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post #15151 of 23149
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Originally Posted by dcmartinpc View Post


Analog or Off are the only options available since the NET/USB input cannot have an HDMI input assigned to it. At least that is the way I interpreted the manual. Still no luck here....

Don

Yup, I missed the NET/USB part of the equation. I think your previous path of contacting Denon is the way to go. Good luck and hopefully they take care of it for you quickly.
post #15152 of 23149
first of all, i/p scaler has zip to do with the video convert function.

second, video convert is only relevant for video sources and does not apply when net/usb is selected. video convert allows the OSD to overlay whatever video source is being displayed. net/usb does not have it's own video source, so this option is not available for this source.

third, always turn i/p scaler off for all sources unless you really want the video resolution modified. the cleanest hd hdmi signal is usually obtained with i/p off (ie: use hdmi passthrough).

the only other things to check for your OSD issue while using net/usb and airplay is to 1) check that the Video Select is set to Source (not BD, DVD, Sat, etc) and 2) that your Monitor selection is set to Auto (or otherwise ensure the correct monitor out is selected while using net/usb source).
post #15153 of 23149
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Originally Posted by coolplazma View Post

first of all, i/p scaler has zip to do with the video convert function.

second, video convert is only relevant for video sources and does not apply when net/usb is selected. video convert allows the OSD to overlay whatever video source is being displayed. net/usb does not have it's own video source, so this option is not available for this source.

third, always turn i/p scaler off for all sources unless you really want the video resolution modified. the cleanest hd hdmi signal is usually obtained with i/p off (ie: passthrough).

the only other things to check for your OSD while using net/usb and airplay is to 1) check that the Video Select is set to Source (not BD, DVD, Sat, etc) and 2) that your Monitor selection is set to Auto (or otherwise ensure the correct monitor out is selected while using net/usb source.

Yup, tried that. Those are the default settings. Tried manually setting the monitors. What's weird is that I set the background color to blue so I see the background, but no osd.

Don
post #15154 of 23149
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Originally Posted by GSDTrainer View Post

Not cheap but if you search around for something similiar to THIS on maybe ebay you might find cheaper

And another similar product from Xantech that also works very well. Some of the Panamax surge protectors have a trigger input that will turn some of the outlet on/off with the trigger signal and I'm sure some of the other brands have similar features.
post #15155 of 23149
So been reading up on the speaker calibration for the 4311. It recommends to set the phase on the sub to 0. Does this mean that the calibration also calibrates the sub phase?
post #15156 of 23149
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

And another similar product from Xantech that also works very well. Some of the Panamax surge protectors have a trigger input that will turn some of the outlet on/off with the trigger signal and I'm sure some of the other brands have similar features.

And here's a Belkin for a pretty good price:

http://www.buy.com/prod/belkin-purea...207514357.html
post #15157 of 23149
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Originally Posted by guho View Post

My wonderful2809ci had a switched ac outlet. My new 4311ci which I am about to get lacks this but has trigger outs. What is the cheapest way to turn these into a triggered AC? Thanks

Probably the easiest cheap way is with a SmartStrip. It doesn't utilize the trigger outputs... you plug the 4311 into the "master" outlet, and it turns on the switched outlets when whatever is plugged into the master is turned on. I got one of these when I first got the 4311 to switch things like fans, HDMI distribution amps, etc. But then I had an additional need: I wasn't happy with the automatic switching of some of my 240v amps (which obviously couldn't be plugged into the smartswitch), so I ended up making my own. I got one of these, put it in an outlet box hard-wired to some outlets, with the relay powered off the 12v trigger. Total cost was probably around $20. Since you presumably don't need 240v outlets, you could get by with a cheaper relay. I wanted a two pole relay (this is actually 3, I don't use the 3rd one), since both legs are hot on 240v. For 120v there's no need to switch the neutral, so a very simple SPST relay would do.
post #15158 of 23149
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

better question: who cares? nobody can hear the difference between 192kHz and 96....



how should we know? that's a question for Denon engineers.



probably just won't play at all, unless the source input device has a way to "know" that the Denon can't accept the signal and automatically downsamples.

