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post #7981 of 8885
I have the PS3 set to linear PCM output as per this guide. I also went and checked all the audio formats in the audio set up portion on the PS3. I did not have that done before. And it didnt matter what content i watched it always seemed to display PCM fs 48khz. After i changed the audio settings on the PS3 now it will say multichannel. I still have to crank the 705 like to -10 or more to get decent sound out of it. Is that normal? Will the 705 always say multi now for a multi channel output? How should the audio settings be on the PS3? Still think i should be getting a ton more sound from these speakers and my sub.

I matched what you suggested and set these that you didnt mention. Are these right?
Listening Modes

Multich PCM - MULTI
192k/174.2k-stereo
post #7982 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneFastFord View Post

I have the PS3 set to linear PCM output as per this guide. I also went and checked all the audio formats in the audio set up portion on the PS3. I did not have that done before. And it didnt matter what content i watched it always seemed to display PCM fs 48khz. After i changed the audio settings on the PS3 now it will say multichannel. I still have to crank the 705 like to -10 or more to get decent sound out of it. Is that normal? Will the 705 always say multi now for a multi channel output? How should the audio settings be on the PS3? Still think i should be getting a ton more sound from these speakers and my sub.

I matched what you suggested and set these that you didnt mention. Are these right?
Listening Modes

Multich PCM - MULTI
192k/174.2k-stereo

I believe it was mentioned in an earlier reply that there was a 10 db difference.
post #7983 of 8885
I seem to be having an issue with my right surround output. When I go to test the speakers the right surround speaker is a great deal quieter then the left one. I have to ajust the level on that speak to +12 and the left speaker to -12 to try and even them out and even at that point the left speaker is louder.

Anyone have an idea what might be causing this? Or is something faulty with my receiver?

Thanks
post #7984 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crepusculum View Post

I seem to be having an issue with my right surround output. When I go to test the speakers the right surround speaker is a great deal quieter then the left one. I have to ajust the level on that speak to +12 and the left speaker to -12 to try and even them out and even at that point the left speaker is louder.

Anyone have an idea what might be causing this? Or is something faulty with my receiver?

Thanks

Swap the cables around and make the right speaker the left speaker and vice versa. If the issue follows the speaker, it could be the speaker or the cable. If you still have an issue on the right speaker after switch, it could be the receiver.
post #7985 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcavner View Post

Swap the cables around and make the right speaker the left speaker and vice versa. If the issue follows the speaker, it could be the speaker or the cable. If you still have an issue on the right speaker after switch, it could be the receiver.

I have tried different speakers and a new cable and it still persists, I figure my receiver is the issue.
post #7986 of 8885
I bought a TX-SR705 about a year ago. For the past month I've experienced an annoying hum coming from my speakers. The comes from all 5 speakers no matter the listening mode or source. I recently purchased a power conditioner hoping this might solve the problem, but it still persists. I've tried unplugging all of my connections and hooking them up again as well as resetting the receiver. Onkyo support is worthless. I've done my best to keep my power cords away from the speaker wire, but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have some advice? Thanks.
post #7987 of 8885
it is more than likely the hdmi brd...get it to the local servicenter or u can send it to us here in cc,tx.
thanks, alan
audio video designs
post #7988 of 8885
FIRST:
If a movie soundtrack is in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, what setting should I use to expand to 7.1? Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX ?


SECOND:
If a movie soundtrack is in Dolby TrueHD 5.1, what setting should I use to expand to 7.1? Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX?


Leaving both Listening Modes as DTS-HD Master or Dolby TrueHD does not expand to 7.1.
Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX seem to use all speakers.
post #7989 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by alvindd View Post

FIRST:
If a movie soundtrack is in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, what setting should I use to expand to 7.1? Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX ?


SECOND:
If a movie soundtrack is in Dolby TrueHD 5.1, what setting should I use to expand to 7.1? Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX?


Leaving both Listening Modes as DTS-HD Master or Dolby TrueHD does not expand to 7.1.
Dolby PLIIx Movie or Dolby EX seem to use all speakers.

I use Dolby PLIIx Movie , very happy with that surround mode for all my Hi Def sound formats... only exception is LPCM 7.1, in which I leave to the Pure Audio mode
post #7990 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by shabre View Post

I use Dolby PLIIx Movie , very happy with that surround mode for all my Hi Def sound formats... only exception is LPCM 7.1, in which I leave to the Pure Audio mode

It seems that I always default to that Listening Mode, especially for concerts on DVD/Blu-ray.
Just seems to fill the room.
post #7991 of 8885
The listening mode you choose is a matter of preference. I use THX Surround EX for 5.1 movies and games, PLIIx + THX for DD 2.0 sources, and Neural THX for two-channel music. I have a 6.1 system, so I can't use THX Select2 Cinema.
post #7992 of 8885
I have just added a new center channel (Infinity PC350) and two (2) new subs (Premier Acoustics PA-120) to my existing setup and ran through the Audyssey setup again. I'm not sure of what would be th ideal thing to do.

