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Denon 4802

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RandyRush, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. RandyRush

    RandyRush Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my new 4802 today; going to start hooking it up tonight! any suggestions or tricks that would be helpful to me? thx
     
  2. Geoff S

    Geoff S Well-Known Member

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    One thing I found helpful was to read the PDF manual through like 3 times on Denon's website before I got my 4802. It's not exactly the best written manual in the World, so you may have to go through it some to get it all down.
    Also know you're speaker distances, to help you breeze through setup.
    Despite what some said I didn't find setup hard at all, and I was already programming other devices, and 'Key Learns' into the Atkis 800 remote by the 2nd hour.
    I'm curious, after you're done setting up how long did it take you? Took me approx 2 hours to wire it up, and do system setup, but some of that time I spent re-conditioning my speaker cables. See, it paid to read the manual many many times, and know that thing inside out [​IMG] .
    If you have any specific questions about the 4802 feel free to ask, it's got so much stuff.
     
  3. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new purchase. The 4802 is a really nice receiver. I talked a friend into purchasing it and I set it up for him last November. Setup was a breeze, took about an hour. What components are you connecting to it?

    The only thing I did not like about it was the remote so I had him buy a pronto.
     
  4. Holadem

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    I love my receiver but I have to say that for me the setup was certainly NOT a breeze. But then again, I though I could do it without the manual [​IMG]
    I do agree that remote is absolutely dreadful.
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    Holadem
     
  5. RandyRush

    RandyRush Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips: I am connecting the following:

    RCA 61310 HDTV
    Mits 8020 progscan DVD
    Apex 1100W dvd
    Philips DSR6000 Directivo
    Toshiba VCR
    Speakers: Celestion Fronts, Klipsch side surrounds, Polk M-1's-back surrounds

    Didn't get it all finished last night, so I will complete it tonight hopefully.

    Thanks again
     
  6. RandyRush

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    Oh yeah; I have the pronto pro, so I won't be using the brick that came with it; but my wife thinks she might like to use it---mainly for volume, mute and channel; if not, I might give it away or sell it.
     
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    I too just purchased a 4802. So far so good, except I hate the remote (will be getting a Pronto soon) and I can't get DTS to work. I have a DTS compatible DVD (Toshiba), optical cable, and set to bitstream output. The 4802 is set to auto input. Dolby Neo 6, THX, etc. work, but not DTS!

    Wonder if something in setup is wrong? I have only hooked up the front and center channels. All others are turned off.

    thanks
    Mike
     
  10. Doug_NHT

    Doug_NHT Well-Known Member

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    You might want to check for a DTS setup screen on your dvd as Pearl Harbor(I think) has a seperate setup menu for DTS. I may be thinking of another dvd but that doesn't matter.

    Doug
     
  11. Mike Jensen

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    I have looked for such a thing and can't find anything that works. Also have tried on Gladiator!

    Guess I'll have to go down to the dealer I purchased it from for a lesson.

    Mike
     
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    Randy B A Well-Known Member

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    you have to go through the set-up menu on the on screen display and set the DTS to bit stream.
     
  13. Laurent Balloy

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    Yeh. AVR-4802 is a nice A/V receiver. I’m sure you will have fun with it [​IMG]
    By the way. If want to test Dolby ProLogic II music, have a look to this document from Dolby. It explains how to set the DPL 2 parameters and prints a list on CD where DPL2 music works great [​IMG]
    http://www.dolby.com/tech/co.br.0102.PLIIDemo.pdf
    Laurent [​IMG]
     
  14. Geoff S

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    When setting a DTS track to play.. make sure you select the input to DTS rather than using Auto. In some cases it just worked better.

    Also I like to see what other modes people use on this receiver just for comparisons sake... here's what I use currently (as always I switch around seeing what's better for what specific title):

    Music: 1st choice: DPL2:M / 2nd choice: Pure Direct / 3rd choice: 5ch stereo
    TV: 1st choice: DPL2:C / 5ch stereo when I want to be enveloped in the program.
    TV Movies: Home THX Cinema
    DVD Movies (DD/DTS): THX 5.1

    I don't use DTS Neo6 currently at all cause I have a 5.1 setup and not a 6.1/7.1 setup to take advantage of Neo6s 6 channel playback from 2ch sources.
     
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