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post #5101 of 5259
After reading some of this thread I have determined that I have two options:

1. Down grade the signal coming from my PS3 (something about 24bit/mhz processing?)

-OR-

2. Try to upgrade the firmware for my AVR-247

My problem is I cannot get Blu-Ray to pass through the 247. I get no video or sound past the initial Sony start up screens. DVDs and games play fine on it, and my Charter HD cable box passes through fine, but I am guessing they are all 1080i or below.

Is the benefit of the absolute best my PS3 can output worth risking the hokey firmware update process? (I'm still waiting on my serial cable to arrive, the first USB/serial cable I bought wouldn't even physically connect.) Or are the chances of "bricking" my 247 not that great?
post #5102 of 5259
I am brand new to this forum and really just wanted to share some of my own experiences and thoughts I went through. Feel free to comment or PM me with feedback.

So about 2months ago, I got a new place and decided it was time to upgrade some components. The components at the time were:
1) 32" Sony Trinitron Flat Screen (heavy tube) TV
2) Sony audio/video 5.1 receiver model # STR-DE575
3) Sony Floor standing 4-way tower speakers model # SS-MF500H
4) Some random Cinema Surround Speakers

While the system was cool at the time, this was purchased back in 2001-2002 back in my military days! With technology always evolving, this system now sounds like it belongs in the 80's! LOL (no offense to the 80's, great years!!!)

Not till about 4years ago did I start getting into reading forums, I guess well, I was uneducated about them. Now I'm a subscriber too IS300.net forum, xda-developers, pcgeeks, Android forums, Audio Karma and now AVS forum! Before purchasing any audio components, I researched forums, asked questions and read some reviews.

The key factors for the sounds system I was looking to purchase were, Quality made components, Good reviews by previous owners and most important had to be in my budget (Only had $600 for audio)! Tho many audio enthusiasts go out and buy the competition, top of the line components, I simply wanted something nice I could find locally for a good price. No disrespect towards anyone, I do not consider myself a hardcore audiophile. I am just a dude that could be satisfied with good (not great) sound.

Like many dummies do (or at least me) when walking into a store that sells electronics you seem to always first look at the overpriced, most expensive items, because as humans our minds tell us "If its expensive then it must be EXCELLEnT!" Well, there was my biggest mistake, (before the yelling and bashing and or flaming begins) YES, I was looking into buying a Bose system. [Deep breath] Ok, so confuse with buying new components I was unsure if I was gonna purchase a new receiver, what kind of TV, if I should just buy an all-in-one Theater System...I mean it was a struggle!!!! Back to the Bose stuff, there were so many questions, a Lifestyle system with the Receiver, an Accostimass package and have to keep my old receiver, a 3-2-1 system, I mean it was worse than my wife shopping! On top of all this, I am always looking into getting a good deal, so I turned to Craigslist. Even there, Bose is sold at outrageous prices. For the record, I dont mind buying stuff of Craigslist, I've had nothing but good experiences there. Not until I started doing my research on other audio forums including this one, did I discover true cons of Bose, Speakers made of paper and plastic, Overpriced becaused of their Marketing campaigns and last was most bose equipment are propietary (a total let down when it comes to a simple speaker wire!) No offense to anyone that owns Bose, just figured it was not for me! So after reading forums, having discussions with some experts I decided Bose was not for me and also I couldnt afford it.

So, right after I decided to give up on Bose, I was browsing through Craigslist and saw a deal I couldnt give up on. A young proffesional in the Los Angeles Area was getting rid of a complete sound system, due to his wife expecting a new born and not wanting any loud sounds for when the baby was born. I decided to take a chance and took a trip to go look at the system. The system consisted of:
1) Harman Kardon AVR 247 7.1 audio/video receiver
2) Harman Kardon DVD 38
3) Infinity Total Solutions Home Theater speakers TSS-1200
4 satelite, 1 center and 1 Subwoofer

