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post #22501 of 22868
Has anyone managed to break the power input plug on the back.
I managed to ... mad.gif
I am modifying that, I pulled it out and am swapping to the outside, the screws will be through type, go through the front of the plug, the wall and bolted with a nut on the back side.

Anyway the nut well in the plug is also cracked and that's why it let go so easy. Really chintzy IMHO.

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Srinath.
post #22502 of 22868
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Originally Posted by srinath.the.man View Post

Sorry mine has the 1.00 updater version.
I also have a rs232 port. Thought the 1.00's didn't.
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Srinath.

If you have this version of the updater, then you're going to need a dongle for that. The 805's FW is updated via a serial lead, from a laptop or PC, and the DSPs are updated via WAV file from an audio CD.

I can still send you the files, but I don't a dongle, or access to one.

Seggers.
post #22503 of 22868
I will track down the dongle. Please send me the files, you have my email address in pm.
Thanks so much guys.
Srinath.
post #22504 of 22868
I have got a rs232 to usb cable. Is that all I would need to hook up a laptop and fiddle away ? Thanks.
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Srinath.
post #22505 of 22868
I called Onkyo to check about the 805 firmware etc etc, and they claimed it does not have any firmware updates. I said mine died with these symptoms etc etc and they claimed they know nothing about it.
I'm like how stupid can you be, you cant google ... it took me 30 sec to find this 750 page thread. How deep in the sand have you buried your head.

So I told him that its all over on the internet that a firmware update is needed, 1.08 is the right one etc etc ... they then go, if you update that firmware it will void the warranty. I said great, it has a warrant after 7 years, great its broken, where do I go for warranty service. He says, no no it does not have warranty, but we are required to say that it will void the warranty if someone is going to update the firmware. I go, aaaaaah, it will void the warranty that does not exist then. Gotcha.

Stupid, companies that bury their heads in the sand like this IMHO are destined to fail. If I owned a company that made any consumer product, I would really get on the forums to stay ahead of the product's issues and solutions. I am on a few forums for suzuki motorcycles. When suzuki introduced a bike called the gladius in 2008-09, so many many people trashed it ... and it was a huge flop. Duh, like we told you so.

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srinath.
post #22506 of 22868
I noticed in the setup menu there are LFE settings for the individual audio codecs. DD, DTS, True HD, Master Audio etc. Does everyone leave these at 0 or is there a suggested bump for each one. Just trying to get the AVR setup just right.
post #22507 of 22868
I've always kept them at zero - never had an issue with any codec vs another.
post #22508 of 22868
Oh well, I got an email reply to my email to Onkyo. Apparently they do have the firmware update for the 805 and the disk can be sent to me ... or I can take it to a service center. If I opt for the disk they said I have to sign and send a release form saying if I screw up they are not liable. However I told them to send me to the service center who can handle it. So I guess now i wait. I may get this done the lazy way.
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Srinath.
post #22509 of 22868
OK a service center has been located and emailed by onkyo to me, on sunday no less.
Great, lets see if they can fix something ...
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Srinath.
post #22510 of 22868
Hey guys, I've been searching for one of these and still reading through this huge thread and hopefully will be halfway tonite. If anyone has the itch smile.gif to upgrade plz PM me.


Update:
Just bought a Pioneer from a really nice member here so no need.

Thanks
Edited by Imageless83 - 12/5/12 at 6:46pm
post #22511 of 22868
I have had many a pioneer, vsx1020, vsx 1015, vsx 2012 (oddly enough its not from this year he he) pioneer elite vsx92tx, vsx33tx, vsx49tx ... and I like the 805 more (in the 2 channel mode it woked in it was a great amp cant wait for it to function as a proper Ht amp). Also I had a Onkyo TX SV 909 that I was impressed with. But the 805 is one special amp.
So far I have been impressed with the 2 onkyo's, and a yamaha dsp 3090. Most of the rest I'd relegate to "back up" amps. I have also tried sony str de series, and db series, and a few str-k series ones, I'd really put the db on the top of that pile. I've tried marantz sr5000, 4500, 5500 ... like the 5500. denon, have had 3300, 3802 3600 ... they not that great but OK. Most other makes and models I have tried.

