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post #751 of 784
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

For me the Standby light comes on when I turn off the receiver if I disable HDMI Control in the HDMI setup.

Ah I see, I must have been messing with that setting when I first started playing with the system, didn't know what it did exactly, but thanks. I have a feeling the thing will be cool when turned off hopefully.
post #752 of 784
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Originally Posted by ben7337 View Post


Ah I see, I must have been messing with that setting when I first started playing with the system, didn't know what it did exactly, but thanks. I have a feeling the thing will be cool when turned off hopefully.

It shouldn't be hot in pass thru mode either. That mode simply allows the receiver to pass thru the HDMI signal to the TV without processing it. My receiver is set to use passthru as is usually cool when in that state. It's actually fairly cool when there's no audio input, such as when using a DVR and leaving it paused.

Actually the receiver doesn't tend to get hot unless it's handling things like multichannel PCM (basically using my PS3). Other input signals usually just cause it to get warm.
post #753 of 784
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

It shouldn't be hot in pass thru mode either. That mode simply allows the receiver to pass thru the HDMI signal to the TV without processing it. My receiver is set to use passthru as is usually cool when in that state. It's actually fairly cool when there's no audio input, such as when using a DVR and leaving it paused.

Actually the receiver doesn't tend to get hot unless it's handling things like multichannel PCM (basically using my PS3). Other input signals usually just cause it to get warm.

When I say hot, I mean it feels hotter than my old HT-S3100 Onkyo system. Especially over the hdmi card area. It's not like burning hot, the metal is touchable, but it is definitely over 100 degrees, and under 110, but it stayed that hot on or off when the hdmi passthrough light was on. It's okay though, the hdmi controls to turn the tv on and off with the receiver didn't work for me anyway generally, so having them off is no big deal.
post #754 of 784
So here's my story:
I originally had the HT-R3300 system, my receiver's HDMI board took a crap, long story short, after 5 months of dealing with a repair shop, then it being sent to Onkyo and them taking their time, I ended up with a 590 receiver to replace my 390 that came with the 3300 system. Seeing that the 590 is part of the 5400 package, I mentioned that my passive sub wouldn't work with the new 590 receiver, so onkyo sent me the powered sub that comes with the package, a win on my part after 5 months of waiting!

So i have been playing with the new unit, but I can't seem to decide on the right settings. Any help would be much appreciated, the manual is very vague, so I'm just jumping around a lot between different listening modes and such.

Running a PS3 for gaming and bluray
DirectTV HD box as well

thanks!
post #755 of 784
Set the listening mode to Direct for all 5.1 and up modes to keep the receiver from modifying the audio. For PCM and Dolby 2.0 I usually set Dolby II, but that's simply personal preference.
post #756 of 784
I will try this...thanks for your response!
post #757 of 784
Is a refurbished S5300 w/ 1 yr warranty for $311.40 worth it to use in a 10x10 room?
post #758 of 784
sorry for reviving this thread, i need some help guys.

can i use a speaker that has a maximum input power of 50watts @ 6ohms? i will use this as a surround.
a big thanks to somebody's response.
post #759 of 784
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Originally Posted by mcjefferson View Post

sorry for reviving this thread, i need some help guys.

can i use a speaker that has a maximum input power of 50watts @ 6ohms? i will use this as a surround.
a big thanks to somebody's response.

up..,hope someone can help.thanks
post #760 of 784
Yes, you can. Go for it. The rest of the speakers in that system are 6 ohm speakers too.
post #761 of 784
i didn't even bother sending in my sub for repair. its not broken. they sent me the box and shipping label but didn't feel like packing it up and sending it out. if it breaks, i'll buy a new, different one. does anyone have any detail of what was 'repaired' on the sub, someone mentioned a replaced driver. my system has been working fine for the 1.xx year i've had it and i've pounded on this sub for hours at a time.
post #762 of 784
Recently bought a used HT-s5300 ($200) so far working great, just mailed the subwoofer to get updated and sld have it back next week! Thanks to the all the great info in this thread.
post #763 of 784
I have this receiver and thinking of upgrading to a Yamaha or Denon. Will I notice a sound difference?
post #764 of 784
This thread is over a year old but to answer your question, it depends in large part on your speakers.
post #765 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

This thread is over a year old but to answer your question, it depends in large part on your speakers.
Have the pioneer speakers FS52
post #766 of 784
5" drivers and 1" tweeters..... I don't think you'd notice much difference between the two depending on how you calibrate your speakers, where you set the x-overs at etc. Do you have a matching center and what kind of sub do you have? Which model of Yamaha and Denon are you looking at?
post #767 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