192K files will not play. The screen reads as a file error. 96K play great via any USB device plugged in directly. I have used a thumb drive, an SD card with a USB adapter and an external HD powered off the fron USB port. All work fine with 96K FLAC files and none with with 192K files. They won't work with AIFF either. WAV is OK as well. Just the 96K limit. All files were DL'd from www.hdtracks.com
post #15159 of 23149
Hi,

I have an Oppo 93 connected to my Denon 4311. Sometimes when i play SACD's on my Oppo 93, i hear the relay clicking in the 4311, get an audio dropout followed by a loud 'plop' and it returns to normal playing

Because the audio drop doesn't happen frequently it isn't a big problem for me but the audio plop is, because i am worried it could damage my speakers someday.

I have the latest firmware installed on both the Oppo93 and the 4311. I have tried switching between DSD bitstreaming and PCM on the Oppo93 but to no avail.

The strange thing is that the audio plop only happens with an audiodrop on SACD's. I also get occasional audiodropouts on blu-ray's but they are never followed by the 'plop' so they don''t bother me that much.
post #15160 of 23149
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Originally Posted by m1abrams View Post

So been reading up on the speaker calibration for the 4311. It recommends to set the phase on the sub to 0. Does this mean that the calibration also calibrates the sub phase?

Short answer: yes, but in a more complex and effective way than the control on your sub likely provides, subsumed under "distance" (delay).

As Audyssey handles this processing if you post in that thread you will likely get more details from experts on this.
post #15161 of 23149
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Originally Posted by longbow View Post

192K files will not play. The screen reads as a file error. 96K play great via any USB device plugged in directly. I have used a thumb drive, an SD card with a USB adapter and an external HD powered off the fron USB port. All work fine with 96K FLAC files and none with with 192K files. They won't work with AIFF either. WAV is OK as well. Just the 96K limit. All files were DL'd from www.hdtracks.com

Hi. Interesting and useful post. Is that 96K for MC FLAC as well as stereo? I'm geearing up for HiRes MC streaming. I need some schoolin' so I'm gathering info.
post #15162 of 23149
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Originally Posted by baltar View Post

Hi,
I have an Oppo 93 connected to my Denon 4311. Sometimes when i play SACD's on my Oppo 93, i hear the relay clicking in the 4311, get an audio dropout followed by a loud 'plop' and it returns to normal playing
Because the audio drop doesn't happen frequently it isn't a big problem for me but the audio plop is, because i am worried it could damage my speakers someday. I have the latest firmware installed on both the Oppo93 and the 4311. I have tried switching between DSD bitstreaming and PCM on the Oppo93 but to no avail. The strange thing is that the audio plop only happens with an audiodrop on SACD's. I also get occasional audiodropouts on blu-ray's but they are never followed by the 'plop' so they don''t bother me that much.

I'd think of this as a player/connection issue until proven otherwise. So I searched "sacd dropouts" on the 93 thread and found this post which may be of use in troubleshooting your case.
post #15163 of 23149
Hi Baltar,

As SofM mentioned, check the link posted. I have the toe older Oppo (BDP-83) with this AVR and have not had any issues with SACD. Double check your connections and HDMI cable.
post #15164 of 23149
no dropouts here either... 93 to a100...

op, is it only on specific disks? or completely random?
post #15165 of 23149
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Originally Posted by guho View Post

My wonderful2809ci had a switched ac outlet. My new 4311ci which I am about to get lacks this but has trigger outs. What is the cheapest way to turn these into a triggered AC? Thanks

You can use the below smart strip which is designed to work with a 12v trigger input.

http://www.smarthome.com/43998/Bits-...Sensing/p.aspx
post #15166 of 23149
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

Hi. Interesting and useful post. Is that 96K for MC FLAC as well as stereo? I'm geearing up for HiRes MC streaming. I need some schoolin' so I'm gathering info.

