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Question for you guys. I am new to Onkyo/AVR's in general. I have a Samsung KS8500 and the SR353. I have ARC working fine utilizing the Samsung one connect box for all inputs and hearing audio on the Onkyo. However, if I plug directly into the onkyo I cannot get the video source to show up. Any advice? For instance, if I plug PS4 into the BD HDMI input and select C1 for the audio all I hear is the satellite audio which is plugged in to the Samsung one connect box across the room.

Basically, my set up was pre-wired with a non 4K hdmi cord running through the wall. To get around this I mounted a floating shelf under the tv to be able to hook up my 4K stuff directly to the Samsung tv but using the AVR on the other side of the room for my non 4K gear. I just have no idea what my combination for hdmi input/audio selection needs to be to get this to work.

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Question for you guys. I am new to Onkyo/AVR's in general. I have a Samsung KS8500 and the SR353. I have ARC working fine utilizing the Samsung one connect box for all inputs and hearing audio on the Onkyo. However, if I plug directly into the onkyo I cannot get the video source to show up. Any advice? For instance, if I plug PS4 into the BD HDMI input and select C1 for the audio all I hear is the satellite audio which is plugged in to the Samsung one connect box across the room.

Basically, my set up was pre-wired with a non 4K hdmi cord running through the wall. To get around this I mounted a floating shelf under the tv to be able to hook up my 4K stuff directly to the Samsung tv but using the AVR on the other side of the room for my non 4K gear. I just have no idea what my combination for hdmi input/audio selection needs to be to get this to work.

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Do you have the PS4 to output via hdmi? Also you may need to go to the setup and change where the audio is being received from the source. For instance you can assign optic to read for DVD and so forth just double check the BD input has hdmi BD as well otherwise it's going to look for audio from the default source.


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I'm trying to get my Roku Ultra running through my TX-NR838 as it should. Should be a simple enough task. However,

I have it connected it to input 3 (the HDCP 2.2 port). The Main Monitor Output goes to the HDCP 2.2 input on my Samsung 4K Smart TV. When I set the Roku's output resolution to 720p and my Onkyo's Monitor Output to "Through," the info screen on my AVR indicates 720p going in and 720p going out. If I set the AVR's resolution to 4K, it shows 720p going in and 4K going out. However, if I set the Roku's output resolution to 4K, the AVR shows 4K going in and 1080p going out, regardless of what I have it set to.

Another thing that is rather odd is that when I press the Info button on the Onkyo's remote, everything goes away and then the info screen comes up, giving me the audio and video settings and information. When I'm watching any other source, the picture stays on while the information screen comes up.

It tells me that I have the most current firmware. I've tried soft resets a few times, but no change.

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so I picked up a LG UH8500 display and hooked it up to my 737. Everything is working good, I'm using the dual outputs on my UHD player and its working great. PS4 is hooked up directly to LG and optical to 737, no problem there. My cable box is hooked up to my receiver with a single HDMI and I have the HDMI output hooked up from receiver to the display. Again every is working fine. The HDMI output (arc) on the 737 is connected to the HDMI arc of the display(HDMI input 2 which gives me the video/audio for cable. when I use the LG's apps to watch Netflix, the video works but I get the cable box audio still. What am I doing wrong?
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so I picked up a LG UH8500 display and hooked it up to my 737. Everything is working good, I'm using the dual outputs on my UHD player and its working great. PS4 is hooked up directly to LG and optical to 737, no problem there. My cable box is hooked up to my receiver with a single HDMI and I have the HDMI output hooked up from receiver to the display. Again every is working fine. The HDMI output (arc) on the 737 is connected to the HDMI arc of the display(HDMI input 2 which gives me the video/audio for cable. when I use the LG's apps to watch Netflix, the video works but I get the cable box audio still. What am I doing wrong?


Do you have hdmi cec on. If I'm not mistaken you have to have that active in order for the hdmi arc to work properly. I could be wrong but that's how my Sony 4K xbr is setup


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I originally set up my Theater to do standard towers and center (Rocker 850 & Bigfoot) for the front and for the surrounds and rear I installed a pair of in-ceiling speakers over and to the outside of the seating position. I then had a pair of in-ceiling speakers about 3 feet behind and more towards the center for the rear. My original goal was to do ATMOS but since my Xbox One doesn't bitstream I got a pair of in-wall speakers and installed them in the rear wall so now I have the front 3, 4 in ceiling and a pair of in-walls. So my question is if I added an addition 2 channel amp and used the height pre-out would my 838 do 5.2.4?

