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Set-up problem with sound and speakers

I have a Sky HD and a Toshiba HD-EP35. I have connected both units by HDMI and recieve video fine. When trying to run through the set-up for the speakers (I have 5 + woofer) using the automatic sound detection mic, it get to the first speaker and tells me (speaker not detected). I can hear sound but only when I turn the receiver up to a high volume. i have checked all the speaker connections.

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  • deshanoop Dec 31, 2007

    I cannot get my HDMI output to go via the receiver. It works fine while going directly to the TV but i do not get any signal while routing through the receiver. Is there a setting in the Onkyo receiver which needs to be changed?

    Please help!


  • Zenist Jan 03, 2008

    I have the same problem for speaker automatic setting. The first time I was using the TX-SR605, I don't have any speaker yet. The receiver is used fine with HDMI Video and Audio input/output from blu-ray and to the TV. Yesterday I just got my 5.1 speaker system, as I plugged in the setup mic, it runs the Automatic setup directly. I can hear the sound from left front speaker, three times with higher volume each time. But the receiver always say" Ambient too noise" (we are not making any noise). And I cannot quit Automatic setting even I unplugged the setup mic. The only way is to plug in a headphone, then I can watch the TV from DVD again. What's the problem? Can someone help?

  • jeffpheff Jan 06, 2008

    The automatic speaker setup can not detect the left surround back speaker and the subwoofer speaker. I checked the wiring, switched the left surround back speaker and the right surround back speakers and still the same result. I swtiched the wiring for the left and right surround back speakers and still got the same results. I retried the automatic speaker setup serveral times and got the same results.

    What is the problem?


    Jeff Phefferkorn



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I sent this TX-SR605 system to an authorized dealer for repair. It seems like it is a very simply problem - the internal set-up mic jacket closed circuit, so the system think the set-up mic is always plugged in (even when physically unplugged it, the system still detect plugged in). And it enters the automatic speaker setup and never quit.

Now I have the receiver back home and tested it. Everything worked O.K. now. It is a pity that this new-bought equipment (just one month) need repair for just a small action of plug in a mic ( I swear I plugged it in very tenderly). It is shame for such a unreliable performance happened on brand name like ONKYO. How can you be confident for an equipment failure in one month.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008


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