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post #4651 of 5023
So I'm trying to apply pro logic to my 2 channel source coming out from my TV. I have a Samsung TV and my hbogo app only outputs in stereo. It is currently connected through the optical output.
So how do I enable pro logic to the stereo output coming from the TV?

Thanks
post #4652 of 5023
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No different than any other stereo source. With the "TV" source selected on the AVR and the stereo audio playing, press the STD button on the remote and select DD PLII - Cinema.
post #4653 of 5023
I want to set up zone 2 with my receiver but read in the manual that a digital source can't play into zone 2. Is this right? I want to use my Apple TV as an audio source for zone 2.
post #4654 of 5023
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Correct. You'll need an optical-->analog converter to play to Zone 2. A work around would be to set AMP ASSIGN to "Front B" which although would allow you to pass the HDMI or optical audio, you would lose the independent source/volume capability of Zone (ie. must play same source as in the main zone at the same volume as the FL/FR speakers).
post #4655 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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Correct. You'll need an optical-->analog converter to play to Zone 2.

Is there a Denon receiver that can handle this with out going digital to analog? I'm not sure if the Apple TV can put out digital and analog at the same time.

Is there some other option that I could consider? I want to be able to listen to music on my patio. I currently have a 5.2 setup in my living room with the Denon AVR
post #4656 of 5023
See additional response above. The 33XX series and higher can pass PCM 2.0 over optical or digital coax as well as analog to Zone 2. And yes, the ATV can output over HDMI and optical simultaneously.
post #4657 of 5023
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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No different than any other stereo source. With the "TV" source selected on the AVR and the stereo audio playing, press the STD button on the remote and select DD PLII - Cinema.

Awesome.. that worked perfectly -- I looked everywhere in the manual for that.

thanks for all your help in this thread -- and go magic
post #4658 of 5023
Hi, i've had the AVR1911 for about a year and love it.
I have a 7.1 set up. i want to know can i, for instance, watch sky and have music streaming via ps3 at the same time? is this something that can be done via the zone feature?
i listen to music most the time but i like having the tv on in the background just for some thing to look at. any advice of how to get it set up, the manual is a bit over my head
Thanks in advance
post #4659 of 5023
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You have a few ways to do it (not including using Zone 2) ... presuming that Sky and PS3 are currently connected to AVR via HDMI ...

(1) Connect Sky (HDMI) to TV directly with Sky (optical) to AVR. Select PS3 audio source on AVR.
(2) Connect Sky (component) to AVR and with PS3 (optical) to AVR with new source name. With PS3 optical source selected, change "Video Select" from "Source" to "Sky".
(3) Connect PS3 (optical) to AVR assigned to Sky source (same as HDMI). With Sky sourse selected change INPUT MODE to "Digital".
post #4660 of 5023
Hello All,

I have been searching the net for an answer about the Denon AVR-2311CI Radio. I have moved to middle east and want to listen to the local FM radio channel which is in format of 10's, like (100.0 > 102.0, 99.0, 101.0,... and so on). The problem is Denon Receiver only read (100.10 or 99.90 so it jumps 20's Mhz instead of 10's) any idea how can I reconfigure my receiver and makes it read the Local FM transmutation.

Thanks for you help in advance
post #4661 of 5023
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That's one of the differences between the USA and non-USA models and not something that can be changed. You'll have to forgo radio while using the 2311CI or as an alternative, use a laptop or gamebox to pickup internet radio instead.
post #4662 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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That's one of the differences between the USA and non-USA models and not something that can be changed. You'll have to forgo radio while using the 2311CI or as an alternative, use a laptop or gamebox to pickup internet radio instead.

Please DON'T break my heart I wish I can find a way to get this work!
post #4663 of 5023
internet radio..... or buy a cheap external FM tuner (with audio outputs) over there.
post #4664 of 5023
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

internet radio..... or buy a cheap external FM tuner (with audio outputs) over there.

Still have a Hope
post #4665 of 5023
I have the Denon 1911 and hoping someone can help with an issue I'm having with the volume controls.

I have multiple devices connected (HDTV, DVD/Blu-Ray player/Apple TV2) and whenever I try to adjust the volume with my remote (Univeral or Denon) it won't adjust smoothly.

