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post #61 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Digerati. View Post

I'll let you know... the DVR claims to upconvert the sd channels, I just hope its just doing a poor job at it. The "converted" sd stations are pixelated to the point that I just really don't want to watch them (it may just be the SD on a 57" screen, though).
I'll try to post tonight after 7 or 8 EST, if not then - definitely tomorrow mid-morning.


Digerati,

Did you get to test out the upconversion wuth component connections?

Thanks,
post #62 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ttexas22 View Post

Are you running Passport or SARA from the SA8300HD? My SARA 1.88.17.100 has Auto selection for the HDMI passthrough and works without my input in adjusting the screen size.

TTx


I've never bothered to check, to be honest with you. I did notice last night that when changing between HD and SD channels on Auto-HDMI, I had no problems. It appears to be only when changing from 1080i to 720p or vice versa.
post #63 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Digerati. View Post

I've never bothered to check, to be honest with you. I did notice last night that when changing between HD and SD channels on Auto-HDMI, I had no problems. It appears to be only when changing from 1080i to 720p or vice versa.


Thanks Digerati, that is still great news. If you ever get to test for quality let us know but I will certainly test it when I receve my 674 and report.

Cheers,
post #64 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Gillest View Post

Digerati,

Did you get to test out the upconversion wuth component connections?

Thanks,


I did. I really had to look hard to see a difference, however it is noticeable. Deinterlacing through the TX-SR674 produced a clearer, less aliased picture. So, I would definitely recommend this method to anyone with the SA8300HD DVR. It is a very simple switch, as audio is pushed out of the optical and HDMI simultaneously. Once I change to an SD station I simply push V3 on the receiver remote. Unfortunately, this method does use up a valuable connection - I'll have to give this up when I make the move to HDDVD.
...or grab an HDMI switch from Monoprice.

On a side note, SD DVD performance was excellent as well, I blasted LOTR ROTK for about half an hour or so.

("SD DVD" - this is the first time I've typed this!)
post #65 of 1763
Hey, does anyone know where I could order some kind of THX (or similiar) HT demonstration loop DVD?
post #66 of 1763
Does the 674 accept 1080p through components inputs? And if so, does this then pass through the HDMI output? I ask because my TV does not accept 1080p through component, but does through HDMI and I want to be ready for the XBOX 360 1080p update.
post #67 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Digerati. View Post

I did. I really had to look hard to see a difference, however it is noticeable. Deinterlacing through the TX-SR674 produced a clearer, less aliased picture. So, I would definitely recommend this method to anyone with the SA8300HD DVR. It is a very simple switch, as audio is pushed out of the optical and HDMI simultaneously. Once I change to an SD station I simply push V3 on the receiver remote. Unfortunately, this method does use up a valuable connection - I'll have to give this up when I make the move to HDDVD.
...or grab an HDMI switch from Monoprice.

On a side note, SD DVD performance was excellent as well, I blasted LOTR ROTK for about half an hour or so.

("SD DVD" - this is the first time I've typed this!)

This is cool but bears the question as to why then you would not use only the component out cables from the SA8300HD to the Onkyo instead of both Hdmi for HD and component for SD since the Onkyo would upconvert everything to 1080P HDMI out? Or did I miss something?

Thanks,
post #68 of 1763
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Originally Posted by Gillest View Post

This is cool but bears the question as to why then you would not use only the component out cables from the SA8300HD to the Onkyo instead of both Hdmi for HD and component for SD since the Onkyo would upconvert everything to 1080P HDMI out? Or did I miss something?

