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post #121 of 292
So I guess Onkyo took away the feature to see the speakers connected on the osd of the receiver and also to display the audio being used prominently on the osd screen. It used to say Dolby True HD. Now it just says it when it switches to it and shows the symbol in red but never shows speakers used. So the only way to know if you're using 5,6, or 7.1 audio is to check by using the display button on the remote. Not good onkyo. Not good at all.
Edited by Semp1 - 11/10/13 at 11:16am
post #122 of 292

It's the same with my Denon E300. Only way to know which speakers are active and receiving signal is thru the Display OSD. I think this is some cost effective measure that companies started implementing.

 

BTW, I'm getting my refurb'd 626 soon from ShopOnkyo. They had a 30% discount going on during Vet's Day. Total OTD for me was $253. Anxiously awaiting.

post #123 of 292
I've got a problem with video quality throught my TX NR 626.

Everything looks good except video from my Roku 3. With the Roku I get bad motion judder. Doesn't matter if I am watching Netflix or Vudu, judder all over the place.

If I hook the Roku 3 direct to the TV video is smooth and nice.

It's all 1080p/60. The Onkyo shows 1080p/60 going in and going out. Setting the Onkyo HDMI monitor out to "through" makes no difference, which seems strange. I can't seem to find a way to completely disable the Onkyo video processor.

Blu ray and HTPC sources look great. Just the Roku. Must be something about it's output that is confusing the Onkyo video processor in some way. Again, works perfect if I just unplug the HDMI cable from the receiver and move it to the TV (no other changes).

Hooking direct to the TV is not a solution, though, because I want the DD+ audio though the Onkyo (of course), and it's an older Sharp LCD that as near as I can tell doesn't have ARC.

Any ideas?
post #124 of 292
My subwoofer doesn't turn off with the receiver when set to auto. It turns on fine though. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere?
post #125 of 292
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Originally Posted by 413X3 View Post

My subwoofer doesn't turn off with the receiver when set to auto. It turns on fine though. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere?

My Definitive Tech subwoofer works properly with the 626. There are no settings in the receiver for sub power management -- the subwoofer should shut itself off when there is no outgoing signal automatically. I'd look at sub tech support for troubleshooting.
post #126 of 292
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Originally Posted by fist34 View Post

I've got a problem with video quality throught my TX NR 626.

Everything looks good except video from my Roku 3. With the Roku I get bad motion judder. Doesn't matter if I am watching Netflix or Vudu, judder all over the place.

Update: problem solved. Turns out this was actually a problem with the TV, an older Sharp LCD. Something about the Onkyo video signal was confusing the TV into applying "film mode" pull-down conversion when it shouldn't. After updating the TV firmware and disabling the film-mode option it looks perfect.

I still don't know why routing the signal through the Onkyo (even with the through+bypass settings) caused this, but it's definitely NOT an issue with the Roku+Onkyo combination.
post #127 of 292
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Originally Posted by fist34 View Post

Update: problem solved. Turns out this was actually a problem with the TV, an older Sharp LCD. Something about the Onkyo video signal was confusing the TV into applying "film mode" pull-down conversion when it shouldn't. After updating the TV firmware and disabling the film-mode option it looks perfect.

I still don't know why routing the signal through the Onkyo (even with the through+bypass settings) caused this, but it's definitely NOT an issue with the Roku+Onkyo combination.

This used to happen when I streamed netflix on my xbox through my older onkyo 707 on two of my sony TV's. Weirdly game mode on remedied it. On the TV. Game mode in the receiver might as well not be there it doesn't truly work.
post #128 of 292
My Question is regarding the "ON SCREEN DISPLAY" on the TX-NR626 or 727.

I have an older Mits RP SDTV without HDMI inputs.

The specs on either of the above Onyko units states that the On scene display is HDMI.

