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post #421 of 652
After a week of hand-wringing and spending on new gadgets, I solved my HDMI problems. [Two displays, a plasma and a projector, wireless HD to the projector, stuff would fail.]

The ultimate problem was the attempt at doing wireless HDMI to the projector -- which I thought was necessary, but turned out not to be.

One evening I noticed that bottom of my front door wasn't flush with the floor. There was an inch of weatherstripping that created clearance between the floor and the bottom of the door.

That was the magic realization that told me I had a route for an HDMI cable from the AVR to the projector.

I bought a 35-foot cable from Amazon, and rewired the system the way it was intended to be: HDMI from all of the sources, MONI 1 to the plasma, and MONI 2 to the projector. No other gimmicks in the chain.

Everything worked perfectly immediately.

It's possible that I could make the wireless HDMI kit work by using the Gefen HDMI Detective: If I put the Detective box in line ahead of the wireless transmitter, my guess is that it would provide a stable EDID for the AVR, and make it stop flailing about as the wireless kit changes state. I think this was the ultimate cause of my problems.
post #422 of 652
Trouble tuning internet radio stations

When I select the Network source, Internet radio, my 7701 flashes through a list of something, "Local stations, Search stations, Search podcasts", then jumps to "Now playing ..." and "Connection Down".

It seems to be jumping to "Favorite 1" which is a 1.fm channel, which indeed might be "down," or at least an invalid URL.

There are four "favorites" button on the main zone screen. If I get one that works, like Favorite 3, a classical stream, sometimes I can go "back" to the list of sources, select "radiomarantz" and find my favorites there.

(I suspect I'm dealing with a bug in the latest firmware update. The UI doesn't pause at the list of sources to take user input.)

Mojo
post #423 of 652
Try saving a different station to the Favorite 1 setting.
post #424 of 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Try saving a different station to the Favorite 1 setting.

Indeed. That avoids the "Connection Down" message, but it doesn't solve the jump past "Local Stations, Search Stations, Search Podcasts, radiomarantz, etc."

It has this bad behavior whether I use the web UI, the marantz remote, or my Logitech remote.
post #425 of 652
New firmware is now avail for the 7701. Any info?
post #426 of 652
I plan to download it tonight. I'm having a problem with Internet Radio in this current version. If I'm lucky it's a bug they fixed in this release.
post #427 of 652
With the new firmware, the "Internet Radio" choice still seems to jump past the "Local stations, Search stations, Search podcasts, ..." menu, but overall the behavior seems to be a little more stable.

I'm having trouble figuring out how many different "favorites" lists there are on this receiver.

  • HD Radio has a list of "presets"
  • Network has a "Favorites" button
  • radiomarantz "vTuner" has favorite groups
  • The remote has four "favorite" buttons that don't seem to relate to the other three


Has anyone made sense of this?

Mojo
Edited by Morris Jones - 9/18/13 at 8:15am
post #428 of 652
Replying to self.
Got tired of the hand wringing. Ordered the AV7701, should arrive today, just in time for the new firmware.
I'll post an update after a few weeks, months.
post #429 of 652
Hi, I'm new here but I'm still an owner of a 7701 ( www.minhembio.com/H3gge ). My first question is, does anyone know what the new update includes? And why does every one put so much importance in the EQ? In have listened to different EQs and I don't like it at all it only destroys the dynamic and depth in the music. Have you compared the 7701 with and without the EQ enabled?
post #430 of 652
^^
I'm trying to get the 7701 firmware change log and will post here when obtained. You'll find that most prefer the improvement that Audyssey (or most any Auto EQ) provides over simply trying to manually make adjustments, not to mention it's much easier and quicker. Of course personal preference always prevails. smile.gif
post #431 of 652
To expand slightly on JDSmoothie's comment:

Be sure to read through the Forum's Audyssey 101/FAQ and follow its suggestions. The instructions included in the 7701's owner's manual are woefully inadequate. Common causes of deficient calibrations are not using a boom microphone stand and not turning down the subwoofer's gain control, resulting in a pegged subwoofer trim level. See www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#post_21782993
Edited by Selden Ball - 9/21/13 at 1:33pm
post #432 of 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegge87 View Post

Hi, I'm new here but I'm still an owner of a 7701 ( www.minhembio.com/H3gge ). My first question is, does anyone know what the new update includes? And why does every one put so much importance in the EQ? In have listened to different EQs and I don't like it at all it only destroys the dynamic and depth in the music. Have you compared the 7701 with and without the EQ enabled?

Nice system you have there. I have always been a fan of Rotel Amps. Some of the best AB amps out there.
post #433 of 652
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Originally Posted by gferrell View Post

Nice system you have there. I have always been a fan of Rotel Amps. Some of the best AB amps out there.

Thanks! I'm beginning to get pleased with my setup, still working on some minor things. I'm planing to get 2 more channels for movie watching so I'm searching for a good 2 channel power amp for my font speakers. Looking at the RB 1080 but not sure yet.
The 1075 is gone be for movies.smile.gif
post #434 of 652
Hi,
I own a Marantz AV-7701 + MM8077 combo, connected to an Oppo-BDP93 player via a 5m HDMI. Everytime I play a multichannel SACD on the Oppo, the sound breaks up for a brief moment at the beginning. For the rest of the playback, I have no issues. The Oppo is set to output only multichannel PCM and the AV7701 is set to AUTO (Audyssey).
Does anybody know how to avoid such an annoying issue? By the way, I've only noticed it with multichannel SACDs, not Blu-rays.

