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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Yes, news.

Yes, news.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Some people want both. The theater experience for...

Some people want both. The theater experience for movies and such. And TV speakers for need programs, for late night viewing, or for ease of operation for spouses and kids.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By BIslander
Yes. That's the whole point of that feature.

Yes. That's the whole point of that feature.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By BIslander
Some would rather not use a sound system all of...

Some would rather not use a sound system all of the time. This enables them to watch a source without turning on the receiver.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BIslander
Either one is fine. It depends on the output...

Either one is fine. It depends on the output available on your source device(s).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 04:06 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Sure. HDMI to the TV for video and optical or...

Sure. HDMI to the TV for video and optical or digital coax to the receiver for sound.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By BIslander
One other drawback to routing audio through a TV:...

One other drawback to routing audio through a TV: the output will likely be limited to stereo. Some sets will pass DD 5.1 from HDMI inputs. A few will even do DTS. But, most sets only pass stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BIslander
True. But, the OP does not have a receiver with...

True. But, the OP does not have a receiver with HDMI. His problem is getting stereo instead of surround sound from his Apple TV.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BIslander
Stereo Direct is almost certainly a setting you...

Stereo Direct is almost certainly a setting you have engaged on the receiver input you are using to get sound from that source. It suggests that you are getting a 5.1 signal from the source and your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By BIslander
Not sure what that means. Are you getting a 3/2.1...

Not sure what that means. Are you getting a 3/2.1 signal from the Apple TV or 2.0?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By BIslander
The labels on most receivers are just that -...

The labels on most receivers are just that - labels - and do not mean any difference in capability. It is likely that the set up of the Apple TV or the specific app you are using limits the audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By BIslander
If you are going to run a 4K source through a...

If you are going to run a 4K source through a receiver, the AVR needs to be 4K capable.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BIslander
First off, as you observed, you won't get...

First off, as you observed, you won't get lossless hires audio over optical. But, the high bitrate lossy versions sound great, rivaling lossless in quality. So, it's debatable whether having...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By BIslander
I'm not familiar with the Smart Control. There's...

I'm not familiar with the Smart Control. There's a forum here at AVS for remotes where you can likely get any questions like that one answered.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-17-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By BIslander
Using optical out of the TV is about as easy as...

Using optical out of the TV is about as easy as it gets. Your set may have a setting to enable external speakers. Other than that, you simply connect the cable and select the appropriate input on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-17-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By BIslander
For ARC, you need enable HDMI CEC - Consumer...

For ARC, you need enable HDMI CEC - Consumer Electronic Control - on both the TV and the AVR . It probably isn't called that in the manuals as most companies use their own names such as Anynet or...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
If I may, I think the OP is planning to use three...

If I may, I think the OP is planning to use three paired analog outputs from his sound card. That usually means there are pairs carrying L/R, C/Sub, and LS/RS - three cables instead of six, with...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
TVs have to be able to process DD 5.1 because...

TVs have to be able to process DD 5.1 because that's the codec used on HD broadcasts. Some sets can also process DTS.

As a general rule, TVs instruct the HDMI source to decode and downmix to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
You should be just fine if your PC card has three...

You should be just fine if your PC card has three paired speaker outputs that you plug into the matching inputs on the Logitech sub. The PC card will probably need a way to disable the HDMI audio...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
Perhaps I don't understand what you plan to try,...

Perhaps I don't understand what you plan to try, but I don't think you can attach your PC card output directly to the speakers. The speakers appear to be powered by the Logitech subwoofer.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
That sounds like a receiver, which processes...

That sounds like a receiver, which processes sound, powers speakers, and passes video to display devices. But, do you have powered speakers right now?

Perhaps you can disable the HDMI audio...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-13-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 386
Posted By BIslander
You would seem to have two problems. First,...

You would seem to have two problems.

First, if the PC will only output stereo, then it doesn't matter what cable you use or how it's connected.

Second, if you overcome that barrier, most TVs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By BIslander
I believe the last part of the quote from the...

I believe the last part of the quote from the manual says that when set to Enable, the receiver will pass audio and video when it is in Standby mode, which is what you want. The specifics of how...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By BIslander
I can help with a couple. The Denon remote...

I can help with a couple.

The Denon remote is not a must. Your Harmony can do everything, although some setup functions may be hard to get to without the original remote.

The receiver doesn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By BIslander
Does your TV have a composite video input? ...

Does your TV have a composite video input? That's the lowest common denominator and should work.
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