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post #2341 of 2589
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post


The problem was I had it on the correct setting, but when I turned the TV on it would actually change the 607 to TV/Tape, which I did not have assigned to anything. It's fixed now - another poster suggested turning off Anynet on the Samsung which did the trick. I was hoping not to have to turn that function off, since I did use it for my blu-ray player. Oh well.

Reassign the optical input for direct tv to tv/tape.
post #2342 of 2589
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Originally Posted by drcorso View Post


Reassign the optical input for direct tv to tv/tape.

BTW this would perfectly. I guess I was thinking that it had to be much more complicated than that. I can't believe I missed that! Thanks for the push back to basics. Much appreciated.
post #2343 of 2589
My radio volume is much louder than my tv volume at turn on. Is there a way to set the unit so when I turn it on (or switch to radio) , the default volume will be at a specific level?
post #2344 of 2589
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Originally Posted by lalawyer View Post

My radio volume is much louder than my tv volume at turn on. Is there a way to set the unit so when I turn it on (or switch to radio) , the default volume will be at a specific level?

In the setup there is a default volume level you can set at power on. I use this and have mine set to 12. There is something to adjust the db on separate inputs but I have never used it but I think you can use this to balance your inputs out. But before you do that you may want to check if the device sourcing your tv signal has a volume control that is maybe set low. This is a common issue with motorola stb's.
post #2345 of 2589
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Originally Posted by lalawyer View Post

My radio volume is much louder than my tv volume at turn on. Is there a way to set the unit so when I turn it on (or switch to radio) , the default volume will be at a specific level?

You can adjust the gain on each input using Intellivolume in the settings. You could adjust your TV volume up 12 dB I believe and likewise could pad down your radio 12 dB if needed.
post #2346 of 2589
Thanks for the replies.
post #2347 of 2589
I hope somebody could help me out with this problem.

I used to have a 42" Panasonic plasma TH-42PZ80U TV contected with receiver Onkyo TX-SR607. All players go to receiver and out from receiver to TV and all connections are used HDMI cables. Eveything was fine when I did go to setup of the receiver and I saw the setup screen on the TV.

Now, I have bought a new LG 47 LE5500. I was lucky that I got the IPS panel and the picture is beautiful.
Until yesterday, I tried to re-setup my receiver that could match with the new TV and when I hit setup button on receiver remote and I did not see the setup screen on TV and I have tried many times and I still could not see that setup screen at all. The TV says no signal????

If anyone of you have had this problem, please share your experience.

Thanks
post #2348 of 2589
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Originally Posted by candoan View Post

I hope somebody could help me out with this problem.

I used to have a 42" Panasonic plasma TH-42PZ80U TV contected with receiver Onkyo TX-SR607. All players go to receiver and out from receiver to TV and all connections are used HDMI cables. Eveything was fine when I did go to setup of the receiver and I saw the setup screen on the TV.

Now, I have bought a new LG 47 LE5500. I was lucky that I got the IPS panel and the picture is beautiful.
Until yesterday, I tried to re-setup my receiver that could match with the new TV and when I hit setup button on receiver remote and I did not see the setup screen on TV and I have tried many times and I still could not see that setup screen at all. The TV says no signal????

If anyone of you have had this problem, please share your experience.

Thanks

Make sure you are using the hdmi port that is hdmi/dvi compatible on the tv. Usually hdmi 1 but check your manual.
post #2349 of 2589
Hi Everyone,

Here is my current setup:

Onkyo TXSR 607
Polk Monitor 50's
Polk CS1 Center
Polk RM95 Rears
PSW 125 12" sub

When I set this system up, I wanted something that was good quality and that I could grow into. I'm at the point now where I would really like to upgrade the front and center speakers and eventually the surronds.

I'm having a real hard time finding/decding on speakers that will work well with the Onkyo 607. Can someone please point me in the right direction?

My understanding is that the 607 does not have pre outs for an external amp, correct?

I've listened to the Energy CF 70's at best buy and wasn't really impressed. I thought about the Axion 80's...but was told I didn't have enough power to run these. Also listed to Paradigm Monitor and Signature series but might be out of the price range. I was hoping to keep it around $1,000 - $1,500 for the front L/R and Center Speaks.

So...with that said...would I be better off starting over and getting a different receiver? Something like the Onkyo 808??

Thanks in advance!
post #2350 of 2589
I did a search on "Macbook Pro" but seems the last time this topic was discussed was back early 2010. I have the Onkyo TX-SR607 and went through a ton of effort to try and convert a .mkv w/ dts 6ch to a format my PS3 could play but ultimately failed. Then I remembered that maybe I could leave the file in its current .mkv state and just hook up my laptop (15" Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 2.4 15" Mid-2010 Specs, MC371LL/A ) to my TV and receiver (onkyo TX-SR607) and be able to enjoy in surround sound. If I can, what wires/hardware would I need?
post #2351 of 2589
Hello,

I have a problem with my 607.