5" drivers and 1" tweeters..... I don't think you'd notice much difference between the two depending on how you calibrate your speakers, where you set the x-overs at etc. Do you have a matching center and what kind of sub do you have? Which model of Yamaha and Denon are you looking at?
I have matching center and using Onkyo Sub. I was looking at Yamaha -v673 and Demon -1913.
post #768 of 784
Those are both good receivers so I'd line up the specs side by side, see what the differences are (if any) and decide on what you really want to have. I've never had a Denon so I can't comment on the reliability/build quality but I'm sure it's comparable to the Yamaha.
post #769 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Those are both good receivers so I'd line up the specs side by side, see what the differences are (if any) and decide on what you really want to have. I've never had a Denon so I can't comment on the reliability/build quality but I'm sure it's comparable to the Yamaha.
How do you determine good sound? More wattage?
post #770 of 784
Not necessarily. More wattage just basically means you can play it louder, and if your speakers can handle the increased power, less distortion. Audio quality (clear distinct sound with good frequency separation) is more a function of the speakers than the receiver. I realize that's a very general statement but if both receivers have basically the same specs (which they probably do other than total power) then it comes down to what kind of speakers you match them with. If you like to play it loud then the receiver with higher output might suit your needs. My receiver can output 100W per channel at 6ohms or 80W per channel at 8ohms. I run my speakers at 8ohms and the volume output (loudness) is plenty for us. If fact I have my receiver set to limit the output at -15dB from maximum in case someone accidentally cranks the volume all the way up to prevent damage.

Good sound is also determined in a very large part on how you calibrate your speakers for your listening environment.
post #771 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Not necessarily. More wattage just basically means you can play it louder, and if your speakers can handle the increased power, less distortion. Audio quality (clear distinct sound with good frequency separation) is more a function of the speakers than the receiver. I realize that's a very general statement but if both receivers have basically the same specs (which they probably do other than total power) then it comes down to what kind of speakers you match them with. If you like to play it loud then the receiver with higher output might suit your needs. My receiver can output 100W per channel at 6ohms or 80W per channel at 8ohms. I run my speakers at 8ohms and the volume output (loudness) is plenty for us. If fact I have my receiver set to limit the output at -15dB from maximum in case someone accidentally cranks the volume all the way up to prevent damage.

Good sound is also determined in a very large part on how you calibrate your speakers for your listening environment.
sounds like I don't need to upgrade my reciever
post #772 of 784
I raises the DB on my receiver and it sounds very good now
post #773 of 784
^^^^^ you increased the volume. Maybe you were just playing it too low and separation got muddied. We typically have ours set to -25 dB to about -28dB. For blu-rays we may drop it to -15dB just to increase the overall effect of 5.1.
post #774 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

^^^^^ you increased the volume. Maybe you were just playing it too low and separation got muddied. We typically have ours set to -25 dB to about -28dB. For blu-rays we may drop it to -15dB just to increase the overall effect of 5.1.
Mines doesnt go by DB volume. Its just the basic 1 - 80
post #775 of 784
Ok. But it sounds like you have a workaround for your problem. I take it then that all is ok? You might want to consider setting a limit on how loud your receiver can go just in case somebody hits the volume knob and cranks it all the way up. If 80 is your max, then maybe set it at 70 or 75. That way you can prevent any damage to the speakers if they accidentally get cranked up all of the sudden.
post #776 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Ok. But it sounds like you have a workaround for your problem. I take it then that all is ok? You might want to consider setting a limit on how loud your receiver can go just in case somebody hits the volume knob and cranks it all the way up. If 80 is your max, then maybe set it at 70 or 75. That way you can prevent any damage to the speakers if they accidentally get cranked up all of the sudden.
My baby sister does that to my receiver, but o noticed that if you raise the DB that the volume limit will go down too. Like I can't go to 80 now since i've raised the DB.
post #777 of 784
Interesting. My volume control displays the volume in dB, not a numerical representation ,but setting the volume limit is a separate setting and once set, maintains it regardless of how far you crank the volume up.
post #778 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Interesting. My volume control displays the volume in dB, not a numerical representation ,but setting the volume limit is a separate setting and once set, maintains it regardless of how far you crank the volume up.
your using this receiver?
post #779 of 784
No. My receiver is a Yamaha.
post #780 of 784
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

No. My receiver is a Yamaha.
I think Yamaha's display only in db volume.
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