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post #31 of 306
Hello, first push reciever button on remote then q-setup button,pop-up screen will come up on lower left of tv screen. use up down buttons to go to input,then use left,right buttons to select extra 1 or extra 2 inputs then push enter button.
post #32 of 306
My question is: if I want to have 7 specific devices hooked up to all 7 specific inputs, how is this done?
post #33 of 306
If you review pp. 50-51 "HDMI Input", it's all explained there to include the 7 input source names that can be used (see below)...


post #34 of 306
I want to use a proxy that is password protected, how am I supposed to enter the auth info? I didn't find any info about it in the manual. What is the right format for login/password? BTW, with or without http:// ?

Like this: http://user:password@proxyaddress.com
post #35 of 306
would this be a good upgrade over the 606 reciever? My 606 is acting funky with my PS3 and my 3D tv. I can get it for $299.
post #36 of 306
Can someone help me fully understand the functionality of dual HDMI outputs?

Here is the plan. Man-cave with twin 55" LEDs. I will have 2 DTV boxes, blu-ray, and a game console. I want to be able to watch 2 games at once (through the 2 DTV boxes) and be able to switch which game has audio at the touch of a button, but leaving both games (video output) on seperate TVs.

I've never owned a reciever that did HDMI switching, let alone one that had dual HDMI outputs. In reading, it seems that the displays must show the same HDMI input. Is that correct? If so, that would be a complete deal breaker for me. I must be able to have 2 different sources broadcasting on different TVs.

Can I get some clarification? Thanks in advance.
post #37 of 306
Both the main and sub HDMI outs will always output the same video signal, so you are correct in your assumption.
post #38 of 306
AVRs with dual HDMI outputs are designed for someone with both a TV and a PJ in the same room. For separate sources to each display device you'll need to use an HDMI 4x2 switch (eg. Monoprice).
post #39 of 306
Looking at buying this to be the hub of my new home theater but reading about all of the trouble people are having.

Does the patch work? I can't tell if people are having success with it after the patch.

Or should I be looking at another receiver? I like this for the price and the fact that it has Zone 2 audio.
post #40 of 306
Anyone know if there's a way to customize individual speaker level settings (not just overall volume) for specific inputs?

Dynamic EQ is doing fine at all listening levels for TV, gaming, blu-ray etc. but when I listen to music (a separate input, where I pipe in AIrport Express over Toslink) I'd like the subwoofer level a little higher.

Chris
post #41 of 306
can someone please explain to me how to use hybrid standby? I cannot seem to figure out how it works. I want to be able to use my cable box through the receiver to play on my tv with the tv speakers, only sometimes though. THere is times when it needs to be quiet so I dont want to use the system.
post #42 of 306
Few questions for you guys… I just got my nr515 the other day and its been working great! I did the 10/9/12 firmware update out of the box. Last night I got an alert (11-28-12) for a new firmware. I cannot find any docs to what it changes or adds. Did anyone else receive this?

Secondly I don’t pay for Pandora one or a subscription to spotify but I cannot login to either. Do they only work for paid accounts? Last.fm is the only one I was able to login with.
post #43 of 306
Sign up for Pandora on you pc, then use the same sign in for the receivers log in. Pandora works great. BTW bought my 515 off newegg cheap, had free usb wireless adapter included. It did the 2 patch updates right away and works just fine with no problems.
post #44 of 306
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Originally Posted by djtoodles View Post

