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post #10831 of 11323
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Originally Posted by skro View Post

Well, that worked. No problems now. Thanks a lot for taking away a reason to upgrade! Now it would just be for more hdmi ports and hdmi overlay....which I can't quite justify.

Glad to be of at least some minor assistance. I don't personally have the audio blank out after pause issue, but with other functions, yes. I figured linking Mode Auto to play would do the trick. I don't know how the PS3 acts, but my Samsung will pause/play toggle with both pause and play if I remember right. Either that or play is a toggle and pause is always pause. Anyhow if the PS3 is the same with toggle for play and or pause you could link the code with play but not pause and have one with and without the code linked. Which is probably how you have it set now. You could also program another button or soft button to be true play or pause (in the case that pause is always pause) if you don't want the slight delay when hitting play on unaffected codecs. IF you link the code to pause you will never notice the delay, obviously. Hope that all makes sense.
post #10832 of 11323
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Originally Posted by onslot View Post

Hi there
New here and , have a question , finally after over a year started redoing my home theatre . I have a Denon avr 789 , which I love and new Samsung LCD . cable signal is a motorola PVR , all of them run HDMI . as well as my DVD ect ... I finally go around to running the cable box threw the amp , and all works great with the exception that every once and a while I lose Video for about 5 seconds ,when this happens the OSD comes on like I just turned on the TV , I have the cable box running in to the HDP input , is there something im missing in the setup menu on the amp , that I should have changed , this only happens maybe once every hour to two hours , other than that all works great even love my new Harmony remote
cheers and happy new years
Onslot

I have the same problem, but not just with my MOTO cable box, but also with all my connected devices - Blu-Ray Player and now my brand new XBox 360. With all these devices experiencing the same problem, this has to be a problem with the Denon, right? I use the same type of HDMI cables for all connections, could it be those? Any ideas and fixes? Thanks.
post #10833 of 11323
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Originally Posted by sixfoot View Post

I have the same problem, but not just with my MOTO cable box, but also with all my connected devices - Blu-Ray Player and now my brand new XBox 360. With all these devices experiencing the same problem, this has to be a problem with the Denon, right? I use the same type of HDMI cables for all connections, could it be those? Any ideas and fixes? Thanks.

This is usually due to the cable box. Strange that you would have it on all sources. I haven't watched a ton of TV over the past couple weeks, but I have watched quite a bit of OnDemand. It has been happening very infrequently for me and did happen right when I turned the system on yesterday, but I don't recall the last time in the past several weeks that it has. I sorta recall one other time late at night about a week ago. Anyhow, I have noticed that if I am viewing another source other than the cable box and that source deviates from 1080i/60 that the cable box will do a HDMI handshake and go back to 720p/60 like it does when I turn on my TV even-though the TV/CBL input is not selected at the time. In those cases it does not cause the video to blank. Only time I have seen that is with the Moto cable boxes.

It might be your AVR, but more likely the TV, cable box or something else that is causing a video re-sync/handshake? You should try swapping out all your cables (starting with the one from the AVR to TV) and checking for loose connections etc. and also connect your devices one by one until you find the offender. You could also try a microprocessor reset as a last resort. Have you tried messing with the various HDMI control features on all of your devices? My AVR will act funky if I forget and have the HDMI control on my Sammy player turned on. I think they call it AnyNet+ remote control. And I make sure that I only have the one option that allows standby pass-thru on the AVR and not the other. If I recall right the problem goes away if you turn that off, at least my cable box acts a little different with it off. Your total cable length+quality/gauge of cable you are using source+AVR+cable to TV might be a little long also.
post #10834 of 11323
Hi all. I've loved my Denon AVR-789 for the last 3 years, but I'm having a major issue I can't figure out.

A month ago it stopped outputting sound. It would switch between inputs and pass video through, but no audio would come from the speakers, even using the tuner. I tried a "factory reset" and that didn't help. I finally brought it into the shop. One day and $160 later it was fixed. The repair guy thinks it experienced a power issue that required replacing a number of chips. He said that the surge protector I was using was not enough protection. I needed to get an Uninteruptable Power Supply (UPS) with a battery back up to ensure I had smooth power.

So I bought a CyberPower 1000AVR (UPS). With my TV (Sony KDL-40XBR2), Tivo, DVD player (Sony DVP-NS77H), and the Denon AVR-789 attached and running, the UPS was only at 60% load capacity. Thought I was safe.