Anyway the 805 is still worth waiting for IMHO.

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Srinath.
post #22512 of 22868
Anyway mine is at the service center.
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Srinath.
post #22513 of 22868
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Originally Posted by srinath.the.man View Post

I have had many a pioneer, vsx1020, vsx 1015, vsx 2012 (oddly enough its not from this year he he) pioneer elite vsx92tx, vsx33tx, vsx49tx ... and I like the 805 more (in the 2 channel mode it woked in it was a great amp cant wait for it to function as a proper Ht amp). Also I had a Onkyo TX SV 909 that I was impressed with. But the 805 is one special amp.
So far I have been impressed with the 2 onkyo's, and a yamaha dsp 3090. Most of the rest I'd relegate to "back up" amps. I have also tried sony str de series, and db series, and a few str-k series ones, I'd really put the db on the top of that pile. I've tried marantz sr5000, 4500, 5500 ... like the 5500. denon, have had 3300, 3802 3600 ... they not that great but OK. Most other makes and models I have tried.
Anyway the 805 is still worth waiting for IMHO.
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Srinath.

Thanks for the feedback, i hooked up the vsx 92txh and was really impressed....coming from an onkyo sr508. It made my JBL s312s sound alot smoother.

Anyway good luck with your 805 but I'll keep checking this thread/classifieds in case a deal i cant pass up comes by smile.gif
post #22514 of 22868
Hello, I have recently bought a BDP-S790 and have difficulty in getting this player to function to fill my needs: I would like to use this player as a movie and music player; but, it seems that that I can use it only to either watch DVDs or play music via HDMI.
I have a system that has a Sony TV that has one HDMI input, an Onkyo 805 receiver that has 3 HDMI inputs, a Philips DVR that has one HDMI output, and a Logitech remote.
The S790 plays well SACD and DVD thru either of the two HDMI outputs when I select them as per S790 OP manual. However, the selection of sending one HDMI to the TV and the other to the receiver doesn't work because in this setup I can not use my Philips DVR.
If my Onkyo had 4 HDMI inputs then this S790's 2 HDMI output setup would work OK.
I have tried using the optical output from the S790 to the receiver but the receiver only detects the SACD as a stereo signal. I do know that the Onkyo can receive and decode 5 channel audio from my TV tuner over an optical input.
As you know, when the normal single HDMI output selection is chosen, the TV has to be on because of the handshake problem when the TV is off.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Bill G
post #22515 of 22868
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Originally Posted by Imageless83 View Post

Thanks for the feedback, i hooked up the vsx 92txh and was really impressed....coming from an onkyo sr508. It made my JBL s312s sound alot smoother.
Anyway good luck with your 805 but I'll keep checking this thread/classifieds in case a deal i cant pass up comes by smile.gif

The vsx92tx - I believe its the same under the covers as a vsx54tx or something as well as a vsx1016tx - look it up, its some sorta cross platform deal made for a particular segment of the market ... the segment that likes really big but 2 digit numbers I think. Show them a vsx99tx and they literally collapse with excitement he he.

Anyway enjoy.

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Srinath.
post #22516 of 22868
I am hoping one of you guys can straighten me out on my HTPC issues. I did a search and found a switching order idea but that doesn't seem to be helping me.

My sr-805 is hooked up to my HTPC via HDMI in and an HDMI out to my LCD TV. Regardless of what way I turn on the HTPC, receiver or TV, the 805 says NO SIGNAL but I get picture on my TV. To further complicate things, if I play an MP3 or play a movie or any other long sound file, I get sound. It's like the receiver goes to sleep or something and it takes a long sound file to play to wake up.

I've tried various windows settings and a couple different sound drivers but I get the same result. I even reset the receiver. Alas, no luck.

