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post #17881 of 18955
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

You have no control over the codec used by the source.

As for expanding stereo to 5.1, I suggest trying PLII. I use the music mode, even with movies, as it allows the user to set width and depth dimensions.

Thanks.i am using PLII C.
post #17882 of 18955
I find the Cinema mode is often too center channel heavy, which is why I use the music mode instead.
post #17883 of 18955
Can I control my cable box using my denon 1612 remote control?
post #17884 of 18955
^^
Depends on the brand of cable box as although the 1612 remote defaults to a DirecTV box, it does have other pre-recorded devices available as well. Refer to p. 72 in your Owner's manual to register one of the other available brand settings.
post #17885 of 18955
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

You don't even need close to that much. The heights get very little action and that receiver doesn't even put out 100W to the main channels. I think an amp in the 50-75W range is more than sufficient.

Thanks
post #17886 of 18955
Denon rec'd my 3312 this morning; "we'll see".
post #17887 of 18955
I feel dumb for asking this but I assume when you have the front heights connected the receiver will control the volume? Most amps I've looked at had external control.
post #17888 of 18955
Thread Starter 
Yes correct smile.gif
post #17889 of 18955
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Yes correct smile.gif

Thank you sir!
post #17890 of 18955
I just set up the referb 2312 I bought last October. I'm getting basically no sound out of the left surround channel. I've checked all wiring to be correct. While troubleshooting I switched the right and left surround speaker plugs and got normal sound through the speaker. Does this mean the channel's shot? If so, what do I have to do to get this fixed? I'm not close to any authorized repair places, will I have to pay for shipping? Would pretty much kill any deal I got on the referb if I have to spend a ton of cash on shipping this thing around to get it fixed.
post #17891 of 18955
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Originally Posted by ryeandi View Post

I just set up the referb 2312 I bought last October. I'm getting basically no sound out of the left surround channel. I've checked all wiring to be correct. While troubleshooting I switched the right and left surround speaker plugs and got normal sound through the speaker. Does this mean the channel's shot? If so, what do I have to do to get this fixed? I'm not close to any authorized repair places, will I have to pay for shipping? Would pretty much kill any deal I got on the referb if I have to spend a ton of cash on shipping this thing around to get it fixed.
First thing you need to do is talk to the dealer as fast as possible.

If you switched the right channel to the left side and you got the right channel sound through the left speaker, then there is something wrong with the left surround channel on the AVR.

I'm assuming that you checked see if the left channel level control is in the same position as the right level control. It would be great if the problem was that the volume on the left surround channel was turned all the way down.

You didn't say what 5.1 source you were using. Was it the AVR's internal test tones?
post #17892 of 18955
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Originally Posted by ryeandi View Post

I just set up the referb 2312 I bought last October. I'm getting basically no sound out of the left surround channel. I've checked all wiring to be correct. While troubleshooting I switched the right and left surround speaker plugs and got normal sound through the speaker. Does this mean the channel's shot? If so, what do I have to do to get this fixed? I'm not close to any authorized repair places, will I have to pay for shipping? Would pretty much kill any deal I got on the referb if I have to spend a ton of cash on shipping this thing around to get it fixed.

If you haven't already, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 144 OM), although before doing so, you may want to SAVE the config file to a PC using the Web Control feature (p. 77 OM).

If you purchased the refurb from an authorized reseller, then you only have a 1 year warranty (although if purchased with a credit card, the credit card issuer may add an additional 2nd year). Although you willl have to pay for shipping "to" the repair facility (shouldn't cost more than about $30-$40), Denon will pay the return shipping charges. Check Denon's website for the closest authorized repair facility and then call that facility for an estimated turn around as the smaller places can take up to 4-6 weeks if backlogged while shipping it to the factory repair center (PanurgyOEM) in NJ will generally get it back to you in 1-2 weeks.
post #17893 of 18955
I have the AVR-1612 model. Its been working great in my home theatre room connected to my Sony 3D Blu-ray player and Panasonic AE8000U 3D front projector. I'm trying to connect it with my HD cable box but it doesn't recognize it when connected to the HDMI SAT/CBL input. In fact, the SAT/CBL input does not display when I select Source. I connected the output from the HD cable box to DVD input and it works fine but, I'm wondering why the SAT/CBL input does not work.
post #17894 of 18955
Different signal path length which is why we always suggest trying all the HDMI inputs if one doesn't work with a particular source. Also note that the recommended configuration with cable/sat boxes to avoid HDMI handshake issues (sometimes due to firmware updates to the cable/sat box) is to connect the HDMI directly to the TV with optical from the cable/sat box to the AVR for surround audio.
post #17895 of 18955
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Originally Posted by RolandL View Post

I have the AVR-1612 model. Its been working great in my home theatre room connected to my Sony 3D Blu-ray player and Panasonic AE8000U 3D front projector. I'm trying to connect it with my HD cable box but it doesn't recognize it when connected to the HDMI SAT/CBL input. In fact, the SAT/CBL input does not display when I select Source. I connected the output from the HD cable box to DVD input and it works fine but, I'm wondering why the SAT/CBL input does not work.

also you can double check under the settings, maybe the cable/sat was "deleted"
post #17896 of 18955
I didn't know you could delete it. Where under settings would I find this?
post #17897 of 18955
System Setup ---> Option Setup ---> Source Delete (p. 63 OM)
post #17898 of 18955
Can I use 3 subwoofer for my denon 1612? I'm using y splitter now for my dual subs.
post #17899 of 18955
Yup ... just connect another "Y" splitter to the existing "Y" splitter.
post #17900 of 18955
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

First thing you need to do is talk to the dealer as fast as possible.

