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EXT Stereo? OK...........Does it have analog out full spectrum simple stereo outs? Can't seem to find that anywhere on this receiver or its' accompanying documentation. Trying to get an auxiliary amp to add full spectrum stereo to the surround experience without losing full functioning via all the HDMI inputs..
That is my point. I was hoping this amp would process any of the HDMI signals to a line level analog stereo output. By full spectrum, I mean all of the sound frequencies that this receiver is seeing or receiving (digitally) and up-convert them to simple analog stereo outputs. Most previous AVS amplifiers including all of my previous receivers had this as an option but I guess it's "too expensive" to offer this option now with out having to buy a pricier receiver. After all, it's much cheaper to process a digital signal than an analog one.
I was going to do the "Shell Shocker" at $179 from Newegg, but then
I saw an eBay auction by newegg for $149 for a refurbished unit. I
am near LA so as usual, Newegg had it in my hands the next day.
This unit has all these special processing settings called "Advanced Surround".
There is a red light on the front of the unit that indicates that this feature is
engaged, but it's always on. I just set this to ext.stereo, because the others
all sound to reverbish. I'm trying to figure out whether the ext.stereo setting
has any effect when a source is selected that has more than two channels.
The manual is vague, but it sounds like they are saying that stereo goes to
all channels, while surround sources would be decoded as usual. I really just
want to set this feature to 'off', but I don't see how I can do that.
I also got this receiver for $149 on ebay. Seems like a great deal.
I do, however, have a really stupid question. I am a total newbie when it comes to electronics.
I currently only have a sound bar that I am trying to connect to the receiver with a fiber optic cable. I do not have a set of speakers yet. I have been able to hook up my components and see video through my tv, however, I am not getting any sound. Is it possible my soundbar and the receiver are incompatible? Let me know if anyone has any advice, I am probably just a moron.
Well first off, this is my first jump into the audio world!
Can anyone confirm if the only audio output is from speaker? As much as I would like to setup my speakers, I do not have any room at the moment, but would still like to utilize the 6 HDMI in.
Is this possible? In the settings, I turned ARC on so maybe this is just one way to amp.
Edit>> may have answered my own question, but won't be home for 7 hours. Can anyone confirm this is what I think it means (audio will play out of TV?
"When the HDMI option is set to THRU the sound will be heard through your TV, not from this received (page 25 of the manual"