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post #4951 of 5049
Send an email to onkyoadmin@us.onkyo.com

Ask for a disc with firmware 12116A for the TX-SR876.

They should reply with a form to sign...
post #4952 of 5049
Thanks, will that will include the dsp updates to eliminate the "dts bomb"?
post #4953 of 5049
Yes.
post #4954 of 5049
which firmware? For the DSPs?
post #4955 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

which firmware? For the DSPs?

I'd imagine that all the firmware is out of date. I'll check tonight and figure out which it's running. I would like to make sure that the DTS bomb issue becomes a non-issue and update the DSP for sure.
post #4956 of 5049
Has anyone here had their 876 repair work done in Canada - how was the experience?

I'm having the known 876 HDMI issue where you have to power of the AVR OFF/ON several times before the sources HDMI signal is recognized AVR. Lately it been getting worst and it driving me and my wife nuts. My understanding is that the HDMI board needs replacing and it's ~$400 to replace it. It hasn't given us any problems up to now, but I am also considering replacing it versus having it repaired.
post #4957 of 5049
The board is more like $1000 to replace and $400 to repair....
post #4958 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

The board is more like $1000 to replace and $400 to repair....

If that's the case a new AVR is in order.
post #4959 of 5049
Unless you do the repair / replacement of those electrolytic capacitors on the board yourself.
That seems to be the main culprit in most of the cases.
That's more like < $20 plus your own time / work...
post #4960 of 5049
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Originally Posted by gurkey View Post

Unless you do the repair / replacement of those electrolytic capacitors on the board yourself.
That seems to be the main culprit in most of the cases.
That's more like < $20 plus your own time / work...

But one needs some skills in SMD rework to be succesful.
post #4961 of 5049
Here's my set-up.
Panasonic DMP BDT500 Blu-ray
Onkyo TX-SR876
Panasonic TC-P60UT50 Plasma

I've calibrated the TV the best I could using WOW. The UT series is very limited regarding options for calibration from the TV menu. For 3D duties I bypass the receiver and go directly to the TV. I was thinking that for reference viewing in 2D, I could run the video through the receiver and have the TV and the receiver calibrated, being that the onkyo has the ISF controls. Has anybody had this done with their receiver and display? Was it worth it? Is the video processing in the 876 outdated and could actually lead to picture degradation?
post #4962 of 5049
Did some more research and it appears that 24 fps can't be passed through the video processor if its active. I guess that answers my own question.
post #4963 of 5049
Anyone with the latest dsp cd for the 876? onkyo in the UK can't/will not help.
post #4964 of 5049
One of my hdmi inputs just stopped processing video, sound still comes through. No big deal I thought, will use another input. Video is coming through fine on other inputs, then I decided to go into menu to set this new input setting like the old one, to my surprise on screen menu is displaying bunch of horizontal pinkish lines. It's unreadable, anyone experienced that? Had this receiver since 2008.
post #4965 of 5049
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Originally Posted by PrutikJr View Post

One of my hdmi inputs just stopped processing video, sound still comes through. No big deal I thought, will use another input. Video is coming through fine on other inputs, then I decided to go into menu to set this new input setting like the old one, to my surprise on screen menu is displaying bunch of horizontal pinkish lines. It's unreadable, anyone experienced that? Had this receiver since 2008.

Totally normal with this thing, tons of people have had the issue. I chose to open it up and replace some capacitors, you can find the DIY in here somewhere
post #4966 of 5049
post #4967 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

The current DSP firmware is:
DSP1 12116A...
DSP2 08605C...
DSP 308506A

Only the first one controls the DTS decoder DSP...

Again, call Onkyo for the CD...

On the 805 thread laugsbach wrote that he managed to rip the DSP update CD to a lossless .wma track and he uploaded it on a website, can this track work as well for our 876? After all it's the same DSP (12116A), so if I convert the .wma to a .wav file and burn it as audio CD, I could manage to update my DSP, I just have a doubt: this update will rewrite DSP2 and DSP3 or it'll update only the first DSP?

On 805 the update result is:

DSP1: 12116A
DSP2: 07518A
DSP3: 07820B

Will the 876 update result as:
DSP1 12116A
DSP2 08605C
DSP3 08506A ?

Is there any 876 owner brave enough to try this? Or someone with the CD update for 876 that know how to rip a track on his pc and upload it? It's just an audio CD, so I think is not so difficult to rip that track as a .wav track with EAC or another ripper software.
post #4968 of 5049
The DSP update for the 805 will NOT work for the 876. That is what I was told by Onkyo... They sent me separate CDs for my 905 and 906....
post #4969 of 5049
Thanks for the answer, and for the warning smile.gif .
post #4970 of 5049
Hi there,

i still love my 876 very much. Just upgraded it with passive coolers on the HDMI-Section, as some others in this thread suggested.


What troubles me is it's power supply.
There's a slight humming sound coming from the transformer.
Not loud at all, but loud enough to get on my nerves, as i sit only about 5 feet (1.5 meters) away.

It's definitely coming from the speakers; i opened the 876 and checked it, it's coming directly from the transformer. But it's only disturbing when the speakers are connected and after about 1 minute warm-up time.
Plus, it's not caused by vibrations of the 876 case or the shelf. Only the transformer.
No matter if the receiver is turned on or on standby.

Can you hear a slight humming sound too?
Any idea what i can do about it?


BTW, i live in europe, so i got a 230 V model.