Does this mean that the set-up screen can only be seen if the unit is connected to the TV via HDMI?
post #129 of 292
That is what it means on my Onkyo 515. I could only use OSD when connect to a tv via hdmi. I went 6 months without OSD, and just last week moved a plasma hdmi unit to the Onkyo 515.
Good luck!
Todd
post #130 of 292
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Originally Posted by toddbigeasy View Post

That is what it means on my Onkyo 515. I could only use OSD when connect to a tv via hdmi. I went 6 months without OSD, and just last week moved a plasma hdmi unit to the Onkyo 515.
Good luck!
Todd

So how did you set up your Onkyo without the on seen display such as large or small speakers other set up items?
post #131 of 292
well..... I borrowed the 32" lcd tv from my bedroom, for an hour or so, set it up, then put the tv back. I also tried the avr panel displays, but that is soo confusing.... I know... it's frustrating not to be able to use the On Screen Menus..... I had one of those old big rear-projection tvs, recently upgraded to a plasma.
have fun!
post #132 of 292
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Originally Posted by toddbigeasy View Post

well..... I borrowed the 32" lcd tv from my bedroom, for an hour or so, set it up, then put the tv back. I also tried the avr panel displays, but that is soo confusing.... I know... it's frustrating not to be able to use the On Screen Menus..... I had one of those old big rear-projection tvs, recently upgraded to a plasma.
have fun!

so I guess an HDMI to Component converter would have worked
post #133 of 292
i bought a TX-NR626

I am disappointed from NET play... to start a MP3-Song from DLNA or Smartphone via WLAN takes up to 7 Seconds !

Also between songs there is a break from 4-5 Seconds...

My Yamaha Receiver needs max 2 Seconds !

Maybe a new firmware could help ?


A BUG in Internetradio (e.g.Tunein):

The first Song is shown on TV and Display Interpret&Title but does not change anymore... song after song sounds, but Infos from FIRST song in Display ??!!
post #134 of 292
Hey guys. On the Onkyo 525, are the zone 2 pre-outs variable or fixed? I am considering going with the 525 over the 626 since I have a 2 channel amp laying around but I want to be able to adjust volume on zone 2 so the preouts would need to be variable. Any help is appreciated!
post #135 of 292
Hi,

Am new to the home theatre world, have an ancient pair of KLH 17 speakers (yes, they qualify as super ancient). their specs (from what I've deduced from online searches):

Response: 40Hz to 15,000Hz
Minimum Power: 10 watts
Maximum Power: 100 watts (peak)

Impedence: 8Ohms
Crossover: 1500 Hz

Tweeter: 1 x 1.75" direct radiator with dome

Woofer: 1 x 10" Acoustic Suspension

.....................................

Would the TX-NR626 or similarly-powered AVR just be too much for these speakers until I can scrape a little more for modern ones?

I don't want to be sitting there on Xmas morning with a huge black AVR and small fires where my beautiful-sounding KLH speakers used to be.

Any guidance you can give would be appreciated!
post #136 of 292
Hello,

I never owned an onkyo before and am looking at the 627 vs denon x3000

What are your thoughts on this?

Mostly interested in movies/surround, music
post #137 of 292

Hi all, I just got the 626 over the weekend. It's quite different from my old Sony STR-DG520!

 

After I hooked it up to my P33 and modest 5.1 Aiwa speakers, I ran the Audyssey set-up, made a few tweaks, did a calibration with Disney WOW and an SPL meter, and made a few more tweaks.  Then I tried out some movies - a few scenes here and there from various demo-worthy lists.  And I just wasn't impressed with anything.  The front sounded great, but I wasn't getting anything from the surrounds.  It was very annoying, and I did some research, messed around with more settings.  I was getting the test tones from the receiver itself and the Disney disc - all equal levels, but nada from movies.  I checked the PS3 and the 626 - both were indicating HD audio. 

 

Finally, I realized that I was getting some signal when I put my ear right up to the surrounds, but not much of anything.  So I just turned them up.  Now, in "Level Calibration," I have Left +2 dB, Center +4dB, Right +2dB, Surround Right +3 dB, Surround Left +6 dB.  So I guess I'm wondering - are these normal settings?  Do these numbers really matter, or does it boil down to what sounds good?  Should I adjust everything down so that the lowest numbers are at 0, and increase accordingly from there?  I'm just not very knowledgeable and haven't understood all that I've read. 