Thanks,
Aris.
post #435 of 652
Aris,

Is the firmware up to date in your Oppo player? I've seen similar reports which were fixed when the firmware was updated.
post #436 of 652
Hi Selden,

The Oppo reports that I have the latest firmware: BDP9x-74-0908. I remember something similar with my old Sony receiver, where I had to change the priority of the decoding, but I am not sure it's the same case. Besides, it only seems to happen with multichannel SACDs.
Anyway, I will play with the settings and see if I can eliminate this glitch.

Thanks,
Aris.
post #437 of 652
Separate audio/video?

Is there a way to view audio and video from different sources with the 7701? (I haven't found it yet.)

Mojo
post #438 of 652
Yup. D&M models use the "Video Select" feature for this. With the audio source selected, use the Video Select setting to select an "analog" video source. However, if the only source you want to do this with is the cable/sat box, then either separately connect a component video cable to the 7701 or connect the HDMI directly to the TV with optical from the box to the 7701.
post #439 of 652
^^ heh .. thanks JD. I'm not sure it's worth hooking up separate analog video connections.
post #440 of 652
Only the new 2013 models are able to watch HDMI video while listening to network, USB, or Tuner audio.
post #441 of 652
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Originally Posted by Decatur View Post


1. I've had the Marantz AV7701 for a couple of months now and have had some issues with the volume decreasing 20-30% for a second and then returning to normal while watching TV. One time I lost volume completely and it did not resume until I paused and unpaused the program that I was watching. None of these issues happened with the previous receiver (early 90's model) so I think it's fair to rule out my Direct TV box/signal.



2. Is it normal that my sub (hooked up to sub pre out) does not work in stereo mode? It works if I am watching something programmed in 5.1 only. The sub worked in Stereo mode on my early 90's model receiver.



1. As suggested in another thread, this could be Dyn Volume reacting to the TV commercials, although the volume should normal stay more normalized throughout. Also try doing a soft reset (ie. unplug for 10 minutes).

2. After running Audyssey, always set your FL/FR speakers to SMALL/60 or 80Hz if you have a dedicated sub in your setup.
post #442 of 652

1.The volume issue never happens during the programs. I will try turning the Dynamic volume off.

 

2. The FL/FR speakers are set to small. My question is this- the sub works when watching something programmed in 5.1 but does not work in stereo mode. Is this normal?

post #443 of 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decatur View Post

1.The volume issue never happens during the programs. I will try turning the Dynamic volume off.

Thanks for the tip. I've noticed this problem when watching TiVo and doing a fast-forward or skip back. The volume returns at a slightly diminished level then creeps back to the setting.

To some extent it's a feature, and might be nice if I were to suddenly skip to a loud crash, but generally I don't want it.

Mojo
post #444 of 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decatur View Post

1.The volume issue never happens during the programs. I will try turning the Dynamic volume off.

2. The FL/FR speakers are set to small. My question is this- the sub works when watching something programmed in 5.1 but does not work in stereo mode. Is this normal?

If your FL/FR speakers are set to SMALL/80Hz then any low frequency bass below 80Hz will pass to the sub. Ensure you are playing low bass music and NOT using either DIRECT or PURE DIRECT surround modes as these modes disable bass management (ie. treat the FL/FR speakers as if they are set to LARGE), rather you want to use the STEREO surround mode.
post #445 of 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decatur View Post

1.The volume issue never happens during the programs. I will try turning the Dynamic volume off.

2. The FL/FR speakers are set to small. My question is this- the sub works when watching something programmed in 5.1 but does not work in stereo mode. Is this normal?

My subs work in stereo.
post #446 of 652

Thanks for the input! Lol

post #447 of 652

Hi

 

Just took delivery of my 7701AV. in the process of upgrading my pioneer elite rear projector to a samsung 60" plasma, I decided to go HDMI and needed to replace my rotel rsp-1066. tried a emotiva UMC-200 for one week but the device had a couple issues so I returned it and got this.

 

equipment: samsung F5500 60" plasma, rotel rmb-1095, aerial 7bs, aerial CC3, aerial 5s, martin logan descent sub, apple tv, panasonic blue-ray, comcast HD DVR. aerials are on factory weighted bases and cc3 is in custom cabinet (i made) beneath the tv, angled upward with dampeners from Aerial. analog signals handled by transparent cables

 

I ran the audyssey and started some music listening.  have a similar issue as recently mentioned i.e. sub not very present in stereo mode. i have printed out the entire manual and discovered a setting in the speakers to set the sub to LFE +main which uses the sub more for low frequencies for all speakers versus just the ones set to Small.

 

I noticed somebody posted the link to posting 1726 in the audyssey thread which i will read to better run the calibration. it is pretty easy to re-run so I imagine i will change speaker settings a bit, re-run and see how things sound.

 

so far, everything seems good.  looking forward to learning more and more about the new firmware available 

post #448 of 652
I recently purchased the same combo. Are you selling due to dissatisfaction? Just wondering, because the system this replaced was an old Rotel RSP-985 with a RMB 1095 power amp. I am still in the early phases of listneing to the new system, but have noticed that the new power amp (MM7055) has significantly less power. The old amp did blow a channel, which was one of the major reasons I bought new (the other being the desire to have HDMI).

Please let me know what your experience with the system was.

Thanks in advance
post #449 of 652
I must have missed it. Who is selling what?
post #450 of 652

Nicholjo - was your question meant for me?  I think you mis-read my intro.  I really like the 7701. It replaced my orig. rotel preamp since the rotel only supported analog.  I also tried a preamp from another company that had issues so it got returned.

 

The 7701 has a lot going for it and i really like how subtle/neutral the sub sounds.  

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