AV Receiver TX-NR807 HT-RC180 Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo AV Receiver. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new AV Receiver.
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Connecting a Power Amplifier ... 39 Connecting an RI Dock... 40 Connecting a Dock with the Universal Port Connector... 40 Connecting Onkyo u Components ... 41 Connecting the Power Cord ... 41 Turning On & First Time Setup Turning On the AV receiver... 42 Turning On and Standby ...
HD Radio™ and the HD Radio Ready logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation. To receive HD Radio broadcasts, you must install an Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio tuner module (sold separately). *7. In Europe, using banana plugs to connect speakers to an audio amplifier is prohibited.
Features—Continued SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other marks and logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. SIRIUS and XM subscriptions sold separately. Taxes and a one-time activation fee may apply.
Front & Rear Panels Front Panel The actual front panel has various logos printed on it. They are not shown here for clarity. The page numbers in parentheses show where you can find the main explanation for each item. a ON/STANDBY button (42) This button is used to set the AV receiver to On or Standby.
Front & Rear Panels—Continued (North American and Taiwan models) l m n o p qr s (European, Australian and Asian models) The page numbers in parentheses show where you can find the main explanation for each item. k PHONES jack (63) This 1/4-inch phone jack is for connecting a stan- dard pair of stereo headphones for private listening.
Front & Rear Panels—Continued w SETUP MIC jack (55) ® Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup microphone connects here. x AUX INPUT (36) This input can be used to connect a camcorder, game console, and so on. There are jacks for com- posite video, analog audio, and optical digital audio.
REMOTE CONTROL This u (Remote Interactive) jack can be con- nected to an u jack on another Onkyo AV compo- nent. The AV receiver’s remote controller can then be used to control that component. To use u, you...
Front & Rear Panels—Continued g SIRIUS antenna (TX-NR807: North American models) This jack is for connecting a SIRIUS Satellite Radio antenna, sold separately (see the separate SIRIUS instructions). h MONITOR OUT These S-Video and composite video jacks should be connected to a video input on your TV or projector. i HDMI IN 1–6 and OUT (TX-NR807) HDMI IN 1–5 and OUT (HT-RC180) HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) con-...
Front & Rear Panels—Continued A FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURR/ZONE 3 L/R, SURR BACK/ZONE 2 L/R, FRONT HIGH L/R, and FRONT WIDE L/R These terminal posts are for connecting the front L/R, center, surround/zone 3 L/R, surround back/ zone 2 L/R, front high L/R, and front wide L/R speakers.
• When the remote control codes have been registered and you want to operate another component (page 125), or when you want to operate an Onkyo component without u connection, point the remote controller at the other component to use it.
Remote Controller—Continued Controlling the AV Receiver To control the AV receiver, press the [RECEIVER] button to select Receiver mode. You can also use the remote controller to control your DVD/BD player, CD player, and other components. See page 125 for more details. *1 When you want to change the remote controller mode without changing the current input source, press the [MODE] button and within about eight seconds, press the REMOTE MODE button.
Number buttons (66, 67) Used to select radio stations directly in the Direct tuning mode. Also you can select a preset directly. Note: An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via u can also be controlled in Receiver mode (see page 133).
Connecting the AV receiver Connecting Your Speakers Speaker Configuration For 7.1-channel surround-sound playback, you need seven speakers and a powered subwoofer. The following table indicates the channels you should use depending on the number of speakers that you have. Number of speakers: Front left Front right Center...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Using Dipole Speakers You can use dipole speakers for the surround left and right, surround back left and right speakers. Dipole speakers output the same sound in two directions. Dipole speakers typically have an arrow printed on them to indicate how they should be positioned.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting the Speaker Cables Strip 1/2" to 5/8" (12 to 15 mm) of insulation from the ends of the speaker cables, and twist the bare wires tightly, as shown. Unscrew the terminal. The following illustration shows which speaker should be connected to each pair of terminals. If you’re using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 L terminals.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Bi-amping the Front Speakers The FRONT L/R and SURR BACK/ZONE 2 L/R termi- nal posts can be used with front speakers and surround back speakers respectively, or bi-amped to provide sepa- rate tweeter and woofer feeds for a pair of front speakers that support bi-amping, providing improved bass and treble performance.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting Antenna This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The AV receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna to use the tuner.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available out- door FM antenna instead. Notes: • Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued About AV Connections • Before making any AV connections, read the manuals supplied with your other AV components. • Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed and double-checked all AV connections. Optical Digital Jacks The AV receiver’s optical digital jacks have shutter-type covers that open when an optical plug is inserted and close when it’s removed.
