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post #2311 of 2390
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
Yes ... also connect a set of analog RCA cables from the source to the AVR.

Nope, Windows 7 does not allow dual output. i hear tell that Windows XP did...but I can't go back.

I think it's time to just give up on this thing. The most expensive receiver I ever purchased has really been a disappointment.

Thanks for the suggestion though...was certainly worth a try.
Edited by kschoenberg - 8/8/12 at 11:46am
post #2312 of 2390
I have just bricked the unit though have used the recovery process in the past successfully - can anyone please repost the firware fix as the link here is dead.



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Originally Posted by Dutchman01 View Post



brasch,

Here it is:


The recovery firmware AVR-4306:

http://www.speedtrack.org/Denon/AVR-...20AVR-4306.rar


Use it true rs-232 poort and again Only XP computers.


After this recovery update

flash the unit back to 6.0.0.2 and final to 6.0.0.4 true network.


Goodluck
post #2313 of 2390
Denon - 4306. Bought it new in '06, did the latest firmware update to 6.0.0.4 ... and it has been working great ever since.

BUT, I'm upgrading my projector to a 3D ( HDMI 1.4) and was wondering if the 4306 can pass the appropriate signal......even if I set the video signal to "passthrough" the signal and let the projector sort it out?

Think it will work?
post #2314 of 2390
Nope. AVR must be HDMI 1.4 to pass full 1080p 3D.
post #2315 of 2390
Okay, since I can't "passthrough" a 3d signal through my 4306, what are my options? My 3d source material will come from my PS3, which I've never done 3d before, but I heard the PS3 will do it.


1. Buy new receiver, which I really don't want to do as the 4306 still works perfectly....except for it's limited capabilities in regards to HDMI 1.4 and 3D
If so, which one?

2. Buy an HDMI switch that can pass 1.4 3d material from my PS3 as well as still allow my 4306 to send old HDMI signal from XBOX, TIVO, etc.

Thanks in advance
post #2316 of 2390
1. No need to buy a new AVR, rather simply purchase a dual HDMI 1.4 (eg. Panasonic BDT-350).
2. HDMI switch won't work in this regard.
3. Connect PS3 HDMI directly to the TV with optical from the PS3 to the AVR. The higher bitrate DD/DTS audio on BDs is comparable to the HD audio.
post #2317 of 2390
Thanks, but it will be a major PITA to run another HDMI cable as the original was done during the construction of the house.
post #2318 of 2390
Hi
I am having an intermittent problem with my surround sound, it distorts very bad and can last minutes or much longer. I have tried various sources and modes, its there on all but direct which is still perfect.
I now have a service manual pdf as I am stripping it looking for a faulty relay or a dry joint somewhere.
I would also like to know how to transfer the favourites from Radio Denon back to the receiver.
All the links to the firmware updates are dead, how can I download 6.0.0.4, please? and will it work with Win ME
thanks, John
Edited by caldirun - 12/9/12 at 5:24am
post #2319 of 2390
Hi all,
having shortly AVR-4306. Any suggestion where to get the latest 6.0.0.4 firmware? Cannot find it on the net anymore and Denon is having only 6.0.0.3 on their pages.

Could anyone submit a link?

Many thanks,
DM
post #2320 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Dzony Mnemonik View Post

Hi all,
having shortly AVR-4306. Any suggestion where to get the latest 6.0.0.4 firmware? Cannot find it on the net anymore and Denon is having only 6.0.0.3 on their pages.
Could anyone submit a link?
Many thanks,
DM
Unless you want 7.1 (have you any source files for this?) 6.0.0.3 is the best
post #2321 of 2390
I'm using the 6.0.0.4 and it works fine. I like it for the ability to do 7.1

What is the difference between the .03 and the .04 ??
post #2322 of 2390
Hi, new to the forum, but thanks to all who have shared so much knowledge. I have also been looking for the firmware links (I need 6.0.0.2 and 6.0.0.4 ) both and Dutchman's original links no longer seem to be working. Could someone please provide a new link to these files for those of us who still need an upgrade?

