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post #3811 of 4105
Has anyone had a problem with their HDMI out suddenly dying? I bought my 2807 in July of 2006 and it's been working great until last night. My wife switched channels on our DIRECTV receiver and suddenly the video signal disappeared (audio remained). I've confirmed it's not a cable issue, or a problem with the other components, as I can bypass the 2807 by directly connecting components to the TV and get audio and video just fine.

I'll try a receiver reset, although I dread having to re-configure everything. I'm just curious if this is a common issue (with an easy solution?), or if I'm just "lucky." Thanks!
post #3812 of 4105
Not a common problem no, but it has been reported a time or two. Should be able to get it repaired though if the reset doesn't work.
post #3813 of 4105
jdsmoothie for the win! I did a microprocessor reset, reconfigured the receiver from scratch, and everything seems to be working again. Kinda a pain to do, but it sure beats sending it in for repair or buying a new one. Thanks!
post #3814 of 4105
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Originally Posted by sobiloff View Post

jdsmoothie for the win! I did a microprocessor reset, reconfigured the receiver from scratch, and everything seems to be working again. Kinda a pain to do, but it sure beats sending it in for repair or buying a new one. Thanks!

I'm having this same issue with my HDMI not working on my 987. How do you go about doing a 'microprocessor reset'?
post #3815 of 4105
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Originally Posted by Touchdown View Post

I'm having this same issue with my HDMI not working on my 987. How do you go about doing a 'microprocessor reset'?

Just found the answer to my own question. On the last page of the owners guide as noted in the posters signature above!
post #3816 of 4105
Which is why I added it to my sig ... prior to that I must have made that suggestion at least a hundred times!
post #3817 of 4105
I have a question about setting up Zone 2. I have a 6.1 speaker system and 2 additional outdoor speakers all connected to my 2807. Would I would like to do is have my 6.1 indoor speakers play what's on DirectTV (HDMI) and my 2 outdoor speakers play music coming from my HTPC (HDMI)

I have the 2 outdoor speakers hooked up to the surround back speaker outputs on my 2807. In the "power amp assign" section, if I set it to "zone 2" and then select "HTPC" as my zone 2 source I get no sound (and I'm turning zone 2 on). my main DirectTV (zone 1)works fine with my 6.1 setup.

I read that the 2807 ZOne 2 only supports analog; does this mean that my current setup wouldn't allow what I would like?

And feedback would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
post #3818 of 4105
What you read is correct. The only way to get HDMI to Zone 2 would be to connect the Zone 2 speakers to the Front "B" speaker posts, although then you're limited to the same source and volume as the Front "A" in the main zone. Also, how can you have a 6.1 setup in the main zone if you are using the Surr Back/Amp Assign posts for Zone 2? That would leave you with only a 5.1 in the main zone.
post #3819 of 4105
I connected by PC through a VGA connection to the Denon component input. I can't get a response. How do I set the Denon?

Thanks
post #3820 of 4105
you can't just go VGA to component through the AVR....

VGB is RGB color and component video is a different format (YPbPR). You can only do VGA>component if the source device can be configured for RGB over component.

just run the PC video straight to the display with VGA.
post #3821 of 4105
Whats the best way to connect a Sennheiser RS 180 without using the front headphone jack.?
post #3822 of 4105
Connect the RS-180 base to the VCR Out analog jacks and then set RECOUT to Source. Connect the sources you want to listen to via analog cables to the AVR in the same labels used for the digital connections.
post #3823 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Connect the sources you want to listen to via analog cables to the AVR in the same labels used for the digital connections.

I understand the first part,but not the second part. Could you try to explain this in more detail.Would really appreciate it. Thanks
post #3824 of 4105
If you have a cable box connected to a 2807 HDMI jack then also plug an analog cable from the cable box into a 2807 analog jack with the same label as the source name you use for the cable box (ie analog jacks are not assignable).
post #3825 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If you have a cable box connected to a 2807 HDMI jack then also plug an analog cable from the cable box into a 2807 analog jack with the same label as the source name you use for the cable box (ie analog jacks are not assignable).

