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post #7861 of 9458
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Originally Posted by Pres2play View Post

Let me try this again...I downloaded the zip file to my USB drive, extracted the folders to the same drive, plugged the USB into the 818's front USB input, punched ENTER, and...nothing.

Here's a link to an old post that should help. It's for a different update but the process should be the same.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412714/onkyo-tx-nr818-official-owners-thread-discussion/6360#post_23239878
post #7862 of 9458
I bought one of these on the Amazon sale, wasn't planning on spending quite that much but couldn't pass it up at that price. Unfortunately, opened the box today and found the unit badly dented on top. And apparently since it was "purchased from Huppins, fulfilled by Amazon", I can only return for a refund, not return for a replacement.

I was all set to spend the afternoon hooking this thing up!

Also, how am I now gonna be satisfied with a lesser receiver?

Damn!
post #7863 of 9458
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Originally Posted by berserker37 View Post

I bought one of these on the Amazon sale, wasn't planning on spending quite that much but couldn't pass it up at that price. Unfortunately, opened the box today and found the unit badly dented on top. And apparently since it was "purchased from Huppins, fulfilled by Amazon", I can only return for a refund, not return for a replacement.

I was all set to spend the afternoon hooking this thing up!

Also, how am I now gonna be satisfied with a lesser receiver?

Damn!

That really sucks! Sorry man.
post #7864 of 9458
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Originally Posted by Patrick Murphy View Post

Here's a link to an old post that should help. It's for a different update but the process should be the same.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412714/onkyo-tx-nr818-official-owners-thread-discussion/6360#post_23239878

Got it. Made a mistake downloading the zip file to the USB drive instead of my desktop. Thanks!
post #7865 of 9458
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Originally Posted by berserker37 View Post

I bought one of these on the Amazon sale, wasn't planning on spending quite that much but couldn't pass it up at that price. Unfortunately, opened the box today and found the unit badly dented on top. And apparently since it was "purchased from Huppins, fulfilled by Amazon", I can only return for a refund, not return for a replacement.

I was all set to spend the afternoon hooking this thing up!

Also, how am I now gonna be satisfied with a lesser receiver?

Damn![/quote

I would call Huppins directly. They are a reputable company. See if they will replace it.
post #7866 of 9458
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Originally Posted by berserker37 View Post

I bought one of these on the Amazon sale, wasn't planning on spending quite that much but couldn't pass it up at that price. Unfortunately, opened the box today and found the unit badly dented on top. And apparently since it was "purchased from Huppins, fulfilled by Amazon", I can only return for a refund, not return for a replacement.

I was all set to spend the afternoon hooking this thing up!

Also, how am I now gonna be satisfied with a lesser receiver?

Damn!


Return it and give Onecall a Call biggrin.gif
post #7867 of 9458
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Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post

Does JR River work with the 818 for DLNA?

Yes. Works very well.
post #7868 of 9458
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Originally Posted by NODES View Post

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Originally Posted by berserker37 View Post

I bought one of these on the Amazon sale, wasn't planning on spending quite that much but couldn't pass it up at that price. Unfortunately, opened the box today and found the unit badly dented on top. And apparently since it was "purchased from Huppins, fulfilled by Amazon", I can only return for a refund, not return for a replacement.

I was all set to spend the afternoon hooking this thing up!

Also, how am I now gonna be satisfied with a lesser receiver?

Damn!


Return it and give Onecall a Call biggrin.gif

I checked for him. Onecall is at $799
post #7869 of 9458
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Originally Posted by fitbrit View Post

JRiver MC19 works beautifully with my NR717, NR3010 and NR5010 with DLNA. No reason why it shouldn't with the NR818.

I would like to to use JR remote to play music from my JR library on the 818 via my home network. What settings in the 818 are required? I see the 818 in JR Remote but when I tried to play nothing happened. This works fine in my Marantaz 8801.
Edited by jmschnur - 9/14/13 at 7:11pm
post #7870 of 9458
Spent a bit over a day with my new 818. I bought it for XT32,what I didn't realize was how useful the video processing would be. Love the noise reduction features for cleaning up broadcast HD.
post #7871 of 9458
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I checked for him. Onecall is at $799


did you ask for the wink.gifwink.gif open box ones?
post #7872 of 9458
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Originally Posted by sahmen View Post

You're right: I went into my panasonic blu ray settings, and although things were set on bitstream, I also had "secondary audio" mysteriously set to on... I set it to "off" and voilà...

