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post #5191 of 5274
well, to be safe, double check all speaker and avr connections, check for loose wire strand etc. then try again,if that doesnt work try a master reset.
post #5192 of 5274
I disabled the OSD on my unit as soon as I noticed severe color-banding. But now, it's been a couple years since I purchased it, so I wanted to follow up and ask: has the color banding issue ever been fixed in a firmware update, or anything?

I'd love to have access to that OSD again, but the banding was far too noticeable. I tried searching through this thread but came up empty-handed.
post #5193 of 5274
Is there any reason why I can't get HDMI sound settings to stay saved? I'd like to have separate settings for my PS3 (dedicated Blu-ray) and 360.
post #5194 of 5274
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Originally Posted by HDKing View Post

Is there any reason why I can't get HDMI sound settings to stay saved? I'd like to have separate settings for my PS3 (dedicated Blu-ray) and 360.

If you are talking about bass, treble, etc; I am pretty sure the 608 is not capable of different settings for each input. If it is capable, I have never figured it out. Seems like the settings are universal to all inputs. I'd love someone to tell me I'm wrong. cool.gif
post #5195 of 5274
im sorry to bump this thread, but im having an issue with my sr608..

looks like my rear left chjannel is buggered, no matter which speaker i plug in, it crackles...

volume is reasonably low, and speakers are B& W M-1's

if i need to get it repaired, i cant seem to find anyone close by that does repairs to these units,

is it possible to make surround back channels the deafult surround?

thanks in advance.

- Chris
post #5196 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Toxpoint View Post

im sorry to bump this thread, but im having an issue with my sr608..

looks like my rear left chjannel is buggered, no matter which speaker i plug in, it crackles...

volume is reasonably low, and speakers are B& W M-1's

if i need to get it repaired, i cant seem to find anyone close by that does repairs to these units,

is it possible to make surround back channels the deafult surround?

thanks in advance.

- Chris

Regarding repairs, the issue with the 608 is that repair costs can come close the price of an equivalent new Onkyo receiver. I recently had to get my parent's 608 HDMI section repaired, and it ended up costing about $250(sadly, it was just outside of the 2 year warranty period).
post #5197 of 5274
Howdy folks,

I have an issue with my receiver and thought I would check here to see if others have as well. I skimmed through the thread for a while and didn't see anything that looked too close to it.

Issue: I can no longer get a video signal from my Wii. Audio comes through ok. Other inputs are now slow to display video, or don't display until I switch inputs.

Background: I got a Wii at Christmas and easily connected it to the receiver. No problems at all and played with it until early February. Then one day I was not getting any video signal from the Wii (TV says no input detected), although the audio was coming through. I switched the Wii from the game input to the front Aux input and had the same problem. I have also noticed that I now sometimes need to switch the input the Fios comes in on to something else, and then back, in order to get a video signal. There is also a delay and it sometimes can take up to 10 seconds for the video signal to appear on the screen. None of this was happening before.

I assumed it was the Wii and had it repaired (was under warranty), but it came back yesterday and the problem is still there, so I think it has to be the receiver. To the best of my knowledge nothing was changed as far as configuration of the Wii, or the receiver goes. Does this mean the receiver is on the way out? Any suggestions on fixes?


Setup:
Inputs = HTPC connect via HDMI, Fios connected via HDMI, Wii connected via component (red, white, yellow).
Output = 1 HDMI cable to my Samsung C8000 LED TV

Thanks in advance for any thoughts....
post #5198 of 5274
I was watching SkyFall Bluray on LG player connected to the Tx - 608. It was playing DTS-HD Master audio. I was able to hear all the surround sounds but not the words i.e, when there is talking going on, I am not able to hear that. I can hear all the sound effects and everything. Could you suggest if I am doing anything wrong ??

FYI, I have no sub woofer. I have a 5.0 setup.
Edited by swapna - 2/24/13 at 12:53pm
post #5199 of 5274
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Originally Posted by swapna View Post

I was watching SkyFall Bluray on LG player connected to the Tx - 608. It was playing DTS-HD Master audio. I was able to hear all the surround sounds but not the words i.e, when there is talking going on, I am not able to hear that. I can hear all the sound effects and everything. Could you suggest if I am doing anything wrong ??

