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post #4501 of 5033
a) have you calibrated?

b) set your speakers to small with an xover of at least 80hz.

c) keep turning the volume knob to the right... it will get louder...
post #4502 of 5033
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

a) have you calibrated?

b) set your speakers to small with an xover of at least 80hz.

c) keep turning the volume knob to the right... it will get louder...

Yes, should have mentioned that I did run Audyssey. I will check one the crossover parameters and report back later.

thanks for the suggestion.
post #4503 of 5033
Also make sure dynamic volume is off if you want to crank it.
post #4504 of 5033
Hey all.
I have an avr-891 and 3d dlp i was wondering what the settings on avr891 should be.. And is there a setting for 3D passthrough

thanks,Todd
post #4505 of 5033
Nothing special needs to be set for 3D. It just works.
post #4506 of 5033
@ todd21 -

The 891 is an HDMI 1.4 AVR so will pass 3D video.
post #4507 of 5033
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Also make sure dynamic volume is off if you want to crank it.

really? If I turn dynamic EQ to off, the sound levels drop significantly. Seems the loudest settings with Dynamic are:

Dynamic EQ = On
Dynamic Vol = Midnight

I've since switched my fronts and center to "small". Can't tell if that made any difference though
post #4508 of 5033
What's the difference between the avr-2311 and 2311ci?
I have a 2311ci but I've seen photos of some that only say 2311 without the ci.
post #4509 of 5033
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi tinng321, GUI - Graphical User Interface (color menu will overlay over HDMI video). Correct remote for 2311ci is RC-1146 (RC-1147 is for low level model 591 which doesn't have features like Zone2, Zone Select, Net/USB, etc...). The correct Audyssey mic is DMA-409 (A-405 is calibrated different).

Thank you so much.
If I connect a hdmi cable from my denon out to my tv hdmi input I will be able to see the setting menu?
post #4510 of 5033
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Originally Posted by tinng321 View Post

What's the difference between the avr-2311 and 2311ci?
I have a 2311ci but I've seen photos of some that only say 2311 without the ci.

The 2311 is the non USA version.

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Originally Posted by tinng321 View Post

Thank you so much.
If I connect a hdmi cable from my denon out to my tv hdmi input I will be able to see the setting menu?

Yes.
post #4511 of 5033
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Originally Posted by slowmotionrun View Post

really? If I turn dynamic EQ to off, the sound levels drop significantly.

I didn't say to turn Dyn EQ off, I said Dynamic VOLUME, which restricts swings in volume (and thus will fight against you cranking it up).


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Seems the loudest settings with Dynamic are:

Dynamic EQ = On
Dynamic Vol = Midnight

Dynamic Volume invokes COMPRESSION. Which will make things sound "louder" at a given volume number, because it makes the soft stuff louder in addition to making the loud stuff softer..... but the more you try to crank it, and the louder the content, the more the balance shifts it will constrict the loud stuff. If you think Dyn Vol at "Midnight" makes things louder, try putting on a kick-ass action scene in a Blu-ray, turn Dyn Vol off, and then watch the scene LOUD (e.g. -10 or louder). Then, re-watch the scene with Dyn Vol on "Midnight". Now, tell me if you think it makes things louder?
post #4512 of 5033
Whenever I play NBA 2k12, I can barely hear the commentary no matter how high I turn it up in game. The crowd is overwhelmingly loud and completely drowns out the commentary. Also, the crowd noise fluctuates. Most of the crowd noise is coming from the rear and front left and right speakers - the commentary is out of the center. My center channel isn't ideally placed. It is only a few inches off the ground because I cannot put it over the TV or on the next highest shelf (it doesn't have enough vertical space to fit it in). Could that be a problem? I ran Audyssey (not perfectly though), should I try using the mic to recalibrate? I can't even play the game because this is so distracting.

