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post #31 of 82
G'day Bouncy,

I having a bit of trouble understanding your question, but for example, if your Humax is connected to SAT/CATV and the Sony PS3 is connected to GAME, you just press the relevant input button to select the input you want. And what you have selected lights up on the front panel display off the DH820.

And as for HDMI pass through, the "default" HDMI input is the last one you had selected. If you are looking at TV and have SAT/CATV selected, and turn off the DH820, then later turn the DH820 back on, it comes up on SAT/CATV.

Actually you can have all four HDMI inputs connected to different equipment that is switched on, and only the input for the button you have pressed (and shows on the front display panel) passes through to your TV/monitor. You don't have to turn the others off.

Does that make sense?
post #32 of 82
Thanks , good explanation,

All the best
post #33 of 82
Hello everyone,

I've got a strange problem with my set up. I have a virgin media tivo box plugged in to the amp via hdmi. This outputs to an LG LCD tv via hdmi. When the tv is on standby (so no pictures) HD channels play in Dolby digital. When the tv is turned on it changes to LPCM. As soon as I turn the tv off again it goes back to the dolby signal.

I do not get the same problem with my Sony blu ray player (I can have the tv on & have surround sound at the same time with blu-ray)

Any ideas?

Thank you
post #34 of 82
Hi all,

I've recently acquired one of these. I have a question which I really hope someone can help with!

My setup is basically that I have about 3 consoles, a Sky box and a laptop connected to it at all times, and it does a great job of this. However, the only thing annoying me at the moment is that I can't find a way to have sound coming out of one input and video coming from another. For example - I want to be able to play on my PS3 and listen to music through my laptop or, preferably, my ipod at the same time. I have come across a couple of ways to change the audio options associated with each input but they only cover the associated connections, which are either the optical or HDMI. Anyone have any ideas? Am I missing something obvious here?

Thanks!

V
post #35 of 82
Hi all

I recently bought the STR-DH820, great spec for a great price. I previously had an STR-DB900 hooked up to an SA-FT3H 6.1 speaker system. Lovely set-up with a slim line amp and very slim wall-mounted speakers. Unfortunately the power supply died on the amp so took the opportunity to upgrade to an amp with HDMI switching.

Everything runs fine with these speakers attached, except the subwoofer refuses to go into standby when the amp is put in standby. I don't believe I have an issue with zones or with the sub, since it used to go into standby easily with the previous amp. It's almost as if the amp continues to send a signal when in standby mode. I've tried both sub sockets.

Any suggestions? The supplier suggested turning down the output to the sub and increasing the sub output, but as expected that had no effect, since the problem is not when it's on, it's when it's off.

Thanks for any clues.
post #36 of 82
I guess this thread is dead then. Searching for the unofficial thread.....
post #37 of 82
FWIW, my Polk sub goes into standby fine when the Sony is off...sorry you are having a problem. Always hard to troubleshoot if you can't swap components around.
post #38 of 82
I've have searched as best I could and can't seem to find an answer, so I was hoping that someone could help me. I have the sony str-dh820. All components are connected to it by hdmi cables and one going out to the tv. My problem is that while using the bluray player to play a cd the sound will stop if I turn off the tv. I think I was able to do this with my old sony rear projection tv, but I just purchased a samsung 46eh6000 led tv and can't seem to do it. Is it because using the bluray it thinks that there must be a picture? I really don't want to have to leave the tv on listen to music. Any suggestions?

