Originally Posted by Luke868
i bought the H/K AVR 165 and have a huge problem...
Everything works well, but the connection between my PC and the AVR thru HDMI doesn't work. No video, no sound...
I replaced the hdmi cables and used different hdmi slots.
GTX 460 <-> AVR <-> Sony Bravia KDL-40BX400 (doesnt work)
AsRock Z68 Gen3 Pro3 <-> AVR <-> Sony Bravia KDL-40BX400 (doesnt work)
Mainboard or graphic <-> Sony Bravia KDL-40BX400 (works, but no sound)
Impossible to watch Sky Go or any other kind of media on my TV, very annoying!
Hope u understand everything, my englisch isn't the best.
Any helpful suggestions?
Do you see the AVR's on screen menus on your display?
Do you have any OTHER HDMI source device you can use to test? DVD, bluray, anything
? If so, hook it up just to test/verify operation of the AVR's HDMI inputs.
If you have no sound from the PC even when connected directly to the display, I would think there are some issues with the PC/GPU itself. Make sure you have the latest driver's installed, and if running windows from the volume mixer make sure the HDMI external output volume is at full.
BTW - there is a firmware update available for your set;
Originally Posted by Troyinfortlaud
I have a 2650 I'm returning. Already have the return label. It loses the audio signal on my Nvidia GEforce gt430 every time I turn off the display or the AVR or both. Called the 'experts' at HK and no fix. They blamed it on the Nvidia driver (which coincidentally was updated lately) so I rolled back the driver several times using older and older drivers. Still no audio and my AVR 254 worked fine for 5 years with the same Nvidia card.
I think it sounds stupendous if it weren't for having to re-establish audio every time I turn on my television/PC media center. I still wouldn't recommend it even if it weren't for that because I don't like having to choose an analog only input on zone 2 (or buying the bridge . . . and an ipod . . . and having to deal with apple software and hardware.
That's too bad. I take it you did not want to try an exchange?
I'm surprised your old 254 functioned 'properly' as you desired, all of the HDMI HK's I've used (which includes a 254 like you had and the current 3650, among others) will drop audio from an HDMI source if an HDMI connected display (in my case, samsung models with every AVR) is turned on or off while it is in use because of the handshake process. I've always considered this 'normal' operation :shrug:
Analog only for multizone is the norm for most receivers. In previous years only the top model HKs had this ability, but it was even removed from their last flagship model (7550HD)
If you don't want to deal with the bridge+iPod, the 2650+3650 (and the discontinued 7550) have network connectivity to play your music files off DLNA devices like your PC. You can use the AVR's on screen menus or even just the front display (but harder) to navigate through the folders to select individual files, albums or playlists - or even push content and playlists to the AVR directly from your PC. Harman's "Media Manager" software is available on the 2650 and 3650 product pages to make it easier, but it is not required. I have just used WMP.