Originally Posted by BIGkev1001
Hi everyone! This is my first post on these forums but I have been lurking for over a month. You guys have been really helpful. After originally purchasing and returning a sony HTIB which wasn't great, then a sony STRDG 710 and the JBL SCS500.5 speaker package, I finally settled on the following components:
AVR: H/K AVR 247
Center: JBL Venue Voice
Fronts: JBL Venue Stage
Surrounds: JBL Venue Monitor
Sub: JBL Venue 10"
TV: LG 42" 42PC3D (768p Plasma)
DVD: Phillips 5960/37
I have a few questions about setting it all up:
1) The EZ Setup sets my fronts and center as small with the cross over set at 200hz. My surrounds get set to large with a crossover of 40hz. This seamed very off so I set all channels to small and set the XO for everything to a 100hz. Would the fronts get set to large? Should everything get set to large?
2) I am looking to get a logitech harmony 550. I was wondering if anyone had experience with the remote. Does it retain all functionality of the original remote? Is there a database I can look at to see if my components are there? I searched around but could not find one.
Thanks in advance for any help!
i just set up a refurbshed 745 i got off ebay for a nice deal... not as good as ucfkevin's deal though :P
anyway, i also used the EZset (II) for the 745 and it also set my surrounds as large, and the L/C/R as small with a crossover of 100. i think HK receivers like to do it this way when they measure a sub near the front soundstage... i.e. they set a high crossover so the sub (if it's in the front) will take relatively high frequencies, some that could normally be handled by the loudspeakers.
now since my sub is near my L/C/R speakers (the HK knew through EZset), it didn't want to localize sounds for the surround speakers through the sub as well, so it set them to large.
theoretically, i think this may be what it is trying to do. basically EZset sends all lower frequencies for the left/center/right speakers (even if they could handle them...) to the sub, by setting them as small with a high crossover. it doesn't want to send those frequencies out of the surround speakers, so those are set to large.
remember, again, that this is based on my setup where the EZset knew my sub is at the front of the room pretty much under my L/C/R speakers. so this is why it might be doing it this way for me, and maybe for you... just a hypothesis though, so don't take it as gospel.
with regards to question #2, my 745 came with a HK TC-30, which is a logitech 550/880 clone, and it works beautifully. as well as the stock remote (which was also included), if not better. and it's all the same hardware, so i'm sure a harmony remote would work great.