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  1. J

    Help connecting HDTV to in-wall speakers via Yamaha HTR-5730

    Hello! I'm looking for the easiest way to connect my budget Toshiba HDTV (which has an optical output) to a 5.1 in-wall speaker system (front L/R, front center, back L/R, subwoofer) through a Yamaha HTR-5730 receiver. Will it be possible to use banana plugs, or should I get banana plug to RCA...
  2. R315r4z0r

    LG TV audio will not play through reciever.

    I've been racking my brain around this for way longer than I care to admit and it's really frustrating me. I am no expert in this field, but I'm also not completely illiterate. First, what I'm using: TV: LG 65UH6030-UH Receiver: Yamaha YHT-5920UBL So, I have a setup with various devices...
  3. Rick Altman

    Using LG's Magic Remote with a Denon Receiver

    I am having a heck of a time with a task that should be really easy: tuning my LG 55" OLED television's "Magic Remote" to control the volume on my Denon AVR-S540BT receiver. I am connected to the receiver via the HDMI ARC and the sound is fine. I can also connect via an optical cable and hear...
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    Need help with home prewired/installed for multi-room speaker system

    Hi all, novice here and need some advice on a multi-room speaker system that was pre-installed in my home (finally got around to utilizing it after many years!). Didn't receive any documentation or much information from the seller, so flying quite blind here. There are speakers installed in...
  5. Sansui 2000X

    Receiver for 4K QLED TV

    I’m going to get a new TV, I’m looking at the Samsong 4K Q led with 2.1 HDMI ports. My Currant receiver is a Sony STR DN860. Can I use this receiver, or would it be best to upgrade to a new more modern receiver? I’m really not familiar with all the modern technology, I’m pretty much old school...
  6. BalaamsAss

    Yamaha RX V573 Receiver with LG 65" OLED C Series

    I'm having issues with these two components (Yamaha RX V573 Receiver with LG 65" OLED C Series) and any TV app that is running 5.1 sound (Netflix, Disney, Prime, etc.). The Yamaha receiver is older but has an ARC HDMI slot. Sound works for everything else just fine. What's really strange is...
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    Broken Receiver

    My 2nd receiver in two years is partially broken. It won't play HDMI video, but audio is fine. Either the HDMI out is broken... or all of the HDMI in... or all of the above. I have outdoor speakers wired to the receiver for playing music and it works fine, but, on rare occasions, I would like...
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    One powerful receiver or amp + receiver?

    Hey guys, I finally purchased a pair of KEF Q950s towers + a Q650c center and I would like your opinions on what kind of receiver (or receiver + amp combo) I should be looking out for with the holiday sales starting soon. I know these speakers will require more power than the average receiver...
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    Looking for a Slim or small receiver/amplifier that works 100% with HDMI-CEC

    Ive been attempting to look for information in numerous places, but I am having difficulty finding very much at all on this subject. Does anyone know of a receiver that plays extremely well with HDMI-CEC? I'm wanting to setup a discrete speaker (5.1) amplifier/receiver system that takes 100%...
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    Problems with HDMI switching on older receiver

    I've got an aging 5.1 HT setup that I've been using for probably ten years or so. At this point I'm not super invested in an amazing setup; I just want something better than the TV speakers. It's been working fine for a long time, but it's slowly having more and more problems. I've got an Onkyo...
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    Passive sub to receiver?

    I have a 5.1 home theater set up with an onkyo receiver and a 10” passive in wall sub powered by a dedicated sub amp. However, the sub has very little power and I’m afraid I didn’t connect the onkyo with the sub amp correctly. Here is the sub amp: and here is the onkyo: Any help is greatly...
  12. dougdrury

    Home Theater Receiver with built in aptX low latency bluetooth?

    Hello! Sorry if this is a newby question, but I have googled/searched for days. Probably not searching on the right terms. We have been trying to find a solution for our father who is hard of hearing, but others in the house are not. We have tried some external low latency transmitters and...
  13. Jkip74

    Receiver and Speakers Question

    STR-DH190 Stereo Receiver SS-CS5 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers I don't necessarily need surround sound for my apartment, but I need better speakers than the ones built into my TV, so I can actually enjoy watching a movie. For the reason above, I don't want to spend more than $400-500 (receiver &...
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    Home theater receiver for audio only

    Recently inherited a barely used Yamaha RX-V363 unit, that initially I want to swap into my stereo system first, will develop video/TV connections later. Want to connect all the old-school devices- turntable, cassette deck, CD player, even a reel to reel. Inputs on back are all digital (cd, dvd...
  15. J

    How to connect Hafler DH500 Amp as the main amplifier for Sunfire Ultimate Receiver

    My Sunfire Ultimate Receiver has lost its mojo, it whimpers, and no long longer drives my Maggies, as if the gain has gone. I want to connect the Hafler DH500 as the main amplifier and use the receiver as a pre-amplifier. Any ideas? I don't know how to do do this as I can't see a main out.
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    Onkyo ht 560 no longer shows volume bar on tv. Receiver setup menu does not show on TV. Help!!!

