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post #8821 of 8885
+1 I agree, it would be simpler and cheaper to get the inline preamp and just use one of your other inputs... I assume returning it to the seller would be a headache and/or expensive? I would at least contact the seller and mention that the phono input is dead and try to get a discount... Although, you can't hardly blame the seller for not knowing that the Phono input was bad either....
post #8822 of 8885
Thanks for your help.

I'll go the phono input route. Do you have any suggestions?

I found these two:

ART DJPRE II
http://www.amazon.com/ART-II-Preamplifier-Outputs-Switchable/dp/B000AJR482/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Behringer PP400 Ultra-Compact
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-PP400-Ultra-Compact-Phono-Preamp/dp/B000H2BC4E

Thanks again.
post #8823 of 8885
Correction to previous post: I'll go the phono PRE-AMP route...
post #8824 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wallace Hartley View Post

Well, I connected my phono to two different sets of analog inputs (aside from the phono inputs) and in both cases the record playing on the turntable came out pretty clearly.

If the above is true, your turntable already includes a phono pre-amp and therefore none is required (ie. there's no reason to plug it into the Phono input).
post #8825 of 8885
When I say the sound from the record "came out pretty clearly" I meant that there was no mistake that the turntable was operating normally and was not the source of the trouble. However, the sound from the turntable through the analog inputs was in no way good enough to use as a way of listening to records.

The turntable I'm using is a Technics SL-3200 that is thirty years old but has been extremely reliable. It has a new Stanton 500.V3 crtridge/stylus on it.

There's no way I can just plug this into one of the analog inputs and have acceptable sound when playing my vinyl.
post #8826 of 8885
Ah, then yes, you would simply need to add a phono pre-amp (<$50) and connect to an analog input and you'll be good to go. smile.gif
post #8827 of 8885
I ordered a Behringer phono preamp and received it today. I hooked it up tonight and the turntable sounds fine. It's not quite as loud as the DVD and cable signals but I see that I can adjust that on the receiver.

Thanks for the responses.
post #8828 of 8885
Now that I've received the phono preamp, my turntable is working.

However, the music from my vinyl doesn't sound nearly as good as the music from my video sources (DVD and cable).

I've tried all the sound settings but my records still sound "small."
post #8829 of 8885
i'm sure this has come up before but i couldn't find a reference.

i connect an analog source to either GAME/TV or CBL/SAT (using S-Video and L/R audio).
it works for a while (like minutes) and then no video. audio remains on.

any hints?

thanks
post #8830 of 8885
What type of video connection are you using from the 705 to your display? Monitor out connection?
post #8831 of 8885
I have used the 705 for a couple of years now and really love it, it's done a great job. I just bought a new display that is 3D ready and I have now found out my AVR is not 3D, I assume because its not HDMI 1.4? I also assume no firmware update is going to fix this? Any ideas or suggestions on what newer ONKYO model I can replace it with?

I have my 3d BD player hooked directly to the TV with an optical out going to the 705 which provides no rear surround while watching 3d movies and while I dont watch alot of 3d movies I just cant live with it...any suggestions would be great.
post #8832 of 8885
Quote:
Originally Posted by maximuslcd View Post

I have used the 705 for a couple of years now and really love it, it's done a great job. I just bought a new display that is 3D ready and I have now found out my AVR is not 3D, I assume because its not HDMI 1.4? I also assume no firmware update is going to fix this? Any ideas or suggestions on what newer ONKYO model I can replace it with?
I have my 3d BD player hooked directly to the TV with an optical out going to the 705 which provides no rear surround while watching 3d movies and while I dont watch alot of 3d movies I just cant live with it...any suggestions would be great.

You are correct, the 705 only has the HDMI 1.3 version connections. It can not be upgraded via firmware to 3D capable 1.4 version HDMI connections. I believe you have to get to the xx8 series or newer (ex. 708) models that are 3D capable...

Even though you are using optical you should still be able to use your rear surrounds... at the very least just use the Dolby ProLogic IIx sound modes. Also make sure your BD player's optical out is set for bitstream and not just 2 channel PCM...
post #8833 of 8885
Thanks, I'll try changing it to bitstream. I believe the AVR will detect what formatt the audio is in? and should send it through that way. I just know when I tried it I was only getting 2 chn and no rear surrounds....
post #8834 of 8885
I get pretty bad static in action scenes in Tron: Legacy when I have my volume around zero. When I turn down the volume the static/clipping goes away.

It's a 7.1 soundtrack, perhaps that's the issue?
post #8835 of 8885
What setting should I be watching TV/Movies in 5.1? For some reason I sometimes have a problem understanding dialog through the center channel.
post #8836 of 8885
[SIZE]4[/SIZE]I've had my SR705 connected to my Sony projector via component inputs for 5 years now as when my home theater was built 16 years ago, HDMI didn't exist. Recently I purchased a component to HDMI adapter and i was FINALLY able to obtain 1080P24 video from my Blu-ray player.