About 30 days after repair, I was watching a video on the TV (via HDMI output from my desktop computer into the Denon) when the sound suddenly cut out, the Denon started making clicking noises like it was switching between inputs, and the display changed back and forth as though it were searching for an input signal. This lasted about 7 seconds and when it finished, the display looked normal but I was stuck in the same "no sound" state as it was prior to repair. I didn't notice any flicker in the lights in the room and no other signs of a power issue when this happened. As before, a factory reset didn't work.

My computer connects to the Denon via an HDMI cable coming from my GeForce 460 video card (gets audio via the HDMI as well). The computer is powered through a separate UPS (APC ES 550), plugged into a separate outlet. A friend thinks I should have a wire connecting the ground plug of each UPS to keep both UPS's at the same ground level, but I don't know if this is a good idea.

So I don't know what to do. Should I bring the Denon AVR-789 back to the repair shop and risk dropping another $160 to fix it, only to risk it breaking again? Should I cut my losses with this unit and buy a new one, or is my setup wrong and will the new receiver break too? Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your help in advance!
post #10835 of 11323
^^^ Hi trab32, try blowing compressed air into the headphone jack or plug/unplug a set of headphones a few times.
post #10836 of 11323
JChin, you are awesome! That seems to have worked.
post #10837 of 11323
^^^ Dust bunny strikes again ... just felt I need to hear the expressions of gratitude for the new year
post #10838 of 11323
I wonder how much unnecessary revenue repair shops have gotten due to this issue? Oddly it hasn't happened to me yet and my home is far from dust free (quite the opposite), so I wonder if this is dependent on certain build batches that used certain headphone jacks? Mine is a fairly early build.
post #10839 of 11323
I'm having Dolby Digital 5.1 sound issues.

This is my set-up:

HR24-500 Directv Receiver (HDR)
Panasonic Plasma (TV)
Denon AVR-789 (REC) set up with 5.1 speakers

I have the HDR connected to the TV via HDMI. I have Optical from the HDR to the REC for sound. I've set it up this way so that I can have sound through the TV speakers without engaging the REC. Then, when I watch movies through HDR I engage the REC for better sound.

My issue: when REC is engaged and the TV is muted the sound is muffled. It actually sounds like the front and center speakers are only processing the rear surround signal. Any spoken audio is hardly discernible yet police sirens and most music comes in loud and clear.

To troubleshoot I connected the HDR to the REC via digital Coax and selected it in menu: same problem. It had the identical distortions as the optical cable. I reset the HDR with no success. When I manually select (on the REC) "Stereo" or other 2.1 channel derivatives (5-Channel Stereo, etc) I can hear all the audio. Of course, though, it is not in emulated 5.1 sound.

All other components work fine (Blu-ray directly connected to REC via HDMI and XBOX 360 directly connected to REC via HDMI).

It feels like a setting on the REC is incorrect. But for now I'm frustrated!

Help?
post #10840 of 11323
^^
This is more likely an issue with your DVR. Does it only occur with HD channels that advertise DD 5.1, and if yes, does it occur on all the HD channels? Is the front panel of the 789 displaying "Dolby Digital"? How do SD channels or commercials sound using DD PLII to simulate the 5.1? Do you have another DVR in the house you can use to test?
post #10841 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post

I'm having Dolby Digital 5.1 sound issues.

This is my set-up:

HR24-500 Directv Receiver (HDR)
Panasonic Plasma (TV)
Denon AVR-789 (REC) set up with 5.1 speakers

I have the HDR connected to the TV via HDMI. I have Optical from the HDR to the REC for sound. I've set it up this way so that I can have sound through the TV speakers without engaging the REC. Then, when I watch movies through HDR I engage the REC for better sound.

My issue: when REC is engaged and the TV is muted the sound is muffled. It actually sounds like the front and center speakers are only processing the rear surround signal. Any spoken audio is hardly discernible yet police sirens and most music comes in loud and clear.

To troubleshoot I connected the HDR to the REC via digital Coax and selected it in menu: same problem. It had the identical distortions as the optical cable. I reset the HDR with no success. When I manually select (on the REC) "Stereo" or other 2.1 channel derivatives (5-Channel Stereo, etc) I can hear all the audio. Of course, though, it is not in emulated 5.1 sound.

All other components work fine (Blu-ray directly connected to REC via HDMI and XBOX 360 directly connected to REC via HDMI).

