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post #601 of 721
Another problem!!!!!


My AVR is now randomly switching from the source I want to listen to (tv) to the cbl/sat setting.

I switch is back and then a few mins later is switches again.


Also having major problems with HDMI controlling. The remote stopped working. It starting switching from one sound output to another (thx, mono, stereo etc)

When it works it works amazing, but am getting tired of these problems.

Guess I need to call Onkyo and see what they have to say. Maybe another bad unit? Perhaps that is why they are selling them so cheap in the first place?
post #602 of 721
I think wherever you are geting it from may just have a bad batch (it happens) I got mine from Amazon and haven't had any issues as of yet. The reason they are under 500 is that it's last years model and they are trying to move stock before the.model refresh happens.
post #603 of 721
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Originally Posted by FotoJohn View Post

Another problem!!!!!


My AVR is now randomly switching from the source I want to listen to (tv) to the cbl/sat setting.

I switch is back and then a few mins later is switches again.


Also having major problems with HDMI controlling. The remote stopped working. It starting switching from one sound output to another (thx, mono, stereo etc)

When it works it works amazing, but am getting tired of these problems.

Guess I need to call Onkyo and see what they have to say. Maybe another bad unit? Perhaps that is why they are selling them so cheap in the first place?

Have you try a total shut down? Turn it OFF with remote first and unplug it from the power source, and leave it OFF of at least 10sec or longer. Plug the power cable to the power source and turn it back ON, and give it another try.

It is possible that you might have a bad unit. In today manufacturing, they're getting their parts (chips, relays, switches, etc) from all over the world. Even the same company, it can be built at two, three, etc different countries. In your case, the batches that they used might be a bad batch.
post #604 of 721
Ugh!!!!!

More problems again tonight.

Listening to music via pandora from TV and it again switches to cbl/sat on me.

Don't respond to remote commands nor does the front panel respond either.

Going to Onkyo site to send a message to customer service and then will work on sending it back to amazon I guess.


Anyone think these problems could be caused by my Martin Logan speakers running as low as 2 ohms? I do listen to music rather loud and they are hard speakers to drive.
post #605 of 721
I have a chance to purchase this receiver I know it has a ethernet connection, but does it have built in wireless or is there an adaptor available?
post #606 of 721
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Originally Posted by ls1geezer View Post

I have a chance to purchase this receiver I know it has a ethernet connection, but does it have built in wireless or is there an adaptor available?

It has Ethernet port, but no wireless option. All you need is one of this to connect your entire entertainment devices with Ethernet cables- Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit Powerline AV Network Kit
WD Livewire


Spec- Onkyo HT-RC270
post #607 of 721
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Originally Posted by new04quest View Post

It has Ethernet port, but no wireless option. All you need is one of this to connect your entire entertainment devices with Ethernet cables- Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit Powerline AV Network Kit
WD Livewire


Spec- Onkyo HT-RC270

Is there something less expensive that would work? The $100 price tag is somewhat steep.

I have a Wi-Fi signal in the home but I cannot run a Cat5 to the receiver and it requires a Cat5 to stream Netflix.

Is there something near $50 that would work? Just a simple Wi-Fi box that connects via Ethernet. Everything at the store is USB driven which will not work on this receiver.
post #608 of 721
post #609 of 721
Walmart and Bestbuy both carry a little remote wireless receiver as well.

Both are the same price, around $50.

Same price as you would pay online for the item too. Seems to be the best way to get it up and running fast, just visit Walmart.
post #610 of 721
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post

Is there something less expensive that would work? The $100 price tag is somewhat steep.

I have a Wi-Fi signal in the home but I cannot run a Cat5 to the receiver and it requires a Cat5 to stream Netflix.

Is there something near $50 that would work? Just a simple Wi-Fi box that connects via Ethernet. Everything at the store is USB driven which will not work on this receiver.

If you have multiple devices (HD media player, Xbox, PS3, DirecTV, RC270, etc) by your HDTV, I highly recommended the WD LiveWire. It is plug/play adapter, and it doesn't require PC either. I don't recommend anything less that 200Mbps.

If you want adapter for a RC270 only, this might be work well for you and it is cheaper- TRENDnet 200 Mbps Powerline
post #611 of 721
I got the WD Powerline and it was plug & play.

