DVD-Audio connection help

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  1. Frank Palazzolo

    Frank Palazzolo Auditioning

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    Hey guys, I have the Denon avr-3300 receiver and I would like to hook up my new Panasonic RP-82 for analog input to get the true surround greatness that DVD-A now offers me. I am really not sure how to hook everything up as far as settings go through the reciever menu's or the new dvd player menu's for that matter. I was hoping that somebody out there might have a similar configuration who could help me out. I now have the component output on the rp-82 going to the component input on the TV (Sony Wega xbr-250). Which is working fine, then I have the digital coax out on the rp-82 going to input on the receiver which is also working fine. The next thing I did was hook up 6 rca cables to the outputs on the dvd player and run them to the 5.1 inputs on the receiver which I though would be correct. I believe that this may be right because I notice a sound quality difference immediately when playing a dvd-a disk. The problem is that now that these two connections are connected (digital coax, analog 5.1) The lowest volume setting on the receiver which is -60 is blaring loud for some reason. I hope that this all makes sense to somebody because my wife won't let me have movies and dvd-a disks at this volume for much longer. She is convinced that the new dvd player is broken so she is begging me to take it back now. I am laughing at her but If I can't figure this out I will either go crazy or never hear the end of it. Maybe I should try hooking the 6 analog output cables to the ext in on the back of the receiver???? HELP ME PLEASE! my marriage may depend on it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance![​IMG]
     
  2. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    Are you sure you've hooked the 6 RCA cables into a "6-channel input" that is volume controlled (as other inputs are), or are the 6-channel receiver inputs you're using actually direct inputs to the amplifier stage (i.e. not volume controlled)?
    EDIT: I found a picture of the back of your receiver.
    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/test...-3300_rear.jpg
    Looks like the Ext. In jacks should work... Maybe others can help here.
    -JNS
     
  3. Brian Burgoyne

    Brian Burgoyne Second Unit

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    Yup, ext in...they have the inputs named for you also, subwoofer, center, LF, LR etc. Don't forget to press the ext in button on your denon remote when playing the dvd-a. I don't know about the panasonic as far as having to select dvd-audio in the menu somewhere or if it is done automatically.
     
  4. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

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    Yes, your Panasonic DVDA player should be hooked into the Denon via the EXT. IN 6 Channel inputs at the rear of the Receiver.
    6 analog cables from the dvda to the Denon. Use the FR,FL,SW,C,SR and SL. Don't need the other 2.

    Then push the EXT.IN button in the front when starting a DVDA.

    I also have the Denon 3300 and use a Panasonic RP91.

    Because I use smaller speakers and a sub, I added a Outlaw Audio ICBM bass management box into the mix. It sends all the bass to the subs and has crossovers to properly set my speakers.
     
  5. Greg Johnson

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    Frank,
    Look at pages 26 and 27 of your Denon 3300 manual. I believe you have to set the multi channel input up for variable volume. Hope this helps.

    Greg Johnson
     
  6. Frank Palazzolo

    Frank Palazzolo Auditioning

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    Thanks for the tips guys... I am using the ext in jacks and its working great! Cant thank you enough for your input! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Brian Burgoyne

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    Ok, now buy a romantic dvd-a, candles and a bottle of wine to keep her in a good mood for your next purchase![​IMG]
     
  8. John Geelan

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    Good to hear Frank!

    It's always a blast to hear wonderful DVDA when I press that EXT. IN button.
     

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