It feels like a setting on the REC is incorrect. But for now I'm frustrated!

Help?

I agree with jdsmoothie, most likely your DVR.

A good way to test if its the DVR is to use the sound processor on your HDTV, use the hdmi cable to output dolby digital to your TV and let it decode it. If you still have poor/messed up sound issues then its definitely the DVR.
post #10842 of 11323
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
This is more likely an issue with your DVR. Does it only occur with HD channels that advertise DD 5.1, and if yes, does it occur on all the HD channels? Is the front panel of the 789 displaying "Dolby Digital"? How do SD channels or commercials sound using DD PLII to simulate the 5.1? Do you have another DVR in the house you can use to test?

I know:

1) It occurs on all channels that have DD
2) "Dolby Digital" or "PLII" is displaying on the REC panel

I don't know:

1) If it occurs on SD channels or commercials


I have another Directv receiver. Is it a simple matter of unhooking and then hooking the other one up? I've never done that before. I don't have to reauthorize it or some other hassle?
post #10843 of 11323
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Originally Posted by quik View Post

I agree with jdsmoothie, most likely your DVR.

A good way to test if its the DVR is to use the sound processor on your HDTV, use the hdmi cable to output dolby digital to your TV and let it decode it. If you still have poor/messed up sound issues then its definitely the DVR.

Is this a setting or are you suggesting I just unhook the REC from the setup and see if I have sound?

When my TV is un-muted it's almost sounds like my TV is handling center and L/R channels and the REC is handling the rest. Let me say something really stupid here: is it possible the HDMI cable from the HDR is sending the center and L/R through HDMI to the TV and the rest of the sound to the REC through the optical cable?
post #10844 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post

Is this a setting or are you suggesting I just unhook the REC from the setup and see if I have sound?

When my TV is un-muted it's almost sounds like my TV is handling center and L/R channels and the REC is handling the rest. Let me say something really stupid here: is it possible the HDMI cable from the HDR is sending the center and L/R through HDMI to the TV and the rest of the sound to the REC through the optical cable?

Ok so if understand correctly you have your DVR directly connected to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, and an coax or optical out from your DVR to the Denon Receiver right?

If you can find a DD movie or something that has some rear audio channels, mute the Denon Receiver, and unmute the TV and see if its picking up the rear audio sounds.

A suggestion also is to connect your DVR directly VIA HDMI to the Denon Receiver and let the Denon output to your TV via HDMI if you have available slots to do this.

If you need audio on your TV sometimes without the Denon being on go into the Denon settings and set HDMI control ON. If you need help finding this setting let us know.

Also just for the heck of it... run a individual channel test on the Denon, to make sure you got your speakers hooked up right, or perhaps a speaker wire is loose or fell out. It's in the Denon menu somewhere, if you need help finding it let us know.
post #10845 of 11323
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Originally Posted by quik View Post


If you need audio on your TV sometimes without the Denon being on go into the Denon settings and set HDMI control ON. If you need help finding this setting let us know.

Also just for the heck of it... run a individual channel test on the Denon, to make sure you got your speakers hooked up right, or perhaps a speaker wire is loose or fell out. It's in the Denon menu somewhere, if you need help finding it let us know.

I'll try that.

I know my speakers are correctly configured because I have no issues with my BD player or Xbox 360.

Thanks.

I'll report back.
post #10846 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post

I'll try that.

I know my speakers are correctly configured because I have no issues with my BD player or Xbox 360.

Thanks.

I'll report back.

Even though is very unlikely, I would run the speaker test anyway. The reason why is when DD PLII is played the rear channels sound like garbage from most DD 2.0 sources on DirecTV (which I have as well) I don't think this is directv's fault but the content provider has a low quality DD 2.0 signal (which your Denon is mixing to surround with DD PLII).

Xbox 360 and blu-ray have way better audio bitrates/sound quality, and true 5.1 sound (not DD 2.0) so your receiver is not mixing the channels to DD PLII for those sources... So if you had a incorrectly wired speaker it would still sound great with the Xbox and Blu-Ray, however with a DD 2.0 mixed to DD PLII through the Directv DVR, it will sound horrible.

Good luck,
post #10847 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post

I'm having Dolby Digital 5.1 sound issues.