I have it connected between my PC (graphics card is Nvidia GT240) and a Toshiba, using HDMI cables.

Every time the sound input is auto-switched by the receiver it wants to go back and forth between "multichannel" and some other format at least once before it settles on the other format. This happens even when I do not select "multichannel" for any preset audio- I could set everything to "direct" or "last valid" and it would still do this dance. Furthermore I could not test sound (e.g. testing 7.1 and listening to "dings" coming out of each speaker) using Windows sound properties, because it tries to do the aforementioned "dance" on each speaker check!

This is extremely annoying, listening to the thing clicking back and forth, seemingly confused about which format it should settle on. I have other devices connected to the 607 and it has no problems with any of them- Just the PC.

I noticed if I separate out the audio input by either having it go through optical coax or toslink it would "solve" the problem, however by doing so I would run afoul of that infernal thing called "HDCP" and can't watch HD movies using the computer. That defeats the whole point of using it in the living room! GRR!

Anyone has a clue about what's going on? Thanks in advance.
post #2352 of 2589
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Originally Posted by jharel View Post

Hello,

I have a problem with my 607.

I have it connected between my PC (graphics card is Nvidia GT240) and a Toshiba, using HDMI cables.

Every time the sound input is auto-switched by the receiver it wants to go back and forth between "multichannel" and some other format at least once before it settles on the other format. This happens even when I do not select "multichannel" for any preset audio- I could set everything to "direct" or "last valid" and it would still do this dance. Furthermore I could not test sound (e.g. testing 7.1 and listening to "dings" coming out of each speaker) using Windows sound properties, because it tries to do the aforementioned "dance" on each speaker check!

This is extremely annoying, listening to the thing clicking back and forth, seemingly confused about which format it should settle on. I have other devices connected to the 607 and it has no problems with any of them- Just the PC.

I noticed if I separate out the audio input by either having it go through optical coax or toslink it would "solve" the problem, however by doing so I would run afoul of that infernal thing called "HDCP" and can't watch HD movies using the computer. That defeats the whole point of using it in the living room! GRR!

Anyone has a clue about what's going on? Thanks in advance.

Well, the problem is obviously in the computer. Since you have to get up and insert the disc (into something) anyway, why not just use your Blu-Ray player for optical discs and just use the PC for everything else?

I recently rebuilt and reloaded my HTPC. It's MediaPortal, but I'm only using XP (because it's "lighter"). I tried using the HDMI. During testing, one day the sound worked, others not. Something with the drivers or the "HDMI negotiation/handshake" just wasn't right. I even tried turning off all the HDMI-CEC stuff. I got tired of fooling with it and just hooked it back up the old way (optical SPDIF to Onkyo-607 and VGA directly to TV). Works fine. I haven't come across anything that doesn't play.

I think those little "multi-channel" speaker tests (in Windows or the Sound Card Config App) are really for analog speakers connected to the back of the computer (which no one does with a HTPC these days). Any time the Bitstream changes (or it changes to PCM), the amp. has the re-config. With SPDIF, it's pretty fast. With HDMI it takes longer because of extra steps involved.
post #2353 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

Well, the problem is obviously in the computer. Since you have to get up and insert the disc (into something) anyway, why not just use your Blu-Ray player for optical discs and just use the PC for everything else?

I recently rebuilt and reloaded my HTPC. It's MediaPortal, but I'm only using XP (because it's "lighter"). I tried using the HDMI. During testing, one day the sound worked, others not. Something with the drivers or the "HDMI negotiation/handshake" just wasn't right. I even tried turning off all the HDMI-CEC stuff. I got tired of fooling with it and just hooked it back up the old way (optical SPDIF to Onkyo-607 and VGA directly to TV). Works fine. I haven't come across anything that doesn't play.

I think those little "multi-channel" speaker tests (in Windows or the Sound Card Config App) are really for analog speakers connected to the back of the computer (which no one does with a HTPC these days). Any time the Bitstream changes (or it changes to PCM), the amp. has the re-config. With SPDIF, it's pretty fast. With HDMI it takes longer because of extra steps involved.

Thanks for the reply.

How did you get your HD-DVD or Bluray to play on the computer? Non-highdef stuff play just fine, but those HD stuff (I use HD-DVD drive) don't play at all if I hook up via SPDIF because of that HDCP nonsense.

You know what else... I just noticed that my PS3 HDMI connection started to do the same! Click, click, click, click, click. Again, I tried to set everything to "last valid" but no joy. I don't get why this thing is so temperamental.

