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post #2131 of 2387
gelly,

Yes, you've described the standard workaround for STB HDMI problems.
post #2132 of 2387
Thanks Seldon. what a PITA!. After a month or so of no problems, i now have had them every night since Sunday!
post #2133 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Hello I'm having handshake problems with my FIOS STB and my SR7005. Currently I have my LCD hooked into my 7005(HDMI) into ARC1. Then I have my STB hooked into my AVR via HDMI. Should I leave the LCD hooked into ARC1, then hook the STB via HDMI into input 2 then run a Optical from the STB into the 7005? Thanks.

Did you try connecting your LCD to the HDMI out 2?
Does this also have handshake issues?
ARC stands for audio return channel, not all displays support the tv audio from the display to return back to the AVR via HDMI. You could also try switching off HDMI control in the HDMI setup menu of the SR7005.
Often this solves handshake issues...
post #2134 of 2387
Thanks I'll try both when i get home.
post #2135 of 2387
If on some occassions it all seems to work properly, then that implies there is some scenario of how you power it up that will continue to work in the future.

HDMI handshake issues are sometimes related to the exact turn on sequence and possibly also the timing between each devices' activation [how long you wait for a device to "stabilize" before proceeding to turn on the next one in the sequence].

With three devices, a source (S), a receiver/prepro (R), and a TV display/monitor (D), there are six possible permutations of turn on sequence:

S, R, D
S, D, R
R, S, D
R, D, S
D, S, R
D, R, S

Try each turn on sequence, above, and see if a particular one seems to be more handshake friendly.
post #2136 of 2387
Thanks. As I mentioned, everything was working fine over the last couple of months. I always leave the STB on while the LCD and AVR on standby. It appears the handshake problem only occurs after FIOS performs a software update. I have noticed after rebooting the STB(by unplugging it for 5 min after i lose connection) i notice "new features" the pop up.
post #2137 of 2387
^^
HDMI handshake issues after a frimware update to the cable/sat box are quite common which is why it's suggested that the better configuration to avoid any further issues is to connect the HDMI directly to the TV with optical from the cable/sat box to the AVR resulting in no loss in audio quality, rather only the loss of the display of the GUI, but also allows you to much more easily run watch TV w/o powering on the AVR or watch TV while listening to another audio source connected to the AVR.
post #2138 of 2387
Thanks JD. real PITA with all these updates. I just can't understand why this happens during viewing?
post #2139 of 2387
HELP!!! I have the SR7005 and about a month ago sound started cutting in and out. If I moved receiver it would come back. After it got worse sent back to Marantz (United Radio) for repair. They reset processor updated firmware and said that was all that is wrong. I got unit back, plugged in everything and sound works for about a minute then sound shuts off. If I change inputs, mess with speakers, or turn off unit sound comes back for about a minute then shuts back off. WTH is going on? Anyone heard of this issue? Unit was bought almost exactly 1 year ago (May 2012)
post #2140 of 2387
Is it possible you have a direct +/- short on one of your channels?
post #2141 of 2387
How would I check that? According to Marantz this morning my unit went though QC twice before it came back. I tried each speaker, well just fronts and center each by itself and unit still goes silent. Now they are suggesting Viera Link on my Panasonic TV might be an issue which I'll check at lunch but this unit was fine for almost a year then this came about over the last month or so. I don't use Viera Link or anything like that. The icons for the speakers show up on display and then they disappear when sound cuts off, other than that, no error or warning messages
post #2142 of 2387
hi guys .... so, still learning my SR7005 and I like that whatever settings I do for each audio setting (multi channel, 2.1, auto, pure direct), they stick and do not change. The only thing that I am able to change is the "Ch Level". My question is ..... what else can I change per audio output? Can I make changes to EQ? Cross over, etc?

For example .... music sounds awesome in STEREO 2.1 as receiver utilizes Audyssey settings thus making sound not as pitchy as when I change to Pure Direct. What I am missing in STEREO 2.1 is a bit more high and middle ... just a tad. How do I change that for STEREO 2.1 ???

For AUTO (movies in TruHD and DTS HD), I'd want to change some EQ as well... maybe a bit more mids, etc.


