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post #3061 of 3821
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Originally Posted by mfrey0118 View Post


You mentioned you have RHiD enabled. Are you saying when you turn the TV on the 609 does not turn on automatically?

Well that use to work and it didn't when i tested. I may have to turn off all devices and reenable RHID again. Ill see if it does turn on the receiver automatically once i reconfigure. Ill let you know later.
post #3062 of 3821
Why do I not get any audio through my center channel speaker from my PC when my receiver is set to TV logic or PL II Movie? I get center channel when mono or all channels is selected. It happens with any content is played... Even movies with Dolby.
post #3063 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

Why do I not get any audio through my center channel speaker from my PC when my receiver is set to TV logic or PL II Movie? I get center channel when mono or all channels is selected. It happens with any content is played... Even movies with Dolby.

you didn't say how you are connecting the pc,
did you set the pc's sound driver to be 5.1?
post #3064 of 3821
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Originally Posted by kevinwoodward View Post


you didn't say how you are connecting the pc,
did you set the pc's sound driver to be 5.1?

I think I found the answer. It is my codec settings that I have to play with. I'm connected via HDMI. I'm using K-Lit codec pack.
post #3065 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

I think I found the answer. It is my codec settings that I have to play with. I'm connected via HDMI. I'm using K-Lit codec pack.

I used to have random codec issue all the time. I suggest you use Combined Community Codec Pack listed here, but first uninstall all k-lite codecs http://www.cccp-project.net/
Don't be alarmed by the hammer and sickle on the page, it is just for fun.
post #3066 of 3821
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Originally Posted by raistline View Post


I used to have random codec issue all the time. I suggest you use Combined Community Codec Pack listed here, but first uninstall all k-lite codecs http://www.cccp-project.net/
Don't be alarmed by the hammer and sickle on the page, it is just for fun.

I've heard of that pack. Does it decode many different codecs and give you configuration options like KLite?
post #3067 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

Why do I not get any audio through my center channel speaker from my PC when my receiver is set to TV logic or PL II Movie? I get center channel when mono or all channels is selected. It happens with any content is played... Even movies with Dolby.

Test your setup with a newer DVD (or VIDEO_TS folder) with DolbyDigital 5.1 or DTS. Maybe even from a real DVD or Blu-Ray player.

Be sure Onkyo "Listening Modes" are set to decode DD as DD and DTS as DTS, etc.

Then, you know your system is ok and problem in with PC. Try XBMC (has internal codecs). You will have better response in HTPC forums.
post #3068 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

Well that use to work and it didn't when i tested. I may have to turn off all devices and reenable RHID again. Ill see if it does turn on the receiver automatically once i reconfigure. Ill let you know later.

If it doesn't work you may want to consider a repair/exchange. I originally bought a refurbished 609, and in just a few weeks the HDMI started losing connectivity. First ARC stopped working, then RHiD. I returned the unit and bought one new from Amazon and so far (1 month and counting) so good. Everything works perfectly.

On a side note, I experienced the exact same thing with the refurbished HT-S5400 HTiB. First the ARC on the R590 receiver from that package failed, then all RHiD communication failed. I ended up selling the receiver on CL (to a guy who was using optical and I told him about the issues before he bought) and upgrading to the 609 for the living room, running the HT-S5400's speakers. Even though the speakers are all refurbished, I have had no issues with them so far, except that I got one with a small hole in the grill.

I now have a new HT-S5400 package in the bedroom and it's been operating to spec since February.

These were my first two experiences buying factory-certified refurbished electronics. They will probably be my last on anything over $200.
post #3069 of 3821
Has anyone attempted to use the color controls on the 609 to tweak your PQ and had it measured? I noticed the 809 has ISF calibration controls and I was wondering what the PQ purists on here think of using a good AVR as a VP.
post #3070 of 3821
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Originally Posted by mfrey0118 View Post


If it doesn't work you may want to consider a repair/exchange. I originally bought a refurbished 609, and in just a few weeks the HDMI started losing connectivity. First ARC stopped working, then RHiD. I returned the unit and bought one new from Amazon and so far (1 month and counting) so good. Everything works perfectly.

