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post #3151 of 3184
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Originally Posted by RoyKMathur View Post

Hi, I have a Denon AVR-2309CI that recently started not playing the people talking but still plays the music when it's in Dolby Digital or any of the Dolby settings.  The only way I can hear people talking is to put it in 5 Stereo.  I have 2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers, a center speaker and a sub-wolfer (all Kplish speakers).  Does anyone know whether I can have this easily fixed or do I need to purchase a new receiver?

switch one of the working front speakers to the center channel and see if that helps... if so then you have a center speaker problem. If not, then as suggested check your settings (speaker config) and levels along with sound processing selected. what sources are you using?
post #3152 of 3184
You could also try disabling the center speaker in the speaker config menu, which will reroute the CC content to the R/L mains. If the dialogue is still missing then it's a processing issue, but if the dialogue comes back when split between R/L mains then it's a problem with the speaker or amp channel. At that point the speaker swap test will render final judgement.
post #3153 of 3184
Hi,

I have the Dnon AVR-889 from the circuit city deal years ago and know it was originally built for HDMI 1.3. Does anyone know if 3D signals will passthrough in any form?
post #3154 of 3184
Some lower resolution (e.g. 720p 3D) signals will pass but not "full" 1080p 3D signals.
post #3155 of 3184
I believe that HDMI 1.3 standard doesn't require sufficient bandwidth to pass the full HD 3D signal. This is one of the reasons why 1.4 was brought about.
post #3156 of 3184
I am hooking some new speakers up to my AVR 889, my old sub woofer connected to an outlet labled "Pre Amp" via a single cable, my new sub has a white and red jack, where would I connect this cable to my AVR 889?
post #3157 of 3184
You can either cannot a "Y" splitter cable from the Sub pre-out on the 889, or most subs will allow using only one of the two connections (generally the L) from the AVR as well. Check you new sub's Owner's manual to confirm.
post #3158 of 3184
Merry Christmas, everyone. Or Happy Holidays depending on your persuasion.

Santa brought me an Xbox One and I am having what I think is a configuration issue.

My signal path looks like this:


DirecTV "Genie" -> Xbox One -> AVR 889 -> Panasonic P55VT50

HDMI all the way through.

The problem is that when turning everything on, I can get sound but no picture. I was looking for a pass through function in the menus of the AVR but can't seem to find anything. I've thought about running the following:

DirecTV "Genie" -> Xbox One -> TV with an optical cable from the Xbox One to the AVR. The only downside to this is that I would lose the ability for the uncompressed audio formats when/if watching BluRay with the XBOne. We do have a dedicated BluRa player in this room, it's just the idea of being able to do "all in one."


I was looking for instructions on resetting the microprocessor in the AVR, but do not have my manual anymore. The only instruction I found in this thread actually doesn't show which buttons to push.
post #3159 of 3184
There is no HDMI Standby Pass through feature offered on the AVR. I would first get the connection of the DTV --> xBox ---> TV to work to ensure the xBox is setup correctly for the pass through of the DTV audio/video signal.
post #3160 of 3184
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

There is no HDMI Standby Pass through feature offered on the AVR. I would first get the connection of the DTV --> xBox ---> TV to work to ensure the xBox is setup correctly for the pass through of the DTV audio/video signal.


Really? I thought I had read at one point (a few years ago) that there was a way to accomplish this. Maybe it was on a higher end model?

Thanks for the reply. After thinking it through I believe I'll run with the signal path to a different input on the TV, then dump off the audio via optical over to the AVR. I'll just continue to use the Samsung BD player to get the uncompressed formats.
post #3161 of 3184
Looking for some help with Chromecast. I plugged in the Chromecast to one of the HDMI inputs on my Sony KDS-55A2020 (input 7). Tried a Netflix movie. Picture worked and sound was just from the TV.

I'd like to have the sound go through my 2309. I thought going Optical Out from the TV to Optical 1 on the 2309 would do the trick. Used input TV/CBL and assigned the digital audio to OPT1.

No luck - no sound. Any idea what I did wrong?

Thanks!
post #3162 of 3184
A couple of possibilities:

1. The TV itself is not configured properly to output sound via the optical digital output. You may have to change some settings on the TV to enable this audio output. Considering that the TV speakers are still producing sound, this is the likely problem.

2. The TV/CBL input on the 2309 may have an HDMI source assigned to the same name as well, in which case the receiver may "expect" the audio to be coming down the HDMI pipe. If this is the case, either make sure the input assignment for HDMI is set to "none" for the TV/CBL input, or use a different input name which doesn't have any HDMI inputs assigned.
post #3163 of 3184
Thanks Batpig. I will look at the TV setting tomorrow and see if that helps solve this. I did chack the TV/CBL assignment and there is not HDMI assigned.
I do have an open HDMI input on the 2309. Since I have everything passing through the 2309, I wonder what would happen if I put the Chromecast directly into the 2309 - any thoughts on that?
post #3164 of 3184
Then it's almost certainly a TV setting. Most TV's have a setting to disable internal speakers and activate the external audio output, usually labeled something like "Home Theater" or "External Speakers".

