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post #301 of 517
I am considering this receiver. I have an entertainment center where I replaced glass panels with speaker cloth. The receiver will be in one of the cabinets with about 2" on each side, 3" on top, and 3" on back. The back of the cabinet has a narrow (1") slot running vertically. I currently have an very old Sony that does not get too hot. Will the 507 get too hot? If so, any suggestions on a cooler unit?

Thanks
post #302 of 517
Hey all, I'm having another issue that I hope someone can maybe help with. I have my Fios HD cable box, XBOX 360 and PS3 all hooked up via hdmi through the receiver. The issue I'm having is that while playing video games on the 360, the characters mouths seem to move before the words come out. Sometimes it's really noticeable. I watched some videos on xbox live and they seem to be ok, but on games like Assassins Creed 2 and Bayonetta I'd say the audio is about 3/4 of a second behind the video. I have the AV Sync set to 0ms and even tried increasing speaker distance settings but still the delay remains. Any ideas???
post #303 of 517
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Originally Posted by PublicSectorTech View Post

Mine is in about the same situation, and I've never had any problems with overheating.

*bump*
Anyone else wanna share their experience? I'm looking at quite a few places to put my sr507.. Would you all recommend 2?3?5? inches of clearance for the top of the receiver? it's kind of excluding most pieces i have here if I need 5+ inches of clearance and I'm not getting another piece which may cause overheating..
post #304 of 517
Hello,

I have the composite out (normal Wii output cable) on my Wii connected to the composite in (labelled VCR/DVR in) on my Onkyo TX-SR507 AVR, and I have the composite out (labelled VCR/DVR out) on my Onkyo TX-SR507 connected to the composite in (labelled Video 1 in) on my Toshiba XV645U LCD HDTV.

I am hearing sound from the speakers attached to my AVR, but the TV says No Video Signal when I tune the input to Video 1.

Please help. If I connect the Wii directly to the TV, I get audio and video (but only from the TV speakers, obviously). I'd really like to run the Wii through the AVR though, for games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero could really use my real speakers connected to my AVR.

Thanks for any help!

Drew
post #305 of 517
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Originally Posted by atbear View Post

Hello,

I have the composite out (normal Wii output cable) on my Wii connected to the composite in (labelled VCR/DVR in) on my Onkyo TX-SR507 AVR, and I have the composite out (labelled VCR/DVR out) on my Onkyo TX-SR507 connected to the composite in (labelled Video 1 in) on my Toshiba XV645U LCD HDTV.

I am hearing sound from the speakers attached to my AVR, but the TV says No Video Signal when I tune the input to Video 1.

Please help. If I connect the Wii directly to the TV, I get audio and video (but only from the TV speakers, obviously). I'd really like to run the Wii through the AVR though, for games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero could really use my real speakers connected to my AVR.

Thanks for any help!

Drew

Hi Drew
I'm not sure why this is, but the back of the Onkyo has a Monitor out "RCA"connection try that one.
The manual say's vcr/dvr out is for recording I don't know why it shouldn't work the way you have it set up.
post #306 of 517
hello, I just completed the setup using Audissey mic. The issue I have is that for me to hear the center and front speakers I have to raise up the volume to 40-45. I looked at the settings after the Audissey setup and the speaker setup was detected correctly size and cross over frequency. The spkr levels are: Front -7, Center -8, Surround -7 and Subwoofer -10, my Cable box and PS3 are connected using HDMI cables. What will be the effect if I make any changes to these levels? will the volume improve? Audissey settings will be lost?

Thank you.
post #307 of 517
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Originally Posted by edarca View Post

hello, I just completed the setup using Audissey mic. The issue I have is that for me to hear the center and front speakers I have to raise up the volume to 40-45. I looked at the settings after the Audissey setup and the speaker setup was detected correctly size and cross over frequency. The spkr levels are: Front -7, Center -8, Surround -7 and Subwoofer -10, my Cable box and PS3 are connected using HDMI cables. What will be the effect if I make any changes to these levels? will the volume improve? Audissey settings will be lost?

Thank you.

You can manually raise or lower each channel to suit your preference. Instruction is towards the back of the manual.
post #308 of 517
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Originally Posted by deathrattlehead View Post

Hey all, I'm having another issue that I hope someone can maybe help with. I have my Fios HD cable box, XBOX 360 and PS3 all hooked up via hdmi through the receiver. The issue I'm having is that while playing video games on the 360, the characters mouths seem to move before the words come out. Sometimes it's really noticeable. I watched some videos on xbox live and they seem to be ok, but on games like Assassins Creed 2 and Bayonetta I'd say the audio is about 3/4 of a second behind the video. I have the AV Sync set to 0ms and even tried increasing speaker distance settings but still the delay remains. Any ideas???

Hi, just flipping through the manual I noticed that their is, A/V sync and HDMI lipsync functions in this receiver for those of you who have been having the lip sync issue with the x box. try and see if that helps at all. A/v sync info pg 72 HDMI lipsync info pg 76.
post #309 of 517
I got it. I took it out of the composite out, and ran it out of monitor out. Works.

