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post #61 of 912
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Originally Posted by CJbravo View Post

May I ask if there's any reason you don't connect the video from your cable box to the amp,.........

I set it up this was to remove the AVR from the chain for my wife's benefit. My wife doesn't get along and play well with technology. Having things setup in this fashion, she hits one button and everything works just dandy; the TV and Cable Box power on. She can listen to the television via the television speakers or with a set of headphones and doesn't have to worry about switching errors. Remembering switching reduces her to tears. A man's toys are not meant to cause one's wife to cry in frustration. Hence the need to keep things as user friendly as possible. One button access, equals no tears and with the cable box provided premium channels, she has all the movies she can digest with no need for the AVR. biggrin.gif

We have two cables going into the television. One for the cable box and one from the AVR. When the Blu-ray player is used, the Blu-ray information is auto passed (switched) to the television via the AVR. My wife has no need to even look at the AVR when used in this fashion.

The third HDMI cable goes from the Blu-ray player to the AVR.

As to HDMI cables, one needs to be sure to have "High Speed" HDMI cables. I've read that a lot of intermittent problems are cured by replacing HDMI cables with High Speed HDMI cables. Don't know if that will be your case but if your cables are not High Speed, I would encourage having your cables replaced to see if doing so solves the problems. MonoPrice has a boatload of well priced, High Speed choices.

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Originally Posted by Backdoc7 View Post

@BeeMan.. thank you for the reply.

You're welcome.
post #62 of 912
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Originally Posted by CJbravo View Post

Depending on how much you're going to use the wireless (i.e. just for firmware updates, or iOS/Android control apps, or wireless streaming), wireless and EoP may or may not give you the bandwidth you need. If it was me, and my router was 802.11n (wireless-N) then I'd try a wireless range extender like the one above just because I've heard a few stories about running EoP (interference from washing machines and other heavy-draw whiteware), but it does come down to your house setup. Perhaps check the wireless coverage where your amp is and try streaming on a laptop from there?

Completely agreed CJbravo.

Is there a difference in quality if I stream Pandora music directly through the AVR vs streaming it through a PC --> HDMI --> AVR. The PC is (Lenovo Q180) and capable of sending upto 7.1 channel sound.

Does Pandora / Sirius XM support multichannel audio format?
post #63 of 912
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

^ I finally got around to trying those steps. Unplugging the Ethernet didn't work; neither did the soft reset. It's weird because I swear that the auto standby worked the first time I activated it. I remember noticing my receiver had turned off (standby) without me having turned it off. But it hasn't worked since. I contacted Marantz. Maybe they'll have a solution.

Do you by any chance have Zone 2 powered on as it may not function with it on (although no mention in the Owner's manual)?
post #64 of 912
has not worked for me either yet. :-(

no idea what is keeping it awake - I wonder if I have to manually power off Zone 3 that I have set on? haven't tried that.
post #65 of 912
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Originally Posted by aniban View Post

Thanks ajheuer23 - this is an interesting gadget
Also was doing some research and found this product: Amped Wireless SR150 High Power Wireless-N Smart Repeater [http://www.amazon.com/Amped-Wireless-Wireless-N-Repeater-SR150/dp/B004NBN5UY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350163364&sr=1-1&keywords=amped+wireless+sr150+high+power+wireless-n+smart+repeater]
Has anyone used this or any similar product?

I'm using a Netgear WN2000RPT - it has 4 ports on the back and wirelessly bridges to a wireless router or access point - working great so far.
post #66 of 912
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Originally Posted by stevepow View Post

has not worked for me either yet. :-(
no idea what is keeping it awake - I wonder if I have to manually power off Zone 3 that I have set on? haven't tried that.

The 7007 has both Zones 2 and 3, so yes, you may need to shut down both Zones.
post #67 of 912
Hi,

I recently picked up the SR5007 as a replacement for my previous receiver, which was stolen. All seems well so far, except for one function that doesn't seem to operate as described in the manual.
For the stereo listening mode , the manual states (from page 76 of the PDF):

"This is the mode for playing in stereo. The tone can be adjusted.
• Sound is output from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer."

This is clearly not the case though, at least on my system. This sound mode only plays from the front L & R speakers.
So my question is, is it possible to set the SR5007 so that it actually does play from the front L & R speakers plus subwoofer? Or is it meant to do that as it stands and I have something incorrectly set up? I have run the Audyssey wizard and pretty much left things as is after that.
I have been selecting the Dolby PLII mode for stereo playback, but would prefer not to send audio to the surround & centre speakers when playing stereo.