I have not tried MC 96K yet. I would expect it to work either way. I just ordered a Cambridge DacMagic Plus to use with Amarra (www.Amarraaudio.com) and iTunes via my MacBook Pro. I have spent a couple of months trying to wrap my brain around digital audio files and I think I have it (mostly! ) figured out.
post #15167 of 23149
^Interesting. Why would you want/need an outboard DAC? I'm hoping to use as much of the A100 goodness as I can.
post #15168 of 23149
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

no dropouts here either... 93 to a100...

op, is it only on specific disks? or completely random?

No it is totally random. I happens on any SACD on any random time however it mostly occurs after a few minutes. I cannot recall it happening after an hour of playing or so.
post #15169 of 23149
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

I'd think of this as a player/connection issue until proven otherwise. So I searched "sacd dropouts" on the 93 thread and found this post which may be of use in troubleshooting your case.

Thanks for this link! I have searched a lot on this problem also in the 93 thread but somehow missed this post.
post #15170 of 23149
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You can use the below smart strip which is designed to work with a 12v trigger input.

http://www.smarthome.com/43998/Bits-...Sensing/p.aspx

Be aware that this product is badly rated (1 star) on amazon.com
post #15171 of 23149
^^
I never put much faith into product reviews with < 20 or so reviews at least ... and even then when electronics are involved, user error often is the result of at least 1/4 of the negative reviews.
post #15172 of 23149
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post #15173 of 23149
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

^Interesting. Why would you want/need an outboard DAC? I'm hoping to use as much of the A100 goodness as I can.

I listen to a lot of 2 channel and I have a variety of source types. There are about 18000 songs on iTunes and I was very impressed with what could be done having dedicated Wolfson DAC's for 96K or higher resolution. Also, it is small enough to be portable and I travel a lot. I love the 4311, but hauling it around is not on the agenda!
post #15174 of 23149
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You can use the below smart strip which is designed to work with a 12v trigger input.

I'm not completely sure but I suspect it would be better to purchase this from the SmarHome Amazon store rather than smartHome (and I've purchased lots of stuff from SmartHome). Both the Amazon ratings are poor but even one of the SmartHome reviews is 3 of 5.

I'm going to get one (from Amazon) and see how it turns out.
post #15175 of 23149
I'm in the market for a 4311, but in no rush. Obviously the pricing is cheaper than ever, but I still cringe at the thought of spending more than a grand.

Assuming a 4313 gets announced this summer and released this fall, my thought is that a fair number of folks will sell their 4311 in order to upgrade. Then I could hopefully pick up a used one for under a grand. Think this will be the case?
post #15176 of 23149
^^^

my name is chris, and i'm a hardware-aholic... i've had at least one new avr/pre-pro a year for at least the last half dozen years...

barring any unforeseen, "i gotta have it feature" (which, imo, is unlikely to happen, as we've tried hard to figure out what might be in the new model), i'm going to say "unlikely to be a flood of used 4311's"...

i'm pretty certain my a100 won't be for sale... that alone speaks volumes...
post #15177 of 23149
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Originally Posted by guho View Post

My wonderful2809ci had a switched ac outlet. My new 4311ci which I am about to get lacks this but has trigger outs. What is the cheapest way to turn these into a triggered AC? Thanks

Not a 12 volt trigger, but the cheapest way to do it is with a Smart strip. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...+strip&x=0&y=0 Plug the 4311 into the control and plug the other devices into the switched outlets.

Edit
I see that Darin suggested this above.
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post #15178 of 23149
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

my name is chris, and i'm a hardware-aholic... I've had at least one new avr/pre-pro a year for at least the last half dozen years...

Barring any unforeseen, "i gotta have it feature" (which, imo, is unlikely to happen, as we've tried hard to figure out what might be in the new model), i'm going to say "unlikely to be a flood of used 4311's"...

I'm pretty certain my a100 won't be for sale... that alone speaks volumes...

+2
post #15179 of 23149
^+1 I am so happy with this model I am rechristening it the A!00.
post #15180 of 23149
^+3 Not planning on upgrading anytime soon!
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