This is my set-up:

HR24-500 Directv Receiver (HDR)
Panasonic Plasma (TV)
Denon AVR-789 (REC) set up with 5.1 speakers

I have the HDR connected to the TV via HDMI. I have Optical from the HDR to the REC for sound. I've set it up this way so that I can have sound through the TV speakers without engaging the REC. Then, when I watch movies through HDR I engage the REC for better sound.

My issue: when REC is engaged and the TV is muted the sound is muffled. It actually sounds like the front and center speakers are only processing the rear surround signal. Any spoken audio is hardly discernible yet police sirens and most music comes in loud and clear.

To troubleshoot I connected the HDR to the REC via digital Coax and selected it in menu: same problem. It had the identical distortions as the optical cable. I reset the HDR with no success. When I manually select (on the REC) "Stereo" or other 2.1 channel derivatives (5-Channel Stereo, etc) I can hear all the audio. Of course, though, it is not in emulated 5.1 sound.

All other components work fine (Blu-ray directly connected to REC via HDMI and XBOX 360 directly connected to REC via HDMI).

It feels like a setting on the REC is incorrect. But for now I'm frustrated!

Help?

My old DTV Tivo box has several audio settings; Dolby 5.1/surround or something like that and at least one or two other options. You should check out those options, even though most of that stuff should be automatic. I can force my Comtastic DVR into PCM mode which results in 2-ch sound which sounds like crap. Sounds like the DVR may be messed up or you are getting an improper signal from the satellite for some reason. At first I thought it might be muting of the TV that was the problem, but if optical/coax from the DVR directly to the AVR does not work as expected then it is for sure either the DVR at fault or an improper setting on it. I doubt it is a fault with the HDMI on the DVR since in that case you would get nothing and for sure not a true DD2.0 or 5.1 signal that would put the 789 into DD mode? EDIT: It just donned on me that you could still be getting a DD signal from the TV to the AVR over optical in the case that the audio setting on the DVR is incorrect. My Sammy DLP converts all audio sent to it I think the PCM, but it might be DD, like analog etc. it passes through DD that comes in through the HDMI and outputs whatever is being received on OTA broadcasts. For the record when I had DTV I NEVER had audio issues which is something I miss on Comcast. For the most part the audio on Comcast is fine however many of the SD channels sound sucks and a couple local stations either have their audio messed up or the method that they get to Comcast is flawed and that results in poor audio and sometimes video anomalies. My local ABC affiliate for example feeds Comcast a direct network signal through fiber. The quality of that feed is vastly inferior to the OTA that the channel broadcasts both in audio and video quality. I get strange flickering green artifacts on the lower right half of the screen on that channel and often the sound sounds hollow, echoey and sometimes unintelligible speech. Pan Am when it was on sounded really bad and often Revenge has the surround music cranked up to the point where you can't hear the dialogue. Cranking the input level to -10 helps a bit, but not much.

The suggestion earlier to play a DVD and then see if the TV was picking it up would not work or be possible since there is no return path to the TV from the AVR, unless the TV is connected to the AVR monitor out.
post #10848 of 11323
Got home and checked again.
Just noticed the following: I was watching War Games with 5.1 DD sound. It sounded great through the amp. Yay. Cut to commercial...booo! Sound issue returned.

What does that mean?
post #10849 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post

Got home and checked again.
Just noticed the following: I was watching War Games with 5.1 DD sound. It sounded great through the amp. Yay. Cut to commercial...booo! Sound issue returned.

What does that mean?

What it means is that commercials mostly have poor audio quality/bitrates and mostly DD 2.0 (which again your Denon is converting to DD PLII). Thus you are running into the same issue.

Did you try the speaker test? There is a default for what the Denon will do with DD 2.0 source, you can set to just output directly as stereo... When you see DD PLII again on the Denon (usually commercials) and pick stereo button (on the back of the remote). Try this and see what happens to the muffled sound.
post #10850 of 11323
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Originally Posted by quik View Post

Did you try the speaker test?

Arthur Treacher's!!!

That was it. When cleaning my wife accidentally unplugged the - wire to my center channel.

<- Me embarrassed.

Thanks for your help. I did learn a lot about my AV setup in the process.
post #10851 of 11323
Awesome! No problem, glad it was an easy fix!
post #10852 of 11323
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Originally Posted by mizzer View Post


Arthur Treacher's!!!

That was it. When cleaning my wife accidentally unplugged the - wire to my center channel.

<- Me embarrassed.

Thanks for your help. I did learn a lot about my AV setup in the process.

