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post #121 of 1939
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Originally Posted by shiznit View Post


Just checked the flash drive. It is formatted NTFS and yes the .fw file is the only file on there right on the root directory. Does it have to be FAT32? I remember I reformatted this stick to NTFS to handle larger files... I bet that has something to do with it!

EDIT: Yes that was it, updating as we speak! smile.gif


Awesome! Glad you could get it to work!

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post #122 of 1939

Here are some pics of my setup. Not a fancy as some, but it gets the job done!

 

 

 

post #123 of 1939
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Originally Posted by tbjesse View Post



Perhaps one of the best features on the gen2 versus the gen1 MRX's is their input assignments. I found that on my gen1 i quickly ran out of inputs. In fact i had to switch in the menu between digital and analog every time i wanted to listen to a cd/vinyl vs. an SACD. Holy annoying! But in the new gen2 the inputs are all digital (hence no direct input buttons on the front panel). Up to 20 assignable inputs is the flexibility i have been waiting for forever in my receiver! Huge thumbs up to Anthem on this decision! Not to mention the additional HDMI inputs and outputs! Four was just not enough in this day in age!

Gutted to hear that they have taken away the analogue inputs. I'm a big vinyl fan and really don't see the point in running it through a ADC. I was set on buying one when they hit the UK but will have to look at other options.
post #124 of 1939
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Originally Posted by shiznit View Post

I decided to try out a gen 2 MRX-510 and picked it up last week and got it set up last night. I am using it as a processor as I have Bryston external amplification. I had a MRX-500 and a MRX-300 both of which went back because of two very obvious glitches with them.

I ran ARC 2 and my first observation and question is regarding the speaker level settings. ARC set my front LCR and Sub channel to +12 db (max) and my surround channels to +5 db. Now after checking out a couple of movies last night, it was sounding as though there was some clipping or distortion going on with loud passages (regardless of volume setting). Now my question is, will I break the ARC settings (will ARC still function correctly) if I lower all the speaker levels by the same amount say by 6db?? My main speakers are fairly inefficient (85 db) and is why I am guessing ARC set the level to the maximum.

I will have to do more testing to see if that distortion is actually in the movies I tried, or that there is actual clipping because of the max 12 db setting on the 510.

One other issue is that I tried to update the software on the 510 to 1.1.1 with a USB stick containing only the software file (extracted file MRX510_US_MP_20131025.fw), but was unsuccessful. Tried via the menu and also by pressing and holding select on the unit for at least 10 seconds.. I saw the USB stick flash a few times but the update did not commence. I will try a different USB stick to see if that works.

Other than that, so far so good with the 510, I watched an entire movie from start to finish and no obvious glitches were present with the video side of things which is great.

Can you adjust the gain of your Bryston amp??? If you can I would increase the LCR levels and the sub.
Then re-do ARC.
post #125 of 1939
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Originally Posted by wazza69 View Post


Gutted to hear that they have taken away the analogue inputs. I'm a big vinyl fan and really don't see the point in running it through a ADC. I was set on buying one when they hit the UK but will have to look at other options.


I think you misunderstand. There are still tons of analog inputs available on the unit. They haven't been taken away! They are just switched digitally within the OSD instead of individual buttons on the unit itself.

post #126 of 1939
How's the video processing on the new 10s? Does it do osd when its set as through?
post #127 of 1939
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Originally Posted by grasshoppers View Post

Can you adjust the gain of your Bryston amp??? If you can I would increase the LCR levels and the sub.
Then re-do ARC.

No I can not. Would it be okay for me to lower all channels by say 6 db? All it would mean is that I will not hit "reference level" at 0 db on the volume, correct? Or would I "break" ARC by doing that?
post #128 of 1939
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Originally Posted by Ryder125 View Post

How's the video processing on the new 10s? Does it do osd when its set as through?

Seems fine, so long as what your TV says it wants as video input (during the handshake) is really the right thing to send it for best results. (Earlier in the history of HDMI, that was a problem with some TVs but not so much today.)

"Through" video is unprocessed. The MRX acts like an HDMI switch for video. So no, no On-screen Display.
--Bob
post #129 of 1939
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shiznit View Post

I decided to try out a gen 2 MRX-510 and picked it up last week and got it set up last night. I am using it as a processor as I have Bryston external amplification. I had a MRX-500 and a MRX-300 both of which went back because of two very obvious glitches with them.

