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Topic # 127428 9-Aug-2013 19:48
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Hi,

I have an Onkyo receiver with 1 HDMI out and 3 HDMI in ports on it. I have just bought a 3DTV and 3D Blu Ray player (with only 1 HDMI port), went to watch a 3D movie and subsequently discovered that my receiver's HDMI ports do not support 3D imagery!

Therefore, my only solution when I want to watch a 3D Blu ray movie is to disconnect the 3D player from the receiver, plug it directly into the TV with an HDMI cable and then use an optical cable from the receiver into the blu ray player which will not give me optimal sound.

Is there a solution? Could I use a HDMI splitter that has 3D support somehow, if such a thing exists?

Please help.

Many Thanks in advance. 

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  Reply # 874753 9-Aug-2013 19:53
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What model of Onkyo?


http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/features/3d-ready-28383.html


Onkyo say "All Onkyo A/V receivers are capable of carrying high-resolution 3D video formats from source devices to your 3D-capable display via HDMI."



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  Reply # 874756 9-Aug-2013 20:03
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Update:

http://www.eu.onkyo.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=2&id=424&artlang=en

So you must have quite an oldish Onkyo Receiver..

You could update. Avalon have a ex demo 414 going quite cheap

http://www.avalon.co.nz/av-receiver-amps-/333-onkyo-tx-nr509.html



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  Reply # 874772 9-Aug-2013 20:21
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JB Hifi (Wellington) also have at least one 4xx series Onkyo on the bargain table. (which may also be a 414)

3D requires HDMI 1.4 support. Anything made before 2010 almost certainly won't support it. Anything made since about 3Q 2010 almost certainly should.

An HDMI splitter that does what you want tend to be in the $100-$150 region (unjustifiably I believe).

ARC is the only really useful feature in the 1.4 spec to me, one less cable = a good thing.

If your receiver is firmware upgradeable, then check if there is a newer firmware available, although I doubt it'll help matters as presumably it needs an HDMI 1.4 processing chip of some form.

Odd that the link for Avalon says NR-509 but the unit is the NR-414.




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  Reply # 874865 9-Aug-2013 22:02
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I have a very similar setup. Using a TR-SX876 to a Panasonic GT30 TV.

I haven't settled on a solution - so far I've been using sound via the TV speakers instead of the 5.1 system. I've been thinking about trying the digital audio out (SPDIF) from the TV to the Onkyo (realising I won't be able to use formats like DTS-Master Audio etc) but haven't got that far as my optical cables don't fit into the TV. (Not sure why yet)

I'm more interested in decent sound than 3D so haven't spent much time investigating. I'm also interested to see if there's a better solution...

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  Reply # 874940 10-Aug-2013 02:54
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Yeah so, I'd find a 3D BluRay player with dual HDMI outputs (one for video, directly into the TV, the second with audio output into the receiver)... or, do the obvious and drop the receiver in favour of a new, 3D compatible model.
Preferably the latter.

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  Reply # 874944 10-Aug-2013 06:15
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I had the same issue with my Pioneer receiver not having 3D pass through, solved the issue until I replace the receiver by purchasing a Panasonic 3D player with duel HDMI ports. connect video direct to TV and audio to receiver.

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  Reply # 874992 10-Aug-2013 10:14
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Are you sure it's the amp and not the cables? Not all cables are suitable for 3D.

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  Reply # 874994 10-Aug-2013 10:25
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HDMI cables are universal except for the Ethernet-over-HDMI functionality which is the only feature that requires an HDMI 1.4 compliant cable. I suspect that any cable on the market will have the pins for this connected whether they say "1.4" on the packet or not unless they're super-cheap.

Any old HDMI lead will be fine for 3D, although the guy in the shop will probably try and tell you otherwise.




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