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post #151 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

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.

What was your solution? I moved my NR515 from my GTX 680 to my onboard HD4000 and now I can't get the projector to display anything despite the PC recognizing that it's plugged in.
post #152 of 306
What i tried was connected my PS3 directly to my PJ that worked then back to the receiver that did not worked, so exchanged the receiver and that did not work EITHER so exchanged the PJ and finally that worked, It could had been a combination of receiver and PJ?????
post #153 of 306
That's
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Originally Posted by eddieb187 View Post

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.

the exact issue I've been hving. I also have an older Mac mini with just a dvi
post #154 of 306
Ok this question is for the guys running 5.1 with your system. I want to know what sound format you keep your receiver on. I am new to this and confused. I have done my research and am lost. (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_11_1/feature-prologic-iix-3-2004.html)

There are so many to choose from and I dont even know what I should have it on. I currently have it set on dolby digital. What do you guys recommend I set it at out of the 10 options the receiver has?

Is there a way to set the receiver to auto so that it will automaticaly pick from what the TV/DVD's output?




dolby digital
dolby digital dolby PLIIx Movie
dolby digital Ex
dolby digital DTS Neo: 6
dolby digital dolby PLIIx Movie TV logic
dolby digital All ch stereo
dolby digital full mono
dolby diDimensionaler-Demensional
dolby digital direct
dolby digital mono
Edited by Pats2006 - 3/17/13 at 2:59pm
post #155 of 306
I have nr515 receiver and tv lg 42 lm620s, connected HDMI 1.4 cable (TV ARC - NR515 main out), I noticed that the picture on the tv cable channels worse when I switch to an FM receiver, and digital channels disappear. I installed the latest firmware but still the same problem, some channels on cable remain of good quality but are generally full of noise, when I turn off the HDMI cable from the TV pictures back

Does anyone have a similar problem with the receiver
post #156 of 306
Haven't had a chance to try out the 515 Audyssey, is it the most common used? on the lower end Onkyo receivers.?
post #157 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Haven't had a chance to try out the 515 Audyssey, is it the most common used? on the lower end Onkyo receivers.?

Oh man, you are missing out big time! I noticed an instant improvement in the sound coming out of the speakers.
post #158 of 306
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Originally Posted by Pats2006 View Post

Ok this question is for the guys running 5.1 with your system. I want to know what sound format you keep your receiver on. I am new to this and confused....

If your source is hdmi/optical sending a 5.1 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then simply set the Listening Mode to Dolby Digital and leave it. If your source is 2.0 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then you can start experimenting with listening modes that expand the 2.0 to 5.1 like Neo 6 or PLIIx.
post #159 of 306
Does this AVR increase the display or input lag for gaming as opposed to connecting directly to the TV (HDMI in both cases)?

If I stay connected to the AVR via HDMI would there be a difference in display/input lag between the game/through/direct picture modes? I know there would be for custom/cinema modes, but wouldn't direct be the least and through the same providing source resolution matches output HDMI resolution in AVR settings?
post #160 of 306
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Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post

Oh man, you are missing out big time! I noticed an instant improvement in the sound coming out of the speakers.


Thanks for the reply but just wondering if its the lowest Audyssey since the receiver is at the lower end have a Onkyo THX with Audysey but not a 3D pass through, should had checked the actual Audyssey site .
post #161 of 306
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Thanks for the reply but just wondering if its the lowest Audyssey...
515. 616, & 717 have 2EQ, less filter resolution, no subwoofer filters, see chart about half way down the page- Audyssey comparison chart To get better you have to step up to the 818 that has MultEQ XT32 but costs $500+ more
post #162 of 306
I was trying to help my friend troubleshoot his problem with the speakers. He had his system "professionally" installed and the problem is that when we plugged an ipod in the front USB, the main speakers worked and sounded great, but the Zone 2 speakers (outside installed in ceiling of covered patio) were real fuzzy, almost like you were tuned into a weak FM station. When we switched the source to "FM Radio", the Zone 2 speakers sounded great. We tried switching USB cables but that did not work? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Adding to the specific TX-NR515 receiver forum
post #163 of 306
I got this receiver a couple of days ago, mainly because of its ability to handle DSD while playing back SA-CDs and also because of its 8 x HDMI inputs. It was to replace an 8-year old Sony STRG 910.

While impressed by the sound from DSD and grateful for the sheer number of inputs, I have to confess I am flummoxed by what it can't do and in replacing the Sony, its quite a retrograde step.

First off, since I own a PS3 and a Wii I cannot simply hook up the pair of them to "Game" via HDMI and Component and have them work at will. It has to be one or the other. The Sony lets me do both and upscales the picture from the Wii. The Wii has to be output as 480i on the Onkyo and looks awful.

