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post #1471 of 1955
At some point in the future they "may" have such a section. D&M is working towards making USB updates possible, so if that comes to pass, most likely the page that has the USB download would also provide the changelog as well.
post #1472 of 1955
Cool thanks. (And again... where did you get your info? Is it a source that might be available to the rest of us? I'm especially curious because I've gotten two updates to my UD-5005 in the last few months and have no idea what either of them did! No one else seems to know either!)
post #1473 of 1955
Source yes ... openly available, sorry but no, but I'll see what I can find out for you.
post #1474 of 1955
Ah. No worries then. That's too bad. I'm always curious about these updates, and always slightly hesitant to run them when I don't even know what they're supposed to do! Hopefully they'll make the info available to the public sooner rather than later.
post #1475 of 1955
I definitely agree with you which is why for the past 5 years I've made an effort to obtain and publish the information for the Denon AVR models, only recently checking on the Marantz AVR models as well. smile.gif
post #1476 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Source yes ... openly available, sorry but no, but I'll see what I can find out for you.
Any update / info on supporting apple lossless directly (e.g. w/o itunes)? Was mentioned awhile back. That would be really, really, really, really, really nice. smile.gif

As an aside, doesn't the Onkyo 818 support that functionality?
post #1477 of 1955
The gapless ALAC/FLAC feature firmware update was mentioned, although it was applied to the current year X007 models only with no plan for the X006 models.
post #1478 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

. D&M is working towards making USB updates possible

I was amazed when I found out that this was not an option as it seemed like the easiest way to apply a firmware update.
There are so many people that have issues with the current way.
Updating via USB removes som many possible issues with peoples hardware that D&M have no connection to.

I have tried updating with 3 different routers and I still fail every time.
post #1479 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

The gapless ALAC/FLAC feature firmware update was mentioned, although it was applied to the current year X007 models only with no plan for the X006 models.

That bites. Seems really odd they won't put it in the 006 model as the 007+006 are basically the same, no?

Thanks for the info.
post #1480 of 1955
Perhaps, but apparently enough of a difference that it couldn't be done.
post #1481 of 1955
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Originally Posted by -SNUKE- View Post

I was amazed when I found out that this was not an option as it seemed like the easiest way to apply a firmware update.
There are so many people that have issues with the current way.
Updating via USB removes som many possible issues with peoples hardware that D&M have no connection to.
I have tried updating with 3 different routers and I still fail every time.

Have you tried resetting the microprocessor? What about wiring directly to the modem if you have a separate router and modem?
Edited by jdsmoothie - 11/7/12 at 12:45pm
post #1482 of 1955
have a question, hope someone can answer, my room is wired for 9.1, read earlier in this thread that this receiver (sr6006) was able to do a 9.1 set up, have front heights hooked up to assignable amp, want to hook up my rear surrounds, could i use the pre outs from the rear surrounds into a two channel amp ? and how would that work with Audyssey?
post #1483 of 1955
The 6006 is only a 7.1 AVR and therefore can only process 7 channels at a time. You have a choice of using either "rear surrounds" or "front height" speakers, but not both at the same time.
post #1484 of 1955
thanks for your fast reply jd, would it be possiable to use the pre outs from the side surrounds (already have the side surrounds hooked up to the 6006 using the onboard amp) to the rear surrounds? trying to figure out how to use all speakers. i know that in multi -channel mode i can use the pre outs from the rear surrounds and it works fine.hopefully im making sense
post #1485 of 1955
Okay, I undstand now ... yes, if you simply wanted to mirror the side surround audio to the rear surrounds.
post #1486 of 1955
would there be any advantage to running audyssey again after i connect the other amp? one other question, if i used the pre outs from the rear surround (instead of mirroring from the side surrounds) would that work or would audssey only account for 7 channels and ignore the rear surrounds
thanks
barry
post #1487 of 1955
There could be as Audyssey would EQ the speakers based on their combined performance. Try it both ways and use whichever you prefer. Never tried it so don't know, but with the Amp Assign set to Front Height, there's not likely to be any audio from the rear surround pre-outs. Give it a try and report back with your results.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 11/7/12 at 9:14am
post #1488 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Have you tried resetting the microprocessor? What about wiring directly to the modem if you have a separate router and router?

Yes, MP & Hard reset, turned off for 10 mins, all 3 were modem routers directly wired with CAT6 cable.
In all 3 cases I turned all firewalls off.
Tries with network update notification set to off, or on, network access off or on.
All of the variables seemingly tried with no luck, if all you had to do was put a USB stick in then it would be so much easier.
post #1489 of 1955
Have you tried letting it run over night while in the "authenticating" mode?
post #1490 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

There could be as Audyssey would EQ the speakers based on their combined performance. Try it both ways and use whichever you prefer. Never tried it so don't know, but with the Amp Assign set to Front Height, there's not likely to be any audio from the rear surround pre-outs. Give it a try and report back with your results.

i will try it and see what happens, will report back
thanks
barry
post #1491 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Have you tried letting it run over night while in the "authenticating" mode?

Yes, several times.


The latest fun I have had is the volume not adjusting.
3 times now the AVR has been started, and there will be no volume, and it will not move off the pre-set start level (-50db).
The only way to fix it has been to turn it off at the wall for a few minutes.
post #1492 of 1955
What has Marantz customer service said about all this? Repair?
post #1493 of 1955
Yeah, they would have to have it "on the bench" and for what it was worth, the hassle of sending it off, and waiting etc... I couldn't be bothered.

