Originally Posted by drife
Hi everyone. I just hooked my new receiver up.
How do I listen to music and watch television at the same time?
On my old receiver I had a balance button to check the balance between my speakers. How do I do that with the STR-DN1040?
You cannot watch TV while listening to another source such as radio, network streaming or CD's. Unless you connect your cable TV set top box HDMI cable directly to the TV set to watch pictures while you tune the receiver to FM radio or other music source.
But then you lose the purpose of having the amp play the surround sound from the HDMI cable box connection.
There are no balance controls on this receiver nor many other receivers these days like there used to be in the old days of plain two channel stereo amps.
The way to adjust balance of the channels is by using the Speaker Level/Distance settings menu where you can go in and choose each speaker and then set the level to that individual speaker.
All AVR receivers are pretty much like this now-a-days. Gone is the simple balance knob control.