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post #781 of 793 Old 08-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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I have a question about my 2700. Is it possible to have it play music without having the TV on?

For example, I want to listen to music via the radio, my computer, or the network, and I don't really need or want the TV on. I can't get it to play without the TV on if I try and turn the TV off once it is playing all audio ceases.

Is there a setting that I am missing? Seems strange that the TV being on is a necessity.

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I have a question about my 2700. Is it possible to have it play music without having the TV on?

For example, I want to listen to music via the radio, my computer, or the network, and I don't really need or want the TV on. I can't get it to play without the TV on if I try and turn the TV off once it is playing all audio ceases.

Is there a setting that I am missing? Seems strange that the TV being on is a necessity.

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you should not need to have the tv on unless you are using the tv as a source. you must have a setting turned on that i don't know about.
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I am back to a 3700, my 7550 lasted a month before it was back to shutting down. The 3700 came yesterday, I am getting an Emotiva amp to make up for the lack of power in the 3700

I have been using the new 3700 & it is 100% different than the last one I had. It sounds fine & is not going into protection at high volumes.
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Man harmon kardon is CRAP. almost non existent customer support, poor build quality, poor software, lack of basic features (my 1710 lacks HDMI pass through). I can't bleive they charge as much money as they do for their units.

Every look it's failed units or lacking basic features.
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Emotiva is here, set up & watching 1990 special ed Aliens at st00pid loud levels.

Sounds great!

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Man harmon kardon is CRAP. almost non existent customer support, poor build quality, poor software, lack of basic features (my 1710 lacks HDMI pass through). I can't bleive they charge as much money as they do for their units.

Every look it's failed units or lacking basic features.
Mine is still young but my $500 7550 HD has been solid so far (Except when I had shorted a speaker wire) and I love it.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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I loved my 7550. Three returns for repair unfortunately is my limit. On the 4th I gave up, took the 3700 (which is great as far as networking, connectivity & HDMI inputs) And now running through the Emotiva sounds like the 7550.
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I loved my 7550. Three returns for repair unfortunately is my limit. On the 4th I gave up, took the 3700 (which is great as far as networking, connectivity & HDMI inputs) And now running through the Emotiva sounds like the 7550.
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you and i have been following the same journey with our avr 7550. i loved mine but it just was not reliable. i've been with my avr 3700 with the parasound amp driving the left and right mains a while now and it sounds great...actually possibly better than the 7550 in stereo mode. the better hdmi switching and other modern features such as airplay are also improvements. my 3700 has been trouble free and i no longer regret having to take the 3700 instead of hk repairing my 7550. i also started fresh with a new 2 year warranty which i hope never to have to use.
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check out the reviews of the AVR1710 on amazon. Those things have been dropping like flies. Heck look on the Harmon Kardon AVR1710 page and scroll down to the reviews. 1 Review i read somewhere it took 5 tries and many hours to get a hold of them on the phone.
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Ever since HK terminated their USA AVR team and moved product development/quality assurance to China, and technical support to India...
Things have gone downhill...
@ one time they were a superb AVR brand, with great sounding high-current amplifiers, realistic specifications and innovative features..
I hope they pull things out...

Just my $0.02...
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Ever since HK terminated their USA AVR team and moved product development/quality assurance to China, and technical support to India...
Things have gone downhill...
@ one time they were a superb AVR brand, with great sounding high-current amplifiers, realistic specifications and innovative features..
I hope they pull things out...

Just my $0.02...

That explains ALOT I almost posted comment of it seeming like an over seas operation. Also is that Homer wearing a Mopar Racing shirt?
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you and i have been following the same journey with our avr 7550. i loved mine but it just was not reliable. i've been with my avr 3700 with the parasound amp driving the left and right mains a while now and it sounds great...actually possibly better than the 7550 in stereo mode. the better hdmi switching and other modern features such as airplay are also improvements. my 3700 has been trouble free and i no longer regret having to take the 3700 instead of hk repairing my 7550. i also started fresh with a new 2 year warranty which i hope never to have to use.
The 7550 was great when it worked but as you say the 3700 is great form the standpoint of modernity. I like that it has more HDMis than I need, that I can run everything through it & see the AVR menus without switching input & that it passes 3D properly.

Now, with the Emotiva's real 80WPC x 5 it sounds great. I have watched several movies since I got it (Stalingrad 2013, Aliens & now iRobot (3D) and it is great. Hopefully it will be reliable. I was told they will not give the replacement warranty so only have a year but was told if I have an issue after the year they will not turn their back on me.

Hopefully it will last beyond the warranty like the HK's I have had going back to 1980.
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on my AVR1710 i don't see any on screen menus. : /

Well if gets warm at all you could add a fan after the warranty goes if it last that long. a really quiet fan. I used SilenX fan once (on a PC) an 80mm one it was dead silent or close to dead silent. maybe something like that would help extend the life.

EDIT: I think it was maybe this fan, http://www.silenx.com/quiet.fans.asp?sku=ixp-52-11
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