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post #181 of 191 Old 08-13-2014, 09:54 PM
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Cool My New AVR 1710 (upgrading from the AVR 1700)

Hey there!

BACK STORY: Last year we upgraded our TV to a beautiful 65" Panasonic Plasma and shortly thereafter, upgraded my trusty old Harman Kardon AVR 300. I loved that receiver. Simply loved it. I broke my heart to let it go, but it was starting to get an intermittent distortion issue in the surround sound. While it was hard to say goodbye to my old friend, it was exciting to finally be getting a modern receiver that could actually manage HDMI input.

Because I was so fond of my 300, I wanted to stick with the H/K brand and that brought me to the affordable AVR 1700.

While it was nice to have such a light component, I did find it's lack of weight to be disconcerting. The plastic build and buttons also seemed a bit cheap. And while while the sound quality was different, it was so clear and resonating and with the auto calibration, the surround was better than ever before. The thing was a steal at $300.

But 6 months later, all of the even numbered HDMI jacks went dead. The H/K customer support from India was a nightmare and so I took to Twitter and caught @HarmanKardon 's attention and my case was referred to someone in The States who was capable of working with me. To make a long story end, the 1700 has been discontinued and they are sending me the 1710 as a replacement! The 1700 was $300 when I bought it - the 1710 is $550 and is, among other things, a 7.2 receiver. This defiantly takes the sting out of my home theater being out of commission for a month.

THE POINT: I am eagerly awaiting next week's arrival of my new 1710, however, I'm worried about build quality. I'm also assuming it will sound identical to the 1700, but is that the case? Obviously, a movie that takes advantage of the 7.1 will be different, but what am I in for here? Any thoughts/opinions? It's not rated as high as the 1700 on amazon. You have this receiver what am I in for? What's the sitch? Should I sell it and get a different brand $500 receiver? Or is this the way to go?

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Hey there!

BACK STORY: Last year we upgraded out TV to a beautiful 65" Panasonic Plasma and shortly thereafter, upgraded my trusty old Harman Kardon AVR 300. I loved that receiver. Simply loved it. I broke my heart to let it go, but it was starting to get an intermittent distortion issue in the surround sound. While it was hard to say goodbye to my old friend, it was exciting to finally be getting a modern receiver that could actually manage HDMI input.

Because I was so fond of my 300, I wanted to stick with the H/K brand and that brought me to the affordable AVR 1700.

While it was nice to have such a light component, I did find it's lack of weight to be disconcerting. The plastic build and buttons also seemed a bit cheap. And while while the sound quality was different, it was so clear and resonating and withe the auto calibration, the surround was better than ever before. The thing was a steal at $300.

But 6 months later, all of the even numbered HDMI jacks went dead. The H/K customer support from India was a nightmare and so I took to Twitter and caught @HarmanKardon 's attention and my case was referred to someone in The States who was capable of working with me. To make a long story end, the 1700 has been discontinued and they are sending me the 1710 as a replacement! The 1700 was $300 when I bought it - the 1710 is $550 and is, among other things, a 7.2 receiver. This defiantly takes the sting out of my home theater being out of commission for a month.

THE POINT: I am eagerly awaiting next week's arrival of my new 1710, however, I'm worried about build quality. I'm also assuming it will sound identical to the 1700, but is that the case? Obviously, a movie that takes advantage of the 7.1 will be different, but what am I in for here? Any lights/opinions? It's not rated as high as the 1700 on amazon. You have this receiver what am I in for? What's the sitch? Should I sell it and get a different brand $500 receiver? Or is this the way to go?


I'm running my 1710 to a set of Boston Acoustics towers, heights and surrounds with dual 8 inch subwoofers. My ceilings are 25 ft, and the entire room is around 25x20. Its a large space and this receiver works wonderfully for my purposes. I rarely have it turned below 20 on the volume indicator. I have Never had a single issue with the unit and the built in Bluetooth has turned out to be a rather useful feature after all. The remote control is absolutely garbage but I use the Samsung remote and HDMI CEC so I rarely need it. The Dual HDMI out is useful as well, I'm running it to the 55 inch in the kitchen on a 25ft HDMI cable and it works fine. When I want to watch a 3d movie in the living room, I do have to unplug the 6 series in the kitchen or it will not allow me to run in 3D as it's detected as non 3D capable.
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Multi channel audio stuff

Hi guys, greetings from the rainy UK. Just purchased a shiny new 171, and I'm having some sepcific problems which may or may not have something to do with the receiver. I'm trying to play multi channel DVD-A and SACD from a Marantz UD5007, but not having any luck so far. I'm asking questions about the Marantz as well, but does anyone know if the 171 handles what Marantz calls "DSD" for multi-channel SACD output and "Multi Linear PCM" for DVD-A.

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Hello everyone,?? Please, someone tell me that this is not the case.

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Sorry to repost, i made a mistake while posting.

What i meant to say is that i just got a AVR 171 and while everything is great so far (love my new toy) i can't seem to find both bass and treble settings. I also have a older AVR 255 that i'm used to play with those settings but to my despair the 171 is different i guess..

Help please
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Universal Remote Support

You said you used the Samsung Uni Remote. My AVR1610 doesn't appear in their list. Which receiver settings did you choose when programming the remote?
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You said you used the Samsung Uni Remote. My AVR1610 doesn't appear in their list. Which receiver settings did you choose when programming the remote?
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone can help with this query as I cannot seem to find the appropriate settings nor find an answer online. Basically what I want to do is have sound playing from all speakers when playing audio from chrome (eg: mixcloud, soundcloud, youtube etc). I think the issue is with settings in the Harman Kardon 151 AVR

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ASUS Vivo HTPC running windows 8
Harman Kardon 151 AVR
Kodi media center

Using kodi I have stereo upmix selected therefore all 4 satellites + sub play audio when listening to stereo such as mp3 files. Passthrough is enabled for DTS/Dolby etc so all films have perfect 5.1 surround sound.

When using the analog input say direct from a phone or ipad, there is an option to select either 2 or 5 channel stereo. The 5 channel option plays through all speakers. However, when the source is the HTPC which is connected via HDMI, then in surround mode menu of the AVR, this option to select either 2 or 5 channel stereo is absent (as are various other "surround" modes). Thus, if the HTPC is the source and I'm playing audio via chrome as opposed to kodi, then only the front L/R + sub will play sound..

Anyone know this receiver well and can tell me if there is a solution?
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sorry my bad, i hit quick reply. the above is just a general query regarding the harman kardon 151 AVR. Its got nothing to do with the quote
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Quick question for all the folks who have a 1710. Will it let video pass through, but pick up audio? My AVR3600 Will not do this. If I turn passthrough on no audio plays? Why would they design it like that? Now that I have a 4k tv I would like to pass my bluray through the receiver (video) and have the capability for audio to play while it does the passthrough.

Samsung UN50HU6950 4K LED TV
Harman Kardon AVR3600
Martin Logan Motion LX16 X 5
JBL ES250PBK, Martin Logan Dynamo 300
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Samsung UN50HU6950 4K LED TV
Harman Kardon AVR3600
Martin Logan Motion LX16 X 5
JBL ES250PBK, Martin Logan Dynamo 300
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ok folks, i currently have th AVR1700 and it has been great, for the most part, but it's having some HDMI switching issues and the sound cuts out ocassionally when rw or ff DVRd content... can someone tell me if the 1710 woild be an upgrade? mine is still under waranty...
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