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Old 04-28-2014, 08:52 AM
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I have a question about the use of Zone 2 on an AVR-254. Is there any way via the remote or directly on the receiver face itself to turn Zone 2 on and off?

So far, the only method I can find to control Zone 2 power is via the on-screen display. That is cumbersome, requires you to power on both the AVR and TV, and then navigate a couple of menus. I am hoping that there is a simpler way.

Thanks in advance.

jdag, On the bottom of the remote there is a toggle from zone1 to zone2. If you toggle it to zone 2 you can control it that way. Hope thats the answer you were looking for.
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jdag, On the bottom of the remote there is a toggle from zone1 to zone2. If you toggle it to zone 2 you can control it that way. Hope thats the answer you were looking for.

Not really. That switch just turns the remote into a Zone 2 controller. You still need to go into the menu system to actually turn on Zone 2 every time.
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Not really. That switch just turns the remote into a Zone 2 controller. You still need to go into the menu system to actually turn on Zone 2 every time.

If you switch it to zone 2 then press the AVR power button on top it will turn it on and off...At least mine does.
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If you switch it to zone 2 then press the AVR power button on top it will turn it on and off...At least mine does.

Thanks for the hint...that does work much more fluidly and I don't then have to power on the TV and navigate menus.

Now I just need to figure out how to program that into my Harmony.

Thanks!
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Got the AVR-254 for free last week and everything seems to be working - just some weird behavior

With all video processing turned off - there is some weirdness when i use HDMI
  1. Connected to my PC's Radeon 290X video card - initially i was directly connected to my Panasonic ST50 pixel format was RGB 4:4:4 Full Studio but connected to the AVF-254 first the blacks were extremely crushed. I had to switch the pixel format to YCrBr 4:2:2 (YCrBr 4:4:4 works as well, and Limited RGB) for it to look better. Does the AVR-254 not pass through HDMI video with processing off?
  2. Dragging a window from my primary monitor (1440p 120hz IPS) to my ST50, the window kind of gets 30% larger (outside of the resolution change) as soon as its dragged across - like it has mini zoom on the window only. Its hard to explain i might make a video of it. But this does not happen if my TV was connected directly to my PC

Another issue is with getting Surround to work - sometimes it goes into Stereo 2 Channel mode and when i hit the "Surround Mode" button the "Auto" option is disabled, cant change it. Does it not like it when i configure my speakers in Windows 8 to be 5.1/7.1?

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Got the AVR-254 for free last week and everything seems to be working - just some weird behavior

With all video processing turned off - there is some weirdness when i use HDMI
  1. Connected to my PC's Radeon 290X video card - initially i was directly connected to my Panasonic ST50 pixel format was RGB 4:4:4 Full Studio but connected to the AVF-254 first the blacks were extremely crushed. I had to switch the pixel format to YCrBr 4:2:2 (YCrBr 4:4:4 works as well, and Limited RGB) for it to look better. Does the AVR-254 not pass through HDMI video with processing off?
  2. Dragging a window from my primary monitor (1440p 120hz IPS) to my ST50, the window kind of gets 30% larger (outside of the resolution change) as soon as its dragged across - like it has mini zoom on the window only. Its hard to explain i might make a video of it. But this does not happen if my TV was connected directly to my PC

Another issue is with getting Surround to work - sometimes it goes into Stereo 2 Channel mode and when i hit the "Surround Mode" button the "Auto" option is disabled, cant change it. Does it not like it when i configure my speakers in Windows 8 to be 5.1/7.1?

Thanks

Not sure if related but I've seen my AVR 254 completely ignore what I tell it on surround settings and sometime it winds up on NEO or that other virtual surround.

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Any advice on programming the remote to work with the NAD T557 Blu-Ray player? The manual cites only one code for NAD, that's 062. Doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi, service bulletins already been sent via email. Sorry for the late reply.
Where can service bullettins be found? Is it only for technicans? Thanks
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I have a question about the use of Zone 2 on an AVR-254. Is there any way via the remote or directly on the receiver face itself to turn Zone 2 on and off?

So far, the only method I can find to control Zone 2 power is via the on-screen display. That is cumbersome, requires you to power on both the AVR and TV, and then navigate a couple of menus. I am hoping that there is a simpler way.

Thanks in advance.
That's the only way I know of.
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Hi Everyone,

I have a HK 254 that I am trying to stream music through from my phone, I have a Bluetooth adapter and it was fairly easy to connect to. The problem I am having is that the volume control is not controllable from my phone or the HK receiver itself.

If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

TIA
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I believe my HDMI board is blown. I have no video or audio; and the front panel controls quit do not respond.

I have attempted a firmware update, but it fails on the video update portion.

Does anybody know the part #, or where I can find it, for the HDMI board on the AVR-354 (US Version)?

Thanks in advance.
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