Are you using digital cocoax to output fromt he CD player? If so I'd suggest using a good pair of analog interconnects and using those instead, thus using the DAC in the CD player, which is quite likely (depending of course on the quality of the CD player compared to the amp) to be better than the multi-purpose DAC in the amp, as it is designed just for the job of converting the CD players output.Anyway, got everything connected and voila! First off was the CD test using a Sony SACD player running a normal audio CD (Dream Theater - 20th Anniversary Concert, Live!) and using co-axial output. The Onkyo needed telling what input to use for that connection which was easy. Now, from using a Yamaha A595, which has always been very musical to me, I was nervous about the musicality of the Onkyo. I need not have worried.
I'd like to know this too.can you set up all four HDMI inputs, as well as, both Components to run without having to reallocate them in the menus? there seems to be some confusion about this in the other thread.
having six active inputs would be a real deal sealer on this amp...
How do you connect a virgin media box to an SR606?
It's currently connected via scart directly to the tv but the SR606 doesn't have a scart connection.
Today I decided to buy it, found a black on locally, picked it up and it is now set up. Sounds awesome.
I have a question though that someone might be able to answer. Not sure I am settting my Sky HD up to it right. I have HDMI in from the Sky to Onkyo (sky does not send DD5.1 through this), so I have optical into Digital in. Can someone help me clarify how I should be setting it up to use the Digital input for sound
Thanks for your suggestions! I'm a total newbie to all of this so on the option above I would need an RCA cable and an s-video cable? I've looked online but I'm fecked if I can make any sense of all of the cables available! Any chance you could post some links for these? Are they available from the likes of Comet/Currys etc?Next up the quality scale is to still run the RCA for audio but buy the same adapter with an S-Video output. Take an S-Video from here into the CABLE/SAT input on the amp. The Onkyo automatically detects the S-Video input (just as well as you can't assign composite or S-Video in the Input Assign menu in the OSD).
Can you assign a component or HDMI source to the AUX, Tape or CD input selectors? So that for example your setup looks like this:The four HDMI inputs are are assignable in the OSD (I will try and get some pictures posted this evening).
All inputs have to be assigned to an 'Input selector'. These are: DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, GAME/TV, AUX, TAPE & CD. Thats it - seven input selectors. If you are connecting four HDMI inputs (e.g. SKY HD, PS3, DVD Upscaler etc..) then you manually assign each selector to the relevant HDMI input you put the cable into. If you are connecting a Wii, for instance, via component then connect to the rear on the 'IN1' row of terminals then go into the OSD choose the 'GAME/TV and select 'IN1' as the input source.
You will have to allocate and check all inputs in the menu's (to answer the question above). It is shipped with default setting but i doubt that these will be relevant to most people as everyone has different devices with different outputs. This takes 30 seconds to be honest - just pull up the OSD and look at the list of Input Selectors, whizz down each one and tell it what you've connected it to.
Though I dont have six devices to connect up (rubberducker, you lucky man!!) I cannot see any reason why four HDMI and component cant be all used at the same time.
What about the TAPE and CD inputs can you assign a component or HDMI to that and still have the four other inputs assigned at the same time?I don't think so. The Aux input relates to the sockets on the front of the amp (I guess for a quick hook up of a camcorder etc.) It only has the usual three phono sockets for video and sound.
Got mine yesterday and looking forward to the w/end!