or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Home Theater In A Box › Official Samsung HT-AS720 thread w. updated first post.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Official Samsung HT-AS720 thread w. updated first post. - Page 52

post #1531 of 1647
Well I got this unit about 3 weeks ago and have played around with it on and off to get the Anynet feature to work with my Samsung Anynet enabled TV. My current hookup is like this:

-Directv HDMI out to AS750 HDMI in
-AS750 HDMI out to Samsung TV HDMI in

In order to use Anynet with the TV and Reciever starting in the both power off position, I use the TV remote to turn on the TV. Then with the TV powered up and after waiting about 10 sec. I press "tools" on the TV remote. If the Anynet feature in the TV software is setup properly there is two Anynet options, one for "device list" and one for "reciever". The reciever is set at default to "off". When I select this to "on" the reciever will power up and input will switch to SAT (for my HDMI connected Directv reciever). Here's my problem which I cannot solve...the AS750 gets set to the wrong audio input which is SAT Optic2 by default (every time). It should select SAT HDMI2. So what I have to do here is use the AS720 remote and set the input to SAT HDMI2 rather than SAT optic2 and then Anynet works fine with using just the TV remote. When turning off the TV, the reciever will turn off the AS720 no problem. So if anyone has any ideas for getting the correct input on the AS720 to select properly, it would be appreciated.

The only reason that I can see to use the optical output from the TV back to the AS720 is if you watch over the air TV and want it to output to the AS720. Since I don't do that since I get my locals over the dish, I have no need for this cable. Also, it would be nice if the Anynet software let you set the reciever to default "on" instead of off so that I didn't have to press the "tools" button on the remote every time to turn on the reciever. So if I could just get the input on the AS720 to select correctly, I would be Anynet happy!
post #1532 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by selftaught View Post


I did read somewhere that when running optical you do lose out on DTS Master audio available in HDMI however it also said "HDMI may have more potential than optical per the standards but also many sources may not take full advantage of the HDMI standard." And I know for sure that in the case with this unit, it does not come even close to taking full advantage of the HDMI capabilities. It really doesn't do 5.1, it simulates it with the HDMI input.

Thanks!

What do you mean it "doesn't do 5.1"? it does it fine, and when paired with the PS3, it does trueHD and DTS-HD. It CAN also do 7.1. It doesn't "simulate" nothing, unless you set it to, like the radio or TV. Maybe you know something i don't, but the main reason for this is to pair it with the ps3 is to get the HD audio and/or 7.1

*EDIT: also the remote(s) were found on www.dealspl.us or slickdeals and were a daily deals, e-bay deals, etc..
post #1533 of 1647
I gave up on AnyNet and purchased a Harmony One universal remote. I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend this accessory - actually, I believe that it is essential.
post #1534 of 1647
hey guys, I have been looking for a htib my first. I looked into getting a onkyo then chnaged my mind and looke dinto sony ct-100 soundbar as it will be for an apartment. Now today I found the samsung AS720 on e-oulet canada refurbrished for 242. I don't know if that is the best deal out there, but what do you guys think about it being my first htib.
Things I will be connecting will be
Vizio 32 LCD tv
Xbox 360
Cable STB
Dvd player and eventually a blu ray player
and a Popcorn hour A-110

Will all this connect to this receiver. Kindly suggest
post #1535 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerManMike View Post

What do you mean it "doesn't do 5.1"? it does it fine, and when paired with the PS3, it does trueHD and DTS-HD. It CAN also do 7.1. It doesn't "simulate" nothing, unless you set it to, like the radio or TV. Maybe you know something i don't, but the main reason for this is to pair it with the ps3 is to get the HD audio and/or 7.1

*EDIT: also the remote(s) were found on or slickdeals and were a daily deals, e-bay deals, etc..

I forgot where I read that (about it only simulating 5.1) but I'll have another look around. Thanks for the info on the remotes, I actually found a Logitech Harmony 520 refurb for 35.99 with free shipping on dealmonger.
post #1536 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by sid369 View Post

hey guys, I have been looking for a htib my first. I looked into getting a onkyo then chnaged my mind and looke dinto sony ct-100 soundbar as it will be for an apartment. Now today I found the samsung AS720 on e-oulet canada refurbrished for 242. I don't know if that is the best deal out there, but what do you guys think about it being my first htib.
Things I will be connecting will be
Vizio 32 LCD tv
Xbox 360
Cable STB
Dvd player and eventually a blu ray player
and a Popcorn hour A-110

Will all this connect to this receiver. Kindly suggest

This might help - taken from first post:
--------------------
Inputs: 4 composite video, 2 HDMI, 5 audio, 2 optical digital audio, 1 coaxial digital audio
Outputs: 2 composite video, HDMI, audio, headphone
--------------------

I purchased from e-outlet canada as well and the AS720 arrived in good shape. Happy with purchase overall. My issue (shared by many) occurs when using two HDMI connections through AS720. The HDMI audio on one connection (DVD1) needs to be detected through input cycling and then only outputs PLII. I just decided to use one HDMI for the PS3 (for multi-channel) and used two optical straight to AVR for the SA8300HD cable box (HDMI to TV) and 360 (component to TV). I also have a Harmony 880 which makes life easier.
post #1537 of 1647
***** HELP! ******

Ive got this unit installed and running great except for one minor problem. Im using a Sat box on Sat HDMI1 and a samsung Blu-Ray on DVD HDMI2. Everything seems to be working well. HDMI audio is working great after tweaking with the settings. Had to make a change to the settings in my blu-ray to get surround sound from hdmi on it. but thats working great to.

