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Help connecting the Onkyo receiver TX-NR414 to Bose Acoustimass 6

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   reddyvasanth7



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Posted November 08 2012 - 04:53 PM

Hi, I got a new Bose acoustimass 6 and onkyo receiver. Trying to connect it inspite of all those wires. Finally did complete the set up. I did connect the my satellite HDMI to receiver. I also connected the TV ARC to the receiver. But now the main problem is when I am increasing the volume of receiver automatically my tv volume is being increased. and when I am reducing the TV volume the receiver volume is being decreased.:confused: Can any one please help me fixing this issue. :( Thanks in advance.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 09 2012 - 01:03 PM

The Onkyo is insulted, having Bose hooked up to it! (Just kidding...........kinda). Bose is not regarded very well in the home theater industry. If you have a newer tv, made in the last 3-4 yrs., in the setup menus, there should be a place to "Turn Off" tv's speakers. If possible, do that. That should fix the problem. If you have an older tv, without that feature, a Harmony remote may help. Not knowing for sure though, I'd get their cheapest one. While setting up the remote online, it asks if you will use the tv or the A/V receiver, for the volume control. Of course, tell it to use the receiver. Then, it shouldn't even send a signal to the tv. But, since Bose is so weird, I can't promise that will work. Normally Bose speakers connect to their bass module (Bose doesn't even attempt to call it a subwoofer), instead of a receiver. Double check all the settings in your Onkyo's setup menus too. Make sure the receiver isn't passing through the control to tv also. I know you don't want to hear it, but I'd say to get better speakers and subwoofer package, that plays well with everything else. Good luck! I looked at your manual........ Make sure the HDMI THROUGH is set to "OFF" in the audio setup for HDMI, in receiver menus (page 49). Read that page carefully.
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