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post #13651 of 13662 Old 05-26-2017, 05:54 AM
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@HTNUT1975 : you wrote that you use Spotify via Airplay from iphone/ipad, and, if you launch it from let's say ipad, you can control it from iphone via Spotify connect, am I correct?



What about using Spotify from the PC, via spotify connect feature, does it detect your Denon?



Spotify connect is a pretty nice feature, I wouln't want to control spotify via remote control.. don't even know if it can be controlled via Denon's Android app?



I'm still choosing beetwen SR7009 and 4520CI for this reason - SR7009 doesn't have builtin Spotify client (so cannot control it from remote control), but has support for Spotify connect, which is much nicer, IMO.



Other option for me would be to buy 4520 + chromecast audio, to which the stream can be cast using Spotify connect...



Thanks in advance for any input!


Unfortunately it does not see my Denon's native Spotify. It would only see if my iPad or iPhone were connected via airplay. By the way, chromecast would be PERFECT. That would essentially get you what I get with airplay. Even if my Denon didn't have airplay, I would just use the apply tv, which is what I used to do. I just don't think that feature alone is a difference-maker. Another option would be to get something like a bluesound node 2, but then you're starting to add a lot of money into the picture. Chromecast would get you a very reliable way of doing what you want to do for cheap, and I really don't think the user experience would be any different than what I do with airplay.


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@HTNUT1975 : you wrote that you use Spotify via Airplay from iphone/ipad, and, if you launch it from let's say ipad, you can control it from iphone via Spotify connect, am I correct?
This functionality requires Spotify Connect, which the 4520 doesn't have. It has a built-in Spotify app but the actual Spotify Connect integration wasn't around back then. Newer models have it though.
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This functionality requires Spotify Connect, which the 4520 doesn't have. It has a built-in Spotify app but the actual Spotify Connect integration wasn't around back then. Newer models have it though.
Yes, understood. I just realized that my PS4 has a Spotify client with support for Spotify connect, so that would be a workaround before getting chromecast audio.

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does this happen with all HDMI sources or just those two? Does it happen on the front input too?
its regardless of the input as I loose the entire Denon display ie. no volume, menu controls. It basically stops outputting a video signal until I unplug the hdmi's and power cycle the receiver. I've called support, but they aren't helpful. They want me to send the receiver out for service, but I can't loose the unit as it controls too much in the house. The other issue is it's hard to replicate as it happens sporadically (sometimes it works fine for a few weeks, sometimes it happens multiple times a day)
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Will the 4520 pass-through 4k/60hz? Or will I have to buy a new receiver to do that?
I'm pretty sure it will not, but the bigger issues are that it isn't HDCP2 compliant and won't pass HDR or Dolby Vision.
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Will the 4520 pass-through 4k/60hz? Or will I have to buy a new receiver to do that?

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Although it won't, if your only 4k source is a BDP, the current 4k BDPs have dual HDMI outputs .... one HDMI passes the 4k video straight to the 4k TV and the other HDMI passes the HD audio to the non-4k AVR (eg. 4520CI).
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I'm pretty sure it will not, but the bigger issues are that it isn't HDCP2 compliant and won't pass HDR or Dolby Vision.
HDCP 2.2 doesn't just affect HDR formats specifically, it means it will not pass ANY copy-protected 4K content. So non-HDR content from a 4K blu-ray or streaming service will not pass due to copy protection restrictions.

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HDCP 2.2 doesn't just affect HDR formats specifically, it means it will not pass ANY copy-protected 4K content. So non-HDR content from a 4K blu-ray or streaming service will not pass due to copy protection restrictions.
I didn't write and certainly didn't mean to imply that it just affects the HDR formats. But yes, the HDCP support is the biggest limitation.
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Need previous firmware

Does anyone have the previous build firmware? I am running the latest firmware which corrected the Pandora issues back in December of 2016. However, I have had problems with Zone 2 output after the firmware upgrade. Basically I'm using the 7.1 + 2 setup to drive speakers in my kitchen ceiling. Zone 2 just stops working after a little while. A factory reset will correct the problem then it returns a couple weeks later. The receiver worked perfectly for 3 years prior until the last firmware update. I'm not even sure I can downgrade but would like to do so as part of the troubleshooting. Anyone with a copy please let me know so I can provide an email address.


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Can the 4520 send a preamp signal to an external amp powering MBMs for LCR while simultaneously powering the LCR mains?
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Can the 4520 send a preamp signal to an external amp powering MBMs for LCR while simultaneously powering the LCR mains?
If you mean two sets of LCR speakers, then yes.
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