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post #6721 of 10465
The Marantz app works with Denon AVRs???
post #6722 of 10465
Marantz app works with my 3311 & 3312
post #6723 of 10465
Ok I am downloading it now. Is it better than the Denon App?
post #6724 of 10465
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Ok I am downloading it now. Is it better than the Denon App?

here, there, same, same wink.gif

I just use it for my 3311, Denon app for 3312
post #6725 of 10465
So I'm having a issue. While watching a scene in "Law Abiding Citizen" where the judge's phone shoots her I noticed the sound of the shot is way too subtle. It's a scene that is supposed to make you JUMP!!! It doesn't do that now and it's annoying. It also seems that the sound is a little low in general.




ps3 Settings

BD/DVD - Audio output Format (HDMI) - Bitstream
Dynamic Range control - OFF


I've ran Audyseey and everything

Any suggestions?
post #6726 of 10465
I would like to use my Denon 1913 with my computer.

My graphics card can output audio through the HDMI port on it.

I know I can plug that into the 1913 and get audio. But can I then output the HDMI to the computer monitor without processing (passthrough)? I assume I can if the monitor is 1920x1080 (1080p). But will it passthrough at higher resolutions, like 1920x1200, or higher?


I would think that if I just set it to passthrough, then I could pass through any resolution. But since AVRs that do not support 3d and 4k cannot simply passthrough, I am now thinking that maybe it can only passthrough at 1080p.
post #6727 of 10465
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 64deuce View Post

So I'm having a issue. While watching a scene in "Law Abiding Citizen" where the judge's phone shoots her I noticed the sound of the shot is way too subtle. It's a scene that is supposed to make you JUMP!!! It doesn't do that now and it's annoying. It also seems that the sound is a little low in general.

Is Dynamic Volume on in the receiver? If so, try turning it off.
post #6728 of 10465
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Goride View Post

I would like to use my Denon 1913 with my computer.

My graphics card can output audio through the HDMI port on it.

I know I can plug that into the 1913 and get audio. But can I then output the HDMI to the computer monitor without processing (passthrough)? I assume I can if the monitor is 1920x1080 (1080p). But will it passthrough at higher resolutions, like 1920x1200, or higher?

Give it a shot, but receivers often have problems passing through "non standard" computer resolutions. Usually they only work with standard consumer video resolutions (e.g. 1920x1080 for 1080p) but the only way to know for sure is to try.
post #6729 of 10465
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Give it a shot, but receivers often have problems passing through "non standard" computer resolutions. Usually they only work with standard consumer video resolutions (e.g. 1920x1080 for 1080p) but the only way to know for sure is to try.


Well, currently I have a 24" 1980x1080 resolution monitor. So I imagine it will work just fine.

However, in the very near future I plan to upgrade it to a nicer IPS monitor that will likely be 1920x1200 - perhaps even higher.


If worse comes to worst, I can always just use an optical cable. But I would like to avoid using the computer's sound card as much as possible.
post #6730 of 10465
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Is Dynamic Volume on in the receiver? If so, try turning it off.

Will try thanks. Also! When I hold the movie button down on the remote, I don't always get Dolby pl-II or whatever it is. I usually just get this list

stereo
multi ch in
multi ch stereo
mono movie
virtual



I got the other sound options, like literally, twice. I have no idea what's going on there....
post #6731 of 10465
The "Movie" options change based on the signal the AVR is receiving. The options you posted above indicate the AVR is getting an already decoded multi-channel signal.
post #6732 of 10465
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Originally Posted by Alan P View Post

The "Movie" options change based on the signal the AVR is receiving. The options you posted above indicate the AVR is getting an already decoded multi-channel signal.


It's weird though because I got the other menu at the "top menu" of the blu ray and then it wouldn't appear anymore.

My most important question is am I getting the best sound? Like I said I feel like I'm missing something...
post #6733 of 10465
You aren't missing anything in so far as the sound tracks coming from the disk are concerned.

You'll get the ProLogic and Neo options when the player is sending a signal that has fewer channels than the number of speakers you have -- e.g. if it is providing only two channels (stereo), which is typical when watching "extras", or if a disc has a 5.1 surround track and you have 7.1 speakers or more. Those two processing options try to expand the audio to use all of your speakers.

However, you might check to make sure all of the drivers in all of your speakers are actually still working. In some cases, where the receiver's volume level has been turned up too far, tweeters (the high frequency drivers in the speakers) have been known to get damaged. (One possible cause of this is known as "clipping". When the sound level demanded by the sound track plus a high volume level setting on the receiver exceeds the maximum output that the receiver can provide, the receiver's output stays at its maximum power level for longer than the speakers can cope with.)
post #6734 of 10465
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Originally Posted by 64deuce View Post




It's weird though because I got the other menu at the "top menu" of the blu ray and then it wouldn't appear anymore.

