Originally Posted by saxman48
Thanks for sharing this process. I works with the 708 I just set up last week. When I first installed the receiver, I fidgeted until the network worked, checked for F/W updates (none available, of course), and got my Pandora account working. Last night I tried to connect and the receiver displayed "Now Initializing..." indefinitely. That's when I found that your process worked. Thanks!
I contacted Onkyo Support and I received the same RESET recommendation as others have, and I refuse to do that unless it permanently resolves the problem (I doubt it does). I am waiting for a reply from Support as to the permanent solution. Unplugging and plugging in the Ethernet cable is not a convenient solution but at least works while they fix it.
I am totally excited about the receiver otherwise. Works like a champ with my Sammy UN55C8000, Sammy Blu-ray, Panny DMR, Panny DVD changer (for CDs), Motorola/Comcast DVR, and Harmony One remote. Speakers and sub are not configured with Audyssey yet - hope to do that this weekend.
Well, I did the receiver RESET, of course requiring me to re-do the settings. Network worked at first, but then next time I went to standby and back on, same problem - "Now initializing..." - staying that way for several minutes before I switched to another function to stop it! Toggling the NET/USB button did not fix the issue. Here's Onkyo Support's response:
"...You would need to take the unit to a repair center which can be found under the support link of our website. All you need is a copy of your receipt for warranty repair. You need to call the service center before doing anything (shipping etc.) If the unit was just purchased I would suggest an exchange from the retailer."
So, back to Fry's for an exchange on Monday. Seems that others have reported the same problem so I suspect there will be a lot of refurbished 708s available soon!
My concern is that I recall someone else having the same issue and ending up getting a replacement that did the same thing. In other words, is there a quality issue here?? I know my network is good - I was streaming photos from my PC to my Sammy C8000 tonight without a hiccup, and I've never needed to power cycle the Ethernet switch (in my home theater setup) and have not had to unplug the network cables from my TV or blu-ray player.
Oh well. We'll see if an exchange of the 708 works...