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I have other stuff in my living room I can unhook, I wa just hoping not to have to unhook anything. I'll try that out first.
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Tried my ps3 as well an still no sound so I guess I'll be making a trip back to Best Buy.
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Lots of troubleshooting tips provided in post #3 of this thread to include the one below ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread#user_L27
Well I managed to fix it by going to the BluRay player's sound menu and changing the output setting from "PCM Stereo" to "Bitsream (Surround)"
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Can I use a toslink mini-plug adapter with my laptop (which has an optical audio (mini Toslink) out) in order to run an optical cable from my laptop to my Denon 1712 so that I can play FLAC files?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042301&p_id=2671&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

Any difference running optical vs hdmi from my laptop to AVR for FLAC?
Edited by p3Orion - 1/21/13 at 5:07pm
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Thread Starter 
I don't think there's a difference for 2ch since SPDIF supports high bitrate stereo PCM but you can't do multichannel FLAC.
post #16956 of 18965
Hey Everyone

So i bought this receiver, however i dont plan on opening it for a couple months until we move into our house and its hooked up to the 5.1 system. Would that pose any issues? I understand if its defective i cannot return it, but thats when the warranty would come into play. Please let me know your thoughts.
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It might be too late, but do verify that the company that sold it to you is an authorized reseller. Otherwise there's no warranty.
post #16958 of 18965
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Originally Posted by Daryl RSV4 View Post

Exactly, that is the frustrating part. My Denon receiver remote worked just fine before the addition of the Harmony 1. I went on Harmony's website to manually teach the commands I'm having issues with and that still didn't work.

***EDIT*** I just covered the Harmony with a blanket and the Denon is fully functioning. So the IR from each remote must of been interfering with the other. However, I still cant get the Harmony to do certain functions with the Denon covered up. At least I have one working and I can run Audyssey.

Thanks for the help JD.wink.gif

You're welcome.

I would suggest that that Harmony is faulty. It should not be interfering. Perhaps there is a stuck contact or something, because it just shouldn't do that. I'll bet it's eating battery power like Pringles, too.
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Thread Starter 
Setting aside the interference issue, also be aware that the default Harmony assignments for the up/down D-pad buttons are usually wrong. For some stupid reason the Harmony software sets them to "Tuner Up/Down" instead of "Direction Up/Down". So if you haven't yet, dip into the device settings and examine the button assignments.
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

It might be too late, but do verify that the company that sold it to you is an authorized reseller. Otherwise there's no warranty.


I got it from Best Buy's Magnolia Department. I believe they are authorized. Would there be an issue leaving it in the box for a few months without use or should i use it. I haven't even turned it on yet.
post #16961 of 18965
Magnolia's authorized, so that's not a problem. By keeping it in a box for more than 30 days, though, you're losing out on the opportunity to swap it immediately to fix a problem. Warranty repairs sometimes can take weeks, along with the potential for damage during shipping. In other words, if you can test it in your current sound system, do so.
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Magnolia's authorized, so that's not a problem. By keeping it in a box for more than 30 days, though, you're losing out on the opportunity to swap it immediately to fix a problem. Warranty repairs sometimes can take weeks, along with the potential for damage during shipping. In other words, if you can test it in your current sound system, do so.

Ok thanks...i am new to this so pardon my ignorance. All i have is a soundbar and a sub, would that be enough to test it?
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A soundbar and sub would be fine for audio outputs, along with a TV. A disc player (DVD or BD) with an HDMI connection would be OK for checking the inputs.

Do you have a network connection so its firmware could be updated and its streaming features could be checked?

You'd be primarily looking for things which simply don't work and thus would be kicking yourself about later. Subtle failures probably would take quite a while to find, anyhow.
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

A soundbar and sub would be fine for audio outputs, along with a TV. A disc player (DVD or BD) with an HDMI connection would be OK for checking the inputs.

Do you have a network connection so its firmware could be updated and its streaming features could be checked?

You'd be primarily looking for things which simply don't work and thus would be kicking yourself about later. Subtle failures probably would take quite a while to find, anyhow.

I can move the router and modem and attach it to the receiver, im assuming its not wireless, although i do have a wireless USB.

I can definitely connect a bluray, PS3, Fios cable box, soundbar and sub to make sure it all works, as well as update the firmware, which im hoping is pretty straightforward

Thanks
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Question, I haven't seen mentioned before but there are a lot of pages:

I just bought a second subwoofer. When I connect it to my 2312, can I run audyssey normally or do I need to dig in the menus to set it to a 5.2 setup? I assume the settings on both subwoofers should be the same (phase, volume, etc...)?
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I'm experiencing an overscan issue with my Denon 1712 and ST50. If I connect my PS3 and XBOX 360 directly to my ST50 via HDMI (I tried HDMI 1 and 2) using zero overscan (HD Size 2 on the ST50) the image fits perfectly, but when I connect my consoles to the AVR and the AVR to my ST50 the image is shifted over to the right slightly leaving 1-2 rows of black pixels. Any explanation for this?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by raskyred View Post

Question, I haven't seen mentioned before but there are a lot of pages:

I just bought a second subwoofer. When I connect it to my 2312, can I run audyssey normally or do I need to dig in the menus to set it to a 5.2 setup? I assume the settings on both subwoofers should be the same (phase, volume, etc...)?

