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post #6301 of 9534
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Originally Posted by dcelov View Post

Short of searching through dozens of "setup" posts, does anyone have a link to the preferred process of updating firmware. I've seen some people using USB, talk of 24p, "only available from Onkyo's website", etc.
Out of the box my unit says latest firmware is installed 1110-8103-0101-0000. I have a network cable hooked up to it.
Thanks
All of the past DW updates have been available via USB or network.

The last set of updates (for other models and the 24fps fix for the 818) are USB-only. Onkyo claims there is some sort of difficulty doing it over the network. I guess there have been too many failed network updates.

So if you want the latest firmware you need to go to the website. To be additionally safe, download the firmware from the Onkyo website for your region.
post #6302 of 9534
I did my speaker calibration and I only have sound from "TV Speaker" on the receiver readout. I'm sure I have a setting messed up somewhere. How do I get 7.1 rolling? Anyone ?
post #6303 of 9534
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Originally Posted by dcelov View Post

I did my speaker calibration and I only have sound from "TV Speaker" on the receiver readout. I'm sure I have a setting messed up somewhere. How do I get 7.1 rolling? Anyone ?

Please check out the Audyssey FAQ. http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1. There is a wealth of great info.

Briefly... Onkyo/Audyssey detect which speakers are connected during the calibration stage (with the microphone). It may not be detecting speakers (wired wrong? not loud enough? microphone placement needs adjusting?).
post #6304 of 9534
The calibration worked fine. I think I have an input problem. Hooking up an iPad worked fine to play music, however when I try to watch Directv - no sound. The input for Directv says PCM 2.0 channel. How do I change that?
I was thinking that my HDMI cables might be older versions.
Also my previous AVR had no HDMI so I had to use optical cables for the sound.
post #6305 of 9534
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

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Originally Posted by dcelov View Post

I did my speaker calibration and I only have sound from "TV Speaker" on the receiver readout. I'm sure I have a setting messed up somewhere. How do I get 7.1 rolling? Anyone ?

Please check out the Audyssey FAQ. http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1. There is a wealth of great info.

Briefly... Onkyo/Audyssey detect which speakers are connected during the calibration stage (with the microphone). It may not be detecting speakers (wired wrong? not loud enough? microphone placement needs adjusting?).

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Originally Posted by dcelov View Post

The calibration worked fine. I think I have an input problem. Hooking up an iPad worked fine to play music, however when I try to watch Directv - no sound. The input for Directv says PCM 2.0 channel. How do I change that?
I was thinking that my HDMI cables might be older versions.
Also my previous AVR had no HDMI so I had to use optical cables for the sound.

This doesn't sound like an 818 configuration issue. Rather, it sounds like you have your source device configured to only output audio via spdif. Look at the menus or manual for the source device and see if there is a setting to output audio via HDMI.
post #6306 of 9534
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Originally Posted by theoneofgod View Post

His 818.

Yeah it died about a month after I got it.
post #6307 of 9534
Did the dealer replace the AVR? Or is it repaired now? Any others here with this problem?
post #6308 of 9534
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Originally Posted by BennyTurbo View Post

Did the dealer replace the AVR? Or is it repaired now? Any others here with this problem?


This is actually my 2nd one, the first one had a very loud bang across all 7 speakers during the ending credits of a move. It was so loud it woke up the whole house, I was not even listening to it that loud.

I took it back to the store where I bought it, the refused to replace it and told me to contact Onkyo. I told them to contact Onkyo as I was within the 30 days return period.

I threatened to take my business (spend around 30K on electronics yearly) elsewhere and they took it back and gave me a new one.

4 weeks later the HDMI Out died and has been like that since. I have been using the Sub out, no issues for now. Once the other port dies then I will deal with it.
post #6309 of 9534
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

Can you clarify what "some sort of delay" means (also, what "it's somehow faster" means, when referring to your old setup)? Also, are you talking about a subtle thing (milliseconds) or 10s of seconds?

I cannot tell from your terminology whether you are referring to the standard HDMI/Modern Display lip-sync problem or something else...

What I meant was, when you play a movie, the sound (audio) comes out first before the picture (video) on the screen so there seems to have some delay. In fact you would see on the receiver lcd panel that it would say no signal for a split second. Id just like to know if that's just normal
post #6310 of 9534
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Originally Posted by haroldgutierrez View Post

What I meant was, when you play a movie, the sound (audio) comes out first before the picture (video) on the screen so there seems to have some delay. In fact you would see on the receiver lcd panel that it would say no signal for a split second. Id just like to know if that's just normal

It's a handshake issue.
post #6311 of 9534
This is my first Onkyo. What is the difference between HDMI Main Out and HDMI Sub out? Manual doesn't give much info.
post #6312 of 9534
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Originally Posted by SARHENTO View Post

It's a handshake issue.

So its a defect on the unit?
post #6313 of 9534
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Originally Posted by Pres2play View Post

This is my first Onkyo. What is the difference between HDMI Main Out and HDMI Sub out? Manual doesn't give much info.

Perhaps this will help you out

http://www.aaarpinball.com/Onkyo818/Onkyo818.htm

Look for the "HDMI Output Settings Introduction" section
post #6314 of 9534
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Originally Posted by haroldgutierrez View Post

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Originally Posted by SARHENTO View Post

It's a handshake issue.