Ah that would do it. This happened to me a few years ago when I switched back to comcast. I had to move my cabinet for the install and that required the center to be moved. I forgot to reconnect it and thought for sure I had a bad dvr. I tried all the audio connection types available to me at the time and even had the comcast contractors helping me and then I saw the center off to the side and had a doh moment. You forget that 80-90 percent of the sound goes to the center most of the time. My fronts create a wonderful phantom center but if the center is missing and switched on then it sounds just as you describe.
post #10853 of 11323
After reading through this and other threads I think I understand why my new Samsung BD-D5500 3D BDP doesn't show 3D movies on my new Samsung UN46D7000 TV but does show 3D streaming content from the internet when using my 789 to switch all the HDMI devices. Please let me know if I have this right.

The 789 HDMI inputs do not support 3D pass-through (or ARC). Only HDMI 1.4 compliant devices do this. So my options are:

1) Buy new HDMI 1.4 compliant receiver
2) Connect BDP HDMI out directly to TV HDMI in and connect TV audio out (optical) to the 789 TV/CBL audio in (optical) - [BDP does not have sub HDMI for audio]

Somewhat off topic but related directly to option # 1 above, I've seen a refurbished 2212CI on sale for $429 at Dakmart. Anyone have any experiences with that company and their products?
post #10854 of 11323
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Originally Posted by bwturner1951 View Post

After reading through this and other threads I think I understand why my new Samsung BD-D5500 3D BDP doesn't show 3D movies on my new Samsung UN46D7000 TV but does show 3D streaming content from the internet when using my 789 to switch all the HDMI devices. Please let me know if I have this right.

The 789 HDMI inputs do not support 3D pass-through (or ARC). Only HDMI 1.4 compliant devices do this. So my options are:

1) Buy new HDMI 1.4 compliant receiver
2) Connect BDP HDMI out directly to TV HDMI in and connect TV audio out (optical) to the 789 TV/CBL audio in (optical) - [BDP does not have sub HDMI for audio]

Somewhat off topic but related directly to option # 1 above, I've seen a refurbished 2212CI on sale for $429 at Dakmart. Anyone have any experiences with that company and their products?

ecost.com and accessories4less.com are also authorized Denon refurb dealers. I've had positive experiences with both.
post #10855 of 11323
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Originally Posted by bwturner1951 View Post

After reading through this and other threads I think I understand why my new Samsung BD-D5500 3D BDP doesn't show 3D movies on my new Samsung UN46D7000 TV but does show 3D streaming content from the internet when using my 789 to switch all the HDMI devices. Please let me know if I have this right.

The 789 HDMI inputs do not support 3D pass-through (or ARC). Only HDMI 1.4 compliant devices do this. So my options are:

1) Buy new HDMI 1.4 compliant receiver
2) Connect BDP HDMI out directly to TV HDMI in and connect TV audio out (optical) to the 789 TV/CBL audio in (optical) - [BDP does not have sub HDMI for audio]

Somewhat off topic but related directly to option # 1 above, I've seen a refurbished 2212CI on sale for $429 at Dakmart. Anyone have any experiences with that company and their products?

Correct. Note that with option #2, although optical will not pass the HD audio codecs, it's unlikely you would notice any difference when passing the higher bitrate DD/DTS on BDs over optical.

You can likely get the 2112CI for $20 more (new) by "calling" Electronics Expo or AV Science.
post #10856 of 11323
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Correct. Note that with option #2, although optical will not pass the HD audio codecs, it's unlikely you would notice any difference when passing the higher bitrate DD/DTS on BDs over optical.

You can likely get the 2112CI for $20 more (new) by "calling" Electronics Expo or AV Science.

Thanks for your response JD. I hooked it up last night using RCA audio cables to make sure the 3D worked with the new connection. Worked like a charm and Megamind in 3D is aweseome. I'll replace the RCA cables with optical as a workaround until I get an HDMI 1.4 compliant receiver.

Your reply about option # 2 raises another questions for me, which I will try to answer by looking at more threads related to sound processing. I'm not up-to-date on all the latest sound processing technologies even though I owned one of the very first Dolby Labs 'companders' back in the 1970's. I think it had a serial number of less than 500.
post #10857 of 11323
I was able to find the 2112ci at Audiotronics in Roanoke, VA for $499 so picked one up Saturday. It's disappointing that the 2112ci has fewer speaker outputs than the 789. There is no 'Speaker B' on the 2112ci so I had to assign the rear surround channel (I use 5.1) to Zone 2 then connect the Zone 2 pre-out to an input on my 789 in order to get my other two rooms (zones) working. Although it looks impressive to have 2 receivers inside my cabinet, I didn't expect to have to do this. I can now turn off the heat registers in my room.