Where I still need help is with getting Netflix to connect. How do I get the receiver to connect to Netflix?
post #612 of 721
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post

I got the WD Powerline and it was plug & play.

Where I still need help is with getting Netflix to connect. How do I get the receiver to connect to Netflix?

I am using PowerLine for a long time, and I never have any trouble with it. You'll enjoy it too.

Sorry to say that RC270 doesn't support NetFlix streaming. You'll need one of this to connect to PowerLine and RC270- Roku XD Streaming Player 1080p
post #613 of 721
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Originally Posted by new04quest View Post

I am using PowerLine for a long time, and I never have any trouble with it. You'll enjoy it too.

Sorry to say that RC270 doesn't support NetFlix streaming. You'll need one of this to connect to PowerLine and RC270- Roku XD Streaming Player 1080p

That's weird, I thought someone here said that you can stream Netflix through the HT-RC270 receiver??

So I would have to connect the Roku XD to the WD Powerline and then that connects to the Onkyo? According to Amazon reviews the Roku XD box requires a credit card in order to use it.

Will the PowerLine work with my Blu-Ray player? I have a Panasonic BD55 and it has an Ethernet connection.
post #614 of 721
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post

That's weird, I thought someone here said that you can stream Netflix through the HT-RC270 receiver??

So I would have to connect the Roku XD to the WD Powerline and then that connects to the Onkyo? According to Amazon reviews the Roku XD box requires a credit card in order to use it.

Will the PowerLine work with my Blu-Ray player? I have a Panasonic BD55 and it has an Ethernet connection.

You can connect any device with Ethernet port to a PowerLine. It work the same way as if you connect it directly to a router.

It is too bad that you already have a BD player. You could have bought this Sony BD, and it can stream Netflix (Sony BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray Disc Player).

You'll find out that a lot of Internet video streaming players required a credit card. In case you use their pay per view movie, it is easier for them to charge you. They'll always warn you before they charge you for any movie.
post #615 of 721
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post

That's weird, I thought someone here said that you can stream Netflix through the HT-RC270 receiver??

So I would have to connect the Roku XD to the WD Powerline and then that connects to the Onkyo? According to Amazon reviews the Roku XD box requires a credit card in order to use it.

Will the PowerLine work with my Blu-Ray player? I have a Panasonic BD55 and it has an Ethernet connection.

Thanks to new04quest I figured this out too. I took a different route though....I ran 1 CAT5E cable(bought a box of Coleman 24-4 riser from local elec dist counter...real cheap) to my home entertainment system. Yeah I had to drill a couple holes but the Leviton jacks and wallplates look and install great. Then I ran a $5 Leviton CAT5E cable to a Netgear 5-port Gig switch (GS105 $40 amazon) and I now have an expandable GigaBit tap at my home theater. That feeds my Roku, HT270, Wii, Pan BDP. Wireless wasn't fast enough.
The powerline stuff works OK, is neat and may be necessary for some but being an EE I knew the ideal way to do this was to just bite the bullet and run the CAT5E cable.
And yes you need a Roku or Wii or other appliance to connect to Netflix. The onkyo is great as a connection to music (library & services) though.
post #616 of 721
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Originally Posted by zeonstar View Post

Has anyone has HDMI AV Sync issues with this reciever? I came from a Onkyo TX-SR806 and never once had any sync issues before, but now I do. I have the auto correction in the receivers settings turned on, but it doesn't seem to be helping one bit.

Would using 2 different type of HDMI cables cause AV sync issues? The cable going from my Reciever to TV is not the same as the cable going from my BD player to Receiver. The one to the TV is a monoprice "High speed" cable where as the one to the BD player is an older 1.3 cable, yet both pass a 3D singal fine, FWIW...

Any ideas? I don't know if I should manually adjust the delay using my receiver, or BD player.

I'm still having this issue. Has anyone else had sync issues with this receiver? I really don't know what to do about it.
post #617 of 721
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Originally Posted by zeonstar View Post

I'm still having this issue. Has anyone else had sync issues with this receiver? I really don't know what to do about it.

