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post #1321 of 1647
So I guess there hasn't been any good fix for the hand shaking issues huh?

I just got a new 950 TV and the handshaking seems to be worse than my old TV. Even when exiting CoD4, my TV will have handhsaking issues whereas my preivous TV only had handshaking issues on the first power up.
post #1322 of 1647
Also, are there any working programmable remote codes for the AS720?

I want my 46" 950 TV's remote to be able to turn on the AS720.
post #1323 of 1647
I just got my new system setup with my 50" plasma tv. How come every time I exit one of my Ps3 games the screen stops at "mode not supported" and I have to change inputs on my receiver?
post #1324 of 1647
just returned the as720 to circuit city, they made it so simple. now i gotta save up a bit more for the new htib im getting. decided on the onkyo 6100 over the the 7100 cuz i don't need the 7100 extras. but ya that handshake issue was a pain in my ass. samsung should stick to tvs and blu ray.
post #1325 of 1647
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Originally Posted by burnsco View Post

I just got my new system setup with my 50" plasma tv. How come every time I exit one of my Ps3 games the screen stops at "mode not supported" and I have to change inputs on my receiver?

I have the same issue. It's the infamous handshaking issues w/ this unit.

I wish there was some fix for it.
post #1326 of 1647
I bought one of these receivers a few days ago and its working pretty damn sweet with the blu-ray player it came along with (special offer that a store had her in holland, bd-p1500 and speakers altogether)

I am having some problems getting my Xbox 360 to work with it though. It's connected into the DVD coaxial and I do get audio, but unfortunately no video.

I've never had a receiver before so I'm a little curious whether I've connected it wrong or if there could be a setting either on the reciever or the Xbox I need to change?

I guess it will work if i buy the xbox hdmi connector (as theres no problems with the blu-ray player connected with hdmi into the receiver), but I don't understand the purpose of having video in connectors if you cant do anything with the video.

I've also tried connecting my digital tv-box (that only have scart out for video) to the same connectors but only get audio, no video (via a scart to coaxial (RCA? is it called that?) cable.

And if that should work, will it also upscale the tv source?
post #1327 of 1647
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Originally Posted by joakim View Post

I bought one of these receivers a few days ago and its working pretty damn sweet with the blu-ray player it came along with (special offer that a store had her in holland, bd-p1500 and speakers altogether)

I am having some problems getting my Xbox 360 to work with it though. It's connected into the DVD coaxial and I do get audio, but unfortunately no video.

Is that all the Xbox is connected to? DVD coax only carries audio. Video cables (I'm guessing you're using either component or VGA) should be connected directly to your TV. The receiver only takes in HDMI video.

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I guess it will work if i buy the xbox hdmi connector (as theres no problems with the blu-ray player connected with hdmi into the receiver), but I don't understand the purpose of having video in connectors if you cant do anything with the video.

I've also tried connecting my digital tv-box (that only have scart out for video) to the same connectors but only get audio, no video (via a scart to coaxial (RCA? is it called that?) cable.

And if that should work, will it also upscale the tv source?

I don't believe it upscales video.
post #1328 of 1647
I received mine last week. So far, I've been getting used to the quirks of the receiver... I can only get HDMI audio from HDMI2. Am I doing something wrong?

My PS3 and DVR have HDMI audio... the audio doesn't work on HDMI1 for either. Is this normal?

Looks like I'm going to have to invest in a HDMI switch... I really don't want to box this back up and ship it...
post #1329 of 1647
as720 supports both hdmi video and audio (lpcm). It doesn't upscale video, so video composite in has to go to video composite out (yellow plug). hdmi handshaking can be flaky.
post #1330 of 1647
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Originally Posted by corneliusm View Post

Is that all the Xbox is connected to? DVD coax only carries audio. Video cables (I'm guessing you're using either component or VGA) should be connected directly to your TV. The receiver only takes in HDMI video.


I don't believe it upscales video.

What's the idea of having yellow inputs called Video in on the receiver then? What is the receiver gonna do with that video? The Audio is separate. I've connected the Audio on DVD in and the Video on DVD in. Or Sat audio/video.
post #1331 of 1647
I called 1800-Samsung today to ask about the handshaking problems with the AS720 unit.

I was told from the CSR that Samsung is aware of the issue and is working on a solution. When that solution is found or how high the priority this issue is still unknown.

I also asked if in the future Samsung finds a solution, would I get a replacement unit. The CSR said unfortunately it is not covered in the warranty to get a replacement unit and most likely I would have to send it in to an authorized dealer to get it fixed. This again is all based on if samsung ever finds a solution.
post #1332 of 1647
Looks like something's up with the HDMI imput/output on my unit. Was playing my 360 today, when all of a sudden the video froze, yet the audio continued playing. I plugged my 360 directly into my TV via hdmi and I get both audio and video... so I'm guessing something is wrong with the HDMI connection on my receiver...