Thanks,


Well, remember that your signal quality out is still based on your signal quality in.. so, digital in through HDMI would give you the optimal HD picture. There is a noticeable difference in quality between Component and HDMI on the SA8300HD.
post #69 of 1763
Hi all,

I just purchased this receiver and could use some advice on hook-up and set up. Besides this AVR I have a PDP-5070 TV , Direct TV HD box and also cable (no cable box). The reason I keep cable is to get my Connecticut local channels (and by local I mean Connecticut channels that are not offered by Direct TV). I already get the Direct TV local pacKage and they only offer N.Y.This is so I can get UCONN
post #70 of 1763
Hi all,

I just purchased this receiver and could use some advice on hook-up and set up. Besides the SR674 I have a PDP-5070 TV , Direct TV HD box, Samsung DVD player, VCR, IPOD, 5 CD player, cable (no cable box), The reason I keep cable (besides rain/snowstorms) is to get my Connecticut local channels (and by local I mean Connecticut channels that are not offered by Direct TV). I already get the Direct TV local package and they only offer N.Y. channels. I need the Connecticut channels to get UCONN hoops games, local news/traffic etc).

Hook up.
I currently use the Direct TV HDMI out into the 674 (Video 3) and the HDMI out to the TV. I also have the TV optical out into the optical 1 in on the 674. This is to get the TV sound for cable.
When I switch from Direct TV to regular cable I have to get out of my chair and change the audio input to Opt 1. There's no remote function to so this or a work around???

To get around this I have to use another SR674 video input on the from the monitor out on my TV to Video 2?? and then have to switch the receiver to video2?? (trying to avoid using the input as well as having to switch over to video2).

DVD is hooked up via HDMI.
5 cd player via CD input.
ipod via tape input.
VCR is hooked up via Video 1. this will go as soon as I get a HD recorder.

I'm trying to use as few cables as possible because of the mounting of TV and the location of electronic components into a built in wall unit.
Is there a better way I should be hooking up and configuring the settings.?
Can someone explain in better english than the manual the assining of inputs and the HDMI relationship?

The information on the entire AVS board has been a great source of user info.

Thanks in advance.
post #71 of 1763
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Originally Posted by meremortal View Post

DVD is hooked up via HDMI.
5 cd player via CD input.
ipod via tape input.
VCR is hooked up via Video 1. this will go as soon as I get a HD recorder.

I'm trying to use as few cables as possible because of the mounting of TV and the location of electronic components into a built in wall unit.
Is there a better way I should be hooking up and configuring the settings.?

Why not run the cable feed into the VCR and use it to change the channels?
post #72 of 1763
thanks for the suggestion.
post #73 of 1763
I have a set of front speakers which give me the option to bi-wire them. Can the 674 be set so I can bi-wire my speakers?

Thanks
post #74 of 1763
I am trying to setup the 674 and have run into a problem. I'm sure it's some setting that I didn't do properly (this is the first time I've done this), so maybe someone here can help. I've attached the DVD player to the HDMI 1 input. I've set the component DVD to "--" and the HDMI DVD to "IN1" in the video setup. I'm getting my audio through the surround sound perfectly, however, nothing seems to be coming out of HDMI Out to the TV. I've used all cables involved to go straight from the DVD to the TV and it works great, so I am pretty confident that it's not a cable, DVD player, or TV issue. Any ideas?
post #75 of 1763
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Originally Posted by davidwesleyjones View Post

I am trying to setup the 674 and have run into a problem. I'm sure it's some setting that I didn't do properly (this is the first time I've done this), so maybe someone here can help. I've attached the DVD player to the HDMI 1 input. I've set the component DVD to "--" and the HDMI DVD to "IN1" in the video setup. I'm getting my audio through the surround sound perfectly, however, nothing seems to be coming out of HDMI Out to the TV. I've used all cables involved to go straight from the DVD to the TV and it works great, so I am pretty confident that it's not a cable, DVD player, or TV issue. Any ideas?

If I understand your issue correctly, when you have Input 1 selected (and sound is playing) select the Digital Input button (at the bottom of the front of the unit) until HDMI 1 is selected.

TTx
post #76 of 1763
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Originally Posted by davidwesleyjones View Post

I am trying to setup the 674 and have run into a problem. I'm sure it's some setting that I didn't do properly (this is the first time I've done this), so maybe someone here can help. I've attached the DVD player to the HDMI 1 input. I've set the component DVD to "--" and the HDMI DVD to "IN1" in the video setup. I'm getting my audio through the surround sound perfectly, however, nothing seems to be coming out of HDMI Out to the TV. I've used all cables involved to go straight from the DVD to the TV and it works great, so I am pretty confident that it's not a cable, DVD player, or TV issue. Any ideas?

