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post #2401 of 2589
I also prefer to bump up the center channel after running audyssey. I have to strain a bit to make out dialog otherwise.
post #2402 of 2589
Is anyone aware of a way to not show volume changes on my plasma screen when connected via HDMI? I'm thinking it has something to do with my TV (PN58C8000).
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Nobody's posted here in over a month, so I'd say there aren't all that many of us left with the 607, but I have this question:

Has anyone yet been successful playing a 3D Blu-ray from their PS3 through their 607 or by using an HDMI splitter and being able to retain HD audio (now that the PS3 firmware allows it)? I am getting a 3DTV next week and don't want to yet invest in a separate Blu-ray player or new receiver, if I don't have to, but I'd be okay with buying a $50 splitter from Monoprice if necessary.

And yes, I've already searched this thread; I just wanted to see if anyone had any newer, successful experiences.

Thanks
post #2404 of 2589
Wait... PS3 has a firmware update to allow HD audio bitstream??
I have got to pay more attention!! LOL.

Other than that, I have never had any issues with running my PS3 through the 607... and it even shares a channel with my Wii. The 607 gives priority to the PS3 on HDMI (if it's turned on), or switches to the Wii if the PS3 is off.
Very convenient if you still have a lot of non-HDMI sources to manage :-)
post #2405 of 2589
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Originally Posted by wjogert View Post

Wait... PS3 has a firmware update to allow HD audio bitstream??
I have got to pay more attention!! LOL.

Other than that, I have never had any issues with running my PS3 through the 607... and it even shares a channel with my Wii. The 607 gives priority to the PS3 on HDMI (if it's turned on), or switches to the Wii if the PS3 is off.
Very convenient if you still have a lot of non-HDMI sources to manage :-)


Thanks for your response, Wjogert.

I currently have my PS3 running through my 607 using HDMI and love it. But what I'm referring to specifically is when I get my 3D LED-LCD next week and want to watch 3D Blu-rays. Since the 607 doesn't officially support 3D, I just wanted to see if anyone has had any success with it, since I've seen some vague reports saying it will work anyway. And the firmware update I'm referring to allows the PS3 to send DTS-HD MA through HDMI at the same time as 3D, which prior to August it did not do.

It was late when I posted last night, so I may not have made any sense.
post #2406 of 2589
LOL, somehow I missed the "3D" part when I read your post. Only saw "Bluray".

So, that PS3 firmware update enables the bitstream audio AND 3D... again WOW.

I would think that the 607 shouldn't care if the signal is 3D or simple HD. It's just a signal travelling via HDMI. The 607 doesn't process the signal at all, it simply passes through (that's why on-screen menu's won't show at same time as the HDMI source). Unless the HDMI protocol is different for 3D? But if it meets current HDMI spec, the receiver shouldn't know any different.
I'm curious to hear the results.
post #2407 of 2589
I think the splitter may work as long as it supports hdmi 1.4. Seen some issues with the order you power on equipment with my 1.3 splitter due to hdcp negotiation I am sure.

Technically it should not work through the 607. Although it makes sense what the previous post says. I believe hdcp negotiation will prevent 3d from working.

Someone here has to have tried this already. Please chime in.
post #2408 of 2589
I'm having the same issue with a dead display on my 607. Did you ever manage to find a fix? Thanks.
post #2409 of 2589
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Originally Posted by aaronoolsen View Post

I'm having the same issue with a dead display on my 607. Did you ever manage to find a fix? Thanks.

Check all connections inside.

Have a technician re-solder all the display filament leads on the display board and remove any "cold" solder joints. This is a common problem with all electronics with this type of display.

Also, have them check all the power supply voltages because there is usually an AC voltage required to light this type of display.

After repair, install an "AVR cooler" or exhaust fan.
post #2410 of 2589
I just moved my 7.1 speakers around (to center on the new projector screen) and re-ran Audyssey calibration.

Movies and music sound great but ... is 75 really max. volume? Can any of you get it up closer to 99?

Max on movies sounds best around 50-55 ... but for music and concerts I would like to see if I could go higher (speakers are still pretty good and sound like they could handle more). The room is fairly large.
post #2411 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

I just moved my 7.1 speakers around (to center on the new projector screen) and re-ran Audyssey calibration.

Movies and music sound great but ... is 75 really max. volume? Can any of you get it up closer to 99?

Max on movies sounds best around 50-55 ... but for music and concerts I would like to see if I could go higher (speakers are still pretty good and sound like they could handle more). The room is fairly large.

