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Gary Hudson's Avatar Gary Hudson 01:12 PM 04-15-2011
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

S video...you don't need no stinking s video

I do think they make converters (s viceo to RCA)if you really wanted to keep that connection type.

Nope, I've got little converters littering my rack now, trying to extend the usefullness of my old pre-pro. I'm giving them the heave ho in favor of a nice clean rack. No more switches to get more inputs or work around the lack of an hdmi input. I think I can also get rid of my external analog bass management unit.

Ah, new gear day!

m. zillch's Avatar m. zillch 03:43 PM 04-15-2011
^The SVHS deck must have composite video out as well as the the s-video jacks. I'd run the composite and sound to the new AV7005 and s-video straight to the monitor (which I assume has an s-video in).

In theory keeping the Y and C separated (which is where the "s" comes from in "s-video", not "super" as many mistakenly think) all the way from the signal on the tape straight to the display will result in less hanging dots, dot crawl, and moire distortion, however, the digital upconversion and deinterlacing of the AV7005'a nice Anchor Bay chip has something to be said for it as well. By switching inputs on the display you can see which is better (and it may vary per tape recording, unfortunately).
punt5656's Avatar punt5656 04:12 PM 04-15-2011
How do you turn the processor off
whoaru99's Avatar whoaru99 06:05 PM 04-15-2011
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How do you turn the processor off

With the power button?
boarder1995's Avatar boarder1995 06:25 PM 04-15-2011
With either the main unit's power button or the remote's "standby" button.
ccotenj's Avatar ccotenj 06:26 PM 04-15-2011
i've found that unplugging it often does the job...
Gary Hudson's Avatar Gary Hudson 06:44 PM 04-15-2011
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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

^The SVHS deck must have composite video out as well as the the s-video jacks. I'd run the composite and sound to the new AV7005 and s-video straight to the monitor (which I assume has an s-video in).

In theory keeping the Y and C separated (which is where the "s" comes from in "s-video", not "super" as many mistakenly think) all the way from the signal on the tape straight to the display will result in less hanging dots, dot crawl, and moire distortion, however, the digital upconversion and deinterlacing of the AV7005'a nice Anchor Bay chip has something to be said for it as well. By switching inputs on the display you can see which is better (and it may vary per tape recording, unfortunately).

I do have composite video out and that is what I will use. I am running to a projector though. Unfortunately, when I installed it there was no such thing as hdmi and I only ran composite and component cables through my ceiling. I have a bit of a pickle figuring out how I am going to get hdmi to my next projector. This one only takes component, composite, svhs and dvi. If I had been a better diy installer I would've run conduit to my projector. I didn't. I can run component from my bluray, but I lose upconverting on regular dvds.

I still have an old laserdisc in there too.
punt5656's Avatar punt5656 06:45 PM 04-15-2011
Both are great answers but that's not what I'm referring to. I'd like to see how the picture on my tv change with the processor running and with it off while the Av is still on
bweissman's Avatar bweissman 06:51 PM 04-15-2011
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Both are great answers but that's not what I'm referring to. I'd like to see how the picture on my tv change with the processor running and with it off while the Av is still on

I think he means the video conversion processor. Too bad he couldn't have framed his question more precisely.

Answer: dive into the menus. You'll find it.
gadget-zilla's Avatar gadget-zilla 07:07 PM 04-15-2011
go back a few pages, it was very recently discussed in this thread.

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I think he means the video conversion processor. Too bad he couldn't have framed his question more precisely.

Answer: dive into the menus. You'll find it.


Frohlich's Avatar Frohlich 07:18 PM 04-15-2011
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Originally Posted by Gary Hudson View Post

Nope, I've got little converters littering my rack now, trying to extend the usefullness of my old pre-pro. I'm giving them the heave ho in favor of a nice clean rack. No more switches to get more inputs or work around the lack of an hdmi input. I think I can also get rid of my external analog bass management unit.

Ah, new gear day!

I am all about nice clean racks Oh, you are still talking HT

I actually just remodeled my HT and that was one of my goals is to get the whole set-up clean. That includes speakers, TV, HT rack, etc..
m. zillch's Avatar m. zillch 08:15 PM 04-15-2011
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How do you turn the processor off

- make a joke, any at all will do, about the recent earthquake/tsunami in Japan.

- comment on the incredible good looks of the sister units (from the Denon side of the family).

- while checking out the rear apron, mention how it doesn't seem to get much use and isn't exactly what you had hoped for, then before warming her up, insert your plug hard and fast and immediately complain about how loose it feels compared to your previous one.

-later, sneek out while she's in sleep mode.
BobK88's Avatar BobK88 11:02 PM 04-15-2011
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If your current speakers are in good shape, using the internal Audyssey calibration system you now have to custom match them to your room and placement will make a night and day better improvement than just getting new speakers, if you ask me.