    Onkyo ht 560 no longer shows volume bar on tv. Receiver setup menu does not show on TV. Help!!!
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    trouble getting surround sound

    AV receiver: yahama HTR 5550 Hi, i am trying to connect my old laptop to my home theatre system using a optical cord through a Toshiba Dynadock "adaptor", but i am not getting surround speaker and subwoofer sound i do have DTS turned on and i configured the output sound of laptop to 5.1 when...
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    Onkyo Receiver HT-R494 front panel's all buttons and volume got Frozen

    Hi, My Onkyo HT-R494 front panel's all buttons including volume + Standby got Frozen. It is luckily connected with TV with CEC HDMI ARC before it jammed so working fine with movie and audio. But, cant change input and cant use any of the front panel buttons and also cannot be reset as buttons...
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    Problem connecting audio FROM a Samsung TV TO Onkyo AV Receiver HT-RC160

    Hello! I’m trying to connect the audio (only) FROM a Samsung Series 6000 HD LED TV TO an Onkyo AV Receiver HT-RC160. (I purchased both of them in 2011, so they’re getting a little long in the tooth. I only use the Onkyo to process audio signals, not TV signals—that’s way too complicated for me.)...
  20. K

    IGood 5.1 audio on PS4 and TV, but cable box (receiver) blocking audio output (idk why)

    Hi everbody. I'm new to this world, and I bought recently a Sony RT3 (5.1). As a newcomer, I liked to start with a "basic" 5.1 system. I wanted a real surround system. After studying all options available in my country, I decided to give a try to that system (i's old, but a good budget...
  21. J

    Onkyo tx sr 606 avr receiver

    Hey there I'm Jamie from Blackburn Lancashire in the UK. I have recently got an onkyo tx sr 606 avr receiver and I have never used one before.. I don't have any microphone with it to set it up.. I'm going to use it as a 5.1 layout and I am using a pair of B&W p4 floor standing speakers and a...
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    Connecting a Sennheiser RS 175 RF Headphone Optically via HDMI/ARC Splitter Audio Extractor on Yamaha RX-A1050 AV Receiver

    My home theater centers around my Yamaha RX-A1050 A/V receiver. All of my HDMI devices are connected to my receiver and output via HDMI/ARC Output of the receiver to my Samsung Q65F 4K UHD TV HDMI/ARC Input. If I hook up a Sennheiser RS 175 RF (radio frequency) wireless headphone transmitter...
  23. D

    Denon Receiver and Audyssey... Need Some Quick Clarification

    So just need some quick clarification. I have a Denon AVR-S730H that I bough open box about 2 years ago. Therefore, it did not come with the Audyssey microphone. I am now looking to pick one up, but do not know what model microphone came with the AVR-S730H. Does anyone happen to know...
  24. autoengineer_70

    Time for a Receiver Upgrade?

    Time sure flies as it seem like not that long ago I got my Denon AVRx3000 from my wife for Christmas. Then I see that the same model is up to to a revision AVRx3600 and then I’m reminded that mine is pretty old. It seems to work well, but Im wondering if I’m not getting the latest decoding And...
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    Pioneer VSX-D850S DTS Audio Issue

    Hi there. I have a Pioneer VSX-D850S receiver that works and sounds great. My issue is that I can only get DTS surround to work when I have the channel input set to TV, despite the fact that the source is my OPPO blu-ray player. The audio is being sent via optical cable and the input is set to...
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    Yamaha RX-V2400 Receiver Manager Software Needed

    Hello to all, Whereas I do have a much newer receiver for my home theater, I am using my circa 2004 Yamaha RX-V2400 in another room. This receiver had Receiver Manager software that let you set it up with a serial cable and save the configuration, which I found very handy. Unfortunately, I...
  27. M

    Connecting to smart TV direct to AV receiver (Samsung QLED F6 to Sony STR-DN1080)

    Hi all, very new to all this... I'm trying to get my new AV Receiver working directly to my smart tv as I only use streaming service son the built in TV apps (Netflix, Disney plus etc). The only available output from the TV seems to an optical out from the 'one connect' box. I understand optical...
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    Harman Kardon AVR 70 AV REceiver 5.1 Channel - Works Great!!

    Remodeling my home theater setup and have some previous equipment that still runs great. Can't find the remote. Asking $120. Pickup in Tomball / Woodlands Area. email me at [email protected] for details.Thanks.
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    Receiver for home theater and outdoor speakers

    Just moved into a house that has existing speakers and wires. I am a total beginner, trying to figure out which receiver to buy. It doesn’t have to be fancy or high quality. I just want something at a reasonable price that gets the job done...doesn’t have to be super high quality. After some...
  30. Steven Weiler

    Xbox One S best settings for sound w/ Sony DH520 receiver.

    Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to best set my receiver up to work with our Xbox One S. The Xbox is connected to our Sony DH520 receiver via HDMI, and S/PDIF (both from Xbox to receiver). The speaker system is a 5.1 setup, and the HDMI out from the receiver goes to my 1080p Optoma...