If I just tap the volume up or down like any other remote/device, nothing happens. I end up needing to hold down volme up or down for a full second or two to have any changes and by then it adjusts too much. I have to get it perfect with the timing or it gets way too loud, or almost silent.

Is this a common issue with the Denon 1911? Is there anything I can do to solve this and be able to adjust the volume smoothly?

Thanks in advance for any help!!!
post #4666 of 5023
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This is how all Denon remotes work. You'll just have to figure out the correct timing required to make the volume adjustment you require, although it will become easier with more practice. You also may want to setup a Quick Select to power on the particular device at the specific volume level you normally use for that device.
post #4667 of 5023
So, I got my refurb'd 791 in the mail this week...
I know this is probably a stupid question (despite years of loving home theater stuff this is my first non-htib receiver), but if I want to use the bi-amp option, can I run that to a second set of speakers?

with my old htib receiver, a Sony str-k750p, I ran a set of JBL Venue Stage speakers in series with a set of Polk Audio 40 Series II's, the polks sitting on top of each JBL. Can I do the bi amping option, and run both sets of speakers, obviously without wiring in series?
I love the sound my polks make, and the jbl's help round out that sound...IMO.
post #4668 of 5023
yes, although this is definitely not a "recommended" configuration, if you want to essentially run 4 speakers as your Front L/R mains (2 per side) then you can do it via the AMP ASSIGN setting of BI-AMP. The BI-AMP setting sends a duplicate signal to the Surr.Back/AmpAssign speaker posts, so they will get the identical signal as what's coming out the FR/FL speaker posts.

the other option (if you don't want them both on all the time) is to set AMP ASSIGN to "B" speakers, so then the FR/FL output will be the "A" speakers and the Surr.Back/AmpAssign posts will be the "B" speakers. When you turn on A+B front speakers you will achieve the same thing as the Bi-amp setting, but you retain the option to switch one of the pairs off if you so choose.
post #4669 of 5023
Hi

Sorry this relates to Denon 1910 and I could not find the appropriate thread.

I am using a Xsight 18 device touch RF enabled universal remote with Nevo Rex-433 RF base to control my AV equipment. Since the Denon has 'Remote In' port called "Remote Control Room to Room', I decided to run a 3.5mm male-male stereo cable from the Nevo RF base to the Denon Remote-In port rather than place the IR emitter in front of the IR receiver in front. This works fantastic and the IR works instantaneous even from 20-30 feet away with no line of sight. This solution is elegant and I don't have to worry about the emitter peeling off from the front IR receiver.

The problem as I just discovered is that, when the 3.5mm jack is plugged in, the Denon OEM remote do not work at all or works erratically with wrong inputs being received. Xsight has no problem with RF-IR translation. I am wondering is this by design or a problem with the cable (used stereo cable instead of a mono as seen recommended somewhere) or something else.

Anyone with experience can shed some light?

Thanks in advance....
post #4670 of 5023
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

yes, although this is definitely not a "recommended" configuration, if you want to essentially run 4 speakers as your Front L/R mains (2 per side) then you can do it via the AMP ASSIGN setting of BI-AMP. The BI-AMP setting sends a duplicate signal to the Surr.Back/AmpAssign speaker posts, so they will get the identical signal as what's coming out the FR/FL speaker posts.

the other option (if you don't want them both on all the time) is to set AMP ASSIGN to "B" speakers, so then the FR/FL output will be the "A" speakers and the Surr.Back/AmpAssign posts will be the "B" speakers. When you turn on A+B front speakers you will achieve the same thing as the Bi-amp setting, but you retain the option to switch one of the pairs off if you so choose.


Thanks! And, I've been reading your Denon-to-English manual quite a bit...very helpful. I actually ditched the JBLs (well, I have them for sale so they're not ditched quite yet), and am running polk monitor 40's for L/R main, Polk CS1 center, and Polk Monitor 30's as surrounds. Running Bi-Amp for the fronts. Running an old Sony HTIB sub from my old setup.

Audyssey shows Large L/R mains, small center and surrounds. Does that sound right for this setup?
post #4671 of 5023
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It'll sound even better with the front mains reset to SMALL as well with 80hz crossovers. Also note the bi-amp connection isn't likely providing any real benefit.
post #4672 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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It'll sound even better with the front mains reset to SMALL as well with 80hz crossovers. Also note the bi-amp connection isn't likely providing any real benefit.


