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post #211 of 784
I just received my HT-S5300 from Amazon today and was excited to see how good the system looks - classy speakers and a nice setup.

Unfortunately, I was not AT ALL impressed by the sound. I played everything from classical to hip-hop to alternative to vocals and there just seems to be a lot lacking. My $100 Logitech computer speakers seem to sound better! (Of course, in all fairness I sit 2 feet from them and the acoustics of the office are a lot better than the living room.) I haven't set up all the speakers because I haven't decided if the system is worth keeping.

The main issue I have is that when using my iPhone 3G in the included dock I get a very loud and annoying fast-clicking that doesn't go away. It ruins any type of softer music like classical. I plugged in a 5th gen iPod to see if it was my iPhone but got the same problem. Running either through the aux input does make the clicking go away. HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS WITH THE IPOD DOCK?!

Also, this may be a novice question, but I've noticed that with good audio equipment you rarely if EVER have a reason to turn the volume past the halfway point. With this system I need to have it at at least 50 (out of 80 max) just for normal listening, and I can go all the way up to 80 without it being too overpowering. I don't think I could ever think of a reason to go UNDER 40. This is with only the two larger front speakers, but it seems odd... maybe someone can set me straight.

Lastly, how important is it to use upgraded speaker wire? The included wire seems so incredibly thin. I don't understand why they'd ship a system with something so weak though if it really had a dramatic effect on quality. Should I get 16AWG or 14AWG if I upgrade (my rears will probably need about 30' of wire max)?

Tomorrow I'll set up the speakers in at least a 5.1 setup for watching a Blu-ray. Hopefully the movie experience will be earth-shattering... if not, I think I'll be incredibly disappointed. :-(
post #212 of 784
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Originally Posted by xported View Post

This is where I'm a bit confused. When my PS3 is set to LPCM, do I want my receiver to be in "direct" or "multichannel" mode? I've been using Multichannel and it seems like I'm getting separation in the speakers, although it seems like the back speakers are a bit too loud when it comes to dialogue.

EDIT: After re-reading the instructions, Direct mode seems to be the mode I should have been using, unless I'm reading them wrong.

leave it in "direct" my friend. by doing so you are telling the receiver to be the PS3s bitch and letting the PS3 control what goes on what speaker and at which codec. this way you'll get all your lossless and HD codecs to do their thing. dont bother with bitstream unless you are insane and MUST see the the codec being used on your receivers display. letting the PS3 send the PCM is optimal.

also, go into your video settings and turn off dynamic range. that will fix your "dialogue" issue in any mode. Dynamic range should be off unless you need some sort of compression. which the audyssey will execute at a better rate anyway.

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Originally Posted by GadgetFreeek View Post

I just received my HT-S5300 from Amazon today and was excited to see how good the system looks - classy speakers and a nice setup.

Unfortunately, I was not AT ALL impressed by the sound. I played everything from classical to hip-hop to alternative to vocals and there just seems to be a lot lacking. My $100 Logitech computer speakers seem to sound better! (Of course, in all fairness I sit 2 feet from them and the acoustics of the office are a lot better than the living room.) I haven't set up all the speakers because I haven't decided if the system is worth keeping.

The main issue I have is that when using my iPhone 3G in the included dock I get a very loud and annoying fast-clicking that doesn't go away. It ruins any type of softer music like classical. I plugged in a 5th gen iPod to see if it was my iPhone but got the same problem. Running either through the aux input does make the clicking go away. HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS WITH THE IPOD DOCK?!

Also, this may be a novice question, but I've noticed that with good audio equipment you rarely if EVER have a reason to turn the volume past the halfway point. With this system I need to have it at at least 50 (out of 80 max) just for normal listening, and I can go all the way up to 80 without it being too overpowering. I don't think I could ever think of a reason to go UNDER 40. This is with only the two larger front speakers, but it seems odd... maybe someone can set me straight.

Lastly, how important is it to use upgraded speaker wire? The included wire seems so incredibly thin. I don't understand why they'd ship a system with something so weak though if it really had a dramatic effect on quality. Should I get 16AWG or 14AWG if I upgrade (my rears will probably need about 30' of wire max)?

