Question about Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver
Ive had my onkyo for over a year and recently when i switch to my ps3 it shows no signal and my sat is hooked up hdmi and it works fine. if i plug my ps3 into my tv it works fine but once i plug in the receiver nothing. but sometimes if i let it sit 10 or 15 minutes it will all of a sudden work. ive swithced cables, inputs, i only have this problem with my ps3. sometimes i only get audio sometimes nothing then once in a great while it just comes on. my osd used to work over hdmi now it dont. ive tried switching it to passthrough(thinking thats basically like hooking it directly to my tv)but still nothing. ive gone through all the settings on my ps3 thinking that was the problem but still nothing. can anyone help? please!
I've got exactly the same problem described by cccandme and the unplug for an hour/Master Reset Solution posted by dustywadham did not work for me. Everything was working great for about a year, and then I started having issues with the PS3 connection.
What's weird is that sometimes it will start right up, and other times it may take ten to fifteen minutes to acquire a signal. It seems as if something has gone haywire on the Onkyo, but I don't know what it is. From looking around the web, it appears as if quite a few people are starting to have problems with the TX-SR606 and their PS3 connection, and I wonder how someone could make Onkyo aware of this.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
I hate to say it i got the same problem and the only way i sorted was a master reset which means u have to do all the set up again and asign all the hdmi again but since i done that no problems to do this un plug the lot for an hour reconnect everything then push and hold the vcr button and push stand by a message will say clear on the receiver then it is back to when u frist got it out th box hope this helps
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
Had exactly the same problem after one year without problems, every source that was not hdmi (Wii, Setup Menu) was not displayed anymore while HDMI sources (PS3, Sat) were. Did the clear process (VCR+Standby) and reprogrammed everything. Now it's working fine.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
Same problem here! I have a ps3 & xbox360, both via HDMI to a Onkyo 606, then via HDMI to a Samsung 650 52" set. Worked great for 4 months, then I had trouble getting a signal when I switched from HD cable box to ps3. It got worse and worse, then I got no signal everytime I turned the reciever on. Now it is so bad, 11 months later, that I can spend 30-45 minutes switching everything on and off in order to get a signal. This morning I gave up and connected directly to the Samsung LCD, bypassing the Onkyo altogether. Works great. I'm gonna have to buy an optical cable to use the Onkyo 7.1 system, and deal with the disadvantages of optical cable rather than HDMI. This sucks, and when I did the Master Reset on the Onkyo everything just got worse.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
I had the same problem with the PS3 and the Onkyo 606.
Today I send it for repair...
Onkyo??? Never again
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
Same issue here.
I have the Onkyo AVR with a custom build media center (outputting via HDMI - i.e. no DVI to HDMI conversion) and a Panasonic BD30 connected to it.
Both the BluRay and Media Center work fine when connected direct to the TV and everything used to work fine. But after about a year I'm getting the same issue - TV shows no signal. OSD sometimes doesn't appear.
Interestingly my TV is also a Samsung which is mentioned quite a bit by you lot. Its the LE40M86DB in this case.
I've done resets galore, but the only way I can get it to work is switching on and off either the TV and/or AVR several times. Eventually it will work.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
I originally did this as a work around for what turned out to definitely be a faulty HDMI card in the reciever and it worked well, you need to go(on the PS3) Settings then scroll down to Display Settings and walk through the setup to change resolution. These excellent recievers unfortunately have a habit of cooking themselves slowly but Onkyo were kind enough to have a standard "2 year" warranty and when I finally contacted the reseller was simply asked to drop it back and they will call when its mended and back, it took 6 days!! I was so chuffed, especially when I discovered that Onkyo won't let retailers perform warranty repairs and make them send all units back to an official Onkyo repairer. The work is perfect and the reciever is like new, as far as I can tell they changed the HDMI daughter card and re-flashed the firmware and so far no issues. I would however recommend NOT covering the top of the reciever at all to allow heat to dissipate.
Posted on Jan 26, 2011
I have this same exact problem- I have the Onkyo TX-SR606 and it worked fine with a ps3 for just over a year, then it started to have video problems but would work sometimes, now video won't work at all. Cable works fine with hdmi, and the ps3 works if I connect it direct to the tv. I'll try to contact Onkyo. If they won't fix or replace it I'll be contacting the MA Attorney General
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Having the same problem but without gaming systems. Worked perfectly for over a year, suddently three different DVD or Blu-Ray players SOMETIMES can't send video, sometimes audio, sometimes neither through receiver. Yet through it all, high def DVR/Sat works fine, never an issue.
Sounds like it is time to switch brands entirely.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
It's nice to see that this is a problem alot of 606 owners are experiencing with the HDMI Throughput.
My Setup: PS3, XBOX 360 Elite, Comcast Cable HD DVR via HDMI...
It seems like the 606 needs to warm up to properly HDMI Handshake with my 360 *& PS3....
How I get it to work is I start up the COMCAST CABLE Box 1st.....and set it to a SD Channel....this gets the video started.
After a couple minutes I switch to an HD Cable channel and the unit handshakes.
After about 20 min....I switch to the XBOX 360 or PS3 feed......
There has to be something wrong with the chipset for all of us to start experiencing problems with the 606 almost the exact times after purchase.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
I started having this issue a couple of months ago, but with a little patience (would watch satellite TV for a while) then I would switch to my input where my PS3 was assigned.
Now the problem escalated to the point where now I have to connect the PS3 directly to my TV (LG70) in order to see an image. I tried resetting the display setup (by holding the power button for a couple more seconds once it has turned on) and re running the setup connected directly to my TV. Once the setup had finished I reconnected to my Onkyo Rx (TX-SR606) and it worked, only once, though.
I have called Onkyo and a rude representative told me, and I quote, "Connecting the PS3 through the AVR is NOT the same as going straight to the TV, disable your 24Hz movie mode and try again. If that doesn't work contact one of our service centers along with your reciept so they can have a look at it." (click).
I am in the process of contacting one of these service centers and I will have to wait and see what happens.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
I am having this problem with a Samsung LN52A5402FXZA and a PS3 when running it through my Onkyo HT-S9100THX. I have done the reset on the receiver, have unplugged and plugged back in the hdmi cables, etc. I have to turn on everything, and then turn the onkyo on and off over and over to eventually get a picture, and it seems to be getting worse every day. Onkyo told me I was responsible for sending it in to their 3rd part repair center, and it could take up to a month in limbo to get it back. I am thinking about trying a new hdmi cable before resorting to this, just to make sure it isn't a faulty one....
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
I have the same receiver with an xbox 360. To correct the problem, I disabled the Display Discovery feature on the xbox 360.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
I've tried the vcr + stby button but did not work. I'll give the 1hr and then button sequence to see if that works. Mine just did it for the first time the other day. Then it worked fine. Now it has just gone out again. I wonder if there is a chip defect.... Mine is on a Samsung LCD tv as well. 46in 6 series if that helps any. Could try to figure out if its all tvs or just a few select brands.
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
I have the same issue with XBOX (Component) and MacMini (HDMI). It all worked fine for few months and suddenly no video signal (when on XBOX - I see a black screen and on MacMini - just snow or video in a very poor quality). Audio is fine and usually, if I wait enough or turn off and on enough times, I get the video signal back.
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
I have the same issue with the WII component or composite outputs. Audio works but no video. Tried the CLEAR (VCR + Standby). Same issue. Other symptom the OSD Menu doesn't work when WII not working. OSD should work, its only connected HDMI to TV.
How about the TV interface causing the DSP not to scale or pass through correctly? Mines a Samsung HL61A750A1F.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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