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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
Ensure the unit is not in PURE DIRECT mode as that will cause the front panel display to power off a few seconds after being selected. If the display never works at all, your best bet is to call whatever servicing center you would send it to and see if they can provide an estimate over the phone.
Yeah I checked the pure direct jdsmoothie. THanks.
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AVR-4308ci never stops streaming internet radio

Somewhere along the line, some firmware update caused my receiver to never stop streaming internet radio. It used to be that when some new source was selected, it would stop. If I then re-selected internet radio, it would take it a few seconds to re-connect and start steaming again. Not anymore. Now it never stops. The up side to this is that it instantly plays whatever "station" was last in use, with no delay. The down side is that is always leaching 128K of internet bandwidth, 24/7/365. The only way to stop it is to do a hard power down (small button). Normal off button has no effect.

Even after a hard power down, as soon as it is powered up again, it finds the same stream and starts again. It doesn't matter which input it is set to. Along with this, when I try to back out of the Internet Radio menu, it is not possible to do so. Pressing the menu key has ne effect either. If I select a new source using one of the hard buttons, then the menu key works again, but it is still streaming non-stop in the background.

Along with this, the AVR pulls more power in standby mode, which creates more heat, and thus wastes power in addition to the wasted bandwidth. I discovered that if I enable the power saving mode from within Network Setup/Other, it will then kill the streaming in standby mode, but then when I turn it on again, it starts it right back up again.

This receiver has been around for a long time now, so it seems inconceivable to me that a flaw like this has managed to survive into the current firmware version. When it was new, 128K 24/7/365 would have been a much more significant amount of data than it is today, but even now, bandwidth is not "free". This really bugs me. Am I the only one who has ever noticed this? Or has everyone else put their 4308 out to pasture by now?

I would really appreciate any thoughts that any of you may have about this.


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Try resetting the microprocessor (p. 60 Owner's manual).

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