On a side note, I experienced the exact same thing with the refurbished HT-S5400 HTiB. First the ARC on the R590 receiver from that package failed, then all RHiD communication failed. I ended up selling the receiver on CL (to a guy who was using optical and I told him about the issues before he bought) and upgrading to the 609 for the living room, running the HT-S5400's speakers. Even though the speakers are all refurbished, I have had no issues with them so far, except that I got one with a small hole in the grill.

I now have a new HT-S5400 package in the bedroom and it's been operating to spec since February.

These were my first two experiences buying factory-certified refurbished electronics. They will probably be my last on anything over $200.

Im hoping this is not happening with my unit. If my samsung TV supports ARC, then i should not need an optical cable going from my TV to receiver, correct?
post #3071 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

Im hoping this is not happening with my unit. If my samsung TV supports ARC, then i should not need an optical cable going from my TV to receiver, correct?

Correct.
post #3072 of 3821
Just passing a deal along: Fry's now is blowing out iPod Universal port docks for $34.99. Probably in-store only and the Woodland Hills location has some in stock.
post #3073 of 3821
I have the Wifi Dongle connected to my 609...

Can firmware upgrades be done via the wifi dongle??

If so, how??

I tried and it didn't work.

Thanks.
post #3074 of 3821
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Originally Posted by King_David View Post

I have the Wifi Dongle connected to my 609...

Can firmware upgrades be done via the wifi dongle??

If so, how??

I tried and it didn't work.

Thanks.

I have the Onkyo usb dongle with the 509 and was able to update successfully wirelessly. However, I had read before I got the 509 that the first update needed to be done connected via ethernet, so I did that first thing out of the box, before I even had speakers or sources connected. Afterwards, I hooked it up to my speakers, etc. and connected to my home network wirelessly. Then later I was able to go into the Setup menu under the Network heading and find the listing for Update firmware. Once selected, it will ask if you want to do this via usb or via network. You then select Network and it will check to see if there is a new firmware for your AVR. If so, it will ask if you want to install it. If your firmware is current, it will tell you that you have the most recent firmware already. Pretty simple, but first you need to be sure your dongle is working by streaming internet radio or content from your computer/NAS. Hope that helps.
post #3075 of 3821
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

Just passing a deal along: Fry's now is blowing out iPod Universal port docks for $34.99. Probably in-store only and the Woodland Hills location has some in stock.

What's so great about the dock if you can connect an iPod via USB? Is it for people who are using the USB for the wireless dongle
post #3076 of 3821
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Originally Posted by King_David View Post

I have the Wifi Dongle connected to my 609...

Can firmware upgrades be done via the wifi dongle??

If so, how??

I tried and it didn't work.

Thanks.

If the dongle is properly connected to your network, the firmware update should have no problems. When you say you tried, what, exactly, did you do and what error message, if any, did you receive? Are you sure you need an update and your firmware isn't already current?

If the problem persists, just download the update from Onkyo and copy it to a USB flash drive and then connect the flash drive to the 609.
post #3077 of 3821
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

What's so great about the dock if you can connect an iPod via USB? Is it for people who are using the USB for the wireless dongle

There are a few advantages to using the dock as opposed to a direct USB connection. I have the UP-A1 dock for my 609, and it allows me to control my iPod Touch using the receiver's remote if I wish--the remote can access music-only and video-only playback modes, as well as the general control mode that lets you use the iPod's controls directly. Also, as a default, the receiver will charge the iPod's battery while it is connected, and not overcharge it.

I've been using the dock with the Touch, along with my computer's wireless router and some radio apps, to get radio stations that I can't access over the air (even if they're in my region). The dock has been most helpful for this sort of work. I would recommend it, particularly if you need the USB port for something else, such as the wireless dongle.
post #3078 of 3821
In addition to maybe needing the only USB port for wireless, it can also be a aesthetic issue. Using the USB port for the iDevice means having a cable plugged into the front, and finding where to lay the device (or use a 'generic' dock that is just a USB connection). With the dock, the connection is in the back, and you may not even see the cable.

Plus, if you have more than one USB device, you can just plug it instead of having to unplug the iDevice to use the USB port.
post #3079 of 3821
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Originally Posted by Redbeemer View Post

I have the Onkyo usb dongle with the 509 and was able to update successfully wirelessly. However, I had read before I got the 509 that the first update needed to be done connected via ethernet, so I did that first thing out of the box, before I even had speakers or sources connected. Afterwards, I hooked it up to my speakers, etc. and connected to my home network wirelessly. Then later I was able to go into the Setup menu under the Network heading and find the listing for Update firmware. Once selected, it will ask if you want to do this via usb or via network. You then select Network and it will check to see if there is a new firmware for your AVR. If so, it will ask if you want to install it. If your firmware is current, it will tell you that you have the most recent firmware already. Pretty simple, but first you need to be sure your dongle is working by streaming internet radio or content from your computer/NAS. Hope that helps.

