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Aragorn II's Avatar Aragorn II 03:51 PM 04-06-2014
When I listen to HD radio in my car, it displays the album cover along with artist and song name. On my AVR-X4000 it shows the station and song info, but not the album cover. Is there a way to display this?

(Incidentally, when searching of this I came across the feature to display alternate video while listening to radio. This is a great feature if you like to listen to a radio audio feed while watching a sports channel on TV. Previously I had assumed this was not possible.)

jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 04:01 PM 04-06-2014
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AFAIK, no, rather only for network applications (eg. Pandora).
Limber's Avatar Limber 05:48 PM 04-06-2014
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Power off and then let it sit at least 10 minutes then try a few resets in a row. If still no joy, then exchange it.

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Exchanging a reciever you bought in January may be tough unless you have a relationship with the dealer. Don't be surprised if you have to send it out for repairs.

Thank you for your responses.
Can anyone please confirm.... in DTS SURROUND A-DSX mode, should the surround back speakers still work? I know I said they used to, but I'm not 100% sure I trust my own memory.
drballard33's Avatar drballard33 07:12 PM 04-06-2014
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Yes, hopeful to be sure. Better to go new though. wink.gif

smile.gif I would have called you but I need a receiver no later than Thursday. If it doesn't work out when I get it I'm calling you ASAP for an overnighter! Ha ha.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 07:26 PM 04-06-2014
NY to OH takes only 2 days for delivery. smile.gif
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 07:33 PM 04-06-2014
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Thank you for your responses.
Can anyone please confirm.... in DTS SURROUND A-DSX mode, should the surround back speakers still work? I know I said they used to, but I'm not 100% sure I trust my own memory.

Yes. Make sure the Surr Back setting (p. 183 OM) is set to "2 Speakers" and Front Wide is set to "None".


Limber's Avatar Limber 08:57 PM 04-06-2014
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Yes. Make sure the Surr Back setting (p. 183 OM) is set to "2 Speakers" and Front Wide is set to "None".


TY. I will follow your recommendation regarding doing additional factory resets, and if that fails, attempt an exchange. Joy.
bobbydaniel13's Avatar bobbydaniel13 09:21 PM 04-06-2014

Sorry if I'm repeating something already discussed but I currently have my Denon X4000 setup as 9.2 on my Main Zone. The 9.2 setup consist of Front Mains, Center, Front Wides, Front Heights, and Surrounds.

 

Does anyone know if it's possible to use my available Surround Back connections for Zone 2 listening? The X4000 manual suggest that Surround Back connections is the recommended setup for Zone 2 or Zone 3 listening.

 

Also and more importantly tonight while watching a Netflix movie my X4000 shut down completely, in took a while for me to realize what had happened. My Netflix source is from a PS3. which stayed on so I powered my X4000 back up and continued watching about 10 minutes later the receiver shut down again. I restarted and lowered my volume level from 46 to 40 and waited for it to shutdown but it never did.

 

After the Netflix movie I popped in a Blu-ray movie and set the volume level at 62 and the movie played completely with no issues.

 

FYI have a Emotiva XPA 200 for my fronts and all my speakers have a recommended power ranging from 200 watts for the fronts to 100 watts for the surrounds.

 

Any thoughts on what may have caused the power failure?

 

Thanks,

Robert


batpig's Avatar batpig 09:41 PM 04-06-2014
The surround back speaker posts may be "available" but no internal amps are. Once you are running a 7 or 9ch setup the only way to power other zones is via the preouts to an external amp.
bobbydaniel13's Avatar bobbydaniel13 04:50 AM 04-07-2014
So would I still be capable of adding an external amp to my other available preouts for the other available zones even if I'm already at maximum on my main zone?

Sorry if you already answer the question.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:51 AM 04-07-2014
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Correct. The Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-outs are separate and distinct from the main zone pre-outs.
bobbydaniel13's Avatar bobbydaniel13 09:28 AM 04-07-2014
Looks like I should have purchased a 3 or 5 channel version of the Emotiva instead of the 2 channel.

What would happen if I connect the surround backs to Zone 2, would I have to disconnect say my front heights on my Main Zone to get them to work?
socal swagger's Avatar socal swagger 11:41 AM 04-07-2014
on my old denon 2112 u watched movies at say -11.5 on the X4000 the volume is different. I watch BD content at about 65-69 my receiver runs warmer then my 2112 should i be worried
batpig's Avatar batpig 11:41 AM 04-07-2014
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on my old denon 2112 u watched movies at say -11.5 on the X4000 the volume is different. I watch BD content at about 65-69 my receiver runs warmer then my 2112 should i be worried

With the absolute scale 80 is reference so 69 is exactly -11 on the absolute scale. In other words, no difference wink.gif

If you want it to look like the old receiver just change the volume readout to relative instead of absolute.
batpig's Avatar batpig 11:45 AM 04-07-2014
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Looks like I should have purchased a 3 or 5 channel version of the Emotiva instead of the 2 channel.

