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  1. Walt H

    Klipsch speakers set Large?

    I have a pair of Klipsch Reference Premiere Atmos RP-280FA, Frequency response 32-25kHz +/- 3dB with an SVS SB-3000 Sub powered by a Yamaha RX-A3070 A/V receiver. I've read that many people say to set all speakers to small and let the sub do all the work. However, with these big floor standing...
  2. Walt H

    Yamaha RX-A3070 Cutoff Filters

    I've added a pair of Pioneer Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers, SP-T22A-LR, to my Yamaha RX-A3070 A/V Receiver using the front presence inputs. Pioneer states to filter the speakers at or above 180. My Yamaha receiver has the following filters: (fc=40/60/80/90/100/110/120/160/200 Hz), there's no...
  3. Walt H

    HDMI 4k TV to A/V Receiver

    When connecting a HDMI 4K cable from a TV cable box to an A/V Receiver, is it best to connect to the TV's HDMI ARC input or just one of the regular HDMI inputs? TV is Samsung Q80R QLED Receiver is Yamaha RX-A3070
  4. Walt H

    Samsung 6400 Series Smart TV

    I have a 6400 series Samsung Smart TV connected to a settop cable box via HDMI and also connected to a Yamaha RX-A820 A/V Receiver. All connections are HDMI. In the TV menu>sound>digital audio out the Dolby Digital and DTS options are not available only PCM and DTS Neo:2.5 are available. I have...
  5. Walt H

    Yamaha RX-A820 A/V Receiver HDMI

    Does the Yamaha RX-A820 A/V Receiver HDMI have pass-through so that even with the receiver off the HDMI signal will pass to the TV? My TV is connected to a settop box via HDMI. Sometimes I want to be able to watch TV via HDMI without the Yamaha receiver on, it's not necessary to have the...
  6. Walt H

    Center Channel 5 Band Equalizer

    I have a Yamaha RX-V861 A/V Receiver which has a 5 band equalizer for center channel adjustment. I have listed below the bands on this equalizer. How do I adjust to improve the low frequency (more bass) from the center channel speaker? 5 Band Equalizer: 100Hz ;;;;;; 0dB 300Hz ;;;;;; 0dB...
  7. Walt H

    HDMI>Input to Component Video Output

    Will there be a noticable downgrade in quality when you have HDMI Input going to Component Video Output?
  8. Walt H

    Digital Cable, DVD R & PCM audio

    Before I had Digital Cable, I had my Panasonic EH55 DVD R hooked up to analog cable. When I viewed a source through the DVR, my Yamaha RX-V861 A/V Receiver indicated PCM but it output in 5.1 surround. Since I have audio optical coming from the DVR to the Yamaha I get Dolby Digital when I play a...
  9. Walt H

    Yamaha RX-V861 & upscaling

    I'm awaiting delivery of my Yamaha RX-V861. I have a Panasonic DMR EH55 DVD Recorder with HDMI OUT. My TV does NOT have HDMI connections. Would I see a picture improvement (over regular component video conneciton quality) if I ran HDMI from the DVD Recorder to the RX-V861 Receiver and from the...
  10. Walt H

    Adjusting Subwoofer Volume?

    Using the A/V Receiver's test tones ONLY what is the best way to adjust the volume of the subwoofer? I have a Yamaha A/V Receiver with the crossover set at 80, the sub (JBL SUB 12) is turned to the highest crossover setting. All speakers (5.1 setup) are set to small. Sub's volume is set at...
  11. Walt H

    Sony Grand Wega #KDF-E60A20 & Progressive Scan?

    My neighbor has a Sony Grand Wega - Model # KDF-E60A20 which is stated as 1080i. Under Video Options>DRC Mode (Digital Reality Creation) - High Density and Progressive are options. Does the term "progressive" in this case mean "progressive scan" thus allowing the TV to do 1080p for videos?
  12. Walt H

    Connecting HDTV to Digital Cable and A/V Receiver

    What is the best way to connect an HDTV (with HDMI, Component Video connections) to a HD Cable box and A/V Receiver?
  13. Walt H

    LCD HDTV

    Need recommendations for a 42 inch LCD HD TV (NOTHING Larger). Must have ATSC Tuner and QAM Tuner. Cost...under $2,000.
  14. Walt H

    In-Ceiling Speakers

    My neighbor has decided to go with in-ceiling speakers. Could anyone suggest some medium priced speakers for this?
  15. Walt H

    Optical digital audio cable?

