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Onkyo Receiver HDMI Passthrough Delay?

Graphikzking 2,080 426 November 10, 2011 at 07:13 AM
Hey guys I ordered my Onkyo 609 Receiver.

Love it but one problem:

When I hook my xbox360 to the receiver using hdmi and then hdmi to my tv there seems to be a slight delay.

At first I thought it was my internet connection (FIOS) but then after plugging the xbox back directly to the tv the delay disappeared.


Maybe I can turn off upconvert or something? I'm not sure if there is something I can do besides hooking the xbox directly to the tv with hdmi and then running an optical toslink cable to the receiver.

I wanted to avoid the 2 cable solution... any ideas guys?

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HDMI auto switcher. Does not exactly avoid the 2-cable thing but at least it is not two to the TV.

Here is one:
http://amzn.to/vyHBKe

There are lots more and I am not endorsing that one, it is only an example.

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HDMI auto switcher. Does not exactly avoid the 2-cable thing but at least it is not two to the TV.

Here is one:
http://amzn.to/vyHBKe

There are lots more and I am not endorsing that one, it is only an example.

W

Thanks. I don't think that will work for me. I want the sound coming out of the surround sound not the tv speakers. If I used this switcher the sound would still be going only to the tv.

This blows.. I'll play with it tonight again and see if possibly there is a simple passthrough instead of "upconvert" on certain inputs, maybe that is the problem.

I can't believe no one else has this problem. I'm starting to wonder if it's the actual receiver and maybe mine is defective.

EDIT: I saw some others online have this problem. They call it "lag". Which is spot on. I have to figure out a way to get rid of the lag. When I turn to shoot for instance it's just every so slight of a delay - just enough to be killed instead of doing the killing.

It seems like it's just a tiny fraction of a second (maybe 80-200ms) and it's actually noticeable.
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Page 53 of your user manual describes how to put your Onkyo video scaler into Game mode. You can also use "Direct" mode, which completely bypasses the video scaler and video processing, allowing your TV to do it.
Link to user guide:
http://filedepot.onkyousa.com/Fil...f242753f27
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Page 53 of your user manual describes how to put your Onkyo video scaler into Game mode. You can also use "Direct" mode, which completely bypasses the video scaler and video processing, allowing your TV to do it.
Link to user guide:
http://filedepot.onkyousa.com/Fil...f242753f27

Sounds exactly like what I was looking for. Thanks again!

I actually was looking through the manual but the paper one.. that damn thing is so many pages and no table of contents that is helpful.

Thank you!
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Sounds exactly like what I was looking for. Thanks again!

I actually was looking through the manual but the paper one.. that damn thing is so many pages and no table of contents that is helpful.

Thank you!
Would you please let me know if it works?
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Would you please let me know if it works?

Will do. Hopefully when I get home tonight I'll have a few minutes to switch it around before running out to dinner.


Reading on that page sounds like it will minimize the delay but not completely eliminate it. I'm sure it will make some difference.
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Would you please let me know if it works?
Ok that almost 100% fixed the problem.

If I never played with cable going directly to the tv from the xbox then I wouldn't even notice there is a hint of delay.

The cable to the receiver passthrough was a huge delay. With changing the Input to "Game" it eliminated 95% of the delay.

Honestly it's very livable now.

If the normal delay is 50ms it's like 60ms now. Not bad at all.

Without it in "game mode" it was like 100-130ms delay. These are my unofficial personal judgements.

I can now snipe people again in the game Smilie
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Ok that almost 100% fixed the problem.

Without it in "game mode" it was like 100-130ms delay. These are my unofficial personal judgements.

I can now snipe people again in the game Smilie
To 100% fix it, make sure your TV is •also• in game mode.
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To 100% fix it, make sure your TV is •also• in game mode.
I'm not sure my tv even has a game mode. I'll check it out. It's a Sony LCOS projection tv. (1080P / ca. 2007)
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