What would happen if I connect the surround backs to Zone 2, would I have to disconnect say my front heights on my Main Zone to get them to work?

Even if you had more channels of external amplification for the main zone it wouldn't have changed the need for extra amps in the other zones. Once you go to a 7+ channel setup you have no ability to assign internal amps to other zones, even if you are using external amps for main zone amplification. This is because nearly all receivers have a very limited "amp assign" format where only two channels are assignable. The X4000 gives you a little more flexibility by letting you redirect the FIRST two extra amps to another set of speakers if you expand to 9 channels, but that's it.

To get full "free assign" capability you would need to go to the "flagship" model 4520CI. Then you can literally assign any amp to any channel, including to other zones.

So, basically, just bite the bullet and pop $100 for an Audiosource AMP-100 for the other zone and move on.
bobbydaniel13's Avatar bobbydaniel13 12:07 PM 04-07-2014
Thanks Batpig you're a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate your candid comments very much.

Robert
Vecuronium's Avatar Vecuronium 12:25 PM 04-07-2014

Does anyone have an idea if XT32 will trickle down to the x3000 and below? That is my main reason for waiting for the 2014 Denons when considering different AVR options.


batpig's Avatar batpig 12:43 PM 04-07-2014
I'm not sure we are going to know until the official announcement, so hang tight for a few more weeks.
Vecuronium's Avatar Vecuronium 12:58 PM 04-07-2014

Thanks. PS I've enjoyed reading your website. Good work.


ferl's Avatar ferl 03:52 PM 04-07-2014
Under the GENERAL tab there is an ADD NEW FEATURE option. Are there ever any NEW FEATURES added?
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 03:55 PM 04-07-2014
Not for several years no.
webbj24's Avatar webbj24 05:22 PM 04-07-2014
Ok I have a couple of newbie questions. I apologize in advance if they are covered elsewhere or this is in the wrong spot.

First my setup: denon x2000, 2 klipsch f30s, 4 klipsch s20s, and one klipsch rw-12d sub. Center will be ordered soon but not yet.

First how do I keep my denon cool? After a few minutes at high volume (above 74) it shuts off. It is in a cabinet (see pic) at the top. Should I just splice in a computer fan and sit it on top?

Next: what setting do you keep normal tv on for a 6.1 or 7.1 I have direct tv and the only way I can get anything out of my surrounds is by putting it on multi ch stereo. My ps4 auto switches it to multi ch 7.1 which I assume is correct hadn't tested it out much yet.

Any other tips or pointers? Sorry I have been trying to follow this thread but It is very busy. Also super frustrated with no xbox one kinect extender
jmpage2's Avatar jmpage2 05:34 PM 04-07-2014
I have a few newb questions of my own related to my recent purchase of an X4000 refurb to replace the Onkyo 818 that has begun exhibiting problems. I've been reading the thread but have not found answers to these specifically;

1. After running the Audyssey Calibration is there any way to see what it did as far as what filters/cuts were done? The sound is a little bit less "weighty" than it was with the Onkyo, particularly in the area of subwoofer output (I've been tweaking the subwoofer level a bit but still can't quite get it there).

2. What's the deal with "video conversion" setting? I notice this must be on for the on-screen menus to function... however when it is enabled I notice that (at least from my XBMC HTPC) I am getting noticeable lip sync issues whether I have lip sync set to "auto" or "disabled". If I disable Video Conversion the lip sync seems better. What exactly is this video conversion setting doing when it is set to auto and IP disabled? Is there a way to set these video settings on a per input basis?

3. I notice slightly muffled clicks and pops when the amp turns on, turns off, or changes what is being bit streamed to it, changing inputs, etc... I'm guessing this is normal but the clicks/pops are kind of noticeable and obnoxious. Is this normal?

4. Is there any way of setting the amp up for a standby mode that comes on faster when turning it on from a full power down? I've been poking all around the menus and so far am coming up blank.

Thanks again everyone. I'm also going to try to find the manual online and review that.
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 05:53 PM 04-07-2014
1) Id suggest 7 to 10db hot after the audyssey finishes. I had a guy in here with audyssey pro gear and thats what we found, I had been going 5db hot. I just set the sub gain where Audyssey lands minus around the amount I want to boost, say -7.0db for example after audyssey runs. That way when I boost the trim level in the menu it lands around 0.0db.

