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Help me understand something on my new TX-NR818

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by 289FIACobra, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. 289FIACobra

    289FIACobra Extra

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    I purchased a new TX-NR818 over the weekend and short story, it works great, firmware all squared away, Audyssy MultiEQ calibration completed for now (when I get around to a 5.1 instead of the current 3.1, I'll do this again.) Movies sound spectacular, regained voices thanks to a center channel, and I now "FEEL" thumps from T-Rex or a helicopter rotor and of course, explosions, all while keeping the overall volume to normal listening :D So far, the only thing that confuses me is the OSD Setup will not display; as it stands, "HDMI Main" cable goes from the NR818, into the very first (top) HDMI /ARC port on my Panasonic 55" Viera. In order to view the Setup OSD, I have to change Input on the Panasonic Viera to the 2nd port, BD-DVD port, and then I proceed to go through the setup. I thought the setup should show up on the primary HDMI/ARC port and not have to change anything on the Panasonic Viera. Is there some configuration on the NR818 that I'm missing here? It's a small thing I guess but I need to understand what's going on and if this is normal or not. I printed out their manual and while some things were specified, there didn't seem to really be anything specific in terms of what to hook up; it simply states to connect HDMI-Main from the NR818 to the TV's HDMI port. Thanks in advance with any answers and things to try.
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

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    Do you get any onscreen info at all from the Onkyo? Specifically, if you turn the volume up on the receiver do you get a blue volume indicator at the bottom of your tv screen? There is an OSD (onscreen display) setting on page 74 of the manual--might help?
     
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    I'll review that page again. I don't recall if the vol. bar comes on. But I did try to follow their tips on setting it up and it pointed to pages 74 and 75.
     
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    I figured out the problem... it was me. On the Panasonic, I went to the Input and just looked at the menu... Input 1: Ant./Coax Input 2: Blue-Ray (HDMI1) Input 3: Xbox (HDMI2) ... DOH! It was staring me right in the face. My so-called brain was organizing Input 1, Input 2, Input 3, etc. as HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, but in fact, Input 1 really is the COAX connection on the Viera, and Input 2 is HDMI1. I am an idiot. I re-labeled Input 2 as "ONKYO".
     

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