HERES THE PROBLEM

It seems to forget what input mode i set it to. half the time when i turn it on i have to reset the input mode from optical to hdmi to get things to work. is this a common problem. Ive read a lot about people not getting audio right but not about it simply forgetting what input mode. Im using a harmony 520.
post #1538 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by sethman916 View Post

***** HELP! ******

Ive got this unit installed and running great except for one minor problem. Im using a Sat box on Sat HDMI1 and a samsung Blu-Ray on DVD HDMI2. Everything seems to be working well. HDMI audio is working great after tweaking with the settings. Had to make a change to the settings in my blu-ray to get surround sound from hdmi on it. but thats working great to.

HERES THE PROBLEM

It seems to forget what input mode i set it to. half the time when i turn it on i have to reset the input mode from optical to hdmi to get things to work. is this a common problem. Ive read a lot about people not getting audio right but not about it simply forgetting what input mode. Im using a harmony 520.

I've got the same setup; however, I use the optical connections from the cable box and the Samsung Blue-Ray to the AVR and I take the HDMI's directly to the TV from the components. Then I programmed my Harmony One with that setup. When I first tried out the remote, some connections weren't recognized; but Harmony's built-in "advisor" figured everything out in just a couple of minutes. It couldn't have been easier.
post #1539 of 1647
Alright, I'm having a weird problem, when I first connected my xbox 360 and streamed music, the music came out in 5.1. After I was done messing around I turned the receiver off for a while and when I came back to listen to music I was only getting music out of front Left and front Right speakers and the sub. Messing around in the "digital in" part of the setup menu I got 5.1 to return by switching between optical 1 and 2. The second I shut the receiver off and turned it back on it returned to just stereo, and i figured switching the digital in settings again would make it return but it hasn't. My 360 is connected to the receiver via HDMI in the Sat 2 HDMI slot. I have an HDMI out to the TV which is a Samsung 550 series.

The xbox is set to dolby digital 5.1, but I can change it to stereo in the settings and the center channel will work again but it sounds like crap. 5.1 works on movies and video games so im not sure whats wrong here. I just got the receiver and I'm not to knowledgeable with receivers and audio because I haven't had much experience with them. I'm tried looking online and in this thread ive been reading the past couple days but I can't find a solution anywhere. Any help is appreciated.
post #1540 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappy View Post

I've got the same setup; however, I use the optical connections from the cable box and the Samsung Blue-Ray to the AVR and I take the HDMI's directly to the TV from the components. Then I programmed my Harmony One with that setup. When I first tried out the remote, some connections weren't recognized; but Harmony's built-in "advisor" figured everything out in just a couple of minutes. It couldn't have been easier.

Unfortunately I can't do that. I may add the optical cables just to get it to work no matter which digital input it decides it wants to be on. But i have to use the HDMI switch. One of the reasons i bought this unit. I have my TV wall mounted above my fireplace and there is a single hdmi cable ran inside the wall.
post #1541 of 1647
Anyone looking for a good deal on this product can get it a Sears.com right now for $ 269.99. Only catch is the real high shipping cost.
post #1542 of 1647
I missed the 10% off but i can get it for $299 pick up from sears, is it a good deal for this unit??
post #1543 of 1647
I'll have to look tomorrow at sears. I'm putting together a living room system. This really fit the bill. Price looks right too
post #1544 of 1647
The 720 is probably getting cheaper because an as730 is coming out:

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/03/31...0-htib-system/

I wonder how it does with hdmi syncing issues.
post #1545 of 1647
Hey all, just picked one of these up from Sears the other day and just hooked it up today. I've got a scientific atlantic 8300hd from time warner and a ps3 and a 42 inch Panasonic tv. I currently only have 2 hdmi cables until Friday so I'm only able to hook up one component. So I've got the cable box connected to the as720 via hdmi, and then the as720 connected to the tv via hdmi. My problem is the high def channels work fine, but when I go to standard def channels, there is picture but no audio. I've tried hooking up an optical cable from the box to the receiver and it still does not work. I've also tried poking around in all of the settings on the box and couldn't find anything in there. I've tried turning both the box and receiver off and back on and it does not fix it. The only way I've been able to get it to work so far is to hook the cable box up to the tv and then use an optical cable from the tv to the receiver, but I don't really want to do that if I don't have to. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation or have any suggestions? Much appreciated...
post #1546 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikdro View Post

Hey all, just picked one of these up from Sears the other day and just hooked it up today. ...


