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post #121 of 306
Does anyone with the BenQ projector using the Onkyo TX-NR515 receiver, if so are you getting video out, I have issues with this particular receiver and wondering if some one can chime in. Getting great picture through my PS3 Direct connect to the W1070 and a Samsung Blue Player so I know that its not the projector.

Talked to support a few minutes ago and he stated that it could be the projector or the reciver and suggested to run the PS3 and connect a optical or other source to the receiver to get sound, if that is the case I could just use my old Onkyo receiver and turn in the the 515 back before the 30 days return policy is up. Planning on calling Onkyo Customer Service Monday.
post #122 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Does anyone with the BenQ projector using the Onkyo TX-NR515 receiver, if so are you getting video out, I have issues with this particular receiver and wondering if some one can chime in. Getting great picture through my PS3 Direct connect to the W1070 and a Samsung Blue Player so I know that its not the projector...

Using HDMI?
Main or Sub?
Have another display to test with?
Getting onkyo on screen menus?
Running firmware 0400? (usb only, & requires running it several times to layer up to 0400)

One thing to consider- the hdmi takes a LONG time to sync, like 30 seconds (Onkyo support says this is normal).
post #123 of 306
Hi there. I just bought this receiver and am having trouble getting the 'Zone 2" to work. I have 4 pairs of speakers that I want to put in the "Zone 2" - 2 in the Kitchen, 2 in the Office, 2 in the Study, and 2 on the Deck. Each pair is in the ceiling and controlled by one 4-conductor cable with the R/B/G/W wires inside it. I bought an Amp-100 to power the Zone 2.

The way I tried wiring this is, I ran a R/W audio cable from the receiver to the Amp. from the Zone 2 out to the pre-amp in spots. Then I wired all the speakers to the Amp. What I did was twist the R/G (positive) wires and the B/W (negative) wires from each 4-conductor together and wired those to the 8 locations on the Amp. I am getting no sound at all from any of the speakers right now wired this way. I have tried to follow the instructions for Zone 2 from the manuel, and the Zone 2 light comes on on the Receiver, but the only sound I hear is the sound from the Main zone.

What I want is to be able for someone to be watching TV in the living room which is the main zone, while music can be playing in the other Zones.

So, am I missing something completely obvious, or have I just done something completely stupid?

Thanks for your help.
post #124 of 306
I'm having an issue with the picture being off centered on my tv. I have a Mac mini hooked up through the first hdmi connection and it has the picture over too far to the left. When the Mac is plugged straight into the tv the picture is centered.

Is there some picture position adjustment that I am not seeing?
post #125 of 306
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Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post

Using HDMI?
Main or Sub?
Have another display to test with?
Getting onkyo on screen menus?
Running firmware 0400? (usb only, & requires running it several times to layer up to 0400)

One thing to consider- the hdmi takes a LONG time to sync, like 30 seconds (Onkyo support says this is normal).

Thanks for the reply

I am using hdmi 1.4 and hooked up a Samsung dvd player and the dvd appeared on the screen, will get Onkyo sign on the screen for a couple of seconds with the 515 and then nothing and yes running the latest firmware. It seems that I better return this item back ASAP. At the Amazon reviews of the product if I recall correctly someone called Onkyo customer support and they send him one in working order after it was tested, do not know if he bought straight from Onkyo???.
Edited by zapper - 3/2/13 at 4:07pm
post #126 of 306
Hey guys...

I have an HTPC hooked up to this receiver via HDMI and while it works fine, each morning (after non-use overnight), the HTPC seems to be losing the Onkyo as a playback device.

The only way I can get audio back so far is to reboot the HTPC. The video is there just fine and I have no issues in that regard, just the audio.

The HTPC stays powered at all times and I don't think I have it set to sleep at all.

Running the same video card I'm using in my Bedroom HTPC (Nvidia 430 series) and to the best of my knowledge, I running the latest Driver/Software from Nvidia.

I'm also at the current Firmware for the receiver unless there has been a new one in the last few weeks.

I know HDMI seems to be an issue for some but as I recall, it's not audio, but VIDEO that is the normal problem.

Any suggestions anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
post #127 of 306
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Originally Posted by Paul E. Fox, II View Post

Hey guys...