But whatever- I just want my HD-DVDs to play on the computer again (which I can't with SPDIF connection because of HDCP because it thinks I'm trying to copy the audio *rolls eyes*), otherwise I'll have to throw all my HD-DVDs away (including some that I just bought!)
post #2354 of 2589
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Originally Posted by jharel View Post

Thanks for the reply.

How did you get your HD-DVD or Bluray to play on the computer? Non-highdef stuff play just fine, but those HD stuff (I use HD-DVD drive) don't play at all if I hook up via SPDIF because of that HDCP nonsense.

You know what else... I just noticed that my PS3 HDMI connection started to do the same! Click, click, click, click, click. Again, I tried to set everything to "last valid" but no joy. I don't get why this thing is so temperamental.

But whatever- I just want my HD-DVDs to play on the computer again (which I can't with SPDIF connection because of HDCP because it thinks I'm trying to copy the audio *rolls eyes*), otherwise I'll have to throw all my HD-DVDs away (including some that I just bought!)

Well, my HTPC (where the 607 is) doesn't have a Blu-Ray drive (I use the my real stand-alone Panasonic Blu-Ray player in that room instead).

I do have a Blu-Ray drive in my desktop PC. It's connected via DVI to the LCD. Audio is analog from the sound card. Blu-Rays play fine.

I don't think HDCP requires HDMI (see example above). Also, why would dedicated Blu-Ray players include SPDIF, and Component connections if you can't use them?

However, once you introduce HDMI into the connection chain, HDCP might prevent you from using DVI and/or SPDIF (just guessing)? Try running DVI directly to the TV, and SPDIF to the 607.

As for the PS3 acting up also ... well, I don't know. Maybe reset the 607 to defaults and be sure you are using good, short, high-bandwidth HDMI v1.3 cables. Check your AC Power. Check the TV. Connect the PS3 completely/directly to the TV (also, a good test for PC ... come to think of it).
post #2355 of 2589
I have a problem with my SR-607. It is overheating i believe. Today i was listening to music from my computer on Neo 6 surround... preset for about 30min on 20 volume, not very loud at all.
The sound began to crackle, so i turned onkyo off and checked the temp by touching it. It was very very hot indeed. So i checked the temperature in the secret menu. The secret menu indicates only 38C and i dont believe that.
I reseted the receiver on factory settings but still when i touch it is very hot.

The receiver has 1654hours i bouth it on discount it was an demo sample.
post #2356 of 2589
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Originally Posted by atomikus View Post

I have a problem with my SR-607. It is overheating i believe. Today i was listening to music from my computer on Neo 6 surround... preset for about 30min on 20 volume, not very loud at all.
The sound began to crackle, so i turned onkyo off and checked the temp by touching it. It was very very hot indeed. So i checked the temperature in the secret menu. The secret menu indicates only 38C and i dont believe that.
I reseted the receiver on factory settings but still when i touch it is very hot.

The receiver has 1654hours i bouth it on discount it was an demo sample.

They all run hot, so use a fan:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...136584&page=42

It can be fancy or just a computer case fan. I even saw an external fan with a temp. control (for AV cabinets ... but you don't have to use it in a cabinet). The slightest exhaust fan action will lower temp from "to hot to touch" to luke-warm.

The new mid-range and up Onkyos have internal fans finally.
post #2357 of 2589
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Originally Posted by atomikus View Post

Today i was listening to music from my computer.

You are using SPDIF out on the computer right?

Don't use analog audio out (like heaphone or speaker jack). Only low line-level outputs should be connected to the amp. Otherwise, you over-volt the inputs.
post #2358 of 2589
My front display on the 607 stopped working some days ago. I expected this receiver would last at least 5 years, not just over a year. Everything else works fine.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is this related to bad resistors, like in the 8xx series?

update: it was damaged power supply
post #2359 of 2589
hi, i have a samsung 3d bd player and have it connected to my 607 with an optical lead. I can only get sound to come from front 2 speakers. the display on 607 says its dts 5.1 but no sound. I tried ps3 with optical and same problem so i'm guessing its something to do with reciever. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as wife wont let me buy a new reciever with hdmi 1.4
Thanks.
post #2360 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post

hi, i have a samsung 3d bd player and have it connected to my 607 with an optical lead. I can only get sound to come from front 2 speakers. the display on 607 says its dts 5.1 but no sound. I tried ps3 with optical and same problem so i'm guessing its something to do with reciever. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as wife wont let me buy a new reciever with hdmi 1.4
Thanks.

Try a regular DD 5.1 disc instead (it might just be a DTS problem). Are you trying to switch through all the listening modes?

On my Panny BD player, it's proper setup options are different if using optical vs HDMI.