Apparently, to get all the features of the older models AND the newer features required now for Dolby True HD, 3D, etc. you have to go to the much higher end of the Denon product line. Looks like you don't get more discrete amps until you go to the 4810 and that's way out of my price range. Also noticed that they dropped the Sirius and XM inputs on the lower-end series. I guess they are designing amps for a much younger generation than this old audio-fart.
post #10858 of 11323
^^
Roughly $50 more than what some of the on-line authorized resellers have been selling it for since last summer but still a good price. However, note there's no reason to keep the 789 in your configuration as you can simply connect a multi zone impedance matching speaker selector to the Surr Back/Amp Assign speaker posts and power your additional 2 zones. Also, although the 789 features a separate set of "Front B" speaker posts, they share the same amp as do the "Front A" speaker posts such that when used as A+B the impedance of the (4) speakers was cut in 1/2, while on the 2112CI you can assign the Surr Back/Amp Assign speaker posts to "Front B" and they then use a dedicated amp. Also note that the Sirius/XM inputs were dropped as Sirius/XM is accessible from any networking model (to include the 2112CI) by using the internet radio feature and having a premier Sirius/XM subscription.
post #10859 of 11323
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Also note that the Sirius/XM inputs were dropped as Sirius/XM is accessible from any networking model (to include the 2112CI) by using the internet radio feature and having a premier Sirius/XM subscription.

On the issue of Sirius/XM inputs, I'm at a decision point and need some assistance in making it. Should I run Cat 5/6 cable from my router to the 2112ci in order to get Sirius Radio (and other stuff?) or use my existing Sirius HomeConnect Tuner? One other thing I'm trying to accomplish is eliminating the need for the Roku, through which I mostly listen to Pandora Radio.

Here's my proposed setup to get Sirius Radio using my existing equipment with no ethernet connection to my 2212ci. I've listed all my connections to be clear. Will this work or am I defying some laws of physics that I have overlooked?

AVR 2112ci Input Connections
a) Tuner - N/A
b) CD L/R - from CD Player Audio Out L/R
c) DVD (renamed Sirius) L/R - from AVR 789 Zone 2 Out L/R
d) HDMI 1 (BD) - from BDP HDMI Out
e) HDMI 6 (V. Aux) - from Roku HDMI Out

AVR 2112ci Output Connections
a) Monitor/ARC - to TV HDMI 2 (ARC)
b) Zone 2 Pre-out L/R - to AVR 789 CD input (renamed AVR 2112)
c) Speaker Front L/R - to front speakers
d) Speaker Center - to center channel speaker
e) Speaker Surround L/R - to surround speakers
f) Speaker Rear Surrounds L/R - None
g) Subwoofer Pre-Out - Subwoofer

AVR 789 Input Connections
a. CD L/R (renamed AVR 2112) - from AVR 2112 Zone 2 Pre-Out
b. SAT TU1 Sirius - Sirius HomeConnect Tuner w/external, roof-mounted antenna

AVR 789 Output Connections
a. Zone 2 Out L/R - to AVR 2112 DVD (renamed Sirius) L/R
b. Speaker A Front L/R - to kitchen speakers
c. Speaker B Front L/R - to deck speakers

To listen to Sirius Radio
1) Set AVR 2112 source to DVD (renamed Sirius)
2) Set AVR 789 Main Zone source to CD (renamed AVR 2112
3) Set AVR 789 Zone 2 source to Sirius

I'm not too worried about dropping signals with a wired ethernet connection but I live in a 2 story house so running Cat 5/6 would be a bit of a challenge. With my roof-mounted satellite antenna I have never had any signal loss or drops.

What additional benefits would I get from having my 2112ci connected to my home network/internet ABOVE what I currently get using my Samsung SmartTV with WiFi? Admittedly, the Samsung SmartHub interface is clunky.
post #10860 of 11323
^^
You'll want the 2112CI connected to the network regardless for firmware updates if nothing else, however, doing so you would also be able to stream Sirius/XM audio to the 2112CI via a smart phone.

Also, as your focus is now on the 2112CI, better to post in the Denon XX12 Owner's thread linked in my sig.
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