Few questions for you guys… I just got my nr515 the other day and its been working great! I did the 10/9/12 firmware update out of the box. Last night I got an alert (11-28-12) for a new firmware. I cannot find any docs to what it changes or adds. Did anyone else receive this?
Secondly I don’t pay for Pandora one or a subscription to spotify but I cannot login to either. Do they only work for paid accounts? Last.fm is the only one I was able to login with.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442352/pandora-log-in-problem#post_22646806
post #45 of 306
Just installed my refurb I bought for $249. Firmware updated 1st and all went well. Not setup Wii yet so hopefully no issues with that
post #46 of 306
Anyone know how to get Dolby TRUE HD or other HD audio formats to work. When I'm watching IRON MAN, it sayds Dolby EX, PCM, Multi Channel. Shouldn't the reciever Display Dolby True HD ?
post #47 of 306
Hi,
Can anyone tell me what video formats are supported by the NR515? I have Plex running as my media server on an HTPC and when I use the DLNA on the AVR it sees the avi files but it has an "x" next to the file name. MP4's give me audio but no video. Am I missing a setting?
post #48 of 306
I know for a fact it supports DLNA just haven't messed with that yet.
post #49 of 306
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Originally Posted by Finsta View Post

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what video formats are supported by the NR515? I have Plex running as my media server on an HTPC and when I use the DLNA on the AVR it sees the avi files but it has an "x" next to the file name. MP4's give me audio but no video. Am I missing a setting?

No video player on any Onkyo AVR units! RTFM smile.gif
post #50 of 306
Can someone tell if the volume control only goes to 80? Mine only goes to 80 and I have to say I can barely hear much of anything at a setting of under 40. I am frequently around 65 to 75. I only have a 2.2 speaker setup. I configured the speakers,subs, etc. Made sure to turn off center and rear. Set my crossover, etc. I have to say something must be up. The sound seems compressed no matter what source I use. Receiver is set to stereo. I didn't run Audyssey. My 10 year old jvc digital surround receiver seems to have more power than this thing. What am I doing wrong?
post #51 of 306
Ya that's messed up! I get sound at like level 10 and it gets nice and loud at 28+
post #52 of 306
I guess mine is defective. Loud at 28? I barely hear anything at 28. I'm only driving small Deftech 60's from a surround system(Sub 60) I just bought. Guess I will have to return it to Onkyo, unless someone else has something for me to try or can confirm they have to crank the dial up.
post #53 of 306
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Originally Posted by Ruben Z View Post

Ya that's messed up! I get sound at like level 10 and it gets nice and loud at 28+

Are you kidding biggrin.gif The quietest fan is about 15db, the usual noise in the quiet room is 20-30dB... If your level is set right then these sounds are barely audible if you are not inside unechoic chamber.

To refer to the levels of natural sounds look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_pressure_level#Examples_of_sound_pressure_and_sound_pressure_levels

65 to 75 is pretty normal for average listening of correctly mastered recordings
post #54 of 306
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Originally Posted by roccol View Post

Can someone tell if the volume control only goes to 80? Mine only goes to 80 and I have to say I can barely hear much of anything at a setting of under 40. I am frequently around 65 to 75. I only have a 2.2 speaker setup. I configured the speakers,subs, etc. Made sure to turn off center and rear. Set my crossover, etc. I have to say something must be up. The sound seems compressed no matter what source I use. Receiver is set to stereo. I didn't run Audyssey. My 10 year old jvc digital surround receiver seems to have more power than this thing. What am I doing wrong?

You ought to be able to set the volume control to read out versus reference level at zero. Either way, the numbers are decibels. That means that each 3 dB is double the power, each 10 dB is one tenth the power. So if your max is 80 (which would probably get you well into distortion with most sources) at 40 you are using fully one ten-thousandth of the power you'd be using at 80. We all have to learn a new way to think about the numbers now that our volume controls aren't potentiometers.
post #55 of 306
I am considering the TX-NR515 and can't figure out for sure if it will work for what I need.

I want to use the powered zone 2 outputs to drive speakers that are outside on a deck. I also want to install an outdoor TV, so I would use the second HDMI output for that. I don't care if the primary HDMI output and the secondary one have to be the same -- we are okay with having the same audio/video in both locations.

My satellite receiver will be hooked to the 515 via HDMI. Will the audio from that be sent to the zone 2 speakers? My understanding is that since it is digital, it will not be passed, but I'm not sure.