Time for a call to customer service
post #1333 of 1647
I'm not very happy with the sound I heard at BestBuy. I turned it up all the way to where it said MAX on the display. It still didn't seem like the volume had increased. What have you guys experienced? What volume level do you have to turn it up to for good loud and clear volume?
post #1334 of 1647
I would like to purchase this theater system within the next month or two. Can someone explain to me what is this hand shaking issue that most of you speak of?

Another system that I have in mind is the Yamaha/Klipsch bundle that's advertised in the Best Buy ad's. There's a $3xx.xx difference between the two. I would like to get the Samsung to compliment my 550lcd and 1500 blu ray, but the thing that bugs me is the limited connectivity on the AS720.
post #1335 of 1647
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Originally Posted by surma884 View Post

I'm not very happy with the sound I heard at BestBuy. I turned it up all the way to where it said MAX on the display. It still didn't seem like the volume had increased. What have you guys experienced? What volume level do you have to turn it up to for good loud and clear volume?

I remember this question being asked quite a bit earlier in the thread. What it boils down to is that there is something off about the way Bestbuy sets up their systems, and the fact your are in a huge environment with lots of background noise.

From my use of just under a year... I usually watch TV with the volume between 25 to 35 (below 20 at night in quiet environment). I play my xbox 360 at about 20 to 30 volume. Movies around 30-35. I've only gone up to 40-45 on some channels, but this is most likely due to the source, not the receiver. I've never gone over 50, or to the max of 60 I believe. You can also adjust the speak levels themselves, I believe I have a couple of mine set to +2 (max is +10).

But the best thing to do would be to just buy the system and set it up at home and test it there. If you don't like it, then return it for a full refund.
post #1336 of 1647
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Originally Posted by MauiWowwee View Post

I would like to purchase this theater system within the next month or two. Can someone explain to me what is this hand shaking issue that most of you speak of?

Another system that I have in mind is the Yamaha/Klipsch bundle that's advertised in the Best Buy ad's. There's a $3xx.xx difference between the two. I would like to get the Samsung to compliment my 550lcd and 1500 blu ray, but the thing that bugs me is the limited connectivity on the AS720.

Handshaking issue is where the TV and receiver essentially don't connect. This is a major flaw in the AS720, and it seems to happen on mostly Samsung TV models.

Samsung is apparently aware of this issue, though I have no idea if/when they will have a fix for it.

Not everyone has it, but a lot do, including myself. If I don't turn on my systems in a certain order, the TV will not get a signal from the AV receiver. Also if I try to switch between PS3 and 360, i will lose signal (TV says "mode not supported") and I have to either power cycle or switch functions on the receiver. It's very annoying but if you can live past it or are lucky enough to not have handhsaking issues, then this system is very tough to beat at the price range.
post #1337 of 1647
I turn on the receiver with the tv menu under anynet+. But then I have to switch from sat optic2 to sat hdmi2 on the receiver. Then I can control the receiver volume and power with the tv remote.
post #1338 of 1647
I am thinking to buy HT-AS720 but i also saw HT- TZ515T at BB today, the function of wireless rear and the fact that its 4 speaker towers catch my eye.

but the subwoofer seems to be better on HT-AS720 set

i ll be mainly use my HD system for blu ray and ps3 gaming so which set is better to go for

anyone one point me in the right direction please?

thanks =)
post #1339 of 1647
That other one doesn't have any hdmi inputs, so no hd audio codecs, if you care. It might have other nice stuff though like an on screen display for the menu and being able to control the dvd player with the tv remote through hdmi.

Does everyone with the handshake problem have samsung tv's? I just tried the latest firmware from the download center for the ln26a450. It might be better, or I'm just getting lucky.
post #1340 of 1647
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Originally Posted by shiggity80 View Post

Handshaking issue is where the TV and receiver essentially don't connect. This is a major flaw in the AS720, and it seems to happen on mostly Samsung TV models.

Samsung is apparently aware of this issue, though I have no idea if/when they will have a fix for it.

Not everyone has it, but a lot do, including myself. If I don't turn on my systems in a certain order, the TV will not get a signal from the AV receiver. Also if I try to switch between PS3 and 360, i will lose signal (TV says "mode not supported") and I have to either power cycle or switch functions on the receiver. It's very annoying but if you can live past it or are lucky enough to not have handhsaking issues, then this system is very tough to beat at the price range.

Thanks for your response shiggity. I was thinking it was an issue with the pq on screen where it would shake at any given time.

I think I'll wait till Black Friday to come around or holiday season. Current htib i got does it's job. I just don't like the only connectivity I got is component out on it and a RCA input.
post #1341 of 1647
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Originally Posted by Moosebox View Post

I remember this question being asked quite a bit earlier in the thread. What it boils down to is that there is something off about the way Bestbuy sets up their systems, and the fact your are in a huge environment with lots of background noise.

From my use of just under a year... I usually watch TV with the volume between 25 to 35 (below 20 at night in quiet environment). I play my xbox 360 at about 20 to 30 volume. Movies around 30-35. I've only gone up to 40-45 on some channels, but this is most likely due to the source, not the receiver. I've never gone over 50, or to the max of 60 I believe. You can also adjust the speak levels themselves, I believe I have a couple of mine set to +2 (max is +10).

