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post #13531 of 16452
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Originally Posted by RIppolito View Post

OK, so I set the PS3 to output bitstream when it is playing blu-rays. When I put in a disc with DTS-HD, it played fine, but it did not tell me that it was only sending DTS. I would have expected it to only allow me to select DTS, or tell when I selected DTS- HD that it will only send DTS.

Does the MRX front panel display show when it is receiving HD audio?

Thanks again,
Ron

Usually it will display a codec, unless it is receiving PCM stream then it just states PCM with the number of channels.. In the case of PCM, I don't think it indicates if the original source is compressed or uncompressed.
post #13532 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Tank_PD View Post

Usually it will display a codec, unless it is receiving PCM stream then it just states PCM with the number of channels.. In the case of PCM, I don't think it indicates if the original source is compressed or uncompressed.

(for RIppolito) You may also have to go back and set up your HDMI audio options again and check the boxes beside the other codecs. But i could be wrong. If he selected DTS-HD in the movie menu and your MRX is showing PCM 3/4 or 3/2 it isn't bitstreaming. If you didn't select anything and it just showed DTS 3/2, not all blu-rays default to the highest resolution track on the disc, try selecting it from the menu with the green triangle button on your PS3 controller and see if you can get it to switch. If you have Secondary Audio set to ON, it might just override your selection and send PCM so you can hear the commentary, etc.
post #13533 of 16452
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Originally Posted by RIppolito View Post

OK, so I set the PS3 to output bitstream when it is playing blu-rays. When I put in a disc with DTS-HD, it played fine, but it did not tell me that it was only sending DTS. I would have expected it to only allow me to select DTS, or tell when I selected DTS- HD that it will only send DTS.

Does the MRX front panel display show when it is receiving HD audio?

Thanks again,
Ron

Hello,
Ok, With the older model you should set your PS3 to output PCM not Bitstream. The amp will read PCM 5.1Multi Ch. Now press the info button on the PS3 controller it will tell you what codec it is outputting. The Amp will not say DTS Master, it will say PCM multi ch.
post #13534 of 16452
Hello,

Sorry for the newbie question, Do you guys turn on or off the Film Mode detection, Cross color supression and mpeg noise reduction? What is the best setting?

Thanks
post #13535 of 16452
Any update on newer models?? These have been around for a while.
post #13536 of 16452
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Originally Posted by bryan338 View Post

Hello,

Sorry for the newbie question, Do you guys turn on or off the Film Mode detection, Cross color supression and mpeg noise reduction? What is the best setting?

Thanks
I wish I could help but I have mine set to "though" so I'm not using any of the video setting.
post #13537 of 16452
So...following the advice of HeffeMusic, I ran a blu-ray with DTSHD encoding. I went into the menu and selected the DTSHD sountrack.

When I had the system set to 'bitstream', and hit the info button on the PS3, it said it was sending DTS, not the HD soundtrack.

When I had the system set to 'PCM', and hit the info button on the PS3, now it said it was sending the HD soundtrack.

By the way, the MRX front panel showed consistent info in both cases.

Here is the weird part... to my ears, I preferred the DTS version. For some reason, and I can't put my finger on it, it sounded a little more dynamic.

Anyone care to suggest anything for me to try next?

Thanks in advance,
Ron
post #13538 of 16452
Ron,
What movie are you watching that you are comparing the 2 formats? In some cases the lossy mix does sound better.
But that is very rare these days. This discussion should probably be discussed in another forum.
post #13539 of 16452
So, I've had my MRX 500 for a couple of years now and everything has been fine. I'm in the process of mounting a new BenQ W7000 projecter and want to try out 3D.
I've got a Sony BDP S570 connected to the receiver via HDMI. Do I need to do a firmware update to pass the signal to the projector or am I good to go? I haven't done an update since I installed the receiver 2 years ago.

Thanks
post #13540 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Nov View Post

So, I've had my MRX 500 for a couple of years now and everything has been fine. I'm in the process of mounting a new BenQ W7000 projecter and want to try out 3D.
I've got a Sony BDP S570 connected to the receiver via HDMI. Do I need to do a firmware update to pass the signal to the projector or am I good to go? I haven't done an update since I installed the receiver 2 years ago.

Thanks

Possibly... what version is installed? The receivers came out before the 3D firmware, but it came out shortly after they were released... you will need to give us more info.