■ Onkyo for System Control , which stands for Remote Interactive over HDMI, is the name of the system control function found on Onkyo components. The AV receiver can be used with CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which allows system control over HDMI and is part of the HDMI standard.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Making HDMI Connections Step 1: Use HDMI cables to connect the AV receiver’s HDMI jacks to your HDMI-compatible DVD/BD player, TV, projec- tor, and so on. Step 2: Assign each HDMI IN to an input selector in the HDMI Input Setup (see page 48). ■...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting Both Audio & Video By connecting both the audio and video outputs of your DVD/BD player and other AV components to the AV receiver, you can select both the audio and video simultaneously simply by selecting the appropriate input source on the AV receiver.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued ■ “Monitor Out” Setting Set to “Analog” With the “Monitor Out” setting set to “Analog” (see page 43), video input signals flow through the AV receiver as shown, with composite video and S-Video sources being upconverted for the component video output.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Video Connection Formats (HT-RC180) Video equipment can be connected to the AV receiver by using any one of the following video connection formats: composite video, S-Video, component video, or HDMI, the latter offering the best picture quality. For optimal video performance, THX recommends that video signals pass through the system without upconver- sion (e.g., component video input through to component video output).
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a TV or Projector See “Connecting Components with HDMI” on page 25 for HDMI connection information. Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches your TV ( , Step 2: Audio Connection Choose an audio connection that matches your TV ( , •...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a DVD Player See “Connecting Components with HDMI” on page 25 for HDMI connection information. Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches your DVD player ( , You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection. Step 2: Audio Connection Choose an audio connection that matches your DVD player ( , •...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback With this hookup, you can use your VCR’s tuner to listen to your favorite TV programs via the AV Hint! receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs. Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches your VCR or DVD recorder ( , You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches your VCR or DVD recorder ( video source to be recorded must be connected to the AV receiver via the same type of connection. Step 2: Audio Connection Make the audio connection Connection...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial Set-top box, or Other Video Source With this hookup, you can use your satellite or cable receiver to listen to your favorite TV programs Hint! via the AV receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs. Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches the video source ( , You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a Game Console Step 1: Video Connection Choose a video connection that matches your game console ( , You must connect the AV receiver to your TV with the same type of connection. Step 2: Audio Connection Choose an audio connection that matches your game console ( •...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a Camcorder or Other Device Step 1: Video Connection Make the connection Step 2: Audio Connection Choose an audio connection that matches your camcorder ( Connection AV receiver AUX INPUT VIDEO AUX INPUT L-AUDIO-R AUX INPUT DIGITAL Signal flow ⇐...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a CD Player or Turntable ■ CD Player or Turntable (MM) with Built-in Phono Preamp Step 1: Choose a connection that matches your CD player ( , phono preamp. • With connection , you can listen to and record audio from your CD player or listen in Zone 2 or Zone 3. •...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a Cassette, CDR, MiniDisc, or DAT Recorder Step 1: Choose a connection that matches the recorder ( , • With connection , you can play and record or listen in Zone 2 or Zone 3. •...
Connecting the AV receiver—Continued Connecting a Power Amplifier If you want to use a more powerful power amplifier and use the AV receiver as a preamp, connect it to the PRE OUT jacks, and connect all speakers and the subwoofer to the power amplifier. If you have a powered subwoofer, connect it to this AV receiver’s PRE OUT: SUBWOOFER jack.
Connect your RI Dock’s audio output jacks to the AV receiver’s GAME IN or VCR/DVR IN L/R jacks, and connect its video output jack to the AV receiver’s GAME IN V or VCR/DVR IN V jack. (Onkyo DS- A2 hookup shown below.) GAME GAME ■...
• Some components have two u jacks. You can con- nect either one to the AV receiver. The other jack is for connecting additional u-capable components. • Connect only Onkyo components to u jacks. Con- necting other manufacturer’s components may cause a malfunction.
If you have, see “HDMI Input Setup” on page 48, “Component Video Setup” on page 49, or “Digital Audio Input Setup” on page 50 respectively. ■ Have you connected an Onkyo MD recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock? If you have, see “Changing the Input Display” on page 53.