FYI, I have no sub woofer. I have a 5.0 setup.

I am assuming your LG is connected to the 608 via HDMI.

1. Make sure the center speaker actually works, and the cables are connected properly.

2. Check the setup in the receiver, make sure in speaker setup you have the center channel=either small or large, not "none".

3. Are you using a separate amp for the center channel? If so, make sure that amp is working and connected properly.

If none of those is the problem, receiver may be bad.
post #5200 of 5274
Thanks for the reply.
Yes my BD player is connected to receiver thru a hdmi cable.

The setup is

Subwoofer = NO
Front = full band
center = 80hz
surround = 80 hz
front wide = none
surr back = none

LPF of LPE = 120 hz

I am not using a seperate amp and the speaker wires are connected.

How do I check if the center speaker is working or not ?
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Originally Posted by mtrot View Post

I am assuming your LG is connected to the 608 via HDMI.

1. Make sure the center speaker actually works, and the cables are connected properly.

2. Check the setup in the receiver, make sure in speaker setup you have the center channel=either small or large, not "none".

3. Are you using a separate amp for the center channel? If so, make sure that amp is working and connected properly.

If none of those is the problem, receiver may be bad.
post #5201 of 5274
Quote:
Originally Posted by swapna View Post

Thanks for the reply.
Yes my BD player is connected to receiver thru a hdmi cable.

The setup is

Subwoofer = NO
Front = full band
center = 80hz
surround = 80 hz
front wide = none
surr back = none

LPF of LPE = 120 hz

I am not using a seperate amp and the speaker wires are connected.

How do I check if the center speaker is working or not ?

Connect one of the front L/R speaker cables to it and see if it plays.
post #5202 of 5274
Removing and re-connecting the speaker cable of the center channel solved the problem. I guess the cable was loose.

Thanks for the help mtrot.
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Originally Posted by mtrot View Post

Connect one of the front L/R speaker cables to it and see if it plays.
post #5203 of 5274
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Originally Posted by Wanchope View Post

Howdy folks,

I have an issue with my receiver and thought I would check here to see if others have as well. I skimmed through the thread for a while and didn't see anything that looked too close to it.

Issue: I can no longer get a video signal from my Wii. Audio comes through ok. Other inputs are now slow to display video, or don't display until I switch inputs.

Background: I got a Wii at Christmas and easily connected it to the receiver. No problems at all and played with it until early February. Then one day I was not getting any video signal from the Wii (TV says no input detected), although the audio was coming through. I switched the Wii from the game input to the front Aux input and had the same problem. I have also noticed that I now sometimes need to switch the input the Fios comes in on to something else, and then back, in order to get a video signal. There is also a delay and it sometimes can take up to 10 seconds for the video signal to appear on the screen. None of this was happening before.

I assumed it was the Wii and had it repaired (was under warranty), but it came back yesterday and the problem is still there, so I think it has to be the receiver. To the best of my knowledge nothing was changed as far as configuration of the Wii, or the receiver goes. Does this mean the receiver is on the way out? Any suggestions on fixes?


Setup:
Inputs = HTPC connect via HDMI, Fios connected via HDMI, Wii connected via component (red, white, yellow).
Output = 1 HDMI cable to my Samsung C8000 LED TV

Thanks in advance for any thoughts....

I figured I would post a follow up since I was able to resolve the issue.

Spoke with Onkyo support. Tried a few tricks to no avail. Eventually tried the factory reset option (hold VCR down and turn off power). After doing that and changing a setting in the menu to "
" it works again. No idea what changed or why this was needed, but at least it is working again.
post #5204 of 5274
Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out with this...

I have Onkyo TX-SR608 and have juut bought a Reckhorn A-405 amp - to use it ONLY to amp a pair of BS-200 transducers.. all set up and working well.