Thanks for your help

Want to know what is scary? I had that question posed to Onkyos help desk and was told by the tech that the receiver only played 5.1 and all movies outputed 5.1 only! I did not believe him and after digging I found the settings on my Panasonic BluRay player. Cannot believe their help desk tech did not know that!
post #7873 of 9458
My 818 was delivered yesterday. Set it up in the afternoon. It set my Fortes to 80, my Acdemy to 40, my RS3s to 40 and my KG 1.2s to 40. Wow..the 809 set them as 40-80-80-80. Also it set the sides and the rears to 4 db less than the mains and my HSU VTF15 to 4.5 db less. I adjusted all that and watched a movie.
I didn't see any improvement on the 809 at all, in fact I think the sound is less defined. I am going to rerun Audyssey today.
post #7874 of 9458
My 818 arrived yesterday. Spend the whole evening setting it up, and was just about ready to call it a day, when the HDMI went out on my Mitsubishi 56" DLP. Unfortunately, the 818 only used HDMI for it's Onscreen Menu, so I either have to fix or buy a new TV, or go back to the UMC-1. I'm quite displeased about this. TV has been trouble-free for 4 years. I was in the middle of switching HDMI settings on the 818 when the TV died.

Other than that, I was becoming quite fond of it, as is seemed to have pretty good sound and some nice options. The only other negative remark would be the heat. Onkyo has a sticker right on the back that says not to worry about it, as it is normal, but it's quite a lot hotter than my UMC-1 processor, and I'm not even using the internal amplifiers.
post #7875 of 9458
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Originally Posted by freeride View Post

My 818 arrived yesterday. Spend the whole evening setting it up, and was just about ready to call it a day, when the HDMI went out on my Mitsubishi 56" DLP. Unfortunately, the 818 only used HDMI for it's Onscreen Menu, so I either have to fix or buy a new TV, or go back to the UMC-1. I'm quite displeased about this. TV has been trouble-free for 4 years. I was in the middle of switching HDMI settings on the 818 when the TV died.

Other than that, I was becoming quite fond of it, as is seemed to have pretty good sound and some nice options. The only other negative remark would be the heat. Onkyo has a sticker right on the back that says not to worry about it, as it is normal, but it's quite a lot hotter than my UMC-1 processor, and I'm not even using the internal amplifiers.

You can use the front panel display of the 818 to set it up. Also, does your Mits have any component inputs you can use to take output from your receiver? Another suggestion is to reset the receiver to its default settings to see if that corrects the loss of HDMI signal to your DLP. Do you have another HDMI device to test the connection to your TV, like a blu-ray player? And is your DLP a 1080P or 720P display?
post #7876 of 9458
To troubleshoot, I direct connected my DVR, PS3 and DVD player. None of them worked, though in the past, this has always worked. I suspect my DLP HDMI board died somehow. Component Video still works, but that option sucks. 818 only has two inputs anyway, which isn't enough.
post #7877 of 9458
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Originally Posted by freeride View Post

To troubleshoot, I direct connected my DVR, PS3 and DVD player. None of them worked, though in the past, this has always worked. I suspect my DLP HDMI board died somehow. Component Video still works, but that option sucks. 818 only has two inputs anyway, which isn't enough.

Can you try the component monitor out to your television from the 818? That should work.
post #7878 of 9458
Well, overnight it apparently healed itself. HDMI 1 on the tv still doesn't work, but HDMI 2 started working, so I'm back in business now.

On a different topic, what is the typical volume level for you guys? Seems like 60 is normal, conversation level volume, and 80 is loud. Anything below 40 I can't even hear, depending on the source. Pure audio sources like Sonos and iPhone are louder, but all the HDMI sources are quiet.

Seems odd that I have to crank this thing up so high.
post #7879 of 9458
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Can you try the component monitor out to your television from the 818? That should work.

The 818 manual says that the monitor function only works with HDMI. No onscreen display with component, and the 818 doesn't seem to convert Composite or HDMI inputs down to Component for the Component Monitor output. The Component Video monitor would only pass the Component Video inputs, which I didn't have enough cables to test.
post #7880 of 9458
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Can you try the component monitor out to your television from the 818? That should work.

He would lose all the upscaling features....
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Originally Posted by freeride View Post

Well, overnight it apparently healed itself. HDMI 1 on the tv still doesn't work, but HDMI 2 started working, so I'm back in business now.

On a different topic, what is the typical volume level for you guys? Seems like 60 is normal, conversation level volume, and 80 is loud. Anything below 40 I can't even hear, depending on the source. Pure audio sources like Sonos and iPhone are louder, but all the HDMI sources are quiet.