My follow-up question -- if the audio will not come to the zone 2 speakers:
My satellite outputs both HDMI and composite. If I hook up the RCA analog audio (no need for the analog video since it is hooked up HDMI, right??), will I then get sound on zone 2 and still get digital surround sound on zone 1?
post #56 of 306
Got one a few days ago. Having a couple problems (latest firmware is installed, FWIW: version 1141-0108-0400):

- "Home Media" (Samba shares) sees my Synology NAS, but when I select it, I get a "no items" message.
- DLNA sees the NAS fine, but I'm having problems with playing high resolution (24-bit, 88.2/96/176.4/192 khz) FLAC files (both purchased from HDTracks and encoded myself): The receiver says they're 16-bit, 44.1 kHz and also doubles the runtime, so I get a few minutes of silence equal to the length of each song after it plays. Tried decoding to an uncompressed LPCM WAV file, and that streamed fine: Correct runtime, bit depth, and sample rate. When I tried "transcoding" (for lack of a better term since it's all Lossless) to Apple Lossless and while that had the correct bit depth and sample rate, the runtime was listed as 53 seconds less than it should be, and playback stopped abruptly at that point. All files play normally in OSX and Windows software based players.

Have a ticket with Onkyo and sent them samples. The support rep told me they'll check the files tonight and get back to me tomorrow.

Has anyone had similar issues or are these problems just the result of a hiccup during one of the firmware updates? The Samba issue is really weird since all of my other devices see it fine. With the hi res lossless files, I'm using formats that are supposed to be fully supported.

Thanks.
post #57 of 306
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Originally Posted by Bix View Post

Got one a few days ago. Having a couple problems (latest firmware is installed, FWIW: version 1141-0108-0400):
- "Home Media" (Samba shares) sees my Synology NAS, but when I select it, I get a "no items" message.
- DLNA sees the NAS fine, but I'm having problems with playing high resolution (24-bit, 88.2/96/176.4/192 khz) FLAC files (both purchased from HDTracks and encoded myself): The receiver says they're 16-bit, 44.1 kHz and also doubles the runtime, so I get a few minutes of silence equal to the length of each song after it plays. Tried decoding to an uncompressed LPCM WAV file, and that streamed fine: Correct runtime, bit depth, and sample rate. When I tried "transcoding" (for lack of a better term since it's all Lossless) to Apple Lossless and while that had the correct bit depth and sample rate, the runtime was listed as 53 seconds less than it should be, and playback stopped abruptly at that point. All files play normally in OSX and Windows software based players.
Have a ticket with Onkyo and sent them samples. The support rep told me they'll check the files tonight and get back to me tomorrow.
Has anyone had similar issues or are these problems just the result of a hiccup during one of the firmware updates? The Samba issue is really weird since all of my other devices see it fine. With the hi res lossless files, I'm using formats that are supposed to be fully supported.
Thanks.

Hmm, I have a NAS and never thought of setting it up with the ONKYO to stream music. Is it pretty hard to set up? are instructions thorough on it?
post #58 of 306
What brand/model is your NAS? Most should have DLNA servers nowadays, either included or as downloadable packages.

Generally speaking, it should be pretty simple.
post #59 of 306
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Originally Posted by Bix View Post

What brand/model is your NAS? Most should have DLNA servers nowadays, either included or as downloadable packages.
Generally speaking, it should be pretty simple.

Nice, it actually does. Its this one Western Digital Sharespace 4gb
post #60 of 306
Hi, bought a recon one last week on Ebay Uk and got it working ok after one 'factory reset' when picture disappeared. Havn't risked the firmware upgrade yet.

Using relatively simple HDMI in/out from Humax HD PVR to 720i Toshiba with little or no apparent loss of picture quality.

Blu Ray again on HDMI in works ok, havn't finished understanding or setting up listening options, likewise on HDTV.

Network plays music and internet radio ok but configuring 'listen again' from Jazz fm eludes me. I can listen ok on a pc but putting the same URL in the 515 just gives a 'not found' message. Sure it's something simple but what?????

On another subject is or will it be possible in the future to buy a 4k display to make use of the upscaling?
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