No special settings in the receiver as it's simply an internal y-splitter, the receiver doesn't "know" how many subs are connected, the same signal is output to both simultaneously.

If both subs are identical then, yes, I would just use the same settings. If they are not the same it gets a little trickier as you should try to level match them beforehand so one sub isn't getting overworked.
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Hi I have a Denon AVR-1912 and an AVR-1613. I noticed on the network menu that it has a "Media Server" option to choose.

Am I able to set up my Apple computer as a "Media server" that can be accessed by my Denon Receivers? (Granted I can already do this with my PS3 and my Apple TV, but I am curious about what you can do with the Denon "Media Server" option.) I had a hard time finding any useful information with a search. Thanks!
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Refer to p. 46 in the 1613 Owner's manual or p. 28 in the 1912 Owner's manual.
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Originally Posted by raskyred View Post

Question, I haven't seen mentioned before but there are a lot of pages:

I just bought a second subwoofer. When I connect it to my 2312, can I run audyssey normally or do I need to dig in the menus to set it to a 5.2 setup? I assume the settings on both subwoofers should be the same (phase, volume, etc...)?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_K1
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Yes you can use the Media Share and your Denon will see music and photos on your Mac but does not do video. The user interface works well but is not very intuitive and I would suggest using your ATV to stream.
post #16972 of 18965
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Refer to p. 46 in the 1613 Owner's manual or p. 28 in the 1912 Owner's manual.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by spager View Post

Yes you can use the Media Share and your Denon will see music and photos on your Mac but does not do video. The user interface works well but is not very intuitive and I would suggest using your ATV to stream.

What is "ATV"? Thanks.
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ATV ==> Apple TV

ATV can stream video whereas on board Airplay cannot.
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

ATV ==> Apple TV

ATV can stream video whereas on board Airplay cannot.

Thanks.
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Due to the overscan issue (see my post on page 566) I'm having with my Denon 1712 and ST50 I tried connecting my XBOX 360 to my ST50 via HDMI and then for audio the XBOX 360 to my AVR via an optical toslink cable (using the audio dongle), but no sound came from my external speakers only the TV's built in speakers. How do I get sound with optical? Is there a setting in the AVR I'm overlooking?
Edited by p3Orion - 1/26/13 at 1:04am
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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

I'm experiencing an overscan issue with my Denon 1712 and ST50. If I connect my PS3 and XBOX 360 directly to my ST50 via HDMI (I tried HDMI 1 and 2) using zero overscan (HD Size 2 on the ST50) the image fits perfectly, but when I connect my consoles to the AVR and the AVR to my ST50 the image is shifted over to the right slightly leaving 1-2 rows of black pixels. Any explanation for this?

There was a firmware update last May to resolve a similar issue on the 1912 and 2112CI as noted in post #6 of this thread. Check Denon's website to see if there is a repair facility in your local area that is able to update the firmware on the 1712 (as not all can).

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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

Due to the overscan issue (see my post on page 566) I'm having with my Denon 1712 and ST50 I tried connecting my XBOX 360 to my ST50 via HDMI and then for audio the XBOX 360 to my AVR via an optical toslink cable (using the audio dongle), but no sound came from my external speakers only the TV's built in speakers. How do I get sound with optical? Is there a setting in the AVR I'm overlooking?

When referencing a post, it's going to generally always be better to use the actual post # rather than the page number as there is an account setting that can set the number of posts/page anywhere from 10-100 posts/page (eg. this is only page 170 based on the setting of 100 posts/page that I'm using and both posts are on the same page).

When using the optical input on the AVR, you'll note that from the label on the jack (see image below) it defaults to TV, so either select the TV input on your remote ....





or "assign" the optical input to another source name (p. 70).



Edited by jdsmoothie - 1/26/13 at 2:44am
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Just biught a new in box 3312ci . On close out for $600.00 ar RC Whilley! Definately NIB, never opened. They had it in their computer in located at their wharehouse, and I asked to see any Denon stock they had available. Luckily I was talking to a senior manager who saw this last one and said he'd give me a deal because a salesman there had made a mistake sending me on a wild goose chase to a remote store to get a 2312 they had shown as in stock at that location.

Long story short, I got a great deal!

:-)
post #16980 of 18965
On the 2112....volume only goes up to -20. How can I adjust that? It's not loud enough.
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