I just did what you suggested and it worked like a charm....thanks
post #3080 of 3821
Just ordered a 609 for $369 from One Call and will be here next Sat, cant wait but also gives me time to paint the theater room. Any quick advice on this unit (got thru about 40 pgs in this thread thus far)

As an aside, placed my first order thru One Call, chatted with Jamin for a while, really nice, gave some great advice on a multitude of products, even ones they didnt carry...
post #3081 of 3821
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Originally Posted by sschantz View Post

Just ordered a 609 for $369 from One Call and will be here next Sat, cant wait but also gives me time to paint the theater room. Any quick advice on this unit (got thru about 40 pgs in this thread thus far)

As an aside, placed my first order thru One Call, chatted with Jamin for a while, really nice, gave some great advice on a multitude of products, even ones they didnt carry...

I would just go ahead and download the firmware update to a USB stick and apply it first thing, just to be safe. Other than that man, enjoy your receiver!
post #3082 of 3821
I have the 609 and am having trouble with receiving a signal to my sub in the net mode. I have signal in all other modes but for some reason when i stream pandora I have no output on my sub. any suggestions? Thanks.
post #3083 of 3821
^^
If any speakers are set to "Full Range", then reset them to 80hz which will pass the low range audio from the speaker to the sub.
post #3084 of 3821
Hey thanks for the suggestions! after trying many things, I wound up resetting to factory specs and re-doing everything I now have bass in net mode. Thanks for your advise, Ron
post #3085 of 3821
Well, so far so good with my 609. Of course, I won't feel like I really know I have a good unit until a year or so. I will try and keep the thread updated.
I do like how classical music sounds on this receiver. I listen to my Pandora Mozart channel for hours every day and I haven't had one hiccup, except every once in a while they'll be a 4-6 second period of no music sometimes but I think that's more on Pandora's end then Onkyo's.
post #3086 of 3821
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Originally Posted by mfrey0118 View Post

Well, so far so good with my 609. Of course, I won't feel like I really know I have a good unit until a year or so. I will try and keep the thread updated.
I do like how classical music sounds on this receiver. I listen to my Pandora Mozart channel for hours every day and I haven't had one hiccup, except every once in a while they'll be a 4-6 second period of no music sometimes but I think that's more on Pandora's end then Onkyo's.

It's not just you. Since a firmware update or two ago, my Spotify does exactly the same thing on my 609.
post #3087 of 3821
looking to buy a new avr. wanted to know all of your opinions on whether the tx nr609 or the new tx nr515 would be the better buy since they are around the same price.

thanks.
post #3088 of 3821
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Originally Posted by smashpwnage View Post

looking to buy a new avr. wanted to know all of your opinions on whether the tx nr609 or the new tx nr515 would be the better buy since they are around the same price.

thanks.

Tough call. You're getting a little less power but several more features and input/output options with the 2012 515 model (dual HDMI outs, 8 in). The 515 has only one component input and less composites and no VGA/PC. 515 doesn't appear to have bi-amping capabilities.

I'd say depending on your specific needs, you can't really go wrong with either. I recommend buying new. My two experiences with refurbished Onkyos have not been great.
post #3089 of 3821
Hi,

I'm having a couple issues with the NR609 receiver. I am trying to send out audio through either the HDMI or audio out channels, but neither is working for me. For HDMI i tried to set the "output to tv speakers" option on, but not only is it not passing any audio out through the HDMI cable, it also shuts off my surround sound which is NOT an option for me.

For my audio connection, it sends out no sound at all through the red/white rca connections either.

How am i supposed to get any sound passed through from this receiver??

I'm using the fiber optic input for the source. perhaps this is the issue? It's driving me crazy and i MUST get this resolved.

Any help is appreciated!
post #3090 of 3821
^^
There is no optical --> analog downconversion and and if the TV cannot accept DD/DTS 5.1 you'll need to set the source device to STEREO.
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