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post #1711 of 2387
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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?
I'm using this kit and it works great for me. Using 3 of the bulbs even though I bought it for the Marantz.
post #1712 of 2387
thynamite,

One significant difference is that Marantz includes Audyssey room equalization, which equalizes the sound coming from the subwoofer, making it more accurate, in addition to equalizing the higher frequencies. Pioneer's MCACC does not equalize the subwoofer.

The difference in receiver power ratings is small enough to not be audible, although the Pioneer will run cooler because it uses more efficient amplifiers.

Biamping also makes no audible difference, but it doesn't hurt anything, either.

If Airplay is important to you, you might consider getting one of the newer Denon receivers.
post #1713 of 2387
im trying to hook my xbox 360 (new slim idition) to my home theater. My audio receiver is a marantz SR7005, everytime i try to hook up my hdmi cable from my xbox to the reciever i can only get the video and no audio. I tried to use different audio imputs but nothing seems to work, not even the "GAME" imput, help please. mad.gif
post #1714 of 2387
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

thynamite,
One significant difference is that Marantz includes Audyssey room equalization, which equalizes the sound coming from the subwoofer, making it more accurate, in addition to equalizing the higher frequencies. Pioneer's MCACC does not equalize the subwoofer.
The difference in receiver power ratings is small enough to not be audible, although the Pioneer will run cooler because it uses more efficient amplifiers.
Biamping also makes no audible difference, but it doesn't hurt anything, either.
If Airplay is important to you, you might consider getting one of the newer Denon receivers.

Thank you Selden Ball! With many sleepless night of research, I landed a Marantz SR 6006. BTW, BestBuy has a big sale on all last year's Marantz receivers and making room for the new model. I managed to snatch one with 50% off MSRP.
post #1715 of 2387
Question on my setup - i have all inputs (TV, Bluray, 360, etc...) going into the SR7005. Both HDMI out cables run to the projector.

The issue i have having is this scenario - playing music throughout the basement requires use of the SR7005, which then prohibits use of the projector screen for video. I would like to be able to have the projector on (say for watching a football game with no audio) while music is playing.

I attempted to use an HDMI splitter to accomplish this, but i am learning that comcast, my provider, does not allow the signal to be split.

I do not have composite cables run to the projector, only the two HDMI's.

Is there a way to accomplish this?
post #1716 of 2387
Why two HDMI cables going to the PJ? If you connect the cable box with component video (as well as HDMI) you can first select an audio source and then use the "Video Select" setting to select the component video source (ie. will not work with HDMI video sources).
post #1717 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

Question on my setup - i have all inputs (TV, Bluray, 360, etc...) going into the SR7005. Both HDMI out cables run to the projector.

The issue i have having is this scenario - playing music throughout the basement requires use of the SR7005, which then prohibits use of the projector screen for video. I would like to be able to have the projector on (say for watching a football game with no audio) while music is playing.

I attempted to use an HDMI splitter to accomplish this, but i am learning that comcast, my provider, does not allow the signal to be split.

I do not have composite cables run to the projector, only the two HDMI's.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

no comment on the rest, but you certainly can use a splitter on the hdmi output from your cable box...

although i'm curious too about why you are running 2 cables to the pj?
post #1718 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

Question on my setup - i have all inputs (TV, Bluray, 360, etc...) going into the SR7005. Both HDMI out cables run to the projector.
The issue i have having is this scenario - playing music throughout the basement requires use of the SR7005, which then prohibits use of the projector screen for video. I would like to be able to have the projector on (say for watching a football game with no audio) while music is playing.
I attempted to use an HDMI splitter to accomplish this, but i am learning that comcast, my provider, does not allow the signal to be split.
I do not have composite cables run to the projector, only the two HDMI's.
Is there a way to accomplish this?

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Why two HDMI cables going to the PJ? If you connect the cable box with component video (as well as HDMI) you can first select an audio source and then use the "Video Select" setting to select the component video source (ie. will not work with HDMI video sources).

