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Old 12-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #1  
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I have had enough with my Onkyo 606. When I bought it I figured it would last longer than the Yamaha it replaced. Guess I was wrong. It's a year old and its hit or miss to recognize component IN1.

The 606 has its HDMI, heat problems. How about the 607 any known problems? I really like having 5+1 HDMI connections as long as they work. Will this receiver last more than a year?
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It JUST came out. How is anyone to know ??
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:39 PM   #3  
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I have had enough with my Onkyo 606. When I bought it I figured it would last longer than the Yamaha it replaced. Guess I was wrong. It's a year old and its hit or miss to recognize component IN1.

The 606 has its HDMI, heat problems. How about the 607 any known problems? I really like having 5+1 HDMI connections as long as they work. Will this receiver last more than a year?
I have had the 606 for a year and I have had no problems with it. Other than my Wii everything is hooked up via HDMI anyway so I don't have to worry about component. The only major difference in the 606 and 607 is that the 607 has an additional HDMI in port in the rear and an additional in port in the front. So the 607 has 6 HDMI in ports instead of 4 like the 606.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:04 AM   #4  
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It JUST came out. How is anyone to know ??
Well actually they arrived in most outlets around the last week of April 2009. That's over 6 months of sales. I was wondering if these units had any specific issues crop up in this time frame?
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I have had the 606 for a year and I have had no problems with it. Other than my Wii everything is hooked up via HDMI anyway so I don't have to worry about component. The only major difference in the 606 and 607 is that the 607 has an additional HDMI in port in the rear and an additional in port in the front. So the 607 has 6 HDMI in ports instead of 4 like the 606.
I like my 606 it's that I need 5 HDMI's IN now. As I stated in another thread all my 4 HDMI's outs still work fine. It's the component that's flakey.

I looked at the 707 but its really over kill for what I need. I looked at the Denon's but to get 5 HDMI's its priced too high for what I need.

Atfer reading many forums its pretty consistent that the 606 (or early production units) have HDMI board issues. They seem to crop up in the 9 - 12 month time frame.

As HiDefRev says they just came out and who's too know type of track record they will have. I agree to a point. My real question is at this price point are these receivers considered "throw away" units?
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I like my 606 it's that I need 5 HDMI's IN now. As I stated in another thread all my 4 HDMI's outs still work fine. It's the component that's flakey.

I looked at the 707 but its really over kill for what I need. I looked at the Denon's but to get 5 HDMI's its priced too high for what I need.

Atfer reading many forums its pretty consistent that the 606 (or early production units) have HDMI board issues. They seem to crop up in the 9 - 12 month time frame.

As HiDefRev says they just came out and who's too know type of track record they will have. I agree to a point. My real question is at this price point are these receivers considered "throw away" units?
No they are not throw away units. The 607 has a very good track record so far.

And lastly, have you tried unplugging your receiver from power overnight including disconnecting all input sources? You might want to try that as it has, in many cases, resolved the component issue.
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I bought a 607 from Newegg at the end of November but we didn't set everything up until Christmas Eve when I discovered that video on the cbl/sat composite connection does not work. I tried two brand new cables. I can get video on the game connectors and on the front aux ports with each of those cables but only audio on the cbl/sat ports in back. I have an SD Dish receiver for now so component is the only way for me to connect. I'm one day away from the end of my 30-day exchange/replacement period with Newegg and was about to contact them when I saw this thread. If they won't help, I can only send it back to Onkyo for God knows how long while they repair a brand new receiver. So there's one Onkyo 607 with a DOA connector if that says anything.
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I bought a 607 from Newegg at the end of November but we didn't set everything up until Christmas Eve when I discovered that video on the cbl/sat composite connection does not work. I tried two brand new cables. I can get video on the game connectors and on the front aux ports with each of those cables but only audio on the cbl/sat ports in back. I have an SD Dish receiver for now so component is the only way for me to connect. I'm one day away from the end of my 30-day exchange/replacement period with Newegg and was about to contact them when I saw this thread. If they won't help, I can only send it back to Onkyo for God knows how long while they repair a brand new receiver. So there's one Onkyo 607 with a DOA connector if that says anything.
Are you sure you have the receiver setup correctly? Those settings menus are quite complicated and many times it is only a matter of adjusting a setting that you did not think pertained to your situation. If I were you, I would go over the owners manual thoroughly before sending the unit back.

I don't know of any Dish SD receiver that has component video output. They only have composite or S-Video. A terminology misunderstanding that enforces my above suggestion.

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No they are not throw away units. The 607 has a very good track record so far.

And lastly, have you tried unplugging your receiver from power overnight including disconnecting all input sources? You might want to try that as it has, in many cases, resolved the component issue.
Thanks for the suggestion I'll try that over night.

Another question...

I'm assuming when you do a factory reset you have to run the Audyssey speaker setup again?
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Thanks for the suggestion I'll try that over night.

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I'm assuming when you do a factory reset you have to run the Audyssey speaker setup again?
Yes, I would advise you do that.
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Yes, I would advise you do that.
So I would have to run the Audyssey speaker setup again? Factory reset resets everything?
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So I would have to run the Audyssey speaker setup again? Factory reset resets everything?
Yes, it will reset everything back to the way it came to you. You will have to redo the Audyssey setup. And if you've done any custom input assignments, you'll have to do that as well.

Your 606 is still under warranty though. Why not try to have it repaired first? I'm going to be doing that this week actually to hopefully resolve the HDMI issue I'm having.
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Are you sure you have the receiver setup correctly? Those settings menus are quite complicated and many times it is only a matter of adjusting a setting that you did not think pertained to your situation. If I were you, I would go over the owners manual thoroughly before sending the unit back.

I don't know of any Dish SD receiver that has component video output. They only have composite or S-Video. A terminology misunderstanding that enforces my above suggestion.
Sorry about that. I used both terms didn't I? I meant composite. I don't see anything in the manual that addresses this problem, but I'll check again before I box it up. What would I be looking for regarding getting audio but no video on those composite connections?

After talking to Newegg, the plan is to buy a second receiver to be shipped today and return this one for a refund. Newegg will waive the 15% restocking fee if it's defective. So I'll check once more before I do this.

To the OP: Sorry for highjacking your thread.

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Just wondering why you would go with the same brand if you had trouble with those products. I have read alot lately as to how the Onkyo's run too hot and their CS is horrible, Check this out.
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...ad.php?t=61705
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Just wondering why you would go with the same brand if you had trouble with those products. I have read alot lately as to how the Onkyo's run too hot and their CS is horrible, Check this out.
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...ad.php?t=61705
That is the fight I'm having with myself... Bang for the buck Onkyo is the best. I'm hoping its more or less tied to one model. I know none are perfect but I would think they would last longer than a year. I've read that thread... my 606 runs warm. It's installed in a custom made built in the wall electronics cabinet with black glass doors. The cabinet has vent holes across the back. Underneath I have 2 vent holes to bring in air and a 12 volt thermostatically controlled fan to vent out the side. The 606 has approximately 3" to each side and 6" above. The cabinet has 3 DVR's, 1 VUDU box, 1 BD Player and the 606. The cabinet temp varies from 72 degrees to 86 degrees.

What other receivers in this level will give me 5 HDMI inputs? Or 4 HDMI inputs and at least 1 Component IN that works?

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