Users' questions

How do I set up my Onkyo surround sound?

How do I set up my Onkyo surround sound?

Just use the HDMI 1 port on the back of your TV. Connect the other end of the cable to your receiver. You’re looking for something labeled HDMI Out; it’s usually a different color. If necessary, connect a digital optical cable to the back of your TV (optical out), and the other end to your receiver (optical in).

What is the best setup for surround sound?

In a 5.1 system, your surround speakers are best placed to the left and right of your listening position. Aim them directly towards you for the best sound. If side placement isn’t practical, place your surround speakers a few feet behind your listening position and face them forward.

Why is my Onkyo surround sound not working?

Make sure that the speaker setup microphone is not still connected. If the input signal format is set to “PCM” or “DTS”, set it to “Off”. Depending on the source and current listening mode, not much sound may be produced by the surround speakers. Try selecting another listening mode.

How do I play sound through my Onkyo receiver?

Power on the Onkyo receiver. If using RCA cables press the “TV” button to begin listening to the audio from the television. However, with the HDMI connection you need to press the HDMI button, followed by the cable connection number. Once done, you can enjoy the HD audio coming from the television.

Is it worth getting 7.1 surround?

A 7.1 system is a great choice for larger rooms where sound may get lost in the space. It provides a deeper surround sound listening experience. Theater quality media designed for a 7.1 system will come through clearer than it would on a 5.1 system.

Why my surround sound is not working?

Try different cables to verify this is not a bad set of cables. Try setting the Audio/Video (A/V) receiver to a different Surround Sound mode. Check each speaker to make sure they are properly connected to the A/V receiver. Perform a Test Tone function to verify if the speakers are working correctly.

How do I get my TV to play sound through my receiver?

Connect a Coaxial Digital Cable, Optical Digital Cable, or Audio cable to the Audio Output jack on your TV. Connect the other end of the cable to the corresponding jacks on the A/V receiver or home theater system. Depending on your device, the audio input may be labeled TV INPUT or VIDEO INPUT.

How can I set the subwoofer level on my Onkyo?

The best way to set it initially is with a Radio Shack sound level meter. On the Speaker Setup/Level Calibration screen on your Onkyo, set the Subwoofer level to about -3.0dB and set the volume knob on your sub about 1/3 the way up. Then play the internal subwoofer test tone from your Onkyo.

What kind of sound do I need on Onkyo?

Others are Designed for 2 Channel Sources. All Channel Stereo can be used on 5.1 and 2.0 Sources, but I prefer Dolby Digital or THX Cinema for 5.1 Sources as there is Discrete Information for each Channel with 5.1 Sources. However, whatever sounds best to you is fine.

How do I disable speakers on my Onkyo receiver?

If you don’t run Audyssey, remember to go into the Speaker Config and manually disable any speakers not present in your setup. To manually disable speakers, scroll through the crossover settings on the Speaker Config screen and select the option “None”.

Can a Blu ray player be used with an Onkyo receiver?

Always set HDMI Audio Out=OFF unless you want to use your television’s speakers. If you have things configured correctly, you’ll get all the benefit of TrueHD, DD+ and DTS-HD with your Onkyo receiver, assuming your HD-DVD or Blu-Ray player is capable.