First Time Setup This section explains the settings that you need to make before using the AV receiver for the very first time. Monitor Setup (TX-NR807) If you connect your TV to the HDMI OUT, “Monitor Out” setting is automatically set to “HDMI” so that the onscreen setup menus are displayed and composite video, S-Video, and component video sources are upconverted* and output by the HDMI OUT.
First Time Setup—Continued In this Instruction Manual, illustrations from the onscreen menu or explanations referring to the menu will be in the same language as the Instruction Manual. The default Language setting for the onscreen menu is English. If your Instruction Manual is in a language other than English, first follow the instructions below to change the Language.
First Time Setup—Continued ENTER SETUP Using the Onscreen Setup Menus Carry out the settings for the AV receiver by using the Onscreen Setup Menu. Press the [RECEIVER] button fol- lowed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV.
First Time Setup—Continued Monitor Out Setup ENTER SETUP (TX-NR807) If you connect your TV to the HDMI OUT, set the “Monitor Out” setting to “HDMI”, so that the onscreen setup menus are displayed and composite video, S-Video, and component video sources are upconverted and output by the HDMI OUT.
First Time Setup—Continued Use the Up and Down [q]/[w] but- tons to select “Resolution”, and use the Left and Right [e]/[r] buttons to select: Through: Select this to pass video through the AV receiver at the same resolution and with no conversion. Auto : Select this to have the AV receiver automatically convert video at reso-...
First Time Setup—Continued Video Input Setup HDMI Input Setup If you connect a video component to HDMI IN, you must assign that input to an input selector. For example, if you connect your DVD/BD player to HDMI IN 1, you must assign HDMI IN 1 to the DVD/BD input selector.
First Time Setup—Continued Component Video Setup If you connect to a COMPONENT VIDEO IN, you must assign it to an input selector. For example, if you connect your DVD/BD player to COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2, you should assign it to the DVD/BD input selector. Input selector Default assignment DVD/BD...
First Time Setup—Continued Digital Audio Input Setup If you connect a component to a digital input jack, you must assign that jack to an input selector. For example, if you connect your CD player to the OPTICAL IN1 jack, you should assign that jack to the CD input selector. By default, the COAXIAL IN1 jack is assigned to the DVD/ BD input selector, although this can be changed.
First Time Setup—Continued Speaker Settings If you change these settings, you must run ® Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup again (see page 54). If the impedance of any speaker is 4 ohms or more but less than 6, set the minimum speaker impedance to 4 ohms.
First Time Setup—Continued TV Format Setup (European, Australian and Asian models) For the onscreen setup menus to display properly, you must specify the TV system used in your area. Press the [RECEIVER] button fol- lowed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV.
[SETUP] button, arrow buttons, and [ENTER] button. Changing the Input Display If you connect an u-capable Onkyo MiniDisc recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock to the TV/TAPE IN/ OUT jacks, or connect an RI Dock to the GAME IN or VCR/DVR IN jacks, for u to work properly, you must change this setting.
First Time Setup—Continued ® Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup With the supplied calibrated microphone, Audyssey MultEQ automatically determines the number of speakers connected, their size for purposes of bass management, optimum crossover frequencies to the subwoofer (if present), and distances from the primary listening position.
First Time Setup—Continued ® Using Audyssey MultEQ ON/STANDBY Speaker setup microphone ENTER Notes: • If any of your speakers is 4 ohms, change “Speaker Impedance” setting before running Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup (see page 51). • If the AV receiver is muted, it will be unmuted automatically when Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup starts.
First Time Setup—Continued • Make the room as quiet as possible. Background noise can disrupt the room measurements. Close windows, silence cell phones, televisions, radios, air conditioners, fluorescent lights, home appliances, light dimmers, or other devices. • Cell phones should be turned off or placed away from all audio electronics during the measurement process as Radio Frequency...
First Time Setup—Continued When the calculations are com- plete, the following screen appears. MultEQ: Auto Setup -- Review SP Configuration -- Subwoofer Front Full Band Center 40Hz Surround 120Hz Front Wide Full Band Front High Full Band Surr Back 150Hz Surr Back Ch Save Cancel...
First Time Setup—Continued MultEQ: Auto Setup Speaker Detect Error FWL : FHL : SBL : Retry Cancel One of the front wide speakers has not been detected. MultEQ: Auto Setup Speaker Detect Error FWL : FHL : SBL : Retry Cancel One of the front high speakers has not been detected.
This message appears if saving fails. Try saving again. If this message appears after 2 or 3 attempts, the AV receiver is probably malfunctioning. Contact your Onkyo dealer. Retry: Return to step 2 and try again. Cancel: Cancel the room correction and speaker setup.
