my HDMI firmware in my 805 but it was all inclusive with the main firmware update. Just thought I may have missed it somewhere, guess I will have to stay at 1.00, hope I am not missing anything critical. Thanks for taking time to reply.

golffnutt
post #4766 of 5049
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Originally Posted by trekguy View Post

I do not recall any end user update firmware for HDMI. If you found a an inactive link did it include a file name?

Hi trekguy and thanks for the reply. No I haven't found any link, active or inactive, just was hoping someone had it and could maybe share it with me or send me their upgrade via email. Doesn't look like it is possible to upgrade but that sure seems strange. Can anyone put a definite closure on this subject??? Thanks for helping.

golffnutt
post #4767 of 5049
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Hi trekguy and thanks for the reply. No I haven't found any link, active or inactive, just was hoping someone had it and could maybe share it with me or send me their upgrade via email. Doesn't look like it is possible to upgrade but that sure seems strange. Can anyone put a definite closure on this subject??? Thanks for helping.

golffnutt

According to this it seems possible but I have never seen a HDMI
firmware available anywhere for the 876/906 (except for the 1.00) so I doubt you will find one.
LL
post #4768 of 5049
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Just thought I may have missed it somewhere, guess I will have to stay at 1.00, hope I am not missing anything critical. Thanks for taking time to reply.

golffnutt

As far as I know, you're not missing anything. I do remember seeing that upgrade path for some of the other receivers, but I don't think anyone got a hold of the specific firmware for the 876's HDMI. I've had this receiver since 2008 and haven't had the first problem with it. No DTS bombs, errors, nothing. I couldn't be happier, and I leave this receiver on probably 16 hours a day. When it does go out I'll be upgrading to a less expensive Onkyo, though. I paid a pretty penny for this one, I'm going the cheaper route next time (TX-NR809). This one seems to have everything I'll need. I upgraded to 3D this year, and it's a pain to not be able to pass the 3D signal. I have everything rigged up crazy, but I can't justify getting a new receiver just yet, maybe next year. Have a good one!
post #4769 of 5049
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Originally Posted by rickardl View Post

According to this it seems possible but I have never seen a HDMI
firmware available anywhere for the 876/906 (except for the 1.00) so I doubt you will find one.

Thanks rickardl, I agree with you, don't think I will find it, that's unfortunate. Thanks for the reply.

golffnutt
post #4770 of 5049
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Originally Posted by armandxp View Post

As far as I know, you're not missing anything. I do remember seeing that upgrade path for some of the other receivers, but I don't think anyone got a hold of the specific firmware for the 876's HDMI. I've had this receiver since 2008 and haven't had the first problem with it. No DTS bombs, errors, nothing. I couldn't be happier, and I leave this receiver on probably 16 hours a day. When it does go out I'll be upgrading to a less expensive Onkyo, though. I paid a pretty penny for this one, I'm going the cheaper route next time (TX-NR809). This one seems to have everything I'll need. I upgraded to 3D this year, and it's a pain to not be able to pass the 3D signal. I have everything rigged up crazy, but I can't justify getting a new receiver just yet, maybe next year. Have a good one!

Thanks armandxp, glad to know I am not missing anything. Sounds like you got a good 876, I'm glad for you, hope it lasts a few more years. Thanks for the reply.

golffnutt
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