Here is what I want to do ASAP.
See this chart



Looks like the Marantz is adding a significant cut at 4kHz on all the speakers. That will definitely make the speakers sound less bright. If there is a way to manually adjust these settings, I want to add 2-3dB to each speaker at 4kHz.

HOW????? :-)


Any info is helpful. Thank you.


On a DIFF subject.
In the manual I just read....


Quote:
Subwoofer Mode : Select low range signals to be reproduced by
subwoofer.
• LFE : The low range signal of the channel set to “Small” speaker size is
added to the LFE signal output from the subwoofer.
• LFE+Main : The low range signal of all channels is added to the LFE
signal output from the subwoofer.


My setting is set to LFE+Main. Is this correct?
Edited by Pianist718 - 5/9/13 at 8:26am
post #2143 of 2387
Just an FYI, Viera Link was off and I tried Blu Ray, Sat, and HD Radio, all had same issues. But now it seems problem got worse and my sub would thump about 5-7 times and speakers crackle and then sound shuts off.
post #2144 of 2387
Hi,

I am having an issue and would appreciate your input.

I am trying to connect a second zone to an amplifier that has speaker output to the rest of the house.

I have the L/R on analog audio zone 2 output on the receiver connected to the RCA input on the amplifier.

I turn on zone 2, and am only getting sound in the back two speakers of the 7.1 system in the main room.

Any advice??

Thanks!!
post #2145 of 2387
Make sure the "Amp Assign" setting (p. 80 OM) is set to "Normal" and not "Zone 2". With the Zone 2 pre-outs of the 7005 connected to the external amp, note that only PCM 2.0 over optical/digital coax or analog 2.0 sources will pass to Zone 2 (ie. no HDMI). On board sources (eg. internet radio, Airplay, Tuner, etc.) will also pass to Zone 2.
post #2146 of 2387
Just purchased an open box Marantz SR7005. I am only getting audio with the input to hd radio. I have no audio or video from any of my other inputs. I started running audacity but all I get is a very faint hiss from all of my speakers. It keep trying to hear a level for FL speaker, but there is no sound other than the faint hiss. Is this unit a lost cause? Should I just box it up and return it to Best Buy?
post #2147 of 2387
Anytine you purchase an other than new item, you should reset the microprocessor to ensure all settings are returned to their factory default settings. Follow the procedure listed on p. 117 in your Owner's manual.
post #2148 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Anytine you purchase an other than new item, you should reset the microprocessor to ensure all settings are returned to their factory default settings. Follow the procedure listed on p. 117 in your Owner's manual.

Thanks for the response. I have reset the microprocessor. This thing is rather frustrating, I'm thinking I'll just take it back tomorrow and wash my hands of it. I did manage to use the ps3 via bd input it would only work if I used direct or pure, no audio in auto. Sound quality was amazing! When I attempted to try other hdmi inputs, all I would see was either marantz on the screen or just a blank screen. When I tried plugging in my Directtv into the bd input, I would get video but no audio.
post #2149 of 2387
If resetting the microprocessor didn't resolve the issue, then take it back. frown.gif
post #2150 of 2387
Jergee, my theory is you have accidentally wired the front speakers to the "B" terminals, instead of "A", or have accidentally seletected "B" on the front panel. When it does "sort of work" it is because the input you have selected, such as "HD Radio", has been preconfigured to engage a surround mode that uses the center speaker, and you are hearing that. [Also check in the menu if some Input Assignments on the Input Setup page may be set oddly.]
Edited by m. zillch - 5/19/13 at 11:12pm
post #2151 of 2387
Yesterday I unplugged Marantz RS7005 and hooked up Yamaha RX-A2020

I noticed that Yamaha sounded a bit more "musical". Maybe it gave more tremble whereas Marantz was a bit dimmed down (probably because of my room acoustics and Audyssey trying to fix it.

Few issues/notes.

2) Marantz Audyssey saw that my room acoustics was not so great so it dimmed down the EQ to lower the tremble sound a bit. Yamaha YAPO didn't really care too much and probably because of that it seems like I hear more detail (sneakers screeching, sand falling on the ground, etc) because it still pushes through those tremble sounds.

