1. Press/hold the "Movie" button (p. 84 OM)
2. Only applies in "Music" mode (p. 122 OM)
3. Dolby Volume is not a feature of the 4520CI.
4. Parameter Check Results (p. 40 OM)
5. Screensaver is not a feature of the 4520CI (see OSD settings p. 133 OM)
1. I'm sure I tried this and it didn't work. I'm running a calibration right now, so I'll try again when it completes. The 4311 had a way of selecting modes in the GUI. Has that gone away? I don't like settings that are accessible only from the remote.
2. Makes sense, I'll test later. Context-sensitive options can be confusing, especially when learning a new GUI.
3. Don't care, just wondered if it was there.
4. That is not where I normally would have looked, but as long as it's somewhere, I'm good.
5. Bummer. So I have to live with the Denon logo on what should be a blank screen? Where is the logic to that?
Thanks for the replies.
Thanks to both jevans64 and jchasen for these useful tips. I'll give it a try.
I'm trying to understand Denon's philosophy. It seems that the 4520 has capabilities that cannot be accessed by the Setup menu. Let's use the surround back speaker control as an example.
On my Haromony remote, I have the command "surrback" programmed (from my 4311). When I press this button, the front display on the 4520 cycles through the following:
- Dolby Digital PLIIx Cinema
- Dolby Digital SB Matrix On
- Dolby Digital SB Off
When the setting is "SB Off", the front panel speaker icons display that the backs are indeed off.
Based on this example, it seems that the surround back settings are still supported--I just don't understand why I can't control them from the setup menu. Your thoughts?
My 4311 remote of choice is the smaller remote, since it has the basic commands that I need. It works well with the 4520 with the exception that the input buttons are not exactly the same. For example, the 4520 has an input called "Media Player" which is missing on the 4311 remote. Another example, "Aux1" and "Aux2" on the 4520, and only "V.Aux" on the 4311. Bottom line: for quick stuff like Menu items, volume, etc. the 4311 remote is adequate. And the 4311 remote has Quick Select buttoms, which is huge for me....
Absolutely. So far, after less than a day with the 4520, I am much more comfortable. While watching the debate last night, I tweaked the settings on the Harmony remote, starting with the device settings I was using with the 4311 (since the 4520 is not in the Harmony database yet). The Harmony is now controlling the 4520 quite well, which adds to my comfort level considerably. Itwas very easy to program the missing commands (e.g InstaPreview).
Network Save and Load
This topic has been thoroughly discussed in other Denon threads, but I want to repeat it here in case we have any new Denon users. The data in this post was collected during the recent setup of my 4520, so it is fresh.
Why use network load/save? Because this functionality protects you from an inadvertent loss of your configuration information (including the Audyssey calibration) in the event of an anomaly such as a power glitch, or if you need to do a processor or network reset to resolve an issue. It also allows you to experiment with different configurations, always with the option to return to a previous know state. Always save your configuration.
The network load/save functionality is accessed from the web interface. Prior to doing a load or a save, open the 4520 menu, and then the network menu. Change the network configuration from the default “Always On” to “Off in Standby”. You can change this back later.
While in the network configuration menu, click Information and note the 4520’s network IP address. Then go to your computer, open a browser window, and type in the 4520’s IP address. When the web GUI appears, select “Setup”, and then “General”. On the left side, click either “Load” or “Save”.
15 seconds after clicking “Save” the 4520 will power down and display “Saving” on the front panel. The save takes approximately 10 minutes, after which a message is returned to the browser window prompting you to save the configuration file to your local disk. Save the file, giving it a descriptive name, e.g. Config_mm-dd-yy.dat. Once the configuration file has been saved, the 4520 will power back on. One last step before you are finished: check to see if the saved configuration file is a “good one”. To do this, download a Hex editor program from the web (HxD is a good one, free at http://hxd.en.softonic.com/). Using the hex editor, open the configuration file. If it is a good save, you will see hex code in the file. If it is a bad save, the file will be nothing but zeros. Another alternative is to use Windows NotePad to open the file. In NotePad, a file with all zeros will appear as a blank file, while a good saved configuration will appear in NotePad to be filled with random characters. Note: leaving the network setting as “Always On” seems to increase the likelihood of a bad save. However, once you have verified that the network save has been successful, you should return the network setting to "Always On", because unless you do so, any other devices connected to the 4520's network hub will lose their network connection when you power off.
After clicking “Load”, browse your local hard drive to the saved configuration file, and then click “Load”. The 4520 will power down with “Loading” displayed on the front panel. A typical network load takes approximately 6-7 minutes. After the load completed, the 4520 will power back on, and “Load Completed” will be displayed on the web screen. Note: if you get the web message “Load unsuccessful”, it’s probably because the network setting is “Always On”.