There have been a lot of fixes in firmware since 2 years ago.
post #13541 of 16452
Hello...hey guys I'm trying to run arc..everything is going OK ran the sweeps..but now it says..error can not find valid anthem processer???
I tryed twice..any suggestions??
Help!
post #13542 of 16452
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Originally Posted by esh516 View Post

Hello...hey guys I'm trying to run arc..everything is going OK ran the sweeps..but now it says..error can not find valid anthem processer???
I tryed twice..any suggestions??
Help!

I would suggest using a different USB port on computer. Also try switching cables.
post #13543 of 16452
Ver 50.02. Looks like I do have to do an update, works fine direct from the player to the projector but not when the MRX is in between.
post #13544 of 16452
OK..I'm not sure what happened,I just kept clicking upload and it finally caught and loaded!!.. It automatically turned arc on for all my sources..now its time to watch some movies and listen..once I figure out how to post my charts I will do so..so you pros can check em and let me know how to better things..thanks to all on this thread that have helped out..I started reading from page one in October..just picked up the 300 last Friday..very very happy..using as a prepro with parasound halo amps..sounds incredible!!
post #13545 of 16452
Enjoy! I just re-ran ARC tonight after moving my mains further apart to get a better stereo soundstage for music. Watching Dark Knight Rises right now and as usual, MRX-500 sounds great!
post #13546 of 16452
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Originally Posted by dacaesar View Post

I would suggest using a different USB port on computer. Also try switching cables.

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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

I wish I could help but I have mine set to "though" so I'm not using any of the video setting.
Its best to have those settings turned off
post #13547 of 16452
Hi
update on sub issue:
SVS sent out a new Amp for the sub being that the sub looks like it might have an early roll-off down low and might indicate a problem with your amplifier.
i've changed the amp out and nothing changed, now shows dips after 50-100?
So this can only be room design/furniture causing this?

I do see an increase in dB's







or what about thi setting, is this good thing to do?
-3 in targets



Edited by kosmo7479 - 2/10/13 at 8:21am
post #13548 of 16452
Hello, sadly after only 2 months of use, my MRX-700 is shutting down immediately after powering on with "amp protection". If I wait 5 seconds and then power on again, it runs just fine. I sent an email to Anthem support, and they have said that my unit needs to be replaced. While I am waiting for a replacement to arrive, is there any way to save the settings so I can transfer them to the new unit? I know I can upload the ARC settings (but will re-run it anyway), but what about the receiver settings? I can resort to taking a picture of each set up screen and then manually restoring the settings on the replacement, but I am thinking there must be a more elegant way to do this. Even my old Denon had a setting save feature on a PC. Any ideas?

Thanks, Tony
post #13549 of 16452
Hello everyone..I ran arc last night for the first time
It sounds very good but arc set my sub at 80 I have seen you guys say its better to have it at 120 do I have to rerun arc or can I just click on 120 and download that into Mrx?..its a velodyne spl-1000r ,I bypassed the controls on it and set volume at 50% arc set it at -4
Sounds good,I do not have Microsoft paint to post much arts any other way?..I def. Want to post up for you guys to check em out and offer any sug. To better everything..thanks!
post #13550 of 16452
ARC set my sub to 80 as well. I switched ti to 120 but there's more detail with mine at 80 and my system sound much better at 80. In the end it turned out that even though 120 is the target ARC knew what was best in my room and set the sub to 80. If you're using windows you have should have paint under start/programs/accessories. You can also press ctrl+PrntScrn buttons and then just paste it into Microsoft Word. Then just save the images as .doc files and upload those.
post #13551 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

ARC set my sub to 80 as well. I switched ti to 120 but there's more detail with mine at 80 and my system sound much better at 80. In the end it turned out that even though 120 is the target ARC knew what was best in my room and set the sub to 80. If you're using windows you have should have paint under start/programs/accessories. You can also press ctrl+PrntScrn buttons and then just paste it into Microsoft Word. Then just save the images as .doc files and upload those.