I was able to seach this forum to properly set up the str-820 when I purchased it. It took a few hours of reading, but I don't think I would have been able to do it without this forum. Thank you.
post #39 of 82
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Originally Posted by TerrorByte5 View Post

Hi all
I recently bought the STR-DH820, great spec for a great price. I previously had an STR-DB900 hooked up to an SA-FT3H 6.1 speaker system. Lovely set-up with a slim line amp and very slim wall-mounted speakers. Unfortunately the power supply died on the amp so took the opportunity to upgrade to an amp with HDMI switching.
Everything runs fine with these speakers attached, except the subwoofer refuses to go into standby when the amp is put in standby. I don't believe I have an issue with zones or with the sub, since it used to go into standby easily with the previous amp. It's almost as if the amp continues to send a signal when in standby mode. I've tried both sub sockets.
Any suggestions? The supplier suggested turning down the output to the sub and increasing the sub output, but as expected that had no effect, since the problem is not when it's on, it's when it's off.
Thanks for any clues.
just curious does your sub have a phase switch and did you try it?
many have a 180 degree phase, it may be picking up a 60hz hum and the phase switch may stop it.
post #40 of 82
Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help me? I have a STR-DH820 connected to a Wharfedale 5.1 speaker system in the lounge and hard wired to Bose ceiling speakers in the kitchen, which I've assigned as Speaker B in the GUI menu.

When playing the TV in Movie Mode, the Speaker B speakers always act like surround sound speakers - is this right? I thought assigning them as Speaker B would mean they play out the main front left and right speaker channels.

Oddly, when playing music through an Apple TV in music mode (PLII MS) the speakers behave as I thought they would, by playing left and right (although there does seem to be a lack of bass). Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Thanks, Stephen
post #41 of 82
I should say everything's connected via HDMI and I listen to the TV on AFD currently.
post #42 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by TerrorByte5 View Post

Hi all

I recently bought the STR-DH820, great spec for a great price. I previously had an STR-DB900 hooked up to an SA-FT3H 6.1 speaker system. Lovely set-up with a slim line amp and very slim wall-mounted speakers. Unfortunately the power supply died on the amp so took the opportunity to upgrade to an amp with HDMI switching.

Everything runs fine with these speakers attached, except the subwoofer refuses to go into standby when the amp is put in standby. I don't believe I have an issue with zones or with the sub, since it used to go into standby easily with the previous amp. It's almost as if the amp continues to send a signal when in standby mode. I've tried both sub sockets.

Any suggestions? The supplier suggested turning down the output to the sub and increasing the sub output, but as expected that had no effect, since the problem is not when it's on, it's when it's off.

Thanks for any clues.

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Originally Posted by Yeomas02 View Post

I should say everything's connected via HDMI and I listen to the TV on AFD currently.
this may be the answer to terrorbyte's issue. in my 830 manual it says when in AFD mode the
amp sends a signal to the sub to turn on, but it does not send any sound....or something like that.
so maybe when your done listening you need to set the amp to another amp setting/or hdmi source
to change how it handles the sub.
just a thought.........

edit; when terrorbyte turns it off there may still be a signal being sent due to mode.
Edited by eaamon - 1/15/13 at 9:45am
post #43 of 82
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Originally Posted by duncanrh View Post

Hello all, recently purchased this receiver. Very happy with it just got a question - can you save the sound field used for each input? For example when i switch between 'TV' to 'GAME' and back to 'TV' the sound field will have changed back to HD DCS when I want it set to AFD auto for this input and keep it like that without it reverting back when I switch between inputs!

I had this exact issue and solved it last night!

If you are using an ARC HDMI input on your TV the sound field will always switchback to the default SF when you change inputs.

To make this stop you need to use a non ARC HDMI input on your TV and then hook up a separate optical cable from your TV output to the TV optical input on the STRDH820.

I hope this helps, one extra cable is certainly worth not having to change the sound field every time you switch inputs!

edit: actually it seems that using anything with HDMI control turned on in the amps settings will reset to HDCS or whatever it is. So I've turned that off, PS3 still works via HDMI control from the TV through the AMP.


The one remaining issue I have which really annoys me is that you cant change the 820's input from your TV remote. If it did then I'd never have to use the 820's large clumsy remote (as volume and power is controlled from my Bravia sync kdl-46hx853.