Try one of this- Mediabridge Ultra Series and select "pass through" option.
post #618 of 721
Hello, I bought this receiver when this was on sale at Amazon a few months back. I have connected the output via HDMI. I have also connected my projector via svideo, however, I do not see any output on SVideo.

What am I doing wrong? On the info screen of the receiver it shows HDMI as output but there is no way to change output to svideo?

Any help is appreciated. THX.
post #619 of 721
Also, is this receiver better or the Denon 891?
post #620 of 721
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Originally Posted by turrmoil View Post

Hello, I bought this receiver when this was on sale at Amazon a few months back. I have connected the output via HDMI. I have also connected my projector via svideo, however, I do not see any output on SVideo.

What am I doing wrong? On the info screen of the receiver it shows HDMI as output but there is no way to change output to svideo?

Any help is appreciated. THX.

Please refer to owner manual page #19 and the flow chart is in page #22. The s-video in is using monitor out and it is not assignable. The setting can be made in page #86. I hope that it helps!
post #621 of 721
The receiver is working great except for one problem. After turning the unit off and on over a couple of days, the unit will no longer produce any sound, no matter what source, there is no sound. The only thing that brings back the sound is unplugging the unit. Turning it off and back on does not work, one must unplug it and the sound comes back.

Could this be a Firmware issue or a HDMI issue?
post #622 of 721
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Originally Posted by Lbear View Post

The receiver is working great except for one problem. After turning the unit off and on over a couple of days, the unit will no longer produce any sound, no matter what source, there is no sound. The only thing that brings back the sound is unplugging the unit. Turning it off and back on does not work, one must unplug it and the sound comes back.

Could this be a Firmware issue or a HDMI issue?

If all the sources are not working which mean that the local radio and network music doesn't work either, I don't think that it is HDMI cable. The local radio and network music shouldn't use any HDMI cable.

You can try to reset the firmware to factory default and reload it.
post #623 of 721
Check out this thread... it may be related.
Mine had to have the connectors cleaned from oxidation...it was bought in December from Amazon's great sale too.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...onkyo+ht+rc270


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Originally Posted by FotoJohn View Post

Another problem!!!!!


My AVR is now randomly switching from the source I want to listen to (tv) to the cbl/sat setting.

I switch is back and then a few mins later is switches again.


Also having major problems with HDMI controlling. The remote stopped working. It starting switching from one sound output to another (thx, mono, stereo etc)

When it works it works amazing, but am getting tired of these problems.

Guess I need to call Onkyo and see what they have to say. Maybe another bad unit? Perhaps that is why they are selling them so cheap in the first place?
post #624 of 721
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Originally Posted by pattontj View Post

I might have to call them back again. I just found the following link which states 15ft cables should be fine

http://www.onkyousa.com/faqs_detail.cfm?detail=1&id=281

Grrr. Comments or thoughts, anyone?

Tim

Back on Page 17 of this thread, I starting talking about the issues I was having with the Onkyo HT-RC270 not outputing to my projector using cables longer than 6ft. Well, I talked with a seemingly knowledgeable tech from Onkyo who indicated that my setup should work fine. We tried a factory reset (Holding VCR and left arrow button if I remember correctly), and it didn't fix the issue. The tech confirmed that something was wrong with the unit. I sent it back to the retailer for a replacement unit

I received my new replacement unit just before the start of the Easter holidays. After I returned from the holidays, unboxed it, plugged it into my projector with my 6ft cable, and it didn't work!! I was having the same issue that I was having with my longer cables, the project would detect the signal, flash the blue menu screen of the Onkyo, and then flash back to signal detected after less than a second. This cable DID work with the first Onkyo unit. I tried my longer 15ft cable, and it didn't work. I tried it with a 1.5ft cable I had, and it worked fine. Once again, a cable length problem. It makes no sense.

Fearing it was my projector, I borrowed my neighbour's projector, plugged it into the unit ... same problem. His projector only worked with the shortest cable as well. This certainly seemed to point to the projector. Emailed the retailer, told them the story, they told me to call Onkyo. I talked with tech support from Onkyo on Saturday, went through the whole story, he had me reset it again, nothing. Sadly, I've given up on Onkyo, the unit was shipped back in the mail yesterday, and I'm awaiting my refund.

