How "Front" do these speakers need to be? I have some old already-installed ceiling speakers in my man cave (not currently used). Can they be directly above the sweet spot? Slightly behind it? Or must they be near the front?
My Integra 9.9 is starting to have a problem. It sometimes freezes the video image passing through it such that the only way to recover is to power-cycle it. Anyone ever hear of that before?
It's still under warranty, but I'd hate to have to pull it out, ship it, wait who knows how long, and then put it back.
Originally Posted by PugetsoundHD
As usual Bob nailed it! We are using option "2)" at this time.
Yes, #2 would probably be fine for me too, but it turns out that this is moot for me. I sidestep all HDMI handshaking issues by using analog for multi-channel audio. The reason I do this has to do with my 7.1 speaker configuration.
My side speakers each have two woofers and two tweeters, and the tweeters are deliberately wired out-of-phase...
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Re: HDMI DSD into your Integra with the Display turned OFF
I don't use an Integra myself, but the Integra experts among the Beta testers have confirmed what I suspected was going on here.
There IS a bug in the Integra's implementation of HDMI.
Is this only with the Integra 8.8, or is the 9.9 affected too?
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Denon has indicated this result, (although certainly not ideal), is reacting as intended which means that there is not going to be any firmware update to change it. If you own a Samsung or other TV that exhibits this behavior using ARC, your work around is to either turn ARC OFF when not using it or simply connect an optical cable from the TV to the AVR and not use ARC at all.
I can't turn ARC off, as my...
It may be as designed, but if so it's broken by design. I have last year's model TV, which doesn't have ARC. I must have CEC on, because I sometimes want HDMI Audio out to the TV to be on, and rather than plowing through the menus to turn it on, I just turn the Denon off. Idle passthrough requires that CEC be on. This (I think) is the design flaw.
If passthrough worked without CEC on, this problem would go away.