Everything was cosmetically 10/10, everything 100% functioning, got all manuals, original remotes and all cables. I was also told that the Infinity subwoofer was upgraded from the TSS-1200 model to a bigger one when the system was purchased. Eveything just mentioned above for the price of $500!!! When I did my research, the AVR 247 goes for about $200-250 on amazon, DVD 38 for about $150-200 and the TSS-1200 cheapest I found was $1,000-1,300. At the highest prices the total for these 3 items would have been $1750, with California state tax it would have been $1903! I felt like I had robbed this guy! I couldnt believe his asking price was only $500. That left me with $100 to spare! I was happy with my purchase and when it was all tested I couldnt believe how great it sounded. I kept in mind I had 2 extra/spare speaker outputs hence its a 7.1 system. With my luck still on streak I was able to find a guy about 25min from me, selling 4 infinity Speakers from model # TSS-800 model on Craigslist. Also brand new in box! While I was only looking for 2, the guy sold me both for $40 ($20 each), It sure felt great to be able to match the system I had already purchased! For my new TV I went with 46" Sony LED plasma brand new from Best Buy, cost about 1,300!

The one and only problem I encountered was when I started reading about upgrading the firmware for the AVR 247. I didnt have the cable required, and saw many people had some issues with the update. I was able to borrow the cable from my work, the IT guy had a radioshack Serial to USB cable, he gave me the disc with the drivers to install and I downloaded the firmware from the official site and went to work. I was able to Port it correctly, followed each step, succesfully did the audio upgrade, and like I thought I would, had major issues with the Video upgrade. I want to say like 8 different times I got "AVR didn't respond properly. Video subsystem upgrade failed." I was trying the upgrade with my HP Laptop running Vista SP2, 64-bit Operating system. I then tried with my cousins HP Laptop runing Windows 7, also 64-bit Operating system. Just before giving up on this issue I went ahead and tried with my uncles HP Netbook running Windows Xp SP2 and my first try around the upgrade went through smoothly! Sometimes I feel its my will not to give up what make sh*t work!!!! (excuse the language) But yeah, this is my story, I hope people reading this could take something useful from it! Peace!
post #5103 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by howudoinn7 View Post

I am brand new to this forum and really just wanted to share some of my own experiences and thoughts I went through. Feel free to comment or PM me with feedback.

So about 2months ago, I got a new place and decided it was time to upgrade some components. The components at the time were:
1) 32" Sony Trinitron Flat Screen (heavy tube) TV
2) Sony audio/video 5.1 receiver model # STR-DE575
3) Sony Floor standing 4-way tower speakers model # SS-MF500H
4) Some random Cinema Surround Speakers

While the system was cool at the time, this was purchased back in 2001-2002 back in my military days! With technology always evolving, this system now sounds like it belongs in the 80's! LOL (no offense to the 80's, great years!!!)

Not till about 4years ago did I start getting into reading forums, I guess well, I was uneducated about them. Now I'm a subscriber too IS300.net forum, xda-developers, pcgeeks, Android forums, Audio Karma and now AVS forum! Before purchasing any audio components, I researched forums, asked questions and read some reviews.

The key factors for the sounds system I was looking to purchase were, Quality made components, Good reviews by previous owners and most important had to be in my budget (Only had $600 for audio)! Tho many audio enthusiasts go out and buy the competition, top of the line components, I simply wanted something nice I could find locally for a good price. No disrespect towards anyone, I do not consider myself a hardcore audiophile. I am just a dude that could be satisfied with good (not great) sound.

Like many dummies do (or at least me) when walking into a store that sells electronics you seem to always first look at the overpriced, most expensive items, because as humans our minds tell us "If its expensive then it must be EXCELLEnT!" Well, there was my biggest mistake, (before the yelling and bashing and or flaming begins) YES, I was looking into buying a Bose system. [Deep breath] Ok, so confuse with buying new components I was unsure if I was gonna purchase a new receiver, what kind of TV, if I should just buy an all-in-one Theater System...I mean it was a struggle!!!! Back to the Bose stuff, there were so many questions, a Lifestyle system with the Receiver, an Accostimass package and have to keep my old receiver, a 3-2-1 system, I mean it was worse than my wife shopping! On top of all this, I am always looking into getting a good deal, so I turned to Craigslist. Even there, Bose is sold at outrageous prices. For the record, I dont mind buying stuff of Craigslist, I've had nothing but good experiences there. Not until I started doing my research on other audio forums including this one, did I discover true cons of Bose, Speakers made of paper and plastic, Overpriced becaused of their Marketing campaigns and last was most bose equipment are propietary (a total let down when it comes to a simple speaker wire!) No offense to anyone that owns Bose, just figured it was not for me! So after reading forums, having discussions with some experts I decided Bose was not for me and also I couldnt afford it.

