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post #781 of 830
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Bottom line is you need to plug in the same type source cable into the AVR as will be going to the headphones (eg. optical in --> optical out; analog in --> analog out).
post #782 of 830
my friend has a 2308. I was helping him run audyssey but after he runs it, his channel levels show all 0 under manual setup. There are values under parameter check and I verified that audyssey is turned on. We were wanting to adjust some of the channel levels after audyssey but I am confused as to why the values from the setup don't show up under manual setup. That is how my 4308, 4810, and a100 worked. Distances carried over though
post #783 of 830
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Have him reset the microprocessor using the procedure in his Owner's manual.
post #784 of 830
okay, lets try something else before going that route. Has anyone else encountered this before? Has there been a firmware update to this unit?
post #785 of 830
Turned out to be simple. I split the audio and video feeds out of the computer. Video card now uses the HDMI plug. Audio card feeds out via a digital RCA. Sony headphones work off the optical output. All is well.
post #786 of 830
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Originally Posted by akajaga View Post

Turned out to be simple. I split the audio and video feeds out of the computer. Video card now uses the HDMI plug. Audio card feeds out via a digital RCA. Sony headphones work off the optical output. All is well.

What Sony headphones do you have? Are you using Opt2 out? Do they work at same time as speakers? I want them to do that as I have hearing problems but want others to hear speakers while I use headphones. I have same setup using Opt2 in from PC.
post #787 of 830
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As long as you have an optical input, you can also pass the audio via optical output as well has have audio via the surround speakers.
post #788 of 830
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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As long as you have an optical input, you can also pass the audio via optical output as well has have audio via the surround speakers.

Thank you for the knowledge. Maybe you, or anyone, can help me some more. I am the leading edge of the "baby boomers" and have the inevitable hearing problems, mostly understanding dialog. 95% of my media viewing comes from my PC(MCE) through a Denon 2308Ci to TV. Headphones pretty much eliminate my problems but others do not need them or the distraction of captions /subtitles. The ideal solution would be for the headphone jack on the Denon NOT to turn off the speakers. The optical out could solve the problem but I hate to spend $2/300 on good headphones when sound quality is not an issue here. The majority of my use would be for news, documentaries, sitcoms, etc. I would rather put that much toward a new AVR that would output all digital/analog to headphones and leave speakers on. The optical out can work but I would like a really cheap no frills digital to analog converter because I already have 3 decent analog headphones and in wall cable to my listening position.

I am sure I am not the only one at or near this stage of life with the same problem.


@akajaga - What Sony headphones do you have?
post #789 of 830
First, I have a denon 2308ci with jbl l880 and velodyne sub.
It was working fine. I unhooked everything and hooked up the 2308 in another room. When I purchased a 2311 I brought it back down to my bedroom. I went with the audyssey auto setup. Everything is good except for the sub. I don't get any signal to the sub.
On the receiver panel it shows the FL FR and SW. I went into the menu and did a tone test. Both speakers and sub received tone. Speakers are connected to Front A and sub is connected to pre out.
Please help.
Thank you,
Tim
post #790 of 830
My sub doesn't kick on until the volume reaches a certain level. Are you testing it at a loud enough volume? I don't know if that's configurable or not.
post #791 of 830
I have a VCR (running composite ) a DVD/CD changer(running S-Video), an iPod dock (which can't seem to produce any video output, but is set up composite and finally a motorola cable box that is running through HDMI all outputting to Zone 1 as 5.1 stereo and Zone 2 as straight stereo and was working fine, until today when I stopped being able to get audio when dealing with the cable box. I can see the volume change on Zone 2, but not a sound (not even background hum), The difference in the displays between the cable box and the other inputs is a little digital icon and FL FR to the left of the input labels (in this case TV/CBL) (both Zone 1 and Zone 2) which is nonexistent with the other labels.
post #792 of 830
digital audio will not go to zone 2.

