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post #2011 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

Dude, WE ROCK!

Guess I"ll have to head over the NVIDIA forum and apologize for some of the things I implied about their products.But now that I think of it-why won't the hdmi output give me 5.1?Do new video cards?
post #2012 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

Guess I"ll have to head over the NVIDIA forum and apologize for some of the things I implied about their products.But now that I think of it-why won't the hdmi output give me 5.1?Do new video cards?

I might be wrong, but the video card has nothing to do with the audio side. The only reason I get Audio now is because I am using the SPDIF cable which goes from the onboard audio on the motherboard to the video card.

If anyone knows more, please chime in.
post #2013 of 3289
When I change the volume on my 1121, it starts changing kinda slowly then after a second or so changes really quickly. It's like over a short amount of time it exponentially increases / decreases the rate at which the volume changes. So, before I know it it's way to loud or way too silent.

In order to change volume without the levels going off one deep end or the other, I have to press the up/down button a little and release, over and over until it's at the level I want it at.

Any way to alter how the volume changes?
post #2014 of 3289
Can i run an eq setup for zone 2?
Thanks
post #2015 of 3289
^^^

no...
post #2016 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

I might be wrong, but the video card has nothing to do with the audio side. The only reason I get Audio now is because I am using the SPDIF cable which goes from the onboard audio on the motherboard to the video card.

If anyone knows more, please chime in.

The newer cards can do audio over HDMI. I have a cheap Nvidia 520 card and it works perfectly. I've played everything from stereo sound from Windows Media Player to 7.1 HD-Master audio from Bluray.
post #2017 of 3289
I have a question, I have a two sub setup using a y splitter that I was using with a vsx-21, I'm replacing it with a 1121 (I'm currently hooking up as I post) which is labeled 7.1 but has two sub outs, I'm assuming it has an internal y splitter, so will I degrade the signal by using one of the sub out and then splitting it again?
post #2018 of 3289
^^^

correct assumption...

and split without fear...
post #2019 of 3289
That's a relief. So does the receiver only activate its internal splitter when it senses a connection on the second sub out?
post #2020 of 3289
dunno...

when you do speaker setup, do you tell it you have 2 subs? if yes, then they are (probably) switched... if not, they are both hot...
post #2021 of 3289
A very new VSX-1121 owner here. I've got the basics working and have a few questions about the HMG:

1. I will only be using Pandora for the time being. Is there a way to reorder the list of services (Rhapsody, Sirius, Pandora, etc.) so that Pandora is first? Or hide the other services, much like I can skip HDMI1, TV/Sat, etc. when scrolling thru the inputs?

2. When turning the input selector dial is there a way to assign Pandora as one of the inputs? I know that HMG is an input, but then it brings up the menu and I have to scroll to find Pandora.

3. I'm having an occasional problem with the remote control when I select HMG. I can pull up the HMG menu and see Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Sirius, Favorites, etc. But very often I can't use the remote to scroll thru the list. I thought that the AVR might be connecting to the network, but that doesn't seem to be the problem since I can scroll if I use the arrows on the receiver's front panel. I've tried pressing Receiver and then scrolling, but it doesn't help. Sometimes the remote scrolls correctly. Other times, not.

Thanks for any help. I've been lurking here for awhile before deciding to purchase the VSX-1121. The advice here has been invaluable.
post #2022 of 3289
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

dunno...

when you do speaker setup, do you tell it you have 2 subs? if yes, then they are (probably) switched... if not, they are both hot...

That's just it; I have two subs sharing a single feed. I guess I'll tell it I have 1 sub
post #2023 of 3289
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Originally Posted by talon95 View Post

The newer cards can do audio over HDMI. I have a cheap Nvidia 520 card and it works perfectly. I've played everything from stereo sound from Windows Media Player to 7.1 HD-Master audio from Bluray.

So does the newer video cards just pass through whatever your audio card is capable of via the HDMI cable? That is what I figure...
post #2024 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

So does the newer video cards just pass through whatever your audio card is capable of via the HDMI cable? That is what I figure...

No, not for BD playback at least. It passes the original HD audio (when playing from PowerDVD, etc...). The onboard audio on my motherboard doesn't have any kind of support for that.

When I play a BD from PowerDVD, my receiver shows "DTS-HDMaster" or something along those lines depending on the BD disc. Same as if I were using a stand alone BD player.
post #2025 of 3289
New owner here, one question.

To get true HD 7.1 I have to have the speaker setup with front high or front high speakers even though I do not have them connected.

My speakers are
Left
Center
Right
Surround Left
Surround Back Left
Surround Right
Surround Back Right

I've considered buying 2 more speakers, but I the manual it says it cannot output sound from the front high/wide and rear at the same time, but I'm able to set levels for each. Will 2 more speakers work? Does anyone have this setup?

Thanks,

K
post #2026 of 3289
I am using an Iphone and the remote to control my 1121.
Does the receiver get confused when you start with one control say the iphone and then switch to the remote?

Also
Right now I am getting a green screen on my Plasma while trying to get video out of my Fios box. I hear the sound of the Fios program, but no video.
Running the Fios box into the receiver via HDMI 1 and out to the TV via the main HDMI out.
Swapped the HMI cables out, still green screen.
post #2027 of 3289
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Originally Posted by James Mulryan View Post

I am using an Iphone and the remote to control my 1121.
Does the receiver get confused when you start with one control say the iphone and then switch to the remote?

