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post #241 of 2352
Update to the situation. I did a firmware update and Audyssey ran through fine at all positions.
post #242 of 2352
My ethernet port is not working. Checked cable and wall mount connection. Stopped suddenly when I was using pandora. Did I press something? When i hit NET it brings me to a blue screen on my tv with no audio. Please help!!!
post #243 of 2352
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Originally Posted by Tampaskins View Post

My ethernet port is not working. Checked cable and wall mount connection. Stopped suddenly when I was using pandora. Did I press something? When i hit NET it brings me to a blue screen on my tv with no audio. Please help!!!

Unplug the receiver for 60 seconds then plug it in. Wait another 60 seconds and go into setup and check the network settings.

Do you have sound in other modes??
post #244 of 2352
That worked! Tried to unplug earlier for some reason it was disabled in the network settings. Still learning this thing! Thanks a whole lot WSZsr!
post #245 of 2352
Just upgraded to a 709 and really liking it so far. I actually started with a 609; was talked into it at my local B&M store when looking for a Denon 1712 to replace my 1611 and fell in love with the Onkyo feature set and sound.

I returned the 609 within the 30 day exchange window after I researched the Onkyo lineup to get MultEQ XT and pre-outs in case I want to add an amp in the future. The learning remote was a nice bonus as well.

Anyhow, I wanted to post a positive experience as I haven't had any issues so far with either Onkyo, they both run as cool as the Denon 1611 in my AV shelf with 4 HDMI sources.
post #246 of 2352
My 709 has been rock-solid too!
post #247 of 2352
Likewise. I ran a firmware update the minute I pulled it out of the box, and it's been working flawlessly so far.
post #248 of 2352
^^^
same here guys, i had know issues whatsoever really enjoying all of the features...rock solid so far. it pushes my energy rc series really well.
post #249 of 2352
I just bought this 709 so please be patient.

I have a Denon & it is easy to go from 5.1 to 3.1 as you can eliminate the rear speakers in the menu. I cannot find any setting to do that on the 709.
The woman in the house does not like the rear speakers so I run in 3.1 quite a bit.
I just got done running audessy & it sounds great.
I sure hope there is a easy way to go from 5.1 to 3.1. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #250 of 2352
I followed the instructions on page 35 of the manual & I still get unavailable on the display when I press receiver & SP Layout.
post #251 of 2352
I got it. I have to go into Theater Dimensional mode to get 3.1
post #252 of 2352
purchased my NIB 709 on 9/28/11 have it connected with all NIB
Primus 2x infinity P362
PC350 center
PS410 sub

the reciever cut off all audio while video and power continued to work... it was pretty hot so i let it be and went to play cards... came back home about 5 hours later, tried to turn it on and i started to see sparks inside of the 709...

bought the 709 with paypal and have a dispute going right now...

sellers response, i have bad speakers plugged in or wires crossed and to unplug reciever overnight and to then plug back in and to try again...
post #253 of 2352
Hi!
I've been loving my brand new 709... until I realized there are terrible A/V Sync problems with my brand new PS3 slim!
When I am browsing the PS3, watch DVDs and play games it's all ok.
But when I watch a Bluray, everything is out of sync.
So I turned Lip Sync on to no avail, it only changed very very little. Then I went to change de ms on the A/V Sync option, had to set it to 300ms () and everything was ok.
When I go back to browsing PS3, DVDs and games, everything is out of sync, obviously, but the strangest thing is that with the 300ms the movie is ok but all the extra content of the Bluray is out of sync!
So, my question is, everytime I browse the PS3, watch DVDs and play games I have to change back to 0ms, and when I want to watch Bluray I have to set it to 300ms, and when I want to watch the extra content I have to set it all again?.
This is extremely dissapointing and frustrating...
Any help please?

Both the 709 and PS3 are firmware updated.
The PS3 is connect to the GAME input.
All HDMI cables are high speed 1.4.
My TV is a Samsung PS64D8000.

Regards
post #254 of 2352
when watching broadcast channels that are encoded in 5.1 dd is there any sound format that i can change to just 2.0 or 3.0 or even 5.0 the sub is to bommy on some shows. i guess i would of thought there would be some kind of listening mode to eliminate the .1 when not needed.
post #255 of 2352
So far I love my 709 but I'm new to HD sound. What should my audio setting be on my PS3 going through HDMI to the receiver? And this thing has so many many availible sound settings, what setting sounds best for what? Do you listen to all movies with the same settings or is Star Wars for example, better in Dolby THX mode? And do you use Auddesy Volume and if so at what setting?
post #256 of 2352
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Originally Posted by airgas1998 View Post

when watching broadcast channels that are encoded in 5.1 dd is there any sound format that i can change to just 2.0 or 3.0 or even 5.0 the sub is to bommy on some shows. i guess i would of thought there would be some kind of listening mode to eliminate the .1 when not needed.

Rather than losing any speaker channels or the sub for that matter, if you are using Audyssey Dynamic EQ (which should be left ON for all sources), then try setting the Dyn EQ Reference Level Offset from 0db to 10db which will reduce the bass boost and also allow you to hear the center channel dialog much better as well on TV broadcasts.
post #257 of 2352
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Originally Posted by jlaavenger View Post

So far I love my 709 but I'm new to HD sound. What should my audio setting be on my PS3 going through HDMI to the receiver? And this thing has so many many availible sound settings, what setting sounds best for what? Do you listen to all movies with the same settings or is Star Wars for example, better in Dolby THX mode? And do you use Auddesy Volume and if so at what setting?

