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post #5941 of 6042
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Originally Posted by obwizards View Post

so whats the equal to it? 875

3008
post #5942 of 6042
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Originally Posted by monsterbucket View Post

yeah, I am going to contact the local authorized repair shop for an investigation and then make a decision from there. I was quoted the retail cost on the HDMI board at $1000 - maybe the repair cost is a lot less?

We'll see...

thanks for the help.


I am still curious to know what the current equiv model is. I was told the trade in could also be done for an NR1007 at $560. Is that closer?

You could buy a 3008( delivered from Newegg on one of the Sat/Sun sales) for just a little more than the cost of a retail replacement on an HDMI board

Food for thought


Warren
post #5943 of 6042
that's what really stings Warren! I just don't get how a component can cost as much as the whole unit. Pretty frustrating.

For now I have my video sources going straight to the TV running optical outs for audio to the receiver on two of them. The receiver has only two optical ins, so I'm forced to use stereo audio in for the TV and the opticals are being used by the PS3 and the AppleTV.

ugh gonna call Onkyo again today to complain.
post #5944 of 6042
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Originally Posted by monsterbucket View Post

that's what really stings Warren! I just don't get how a component can cost as much as the whole unit. Pretty frustrating.

For now I have my video sources going straight to the TV running optical outs for audio to the receiver on two of them. The receiver has only two optical ins, so I'm forced to use stereo audio in for the TV and the opticals are being used by the PS3 and the AppleTV.

ugh gonna call Onkyo again today to complain.

I agree with you
But..unfortunately the reality of it is that products can be manufactured more cheaply than they can be fixed

I was lucky..I guess..in that I had this done under Onkyo factory warranty
And I am not sure Onkyo would have done anything to help me out if the unit was not under warranty...they just don't strike me as that kind of company

And I am not trying to add insult to your injury by saying that...just being straight about it

Warren
post #5945 of 6042
After 18 months of frustration in having to switch off at the wall, wait 5 mins then turn everything on slowly, in the right order (which changed randomly), and maybe getting a picture - I finally got a new HDMI card.
Cost $375 which compared to a new receiver did'nt seem too bad.
But what a difference! I'd forgotten how enjoyable the 875 is.
So at the moment all is forgiven, and hopefully I'll get another couple of years use out of my room heater.
Next on the list is to replace the old tired JBL speakers.
But then again is it just a matter of giving them a new lease of life with new cones?
post #5946 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Kiwi7 View Post

After 18 months of frustration in having to switch off at the wall, wait 5 mins then turn everything on slowly, in the right order (which changed randomly), and maybe getting a picture - I finally got a new HDMI card.
Cost $375 which compared to a new receiver did'nt seem too bad.
But what a difference! I'd forgotten how enjoyable the 875 is.
So at the moment all is forgiven, and hopefully I'll get another couple of years use out of my room heater.
Next on the list is to replace the old tired JBL speakers.
But then again is it just a matter of giving them a new lease of life with new cones?

May I ask where you bought the card, name and phone number, I need one too, thank you.
post #5947 of 6042
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

May I ask where you bought the card, name and phone number, I need one too, thank you.

Second Request, could you share that info? Thank you.
post #5948 of 6042
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Second Request, could you share that info? Thank you.


I thought you had bought a used 876 because the HDMI ports of your 875 had gone bad

did the 876 HDMI ports give out as well?

or do you just want to have the fixed 875 as back up?

But anyway...good luck with and at $375 that sounds WAY below what I have heard those things cost



Warren
post #5949 of 6042
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

I thought you had bought a used 876 because the HDMI ports of your 875 had gone bad

did the 876 HDMI ports give out as well?

or do you just want to have the fixed 875 as back up?

But anyway...good luck with and at $375 that sounds WAY below what I have heard those things cost



Warren

I did buy a used 876 to replace my 805 not 875. The used 876 that I bought was damaged by UPS and came in "DOA", nothing, nadda, won't even power on. That's why I ask where he bought the board, so far no reply, even sent him a PM, no reply.

golffnutt
post #5950 of 6042
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

I did buy a used 876 to replace my 805 not 875. The used 876 that I bought was damaged by UPS and came in "DOA", nothing, nadda, won't even power on. That's why I ask where he bought the board, so far no reply, even sent him a PM, no reply.

golffnutt

Well you said in the 876 forum that you bought the damaged unit about a month ago...as I recall from a few months ago you had purchased another used unit that had issues as well....like maybe 3 months ago..as I recall
I would have to look at the old posts to be sure

But anyway..your luck with these used units is not good ..if this is the second on you have gotten that is DOA