I get the no real benefit of the bi amping...but what's the logic behind small with 80 hz? I'm actually planning on ditching (well, selling) the subwoofer for now and waiting till I can get something better to replace it.
post #4673 of 5023
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First note that it's not Audyssey that sets the speakers as either LARGE or SMALL, rather it's the AVR that does that if a speaker is detected to be able to handle a frequency below 50hz. A sub is much better able to handle the lower frequencies than your front mains and there are far more Audyssey sub filters than speaker filters used. Shifting the lower frequecies to the sub also gives the AVR more headroom. The Audyssey recommended configuration in virtually every case is to set ALL speakers to SMALL with a minimum of 80hz crossovers. Although if you get rid of the sub, then of course the front mains must remain as LARGE.
post #4674 of 5023
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve.black View Post

Hi

Sorry this relates to Denon 1910 and I could not find the appropriate thread.

I am using a Xsight 18 device touch RF enabled universal remote with Nevo Rex-433 RF base to control my AV equipment. Since the Denon has 'Remote In' port called "Remote Control Room to Room', I decided to run a 3.5mm male-male stereo cable from the Nevo RF base to the Denon Remote-In port rather than place the IR emitter in front of the IR receiver in front. This works fantastic and the IR works instantaneous even from 20-30 feet away with no line of sight. This solution is elegant and I don't have to worry about the emitter peeling off from the front IR receiver.

The problem as I just discovered is that, when the 3.5mm jack is plugged in, the Denon OEM remote do not work at all or works erratically with wrong inputs being received. Xsight has no problem with RF-IR translation. I am wondering is this by design or a problem with the cable (used stereo cable instead of a mono as seen recommended somewhere) or something else.

Anyone with experience can shed some light?

Thanks in advance....

Try using a "mono" cable as there shouldn't be any reason the OEM remote should fail AFAIK.

Also, to locate a specific thread, you can use the "Search This Forum" button on the main "Amps, Receivers, and Processors" page. Using the keywords "Denon 1910" would result in a number of threads, which would eventually come to the 1910 thread below ....

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ght=denon+1910
post #4675 of 5023
I was having problems with my refurbished AVR-891 receiver. Black jagged lines jumping around on the screen. So I sent it away to get fixed. I called after 3 weeks and they said they had to replace the HDMI board and had sent away for parts.
In the meantime I hooked up my old Yamaha RX-V550 to the system and was surpised it sounded a lot better that the Denon, especially the base.
I am wondering will the new HDMI board improve the sound?
I did do a calibration on the Denon.
post #4676 of 5023
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Folks often confuse louder volume for better audio fidelity which is likely the case here. After running AUTO SETUP, the Denon sets the Reference volume level to master volume 0db, so in that sense would not be as loud as the Yamaha at the same master volume setting.

HDMI board shouldn't make a difference here.
post #4677 of 5023
Hi guys,

I have an issue. I got the 1911 for a half a year and it has worked well. I have my laptop connected under BD button and my digibox under SAT/CBL. The volume level has been for both the same around -20dB, last week, suddenly the digibox needs to be at least 20dB so I could hear TV. It is pretty annoying when after wathcing TV I switch back to laptop and must decrease the level of sound.

I had a friend stay over one night and she is not the brightest concerning receivers (neither am I). Maybe she did some "magic"


I just did the factory reset, but it did not help.

Can anybody suggest anything?
post #4678 of 5023
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The issue appears to be with your digibox. Try resetting it or replacing it.
post #4679 of 5023
Hi everyone,

Got a question that I hope someone can help me with!

I recently purchased the LOTR Extended Blu-ray set, and as I was watching it (from my ps3, audio hdmi output set to bitstream), I noticed on my 2311ci display that the audio input is 6.1 (DTS-HD Master). However, I only have 5.1 setup. My question is: what happens to the signal that is suppose to go to the surround REAR speaker when I only have 5.1 and not 6.1? Does the avr automatically mix it in with the surround l/r? or is it missing? I'd hate to miss out on some of the surround sound due to a missing channel.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
post #4680 of 5023
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It gets mixed in, just as if you only had 2 speakers.
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