Basic Operations Selecting the Input Source This section explains how to select the input source (i.e., the AV component that you want to listen to or watch). Input selector buttons AV receiver Remote controller AV receiver Remote controller MASTER VOLUME Use the AV receiver’s input selector buttons to select the input source.
Basic Operations—Continued TONE, e, r DIMMER DISPLAY Press [RECEIVER] first. SP LAYOUT DIMMER Adjusting the Bass & Treble You can adjust the bass and treble for the front speakers, except when the Direct, Pure Audio or THX listening mode is selected. Press the [TONE] button repeat- edly to select either “Bass”...
Basic Operations—Continued Setting the Display Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the AV receiver’s dis- play. Remote Press the [RECEIVER] button, controller and then press the [DIMMER] button repeatedly to select: • Normal + VOLUME light on. • Normal + VOLUME light off. •...
Basic Operations—Continued Selecting Speaker Layout You can select the priority of the use of Front High speakers, Front Wide speakers, or SurrBack speakers. Remote Press the [RECEIVER] button, controller and then press the [SP LAYOUT] button repeatedly to select: FrontHigh, FrontWide, or Sur- roundBack.
Basic Operations—Continued Using Easy Macros Using the Easy macro command in the Easy macro mode, you can sequentially operate Onkyo components with simple commands by simply pressing one button. These commands are user-specifiable (see page 134) and the default actions are described below. Press the ACTIVITIES buttons to start the Easy macro command.
Examples: When you press the [MY MUSIC] but- ton and want to start the Onkyo Cas- sette recorder, while holding down [TV/TAPE] button, press and hold down the [MY MUSIC] button (about (3 seconds) 3 seconds) flashes twice.
Listening to the Radio Using the Tuner With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. TUNER TUNING MODE TUNING / Listening to the Radio Use the [TUNER] input selector button to select either AM or FM.
Listening to the Radio—Continued Presetting AM/FM Stations MEMORY PRESET e/r You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite AM/FM radio stations as presets. Tune into the AM/FM station that you want to store as a preset. Press the [MEMORY] button.
Listening to the Radio—Continued Using RDS (European models) RDS only works in areas where RDS broadcasts are available. When tuned into an RDS station, the RDS indicator appears. RDS indicator ■ What is RDS? RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a method of transmitting data in FM radio signals.
Listening to the Radio—Continued When tuned to an RDS station that’s broadcasting text information, the text can be displayed. Displaying Radio Text (RT) RT/PTY/TP Press the [RT/PTY/TP] button once. The RT information scrolls across the display. Notes: • The message “ ”...
Apple iPod through the AV receiver and enjoy great sound. You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller to operate your iPod. For the latest information on the Dock, see the Onkyo Web site at: http://www.onkyo.com iPod adapter Dock connector...
UP-A1 series Dock for iPod—Continued Controlling iPod By pressing the REMOTE MODE button that’s been programmed with the remote control code for your Dock, you can control your iPod in the Dock with the following buttons. The [PORT] button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling a Dock with Universal Port connector.
UP-A1 series Dock for iPod—Continued Status messages ❏ PORT Reading The AV receiver is checking the connection with the dock. ❏ PORT Not Support The AV receiver do not support the connected dock. ❏ PORT UP-A1 UP-A1 series Dock is connected. Notes: •...
Recording This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability, and how to record audio and video from different sources. Notes: • The surround sound and DSP listening modes cannot be recorded. • Copy-protected DVDs cannot be recorded. •...
Using the Listening Modes Selecting Listening Modes See “About the Listening Modes” on page 81 for detailed information about the listening modes. • The Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your DVD player is con- nected to the AV receiver with a digital audio connection (coaxial, optical, or HDMI).
Using the Listening Modes—Continued Listening Modes Available for Each Source Format The Speaker layout illustration shows which speakers are set to active in the “Speaker Configu- ration” setting (see page 85). The LISTENING MODE button illustration shows that listening modes can be selected. Mono/Multiplex Sources Listening Mode Button...
Using the Listening Modes—Continued Stereo Source (2/2) Listening Mode Button PLllz Height THX Games PLII Game Select2 Games Orchestra Unplugged Studio-Mix TV Logic Game-RPG Game-Action Game-Rock Game-Sports All Ch Stereo Full Mono T-D (Theater- Dimensional) Neo:6 Cinema DTS Surround Sensation Neo:6 Music DTS Surround Sensation...