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I originally set up my Theater to do standard towers and center (Rocker 850 & Bigfoot) for the front and for the surrounds and rear I installed a pair of in-ceiling speakers over and to the outside of the seating position. I then had a pair of in-ceiling speakers about 3 feet behind and more towards the center for the rear. My original goal was to do ATMOS but since my Xbox One doesn't bitstream I got a pair of in-wall speakers and installed them in the rear wall so now I have the front 3, 4 in ceiling and a pair of in-walls. So my question is if I added an addition 2 channel amp and used the height pre-out would my 838 do 5.2.4?

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Bump for an answer. Any help is appreciated.
No offense, but bumping is pretty useless here. It's not like XDA, where thousands of people read each thread every day...
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No offense, but bumping is pretty useless here. It's not like XDA, where thousands of people read each thread every day...

None taken. I know how the forum works but it's my last grasp at an answer. I have tried to become a member on the Onkyo forums, I have emailed Onkyo and searched the forums for the answer and all I have found is a couple of yes and a couple of no answers. The thread fell to the 3rd page so I thought I would try it again. I don't want to go and spend a few hundred bucks on an amp for no reason so...

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Hey guys, have a question. I recently got the 727 from Amazon but I'm seeing now that the 737 will be Dolby Atmos upgradeable via firmware. Will the 737 do good with 6ohm speakers? They are 130W max and came with the HT-S9400THX home theatre package.

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The NR737 will be super,although you will miss DTS-x..
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Just curious if HDR content can be passed through the NR838 that I have? Looking at picking up a KS8000 panel from samsung which has HDR. If not, anyone to use the reciever for atmos audio while retaining the displays hdr capabilities using this reciever? Thanks
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i have the 636 and philips fidelo headphones all worked very well untill now,i had a volume on 30 on cabel tv and that was plenty high and 40 on bd disc music etc but know i must have volume 40 on cabel tv to be the same volume i had on 30 before same with bd disc 50 volume why,i did not touch intil volume or what its called.

just bought Yamaha ns555 speakers and they sound awful its so closed in sound on them my headphones have better sound then my speakers.can somebody help me.

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i have the 636 and philips fidelo headphones all worked very well untill now,i had a volume on 30 on cabel tv and that was plenty high and 40 on bd disc music etc but know i must have volume 40 on cabel tv to be the same volume i had on 30 before same with bd disc 50 volume why,i did not touch intil volume or what its called.

just bought Yamaha ns555 speakers and they sound awful its so closed in sound on them my headphones have better sound then my speakers.can somebody help me.
nobody?

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Have you attempted to go into the AVRs menu and change the PO power output settings for your speakers?
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Have you attempted to go into the AVRs menu and change the PO power output settings for your speakers?
Where can i find that?in the menu.

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Hi guys, has anyone been able to figure out how to set the default video input?

When I watch something on my tv via ARC (ie Netflix), then exit, my avr (nr656) always switches to hdmi 3(SATV), but I'd rather it switch to hdmi 5(Tivo.)

I can't change my Tivo to hdmi 3 because it's one of the 3 4k inputs that are all in use.

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My TX-NR838 cannot play DSF files

My understanding, and according to specs, the NR838 should be able to play DSF files with sample rates of 2.8 and 5.6 MHz. I ripped one of my many SACDs to ISO and converted this to DSF using ISO2D2D. I tried playing on my NR838. Using DLNA from my Synology server, I get a yellow 'cannot play' error message. I tried playing one of the DSF files from the NR838 USB. It plays, but is all garbled and screwed up. I figured I must have dorked something up along the way, but I'm able to play the DSF files fine as DSD using DLNA with my OPPO-103 (sounds great). Any suggestions? Sampling rate of the files is 2.82 MHz, and bitrate is 14112 Hz if that matters.

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I ran the audyssey calibration and it set front left-right and center at 0db.

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Your receiver will pass 4K but it will NOT pass HDR. The receiver is only HDMI 2.0 but you need 2.0a for HDR.
So are you saying that if my Blu-Ray player is HDMI 2.0a and my TV is HDMI 2.0a, even though my 636 is doing straight passthrough only, it won't pass through HDR data to the TV? Doesn't make sense. HDMI 2.0 and 2.0a is no difference from each other except the chips at the 2 ends reading and sending the HDR data properly. You technically can use "HDMI 1.4 CABLES" if the length is short enough.

So hope what you say is not true.
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So are you saying that if my Blu-Ray player is HDMI 2.0a and my TV is HDMI 2.0a, even though my 636 is doing straight passthrough only, it won't pass through HDR data to the TV? Doesn't make sense. HDMI 2.0 and 2.0a is no difference from each other except the chips at the 2 ends reading and sending the HDR data properly. You technically can use "HDMI 1.4 CABLES" if the length is short enough.