Tomorrow I'll set up the speakers in at least a 5.1 setup for watching a Blu-ray. Hopefully the movie experience will be earth-shattering... if not, I think I'll be incredibly disappointed. :-(

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post18608072

i've reviewed this a few pages back saying that if you expect to sit back and listen to music on this HTiB you are going to be dissapointed. i've even put a pair of ushers as in the front and music still sounds terrible.

i've run 3 diff versions of ipod and and 2 iPhone 3Gs and i have not had the clicking.

i agree w/ you about the volume, but again it's only when listening to music. put a multichannel source in and you'll find that 50 is too loud. i played several video games and can't comfortably go past 55.

lastly, you definitely want to put the provided speaker wire in the trash or recycle bin if you have a copper recycle in your town. with 30' you shouldn't need more than 16 gauge, but 14 gauge if you can afford the extra bucks.

you'll find multichannel sources to be much more pleasing. earthshattering? not from this HTiB, but impressive nontheless. specially if you are upgrading from a receiver that doesn't do the HD audio.
post #213 of 784
I'm having some trouble. It seems that my video gets reset to 720p from my STB

STB is a Motorola QIP-7100 (Verizon FIOS)
TV is an LG 55LH85

I have the STB hooked up via HDMI as well as the TV. I can't understand why it flips back to 720p. I set the STB to 1080i and it works until I power everything off and then back on it resets to 720p. What can be at fault?
post #214 of 784
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Originally Posted by Tolik View Post

I'm having some trouble. It seems that my video gets reset to 720p from my STB

STB is a Motorola QIP-7100 (Verizon FIOS)
TV is an LG 55LH85

I have the STB hooked up via HDMI as well as the TV. I can't understand why it flips back to 720p. I set the STB to 1080i and it works until I power everything off and then back on it resets to 720p. What can be at fault?

Hi Tolik, when turning off the S5300 do you mean completely Off or is it in Standby mode? Is the setting fro "Control For HDMI" turned On or Off?
post #215 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

leave it in "direct" my friend. by doing so you are telling the receiver to be the PS3s bitch and letting the PS3 control what goes on what speaker and at which codec. this way you'll get all your lossless and HD codecs to do their thing. dont bother with bitstream unless you are insane and MUST see the the codec being used on your receivers display. letting the PS3 send the PCM is optimal.

also, go into your video settings and turn off dynamic range. that will fix your "dialogue" issue in any mode. Dynamic range should be off unless you need some sort of compression. which the audyssey will execute at a better rate anyway.

Thanks!
post #216 of 784
got mine set up last night. 7.1 thru my verizon fios DVR only for now, blu ray is on the way and xbox is out for red ring of death .... moving on, its definitely not a horrible purchase, i used 14 Ga wire and the provided 24 Ga just to see if i could tell the difference. and for my room size (13X20) couldnt tell at all. buuuuut im no audiophile. so far so good, now i just have to figure out what mode i like listening to most... theres like 7 settings for movies!
post #217 of 784
Well I finally got my new system converted from 5.1 to 7.1 last night. At 5.1 I was impressed but after adding the extra 2 speakers, what a difference. Even though my rear surrounds are actually 15ft behind me. You now feel totally surrounded by sound. My test movie is "Saving Private Ryan", especially the D-Day beach scene. Its crazy to hear artillery coming in from behind you and landing on the side. Cool stuff.
So far I have left the speaker wire that came with the system with the exception of my 2 rear surrounds, I had ran 16 gauge in the walls when the house was being built. I seriously doubt my ears could tell the difference by switching out the 24 gauge wire.

One thing that does confound me is which listening mode to use. I know its a user preference type of thing, but shouldn't you use the mode that the DVD lists on the back cover? Some modes seem to be lacking in sound and I wind of using "All Channel Stereo" most of the time because this gives me the most sound from the surrounds. Also most movies only list 5.1 sound not 7.1?

Any experts please weigh in on what they think and do.
post #218 of 784
I actually played with it a bit more last night. The setup sounds good for certain things like games and blu-rays. It's not so good for TV programs broadcast in stereo or 5.1 dolby or for music (iPod, FM tuner). I find turning on Dynamic EQ and sometimes Dynamic Volume helps a lot in those cases, otherwise everything sounds muffled.


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Originally Posted by xported View Post

This is where I'm a bit confused. When my PS3 is set to LPCM, do I want my receiver to be in "direct" or "multichannel" mode? I've been using Multichannel and it seems like I'm getting separation in the speakers, although it seems like the back speakers are a bit too loud when it comes to dialogue.

