or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › *OFFICIAL* Denon AVR 2310CI / 890 Owner's Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

*OFFICIAL* Denon AVR 2310CI / 890 Owner's Thread - Page 8

post #211 of 7167
for some reason tonight i turn on my xbox 360 through component and optical on and all i get is bass through my sub, nothing thorugh the fronts. my 2310 worked fine with it last night. all connections are tight and the same as they were when they worked last night. it works through my other hdmi connections. what gives?
post #212 of 7167
What a nub I am. It took me 2 hours to figure out why I couldn't get a picture last night. I had everything going into the receiver hdmi, then component going to the tv( old 1080i tv)
I'm guessing thats what hdmi cant down convert to analog means?
1:00am I was spent, ended up with:
fios= picture and sound works fine
360 picture only, no sound
dvd player, not hooked up, because there's only 2 components.

I guess I need to put a rush on the new tv purchase!
post #213 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amazn1 View Post

You had to call to get the lower price. It was about $40.00 lower than what I paid at 6th Ave and 6th Ave wouldn't match it since it is not actually listed on the site. Not to mention E Expo was out of stock. I should be getting mine on Friday

I ordered one from E Expo yesterday evening, said it should ship next week when they get back in stock. I got it for lower the the listed price of the 1910.
post #214 of 7167
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mothergoose45 View Post

for some reason tonight i turn on my xbox 360 through component and optical on and all i get is bass through my sub, nothing thorugh the fronts. my 2310 worked fine with it last night. all connections are tight and the same as they were when they worked last night. it works through my other hdmi connections. what gives?

check that you didn't accidentally hit the "Speaker" button and turn it to B speakers vs A speakers.
post #215 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by fooburger View Post

.....then component going to the tv( old 1080i tv)
I'm guessing thats what hdmi cant down convert to analog means?

fios= picture and sound works fine
360 picture only, no sound
dvd player, not hooked up, because there's only 2 components.

You could connect your DVD player with either a composite or S-video cable for the time being and the video will be converted to the component cable output.
post #216 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

check that you didn't accidentally hit the "Speaker" button and turn it to B speakers vs A speakers.

I tried switching inputs. Today I switched a friend to a Xbox with Hdmi and it still did it. Even after 2 xbox's Denon said it was the source. Reset the Processor and it fixed it. So after spending all that time setting up audessey, naming and assigning inputs, deleting inputs, I'm back to square 1. Great. Well atleast it works now. BTW, thanks for the Harmony commands Batpig. I have a new Harmony 890 with your commands and it's great.

Now I have all HDMI inputs and wonder if I should have gone with the 3808, but this AVR sounds great compared to my old HTIB Sony.
post #217 of 7167
Yet another example of why it's important to jot down all the menu settings once you get them to where you want them. Just like a computer .. every now and again, you may have to "reset" the microprocessor if it starts acting up on you. Another nice feature of the 3808 is that someone has written control software to where you can set up all the menu settings via a laptop.
post #218 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

HDMI Audio Out = TV is only used when the AVR is ON. The default is AMP which is where is should remain, although as you said, that still doesn't solve your problem.

I've got it to AMP and still no love. The strange thing that I'm hoping might be a clue, is that I get sound for about a second then it cuts out. If I'm doing something else and I have the cable box running, when I shut off the avr it switches to the cable feed, give me about a second of audio, then goes silent. Do you think a reset on the AVR is worth trying?
post #219 of 7167
Hey bouda Did you use any promotional code at E Expo. Or did you talk to a sales representative.
post #220 of 7167
I am in the process of buying a 65" DLP mitsubishi, and planning to connect it with my PS3. I am also deciding to buy either avr 1910 or avr 2310ci, because i am not sure whether my PS3 is good enough to upscale my video source through it. Is it worth paying the extra $400 for 2310.
post #221 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95se View Post

I've got it to AMP and still no love. The strange thing that I'm hoping might be a clue, is that I get sound for about a second then it cuts out. If I'm doing something else and I have the cable box running, when I shut off the avr it switches to the cable feed, give me about a second of audio, then goes silent. Do you think a reset on the AVR is worth trying?

Of course. Just jot down your current menu and Audyssey settings and do the reset procedure as indicated in your manual. It's either going to fix your problem or not, however, it's certainly not going to hurt.
post #222 of 7167
sun devil, it's really what you think is worth it to you. To me, Denon's higher end reference series ABT2010 video scaler (with more controls for video calibration and better upconversion capability), along with a full color onscreen GUI, a slightly more powerful amp and 5 hdmi inputs are worth it to me.

At the end of the day, it's what features you are looking for that matters. You can't go wrong with either the 1910 or 2310. In saying that, you can get a great deal from E Expo (as I did, over 25% off the retail on the 2310). Mine will be arriving today and can't wait to set it up.