Likewise, I cannot connect my Oppo 83 to HDMI 1 and analogue CD RCA in. Well, I can, but because HDMI 5 (TV/CD) is being used for Saorview it takes not just priority and will not output analogue audio from the phonos except by manually changing the output each and every time. On the Sony where a digital input signal is idle, the analogue is output. On the Onkyo you have to turn HDMI CEC off totally if you want the analogue audio to be available on demand.

Sure, I use HDMI audio for a 5.1 SACD but when there is only a 2-channel mix I often prefer to listen via analogue -the beauty of say the MFSL "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan” SACD is best heard this way.

Despite giving me so many inputs the Onkyo has contrived to give me a lot less choice unless I jump through hoops to change settings each and every time I want to select a different component.

Likewise my PS3 which I had hooked up to the Sony using BOTH the HDMI and analogue connectors. The latter gave a superb sound on certain discs and was often preferable to the digital connection. Again, unless I am prepared to adjust each and every time I engage on a dedicated listening session, this is a major inconvenience -even when I control the whole lot via iPad.

Many of the promised advantages have not materialised -for example onkyo claim that connecting Apple TV to the PC input will allow the supplied remote to control the ATV but damned if I can see any evidence of this. There is quite a lag on HDMI handshaking too, waiting an inordinate amount of time for either picture or audio to materialise. HDMI CEC is irregular and unreliable.

So, tomorrow, its going back and the Sony will remain in situ.
post #164 of 306
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Originally Posted by Pats2006 View Post

Ok this question is for the guys running 5.1 with your system. I want to know what sound format you keep your receiver on. I am new to this and confused. I have done my research and am lost. (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_11_1/feature-prologic-iix-3-2004.html)

There are so many to choose from and I dont even know what I should have it on. I currently have it set on dolby digital. What do you guys recommend I set it at out of the 10 options the receiver has?

Is there a way to set the receiver to auto so that it will automaticaly pick from what the TV/DVD's output?

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Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post

If your source is hdmi/optical sending a 5.1 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then simply set the Listening Mode to Dolby Digital and leave it. If your source is 2.0 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then you can start experimenting with listening modes that expand the 2.0 to 5.1 like Neo 6 or PLIIx.
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Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post

If your source is hdmi/optical sending a 5.1 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then simply set the Listening Mode to Dolby Digital and leave it. If your source is 2.0 signal and you have setup with five speakers, then you can start experimenting with listening modes that expand the 2.0 to 5.1 like Neo 6 or PLIIx.

My question is same as Pats2006 .... On older AVR would be if I play 2.0 stereo +, it would display stereo, when I played mkv movie with DTS it showed DTS automaticly...
To me it's dumb that I should alway's make selection....
post #165 of 306
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Originally Posted by Wrbex View Post



My question is same as Pats2006 .... On older AVR would be if I play 2.0 stereo +, it would display stereo, when I played mkv movie with DTS it showed DTS automaticly...
To me it's dumb that I should alway's make selection....

You don't have to. It remembers the last Listening Mode for each signal type on that source/input. For example-
Feed the receiver a 5.1 signal on hdmi1, set the listening mode to Dolby Digital.
Feed the receiver a 2.0 signal on hdmi1, set the listening mode to Neo6.
Feed the receiver a DTS HD signal on hdmi1, set the listening mode to DTS HD.
Change the signal type on your hdmi1 device as many times as you like, the receiver will remember whatever the listening mode was set to when you last fed it that type of signal.

If are changing inputs/sources then you can also go into the menu and FORCE the receiver to always stick on one listening mode for that input/source no matter what type of signal is fed on that input.
post #166 of 306
Ive been an owner for a couple of months now, and just trying to tweak the setup to get the best options.

Recently changed my speakers crossover from 40hz to 100hz which seems better, but now I have some lip sync issues.

Watching a blu ray on my PS3 the lip sync was horrible (all other blu ray discs were fine). I adjusted the delay to 120MS so that it was better, but Im worried that it might affect other films, and dont want to change it everytime.

Someone mentioned that I could use the 2nd HDMI port for the PS3, which would improve gaming and eliminate the lip sync is

My question is, does it have any other drawbacks other than not having upscaling feature?

Will I still get surround sound etc, as the PS3 is my main (only) source of watching dvd/Blu Rays? I dont want to get another HDMI lead unless I really need to / will be worth it. worth it.

Thanks
post #167 of 306
On the Amazon page for this machine, one of the features it shows is InstaPrevue (where you get onscreen thumbnails of what's showing on different inputs). But I can't see any reference to it in the manual, or any obvious way to find it on the remote. Am I to assume that this was just a bad cut-n-paste on somebody's part, and this model doesn't actually have this feature?

Or am I just too much of a dork to figure it out?
post #168 of 306
515 does have Instapreview. See pages 42, 63, 94, & 124 of the manual.
post #169 of 306
Yay, I'm a dork!

Er, I mean, thank you.
post #170 of 306
The TX-NR515 manual says it is DLNA compliant.