So hope what you say is not true.
What I say is true. I'm 100% certain of this. Everything in your chain needs to be 2.0a in order for 4K HDR to work.
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What I say is true. I'm 100% certain of this. Everything in your chain needs to be 2.0a in order for 4K HDR to work.
Which is a bunch of BS. They are all doing this to make you upgrade and buy more for very little if any- gain.
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Which is a bunch of BS. They are all doing this to make you upgrade and buy more for very little if any- gain.
Yes, I'm about sick of that too, I was lead to believe that my TX-NR838 was HDMI 2.x future proof.

I have owned 4 different Onkyo receivers, (3 were killed by lightning) and really would not have to buy another on at least for a while!

Just irony I guess that lightning forced me to upgrade in the past.
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Not likely. Denons I've used (or looked up in their manuals) completely mute the AVR when TV Audio is tuned on. Onkyos used to do this as well... I was actually surprised to find out that the x3x series will allow the AVR to function, albeit in 2.0 mode, with TV audio turned on (the x3x Onkyos DO initially mute the main zone when TV audio out is activated, but will reactivate it under certain condition... again, 2.0 only).

This behavior is essentially a TV limitation, as the vast majority can only accept 2.0 PCM and the TV audio pass-through function on newer AVRs is configured to support that vast majority of TVs. If the AVR's DSP is occupied downmixing sources to send as 2.0 PCM to the TV, it is no longer available to do the normal DSP processing for the main zone.

The TV HDMI audio out setting is actually relatively new to almost all brands (prior to just a few years ago, the HDMI outs on an AVR rarely if ever supported audio other than in a powered-down "bypass" mode). The feature is intended to provide a means to allow folks to use the TV speakers alone under certain circumstances (e.g., late night listening) yet still retain switching and/or video processing functions within the AVR. No brand I'm aware of has designed their TV audio out setting to function simultaneously with multichannel AVR operation, with most completely muting the AVR when the setting is activated. As a relatively close comparison to your 636, I just checked the Denon AVR-S920 manual and it appears to be one that is "either/or", with the main zone completely muted when TV audio out is activated.

Could there be some ultra-high end model out there that supports what you are asking for? Sure, I suppose so. You'll need to research it... and I definitely would not take the Best Buy sales clerk's word on it without independent verification. If that's the route you wish to pursue, I would start the research with those high-end AVRs that can utilize digital sources for Zone/2/3... they would already have the necessary DSP hardware needed to accomplish what you want. Still, I have doubts that even among those high-end units you will find one that works the way you want it to.

The workaround (assuming you are not using Zone 2 for an actual remote zone), is to utilize the Zone 2 preamp outs to drive the headphones as I had previously described. This works flawlessly for me and, with very minimal additional setup, works without anybody needing to do anything special to use it. Anybody can just pick up the headphones off the charger and use them without ever touching ANYTHING else, and without any limitations on the main zone. I do use use Zone 2 for my deck and sunroom speakers, which is why I have the wireless headphones on Zone 3 instead.
What do you audio input do you have your headphones hooked up To? Do you leave zone 2 on all the Time? Thanks.

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What do you audio input do you have your headphones hooked up To? Do you leave zone 2 on all the Time? Thanks.

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Headphones are connected to the Zone 3 preamp outputs of my Onkyo TX-NR1010. Zone 2 preamp out would work as well but I'm using Zone 2 as a true powered second zone on my deck/sunroom.

I do not leave Z3 on all the time. My Harmony remote automatically powers up Zone 3 and selects the same input source as the main output for all activities When I want to use the headphones, I just pick them off the charging cradle and they are already on and have the correct input switched to them. I have Z3 set for fixed output level and use the volume control on the headphones.

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Headphones are connected to the Zone 3 preamp outputs of my Onkyo TX-NR1010. Zone 2 preamp out would work as well but I'm using Zone 2 as a true powered second zone on my deck/sunroom.

I do not leave Z3 on all the time. My Harmony remote automatically powers up Zone 3 and selects the same input source as the main output for all activities When I want to use the headphones, I just pick them off the charging cradle and they are already on and have the correct input switched to them. I have Z3 set for fixed output level and use the volume control on the headphones.
I guess what I am asking on zone 3 are you connected to the pc,cd,streaming output or what.

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I guess what I am asking on zone 3 are you connected to the pc,cd,streaming output or what.

