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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

Pianist718, So why did you feel a need to replace the Yamaha in the first place?

I own an old RX-V465 Yamaha and it's not a Audiophile quality receiver.
The new RX-A2020 is great in some things and not so great in others. It also costs too much.
am now going for a 4-5 year old receiver that was awesome back in the day. This way I'll avoid all the latest bells and whistles and hopefully get more of a sound that I want.
post #2162 of 2387
There's nothing inherently wrong with an RX-V465.
There's no such thing as "audiophile quality".
There have been no advancements in amplifier design since the RXV-465, except that room correction technologies have advanced.

The notion that the best way to improve a sound system is to change the receiver, but not the speakers or their placement within the room, is a poor one.

P.S. Don't judge audio products based on their weight.
Edited by m. zillch - 5/24/13 at 1:45pm
post #2163 of 2387
I somehow got my 7005 'stuck' in 2 channel mode, and can't figure out how to get it back to multi channel. Flipping through the surround modes will only activate the front mains, except when I put it in multi channel stereo. Can someone point me to what must be an obvious answer?
post #2164 of 2387
Have you tried pressing the "Auto" (1) button?
post #2165 of 2387
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Have you tried pressing the "Auto" (1) button?
I did. The solution was that I had somehow switched my blu-ray player's audio output to PCM (stereo) instead of PCM (multi-channel). Thanks for the reply.
post #2166 of 2387
Which would make sense then as the AVR can only play what it receives. smile.gif
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I have owned my SR7005 for about 6 months now and really love it. I worked my way all the way through this thread over the past few months as a quiet lurker, and it has been tremendously helpful (as have other AVS threads). However, I have run into a problem that has completely stumped me; so I've finally signed up for an account with the hopes that one of you can offer me some wisdom and guidance.

I am unable to pass the HDMI video from my Apple TV (ATV) through the SR7005 and out to my HDTV (LG: 47LV4400-UA). Sometimes the video will appear briefly, but then it disappears or flickers a few times and disappears. Here is a little more information FYI:
- I confirmed the input assignments on the SR7005.
- When the ATV is connected directly to the HDTV, it works.
- I've tried using different HDMI cables.
- I changed the resolution and HDMI output setting on the ATV. I had the best luck with RBG High - but even then, the video eventually cut out after a minute or two.
- I connected the ATV to all of the SR7005 HDMI inputs, and it didn't work in any of them.
- I unplugged both the SR7005 and the ATV and plugged them back in.
- For "Input Setup" on the SR7005, I have tried every "Video" configuration I can think of. Video Select as source and as the specific HDMI input (i.e. SAT). Video Covert both ON and OFF. When ON, i/p Scaler both ON and OFF -- and various configurations of Resolution, Progressive Mode, and Aspect when it is ON.

Please help!
post #2168 of 2387
How long are the incoming and outgoing HDMI cords? With long runs it is at times the case that some devices with robust, internal HDMI outputs have no issues but weaker ones can't manage the resistance of the unusually long run, at least not consistently.

As a test, put your SR7005 in "HDMI bypass when off" mode, [sorry I forget their terminology for it] and see if you can link successfully to the TV from the ATV. If so, this verifies the cords and connections themselves are OK and that it is the processing and/or handshaking which is suspect.
post #2169 of 2387
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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

How long are the incoming and outgoing HDMI cords? With long runs it is at times the case that some devices with robust, internal HDMI outputs have no issues but weaker ones can't manage the resistance of the unusually long run, at least not consistently.

As a test, put your SR7005 in "HDMI bypass when off" mode, [sorry I forget their terminology for it] and see if you can link successfully to the TV from the ATV. If so, this verifies the cords and connections themselves are OK and that it is the processing and/or handshaking which is suspect.

They're no longer than 6 feet. The bypass mode test is a good idea, though one that I've actually already tried. I did not get a picture. According to your comments, it seems like this may indicate a cable issue. As I mentioned in my original post, I already tried different cables; however, I'm in the market for a new cable anyway, so I'll get a couple 3-footers from Monoprice (do you have any suggestions) and try again.