Assume there isn't much I can do about that?!
Edited by apocReg - 1/23/13 at 3:07am
post #44 of 82
Hi not sure if anyone could help with this problem - STRDH820 connected to a playstation via HDMI and a Wii and Sky (not Sky HD) box both via component. Picture via the PS3 and Wii are fine, but the picture from the Sky box will be ok for a while and then the screen goes blank for a few seconds. The sound continues while the picture is blank and the picture always returns after a few seconds. This problem occurs at random times i.e it doesnt happen every 20 minutes, or when I have changed channel on Sky - this evening I was watching a film for about 1/2 hour before the screen went blank, then it did it again a few minutes later. Any suggestions would be welcomely received - thanks
post #45 of 82
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Originally Posted by DavidR1970 View Post

Hi not sure if anyone could help with this problem - STRDH820 connected to a playstation via HDMI and a Wii and Sky (not Sky HD) box both via component. Picture via the PS3 and Wii are fine, but the picture from the Sky box will be ok for a while and then the screen goes blank for a few seconds. The sound continues while the picture is blank and the picture always returns after a few seconds. This problem occurs at random times i.e it doesnt happen every 20 minutes, or when I have changed channel on Sky - this evening I was watching a film for about 1/2 hour before the screen went blank, then it did it again a few minutes later. Any suggestions would be welcomely received - thanks

You could try switching to the component the Wii is in to check that its not just that connection or plugging it directly into the TV to check it isnt that.

Also if you turn GUI mode on, move over to the inputs, press options, input assign and check that no other inputs are using that component COMP1 or COMP2 that may be conflicting.
post #46 of 82
Thanks for the reply Apoc - my 1st thought was a problem with the cable so connected it straight to the TV and it worked fine. I've checked the input assign and all looks ok. One thing i didnt mention was that the connection is a Skart to component cable (Sky box only has a Skart output), could this be a problem if it's ran through the receiver rather than direct to the tv (clutching at straws now i know)?
post #47 of 82
I would think that could be the problem as the amp doesn't support scart as far as i know... but i dont know enough about scarts to say for sure, sorry
post #48 of 82
Hi everyone - thanks for taking the time to read this, my first post. I am very much a newbie here.

I received one of these receivers for Christmas and am having some real difficulty in setting up a couple of things.

One of the reasons for getting this is to be able to listen to surround sound music from SACD, DVD-Audio and Blu-Ray audio only discs. My two players are linked to the amp via HDMI.

The problem is that I can't get surround sound! I have the amp set for 'speakers A&B' and have pressed the AFD Switch but ...

Problem 1 - although the DVD-A player shows that it is playing 5 channels, I only get front left and right

Problem 2 - although the same player shows that my SACD discs are playing 5 channels, I get no sound at all

Problem 3 - I only get front right and left from playing a Blu-Ray audio only disc.

I guess there is something blindingly obvious that I am doing wrong, so please forgive me if these are stupid questions but I really would appreciate any help/advice/guidance anyone might be able to give.

Again, thank you for your time.

Best Wishes,
David
post #49 of 82
you will probably need a TV to view the GUI. once you have a TV to view hit the GUI MODE
button, go to settings and then there is a speaker selection you will need to find, page 63 in manual,
scroll through the speaker types and find the 5.1 selection.
if you have 4 and a sub woofer, I think I used 2.1 showing 4 speakers and sub.
I believe AFD should be off.
once the speaker type is set. you can try to auto calibrate your system.
it is just above the speaker choice.
connect up the supplied microphone in the best position you sit in or center it.
it should run a testing audio through all speakers you have selected, one at a time.
then you should be fine.

speaker selection and the testing is not covered in the manual that well.
hope that helps. you can always go back and from where yours gets set
adjust each speaker manually if one sounds off. you will see the levels that
were chosen by the auto calibration and adjust + or - from there.
it takes time and patience.
post #50 of 82
eeamon - many thanks for finding the time to help - it is appreciated.

I have gone through all of the steps for speaker selection and for auto calibration, all of which appears to be functioning as it should.