EDIT: After re-reading the instructions, Direct mode seems to be the mode I should have been using, unless I'm reading them wrong.

According to the manual, Direct mode disables all additional processing on the receiver (Dynamic EQ, Dynamic volume, bass/treble adjust, speaker adjust, etc). Multichannel leaves the processing enabled.

I guess the choice between the two is whether or not you need to adjust the bass/treble settings and whether or not you trust Audyssey to make things "sound better".


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Originally Posted by mfro View Post

One thing that does confound me is which listening mode to use. I know its a user preference type of thing, but shouldn't you use the mode that the DVD lists on the back cover? Some modes seem to be lacking in sound and I wind of using "All Channel Stereo" most of the time because this gives me the most sound from the surrounds. Also most movies only list 5.1 sound not 7.1?.

I'm not an expert, but if you are using "All Channel Stereo" you aren't getting true 7.1 sound. That settings outputs the front right channel to all three right speakers and the front left channel to all three left speakers. So you aren't getting either the surround or back channels. Also most movies are 5.1. The receiver can simulate 7.1 audio from a 5.1 audio source. I haven't tried it so I don't know how well it works.

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Originally Posted by myron243 View Post

Update to the iPod problem. Just got off the phone with Onkyo tech support. In spite of what the manual says or implies, you need the TV on in order to start up the iPod. And then you can turn off the TV. Kinda sucks to have to boot an 82" in order to listen to the iPod.

Technically you don't need to have the TV on, or at least I've found I didn't with my iPhone. Simply hook it up, press the "PORT" button and then the Display button. My iPhone lists that's it's being controlled by an audio accessory at that point. The problem is you can't see to navigate the playlist and stuff. I just hit enter a number of times until I got to a song that played. If you don't have the TV on, it's easier to use the controls on the iPhone/pod.

Also I found that it can do movies, but you need to hook up a yellow composite cable from the video/monitor out to your TV. Kind of annoying that it can't output over HDMI. Also the default dock that comes can't display photo slide shows.
post #219 of 784
I can't believe I was using the wrong sound mode on my receiver this whole time. I was using the "All Channels St" mode like the guy two posts above me, and what was really bothering me was I could hear the dialogue coming from the rear speakers, which makes sense to me now since the receiver was outputting every channel in stereo.

I switched to Direct, and wow, what a day and night difference. It sounds like it should. This is my first high-def receiver, and it isn't quite and dry as it was back in the DVD day where you simply plugged in your optical or coaxial cable to the receiver and then the receiver would either say, "Dolby" or "DTS" when it received the feed. Now since many of the Blu-Ray players internally encode the sound formats, not seeing those logos light up on the receiver kind of made me scratch my head initially. It's making more and more sense to me now though.

Thanks everyone for clarifying the modes.
post #220 of 784
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Originally Posted by tiki240 View Post

got mine set up last night. 7.1 thru my verizon fios DVR only for now, blu ray is on the way and xbox is out for red ring of death .... moving on, its definitely not a horrible purchase, i used 14 Ga wire and the provided 24 Ga just to see if i could tell the difference. and for my room size (13X20) couldnt tell at all. buuuuut im no audiophile. so far so good, now i just have to figure out what mode i like listening to most... theres like 7 settings for movies!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mfro View Post

Well I finally got my new system converted from 5.1 to 7.1 last night. At 5.1 I was impressed but after adding the extra 2 speakers, what a difference. Even though my rear surrounds are actually 15ft behind me. You now feel totally surrounded by sound. My test movie is "Saving Private Ryan", especially the D-Day beach scene. Its crazy to hear artillery coming in from behind you and landing on the side. Cool stuff.
So far I have left the speaker wire that came with the system with the exception of my 2 rear surrounds, I had ran 16 gauge in the walls when the house was being built. I seriously doubt my ears could tell the difference by switching out the 24 gauge wire.

One thing that does confound me is which listening mode to use. I know its a user preference type of thing, but shouldn't you use the mode that the DVD lists on the back cover? Some modes seem to be lacking in sound and I wind of using "All Channel Stereo" most of the time because this gives me the most sound from the surrounds. Also most movies only list 5.1 sound not 7.1?