You should find the setting to change your volume scaling from absolute to relative....so the 0 on the volume is the level the disc was recorded at.....that is how Audyssey calibrates the volume dial. Then if u say u listen at -20db it will make sense to more people.
post #2412 of 2589
I've had this unit for a few years now. Recently it's randomly started blanking out on the video. Audio continues, but the screen goes black. It's done this across two different inputs (my Cable/DVR box and my PS3). Repowering the AVR will bring everything back up. I'd say the frequency is around once per day and doesn't seem related to how long it's been in use before failure.

Is this just a sign the unit is dying? Not sure really what I can really do to troubleshoot or correct. I am out of warranty with Onkyo by like a month, but thinking of calling AMEX and see what they'll do under their warranty support. Thanks.
post #2413 of 2589
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

You should find the setting to change your volume scaling from absolute to relative....so the 0 on the volume is the level the disc was recorded at.....that is how Audyssey calibrates the volume dial. Then if u say u listen at -20db it will make sense to more people.

I've never seen that setting on this AVR ... have you?

But even on Absolute ... isn't that 0-100% total amp. circuit power output? Why is it limiting it?
post #2414 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

I've never seen that setting on this AVR ... have you?

I haven't either...no relative volume level on the 607.
post #2415 of 2589
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Originally Posted by sje2081 View Post

I've had this unit for a few years now. Recently it's randomly started blanking out on the video. Audio continues, but the screen goes black. It's done this across two different inputs (my Cable/DVR box and my PS3). Repowering the AVR will bring everything back up. I'd say the frequency is around once per day and doesn't seem related to how long it's been in use before failure.

Is this just a sign the unit is dying? Not sure really what I can really do to troubleshoot or correct. I am out of warranty with Onkyo by like a month, but thinking of calling AMEX and see what they'll do under their warranty support. Thanks.

Mine was having the same issue so I got a denon......this was my second onkyo with the same problem so I'm done with them. Hope it goes well for you.
post #2416 of 2589
Well I finally got around to sending my TXSR-607 in for warranty work due to a non existant OSD (just made the 2 year cutoff). They replaced the HDMI board and said they did a firmware upgrade (I didnt know one existed/or how to do it if it did). Anyway, does any one know if the "new" HDMI board is an upgrade/fix or is it an exact replacement. Just curious if can expect it to crap out in 18 months like it did originally or if Onkyo actually recognized the issue and fixed it. Also I saw a mention of a "secret" menu, how does one get into that?
Thanks
post #2417 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Dazdnaz View Post

Well I finally got around to sending my TXSR-607 in for warranty work due to a non existant OSD (just made the 2 year cutoff). They replaced the HDMI board and said they did a firmware upgrade (I didnt know one existed/or how to do it if it did). Anyway, does any one know if the "new" HDMI board is an upgrade/fix or is it an exact replacement. Just curious if can expect it to crap out in 18 months like it did originally or if Onkyo actually recognized the issue and fixed it. Also I saw a mention of a "secret" menu, how does one get into that?
Thanks

Did they happen to say what the firmware upgrade was for?
post #2418 of 2589
No they did not state it on the paperwork I got back from the service center. I have not seen/heard a difference yet only had it running for 1 night. It was serviced at Adams Electronics in Huntington Beach CA. Ill give them a call later and see what they have to say.
post #2419 of 2589
No they did not state it on the paperwork I got back from the service center. I have not seen/heard a difference yet only had it running for 1 night. It was serviced at Adams Electronics in Huntington Beach CA. Ill give them a call later and see what they have to say.
post #2420 of 2589
Cory Boy, Did you ever find out if the 607 would pass the 3d signal from the psw3 with pass through set?? Curious as this is what I need to do once I get my 3dxl for my hd66 or do I need to get a new 609 reciever?




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Originally Posted by CoryBoyUSA View Post

Thanks for your response, Wjogert.

I currently have my PS3 running through my 607 using HDMI and love it. But what I'm referring to specifically is when I get my 3D LED-LCD next week and want to watch 3D Blu-rays. Since the 607 doesn't officially support 3D, I just wanted to see if anyone has had any success with it, since I've seen some vague reports saying it will work anyway. And the firmware update I'm referring to allows the PS3 to send DTS-HD MA through HDMI at the same time as 3D, which prior to August it did not do.