The only thing I don't know how to go about it is... I would like to use headphones with this setup too, but obviously, when I plug my headphones into my Onkyo receiver, the subwoofer (a pair of BS-200 transducers) don't work, since headphones only work in Stereo, Direct or Pure Audio mode.

What do I need to do in order to use my headphones along with my transducers?

Would a cheap mixer such as Behringer XENYX 502 solve this? The way I think about this is.. by using a mixer, I could plug the SUB OUT from my Onkyo receiver, to the mixer IN, and use mixer OUT, to plug into the Reckhorn SUB IN? By doing that, I could plug my headphones into the mixer headphones OUT, I could even control the volume/signal level separately that way, for both channels, headphones and transducers (subwoofer channel), am I getting this right? I think, the main audio would still be heard over the other, main speakers, such as front left and right, center and surround... but, at least I could hear the audio in my headphones as well, correct?

Please forgive me for any stupid questions etc, not a tech person here, just trying to use logic, don't laugh if I wrote nonsense here, hope to get some help for more techy folks here.

Thank you very much!
post #5205 of 5274
TX-SR608 AUDIO "STUTTER"

Hey guys, I hope you could help me, I've had my 608 for about 2 and a half years, no problems at all, but since last week when I was watching TV (sky) with hdmi it started to "stutter" i changed the cable and it was fixed for a couple of days, and then it started again, I disconnected the HDMI and connected sky through composite, and it stopped, hasn't stutter since...yesterday I plugged my Mac through an optic cable to hear some music and about a minutes after, the "stutter" began, I changed the cable from the slot it was plugged initially and it stopped, but a minutes after it started again...

I need help I've tried it all, plug, unplug, change cables, EVERYTHING and I can not find the solution, THANKS !!!

608 Connected to LG 3D via HDMI, to XBOX via HDMI, to Mac via optic and HDM converter
post #5206 of 5274
Well, for 3 years my TX-SR608 performed flawlessly, but now I have a problem, and it's my own fault!

I had a HEAVY 25' HDMI cable purchased from Monoprice (great company, and this is not their fault), and over time the WEIGHT of the cable caused the metal end cap on the cable at the receiver side to loosen, and it eventually worked loose and remained in the HDMI OUT port, and that damaged the HDMI OUT port on the receiver.Several of the pins on the HDMI OUT port got broken/mangled. I am prety good with a soldering iron, and have soldered surface mount stuff before, but these pins are TINY!

My only hope I have is to find a good HDMI Port Daughterboard from a junked 608.

So, anybody with a junked or non working 608 that wants to part with it for a reasonable price PM me. I checked with an authorized Onkyo repair facilty and it would have been like $180 before they even opened the case, and the sad thing is I can tell them EXACTLY what's wrong!

Thanks, and I now use port savers and cable clips on the equipment rack to support the weight of my HDMI cables.

David
post #5207 of 5274
Hey guys.

I have a txsr608 and I notice that it can get pretty hot at times. I got to looking at the top of the receiver and shined a flashlight so that I could see through the cooling holes and noticed that there is a fan mounted inside of the receiver. The fan was not running though. Can anybody check to see if there fans run all of the time or share if you have ever noticed a fan running in your receiver before? Maybe it kicks on at a certain temp or something like that.

Appreciate it
post #5208 of 5274
The fan is turning in mine right now. The unit has been on for about 5 hours now. Pretty sure it turns all the time.
post #5209 of 5274
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Originally Posted by jeff1967 View Post

The fan is turning in mine right now. The unit has been on for about 5 hours now. Pretty sure it turns all the time.

Thanks for checking Jeff. I wonder if this is why you hear about the hdmi boards going bad on these. The culprit could be the fans taking a crap first.

if anybody else have time to check please post your results.
post #5210 of 5274
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Originally Posted by 03roadking View Post

Thanks for checking Jeff. I wonder if this is why you hear about the hdmi boards going bad on these. The culprit could be the fans taking a crap first.

if anybody else have time to check please post your results.

