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FWIW, I've noticed no audio sync issues using my 705 via HDMI from a Motorola Comcast box and to a pioneer 5010FD.

Watch more TNT on cable. Someone could say something, leave the room and come back in time to catch up with the audio. No fault of the 705, blame Ted T. Its the only station that has a problem with me, sometimes just unwatchable.
 

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Watch more TNT on cable. Someone could say something, leave the room and come back in time to catch up with the audio. No fault of the 705, blame Ted T. Its the only station that has a problem with me, sometimes just unwatchable.


I dont know what going on with TNT but I am having the same exact problem. I had an old Pioneer receiver and it did the same thing. Now I have the Onkyo 805 and delay in audio is terrible with TNT. I am glad to hear I am not the only one with this issue.
 

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I dont know what going on with TNT but I am having the same exact problem. I had an old Pioneer receiver and it did the same thing. Now I have the Onkyo 805 and delay in audio is terrible with TNT. I am glad to hear I am not the only one with this issue.

Believe me you're not alone. I liken it to a really poorly dubbed foreign film. Absolutely awful. Its so bad it has to be by design. Presently, my favorite hot button.


EDIT: Here's an interesting article on the subject: http://www.tvtechnology.com/pages/s.0082/t.8587.html
 

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Believe me you're not alone. I liken it to a really poorly dubbed foreign film. Absolutely awful. Its so bad it has to be by design. Presently, my favorite hot button.


EDIT: Here's an interesting article on the subject: http://www.tvtechnology.com/pages/s.0082/t.8587.html

Oh yeah, it's really bad on TNT! Pretty much makes this station unwatchable for me. Their HD does not look so hot either but the audio is just trash.
 

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Look up in the p1200 thread. This doesn't sound right, pun unintentional. Have you connected with a digital connection? Does this apply to DD as well? Are you talking about plain old DTS on SD or DTS HD?MA on BD?

all dolby works fine. and its any dts on standard or bluray. pretty much better just to watch dd, so i can get processing in the receiver.
 

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I'm looking at upgrading my HT with the new Onkyo 705 and a Toshiba gen 3 HDDVD player. I have 7 channels and want to keep it that way. Will the 705 give me both side and rear surround sound with Toshiba's HD-A3 player or should I spend the extra for the HD-A35 player? I have a 720p/ 1080i LCD projector which I plan to keep.


Thanks, Cliff
 

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You will have to connect analog connections for all your HDMI devices for them to work in Zone2 (dual connections). Even if you use component + optical, analog L/R connections must be made in addition to the optical. If one exists and is
 

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I dont know what going on with TNT but I am having the same exact problem. I had an old Pioneer receiver and it did the same thing. Now I have the Onkyo 805 and delay in audio is terrible with TNT. I am glad to hear I am not the only one with this issue.

TNT is a bit whacked -- something they've done in the past few weeks . . . it changes modes from whatever I've selected (wide-zoom, for example) and the next one on my menu. It only does this when the the DVD recorder is on -- if it's powered down, the signal's all right . . . makes it a bad channel to record. . . . .
 

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Hey woots:


Saw this in an article on highdefdigest this morning:


"Although the current cost of a high-end receiver capable of decoding the tracks via bitstream is likely to keep DTS-HD Master Audio out of the hands of all but the most dedicated home theater enthusiasts, word on the street is that DTS is working with Sony to add internal DTS-MA decoding to the PS3 before Christmas."


Full article here .


Awesome! Now I can wait a bit longer on copping a BDP-1400 or 2400.
 

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This is from a post of mine in the 805 thread. Several users there thought it would be useful to post this in the other Onkyo threads (note that I don't typically follow anything but the 805 thread and a couple of Oppo threads so if you have any questions, OR ANY ANSWERS, please PM me in addition to posting here so that I'll be aware of that fact - thanks). I've also added some other info from some other posts in the 805 thread that I felt would be relevent to the subject matter.


Firmware and Heat - Part 1

====================


Did some testing today. I have lots of observations and questions:


As stated earlier, I have an older unit (CC, mid-June, Japan, MAIN=8 1.01/07523B).