It was late when I posted last night, so I may not have made any sense.
post #2421 of 2589
Hi. I am new here and new to TX SR607 actually

I dont know what i did to my amp...now i cant get anything work. Do i need to reset? and how to reset?

FYI, the unit was connected to my Panasonic Viera TV, Philips Blu ray DVD/VCR and the speakers.

If i reset, what happen to the previous setting?


Really need help before the owner of this Onkyo came back. Thanks
post #2422 of 2589
Sorry if this has been addressed already, but does this unit support HDMI arc? If so, how do I turn it on? I am trying to audio from my TV back to my receiver vai HDMI. My Tv is ARC capable.
post #2423 of 2589
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Originally Posted by fkmich99 View Post

Sorry if this has been addressed already, but does this unit support HDMI arc? If so, how do I turn it on? I am trying to audio from my TV back to my receiver vai HDMI. My Tv is ARC capable.

Hi fkmich99, the SR607 does not have ARC. Connect an audio cable (either optical, coaxial or RCA cables from tv to SR607 (for internet apps and/or OTA).
post #2424 of 2589
Not sure if this thread is still active, but im having an issue with my 607. Seems that the left front channel is dead. I tried resetting it but nothing. Also did the unplug, change sources, replace the wire to the speaker and changed out the speaker itself, but again nothing. Any ideas or sugestions would be helpful.
post #2425 of 2589
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Originally Posted by 2k civic View Post

Not sure if this thread is still active, but im having an issue with my 607. Seems that the left front channel is dead. I tried resetting it but nothing. Also did the unplug, change sources, replace the wire to the speaker and changed out the speaker itself, but again nothing. Any ideas or sugestions would be helpful.

Try internal FM tuner. Try headphones jack.
post #2426 of 2589
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

Try internal FM tuner. Try headphones jack.

Yea i tried the fm tuner and the aux in jack with my mp3, but nothing, i also tested the tones for each speaker (5.1 setup) and all expect front left channel worked. I never got a cracklin sound to warm me of a channel going bad, it just suddenly stopped working. Anyway around this?
post #2427 of 2589
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Originally Posted by 2k civic View Post

Yea i tried the fm tuner and the aux in jack with my mp3, but nothing, i also tested the tones for each speaker (5.1 setup) and all expect front left channel worked. I never got a cracklin sound to warm me of a channel going bad, it just suddenly stopped working. Anyway around this?

With everything dis-connected except headphones in front...
Master reset it
Play FM radio

... if you still only get 1 channel, I'm pretty sure you will have to get inside it to fix it (board or circuit problem).

You can also try a CD or DVD player via analog RCA inputs (and headphones) but I don't think it makes a difference.
post #2428 of 2589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

With everything dis-connected except headphones in front...
Master reset it
Play FM radio

... if you still only get 1 channel, I'm pretty sure you will have to get inside it to fix it (board or circuit problem).

You can also try a CD or DVD player via analog RCA inputs (and headphones) but I don't think it makes a difference.

Well i just tried it and nothing. Guess ill have to open it and inspect.
post #2429 of 2589
I purchased an Onkyo SR607 in 2009. I've had a few bumps with it along the way where it's turned off on me. I've usually been able to have it turn back on either by unplugging for a short while or even just a few minutes.
At any rate last week, it went off on me again and I am no longer able to get it to power on. Instead, it just clicks over and over every few seconds like it's trying to turn on but can't. There is no light up on the display either. I did see a short video online about bringing the receiver out of safe mode on the Onkyo website. I tried this and I can get it to stop clicking but that is all. If I press power again it starts the whole cycle again. I believe the safe mode reset was hold DVD/VCR and Power.

I'm pretty disappointed that it will most likely need to be serviced. In fact I may just replace it.

I called a service shop locally and it will be about $40 + parts and labor to fix it. I called Onkyo and they want me to send it in for repair.

I was hoping someone may have another idea on something else I can try with it?

I have a Panasonic Plasma tv, Sony blu ray and speakers are a package system by Wharfadale, except the center channel which is NHT.

I would really appreciate the help! Thanks!
post #2430 of 2589
Hello. I have a TX-SR607 that I absolutely love and just received a pair of Martin Logan Vantage electrostats. I have a small room (12'x14') and the MLs are the only speakers I'll be using. Can anyone help me with the proper settings I should be using for my different sources? I use my receiver for BD, AppleTV movie/music, Wii and cable programming. I use the Logitec Harmony Link with my iPad so I need to program everything so my Logitec will work everything from here on out. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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