This is exactly how I'm doing it, as I prefer to listen to the radio broadcast of Chiefs games rather than the CBS/Fox people.
post #1719 of 2387
we ran two hdmi's just so we would have future flexibility - only use the one currently. my point in saying that is that we did not run any component cable to the projector. perhaps we should have.

at any rate, i did as suggested and ran the component cable from the comcast box to the avr (i connected the component cable into the VCR component in on the avr. Everything works great now EXCEPT there are vertical dashed lines that run across the screen. they only last a fraction of a second but they pop back up whenever there is a significant change in the screen. the lines are most visible on dark colors.

I recall we had this problem when we first set everything up and fixed it by turning off the "video convert" option in the menus. However, when i do that this time, i lose the video signal completely. any advice? thanks to everyone for their help and patience.
post #1720 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

we ran two hdmi's just so we would have future flexibility - only use the one currently. my point in saying that is that we did not run any component cable to the projector. perhaps we should have.
at any rate, i did as suggested and ran the component cable from the comcast box to the avr (i connected the component cable into the VCR component in on the avr. Everything works great now EXCEPT there are vertical dashed lines that run across the screen. they only last a fraction of a second but they pop back up whenever there is a significant change in the screen. the lines are most visible on dark colors.
I recall we had this problem when we first set everything up and fixed it by turning off the "video convert" option in the menus. However, when i do that this time, i lose the video signal completely. any advice? thanks to everyone for their help and patience.

perhaps i should clarify one point. we had to turn off the video convert for each input, sat, game, bd, dvd, etc.... in this case when i turn it off in vcr, i lose the entire signal. So i assume i am doing something wrong, again.
post #1721 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

we ran two hdmi's just so we would have future flexibility - only use the one currently. my point in saying that is that we did not run any component cable to the projector. perhaps we should have.
at any rate, i did as suggested and ran the component cable from the comcast box to the avr (i connected the component cable into the VCR component in on the avr. Everything works great now EXCEPT there are vertical dashed lines that run across the screen. they only last a fraction of a second but they pop back up whenever there is a significant change in the screen. the lines are most visible on dark colors.
I recall we had this problem when we first set everything up and fixed it by turning off the "video convert" option in the menus. However, when i do that this time, i lose the video signal completely. any advice? thanks to everyone for their help and patience.

I don't have any problems like that with video convert on, but you might try messing with the i/p scaler options. Also, what is the output resolution on your comcast box? That could be something to mess with as well--if you're trying to output 1080p from the box (not sure if or why it would have that option), you might run into trouble trying to send 1080p over component.
post #1722 of 2387
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Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

I don't have any problems like that with video convert on, but you might try messing with the i/p scaler options. Also, what is the output resolution on your comcast box? That could be something to mess with as well--if you're trying to output 1080p from the box (not sure if or why it would have that option), you might run into trouble trying to send 1080p over component.

fwiw, we had the same issue on the hdmi output. thats when we turned off video convert. same thing is happening with component, except i lose the signal when i turn video convert off. good idea to mess with the comcast box though. i will try that.
post #1723 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

fwiw, we had the same issue on the hdmi output. thats when we turned off video convert. same thing is happening with component, except i lose the signal when i turn video convert off. good idea to mess with the comcast box though. i will try that.

Not sure why this wasn't the first thing that came to mind, and I do not want this to sound insulting in the least bit, but did you make sure the Comcast box supports multiple live outputs?
post #1724 of 2387
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Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

Not sure why this wasn't the first thing that came to mind, and I do not want this to sound insulting in the least bit, but did you make sure the Comcast box supports multiple live outputs?

no worries. it does support multiple outs, just not two hdmi. have to do one hdmi and one component.
post #1725 of 2387
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Originally Posted by burg32 View Post

perhaps i should clarify one point. we had to turn off the video convert for each input, sat, game, bd, dvd, etc.... in this case when i turn it off in vcr, i lose the entire signal. So i assume i am doing something wrong, again.