Any experts please weigh in on what they think and do.

for the love of god, don't turn on your movie modes lol. just leave it on "direct" sit back, let the components do their work in peace and enjoy.

Saving Private Ryan is not mixed in 7.1. It's in DTS-HD 5.1. You may be hearing things behind you and coming from any given angle due to the ingenious mixing and mastering. I bought this film recently. it's an audible perfection.

words has it that less than 10% of American blu-ray film releases are in 7.1. some studios have only recently started adopting 7.1 mixes with titles to be released this fall still.
with the recent demand for more than DVD quality, the studios are willing to invest in the remixing of films for home print, considering 99% of movie theaters are in 5.1 or in SDDS.
boycott movie theaters and purchase more movies to have the remaining studios reconsider 7.1 mixes. They WILL budge. Paramount and Warner Bros. took a while to even start using Hi Def lossless audio codecs for the same reasons.

the video and audio available in your blu-ray discs is superior to what most theaters supply; ten-fold. the audio alone is 600% more data than lossy DD and DTS.
movie theaters and microsoft are the biggest factors in why DVDs still linger and not all media is in 7.1 lossless. wether or not you are a fan of 7.1 it is progress by definition.
thanks for reading my quasi-relevant rant/tangent... tell your friends

Alas, those receivers and components are yours to do as you wish with them.
turning movie modes will augment, diminish and re-matrix channels to something other than what the media intends.
post #221 of 784
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

Finally I think I might know why the bass sounds too loud. The default "Crossover" setting is 100 Hz (5-1/4 to 6-1/2" speakers). The manual says that this should be set based on the cone size of the smallest speaker in the setup. The surround and back-surround speakers have a cone size of 3-1/4" which means that (according to the manual), the crossover frequency should be set to 150 or 200 Hz. Does this sound right?

I thought it was odd that the default crossover frequency would be set to 100 Hz despite the manual stating the "best" frequency for the included speaker size is 150 Hz. One would think the set default frequency would match the included speakers so I started reading up on crossover frequencies and read that's it's not the size of the speaker that's important, but the frequency response.

I found the frequency responses for the included speakers in the back of the manual (fronts: 55 Hz - 50 kHz, center: 65 Hz - 50 Khz, backs/surrounds: 80 Hz - 20 kHz, sub: 25 Hz to 150 Hz). Based on what I've read and these frequencies setting the crossover to 150 Hz is not ideal. 80 or 100 Hz is better.

On a side note, if the manual is to be believed, the surround/back speakers only have a cone (no dome tweeter). Whatever they have, they don't seem to do bass very well at all no matter what the crossover is set to.
post #222 of 784
Quick question about speaker wire. I'm buying some since the supplied wires for the surround/s-back aren't long enough. Is it worth it to replace the front and center speaker wires as well even thought they're only 11 ft and 10 ft respectively? Will a better AWG wire make a difference at those distances?
post #223 of 784
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

Quick question about speaker wire. I'm buying some since the supplied wires for the surround/s-back aren't long enough. Is it worth it to replace the front and center speaker wires as well even thought they're only 11 ft and 10 ft respectively? Will a better AWG wire make a difference at those distances?

of course.
post #224 of 784
Having owned this system for almost two weeks now, I must say that music definitely sounds better with everything calibrated and broken-in. Still not pure, acoustic nirvana, but damn good for the price. Although my room is smaller than most of the people having issues with music quality. I do get some clicking from the iPod dock, but it is not audible when playing at a level over 5. I know I said I'd post pictures, but it's finals time, so I really can't clean the apartment just now.
post #225 of 784
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Originally Posted by Pepelutivruski4 View Post

for the love of god, don't turn on your movie modes lol. just leave it on "direct" sit back, let the components do their work in peace and enjoy.

Ahhhhh that does make sense. This is to say the least a little confusing and much more technical than the last stereo I bought in the 80's..lol.

Sad thing is I am in a career field that is technical. This shouldn't be that hard to grasp.

Thanks Peplutivruski4
post #226 of 784
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Tolik, when turning off the S5300 do you mean completely Off or is it in Standby mode? Is the setting fro "Control For HDMI" turned On or Off?

I meant when the reviver goes to standby... What do you mean by setting for "control for hdmi" is that a setting on the reviver?
post #227 of 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tolik View Post

I meant when the reviver goes to standby... What do you mean by setting for "control for hdmi" is that a setting on the reviver?