I'm having a similar problem. I have a Motorola Digital Cable Box that has a DVI output. I connected a DVI cable to the box, put a female DVI/male HDMI adapter on the other end, and connected it to the HDMI IN1. I selected Video 1, and changed the digital input to OPT2 (the optical out from the cable box). When I switch to Video 1, however, the picture displays for about two seconds, then the screen goes blank. The audio works fine. I also attempted this with a HDMI-DVI cable and still got the same issue. I plugged the DVI cable directly into my TV (DVI to DVI) and the issue does not occur. If I use a component connection to the SR674, and HDMI out to the TV, I don't get any problems.

My guess is that the delay is caused because the SR674 reads the video input before the audio input from the cable, and as soon as it attempts to read audio from the source, it fails because there is no audio. But that's just a guess. Has anyone else experienced this, and does anyone know how to fix the issue? I will eventually be swapping my Motorola box for one with an HDMI output, and I'm hoping the issue won't occur then, but I would like to know asap if something is wrong with my SR674 unit.

Thanks.
post #77 of 1763
My question is the CC installer hooked up the TV this way: TV hdmi to my onkyo tx-sr674 receiver hdmi also used digital optical cable, my denon dvd-1930ci hdmi to receiver. the Comcast cable box hdmi to receiver and receicer back to tv and keep getting a solid green screen and wouldn't let him hook it up that way.
So the way he ran it now, is cable hdmi to TV, DVD hdmi to receiver he told me that this is a better way. Everything is working.... I have the following:
Mits wd-y65
Denon dvd 1930ci
Onkyo receiver tx-sr674
Motorola Comcast dct-3416 box
Sony 200 disc cd changer
Panasonic vcr and a i-pod docking station ds-a2

What would be the best way to hook up this TV or should I leave it the way it is?
He's telling me that the hdmi would work from the cable box to receiver then receiver to TV.......
Any help would help.
thanks
post #78 of 1763
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Originally Posted by ttexas22 View Post

If I understand your issue correctly, when you have Input 1 selected (and sound is playing) select the Digital Input button (at the bottom of the front of the unit) until HDMI 1 is selected.

TTx

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, that did not solve my problem. It was already set to that (I believe that happened automatically when I changed the HDMI DVD to IN1 in video setup).
post #79 of 1763
I just received and spent a few hours setting up my new 674 receiver, Audio are fine, but I couldn't get the hdmi out to display programming on my tv.. any help is greatly appreciated.
Here is my setup:

TV - Panasonic TH-50PX60U
directv box - Toshiba HD receiver
Buffalo linktheater with Dvd player
Monster - hdmi cable

I connect my directv receiver via RCA - Video In 1 (I don't have enough component cable to test) and optical (optical 1) to the onkyo receiver and the connection between dvd/linktheater is via component (component IN 1) and optical (optical 2) as well.
I then connect HDMI out to my TV's HDMI-IN

I was able to get sound but no picture.. but when I enter "receiver" - "setup" on my 674's remote, I was able to view the menu display on my TV (I only have 1 connection between the 674 receiver to the TV... therefore, I assumed the connection/hdmi cable is good) . I have play around with the "video input" settings.. and make sure under component - DVD is set to IN1 and everything else are set to "--"... and still no picture. Anyone has any idea or advise? I wonder if my 674 receiver is just defective.. but since I purchase it online, it would be a major pain to return/exchange it. Any help is greatly appreciated!! By the way, I also have tried the factory reset - "video 1" + "standby" button and still no luck.
post #80 of 1763
IAMCOURAGE.....its your cable box that is the problem....its very well known. The onkyo is basically a repeater with the hdmi connection and the motorola and some other boxes wont recognize your receiver. Some boxes have firmware updates that fix this but good luck trying to find them.....most cable companies are clueless about this problem. I ran component from the motorla to the 674 and then hdmi to projector at 1080i and it looks great.
post #81 of 1763
Does anyone know if component upconversion outputs 480p or 480i ? My TV can only display progressive 480p now, so that is a deal breaker for me. I skimmed through the manual but couldn't seem to find any relevant info. Also, I am thinking of buying either 604 or 647, are there any differences in picture quality of component upconverision between these models?

