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post #9841 of 10257
I've had zero issues with the unit for over a year and have made no changes and practically haven't touched any of my components. Like others, all of a sudden the unit is starting to turn itself off. It's not consistent. Yesterday it worked flawlessly. Today the problem is back. Any suggestions or troubleshooting tips before I remove it and send it in for repair?
post #9842 of 10257
I am reconnecting my Onkyo 605 with my Polk Monitor 50's for the front, 30's for the rear and CS1 with the Bic F-12 for my bedroom set up. What are some recommended cross over frequencies since I do not remember what I used to have them on? Thanks for any input. The Bic F-12 is the same as a Bic H-100.
post #9843 of 10257
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Originally Posted by LMS252 View Post

I've had zero issues with the unit for over a year and have made no changes and practically haven't touched any of my components. Like others, all of a sudden the unit is starting to turn itself off. It's not consistent. Yesterday it worked flawlessly. Today the problem is back. Any suggestions or troubleshooting tips before I remove it and send it in for repair?

My 602 developed an occasional squarking noise right about the time the warranty expired [two years], so yeah, send it in. These things run hot so make sure there is plenty of ventilation. I think my 602 has a leaky electrolytic capacitor from heat stress.
post #9844 of 10257
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Originally Posted by LMS252 View Post

I've had zero issues with the unit for over a year and have made no changes and practically haven't touched any of my components. Like others, all of a sudden the unit is starting to turn itself off. It's not consistent. Yesterday it worked flawlessly. Today the problem is back. Any suggestions or troubleshooting tips before I remove it and send it in for repair?

So today I watched my TIVO for a couple of hours and then powered up my PS3. As soon as I started playing a game I started to experience the power offs on the Onkyo. I turned off the PS3 and started watching the TIVO again with no problems. However, last night I played the same game for a couple hours with no issues. So I don't think it's specifically the PS3, but it might be something to do with changing between the TIVO and PS3 (which is connected to the Onkyo via HDMI).

Any ideas?
post #9845 of 10257
It could be that it overheats as it receives and processes heavy duty digital HDMI signal from the PS3. How is your Tivo hooked up?
post #9846 of 10257
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Originally Posted by insanecollector View Post

I am reconnecting my Onkyo 605 with my Polk Monitor 50's for the front, 30's for the rear and CS1 with the Bic F-12 for my bedroom set up. What are some recommended cross over frequencies since I do not remember what I used to have them on? Thanks for any input. The Bic F-12 is the same as a Bic H-100.

The only frequencies that should be set are done by Audyssey when you run it using the supplied mic.
post #9847 of 10257
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

Direct disables almost all sound processing including Audyssey equalization, tone controls and bass management. Speaker level settings are still applied and maybe the distance settings still apply, but other than that pretty much what comes in goes out.

So, are you saying to toggle out of DIRECT to maybe MULTICHANNEL?? I have noticed that it is better to go back to DolbyD if possible as opposed to going to a "lossless" format and negating the proper tuning of the set-up.
post #9848 of 10257
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Originally Posted by andydumi View Post

It could be that it overheats as it receives and processes heavy duty digital HDMI signal from the PS3. How is your Tivo hooked up?

Back to basics. Checked all wires and in fact there was one speaker wire disconnected that wasn't being used when I was watching the TIVO but was in PS3. I believe the problem has been solved.
post #9849 of 10257
in order to stop me going insane can someone please help me.

I am playing a film 1080p via ps3 media server to my onkyo 605 using an HDMI cable only. On the screen I can obtain 2 displays depending on how i use the ps3 media server, these are;

Multi channel pcm hdmi
or hdmi pcm dsp

MY QUESTION IS which one of the obove is the correct display for a DTS soundtrack

Please help me, I've read loads of posts but am totally confused
post #9850 of 10257
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Originally Posted by deepstang View Post

So, are you saying to toggle out of DIRECT to maybe MULTICHANNEL??

I don't use Direct for any video based material. In fact, about the only think I use Direct for is diagnosing problems. A 605 isn't the most powerful receiver you can buy, so I think it's better to offload the low bass to a powered subwoofer.

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I have noticed that it is better to go back to DolbyD if possible as opposed to going to a "lossless" format and negating the proper tuning of the set-up.