Anyone deal with this before and wanna impart your wisdom?
post #22517 of 22868
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Originally Posted by newg View Post

I am hoping one of you guys can straighten me out on my HTPC issues. I did a search and found a switching order idea but that doesn't seem to be helping me.
My sr-805 is hooked up to my HTPC via HDMI in and an HDMI out to my LCD TV. Regardless of what way I turn on the HTPC, receiver or TV, the 805 says NO SIGNAL but I get picture on my TV. To further complicate things, if I play an MP3 or play a movie or any other long sound file, I get sound. It's like the receiver goes to sleep or something and it takes a long sound file to play to wake up.
I've tried various windows settings and a couple different sound drivers but I get the same result. I even reset the receiver. Alas, no luck.
Anyone deal with this before and wanna impart your wisdom?

I don't have a HTPC, but I throw out a couple:

1. What happens if you connect the 805 to a DVD or BD player and then the LCD?
2. After the reset, did you go through and correctly set up the HDMI port mappings?
3. Have you tried hooking the HTPC directly to the LCD to see if the same thing occurs?

Also, there is a HTPC forum (which I don't know the URL to) that might also be able to shed some light on this.

Seggers
post #22518 of 22868
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Originally Posted by seggers View Post

I don't have a HTPC, but I throw out a couple:
1. What happens if you connect the 805 to a DVD or BD player and then the LCD?
2. After the reset, did you go through and correctly set up the HDMI port mappings?
3. Have you tried hooking the HTPC directly to the LCD to see if the same thing occurs?
Also, there is a HTPC forum (which I don't know the URL to) that might also be able to shed some light on this.
Seggers

Hey thanks for the reply.

1. My HTPC is actually the only thing other than my XBOX360 that is attached. The XBOX 360 seems to go along without a hitch. Always has signal.

2. By correctly setting up the HDMI port mappings you mean did I set up the Aux 1 to be active and to the right port? Assigning HDMI ports I think is what it said in the manual. If thats the case, yup... I have my HTPC set on Aux1

3. I didn't think about hooking up the LCD directly. Stupid me for not realizing the TV had speakers tongue.gif I did hook it up directly and there is sound from everything unlike the 805.

Since my last post, I have tried two other HDMI cables and that doesn't seem to be the issue. Next thing I am going to do is get my friend to bring his laptop over and see if the 805 just doesn't like my video card. Stranger things have been known to happen.

Thanks again
post #22519 of 22868
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Originally Posted by newg View Post

Hey thanks for the reply.
1. My HTPC is actually the only thing other than my XBOX360 that is attached. The XBOX 360 seems to go along without a hitch. Always has signal.
2. By correctly setting up the HDMI port mappings you mean did I set up the Aux 1 to be active and to the right port? Assigning HDMI ports I think is what it said in the manual. If thats the case, yup... I have my HTPC set on Aux1
3. I didn't think about hooking up the LCD directly. Stupid me for not realizing the TV had speakers tongue.gif I did hook it up directly and there is sound from everything unlike the 805.
Since my last post, I have tried two other HDMI cables and that doesn't seem to be the issue. Next thing I am going to do is get my friend to bring his laptop over and see if the 805 just doesn't like my video card. Stranger things have been known to happen.
Thanks again

Good to know.

I'd like to make one suggestion. If you're using HDMI cables, then why not set the HTPC input to be - say - DVD or the like? Not sure if the PC being sent through the Aux entry makes a difference or not. BTW, how do you have the XBox setup through the 805 and is it through HDMI (I don't have one, so I don't know what outputs they do have)?

Seggers
post #22520 of 22868
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Originally Posted by seggers View Post

Good to know.
I'd like to make one suggestion. If you're using HDMI cables, then why not set the HTPC input to be - say - DVD or the like? Not sure if the PC being sent through the Aux entry makes a difference or not. BTW, how do you have the XBox setup through the 805 and is it through HDMI (I don't have one, so I don't know what outputs they do have)?
Seggers

My fault for not communicating well enough... I have set the HTPC as AUX1, AUX2, DVD, GAME/TV etc. I tried each of the physical HDMI ports as well.

XBox goes to the HDMI in on the 805 and does just fine on AUX, GAME/TV whatever.

