Originally Posted by m. zillch
Does the FM radio make sound? If it does that tells you the amp section itself still amplifies, you just have some sort of input problem. Do the analog inputs work? [They often are designed to not function if they sense an HDMI is present so you need to unplug the HDMI and optical cords to test that.
I'm going to bed so goodnight.
[Be sure to put the speakers back to what I assume you have wired it for, usually that's "A" but you'd have to check the back to be sure.]
Well your suggestion to check the FM radio has proven interesting. Last night I checked the HD Radio input and got no sound at all. Okay, same old story, it was consistent with everything else.
This morning, I powered on the receiver and checked the Apple TV (HDMI) again. I had sound for a brief moment, literally two seconds, then silence. I then switched to the HD Radio input and actually got sound. I double-checked all the other HDMI inputs and they remained silent. At some point, however, the HD Radio input went back to being silent.
I powered the receiver off and on again. No sound anywhere. Tried again a few minutes later, got the radio back, but with no information displaying on the TV screen.
Did another test, seemed to have the HD Radio going with full functionality. I then tested out the Wii U (HDMI) and got a really loud static noise, at which point all sound was cut off again (radio as well). Also of note, after that loud noise, the Marantz menus no longer appeared on the TV (menu selection was still visible on the front panel, and HDMI video was still seen on TV as normal).
After that loud noise, I powered the receiver off and on again. As I speak, the HD Radio is working again, with Marantz menus showing up on the TV.
Based on what you were saying, it seems like my amp section is doing SOMETHING. But even the radio is behaving very inconsistently. And I had those brief moments of sound in my HDMI inputs today (actual sound on Apple TV, static burst on Wii U).
Interested to hear opinions on this. And thanks again to you, m. zillch, for hearing me out and responding late at night!
Originally Posted by Scott Oakley
I feel for ya. One question: did you get the original back or did they ship you a different one (checking serial numbers???)?
Just double-checked the serial to be sure and yes, they shipped a different unit to replace my original.