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post #1681 of 2387
In your case I'm wondering if the center speaker is doing more damage than good.

Every single surround processor (since the introduction of the analog system Dolby Pro Logic) has had the ability to equally distribute the center info equally to the two front L and R speakers and not use any center channel speaker at all. This is sometimes called "phantom center mode". It is WRONG to think of it as a "compromise", it is simply a different alternative and in your case I suspect it would be superior based on your limited placement options and SAF (spousal acceptance factor).

As you know, the only reason there even is a center speaker is because movie theaters have the majority of viewers sitting off axis, however this is not usually true of a home environment with only one or two viewers. The center helps steer one's focus to the center of the screen, especially dialog, even if sitting on an aisle seat. If you don't have people sitting that extreme off axis though, I wouldn't use it at all.

Here's a nifty little experiment you could try. Temporarily disconnect the center speaker, but leave it there, and re-run the Audyssey auto calibration test tone sequence. The system will notice there isn't a center speaker and will automatically engage "center phantom mode" although I'm not sure it actually calls it that. Now, without telling your wife what you have done, ask her to come take a listen and to point with her finger to where she hears the dialog coming from. Turn the TV screen off if you are worried the image will bias her.

If she points to the center of the TV, rather than the speaker which she sits more closely to, then you don't need that center speaker, my man!

[Dealers don't always like to discuss this because it means they might be selling you one less speaker!]
Edited by m. zillch - 6/19/12 at 9:56pm
post #1682 of 2387

I wonder too, but only have had it for a month, so will need to get some use out of it. The Phanton Center was not to my liking before the DM's center. This Philharmonic Center was one of the last one's he made before he turned production over to Jim Salk, but because of the fine furniture wood finishes, the price increased considerably, I think, but not sure how much.

 

I had a different center Infinity P350 for many years and was use to it, it was aimed down to the listening area, of course not with the 7005.

 

Ha Ha, I could try that, but I will have to wait til the new furniture comes as she sits off to the right at an angle. The height speaker arrangement was just added last week, so I haven't even had time to play around with the settings yet. Heck, I am not even use to the Marantz yet.

 

Any further suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Concerning a center channel....when the two new chairs are placed in front of the Screen, then things might change.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.biggrin.gif

post #1683 of 2387
Hi

I've SR7005 from yesterday and I found big problem with DTS HD MA

I dont use Auto Setup. Instead I use my own settings for EQ.
With MultEQ XT turned ON I found so SR7005 cut-off LFE channel about 95% !!!! I dont know why ?
When I turn-Off MultEQ XT - sound is flat but LFE channel plays OK

In all other cases (i.e. Multichannel, Dolby Digital etc) receiver works very well. No matter MultiEQ XT ON or OFF - LFE is OK

I tried reset with no success

Please help
post #1684 of 2387
^^^

if you are "setting the eq on your own", you should not be engaging audyssey...

if you want to use audyssey, you must run the auto setup...
post #1685 of 2387
I dont want to - so dont use it

In setup I'fe subwoofer set at +10dB, I found so when I turn-on MultEQ XT in DTS HD (only!) - subwoofer plays with 0dB setting
Enybody knows why or how to repair it ? In any other sound mode its not happend....

Anybody can confirm that problem ?
post #1686 of 2387
IT IS NOT A PROBLEM...

since you did not run auto setup, if you try to engage audyssey, you will get the "audyssey defaults"... when you engage audyssey, it is completely ignoring what you do in manual eq...

repeat... in order to use audyssey, you MUST run auto-setup... there is no workaround... it is the way it is designed...
post #1687 of 2387
OK - but I dont understand why this issue happends only in DTS HD mode.....
post #1688 of 2387
So i have a quick question.

Is there anyway to play a movie through the SR7005 that is stored on a media server, USB drive etc? I have no issues seeing pictures/audio through these two methods. I actually do see the MP4 files but they do not load on media server over network or a directly connected USB drive.

thanks in advance,

Dave
post #1689 of 2387
Streaming or USB no, but yes if connected via HDMI.
post #1690 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Streaming or USB no, but yes if connected via HDMI.

So some type of USB to HDMI conversion cable out of the NAS or USB drive?
post #1691 of 2387
Don't know whether that would work or not. If you do give it a try, report back though on the results. smile.gif
post #1692 of 2387
A USB to HDMI converter is called a computer smile.gif Configuring an HTPC is yet another can of worms...
post #1693 of 2387
You could try something like this ---> http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-HDdeck-USB-HDMI-Converter/dp/B004FK05S8

or connecting the NAS to an existing media player (eg. PS3).
Edited by jdsmoothie - 6/28/12 at 1:05pm
post #1694 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You could try something like this ---> http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-HDdeck-USB-HDMI-Converter/dp/B004FK05S8
You still need a computer for this: it doesn't provide an HDMI output if all you have is a thumb-drive or a disk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amazon 
(utilizes internal Graphics Card in computer).
post #1695 of 2387
Oops ... all righty then ... scratch that idea. frown.gif
post #1696 of 2387
My cell phone is a memory stick drive reading HD video files to HDMI converter.
post #1697 of 2387
What model of cell phone are you using?

