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post #1771 of 2387
Oh wow I shouldn't have any problems then with fans running (which are definitely needed anyways for PS3). Thanks for the quick response and the link to your Unit.

Threnhster
post #1772 of 2387
Morning All -
Just installed the SR7005 in my rack. Does anyone know how to activate the optical output port? I want to hook up a pair of wireless surround headphones to it for use when watching Sat TV & BD's. Any help would be much appreciated.
post #1773 of 2387
You'll need to also connect an optical cable from the sat box and BDP to the optical inputs on the AVR.
post #1774 of 2387
Also the only output the optical out will provide is an unprocessed, unmodified version of the selected source's optical in and it must be in PCM stereo (2.0) form. Dolby 5.1 , etc., wont work.

[There's also a setup screen where you assign what is to be routed to that port, if I recall correctly]

Also, no offense meant to your wireless headphones, but generally those have a a limiting ("bottleneck") quality such that there won't be an audible benefit to using optical in to their transmitter; you might want to use one of your RCA zone outs of the Marantz instead, and that way can listen to one thing on the headphones while other people are enjoying another source in the main room. [or it can be the same source too] This may simplify matters.
Edited by m. zillch - 10/8/12 at 8:35am
post #1775 of 2387
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, my DirectTV box only has coax output & my Marantz UD5007 player has no digital audio out. The Pioneer headphones have a coax input so I can pull that off of the sat box but I'll have to pull analog off of the player or AVR.
post #1776 of 2387
What he's suggesting is to skip the optical/digital coax connection and rather connect RCA (R/W) cables from the DTV and BDP to the 7005 and then connecting the wireless transmitter to the Zone 2 pre-outs. You can then listen to either DTV or BDP while the main zone speakers still play the HDMI audio. Additionally, with this configuration, you could also listen to another source (eg. network radio) without having the main zone speakers on (ie. listening elsewhere in the house) or while someone is listening to another source in the main zone.
post #1777 of 2387
Thanks for the replies. One more question and I'll have this bad boy hummin'. I have my DirecTv DVR connected to the SAT HDMI3 input. When I try to watch PPV content and the signal switches from 1080i/60i to 1080p/24p, the screen goes blank w/ the Marantz logo. I have to switch the input selector away for and back to SAT to get a picture. Same problem going back to a 1080i/60i picture. No problems however with that signal coming from my BD player. HDMI switching problem? Any input settings to change or should I try another HDMI input port? Thanks.
post #1778 of 2387
At the very least try all the HDMI inputs, however, in the end you'll likely either want to set the DVR to a single resolution (ie. 1080i/60) or connect DVR(HMDI) directly to the TV with DVR(optical) to the AVR.
post #1779 of 2387
What JD neglected to mention is that your problem is most likely due to a defect in the DVR, not the receiver, which is why the direct connection workaround will probably be needed. Sadly, most cable and satellite boxes simply don't cope well with the repeater functionality provided by receivers and need to be connected directly to the display device.
post #1780 of 2387
In my way of thinking, if an HDMI device works properly when connected directly to a monitor, then it is functioning correctly as is intended. If you as a consumer wish to introduce one intermediate device, or twenty for that matter, if the connection no longer works it isn't the source device's "fault".

THE main reason I bought the amp-less AV7005 is because it, like the SR7005, has four, HD component video inputs to fall back on if HDMI issues were to arise. That's more than most devices.
Luckily, HDMI currently works out , for the most part, in my system, but you never know when introducing some new device (or new display) if there might be a monkey wrench thrown in as well.
post #1781 of 2387
Is it possible to record music from internet radio to my pc via rca output?
And how do I setup this?
post #1782 of 2387
Although likely possible setting the Zone 2/3 source to internet radio and connecting the PC to the Zone 2/3 pre-outs, likely easier just using the PC alone.
post #1783 of 2387
Hi

Being new to AVR's, I was wondering if someone could explain how the sound on Movies are processed in the SR7005?