Last week, i purchased an Apple TV which ONLY has HDMI output and connected it to my Onkyo. I assigned the HDMI video input to the activity used for Apple TV and, although I has audio, there was NO video. I contacted Onkyo customer support and was told that any source connected to HDMI inputs would ONLY output video signal through the HDMI outputs and they referred me to page 27 of the owners manual ; in other words there would be NO video from the component outputs. CAN ANY OF YOU CONFIRM OR REFUTE THIS? What's especially confusing is that I moved another HDTV into the room and connected the HDMI out from the Onkyo to its HDMI inputs and STILL had NO picture.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BR,

Jack
Onkyo TX-SR705.pdf 169k .pdf file
post #8837 of 8885
That is confirmed. HDMI in HDMI Out only. The reason you didn't see any picture with the other TV is because you have to enable HDMI montor output in the settings menu. I really think it is time for a new receiver. I am in the same boat. I am looking at getting the Onkyo 818 but might wait and see about the 2013 line up, that is if the world doesn't end before Christmas.
post #8838 of 8885
Thanks lock but now that I understand the situation, I have a solution. I purchased the wireless HDMI system from Monoprice for less than $150 and will connect the ONLY sources with HDMI output (Blu-ray, Apple TV & Roku) to the 3 HDMI inputs. I'll continue to use the component inputs for Cox cable since they don't provide HDMI signal anyway.

Thanks for taking the time to reply!

BR,

Jack
post #8839 of 8885
I have been using my SR-705 for nearly 5 years and it has been a golden workhorse all them years. But I am getting ready to upgrade my fronts and center speakers to the highly acclaimed Ascend Sierra Towers/Horizon Center smile.gif ....so I thought this might be the right time to update my AVR......I am thinking of going full tilt and get the DENON 4520-CI ..I definitely want an AVR with the Audyssey XT32 calibration system for my speakers....THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS PLEASE
Edited by sourbeef - 12/2/12 at 8:19pm
post #8840 of 8885
I read the FAQ where this question was asked but the answer wasn't perfectly cleared up.
-> Is this A/V receiver introduces any lag to the picture?
I mean, if my TV measures as having 32ms lag when connected directly to my source device, will this number go up if I install this receiver between the two?

Did anybody do measurements for himself at home?

I have a spare HDMI output on my PC (which I never tested) but I hear that others have audio problems with integrated on-board HDMI (not just placebo-category kind of things but obvious distortions...).
Digital connection or not, that's still a cheap thing compared to a high-end VGA card which was two or three times more expensive than the motherboard alone (where HDMI just a small extra thing, out of focus...).
post #8841 of 8885
After further review, I determined that even sending HDMI sources through HDMI out the video wasn't working. After examining the options from Onkyo and reading the posts on AVS about the features of both the 709 & 717, I declined the refurb'd 717 (@ $420) and purchased a refurb's 709 for $300. Although both come with only a 1 year warranty, you can purchase 2 more years for only $65. Although QC has always been an issue for Onkyo I still feel the same as I did when I bought the 705 5 years ago that Onkyo offers more "bang for the buck" than any other manufacturer and believe that buying a refurb'd unit may actually have the benefit of having identified defective components replaced prior to purchase. As the saying goes, caveat emptor!

JAck
post #8842 of 8885
Just bought myself a used 705 on eBay. So, I'm hoping it works out for me. Seems to be legit after skimming this thread.

As long as I can get the hdmi to output video to my TV and receive bitstream hdmi from my PS3, I should be golden.

I chose this receiver for the preamp section as well. I couldn't seem to find a legit preamp section in any lower lines.
post #8843 of 8885
VERY hard to argue with the features for the money on all Onkyo models; now, reliability is another matter. Nonetheless, I just bought a 709 after my 5 year old 705 died.
post #8844 of 8885
The reliability thing does bother me a bit. I wonder how much longer this 705 has left...
post #8845 of 8885
Good news is that Onkyo has a decent replacement policy with refurb's units at discounted prices. I opted for the 709 at $300 which I thought was reasonable. It comes with a 1 year factory warranty or for $65 I can extend that to 3.
post #8846 of 8885
where can we find some reading or contact info on this replacement policy???? I googled it, and found nothing.
post #8847 of 8885
Contact their support group at 1-800-229-1687
post #8848 of 8885
Thanks!!!!!!!!!! smile.gif
post #8849 of 8885
I wonder if anyone can help with this.

My 705 has been sitting under a chair unused for two months. Yesterday I got it out to press it back into service.

Powered up, and it's stuck on one particular input at one volume. No sound out though - but it would pass through a signal from a BD player to a TV via HDMI.

None of the remote buttons did anything. None of the buttons on the unit did anything - including the power button. Hard reset (VCR/DVR + power) did nothing. The only thing that made a difference was to pull the plug at the wall. Then powering up again produced exactly the same result.

My guess is that something internal has to be replaced, and were I to choose to go down that road (at the moment this thing is heading for the dump) it will take time and money.

My question is this: does anyone have even a vague idea as to what might need to be replaced, and the cost? Ie - is it likely to be cost effective for the purpose of then selling this unit on (I have already replaced it, so that's the only purpose now of a repair)?

TIA.
post #8850 of 8885
I'm sorry I can't remember "exactly" what I did, but I was trying to update my firmware awhile back and everything went bad for me, and mine
ended up in about the same condition....I figured I was going to have to get mine repaired as well, but after a lot of trying, I did something
in the way of a master reboot/reset, and it all came back up in factory settings. Perhaps some research, or someone else can provide
the exact answer....good luck!!!!
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