Many thanks in advance!
post #2323 of 2390
Hey sorry to change the subject a little. I'm a noob to this audio thing I'm learning slowly but anyways I just bought a denon avr 4306 and want to hook up 7.1. My question is what blu ray player can I use to hook up the avr threw hdmi and get the best possible sound. Also would I be able to use a 1.3 hdmi cable to hook everything up? Or would I need a 1.1? Thanks in advance
post #2324 of 2390
I currently have a Samsung 55 led 1080p not sure of the model number.
post #2325 of 2390
Panasonic bdp350? Pioneer bdp51-fd??
post #2326 of 2390
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Originally Posted by clean4dreg View Post

Hey sorry to change the subject a little. I'm a noob to this audio thing I'm learning slowly but anyways I just bought a denon avr 4306 and want to hook up 7.1. My question is what blu ray player can I use to hook up the avr threw hdmi and get the best possible sound. Also would I be able to use a 1.3 hdmi cable to hook everything up? Or would I need a 1.1? Thanks in advance

Any blu-ray player that can decode HD audio to multichannel PCM. If your 4306 has the latest firmware it will accept up to 7.1 channel PCM over HDMI. You can't bitstream hi-def audio to the 4306 but PCM is just as good. The player does the decoding vice the avr.

I can't really give a recommendation on particular blu-ray players but I used a PS3 (not a recommendation) when I had the 4306 (upgraded to 4311) and it sounded great.

The HDMI cable version shouldn't matter with the 4306.
Edited by scary_harry - 2/18/13 at 8:53am
post #2327 of 2390
Scary harry. Thanks for your response I actually messed with it all day today and I got it working threw my blu ray player/hd receiver threw hdmi and it worked perfect. I turned it off for 20mins powered it back on and no sound. . At all. Any suggestions?
post #2328 of 2390
Does the receiver reset when turned off? I didn't switch it off with the main switch I just turned it off .red led glowing. Also I forgot to mention when I first got it working (picture) there was no sound I messed with the audioset/ room eq under audo setup (dont have mic) right after I got out of there I had sound.
post #2329 of 2390
Bought to throw the 4306 in the trash! Help!
post #2330 of 2390
I'm no expert on troubleshooting 4306 problems as my unit never gave me any problems once I had it set up. You might try finding the proper microphone (Denon DM-S205) do a micropocessor reset and run setup on the unit.

Harry
post #2331 of 2390
Thanks harry ill try that.
post #2332 of 2390
I looked it up and it looks like the orginal mic for the unit is the dm-a409? Should I get the original or the one you mentioned? ??^^^
post #2333 of 2390
Thanks anyways harry but I did the microprocessor reset and nothing. No audio threw hdmi or optical. Guess I'm going to scrap it.
post #2334 of 2390
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Originally Posted by clean4dreg View Post

I looked it up and it looks like the orginal mic for the unit is the dm-a409? Should I get the original or the one you mentioned? ??^^^

The number I gave is off the mic which came with my (new in box) 4306 so many years ago.

Harry
post #2335 of 2390
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Originally Posted by clean4dreg View Post

I looked it up and it looks like the orginal mic for the unit is the dm-a409? Should I get the original or the one you mentioned? ??^^^

The DM-A409 was only released beginning with the XX09 models so if you should decide to go the repair route, you'll want the DM-S205 previously mentioned.
post #2336 of 2390
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Originally Posted by clean4dreg View Post

Thanks anyways harry but I did the microprocessor reset and nothing. No audio threw hdmi or optical. Guess I'm going to scrap it.

I don't know your experience level with avr's but they can be tricky until you figure out what you are doing. If you haven't got the manual you can download it in pdf form. Pages 82-86 describe how to do a manual setup. Heck, Denon manuals themselves can also be a little tricky.

The 4306 is a pretty nice avr. I would hate to see it needlessly end up in the trash. Good luck.

Harry
post #2337 of 2390
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Originally Posted by scary_harry View Post

I don't know your experience level with avr's but they can be tricky until you figure out what you are doing. If you haven't got the manual you can download it in pdf form. Pages 82-86 describe how to do a manual setup. Heck, Denon manuals themselves can also be a little tricky.
The 4306 is a pretty nice avr. I would hate to see it needlessly end up in the trash. Good luck.
Thanks harry. Yea I'm pretty new to this. Ill read the manual and see if I can figure something out. For the 3 minutes I heard the avr do its work. I loved it. Ive messed with it so much I dont think its something that I can fix. I think something broke in it. Ill keep you posted.
post #2338 of 2390
I messed with the avr and was able to get sound threw rca connection. Only in stereo. I had my receiver connected threw hdmi straight to the tv and sound was from the receiver to avr threw rca. Still no luck with hdmi. I think imma post a separate thread with screen shots.
post #2339 of 2390
i was wondering if the mic test is really needed?? will it not play any audio if its not setup? also i noticed on the left side of my receiver the only thing that it shows is "DIG" in a box its the only thing that pops up on all settings.. thanks
post #2340 of 2390
Have you gone into the setup and done HDMI input assignments (Pg 71)? I don't remember if the 4306 defaulted to HDMI inputs. Probably not as HDMI was still fairly new when the 4306 came out.

Harry
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