Current Setup: 5.1

Fronts: Infinity Primus 360 x 2 (38Hz-20KHz)
Center: Infinity Primus PC350 (80Hz -20KHz)
Surrounds: Infinity Primus 250 x 2 (49Hz-20KHz)
Subs: Premier Acoustics PA-120 x 2 (sub gain set @ 5, phase @ 0 and crossover @ max (200Hz))
Onkyo TX-SR705

The question I have is this:

After I run Audyssey, it set the mains, center and surrounds to "Full Band" and sets the subs at -9db. It feels like the bass is a little lacking with this configuration but the bass feels more "spread out" for a lack of a better description. If I change the the mains, center and surrounds to 80Hz THX (small), LPF of LFE to 120Hz and move the sub level to 0db, I feel a better "thump" in movies and music but it has a tendency to sound a little "bright" when listening to music.

What is the purpose of running Audyssey if I'm going to go by most recommendations and change the "Full Band" settings to 80Hz THX (small) or to what sounds best to me? Is what sounds best to me the right setup? Is there any compromise to good bass without sounding "bright"?

Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions...
post #7993 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhioLefty View Post

I have just added a new center channel (Infinity PC350) and two (2) new subs (Premier Acoustics PA-120) to my existing setup and ran through the Audyssey setup again. I'm not sure of what would be th ideal thing to do.

Current Setup: 5.1

Fronts: Infinity Primus 360 x 2 (38Hz-20KHz)
Center: Infinity Primus PC350 (80Hz -20KHz)
Surrounds: Infinity Primus 250 x 2 (49Hz-20KHz)
Subs: Premier Acoustics PA-120 x 2 (sub gain set @ 5, phase @ 0 and crossover @ max (200Hz))
Onkyo TX-SR705

The question I have is this:

After I run Audyssey, it set the mains, center and surrounds to "Full Band" and sets the subs at -9db. It feels like the bass is a little lacking with this configuration but the bass feels more "spread out" for a lack of a better description. If I change the the mains, center and surrounds to 80Hz THX (small), LPF of LFE to 120Hz and move the sub level to 0db, I feel a better "thump" in movies and music but it has a tendency to sound a little "bright" when listening to music.

What is the purpose of running Audyssey if I'm going to go by most recommendations and change the "Full Band" settings to 80Hz THX (small) or to what sounds best to me? Is what sounds best to me the right setup? Is there any compromise to good bass without sounding "bright"?

Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions...

Answered in the Audyssey thread.
post #7994 of 8885
Thanks dewd,

I wasn't sure where to post because I wasn't sure if it was Audyssey or Onkyo 705 specific in my case.

I'm learning as I go...
post #7995 of 8885
I'm trying to figure out which FW my 705 has, but pressing the sequence:
hold Display button + standby,
then release the display button and the press the + - (CH) buttons,

has no effect ...

so .. the "display" button is the one below the "CH disc album" button right ?!

Nik

EDIT: the buttons are meant to be pressed on the receiver.. not on the remote ...
post #7996 of 8885
I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lights on my 705 to light up when connected to a Sony 350 BD player. I have them connected by HDMI and it seems no matter what setting I change the receiver always displays the PCM light. I have yet to see the DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lights in action. There has no be something simple I'm overlooking here.

I've tried a Fox BD (28 Weeks Later) and a Universal BD (Doom) and yes I double checked that the audio was set to DTS HD MA. For the TrueHD BDs I tried a couple Warner (Twister, V for Vendetta) and a newer Sony BD (Resident Evil Degeneration) since the old ones have PCM. I feel like I'm missing a setting somewhere but I don't have a clue which one. I'm wondering if the Sony 350 is defective or something. It's not like there's that many settings to begin with on it. I have it set to Direct.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
post #7997 of 8885
Quote:


I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lights on my 705 to light up when connected to a Sony 350 BD player. It seems no matter what setting I change the receiver always displays the PCM light.

You need to set your BDP-S350 to "Direct" and not "Mix."
post #7998 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyg View Post

I have it set to Direct and it's the 350. Any other suggestions?

How is the BD player connected to the AVR? It needs to be connected via HDMI to get those codecs.
post #7999 of 8885
I'm still having audio problems w/my HD Tivo and 705 combo. It has to be the 705, I've narrowed it down to that. I have my TivoHD outputting DD5.1 - when I fast forward and then hit play on the Tivo, half the time the vocal audio track isn't playing. It's just the vocals, the music is always fine. If I hit pause and then play again, it's back. It's really REALLY annoying. So much so as to have me considering a new AVR. Connected through HDMI. Help!!
post #8000 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by b_scott View Post

It's just the vocals, the music is always fine.

