Apple TV and Onkyo HDMI Issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Hank014, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Hank014 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have an Onkyo TX-SR606. I've already had the issues this model carries with the capacitors and have successfully replaced the capacitors. All HDMI inputs now work when I hook the cable box up to them.

    The input is HDMI from cable box to receiver and output is HDMI from receiver to TV. The problem is that when I unplug the end of the HDMI from the cable box and plug it into the ATV... I get nothing. No sound, no video... nada.

    If I go straight form ATV to TV, everything works fine. I've tried all cables in all positions and results are the same.

    Any suggestions or hints or commiseration would be appreciated.
     
  2. macaximx macrumors 6502

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    There are known Onkyo HDMI board failures. Onkyo USA & Canada offer a free replacement program. Check out AVS for details. Quick turn around times for USA.
    MY 808 HDMI board was replaced. Works fine now.
     
  3. Hank014 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks maca, but because every other device works fine through the receiver, I feel like the ATV should too. I'm usually pretty good with hooking this stuff up... not great, but good.... I don't know what I could be missing though and it's driving me nuts!
     
  4. Hank014 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else had any experience with this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    I have an old SR606 and I've just tried mine, it is working OK.
    This sounds like your board. Why not just put the ATV into a spare HDMI on the TV and do optical audio from the TV to the AMP, that way you will get both the sound and video?
     
  6. wwchris macrumors regular

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    I wish I could help

    Because I am having similar problems. I have done lots of online research and I can tell you that it is a known problem and there doesn't seem to be any solution. The same issues happen with macs output over HDMI as well.

    Even worse is that since my AppleTV/macs output fine to every other HDMI device and my Onkyo works fine with every other device hooked up to it, they wil both tell you it is the other device causing the problem. FYI, I have tried changing HDMI inputs ports and I have used multiple AppleTV's and they all have the problem.

    FYI! My problem is that the ATV will show and play movies fine (no audio problems) but on menu screen like the movie view, the screen will glitch a few times and then disappear like some kind of HDMI synching issue.
     
  7. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    Because with rare (any?) exception, pumping audio through the TV will convert Dolby Digital to Stereo (even through the optical audio out). If you want DD content to play DD, you almost have to pump it through the receiver.

    And sometimes (most or maybe all times?), when the TV is turned off the signal is cut off. Wire it that way and then want to listen to iTunes audio with the TV off and you probably get nothing. Again, best to pump it through the receiver. Let the TV be a last link in the chain.
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Agree the list is not huge that do support it - but... any sound is better than no sound. You could still use the amp to create a virtual surround sound. Ideal, no.
     
  9. kramerdude macrumors member

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    Me too

    Had the exact same issue with my Onkyo. All other sources (cable, PS3, WiiU) worked fine. Eventually they started missing as well. Replaced receiver with new Denon, and everything is perfect again. My boss had the exact same issue. Replaced his Onkyo with Yamaha and all is well. Onkyo has been plagued with this, and every time, a different receiver fixes it.
     
  10. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting I have that exact model and don't seem to have an issue. Everything seems to run perfectly through the system.
     

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