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Unable to get HDMI signal into TV

I am unable to route my HDMI signal through the receiver. My DVD and cable works fine directly to the TV but not via the receiver. I am not sure what setting needs to be changed on the receiver for it to work.

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Re: Unable to get HDMI signal into TV

I have the same receiver and TV that I just bought 2 weeks ago.I cannot get the video to work with the HDMI cables. I have sound though.I Have the TV connected from HDMI3 to OUT on the receiver and the cable box connected to IN1. I am sometimes able to get the picture to show up by "tricking" the TV and connecting another HDMI wire, but when I turn off the TV I lose it again. The problem is the TV, I connected the receiver to another TV and it worked fine with video and sound. I sometimes get an error message from the TV " HDMI switching through the AV Receiver is not supported". I do not know what this means or how to overcome it. I have spent hours and tried every combination of settings possible but until I can break this error message, what can I do to overcome this problem?

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Re: Unable to get HDMI signal into TV

In the setup guide, try going to the HDMI option where you turn the montior out to "on" for the HDMI output. I don't believe that the receiver comes with the HDMI out already turned on...

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Cant get tv audio through receiver directly (without satallite, Game, DVD connection)

If your TV doesn't support audio return channel (ARC, which is your TV audio routed back to the receiver through the same HDMI cable), you then need to connect your television audio-out to your Onkyo TV audio input, using a digital cable or an analog one according to the connections on the back of your TV. If you use a digital connection (optical or coaxial), make sure you have the proper digital port assigned to TV on the onkyo I/O assign menu/digital inputs.
In case your TV does support ARC, you need to activate it in the Onkyo's hardware/HDMI setup menu, either by turning on HDMI control (tv or receiver control each other via cable), or by turning ARC on (you'd probably need to activate ARC on your TV as well).
Hope this help,

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Unable to connect a blu ray dvd player to onkyo tx-sr605 via hdmi

Not sure what unable to connect means..but I will assume you have the correct cable.

First make sure you have plugged the from the HDMI cable from the DVD play into the IN 1 HDMI port on the back of your Onkyo

On the Receiver
Enter the Setup mode
Next make sure the HDMI monitor out is set to YES on the Receiver
Monitor out
HDMI Monitor - YES

Next you need to assign the HDMI INPUT to DVD

This may be your issue.

Next step would be to verify your television input settings.

Nice receiver!

Best of luck!

Apr 13, 2011 | Onkyo TX-SR605 Home Theater Receiver 7.1...

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Hi I have a STR-DN1000 - My HD box connects to it via HDMI and optical cable. Then I have a PS3 connected via HDMI only. Then just an HDMI cable going from the amp to the TV. When I switch inputs between...

Your connections are fine the issue here is with the onboard processor.

HDMI is a great connector ONLY because it simplifies wiring.

The "concept" was to give consumers a simple way to connect their components while allowing devices to "communicate" to each other by being able to send control signals through the same cable.

HDMI is a digital format which has advantages but unfortunately these signals must be processed by the receiver, the problem that arises is that dvd players, video games etc. generally do not encounter issues when connected directly to a television but once you route that signal into the receiver well that a whole new ballgame there. (you are adding processes to the signal)

The delay and popping are caused by the processor making the needed adjustments and "reading' and converting the signal for display.

Personally I use HDMI but I also connect the optical AND component cables, Why? well for starts you can "upconvert" to HDMI but not "downconvert" so if you need a analog signal for a dvd burner s-vhs recorder or ? the HDMI signal can't be converted to a lower quality (for copyright reasons)

If you are not using the receiver for video switching or for multi room you will get a better picture by bypassing its video capabilities.

On low or mid line receivers such as your Sony I would run the hdmi's to your HD monitor and run the optical cable to your receiver.

Yes this will mean you will have to switch 2 inputs when changing sources (tv and then receiver) but should give you quicker video processing and better picture.

Now I don't want you or anyone to think "oh my Sony sucks" as its not entirely Sony's fault HDMI through ANY receiver brings issues I have a $2000 Denon and the HDMI sucks on that too!

I did write an extensive article/post on HDMI processing about a year ago its somewhere on this site.

Hope that helps

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Sony STR-DE925 auto-decode has worked fine for years. All DVD/PS3/Cable is attached to TV via HDMI and inbound audio from HDTV is optical fiber (TOSLINK). Up until today, this has worked perfectly, i.e.,...

OK, so with more troubleshooting, I was able to eliminate the problem with my DE925. It was actually the Vizio HDTV that was causing the problem, as I decided to route the optical audio from my DVD and PS3 directly to the same TOSLINK port on the DE925 and auto-decode worked. It was not the fiber-op cables either. This HDTV was a less-expensive 720p 32" model anyway, so I am not too concerned with the optical out working on it as I can run up to four TOSLINK connections in to the receiver.

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You will need to run HDMI directly from TV to Cable Box. Then run an optical or digital coaxial from your cable box to your receiver. The version of HDMI in your receiver is 1.1 or 1.2 and will not pass signal correctly. The recording industry has placed many roadblocks in front of HDMI to keep us from recording.... Go figure... That's the fix though. Hope this helps

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Make sure that the DVD player is connected into the correct inputs on the receiver and that the receiver also has the correct input selected to play. If your TV also has component video inputs it is best to connect the player directly to the TV. Otherwise, make sure you have the TV connected to the receiver via component video out.

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Unable to get TV to work with new Onkyo receiver

Did you assign the inputs on the HDMI?  If you didn't tell it where to look, it might not display properly.  Expand on your question... what exactly doesn't work?

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Denon Avr-588 setup


nice gear. Without further information, i am going to describe the best setup possible with your equipment.

1. make sure the speakers are connected to the receiver and you can hear sound out of it

2. connect cable box to receiver via hdmi to receiver.Choose cable on the receiver or video1 etc. (if you are not using hdmi cables post annd i will walk uthruogh a non hdmi process)

3. connect a hdmi cable from thee receiver monitor output area to the tv hdmi input

4. connect the dvd player hdmi to the input of the receiver

to watch select the tv av mode to line up with the receiver and choose video1 for tv and dvd to watch dvds on the receiver.

good luck


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New home theater setup- no signal at tv using onkyo tx=sr605

Could well be the quality of your cables. if you have high end cables the consult a service agent. if you have the cables that came with the products, go and get some better ones.

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