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post #7621 of 9519
If you have a Harmony or Pronto there is a discrete code for Dynamic Volume. I just put it into my Harmony this morning, will test tonight.
post #7622 of 9519
Ok.......this is the weirdest thing.
My CEC functionality is broken somehow between my Onkyo 818 and my Panny GT-25 TV.
In the past , when I turn on my GT-25 it will automatically turn on my Onkyo 818 and when I turn the TV off it would turn my 818 off.
This functionality worked the exact same way with my Onkyo 608 that I owned previously.
My problem is now , that when I power up the GT-25 it also turns my 818 on but when I turn the TV off it does Not turn the 818 off , it remains on and I have
to power it down with the Onkyo remote.
I have checked the configuration on both the GT-25 and the 818 and it appears to me that everything is set up correctly to allow CEC to work.
I am Baffled.
Anyone have any ideas or advice on this one???
Thanks in advance.
post #7623 of 9519
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Originally Posted by VINYLFREAK4 View Post

Ok.......this is the weirdest thing.
My CEC functionality is broken somehow between my Onkyo 818 and my Panny GT-25 TV.
In the past , when I turn on my GT-25 it will automatically turn on my Onkyo 818 and when I turn the TV off it would turn my 818 off.
This functionality worked the exact same way with my Onkyo 608 that I owned previously.
My problem is now , that when I power up the GT-25 it also turns my 818 on but when I turn the TV off it does Not turn the 818 off , it remains on and I have
to power it down with the Onkyo remote.
I have checked the configuration on both the GT-25 and the 818 and it appears to me that everything is set up correctly to allow CEC to work.
I am Baffled.
Anyone have any ideas or advice on this one???
Thanks in advance.


is network standby ON preventing it to turn off? just guessing here...
post #7624 of 9519
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Originally Posted by budtz View Post

Is there a way to enable dynamic volume from the remte without going into menues. some sort of enable/disable butten?

is there codes for night time mode as well?

My 808 if I recall did have the night time mode on the remote, they 809 remote does not! I cannot locate my 818 remote mad.gif
post #7625 of 9519
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Originally Posted by na300zx View Post

Ran the calibration again and audyssey set the fronts and center crossover at 40 and the surrounds at 60. I listened to a few things and switched all speakers to 80. I definitely like the "feel" of it set on 80. I also setup the two subs as you instructed. Worked out great. Thanks for your help Node!

Not a problem, enjoy!cool.gif
post #7626 of 9519
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

is network standby ON preventing it to turn off? just guessing here...
Thanks for the tip.

I checked Network Standby is turned Off.

I know in the past , Onkyo has had HDMI board issues.
But if the main outgoing HDMI port was bad , why would the Panny be able to turn on the 818??

This is Bizarre...
post #7627 of 9519
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Originally Posted by VINYLFREAK4 View Post

This is Bizarre...

Some nights I will turn the receiver off and leave the TV on running the scrolling bar for an hour. The next day when I turn the TV on again, the receiver stays off. Generally if I power cycle, both will work in sync again, but I've had times when three or four power cycles haven't fixed it.
post #7628 of 9519
Sorry I'm sure this has been covered endlessly in this thread but I noticed in an Amazon review the following statement:

"Audyssey boosts low frequencies below the -3dB detected point heavily (over 10dB boost, confirmed with measurements) leading to high intermodulation distortion, clipping and danger to damage the speakers."

As there are 255 pages I'm hoping someone can give me the cliff notes as this receiver is on my short list for purchase.
post #7629 of 9519
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Originally Posted by fahrenheit View Post

Some nights I will turn the receiver off and leave the TV on running the scrolling bar for an hour. The next day when I turn the TV on again, the receiver stays off. Generally if I power cycle, both will work in sync again, but I've had times when three or four power cycles haven't fixed it.


I assume you have the latest update?


There was an issue earlier in its life where the unit would not power on/off if i recall.
post #7630 of 9519
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Originally Posted by VINYLFREAK4 View Post

Thanks for the tip.

I checked Network Standby is turned Off.