Well..certainly the shipment was insured and/or the seller gave you guarantee of functionality so you could your fund refunded

As I replied to you in the 876 forum...I would very weary of buying a a used unit with no warranty...these units have TOO many HDMI problems

By the way...why are you asking about HDMI board fixes for a unit that won't power on?....Sounds like like there is another issue as that problem doesn't present itself in that way

An unscrupulous seller could put the unit on the market when they start to have intermittent problems...knowing what's about to happen and thats why they are trying to unload it quickly

I have seen a couple of extended warranty units on ebay recently...and another one on an authorized Onkyo dealer website...so full 2 year warranty on that one

Though that unit is a bit high

I have had video processing issues, covered under Onkyo warranty, with both of my 875's...and one had the infamous HDMI board replacement done under warranty as well

Food for thought:..the shop that replaced the HDMI board told me that repair would have cost more than I paid for the 875

I also bought a clearance 807 in Jan when MHT was selling their remaining ones for 75% off retail....guess what?..intermittent audio from HDMI input one

I dropped it off today for warranty work and likely another HDMI board replacement


Warren
post #5951 of 6042
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Originally Posted by Kiwi7 View Post

After 18 months of frustration in having to switch off at the wall, wait 5 mins then turn everything on slowly, in the right order (which changed randomly), and maybe getting a picture - I finally got a new HDMI card.
Cost $375 which compared to a new receiver did'nt seem too bad.
But what a difference! I'd forgotten how enjoyable the 875 is.
So at the moment all is forgiven, and hopefully I'll get another couple of years use out of my room heater.
Next on the list is to replace the old tired JBL speakers.
But then again is it just a matter of giving them a new lease of life with new cones?

can you please tell me also where you got this board from? As I've written here mine died out a few weeks back and I am trying to replace it. I would LOVE to know where you got yours.
post #5952 of 6042
Realizing this is an old thread I thought I'd take a chance. I have a TX-SR875, bought new in late 2007. The thing is in an equipment room and has always run HOT but I have an Antec fan unit on top of it that does a good job moving air.

I have had to ship it to service when the display panel went (the low grade capacitor issue reported here on AVS Forum!) and have done the firmware upgrade to 1.08.

I have the XM mini-tuner module plugged in and have had since I bought the receiver. Reception has always been perfect. With no warning, since yesterday I no longer get XM sound. However, reception is still OK as I see the XM channels, the program descriptions and categories etc. Just no sound. No problem with AM or FM sound, or sound/picture on TV/DVD/CD/iPod Dock etc.

Anyone experience this and had any success fixing? I called SiriusXM and they were of no help, mostly because there seems to be nothing wrong on their side.

The receiver has been a lot more trouble than I bargained for and so don't really want to invest any more $$ in it.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions about this issue! Love these forums!
post #5953 of 6042
Hit the AUDIO SEL button on the remote control several times. You might have accidently switched your input to an analogue connection. The button can be found on the bottom line of the remote control. Good luck!
post #5954 of 6042
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Originally Posted by simpucker View Post

Hit the AUDIO SEL button on the remote control several times. You might have accidently switched your input to an analogue connection. The button can be found on the bottom line of the remote control. Good luck!

Hey thanks - appreciate the effort! Very kind of you.

Didn't work though - it's not a problem with the whole TUNER source as I am able to hear AM and FM. There's no sound with XM only. I've been looking for an excuse to replace this receiver with something non-Onkyo, networked, and (possibly) AirPlay enabled - and this might be my last straw.
post #5955 of 6042
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Originally Posted by alanh220 View Post

Hey thanks - appreciate the effort! Very kind of you.

Didn't work though - it's not a problem with the whole TUNER source as I am able to hear AM and FM. There's no sound with XM only. I've been looking for an excuse to replace this receiver with something non-Onkyo, networked, and (possibly) AirPlay enabled - and this might be my last straw.

Problem's resolved. The XM mini-tuner made by Audiovox went bad. I found a refurbished one on eBay for $12 and swapped it out. All's working properly again and I even convinced SiriusXM to waive the $15 fee they were going to levy by throwing a fit over the phone.

Overall a very satisfactory outcome.
post #5956 of 6042
Glad to hear that!

My receiver just turned 3 years old today. Still going strong. Lots of ventilation room though - you could literally put a 2nd receiver on top of my model. That's how much breating room it has.
post #5957 of 6042
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Originally Posted by simpucker View Post

Glad to hear that!

My receiver just turned 3 years old today. Still going strong. Lots of ventilation room though - you could literally put a 2nd receiver on top of my model. That's how much breating room it has.