There are many sound processing technologies listed in the manual.
These can be selected as "Surround Mode" during play.

With the blu ray I watched (Terminator - Salvation & Batman Begins), I only had a few options available to choose from. Like 'Stereo' , ' Multi Ch In' , 'Multi Ch Stereo' & 'Dolby VR (Virtual Speaker).
Why are only these modes available?

'Multi Ch In' seamed to be best for surround sound of whats available, but surely the Dolby Modes should incorporate better signal processing? (But they were not available)

What's strange during normal radio use or Ipod I can select any surround sound mode but its not a multi channel source?

Some explanation of this will be much appreciated.

Sprogk
post #1784 of 2387
The other surround modes aren't available because you have your Blu Ray player setup to decode the audio to PCM. Reset the Blu Ray player to "bitstream" with Secondary Audio set to OFF.
post #1785 of 2387

Discovering the Iphone5 works with the Marantz made me very happy today, since I can't get the OPPO to do this.

 

Considering and directing this comment to the posts above, I recommend for serious listening the Pure Direct Mode for 2 channel, as most of you already know. The quality is superb and better than any of the others and with wide range speakers, you will hear this very well throughout. I allow the OPPO to do the processing  for movies. Pandora is no slouch with Pure Direct either.

 

I just recently signed up for a 30 day trial of Spotify Premium, which is up to 320 kbps. I am still learning and experimenting, but he SQ is quite noticable and I listen to this through the Marantz and was elated. The only issue is that the apple cord length is very short and one has to silence the phone as texts in and out will be picked up through the Marantz. This Spotify is an online program and works beautifully streaming high quality music to the receiver. It pretty much allows one to choose what they want to listen to, from individual songs to user created radio.

 

Though this may have already discussed in the thread, I wanted to offer my take of the quality this receiver posesses. I am very happy now having it for about 6 months and it has delivered over and over again.

 

I have Comcast internet and for 2 channel the Triton DIY monitors.

 

Thanks!

post #1786 of 2387
Thanks jdsmoothie.

You were right. I was looking for settings in the AVR while the Audio setting were wrong in the Blu Ray player.

Thanks for the response.
Sprogk
post #1787 of 2387
Folks - please forgive me as a new owner of an AV7005 can't bring myself to slog through the 80 thread pages just to see if the following question has been answered:

Airplay : is this of comparable sound quality as using the ethernet or USB in connection? Reason I ask is the ethernet + USB in connection doesn't accept apple lossless (most of my music), whereas w/ airplay I seem to be able to stream apple lossless (whether from i-device or mac / itunes).

Any comments / info about the mechanics of Airplay from a mac / itunes to the AV7005 would be appreciated. E.g. is it full, uncompressed? Does using the volume control on the mac or remote app in any way degrade the sound, etc?

I'm trying to decide whether airplay is as good as ethernet / USB, or whether I need to convert my large music collection to FLAC, which would be time consuming, but FLAC is supported via the ethernet or usb connection.

Thanks!
post #1788 of 2387
I have disconnected all speakers and tried to go through resetting the microprocessor. Once this takes place i have full access to unit until I power off. After this if I try, it continues to go to flashing intervals of .5 seconds and I can not get to powering on unit, only standby. If I continue trying without resetting I may get 4-5 minutes and then unit goes back to flashing red? Seems to be getting worse then better and looking at sending out to Global Electronics in Vancouver for service.

Any one else out there with this issue. The unit is only 1.5 years old.

