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post #9151 of 10457
I connect the cable box to the TV with component cables, & watch the Cubs get beat, while listening to Pandora.

Have a small tv connected to the avr for control, &/or use the iPhone app to control Pandora.
post #9152 of 10457
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Originally Posted by ahinman1 View Post

Yes, they would be two separate tasks. If I were to connect the AVR to the TV through the audio out jack that would work for watching Netflix, but what happens when I want to just have the TV on (not Netflix) with music playing?

Here is a link for watching one source while listening to another.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/17520#post_23114164
post #9153 of 10457
^^^spager has posted the BEST way to do this
post #9154 of 10457
I just picked up an open box 1913 from Best Buy but it was missing the setup mic. I'm guessing this was a floor sample. Picked it up for $244. Is this worth it or should I take it back?
post #9155 of 10457
Thread Starter 
Best Buy will usually have a drawer in back with random remotes and setup mics from open box and display models. Go back and ask them to dig one up for you; note that any recent "Eiffel tower" shaped mic will work, whether from Denon, Onkyo or Marantz (models DM-A409, ACM-1H, ACM-1HB), so it doesn't have to be the exact one that came with your unit.
post #9156 of 10457
I have my setup mic from my onkyo 606, would that work? I have connected my Panasonic ST60 to my receiver but I am not getting any sound. I have my cable box and PS3 connected via HDMI to the receiver and one HDMI cable from my receiver to my TV. I am getting picture but no sound. Thoughts?
post #9157 of 10457
Thread Starter 
What's the model number on the mic? If its ACM-1H and shaped like an Eiffel Tower then it will work.

First thing to do when buying an open box / used / demo unit is to reset the microprocessor so you are back at factory defaults.
post #9158 of 10457
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Originally Posted by tlinnert View Post

I have my setup mic from my onkyo 606, would that work? I have connected my Panasonic ST60 to my receiver but I am not getting any sound. I have my cable box and PS3 connected via HDMI to the receiver and one HDMI cable from my receiver to my TV. I am getting picture but no sound. Thoughts?

The 606 Owner's manual shows a "puck" shaped mic so no, you would NOT be able to use it with the 1913. If you cannot get one from Best Buy, the ACM-1H or DM-A409 mics are readily available on eBay for $25 or directly from Denon for that price as well.
post #9159 of 10457
Hi all,

I have a perplexing issue that I have been unable to resolve after a fair amount of searching, both here and elsewhere: essentially, I only get video from my blu-ray player, and no audio through the AVR.

Devices:
  • Denon AVR-2113CI
  • Panasonic DMP-BDT210 blu-ray player
  • LG 47 LW5600 TV
  • Motorola cable box
  • The blu-ray player and cable box are connected via HDMI to the Denon, which outputs everything via HDMI to the TV.

Once upon a time everything worked fine, but after I turned off "HDMI Control" on my Denon - to stop the annoying issue of the Denon automatically switching to "TV AUDIO" when first powering up all of my devices - I began to only receive video from the blu-ray player, and no audio. After switching back on "HDMI Control" on the Denon, the problem still persists. I don't get any audio from the blu-ray player through the Denon, which includes from blu-rays, DVDs, and using any of the built-in smart apps (e.g. YouTube). However, I do get audio from the blu-ray player through my TV, which I can do by one of two ways: (1) using the TV's SimpLink functionality to choose the TV speakers as the audio output, or (2) selecting TV as the audio output from the Denon. This method works to give me complete audio output from the blu-ray player, including blu-rays, DVDs, and the built-in smart apps. Furthermore, the Denon outputs all other audio (e.g., from the cable box and directly from the TV itself via ARC) no problem.

What I've tried:
  • Using a different HDMI cable between the Denon and the blu-ray player
  • Resetting the blu-ray player to its default options
  • Toggling the blu-ray player audio output between bitstream and PCM
  • Powering off all devices and unplugging the HDMI cables
  • Playing around with all the various HDMI control settings on all devices, e.g. SimpLink, HDMI control, and even VieraLink (on the blu-ray player)

Nothing has worked! Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be wrong?

Thanks!
Edited by limsilas - 8/31/13 at 4:02pm
post #9160 of 10457
Try other HDMI inputs on the AVR as well as the HDMI HDCP reset noted in the link below ...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_L11
post #9161 of 10457
Thanks, jdsmoothie! Got it working.

I first tried connecting the blu-ray player to a different input on the Denon - the DVD input - which initially didn't work, but then I realized it's because the DVD input on the Denon was un-assigned. So I assigned it to the correct HDMI input, and it worked - blu-ray audio through the receiver! I switched the blu-ray player back to the blu-ray input on the Denon, but still no audio - video only. However, I noticed that the front panel of the Denon displayed something different for this input - it displayed "MULTICH STEREO," whereas the DVD input (and other inputs that I tested) displayed a different message. So I went into the options for the blu-ray input on the Denon, and realized that for some reason, the input was set to "Analog" instead of to "Auto" or "HDMI." Strange how that happened! I switched it back to "Auto," and now I'm back in business. cool.gif

Thanks again jdsmoothie - wouldn't have resolved this issue without you.
post #9162 of 10457
Glad to help get you on the right track. smile.gif
post #9163 of 10457
What app do I need to download to play music from Galaxy nexus over Air play to receiver.
post #9164 of 10457
Hello I am having an issue with my 1513.

I have to devices under the CBL/SAT input one (my dish DVR) via HDMI and another (Nintendo 64) via RCA. The audio input mode is set to auto and it will only play the audio from the HDMI input unless I either remove the HDMI input or manually change the input mode to analog.

