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Audio input/output Just recently the audio coming in to Video 1 In is being sent to Video 2, Video 3, TV/Sat, and DVD. No matter what is plugged into these inputs, the only sound when switching the input to these is from whatever is connected to Video 1 In. The other inputs: Phono, CD, Tape/MD work as expected. This happened all of a sudden - I hadn't used those inputs since a few months before I found this problem last week. I believe all of these "misdirected" inputs are on a single "card".

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Re: audio input/output

It sounds very much like your receiver needs repair by Sony.

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My tx-nr905 recievers output audio goes out when connected to my projector and a dvd player, but its ok with any other output combo; proj/sat or tv/dvd or tv/sat etc..... bought new about 4 yrs ago, has...

Semantics maybe, but sources are INputs. OUTputs are speakers, audio to other devices.

A DVD is always an INPUT.

So what's different? IOW, how are the DVD and Projector (Really? It uses a video OUTput) connected for audio? Have you looked at the manuals? Digital sources must be assigned, for example.

Aug 25, 2011 | Onkyo TX-NR905 Receiver

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Ok so the issue is that after i have ran a hdmi cable from reciever to monitor, and 2 hdmi inputs (dvd and video2) into the reciever where im running a ps3 into the video2 port and foxtel/satellite tuner...

Try this, although recivers have video pass through, it is not the best option for video to your monitor. Depending on what you have for input/output on your TV/monitor, and, if you can, you should run all your video components directly to TV via(best)HDMI(video and sound) or, component and digital optical(best) or RCA, Then run digital optical out from you TV out to receiver in. You can use your monitors menu to chosse what you view and only have the onr input to you reciever. ASll you have to do then is go through you recievers menu to get the audio. Less connections less hassle. In other words, you would run your sat tuner to tv inputsat or cable, then dvd to dvd, PS3 to video 1 etc., on TV/monitor, then the single audio output to reciever.

Jul 03, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I have a LG47" tv

Your DVD audio is sent directly to your receiver - not to you TV. That's why you can hear the audio on your stereo. The TV audio is not being sent anywhere - it is "stuck" in the TV and is amplified and sent to the TV speakers. Since the TV speakers are off, you don't hear anything. In order to listen to the TV audio on the stereo system's speakers, you need to send it to the receiver.

You need to have a pair (left + right signals) of audio cables (assuming you wish to listen to stereo sound) from the TV's Audio Output jacks to a pair of Audio Input jacks on the receiver / amplifier. You can use any unused input - CD, Video, Tape, Sat, etc. If you use Tape or Sat audio inputs, when you wish to listen to the TV audio, you must select the Tape or Sat input on the receiver.

Do not send more than one signal to a set of inputs on the receiver. Typically, a CD, DVD and Sat inputs offer two or more of the following types 1) Analog audio. These are the older RCA jacks that have been around since the beginning and require separate cables for left and right channels. 2) Optical inputs. This is the newer digital interface that provides for Dolby Digital (and others) format sound over a single fiber optic cable. 3) Coaxial inputs. This jacks looks like an RCA jack, but usually has an Orange ring - instead of the Red & White rings that analog RCA jacks have. They use a single coaxial cable. 4) HDMI input. This jacks carries both digital video and digital audio signals. If you are using an Optical input for the DVD on the receiver, do not use any other unused analog or digital inputs associated with the DVD to "piggyback" another device like a CD , VHS tape, etc.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Mar 25, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I have direct satalite tv VR 6050 kenwood surround sound tuner vizio tv, dvd player, and a vcr, Im confused on how its hook up and what order should it go something like sat in to sat box to kewood...

that reciever is not going to carry a hi definition video signal, it doesnt have either hdmi or component video inputs.

you can still use it, but if you run the picture through the reciever, it will have poor quality.

heres how you are supposed to hook it up:

find the single,m yellow video jack on your sattelite box, and hook that up to the "tv" video input, then hook the laft and right audio outputs from the cable box into the "tv" audio left and right inputs on the receiver. hook up the dvd player and vcr in the same manner, using "dvd" and "VCR" (if labeled as such) inputs on the reciever.

finally, send the tv video and audio outputs to the composite video in and left/right audio inputs on the tv. the video will be running through the reciever, and when you use the reciever to switch the sound source, the video will also be changed. you could get better picture quality if you ran the video directly to the tv using component (seperate green, red and blue) outputs/inputs, and bypassing the reciever on the video end, but then you would have to change inputs on the tv AND reciever to change from your cable box to your dvd player.