It's been a while since I've owned a PS3... what options does it give you again for the HDMI audio settings? Choose "bitstream" if you are able to. (It may be called something else on the PS3)

As for audio settings, use what sounds good to you. Try the original Dolby/DTS soundtrack first, without any additional THX setting... then compare to the THX movie modes.
post #258 of 2352
I have tried to update to the most recent firmware twice now and each time it goes through several minutes of the update and eventually errors out with "Error!! 3-81". Fortunately, I can unplug it for a while and it recovers. I am updating via the network and have updated successfully in this way for previous firmware. Is anyone else seeing this?
post #259 of 2352
Are you doing the following?

Set the “HDMI Ctrl (RIHD)” setting to
“Off”.
 Turn off the controller device connected via
Ethernet cable.
 Turn off Zone 2.
 Stop playback of contents from Internet
 Radio, iPod/iPhone, USB or servers, etc.
post #260 of 2352
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Originally Posted by WSZsr View Post

Are you doing the following?

The only thing on that list is that I'm still running (but not playing from) my dlna server on the network. I will turn that off and try again. Thanks.

Edit: I decided to just disconnect the network and do the update with a flash drive. No problems doing it this way.
post #261 of 2352
I really have been thinking about purchasing this receiver, but theres a ton of horror stories on amazon, etc... Have these been figured out?

Also, the 809 i can get for about 100 more? but I dont think id use the video upscaler, which seems to be the main difference. Anybody have any opinions on the two?

Thanks for the help.
post #262 of 2352
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Originally Posted by sfg View Post

I really have been thinking about purchasing this receiver, but theres a ton of horror stories on amazon, etc... Have these been figured out?

Also, the 809 i can get for about 100 more? but I dont think id use the video upscaler, which seems to be the main difference. Anybody have any opinions on the two?

Thanks for the help.

At one time, the 809 was only about $60 more. I'd certainly take the upgrade for $60. The 709 is pretty good though, I did have to swap my first one out after it began failing after a few weeks. The replacement has been great and I think the features are plentiful considering the cost.
post #263 of 2352
I've had my 709 for about six days so far and I really think this is a great value. I'm not an audiophile, but I do appreciate the technology and the theater-like feeling I get when watching a movie in DTS or THX (neither of which I've gotten config'd correctly yet 'cause I feel kind of overwhelmed with the number of options. I'll keep reading the manual.)

Regarding the horror stories on Amazon: I saw them before I bought the unit because my gut told me that even as a programmer and with development engineering experience, I've done stupid stuff and some of the horror stories might be overreaction. (This is not meant at all to invalidate the experiences of the people that come to this thread for help with very real issues.) My own personal experience with Onkyo has left me with a good impression of their quality. My 13ish year old TS-DX474 sits in the garage to this day surrounding me in music with nary a hiccup after years of sitting in extreme hot and cold.

I've no doubt that some of the units do die in short order, but the majority of folks in this thread seem to be posting positive experiences and I find that reassuring given that people - myself included - tend to be more vocal about dissatisfaction than satisfaction (although I'm trying to get better about that).

Everything works for me. The firmware upgrades, the Audyssey setup, the OSD is user-friendly. I love the Android app for controlling the unit from wherever I happen to be. Is the app REALLY useful? No. Is it just flat out neato? You betchya!!!

The video processing is far superior to whatever my Marantz7500 was doing before it died after 6 whole years of usage (300$ DSP board failure). Let me say that a different way: I'm an AV novice and the picture on my TV is better now than it was when the video was going through my Marantz. (I'm also using an HDFuryII to transcode the HDMI to component for my old Panny plasma that I can't afford to replace yet, but it's nice to know that when I'm ready the 709 will be there very contemporary features to support the next TV).

So, in my sample size of one, this is a great value, easy to use and it works flawlessly. I hope your mileage doesn't vary

Jim Preis
post #264 of 2352
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Originally Posted by Decepticon07 View Post

If someone is wondering if you can use a wifi adapter instead of hard wiring, you can. I just bought one and it works great.

Is this still true? Can you use any brand wifi adapter?

Also, I thought I read that someone used their wifi laptop. They plugged in an Ethernet cable and the laptop as a gateway. Is that possible?

Thank you
post #265 of 2352
Anyone here that can compare the musical qualities of these receivers, I plan to do about 30% music listening. I've heard that some ppl don't think that onkyo receiver sound musical but I would like to know anyones experiences with this vs a denon.
post #266 of 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMJ View Post

Is this still true? Can you use any brand wifi adapter?

Also, I thought I read that someone used their wifi laptop. They plugged in an Ethernet cable and the laptop as a gateway. Is that possible?

Thank you

I can't figure it out on my own. First, getting the firmware updated is a PITB. I used every thumb drive I had, and finally was able to get it to work with a SD through a USB adapter.

I used a wireless adapter (N speed Cisco FWIW) and couldn't get it to show up in USB mode. Then I tried using my netbook as a bridge/gateway, but the 709 only recognized that it was plugged in to the ethernet cable.

any help? is there a setup guide out there?

thanks

Oh, and techjunkie28, sorry I can't help you, I'm no audiophile.
post #267 of 2352
My friend is looking to get this receiver. We are thinking his set up and how to take the advantage of the 2 HDMI out. Can he using one source going in the 709, for example one HTPC HDMI in, and send 2 same HDMI signal out, HDMI main and sub, to 2 different displays providing the display resolutions are the same? Like a clone or duplicate in a VGA card. Please advice. Thank you.
post #268 of 2352
Yup .. that's what a dual HDMI monitor out AVR does.
post #269 of 2352
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yup .. that's what a dual HDMI monitor out AVR does.

Just to make sure, so this function in Onkyo AVR will be able to duplicate the source such even through it is HDCP such as Bluray and/or hi-def recordings? Thanks!
post #270 of 2352
If both monitors are HDCP certified, same resolution, and same HDMI level (1.3 or 1.4) then yes ... that is the purpose of 2 monitor out jacks.
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