Onkyo TX-SR705 fixed by the user:
Since I am the impatient type, I decided to give it a go on my Onkyo TX-SR705. After burning the file with Express Burn (free) I put it in the Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-ray player. Hooked up an optical cable to s/pdif out on the Samsung to the digital optical IN 1 on the Onkyo. You must set up the Onkyo so it reads the input on the digital optical IN 1. Pressed (Display) button then (Standby/On). Immediately pressed (+). Brings up DSP version. Then pressed (Return) button on Onkyo and then Play on the Samsung. It should then start showing "S/PDIF Updating" and then "Writing". It does this 3 times. At this point mine stayed on "S/PDIF Updating". According to the pdf file with the firmware, it said it should say "Complete" and then go into standby mode. After a few minutes I could see it was not going to say "Complete". I decided to unplug it and see if it reset. When I plugged it back in, the unit came on without me pressing the on button and was frozen on the DVD menu. No buttons would work. Couldn't even turn the unit off. Instead of panicking, I decided to try resetting the receiver. To do this you hold down the (VCR/DVR) button and press the (Standby) button right after plugging the cord in the electrical outlet. Once I did that a message came up that said "Clear" and then the unit went into standby mode. I could then turn it on and off and access the menu. I then checked the DSP versions and they showed it had been written to properly. I put in Flight of the Phoenix and went to the point on the disc that gave me the problem before (51:26). Glad to report that the problem is fixed.
Sorry for the long post but wanted to let anyone who tries this to know that even though the receiver doesn't go thru the exact steps as printed in the pdf, as long as it writes to the dsp's 3 times, you can recover from what looks like a frozen unit. Of course, if you panic easily, you may not want to give this a go.
I'm assuming it was using this update:
IMAGINATIVE SIGHT & SOUND
DSP Firmware Update of TX SR 605, 705, 805, 875 and TX NR 905
Bugfix: Pop-noise with some HD-DTS material
To carry out the update you will need the software supplied by ONKYO, a PC with the possibility to burn
a an Audio-CD, a CD player with optical output, an optical cable and your Receiver!
Note: Warning! During the writing process, DO NOT turn off the power or disconnect
the optical cable. If the writing process is only partially completed, the Receiver‚€™s
Flash IC may need to be replaced. Some CD/DVD players are not suitable for this update.
ONKYO advise that if the writing process does not work, please try a different player.
1. Unzip the file, burn it as Audio-CD and finalize it.
File CD_SR6050_08214A.wav is used for TX SR 605 only!
File CD_SR805 123_08214A_07518A_07820B.wav is used for all other models of x05 series.
Please put the CD into the CD player and connect the player to Optical Input 1 of the receiver.
2. Switch on the receiver. Wait for 10 seconds. Then press and hold the ‚€œDISPLAY‚€Ě button and while
holding it press the ‚€œSTANDBY/ON‚€Ě button. This will show in the display the main firmware versions
within the unit.
TX SR 605:
Within 3 seconds, press the Tone ‚€œ +‚€œ button twice. Now display is showing the DSP firmware
version, press the ‚€œCD‚€Ě button on the Receiver, then press Play on the CD Player. The Receiver‚€™s
display will now say ‚€œS/PDIF Update‚€¶‚€Ě for about 15 seconds then ‚€œWriting‚€¶‚€Ě for about 30 seconds.
When the writing process has finished the display will say ‚€œComplete!‚€Ě, then ‚€œClear‚€Ě, then the
Receiver will go to Standby mode. It is possible, that the unit will not switch OFF automatically, in
this case wait for another 10 minutes before switching OFF manually.
TX SR 705 ‚€“ SR 875 and TX NR 905:
Within 3 seconds, press the Tone ‚€œ +‚€œ button. Now the display showing the DSP 1 st firmware version,
press the ‚€œReturn‚€Ě button on the Receiver, then press Play on the CD Player. The Receiver‚€™s display
will now say ‚€œS/PDIF Update‚€¶‚€Ě for about 15 seconds then ‚€œWriting 1 st DSP‚€¶‚€Ě for about 15 seconds,
than again S/DIF Update. Now you see ‚€œWriting 2 st DSP‚€¶‚€Ě than again S/DIF Update before it
changes to ‚€œWriting 3 st DSP‚€¶‚€Ě When the writing process has finished the display will say
‚€œComplete!‚€Ě, then ‚€œClear‚€Ě, then the Receiver will go to Standby mode. It is possible, that the unit will
not switch OFF automatically, in this case wait for another 10 minutes before switching OFF manually.
3. Now the update is complete! You can check that it has been successful if you read out the FW
Switch on the receiver. Wait for 10 seconds. Then press and hold the ‚€œDISPLAY‚€Ě button and while
holding it press the ‚€œSTANDBY/ON‚€Ě button. The display will show now the Firmware version's.
This will disappear from the display after a few seconds and the Receiver will return to its normal
If you experience any difficulties carrying out this update please contact ONYKO or your local authorised
Service station. Please note that ONKYO does not accept any responsibility for any damage or problems
caused by attempting or doing this update.
Overview of new DSP Firmware version:
TX SR 605 TX SR 705 TX SR 805 TX SR 875 TX NR 905
DSP 08214A 1. SR8051/08214A 1. SR8051/08214A 1. SR8051/08214A 1. SR8051/08214A
2. SR8052/07518A 2. SR8052/07518A 2. SR8052/07518A 2. SR8052/07518A
3. SR8053/07820B 3. SR8053/07820B 3. SR8053/07820B 3. SR8053/07820B
The zip file including the .wav update file can be found:
TX SR 605
TX SR 705, 805, 875 and TX NR 905
Note: there are two files provided............do not mix them up...............use at your own risk!
Let me know if you want the TX NR 905 MAIN update v1.08
<----------this is not a simple update and requires PC with XP/2000 and an RS232 straight cable connected to the 905................hence my reluctance to post the link, along with the fact it does nothing for the DTS-HDMA "Bomb" issue.
Edited by MACCA350, 30 March 2008 - 08:52 PM.