http://batpigworld.com/fadq.html#multizone
post #793 of 830
I am aware of that; I guess I'm really trying to get the previously not displayed symbols to the left of the TV/CBL display to go away, since everything worked before they appeared yesterday. The HDMI input is currently set to AUTO for what that is worth.
post #794 of 830
I just got a new 3D TV & Blu-ray player and am having problems playing a 3D disc. Apparently I need to upgrade my HDMI cables to high speed, but wondered if I can still route thru my Denon AVR-888 or if I need to bypass the receiver. Thanks in advance for any assistance!
post #795 of 830
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No, it's only HDMI 1.3. You'll need to bypass the AVR as the HDMI 1.4 (3D) models started with the XX11/X91 models. A cable is either standard speed (720p/1080i) or high speed (1080p) regardless of whether you're passing 2D or 3D video.
post #796 of 830
^^ Thanks for the quick response!
post #797 of 830
I guess I need to setup this reciever manually. How can I get the best sound without using e Mic and remote?
post #798 of 830
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You can't .... do yourself a favor and pick up a DM-A405 mic off eBay (USA sellers only though) and do an Audyssey setup. You'll likely also be better served getting a Harmony remote and download the remote settings from the Logitech website.
post #799 of 830
Thanks for the quick response. The 2308 is being sold to me for really good price. Should I jump on it or should I just pull the trigger on a new 1712? I can get new 1712 for 299 shipped as oppose to $100 for 2308.
post #800 of 830
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If the 1712 offers the inputs/outputs that you need I'd go with it as it offers the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT as well as Dyn EQ and Dyn Vol.
post #801 of 830
Thanks for the advice. 1712 on its way!
post #802 of 830
Thinking about an upgrade. What are those 12v "Trigger Out" ports for?
post #803 of 830
12v triggers are used to trigger (duh) external devices that you want to turn on in concert with the Denon. They can be configured to activate only in certain states, for example you can have one trigger that activates only when Zone 2 is turned on, and use it to turn the external amp you use to power the multizone speakers (so you don't have to remember to turn it on/off every time you want to use Zone 2, the receiver triggers it on/off automatically). Triggering amps are the most common application but you can use it for other stuff too (e.g. lowering a projector screen automatically).
post #804 of 830
Would they be safe to run, if they exist, a 12v cooling fan for the cabinet? Now do that from the 120v connection on my 2308ci.
post #805 of 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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No, it's only HDMI 1.3. You'll need to bypass the AVR as the HDMI 1.4 (3D) models started with the XX11/X91 models. A cable is either standard speed (720p/1080i) or high speed (1080p) regardless of whether you're passing 2D or 3D video.

So my 888 won't pass the 3d Video from my PS3 to my display (P55GT50)? Ugh. I know I should have done more due diligence but it sometimes seems like home theatre is like plugging a leaking dam.
post #806 of 830
Correct, the 888 predates 3D video. Just connect the PS3 with HDMI directly to the display and run an optical cable to the receiver for audio.

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it sometimes seems like home theatre is like plugging a leaking dam.

hey man, nobody forced you to jump on board with the latest gimmick. wink.gif If you want to have the latest and greatest, you are playing into the mfgr's hands and you will pay the premium of being on the cutting edge. tongue.gif
post #807 of 830
Thanks again Batpig
post #808 of 830
Greetings. I am having issues with my AVR-888. For the past few weeks it keeps defaulting to night mode, which I really don't like. No matter what setting I assign (off, low, mid) after about 5 seconds it goes into night mode. Any ideas?

Just yesterday the damn thing won't go into 5.1 mode, even though I can clearly see (well when I toggle out of night mode) that the incoming signal is 5.1. I tried all the sound modes. Any ideas?

Lastly, I only have one functional HMDI input. I was having problems with my cable provider's cable boxes gernading, and the senior tech said that the gernading (including a couple refurbished ones and a brand new one) was caused by the 888. I am afraid to test this input port out as I don't want to trash my other gear. Anyone have this problem?

Thank you in advance. I really hate the night mode default and want my 5.1 back!

This unit may be on its way to being smashed into a thousand pieces.

Peace out.

Andrew
post #809 of 830
Try resetting the microprocessor (p. 49 OM).
post #810 of 830
Hey there. I could use some help from you very knowledgables. My plan was to run a TOSLINK from the rec out to a DAC/amp to use headphones. After playing with the source/rec out buttons and knobs, it seems the only output I can get is my sat which is toslinked into Dvr 2. Is there a way to get the audio feed from the other inputs. (Xbox via hdmi, DVD,etc? It seemed straightforward but I am not getting anything when I switch the rec out to the various devices
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