Seems odd that I have to crank this thing up so high.

Have you run Audyssey?
post #7881 of 9458
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Originally Posted by kevin g. View Post

Have you run Audyssey?

Not yet. I have 3 small boys, so I can't get the house quiet enough for it to work. I have to wait till mom takes them someplace next week.

What volume setting are you folks typically seeing?

I've got my preouts hooked up to a XPA-5, and the volume setting is following the room sound level. At a couple feet from my speakers, I get:

818.....Sound Meter (dB)
60............65
70............75
80........... 85
Edited by freeride - 9/15/13 at 8:50am
post #7882 of 9458
Comfortable 2 ch. music listening...(right now, listening to The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over...) at 38.
Movies with the wife, mid fifties. (sometimes in to 60, depending on the source. I have to bump it up a bit for Time Warner Cable.)
Gaming at night with the family here, 42-45
My advice, run Audyssey, and see where your numbers lie. You will not be disappointed. XT32 is going to correct for your room and adjust your speakers accordingly...which should lower your overall volume setting, but not the volume itself.
post #7883 of 9458
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Originally Posted by freeride View Post

Well, overnight it apparently healed itself. HDMI 1 on the tv still doesn't work, but HDMI 2 started working, so I'm back in business now.

On a different topic, what is the typical volume level for you guys? Seems like 60 is normal, conversation level volume, and 80 is loud. Anything below 40 I can't even hear, depending on the source. Pure audio sources like Sonos and iPhone are louder, but all the HDMI sources are quiet.

Seems odd that I have to crank this thing up so high.
Ive had quite a bit of success using the dolby volume feature for lower listening levels. It definitely brings out the bass and the surrounds more at lower volume levels and voices are much more audible. Try toggling it off and on while watching a show and see what you think
post #7884 of 9458
I believe that Huppin's is the store front for OneCall, so give them or OneCall a call and they probably will ship you another one at that price.
post #7885 of 9458
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Originally Posted by dfp84 View Post

Ive had quite a bit of success using the dolby volume feature for lower listening levels. It definitely brings out the bass and the surrounds more at lower volume levels and voices are much more audible. Try toggling it off and on while watching a show and see what you think

What Dolby feature u r talking about? Also can anyone tell me how to have the sound fields locked in so that when you go from source to source you do not have to go in manually and set it every time? I am still fighting the low volume issue with my HDMI imputs.
post #7886 of 9458
Use the setup button on your remote and youll have the options to adjust the source you are watching. should be input, audio, video, info, and listening mode. In audio, scroll down to the second page of options and you will see the dolby volume option as well as dynamic and audyssey settings, I was wondering where my sound was as well until I tried it.
post #7887 of 9458
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Originally Posted by jake608 View Post

What Dolby feature u r talking about? Also can anyone tell me how to have the sound fields locked in so that when you go from source to source you do not have to go in manually and set it every time? I am still fighting the low volume issue with my HDMI imputs.

Turn up IntelliVolume
post #7888 of 9458
can anyone answer my question? so are we all screwed when we get a 4k tv? basically we wont be able to passthrough a 4k signal through the 818, what would be the best way to upgrade to 4k then? sure its a year or 2 away for 4k to go global but still this is an expensive receiver thats not easy to sell and replace like the cheaper models (6 series etc)
post #7889 of 9458
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Originally Posted by lamonsasa View Post

can anyone answer my question? so are we all screwed when we get a 4k tv? basically we wont be able to passthrough a 4k signal through the 818, what would be the best way to upgrade to 4k then? sure its a year or 2 away for 4k to go global but still this is an expensive receiver thats not easy to sell and replace like the cheaper models (6 series etc)

When you need 4K pass through, you get a new receiver. Or if you can output 2 identical HDMI outs (I don't know how) , then 1 to receiver, 1 to TV.
post #7890 of 9458
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Originally Posted by lamonsasa View Post

can anyone answer my question? so are we all screwed when we get a 4k tv? basically we wont be able to passthrough a 4k signal through the 818, what would be the best way to upgrade to 4k then? sure its a year or 2 away for 4k to go global but still this is an expensive receiver thats not easy to sell and replace like the cheaper models (6 series etc)
To be honest, 4K is so far away I'm not worried about it. Before movies and games take advantage of this, we're going to need much more than a new AV. We're going to need most things new to benefit from the higher resolution. HDMI 2 will be the standard when we have 4K, so don't worry at all.
You could of course, use the AV for the audio. It's not all that bad smile.gif
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