This seems to be the first firmware update that actually offers something that will be useful for me.
post #1494 of 1955
Then it would seem your only option is to continue resetting the micprocessor in hopes of kicking it into gear. Also try leaving it unplugged over night as well.
post #1495 of 1955
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Originally Posted by justinto View Post

I am trying to save the configuration through the internet connection on my computer (Web Control) and every time I click on the save button, the save fails. I do have the internet standby on and the internet music off as instructed. Has anyone tried this? What am I missing? By the way, there is no problem saving the configuration on the unit itself, but I want a copy of the config o my computer.

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Contrary to the Owner manual, set "Network Standby" to OFF, cycle the AVR OFF then back ON, and then try the SAVE again.

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Originally Posted by DrOct View Post

Once you do get the file to save (took me a while too...). You may also want to pick up a Hex Editor to look at the resulting save file to make sure it actually contains any data. I had that issue early on and it was pretty frustrating when I tried to restore from a save and it actually had no data in it.
(All of this reminds me I need to do another save soon as I've made a few changes since the last one).

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Great ... now as DrOct suggested, you'll want to view the file with a Hex editor to ensure it's not all zeroes, otherwise, you won't get a successful load.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_E10

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Originally Posted by justinto View Post

You are right. They are all zeros. I will try again. It is frustrating.

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Originally Posted by justinto View Post

With all of the time I am spending on this issue, it would be less time to run the setup if I lose the data by a reset. I sent Marantz a question about this, and as usual, the replies I received have nothing to do with the problem.

I received a response fro Marantz on this issue. Apparently, getting hex files with zeros is normal and does not matter. See the response below:

Hello Justin,

I also tried with Firefox and it saved the config file. Just so you're aware, you won't see any data in the config file. It's a .bin file that only the receiver can read. Opening the file will either show you no data or garbled data.

Thank you,

Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA
post #1496 of 1955
Let us know how loading that "all zero" SAVE file goes for you.
post #1497 of 1955
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Originally Posted by justinto View Post

I received a response fro Marantz on this issue. Apparently, getting hex files with zeros is normal and does not matter. See the response below:
Hello Justin,
I also tried with Firefox and it saved the config file. Just so you're aware, you won't see any data in the config file. It's a .bin file that only the receiver can read. Opening the file will either show you no data or garbled data.
Thank you,
Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA

This is simply not true. Perhaps he thought you were talking about a TEXT Editor rather than a HEX editor? When I look at it in a hex editor I get lots of neat rows and columns, some with zeros in them and some with numbers in them. It is not "garbled." When I have had saves fail I end up with a file that only contains zeroes in all of those columns. If I try to restore from one of those files I will end up with a receiver set back to factory defaults. If I restore from one with numbers in the columns I will have my settings restored.

[Edit] Actually I can't say for sure that you'll get reset back to factory defaults, it may simply do nothing. The only time I've tried to restore from a save with all zeroes in it, was after a microprocessor reset that wiped out all of my settings anyway. Restoring from a save with all zeroes in it left me right where I had been. That was, unfortunately, when I LEARNED that you have to check the files to see if they have data in them. Hence why I try to warn people who are doing saves for the first time to check them! There is little more frustrating than having to do a reset, or losing your settings for some reason and then finding out that the settings file you saved won't help you. Finding time to run Audessey again, re-do all of my custom settings, rename inputs etc. was not terribly fun, and I'd hate for someone else to have to go through that when I could warn them ahead of time!

I promise you if you try to restore form a file with all zeros in it (again using a Hex, NOT a Text, editor) you will be very disappointed.

As a tip, and this may simply be random chance (because of course I've had trouble getting good saves with every browser) it seems like I've had better luck getting a save (at all, much less one with actual data in it) using Opera than I have with any other browser I've tried. (FYI I'm using a Mac running OS X 10.8, though previously I was doing it running 10.7). I actually keep a copy of Opera on my computer pretty much exclusively to try to save config files from my 5006.
Edited by DrOct - 11/9/12 at 6:21am
post #1498 of 1955
have another question, is it normal to have this receiver ( sr6006) generate heat in standby mode, have had many receivers in the past and never had one put off heat when off. Also, the port hole (also when off) has a dash in the top right of the display, dont believe this is normal , but wanted to get some other opinions.
btw , have set network standby to off
thanks
post #1499 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Island Theater View Post

have another question, is it normal to have this receiver ( sr6006) generate heat in standby mode, have had many receivers in the past and never had one put off heat when off. Also, the port hole (also when off) has a dash in the top right of the display, don't believe this is normal , but wanted to get some other opinions.
btw , have set network standby to off
thanks

The little dash or minus symbol in the top right corner of the front display indicates zone 2 and/or zone 3 power is turned on. That would be the likely cause of your receiver generating heat whilst in standby. See page 132 of user manual. As it is still powering the second and/or third zone in standby,
Edited by g12345567 - 11/10/12 at 1:14am
post #1500 of 1955
There are two Standby settings, Network and HDMI Control. Set HDMI Control to OFF as well.

The "dash" means you have a Zone powered on.


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