In the meantime, do you have any other suggestions? I've already managed a work-around by sending HDMI from ATV directly into TV and digital optical from ATV to AVR. However, this is a PITA (albeit relatively minor) as I have to change the TV input.
post #2170 of 2387
^^
Harmony remote.
post #2171 of 2387
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Originally Posted by barking54 View Post

They're no longer than 6 feet. The bypass mode test is a good idea, though one that I've actually already tried. I did not get a picture. According to your comments, it seems like this may indicate a cable issue. As I mentioned in my original post, I already tried different cables; however, I'm in the market for a new cable anyway, so I'll get a couple 3-footers from Monoprice (do you have any suggestions) and try again.

In the meantime, do you have any other suggestions? I've already managed a work-around by sending HDMI from ATV directly into TV and digital optical from ATV to AVR. However, this is a PITA (albeit relatively minor) as I have to change the TV input.

Yes, a programmable remote to make all the convoluted switching into a one touch affair makes sense, but it would still be nice to iron this out without having to do that.

Are all the firmwares on all the devices as up to date as they can be?

Have yoiu tried alternate HDMI inputs on the reveiver? Alternate outputs? Changing the resolution (and other settings) out on the ATV?

Have you methodically tried all 6 turn on sequences? With ATV (A), the receiver (R), and the TV display (T) that would mean:
ART, ATR, RTA, RAT, TAR, and TRA. Turn on each, one by one , waiting for it to stabilize before turning on the next. Some setups are very sensitive to this.

Does your TV have a menu page, or service menu page, that discusses "hot plugging"? Check this out:
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20081207011101698

I hear good things about Monoprice but I have never used them. With HDMI cords what matters is distance and gauge, AWG. Even though 28 AWG should cover your under ten foot lengths, (they say), since you know there may be a problem already, I would try a thicker, beefier wire (that means a smaller number like 26 or 24, or to be extra safe 22).
http://www.monoprice.com/home/home.asp?pn=help&idx=12

Good luck, let us know.
Edited by m. zillch - 6/3/13 at 3:55pm
post #2172 of 2387
I got my SR7007 This evening and I even did the calibration and I can't get any audio out of the reciever! I have been playing a BLU ray there is image no picture. I'm using an AMP also / O have my RCA cables input into the Bottom Left side inputs labeled PreAmp for L R C SW Side left and right for 5.1

And I can get test tones out of the speakers but no audio at all! Using an OPPO BDP-103 and have sound output as Bitstreaming. settings on Marantz have HDMI correct and I really can't figure this out Ive been at it for 2-3 hours lol

Part of my wants to factory reset this model and try it again but I can't even google the factory reset for this model lol
post #2173 of 2387
I think I fixed it under assigning HDMI so weird!
post #2174 of 2387
Anyone know how to get rid of the recievers On Screen Display everytime you change the volume levels?

I need to print the manual off from work tomorrow :-)
post #2175 of 2387
I found this post regarding the new SR line-up posted by Marantz America in Facebook yesterday morning. Just thought I would share some info regarding Marantz AVRs of the near-future. Here is the link to the article: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/receivers/marantz-sr5008-sr6008-sr7008

Have posted the same in the SR7007 owners thread as well.
post #2176 of 2387
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Originally Posted by JackDVD78 View Post

Anyone know how to get rid of the recievers On Screen Display everytime you change the volume levels?