I ran ARC 2 and my first observation and question is regarding the speaker level settings. ARC set my front LCR and Sub channel to +12 db (max) and my surround channels to +5 db. Now after checking out a couple of movies last night, it was sounding as though there was some clipping or distortion going on with loud passages (regardless of volume setting). Now my question is, will I break the ARC settings (will ARC still function correctly) if I lower all the speaker levels by the same amount say by 6db?? My main speakers are fairly inefficient (85 db) and is why I am guessing ARC set the level to the maximum.

I will have to do more testing to see if that distortion is actually in the movies I tried, or that there is actual clipping because of the max 12 db setting on the 510.

One other issue is that I tried to update the software on the 510 to 1.1.1 with a USB stick containing only the software file (extracted file MRX510_US_MP_20131025.fw), but was unsuccessful. Tried via the menu and also by pressing and holding select on the unit for at least 10 seconds.. I saw the USB stick flash a few times but the update did not commence. I will try a different USB stick to see if that works.

Other than that, so far so good with the 510, I watched an entire movie from start to finish and no obvious glitches were present with the video side of things which is great.

What did ARC set your Dolby Offset/Calibration level to?
post #130 of 1939
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Seems fine, so long as what your TV says it wants as video input (during the handshake) is really the right thing to send it for best results. (Earlier in the history of HDMI, that was a problem with some TVs but not so much today.)

"Through" video is unprocessed. The MRX acts like an HDMI switch for video. So no, no On-screen Display.
--Bob

I set my 510 to "through" and I still have the OSD?
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Originally Posted by Tolstoi View Post

What did ARC set your Dolby Offset/Calibration level to?

It is set at 0 db?
Edited by shiznit - 11/10/13 at 9:11pm
post #131 of 1939
Thats incorrect Bob. Im using passthrough and I got OSD - it even makes it 3D when watching 3D.. It's just an awesome machine!
post #132 of 1939
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Originally Posted by tbjesse View Post


I think you misunderstand. There are still tons of analog inputs available on the unit. They haven't been taken away! They are just switched digitally within the OSD instead of individual buttons on the unit itself.

Ah, thank you! I thought it was a bit strange but then again a number of Hifi amps are moving to digital only.
post #133 of 1939
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Originally Posted by kelseyhorne View Post

hello

Any mac users that could help me trouble shoot? I have done the following and it still can't see the amp.

1. both my mac and the anthem are wired into the back of my time machine no wifi
2. I am running windows 8 in parallels
3. when I go connect it says no device found
4. updated firmware to 1.1
5. in the settings menu I have it set to auto for ip
6. direct connection selected also

any help would be great,

Hi

Make sure your Parallels networking mode is set to Bridge. It won't work in Shared mode which is the default.
post #134 of 1939
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shiznit View Post

I set my 510 to "through" and I still have the OSD?
It is set at 0 db?

Do you have a sound meter?
post #135 of 1939
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Originally Posted by Therien View Post

Thats incorrect Bob. Im using passthrough and I got OSD - it even makes it 3D when watching 3D.. It's just an awesome machine!

That's bad news. Anthem receiver should not be modifying video signal when in passthrough mode. Bob has been testing MRX 710 and you got MRX 510. Assuming you both applied the latest firmware, is it possible that MRX 710 has video passthrough mode that works correctly whereas MRX 510 does not?
post #136 of 1939
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Originally Posted by Tolstoi View Post

Do you have a sound meter?

Yes I do.
post #137 of 1939
@ sdv5

I do not know. According to the guy who imports them in Denmark, the video and pre AMP section should be identical. Before the 510 i had a NAD T787 which dont have anything in the video department - nothing, all passthrough. It had an OSD, and persumably no tampering with the signal.. As Ian Malcom says: "life will find a way" biggrin.gif
post #138 of 1939
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Originally Posted by sdv5 View Post


That's bad news. Anthem receiver should not be modifying video signal when in passthrough mode. Bob has been testing MRX 710 and you got MRX 510. Assuming you both applied the latest firmware, is it possible that MRX 710 has video passthrough mode that works correctly whereas MRX 510 does not?