I know in the past , Onkyo has had HDMI board issues.
But if the main outgoing HDMI port was bad , why would the Panny be able to turn on the 818??

This is Bizarre...


submit a post on Onkyo support forum or try the dreaded factory reset.
post #7631 of 9519
lol onkyo is now replying to customers reviews at Amazon


"I have owned3 Onkyo receivers. Just picked the second one up from authorized repair center. It failed out of warranty and costs more to fix than a better quality Denon costs new!! Dont waste money on Onkyo, great marketing but poor build quality. "


Hello Joseph; this is Onkyo USA's Product Support department and we would like to inquire on what model receiver you currently own. As this thread is for customers owning the TX-NR 828 receiver, we would like further information to assist you. Please email your information to onkyoadmin@us.onkyo.com with your serial number and copy of your sales receipt for further review. You can also contact our Parts & Services department for further assistance at parts@us.onkyo.com or via phone (800) 229-1687, option 4.



Where were they when we complained about the "24 bug"? rolleyes.gif
post #7632 of 9519
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

I assume you have the latest update?


There was an issue earlier in its life where the unit would not power on/off if i recall.

Good point. I need to update it. This is a different issue to the remote power on bug that was fixed some time ago. It seems more like a CEC sequencing issue.
post #7633 of 9519
My Onkyo TX-NR807 just blow up for the second time (actually started burning inside this time) and I am way out of warranty and no way I want this thing fixed even if they do it for free a second time. Have read a few pages on the Onkyo TX-NR818 and don't see lots of complaints of failures I know it is only a little more than a year old so that may not be saying much. In any event without readig all the pages have there been reports of many failures? Seems like lots of complaints about older models I would like to think a receiver can last more than 3 years but I am beginning to wonder. If not the Onkyo TX-NR818 what is comparable in other brands that is getting recommended?

Thanks.
post #7634 of 9519
I don't trust any mid-level consumer electronic manufactures. Sub-par parts, cheap labor and profit margins all lead to bad QC. I've had problems with Panasonic and Onkyo. My 807 died last month also. It is in the shop as we speak. What you replace it with is a crap shoot....IMHO! I replaced my 807 with the 818 because I'm not sure another brand would be more reliable. Also, the 818 was easy to integrate into my home theater...did not have to change remote macros.(WIFE APPRECIATED THAT). As I said in a earlier post.... I have been buying Onkyo products for over 20 years and I can say with certainty...THE NEWER AMPS ARE NOT THE SAME!. Build quality has defiantly changed over the years. My old TX-SR800 blew the the 807 and the 818 out of the water with it's pure power. How many of us use IntelliVolume to compensate? Older Onkyo amp owners know what I mean. So, if you like Onkyo... buy the 818. You can always read the forums of other manufactures to track problems. Good luck!
post #7635 of 9519
Im having trouble finding the right info using search:

What mode is the most bit-perfect using main HDMI out ? Was it Source for Resolution and Direct in the video Adjust menu ? I had it set to the community agreed upon pass through setting, and decided to mess about with the settings to see what all this fancy processing was about. Now I have an oversharpened image for some reason.

Also, can someone tell me what some good settings to start with are for video processing ?

From my bluray player I watch Blurays and DVD's and would like to make my sopranos box set look a bit better. What would a good upscaling setting be to make DVD's look their best ?

From my HTPC I only watch high bitrate bluray rips in 1080p. Can I improve on a high bitrate 1080p source ? If so what settings ?
post #7636 of 9519
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Originally Posted by atmusky View Post

My Onkyo TX-NR807 just blow up for the second time (actually started burning inside this time) and I am way out of warranty and no way I want this thing fixed even if they do it for free a second time. Have read a few pages on the Onkyo TX-NR818 and don't see lots of complaints of failures I know it is only a little more than a year old so that may not be saying much. In any event without readig all the pages have there been reports of many failures? Seems like lots of complaints about older models I would like to think a receiver can last more than 3 years but I am beginning to wonder. If not the Onkyo TX-NR818 what is comparable in other brands that is getting recommended?