Thank you so much!
post #82 of 1763
the 604 is strictly an hdmi audio video repeater....there is no video upscaling or conversion from component, analog or s video to hdmi.....its hdmi in to hdmi out only. The 674 converts and upscales any 480i source to 480p , (unless the resolution is higher), and allows hdmi output of that source, for example, an s video source would be 480i...the receiver would then upscale it to 480p and output it hdmi....same with the component or analog input also. If you feed the 674 a 720p or 1080i component signal, it will simply just convert the signal to hdmi output with its native resolution. This is also true of the hdmi input as well.
post #83 of 1763
Thanks dc10flyer! So if i understood you correctly, 604 will take my s-video 480i and output component 480i. However 674, from same s-video, will output component 480p (and hdmi 480p). That means I have a valid reason now to go all the way for a 674 !
post #84 of 1763
yes...that is the most important difference between the two receivers. The other diff are minor, the 674 has 5 watts more etc. (fyi, I had both these receivers to play with).
post #85 of 1763
correction....Im not sure if the 674 will upscale 480i to 480p output through component.....I will have to look into that. I know it will through hdmi.
post #86 of 1763
on the official onkyo site, the deinterlacing feature (480i to 480p) is specifically designated as hdmi only. both will upconvert to component, but i would be surprised if either did deinterlacing for component.
post #87 of 1763
Ok, I used a DVI-to-HDMI wire from my cable box to the Onkyo 674 via HDMI IN1. then used HDMI out to sony bravia kdl 40v2500. when i do this i get a message saying something like "Your HDTV does not support DHCP" i know i have the correct input assigned as I can see a faint image in the background of the cable box signal. but it fades in and out with the error message.

However if i go directly from the cable box to the HDTV, skipping the Onkyo alltogether, using the same DVI-to-HDMI wire, it works fine. I know this TV is DHCP compliant.

if i use composite cable to the Onkyo, then HDMI out to the tv, it works fine.

not being able to use the DVI to HDMI wire doesnt make sense to me at all. please advise, before I hang myslef with dvi wire.
post #88 of 1763
here's my other problem. for various reasons i dont want to hook up spekers to the Onkyo 674 yet. i just want to hear sound through the tv.

if i hook up cable box to the onkyo via component cables and then out from hdmi out to tv hdmi, is there any way to get the sound to the tv? I tried various things via the Onkyo, but if i understand the user manual correctly, it wont upconvert any audio signal over the HDMI to the tv, which means i could only hear sound through connected speakers.

If i try to hook the sound up via RCA directly from the cable box to the TV to an input that has both HDMI in (from the Onkyo) and RCA audio in (from the cable box) it doesnt work. I only get one or the other. If i turn off the Onkyo i hear the audio through the tv, but if I turn on the onkyo i see the video but the audio cuts out. I've turned off the HDMI audio through using the Onkyo hardware setup menu, but it makes no difference.

any help would be appreciated.
post #89 of 1763
Has any one tried TrueHD from a HD-DVD over HDMI to the TX-SR674?

From what I have read on AVS, LPCM is support by HDMI v1.1 by most receivers that process audio from HDMI. I am very interested in purchasing the SR674 and a Toshiba HD-A2 which can only transfer TrueHD over HDMI. This should be the same case with a HD-A1 and a SR674 over HDMI.
post #90 of 1763
Hey everyone,

How are ONKYO AVR's for HDMI?

-Analog 720p pass through to HDMI?
-Analog upconvert to HDMI? (to at least 480p or higher?)
-On screen Disoplay(OSD) via HDMI ? (480P at least?)

I might have discovered an issue with the Denon AVR I have on order. the OSD only outputs in 480i via HDMI. I'm looking for a possible upgrade! I dont know anything about ONKYO.

Check out issues/questions/setup details here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...00#post8759500
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