Yes its a setting on the receiver, see page 40 in OM (HDMI Control - RIHD).
If this is set to On try turning this to Off. Note that this feature may also turn off Standby mode.
post #228 of 784
I bought this for movies, so I primarily will just use it for such. Music I'm less concerned about. I'm having an issue with Zone 2 -- as nothing comes out of the 2nd room that I have wired in wall speakers too. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but that's for another day to figure out. got projector issues to contend with.

Anyway, I personally wouldn't use Direct. It relies stricly on the source material -- and bypasses much of hte audio processing that can be used to help your sound.

Most everything I've tried defaults naturally to Dolby EX -- per the dvd/blu-ray's encoding.

As most things aren't made for 7.1, I like to personally use Dolby PLIIx Movie to get use of the back to speakers.

Does this reduce the quality of the True HD track? Maybe. I'm not sure. I haven't done enough audio comparison to know for sure. Personally I think it sounds a little bit better for Dark Knight and Star Trek to enable the back speakers instead of relying strickly on the True HD 5.1 track.

Like Direct, using the Dolby D, D+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS Express "is output without surround-sound processing." So unless the TrueHD is 7.1 encoded, you won't be getting a full 7.1 sound.

I have no comment on using the system strictly for music -- on which listending mode is best -- but for movies, obviously I bought this system for 7 speaker sound, so in most instances I'll probably be using the PLIIx movie mode for movie play.

Oh, and a friend of mine convinced me to make the 3 front speakers marked as "large" instead of small, as he indicated making them small cut's off the range of sound they'd be capable of handling. I do think it has helped.
post #229 of 784
Got the receiver last Friday, at the moment I am liking it. Couple of things I ran into an issue with like the Cable box(DVI connection) not displaying if connected to an HDMI port (I am using DVI to HDMI cable). I figured it's the cable box, cause I got this issue with my TV before, just can't remember how to change it in the cable box. Right now, cable box is still using the TV speakers but also has a connection from the TV for audio out going to the audio in (TV/CD IN) of the receiver.

If the lights of the SUB is RED what does it means, I notice it but sometimes it's BLUE. If I use the LEVEL CAL from the SETUP MENU, I can't hear anything from the SUB, volume dial is almost at halfway by the way. What's the ideal settings for the speakers using 5.1, my listening position is about 11foot for the center, LF/RF, and SUB while 2foot for the SR/SL. Am I on the right menu (Level Cal) if I wanted to adjust these manually?
post #230 of 784
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Originally Posted by LCDLP Guy View Post

Does this reduce the quality of the True HD track?

Yes. it absolutely does.
i've explained why/how on my last post.
not to mention the mere basics of signal flow.

i'd also be VERY wary of making your receiver think your speakers are not what they are.
post #231 of 784
Just finished skimming on the manual, page 56, saying HDMI-to-DVI is not guaranteed to work, oh well.
Couple of options I have on my mind now. Connect the cable box thru component, meaning I have to run 1 component from cablebox to receiver, then another component from receiver to TV. I think this is to much of a hassle.

Stick with the current setup, cable box DVI directly to TV then just use audio out of TV to audio in of receiver.

Or have an excuse to the wife to upgrade the cable box to an HDMI version which also has the PVR capabilities (yes!).
post #232 of 784
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Originally Posted by parapudaw View Post


If the lights of the SUB is RED what does it means, I notice it but sometimes it's BLUE. If I use the LEVEL CAL from the SETUP MENU, I can't hear anything from the SUB, volume dial is almost at halfway by the way. What's the ideal settings for the speakers using 5.1, my listening position is about 11foot for the center, LF/RF, and SUB while 2foot for the SR/SL. Am I on the right menu (Level Cal) if I wanted to adjust these manually?

if the sub light is red it means it's on standby. not in use
if it's blue it means it's in use. sometimes my sub light will stay blue for about 5 minutes after i've shut off the receiver. then inevitably turn red.

Level cal will indeed adjust each channel manually.

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Originally Posted by parapudaw View Post

Just finished skimming on the manual, page 56, saying HDMI-to-DVI is not guaranteed to work, oh well.
Couple of options I have on my mind now. Connect the cable box thru component, meaning I have to run 1 component from cablebox to receiver, then another component from receiver to TV. I think this is to much of a hassle.

