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Originally Posted by Brew9 View Post

... Do I set my speakers to small for everything, movies etc


yes



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For those who bought without a warranty off the internet all you had to do was buy a squaretrade warranty. I got a 4 year warranty for like $90 I think.
post #3903 of 4453
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out. I can not get any picture on my hdtv. I have a

computer i5 2500 processor on a ASUS motherboard
Running Windows 7 64 bit home edition
monitor LG ips236v
Pioneer sc-35
Panasonic 65pv10
video card HIS radeon HD 6850

I have the lg monitor connected to the video card using the single link dvi output and have the sc35 connected using the hdmi output. Video card set to mulpiple displays and so is windows. I can see the two displays on both the windows display screen as well as the monitor's software.

When I have both monitors on ( the lg and the sc35 and hdtv) and start the computer, I can see the initial bootup of the bios system and also see the starting of the blue screen and the windows logo..However, a few seconds after windows starts loading I see nothing on my hdtv.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the applicable software and made sure that the drivers are up to date.

Don't know if this is a windows problem or a setting on my SC-35.

Any help would be appreciated
post #3904 of 4453
Can someone point me out to a thread/post that describes how to hook up the Oppo BDP-93 to the SC-37? Thanks.
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One of the great members of this forum set me up with his used SC-37 which should arrive tomorrow. It looks like my SC-07 will now be moving to the family room so the SC-37 can go in the media room . Is there a FAQ or thread post that gives a good overview/tips/information to set this up in the best possible way?
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Originally Posted by Nanook01 View Post

Can someone point me out to a thread/post that describes how to hook up the Oppo BDP-93 to the SC-37? Thanks.

connect an hdmi cable from the oppo to the sc...

done...
post #3907 of 4453
Is that it? I don't have to hook up cables for sound from FR to FR, FL to FL?
post #3908 of 4453
I've been working on getting this wired all evening My fingers are sore from twisting the speaker wires into the terminals! I should have gotten banana plugs.
post #3909 of 4453
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Originally Posted by Nanook01 View Post

Is that it? I don't have to hook up cables for sound from FR to FR, FL to FL?

yes, that's it.... the hdmi connection is all you need.... there's no need for analog connections....
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Great, thank you so much!!!!
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^^^

you are welcome...

rest your weary fingers and play some music!
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It took me a while to get everything unpacked and hooked up, but the results are quite nice. I'm watching Lord of the Rings on DVD and it looks great on the 60" Samsung, playing on the Oppo 93. The HSU VTF2-4 is quite nice as well. I ran the auto-MCACC and it sounds better than it ever did with my Klipsch KLF-20s. I am looking forward to playing with the receiver and seeing what all it does in the following days. Right now, I am just trying to figure how to turn it all on and off with all these dang remotes:lol:

I will try some music tomorrow What setting do you use for 2 channel?

Glad everything worked after sitting in the boxes for a couple months.
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Hi All,

I just picked up an open box 37 from Bestbuy. I don't know if anyone has come across this issue but when a commercial gets loud the receiver tries to adjust the volume (I see dialnorm -3) however at times the receiver doesn't do this automatically. I nearly just out of my seat at how loud the commercial becomes. My heart is in my throat at the thought of blowing my speakers (rti6 and csi5). Is there a setting that I can set to have the receiver not go above a certain level?

Thanks for your help.
post #3914 of 4453
^^^

dialnorm has nothing to do with it....

it's the level of the commercials themselves... or more correctly, the fact that the commercial has all the dynamic range squeezed out of it, and everything in it is maxed out...

i doubt they'll blow your speakers though... the commercial doesn't increase the volume level of the avr... if your speakers are surviving whatever you are watching, then the commercial isn't going to kill them...
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Thanks ccotenj for the information on dialnorm. So I guess there is nothing I can do. Would running MDACC help?
post #3916 of 4453
^^^

you got it...

no, it won't help with that, but you should run mcacc anyway...
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What mode do most of you use for two channel music listening? Pure direct? How about if you want to do two channel with the sub added?

I listened to some Supertramp Live in Paris today in pure direct mode and really liked it
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Really took me a while to figure how to get the tv playing cable signals.
post #3919 of 4453
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Originally Posted by Nanook01 View Post

What mode do most of you use for two channel music listening? Pure direct? How about if you want to do two channel with the sub added?

I listened to some Supertramp Live in Paris today in pure direct mode and really liked it

regardless of what avr/pre-pro i've had since dsp became common, i've never used "pure direct" (or whatever each cem calls it)... i use "stereo" (which engages bass management) and let the dsp do it's magic so my crappy room doesn't muck it up...

my wife likes that techno stuff, and that can be pretty cool with dplii music applied to it... not fond of matrixing for anything else, as much as i love true multichannel recordings...
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Well im the guy that bought from unauthorized and was denied warranty then i called a second time and they had no problem covering the unit. However it took 3 calls and a week to get them to fax what the service center needed to go on with the repair. Then 3 days later Service Center just called said the Ice amp that needs replaced on this thing is back ordered till jan12th. Apparently in hot demand due to failure. So im out the thing for 2 months or more. It only worked for 3 months.
So of course i will now have to buy something else or go through the bowl games playoffs and Super Bowl with no surround.
Last Pioneer i ever buy.
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Originally Posted by fdiggy View Post

Last Pioneer i ever buy.

good.

i suggest an onkyo...
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Chris, you do know it's Christmas time and Santa is watching, yes?
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^^^

lol...

it's too late for me to be a good boy this year...
post #3924 of 4453
I'm really enjoying this with my Klipsch KLF 20's. The Klipsch sound less bright to my ears
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Funny you say Onkyo, i was looking toward the 808.
Bet it lasts more than 3 months.

My old Pioneer i have noticed
(since the SC-35 is in the shop) that it takes up to 15 secs to change channels. Isnt that HDMI issues? It has from day 1 sometimes would go to a snow screen or blue when switching from say Blu Ray player to DTV. I would need cycle sources to get video back. And it would now and then crank the volume up and i mean very loud at random times to 70. Its been a real gem for $600.

It has not been my year for home audio. My 1st upgrade choice was a Denon something and on day 3 the sub out quit working.
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Originally Posted by fdiggy View Post

Funny you say Onkyo, i was looking toward the 808.
Bet it lasts more than 3 months.

Bet it doesn't.

Even after this experience, you still appear to be putting no effort into researching what you are buying. (Hint, the 08 Onkyo models have serious known issues).
post #3927 of 4453
Funny, in my experience, Pioneer equipment has proven to the most realiable (as compared to Sony or Onkyo). I've never tried a Denon product, but they seem pretty robust. My SC-27 is doing very well, although it's primary use is as a preamp, but I'm running my surrounds off of it's amps
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post

Bet it doesn't.

Even after this experience, you still appear to be putting no effort into researching what you are buying. (Hint, the 08 Onkyo models have serious known issues).

If Onkyo is on his radar, I think that is rather fitting.

Not sure what happened to them. They used to put out some decent stuff.

I don't know if their manufacturing is at fault, their engineering is at fault, or a combination of the two. But, Onkyo gear seems to be under tested, under engineered and generally, less than sterling when it comes to function and reliability.

I had 3 of their AVRs (805, 875, 906) a few years ago that were totally unsatisfactory operationally (and I'm a pretty savvy guy when it comes to setting a HT up).


I'll never buy another.
They seem to have only become worse since then.
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why do you think I suggested an onkyo?
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

why do you think I suggested an onkyo?

You are a bad, bad, man

"So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way! "
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