Are you dead set against adding another small, modest pair of speakers to the rear for surround or a subwoofer for deeper bass extension? That would be my upgrade path before I'd junk those perfectly adequate speakers you have. Just my 2 cents.
I'm back. Thanks for the suggestion, mzillch. I gave my Missions another listen, and I'm definitely gonna consider your suggestion of adding to them instead of replacing them.

(As this is veering off-topic, I tried to send you a PM, but that obviously didn't work. I appreciate your input thus far, so I wanted to ask if you had any particular recommendations for surround speakers.)

Got the AB switch from Amazon, and it's perfect. For my music practice tracks, I multed the L channel to both left and right, and it works great.
2010SSRS's Avatar 2010SSRS 07:10 AM 04-16-2011
well, ran accross my first glitch.....

i run my HD24500, PS3, PC and BD into the AV7005 via HDMI 1.4 cables then out to my Sony HX909 via HDMI 1.4 cable (both are ARC). switching from one source to another leaves my HX909 not seeing an input signal. i actually have to repower the AV7005 to get the signal.

i have a very early AV7005 and haven't upgraded anything yet......i'm hoping that corrects this inconvenience.

any thoughts?
JimP 07:26 AM 04-16-2011
2010SSRS,

First thought is why didn't you try the firmware update first before posting about it on the forum?
2010SSRS's Avatar 2010SSRS 09:42 AM 04-16-2011
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2010SSRS,

First thought is why didn't you try the firmware update first before posting about it on the forum?
uhm.....because it's a forum, and last i knew we were all here to share our experiences (good and bad) with the AV7005 and help one another out.........

why would anyone assume that updating the software would be the fix? i've had occations where updating devices actually makes things worse, not better.

i have read this entire thread and remember something simular being posted but can't find the spot, and don't remember what the outcome was.

so to answer you question, sir........why wouldn't i consult many individuals with the same equipment? maybe they have had simular problems and have found a definitive resolution other than my original theory of a software upgrade, which in my experience, could make things worse?

sorry to have taken up precious space in this thread with such a trivial question........lol
JimP 11:38 AM 04-16-2011
Hey...people ask stupid questions all the time. You certainly won't be the first. On occassion, I do it too. lol

I don't recall anyone saying that the current firmware update breaks anything. The only thing that doesn't work as expected are some of the extras such as airplay.

Just be sure when you do the firmware update, that you open the little garage door on the front of the unit to check the progress of the download, then the progress of the installation. These status items don't show on your projector/display. AND whatever you do, don't get the urge to uplug the prepro while its in progress. That may very well brick it.
WestCoastD's Avatar WestCoastD 12:42 PM 04-16-2011
I'm trying to scope out how best to connect all my devices to my home network. I'm using a LinkSys gigabit router with 4-ports.

At this point every port is taken (I really prefer to have all my devices connected via-hard wire)- ie. home PC, work PC (laptop), printer, external drive (WD MyBookLive).

Now I'm wanting to connect my AV7005 and an Oppo BDP-95. I'm wondering if I should get a second router and daisy-chain it? Or set-up wireless bridge(s)?
BobK88's Avatar BobK88 01:02 PM 04-16-2011
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

I'm trying to scope out how best to connect all my devices to my home network. I'm using a LinkSys gigabit router with 4-ports.

At this point every port is taken (I really prefer to have all my devices connected via-hard wire)- ie. home PC, work PC (laptop), printer, external drive (WD MyBookLive).

Now I'm wanting to connect my AV7005 and an Oppo BDP-95. I'm wondering if I should get a second router and daisy-chain it? Or set-up wireless bridge(s)?

When I got my AV7005 last week, I'd run out of ports on my old Netgear router. I daisy-chained an Ethernet switch to the router, and connected the Marantz and my Oppo BDP-83 to it. No configuration needed - it was just plug-and-play.
whoaru99's Avatar whoaru99 01:07 PM 04-16-2011
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When I got my AV7005 last week, I'd run out of ports on my old Netgear router. I daisy-chained an Ethernet switch to the router, and connected the Marantz and my Oppo BDP-83 to it. No configuration needed - it was just plug-and-play.

That's what I did...just ran a network cable from the router to a switch located behind the system rack, then plug all the AV stuff into the switch.

For the Marantz and other devices I want to access through web interfaces I assigned static IPs to them just outside the DHCP range controlled by the router. That way the IP address is always the same for a shortcut/link.
bweissman's Avatar bweissman 04:31 PM 04-16-2011
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

I'm trying to scope out how best to connect all my devices to my home network. I'm using a LinkSys gigabit router with 4-ports.

At this point every port is taken (I really prefer to have all my devices connected via-hard wire)- ie. home PC, work PC (laptop), printer, external drive (WD MyBookLive).

Now I'm wanting to connect my AV7005 and an Oppo BDP-95. I'm wondering if I should get a second router and daisy-chain it? Or set-up wireless bridge(s)?

Unless your setup allows you to run 2 parallel ethernet cables from the vicinity of your router to your A/V gear, you're going to need two network switches because wiring up a switch will consume one of your 4 router ports.

