Question about Onkyo TX-SR604 Receiver
I have an Onkyo TX-SR604 receiver. My cable box and DVD player are connected through the HDMI ports. I can not get surround sound to work correctly on this receiver. If I have it in Stereo mode, I can hear the sound fine, but there is no surround sound. If I change it to any sort of surround setting such as Neo6 or a DTS setting, the surround works great, but I either can't hear the speech channel or it is very faint. This is true with both the DVD player, and cable programming that is broadcast with surround sound. Please help!
I seem to recall a sub-menu setting having to do with "auto shut off" or something like that.
My receiver is packed up, ready to take to Fry's, or I would find that submenu for you.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
DTS-HDMA and Dolby TrueHD cannot be passed to your receiver via bitstream on the PS3. DTS-HDMA cannot be decoded either so you're out of luck there.
Dolby TrueHD can be decoded internally on the PS3 assuming your firmware is up to date. Set the Blu-ray HDMI output to PCM and you can then pass it to your receiver.
If this doesnt work, do a system update on your PS3.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
hdmi connection between player and AVR. Right?
I am sure you would have also done the first time setup and set all the 7 speaker as well as the subwoofer thru your auto or manual speaker set up and that the reason you are getting Neo6.
On your Receiver, please also check the format of the digital input signal thru "Displaying Source Information" Press the [RECIEVER] button, and then press the [DISPLAY] buttorn repeatedly to cycle thru the available information.
a).. If the information shown say that DTS - ES Discrete, DTS- Matrix, DTS -HD and so on.... then we need to check as to why the receiver is not accepting the signal.
b).If the information shows otherwise and a 7.1 signal is not availalbe, then its possible that the source(in this case the BD player/or the recording is not sending the required signal).
lets take the case (a). In this case if you have all the 7.1 set up in place and you are getting the required signal , then you can assign a default listening mode to each input source that will be selected automatically when you select each input source.
Press [RECEIVER] button followed by [SETUP] button and enter listening mode setup, use up , down buttons to select the input source that you want to set and press [ENTER].
then use [up], [down] button to select the signal format that you want to set.
then use the [[LEFT] and [RIGHT] buttons to select a listening mode.
When you are finished, you can press [SETUP] again.
The above is with experience with ONKYO AV Receivers. In case you have a problem , please let me know so that I can go thru the SETUP menu of your particular receiver i.eTX-SR- 806.
HOpe the above sort out. DO let me know.
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Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Not sure if this is your fix, but I had what I thought was the same problem. I played with my Onkyo quite a bit ensuring the correct assignments for HDMI, audio and all that stuff. Turns out I neglected to make sure the output devices were properly assigned. Many devices aren't default to output sound over HDMI. I changed the audio out settings on the cable box to HDMI and suddenly the Onkyo worked great. I know, I'm an idiot for not checking that in the first place, but maybe someone out there is having the same trouble as well.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
Onkyo service told me, the second timethat I called them, that there is a known HDMI handshake issue with Motorola and Atlanta Scientific cable boxes. The only solution, and it was a solution, is to connect the box through the HDMI 1 port ONLY. All the other (2,3,4) result in blinking/dropping of signal. I did this, changed the cable/satelilte setting to HDMI 1 and all is well.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
In the menu is an option for switching master and true hd on. Standard its of and played als normal dts/dolby.
also: check the input (blu ray?): maybe it is set to only output no high def signals, so the amlifier doest recieve hd sound..
Posted on May 30, 2009
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