(Cell phones are computers wink.gif )
post #1698 of 2387
^Samsung SPHM850, aka "Instinct HD"
post #1699 of 2387
Hey guys, im trying to figure out how to get just a SIMPLE extension of the IR for the factory remote. I have the receiver (SR7005) in a rack thats behind the theater seats. right now we have to point the remote at the receiver which is a huge PITA.

I found this RX101 thing which *should* work, but the problem is the cable is only 5' long, and its also $100, which is more than i was hoping to spend.

I've looked at dozens of these IR extender kits, but, they all seem to want to use these little emitter bulbs. I've read you can use a 1/8" phono cable to plug into the port on the back of the receiver, but then i've also read about tons of people having problems with marantz receivers not working with those kits.

Does anyone have a setup or info they know specifically works with this receiver?
post #1700 of 2387
Ok i am trying again to be able to stream movies through the receiver. The option i came up with since the media player did not pan out well was to hook in my Apple TV into an empty HDMI input (BD, VCR, GAME) and have the apply TV display out to the TV. It would see my itunes folder with the videos. I cannot get the SR7005 to display the ATV onto the tv. What am i missing here? My DVD/SAT have no issues sending video/audio to the TV out HDMI output 1.

I have a SR5002 and have no issues at all plugging into an open HDMI and outputting it out to different TV.

thanks again in advance,

Dave
post #1701 of 2387
^^^

check your input assignments... make sure the hdmi port you are using is assigned to the input you are selecting...
post #1702 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^
check your input assignments... make sure the hdmi port you are using is assigned to the input you are selecting...

i have doubled checked all of those. I have even tried to put the apple tv into the SAT/DVD which i know outputs to the TV and it still doesn't work.

If i reboot the apple tv box, i see the apple logo on the tv for 5 seconds and it goes away and MARANTZ pops back up.
Edited by Schmack42 - 7/4/12 at 7:50pm
post #1703 of 2387
Have you tried changing the HDMI cable or the video resolution output on the ATV? You may also want to consider resetting the AVR's microprocessor.
post #1704 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hrimnir View Post

Hey guys, im trying to figure out how to get just a SIMPLE extension of the IR for the factory remote. I have the receiver (SR7005) in a rack thats behind the theater seats. right now we have to point the remote at the receiver which is a huge PITA.
I found this RX101 thing which *should* work, but the problem is the cable is only 5' long, and its also $100, which is more than i was hoping to spend.
I've looked at dozens of these IR extender kits, but, they all seem to want to use these little emitter bulbs. I've read you can use a 1/8" phono cable to plug into the port on the back of the receiver, but then i've also read about tons of people having problems with marantz receivers not working with those kits.
Does anyone have a setup or info they know specifically works with this receiver?

Look at item 40430 at cablestogo.com. The small receiver box has several 3.5mm headphone jacks where the included IR emitter bulbs plug but in the SR7005's case, you would use a male-to-male 3.5mm headphone cable to connect the IR repeater receiver to the Marantz AV receiver. The jack on the back of the Marantz receiver is labeled "Flasher". I use this exact IR repeater to control my SR7005 from another room and it works flawlessly. Not required, but I substituted the sensor that came with the receiver with a wall-plate sensor (40478) also from cablestogo. For this add-on to work, it must be direct wired to the IR repeater just like the included stock IR sensor is.
Edited by sgayres - 7/5/12 at 7:12am
post #1705 of 2387
Ok, so i have now reset the microprocessor. Changed cables and still no display besides apple logo on a reboot.

Again i can plug into an open port on the SR5002 and it shows right up on the TV.

I have also directly connected to the Panasonic tv and it displayed properly.

Here is my connection path.

Apple TV (HDMI) into VCR input on SR7005 : out monitor 1 into a Atlona Balun running over Cat6 to the Panasonic 58in Plasma.

same setup above for Direct-Tv and DVD with no issues displaying out Monitor1 to the Panasonic.

Any other idea's this is a Gen2 without Component connections only HDMI.

Thanks again,

Dave
post #1706 of 2387
The fact that it works with the 5002 is moot as they use different HDMI boards. Try setting the ATV to it's lowest resolution as well as trying "all" of the other HDMI inputs on the AVR (to include those being used by another device). You may need to add an HDMI extender to increase the HDMI signal strength from the ATV.
post #1707 of 2387
not sure how the extender will help. It is only a 2 ft HDMI run to the 7005 from the ATV. My long run is with the Atlona Balun over cat6 which is roughly 25ft.
post #1708 of 2387
An HDMI extender gets placed at the display end of the cable from the AVR to the display.
post #1709 of 2387
I finally managed to saved up enough to upgrade my home theater setup. I am really impressed by SR7005 sound quality and thinking purchase SR7005 with Polk Monitor70, CS2 center and OWM3 for a 5.1 and bi-amp setup. However, my friend strongly recommend Pioneer Elite SC-35 due to higher watt output, better AirPlay, 9.1 (in case I need it for the future). What do you guys think? SC-35 or SR7005 for my existing Polk speakers?

Many thanks,

-HT beginner.
post #1710 of 2387
^^^Denon 4311.
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