I recently got an used AVR-3312. I searched for a new A/V receiver because my old (and cheap) 5.1 Sony was not more usable (no remote, keys not working, no digital input etc).
After some research I decided to buy a DENON because of the exellent sound Quality.
I wanted to get an used one because I had not such money to spent into the device but I wanted to get a good mid-class device.
My configuration is:
1080p TV (HDMI)
720p Beamer (HDMI)
PC1 for music (replaces CD player) (COAX digital)
SAT receiver (HDMI)
PC2 (replaces BD player) (HDMI)
Nintendo Wii (Component + Analog audio)
VCR (Cinch fbas + analog audio).
After some fiddling out how to connect all I was a little bit dissatisfied.
The sound quality was - as expected - brilliant.
I booted up the second PC (HDMI) and wondered about the baaad image quality. All text was not clear, it was not sharp with green color around all letters. It remembered to an analog VGA signal was not correct synced with an TFT, or as it has the wrong resolution set. I checked all, the PC, the AVR and the TV was set to 1080p, 50hz. I tried many things, ONLY deactivating signal processing made the text as clear as it was before (PC directly connected to TV) but I do not have any overlayed menu anymore (I know the reason why).
Also the green color around letters appears when I use the Wii over component signal. I set the Wii to 480p and use an component cable. So signal processing MUST be on because the analog signal must be converted to digital HDMI. However the settings are (upscaling, deinterlacing etc) the green color appears.
It looks like an convergence error on an old CRT TV.
At the beginning of this thread I found:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Known Issues for the Denon AVR-XX12 models
7/23/11: Resolved by firmware update.
4. Some picture degradation with Video Convert set to ON on the 2312CI and 3312CI. ....
So I tried to make an update but the Denon tells that it already have the "newest" firmware. To close out that it is mistake by the updater I got in contact with the ex-owner and he told me, that he made the last update at the beginning of 2012 - so the current firmware must be installed.
Now my question is, is it possible to get overlay (signal processing) to work WITHOUT touching the image quality??? So it seems that the issue is NOT resolved
The second question ist following:
after installing the AVR another friend came and we wanted to show our holiday pics. I wanted to show them on TV with my SAT receiver over LAN -> thats normal for me and normally it works fine. But at the same time as I started, we heared music from the PC1 source (COAX). Now I had to set the AVR to show the image from HDMI and sound from COAX-source. After 5 minutes of trying I gave up and we decided to show the photos on the tablet
(because we wanted also hear that music and I did not wanted to connect the SAT receiver directly to the TV).
Of course, later I tried again to set the sources and mappings. I got it to work. I could set Input HDMI 3 - and second input COAX1 and set the input from auto to digital. That worked fine, I saw picture of TV and heared music from COAX1. I wanted to set a second mapping only to HDMI 3 for normal TV operation BUT I saw that any input can only be set ONCE to a mapping
When I set another Mapping the HDMI input to HDMI3 and confirm this setting the HDMI3 disappears from the other mapping
After some further figuring out I only got the following solution to work:
Input mapping "SAT/CBL" set only to HDMI 3 and
"DVD" set to component 1 and coax 1. With a 2nd analog component cable I connected the sat receiver to conponent input "DVD" and got it to work, also with 1080p. As a luck my SAT receiver is able to SIMULTANOUSLY output a 1080p 50hz signal digital over HDMI and analog over component.
That solution is not good, does not satisfy me. Is there any possibility to map HDMI 3 in multiple mappings? As I told, the receiver was not new, it also seemed not to be set back to factory defaults as I got it. BUT I think I remember it WAS possible to set HDMI3 to multiple mappings BEFORE I once loaded the default values.
It seems that I activated some "default" restrictions again which were disabled by the old owner before.
Thanks in advance and nice greetings