AVR-240 setup

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  1. ft69

    ft69 Auditioning

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    OK, so my eye sight isn't that good at 59 w/ tri-foculs and reading the instruction always came last, but his AVR 240 set up has me stuck. I was able to strike a happy medium for stereo music listing w/ dolby 5 speaker wide. Movies is a different animal. Setting for best overall balance is same as music, but I can't hear the back l/r surrounds. Only in Surround setup/stero 7 channel will the the back surrounds work, but the dialogue and music are heavy in the left channel front mains. I can;t find a setting that gets good separation across front/right and center,,,and back surrounds. Didn't have this problem with a 10 yr. old Sony using same speakers and room configuration. What's the magic mode for movies? Thanks, frank
     
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    First off what are you using for movies (Blu ray, dvd) and how is the sound being fed to the system (HDMI, Optical, Audio inputs)? I was having a problem between the PS3 and my new Denon but I found it was an issue in the settings on the PS3.
     
  3. Frank A

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    frank, how long have you had this? I'm supposing it is fairly new? Do you have/have you read the manual? Have you configured it for 5.1? Have you done the ezset speaker setup? We are the same age and I also wear glasses (bi-focal, though). I have another model hk and have had to read through the manual several times now so that I am finally getting familiar with its use.

    Do you use the OSD display on the tv? This might help with the viewing/setting up the system? To use it, press the button that says "OSD" on the remote.

    Anyway, I'm just trying to get a feel for how familiar you are with this avr.
     
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    Is this a Harman Kardon receiver? If so, I can help, I have the AVR 247.
     
  5. ft69

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    Well I did sit back and read, and re-read several times. Initially I made all the connections similar to my last set up with a Sony.Wrong! I used several S video connectors for TV and DVD output, standard RCA jacks for audio. While reading and moving my lips at the same time, I discovered that, yes I could use coax. I always thought of co-axial as the thin copper line for cable tv, but alas no. Also HK says not use co-ax and component, so I disconnected the l/r component plugs. I ran the co-ax for audio and S video from the JVC DVD player and connected the S video from the TV into the Monitor jack and wham, everything kicked into place. HK sure demands a lot of attention and they like to do things their way. I'm happy to report all systems are a go, except I can't get the TV audio to play through old blue. The manual says to hook up the S video to the video 3 where the audio is, but I don't get a picture that way for either DVD movies or just TV. Plugging into the monitor slot works, so I will settle for excellent audio and movie modes and skip enhanced TV programs. Thanks for all of your replies
     

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