Thanks for the help!
post #310 of 517
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Originally Posted by atbear View Post

I got it. I took it out of the composite out, and ran it out of monitor out. Works.

Thanks for the help!

It should work the original way you had it set up. Perhaps monitor out has to be connected as well for it to work?
post #311 of 517
Hey guys, after a while of lurking I finally set up my SR507 with Primus speakers.

I ran the Audyssey set up and am generally pleased but wanted to increase the levels for my center a little bit and decrease the levels of my surrounds.. they seem to be drowning out the L/R speakers.

I went into the menu but have no option to view or change speaker levels... It skips from 2-3. Sp Distance to 2-5. Equalizer.

Why is it locking me out? Any ideas? I'm itching to get this set up..

Also, what listening mode uses the Dolby Digital 5.1 from my Xbox when I play games or watch DVDs?

Thanks!
post #312 of 517
I just got my new Onkyo TX-SR507 and Energy Take 5 speakers hooked up, but every time i try to run the Audyssey 2EQ speaker set up, my receiver clicks to standby and I have to turn it back on and start over. This occurs at varying times during the process. Is this just part of the process and I'm not patient enough? Any ideas as why this would be happening??
post #313 of 517
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Originally Posted by werneae View Post

I just got my new Onkyo TX-SR507 and Energy Take 5 speakers hooked up, but every time i try to run the Audyssey 2EQ speaker set up, my receiver clicks to standby and I have to turn it back on and start over. This occurs at varying times during the process. Is this just part of the process and I'm not patient enough? Any ideas as why this would be happening??

You probably have a short in your speaker wiring. Go back and check both at the AVR and at the speakers. It only takes one thin strand out of place to short it out.
post #314 of 517
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Originally Posted by ben z. View Post


Also, what listening mode uses the Dolby Digital 5.1 from my Xbox when I play games or watch DVDs?

Thanks!

The DD 5.1 listening mode is the obvious choice.
post #315 of 517
Just got a 507 and a set of Polk RM10's.

I did the Audyssey set-up and when I select movie mode, it sounds GREAT.

I have both a Blu-Ray and my Direct HD receiver HDMI'd into the 507 and a HDMI to the TV (Samsung). I also have an optical out from the TV to the 507.

My issue is that when I select the HDMI output, no sound goes to the TV at all. My wife has a set of portable wireless speakers that she listens to but without a signal from the tV, they do not work. a work-around (but not a good one) is that I also have composite video and audio hooked to the TV as well, but there is a noticable lag in the HDMI processed sound.

Can I get HDMI to pass sound? Any other tricks I can try?
post #316 of 517
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

You probably have a short in your speaker wiring. Go back and check both at the AVR and at the speakers. It only takes one thin strand out of place to short it out.

Thanks!

Can you also tell me what I should be looking for? I have banana-plugs from the wall to speakers as well as from the wall to the receiver. Do you think I just messed up wiring my banana plugs?
post #317 of 517
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Originally Posted by ben z. View Post

Hey guys, after a while of lurking I finally set up
I went into the menu but have no option to view or change speaker levels... It skips from 2-3. Sp Distance to 2-5. Equalizer. Why is it locking me out? Any ideas? I'm itching to get this set up..

I haven't tried this on mine, but maybe activating Audyssey disables this option? I'm not really sure.

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Originally Posted by ben z. View Post


Also, what listening mode uses the Dolby Digital 5.1 from my Xbox when I play games or watch DVDs?

Thanks!

All of the listening modes will "use" the Dolby Digital 5.1. If you want extra processing applied to it, you can try switching listening modes to other options, "Game-Action" or "Movie" . Listen to determine if any of them appeal to your ear. I personally don't like to mess with the listening modes except for music.
post #318 of 517
Another question guys..
I connected my equipment to HDMI IN 3,4 with my HTPC on 3 and PS3 on 4. However I don't get any picture or sound from the PS3 on IN 4 and the HTPC booted up when I pressed the "CD" input. The ps3 works when I connect it to IN 1 (DVDBD) so i wonder why this happen, do I need three other appliances connected to use IN4 or something?
Am I missing something else?
Thanks

Oh wait let's do an Input assignment..

Yup, of course I was that stupid.. Must of been confused by CBL and CD as CD was not assigned to anything.. I'll let this stand here though so that no one else do the same mistake

It was easier with the Marantz
post #319 of 517
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

The DD 5.1 listening mode is the obvious choice.

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Originally Posted by PublicSectorTech View Post

I haven't tried this on mine, but maybe activating Audyssey disables this option? I'm not really sure.



All of the listening modes will "use" the Dolby Digital 5.1. If you want extra processing applied to it, you can try switching listening modes to other options, "Game-Action" or "Movie" . Listen to determine if any of them appeal to your ear. I personally don't like to mess with the listening modes except for music.

