Originally Posted by darthpibe
Hi i have a little problem with the receiver so far. the problem is when i turn off the receiver and goes to standby mode and im watching a movie on the ps3 with 5.1 audio in the tv i cant hear the voices, is like the amp is still decoding at 5.1 channel, i don't have any problems with the xbox 360 at all if i turn off the amp with the xbox i can still hear the voices in the movie, its only a ps3 problem, the ps3 is connected via hdmi, thanks in advance for the help.
Im not sure how it works but it could be the case that since you have the ps3 set to output 5.1 and turn the receiver on, the tv is just picking up the left and right speaker channels and not
the center. I dont know if the receiver is supposed to downsample 5.1 signals to 2ch if its in standby, I guess it just passes the signal through, so if your tv doesnt support the 5.1 input, bit depth and frequency via hdmi it probably wont work.
Originally Posted by carageuw
I've got my 608 for about a week and now I am seriously considering whether I should return it and trade up for a Pioneer 1120K.
I am sure there are probably people who find it really useful to manually set the listening modes everytime they play something.
However, since my entertainment system primarily consists of a PC at the moment, this makes things very interesting.
A lot of times, I do not hear audio at all.
For instance, I just watched a Bluray movie. It had no problem playing with the DTS Master HD sound track. I exited the movie, switched back to my browser and Youtube has no sound. It took me a while to figure out why there is no sound. The 608 LCD display says PCM MultiCH. Pressing TV/Movie on the remote, switched the format to All Channel Stereo then I get some sound. OK, I do not understand why Youtube does not work with PCM MultiCH. But it is rather annoying that this would happen. And this is not the first time such weird annoyances have occurred.
It also happens after playing a game then try to listen to an MP3 afterwards.
I would need to come and press the Music listening mode to get my sound back.
Is there an "intelligent" or "auto" function somewhere that would automatically figure out what do when it detects the audio stream regardless of the format?
My previous Onkyo HTX-22HDX and 22HD never had issues like these that I could recall of. So if the lower-end HTIB units could do it, what am I doing wrong or why does the 608 not have this capability?
Any help is appreciated before I decide to return/replace the 608.
How are you outputting audio via the HTPC? What device is set as the default sound device and what device have you got set to use in the game and movie player you used?
What are the drivers of the device set too? Some drivers let you select input type, not just output.
Originally Posted by Stryker412
My one input has an issue. I noticed on some dark scenes I would get actual white noise/artifacting. When I switched the HDMI cable back to just my TV instead of going through the AVR, it was fine. Looks like I have a bad input.
Test another HDMI cable first, then test another socket on both the receiver and then the tv to see if it makes a difference. Also turn video processing off if you can, as a test.
Originally Posted by pfp
I was planning to purchase this receiver before hearing about this issue and now I'm second guessing this decision. I don't necessarily like giving up the nice on screen display but I suppose that's not a deal killer in itself. The big question for me is this: Does this "fix" stick or do you have to enable it every time you turn the machine on / switch inputs / whatever?
You dont have to keep turning it off, it remembers til you turn it back on again. I think theres an alternative fix at the begining of this thread you should look at.
Originally Posted by nkt38238
I use Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver. I am considering to upgrade my 5.1 speaker system to 7.1. I plan to add 2 side surround speakers and for that, I am considering PBS Speakers model Image S50:http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...product_detail
However, reading it's spec, it states that it has impedance of :
Nominal 6 Ohms
Minimum 4 Ohms
Does TX-SR608 6Ohm/4Ohm speakers? The rest (5) of my Infinity speakers are of 8 Ohms impudence. Is mixing speakers w/ different impedance create problem?
Thanks for your help.
It supports 8,6 and 4 ohm speakers, but you have to choose between them on the receiver. You could mix and match those speakers and set the receiver on 4ohms. But
by doing this, your amp would be putting a lot more power in to your existing 8ohm speakers than needed, so you may find volume differences with your 8ohm speakers being louder than your others. You also run the risk of blowing your 8ohm speakers with high volumes, since your amp will be pumping a higher current in to them. Eq can help correct the volume difference, but I would advise matching ohms speakers if you can
Originally Posted by nkt38238
I recently purchased Onkyo TX-SR608 and really like it.
I have one concern. Even after I power off (press power button to turn off) the receiver (so now it's in standby mode), it remains warm at touch even after 5-7 hours. As far as I know, there is NO power OFF button that cuts of power completely.
Do you note that same w/ your TX-SR608?
Is this normal or some type of defect with the unit?
I don't understand why it does not have COMPLETE power off switch so that it does not continuously use electricity.
Pulling the receiver power cord off my Monster surge protector every time after using receiver is not an option.
Thanks very much.
Is there not a switch at the back to turn off the power?
The power supply is actually inside the amp and since power runs through it in standby, this is normal.
Read the manual and make sure there is enough room either side of the amp as advised, it needs a lot of ventilation and im sure many units have broken due to overheating.
You could also invest in a remote control power plug, they arent too expensive.
....argh so many questions!