You'll need one switch near the router. This will have 2 "outputs": 1 to whatever device the switch displaced, and 1 for the cable to your A/V equipment.

Then you'll need another switch near the A/V gear to split the single ethernet cable to the Marantz and the Oppo. This one doesn't need to be gigabit switch because the gear is only 100 Mbps.
ariess's Avatar ariess 08:55 PM 04-16-2011
Every time I start up my Marantz 7005, it asks me if I want to buy airfoil. It's annoying because it requires me to hit a button on the remote just to dismiss the solicitation. Anyone know how to get rid of this question popping up at the start of every session?
handruin's Avatar handruin 11:13 PM 04-16-2011
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Every time I start up my Marantz 7005, it asks me if I want to buy airfoil. It's annoying because it requires me to hit a button on the remote just to dismiss the solicitation. Anyone know how to get rid of this question popping up at the start of every session?

You can disable it. I found it after digging through the options menus. I think it's in the same area where it asks you to be notified for firmware upgrades. I'm not at home at the moment or I'd be able to give you more specifics.
eduardw's Avatar eduardw 05:30 AM 04-17-2011
Hi all
Today I found a strange problem/behaviour of my marantz av7005.
I connected my pc using hdmi3 to the marantz. My pc has a silent version of the geforce gt 430 graphics card. This card can do hd audio over hdmi.
When I use the hdmi 1 output of the marantz then HD audio works but when I choose hdmi 2 as output then the properties of my audio devices does not list the hd audio formats.
Hdmi 1 is connected too my Epson 5500 projector and hdmi 2 is connected too my Lg 50pk550 plasma. When I swap the outputs of my marantz so projector too output 2 and tv too 1 then the problem follows. So still only hd audio when the marantz is connected to my projector.

Another strange observation when my Tv is off and the marantz output is too the tv then HD audio works.

Any ideas is this a marantz problem or a lg problem.

Eduard
mark_k's Avatar mark_k 07:05 AM 04-17-2011
Having the combo for a few days and I more than just thrilled and delighted. This must be the smartest purchase this year. Iquickly added an MM7025. Given the fact I have some extra integrated amps which I can also use them as power amp, I am curious about if AV7005 can be used to drive 9.2 speakers?
Is there any benefit of adding a 2nd central speaker?
whoaru99's Avatar whoaru99 07:11 AM 04-17-2011
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Having the combo for a few days and I more than just thrilled and delighted. This must be the smartest purchase this year. Iquickly added an MM7025. Given the fact I have some extra integrated amps which I can also use them as power amp, I am curious about if AV7005 can be used to drive 9.2 speakers?
Is there any benefit of adding a 2nd central speaker?

While you theoretically could split the pre outs to multiple amps for more speakers, the 7005 is still only 7.1 processing.
m. zillch's Avatar m. zillch 07:29 AM 04-17-2011
^Agreed. Only 7.1 channels at a time can be accessed. Don't let the extra pairs, front wides and heights fool you. They are alternatives and wont work simultaneously if you set the unit up to have surround backs. [The best choice for most rooms and most people, especially if you are doing movie/TV sound reproduction, IMHO.]
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Is there any benefit of adding a 2nd central speaker?

Since few of us have an acoustically transparent screen (display), therefor being able to place the center speaker in the correct location (the center of the image) we have to compromise and choose either mounting it below or above the image.

One way to combat this is to mount two speakers, one above and one below, to create a phantom image of one centrally mounted speaker. It has pros and cons but overall I'd say if you already have the extra speaker (ideally identical to the first) and an extra channel of amplification, it can't hurt to try it out (obviously re-running the Audyssey microphone test), however if you need to buy extra stuff to try it, unless you currently find the sonic localization of the center image being too high or too low very disconcerting, then don't bother.
mark_k's Avatar mark_k 09:26 AM 04-17-2011
Thanks for the quick reply. I have been using 5.1 for so long and I have only a very small place for all my home theater. Is there a need for surround back because I do see some movies offer discrete 7.1 channel?
exm's Avatar exm 09:48 AM 04-17-2011
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Thanks for the quick reply. I have been using 5.1 for so long and I have only a very small place for all my home theater. Is there a need for surround back because I do see some movies offer discrete 7.1 channel?

I like the rear surrounds, but I'm not sure if it makes sense in a smaller room. It also depends on your room setup; do you have sufficient space to place speakers actually behind you?
whoaru99's Avatar whoaru99 09:57 AM 04-17-2011
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Thanks for the quick reply. I have been using 5.1 for so long and I have only a very small place for all my home theater. Is there a need for surround back because I do see some movies offer discrete 7.1 channel?

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I like the rear surrounds, but I'm not sure if it makes sense in a smaller room. It also depends on your room setup; do you have sufficient space to place speakers actually behind you?

If not space behind then possibly DPLIIz makes sense.
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