 

I'm not an audiophile; I just want it to sound good.  My plan is to use it mostly for TV/movies, and maybe a little music from the computer or iPod. 

 

Also, I haven't made any adjustments with the 3rd section, Audio Adjust, or 4.2, IntelliVolume.  Is that stuff I shouldn't bother with?  And in 5.1, Listening Mode Presets, I changed everything that could be to "Straight Decode."  Correct?  I followed the manual as much as I could, but it doesn't really explain much for newcomers.

 

And a final (for now, anyway) question - do the adjustments I've made cover all inputs, or only the PS3? 

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

post #138 of 292
Your best option to avoid these HDMI handshake issues (common with cable/sat boxes and all brands of AVRs) is to connect the cable box HDMI directly to the TV with an optical cable from the box to the AVR for surround audio.



I have a BD and Sat rcvr connected via HDMI to my AVR. AVR out to TV via HDMI. If I connect as suggested above, to play the BD the AVR out will have to go to another HDMI input on the TV?

Larry
post #139 of 292

I picked up a new 626 about a week ago.  I hae enjoyed everything about it with one exception. My setup - a Samsung TV a Sony Blu-Ray, a powered subwoofer hooked to the pre-outs on the receiver, and most importantly I only use OTA for video (no sat or cable). My antennae is pluged into the TV for picture (TV input) and digital optical from the TV to the recevier, set to CD/TV. While playing anything from the Blu-Ray (DVD, Amazon video etc), NET (DNLA music), or the tuner the bass is just fine, however when watching OTA, the bass from the sub gets to be horribly LOUD. Very very loud. How can I adjust this?

 

I was under the impression that by going to the quick menu and adjusting the settings while in that inputs tab would have settings for just that input, however that is not the case, as when I adjust the subwoofer down while on TV/CD, and then go to Tuner, and check the quick settings (while Tuner is listed at the top of the quick setup menu) those settings are changed as well.

 

Thanks!

post #140 of 292

First post everyone ! Hi

 

So i just picked up a new 626 from newegg and am having an issue with DLNA. I cannot play any movies through the receiver. All movies show up on the list, but they all have a red x next to them and cannot be played. I can play them through my Viera ST50 without an issue, play them on all other DLNA devices on the network. Any ideas on what could be going on here? Any suggestions / help is appreciated.

post #141 of 292
It was my understanding that this receiver only supports audio though DLNA (and other network connections). I see nothing to indicate that it has any form of video decoding and playback functions. (You'll not it doesn't come with any kind of Netflix/Vudu/etc support either.)
post #142 of 292

AHHH i guess i should have read the manual a bit further. lol i see it now.

post #143 of 292

I'm currently using stereo sound (not All Stereo) with my bookshelf monitors and noticed that when watching TV there has been a lot of clicking noises coming from the receiver. It mostly happens when commercials come on but thats not the only time. Is this due to the different type of broadcasts that are coming through? For example the super polished DirecTV commercial comes on in 7.2 super blazing sound, but local joe's used car commercial isnt. Does the receiver change or try to do something? Or am i completely over thinking this?

post #144 of 292
Yuep, that's surround sound circuitry switching on and off.
post #145 of 292

But since i dont have surround sound on, why would it do this? I only have 2 bookshelf speakers set up in Stereo.

post #146 of 292
If your receiver is getting a DD bitstream, it has to decode it regardless of how you want to hear it. If you don't want your receiver to have to decode it, you have to configure your source to send it a PCM bitstream (essentially forcing the source component to decode DD instead of the receiver).
post #147 of 292

Is there a benefit one way or another? Will the constant change / clicking hurt the receiver in anyway? I really appreciate the replies! :)

post #148 of 292
I let my receiver do all of the audio work, period. I don't see how it could damage the receiver for it to be switching between its decoding circuitry; that's what it's designed to do. That being said, if the switching bothers you and you will never want that particular source to be in surround sound, it would make sense to set that source to output two-channel PCM.
post #149 of 292

Understood! Thanks again!! CHeers

post #150 of 292
Is it just me or do these Onkyo units not support a full WPA2 63 key for the wireless?
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