Maybe I just had bad luck and received to bad receivers, but it's certainly something to be aware of

Tim
post #625 of 721
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Originally Posted by pattontj View Post
Back on Page 17 of this thread, I starting talking about the issues I was having with the Onkyo HT-RC270 not outputing to my projector using cables longer than 6ft. Well, I talked with a seemingly knowledgeable tech from Onkyo who indicated that my setup should work fine. We tried a factory reset (Holding VCR and left arrow button if I remember correctly), and it didn't fix the issue. The tech confirmed that something was wrong with the unit. I sent it back to the retailer for a replacement unit

I received my new replacement unit just before the start of the Easter holidays. After I returned from the holidays, unboxed it, plugged it into my projector with my 6ft cable, and it didn't work!! I was having the same issue that I was having with my longer cables, the project would detect the signal, flash the blue menu screen of the Onkyo, and then flash back to signal detected after less than a second. This cable DID work with the first Onkyo unit. I tried my longer 15ft cable, and it didn't work. I tried it with a 1.5ft cable I had, and it worked fine. Once again, a cable length problem. It makes no sense.

Fearing it was my projector, I borrowed my neighbour's projector, plugged it into the unit ... same problem. His projector only worked with the shortest cable as well. This certainly seemed to point to the projector. Emailed the retailer, told them the story, they told me to call Onkyo. I talked with tech support from Onkyo on Saturday, went through the whole story, he had me reset it again, nothing. Sadly, I've given up on Onkyo, the unit was shipped back in the mail yesterday, and I'm awaiting my refund.

Maybe I just had bad luck and received to bad receivers, but it's certainly something to be aware of

Tim
I'm just wondering- did you try another HDMI cable before you returned it? Something like this- Mediabridge Ultra Series I connected my laptop to RC270 using 15' HDMI cable, and I didn't have any problem with it.
post #626 of 721
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Originally Posted by FotoJohn View Post

Another problem!!!!!


My AVR is now randomly switching from the source I want to listen to (tv) to the cbl/sat setting.

I switch is back and then a few mins later is switches again.


Also having major problems with HDMI controlling. The remote stopped working. It starting switching from one sound output to another (thx, mono, stereo etc)

When it works it works amazing, but am getting tired of these problems.

Guess I need to call Onkyo and see what they have to say. Maybe another bad unit? Perhaps that is why they are selling them so cheap in the first place?


Hey! I have the exact same problem!!!! Mine just started to give me this problem.. and I bought mine last December only!!!! Were you able to get to the bottom of this?? I bought mine from Amazon too. Thanks!!!
post #627 of 721
My problem was fixed with a simple Firmware update. That was the cause of my problem but a simple 30 minute Firmware update solved it.

post #628 of 721
Hey guys I was totally ready to pull the trigger on this receiver from Amazon, then it went up $40, sigh.

That said, I think I want to pick this thing up before they're completely gone, considering I don't want to pay the premium for the newer models.

Accessories4less has it for about $100 bucks cheaper factory reconditioned, than Amazon's current price brand new, what would you do?

I really didn't want to spend more than about $500 out the door, but I need pre-outs, and I love the Pandora/Slacker option. Any other suggestions for those features at that price point?

Thanks!
post #629 of 721
Hi,

I just recently bought this receiver and I hooked everything up, cable, tv, ps3, and wii. I am running into an issue because I connected a HD to my TV so I can watch movies off my HD, but I am not able to hear any sound.

I do not see an output on my TV to connect to port in the received. I connected the audio (red & white) from my TV to the TV/CD (red & white) but when I hit the TV/CD button on the controller, i still am not getting any sound. PLEASE HELP. Getting very frustrated.

I am very new to this, so any help would be great.

Thanks,
Dave
post #630 of 721
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Originally Posted by nyczdave View Post

I do not see an output on my TV to connect to port in the received. I connected the audio (red & white) from my TV to the TV/CD (red & white) but when I hit the TV/CD button on the controller, i still am not getting any sound. PLEASE HELP. Getting very frustrated.

I am very new to this, so any help would be great.

Thanks,
Dave

Hi Dave, maybe post what model tv you have and how every components are connected.
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