Finally, why use optical? Use a HDMI 1.3 cable.
post #2361 of 2589
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Originally Posted by leckig View Post

My front display on the 607 stopped working some days ago. I expected this receiver would last at least 5 years, not just over a year. Everything else works fine.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is this related to bad resistors, like in the 8xx series?

Are you going to fix it yourself or have it serviced?

Where is the 8xx "bad resistors" info?
post #2362 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

Try a regular DD 5.1 disc instead (it might just be a DTS problem). Are you trying to switch through all the listening modes?

On my Panny BD player, it's proper setup options are different if using optical vs HDMI.

Finally, why use optical? Use a HDMI 1.3 cable.

I have to use optical as its a 3d player and 607 wont take 1.4 so hdmi goes straight to tv and optical to receiver for surround sound. from what i can see, all the settings on the bd player are set ok, but i must have something wrong on receiver or maybe it wont give surround through optical?.
post #2363 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post

I have to use optical as its a 3d player and 607 wont take 1.4 so hdmi goes straight to tv and optical to receiver for surround sound. from what i can see, all the settings on the bd player are set ok, but i must have something wrong on receiver or maybe it wont give surround through optical?.

Well, first of all, I'm pretty sure HDMI will work:
http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdm...1_4_faq.aspx#6

Secondly, when the BD player is connected to the TV via HDMI, doesn't it see that the TV only has 2 speakers, and down-mixes everything to 2-channel stereo? I think you can over-ride that, but I forget which device holds that setting. But like I said, use HDMI and make the 607 the "central controller".

Every DVD and BD player that I have ever seen is perfectly capable of sending DD/DTS 5.1 channel surround sound through the optical (or coaxial) digital audio port.
post #2364 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post


Well, first of all, I'm pretty sure HDMI will work:
http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdm...1_4_faq.aspx#6

Secondly, when the BD player is connected to the TV via HDMI, doesn't it see that the TV only has 2 speakers, and down-mixes everything to 2-channel stereo? I think you can over-ride that, but I forget which device holds that setting. But like I said, use HDMI and make the 607 the "central controller".

Every DVD and BD player that I have ever seen is perfectly capable of sending DD/DTS 5.1 channel surround sound through the optical (or coaxial) digital audio port.

The Blu ray player is backward compatible with hdmi 1.3 yes. But I think watching 3D may be an issue if the 607 is in the middle. My guess is that is what the OP is really concerned about.
post #2365 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post


I have to use optical as its a 3d player and 607 wont take 1.4 so hdmi goes straight to tv and optical to receiver for surround sound. from what i can see, all the settings on the bd player are set ok, but i must have something wrong on receiver or maybe it wont give surround through optical?.

Hi !
I have a Onkyo 607 and the Samsung BD 6900 and i have the Samsung connected to my Onkyo with hdmi 1.3 cable because i watch 97 % regular Blu-ray and sometimes 3D.
I have a extra hdmi from tv and when i watch 3D i just switch the cable in the bd player.
post #2366 of 2589
Thanks for replies everyone. the 3d does not work through 1.3, just trying to find a way to get surround whilst watching a 3d movie.
post #2367 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post

Thanks for replies everyone. the 3d does not work through 1.3, just trying to find a way to get surround whilst watching a 3d movie.

If you assign the optical cable in the Onkyo setup for example Bd/dvd just push the "movie" button on your Onkyo remote until you get the sound you like,
post #2368 of 2589
I cant change settings that way, says option is not available on any equalizer settings.
post #2369 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post

I cant change settings that way, says option is not available on any equalizer settings.

Ok ! Have you done any calibration of your speakers with the audyssey EQ and got the correct signals from the speakers etc ?

You need to look at the back on your reciever and see what port you are using Opt 1 or 2 then you go to the setup on your Onkyo and choose "input assign"
And the you go to "Digital audio input" and there you go to "DVD/BD" and choose the same port you have your cable in = "OPT1! or OPT2"
If this is correct you are now able to change your listening mode with the remote by pressing "Movie" or "Music" etc.

On the Samsung i am using "bitsream" in the audio setup.
post #2370 of 2589
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Originally Posted by edinger View Post
Thanks for replies everyone. the 3d does not work through 1.3, just trying to find a way to get surround whilst watching a 3d movie.
Oh right ... sorry.

I didn't realize the TV was also 3D capable. So no, you can't put the 607 "in the middle".

Assign the optical output as the posters say below. If it still only plays in 2-channel ... I still think it has something to do with the TV only having 2 speakers, and the HDMI negotiation is seeing that. You should be able to over-ride that with the proper programming. If it's not in the 607 or BD player, it might be in the TV (ie. deactivating internal speakers).
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