You're lucky you live in a climate that allows that. As for me, I couldn't watch my Pioneer plasma with this thing running without having to turn on the air conditioning, the room would climb into the mid 30's celcius in no time flat.
post #5958 of 6042
I am running two DTV DVR's through the HDMI switching section of my 875. For the past several months, I have been getting a "clicking/churpping" sound, mostly through the right front channel, but sometimes through other speakers. Sometimes it is a random clink and other times it is almost continuous. It happens mostly during playback of DTV DVR recordings, but sometimes on live TV as well. I've been blaming the DTV boxes, but the other night, we got some awful , very loud squawks from our Panasonic bluRay player........so bad we had to unhook the left channel speaker completely to finish the movie. We have watched one movie since with no problems. Anyone else seen anything like this on their 875's??
post #5959 of 6042
I've got a perfectly good 875 in a box if you're interested. Only used to watch religious programming on Sunday mornings .
post #5960 of 6042
Watched another DVD tonight and had the same "chinking" sounds we have been getting with our DTV DVR's, so it looks like I need a new HDMI board for my 875 too. Anyone got a lead where I could get a board?
post #5961 of 6042
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Originally Posted by reggie55 View Post

I am running two DTV DVR's through the HDMI switching section of my 875. For the past several months, I have been getting a "clicking/churpping" sound, mostly through the right front channel, but sometimes through other speakers. Sometimes it is a random clink and other times it is almost continuous. It happens mostly during playback of DTV DVR recordings, but sometimes on live TV as well. I've been blaming the DTV boxes, but the other night, we got some awful , very loud squawks from our Panasonic bluRay player........so bad we had to unhook the left channel speaker completely to finish the movie. We have watched one movie since with no problems. Anyone else seen anything like this on their 875's??

Edit: First a question (important before moving to my anwer below);
Do you get this problem when 192kHz 2ch PCM, DD+ (Dolby Digital Plus) or DTS-HD HR (DTS-HD HighResolution) is input ?

I'd first rule out all other problems; Do a factory reset, and run all F/W upgrades i can get (including HDMI 1.02). And then dis-, and reconnect all wiring etc. And then see if all problems persist.
post #5962 of 6042
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Originally Posted by reggie55 View Post

Watched another DVD tonight and had the same "chinking" sounds we have been getting with our DTV DVR's, so it looks like I need a new HDMI board for my 875 too. Anyone got a lead where I could get a board?

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Originally Posted by G_M_C View Post

Edit: First a question (important before moving to my anwer below);
Do you get this problem when 192kHz 2ch PCM, DD+ (Dolby Digital Plus) or DTS-HD HR (DTS-HD HighResolution) is input ?

I'd first rule out all other problems; Do a factory reset, and run all F/W upgrades i can get (including HDMI 1.02). And then dis-, and reconnect all wiring etc. And then see if all problems persist.

Going on the fact that you didnt reply, the problem is apparently solved ?
post #5963 of 6042
Nope, not solved, but has been a little better since the heat has dropped a little. On BluRays, the noise was with DTS-HD MA (which may be because most of the movies we have been watching are using that format). The other night, we were getting a steady poping noise, but then with one final louder pop, it quit and hasn't come back yet (two other movies). Still getting the "chinking" on the DTV feed (not sure of what format it puts out), usually the Onkyo is set on "all channel stereo" for just general viewing.....our room sounds better with the rear channel speakers working. I haven't had much time to check anything out, you can usually get the noises to stop of you back the DTV box up a couple of times (recordings or live TV). Thanks for you interest an input. Not sure what my next move is going to be.......
post #5964 of 6042
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Originally Posted by reggie55 View Post

Nope, not solved, but has been a little better since the heat has dropped a little. On BluRays, the noise was with DTS-HD MA (which may be because most of the movies we have been watching are using that format). The other night, we were getting a steady poping noise, but then with one final louder pop, it quit and hasn't come back yet (two other movies). Still getting the "chinking" on the DTV feed (not sure of what format it puts out), usually the Onkyo is set on "all channel stereo" for just general viewing.....our room sounds better with the rear channel speakers working. I haven't had much time to check anything out, you can usually get the noises to stop of you back the DTV box up a couple of times (recordings or live TV). Thanks for you interest an input. Not sure what my next move is going to be.......