So, right after I decided to give up on Bose, I was browsing through Craigslist and saw a deal I couldnt give up on. A young proffesional in the Los Angeles Area was getting rid of a complete sound system, due to his wife expecting a new born and not wanting any loud sounds for when the baby was born. I decided to take a chance and took a trip to go look at the system. The system consisted of:
1) Harman Kardon AVR 247 7.1 audio/video receiver
2) Harman Kardon DVD 38
3) Infinity Total Solutions Home Theater speakers TSS-1200
4 satelite, 1 center and 1 Subwoofer

Everything was cosmetically 10/10, everything 100% functioning, got all manuals, original remotes and all cables. I was also told that the Infinity subwoofer was upgraded from the TSS-1200 model to a bigger one when the system was purchased. Eveything just mentioned above for the price of $500!!! When I did my research, the AVR 247 goes for about $200-250 on amazon, DVD 38 for about $150-200 and the TSS-1200 cheapest I found was $1,000-1,300. At the highest prices the total for these 3 items would have been $1750, with California state tax it would have been $1903! I felt like I had robbed this guy! I couldnt believe his asking price was only $500. That left me with $100 to spare! I was happy with my purchase and when it was all tested I couldnt believe how great it sounded. I kept in mind I had 2 extra/spare speaker outputs hence its a 7.1 system. With my luck still on streak I was able to find a guy about 25min from me, selling 4 infinity Speakers from model # TSS-800 model on Craigslist. Also brand new in box! While I was only looking for 2, the guy sold me both for $40 ($20 each), It sure felt great to be able to match the system I had already purchased! For my new TV I went with 46" Sony LED plasma brand new from Best Buy, cost about 1,300!

The one and only problem I encountered was when I started reading about upgrading the firmware for the AVR 247. I didnt have the cable required, and saw many people had some issues with the update. I was able to borrow the cable from my work, the IT guy had a radioshack Serial to USB cable, he gave me the disc with the drivers to install and I downloaded the firmware from the official site and went to work. I was able to Port it correctly, followed each step, succesfully did the audio upgrade, and like I thought I would, had major issues with the Video upgrade. I want to say like 8 different times I got "AVR didn't respond properly. Video subsystem upgrade failed." I was trying the upgrade with my HP Laptop running Vista SP2, 64-bit Operating system. I then tried with my cousins HP Laptop runing Windows 7, also 64-bit Operating system. Just before giving up on this issue I went ahead and tried with my uncles HP Netbook running Windows Xp SP2 and my first try around the upgrade went through smoothly! Sometimes I feel its my will not to give up what make sh*t work!!!! (excuse the language) But yeah, this is my story, I hope people reading this could take something useful from it! Peace!

Keep in mind...
The 247/347 was designed over 4 years ago before Vista and Windows 7 was ever released and HK has stated that the FW update is designed to run on XP with at least SP2. If one follows their instructions the update usually goes smooth.. Anyway now for the current models HK does their updates by USB.

Just my $0.02..
post #5104 of 5259
Yeah I saw that on the Harman Kardon Site. Tho reading through this thread some people had luck with the upgrade using Vista. Maybe their operating system were 32-bit. Anyhow I did see that the new AVR units now use USB, Im actually looking into upgrading mine to the AVR 1600.
post #5105 of 5259
Hi Everyone. Need some help with my AVR 247.
Last week my digital video and audio just stopped working out of the blue. Here is my hookup:
1. Cable box HDMI to AVR HDMI 1
2 . PS3 HDMI to AVR HDMI 2
3. XBOX360 Component to AVR Componentt
3 AVR HDMI OUT to HDTV HDMI IN

I've tried my cable box, ps3, and xbox and get no video at all. To troubleshoot I connected directly to HDTV bypassing AVR and everything works. I also connected AVR Component Out to HDTV Component In and still receive no audio/video. The only thing that seems to work is Audio from my XBOX.