I have an HTPC hooked up to this receiver via HDMI and while it works fine, each morning (after non-use overnight), the HTPC seems to be losing the Onkyo as a playback device.

The only way I can get audio back so far is to reboot the HTPC. The video is there just fine and I have no issues in that regard, just the audio.

The HTPC stays powered at all times and I don't think I have it set to sleep at all.

Running the same video card I'm using in my Bedroom HTPC (Nvidia 430 series) and to the best of my knowledge, I running the latest Driver/Software from Nvidia.

I'm also at the current Firmware for the receiver unless there has been a new one in the last few weeks.

I know HDMI seems to be an issue for some but as I recall, it's not audio, but VIDEO that is the normal problem.

Any suggestions anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

I have exactly the same problem - HTPC (Windows 7) with NVidia graphics, Onkyo TX-NR515 via HDMI
post #128 of 306
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Originally Posted by itm2 View Post

I have exactly the same problem - HTPC (Windows 7) with NVidia graphics, Onkyo TX-NR515 via HDMI

I turned the HDMI Passthrough thing completely "Off" last night and it was fine this morning. I may not have the exact terminology correct there but if it's still OK tomorrow, I'm gonna consider this resolved for now.
post #129 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Thanks for the reply

I am using hdmi 1.4 and hooked up a Samsung dvd player and the dvd appeared on the screen, will get Onkyo sign on the screen for a couple of seconds with the 515 and then nothing and yes running the latest firmware. It seems that I better return this item back ASAP. At the Amazon reviews of the product if I recall correctly someone called Onkyo customer support and they send him one in working order after it was tested, do not know if he bought straight from Onkyo???.


Well received the new receiver today fast service by Amazon amazed, will wait until tomorrow so that the receiver will warm up at room temperature besides gives me a little break, all hooked up, lol.
post #130 of 306
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Originally Posted by Paul E. Fox, II View Post

I turned the HDMI Passthrough thing completely "Off" last night and it was fine this morning. I may not have the exact terminology correct there but if it's still OK tomorrow, I'm gonna consider this resolved for now.

HDMI passthrough was never turned on with my receiver so I guess my problem may be different to yours
post #131 of 306
Hello all, new to the forums here so ill probably have more questions than answers but i hope to eventually help out others.

Recently purchased this receiver and it should be arriving tomorow.

Plans are to update the firmware right off the bat, probably wont get to set it up till tomorow night or sat. tho.

Current set up is:

Panasonic Plasma TV (forget the model atm)
20gb Fat PS3
Wii (soon to be wii U)
Sager laptop
Energy Take 5.0 5-speakers (minus the center as i blew it, got some pos in there now till i get a new one)
Energy Powered Sub-woofer (i think, ill have to recheck)


Im coming off of a 3yr old Onkyo TX-SR515 which randomly blew out on me a few weeks back.

Im guessing my biggest questions will come from sub-set up and the ps3 quality as those were the main issues i had with the 515 set up as well.
post #132 of 306
Well after receiving the new 515 same issue as before my PS 3 will not pass through . My BenQ 1070 will play straight from my PS3 but once that its hooked up to the 515 NOTHING the 515 states HDMI and PCM???? the PS 3 is set correctly. the BenQ is OK so that leaves me with either the 515 or perhaps the Hdmi cable not 1.4????

Or what suggestions do you guy's have, what is missing in the puzzle???? this is getting to be a full time job.
post #133 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Well after receiving the new 515 same issue as before my PS 3 will not pass through . My BenQ 1070 will play straight from my PS3 but once that its hooked up to the 515 NOTHING the 515 states HDMI and PCM???? the PS 3 is set correctly. the BenQ is OK so that leaves me with either the 515 or perhaps the Hdmi cable not 1.4????

Or what suggestions do you guy's have, what is missing in the puzzle???? this is getting to be a full time job.

How long is the hdmi run from the BenQ to the Onkyo? Are you trying to use any adapters (ethernet etc) and forget that it works straight from the PS3 or other devices. If the run is longer than 15ft then this could be your whole problem. All hdmi ports are not the same. Just because your PS3 (or other device) drives the BenQ doesn't mean the Onkyo can.

Does the BenQ accept 1080p60 signal, because I think that is the default output of the Onkyo.