Thanks!
post #68 of 912
Suggest you read the Audyssey 101/FAQ linked in my sig for more information. After running Audyssey, if the FL/FR speakers were set to LARGE, they should be reset to SMALL and their crossovers raised up to 80Hz. Doing this will allow the sub to be active with any stereo 2.0 frequencies < 80Hz.
post #69 of 912
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stevepow View Post

has not worked for me either yet. :-(
no idea what is keeping it awake - I wonder if I have to manually power off Zone 3 that I have set on? haven't tried that.

Hmm, so it's not just me then. Can any other owners confirm that the auto standby function doesn't work? Or does? BeeMan, how about yours?
post #70 of 912
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

Hmm, so it's not just me then. Can any other owners confirm that the auto standby function doesn't work? Or does? BeeMan, how about yours?

I've not had need to use auto standby or the sleep function. Do you by chance have it turned off?

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To cancel the sleep timer
Press SLEEP to set “Off”.
The sleep timer is also cancelled when this unit is set to the standby
mode or the ZONE2 power is turned off.

Pg 130 below:

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Auto Standby Default
When you do not perform any operation on this unit with no audio or video input for a specified time,
this unit automatically enters the standby mode. Before it enters the standby mode, “Auto Standby” is
displayed on the display of this unit and the menu screen.
Setting details

30min : The unit goes into standby after 30 minutes.
60min : The unit goes into standby after 60 minutes.
Off : The unit does not go into standby automatically.

What setting do you have the Auto Standby feature set to?

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 10/21/12 at 10:59am
post #71 of 912
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

I've not had need to use auto standby or the sleep function.

As an owner of the 5007, it would be very easy for you to test this feature to confirm whether it works or not on your unit. wink.gif
post #72 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

As an owner of the 5007, it would be very easy for you to test this feature to confirm whether it works or not on your unit. wink.gif


Finaly got around to testing this - Zone 2 and Zone 3 have to be Off for this to work - which for me defeats the purpose of it as I use Zone 3 to distribute whatever Zone 1 is playing; if I have to manually turn off Zone 3, then I may as well turn off Zone 1 while I am at it. And there is no Auto Standby for Z2/Z3 - the feature is obviously not designed for someone like me.
post #73 of 912
Thanks for the confirmation.
post #74 of 912
I'm a bit confused as the SR5007 doesn't have a "Zone 3." Are you posting about a SR5007?

From the Marantz web site:

"Send Two Signals Simultaneously
The SR5007 features two-zone audio capability, which allows you to listen to music in one room while playing a movie in another. "

............................???
post #75 of 912
Thread Starter 
I just verified that my Zone 2 is off (I'm not even using a second zone) and the auto standby still won't work.

And BeeMan, I have tried it at both the 30 minute and the 60 minute settings; neither one works. I still haven't heard back from Marantz about this.
post #76 of 912
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

And BeeMan, I have tried it at both the 30 minute and the 60 minute settings; neither one works.

I hate it when that happens. Sorry to read things aren't going right. Hope it's a simple customer service solution as opposed to having to packaging the unit up and sending it to the "Tech Hospital."
post #77 of 912
Thread Starter 
^ Well does the feature work on yours?
post #78 of 912
Alright guys.. is it possible to listen an analog source and watch a high definition video input at the same time (ps3 through hdmi) ? Is it not possible to watch video through hdmi because someone posted earlier that you would have to use a component video cable eek.gif
post #79 of 912
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

^ Well does the feature work on yours?

I don't know. I haven't used it. ???

We turn the unit on and turn the unit off at the remote control level. Out of curiosity, why does a person need the "Auto Standby" feature? Also, FWIW we don't use "Zone 2." In all fairness, if I knew why folks needed the "Auto Standby" feature, I could be more help.

(I Googled it)

If it helps, we don't have Apple products, we don't have "Smart" phones and we don't use AirPlay. For our needs, the unit is running in perfect form. I haven't hooked the unit up via Ethernet as I don't find need to upgrade the firmware.

Last night's movie selection was "Paul." The night before was "In Time." And the night before that was "Unstoppable." The point, we use the SR5007 to channel movies and cable provided content.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 10/22/12 at 9:44am
post #80 of 912
^^
The "Auto Standby" feature would be easy to test as to whether it works or not. I'm confused why you refuse to do this to support your fellow 5007 owners? confused.gif
post #81 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
The "Auto Standby" feature would be easy to test as to whether it works or not. I'm confused why you refuse to do this to support your fellow 5007 owners? confused.gif

Stop with the unwarranted attack. Considering the number of forum members I've aided, I'm not refusing to support anybody. If I don't know what I'm looking for, then my efforts are a useless waste of time. If I don't know what the "Auto Standby" feature is for and I've no need to know, then I don't know what I'm looking for. I've done my level headed best to make this point clear.