Using the Listening Modes—Continued 5.1 channel Sources (2/2) Listening Mode Button Neo:6 THX Games PLIIz Height THX Games SurroundEX THX Select2 Cinema THX Select2 Music THX Select2 Games Orchestra Unplugged Studio-Mix TV Logic Game-RPG Game-Action Game-Rock Game-Sports All Ch Stereo Full Mono T-D (Theater- Dimensional)
Using the Listening Modes—Continued Notes: *1 Which Front high speakers, Front wide speakers and Surround back speakers outputs the sound is switched by the “SP LAYOUT” button. *2 Which Front high speakers or Front wide speakers outputs the sound is switched by the “SP LAYOUT” button. *3 Based on the audio channels contained in the source, the corresponding speakers will output the sound.
Using the Listening Modes—Continued 5.1-channel source + Dolby EX These modes expand 5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1- channel playback. They’re especially suited to Dolby EX soundtracks that include a matrix-encoded surround back channel. The additional channel adds an extra dimension and provides an enveloping surround sound experience, perfect for rotating and fly-by sound effects.
Digital EX sources. THX Surround EX, also known as Dolby Digital Surround EX, is a joint develop- ment between Dolby Laboratories and THX Ltd. Onkyo Original DSP Modes Orchestra Suitable for classical or operatic music, this mode emphasizes the surround channels in order to widen the stereo image, and simulates the natural reverberation of a large hall.
Advanced Setup Onscreen Setup Menus The onscreen setup menus appear on the connected TV and provide a convenient way to change the AV receiver’s various settings. Settings are organized into nine categories on the main menu, most containing a submenu. Main menu Menu 1.
Advanced Setup—Continued Speaker Setup Some of the settings in this section are set automatically by Audyssey MultEQ (see page 54). Here you can check the settings made by Audyssey MultEQ ally, which is useful if you change one of the connected speakers after using Audyssey MultEQ Speaker Setup.
Advanced Setup—Continued LPF of LFE (Low-Pass Filter for the LFE Channel) This setting is not set automatically by Audyssey MultEQ With this setting, you can specify the cutoff frequency of the LFE channel’s low-pass filter (LPF), which can be used to filter out unwanted hum. The LPF only applies to sources that use the LFE channel. If you’re using THX-certified speakers, select “80Hz(THX)”.
Advanced Setup—Continued Level Calibration This setting is set automatically by Audyssey MultEQ Here you can adjust the level of each speaker with the built-in test tone so that the volume of each speaker is the same at the listening position. Left, Front Wide Left, Front High Left, Center, Front High Right, Front Wide Right, Right, Surr Right, Surr Back Right, Surr Back Left, Surr Left, Subwoofer The levels can be adjusted from –12.0 to +12.0 dB in 0.5 dB steps (–15.0 to +12.0 dB for the subwoofer).
Advanced Setup—Continued THX Audio Setup This setting is not set automatically by Audyssey MultEQ With the “SurrBack Sp Spacing” setting, you can specify the distance between your surround back speakers. If you’re using a THX-certified subwoofer, set the “THX Ultra2/Select2 Subwoofer” setting to “Yes”. You can then apply THX’s Boundary Gain Compensation (BGC) to compensate the perceived exaggeration of low frequencies for listeners sitting very close to a room boundary (i.e., wall).
Advanced Setup—Continued Audio Adjust With the Audio Adjust functions and settings, you can adjust the sound and listening modes as you like. Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV.
Advanced Setup—Continued Dolby PLIIx Music (2ch Input) These settings apply to only 2-channel stereo sources. If you’re not using any surround back speakers, these settings apply to Dolby Pro Logic II, instead of Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Panorama With this setting, you can broaden the width of the front stereo image when using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music listening mode.
Advanced Setup—Continued Audyssey For Dynamic EQ, Reference Level and Dynamic Volume, you cannot change the settings before completing ® Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup. Dynamic EQ Off: Audyssey Dynamic EQ off (default). On: Audyssey Dynamic EQ on. With Audyssey Dynamic EQ, you can enjoy great sound even when listening at low volume levels. Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustics.
Advanced Setup—Continued Theater-Dimensional Listening Angle With this setting, you can optimize the Theater-Dimen- sional listening mode by specifying the angle of the front left and right speakers relative to the listening position. LFE Level With these settings, you can set the level of the LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel individually for Dolby Digital, DTS, multichannel PCM, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and DSD sources.