If you switched the right channel to the left side and you got the right channel sound through the left speaker, then there is something wrong with the left surround channel on the AVR.

I'm assuming that you checked see if the left channel level control is in the same position as the right level control. It would be great if the problem was that the volume on the left surround channel was turned all the way down.

You didn't say what 5.1 source you were using. Was it the AVR's internal test tones?

Yep. I sourced the left channel speaker with the right channel out and it sounds fine. Also, checked the channel levels and they are the same. If I crank the dBs all the way up on the left channel I do eventually get some sound (yes, internal test tones) but it is very low and sounds like crap. Also, while troubleshooting, one time I did correct sound out of this channel. That time, while testing the speaker wire, I first sourced the left channel with the right and it seemed to work (as it does every time) . Thinking it might be the speaker wire I plugged in some new wire and it worked fine. Then later that day it stopped working again. I tried powering down the receiver and completely unplugging the speaker wire again. After re-plugging it, it did not work.
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If you haven't already, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 144 OM), although before doing so, you may want to SAVE the config file to a PC using the Web Control feature (p. 77 OM).

If you purchased the refurb from an authorized reseller, then you only have a 1 year warranty (although if purchased with a credit card, the credit card issuer may add an additional 2nd year). Although you willl have to pay for shipping "to" the repair facility (shouldn't cost more than about $30-$40), Denon will pay the return shipping charges. Check Denon's website for the closest authorized repair facility and then call that facility for an estimated turn around as the smaller places can take up to 4-6 weeks if backlogged while shipping it to the factory repair center (PanurgyOEM) in NJ will generally get it back to you in 1-2 weeks.

I'll try resetting the microprocessor later today. I purchased it through Assecessories4less.com which I believe is an authorized reseller. If I remember correctly there was a card that came with the receiver that said to send it back to Denon if there was an issue.
post #17901 of 18955
Correct to both, although with AC4L purchases, Denon prefers you call Denon to ensure you have tried the standard troubleshooting (ie. reset) prior to sending it in for repair.
post #17902 of 18955
The Denon feature on my 2112 CI that balances volume on every source (to avoid getting blown by commercials or when switching to a louder channel or station) really takes the punch out of action movies, since explosions or bullets suffer the noise reduction and takes the punch out of them... Can anyone please tell me how to disable this function? Thank you
post #17903 of 18955
Turn off "Dynamic Volume". Unfortunately they took the dedicated button off of the remote. You can go thru the sound settings menu or cycle thru the movie/music buttons until you find it... or use the web app.
post #17904 of 18955
Thread Starter 
Also note that this setting (as with all audyssey settings) are memorized by source so you can leave it on for the cable box input to control commercials but turn it off on the blu-ray input for movies.
post #17905 of 18955
Thread Starter 
Before you seek repair I would do some heat related tests (eg trying a fan and seeing if the problem still occurs) as that is definitively a potential cause of intermittent HDMI blips like you describe.
post #17906 of 18955
Just bought a 3312 and had a 791 prior. I've noticed sometimes when I first switch on to watch TV I get a white fuzz screen that blips a few times before it responds and the screen is fine. This also happens when playing PS3 the screen might go black after a game ends saying no signal then you have to switch inputs and back to game mode before the screen comes back on. Again this also happens with Netflix and anything I'm streaming as well. I stream through my Sony BDP-S790. I had this happen a few times with my 791 but not near as much with the 3312. I'm running everything HDMI cables, one HDMI going to my Vizio from receiver. I'm sure its prolly a simple fix but dont feel like reading through 600 pages on the XX12 thread. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
post #17907 of 18955
Check the "Deep Color Output" setting on the PS3/BDP is set to OFF.
post #17908 of 18955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Check the "Deep Color Output" setting on the PS3/BDP is set to OFF.
I'll try that and whats the fix for watching cable and the white fuzz that blips a few times before the screen is normal? I mean its really not that big of a deal but just wondering. I have a cable box not satellite.
post #17909 of 18955
Thread Starter 
Sounds like a bad HDMI cable to me. Since its happening with multiple sources I would check the cable to the TV.
post #17910 of 18955
I have the Denon 3312. I have reset the microprocessor and when i run the auto setup ( with the microphone ) there is no sound comming from my center and my 2 surround ! i just have sound from my sub,f.left and f.right

what is the problem ?
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