Do all the updates as i recommended, and do a factory reset. You can always look at hardware trouble after that, because its more difficult to address (and i have doubts about the problem beeing in the HDMI board, i think it might be the Audio/DSP board).
post #5965 of 6042
A couple more observations on my issues.......The output of the DTV boxes was set on Dolby Digital "enabled", I changed it to PCM out and so far no "chinking" noises ....... maybe too soon to tell? Also, we've had rainouts the past two nights and when the satellite signal came back, there was sound, but no picture. I got the picture back by cycling the receiver power off and back on. Also last night, we started to watch a DVD and had picture, but no sound..........the receiver didn't "see" the DTS HD-MA sound track....it locked on to neo 6. Again, cycling the receiver power got it going correctly. I started looking for the firmware you suggested, but so far no luck. Any thoughts on where it still might be available? Thanks
post #5966 of 6042
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Originally Posted by reggie55 View Post

A couple more observations on my issues.......The output of the DTV boxes was set on Dolby Digital "enabled", I changed it to PCM out and so far no "chinking" noises ....... maybe too soon to tell? Also, we've had rainouts the past two nights and when the satellite signal came back, there was sound, but no picture. I got the picture back by cycling the receiver power off and back on. Also last night, we started to watch a DVD and had picture, but no sound..........the receiver didn't "see" the DTS HD-MA sound track....it locked on to neo 6. Again, cycling the receiver power got it going correctly. I started looking for the firmware you suggested, but so far no luck. Any thoughts on where it still might be available? Thanks

After reading your posts again, I think have been wrong.

I have the feeling something might be wrong with the hardware on your DSP-board. And that leads me to the conclusion that updating f/w now might not be the best scenario. The same 'dodgy' hardware/component that is bugging you atm might just interfere with the update process, and screw your 875 up to a worse condition than it is now.

I come to this concusion reading back through the info i have in my '875-portfolio' (ive been collecting all things i could find concerning my SR875). I've got an old service bulletin (7013) that describes "Noise comes out when DD+, DTS-HD High Resolution audio is input". While it does advise a new firmware to solve the problem, it also describes the removal of a certain capacitor that screws things up. And especially that last remark makes me uncertain a f/w update might solve your problem.

But i want to ask you if you can report back your f/w versions. See the corresponding page of the service-manual below on info how to see you f/w versions.



Question to all other people:
If you have info on the tx-sr 875 (such as service bulletins, service manuals etc.) please PM me so i can see if i dont already have the info/or can add it to my '875 portfolio'.
post #5967 of 6042
hi folks,

i need help, recently i had a 4 ohms speakers and i want to burn-in it. so i unplugged my left and right channel, changed the setting to 4ohms and plug it to left or right when burning-in. about 2 to 3 days of few hours breaking my speaker. i plugged it to centre and have my usual left and right plugged back to its right place. and i started to keep hearing noises on the right speaker often. like burning cracker sound. it gets really annoying on quiet scene. this didn't happen before until i switched it to 4ohms and driving my new speaker. did i damage my amp somehow?? i thought is the 4ohms issue, i changed back to 6 ohms, ahh thought it was fixed. it came back again.. gosh. what happened to my amp?!?
post #5968 of 6042
swap the speakers around... if the distortion follows the speaker, then the speaker is at fault... if it remains in the same channel, then something is wrong with the amp...
post #5969 of 6042
Dunno if this has been mentioned before but I noticed that when you hold down on the input button on the remote control for 3+ seconds, the display of the main unit enters a dedicated AV delay menu. This comes in handy if you want to quickly change the audio delay without entering the OSD. Entering the OSD interrups the HDMI signal. Holding down on the respective remote control input button serves as a nice shortcut.
post #5970 of 6042
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Originally Posted by G_M_C View Post

After reading your posts again, I think have been wrong.

I have the feeling something might be wrong with the hardware on your DSP-board. And that leads me to the conclusion that updating f/w now might not be the best scenario. The same 'dodgy' hardware/component that is bugging you atm might just interfere with the update process, and screw your 875 up to a worse condition than it is now.

I come to this concusion reading back through the info i have in my '875-portfolio' (ive been collecting all things i could find concerning my SR875). I've got an old service bulletin (7013) that describes "Noise comes out when DD+, DTS-HD High Resolution audio is input". While it does advise a new firmware to solve the problem, it also describes the removal of a certain capacitor that screws things up. And especially that last remark makes me uncertain a f/w update might solve your problem.

But i want to ask you if you can report back your f/w versions. See the corresponding page of the service-manual below on info how to see you f/w versions.



Question to all other people:
If you have info on the tx-sr 875 (such as service bulletins, service manuals etc.) please PM me so i can see if i dont already have the info/or can add it to my '875 portfolio'.

I tried this and all I can get is the "Main", which on my unit is 87 1.07/08223A. Pushing the Tone +/- buttons didn't bring any of the other numbers up ? So far with the Direct TV DVR's set on "pcm out", I've not had any random noises. Last night while watching a Bluray in DTS HD MA, there was some low poping noise from the right surround channel.
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