Advanced Setup—Continued Source Setup This section explains items on the “Source Setup” menu. Items can be set individually for each input selector. Press the input selector buttons to select an input source. Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen.
Advanced Setup—Continued Name Edit You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. Notes: • To name a radio preset, use the [TUNER] button to select AM or FM, and then select the preset (see step 1 on page 67).
Advanced Setup—Continued Picture Adjust Using Picture Adjust, you can adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on the screen. To view the TV picture while setting, press [ENTER]. To return to the previous screen, press the [RETURN] button. “Picture Adjust”...
Advanced Setup—Continued Adjust Mode AV receiver comes with three Adjust Modes (picture setting patterns). Picture Mode The AV receiver will adjust to the picture source, processing in either “3:2” or “2:2” (Picture Mode). It auto- matically converts the source to the appropriate progressive signal and reproduces the natural quality of the original picture.
Advanced Setup—Continued Assigning Listening Modes to Input Sources You can assign a default listening mode to each input source that will be selected automatically when you select each input source. For example, you can set the default listening mode to be used with Dolby Digital input signals. You can select other listening modes during playback, but the mode specified here will be resumed once the AV receiver has been set to Standby.
Advanced Setup—Continued DTS-HD Master Audio: Specifies the default listening mode for DTS-HD Master Audio sources, such as Blu- ray or HD DVD (input via HDMI). DSD: Specifies the default listening mode for DSD multichannel sources, such as Super Audio CD. Only listening modes that can be used with each input signal format can be selected (see pages 75 to 80).
Advanced Setup—Continued OSD Setup Immediate Display On: Displayed (default). Off: Not displayed. This preference determines whether operation details are displayed onscreen when an AV receiver function is adjusted. Even when “On” is selected, operation details may not be output if the input source is connected to an HDMI Display Position Bottom: Bottom of the screen (default).
1, 2, 3 When several Onkyo components are used in the same room, their remote ID codes may overlap. To differen- tiate the AV receiver from the other components, you can change its remote ID from 1, the default, to 2 or 3.
, which stands for Remote Interactive over HDMI, is the name of the system control function found on Onkyo components. The AV receiver can be used with CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which allows system control over HDMI and is part of the HDMI standard. CEC provides interoperability between various components, however, operation with components other than not be guaranteed.
You can update the AV receiver’s firmware. Check the network connection before update. Do not shutdown the power of the AV receiver while update. Universal Port You can update the Onkyo dock’s firmware. Check the network connection before update. Do not shutdown the power of the AV receiver while update. Note: •...
Advanced Setup—Continued Lock Setup With this preference, you can protect your settings by locking the setup menus. Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV.
Advanced Setup—Continued Using the Audio Settings You can change various audio settings by pressing the [AUDIO] button. Tone Control Settings You can adjust the bass and treble for the front speakers, except when the Direct, Pure Audio or THX listening mode is selected.
Advanced Setup—Continued Re-EQ Function With the Re-EQ function, you can compensate a soundtrack whose high-frequency content is too harsh, making it more suitable for home theater viewing. Note (HT-RC180): Re-EQ function can also be set using the [Re-EQ] button on the AV receiver. Re-EQ Off: Re-EQ Function off (default).
Advanced Setup—Continued Audio Selector You can set priorities of audio output when there are both digital and analog inputs. Auto: The AV receiver gives priority to analog signals when there is no digital input (default). Analog: The AV receiver always outputs analog signals. Note: This setting can be made only for the input source that is assigned as HDMI IN, COAXIAL IN, or OPTICAL IN.
About NET The AV receiver is network-ready, which means you can hook it up to your home network with a standard Ether- net cable and enjoy the music files stored on your com- puter or media server. If your network is connected to the Internet, you can also enjoy Internet radio.
MAC Address of your unit to create a member login account (email address and password) on the http://onkyo.vtuner.com/ portal. To verify your MAC Address, please see Network Settings (page 113). Press the [NET] INPUT SELECTOR button repeatedly to select the Internet Radio screen.
NET—Continued Playing Music Files on a Server This section explains how to play music files on a com- puter or media server through the AV receiver. See page 107 for details on supported music servers and music file formats. For Windows Media Player 11, see “Windows Media Player 11 Setup”...
NET—Continued Random Playback The Random function can only be set while the PLAY screen is displayed. To play songs in random order, during playback (or while playback is paused or stopped), press the [RAN- DOM] button. All of the songs in the current folder will be played in random order.