What we have been saying in this forum that you need to get the sub to 120 through positioning. There are very few exceptions where we might suggest that you change what ARC has set. 99% of the time ARC is correct.
post #13552 of 16452
Understood, repositioning the sub did not work and did not result in 120, so I went back to what ARC originally set it to which was 80. Forcing it to 120 was a last resort and worth a try as recommended by individuals here since positioning did not work. In the end ARC's 80 sounded best.
post #13553 of 16452
outside of the toroidal is there any difference in the built quality between the 700, 500 and 300?
post #13554 of 16452
http://hometheaterreview.com/anthem-mrx-700-av-receiver-reviewed/

Do you guys find this review right? He says that the mrx-700 will have a hard time running more demanding speakers, speakers need to be sensitive? Efficient of 90-92, I'm thinking of the mrx-300 and my speakers are 87 for in room sensitivity. Trying to pick between a cambridge 551R, Arcam 360(more than I really want to spend) and the anthem mrx-300, only the cambridge dealer offers 15 days in home (box store = better customer support) the others don't, you buy it its yours if its open or in store credit if its not open. Kinda risky! I really want to try the anthem with arc against the others who are anti room correction and pick the best in my room with my speakers but only the the box store offers returns, so that won't be happening.
post #13555 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

ARC set my sub to 80 as well. I switched ti to 120 but there's more detail with mine at 80 and my system sound much better at 80. In the end it turned out that even though 120 is the target ARC knew what was best in my room and set the sub to 80. If you're using windows you have should have paint under start/programs/accessories. You can also press ctrl+PrntScrn buttons and then just paste it into Microsoft Word. Then just save the images as .doc files and upload those.
Thank you sir!.. Will try that soon.everything sounds very good,just going to listen for a few weeks and let my ears adjust to arc!
post #13556 of 16452
Sorry I posted a thread on this earlier, but had no responses. Hoping here will bring more luck.


Anyone know if an ethernet cable is plugged into the Anthem MRX 500, it can browse the hard drive of a PC on the network and play the mp3's off of it?

Looking for an amp to power Paradigm Studio 100's I'm planning on buying. I wish it had AirPlay as my wife would use that, but the ARC high level of room calibration has me intrigued.

Anyone know if the ARC calibration is noticeably better than Audyssey MultEQ XT's calibration?

My living room is a bit of a nightmare. Kinda small, and the TV is above the fireplace in the corner so the optimal seating position is in the other corner.

The other consideration was the Marantz SR6007 which has AirPlay. The MRX 700 has HD radio though, but costs $2,000 gaaah...

Thanks in advance!
post #13557 of 16452
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Originally Posted by coresare View Post

Sorry I posted a thread on this earlier, but had no responses. Hoping here will bring more luck.


Anyone know if an ethernet cable is plugged into the Anthem MRX 500, it can browse the hard drive of a PC on the network and play the mp3's off of it?

Looking for an amp to power Paradigm Studio 100's I'm planning on buying. I wish it had AirPlay as my wife would use that, but the ARC high level of room calibration has me intrigued.

Anyone know if the ARC calibration is noticeably better than Audyssey MultEQ XT's calibration?

My living room is a bit of a nightmare. Kinda small, and the TV is above the fireplace in the corner so the optimal seating position is in the other corner.

The other consideration was the Marantz SR6007 which has AirPlay. The MRX 700 has HD radio though, but costs $2,000 gaaah...

Thanks in advance!

$99 Apple TV. Airplay for Audio + Video. Better than any AVRs implementation.
post #13558 of 16452
Hi guys, my Mrx 500 was setup yesterday along with Mca 30 for my LCR. I am finding that when watching the cable box I have to turn the receiver almost 90% of the way up (> -15db) in order to get what I would consider just above normal listening volume. When turned half way down the volume range, there is no sound. I have not run arc yet, is that the fix or is there another setting I need to look at?
post #13559 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Tank_PD View Post

$99 Apple TV. Airplay for Audio + Video. Better than any AVRs implementation.

Ok. I'll look into it. Do you know if this receiver allows you to browse the computer hard drive connected to the same network?

-edit .. nevermind. Looks like the apple TV unit will allow that! Damn it. I might be out $2000 + $100 dollars now! Do you just plug in the Apple TV to an HDMI port on the receiver and then you pick the input from the receiver which recognizes it as Apple TV? Do you always have to have the TV on to navigate around to pick what to play from Pandora?
Edited by coresare - 2/10/13 at 8:10pm
post #13560 of 16452
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Originally Posted by mominayal View Post

Hi guys, my Mrx 500 was setup yesterday along with Mca 30 for my LCR. I am finding that when watching the cable box I have to turn the receiver almost 90% of the way up (> -15db) in order to get what I would consider just above normal listening volume. When turned half way down the volume range, there is no sound. I have not run arc yet, is that the fix or is there another setting I need to look at?
Is Dolby volume on?
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