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As already noted, the headphones are connected to the zone 3 preamp outputs.

If you're asking what the INPUTS to the receiver are... any source that has analog outputs available has them connected in parallel with the HDMI (or optical) connections. Main zone uses HDMI as usual... Zone 2/3 use the analog connections. I have my cable STB, BDP and Bluetooth receiver all connected with parallel digital/analog connections to support the headphones. Netflix and VUDU streaming are handled by the Oppo BDP, and my Roku is connected through the Oppo as well, so all of those streaming sources are covered. At least on my 1010, NET streaming audio sources are all available on Z2/Z3 as well. I believe (but have not checked) that this is also true on my 535 and 545.

The only sources I can't use with the headphones are Chromecast (it has no analog out) and my AUX HDMI input that I occasionally use to connect a laptop or a game (which could possibly support analog outputs but it's not worth the effort).

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As already noted, the headphones are connected to the zone 3 preamp outputs.

If you're asking what the INPUTS to the receiver are... any source that has analog outputs available has them connected in parallel with the HDMI (or optical) connections. Main zone uses HDMI as usual... Zone 2/3 use the analog connections. I have my cable STB, BDP and Bluetooth receiver all connected with parallel digital/analog connections to support the headphones. Netflix and VUDU streaming are handled by the Oppo BDP, and my Roku is connected through the Oppo as well, so all of those streaming sources are covered. At least on my 1010, NET streaming audio sources are all available on Z2/Z3 as well. I believe (but have not checked) that this is also true on my 535 and 545.

The only sources I can't use with the headphones are Chromecast (it has no analog out) and my AUX HDMI input that I occasionally use to connect a laptop or a game (which could possibly support analog outputs but it's not worth the effort).
Could you expound on the parallel connections. Everything in the main zone is hdmi so if the STB satellite is what I want to listen to I connect the headphones to the STB analog outs in zone 2. Correct? There is also a Harmony remote how did you program zone 2 and 3 input to turn the zones on with the mains? A learning button? Thank you so much for your help.

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Could you expound on the parallel connections. Everything in the main zone is hdmi so if the STB satellite is what I want to listen to I connect the headphones to the STB analog outs in zone 2. Correct? There is also a Harmony remote how did you program zone 2 and 3 input to turn the zones on with the mains? A learning button? Thank you so much for your help.
Look at the attached PDF diagram... I adapted this to your 646 from some of my own connection diagrams. You may have more equipment connected, but I showed just the basics with BDP and STB sources with parallel analog/digital input connections along with the headphone transmitter attached to Zone 2 on the output side of the AVR.

As far as adding the additional zone to a harmony remote... the Harmony database includes the Zone 2 of your 646 as a discrete device that needs to be added in addition to the main 646 device. When added as a separate device, Harmony treats it like a unique device and can power it up/down and switch inputs just like any other device. To add Zone 2 as a new device, in the 7.7 software just go to add device and enter TX-NR646... it will show you a selection of Room 1 (Main Zone) and Room 2 (Zone 2) and you can check and add just the Room 2 device. In the MyHarmony software, add the new device directly by entering "Onkyo" as the vendor and "TX-NR646 (Zone 2)" as the model. Once the Zone 2 device has been added, you can add the device to any activity where you want to use the headphones. Once the device is manually added to the activity, rerun the setup for the activity and it will ask you what input the Zone 2 device should be on... just set it to the same input that the main 646 device uses for that activity.
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Look at the attached PDF diagram... I adapted this to your 646 from some of my own connection diagrams. You may have more equipment connected, but I showed just the basics with BDP and STB sources with parallel analog/digital input connections along with the headphone transmitter attached to Zone 2 on the output side of the AVR.

As far as adding the additional zone to a harmony remote... the Harmony database includes the Zone 2 of your 646 as a discrete device that needs to be added in addition to the main 646 device. When added as a separate device, Harmony treats it like a unique device and can power it up/down and switch inputs just like any other device. To add Zone 2 as a new device, in the 7.7 software just go to add device and enter TX-NR646... it will show you a selection of Room 1 (Main Zone) and Room 2 (Zone 2) and you can check and add just the Room 2 device. In the MyHarmony software, add the new device directly by entering "Onkyo" as the vendor and "TX-NR646 (Zone 2)" as the model. Once the Zone 2 device has been added, you can add the device to any activity where you want to use the headphones. Once the device is manually added to the activity, rerun the setup for the activity and it will ask you what input the Zone 2 device should be on... just set it to the same input that the main 646 device uses for that activity.
Could you send the pdf diagram to my email please. It is [email protected]
Thanks a bunch!

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