I don't have this problem with any of my other games. Could it be a problem with this game because of the way the crowd noise mixes with the commentary? Sometimes when the game/TV volume spikes (usually an explosion or people yelling) it will soften the volume spike so its not so loud. Should I disable the dynamic volume like you previously suggested to another user?
post #4513 of 5033
Dyn EQ and video games don't always mix well. Turn off Dyn EQ and if it sounds "normal", then you know that's the problem.

and, yes, your center channel placement is a big problem, for ALL sources, although not the source of this particular issue.
post #4514 of 5033
Hi, new poster here. Not yet got my 891 yet, in the mail.
If I connect my BR player or sat receiver using HDMI, can I use the component video to connect to the tv? I know old tv, still saving up.
post #4515 of 5033
Sorry but no -- HDMI is all about digital copyright protection (restriction!) and so you can never "downconvert" HDMI video input to analog video output. Not just Denon, any consumer device.

your best bet, if a new TV isn't coming any time soon, is to invest in an aftermarket HDMI>component converter which can take the HDMI output from the Denon and change it to analog.
post #4516 of 5033
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Originally Posted by swampfoxx View Post

Hi, new poster here. Not yet got my 891 yet, in the mail.
If I connect my BR player or sat receiver using HDMI, can I use the component video to connect to the tv? I know old tv, still saving up.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #4517 of 5033
Thanks for the reply.
I could sill use component video out to connect and also use the digital audio.
But there are not that many inputs. 2 I think.
A few months away from the tv.
post #4518 of 5033
Yes that converter looks like it would do the trick for $40.
Would it output 1080i?
post #4519 of 5033
^^
Yes, it outputs whatever the source device passes to it.
post #4520 of 5033
Hi, I'm new here, just looking for some advice.
i've had my denon for about 6 months and have just set up a media player via my ps3 and laptop. I have a large music collection some of it mp3 and flac. today i realised the denon doesn't support flac! it plays through the ps3 but not from a memory stick plugged directly into the amp.
i want to start using a lossless format rather than mp3, is there another format i can use other than flac or would it be advisable to stick with mp3?
thanks in advance guys
post #4521 of 5033
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Originally Posted by jamesglast View Post

Hi, I'm new here, just looking for some advice.
i've had my denon for about 6 months and have just set up a media player via my ps3 and laptop. I have a large music collection some of it mp3 and flac. today i realised the denon doesn't support flac! it plays through the ps3 but not from a memory stick plugged directly into the amp.
i want to start using a lossless format rather than mp3, is there another format i can use other than flac or would it be advisable to stick with mp3?
thanks in advance guys

I have a HTPC (desktop) connected via HDMI and a huge flac collection. If your laptop has HDMI out use it to connect to the receiver and enjoy flac quality!
post #4522 of 5033
If it plays fine through the ps3 then what's the problem?
post #4523 of 5033
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

If it plays fine through the ps3 then what's the problem?

I'm unsure whether its playing in flac or being converted to another format by the ps3 or laptop?
post #4524 of 5033
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Originally Posted by jamesglast View Post

I'm unsure whether its playing in flac or being converted to another format by the ps3 or laptop?

Using Foobar 2000 as a player on a PC solves this along with avoiding the clunky PS3 interface. Foobar tells the format, resolution and number of channels.
post #4525 of 5033
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Originally Posted by jamesglast View Post

I'm unsure whether its playing in flac or being converted to another format by the ps3 or laptop?

The source device (eg. PS3, laptop, etc.) must decode the flac file to PCM as the 1911 doesn't support flac (rather only the networking models do ... 3311CI, 1912, 2112CI, 2312CI, 3312CI).
post #4526 of 5033
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Originally Posted by Noose View Post

Using Foobar 2000 as a player on a PC solves this along with avoiding the clunky PS3 interface. Foobar tells the format, resolution and number of channels.

Cheers, that's what i'm using, i have the upnp component installed. I don't know whether the audio is being converted or not. i don't really know what i'm doing with it tbh. I expect it is being converted into something as the amp cant play flac files.
post #4527 of 5033
But if you are plying through an "intermediary" then the fact that the amp can't decode FLAC is irrelevant. By the time it gets to the Denon it has already been decoded to PCM (you can verify by checking input signal info on the Denon).
post #4528 of 5033
Picked up a AVR 2311CI from Best Buy open box. Did not have a power cord. They had 3 of them that fit into the receiver.
Took one.
It turned on and worked for a while. Stays on then powers off. Trying to trouble shoot.
Stays on for a while then shuts down. Most time wait for a while and will turn back on. Wait time varies. Flashes red very second or so.
Looked at wires and reconnected.
So curious if there is a possibility of power cord?
Are there differences in these types of power cords, if it does fit?
post #4529 of 5033
^^^

if it fits, you can use it...

very unlikely it's an issue withe the power cord though...

check all your speaker connections very carefully...

also, did you do a hard reset?
post #4530 of 5033
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

if it fits, you can use it...

very unlikely it's an issue withe the power cord though...

check all your speaker connections very carefully...

also, did you do a hard reset?

Did reset an still happens.
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