What's the possibility of connecting the blue ray, over the 60ft cable to directly to an HDMI in on the TV?
Perhaps the 709 is more sensitive to the 60ft HDMI cable than the blue ray or TV?
Hello everyone. I purchased an Onkyo TX NR709 in early summer to use as a pre-amp/processor. I've been extremely pleased with it, until now. A couple of days ago, wanting to view some films I've never been able to get on DVD or Blu-Ray, I hooked up my VCR to the Onkyo. According to the manual the video should be sent over the HDMI output to my TV, I thought this was great (just having one video output for both my Blu-Ray player and VCR). I hooked up the VCR to the VCR input with RCA cables and....................nothing. All I get is a blue screen, no sound or picture. I must be doing something wrong but I just can't figure it out. Does anyone here have any words of wisdom? My Blu-Ray player and CD player are just fine, it's just the VCR.
Hi Howard, thanks for your response. The VCR is connected to the unit with old fashioned RCA jacks (yellow for video, red and white for audio). I went into setup and then into input/output assign. I then tried 2) HDMI input, and found VCR/DVR listed below Blu-Ray/DVD. The Onkyo had the VCR/DVR input assigned to HDMI 2. Now there's no HDMI cable connecting the VCR to the Onkyo so I tried the "-------" setting, thinking that maybe this tells it that it's an analogue and not digital connection. No, didn't change anything, still no picture and sound. If I exit HDMI input, the only other place I see for video inputs is under Component Input, which has the VCR/DVR setting set to "------". Again there seems to be no way to tell it that it's connected to the VCR with an analogue RCA composite input. At this point I'm thinking of disconnecting the VCR then reconnecting it just for "ha-ha's" sake. In any case thanks again for your response.
Problem SOLVED! Sure enough, in this era of high-tech, it was that little old devil............loose cables! Howard, thank you again for your assistance. Without our discussion I'd probably never have thought of re-checking my connections, especially since I was so positive they were fine.