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mrkalel's Avatar mrkalel 09:07 AM 01-09-2013
Not sure this has been brought up...but I noticed that when programing a Sirius Channel on any of the Fav buttons...regardless of what button is pressed it will only go to the last Sirius channel it was on.

Pretty unusable and I'm not sure what firmware broke this..

Bullitt5094's Avatar Bullitt5094 07:02 PM 01-09-2013
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I am so excited. I finally got my system to sound the way I wanted. Tonight I added front heights to my HT to end up with 9.4. Turning on the Audyssey DSX seemed to completely blend my sound from all channels. I am just really impressed with the SQ. It sounds completely increadable at all volume levels. Just wanted to share. biggrin.gif

That's awesome. Congrats.

My 4520 is a new member of the family and I also can't believe what a difference it's made in the music SQ as well as the HT experience. I'm just scraping by with a 7.1 distribution, though. My B&W 604s really, really love it.
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 10:04 PM 01-09-2013
How do you enter a preset code for your TV? There is no button exclusively for the TV, like there is for Cable/Sat, Bluray, etc.confused.gif
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 02:10 AM 01-10-2013
What about the "TV Audio" button?


gamoon's Avatar gamoon 07:47 AM 01-10-2013
Replaced my Pioneer SC-65 with a Denon 4520 and been pretty happy so far. One weird issue I have noticed is that when I swapped to the Denon I no longer get the DTS-HD or DTS True HD from my Sony BDP S790. Nothing has changed in the blu ray player because if I reconnect my Pioneer it display the DTS information. Anyone else have noticed this issue?
petetherock's Avatar petetherock 08:00 AM 01-10-2013
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Replaced my Pioneer SC-65 with a Denon 4520 and been pretty happy so far. One weird issue I have noticed is that when I swapped to the Denon I no longer get the DTS-HD or DTS True HD from my Sony BDP S790. Nothing has changed in the blu ray player because if I reconnect my Pioneer it display the DTS information. Anyone else have noticed this issue?
Did you set the Sony to bitstream?
Also the new 4520 doesn't have a blue light for lossless decoding... but it should be on the display or press the info button..
pgwalsh's Avatar pgwalsh 08:10 AM 01-10-2013
Is there anyway to have the display go off after, say, 15 seconds or so? I don't have the unit mounted in my closet yet and its dim, but still too bright.
ss9001's Avatar ss9001 08:36 AM 01-10-2013
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Replaced my Pioneer SC-65 with a Denon 4520 and been pretty happy so far.

any comments on Audyssey vs MCACC? do you like your sound after Audyssey better & if so, can you say why?
I've been interested in this comparison for a long time wink.gif
AustinJerry's Avatar AustinJerry 09:05 AM 01-10-2013
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Is there anyway to have the display go off after, say, 15 seconds or so? I don't have the unit mounted in my closet yet and its dim, but still too bright.

Unfortunately not.
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 09:24 AM 01-10-2013
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What about the "TV Audio" button?



Thanks, OK, that worked, but I know I did that at least a couple of times last night and when it asked for Device and I pressed TV/audio, the remote screen flashed FAIL. The only difference when I tried it this morning is that I had not turned anything on yet, so not sure why that would make a difference...but it worked today.smile.gif
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S 11:20 AM 01-10-2013
Hi,
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I don't think there is any cause for concern, Hugo.  On my dual sub setup, the distances calculated by Audyssey (both the standard version and the Pro version) are spot on, and the bass sounds very good.  No need to lose confidence!

I think there are some anomalies with the web interface that we need to simply overlook for now.

Merci Jerry. wink.gif Encouraging words smile.gif, disturbing bugs mad.gif...

Hugo
batpig's Avatar batpig 11:43 AM 01-10-2013
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Originally Posted by pgwalsh View Post

Is there anyway to have the display go off after, say, 15 seconds or so? I don't have the unit mounted in my closet yet and its dim, but still too bright.

You can turn the display to full off and then just rely on the on-screen info (or check the Info display via a web browser on a networked PC or tablet).

If you have a universal remote it's also easy to program the "Dimmer" command in there.
batpig's Avatar batpig 11:45 AM 01-10-2013
All Zone Stereo

To bring this up again... could some other users who have multiple zones wired please do some more tests on the "all zone stereo" function? It seems from early reports that this functionality works similar to the Yamaha "party mode" in that it can broadcast a stereo downmix of the main zone source to all zones, including digital (HDMI and SPDIF) sources. This is a pretty big deal if true so it would be great if some other users could test this and confirm some behaviors.

