Hi all and good day to you,
Not sure how to post here only reply.
I just purchased an AVR 4806 from an ebay store being sold for parts or repair because of an HDMI issue where the video was destorted with artifacts, they had an 800 # listed So i called with questions and after awhile the guy offered me a discount for $175.00 Shipped !! I was ecstatic to say the least
I was guessing from his description that they had fed a 1080p source into it and me knowing that it is not capable of that resolution went ahead and purchased it anyway, As it turns out that was in fact the issue... or was it?,
However there is one issue i found that they neglected to tell me? where the front display goes off and stays off, I studied the Dimmer/Direct function thoroughly and decided to lightly tap on the display and low and behold it came on, Obviously a loose connection somewhere but the problem remains and i have to continually repeat the process when i power the unit up, It will usually stay on for most of the day or not long at all, Has anyone experianced this issue and was there a specific fix like a particuler cable/plug or part on the display board itself?.
Also my second question is has anyone done the CI upgrade?, I would like to do this and have contacted Denon support and after a few days their reply was "No Longer Available" which was no surprise to me but i was hoping they would offer a 3rd party solution, Does anyone know the upgrade HDMI board part # and does anyone have the firmware laying around or was the firmware a direct ethernet to reciever install?, The option to purchase an AVR-4806Ci would be an expensive alternative and would negate the killer deal i just got.
Thanks in advance and Any input would be much appreciated.
My setup includes... A Monster Power HTUPS-3700 battery backup/power conditioner, Audiosource Amp 300 for surrounds, Sony CDP-CX355 300 disc mega cd changer, Kenwood GE-1100 EQ for visual effects only, Sansui SR-5090 Turntable, LG 55lh90 55" LED panel, Infinity il60 fronts, il36c center, il120s sub and budget surround and surround back towers, My Pioneer VDP, Technics cassette player and VCR are close by because i ran out of shelf space in my 3 shelf smoked glass with integrated swivel TV mount.