    I have a DVD Recorder with an Optical Digital Audio Out connection. If I connect the Optical Digital Audio Out to the Optical Digital Audio IN on my Yamaha RX-V659 A/V Receiver, do I still need to make the analog (Red and White) audio connections?
  16. Walt H

    HDTV, Direct TV, DVD & A/V Receiver Connections

    A friend has a Pioneer PDP 4361 HD TV. TV will be connected to Direct TV, a DVD Player and A/V receiver. Manual says to connect the Cable Box (in this case Direct TV) to the INPUT 1 terminals on the "Media Receiver" (which comes with the TV). Manual also says when connecting a DVD PLAYER use...
  17. Walt H

    Auto Set Up RX-V659

    Auto set up with the Yamaha RX-V659 tells me my Front Right speaker is "out of phase". I've check it numberous times and it is not. I even reversed the wire and auto set up still indicates "out of phase" so I put the wires back CORRECTLY, still get "out of phase" warning. The manual states you...
  18. Walt H

    Yamaha RX-V659 & Surround Modes

    Just got a new Yamaha RX-V659. I noticed when listening to the TUNER (FM Station) and you select Neural Surround as the surround mode (hoping it remains in this mode), and you decide to switch to DTV/Cable selecting PLII Music as the surround mode to watch TV, the next time you return to the...
  19. Walt H

    Yamaha Receivers Registration?

    I want to purchase a Yamaha Receiver from an authorized dealer and register it. To make certain the dealer is not just saying they are authorized and you will have the full manufacturers's warranty, when you register a Yamaha Receiver with the serial number, does Yamaha notify you immediately if...
  20. Walt H

    WholeSaleAV.com?

    Has anyone heard of or done business with WholeSaleAV? They claim to have been doing business on line for 12 years but at resellerratings.com they only have ONE review.
  21. Walt H

    Yamaha Warranties?

    I know that Yamaha does not allow their RX-V series A/V Receivers to be sold from just any store. If you purchase one from a non-authorized dealer, Yamaha will not approve the warranty. I understand this part. The HTR series A/V Receivers are sold to mass market outlets and you can buy one...
  22. Walt H

    Yamaha RX-V659 vs HTR-5960

    Is it worth the extra bucks for the RX-V659 over the HTR-5960?
  23. Walt H

    Surround Back Speakers

    When you don't have the space behind the sofa for surround back speakers, has anyone tried placing the surround backs to the front as you would do with "presence" speakers? I had a Yamaha RX-V1400 which gave the option to use surround back OR presence speakers (but NOT both). The unit I...
  24. Walt H

    TV Tuners (NTSC, ATSC, AQM)

    If a TV set has built-in NTSC and ATSC tuners, will I be able to connect analog cable TV WITHOUT the use of a cable box directly into the TV and and view analog cable channels? I would need a TV with an AQM tuner to view (unscrambled) DIGITAL Cable WITHOUT a cable box?
  25. Walt H

    DPL II and DPL IIx

    Would the "average" person be able to hear a difference between DPL II and DPL IIx?
  26. Walt H

    Optical Audio Cables

    Is there a difference between a Digital Optical Audio Cable and a Digital Optical Audio TosLink Cable?
  27. Walt H

    Old Yamaha RX-V800

    Finally getting things back together since hurricane Katrina. I lost my Yamaha RX-V1400 and all my remote controls due to flooding. Fortunately I had an old RX-V800 in the attic which was spared (unfortunately the remote control was downstairs and got flooded). Is there a way to enter the...
  28. Walt H

    Panasonic DMR-EH55S DVD Recorder

    I'm considering getting the Panasonic DMR-EH55S DVD Recorder. Any input on this model would be appreciated. Link: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...00000000005702
  29. Walt H

    Component Video Cables

    Does price REALLY make a difference with component video cables? In a hurried situation I bought a set of component cables from Wal-Mart for $9 (and some change).
  30. Walt H

    Subwoofer Question

    Without mentioning brand names, I've listened to two subs both the same size and power (powered amp). Brand X was deeper and cleaner than brand Y. Why is that....given they were both the same size and power? Simple answer please.
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