My unit also displays the OSD in both passthrough and processed video output modes.

post #139 of 1939
Can I get an official statement on the availability on the MRX 510 unit? My local dealer told me they won't be out until Feb. Clearly this is not the case.
post #140 of 1939
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Originally Posted by sdv5 View Post

That's bad news. Anthem receiver should not be modifying video signal when in passthrough mode. Bob has been testing MRX 710 and you got MRX 510. Assuming you both applied the latest firmware, is it possible that MRX 710 has video passthrough mode that works correctly whereas MRX 510 does not?

Not necessarily an issue.

There are chips that can overlay graphics onto a HDMI signal without touching it in any other way.

This is one example

So it's possible that you're still in a true 'through' mode with no video processing occurring other than the OSD insertion.
post #141 of 1939
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Originally Posted by stevelup View Post


Not necessarily an issue.

There are chips that can overlay graphics onto a HDMI signal without touching it in any other way.

This is one example

So it's possible that you're still in a true 'through' mode with no video processing occurring other than the OSD insertion.


Agreed!

post #142 of 1939
I have another question and not sure if this is an Anthem MRX-510 issue or what. I have a Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player that I use for SACD's as well. I had it hooked up with my MRX-300 and it played the SACD just fine via HDMI but it will not play audio with the 510. Not sure if I have a wrong setting with the 510 but it is hooked up via HDMI 1 just like the 300. The 300 had no issues playing the SACD but the 510 will not.

Any set up issues or anyone have an idea?

Thanks,
Ted
post #143 of 1939
Just looked through the owners manual and did not see anything to confirm or deny, so does anyone know if Dolby IIz is included with the 510/710? Didn't see anything about height speakers in the manual???
post #144 of 1939
Height channels were eliminated in the 310, 510 and 710.
post #145 of 1939
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Originally Posted by tbjesse View Post

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Originally Posted by sdv5 View Post

That's bad news. Anthem receiver should not be modifying video signal when in passthrough mode. Bob has been testing MRX 710 and you got MRX 510. Assuming you both applied the latest firmware, is it possible that MRX 710 has video passthrough mode that works correctly whereas MRX 510 does not?


My unit also displays the OSD in both passthrough and processed video output modes.

OK, my mistake. The MRX 710 continues to offer both the on-screen Setup menu and on-screen overlay of things like Volume changes on the HDMI 1 output even when that HDMI output has its Scaling set to Passthrough.

Good Catch!

Either I just missed this entirely, or it was something that changed in the course of Beta Testing. (Yeah! That's the ticket!)
--Bob
post #146 of 1939
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Originally Posted by sdv5 View Post

5) Does Anthem mute the first second or two of the incoming digital audio signal until it can lock onto the signal properly? For example, when you listen to CDs over HDMI or coaxial digital input, are tracks played in their entirety or do you get the first second or two chopped off?

I have a Squeezebox Touch connected to my 510 via digital coaxial and unfortunately the first second of each track is chopped off.
The same thing happen with GUI sound enabled in XBMC connected via HDMI. A "single" GUI sound is not heard and a second after, the display changes briefly from No Signal to 2.0 PCM.

An upgrade to firmware 1.1.1 has not helped.
post #147 of 1939
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

I have another question and not sure if this is an Anthem MRX-510 issue or what. I have a Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player that I use for SACD's as well. I had it hooked up with my MRX-300 and it played the SACD just fine via HDMI but it will not play audio with the 510. Not sure if I have a wrong setting with the 510 but it is hooked up via HDMI 1 just like the 300. The 300 had no issues playing the SACD but the 510 will not.

Any set up issues or anyone have an idea?

Thanks,
Ted

I don't want this to fall by the way side so any ideas on settings?
post #148 of 1939
^ Set the Sony to output LPCM when playing the SACD, and be sure the video resolution output by the Sony is at least 720p.

Check the Info button displays while trying to play the SACD. The audio input should be 5.1 (or 2.0 if playing the stereo layer) 88.2KHz LPCM.
--Bob
post #149 of 1939
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

I don't want this to fall by the way side so any ideas on settings?

The Sony BDP-S5100 will play regular CD's via PCM but not SACD's via DSD but I thought it would convert to PCM. It did with my 300 but not my 510 and I have not changed in settings in my Sony BD player so it has to be a setting in the 510. I've read the manual but so far I haven't found any info.

Thanks
post #150 of 1939
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Yes I do.

I would re-measure ARC again but before I would ajust all level manually using the sound meter to 70 bd than re-run ARC.
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