Edited by Semp1 - 11/10/13 at 11:16am
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Edited by Semp1 - 11/10/13 at 11:16am
It's the same with my Denon E300. Only way to know which speakers are active and receiving signal is thru the Display OSD. I think this is some cost effective measure that companies started implementing.
BTW, I'm getting my refurb'd 626 soon from ShopOnkyo. They had a 30% discount going on during Vet's Day. Total OTD for me was $253. Anxiously awaiting.
Hi all, I just got the 626 over the weekend. It's quite different from my old Sony STR-DG520!
After I hooked it up to my P33 and modest 5.1 Aiwa speakers, I ran the Audyssey set-up, made a few tweaks, did a calibration with Disney WOW and an SPL meter, and made a few more tweaks. Then I tried out some movies - a few scenes here and there from various demo-worthy lists. And I just wasn't impressed with anything. The front sounded great, but I wasn't getting anything from the surrounds. It was very annoying, and I did some research, messed around with more settings. I was getting the test tones from the receiver itself and the Disney disc - all equal levels, but nada from movies. I checked the PS3 and the 626 - both were indicating HD audio.
Finally, I realized that I was getting some signal when I put my ear right up to the surrounds, but not much of anything. So I just turned them up. Now, in "Level Calibration," I have Left +2 dB, Center +4dB, Right +2dB, Surround Right +3 dB, Surround Left +6 dB. So I guess I'm wondering - are these normal settings? Do these numbers really matter, or does it boil down to what sounds good? Should I adjust everything down so that the lowest numbers are at 0, and increase accordingly from there? I'm just not very knowledgeable and haven't understood all that I've read.
I'm not an audiophile; I just want it to sound good. My plan is to use it mostly for TV/movies, and maybe a little music from the computer or iPod.
Also, I haven't made any adjustments with the 3rd section, Audio Adjust, or 4.2, IntelliVolume. Is that stuff I shouldn't bother with? And in 5.1, Listening Mode Presets, I changed everything that could be to "Straight Decode." Correct? I followed the manual as much as I could, but it doesn't really explain much for newcomers.
And a final (for now, anyway) question - do the adjustments I've made cover all inputs, or only the PS3?
Thanks in advance for any help!
I picked up a new 626 about a week ago. I hae enjoyed everything about it with one exception. My setup - a Samsung TV a Sony Blu-Ray, a powered subwoofer hooked to the pre-outs on the receiver, and most importantly I only use OTA for video (no sat or cable). My antennae is pluged into the TV for picture (TV input) and digital optical from the TV to the recevier, set to CD/TV. While playing anything from the Blu-Ray (DVD, Amazon video etc), NET (DNLA music), or the tuner the bass is just fine, however when watching OTA, the bass from the sub gets to be horribly LOUD. Very very loud. How can I adjust this?
I was under the impression that by going to the quick menu and adjusting the settings while in that inputs tab would have settings for just that input, however that is not the case, as when I adjust the subwoofer down while on TV/CD, and then go to Tuner, and check the quick settings (while Tuner is listed at the top of the quick setup menu) those settings are changed as well.
First post everyone ! Hi
So i just picked up a new 626 from newegg and am having an issue with DLNA. I cannot play any movies through the receiver. All movies show up on the list, but they all have a red x next to them and cannot be played. I can play them through my Viera ST50 without an issue, play them on all other DLNA devices on the network. Any ideas on what could be going on here? Any suggestions / help is appreciated.
I'm currently using stereo sound (not All Stereo) with my bookshelf monitors and noticed that when watching TV there has been a lot of clicking noises coming from the receiver. It mostly happens when commercials come on but thats not the only time. Is this due to the different type of broadcasts that are coming through? For example the super polished DirecTV commercial comes on in 7.2 super blazing sound, but local joe's used car commercial isnt. Does the receiver change or try to do something? Or am i completely over thinking this?