3) I notice that sound for bluray movies is very, very nice, on both BUT .... regular TV programming sounded better on Marantz .... it just felt like it had more umph and mids and bass. Yamaha is a bit too thin on those regular channels.

what I didn't like in Marantz is that where there was supposed to be a very deep bass in a movie scene, Marantz kinda lost it. Not sure why.
post #2152 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

Jergee, my theory is you have accidentally wired the front speakers to the "B" terminals, instead of "A", or have accidentally seletected "B" on the front panel. When it does "sort of work" it is because the input you have selected, such as "HD Radio", has been preconfigured to engage a surround mode that uses the center speaker, and you are hearing that. [Also check in the menu if some Input Assignments on the Input Setup page may be set oddly.]

Thanks for the reply. I have the speakers hook up properly. I decided to simplify things in order to troubleshoot problems. I connected only the right and left main speakers. When I did the auto setup I still had no tone coming from the L speaker even though on the monitor it was blinking off and on. I then ran manual setup and didn't hear any tone via either speaker. When I tried am radio both speakers produced white noise. So at this point it appears to be a hardware issue. I have reset the microprocessor numerous times, no joy.

I purchased this from Best Buy(Magnolia) for less than $600. I contacted Marantz about the issue, they said that as long I had the receipt with the date of purchase they would honor the warranty. The nearest repair center is a couple of hours away.
post #2153 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post

hi guys .... so, still learning my SR7005 and I like that whatever settings I do for each audio setting (multi channel, 2.1, auto, pure direct), they stick and do not change. The only thing that I am able to change is the "Ch Level". My question is ..... what else can I change per audio output? Can I make changes to EQ? Cross over, etc?

For example .... music sounds awesome in STEREO 2.1 as receiver utilizes Audyssey settings thus making sound not as pitchy as when I change to Pure Direct. What I am missing in STEREO 2.1 is a bit more high and middle ... just a tad. How do I change that for STEREO 2.1 ???

For AUTO (movies in TruHD and DTS HD), I'd want to change some EQ as well... maybe a bit more mids, etc.


Here is what I want to do ASAP.
See this chart

Looks like the Marantz is adding a significant cut at 4kHz on all the speakers. That will definitely make the speakers sound less bright. If there is a way to manually adjust these settings, I want to add 2-3dB to each speaker at 4kHz.

HOW????? :-)


Any info is helpful. Thank you.


On a DIFF subject.
In the manual I just read....





My setting is set to LFE+Main. Is this correct?

The graphs displayed can be adjusted using the MANUAL EQ mode, however, doing so will disable Audyssey in the process so generally not recommended. If all speakers are set to SMALL (as recommended) the sub setting LFE or LFE+Main isn't going to make a difference.
post #2154 of 2387
I played around with my Marantz SR7005 again .... trying to tweak it's settings to come close to sound I heard from Yamaha RX-A2020 in terms of bass management, crisp sound clarity all in movies and ... nothing. It just can't do what Yamaha did. It still sounds nice for TV viewing and dialog is good but surround, depth, little detail and bass ... Marantz just doesn't compare to Yamaha.

It also is much lighter in weigh than Yamaha. Don't know if these days one should pay attention to it but it's what, 27 lb? while other big boys are at 35+lb

The more I look into this the more I realize that I may be the happiest with older receiver without the bells and whistles. I don't need 9.2, I don't need 4K or 3D, I don't have zones, don't need airplay, etc ... I have a 5.1 and I want great sound.
post #2155 of 2387
Pianist718,

Have you verified that all of the speaker trim levels as set by Audyssey are within the range of -11dB to +11dB?

The most common problem is that Audyssey has set the subwoofer's trim to -12dB. This means that the speaker's own volume level is set too high and Audyssey was unable to turn the receiver's subwoofer output down far enough to compensate. As a result, the subwoofer is left uncalibrated, throwing off the audio balance substantially. The fix is to turn down the volume control knob on the subwoofer and rerun the Audyssey calibration until it has set the trim to a value closer to 0dB. You only have to use a single calibration position when verifying the trim level. When it's OK, run the full 8 position calibration.