I don't have Apple products. I don't have a "Smartphone." I haven't upgraded the firmware. And I don't use "Auto Standby." In the case of this question, based on my understanding of things, at this time and point, I'm right up there with useless. At the public level, I cannot make this point any more clear. For one to berate me on this point meets the definition of personal attack; harassment.

At this time and point, my thoughts go to, please, contact Marantz customer tech support and ask them as opposed to one putting forth continued effort towards trying to embarrass me (public humiliation) because I'm guilty of not having an insightful response.

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post #82 of 912
Attack? .... please. This is a very easy request that has been asked. The "Auto Standby" feature does nothing more than turn the AVR off after either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, if there has been no activity and you have not turned it off already. It has nothing to do with Airplay or smart phone devices. To test it you simply set it to 30 minutes and don't have an input assigned and playing. If after 30 minutes the unit shuts off, then it works as designed.


post #83 of 912
After further reading, it puts the AVR in stand-by mode as opposed to turning the unit off and the unit can be activated by simply giving the AVR an AirPlay call.

Following your above suggestion, I should have an answer in thirty minutes as I'll use the remote control to create the call with.

A suggestion, if someone says they're clueless, believe them.
post #84 of 912
Thank you for your assistance, although note that the term "off" is used to denote "standby" as the only way to turn D&M AVRs off is to unplug them. smile.gif
post #85 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Thank you for your assistance, although note that the term "off" is used to denote "standby" as the only way to turn D&M AVRs off is to unplug them. smile.gif

I'm old school, off means off. Think of a traffic cop beating on a driver with their nightstick after the driver runs a stop sign, while telling the driver who slowed down for the stop sign; do you want me to slow down or do you want me to stop?

Either which way, after thirty minutes of non-use, the AVR turned itself off; or if you will, with the Toslinked cable box turned off, after thirty minutes, the AVR powered down and entered stand-by mode. When the cable box was powered back up, the SR5007 did not power up. When the remote was used to activate power, the AVR powered back up.

My conclusion, the auto-standby feature of our SR5007 is functioning properly.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 10/22/12 at 12:08pm
post #86 of 912
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Originally Posted by pdusty92 View Post

Alright guys.. is it possible to listen an analog source and watch a high definition video input at the same time (ps3 through hdmi) ? Is it not possible to watch video through hdmi because someone posted earlier that you would have to use a component video cable eek.gif

If you're referring to an externally connected analog source, then it's possible if you assign the HDMI input to the same source name used for the analog input and then change the INPUT MODE to "Analog" and then back to "Auto" or "HDMI" when finished. Otherwise if you want to be able to connect multiple audio sources to the video source, then you must connect the video source with a "component video" cable and use the "Video Source" setting (p. 119 OM) to select the video source while the audio source is playing.
post #87 of 912
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

My conclusion, the auto-standby feature of our SR5007 is functioning properly.
Thanks for the test, BeeMan. There must be something I'm missing here. I can't believe it is a defect with the receiver that is causing this issue for me. Maybe the external hard drive connected to my cable box is keeping it awake. Or maybe it's that app that lets you control the AVR with your phone. I'm going to figure out what the missing link is here sooner or later.
post #88 of 912
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

Thanks for the test, BeeMan. There must be something I'm missing here. I can't believe it is a defect with the receiver that is causing this issue for me. Maybe the external hard drive connected to my cable box is keeping it awake. Or maybe it's that app that lets you control the AVR with your phone. I'm going to figure out what the missing link is here sooner or later.

To try and accommodate you, I have the cable box turned on (television off), cable box attached to the AVR via a Toslink and the volume turned down low but the AVR is still amplifying a signal. In a half-hour we'll know if it powers down or not. From my reading, my understanding, the AVR will auto power down after thirty minutes but all external appliances have to use their timer clocks to power themselves down.

(My apologies for sounding like such a whiny baby. As lame as it might sound, I truly was clueless regarding which way to go.)

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 10/22/12 at 12:30pm
post #89 of 912
Although the test will confirm, the "Auto Standby" is not like the "Sleep Timer" and therefore should not shut down the AVR with the cable box sending audio to the AVR. The intended use for the "Auto Standby" feature is similar to that on some TVs in that when there is no activity for a period of time, the TV will shut itself off.
post #90 of 912
Sounds like that may be the rub if one is thinking of the auto-standby in the light of a sleep timer.
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