I've already upgraded to latest firmware months ago. Pls help! Thanks....
post #5106 of 5259
You could try a reset by holding the tone button in while the receiver is in standby mode. If that doesn't work, it probably a goner. You can fry an egg on the freakin' things. Nothing lasts long at those temps.
post #5107 of 5259
Is there a way to disable or turn off the internal crossover, The lowest setting is 40khz. Im using the avr-247 as a pre-amp, as I run external amps, in two channel stereo i do not run a sub, and am frustrated in the fact that the crossover cannot be turned off, I want to run the full signal to my speakers.
post #5108 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by dingofarmer View Post

Is there a way to disable or turn off the internal crossover, The lowest setting is 40khz. Im using the avr-247 as a pre-amp, as I run external amps, in two channel stereo i do not run a sub, and am frustrated in the fact that the crossover cannot be turned off, I want to run the full signal to my speakers.

Set your left/right (main) speakers to large--that's it.
post #5109 of 5259
So I just picked up a 247 with a Klipsch RPW-10 for $180. Got it all hooked up. I am trying to do the Automatic Setup from the OSD. I select Automatic then 5.1... It goes to testing the Front L and I can hear it switch the speaker on then it just gets static. It does it about 5 or 6 times then tells me to make sure my speakers are hooked up... Am I missing something?
post #5110 of 5259
I'm wondering if my receiver is starting to fail on me. Lately I've been having periods where there is extremely heavy distortion at low listening levels, like a bad FM reception (-35 db or lower).

I can typically clear it up by making it go to standby and turn it back on, thinking it's due to heat buildup or whatnot. As a result, I've started to turn it off every night (whereas I've left it on before this as it's hooked up to my PC via digital coaxial).

However, I'm finding that turning it on and off, it's been getting worse and it's happening much more frequently now than compared to before.

Any maintenance tips I could use? I've only use a can of compressed air around the vents, but doesn't seem to have done much.

Ventilation is good, sits on a table with nothing above except the ceiling.
post #5111 of 5259
Just wanted to post an additional perspective on the firmware upgrade problem ("video subsystem upgrade failed") since I just spent most of the morning trying to figure out the root of the issue.

Looks like it simply requires XP (most likely the XP variant of the USB-serial drivers) to upgrade correctly.

When I did the 2009 upgrade, I happened to have an old machine with real serial ports and XP SP2 available, and it worked like a charm. This time (July 2010 update) I wasn't so lucky - just my USB Thinkpad running Windows 7 64 bit.

I have a Bytecc USB-DB9 adapter (standard Prolific chip), and using the Vista drivers, the update would proceed through firmware and MCU, but fail at the "receiver on" video upgrade step, as noted previously.

Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise either come with, or allow you to download free from Microsoft, the XP Compatibility Mode, which is basically a copy of Virtual PC preinstalled with XP SP2 that runs on top of Windows 7. The following steps allowed the upgrade to complete successfully:

- Download XP compatibility mode and Virtual PC from Microsoft and install
- Jump into the XP window
- Download the XP drivers for your USB-Serial adapter and install
- Download or copy the firmware update into the XP environment
- Plug in the USB and "attach" it within Virtual PC to get the virtual COM port
- Run the HK updater - it should complete successfully
post #5112 of 5259
I have my AVR347 hooked to my TV using the S-Video. All works fine but after a week or so I loose the on-screen display. If I do the Factory reset it fixes it. I don't change any settings or anything just after time no video.
post #5113 of 5259
My AVR 347 has given me 2 years of great sound and perfect operation until today? For some reason when in the HDMI source 1 or 2 the audio keeps cutting out and the formats keep jumping from Dolby digital to pro logic to surround off etc. My AVR 347 is hooked up to a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD PVR (cable box via HDMI cable). I've changed the cables and tried a different cable box but still no luck. The 347 works perfectly when DVD or other inputs are selected but not HDMI. I also tried unplugging the unit for 10 minutes and did a couple of resets but it still goes nuts on HDMI from the cable box. Does anybody have any suggestions?
post #5114 of 5259
False alarm! It would appear the cable company lied to me and there was a problem on their end with audio levels being too low??? They measured and adjusted it. At least that's what they told me. My 347 is working again!
post #5115 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMJim View Post

False alarm! It would appear the cable company lied to me and there was a problem on their end with audio levels being too low??? They measured and adjusted it. At least that's what they told me. My 347 is working again!

Good to hear, glad it wasn't the 347 going on ya!.. I absolutely love my 247 and hope it lasts me for a long while
post #5116 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimsona View Post

I'm wondering if my receiver is starting to fail on me. Lately I've been having periods where there is extremely heavy distortion at low listening levels, like a bad FM reception (-35 db or lower).

