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post #2851 of 2880
The Panny ST60 is the one I've been thinking about as it comes in a 65" model, from my brief research the Sammy may be better but it appears to be quite a bit more in cost.

And so it goes...tongue.gif

Yes, Bob has been here, did a very nice job.

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post #2852 of 2880
Does anyone have a copy of the firmware update they can send me? I have searched everywhere and all the links I have found are dead.

Thanks,
Tony D
post #2853 of 2880
Here's what I used:

https://www.box.com/s/jt899jjqwe1bed9g0w5m

Sorry about the late reply. I don't check this thread very often.

Saurav.
post #2854 of 2880

Found a used avr 3806 for $175.  Worth it?

post #2855 of 2880
For sure. The 3806 is a beast and has higher build quality than more modern units. But note that it's dated in terms of features, it has an older HDMI version, no networking, and a slightly lesser version of audyssey eq, so depending on your needs it may not be the best fit.
post #2856 of 2880

 My needs r budget quality ;) .  Just picked up this the other day with wall brackets  (Bose Acoustimass 15 series II, 5.1 ) for $320.

 

So got the receiver now, just got to setup all the speakers in the room and hook it all up :) .  

 

I don't watch blue ray, mostly dvds and Netflix.  

post #2857 of 2880

Ok, got the amp and hooked up the speackers. The bose system has an LFE plug, where does that plug into the back of the avr 3806?

post #2858 of 2880
If you didn't get a manual for your Bose system you can download it here: http://worldwide.bose.com/productsupport/assets/pdf/guides/acoustimass/en/owg_en_am15_series2_am16_series1.pdf

As indicated there, connect the LFE input RCA to the Subwoofer OUT on the back of the receiver. That provides a direct connection for LFE (low frequency effects) in .1 soundtracks if you set the speakers to "large" as indicated. It appears there are two fine tuning knobs, one for global "Bass" level and then an "LFE" knob for the .1 channel directly (although you probably don't need to adjust this after calibrating).

All that said, the Bose system is generally regarded to be inferior for true HT action. If this is a semi-serious setup, at the very minimum you should consider adding a REAL subwoofer to supplement the bass output of the wimpy Bose bass module. In this case, you would not hook up the LFE connection on the Bose at all, instead connecting the dedicated subwoofer to the Sub OUT on the back of the receiver and then just letting the Bose module supplement the bass of the little cubes. In this context you would override the manual's suggestion and set all speakers to "small" with a 60-80Hz crossover so that the real subwoofer gets not only the LFE track, but also redirected bass from the other 5 channels.
post #2859 of 2880
Anyone know where I can get a power supply cord for the 3806. My best guess is that I'm looking for a two prong polarized 16 AWG cord. Any suggestions about where or exactly what to look for will be greatly appreciated. As near as I can tell the cord is the same as the one on our AVR-3312.
post #2860 of 2880
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Anyone know where I can get a power supply cord for the 3806. My best guess is that I'm looking for a two prong polarized 16 AWG cord. Any suggestions about where or exactly what to look for will be greatly appreciated. As near as I can tell the cord is the same as the one on our AVR-3312.

Fry's...

Just my $0.05... 👍😉
post #2861 of 2880
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Anyone know where I can get a power supply cord for the 3806. My best guess is that I'm looking for a two prong polarized 16 AWG cord. Any suggestions about where or exactly what to look for will be greatly appreciated. As near as I can tell the cord is the same as the one on our AVR-3312.

Fry's...

Just my $0.05... 👍😉
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll stop by tomorrow, but I will feel very lucky if they have the right one. I expect a lot of three prong power cords and not much else. That's been the case at Amazon and Monoprice.
post #2862 of 2880
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Anyone know where I can get a power supply cord for the 3806. My best guess is that I'm looking for a two prong polarized 16 AWG cord. Any suggestions about where or exactly what to look for will be greatly appreciated. As near as I can tell the cord is the same as the one on our AVR-3312.
It's 14 AWG 15A 125V and the cord is made by Well Shin, it consists of 3 components - the cord and the two plugs - so I'm not sure what the main part number is.


Just a regular computer style cord will work though, it won't make use of the ground prong but it should orientate correctly at the AVR and wall socket.
post #2863 of 2880
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Anyone know where I can get a power supply cord for the 3806. My best guess is that I'm looking for a two prong polarized 16 AWG cord. Any suggestions about where or exactly what to look for will be greatly appreciated. As near as I can tell the cord is the same as the one on our AVR-3312.
It's 14 AWG 15A 125V and the cord is made by Well Shin, it consists of 3 components - the cord and the two plugs - so I'm not sure what the main part number is.