Can you get the Onkyo OSD/Menus to show on the BenQ (no devices into the Onkyo)-

Disconnect power from Onkyo & BenQ (not the same as powering them off).
Disconnect all hdmi cables from both.
Connect one 12ft or less hdmi cable from the Onkyo MAIN OUT to the BenQ.
Connect power cables to both.
Power them on.
Watch the screen.
Do you see the Onkyo splash screen?
Wait another 30 seconds... Press menu keys on the Onkyo remote.
Do you see the Onkyo menus?
Press any buttons on the BenQ remote like INFO, does it tell you that it sees a signal from the Onkyo?
post #134 of 306
Anyone had issues using Optical input for an HDMI source? One of my computers is currently feeding two 30" LCDs @ 2560x1600 over dual-DVI and then HDMI out to the NR515 to send to my projector, but over time the Nvidia driver will either crash or lock up my machine if I send audio over HDMI. I hooked up an optical cable to get around this but I can't get the reciever to play the optical audio despite setting Optical 1, or Optical 2, as the audio input for PC

Any ideas?

EDIT: All it takes is making a post about my problem before I realize what the solution is. Apparently you need to set Optical input in two different places both in I/O Assign->Digital Audio Input AND in Source Setup->Audio Selector. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but this seems unnecessary and horribly unintuitive.
Edited by gtrslngrchris - 3/8/13 at 1:06pm
post #135 of 306
Finally got the receiver, had to update the firmware (doing so now).

Hilarious how from amazon it didnt come with a users manual for the device. Guess ill have to download the 100 pages myself :|
post #136 of 306
Hi all, have had problems with my 515 so requested a replacement and currently working with the replacement from Amazon also have the BenQ W1070 front projector and a PS3 as the player, well after a semi long conversation with Onkyo support we concluded that of course we have no handshake between the Onkyo nor the BenQ, so in the meantime have to find out before my return policy expires from Amazon and have to find out which one is at fault.

My question is this who has the BenQ on this thread besides me and if they have a handshake problem????? or what Front Projector do you guy's have with your 515,


Thanks
post #137 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

what Front Projector do you guy's have with your 515

Sharp XV-Z15000 here. Works fine although it does seem to have problems keeping the connection stable for the first few minutes when I set the 515 to display on both HDMI ports for my projector and U3011 at the same time.
post #138 of 306
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Originally Posted by gtrslngrchris View Post

Sharp XV-Z15000 here. Works fine although it does seem to have problems keeping the connection stable for the first few minutes when I set the 515 to display on both HDMI ports for my projector and U3011 at the same time.

Thanks.narrow down the problem having handshake issue between my Onkyo receiver and my BenQ, set up my Onkyo receiver in the F/R and also brought up my PS3 from my basement home theater so connected the Onkyo to my Panasonic Viera 3D TV and played my PS3 with a 3D movie everything is great, so the culprit appears to be my BenQ projector. I am running a 24" Hdmi 1.4 cable thinking on running a 15' to see if that makes the difference ( the Length ).

What do you guys think a 24 or 15 foot cable???????
post #139 of 306
Can someone help me out? I just picked up the 515 and I am having trouble finding out how to just play the sound directly from my TV speakers and not the surround sound. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance!

EDIT:

Figured it out. I shut my reciver and the sound came on threw the the TV.



Any other cool features that I should know about? I am new to this stuff.
Edited by Pats2006 - 3/9/13 at 7:12pm
post #140 of 306
I have recently bought an nr515 to go with my Panny 50UT50, PS3 and wharfedale diamonds speaker pack (9.5 & 9.0).

Ive had a couple of issues with my 515, a couple of times the unit has turned off with the display saying 'check speaker cable' and a speaker making a popping sound.

Other than that it has been great.

I am just trying to go through the settings to see if I have it at its best / most potential.

However I've become stuck at the first hurdle when it comes to 'Listening Mode Preset'

Is someone able to explain the various settings and what would be best for watching films on my ps3? (I had it on GAME-Action for Call of Duty, but didnt sound that great when watching Inception)

The list are as follows:

Pure Audio, Direct, PLII Movie, Neo:6 Cinema, Orchestra, Unplugged, Studio Mix, TV Logic, All Ch Stereo, Theatre Dimensional

Any advice / suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
post #141 of 306
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Originally Posted by 33coupe View Post

I have recently bought an nr515 to go with my Panny 50UT50, PS3 and wharfedale diamonds speaker pack (9.5 & 9.0).