The distortion has cleared up when I started having a desk fan blowing over it 24/7 to disperse the heat, but just today the left amplifier no longer has any sound.

Guess it's in the dying stages.
post #5117 of 5259
Hi guys,

Great forum, but I am a little bit overwhelmed trying to sift (and search) through the posts to find a similar question. I apologize if this has been covered.

Hardware:
Samsung 50" DLP (~4-5 years old)
HK AVR 247-Z
Samsung BD-C6500
Comcast cable box

Blu-ray HDMI-out goes into HDMI-2 on AVR 247. AVR 247 HDMI-out goes into Samsung 50" DLP.

I do not have a 5.1 (or 7.1) setup yet, so I am simply trying to get stereo audio through the television speakers.

Problem:
The audio that I get through the television speakers is "surround"-ish in sound; there is little or no voice. I would like the L/C/R to *all* go to the television speakers and cannot get it to work.

Comcast cable box HDMI-out goes into AVR 247 HDMI-1; audio is not a problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

BarryV
post #5118 of 5259
Try changing the surround mode on the AVR247 to "surround mode off" so that it is just sending two channel stereo.
post #5119 of 5259
Is it possible to get the AVR247 to pass 720p without video processing like it does for 1080i?
post #5120 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

Try changing the surround mode on the AVR247 to "surround mode off" so that it is just sending two channel stereo.

The display is showing "Surround Mode Off" automatically, so I don't have to turn it off.

BTW ... If I connect the Blu-ray player directly to the TV, the sound on the TV speakers is as expected ("typical" L/C/R mix).
post #5121 of 5259
Just hooked up a blue ray to my 247 using Hdmi from the player to the 247 to the TV. I set pass threw on the blue ray to use the 247 for processing. Now my sub output is really low. Normally it would be set a -8 on the avr and the was 2-3dbs hot, now I have to set it at +2 just to level match my speakers. I checked the firmware and it has the latest loaded. Any ideas on what I can do to get the ouput back to the sub?

Thanks
post #5122 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by bvanhoff View Post

Hi guys,

Great forum, but I am a little bit overwhelmed trying to sift (and search) through the posts to find a similar question. I apologize if this has been covered.

Hardware:
Samsung 50" DLP (~4-5 years old)
HK AVR 247-Z
Samsung BD-C6500
Comcast cable box

Blu-ray HDMI-out goes into HDMI-2 on AVR 247. AVR 247 HDMI-out goes into Samsung 50" DLP.

I do not have a 5.1 (or 7.1) setup yet, so I am simply trying to get stereo audio through the television speakers.

Problem:
The audio that I get through the television speakers is "surround"-ish in sound; there is little or no voice. I would like the L/C/R to *all* go to the television speakers and cannot get it to work.

Comcast cable box HDMI-out goes into AVR 247 HDMI-1; audio is not a problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

BarryV

On your Samsung blu ray player, try going into the settings->audio menu and enable the downmixing mode to normal stereo. This will convert the multi-channel content to 2.0 stereo, which your TV should reproduce correctly.

Make sure to disable downmixing as soon as you get your speakers setup.




Quote:
Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

Is it possible to get the AVR247 to pass 720p without video processing like it does for 1080i?

No, video processing cannot be turned off for 720 or lower material with the 247/347. The receiver will only pass-through 1080i or 1080p content untouched.
post #5123 of 5259
i have my avr-247 connected to my ps3 and sony bravia tv via HDMI. i can play PS3 games and standard dvds fine with this set up. however, whenever i try to play a blue ray disc, it loads, i get a few minutes of video/audio then the screen goes black for a few minutes, then i get a no signal screen on the tv. i've tried resetting the receiver and that still didn't work. when i connect the ps3 directly to the tv via hdmi, it works fine. anyone know how to fix this issue?
post #5124 of 5259
Hello!
I have a Harman Kardon AVR 347.
Appeared on the official site of the new firmware.
I've downloaded to your computer.
When you update the firmware appears here is this inscription:
nitializing ...
AVR didn't respond properly.
Video subsystem upgrade failed
Just want to say that the com port I have is working properly, the cord is good.
If someone has encountered this problem and knows how to solve it please.
post #5125 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Vladimir View Post

Hello!
I have a Harman Kardon AVR 347.
Appeared on the official site of the new firmware.
I've downloaded to your computer.
When you update the firmware appears here is this inscription:
nitializing ...
AVR didn't respond properly.
Video subsystem upgrade failed
Just want to say that the com port I have is working properly, the cord is good.
If someone has encountered this problem and knows how to solve it please.