What makes you think lossless formats negate the proper tuning of the setup?
post #9851 of 10257
I am thinking of getting a Sony BDP s350 Blu Ray player. Any issues connecting to my 605? HDMI from player to 605 and HDMI from 605 to TV?
Thanks
post #9852 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Dobes View Post

I am thinking of getting a Sony BDP s350 Blu Ray player. Any issues connecting to my 605? HDMI from player to 605 and HDMI from 605 to TV?
Thanks

I have no issues with the same Blu-ray player hooked to my 605 exactly that way.
post #9853 of 10257
Thanks!
post #9854 of 10257
I bought this POS May 3, 2008, sent it for warranty work Jan 13, 2009 and it has been in the shop since. The warranty company has called me 3 times stating the parts installed did not fix it and they need to order more.

The problem was the left front channel went dead....no sound. Anybody else have this problem? Anybody else getting acceptable service from Onkyo? How long is too long? I hate buying a piece of hardware only to have it in the shop where I can't use it!!!!!!!

Do we need to apply some pressure?

McSpeed
post #9855 of 10257
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Originally Posted by deepstang View Post

The only frequencies that should be set are done by Audyssey when you run it using the supplied mic.

That is not true. This is the reason the question was posted originally.
post #9856 of 10257
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Originally Posted by tinmanuk View Post

in order to stop me going insane can someone please help me.

I am playing a film 1080p via ps3 media server to my onkyo 605 using an HDMI cable only. On the screen I can obtain 2 displays depending on how i use the ps3 media server, these are;

Multi channel pcm hdmi
or hdmi pcm dsp

MY QUESTION IS which one of the obove is the correct display for a DTS soundtrack

Please help me, I've read loads of posts but am totally confused

I'm not sure I understand the question, and I'm not sure I know what "screen" you are referring to, but I have played around with the different options in ps3mediaserver to get surround to stream correctly to the PS3, so hopefully this will help a little. These options are on the transcode page I believe of ps3mediaserver:

Multi channel PCM HDMI will decode the DTS track to PCM on the media server, and send the PCM audio from the server to the PS3. You need an HDMI connection. This process requires a lot of bandwith and also some CPU cycles.

There is also an option to decode the DTS to a Dolby Digital AC3 on the fly. This takes a lossy format and makes it lossier, but works well, and can output either HDMI or Toslink.

Alternatively the new version of ps3mediaserver (1.10.1 I think) can trick your receiver into decoding the DTS stream itself. The PS3 cannot playback a DTS soundtrack in a MPEG4 container, so it rewrites the header on the fly so the PS3 thinks its getting a 2 channel LPCM soundtrack, but when output to the receiver with a Toslink or HDMI connection, the receiver will know its a DTS soundtrack and decodes the sound itself. I have tried this with my Onkyo 605 and it works very well.

Hope this helps.
post #9857 of 10257
I have a question, can you run 7.1, say on the Transformers soundtrack, even though it is only 5.1 on the disc? I thought you could at least get sound from all 7 speakers, but I can't at this tme. If so, how should the surround speakers be set up? I have them wired in and they work when I do the test, however, when playing a 5.1 soundtrack, I thought you could still get sound from your surround back speakers? Can anyone answer this fro me?
post #9858 of 10257
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Originally Posted by LivingLargeInHD View Post

I have a question, can you run 7.1, say on the Transformers soundtrack, even though it is only 5.1 on the disc? I thought you could at least get sound from all 7 speakers, but I can't at this tme. If so, how should the surround speakers be set up? I have them wired in and they work when I do the test, however, when playing a 5.1 soundtrack, I thought you could still get sound from your surround back speakers? Can anyone answer this fro me?

A 605 can matrix some audio formats but not others. TrueHD is not one of them. Look at the listening mode chart in the manual.
post #9859 of 10257
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

A 605 can matrix some audio formats but not others. TrueHD is not one of them. Look at the listening mode chart in the manual.

I did not know that was in the manual? Great, thanks kplex!
post #9860 of 10257
I have an Onkyo 605 and KEF 3005 5.1 system.

