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Old 08-29-2013, 02:28 PM - Thread Starter
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I just upgraded from an old Pioneer, non-hdmi receiver and attempted to hook up my Polk Audio RM75 (just front and center speakers), and I am getting either low or no volume from my various input hdmi sources. I verified that the sources are not limiting the volume output.

I did do the speaker and Audyssey setup. During the test, the speakers did play nice and loud.

Sometimes when watching tv, the show will have no audio, but then a commercial will...

How can I ensure that my DirecTv, PC and Xbox 360 all sound correct over just 3 speakers?
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hmm. I decided to only test with FM and 'Stereo' Mode and the front left and right speakers are very faint. Again, during the Audyssey setup, they are nice and loud. any clues on how to get just FM working correctly on the front R/L speakers?
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How are your DirecTV, PC and Xbox 360 connected to your new Denon e400? Since you didn't have HDMI before what audio cables are you using now?

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
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before I was connecting them all directly to my HDTV and then audio out to the receiver.

As a simple test, I did the above (my previous post), with just FM Tuner and my front left and right, with stereo mode is very faint. If I switch to Movie mode, it plays audio loud over the center channel.
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Movie mode steers dialog and much of the audio to the center channel so I'd expect that to be louder that the other two speakers in that sound mode.

I believe your receiver has an input volume for each source. go the the setup menus to find it and adjust according.

Or post your question in the Denon 2103 E and X series Owners thread. I'm sure they'll have answers for you in there.

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before I was connecting them all directly to my HDTV and then audio out to the receiver.

As a simple test, I did the above (my previous post), with just FM Tuner and my front left and right, with stereo mode is very faint. If I switch to Movie mode, it plays audio loud over the center channel.

Did you use either a camera tripod or mic boom stand to support the mic?

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yes i did, all 6 locations. again front left and right sound tests were loud and strong.
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Are you aware that 50-70 is average volume on the AVR?

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I did seem to notice that, and while it is in Dolby Digital, It sounds fine at that level over the center channel.
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I just found out about the 'press and hold' sound mode to change the mode sub options, but Dolby Digital and DTS only work (best) over my center channel. all the rest are faint, but play over the front left and right speakers.
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