Good luck in your search. PM me if you want info on how to get the best price.
post #223 of 7167
Just got one of these to upgrade my 2309. Unfortunately, they still have the input "resync" issue. That is, when you select the input you are already on (as you might do in a remote control macro, for example) the screen flashes black and takes a second or two to "resync" to the HDMI signal. It would be great if it could recognize that you are not changing inputs and just showed the input "status" message instead. But other than that, I really like the changes (overlayed OSD is especially great).
post #224 of 7167
Returned my 890 and got the 2310 from Electronic expo (thanks to do 1910 forum for the coupon which was almost 40% off the list price of 2310) ordered it on monday and recieved it yesterday. Be sure to get the UPS tracking number from Electronic Expo via the live chat as they never send me one via email
post #225 of 7167
Been considering a 2310, however some of the earlier posts regarding 'sparkles' with 1080p over HDMI have me concerned - I think they involved a PS3 and/or BluRay, which is one of the main reasons I'm looking at a 2310.

I haven't seen any recent posts about this, was a resolution found? Is anyone running at 1080p over HDMI sparkle-free?
post #226 of 7167
I got mine yesterday!

Question: I am running 5.1. I have the front surrounds hooked up to "Front speakers A", and the rear surrounds hooked up to "Surround" on the back. Should the rears be hooked up to "Rear surround/amp assign"??

Thanks
post #227 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremy1976 View Post

I got mine yesterday!

Question: I am running 5.1. I have the front surrounds hooked up to "Front speakers A", and the rear surrounds hooked up to "Surround" on the back. Should the rears be hooked up to "Rear surround/amp assign"??

Thanks

No for 5.1 you have it correct. You use the "Surround Back/Amp Assign" for the rears in a 7.1 system or for Zone 2 speakers.
post #228 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by In2Photos View Post

No for 5.1 you have it correct. You use the "Surround Back/Amp Assign" for the rears in a 7.1 system or for Zone 2 speakers.

Thank you! My Denon is 6.6 lbs. heavier than my Sony STR-DG820. That is considerable in my opinion! Some beef there for sure!
post #229 of 7167
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sg2100 View Post

Been considering a 2310, however some of the earlier posts regarding 'sparkles' with 1080p over HDMI have me concerned - I think they involved a PS3 and/or BluRay, which is one of the main reasons I'm looking at a 2310.

I haven't seen any recent posts about this, was a resolution found? Is anyone running at 1080p over HDMI sparkle-free?

I too am curious about an update on this issue to see if the people who posted found any resolution -- there have indeed been scattered reports of "sparkles" from certain BDP's and the PS3 on both this thread and the 1910, but I have to assume at this point those are simply either (1) bad HDMI cables or (2) rare defective units.

I honestly wouldn't be too concerned, Denons generally have a very robust HDMI implementation. If it were a rampant issue or some inherent flaw with the units we would see a LOT more posts about it, as many people are probably using PS3's with these new Denons.
post #230 of 7167
Just to chime in here guys I have had zero issues and am playing PS3 right now. Crystal clear! Man I love this Denon!
post #231 of 7167
Thread Starter 
Allright 2310/890 owners, time to settle the question of whether the GUI is different on your models vs the 3310CI. Follow the video links in this quoted post (from the 3310CI thread) to see the 3310CI GUI in action:

Quote:
Originally Posted by PolarOso View Post

Had a chance to take a quick video before I left the house this morning. I was in a rush, so the video quality is not that great (forgot to close the shutters so you see the reflection on the TV, camera isn't quite centered). Here's the video on youtube: Denon AVR-3310CI Menu Sample

Shot this one right after, shows what happens when you turn the video conversion off on an analog input: Denon AVR-3310CI Video Conversion Off

Hope those help clear some things up.

- Frank
post #232 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Allright 2310/890 owners, time to settle the question of whether the GUI is different on your models vs the 3310CI. Follow the video links in this quoted post (from the 3310CI thread) to see the 3310CI GUI in action:

Batpig, from the video the 3310 GUI looks similar to the 2310/890 model, i have seen and use the GUI of trh 2310 and the 890 models
post #233 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

right, if you want to utilize the scaling in the Denon, set the cable box to "native" or "passthrough" and it will send everything at the resolution it is broadcast in, and then set the Denon to scale to whatever resolution you want (e.g. 1080p/60). If the cable box is outputting at a fixed resolution, the Denon has know way of "knowing" what resolution the original material was in.

From the Anchor Bay description of this chip:

Progressive Re-Processing (PReP) technology, a breakthrough processing method that reverts the progressive video signal output from source equipment to its original interlaced format, and then converts the interlaced signal to progressive format using Precision Deinterlacing.

It appears that it does "Know" if the signal started life as an interlaced signal.
post #234 of 7167
Thread Starter 
that may be true but it's not relevant to the passage you quoted...