NET—Continued Supported Audio File Formats For server playback, the AV receiver supports the fol- lowing music file formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and LPCM. ■ MP3 • MP3 files must be MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3 format with a sampling rate of 8 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 12 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and a bit-rate of between 8 kbps and 320 kbps.
NET—Continued Server Requirements The AV receiver can play digital music files stored on a computer or media server and supports the following technologies: • Windows Media Player 11 • Windows Media Connect 2.0 • DLNA-certified media server If the operating system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already installed.
NET—Continued Network Settings Note: When modifying network settings, after modifying it is necessary to execute “Save”. This section explains how to configure the AV receiver’s network settings manually. If your router’s DHCP server is enabled, you don’t need to change any of these settings, as the AV receiver is set use DHCP to configure itself automatically by default (i.e., DHCP is set to Enable).
NET—Continued Mac Address This is the AV receiver’s MAC (Media Access Control) address. This address cannot be changed. DHCP This setting determines whether or not the AV receiver uses DHCP to automatically configure its IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS Server settings. Enable: DHCP enabled.
Multi Zone Multiroom Capability You can use three speaker systems with this AV receiver—a surround-sound speaker system (up to 7.1 channels) in your main listening room, Zone 2: a stereo speaker system in a second room, Zone 3: a stereo speaker system in a third room.
Multi Zone—Continued In addition to your main listening room, you can also enjoy playback in the other room, or as we call Multi Zone. And, you can select a different source for each room. Connecting Zone 2 There are two ways you can connect Zone 2 speakers: 1.
Multi Zone—Continued Connecting Zone 3 There are two ways you can connect Zone 3 speakers: 1. Connect them directly to the AV receiver. 2. Connect them to an amp in Zone 3. Connecting Your Zone 3 Speakers Directly to the AV receiver This setup allows 3.1-channel playback in your main room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone 3, with a different source in each room.
Multi Zone—Continued Setting the Powered Zone 2/3 If you’ve connected your Zone 2/3 speakers to the AV receiver, as explained in “Connecting Your Zone 2 Speakers Directly to the AV receiver” on page 116 or “Connecting Your Zone 3 Speakers Directly to the AV receiver”...
Multi Zone—Continued Setting the Multi Zone Press the [RECEIVER] button followed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV. Use the Up and Down [q]/[w] buttons to select “7.
Multi Zone—Continued Using Zone 2/3 This section explains how to turn Zone 2/3 on and off, how to select an input source for Zone 2/3, and how to adjust the volume for Zone 2/3. Controlling Zone 2/3 from the AV receiver ZONE 3 indicator ZONE 2 indicator Input selector buttons...
Multi Zone—Continued Notes: • Only analog input sources are output by the ZONE 2/ 3 PRE OUT and ZONE 2/3 L/R speaker terminals. Digital input sources are not output. If no sound is heard when an input source is selected, check if it’s connected to an analog input.
Multi Zone—Continued Using the Remote Controller in Zone 2/3 and Multiroom Control Kits (TX-NR807) To control the AV receiver with the remote controller while you’re in Zone 2 or Zone 3, you’ll need a commer- cially available multiroom remote control kit for each zone.
For details on controlling these components, see the pages indicated. Onkyo DVD player (page 128) Onkyo CD player (page 131) Onkyo cassette recorder with u (page 133) ENTER SETUP Looking up for Remote Control Code You can look up for appropriate remote control code from onscreen setup menu.
Controlling Other Components—Continued Use the Up and Down [q]/[w] but- tons to select category, and then press [ENTER]. The brand name input panel appears. 8–1. Remote Mode Setup Category Brand Space Use the arrow [q]/[w]/[e]/[r] but- tons to select a character, and then press [ENTER].
Controlling Other Components—Continued Entering Remote Control Codes You’ll need to enter a code for each component that you want to control. REMOTE MODE Number buttons DISPLAY (3 seconds) Note: The remote control codes provided are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to change. Look up the appropriate remote control code in the separate Remote Control Codes list.
AV receiver, and operate the component. If you want to control an Onkyo component by pointing the remote controller directly at it, or you want to control an Onkyo component that’s not connected via u, use the following remote control codes: •...
Controlling Other Components—Continued Controlling a TV By pressing the [TV] button that’s been programmed with the remote control code for TV, you can control your TV with the following buttons. For details on entering a remote control code for a differ- ent component, see page 125.