Jeff1967, Does it feel hot right now if you put your hand on top of the receiver?
post #5211 of 5274
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Originally Posted by 03roadking View Post

Hey guys.

I have a txsr608 and I notice that it can get pretty hot at times. I got to looking at the top of the receiver and shined a flashlight so that I could see through the cooling holes and noticed that there is a fan mounted inside of the receiver. The fan was not running though. Can anybody check to see if there fans run all of the time or share if you have ever noticed a fan running in your receiver before? Maybe it kicks on at a certain temp or something like that.

Appreciate it

I have a 609 and it does run hot. I got these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NVC1DS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and am AMAZED at how cool the receiver feels to the touch even after having it on for hours. I just set them on top of the venting and plug in at the USB port. You can barely hear them run when you're right by them--I figured they wouldn't do much. WRONG! The only negative is that I thought the USB port would turn off when you turn the receiver off but it doesn't so I have to manually plug & unplug.
Hope this helps.

Ed
post #5212 of 5274
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Originally Posted by old corps View Post

I have a 609 and it does run hot. I got these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NVC1DS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and am AMAZED at how cool the receiver feels to the touch even after having it on for hours. I just set them on top of the venting and plug in at the USB port. You can barely hear them run when you're right by them--I figured they wouldn't do much. WRONG! The only negative is that I thought the USB port would turn off when you turn the receiver off but it doesn't so I have to manually plug & unplug.
Hope this helps.

Ed

Old Corps thanks for the idea! I will give this a shot. Not only will this hopefully extend the life of the receiver but this will also prevent me from having to take the receiver apart to troubleshoot why the fan is not spinning. Did you by chance look to see if your fan is spinning in the receiver? Just curious. Thanks again!
post #5213 of 5274
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Originally Posted by 03roadking View Post

Old Corps thanks for the idea! I will give this a shot. Not only will this hopefully extend the life of the receiver but this will also prevent me from having to take the receiver apart to troubleshoot why the fan is not spinning. Did you by chance look to see if your fan is spinning in the receiver? Just curious. Thanks again!

Yer welcome! I just got the 609 a week ago (refurb) but no, I can't detect a fan running from the receiver at all.confused.gif This replaced an Onkyo 607 that I've had for 3+ years and it never had a fan running that I ever noticed. With these fans on top the receiver is actually cool to the touch like it hasn't even been on! smile.gif

Ed
post #5214 of 5274
Hey AVS... I have always relied on AVS for info on the whole AV thing. I am not very knowledgeable other than what i have picked up here...(I even got ideas for my basement bar on here!!!).

I had a full set-up as suggested by posters here given my budget. I originally had the Onkyo 608 receiver with the Infinity Primus speakers and center channel and a BIC 12" sub...all with a Panny 65" P65S2 Plasma. Pretty much from day one I was not a fan of the Panny S2 plasma (and I love my other Panny's...32" lcd, 42" plasma, 50" Plasma...).

So...I recently upgraded to the Panny 65" VT50. I have followed the 100 "aging" process with D-Nice's settings and slides. I have now set the TV with all of D-Nice's recommended reference settings. It is a huge improvement from my S2 but I am still a bit disappointed.

I am now wondering if I am having some issues with the Onkyo 608 not getting a great signal through to the TV or distorting it in some way.

Can any of you let me know exactly how I should have the Onkyo 608 set up? Are there settings in the 608 that I need to set to optimize my picture or the "pass-through"?

It is definitely an upgrade but I want to make sure the Onkyo is not holding it back...

I read on the first page of doing what is below....is this the best move at this point? And, does this mean I won't have an On Screen Display anymore?