So you get 4.1 audio? I have a Series3 connected via hdmi to my 705 and I've never had that issue. Can you connect the Tivo directly to your TV or to another receiver to verify that it is the 705? Tivos have had their share of audio issues, so I wouldn't automatically eliminate it from consideration.
post #8001 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyg View Post

I have it set to Direct and it's the 350. Any other suggestions?

Which movie are you trying? Did you make sure that the audio settings on the Menu are set to DTS HD MA?
post #8002 of 8885
I just picked up a refurbished 705. I'm having a problem with my cable box and the HDMI input. My cable box has a DVI output and I use a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to the receiver, then HDMI to the TV. When I set it up to use the HDMI input, the picture comes on for 1 to 10 seconds, then goes black. If I switch to another input and then switch back the picture will come back for 1 to 10 seconds and disappear again. I've tried using all 3 HDMI inputs, and it's the same thing, and my BR player works just fine with HDMI on all 3. I have no problems when I connect the cable box with component cables, even though I'm still using the HDMI to the TV. I had this set up the exact same way with my last Onkyo receiver (HDMI switching only), and had no problems. Any suggestions?
post #8003 of 8885
I have a problem. Last night after connecting my DirectvHD box via HDMI I have not been able to get anything to come back up and work via hdmi.
The HDMI light just blinks on and off like it wants a handshake.

I already did a reset. PLEASE HELP!
post #8004 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by seeker_moc View Post

I just picked up a refurbished 705. I'm having a problem with my cable box and the HDMI input. My cable box has a DVI output and I use a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to the receiver, then HDMI to the TV. When I set it up to use the HDMI input, the picture comes on for 1 to 10 seconds, then goes black. If I switch to another input and then switch back the picture will come back for 1 to 10 seconds and disappear again. I've tried using all 3 HDMI inputs, and it's the same thing, and my BR player works just fine with HDMI on all 3. I have no problems when I connect the cable box with component cables, even though I'm still using the HDMI to the TV. I had this set up the exact same way with my last Onkyo receiver (HDMI switching only), and had no problems. Any suggestions?

Ask your cable company if they can swap your cable box for a newer model with HDMI output. Most DVI based cable boxes have a problem working with AVR's.
post #8005 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charger2000 View Post

I'm trying to figure out which FW my 705 has, but pressing the sequence:
hold Display button + standby,
then release the display button and the press the + - (CH) buttons,

has no effect ...

so .. the "display" button is the one below the "CH disc album" button right ?!

Nik

EDIT: the buttons are meant to be pressed on the receiver.. not on the remote ...

You have it right with the holding of display then pressing standby. It should pop up with the main firmware version. Then you cycle through the other firmware versions with the + and - buttons next to the tone button, not the channel + and - buttons.
post #8006 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by kplex View Post

Ask your cable company if they can swap your cable box for a newer model with HDMI output. Most DVI based cable boxes have a problem working with AVR's.

Thanks, that worked. I traded my old Motorola DVI box for a new Pace HDMI box, and now everything works fine.
post #8007 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by InuFaye View Post

I have a problem. Last night after connecting my DirectvHD box via HDMI I have not been able to get anything to come back up and work via hdmi.
The HDMI light just blinks on and off like it wants a handshake.

I already did a reset. PLEASE HELP!


Please help!
post #8008 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by InuFaye View Post

Please help!


Did you disconnect the DirecTV box?

I know you did a reset, but did you unplug the 705 from the outlet for 10 minutes?
post #8009 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyg View Post

I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lights on my 705 to light up when connected to a Sony 350 BD player. I have them connected by HDMI and it seems no matter what setting I change the receiver always displays the PCM light. I have yet to see the DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lights in action. There has no be something simple I'm overlooking here.

I've tried a Fox BD (28 Weeks Later) and a Universal BD (Doom) and yes I double checked that the audio was set to DTS HD MA. For the TrueHD BDs I tried a couple Warner (Twister, V for Vendetta) and a newer Sony BD (Resident Evil Degeneration) since the old ones have PCM. I feel like I'm missing a setting somewhere but I don't have a clue which one. I'm wondering if the Sony 350 is defective or something. It's not like there's that many settings to begin with on it. I have it set to Direct.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Any more suggestions from you fine folks?
post #8010 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by dewd View Post

Did you disconnect the DirecTV box?

I know you did a reset, but did you unplug the 705 from the outlet for 10 minutes?


I left the surge protector that it is plugged into off overnight. I also unplugged the DirecTV box.
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