What is the PC's operating system?
Does the PC have a serial port?

Just my $0.02..
post #5126 of 5259
Quote:
Originally Posted by M Code View Post

What is the PC's operating system?
Does the PC have a serial port?

Just my $0.02..

The computer has a serial port (com-1)
Operating system Windows XP Service Pack 3
post #5127 of 5259
I have a 3 year old Harman Kardon avr 247 that no longer powers on. I usually leave it on standby (amber light) and today when I turned on the power the blue light came on but nothing else happened. No noise comes from the device and nothing appears in the display. It feels like it's completely dead except that the blue power light still turns on.

Any chance this is simply a fuse issue or is it more serious than that?

I've searched this forum but haven't found anything similar in this regard.
post #5128 of 5259
Anyone know where I can find the firmware upgrade for the European version? Is it the same as the US Version?

I've got sparkles when I play my PS3 games through my AVR 247 receiver and as far as I know, the firmware upgrade should fix that.

But I can't find the firmware for the EU version and HK support isn't answering.

Thanks in advance

EDIT

I found out how to do it! You need to go to the AVR 347 site here: http://www.harmankardon.com/EN-US/Pr...ID=AVR+347/230 and download that product update. The exe-files name is: "AVR247347EUUpgrade.exe" and the manual says
Quote:


Harman Kardon is pleased to offer this software upgrade to improve the audio and video performance of your AVR 247 or AVR 347"

I will try this update tomorrow when my serial cable arrives. I put the firmware update on my dropbox for anyone else out there having this issue. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4396175/AVR3...EA_Upgrade.zip
post #5129 of 5259
I have spent a number of days attempting to update my receiver and wanted to add my .02. I spoke with a Senior technical advisor and he said that none of the USB to Serial adapters sold online work for this purpose. I can confirm that the current Radio Shack and Staples adapters do not work!!!

Get an old XP computer from someone with a serial com port and a standard serial cable with the right connections on each end. It will save you a bunch of headaches. It works perfectly!

Here are a few things I notice after the upgrade.... My surround settings do not save themselves with the input; everytime I change inputs it reverts back to the setting it automatically goes to when it first receives a signal. Even after changing it in the OSD menu, it still reverts back to what the auto setting "thinks" it should be.

Also, there is no subwoofer output when using LPCM unless there is a track associated with it from the source, in my case a PS3. Listening to music and most of the games only send out DD 2/0/0 and play through the main speakers. My only solution to this is to use a Toslink to allow the bass management to create a .1 track. Doesn't this defeat the purpose of having HDMi in the first place?

My previous receiver, a Sony STR-DA3300ES, created a .1 channel when any of the sattelite speakers were set to small and sent the frequencies below the crossover point to the sub. The HK 347 doesn't seem to have this ability. Hopefully I have overlooked something?

While I must say the picture quality improved with the update and I am impressed with the upconverting (better than my TV and poor quality DVD players) and am happy they fixed the LFE bug, there are still a bunch of kinks to work out. I will be forwarding this to Harman Kardon in hopes there are ways to correct these issues.

Having owned the AVR 354, I can say with authority that these bugs have only gotten worse with the newer Harman Kardon receivers. My previous 130 and 235 were completely problem free, but granted that was before HDMi. This is where all the issues seem to be happening.

This is my first post! Long time enthusiast and Home Theater installer. And long time Harman Kardon user (15 years now).
post #5130 of 5259
After speaking with Harman Kardon, I needed to reset my receiver yet again to get the surround modes to go back to default and then once its reset turn the default settings off. Worked like a charm!

Still no fix for the lack of a LFE channel from my PS3 when playing music and games. The H/K cannot create this channel despite selecting all my speakers as "small", it appears my only option is to change to a OPT 1 and use a Toslink everytime I want to listen to music. Its not too terrible, but I was hoping to be able to use the higher resolution of LPCM.
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