Just a regular computer style cord will work though, it won't make use of the ground prong but it should orientate correctly at the AVR and wall socket.
Thanks. I should have thought of that. As long as the female end of the power cord fits into the power socket on the 3806 it should work fine.
post #2864 of 2880
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Thanks. I should have thought of that. As long as the female end of the power cord fits into the power socket on the 3806 it should work fine.
Yes, I would just make sure you get 14 AWG or better as the 3806 can draw a fair amount of juice.
post #2865 of 2880
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Thanks. I should have thought of that. As long as the female end of the power cord fits into the power socket on the 3806 it should work fine.
Yes, I would just make sure you get 14 AWG or better as the 3806 can draw a fair amount of juice.
Thanks again. smile.gif
post #2866 of 2880

Mooney, just signed in to the AVS site, my interest in AVR-3806, bought in 2006 but minimally used at old house, now trying to do a more complete surround integration, but do recall having issues with the HDMI, so starting where u guys were few yrs ago.  Not sure if you are even contributing to thread anymore.  Suspect some of my problem was trying to translate the manual.  anyway going thru the thread to pick up some goodies and look at manual for the 3 or 4th time.  But considering getting an software upgrade, have support within the sun valley.  

post #2867 of 2880

Doing a late integration of the SAT XM radio  with the Denon AVR-3806 and looking for the  XM Connnect and Play, so looking at the newer Audio Vox XHD2H1 XM direct tuner for XM ready Home Sterios, since the merge of XM and Sirius, I'm assuming all is good with the XM interface on the AVR-3806, anyone out there have any info.  and if there has been any reported issue with the XM/AVR-3806 interface, etc?  I understand there are at least 1 firmware update for the AVR-3806, that I'm considering, since it would local support vice trying to do myself.  thx dennis

post #2868 of 2880
Thanks to all for the posts and links on how to update the firmware. I bit the bullet last night and completed the update, I reckon it was all done and dusted within 6 to 7 minutes.

I've got to say that I was very nervous during the update itself as I wasn't expecting the receiver to turn off and stay off for pretty much the duration of the update process. I immediately assumed that I'd bricked it, but some patience is all that is required.

Now, where's that setup mic....
post #2869 of 2880

       Hi everyone. I just joined the site a few days ago. I hope I'm posting my question in the right order here. I didn't think I needed to start a new thread. Anyway..I got my hands on a 3806 recently but it came with no remote and I'm having a confusing time trying to set it up. I started by resetting it so I would be starting from scratch. I'm a real novice and am really just interested in a simple basic set-up. I'm only going to be hooking up the front,center,and sw speakers. My only device hooked up is a dvd recorder running from the recorder to the old rca crt tv via S-video. Is that the best way? I'm also having trouble getting the tuner to function. Do I need the remote for that? And finally, can anyone tell me where I can get the remote for this? Thanks a lot.

post #2870 of 2880
It appears that you did your post in Bold Face. That's not a good idea.

You can try Denon, E-Bay or do a Google search to find a Denon remote close enough to your model to get it's basic functions working. For instance, Denon should be able to tell you which remotes are generally compatible with the 3806 AVR. I had the 3806 for several years, and I had to get a new remote from Denon.
post #2871 of 2880

    Apologize for the bold face. Have to get out of that habit. Thanks for your reply. I'll try those ideas for the remote. Any other thoughts on my set-up questions? Thanks again.

post #2872 of 2880
Most of the set-up functions can be done from the front panel without the remote. You can also use a Harmony, which has most, if not all, of the functions of the device remote.
post #2873 of 2880
I would definitely recommend spending the money on a good universal rather than trying to find a factory remote. Then you can control all your components with one remote.

It's hard to make recommendations on the setup question without knowing more about your components. Assuming your old CRT doesn't have digital input options the best potential option is component video with a digital audio connection to the receiver. If S-video is the best video input option then use that. You can run the video through the receiver and them make a connection to the tv so you can see the on screen menu display, which will make it easier to navigate the setup menus.
post #2874 of 2880
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    Apologize for the bold face. Have to get out of that habit. Thanks for your reply. I'll try those ideas for the remote. Any other thoughts on my set-up questions? Thanks again.
You're welcome. A good universal remote is a good idea, but it may cost more. I'm biased and use a Harmony remote. I'm not sure that with your setup you would be able to control everything. If that is the case then you could set up an Activity for each device that you can control.
post #2875 of 2880

      Thank you all for the replies. I did find the original remote on ebay and so far my bid of $51 is the highest. But I am thinking about a harmony remote too. I saw one on Amazon for $43 that looks like it might be a good fit for me. It's the Logitech harmony 300. What do you all think of that vs. the original? I would only use it for the dvd recorder and the 3806. As for my old tv it only has s-video and composite connection(red,white.yellow). So I can run the s-video from the 3806 to dvd to tv? Told you I was a novice(lol). This receiver is a little too sophisticated. And I wanted to know if there is such a thing as a simple set-up with what I have. And I still can't get the tuner to work. Thanks.

post #2876 of 2880

                I found a good used harmony remote and it works great. Was a little intimidating at first. Also got the s-video going thru the receiver and now have on screen set-up. I'm getting there. Thanks again for your help. 

post #2877 of 2880

I havn't upgraded the firmware yet, but the 3806 still displays multi channel in when I connect the bluray player to the receiver with hdmi cable. The sound is great, but is my 3806 dts master ready without upgrading the firmware? Thank you for your time.
Edited by samye83 - 3/25/14 at 9:26am
post #2878 of 2880
Even with the firmware upgrade it can't process DTS-HD or any other hi-def codec. Denon didn't add hi-rez decoders to their AVR's until the xx08 models (2808, 3808, etc). The firmware upgrade for the 3806 simply updates the HDMI audio capabilities for multich PCM from 5.1 channels to 7.1 channels of hi rez uncompressed audio. Note however that doesn't mean you can't hear hi rez audio, you simply have to have the player do the decoding first and have it send the uncompressed multich PCM stream (which is what you are getting when the receiver reports "MultiCh IN").
post #2879 of 2880
Thanks for the answer, that makes sense. smile.gif
post #2880 of 2880
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Thanks for the answer, that makes sense. smile.gif
It works too. wink.gif
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