Ive had a couple of issues with my 515, a couple of times the unit has turned off with the display saying 'check speaker cable' and a speaker making a popping sound.

Other than that it has been great.

I am just trying to go through the settings to see if I have it at its best / most potential.

However I've become stuck at the first hurdle when it comes to 'Listening Mode Preset'

Is someone able to explain the various settings and what would be best for watching films on my ps3? (I had it on GAME-Action for Call of Duty, but didnt sound that great when watching Inception)

The list are as follows:

Pure Audio, Direct, PLII Movie, Neo:6 Cinema, Orchestra, Unplugged, Studio Mix, TV Logic, All Ch Stereo, Theatre Dimensional

Any advice / suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

I'm in same problem's ad you...so many option's and features that I'm confused... I have 515 and wharfedale obsidian 600 & Jbl 150p sub, I can't get to play my 2 big tower's and sub, no mater which sound preset I chose (playing mp3 from usb), on most of them "voice" is going trough front/middle speaker, and If I chose stereo sub doesn't work?!
And one more question, when I connect my htpc via hdmi, and play any 720p DTS, or AC3 movie, how should I setup htpc&515 so that htpc does not interfere with audio, so that 515 get orginala audio stream and should see if signal is DTS, 5.1, or stereo? Ofcourse that I tried on htpc to set passtrough or similar options, but Can't get sign on 515 which audio is coming from hdmi. Hope that you understand what I wanted to say
post #142 of 306
^^ Let's see. Dialog belongs primarily in the center channel. So, your system seems to be operating correctly on that score. The same goes for the lack of the subwoofer output with stereo. Stereo is just two channels, L and R. If you want to use your sub with stereo sources, you need to engage bass management, which re-routes low frequencies from the full range channels to the sub. That's normally done by configuring speakers as Small. But, if memory serves, with Onkyo's there's no Large/Small setting. You simply set the frequency crossover for the speaker. Try 80Hz.

I don't understand the rest of your post. Generally, when you select the input where a device is attached to the receiver, the AVR display will show you the format of the audio arriving on that input.
Edited by BIslander - 3/10/13 at 10:03am
post #143 of 306
I have only had my receiver for less then 24 hrs. I have read all the issues that people have had with the signal not being sent to the tv from the receiver. I updated the receiver through USB. I only have the cable box connected to the receiver at this time. I have ran all the speaker wires but have not connected them yet (have to pick up some speakers). Last night I was having trouble figuring out how to get sound through my TV where as I have no speakers but when I shut off my receiver before my TV the sound started comming out the TV. Is this normal?

Another issue that I had this morning.. when I turned on my TV there was no signal. So I powered on the reciever and made sure that CAB/SAT was selected and it was, I shut the reciever off and back on again and nothing. Then I powered the reciever off again and unpluged the HDMI that runs to the TV and the cable box HDMI and pluged them back in and powered it back on and I had a signal. I know that this is not normal and that the update should have fixed this issue. Is there something else that I should do? If this is going to happen often I will just return the reciever.

Any help? Thanks guys!!
post #144 of 306
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Originally Posted by gtrslngrchris View Post

Sharp XV-Z15000 here. Works fine although it does seem to have problems keeping the connection stable for the first few minutes when I set the 515 to display on both HDMI ports for my projector and U3011 at the same time.


Thanks for the reply

It would be a expensive Pj already had them but were 720, 1080, having handshake issue with my lousy BenQ W1070.
post #145 of 306
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

^^ Let's see. Dialog belongs primarily in the center channel. So, your system seems to be operating correctly on that score. The same goes for the lack of the subwoofer output with stereo. Stereo is just two channels, L and R. If you want to use your sub with stereo sources, you need to engage bass management, which re-routes low frequencies from the full range channels to the sub. That's normally done by configuring speakers as Small. But, if memory serves, with Onkyo's there's no Large/Small setting. You simply set the frequency crossover for the speaker. Try 80Hz.

I remember now that I saw that option, and that sounds pretty logical :-)
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

I don't understand the rest of your post. Generally, when you select the input where a device is attached to the receiver, the AVR display will show you the format of the audio arriving on that input.

