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Denon 5900 DVD and 3805 Receiver I-Link connection?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Simon Ngan

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Posted August 04 2004 - 12:34 PM

I recently bought a Denon 3805 receiver for my 2nd HT. Currently the 5900 DVD is in the primary HT using multi-channel analog for SACD/DVD-A. I have cat5e cables going between the 2 rooms and I thought I'd give this I-Link a try by hooking up a Cat5 wire between the receiver and DVD 5900. However, they don't seem to talk to each other. From the 5900, I've enabled ILINK connection and my options are: OFF 2ND I selected "2ND" whatever it means. For 3805 receiver, I pick one input and select digital IN as ILINK but it shows NO SIGNAL. I wonder if the cable length is the problem? I did confirm with a Fluke LanMeter that the wire is fine and it's a straight 568B cable. I'd appreciate for your suggestions, Simon

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Mort Corey

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Posted August 05 2004 - 06:17 AM

The only link that will work with the 3805 receiver is the Denon Link (2nd edition I believe...that's where the 2nd comes in on the 5900) If you're trying to use the IEEE1394 firewire link from the 5900 to the 3805 it won't work. Not sure, but I would suspect that the Denon Link cable might be proprietary as is the link itself. Mort

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Simon Ngan

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Posted August 05 2004 - 01:46 PM

Mort, I'm sorry as I meant the Denon Link which is the connection looks like UTP socket. I was using a normal patch cable but no luck so far. The distance is quite far away though - almost 100ft. Thanks, Simon

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Dmitry


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Posted August 05 2004 - 02:07 PM

Simon, try plugging the real Denon cable to see if it works. If it does, use your existing Cat5E wiring as an extender.

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