Intermittent Standby Problem
Originally Posted by JBWIII
Because of the voices in the noise I was going to say either psychotic episode or haunting, but since uplugging it helped, it doesn't sound like either of those. I would recommend re-checking all of your connections and doing a full reset on the receiver (see the manual). If it doesn't help, then it might need repair. How old is it?
At this point I am thinking that the psychotic episode is the most likely cause.
The receiver is brand new - a couple of weeks old. The manual says (p. 115) "Hold down MAIN ZONE power button on the front panel for more than 10 seconds to initialize and reboot the unit." I have done that but the problem persists.
I believe that I have isolated the problem to a particular sequence of events. The following seems to consistently cause the problem:
- Watching TV, with the receiver on and supplying the audio.
- Power off the TV.
- Power off (standby) the receiver.
- Now the receiver is hosed & making funny sounds. Turning the receiver on and off again results in different horrible sounds (sometimes those little voices).
Reversing steps 2 and 3 seems to consistently circumvent the problem. That is, powering off the receiver first and the TV second prevents the problem.
Is anyone else here seeing anything similar? Maybe it has to do with the model of my TV (Hitachi). Regardless, it seems to me to be a flaw in the RX-V673 software.
Edited by WaldoMan - 10/11/12 at 1:46pm