Nov 25, 2010 | Kenwood VR-6050 Receiver

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How to connect the herman kardon AVR 260

I have a AVR 247 and a AVR 347 there is a HDMI output on the back this will go direct to your HD TV HDMI input. If you have a HDMI output on your SAT. box then run this to the receiver HDMI 1 input. If you dont have a HDMI output on your SAT. box, then you want to use the digital fiber optic output from your SAT box and run it to OPT 1 input on the back of the receiver. This will be for audio only from the TV but thats all you want anyways. Be sure to set your receiver to HDMI 1 OPT 1 for this option. PS. This is a very clean and nice sounding receiver the only flaw to these receivers are the amount of heat they generate even on very low volumes. You must get a 4 or 5 inch boxer 120 volt fan and set on top of receiver blowing down and plug it in the back of receiver on the switched plug outlet so it comes on when powered up. This will make your receiver last 10 times longer. i have had mine for 3 years now and run them very hard sometimes with no problems with this fan addition. Hope this helps good luck.

May 24, 2010 | Harman Kardon AVR 2600

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I need help putting my surround sound to my tv .dvd and x box

2 ways to do this

if your tv has multiple inputs and an audio output its easy if not there is a way but its more complicated

if your dvd and xbox have HDMI (link to inexpensive hdmi cables) outputs pick up some cables on ebay and use that to go directly to the TV then use the audio output of the Tv and run it to any input on your receiver EXCEPT PHONO. I use video 1 since its easy to remember.

all you do is set your receiver to video 1 and then set your tv to the input you want to watch ie: video 1 for xbox, video 2 for the dvd
this will also work if you use component inputs on your tv (the red, green blue ones)

Now the harder way to do it.

Your receiver has high def (red, blue, green) component inputs

plug your dvd, xbox and cable box if you have one into the 3 video inputs on your receiver and teh TV audio can be plugged into the CD or aux input.

here is the issue.

running both the audio and VIDEO signal through the receiver may degrade your video quality based on the type of video processor that your receiver has.

secondly lets say your dvd doesn't have component outputs and you have to run s-video cable instead then you have to run multiple monitor outputs to your tv as the receiver wil not "upconvert or downconvert" the signal from one format to the other.

Newer higher end receivers will do the conversion but usually not until you get into the $500 and up price point.

when i do installs I try to ,ake it so that people have to push the fewest amount of buttons. Most people know how to switch the input on the TV but then get confused if they have to also start switching inputs on secondary devices such as receivers

hope that helps

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Onkyo TX-SR604 provides audio thru receiver but no video on Bravia LCD when satellite receiver signal is sent thru any of the Onkyo HDMI connections to tv, however if I connect up my Samsung DVD recorder...

easiest fix is to take all hdmi straight to tv. then come out of tv with optical cable to your receiver. that way what ever your watching will automatically be sent to the receiver thru optical. you even will get dolby dig. also you can have audio from your tv when you dont want to use your surround. keeps receiver on one input also.

Jul 02, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver

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No sound unless VIDEO signal is plugged into receiver

Connect the DVD player audio with digital coax into the digital audio connection as you described and the DVD video directly to the TV. Now switch the input mode on the receiver to DVD. Then switch the video output mode on the TV to correspond to the input you plugged into. Any source in 5.1 dolby digital or dts should now work properly and have picture too.

May 07, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-6130 Receiver

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Amp freezes when tv channel is changed

Are you using the HDMI for video AND audio or just video? Are you using the reciever as the video switcher by routing your devices into the amp and then from the out of the amp to the TV and then back to the amp from the TV HDMI output and the digital output? You may have a loop going on and the amp can't handle it.
If you are coming out of the TV with both HDMI and digital hooked to the same input selection on the amp and have the amp set for auto signal select, it could be throwing the amp for a loop and causing it to freak. From what I can see in the specs for that amp it has 2 HDMI in for connecting a HiDef Sat/Cable box, a DVD or Blu-Ray player or a gaming console, and then 1 output to the TV. HDMI handles both audio and video. Disconnect the digital cable and just use the HDMI for both audio and video.
The optimal set up would be as follows:

With a cable or sat box with HDMI out, go to the HDMI input to the TV. From the TV use either HDMI OR digital to the amp, not both. If you have Blu-Ray or HDMI DVD, connect that to the other HDMI input on the TV.

If the TV has only 1 HDMI input then connect the Cable or Sat box to one of the amp HDMI inputs and the Blu-Ray/DVD to the other and then from the HDMI out to the HDMI in to the TV with NO audio cable from the TV to the amp. Then use the cable remote to change channels.

See if one of those connection maps works for you.

If you need more help, let me know. Include the TV model and the digital audio cable interface type, whether it is optical or coax. It would also help knowing if you are using a Satellite or Cable box and which one it is.


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1st time using component video connections on my onkyo

Yes, switch to the video input that you are trying to configure (i.e. video 1-4). Press the menu button on the receiver or the remote and cycle to video settings. There should be a setting that says "video output" or "output" - set that to component. You may also have to configure the Input for that particular setting. For instance, if you have an HD tivo going into component 2 but you want it to be Video 1. Select Video 1, hit the menu button and scroll to video setup. Select video input setup and cycle it to component 2. Next, use the menu to cycle to video setup, select video output, switch to component. This should solve your problem. As a sidenote, you may also have to configure the audio in/out if you're using digital coax or optical. Let me know if this works.

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