First of all, I'd like to detail my testing steps since I found some of the previous testing directions to be confusing.


Steps to get to the temperature info:


1) Turn on receiver

2) Press and hold "Display" button and then immediately press "Standby" button

3) Release both buttons (MAIN page of firmware info will be displayed) and then quickly press "Tone" button (if you wait too long, the display will revert back to what it was before the "Display" and "Standby" buttons were pressed). Temperature info will stay on until a function change is initiated.


Steps to get firmware info:


1) Turn on receiver

2) Press and hold "Display" button and then immediately press "Standby" button

3) Release both buttons (MAIN page of firmware info will be displayed) and then quickly press either the ">" or "" button) or the last page ("" or " you are aware of) that can be somewhat mitigated by basing all of

> one's speaker measurements off of the 30-foot speaker distance

> limit for Audyssey.

>

> For example:

>

> True distances to speakers -> sub=17, FR=14, FL=14, C=13, RR=8, RL=8

>

> Distances I would use after running Audyssey (i.e., I would reset Audyssey-

> derived distances to these distances) in order to minimize delay -> sub=30

> (17+13), FR=14+13=27, FL=14+13=27, C=13+13=26, RR=8+13=21, RL=8+13=21

>

> Would changing the total distance while keeping the relative distances between

> the speakers the same screw up Audyssey's settings in some way? Someone

> mentioned that the filters Audyssey uses may use distance as one of their input

> parameters and therefore doing something like this might negate some of the

> benefit of running Audyssey.



As long as the relative distances remain the same you are fine. So

adding the same number to all speakers is OK. The filters are not

affected by the distance/delay settings as these come after the

filters are calculated.
 

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Any suggestions for a inexpensive hard drive or USB non streaming type of MP3/WMA player with Analog out of course.

I use a Diskstation as streaming server and have several streaming clients in the house. The Dreambox sat receiver in the living room, the Showcenter in the bedroom and my kid is either using a PC as streaming client or his old Xbox (non-360). (I got the Squeezebox really cheap when I bought the Diskstation - It's convenient for listening to my MP3 collection or for streaming internet radio)


My relevant streaming equipment: Onkyo TX-SR705, DM600PVR, Squeezebox, ShowCenter 200, Disk Station DS207.
 

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I notice in the manual that European models come with a cover for the unsightly AUX input panel. These receivers are ugly enough without visible jacks. So, I was wondering if there is a way to get one of these covers for my 705. (Every little bit helps.)


Does anybody have any ideas?


Also, wth didn't they include this cover with NA models?
 

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XXXXXX, thank you for sharing the info. Excellent piece of work. Very informative.
 

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> There's an audio delay issue with the Onkyo 805 (which I believe

> you are aware of) that can be somewhat mitigated by basing all of

> one's speaker measurements off of the 30-foot speaker distance

> limit for Audyssey.

Has anybody tried this with the 705? It does makes sense. The receiver would have to provide less audio delay, if the speakers were further away. (Or, it would have to provide more video delay.)
 

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Below I did some math to see how much reduction in delay we get (in milliseconds) per each 10 feet of distance we add to our onkyo speaker distance settings.

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The Math:

1st we need to get our feet (distance) since Onkyo speaker distance 
is measured in feet. We also need to get our (speed) in order to figure out (time)

The speed of sound is 769 mph and there are 5,280 feet per mile 

Therefore, our (speed) of sound is 4,060,320 feet per hour
(I converted to feet since thats the distance measurement I want to work in.)

Now for the formula using 10 feet as my speaker (distance):
Equation: time = distance ÷ speed
[10 feet (speaker distance)] ÷ [4,060,320 (ft. per hour)] = 0.000002463 (of 1 hour)
(approx., I had to round up a tiny bit my calculator stopped working number was to big)

Now to convert this to milliseconds since thats what our onkyo does on the A/V delay window....
1 hour = 60 minutes = 3600 seconds = 3,600,000 milliseconds

0.000002463 X  3,600,000 = 8.86 milliseconds
So for every 10 feet you add to the onkyo speaker distance you get about about 8.86 milliseconds of reduced delay

A loose rule of thumb then can be for every 1 foot of distance you get 1 millisecond of delay.