Once the subwoofer has been calibrated, make sure that bass management is enabled by setting all speakers to be "Small". That parameter is a misnomer and actually means "enable bass management for this speaker channel". It is not an indication of the physical size or quality of the speaker itself.

If you haven't already, please read the Audyssey 101 FAQ and user guide at http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#post_21782993
The simplified calibration instructions included in all receiver manuals are woefully inadequate. Using a real $20 microphone boom stand usually results in the best calibration.
post #2156 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Pianist718,

Have you verified that all of the speaker trim levels as set by Audyssey are within the range of -11dB to +11dB?

The most common problem is that Audyssey has set the subwoofer's trim to -12dB. This means that the speaker's own volume level is set too high and Audyssey was unable to turn the receiver's subwoofer output down far enough to compensate. As a result, the subwoofer is left uncalibrated, throwing off the audio balance substantially. The fix is to turn down the volume control knob on the subwoofer and rerun the Audyssey calibration until it has set the trim to a value closer to 0dB. You only have to use a single calibration position when verifying the trim level. When it's OK, run the full 8 position calibration.

Once the subwoofer has been calibrated, make sure that bass management is enabled by setting all speakers to be "Small". That parameter is a misnomer and actually means "enable bass management for this speaker channel". It is not an indication of the physical size or quality of the speaker itself.

If you haven't already, please read the Audyssey 101 FAQ and user guide at http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#post_21782993
The simplified calibration instructions included in all receiver manuals are woefully inadequate. Using a real $20 microphone boom stand usually results in the best calibration.


I did all of that.
Knob on my sub is at 12 o'clock. Speakers set to Small crossed over at 100hz. Ch level ... on average all speakers and sub are at around -4. Even when I turn that up for sub, all it does is make it louder but it's not as clean as what Yamaha did. During bluray movies, Yamaha grabbed me and had my full attention. I heard things that I have not heard before in Dark Knight movie. The Flight of the Phoenix ... that plane crash ... holly molly ... great. Marantz felt like it was in a way not able to deal with all that sound. Don't get me wrong ... it was good, dialog was clear, but ... details, chimes, bass, etc, etc ... just not in the same ball park as Yamaha 2020.
post #2157 of 2387
^
Try turning the sub's volume knob down a bit more (probably down to around 9 o' clock) and rerun Audyssey again. Bass will sound soft during the initial set-up but will sound great in playback modes. Patience!
post #2158 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by erhurd View Post

^
Try turning the sub's volume knob down a bit more (probably down to around 9 o' clock) and rerun Audyssey again. Bass will sound soft during the initial set-up but will sound great in playback modes. Patience!

you think by doing that, I'll fix the sound so much? I mean I'll gladly do it but even when I see that movie in Pure Direct mode .... it's still no where close to what I heard from Yamaha
post #2159 of 2387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by erhurd View Post

^
Try turning the sub's volume knob down a bit more (probably down to around 9 o' clock) and rerun Audyssey again. Bass will sound soft during the initial set-up but will sound great in playback modes. Patience!

you think by doing that, I'll fix the sound so much? I mean I'll gladly do it but even when I see that movie in Pure Direct mode .... it's still no where close to what I heard from Yamaha

I also had my dual M&K Sound MX-70 subwoofers set with their volume knobs at 12 o' clock (per the User Guide) for a few months after I first purchased my SR 7005. They were too loud as Selden Ball described earlier. The subs were set at -12db by Audyssey.

It finally dawned on me one day to turn the sub volume down even more. First I tried the 9 o'clock position and Audyssey gave the subs -4db. I turned subs down further again to 8 o'clock; Audessey dialed them in at -1db. I was suspicious that the bass levels were going to be too soft, but I went ahead and ran the full 8-position setup with the 8 o'clock settings. I was amazed with how much the sound changed for the better with that simple tweak.

I never touch the sub volume knobs anymore; any adjustments made for bass are done strictly through the AVR. Hope this helps!
post #2160 of 2387
Pianist718, So why did you feel a need to replace the Yamaha in the first place?
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