The "Video Convert" setting converts analog video ---> HDMI and is required to display the GUI, so if you set "Video Convert" to OFF to resolve an issue, you're also disabling these features as well. However, note that as you have a 2nd HDMI cable running to the TV, you could connect that to the Comcast box and also run an optical from the Comcast box --> AVR for surround audio. This would allow you to play Comcast video to the TV while listening to another audio source through the surround speakers.
post #1726 of 2387
I just bought a new SR7005. When it gets here, should I upgrade the firmware to the latest version, or a particular version, or should I leave it alone?
post #1727 of 2387
^^^If you bought it new, it should come with the latest.
post #1728 of 2387
It also depends upon what you will be using it for. I don't use mine for internet or network activity; I have never installed any software updates and I'm doing just fine. I stream Pandora, Netflix and YouTube through my Sony BDP-S580 blu-ray player which has built-in WIFI.
post #1729 of 2387
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

^^^If you bought it new, it should come with the latest.

It's probably one of the last ones that Vann's has, but I decided to go with new from an authorized dealer, rather than a refurb.
post #1730 of 2387
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Originally Posted by Greg_R_STL View Post

I just bought a new SR7005. When it gets here, should I upgrade the firmware to the latest version, or a particular version, or should I leave it alone?

This model is now 2 years old, so upgrade it to the most current firmware prior to running Audyssey.
post #1731 of 2387
I am considering buying an Oppo BDP-93 blu-ray universal player. I did not see any preset codes for it (or any other Oppo products) in my Marantz SR7005 user guide. Any Oppo owners using our Marantz AVR know the preset codes?
post #1732 of 2387
If you use the "Search This Thread" feature, you'll note quite a few owners use the Oppo-93 with this AVR.
post #1733 of 2387
^
Thanks, jdsmoothie; [smacking my forehead] I knew that...
post #1734 of 2387
One limitation of the SR-7005 is that it will not accept HDMI DSD bitstream so if you're into SACD you will need to set the OPPO to output DSD as PCM (the
OPPO-93 SACD PCM out over HDMI is at 88.2 kHz). The 7005 will accept this with no problem either for stereo or Mch. You may already be aware of this, but thought I'd post this just in case you didn't know...SACD as 88.2 kHz PCM sounds fine to me, but others will disagree and prefer SACD as DSD bitstream. OPPO is capable for both, 7005 only can process PCM.
Edited by davidbarrickman - 8/7/12 at 11:06am
post #1735 of 2387

Anyone experiencing issues with the 'mute' button not returning from mute to on?.....  and seems the click has gotten louder as well, did reset everything.

 

I am interested in codes with the oppo as well.

post #1736 of 2387
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Originally Posted by davidbarrickman View Post

One limitation of the SR-7005 is that it will not accept HDMI DSD bitstream so if you're into SACD you will need to set the OPPO to output DSD as PCM (the
OPPO-93 SACD PCM out over HDMI is at 88.2 kHz). The 7005 will accept this with no problem either for stereo or Mch. You may already be aware of this, but thought I'd post this just in case you didn't know...SACD as 88.2 kHz PCM sounds fine to me, but others will disagree and prefer SACD as DSD bitstream. OPPO is capable for both, 7005 only can process PCM.

Would you happen to know if the new SR7007 will have the same limitation?
post #1737 of 2387
Nope .. both the 6007 and 7007 can pass DSD over HDMI.
post #1738 of 2387
Was it ever confirmed that the SR 7005 passes through a signal on it's 7.1 analog inputs without processing?
post #1739 of 2387
Don't know if it was ever confirmed in this thread, however, Denon & Marantz AVRs have never done any processing on multi analog inputs on all previous models.
post #1740 of 2387
Thanks, that's what I figured. Was thinking of buying the Oppo BDP 95 & just wanted to be sure there wasn't anything else going on with the analog inputs.
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