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Originally Posted by Ganymed4 View Post

Hi Daniel
At THE D&M repair shop 'Krickhaus' maybe? This is about 30 minutes away by car from where I live.
I will bring my AVP there when they reopen after the holiday season.
Greetings to Utrecht....
Markus

Well the update was done by CineMike (who does updates too) they are near Aachen, its a multi hour drive for me but i would prefer it over a place that i don't trust.

Daniel.
post #24092 of 25965
Ok i found a new 'feature' after 5 years of use.

So i had someone over with a dog and it freaked out over the surround effects (don't ask why i would allow a dog in). So on the next movie i put it in 'direct' mode fully expecting it to be stereo. (its a stereo/direct flipper) but it aint my center and surround stayed active.

So what does it do in direct mode thats different than a normal surround mode ? When you feed it a undecoded signal ?

Daniel.
post #24093 of 25965
I use it also with my dune media player. In direct mode it switches from stereo to multi chanel , depending on what the signal is.
post #24094 of 25965
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Originally Posted by jomark911 View Post

I use it also with my dune media player. In direct mode it switches from stereo to multi chanel , depending on what the signal is.

I guess with external direct i makes sense just didn't expect this under normal direct since it in my mind was part of the stereo mode. I do wonder how it decodes then and what is the difference with say Dolby mode ? I guess its dolby but with all parts shut down that are not needed.

I guess it makes sense just not found it before since i never feel it surround that way and expect it to do multichannel.

Daniel.
post #24095 of 25965
I use it on hdmi input. Dune hd duo has hdmi out and passes signal either that way or via analog 7,1 out.
I use hdmi. for sound and video.
post #24096 of 25965
Although there is a "2CH Direct/Stereo" custom setting, DIRECT/PURE DIRECT modes can handle DD/DTS 5.1 as well.
post #24097 of 25965
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Although there is a "2CH Direct/Stereo" custom setting, DIRECT/PURE DIRECT modes can handle DD/DTS 5.1 as well.

Pure direct too ? damn never tried that either always assumed (again) that was only on external multichannel.

Ill test that soon so i guess is 'pure' direct but does do the basic dolby or dts decoding ?

Daniel.
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Pure Direct is the same as Direct, rather it just also cuts out the video processing and front panel display ....

post #24099 of 25965
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Originally Posted by danielo View Post

Ok i found a new 'feature' after 5 years of use.
So i had someone over with a dog and it freaked out over the surround effects (don't ask why i would allow a dog in). So on the next movie i put it in 'direct' mode fully expecting it to be stereo. (its a stereo/direct flipper) but it aint my center and surround stayed active.
So what does it do in direct mode thats different than a normal surround mode ? When you feed it a undecoded signal ?
Daniel.

Funny how we find out about these things. A few months ago I just realized that the left knob on the front of the AVP will change input sources. All this time I was fumbling in the dark with my remote or using the GUI to do this. After I discovered this, I went back and reassigned all my inputs so they are now all just a knob roll away from each other.cool.gif
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When using the knob, it makes it much easier to delete those source names not in use.
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Funny how we find out about these things. A few months ago I just realized that the left knob on the front of the AVP will change input sources. All this time I was fumbling in the dark with my remote or using the GUI to do this. After I discovered this, I went back and reassigned all my inputs so they are now all just a knob roll away from each other.cool.gif

@jdsmoothie thanks for the manual post, just never tried it maybe there can be devices that have to many options to remember and thats why D&M cut so many of these small things for the newer platforms.

But WillyJ i don't want to sound like a smart-ass but what did you think the left knob do before did you ever touch it ?

Daniel.
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Originally Posted by danielo View Post

But WillyJ i don't want to sound like a smart-ass but what did you think the left knob do before did you ever touch it ?
Daniel.

Tuning dial for the radio.
post #24103 of 25965
Over here its close new year just want to wish all AVP owners a happy new year
post #24104 of 25965
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Originally Posted by jomark911 View Post

Why would you want to do that?
Yes it will be a pain for other members of the family.
If you are refering to a1ud , we"ll talk about it in that thread. If not just use one of the two hdmi"s to avp.
@ dahlgren

Well I havent purchased a new blu ray player yet, still deciding. All have 2 HDMI. Leary on used, and all the players I'm looking at are no longer in production. I'm late to the table as usual. Bought the AVP-A1H at the beginning of this year. I love it. My 3800bdci fails to play some blu ray discs and no SACD or XLR out. Don't care about 3D.

Would like a DBP-A100 but no XLR, a DVD-A1UD, or UD9004. These are the three best I've researched so far. Also as said used makes me nervous. Would not want to have to explain to my wife I made the wrong choice and I'm buying another very soon.
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Generally a dual HDMI BDP can be configured to pass audio/video via a single HDMI (eg. w/3D AVR) or video to one and audio to the other (ie. w/non-3D AVR). As your AVP has been upgraded to pass 3D video, you should configure it to pass both audio/video over a single HDMI cable.