(HD DVD, Blu-ray, or TV/DVD combination), you can control your player with the following buttons. The [DVD/BD] button is preprogrammed with the remote control code for controlling an Onkyo DVD player. For details on entering a remote control code for a differ- ent component, see page 125.
Controlling Other Components—Continued t PLAY MODE button* Selects play modes on components with selectable play modes. u CLR button Cancels functions and clears entered numbers. Notes: • With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all. Controlling a VCR or PVR By pressing the REMOTE MODE button that’s been programmed with the remote control code for your VCR...
Controlling Other Components—Continued Controlling a Satellite Receiver or Cable Receiver By pressing the REMOTE MODE button that’s been programmed with the remote control code for your sat- ellite receiver, cable receiver, or DVD recorder (DBS/ PVR combination or cable/PVR combination), you can control your player with the following buttons.
CD recorder, or MD recorder, you can control your player with the following buttons. The [CD] button is preprogrammed with the remote con- trol code for controlling an Onkyo CD player. For details on entering a remote control code for a differ- ent component, see page 125.
For details on entering a remote control code, see page 125. When Using an RI Dock: • When using the Onkyo DS-A3 RI Dock, make an u connection and enter a remote control code 81993 (with u). • Connect the RI Dock to the TV/TAPE IN, VCR/DVR IN, or GAME IN L/R jacks.
Stop  button Stops playback. Notes: • An Onkyo cassette recorder connected via u can also be controlled in Receiver mode. • With some components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all.
Controlling Other Components—Continued Activities Setup Via onscreen menu, you can specify what actions will be taken by the Easy macro command in the Easy macro mode. Press the [RECEIVER] button fol- lowed by the [SETUP] button. The main menu appears onscreen. If the main menu doesn’t appear, make sure the appropriate external input is selected on your TV.
Controlling Other Components—Continued Source Play Enable: Start playback the source of “Enable”. Disable: Start playback the source of “Disable”. This option enables the Source to start playback when the ACTIVI- TIES button is pressed. Here are the default settings. Default Settings item My TV Movie...
• Remote controller buttons such as Play, Stop, Pause, and so on are preprogrammed with commands for controlling Onkyo CD players, cassette decks, and DVD players. However, they can learn new com- mands, and you can restore the preprogrammed com- mands at any time by resetting the remote controller (see page 126).
Controlling Other Components—Continued Using Normal Macros You can program the remote controller’s ACTIVITIES buttons to perform a sequence of remote control actions. Example: To play a CD you typically need to perform the follow- ing actions: 1. Press the [RECEIVER] button to select the Receiver remote controller mode.
If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, contact your Onkyo dealer. If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, try resetting the AV receiver before contacting your Onkyo dealer. To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down the [VCR/DVR] button, press the [ON/STANDBY] button.
Troubleshooting—Continued The surround speakers produce no sound • When the DTS Surround Sensation, T-D (Theater- Dimensional), Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected, the surround speakers produce no sound. • Depending on the source and current listening mode, not much sound may be produced by the surround speakers.
Troubleshooting—Continued Video There’s no picture • Make sure that all video connecting plugs are pushed in all the way (page 24). • Make sure that each video component is properly con- nected. (pages 26-40) • If your TV is connected to the HDMI OUT, select “- - - - -”...
Troubleshooting—Continued Can’t control other components • If it’s an Onkyo component, make sure that the u cable and analog audio cable are connected properly. Connecting only an u cable won’t work (page 41). • Make sure you’ve selected the correct remote control- ler mode (pages 15 and 127-133).
Onkyo is not responsible for damages (such as CD rental fees) due to unsuccessful recordings caused by the unit’s malfunction. Before you record important data, make sure that the material will be recorded cor- rectly.
Troubleshooting—Continued Important Note Regarding Video Playback The AV receiver can upconvert component video, S- Video, and composite video sources for display on a TV connected to the HDMI OUT. However, if the picture quality of the source is poor, upconversion may make the picture worse or disappear altogether.
Specifications (TX-NR807) Amplifier Section Rated Output Power All channels: North American and Taiwan: 135 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.08% (FTC) 145 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total...
Specifications (HT-RC180) Amplifier Section Rated Output Power All channels: 110 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.08% (FTC) 125 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.7% (FTC)
Video Resolution Chart The following tables show how video signals at different resolutions are output by the AV receiver. NTSC Output Input 1080p 1080i ✔ 1080p ✔ 1080i ✔ HDMI 720p ✔ 480p ✔ 480i ✔ 1080p ✔ 1080i ✔ 720p COMPONENT ✔...