What components of the DLNA services set (server, client, renderer, controller) does the TX-NR515 implement ?

I really want it to be a renderer so that I could send it a DLNA stream from a mobile device (my Android tablet) and have it play it. Is the TX-NR515 a DLNA renderer ?

Thanks !
post #171 of 306
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Originally Posted by Medieval Guy View Post

Yay, I'm a dork!

Er, I mean, thank you.


LOL, heck we all make mistakes everyday but like your attitude, by the way you asked what I was looking for, lol.
post #172 of 306
I spent some time with the 515 manual and came across the following:
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Using Remote Playback

Turn on the AV receiver.
Start Windows Media Player 12.
To enable remote playback, you must first configure
Windows Media Player 12.
On Windows Media Player 12, right-click on a
music file.
The right-click menu appears.

Tip
• For selecting another media server, select the desired media
server from the “Other Libraries” menu on Windows Media
Player 12.
Select the AV receiver in “Remote playback”.
The “Play to” window appears and playback on the
AV receiver starts. Operations during remote playback
can be made from the “Play to” window of Windows 7
on your personal computer.
A playback screen will be displayed on the connected
TV.

This sounds an awful lot like a DLNA render function. Has anyone tested it ?

Thanks
post #173 of 306
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Originally Posted by elmerfudII View Post

I spent some time with the 515 manual and came across the following:
This sounds an awful lot like a DLNA render function. Has anyone tested it ?

Thanks

I don't have Win7/WMP12 so just played around with DLNA "remote playback" off HTPC with WinXP Pro SP3, WMP11, files are mostly 192 WMA. WMP11 recognized the 515. The 515 accessed all my music files no problem, browsing through artists, folders, albums is very snappy. Playback actually sounds very good- set listening mode to music, stereo (which is 2.1), music optimizer on.
post #174 of 306
Were you using the 515 as a DLNA client or renderer ?

Client mode is when you access music files from the 515 UI. The files are located on a server somewhere.

Renderer mode is when you send a stream to the 515 from an external device, be it a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet, using the UI on the external device. In effect the 515 is a slave to the external device.
post #175 of 306
515 as client. I don't have any Win7 machines and don't see any "remote playback" options in WMP11 (WinXP or Vista). Be glad to test if you can point me to a PC player that can do it...
post #176 of 306
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Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post

515 as client. I don't have any Win7 machines and don't see any "remote playback" options in WMP11 (WinXP or Vista). Be glad to test if you can point me to a PC player that can do it...

Glad I asked.

To test the 515 as a renderer, download and run one of the many Android DLNA player apps. The 515 should show up as a target in the player options.
post #177 of 306
Tried something called Media House (free version) on my Android phone. I was able to choose the HTPC XP machine as server (set permissions in WMP11) and choose Onkyo515 as "play to" device. Browsed my music folders on the phone, tried selecting a song/file, the Onkyo did automatically switch from hdmi/tivo to Network mode but the file did not play. The Onkyo just displayed the last file I had played (when using it as a client) and the phone said "operation timed out". I don't know if this is a problem with the Onkyo or the Android app. I will do some more tweaking later to see if I can get it to work properly.
post #178 of 306
I use the free version of BubbleUPnP on my Android tablet with XBMC as a renderer and it works very well. I can play mp3 files on the tablet or files on my DNLA server without any trouble.

I'm very interested to see if you can get the 515 to render. The problem with these all in one AV products is that they become obsolete quickly and if something doesn't work, you are out of luck.

It would be REALLY nice if the 515 was a renderer for video as well as audio. One could then stream Youtube, etc. to the receiver and watch it on the display advice with a minimum of fuss, ie no messing around with cables or being able to use a device that doesn't have an HDMI port at all.

It seems that AV equipment is always lagging PCs in handling digital media.

You might try playing a media file that resides on your Android device rather than having your Android device pull it from the server.
Edited by elmerfudII - 3/21/13 at 3:41pm
post #179 of 306
Tried Bubble. Exact same behavior. Able to select Server (HTPC) and Renderer (515). Browse files, try to play a file and Onkyo switches to Network mode, then DLNA mode, then just shows the last song played when used 515 as client. Nothing else happens. Eventually the Bubble App says "Transport Locked (error 705)". If I force Bubble to play another song, just get "Transport Locked (error 705)" again.


EDIT-
Maybe it's my router/switches
http://forums.onkyousa.com/viewtopic.php?t=1592&p=4718

or maybe it's XP WMP11, everything I am reading about playback from server to renderer device wants Win7 WMP12 running.
Edited by hammerdwn - 3/21/13 at 7:36pm
post #180 of 306
Have had my TX-NR515 for about 6 months, now Last FM gives me the message: "Not available in your country" I am a paid subscriber here in the U.S. Last FM has always been trouble free on my Onkyo until now. Does anyone else have the same message, or know how to get Last FM working again?
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