Originally Posted by favorini
Cool. Feel free to post your charts and Targets window to get more feedback.
Even if your speakers are behind your listening position, you want to connect them to the "Surround" speaker inputs on the MRX, since you have a 5.1 setup. Per section 3.2 in the manual, make sure Setup > Speaker Configuration > Aux Output is set to Zone 2.
I had the speakers connected correctly as far as sound output. Surrounds which are actually my sides in my LR set up due to constraints.
The AUX output was wrong so I switched to Zone 2.
But STILL I had no sound out of the rears.............
So I got into BDP source output and Set Dolby Digital 5.1 to NONE and I got sound out of the Rear speakers???????? WTF??
I'm puzzled how you would DESELCT any choice for DD 5.1 to NONE and now get sound out of the rears???!!! Nevertheless, I'm relieved.Can you or anyone tell me what all the settings are supposed to be for BDP for a 5.1 system? I've got Dolby Vs. Wide selected and other stuff.
Frankly as a "old timer" I like the on board stuff where you just got out the old SPL meter and bing.............done. It would have been nice if the manual was twice as thick showing example screens for setups but I hate reading manuals..................
I've had Lexicon, B+K, McIntosh, etc.
I'm "pleased" that I've run ARC with YOUR help for my computer settings which I never would have figured out (thank GOD) for this forum and people like you willing to help the novice.........Then the same device manager told me the adapter wasn't configured right so I used the install disc to do that. The manual did vaguely state something about this.
You guys might be laughing but this is BIG for the "Caveman" here!
My laptop when into sleep mode (during upload) after I completed for first 2 parts of ARC and I "woke up" the laptop, logged in again and it finished uploading! I couldn't believe that.
YET, on further tries running ARC, I had one "couldn't find mike" and one "couldn't initiate audio wave sweep" error. So this set up can be finnicky when you factor in ME, the computer, and cables/connections and adapters.
I'm still a novice with this receiver but quite pleased with it. I chose this over the Marantz SR-7005 watching this thread.
I feel now that I could actually help someone else with Anthem/ARC, but not to the knowledge level of you guys for sure.
I'm glad I went through all this pain before I get mine this week.
I was thinking about getting a dedicated amp for the 2 fronts (Triangle Celius) but might wait as this set up sounds pretty good.I was thinking SS or a tube amp with HT bypass but just don't want to believe a tube amp could do Home Theater. I've been reading and hearing about the Prima Luna Dialogue II.....................Also thought maybe if I found an Anthem Statement P2 used/like brand new, or something like that.
I "guess" I could also bi-amp ( never done this either ) the fronts with the 2 xtra channels.
I don't have a reference CD player, or for that matter I don't even have a true CD player at all at this moment. I use my Tosh HD XA1 and connected the analogs out the AUX analog input.
I'm the kind of guy who would still like a "quality" 5 disc carousel put five favorite CD's in and lay down on the couch. I know everyone uses laptops and downloads, etc. now.
I'm from a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Also can you tell me if you have to SAVE settings, or will the receiver always defualt back to the last settings entered?
If you or anyone could tell me what the settings should be for BDP / 5.1 system please post. I'm confused by the DD vs. Wide, Last used, reference stuff.
Thanks again to all who have helped.