My most important question is am I getting the best sound? Like I said I feel like I'm missing something...

you need the setup menu for your Blu ray player; some will not let you go to setup with a Disc in the tray; you want to select audio output of Bitstream, Audiophile and Auto, or something like that...
post #6735 of 10465
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Originally Posted by 64deuce View Post




It's weird though because I got the other menu at the "top menu" of the blu ray and then it wouldn't appear anymore.

My most important question is am I getting the best sound? Like I said I feel like I'm missing something...

It's not unusual for a BR's menu to have a different audio format than the feature and/or extras.

As far as your sound goes, you may want to re-run Audyssey, following the tips in the FAQ.
post #6736 of 10465
The marantz app is identical to the denon app. And same thing, no AirPlay.
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Marantz app works with my 3311 & 3312
post #6737 of 10465
like I said above, "here, there, same, same" wink.gif
post #6738 of 10465
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Originally Posted by blind99 View Post

Checked my basement setup, which was working fine. Swapped the cable boxes, problem fixed. March Madness is sounding much better! Guess I'll have sound until this cable box picks up the update, but I'll talk to the cable provider about it.

I like the idea of hooking cable to the tv then running digital audio to the receiver, except that then i'll have to switch inputs on the TV to switch from the cable box to the receiver anytime I want to use the DVD/internet radio.

I also noticed that the changing the volume on the TV or cable remote no longer changes the volume on the Denon. This has happened since the latest Denon firmware update. Bummer bc that was convenient.

Why not program the TV codes into the Denon remote? It may be able to change your TV input even, there's a button for it anyhow. Anything beyond that and you may find the need for a good universal remote. This irule system I'm using is badass so far (after 2 weeks of programming it, lol).


BTW, wanted to let some of you experts know your help on here is greatly appreciated. Hopefully as some of us noobs learn the ropes of this complex AVR we can get the easier questions at least.
Edited by CentralCoaster - 3/29/13 at 4:42pm
post #6739 of 10465
Hello I bought two refurbs 1913's and when I plugged each one up to tested the speaker inputs I can't get the surrounds to fire up. Fronts play center plays on one and i even got surround two's to play.(second set of surrounds on outside of unit.) ima newb to this sorry.. Main surrounds won't play. Is there a setting needed to get these to play or did I luck out and get 2 defective refurbs. HT will be here next week to install HT and whole house audio. Thanks
post #6740 of 10465
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Originally Posted by cl8525 View Post

Hello I bought two refurbs 1913's and when I plugged each one up to tested the speaker inputs I can't get the surrounds to fire up. Fronts play center plays on one and i even got surround two's to play.(second set of surrounds on outside of unit.) ima newb to this sorry.. Main surrounds won't play. Is there a setting needed to get these to play or did I luck out and get 2 defective refurbs. HT will be here next week to install HT and whole house audio. Thanks[/quote
Hello cl8525-welcome to adventure land; do you have your manual, and have have you done any reading about your unit's operation-if you have the documetation(I believe you should have a dvd manual)?
Your surrounds may be turned off-go to your menu-GUI (graphic user interface), select "manual setup-speaker configuration"; scroll to surrounds and see if the "none" choice has been selected-is so, select "small' and see if that cures your immediate problem.
Your units are probably not in "factory default mode" since they were refurbed-I would suggest that you do a "Microprocessor reset"-the instructions for this will be toward the very end of your manual. The reset will cause your units to "reset" to new, factory shipped settings-you can start fresh from there.
post #6741 of 10465
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Originally Posted by fordf250 View Post

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Originally Posted by cl8525 View Post

Hello I bought two refurbs 1913's and when I plugged each one up to tested the speaker inputs I can't get the surrounds to fire up. Fronts play center plays on one and i even got surround two's to play.(second set of surrounds on outside of unit.) ima newb to this sorry.. Main surrounds won't play. Is there a setting needed to get these to play or did I luck out and get 2 defective refurbs. HT will be here next week to install HT and whole house audio. Thanks


Hello cl8525-welcome to adventure land; do you have your manual, and have have you done any reading about your unit's operation-if you have the documetation(I believe you should have a dvd manual)?
Your surrounds may be turned off-go to your menu-GUI (graphic user interface), select "manual setup-speaker configuration"; scroll to surrounds and see if the "none" choice has been selected-is so, select "small' and see if that cures your immediate problem.
Your units are probably not in "factory default mode" since they were refurbed-I would suggest that you do a "Microprocessor reset"-the instructions for this will be toward the very end of your manual. The reset will cause your units to "reset" to new, factory shipped settings-you can start fresh from there.
post #6742 of 10465
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Originally Posted by CentralCoaster View Post

Why not program the TV codes into the Denon remote? It may be able to change your TV input even, there's a button for it anyhow. Anything beyond that and you may find the need for a good universal remote. This irule system I'm using is badass so far (after 2 weeks of programming it, lol).


BTW, wanted to let some of you experts know your help on here is greatly appreciated. Hopefully as some of us noobs learn the ropes of this complex AVR we can get the easier questions at least.

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Originally Posted by alexandru27 View Post

Sorry if this was answered before: can I switch the tv programs using the 2113 remote control?
Thank you.

