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post #2461 of 3823
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Originally Posted by david0406 View Post

Just wondered if firmware updates can be loaded using that uwf-1 dongle and does anyone have any experience using one? Amazon's reviews are sorta mixed .

I use a TP-Link wireless with my TX NR509 and everything works - Net, DLNA, and updates.

I have no experience with the UWF-1.
post #2462 of 3823
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Originally Posted by John Q. Public View Post

I use a TP-Link wireless with my TX NR509 and everything works - Net, DLNA, and updates.

I have no experience with the UWF-1.

Ok I got the UWF-1 dongle and I am up and streaming. So now, to do a firmware update wirelessly all I need to do is go to settings>firmware update> via net and press enter? Is that correct???
post #2463 of 3823
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Originally Posted by david0406 View Post

Ok I got the UWF-1 dongle and I am up and streaming. So now, to do a firmware update wirelessly all I need to do is go to settings>firmware update> via net and press enter? Is that correct???

Correct. Via Net, same as wired.


Or PC downloaded onto a USB device from Onkyo USA DLC
post #2464 of 3823
Can someone please tell me, with the 609, is it possible to adjust individual channel volume levels (FL, C, FR, SR, SBR, SBL, SL, SW) from the remote without stopping audio or video playback? If it is possible how do I do it?

I constantly fine tune channel volume levels depending on how my source is mixed. The only way I've been able to do it on the 609 is with test tones.

Thanks
Tim
post #2465 of 3823
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Originally Posted by tim_Krueger View Post

Can someone please tell me, with the 609, is it possible to adjust individual channel volume levels (FL, C, FR, SR, SBR, SBL, SL, SW) from the remote without stopping audio or video playback? If it is possible how do I do it?

I constantly fine tune channel volume levels depending on how my source is mixed. The only way I've been able to do it on the 609 is with test tones.

Thanks
Tim

I know if you press the menu button you can adjust the center and the sub but i dont think you can do the rest without going into speaker configurations
post #2466 of 3823
Well that's a better answer than Onkyo gave me when I called. They said it wasn't possible at all, and acted like I was dumb for asking.

Thanks

I'm picking one up today, hope it works out better then the Pioneer I'm sending back to Amazon.
post #2467 of 3823
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Originally Posted by tim_Krueger View Post

Well that's a better answer than Onkyo gave me when I called. They said it wasn't possible at all, and acted like I was dumb for asking.

Thanks

I'm picking one up today, hope it works out better then the Pioneer I'm sending back to Amazon.

The menu button is the command on my Harmony one remote . Not sure if its the same button the the onkyo remote. Obviously there is a command to do it or the Harmony one wouldn't do it.
post #2468 of 3823
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Originally Posted by tim_Krueger View Post

Can someone please tell me, with the 609, is it possible to adjust individual channel volume levels (FL, C, FR, SR, SBR, SBL, SL, SW) from the remote without stopping audio or video playback? If it is possible how do I do it?

I constantly fine tune channel volume levels depending on how my source is mixed. The only way I've been able to do it on the 609 is with test tones.

Thanks
Tim

Yes, as noted on p. 59 (Speaker Levels) in the Owner's manual.
post #2469 of 3823
I have a question regarding Tx_NR609. My 7 year old HT-SR502 receiver that came with HT-S770 HTIB 3 months back.6.1 speakers are intact. six 130 watt speakers and one 220 watt Subwoofer. You think it is compatible with Tx-NR609 as it puts out only 100 watts per channel. Is there any better receiver that can make better use of the more powerful speakers.
post #2470 of 3823
^^
These are budget level speakers and as long as they are 8 ohm should work just fine with the 609. On average they are likely using < 5W/CH let alone anywhere near their rated maximum.
post #2471 of 3823
I need opinions:

I'm considering using DCM TF-600s as my mains, 6 ohm, DCM CRC 17 as my center 8 ohm and CX-17s 8 ohms as my sides.

What do you think of mixing 6 & 8 ohm speakers?
post #2472 of 3823
Does anybody know the best settings for the sub BEFORE running 2EQ? I remember someone on here saying to make sure its set to ON instead of AUTO. But what volume should I turn it up to, crossover, polarity, etc? Reason I'm asking is when I ran 2EQ it set the sub to -15. I would like to turn it down a bit, but obviously don't have that option. Thanks.
post #2473 of 3823
I have had the 509 since it came out and have had no problems until now. The wifi would sometimes get a little shaker but I could reset to fix that. Well, the wifi isn't working at all now. What are some of you guys network settings so I can make sure I'm in the right area? I think maybe my kids got ahold of the remote and changed some things. I have a linksys wrtg54 router with Wep encryption.
post #2474 of 3823
Can someone tell me of there is test to se within the onkyo 609 that I can use with my spl meter or do I have to buy a disc?
If so where are they located?
I know the audessy has its own but can I use them independently?