In theory the Chromecast should work plugged directly into the 2309 as well, although with HDMI you never know if you will encounter some weird handshake problem. Worth a shot.
post #3165 of 3184
I have a Chromecast plugged into my 889, and it works fine.
post #3166 of 3184
So I plugged the CC directly into the 2308. Could only get stereo from Netflix. Then Funny thing today. I pulled the CC from the 2309 to get the serial # to log a question with Chrome cast support. Once I rebooted the power the 5.1 worked. Not going to complain.
post #3167 of 3184
I've got zone 2 set up with my 2309 and I'm using a small Denon RC-1107 remote to control zone 2, mostly for power on/off and volume control. I'm not sure if I got this remote with the 2309 or older model I've owned but I'd like to know if this small remote would work with zone 2 on a new AVR X3000 if I upgrade. Has anyone tried?

It's one of these: http://www.reusetek.com/denon-rc-1107-remote-control/
post #3168 of 3184
The basic commands of Power On/OFF, Volume Up/Down, and input switching will probably work fine, I'm still using the same IR commands on my Harmony that originated from a Denon AVR 2105 (so even older than your 2309) and they have worked fine through my current X4000. There might be some slight issues, e.g. if a particular input with a new label doesn't match the name on your remote, and it wouldn't surprise me if some of those bonus buttons on the bottom don't work anymore.

It's worth noting though that with a newer network model like the X3000 you can easily control Zone 2 power/volume/input from a smartphone app, so you may find you don't even use the remote if you've always got your phone in your pocket. The advantage of the app control is you don't even need line of sight.
post #3169 of 3184
Thanks batpig, I know the smartphone app will get some use but I think the old remote will too. Thanks.
post #3170 of 3184
Hi all - Hoping somebody can help me out here. I have an AVR-889 and I cannot get it to work with my Chromecast. I have tried multiple HDMI inputs, but I simply get the 'No Video Signal' message on the screen. I've tried unplugging the power to both units in attempt to get it to 'see' the Chromecast, but nothing I've done has worked.

I see that others on this thread have had success using their Chromecast with the 889 - are there any special settings I need to be concerned with? The inputs on my 889 had previously been assigned to other items that are no longer in use - is it possible there is a config setting that I can try to fix this?

I should note that the Chromecast works perfectly with my AVR-3311... the 889 is driving me nuts. In case it helps, when I switch to the CC input, I do see the 'HDMI', ''AUTO', & 'DIG.' boxes light up on the front of my AVR --- when I unplug it both the 'HDMI' & ''AUTO' lights turn off.... It seems to sense that it is connected, I just can't get it to process the video/audio.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Edited by jhav - 3/22/14 at 1:04pm
post #3171 of 3184
Not sure what I did, but out of nowhere, it started working ;-)
post #3172 of 3184
Got sub and ran audyssey 2309ci:

Speaker config: front large, center small, woofer yes Channel level: fl +1, fr+1, c-8.5, sw-4.0 Crossover: c @ 40 and blank for front.

Weird right?

Did manual st up and switched front to small. My other manual settings are:

Sub woofer mode: LFE
Crossover 90


Even if I did manual I still set it to Multi Eq audyessy right?

Set dynamics eq and volume to off right?
post #3173 of 3184
Yes on mult EQ Audyssey on, the other two are personal preference

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post #3174 of 3184
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Originally Posted by Cinemafreak1 View Post

Got sub and ran audyssey 2309ci:

Speaker config: front large, center small, woofer yes Channel level: fl +1, fr+1, c-8.5, sw-4.0 Crossover: c @ 40 and blank for front.

Weird right?

Did manual st up and switched front to small. My other manual settings are:

Sub woofer mode: LFE
Crossover 90


Even if I did manual I still set it to Multi Eq audyessy right?

Set dynamics eq and volume to off right?

In addition to setting the FL/FR speakers to SMALL/80Hz, you'll also want to raise the crossover of the Center to 80Hz as well. Dyn EQ should be set to ON for all sources and Dyn Vol set to ON for TV/music and for late night movie viewing when others are sleeping.
post #3175 of 3184

Thanks, JDSMOOTHIE.  I also sent you a PM to see if I need to update the Firmware of my Denon as I am not sure if I have the sub issue.  Also, if I do not have the issue is it worth the update anyway?  New setting sound great, just ran LOTR Return of the King, awesome!

post #3176 of 3184
^^
I forwarded the firmware update to you shortly after you PM'd me this morning. Check your trash box.
post #3177 of 3184
Thanks for the PM JDSMOOTHIE!

Question for the thread....I have a PS3 and use it as my Blu Ray...should I have it set to Bitstream and let the receiver do the decoding once I have applied the firmware update OR let the PS3 do the work? Once better than the other?

Thanks

Michael
post #3178 of 3184
Either should sound the same, although the bitstream audio may be a few db louder.
post #3179 of 3184
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
I forwarded the firmware update to you shortly after you PM'd me this morning. Check your trash box.

I didn't know a FW update existed for this receiver. Can you tell me what issue(s) it fixes? Thanks.
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