Video Issue with Onkyo 606 when trying to watch Cable TV.
Hi, I have a strange issue with my Onkyo 606 receiver that I need some help with. My setup is as follows: Charter cable box (HD) hooked to the receiver via component, Sony BluRay player hooked to receiver via HDMI, Wii hooked to receiver with component. Receiver hooked to TV with a single HDMI cable. I use a Logitech Harmony remote to control everything.
My problem is the following: when I use the "watch TV" button on my remote, it switches the cable box on, the receiver, then the TV (in that order). This is how I set it up originally (for over a year) and it's always worked. Recently, though, when I switch it on, everything switches on fine, except I get no video. I just get the blank TV screen with the input label on it. Audio is coming through just fine thought. I have to switch the receiver on and off a few times to get the video to feed properly (sometimes switching the cable box on and off will work). I should also mention that any using the Wii or BluRay player NEVER has this problem and always works right the first time. Just curious if this could be a problem with the receiver or the cable box?
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Re: Video Issue with Onkyo 606 when trying to watch Cable...
When this happens and you just see the input label try to press the power button on the front of the cable box and see if it brings the picture up. If this does produce the picture then it is a good possibility that something is interfering with the remote communicating with the cable box. I don't know if you have it contained in an entertainment center or how you have placed your equipment but if there is glass try to clean it and also wipe down the front of the cable box and make sure there is an unobstructed view of the front of the cable box. Good Luck.
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Hi AB, best way to accomplish this would be to go from the TV's audio output to any open audio input on the 606 and just be sure that you assign the source to the input. If you require further assistance please feel free to give us a call at 800-229-1687, also note that we offer a trade in program if you are looking to upgrade to a newer receiver, please email me your current units serial number and I will advise if it qualifies for the program. You can email me at [email protected], Thanks, JT
I just fixed mine with the same problem. Apparently, the HT-R667 and 606 receiver that comes with 6100 has a problem with the HDMI board. Onkyo wanted $500 dollars to fix it, costed me $16.
Here's how to fix it.
and the youtube vid:
Assigning the Digital Input
If there’s no sound, you’ll need to assign the digital inputs as
necessary using the setup menus on the TX-SR606’s display.
If you connect your DVD player to the AV receiver’s COAXIAL 1
DIGITAL IN, and your cable/satellite receiver to the COAXIAL 2
DIGITAL IN, as shown, it’s not necessary to assign the digital input.
The onscreen setup menus appear only on a TV that is
connected to the HDMI OUT. If your TV is connected to the composite video or S-Video MONITOR OUT, or the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT, use the TX-SR606’s display when changing settings.
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
Again, onkyo has downloadable cd software (its free) that you run threw cd player via fiber optics that will fix the issue. onkyo.com,choose region,click support at the bottom of page find Download Center or Software Downloads/Updates: for info. With onkyo its usually a simple chip issue. If that fails , find contact support , e-mail them your issue and simply ask for a downloadable repair disc- I did.
There is no "self fix" your receiver is HDMI version 1.1, 1.2, or 1.2a. Has a board problem from HDMI. It can be repaired and upgraded to version 1.3b which is the current format that seems to work in all scenerios. If your receiver is still under warranty the fix is N/C. If not, call Onkyo Customer support, alot of AV receivers pre 09' have this same issue and if you raise enough eyebrows, you may be able to get it done at N/C. I know it's not what you want to hear, but that's what's happening to alot of people! Hope this helps