The 3313CI remote is the only XX13 remote capable of controlling other devices.
post #6743 of 10465
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Originally Posted by Pulv3rizA View Post

Hi everyone. I recently bought a new setup consisting of a Denon AVR-2113 connected to a Sony Bravia Sync capable TV via HDMI1 (ARC). HDMI Control and ARC tested successfully and all devices were detected by Bravia Sync (the 2113 and a Pioneer Blu-Ray player show up in the Bravia Sync device list). As soon as I power on my Digital Set Top Box (no HDMI Control to the best of my knowledge) connected to the 2113's CBL/SAT HDMI input, it clears out my Bravia Sync HDMI Control device list and of course, ARC stops functioning. This occurs when the STB is in standby mode or operating, and when the CBL/SAT input is selected or not selected. Just to be on the safe side, I factory reset the 2113 and TV but it made no difference.

Does powering on a device that causes HDMI Control to fail cause any strain on components that are successfully communicating via HDMI Control, up to the time the problematic device is powered on and they lose contact with each other? If I can safely do so, my solution will be to just unplug all power from my STB when it's not in use and forgo HDMI Control while using it (as soon as I unplug the STB power, my HDMI Control list repopulates).

Any opinions and explanations relating to the 2113 being part of this minor inconvenience greatly appreciated smile.gif

Many thanks.

As is often recommended, you are much better served simply connecting the STB HDMI directly to the TV with optical to the AVR to avoid similar HDMI handshake issues.
post #6744 of 10465
Need some advice, please. I am about to become a first time HT owner but having a hard time deciding which Denon receiver is right for my situation. Here is what I am thinking:
1. 80% movies/tv, 20% music
2. I own an iMac which has all my CD's stored in lossless format on it's drive. 200 CD's downloaded in lossless, about 5 CD's of actual downloaded music from iTunes. However, all my music going forward will not be CDs.
3. I have a Cat 5e connection at the receiver
4. 5.1 and single zone, only

Q1. Is the compression format enhancer on the 1713 worth the price over the 1613?
Q2. Will AirPlay work off my iMac or will it only tie into music on my iPhone? If it works on my iMac, since most of my music was ripped off CDs, would it work in lossless mode through AirPlay?
Q3. Is Dolby PLII to on the 1913 worth the extra cost in the receiver to convert stereo to 5.1? I am thinking about all the tv we watch that is not surround encoded.

Thanks for your help
post #6745 of 10465
I have a 2113 and when first set up had a handshaking problem with my DirectV box. Problem was unable to be solved by increasing time between devices on my Harmony One. I had a network problem and had to reset the 2113 network processor. When I did so the handshaking problem was gone. However the other day, with no changes to any device, the handshaking problem reappeared. Guess I'll have to live with it since I don't want to use a optical cable to the receiver.
post #6746 of 10465
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Originally Posted by bourmb View Post

Need some advice, please. I am about to become a first time HT owner but having a hard time deciding which Denon receiver is right for my situation. Here is what I am thinking:
1. 80% movies/tv, 20% music
2. I own an iMac which has all my CD's stored in lossless format on it's drive. 200 CD's downloaded in lossless, about 5 CD's of actual downloaded music from iTunes. However, all my music going forward will not be CDs.
3. I have a Cat 5e connection at the receiver
4. 5.1 and single zone, only

Q1. Is the compression format enhancer on the 1713 worth the price over the 1613?
Q2. Will AirPlay work off my iMac or will it only tie into music on my iPhone? If it works on my iMac, since most of my music was ripped off CDs, would it work in lossless mode through AirPlay?
Q3. Is Dolby PLII to on the 1913 worth the extra cost in the receiver to convert stereo to 5.1? I am thinking about all the tv we watch that is not surround encoded.

Thanks for your help

1, The "Restorer" feature is on both models.
2. Yes, should work on either iMac or PC.
3. The "Dolby PLII" feature is on both models.
post #6747 of 10465
He forgot to say, see page 1, post 1 for more info about the different models. wink.gifcool.gifbiggrin.gif:eek:smile.gifrolleyes.gif
post #6748 of 10465
I really wish someone had a solution to the airplay issue. It was one of the main selling features when I bought the 1913, and I haven't been able to use it once. Very frustrating.
post #6749 of 10465
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Originally Posted by vdubbed81 View Post

I really wish someone had a solution to the airplay issue. It was one of the main selling features when I bought the 1913, and I haven't been able to use it once. Very frustrating.

Most users probably have no issue with AirPlay. Might be helpful if you explained in what way it doesn't work and the troubleshooting steps you have done to solve this.
post #6750 of 10465
I find the Airplay streaming feature to sometimes have poor streaming quality. So the song you are streaming may stop or pause for a period. I am not sure whether or not this is Denon's fault or Apples or my airport network. I don't think it is my setup. Although I find using my ATV or internet radio or the media server feature on my Denon AVRs to work flawlessly. So I find the particular airplay streaming feature to be redundant and not necessary.
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