But the best thing to do would be to just buy the system and set it up at home and test it there. If you don't like it, then return it for a full refund.

My system sounds very quiet as well. I can't have it below 40 to hear anything? Did I get a dud or something... I barely hear ANYTHING out of the rear speakers. Anyone else have this problem and can you go over the settings you use? Plus I don't get all this PLX2, Neo6 etc... I have a 5.1 setup and I just want straight up 5.1 but these seem to be enabled all the time. I understand for normal tv viewing the plx2/neo6 etc.. can be used to matrix the sound over the 5.1 setup but it gets quiet as hell. My speakrs are all set to small, and I haven't set them to anything +Xdb. The distance is all at 10ft as well in the setup. Any other settings I should take note of? I have PS3 on Sat HDMI2 and Cable box on Sat Optical 2
post #1342 of 1647
I like PLIIX Matrix for stereo sources; it seems to put the dialog in all the speakers. Maybe that will help with the volume. You can't PLIIX a 5.1 source on this model. Sometimes I boost the woofer or rears depending on the content, like if the rears have something besides a reverbed version of the fronts.
post #1343 of 1647
Update, I purchased the Monoprice stands ( http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 )that someone recommended and I am sad to say it was a FAILURE!!! I now have to find a new way to mount my fronts and rears...I'm so frustrated. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks in advance.

I had an idea since my stand problem started, I was just wondering would it make a huge difference if I put the two front speakers on my tv stand on each side of the center speaker? Will this take away from the audio or run it together in any way? Thank you in advance.
post #1344 of 1647
I have my AS720 up for sale on the internet now. I have my Yamaha hooked up again and wish I could have the time I spent trying to get the AS720 to suit my needs.

It did have some good sound but it wasn't near as loud as my Yamaha system and every time I changed over to a different component or turned the unit on, it would always go to "CD Optical 2" and I do mean every time. Whether I was going from watching TV to play 360, it'd go to CD Optical 2.

My living room is big here and I'd have to have the volume nearly maxed out to get anything good especially when watching good blu ray movies.

Overall, it was a decent system but I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
post #1345 of 1647
After I read your post, I went down to Sears(the only 'electronics store' that we got on Maui) to test it out. They had it set at volume 20, and I could barely hear anything. Cranked it up to around 30ish, and it was still soft to me. I think I'll wait a bit more and save a bit more to buy an Onkyo or Yamaha Receiver.
post #1346 of 1647
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Originally Posted by MauiWowwee View Post

After I read your post, I went down to Sears(the only 'electronics store' that we got on Maui) to test it out. They had it set at volume 20, and I could barely hear anything. Cranked it up to around 30ish, and it was still soft to me. I think I'll wait a bit more and save a bit more to buy an Onkyo or Yamaha Receiver.

That is how mine was. My Yamaha would be on - 14.0 DB (goes up to about +20) and it was too loud for my condo. I watched Ironman Blu-Ray with the AS720 and had the volume at 58 / 60 and it wasn't anything like my old set up. Even though my Yamaha is a different color than the rest of my components, it's MUCH louder than the AS720. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad system for a bedroom or something smaller, but if you're looking for a full home theater system it definitely isn't what I'd recommend.

Other than the volume issue, I think the receiver was retarded. It would randomly change to other inputs that were not even connected. As I stated in my previous post, it would randomly change to "CD OPTICAL 2". I don't have ANY optical connections going into the receiver. I would be watching TV and it would just change over at random times. Kind of odd.
post #1347 of 1647
I just bought one of these as a HTIB, we get different speakers over here, big floor standing ones.

I also have the HDMI problem with my PS3, quite annoying.

Also, has anyone resolved the sub not working in certain modes? Thanks

Pic of speakers:
post #1348 of 1647
Update, I purchased the Monoprice stands ( http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 )that someone recommended and I am sad to say it was a FAILURE!!! I now have to find a new way to mount my fronts and rears...I'm so frustrated. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks in advance.

I had an idea since my stand problem started, I was just wondering would it make a huge difference if I put the two front speakers on my tv stand on each side of the center speaker? Will this take away from the audio or run it together in any way? Thank you in advance.
post #1349 of 1647
I would imagine that it would take away from the surround audio.
post #1350 of 1647
I'm looking for hookup recommendations for my setup. I have a AS720, LN-T5265F Samsung LCD HDTV, HD-DVD A20, BD-P1500 Samsung Blu Ray and a Directv HR-21 DVR. I currently have it hooked up and working but it's a real mess.

I have 3 HDMI inputs on the TV but one is on the side and I don't want to use unless I really have to. I want to use the 2 HDMI on the back of the TV if possible.

Does anyone else have a HD-DVD and a Blu Ray plus Directv DVR hooked up using the AS720? I'm not sure which two between HD-DVD, Blu Ray and Directv DVR should I hookup through the 2 HDMI on the AS720? I hope I'm making sense. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
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