Greez
post #4971 of 5049
If you have hum from the transformer AND from the speakers, I think there is a problem. A very quiet hum from just the transformer is normal likely, but you should not hear it from more than 10-20 cm away. I can hear mine hum up to about that distance. Mine is a 120V/60Hz USA model.
post #4972 of 5049
Hi All

I have had my 876 for 5 years now with no problems at all. I have just bought a Sony blue ray player (Sony 3D Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi (BDPS5100).

The 876 does not recognise the blue ray most of the time - it just gives a no signal message. Sometimes it will recognise the blue ray after 20 minutes of frustration. other times it will show the blue ray but goes back to no signal when i stop the blue ray ie it will not show the Sony home page. I have tried switching cables and using a different hdmi input but no joy. Help
post #4973 of 5049
Sounds like a bad HDMI board. Welcome to the club. I haven't changed my caps yet, so my workaround has been to send my DVD player HDMI output directly to my TV and then shoot the optical out from my TV back to my 876...
post #4974 of 5049
I have looked at the posts on here and have not found my issue. Lately my 876 has been requiring the power button to be pushed several times for it to come off standby. Now it won't come off standby at all. It will just click and go right back to standby. The front display will not come on. I have had this AVR since late 2009 and have always run it with 2 coolers on top of it. Any thoughts as to my first plan of attack? A new AVR is out of the question. I need to fix this one
post #4975 of 5049
I'm replacing my 876. I'm sure with all the HDMI boards dying, I'm not the only one. What is the current comparable model to the 876?
post #4976 of 5049
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Originally Posted by notslow View Post

I'm replacing my 876. I'm sure with all the HDMI boards dying, I'm not the only one. What is the current comparable model to the 876?

The 3010 is the descendant that occupies the same spot in the lineup, but it is difficult to make a hard comparison because the feature sets of even lower level models have exceeded much of what we are familiar with in our 876s. 

 

The 1010 also maintains THX Ultra certification and has the same HQV Vida video processor as the 3010.  Both the 3010 and 1010 allow their Sub HDMI out to be used as an HDMI Zone 2 output... something that has been on the wish list for many folks. 

 

The 818 is also a very interesting model... having a somewhat less robust amp section (THX Select certified) and a different (but still considered premium) video processor, but with a significantly lower price than either the 3010 or 1010.  The 818 only has seven on-board amp channels vs. nine for the other two... however, it includes Audyssey MultEQ XT32 just like its big brothers have.  Many folks consider this a huge step up from the MultEQ XT processing in lesser/older models.

 

I would think that an 876 owner would be primarily looking at these three models and weighing their features/cost against their own needs/budget.


Edited by jcalabria - 5/10/13 at 6:11am
post #4977 of 5049
I have an 876 that has started to make a horrible noise intermittently with no rhyme nor reason. I have searched the site high and low and do not see this item coming up. It sounds like an octave pink noise centered on mid bass and lower frequencies. It comes through all the speakers and makes the sub nearly clip even with volume at normal TV listening levels. Anyone have any ideas? I have placed a 4" 65cfm fan on top of the unit for cooling and have checked the temp with the OBC and it sits around:

T: 46/ 47FAN:-
V: 0.00 SEC:H

Tony
post #4978 of 5049
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skins 32 View Post

I have an 876 that has started to make a horrible noise intermittently with no rhyme nor reason. I have searched the site high and low and do not see this item coming up. It sounds like an octave pink noise centered on mid bass and lower frequencies. It comes through all the speakers and makes the sub nearly clip even with volume at normal TV listening levels. Anyone have any ideas? I have placed a 4" 65cfm fan on top of the unit for cooling and have checked the temp with the OBC and it sits around:

T: 46/ 47FAN:-
V: 0.00 SEC:H

Tony

Here is the noise.
post #4979 of 5049
Fellow 876 Owners,

I have owned and loved my 876 for about 4 years now and have never had an issue. However I recently upgraded to a 3D capable projector. I know the 876 will not handle 3D, so I purchased a BluRay player that has dual HDMI outputs. When I want to watch 3D the plan was simply to send the 3D signal directly to the projector and have the 876 handle the sound via the other output. Also I have the 876 hooked up via HDMI #2 to the 876 for watching cable TV, Xbox etc. The issue is that when I try and watch a 3D movie, the receiver will not find the audio signal. I know it is being passed because when I unplug the HDMI out from the receiver, everything works fine. For now my workaround is that I have to pull the HDMI cable out of the 876 every time I want to watch a 3D movie in order to get sound.

Has anyone else had this issue and if so how have you fixed it? I am hoping it is a simple setting in the receiver that I am just unaware of. If not I might have to replace it with a newer model (818 maybe). Thanks for your time.
post #4980 of 5049
Hello,
My TX-SR876 just lost all audio output. All the other functions such as video switching works fine—including HDMI inputs. But there is no audio from any speaker nor the headphone jack. No audio on Zone 2 speakers either. I've tried using various analog audio inputs as well.

I ran a Debug sequence (hold Display & StandBy, then Tone+). It gives me:

DSP1st
?????? ??????

Same with DSP 2nd and DSP 3rd. The last part of the Debug sequence yields the following which seems to indicate a problem with the DSP or MPU, or a problem with the interface between the two:

0A48KON/027?x
0303030 0 005

The guy at the local authorized service center said it was "probably the HDMI board because all audio passes through the HDMI board." (I am not an Onkyo certified technician, but I don't think that's correct. I am skeptical this is a kneejerk response given all the known issues with the bad caps on the HDMI boards. Indeed, I have personally repaired the HDMI board in my TX-SR606 when it lost it's HDMI functions.)

Can anyone offer a suggestion or experience with a similar problem? It would be much appreciated.

Ralph
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