Thanks.

push on Onkyo to fix and then sell it or see if you can get an upgrade to the newer models.
post #7637 of 9519
How do you people like Dynamic EQ? Do you use MultEQ XT32 with Dynamic EQ on or off and why?
post #7638 of 9519
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Originally Posted by Fox Mulder87 View Post

How do you people like Dynamic EQ? Do you use MultEQ XT32 with Dynamic EQ on or off and why?

I always have it on and like it a lot.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#user_g2

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/dynamic-eq

I also have the Reference Level Offset at 10dB as I watch mostly satellite TV, but you can try different settings.

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/faq#faq_dyn_eq

Even though you didn't ask about it, I never use Dynamic Volume but I'm not in a situation where late night volume is a problem.

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/faq#faq_dyn_volume
post #7639 of 9519
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

is there codes for night time mode as well?

My 808 if I recall did have the night time mode on the remote, they 809 remote does not! I cannot locate my 818 remote mad.gif

Hey Nodes:

I have my 818 remote. Is there anything I can do to help? You have been so good to me, I would like to repay the favor. Just let me know.

Just Nick
post #7640 of 9519
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Originally Posted by horseflesh View Post

If you have a Harmony or Pronto there is a discrete code for Dynamic Volume. I just put it into my Harmony this morning, will test tonight.

I do have a harmony one remote. Very interesting this. im looking forward to that
post #7641 of 9519
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Originally Posted by Fox Mulder87 View Post

How do you people like Dynamic EQ? Do you use MultEQ XT32 with Dynamic EQ on or off and why?
I'm pretty sure with most AV's you can't have Audyssey off and Dynamic EQ on. Since you can do this with the 818 I don't usually enable Dynamic EQ, it makes things very bass heavy for me.
post #7642 of 9519
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Originally Posted by jonathanc View Post

Im having trouble finding the right info using search:

What mode is the most bit-perfect using main HDMI out ? Was it Source for Resolution and Direct in the video Adjust menu ? I had it set to the community agreed upon pass through setting, and decided to mess about with the settings to see what all this fancy processing was about. Now I have an oversharpened image for some reason.

Source + Direct.

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Originally Posted by jonathanc View Post

Also, can someone tell me what some good settings to start with are for video processing ?

From my bluray player I watch Blurays and DVD's and would like to make my sopranos box set look a bit better. What would a good upscaling setting be to make DVD's look their best ?

In your video settings under Home -> Source Setup switch from Direct to Custom. While your Sopranos DVD is playing you can tweak the video settings to your preference. In the future, all you have to do is press the quick Setup button on your remote and switch between Direct (for Blu-ray) and Custom (for DVD). Your settings will be saved there.
post #7643 of 9519
I've been reading this thread for a few weeks now and can't find an answer to a problem I'm having with the Auto Return Channel feature.

I have my 818 programed on my Harmony remote to start up on STB/DVR HDMI , but when I have ARC configured, the receiver goes to STB/DVR input until the TV finishes coming on and then it automatically swiches to the TV/CD Output. When I use the optcal instead of ARC everything starts up properly and the AVR stays at STB/DVR when I first turn everything on.

What I would like to do is use HDMI for all my audio and eliminate Optical and Coaxial cables in my setup. I can't seem to do this without the Onkyo automatically switching to TV/CD at start up. I only need the ARC feature when I use Amazon Prime or Netflix on the Samsung.


Here is my setup:

Samsung UN65F8000 HDTV
Cox- Motorola DVR
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Blu Ray player
Onkyo TX-NR818 AVR
Harmony Ultimate Remote

HDMI in to AVR from DVR and Blu Ray
HDMI Main out on AVR to HDMI 3 on HDTV.

Anyone else run into this and found a solution?

Thanks,
Mike
post #7644 of 9519
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Originally Posted by fokakis1 View Post

Source + Direct.
In your video settings under Home -> Source Setup switch from Direct to Custom. While your Sopranos DVD is playing you can tweak the video settings to your preference. In the future, all you have to do is press the quick Setup button on your remote and switch between Direct (for Blu-ray) and Custom (for DVD). Your settings will be saved there.

