Originally Posted by Thunderduck
Please excuse the dumb questions, but just to make sure.
1. If using HDMI video out, you did have audio out turned off?
2. I may be taking your statement about "using single banana plugs" to connect your speakers to literally, but you did have them connected to both the black and red speaker connections for each speaker? In other words, 2 banana plugs for each speaker wire into the receiver.
I do appreciate the effort to help.
1) I was aware of HDMI audio issue and that was one of the first things I've checked. I was connecting to TV through the S-Video, my only option besides "
"not so good ol'" RCAs.
2) I did have both positive and negative speaker wires connected through 2 single banana plugs to each of the AVR's 7 speaker connector pairs.
At least, so far, I am happy with Onkyo service despite what I have read on the forum. Though the AVR arrived DOA, it did less than 24 hours after I ordered a functioning piece. Technical help person was easy to reach and has immediately put my mind at ease having told me that my kind of trouble is a normal affair for any equipment. He also suggested that I actually plug in and unplug headphones. And a CSR immediately accepted the responsibility for shipping the product back, while telling me that I can simply cancel the order, if I don't want a replacement. The replacement was "promised" in two weeks". So if it will take less than 3 attempts to get a functional unit of this model, I'll be a happy customer. Until it breaks...
Or I might start looking at VSK-92TXH or Denon again. I am really wondering about all those claims of warmer sound...