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Originally Posted by MrGAS View Post

seems they may getting me the 5007 if not then im assured of 3007...
guess i wont be trading you for your 905...lol


Congratulations............


Just remember I am still here for you..........
post #8372 of 8818
Any ideas on this? I get frequent power outages and don't want my system to stay on for a week or something if I'm out of town

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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

I noticed something annoying about the Onkyo: on a power outage, it comes on even if it was previously off! Is there some setting to change this? I can't find a setting to change this either
post #8373 of 8818
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

Any ideas on this? I get frequent power outages and don't want my system to stay on for a week or something if I'm out of town

Um, unplug it when you're out of town? Since everything, including tv's and anything with power adapters, consume a small amount of power even when off, I always unplug/turn off the surge protector when I'm gone for more than a few days.
post #8374 of 8818
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

Try the following:

1. Ensure HDMI out is turned on via button behind door
2. Do a hardware reset of the unit (forgot what key combo this is), then unplug the unit and plug it back in.

I finally had a chance to play with the unit the other day. Well fortunately the unit seems to be working fine. All I did was unplug the unit and video was back. I wonder what caused this type of glitch?
post #8375 of 8818
I meant to say come on instead of stay on... Unfortunately, your suggestion is not practical since I have everything in a rack and I would have to open up the back of the rack and pull it out everytime I leave town.

I'm going to call Onkyo because there has to be a way to disable this dumb feature. Imagine your receiver coming on following an outage while you are out and you previously had the volume at a high level. You could get noise complaints and not even be at home!

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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

Um, unplug it when you're out of town? Since everything, including tv's and anything with power adapters, consume a small amount of power even when off, I always unplug/turn off the surge protector when I'm gone for more than a few days.
post #8376 of 8818
I've never had this happen. I'm glad part of my suggestion helped you though

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Originally Posted by NickyD View Post

I finally had a chance to play with the unit the other day. Well fortunately the unit seems to be working fine. All I did was unplug the unit and video was back. I wonder what caused this type of glitch?
post #8377 of 8818
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

I meant to say come on instead of stay on... Unfortunately, your suggestion is not practical since I have everything in a rack and I would have to open up the back of the rack and pull it out everytime I leave town.

I'm going to call Onkyo because there has to be a way to disable this dumb feature. Imagine your receiver coming on following an outage while you are out and you previously had the volume at a high level. You could get noise complaints and not even be at home!

Mine is set to start off at -30 when I first turn it on. You can make this change in your settings so that it isn't too loud when it first turns on.
post #8378 of 8818
My issue is much more complex than that because when the receiver comes on, I have other stuff that will always come on with it (due to the onkyo's rs232 control being fed into a home automation system). Also, if someone uses HDMI CEC their TV or PJ could run for days if the receiver unexpectedly came on following a power outage and they are out of town.

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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

Mine is set to start off at -30 when I first turn it on. You can make this change in your settings so that it isn't too loud when it first turns on.
post #8379 of 8818
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

I meant to say come on instead of stay on... Unfortunately, your suggestion is not practical since I have everything in a rack and I would have to open up the back of the rack and pull it out everytime I leave town.

I'm going to call Onkyo because there has to be a way to disable this dumb feature. Imagine your receiver coming on following an outage while you are out and you previously had the volume at a high level. You could get noise complaints and not even be at home!

Your situation is pretty rare I think? Is there something in your automation system that could be triggering the Onkyo to come on? My 905 does not come on after a power hit.
post #8380 of 8818
Yours doesn't come on when you plug it in? That is interesting... I'll have to undue all the connections and see what happens.

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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

Your situation is pretty rare I think? Is there something in your automation system that could be triggering the Onkyo to come on? My 905 does not come on after a power hit.
post #8381 of 8818
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

I have other stuff that will always come on with it (due to the onkyo's rs232 control being fed into a home automation system).


Better check your rs232 controlled home automation system, because I'll bet that is what is causing this, and not the Onkyo.
post #8382 of 8818
I believe there is no code that would cause this, but I coded all that stuff last year so I can't say for certain without re-examining the ascii output the Onkyo gives following a power outage. This isn't hard using a neat port spy feature included in the free home automation software I use (see: http://www.cocoontech.com/wiki/premise).

To be sure I plan to unhook everything from the Onkyo tonight, unplug the unit and then plug it back in. There is a good chance from what everyone is saying that it will NOT come on upon being plugged in. If the unit does not come on automatically, I could have a bug in my driver for the 905

Again, thanks everyone for all the great troubleshooting ideas. I'll try all of them and report back tonight. I believe one of the three suggestions from the posts here must be the answer or workaround I'm looking for.

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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

Better check your rs232 controlled home automation system, because I'll bet that is what is causing this, and not the Onkyo.
post #8383 of 8818
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

Your situation is pretty rare I think? Is there something in your automation system that could be triggering the Onkyo to come on? My 905 does not come on after a power hit.

With all cables unhooked:
It will come on, but only if it was on before the power outage. If it was initially in standby, it will stay in standby following a power outage.

You are right, part of the issue was my code though It turns out the Onkyo replies with it's status when it gets power back. Part of the status is a string giving the current selected source. When my driver receives this string, it changes the source with in the home automation program (Motorola Premise) to match. This results in the same source string being sent back to the Onkyo and it comes on even though I never really sent the !PWR01 string!

Solution:
It turns out that when the 905 comes back from standby or loses power, it sends the following hex data: 00. Motorola Premise interprets this as a zero length string. Thus, the new version of code checks for a received line with a zero length string and when it gets one, a timer is set to turn all equipment off.
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Can anyone tell me what the THX Subwoofer Yes/No setting does? Thanks.
post #8385 of 8818
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

Can anyone tell me what the THX Subwoofer Yes/No setting does? Thanks.