Yes right after the purchase I upgraded to 3D/Audyssey 32. I guess the two HDMI is for Pj's. Does it matter which HDMI is used when combining?
post #24105 of 25965
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

What is the correct way to connect a blu ray player that has two HDMI out, one audio the other video? Don't want to connect HDMI video to the plasma. Is it possible to connect both to the AVP, assigned to the dvd input? Would be a pain for family to have to change tv inputs.

You only use two different outputs if you have issues with one cable e.g. an AVR which doesn't understand 3D and needs the HD sound formats but your display does 3D. But you are writing, that you don't want to do that, then use just the main HDMI out to your AVP. There is no need to have the same signal twice in the AVP.

Or am I missing something here? I use one.
post #24106 of 25965
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

Yes right after the purchase I upgraded to 3D/Audyssey 32. I guess the two HDMI is for Pj's. Does it matter which HDMI is used when combining?

Check the BDP's owner manual to confirm, but more than likely the outputs can be set for audio/video output to dual displays or video to 3D TV with audio to HDMI 1.3 AVR. So you only need one HDMI cable connection to the AVP.
post #24107 of 25965
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Originally Posted by Ganymed4 View Post

You only use two different outputs if you have issues with one cable e.g. an AVR which doesn't understand 3D and needs the HD sound formats but your display does 3D. But you are writing, that you don't want to do that, then use just the main HDMI out to your AVP. There is no need to have the same signal twice in the AVP.
Or am I missing something here? I use one.

I do not have a 3D tv. I use the monitor hdmi out to tv for everything. My confusion was the Blu Ray I'm looking at getting all have labeled 2 separate hdmi, one labeled video and the other audio.
post #24108 of 25965
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Check the BDP's owner manual to confirm, but more than likely the outputs can be set for audio/video output to dual displays or video to 3D TV with audio to HDMI 1.3 AVR. So you only need one HDMI cable connection to the AVP.

I've read the manual and it's not clear.
post #24109 of 25965
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

I do not have a 3D tv. I use the monitor hdmi out to tv for everything. My confusion was the Blu Ray I'm looking at getting all have labeled 2 separate hdmi, one labeled video and the other audio.

Yes this is true and serves the purpose to separate the video from the audio stream, which can give you some advantages. May be some players even support on one HDMI to send the video signal only and on the other the audio signal. But I think, you should look into the A1-UD thread because they have discussed this issue in-depth - I guess.
In general, these two HDMI connections carry the same signal - as far as I know.

If you connect one HDMI (Video) directly to the display and the other (Audio) directly to the AV-Amp - this might make sense. However, it also has it's limitations - e.g. processing video by the AVP.
However, in some situations it might make sense. I would use one cable and the video out on the player.

My best wishes to everyone for the new year!

Markus
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

I've read the manual and it's not clear.

Which make/model are you referring to?
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Which make/model are you referring to?

DBP - A100
post #24112 of 25965
^^
Ah .. easy then as there is only 1 HDMI output. smile.gif
post #24113 of 25965
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
Ah .. easy then as there is only 1 HDMI output. smile.gif

Sorry been looking at a few. UD9004, A1UD, Oppo 105.
Edited by dahlgren - 12/31/12 at 3:55pm
post #24114 of 25965
In all three instances, the HDMI outputs default to what you need .. simply connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI1 output to the AVP and you're good to go. smile.gif
post #24115 of 25965
Guys,

if we are talking about Blu-Ray Players, I am currently really amazed, what the AVP makes of my picture. I never had a better picture, even all picture enhancers are switched off. I use a Denon 3800 BD, which is a very good player and I am using the T2 in the player to enhance the picture.
However, does anybody have an explanation, that the picture quality can improve, compared to my Onkyo Pre-Amp, even all video enhancers are turned off? Digital = digital? Not in all cases, it seems....

I use a SIM2 D80E projector and 12 meters Kimber HDMI cable between the projector and the AVP but didn't change anything except changing the Pre-Amp.

I am really amazed by the AVP. It is the best AV-Pre-amp I ever experienced.

Happy new year, everybody!
post #24116 of 25965
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Originally Posted by Ganymed4 View Post

I am really amazed by the AVP. It is the best AV-Pre-amp I ever experienced.
Happy new year, everybody!

I agree 100% once calibrated they're amazing.
post #24117 of 25965
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I agree 100% once calibrated they're amazing.

How do you calibrate the AVP? Do you mean with Audyssey? My plasma was calibrated, I want video to run straight through, to not change a thing, is that possible?

Happy New Year.
post #24118 of 25965
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

How do you calibrate the AVP? Do you mean with Audyssey?
Happy New Year.

Yes
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Happy new year fellow avp-poa owners.wink.gif
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Originally Posted by dahlgren View Post

What is the correct way to connect a blu ray player that has two HDMI out, one audio the other video? Don't want to connect HDMI video to the plasma. Is it possible to connect both to the AVP, assigned to the dvd input? Would be a pain for family to have to change tv inputs.


This is a function of dvd a1ud, and some other players.
On the a1ud, it is designed to separate video from audio signal. Video going direct to pj, tv, and audio direct to amp. It is the best possible way to minimize interference between those two signals. But that only in a dedicated system. If you are not the one and only user of the system , it won"t be easy for the rest family members to use it.
This is how i use it on my system with pj.
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