Oh, so I have to have each input connected analog and digital(analog signal sends to headphones) to receive a signal through the VCR out which goes to the headphones?
post #3826 of 4105
Correct. Digital for your surround speakers (unless using analog input already of course) and analog for the RS-180 as there is no down conversion from HDMI audio to analog audio.
post #3827 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Correct. Digital for your surround speakers (unless using analog input already of course) and analog for the RS-180 as there is no down conversion from HDMI audio to analog audio.

So the VCR out will export any signal being played at that time, like the front headphone jack?
post #3828 of 4105
Yes. As long as RECOUT Sel is set to "Source".
post #3829 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yes. As long as RECOUT Sel is set to "Source".

One more question. What is the simplest way to turn off all speakers and use just headphones?
post #3830 of 4105
Press the mute button.
post #3831 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Press the mute button.

Thanks for the help!
post #3832 of 4105
My 2807 remote appears to have crapped out somehow. I typically use a Harmony for everything, but for setups I use the Denon unit. Is there a hard-reset procedure for the 2807 remote?
post #3833 of 4105
Try removing the batteries for awhile and reset the 2807 microprocessor as well.
post #3834 of 4105
So I have had my AVR-2807 set up and working fine for the past few years. It is in a stereo cabinet, however, it stays cool and had never really been cranked to the point of any stress. It is the primary living room AVR for the TV, so just normal TV, DVD and gaming.

Then intermittently I started to loose sound occasionally over the past week or 2. Originally thought my kids were manually using the source selection or playing with the receiver.

A few times, just shut things down and let my remote macro get everything set up as expected. Sound would come back as expected.

Well TV and AVR were on the other day, I was in the hallway and heard a mild "snap" or "pop" though the speakers just as all sound dropped out. Had a feeling something not good just happened.

Tried to shut unit off and let it cool to room temp, turn it back on, no change. Also noticed that while I could change the video, the Volume as not responsive from either the remote or volume control. Although I had no sound, I could see the Volume level would not change.

I have started to search the Internet and there seems to be a number of cases where the AVR's in this era/family have lost all audio and many of the post point to a problem with the audio DSP chip or board. Some reference the Sharc DSP chip? Not sure if my unit has the Sharc chip, I have popped the top to inspect fuses, look and smell for damage(d) components, looked for leaking or bulged capacitors. So far, everything on the first look appears fine.

Anyone have any additional insight on this issue, issues with the DSP chip(s), I see the Sharc chip is located on the HDMI board after further investigation.
post #3835 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Connect the RS-180 base to the VCR Out analog jacks and then set RECOUT to Source.

can't figure out how to set recout to source? I have the rs-180 connected to vcr-1, but can't seem to figure out how to change recout to source?
post #3836 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jfoj View Post
Anyone have any additional insight on this issue, issues with the DSP chip(s), I see the Sharc chip is located on the HDMI board after further investigation.
Try inserting a headphone plug into the headphone jack a few times as dust on the connector can cause this as well.
post #3837 of 4105
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Originally Posted by C64 View Post
can't figure out how to set recout to source? I have the rs-180 connected to vcr-1, but can't seem to figure out how to change recout to source?
Press the Zone 2/REC SELECT button on the front panel (p. 41).
post #3838 of 4105
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
Press the Zone 2/REC SELECT button on the front panel (p. 41).
I did that, said rec out vcr 1. is there any other settings that it could be.
post #3839 of 4105
Refer to p. 42 .... ZONE 2 = RECOUT
post #3840 of 4105
I recently purchased an Emotive XPA-3 amp to go with my 2807. Can I still use Audyssey to fine tune my system? Do I use the same Audyssey setup procedures? Thanks in advance.
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