You're lucky to be able to pick it up at Sears. Their big ad promoting the cheap sale price was a rip off in my area. I checked two local stores (sunday morning at opening and 12 surrounding stores in 3 states - Not one had them in stock). They were trying to force those of us in my area to order online and pay the higher shipping to get it back closer to the actual non sale price.

But my local sears was willing to sell me their demo unit for the same price as a new one.
post #1547 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by tamahome02000 View Post

The 720 is probably getting cheaper because an as730 is coming out:

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/03/31...0-htib-system/

I wonder how it does with hdmi syncing issues.

Do you know when it's coming out?
post #1548 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by C5VETTE View Post

You're lucky to be able to pick it up at Sears. Their big ad promoting the cheap sale price was a rip off in my area. I checked two local stores (sunday morning at opening and 12 surrounding stores in 3 states - Not one had them in stock). They were trying to force those of us in my area to order online and pay the higher shipping to get it back closer to the actual non sale price.

But my local sears was willing to sell me their demo unit for the same price as a new one.

A little known fact is that if you go to a Sears store and have the salesperson order it there for you instead of you ordering online, you will avoid shipping charges.
post #1549 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by jchambers_18 View Post

A little known fact is that if you go to a Sears store and have the salesperson order it there for you instead of you ordering online, you will avoid shipping charges.

Suppose to but both local Sears sales reps said they could not order the HT and have it delivered to the store. My only option was to order online (with the extremely high shipping cost) or pay the same price as a new unit for their demo.
post #1550 of 1647
Just a quick update. www.electronics-expo.com now has the Sammy HTAS730 in stock with free shipping for $ 476.49.
post #1551 of 1647
So out of the probably 30 pages I've read so far theis past week, I've not found a solution to my dilemma.

Is it possible to use HDMI for video with a coax audio source? I have a HTPC that I use as my DVD player and general media center, it has a DVI->HDMI cable and a coax digital audio output but haven't figured how to get audio through the receiver if I hook it up via the HDMI input. Are the AS720's HDMI inputs only usable for a signal WITH audio?

Current setup is all HDMIs going directly to TV and only processing audio via AS720.

Here's my ideal setup:

HTPC (DVI video out) -> AS720 (HDMI SAT in) *don't have cable, just watch Hulu!
AS720 (HDMI out) -> Samsung T5084 TV (HDMI1 in)
*Possibly eventually a Samsung Blu Ray (HDMI out) -> AS720 (HDMI DVD in)

I like the ability to use Anynet this way because I can see when I am turning the volume up or down on the TV and obviously the use of 1 remote, but I just can't figure out how to get audio this way.

Also, can the Up-convert feature that the receiver is capable of be used to upconvert the DVD video I send through it via the HTPC? I was thinking that if I sent it a 720 x 480 signal that it would upconvert the video. Am I way off on that?
post #1552 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullmetalparka View Post

I'm having a very similar problem with my 360 and AS720. I can only get up to 1080i/720p when it's passed through the receiver but I can get 1080p when it's plugged straight into my TV. When I set it to 1080p the screen goes black, the display on the AS720 shows no icons except for LPCM, and no sound comes out.

I have the same problem I think: hxxp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1137233

No picture at 1080p on my Xbox 360
post #1553 of 1647
is this samsung home theater still up to par? or are there some more uptodate samsung home theater that can handle lpcm?
post #1554 of 1647
im sure this question has been answered before but ill ask. i bought a wii with component cables. unfortunatly the audio portion of the cable cannot reach down into the reciever. am i to use an optical cable instead and go from the wii to the unit directly? i dont have the wii in front of me but i dont remember it having an optical input.

thank you
post #1555 of 1647
looking at the wii it doesnt have an optical link i guess my only option is purchase some kind of audio extender for the L and R speakers are run it into the unit? seems like a pain in the ass.
post #1556 of 1647
Just buy a couple of female to male RCA cables to extend it. You can get them at Radio Shack pretty easily.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...odsInSession=1
post #1557 of 1647
Has anyone got any good Speaker level settings for this bad boy? I currently got them all at +5 including the subwoofer. Does anyone else think that listening to music sounds a lot better through the Dolby Matrix setting compared to the Dolby Music and Neo 6 Music setting?
post #1558 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by moommoombaba View Post

I missed the 10% off but i can get it for $299 pick up from sears, is it a good deal for this unit??

Good deal? Yes. Almost half off the intro price.

I just bought one today @ Sears.
post #1559 of 1647
Engadget reviewed the as730. Sounds a lot like the 720:

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/04/21...0-htib-review/
post #1560 of 1647
Hi there,

I'm looking into buying this receiver but I was wondering if it has the capability of passing through video and 5.1 audio through the HDMI inputs/outputs. That is basically the only thing I'm waiting to find out to go out and get this baby. Thanks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Theater In A Box
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Home Theater In A Box › Official Samsung HT-AS720 thread w. updated first post.