Any help would be much appreciated.
post #2475 of 3823
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Originally Posted by CU23 View Post

Does anybody know the best settings for the sub BEFORE running 2EQ? I remember someone on here saying to make sure its set to ON instead of AUTO. But what volume should I turn it up to, crossover, polarity, etc? Reason I'm asking is when I ran 2EQ it set the sub to -15. I would like to turn it down a bit, but obviously don't have that option. Thanks.

Hi CU23, start off with subwoofer Volume (Gain) knob at "3" (or 9 o'clock position), Phase switch at "0", Crossover Freq. to the highest setting and Power to "ON" (set to "AUTO" after performing auto setup).
post #2476 of 3823
I was at Fry's yesterday to get new wireless phones, and saw the 609 for $299. Although I have been in the hunt for a Denon 2112CI (with the best price on a refurb being around $420 plus shipping), I was reminded that the 609 has all the features I liked in the Denon, except for its antiquated version of Audyssey (2EQ) and no Airplay support.

I know I can live without Airplay...a direct connection to my iPod via USB makes me happy, and all I ever stream is Pandora...so the question is, can I live without a better version of Audyssey? I am not an audiophile, am just setting up HT for the first time, and don't even own a subwoofer yet. My front speakers are a nice Mythos Solo unpowered L/C/R unit, and, until budget permits, the rear surrounds are old Polk R15 bookshelf units. None of these will perform much below 150 or 140 hz, so a subwoofer will definitely be needed to add much depth to movie watching. Most of the AVR's time will be spent driving TV sound, older DVDs, Wii for the boys, and music off the iPod.

The 609 seems to have a decent GUI, "acceptable" remote, support for Pandora et. al., enough legacy inputs for all my needs, plus stuff needed like HDMI standby, optical audio IN (from my aging Panny plasma, which uses a CableCard to decode cable signal), and Ethernet for firmware downloads. The Marvel video upscaling could be worth trying for those component devices.

So, after spending mind-numbing hours reading stuff like the offiicial Audyssey post on how to "work around" crappy 2EQ...here's my final question:

Will 2EQ be a big handicap, or do I just say, "I'll make the best of it" and open that box??

Thanks for your input!
post #2477 of 3823
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Originally Posted by CU23 View Post

Does anybody know the best settings for the sub BEFORE running 2EQ? I remember someone on here saying to make sure its set to ON instead of AUTO. But what volume should I turn it up to, crossover, polarity, etc? Reason I'm asking is when I ran 2EQ it set the sub to -15. I would like to turn it down a bit, but obviously don't have that option. Thanks.

Sounds like you have the sub's volume control turned up too high ... and it's bottoming out trying to go negative.

I set to to 50% power and crossover around 75%. Calibrate again and the number should be -1 to -9.

Polarity is determined whether the sub is placed in front of the room or back.
post #2478 of 3823
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Originally Posted by gregger77 View Post

I was at Fry's yesterday to get new wireless phones, and saw the 609 for $299. Although I have been in the hunt for a Denon 2112CI (with the best price on a refurb being around $420 plus shipping), I was reminded that the 609 has all the features I liked in the Denon, except for its antiquated version of Audyssey (2EQ) and no Airplay support.

I know I can live without Airplay...a direct connection to my iPod via USB makes me happy, and all I ever stream is Pandora...so the question is, can I live without a better version of Audyssey? I am not an audiophile, am just setting up HT for the first time, and don't even own a subwoofer yet. My front speakers are a nice Mythos Solo unpowered L/C/R unit, and, until budget permits, the rear surrounds are old Polk R15 bookshelf units. None of these will perform much below 150 or 140 hz, so a subwoofer will definitely be needed to add much depth to movie watching. Most of the AVR's time will be spent driving TV sound, older DVDs, Wii for the boys, and music off the iPod.

The 609 seems to have a decent GUI, "acceptable" remote, support for Pandora et. al., enough legacy inputs for all my needs, plus stuff needed like HDMI standby, optical audio IN (from my aging Panny plasma, which uses a CableCard to decode cable signal), and Ethernet for firmware downloads. The Marvel video upscaling could be worth trying for those component devices.