So its a defect on the unit?

Doubtful.

HDMI is a finicky mechanism. By this I mean that there are inter-op issue more often than desired... Device manufacturers will claim to have implemented the spec, but some devices don't work as well together as others. These types of problems are often aggravated when an HDMI switch (part of the 818's functionality) is added into the mix.

"Handshake" is the general term for the initial communication that occurs between HDMI devices. In a simple setup, your source (example: bluray) communicates directly with the sink (your display). However, with an HDMI switch in the mix (the 818), your source is now communicating with the 818 and the 818, in turn, communicates with the sink. This can cause all sorts of "odd" behaviors, or sometimes it causes none (if lucky). It sounds like your sink device takes a little longer to be "happy" now that the 818 is in the picture.
post #6315 of 9534
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Originally Posted by SARHENTO View Post

It's a handshake issue.

So its a defect on the unit?
post #6316 of 9534
Hi 818 owners,

Has anyone of you knows when 818 heats up the most? or what configuration heats up 818 the most? I noticed mine heats up at times to approx 60 celsius or more. eek.gif Yet there are times it barely heats up. Coming from a busted 708 (overheat due to poor ventilation), makes me worry and anxious.

Thanks
post #6317 of 9534
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Originally Posted by crystalineblue View Post

Hi 818 owners,

Has anyone of you knows when 818 heats up the most? or what configuration heats up 818 the most? I noticed mine heats up at times to approx 60 celsius or more. eek.gif Yet there are times it barely heats up. Coming from a busted 708 (overheat due to poor ventilation), makes me worry and anxious.

Thanks


HDMI Through and Network Standby cause it to heat up more then usual.
post #6318 of 9534
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Originally Posted by haroldgutierrez View Post

So its a defect on the unit?


No, a lot of devices have handshake issues.
post #6319 of 9534
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

Perhaps this will help you out

http://www.aaarpinball.com/Onkyo818/Onkyo818.htm

Look for the "HDMI Output Settings Introduction" section


Sub out has no OSD just volume can be seen and the video processor is disabled.
post #6320 of 9534
Does your 818 come with stickers in front, like the features and specs? Mine doesnt have any and Im concerned that it's not bnew or refurb. Can someone validate, thanks!
post #6321 of 9534
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

HDMI Through and Network Standby cause it to heat up more then usual.

Hi Nodes,

I am not using HDMI Through. What does network standby mean? My network is set to DHCP. And when I am watching a stereo source (Dune set to 1080i, coz my TV is 1080i yet), with volume set at -18db, with dolby PLII on THX Cinema in 818, is that the time when network is on standby?

Thanks.
post #6322 of 9534
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

Sub out has no OSD just volume can be seen and the video processor is disabled.

Thank you, Nodes. I wasn't aware of this. That's great! I was trying to find a way to feed the video from my Oppo directly to the TV without bypassing the receiver all together. Sounds like this will do the trick. (I believe the Oppo and Onkyo use the same decoder, but I'd like to see which one I like best).

Is it okay to connect both HDMI outputs at the same time?

Edit: disregard. Read Pinball's comments.
Edited by Pres2play - 4/22/13 at 12:03am
post #6323 of 9534
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Originally Posted by haroldgutierrez View Post

Does your 818 come with stickers in front, like the features and specs? Mine doesnt have any and Im concerned that it's not bnew or refurb. Can someone validate, thanks!

Yes it does. Two rather large ones - one long one underneath the inputs stating the features and a Spotify one under the volume control knob.
post #6324 of 9534
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

Yes it does. Two rather large ones - one long one underneath the inputs stating the features and a Spotify one under the volume control knob.

I have not seen the long one underneath the inputs stating the features. I will try to find it when I get home.
post #6325 of 9534
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

HDMI Through and Network Standby cause it to heat up more then usual.

Most the time mine is cold or low warm.... sometimes it's getting hot for a short time. Does your comment mean HDMI Through produces more heat then converting video signal or in general giving the video signal out?
post #6326 of 9534
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

Perhaps this will help you out

http://www.aaarpinball.com/Onkyo818/Onkyo818.htm

Look for the "HDMI Output Settings Introduction" section

Very informative. Thanks!
post #6327 of 9534
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Originally Posted by crystalineblue View Post


I have not seen the long one underneath the inputs stating the features.

 

The stickers are basically for (dealer) display purposes and tend to disappear after a few production runs (in most cases). I believe Spotify is the only sticker in the later runs. 

post #6328 of 9534
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Originally Posted by crystalineblue View Post

I have not seen the long one underneath the inputs stating the features. I will try to find it when I get home.

This is what it looks like with the stickers on:

post #6329 of 9534
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

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Originally Posted by crystalineblue View Post

I have not seen the long one underneath the inputs stating the features.
The stickers are basically for (dealer) display purposes and tend to disappear after a few production runs (in most cases). I believe Spotify is the only sticker in the later runs. 

+1

I unboxed two brand new 818s and each had only a single spotify sticker.
post #6330 of 9534
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Originally Posted by rworne View Post

This is what it looks like with the stickers on:


Mine still looks like that. biggrin.gif
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