Yes, if I have the iPhone app open and do something with the remote, the iPhone app can freak out a bit and I need to restart it. It's not the most stable app, but I have found that when it starts acting up, just restart it and things start working again.
post #2028 of 3289
Sorry to ask again but I wanted to exchange my 1121 before the 30 day window closed.
My question is whether you hear the switching of (I'm assuming) relays when it changes sources or audio formats.I'm not that picky and can live with it if all 1121's are this noisy but I know my 9040 was much quieter.Thanks
post #2029 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

Sorry to ask again but I wanted to exchange my 1121 before the 30 day window closed.
My question is whether you hear the switching of (I'm assuming) relays when it changes sources or audio formats.I'm not that picky and can live with it if all 1121's are this noisy but I know my 9040 was much quieter.Thanks

I don't hear anything when changing mine.
But then.... my 1121 is ''special''
post #2030 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

Sorry to ask again but I wanted to exchange my 1121 before the 30 day window closed.
My question is whether you hear the switching of (I'm assuming) relays when it changes sources or audio formats.I'm not that picky and can live with it if all 1121's are this noisy but I know my 9040 was much quieter.Thanks

I don't hear any noises when switching sources, but I do very minimal switching. I do hear what sounds like 2 clicks when I switch from "Ext. Stereo" to "F. S. Surr Focus" and then again when I switch away from "F. S. Surr Wide" to "Action" when cycling through using the remote. I also hear it when moving to and from the "Stereo" format.
post #2031 of 3289
Is it possible to have a stereo mode preset that has the Towers set to large? I am hoping to have a music only preset without using my subs.
post #2032 of 3289
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Originally Posted by k_ozz View Post

New owner here, one question.

To get true HD 7.1 I have to have the speaker setup with front high or front high speakers even though I do not have them connected.

My speakers are
Left
Center
Right
Surround Left
Surround Back Left
Surround Right
Surround Back Right

I've considered buying 2 more speakers, but I the manual it says it cannot output sound from the front high/wide and rear at the same time, but I'm able to set levels for each. Will 2 more speakers work? Does anyone have this setup?

Thanks,

K

I'm not sure I understand your question, but you seem to already have a 7.1 setup (L/C/R, side surrounds, and back surrounds). If you add either front height or front wides, you will have to choose between those front height/wide speakers and your back surrounds since, as you saw, the manual says you can only drive 7.1 total.

I don't have back surround speakers, but I'm guessing if you have both the back surround and the front height/wides connected, the front height/wides only turn on when activating the "Speaker B" option.
post #2033 of 3289
Anyone have a Wii connected to their 1121? How's the video conversion? My old Pioneer didn't handle it so well.

I bought from Newegg this weekend so I'm looking forward to the upgrade. Currently, the Plasma is more of a hub than the rcvr.
post #2034 of 3289
For those who have successfully connected to their pc via HMG, how did you go about doing it? according to the manual, select HMG and along with the default 7 options, there is a server icon that represents the number of server found; is this correct? Mine says 0. I've already created a rule for the receiver in my firewall, but the receiver still doesn't find it. I can connect to my shares via my BD player, but not with the 1121. Is there something I'm missing?
post #2035 of 3289
I'm looking at the back of this receiver in pictures and this doesn't seem to have any 6 ch analog inputs in it that I can see. Am I correct?
post #2036 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post


Your AVR sends the signal to the speakers to play for different frequency. If you will use the knob on the Sub to limit the freq range it can play, your AVR will not have any idea on this. AVR will send out a larger freq spectrum to the sub based on the cross over and some of it will be cut off by the sub due to the knob set low.

Cool, the LFE @ 150hz does sound better so I'm going with that
post #2037 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Victex View Post

Anyone have a Wii connected to their 1121? How's the video conversion? My old Pioneer didn't handle it so well.

I bought from Newegg this weekend so I'm looking forward to the upgrade. Currently, the Plasma is more of a hub than the rcvr.

I connected my Wii via a composite cable to the 1121 and then via HDMI to my TV, and there was too much lag to be usable. Then I tried connecting from the Wii to the 1121 via a component video cable, and that solved the problem.
post #2038 of 3289
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Originally Posted by nerdbot View Post

I'm not sure I understand your question, but you seem to already have a 7.1 setup (L/C/R, side surrounds, and back surrounds). If you add either front height or front wides, you will have to choose between those front height/wide speakers and your back surrounds since, as you saw, the manual says you can only drive 7.1 total.

I don't have back surround speakers, but I'm guessing if you have both the back surround and the front height/wides connected, the front height/wides only turn on when activating the "Speaker B" option.

Sorry it was hard to put into words, but your correct. I just find it odd that I can set the level of all of them, but cant use them for a 9.1 essentially.
post #2039 of 3289
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Originally Posted by k_ozz View Post

Sorry it was hard to put into words, but your correct. I just find it odd that I can set the level of all of them, but cant use them for a 9.1 essentially.

It is a bit of a tease, isn't it?
post #2040 of 3289
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Originally Posted by johnson636 View Post

For those who have successfully connected to their pc via HMG, how did you go about doing it? according to the manual, select HMG and along with the default 7 options, there is a server icon that represents the number of server found; is this correct? Mine says 0. I've already created a rule for the receiver in my firewall, but the receiver still doesn't find it. I can connect to my shares via my BD player, but not with the 1121. Is there something I'm missing?

Some DLNA software requires you to authorize the IPs (in this case, the IP of your 1121) before it will serve up the data - have you checked that? I remember I had to do that with the "Samsung PC Share Manager" DLNA server that came with my Samsung Bluray player.
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