So, after spending mind-numbing hours reading stuff like the offiicial Audyssey post on how to "work around" crappy 2EQ...here's my final question:

Will 2EQ be a big handicap, or do I just say, "I'll make the best of it" and open that box??

Thanks for your input!

If you like everything else, I personally think lack of "enhanced Audyssey" is not a reason to not keep it. Basic Audyssey is fine (I usually end up tweaking it a little afterwards anyway).
post #2479 of 3823
i can not get pandora radio to play through my a/v receiver. i have connected another HDMI to change the input but the sound only comes out of the tv speakers not the receiver. what do i need to do?

FYI i am trying to use the pandora app in the sony no the receiver.
post #2480 of 3823
^^
Make sure the TV's HDMI-CEC feature (BraviaSync) is set to ON and you may have to set audio to "external speakers/home theater" as well (on the TV). Then set the HDMI Control (RIHD) feature on the Onkyo to ON as well (p. 56).
post #2481 of 3823
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

First of all, you would need a switch, not a router. You already have a router, you just need additional ethernet ports, which a switch will provide. This may be inconvenient if your router is in a different room and you don't want to run a 50ft cable.

You have an alternative option of buying the Onkyo wireless adapter, which will connect to your wifi router. No wires required.

Since you use Fios, another option is to get a moca router (multimedia over coax), and configure it as a bridge. Old Fios routers are cheap on eBay.

That's what I did, and now I have copper to my second TV area (four wired devices connected; vieracast, xbox360, etc), and it doubles as a second WAP on that side of the house.
post #2482 of 3823
Can anyone recommend decent 5.1 speakers for the 609? All 4 of my satellites hang from ceiling. Just some moderate priced speakers with good sound.
post #2483 of 3823
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Originally Posted by cougartrace View Post

Can anyone recommend decent 5.1 speakers for the 609? All 4 of my satellites hang from ceiling. Just some moderate priced speakers with good sound.

I'm currently using this Wharfdale DX-1 HCP package (for my surrounds). For such a small sized set of speakers they sound really good, even with music!
post #2484 of 3823
Can anyone tell me how the Multi Zone works on these recievers. When seeing a movie using PS3 via HDMI is it possible to stream music via Apple TV/ DLNA/ Netradio or use a network-drive on the other zone?
post #2485 of 3823
^^
The 609 will only pass connected "analog" sources to Zone 2 so if not already in analog 2CH format, you would need a converter to convert it and then connect the RCA cable to one of the AVR's analog inputs.
post #2486 of 3823
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

If you like everything else, I personally think lack of "enhanced Audyssey" is not a reason to not keep it. Basic Audyssey is fine (I usually end up tweaking it a little afterwards anyway).

Thanks.

Anyone else have thoughts about the "2EQ compromise," given the otherwise excellent feature set and good sound of the 609? For $300, it's seems like a deal, and stacks up pretty well against the 2112CI.
post #2487 of 3823
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On the 609 and below, choose the Onkyo for the "features" and choose Denon for the better audio fidelity. The 2112CI uses the same advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT as does the 709.
post #2488 of 3823
A buddy of mine recently got a Onkyo TX-NR609, and while most everything is working fine, he is having a strange thing issue with the volume levels. He is unable to get much volume out of it unless it's cranked up past 50%, and has to bring it up to about 75% to 80+% for music and movie listening. Any ideas on why the volume levels have to be so high for listening? It seems like he is really having to push this receiver power to get normal volume. I have the SR-608 and don't have this issue. Could it be a setting that we missed or needs to be changed?

Thanks!
post #2489 of 3823
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Originally Posted by cougartrace View Post

Can anyone recommend decent 5.1 speakers for the 609? All 4 of my satellites hang from ceiling. Just some moderate priced speakers with good sound.

What do you have now, how big is your room and why are you replacing what you have. I just got the Energy Take Classic 5.1 for $400 at amazon. They sound great by themselves. I set mine up with the ETC's in front high and surround in 7.2 config with my 2 old floorstanding units and it really sounds fantastic. If you want to scare people play the car crash scene in The Forgotten, but you'd better have a cardiac unit standing by.

Bert
post #2490 of 3823
^^
+1

The Energy Take 5.1 Classic speaker setup is often recommended with these entry level AVRs as they are fairly easy to drive. Also available as a 5.0 package if a powered sub is already owned.
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