I was hoping there was a way to get the receiver to select the input mode automatically and not have to change the input everytime. I am hoping to make it a simple set up for my wife to use and dont want to have to keep changing the input each time.

I do have a logitech harmony if that helps at all.

thanks in advance.
post #9165 of 10457
Unless you change the INPUT MODE to "Analog" the audio will always default to the HDMI input.
post #9166 of 10457
Main reason next time I am going to buy a much nicer receiver! one with more HDMI inputs and more classic hook-ups. Maybe something like the 2113.
post #9167 of 10457
Keep in mind that although HDMI inputs are increasing each year, legacy inputs are decreasing. For now you're better served using separate inputs for each device (eg. use GAME for the Dish DVR).
post #9168 of 10457
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Originally Posted by ritholtz View Post

What app do I need to download to play music from Galaxy nexus over Air play to receiver.
Any suggestions for free apps available from google play for airplay music stored on local media / youtube / music apps.
post #9169 of 10457
I am considering a 2113CI. I have a subscription to Slacker Radio. Is there any way to stream it from my phone (Android) to the receiver?
post #9170 of 10457
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlinnert View Post

I just picked up an open box 1913 from Best Buy but it was missing the setup mic. I'm guessing this was a floor sample. Picked it up for $244. Is this worth it or should I take it back?

The first Best Buy I looked at had the 1913 for $244 but then I searched on their website which lists clearance and open box and found it at another Best Buy store for $150.
post #9171 of 10457
Not really. Easy to do it manually
post #9172 of 10457
I would like to hear how you like it. I have the 1713. It has Sound Mode buttons. When using the movie mode the dialog is very muffled. If you put it on Pure you seem to lose the surround sound. Just got a new tv so even had the Geeks hook it up. They didnt do any better.
post #9173 of 10457
^^
You have a few options to improve the dialogue ....first, if using a center speaker, ensure the center speaker is pulled out to the edge of the shelf and aimed up towards the ear height of the main listening position. If using Dyn EQ, you can set the Reference Level Offset to 10 or 15. If listening at lower master volume levels, you can use Dyn Volume to help raise the volume of quieter dialogue. And lastly, you can always just raise the center speaker volume a few db as well. Also note that when you use either DIRECT or PURE DIRECT modes, you disable both bass management and Audyssey (ie. not recommended).
post #9174 of 10457
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Originally Posted by RedR8dr View Post

Not really. Easy to do it manually

Was that a response to my post? If so, what do you mean "...do it manually"?
post #9175 of 10457
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockDawg View Post

I am considering a 2113CI. I have a subscription to Slacker Radio. Is there any way to stream it from my phone (Android) to the receiver?

Give Skifta a try ...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skifta.android.app&hl=en
Edited by jdsmoothie - 9/2/13 at 2:43pm
post #9176 of 10457
Quote:
Originally Posted by ritholtz View Post

Any suggestions for free apps available from google play for airplay music stored on local media / youtube / music apps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dayglows.vivid.lite&hl=en
post #9177 of 10457
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Originally Posted by wildbill7145 View Post

Yep, wife wanted to watch some TV last night so I connected the HDMI from the cable box directly to the TV. Bingo, wife was watching TV a second later.

I'll try the other inputs today, but I'm also thinking it's the AVR. I think I read it somewhere on here that the HDMI board costs around $300 on it's own, so it's hardly worth replacing since i only paid $350 for the AVR itself.

I read on Denon's website that their warranty doesn't cover acts of nature, so I think I'm hooped.

Boo.

What really sucks about this whole thing is that when I bought the AVR, I bought one of the most expensive surge protectors I could find to protect it and the other equipment. Obviously, it didn't help.

Searching around this site and others, it appears that HDMI boards on all newer amps are all highly subject to failure and damage from even minor power variations. Not really sure what to do as I don't want to go out and buy another AVR only to have this happen the next time we get a big light show outside.


I've been a computer tech for many years. We don't use surge-protectors. We use battery backups, because they do everything a surge=protector does plus low/no-voltage and other things. I got a full sign-wave unit from Amazon for $150. Not only is your computer a computer but so is your AVR, HDTV, Blue-ray etc. I have three battery backups. All of them have protection warranties.
post #9178 of 10457
Hi,
Sorry if I'm doing this wrong, I just want to ask a new question, not start a new thread. I'm not replying to anything.

I've got an AVR 3312 and can't play movies over my network from an NAS. My Denon Net/USB menu says "Video No Play".
Someone suggested I use a PS3, but after some research I discovered that is a game thing, which I have no use for. Is there an alternative / work-around? Hardware or software, or both?
I am clueless in this matter.
I prefer not to have a computer involved, if possible.

Any suggestions on how I can play movies on my TV via the networked 3312? Also, what format do the movies have to be? VOB, or what?

This is my first attempt at home media stuff, so your patience and help are hugely appreciated in advance.
I'll gladly answer any questions.
BTW, I'm located in Oman and bought the 3312 in Dubai at the Denon store there.

I'm building a new house here and will have many other questions after this basic one is solved.

Thanks and regards,

Jeff
post #9179 of 10457
Amen to the use of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). They not only provide battery-backup for a limited time, they also smooth out the input power to what is required (up and down!).
Also, surge suppressors are essentially one-time devices. After one surge, they should be replaced, the protection provided from over-voltage spikes degrades on each event.

Jeff
post #9180 of 10457
Thanks for the app. I am going to try it.
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