Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




139 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 94944 22-Dec-2011 18:10 Send private message

x-cross posting from Home Theatre

I have just brought an Onkyo TX-NR609 receiver.  I have an issue whereby there is a loud clicking noise when I change channels or switch to the guide if I have the HDMI Audio setting on my MySky HD box set to Dolby.   If I change it to PCM it is fine but i do not get Dolby Digital Sound.   My previous Sony reciever worked fine so it is obviously an issue with the Onkyo.  Has anyone else come across this and found a fix.  Using the Optical connection is not possible as I am using cat5 cables to feed sky to my TV which is in a different room than the sky box. 
Cheers 
Richard

Create new topic
1822 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 560774 22-Dec-2011 18:17 Send private message

Click or clunk? The extra amplifiers kick in when a 5.1(or more) source is found. And if for whatever reason its deciding to cutout for a fraction of a second between changing functions, the amps will turn off/on



139 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 560825 22-Dec-2011 21:52 Send private message

It is a loud clicking noise, typically 4 or more in rapid sucession. It comes through the front speakers so is really loud. If i cannot find a fix i will need to return the receiver.

 

 



1822 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 560848 22-Dec-2011 23:54 Send private message

Sounds to me like a break in the audio stream syncing up. Check you don't have any sort of fuzzy audio upscaling on (IE use standard format decode for instance to test)

And does the new one do HDMI HDPC where the old one didn't? Or some HDMI processing like upscaling.

I have the Zinwell and a SR606, and I notice when turning on the STB the audio light going nuts as the decoder boots, and sometimes it wont sync and give any pic/sound until I restart it. So they appear fussy on handshaking.

(And the amp clunk is the reason they are sometimes called ClunkYo :) )

6381 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 478

Trusted

  Reply # 560865 23-Dec-2011 07:52 Send private message

Yep sounds like an hdmi hangup which wasn't shown before as (maybe?) you were using optical initially.

I was going to say try another cable but you're using baluns.

My earlier onkyo does the clicking of the relays when switching between modes, but this doesn't make it out through the speakers themselves though...

534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30

Trusted

  Reply # 561058 23-Dec-2011 20:50 Send private message

I have a TX-NR609 and get a clicking in the reciever, not through the speakers. However I also had this previously on my sony reciever when Dolby digital was kicking in from PCM. Sound is over HDMI and believe it is the syncing.







139 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 561282 24-Dec-2011 21:35 Send private message

I managed to fix the problem.  In the MySkyHD settings I had to have both HDMI and Optical audio set to Dolby.  If I have optical set to PCM and HDI to Dolby I get the static noise through the speakers on my reciever.  Lucky my second TV (the one without the receiver) allows me to set the HDMI input to analogue so I can run RCA cables from the sky box into the TV to get sound. 

1822 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 561285 24-Dec-2011 21:44 Send private message

That sorta makes sense, as the optical audio stream would kick in faster than the HDMI one which has to sync up first.

Good to know its not a dud box :)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54


New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51


New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34


Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30


Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.