Thanks for the replies. I figured it out - HDMI audio out was on, which didn't give my a Dolby digital option or let me adjust levels. Turned it off and i'm set!
post #320 of 517
Another question that I've not been able to solve yet and probably won't by myself. Is it normal that the onkyo clicks and just goes into my "no input" mode of the tv with just a bluescreen for example when a game or movie loads. It seems like it's losing it's the for a second or two.. if so is there a way to get rid of that? It's kind of annoying getting those blue flashes a few times a day but I could understand (my marantz didnt do it though but that may be manufacturer specific ?).
post #321 of 517
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Originally Posted by PublicSectorTech View Post

Why doesn't he assign a different input to the Wii? I have 4 HDMI sources and 2 components hooked through my 507 and I don't have to use the same name on any of the inputs. For example, PS3 is on "BD/DVD" and Wii is on "AUX".

With the Wii set on "AUX" where did you plug the Wii audio inputs? I have tried putting them in all available red/white jacks and cannot get audio from it. Am I missing how to assign audio inputs??

Help is appreciated! Thanks
post #322 of 517
Hey, wernea, upon further review, I was wrong. My Wii is actually set to "CBL/SAT."
PS3 is DVD/BD (HDMI)
Cable box is TV/TAPE (HDMI)
Computer is CD (HDMI for video, with analog in plugged into CD)
DVHS is DVR/VCR (component video, optical audio) and
Wii is CBL/SAT (component video, analog audio)
post #323 of 517
i am looking at the 507 and 607 but my question is since the 507 has all the features and hookups i need, would the 607 with its extra 10W make alot of difference?
post #324 of 517
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Originally Posted by jsf0656 View Post

i am looking at the 507 and 607 but my question is since the 507 has all the features and hookups i need, would the 607 with its extra 10W make alot of difference?

10 watts is meaningless. However, the 607 also has two extra amp channels to run a 7.1 setup. The 507 only has five amps onboard...you'll need an external amp to go to 7.1 with it. There are probably some internal differences, like a beefier power supply, due to the extra amp channels and slightly higher power rating, but feature wise, 5.1 vs 7.1 seems to be the most obvious difference.

-Brent
post #325 of 517
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Originally Posted by riverwolf View Post

10 watts is meaningless. However, the 607 also has two extra amp channels to run a 7.1 setup. The 507 only has five amps onboard...you'll need an external amp to go to 7.1 with it. There are probably some internal differences, like a beefier power supply, due to the extra amp channels and slightly higher power rating, but feature wise, 5.1 vs 7.1 seems to be the most obvious difference.

-Brent

thanks, thats what i thought. i'm using the 506 right now and want to upgrade to the usable HDMI for audo-video instead of pass thru. plus i got the panny BD60 for xmas so i'm ready to step up. sounds like the 507 will be perfect for my setup which is 5.1.
post #326 of 517
Has anyone attempted to use the manual equalizer on the 507? If so, please share your settings. I am fine tuning after changing speakers, and I'm curious to hear what's worked for others. Thanks.
post #327 of 517
I just bought a SR507 and have a basic set-up question. I have my HD Cable box running via HDMI to the 507, then another HDMI out to the TV (Samsung). However, there are times I only want to use my TV's speakers. I changed the 507 settings so I could do this in standby but I've noticed that it still runs pretty warm. Since it doesn't get as much ventilation as it should - it's in a cabinet - any recommendations on other ways to run my connections? Would I be losing any sound quality by running the cable box directly to the TV via HDMI and using an Optical out to the 507 from the TV or cable box? Or cust component cables out from the TV or cable box?

My goal is to not have the 507 constantly using the amount of power it needs to pass-thru while in standby, given my current set-up.

Hope this makes sense! Thanks
post #328 of 517
What's the best way to connect PC to this thing? (actually an old laptop)
My samsung TV has DVI in plus sound, but this thing doesn't.
I've seen DVI to HDMI converters, but what about sound?
post #329 of 517
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Originally Posted by UnDecoded View Post

*bump*
Anyone else wanna share their experience? I'm looking at quite a few places to put my sr507.. Would you all recommend 2?3?5? inches of clearance for the top of the receiver? it's kind of excluding most pieces i have here if I need 5+ inches of clearance and I'm not getting another piece which may cause overheating..

does anyone know if you need a certain amount of clearance on the sides. i have about one inch or a little less on the sides but 6-8 inches on the top.
post #330 of 517
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Originally Posted by deathrattlehead View Post

Hey all, I'm having another issue that I hope someone can maybe help with. I have my Fios HD cable box, XBOX 360 and PS3 all hooked up via hdmi through the receiver. The issue I'm having is that while playing video games on the 360, the characters mouths seem to move before the words come out. Sometimes it's really noticeable. I watched some videos on xbox live and they seem to be ok, but on games like Assassins Creed 2 and Bayonetta I'd say the audio is about 3/4 of a second behind the video. I have the AV Sync set to 0ms and even tried increasing speaker distance settings but still the delay remains. Any ideas???

If you're playing via xbox live, it may be FIOS' latency.
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