Originally Posted by dchapma1
Hi all, New to the forum but a long time Onkyo owner. I just replaced my TX-SR705 with the NR616. I did it to gain HDMI ports, pass throu and Network streaming. Although I did some research and was a bit hesitant purchasing this unit I took the chance on the bet that thelatest firmware resolved all the issues.
The unit arrived, I connected it all up and immediately went to firmware updates. It took 2 updates via the hardwired network and I did the final update via USB. All the updates completed successfully. I then ran Audssey setup and configured all the remaining settings.
I then watched Stargate on Blu Ray and was very happy with the sound, surround and iPad app. I saw no issues.
On day 2 I had the unit on all day, watched a few movies and TV, streamed music from Pandora, etc. Still saw no issues' until last night. While watching Star Trek 2009 on Blu Ray the unit went into standby all by itself. I turned it back on and it was fine for the remainder of the night.
Today I turned on just the TV and cable box and got no video throug the pass through. I double checked all the settings and tried again, this time turning the 616 on as well. Nothing, no vodeo out but I had sound. I switched input mods a few times with the remote and the video finally came on. This has happened twice today.
I really want this unit to work as it was priced right on Amazon and has so many features for the price!
I wonder if my HDMI cables should be replaced. They are 4 years old or more and may not adhere to the latest HDMI standard which could affect handshaking.
I'll keep the forum posted.
Glad to hear I am not the only one with this issue. For me its not in pass-through mode, my tx-nr 616 is turned on. But the problem is excactly the same, no video but sound is still playing.
Doesn't matter what device I use, even the video out on the tx-nr 616 is going black sometimes (or tv displays: No video signal).
I changed the setting: video out on the receiver to pass-through. No problems since that change (did it a few hours ago), but I am 99% sure it didn't solve my problem.
Let's hope for a firmware update soon..