What I was talking about is if your cable box is set to a "fixed" rez output, like 1080i, then EVERYTHING it outputs (whether it was a 480i, 1080i, or 720p channel) will come out at 1080i. The Denon has no way of knowing that the 1080i signal it sees was originally a 480i SD channel, so you will not get the benefit of the scaling 480i > 1080p in the Denon.

I believe the PReP would take, say, a 480p output from a progressive DVD player and reconstruct the original 480i.... but I don't think it can take a 480i cable channel that has been scaled by the cable box to 1080i and revert it back to SD rez for scaling.
post #235 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

What I was talking about is if your cable box is set to a "fixed" rez output, like 1080i, then EVERYTHING it outputs (whether it was a 480i, 1080i, or 720p channel) will come out at 1080i. The Denon has no way of knowing that the 1080i signal it sees was originally a 480i SD channel, so you will not get the benefit of the scaling 480i > 1080p in the Denon.

I believe the PReP would take, say, a 480p output from a progressive DVD player and reconstruct the original 480i.... but I don't think it can take a 480i cable channel that has been scaled by the cable box to 1080i and revert it back to SD rez for scaling.

If you refer back to the question that you were replying to, nothing was mentioned about 1080i or any other interlaced output. The question was about feeding the 2310 with a progressive signal that had been upconverted.

I agree that a signal upconverted to some other interlaced resolution may not apply to this process, but that has nothing to do with the question.
post #236 of 7167
Thread Starter 
sigh.... you are splitting hairs about 1080i vs 720p

the original question...

Quote:


If I set the settopbox to output 720p over HDMI will the receiver recognize, that some channels are in 480p and upscale them? Or will it act as its receiving 720p allways?

... was about setting your cable box to one fixed rez output, 720p. he could have just as easily said "1080i".

The point is, he wanted to use the Denon's scaler to scale STANDARD DEF signals from his cable box, and the answer was to not set the cable box to fixed output, but rather to let it pass the native rez through. how would the Denon "know" when it receives a 720p signal that the channel was originally an SD channel, and not just a 720p signal?

Perhaps the PReP function (although I admittedly don't understand it completely) would recognize that it was originally an interlaced signal, and re-do the deinterlace part, but it's not going to take a 720p input and take it back to 480i, right?
post #237 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

sigh.... you are splitting hairs about 1080i vs 720p

the original question...



... was about setting your cable box to one fixed rez output, 720p. he could have just as easily said "1080i".

The point is, he wanted to use the Denon's scaler to scale STANDARD DEF signals from his cable box, and the answer was to not set the cable box to fixed output, but rather to let it pass the native rez through. how would the Denon "know" when it receives a 720p signal that the channel was originally an SD channel, and not just a 720p signal?

Perhaps the PReP function (although I admittedly don't understand it completely) would recognize that it was originally an interlaced signal, and re-do the deinterlace part, but it's not going to take a 720p input and take it back to 480i, right?

Not really trying to split hairs or argue, but my specific case is that I have a Dish Network HD DVR that DOES NOT HAVE an option to pass through a native rez signal. It will output a fixed rez only. I can select a fixed output up to and including 1080i.

This is what got me looking into the capabilities of the scaler. I suppose that I could switch rez on my set-top-box every time I changed channels between SD and HD, or I could set the output to a fixed 720p signal and let the scaler do it's thing.

It DOES take the 720p signal back to the 480i original signal and THEN apply advanced de-interlacing to upconvert to whatever output that I desire. In my case 1080p.

It was not my intention to offend you or pull any "One-Up" stuff, just pass on info that I found about the new scaler.
post #238 of 7167
Thread Starter 
cool deal, like I said I am not totally familiar with the PReP functionality of the ABT chip. If this:

Quote:


It DOES take the 720p signal back to the 480i original signal and THEN apply advanced de-interlacing to upconvert to whatever output that I desire.

is correct, then I stand corrected and your suggestion may be a feasible option for those who are stuck with setting their cable box to only one fixed output.

That's a pretty cool feature if true -- so it would (theoretically) work with cable box output set to 720p, but not if it's set to 1080i, right? If you set the cable box to 720p output, what would happen to the 1080i channels which the cable box scaled to 720p output?
post #239 of 7167
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

If you set the cable box to 720p output, what would happen to the 1080i channels which the cable box scaled to 720p output?

How 1080i is converted to 720p
post #240 of 7167
Hi all. I just got some wireless headphones (Sennheiser RS130) to use at times when my partner is studying in a nearby room. I was wondering whether there is a way to have the headphone transmitter base always connected to the denon avr that allows me to switch the output from my usual 5.1 setup to the headphones via the denon remote regardless of source input (TV, PS3, CD etc). Or do i have to keep unplugging/plugging in the headphone base via the headphone jack at the front?

Sorry about the noob question, but I've have spent ages re-reading the manual and searching online for an answer but couldn't find the exact info i needed. Thanks heaps in advance.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › *OFFICIAL* Denon AVR 2310CI / 890 Owner's Thread