2) Video conversion on, IP scaler off just seems to overlay for me, I can find where it affects any settings. Do you have auto lip sync on or off.

3) Just relays. I know my Onkyo did some of the same

4) No
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:30 PM 04-07-2014
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Originally Posted by webbj24 View Post

Ok I have a couple of newbie questions. I apologize in advance if they are covered elsewhere or this is in the wrong spot.

First my setup: denon x2000, 2 klipsch f30s, 4 klipsch s20s, and one klipsch rw-12d sub. Center will be ordered soon but not yet.

First how do I keep my denon cool? After a few minutes at high volume (above 74) it shuts off. It is in a cabinet (see pic) at the top. Should I just splice in a computer fan and sit it on top?

Next: what setting do you keep normal tv on for a 6.1 or 7.1 I have direct tv and the only way I can get anything out of my surrounds is by putting it on multi ch stereo. My ps4 auto switches it to multi ch 7.1 which I assume is correct hadn't tested it out much yet.

Any other tips or pointers? Sorry I have been trying to follow this thread but It is very busy. Also super frustrated with no xbox one kinect extender

1. Can't tell from your pic, but ideally you want at least 3-4" free clearance above the AVR (Denon calls for 12") to ensure proper ventilation so adding a PC fan is definitely recommended. When the AVR shuts down, is it flashing at a fast rate (ie. 2/sec) or a slower rate (ie. 1 every 2 sec)?

2. Normal is a personal preference. Whether you want DD 5.1 or DD PLIIx for true surround or Multi CH Stereo which simply plays the same FL/FR stereo audio in the SL/SR and SBL/SBR speakers. The PS4 is likely set to LPCM (instead of bitstream) and there the AVR's front panel is reading "Mult CH IN" which is different from "Multi CH Stereo".
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:36 PM 04-07-2014
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I have a few newb questions of my own related to my recent purchase of an X4000 refurb to replace the Onkyo 818 that has begun exhibiting problems. I've been reading the thread but have not found answers to these specifically;

1. After running the Audyssey Calibration is there any way to see what it did as far as what filters/cuts were done? The sound is a little bit less "weighty" than it was with the Onkyo, particularly in the area of subwoofer output (I've been tweaking the subwoofer level a bit but still can't quite get it there).

2. What's the deal with "video conversion" setting? I notice this must be on for the on-screen menus to function... however when it is enabled I notice that (at least from my XBMC HTPC) I am getting noticeable lip sync issues whether I have lip sync set to "auto" or "disabled". If I disable Video Conversion the lip sync seems better. What exactly is this video conversion setting doing when it is set to auto and IP disabled? Is there a way to set these video settings on a per input basis?

3. I notice slightly muffled clicks and pops when the amp turns on, turns off, or changes what is being bit streamed to it, changing inputs, etc... I'm guessing this is normal but the clicks/pops are kind of noticeable and obnoxious. Is this normal?

4. Is there any way of setting the amp up for a standby mode that comes on faster when turning it on from a full power down? I've been poking all around the menus and so far am coming up blank.

Thanks again everyone. I'm also going to try to find the manual online and review that.

1. Not really no as the graphic EQ graphs are a simplified version and don't include the sub.
2. Try setting the HTPC to PCM vice bitstream.
3. Yup.
4. The AVR is always in Standby when not on. The only way to turn it off is to unplug it. The AVR should only take a few seconds to fully power on.
jtonra's Avatar jtonra 07:11 PM 04-07-2014
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I have a denon avr-x1000 receiver. Everything works except that when I use the tuner I only get sound from the right front speaker. All other sources provide sound to that speaker so the speaker is wired correctly. Any thoughts?

Still looking for help on this, anyone?
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 07:19 PM 04-07-2014
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Whenever the AVR has an issue that you cannot solve there are two standard troubleshooting steps. 1. Soft reset - unplug the AVR for 10 minutes, and if that doesn't resolve the issue, then 2. Reset the microprocessor (p. 175).
jmpage2's Avatar jmpage2 07:25 PM 04-07-2014
Ugh. I am cursed. The X4000 I got is shutting off after several minutes and the red light is blinking on the front. I really cannot catch a break with this crap.
bobbydaniel13's Avatar bobbydaniel13 07:40 PM 04-07-2014
I feel your pain, mine shut down twice last while streaming a Netflix movie. I honestly think Netflix or the PS3 network was contributing as I have not had issues on Uverse or even watching Blu rays on the PS3 even at really high volume levels.
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