Thanks
post #1789 of 2387
With all sources and speakers disconnected, if the unit is still shutting down it likely needs repair. frown.gif
post #1790 of 2387
Shipping it down today via local airline courier service. Folks at Global said it was internal when i let them know I was considering sending it, so off to service it goes! Thankfully its under warranty smile.gif
post #1791 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcarcher View Post

Folks - please forgive me as a new owner of an AV7005 can't bring myself to slog through the 80 thread pages just to see if the following question has been answered:
Airplay : is this of comparable sound quality as using the ethernet or USB in connection? Reason I ask is the ethernet + USB in connection doesn't accept apple lossless (most of my music), whereas w/ airplay I seem to be able to stream apple lossless (whether from i-device or mac / itunes).
Any comments / info about the mechanics of Airplay from a mac / itunes to the AV7005 would be appreciated. E.g. is it full, uncompressed? Does using the volume control on the mac or remote app in any way degrade the sound, etc?
I'm trying to decide whether airplay is as good as ethernet / USB, or whether I need to convert my large music collection to FLAC, which would be time consuming, but FLAC is supported via the ethernet or usb connection.
Thanks!

I would not worry about the volume control, since adjusting the volume slider in AirPlay actually changes the volume on the Marantz unit (rather than digital attenuation like you would get with AppleTV or Airport Express). I curious about quality of the audio over AirPlay. It has always seemed equivalent to me. Since I have a Mac Mini in the same location, I was thinking of comparing stereo from iTunes over optical, HDMI, and Airplay (both wireless and hardwired).

On a side note, is it possible to have HDMI control on and still use Airplay? I know most people don't like HDMI control, but it does make my wife happy to have it on. When I have HDMI control on and try to use Airplay, the unit either won't switch to Airplay or it freezes while playing Airplay. I bought the unit used and just did the Airplay update. It was already updated to the newest firmware.
post #1792 of 2387
^^^

ummm... what do you think the volume control on the marantz is?
post #1793 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^
ummm... what do you think the volume control on the marantz is?

sorry, I was being lazy. I should have said "rather than digital attenuation that reduces the effective bit depth below 16 bits like you would get with AppleTV or Airport Express".
post #1794 of 2387
^^^

keep trying...
post #1795 of 2387
Been looking at various apps to control my SR7005 from a mobile device. The web control page isn't user friendly to my standards.
Having tried several apps including the pathetic original Marantz apps on both Android and IOS devices, my favorite app sofar is deRemote on the ipad.

https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/deremote-for-denon-marantz/id335047892?mt=8

Also for Android users the AVR-Remote app works very well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.pskiwi.avrremote&hl=en

Hope it is ok to post these links here. Just wanted to share my experience and frustrations with the original Marantz apps. The Marantz app on Android doesn't even support our SR7005...
post #1796 of 2387
Hello, I just bought SR7005 and am upgrading from SR7001. I have connected all my source Video inputs to my TV as its calibrated and then bringing optical output to SR7005 for audio. I have 3 questions
1. How do I set the source change so that my audio input remains optical in?
2. Does bringing optical in give me only 2 channel sound or can i get upto 7.1 sound? As i tried yesterday to make it work but it wouldn't move from stereo.
3. How would I set up my logitech one for this setup?

Appreciate your kind help
post #1797 of 2387
1. The OPT1 input factory defaults to the "TV" source name, so select TV on the remote.
2. Depends on your TV, but the vast majority can only provide stereo from external inputs (which is why you're better served routing the audio from the device directly to the AVR in order to get DD/DTS 5.1).
3. First determine your final cable configuration and go from there.
post #1798 of 2387
How do I connect ARC HDMI in SR7005. I think Optical can only give stereo sound.
post #1799 of 2387
ARC(HDMI) requires setting the TV's HDMI-CEC setting (eg. Anynet+, VieraLink, BraviaSync, etc.) to ON as well as setting the audio to external speakers. Also set HDMI-Control on the AVR to ON and you should be good to go. Note however, that most TVs only pass PCM 2.0 over the ARC(HDMI) connection.
post #1800 of 2387
I would appreciate the forum's help on this.. probably a similar question.

I have a VT50 and Marantz SR7005 with Direct TV, with all HDMI connected through the Marantz. (Marantz HDMI output connected to HDMI2 on TV)

I am trying to get the HDMI video and sound to pass through, so I can watch TV with Directv without having the sound through the speakers connected to the Marantz. (TV speakers only)

I have tried various settings between the TV and Marantz without success. Any help would be extremely appreciated...

Thanks
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