I need to print the manual off from work tomorrow :-)

Volume Display - p. 120 OM
post #2177 of 2387
Does anyone know if the SR7005 is still available new? Preferably with free financing. Was thinking about buying thr 5007 or 6007 but after long pondering decided that if I could find a 7005 under $900 it would better suit my needs. I won't be going 4K for a very long time. Any help is appreciated.
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I appreciate the link but that is the AV7005 pre-pro instead of the SR7005 receiver.
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^Although there are subtle feature differences (like the number of component video inputs), for most people the Denon x4000 would probably be a better bet, not because of the 4K, which indeed is worthless for most of us, but because it has the higher resolution Audyssey XT32 room calibration. Denon and Marantz are made by the same parent company and the owners' manuals are usually almost verbatim copies of each other. Internal circuit board photos also support the notion that they are virtually clones, in most ways.

Sure, you'll find lots of people who will cry, "Oh no, they are very different. I heard one in one sound room and then, thanks to my photographic memory, compared it to the sound of the other one in a different showroom [with undoubtedly different room acoustics, speakers, and demo material] and they aren't the same, at all. The difference was [wait for it] night and day." What you wont find is people who have compared the two in a controlled setting with scientific protocols to preclude expectation bias and carefully matched volume levels.

Or to save money and keep it more in your target price range, consider the x3000.

Newer electronics are often the better deal and usually come with the newest perks, like Spotify.
Edited by m. zillch - 6/22/13 at 2:53pm
post #2181 of 2387
I will look into those next time at BB.
I see that there was NR6006 preceding the 6007 but did marantz just jump from 7005 to 7007 with no 7006 in between?
post #2182 of 2387
Correction SR not MR
post #2183 of 2387
Correct, there was never a SR-7006 (although there were SR-6006 and SR-5006 lower models). It went from SR-7005 straight to SR-7007, and they recently announced there will be an SR-7008.
post #2184 of 2387
Anyone aware of any firmware updates since January 2013? That is when I set my unit up and added AirPlay. Thanks!!!
post #2185 of 2387
Thanks for the link.
Looks like there has been some nice trickle-down of features in the new series.
It seems as though the SR7007 will not be discontinued even though the SR7008 is coming out.
Could this be correct?
post #2186 of 2387
AFAIK, the 7701 is not being discontinued as it is not being replaced, however, as the 7007 is being replaced by the 7008 and it should be discontinued.
post #2187 of 2387
Yes, tmt, for a time it is not uncommon for there to be two that are both "current" that overlap two different series. They may have vendors who still need to sell through their remaining stock and they don't want people visiting their site to be put off from buying the older units because they have stamped them as "obsolete" in some people's minds.

My advice is to buy mostly based on street price and to stick to authorized dealers, so you have a legit warranty.

At the same price, of course always go for the new one. It is most likely to have better re-sale value later on, the latest features, and the longest number of years of customer support in terms of firmware upgrades, down the road. Saving $100 or more, however , out weighs all of those advantages, as far as I'm concerned. What dollar figure you value them at is of course a subjective evaluation and unique to the individual.
post #2188 of 2387
I noticed that Best Buy is selling the Sr5007 and SR6007 as closeout but at least in my area the Sr7007 us still an "active" item.
The 008 models have not hit the shelves to replace any them either
post #2189 of 2387
For those you've bought SR7005. Do you still like them? Any regrets? I am planning to upgrade my Onkyo TX-SR805 and I am torn trying to decide between this SR7005 and either Denon AVR-4311ci or the new AVR-X4000. I have Klipsch reference speaker and they're bright (compare to Polk audio I used to own), but not sure which receiver would produce warmer and/or better sound. 95% is movies. FOr now I am only running 5.1 with 1 remote zone for audio only.

I've also been Onkyo fan and have looked at TX-NR809, but reliability seems to be problem with recent ONKYO products...

Thanks in advance
post #2190 of 2387

Very happy with mine! Excellent for movies or 2 channel. No regrets!

 

Superior to the Onk 806 I had. Really enjoyed the 806, but Marantz, well......

 

So happy with the 7005  that I bought one of Marantzes two channel amps too,  the PM8003.

 

If you get the 7005, be sure to go with height speakers whatever you get and maybe even the wide option, Denon products are top notch as well.

 

Good luck!

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