For 10 feet distance thats -10 ms below zero ms of delay if you already set your receiver to 0ms. (20feet = -20ms below 0) .. it may just be enough to give that lil extra added delay shift you need.

*Experiment Update*


Only do this if your KNOW the delay has to be set lower then 0ms .. otherwise just play very carefully with your settings to get things right and no need to do this trick. Most people say they are happy within 30-80ms delay range. However, I do have one source that needs to be lower then 0ms.. and for that source this works like a charm... so 1st be sure you set your receiver to 0ms delay 1st for that source.


You can get it to be lower then 0ms by adding distance to your speaker distance settings. I experimented with this for a long period of time and even though it does bring most things back into sync overall I do no like the audio quality I get when I added 20 feet to all my speakers (things got quieter and less punchy).. so be sure to experiment to your liking when doing this. Also, this will effect ALL of your other source delay settings so if you have a source that worked perfectly at 65ms for example... go back after this distance tweak as you will likely have to tweak it again (just write down all your old settings before doing any of this so its easy to revert back)


Good luck!
 

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Originally Posted by mrgribbles /forum/post/11741537


Watch more TNT on cable. Someone could say something, leave the room and come back in time to catch up with the audio. No fault of the 705, blame Ted T. Its the only station that has a problem with me, sometimes just unwatchable.

Hmm, interesting about TNT audio delays; i have heard many members complaining about this, but I must admit that I have not experienced this on my setup going through 705. Wonder if this issue affects different cable systems or some systems know it's an issue and somehow compensates for it while others don't; just a wild guess
.


I watch TNT HD all the time, no issues at all, maybe I am just lucky
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Hmm, interesting about TNT audio delays; i have heard many members complaining about this, but I must admit that I have not experienced this on my setup going through 705. Wonder if this issue affects different cable systems or some systems know it's an issue and somehow compensates for it while others don't; just a wild guess
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I watch TNT HD all the time, no issues at all, maybe I am just lucky
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mr gribbles lives very close to me.. and I can agree TNT HD down here is horrible. It is by far the worst network for HD lag we have... or at least one of the worst.


It would be interesting to do a poll elsewhere on the forums and get people to vote TNT HD lags yes vs no... and ask them to post there location too.


Here is whats ironic about that. Turner Broadcasting is based out of atlanta.. lol.... if there is anywhere in the country that should get no lag it should be us! I know, I know it doesn't work like that.. I am just saying its ironic... especially being that you live on the other side of the country and get no lag from a television station produced where we live. I think comcast needs to fix their equipment out here... they probably got an onkyo plugged in to and they just never fixed the audio delay. (noobs!)
 

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mr gribbles lives very close to me.. and I can agree TNT HD down here is horrible. It is by far the worst network for HD lag we have... or at least one of the worst.


It would be interesting to do a poll elsewhere on the forums and get people to vote TNT HD lags yes vs no... and ask them to post there location too.


Here is whats ironic about that. Turner Broadcasting is based out of atlanta.. lol.... if there is anywhere in the country that should get no lag it should be us! I know, I know it doesn't work like that.. I am just saying its ironic... especially being that you live on the other side of the country and get no lag from a television station produced where we live. I think comcast needs to fix their equipment out here... they probably got an onkyo plugged in to and they just never fixed the audio delay. (noobs!)

Yeah, it's quite an irony for you guys in Atlanta and TNT; maybe you guys should all walk down to their station and tell them to put their sh** together
. For what it's worth, I also have Comcast here (Seattle suburb), but just because we both have Comcast doesn't say much.


Good luck!
 

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Will the 705 matrix in the rear centre channel in a 6.1 speaker system like it can for a 7.1?


What limitations are there for DolbyTrueHD if you only have a 6.1 system? Are you still able to get DolbyTrueHD at least in 5.1?
 
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