Curiously, setting my system to SOURCE-DIRECT plays havoc with the Mistsubishi HC3800 projector. It turns off after a half hour or so. It's a 1080p unit, so I don't know why. I use AUTO-THROUGH and that works fine.
post #7645 of 9519
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

change your XO to 80 on all speakers after calibration.

Interesting. Audyssey set my B&W Nautilus 805's and CDME 1's at 40. Would I appreciate any audio quality improvement by changing them to 80? If so, what would I expect to achieve?
post #7646 of 9519
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Originally Posted by Patrick Murphy View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

It's good that you are happy with the SQ now, but I would note that those mic placements from HTS are totally and entirely at odds with Audyssey's own recommendations. I would always suggest that a user experiencing problems first attempts to correct them using the tried and tested (and Audyssey-approved) methods of measuring before trying anything that is 'experimental'. As such, in budtz's case I would suggest that he tries everything 'by the book' first before going off into these uncharted waters.

I am not criticising you own efforts nor, indeed, your results. Just saying that before we advise breaking the rules, we need to understand why the rules exist in the first place.

I was happy with it before trying the HTS alternative setup procedure and have always followed the Audyssey blueprint religiously with the exception of raising the mic a couple of inches. I saved the previous calibration, of course, if I didn't like it but it wasn't noticeably better or worse, so I'm still using it. I think you're aware that shrillness has been a common complaint with the 818, both here and on the Audyssey thread. I just told him what I did months ago and that it seemingly eliminated the problem.

As to following the rules, he has tried 'by the book' and he's not happy. So, I guess he can just live with it or try a slightly different approach. I don't think that raising the mic a couple of inches to get it well clear of the seat is that radical an idea or even using the close grouping in the HTS thread which I believe has been used by some folks to enhance one seat systems.

I love Audyssey so much that I bought the 818 just to get XT32 to replace a fully functioning 3 year old receiver with only MultEQ. And it's great and a huge improvement with only the one quirk, of boosted highs.

 

Sure - wasn’t disagreeing. Just making sure that it's understood that the HTS mic patterns are not the normally recommended ones. I think it would be generally counterproductive if anyone got the impression that the mic positions could be pretty much anything that anyone decided to use. In some circumstances, it is valid to deviate from the recommended pattern, but it's important IMO to understand why one is doing that (as I know you do).

post #7647 of 9519
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Originally Posted by Just Nick View Post

Hey Nodes:

I have my 818 remote. Is there anything I can do to help? You have been so good to me, I would like to repay the favor. Just let me know.

Just Nick


Is there a late night button anywhere on the remote?
post #7648 of 9519
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Originally Posted by quicknick View Post

Interesting. Audyssey set my B&W Nautilus 805's and CDME 1's at 40. Would I appreciate any audio quality improvement by changing them to 80? If so, what would I expect to achieve?

try both settings for a few days and see which sounds better to you.
post #7649 of 9519
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Sure - wasn’t disagreeing. Just making sure that it's understood that the HTS mic patterns are not the normally recommended ones. I think it would be generally counterproductive if anyone got the impression that the mic positions could be pretty much anything that anyone decided to use. In some circumstances, it is valid to deviate from the recommended pattern, but it's important IMO to understand why one is doing that (as I know you do).

I totally agree with you Keith, that using the Audyssey recommended setup procedure will likely give the best calibration in most cases. It always did for me with the Onkyo 707 with MultEQ but for some reason that changed with the 818 and XT32. I posted about it months ago while watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Blu-Ray and how it was unwatchable because of the boosted highs. I'm not going to rehash all that now, but I did a lot of experimenting and found a solution that suited me. Another person posted that he did just the opposite and lowered the mic and that worked for him. Go figure.
post #7650 of 9519
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

Is there a late night button anywhere on the remote?

No, there is no Late Night button on the remote like there was on older models. You have to hit the "Q/Setup" button, go to "Audio" and switch it on.
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