I am having trouble with the voice levels when watching movies in dolby digital both from a dvd player (via opitical digital) and also from direct tv reciever (via hdmi). I have the center speaker all the way up at +12. I can hear the voices but only if I turn the volume up to a level that is too loud when the action starts. The Dolby Digital symbol is showing up in the display.

Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
post #9861 of 10257
Check all wiring/connections and if that doesn't turn anything up I think you may have a bad speaker or amp channel.
post #9862 of 10257
im playing Body of Lies blu ray and when i select TrueHD i get no audio but i select other audio then it plays fine. I go put in Ironman and select TrueHD and it plays it. Any idea?
post #9863 of 10257
Is there any series of tests I can run to make sure everything is working fine? Since I first got it, i've noticed the low frequencies are not very pronounced, even compared to a POS HTiB receiver. My system sounds muffled in comparison as well (subtle). When I connect the wires, I dont have the speaker wire fully through the terminals, neither do they wrap around the metal. They are just touching on one side and then tightened.

I've ran multiple sets of speakers, some towers, some bookshelves, but I get the same dissatisfaction across all of them. When I had the towers, I would watch a movie and it seemed so low volume wise, until the action starts, which prevents me from turning it up any louder. Anyway, I just want to make sure its me and not the receiver
post #9864 of 10257
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Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Is there any series of tests I can run to make sure everything is working fine? Since I first got it, i've noticed the low frequencies are not very pronounced, even compared to a POS HTiB receiver. My system sounds muffled in comparison as well (subtle). When I connect the wires, I dont have the speaker wire fully through the terminals, neither do they wrap around the metal. They are just touching on one side and then tightened.

I've ran multiple sets of speakers, some towers, some bookshelves, but I get the same dissatisfaction across all of them. When I had the towers, I would watch a movie and it seemed so low volume wise, until the action starts, which prevents me from turning it up any louder. Anyway, I just want to make sure its me and not the receiver

If you haven't run Audyssey, try that. If you have and it set the crossovers to Full Band, try going into the Speaker Config and change them to 80Hz.
post #9865 of 10257
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Originally Posted by kplex View Post

If you haven't run Audyssey, try that. If you have and it set the crossovers to Full Band, try going into the Speaker Config and change them to 80Hz.

Ya i've done that, I just want to know if there is a way to test certain frequencies or anything to make sure the entire receiver is functioning properly.
post #9866 of 10257
try one of the thx calibration programs that come with a dvd.. its on star wars, indiana jones, and toy story and others.

Jacob
post #9867 of 10257
My 605 is still in the shop for warranty work. I'm not impressed with Onkyo quality or service!
post #9868 of 10257
I don't know if this posted here or not.. some people were having problems playing the star wars clone wars animated movie in trueHD with the onkyo 605. I was hoping that those people having problems to hook the bluray player directly to the tv and then see if you get sound from the tv when playing the trueHD. if that is true.. then its the receiver that is having a problem. its not the bluray player.

thanks.
Jacob
post #9869 of 10257
I just thought of something and thought I would try posting here.

I have a 605 currently bricked. Bought it over a year ago NITB online from a reputable dealer. Until recently, it was never hooked up. I did however have it out of the box and initially, the unit powered on, no problems.

A few months ago, I downloaded and installed the DSP update to fix the dts bomb. Again the unit powered on and the update installed without any problems.

Now when you turn the unit on it quickly shuts down. According to the manual, the amp protection circuit is kicking in.

I'm curious if the update could have caused some problems. I followed the update threads pretty closely and don't recall anyone having the problems I have post update but maybe someone did and I missed it.

So, yeah it sat unused in my A/V cabinet for the better part of a year before I put it into service but it could have sat in a brick and mortar store/warehouse for the same amount of time, no?

Anyway, it's still under warranty.
post #9870 of 10257
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Originally Posted by Pugnax555 View Post

Zone 2 on the 605 only works with analog inputs. You can easily do this by running an 1/8" mini plug-RCA cable from your PC to one of the analog inputs on the 605.

how exactly would one do this? If I wanted to connect an iPod to this receiver and hear music from Zone 2, I would connect a cable to the iPod via the headphone jack and then connect the other end where on the receiver? Looks to me like the only analog connections are the rca (red / white) kind? Am I overlooking some other analog input on the 605 that I could hook an iPod to?
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