I'd love to see some screenshots of the volume overlay and other info! Very tempted to grab one but I'd like to see that first
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11/16/10 at 12:00pm
There are those that say Studio 100-s improve noticeably until they're getting at least 200w. Based on what you're saying, that's not necessarily true. I'm going to give my pair along with a 690 in a 5.1 a run with just the MRX-700 but interested in further thoughts on this.
I have a 5.1 setup with v5 Studio 60, CC-690, ADP-590, Sub 12. My room is about 17 L x 13.5 W x 18 H (two stories!) = 4131 cu ft. + adjacent open areas (mostly behind listening pos). Do you think the MRX 500 will have any problem with the room size? I don't tend to listen at ear-bleeding levels.
im having some issues with the resolution and handshaking on my mrx500. i run all of my sources (oppo bd83 source direct and SA 8300hd pvr) through a denon 602 external scaler that has 2 hdmi outs and into a jvc rs35 pj.
1.) when i setup the resolution on the mrx, it was set to 1080p24. since then, i am unable to change it. either with the button on the remote or using the main menu. it does not want to change from that setting.
2.) the denon scaler has 2 hdmi outs so i can send 1 video out to the pj and the other (for sound) to the mrx. this is the best way for me, but i also lose the ability to see the onscreen menu and volume control. any way around this?
3.) if i send the denon scaler hdmi out into the mrx hdmi input, it usually works but most often not (handshake). i need to unplug and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. that is why i like to use the above method as it always works but then i lose the GUI.
4.) i use back surrounds that are enabled in the mrx main menu, but everytime a movie plays i never hear them. i check the mrx screen and it always displays 3/2 which means 3 fronts and 2 surrounds. is there a setting to enable the rear surrounds to be matrixed into non 7.1 blurays like the denon does? and what exact setting on the mrx should be set to allow the audio on the disk to be played natively (ie. hd, dts, etc.)
Originally Posted by Anthony A.
okay, some more fiddling and i have come to the following conclusions:
1.) i am only able to change this without an bd/dvd media in my oppo. if i have media in it, the mrx will not allow you to change the resolution in the OSD or using the button on the remote.
2.) im hoping that the "through" resolution fix will allow the signal to be untouched. right now having set it on auto, or 1080p the image is not as good as when using my scaler directly into my pj. the denon i had did this perfectly so hopefully the fix will do this properly.
3.) if i use "through" then the mrx can't lock on the 1080p24 signal supplied from my scaler. nick already addressed this and said a fix will be available shortly. for all other resolutions, i need to turn on first my oppo, then my scaler, wait a few seconds and then finally the mrx. any other order and i get handshake issues. i have tested this repeatably and the only solution is by turning on the mrx last. no biggie as i just make a macro in my remote to turn it on last. atleast others will know about this going in and won't complain about handshaking issues in the future.
4.) gostan mentioned what to do and seems to be working. thanks for that.
and finally, i see that you can't set different resolutions on a per input basis. maybe i missed it before but i was under the impression that each hdmi input could be set at a different output resolution. i tried it many times and whatever resolution i choose sticks to all the inputs. is this the case or is it a bug?