My understanding is that this option sets the Sub to the THX standard crossover point of 80 Hz.
post #8386 of 8818
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Originally Posted by Rick13160 View Post

My understanding is that this option sets the Sub to the THX standard crossover point of 80 Hz.

Hmm. Makes sense but you set the crossover for the speakers elsewhere. How is this crossover implemented?

Thanks.
post #8387 of 8818
Anyone aware of any iPhone/iTouch apps in development for controlling a Onkyo network receiver ???

I have found a PC application that works very well.
post #8388 of 8818
Sorry, I don't Trevor.

What is the PC App you found?

Thanks,

Kevin
post #8389 of 8818
I'm waiting to contact the guy for permision to post the link to the app.
post #8390 of 8818
I am going to buy this receiver upgrading from my Sony receiver and have one important query.

With the Sony 5200ES receiver i have i can't get audio working when my TV is on, if i shut the TV off the sound comes back.

My bluray player is connected with HDMI-HDMI, and then HDMI-DVI to the plasma.

Does the TX-NR905 have the same problems as Sony when you're using a HDMI-DVI cable to the TV?

Any other problems with the Onkyo that would make me stay away from it? it's a long thread and i don't have time to filter all hundreds of posts, sorry.
post #8391 of 8818
I am asking for a price opinion
what is a good deal on refurbished 905...would $829 be a good price not to pass up?

I have an 875 now that I bought as a refurb for $599 about a year ago

would I hear much difference in the 2?



Warren
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Originally Posted by Likvid View Post

I am going to buy this receiver upgrading from my Sony receiver and have one important query.

With the Sony 5200ES receiver i have i can't get audio working when my TV is on, if i shut the TV off the sound comes back.

My bluray player is connected with HDMI-HDMI, and then HDMI-DVI to the plasma.

Does the TX-NR905 have the same problems as Sony when you're using a HDMI-DVI cable to the TV?

Any other problems with the Onkyo that would make me stay away from it? it's a long thread and i don't have time to filter all hundreds of posts, sorry.

I don't have the 905...I have the 875...but I would doubt that makes much difference

I would run an HDMI cable from your blu ray to the 905...then another HDMI cable from the 905 to your TV

I have never had any issues using that method...and that is the only way you can get the newer lossless audio( unless your blu ray player has analog audio outputs)

sounds like you might have a HDMI handshake problem....maybe related to the cables you are using or your TV


Warren
post #8393 of 8818
I just got the new Panny 330 and am trying to connect to the Onkyo 905 only for audio. When I connect the Panny to the TV using the "Main" HDMI connection and then the Panny to the Onkyo using the "Sub" HDMI connection to the HDMI4 (Game/TV) input, I get no sound. Anyone know why I'm not getting sound on the Onkyo? Is it the Onkyo or the Panny? The reason there are two HDMI outputs on the Panny is for those receivers that don't understand 3D like the Onkyo, you can use the Onkyo for audio only.
post #8394 of 8818
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I just got the new Panny 330 and am trying to connect to the Onkyo 905 only for audio. When I connect the Panny to the TV using the "Main" HDMI connection and then the Panny to the Onkyo using the "Sub" HDMI connection to the HDMI4 (Game/TV) input, I get no sound. Anyone know why I'm not getting sound on the Onkyo? Is it the Onkyo or the Panny? The reason there are two HDMI outputs on the Panny is for those receivers that don't understand 3D like the Onkyo, you can use the Onkyo for audio only.

Have you gone into the onscreen menu of the 905 and set the HDMI input of it to correspond with which input you are using from the Panasonic player?

You have to tell the 905 what you are doing with its inputs...when you get into the HDMI menu..it will let you toggle between the available named inputs

after you finish assigning that input..you should be able to change the input on the front of the receiver and have sound and video


Warren
post #8395 of 8818
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

Have you gone into the onscreen menu of the 905 and set the HDMI input of it to correspond with which input you are using from the Panasonic player?

You have to tell the 905 what you are doing with its inputs...when you get into the HDMI menu..it will let you toggle between the available named inputs

after you finish assigning that input..you should be able to change the input on the front of the receiver and have sound and video


Warren

I've been using this input all along with older blu-ray players so the input has been active since I got it back in 2007.
post #8396 of 8818
Has anyone ever had an issue with TX-NR905 playing media files from the server source being a PC with McAfee total protection another 2010 enabled? I can play media files for about 10 minutes then the stream disconnects and the receiver loses the server and refreshes with server name and will allow another connection for McAfee firewall?
post #8397 of 8818
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I've been using this input all along with older blu-ray players so the input has been active since I got it back in 2007.

Well...if your older blu ray player worked just fine and this one doesn't
I would say the issue would have to be in the blu ray player



Warren
post #8398 of 8818
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

Well...if your older blu ray player worked just fine and this one doesn't
I would say the issue would have to be in the blu ray player
Warren

If you're unable to offer any real help in these forums, I would refrain from responding.
post #8399 of 8818
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

If you're unable to offer any real help in these forums, I would refrain from responding.

Actually I was using the process of elimination
Since the old blu ray player worked fine in the system...and the remainder of system remains unchanged
The only difference is the blu ray player...right?
So...would that not indicate that a starting point would be at the blu ray player to take a look at first?
if your car sputtered and stopped on the road and you know you hadn't put any gas in it for a week...where would you look first?
Both scenarios offer some pretty common sense approaches to me
No guarantees to the problem..just some common sense approaches to attempt to do so

do you understand?


Warren
post #8400 of 8818
You are only stating the obvious. I wouldn't be asking for help in this forum had I not already checked out all of this before hand. I'm looking for help that might not be obvious.
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