Well that's my problem, my 515 does not show which signal it gets, nothing on display of AVR, only mode music, stereo, all chanell stereo etc.... no matter which signal I play from HTPC.
What I wanted to say, I would want to AVR handles the entire sound rather HTPC
post #146 of 306
Most receivers show the incoming format on the display, either as LED text or as illuminated legends (the DD or DTS or PCM indicators may light up, for example). Regardless, there will be a button on the AVR and/or the remote that will enable you to see all of the details about the format of the arriving audio. Look in the manual.

In general, with digital audio, the source does little in the way of processing, leaving those functions to the receiver. But, you'll have look through the instructions for your HTPC to see what settings will work best for you. Setting the output to bitstream is usually the way to go.
Edited by BIslander - 3/10/13 at 2:10pm
post #147 of 306
Back from finally getting around to installing the 515.

Couple of pointers for those who may be about to do the same.

Firmware Update - this may take 2 or 3 tries so verify you are on the 4000 update before calling it quits. I had to do it twice, first time it just updated to 3000, second time i ran it i got it to the 4000. Also it
suggests you power the system down and it will auto turn on. Did not auto turn on for me, no biggy tho.

Subwoofer - I have a powered Energy ESW 8 (maybe 10) and had problems setting it up at first. Had the volume all the way down, kept giving me an error. There is no option on teh sub to turn off the low
pass filter. I had it to somewhere between 90 and 110 as the setting since i have book speakers. Onkyo suggests you turn this off or to auto. Since i have no off option, i turned it to 40hz and
the receiver finally recognized it.

My issue tho is that the sub is loud as all hell. Specially with music on, no matter what i do i cant seem to get it tone down. Even have it set to -15db on the 515. Anyone have
suggestions?
Should i set it to a certain hz on the low pass for the receiver to set it properly? (on my old sr515 i was able to get the sub sounding fine, cant remember how or why tho hahaha)

PS3 - Kept giving me blue lines and would cut in/out, show static, turn off the screen randomly. Specially when i was running the screen saver. Tried 2 different HDMI cables and 2 different HDMI ports. I
thought for sure i got a dud here.


/My Fix/ for the issue was i had to turn off the Deep Color option on the PS3. So far the problem is resolved, tho i have only had limited testing. Not sure why this woulda caused an issue as it didnt
on the old onkyo. Oh well, if you having said problem, give that a try.

Also, i have a Fat 20gb PS3 if that helps. Of course i cant remember what the audio setting should be on it. I think i read on here that the old ps3's needed to be set to Linear PCM and NOT
bitstream due to the way they are set up. I am probably wrong tho. Anyone have the answer to that question?


Thats as far as ive gotten so far. Will test out its working order with a laptop and some Blu-rays later.
post #148 of 306
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Originally Posted by MiniXP View Post

I'm having an issue with the picture being off centered on my tv. I have a Mac mini hooked up through the first hdmi connection and it has the picture over too far to the left. When the Mac is plugged straight into the tv the picture is centered.

Is there some picture position adjustment that I am not seeing?

There is no adjustment that I am aware of.
If enough customers complain to Onkyo, a Firmware update could correct this.

I had the exact same issue with my 515 and a Mac Mini.
My Mac Mini is an older one without HDMI output.
I tried a DVI to HDMI cable connected to the Onkyo.
The Image is shifted about 3 Inches to the Left.

I wound up just connecting the HDMI directly to the TV.
I purchased a Digital 3.5 mm to Toslink (Optical) cable for the Audio.
Just tie the Optical Input to an Open Input Source for your Mini Audio.
This way I can get Dolby Digital audio from my Mac.
post #149 of 306
Hello, has anyone with the Onkyo 515 have had a handshake issue with a Projector or TV??? If so please post what kind of display.


SOLVED.
Edited by zapper - 3/15/13 at 11:54am
post #150 of 306
Does anyone have any idea how to get this receiver to stop sending the signal that the source is unplugged? I run a triple monitor setup with my projector at the far left and every time I go to sleep and come in the next morning, and relatively often during the day when I'm in and out, the HDMI source will have disappeared temporarily causing every window to re-position across my two Dell 30"s and it is driving me absolutely nuts dealing with this. I can leave the projector off for most of the day and then turn it on and everything still works fine but then 50/50 chance when I turn the projector off Windows decides to reset the screen configuration.
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