- does it indeed broadcast ANY digital source in stereo to other zones (HDMI and/or SPDIF)?
- what happens to the main zone audio if the original source is multichannel? Does it leave it untouched or do a stereo downmix and then play it in multich stereo?
SoundofMind's Avatar SoundofMind 11:49 AM 01-10-2013
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Is there anyway to have the display go off after, say, 15 seconds or so? I don't have the unit mounted in my closet yet and its dim, but still too bright.
This is another option: LiteDims
SoundofMind's Avatar SoundofMind 12:00 PM 01-10-2013
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any comments on Audyssey vs MCACC? do you like your sound after Audyssey better & if so, can you say why?
I've been interested in this comparison for a long time wink.gif

There have been a number of comparison reports posted on the AVR 4311 thread from former hi-end Pio AVR owners irt XT32. Some of those folks were cleverly using outbd separate EQ for the sub channel because of MCACC's deficiency in that area. IIRC all were suitably impressed and quite happy with the switch to XT32. Those posts satisfied any doubts I had as to XT32 vs MCACC irt SQ. However, MCACC had more user tweaks than Audyssey allows. But if you add an Audyssey Pro kit you get even more customizability than MCACC-and the most accurate Audyssey calibration commercially available.
DreamCatcher's Avatar DreamCatcher 12:17 PM 01-10-2013
Yes I had this same issue, with the same Sony bluray player and the Denon 4311,
could not get 4311 to display HD-dts or otherwise.
I've since gone to the Oppo BDP-103 player with no such issues....
not sure what was going on because the Sony bluray player which is now connected in
another system with a Sony 1030 receiver displays just fine.
gamoon's Avatar gamoon 04:20 PM 01-10-2013
Reference do I prefer MCACC or Audyssey in my opinion Auyseey with Sub EQ wins. I have two subs a Revel B120 and a Klipsch 12" and Sub EQ worked wonders for me. The Pioneer is a very good receiver for the price I paid for it but the 4520 is a grand more and should be a all around better receiver. For the person that has the Oppo 103 with the Denon how do you like that setup I was in the process of possibly ordering one.
ss3740's Avatar ss3740 05:30 PM 01-10-2013
Just ordered a 4520 and Oppo 103 off of Mike this afternoon. He says 4520s should be in the 19th. ....Right now he is out of stock...Jeff
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 05:39 PM 01-10-2013
I can't change the level on my surround speakers like I could on the Onkyo if I am in the Audyssey mode. Nitpicking, but a little disappointed with it. Sometimes I change seats on the back couch, with the surrounds on the end tables on either side, so it is sometimes helpful to change the levels on them depending on which side of the sofa I am on.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 05:47 PM 01-10-2013
Although the speaker volume control was removed from the 2012 model remotes and now require drilling down into the GUI/menu to make that change in Manual Setup, IIRC you can still use discrete codes via a Harmony remote.
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 06:09 PM 01-10-2013
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Although the speaker volume control was removed from the 2012 model remotes and now require drilling down into the GUI/menu to make that change in Manual Setup, IIRC you can still use discrete codes via a Harmony remote.

Not sure if this is in reference to my post or not....even in the GUI I can find no place to adjust surrounds like I could on the Onkyo.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:17 PM 01-10-2013
Setup --- Speakers --- Manual Setup --- Levels --- Surr Back R/Surr Back L (p. 143 OM).
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 06:31 PM 01-10-2013
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Setup --- Speakers --- Manual Setup --- Levels --- Surr Back R/Surr Back L (p. 143 OM).

LOL, thanks, why didn't you say that in the first place smile.gif . Disappointment cancel smile.gif .
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:36 PM 01-10-2013
At this level of an AVR, you shouldn't be averse to digging into the Owner's manual. wink.gif
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 06:40 PM 01-10-2013
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At this level of an AVR, you shouldn't be averse to digging into the Owner's manual. wink.gif

well I have been reviewing it, but did not get to that part, lol. Just anxious to get this setup as well as possible, I guess. Honestly, when I saw Test Tone on the GUI, I thought it was something else sort of like the test tones you hear in Audyssey running, and I didn't want to press OK to check it out, lol.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:57 PM 01-10-2013
Unfortunately, that's exactly what it does ... which is why you're much better served using a Harmony remote copying the former "CH Level" button if you tend to adjust other than the sub and center channel volume. Actually, the 1513 remote still has the CH Level button which can be copied to a Harmony. smile.gif
sourbeef's Avatar sourbeef 07:52 PM 01-10-2013
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Unfortunately, that's exactly what it does ... which is why you're much better served using a Harmony remote copying the former "CH Level" button if you tend to adjust other than the sub and center channel volume. Actually, the 1513 remote still has the CH Level button which can be copied to a Harmony. smile.gif

yeah, true, it is rather grating, but I am happy to at least be able to control it when needed.
Acaps's Avatar Acaps 08:00 PM 01-10-2013
Hey guys, I'm strongly considering this avr as a replacement to my b&k ref50 (NAD master series amp). I'm looking for hdmi, the newest surround formats, and some type of room correction. I have a new oppo 103 n ps3 as source.

My question is: do you owners LOVE this avr? And how much of an improvement is it over a 4311 or marantz av7701?

Thx
xstoicx's Avatar xstoicx 10:46 PM 01-10-2013
I've been searching for some display of the network capability/network interface. Can this beast provide any access/control through your PC to the actual receiver itself controlling something like speaker volume/zone input etc?
AustinJerry's Avatar AustinJerry 10:53 PM 01-10-2013
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I've been searching for some display of the network capability/network interface. Can this beast provide any access/control through your PC to the actual receiver itself controlling something like speaker volume/zone input etc?

If the receiver is connected to the network, then go into the menu, retrieve the AVR's IP address, open a browser on any computer on your network (or a smartphone, iPad, etc.), enter the IP address, and you will get a full web interface to the AVR. You can select an input, control the volume, change the configuration, etc., all from the web app. Is this what you are asking?
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