I am waiting on my friend and the laptop. I am also going to try some Nividia Beta drivers that I found while writing this reply. The more I think about this the more it seems like a Windows issue and not an 805 issue.
post #22521 of 22868
I get audio dropout issues when bitstreaming the blu-ray Finding Nemo on my Onkyo TX-SR805 and Sony BDP BX57. I exchanged it for another copy of the movie and still have audio issues. I will try switching to LPCM to see if that fixes it. Anyone else with this setup experiencing the same problem?
post #22522 of 22868
you should go over the Finding Nemo thread in software... a lot of people are having this issue as well as on Brave...
post #22523 of 22868
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Originally Posted by bgavs View Post

Hello, I have recently bought a BDP-S790 and have difficulty in getting this player to function to fill my needs: I would like to use this player as a movie and music player; but, it seems that that I can use it only to either watch DVDs or play music via HDMI.
I have a system that has a Sony TV that has one HDMI input, an Onkyo 805 receiver that has 3 HDMI inputs, a Philips DVR that has one HDMI output, and a Logitech remote.
The S790 plays well SACD and DVD thru either of the two HDMI outputs when I select them as per S790 OP manual. However, the selection of sending one HDMI to the TV and the other to the receiver doesn't work because in this setup I can not use my Philips DVR.
If my Onkyo had 4 HDMI inputs then this S790's 2 HDMI output setup would work OK.
I have tried using the optical output from the S790 to the receiver but the receiver only detects the SACD as a stereo signal. I do know that the Onkyo can receive and decode 5 channel audio from my TV tuner over an optical input.
As you know, when the normal single HDMI output selection is chosen, the TV has to be on because of the handshake problem when the TV is off.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Bill G

SACD data can't be sent via optical/coax due to bandwidth issues. Either HDMI or in-player decoding and output via 5.1 analog outputs is required for SACD playback. However, you can easily increase the number of inputs on the 805 via an HDMI switch. See Monoprice for a good, reasonably priced selection of switches. I've been running a 4 input switch since shortly after I purchased my 805 back in 2008.

Re-reading, though, I'm not sure a switch will solve your problem if your TV truly only has one HDMI input. Of course, if it does only have one HDMI input, then I doubt it's 3D capable, in which case, you don't need to use both outputs on the 790. Maybe you left out a sentence or two in describing your system configuration? The 790's two outputs are intended to allow you to send the video signal directly to a 3D display via HDMI while the secondary HDMI input carries audio to a non 3D capable receiver, such as the 805.

-Brent
post #22524 of 22868
Hey, wasn't there a post here the other day where someone was looking for help with the 805 and other gear being in a closet? I didn't have time to respond at the time, but came back to offer some advice and now I don't see the post.

-Brent
post #22525 of 22868
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

you should go over the Finding Nemo thread in software... a lot of people are having this issue as well as on Brave...
LOL! Someone there told me go to the official 805 thread. Anyway, I'm having the exact same problem with Total Recall (2012 version) blu-ray, which is also uses True HD. It looks like it's time to contact Onkyo about a firmware update...
post #22526 of 22868
The tech working on my amp told me they reset it and ran it for 8 days and it finally failed, so they order parts for it yesterday.
Didn't make sense to me, but whatever it is, if it works and is free that's all I care. The thing is supposedly not supposed to have anything other than the firmware it had to start with. I think I'd firmware it after I get it outta there.
Thanks.
Srinath.
post #22527 of 22868
Is it posible to diagnose the receiver using the rs232 port ?
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Srinath.
post #22528 of 22868
Anyway Onkyo didn't authorise the swap out of the HDMI board, so its back to where I started, I guess I just have to use the internet to fix it now.
I just wasted a month.

I guess they live in a world where there is no internet, the poor people of Onkyo ...

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srinath.
post #22529 of 22868
I've had my 805 since launch and am experiencing my first issue. Intermittently when I turn on the receiver (source from Scientific Atlantic HD DVR box) there will be kind of a static-pop that's quote loud coming from one of my surrounds or pretty big booms from the sub connected by pre-out. Anyone else experienced this or have any troubleshooting advice?
post #22530 of 22868
Thanks riverwolf for your reply. I stated everything that applies to my problem. I am considering a HDMI switch.
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