Stick with the current setup, cable box DVI directly to TV then just use audio out of TV to audio in of receiver.

Or have an excuse to the wife to upgrade the cable box to an HDMI version which also has the PVR capabilities (yes!).

good to know, i aspired to setup a mac mini media server and plug it into the TV through DVI....

HDMI nice! sell her the fact that with HDMI it's one cable for sound and video and will make things neater
post #233 of 784
perhaps some of you saw my post above but i am having serious problems trying to use this 5300 with my blu-ray player. my other components seem to work fine, but when i switch to the blu-ray the screen starts to flicker with a colored snow. i bought a second blu ray player to test if that was the problem, i tried different cables, and different inputs, also i exchanged the onkyo unit itself so this is my second unit. onkyo cust service cant seem to help me, actually they don't even really respond.

tv is a samsung lnt5271f
blu-ray is a samsung bdc5500c
obviously onkyo ht5300

im really hoping someone here can help me because no one else seems to be able to. thanks in advance

UPDATE:
i just tried to set the blu-ray player to 1080i as suggested previously and that solved the problem, so what does that mean? is the receivers video processor at fault or something else?
post #234 of 784
What are everyones thoughts on Audyssey EQ? Do you leave it on or off?
post #235 of 784
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Originally Posted by xiaonjohn View Post

i just tried to set the blu-ray player to 1080i as suggested previously and that solved the problem, so what does that mean? is the receivers video processor at fault or something else?


that sucks man. i have no idea why yours is tripping, someone else in this forum mentioned they had the same issue w/ a PS3 as well, but my fat PS3 works just fine. i smell something fishy.

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Originally Posted by mfro View Post

What are everyones thoughts on Audyssey EQ? Do you leave it on or off?

mine is off. the EQ roll off on the receiver is already bad enough.
lossless media doesn't need any of that EQ , and music is gonna suck no matter anyway.
post #236 of 784
guys ,

do you recommend this system for others ?

I am looking to buy a new HT.... not sure if need to buy a HTIB or buy separate.
My budget is ard $450 - $500
post #237 of 784
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Originally Posted by xiaonjohn View Post

perhaps some of you saw my post above but i am having serious problems trying to use this 5300 with my blu-ray player. my other components seem to work fine, but when i switch to the blu-ray the screen starts to flicker with a colored snow. i bought a second blu ray player to test if that was the problem, i tried different cables, and different inputs, also i exchanged the onkyo unit itself so this is my second unit. onkyo cust service cant seem to help me, actually they don't even really respond.

tv is a samsung lnt5271f
blu-ray is a samsung bdc5500c
obviously onkyo ht5300

im really hoping someone here can help me because no one else seems to be able to. thanks in advance

UPDATE:
i just tried to set the blu-ray player to 1080i as suggested previously and that solved the problem, so what does that mean? is the receivers video processor at fault or something else?

I was having the same issue with my PS3. 1080p would not work, only 1080i. What I ended up doing was a hard reset on the Onkyo and it solved my problem.
post #238 of 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfro View Post

Well I finally got my new system converted from 5.1 to 7.1 last night. At 5.1 I was impressed but after adding the extra 2 speakers, what a difference. Even though my rear surrounds are actually 15ft behind me. You now feel totally surrounded by sound. My test movie is "Saving Private Ryan", especially the D-Day beach scene. Its crazy to hear artillery coming in from behind you and landing on the side. Cool stuff.
So far I have left the speaker wire that came with the system with the exception of my 2 rear surrounds, I had ran 16 gauge in the walls when the house was being built. I seriously doubt my ears could tell the difference by switching out the 24 gauge wire.

Any experts please weigh in on what they think and do.

Did you increase the DB for the rears, being so far back? How much?
post #239 of 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfro View Post

What are everyones thoughts on Audyssey EQ? Do you leave it on or off?

I have it on -- the EQ, not the dynamic volume. Being as I have a house
to share with others, I can't have it blaring all the time.
post #240 of 784
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Yes its a setting on the receiver, see page 40 in OM (HDMI Control - RIHD).
If this is set to On try turning this to Off. Note that this feature may also turn off Standby mode.


I turned off RIHD as it said in the manual but it still happens. I'm pretty sure its the STB since every time I switch inputs on the receiver the STB flashes some thing. I'm hoping I can find some type of fix for this.
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