Ways to shut off Video ProcessingThanks PS24eva) UPDATE 9-9-10

setup -> 1. Source Setup -> Picture Adjust

Game Mode Off
Wide Mode Auto
Picture Mode Custom
Film Mode Video
Noise Reduction Off

Then use the VCR & Return OSD disable. On the unit itself, press VCR first, then Return (second after or so), you will see something that looks like:
Vprocessor: USE

While STILL holding VCR &return, use the D-pad to change to "Skip"



Thanks AVS.
Edited by jjdizzle - 3/9/13 at 2:23pm
post #5215 of 5274
just attempted to hook up a Darbee Darblet video "processor" and having handshake issues.

putting the Darblet before the Onkyo solves the issue, but also means that I can't apply it to all my sources and have to pick one.

anyone else seen this or know of a fix?
post #5216 of 5274
I have regular handshake issues with my Onkyo 608 and TVs that I have hooked up to it with a splitter (4x1, powered HDMI 1.4 compliant splitter, from Monoprice)...I'm not sure it's entirely the 608's fault, but I believe it mostly is. I would suspect that you are having similar issues adding the Darbee to the mix. I have a new LG 42" LED TV in the bedroom, and an older Olevia 65" LCD TV in the main room, both connected to the splitter, which is in turn connected to the output from the 608, with sources for the 608 being a MythTV computer hooked up via HDMI, an AppleTV hooked up via HDMI, and a PS3 hooked up via HDMI. Hooking any of these devices directly to either TV, it works 100% of the time. Hooking them up to the 608 and then to either TV, it's probably 99% for the LG and 50% for the Olevia (I think it's a timeout issue on the handshake, the Olevia, being old, I think just "gives up" too fast), adding the splitter in takes me down to maybe 90% for the LG and 25% for the Olevia (if that). So, I would suspect that you're seeing a similar thing, the more devices that you put in the HDMI chain, the worse the handshaking is going to get, regardless of the order. For me, what I've ended up doing is turning on the old Olevia TV first, so it says "No Signal" in the corner, and then the 608 (handshakes through the splitter) and then things seem to be okay. Very strange.
post #5217 of 5274
Quote:
Originally Posted by inewbie View Post

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out with this...

I have Onkyo TX-SR608 and have juut bought a Reckhorn A-405 amp - to use it ONLY to amp a pair of BS-200 transducers.. all set up and working well.

The only thing I don't know how to go about it is... I would like to use headphones with this setup too, but obviously, when I plug my headphones into my Onkyo receiver, the subwoofer (a pair of BS-200 transducers) don't work, since headphones only work in Stereo, Direct or Pure Audio mode.

What do I need to do in order to use my headphones along with my transducers?

Would a cheap mixer such as Behringer XENYX 502 solve this? The way I think about this is.. by using a mixer, I could plug the SUB OUT from my Onkyo receiver, to the mixer IN, and use mixer OUT, to plug into the Reckhorn SUB IN? By doing that, I could plug my headphones into the mixer headphones OUT, I could even control the volume/signal level separately that way, for both channels, headphones and transducers (subwoofer channel), am I getting this right? I think, the main audio would still be heard over the other, main speakers, such as front left and right, center and surround... but, at least I could hear the audio in my headphones as well, correct?

Please forgive me for any stupid questions etc, not a tech person here, just trying to use logic, don't laugh if I wrote nonsense here, hope to get some help for more techy folks here.

Thank you very much!

Hi.
Did you figure out if there is some way to get this working?
I got the same issues with my buttkicker and headphones.
Would be really nice to get it work.
//Skirner
post #5218 of 5274
Hi i got a 608 for 2 years and a half now, i want to know if theres a new Onkyo better than the 608 i keep hearing from the Onkyo TX-NR515, but i dont now if this is better, i dont have any problems with my 608, but i want one that can be updated via internet and can handle 4k, thanks in advance.
post #5219 of 5274
how do you guys clean your onkyo 608? mine is getting dusty. do ya'll just wipe it down or spray canned air or open it up? by the way i just got another sub so now i'm 7.4 lol
post #5220 of 5274
I have this reciever in a 5.1 setup right now, but I am moving to a new house in a few months. I am planning a 6.1 setup Left/Front/Center, LSide/RSide, and Rear Center, I know its a 7.1 receiver but will it work with this setup? I plan on using the Monoprice 7604 6ohm speakrs for LFC+R.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10837&cs_id=1083702&p_id=7604&seq=1&format=2
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