If I go with one of the movie preset options, I can get sound from all 5 speakers I have, but as soon as I try to use the amp for my music discs (DVD-A, SACD both from the same player and Blu-Ray from a separate player). the problems remain as in my previous post.

I press AFD and have the amp set for 'Speakers A & B'

I get no sound from the SACD discs, front L & R only from the DVD-A, both using a Denon player via HDMI. The Denon indicates it is outputting 5 channels for both type of disc.

On Blu-Ray disvs I get front R & L only from a separate Blu-Ray player.

Trying to find a solution to this is ageing me very quickly.

Any further help/advice/guidance would be hugely appreciated.

Best Wishes
David
post #51 of 82
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Originally Posted by adriatikfan View Post

If I go with one of the movie preset options, I can get sound from all 5 speakers I have, but as soon as I try to use the amp for my music discs (DVD-A, SACD both from the same player and Blu-Ray from a separate player). the problems remain as in my previous post.

I press AFD and have the amp set for 'Speakers A & B'

I get no sound from the SACD discs, front L & R only from the DVD-A, both using a Denon player via HDMI. The Denon indicates it is outputting 5 channels for both type of disc.

On Blu-Ray disvs I get front R & L only from a separate Blu-Ray player.

Trying to find a solution to this is ageing me very quickly.

Any further help/advice/guidance would be hugely appreciated.

Best Wishes
David

Hi adriatikfan, I don't believe the DH820 can process DSD signal. If your Denon player can decode the SACD and send it as multichannel PCM, then it should work. As for 2Ch (front L & R) sound issue, check receiver "HDMI Audio Out" is set to "Amp" and not "Tv + Amp" found under HDMI settings menu.
post #52 of 82
I think the player PCM out is what you want as jchin says
post #53 of 82
one more note on the AFD position. I believe I read it turn off the SUB
and sends a 60 Hz out put that you manually have to turn the sub off to get rid of it.
post #54 of 82
Hello guys. If any of you don't mind I have a small question. I intend to buy this receiver and is my first one actually smile.gif

I'd just like to know if it has the option to pass thru video without any processing going on, I believe some receivers have this option. I'm basically trying to keep input lag of games to a minimum.
post #55 of 82
I have the 830 and it does.
post #56 of 82
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Originally Posted by eaamon View Post

I have the 830 and it does.
Brilliant, thanks for replying.
post #57 of 82
Hi all - Please see below. Not sure which device is at fault so I'm posting this in a few areas. YouTube video explaining it all right here:

http://youtu.be/_Go63u6sEeI

Having an tech issue: When initiating any type of playback on my Blu-Ray player, I'm encountering a brief dropout or adjustment on my Samsung TV (see video). I've been through the menus of all three devices:

-Receiver: Sony STR-DH820
-TV: Samsung PN51E7000
-Blu-Ray: Oppo BDP-103

This issue happened identically with a previous Sony Blu-Ray player and Samsung TV set-up. This leads me to believe that it's either a receiver issue, a Samsung TV issue, or a settings issue (with any device) that I can't figure out.

Pretty standard set-up, HDMI from Blu-Ray to Rec, Rec to TV. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #58 of 82
I get that drop out when I initiate play when the disc is first installed. but it did not do it
afterwards. just a hunch, but first you have the oppo set to 1080P out and the AVR
to pass through, correct. I thought maybe the AVR was processing the video up to
1080P and it was a pause by it while processing the video signal.....Bluray Disc right?
the AVR looks to have a slow processor if you view the gui.....

edit I have a panasonic BR to strdh-830 AVR to sony HX 850 display.
post #59 of 82
almost forgot to mention I have my audio use the return audio from the TV.
post #60 of 82
We installed the Sony DH820 3-4 months ago and all was fine until a few days ago when the audio and video periodically stops working. This lasts for about 5 seconds, then comes back on. This happens about every20 minutes. Tried resetting and tested the HDMI cable going to the TV. any advice is appreciated.
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