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post #11206 of 26148
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

First off, calm down and don't worry. Try resetting the microprocessor, I always do this first thing when I purchase a used receiver, someone might have changed all the assigned inputs. If not, as said above, ebay buyer protection will cover you if the item is not as described. I had an issue with the PS3 not liking the Marantz as well, try a different HDMI cable, it worked for me. One thing of note, the GUI won't work via HDMI, so you need to run an analog (I used composite) to view the GUI and change settings easier.

-Erik

THANK you. I reset it, and its taking a few of the inputs now. Got it to show my PC screen, and a few of the analogs are working as well.

Sigh, sorry guys. I didnt know about the reset, and absolutely nothing was working before.

I'll keep you updated.
post #11207 of 26148
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

First off, calm down and don't worry. Try resetting the microprocessor, I always do this first thing when I purchase a used receiver, someone might have changed all the assigned inputs. If not, as said above, ebay buyer protection will cover you if the item is not as described. I had an issue with the PS3 not liking the Marantz as well, try a different HDMI cable, it worked for me. One thing of note, the GUI won't work via HDMI, so you need to run an analog (I used composite) to view the GUI and change settings easier.

-Erik

THANK you. I reset it, and its taking a few of the inputs now. Got it to show my PC screen, and a few of the analogs are working as well.

Sigh, sorry guys. I didnt know about the reset, and absolutely nothing was working before.

I'll keep you updated.
post #11208 of 26148
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eBay buyer protection will cover you if the item is not as described.

This.
post #11209 of 26148
That sucks, MLE. But if he did NOT list it as "For parts or repair" or state its defective nature in the description, you can file a dispute.

I was looking forward to sending you my prized Stax setup for a review, now that you have speaker-level output to power the SRD-7/SB...or would, if it worked.

Modern AVRs need to be rebooted/reset now? Just goes to show how used I am to older receivers that are basically just audio amps with a built-in radio tuner, and in more recent years, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. None of mine act as video scalers or processors, and they either work or they don't.

...Hey, maybe it does work after all!
Edited by NamelessPFG - 1/25/13 at 4:13pm
post #11210 of 26148
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Looks like the HDMI works for my PC, but not for the PS3 which just freezes. Guess I'm out of luck there. Just gotta find which optical input to use for audio. Such a hassle.

Gotta say, the Annie sounds awesome off the Receiver.
post #11211 of 26148
The more you know...

What's the opposite of schadenfreude? Simple empathy? Whatever, I'm happy for you.
Edit: so it sounds like the HDMI problem is more on the PS3 side. Do you get picture at all? You could ask Sony customer service for help...

Edit: googled some tips. Two things to try:
1.)Hold down the PS3 power button for over 5 seconds, till you hear two bips, and it should reset the PS3's connection settings.

2.) "Ok I had this problem too. Hook up your ps3 with the component cables thru the multi link. Also go ahead and hook the hdmi to ps3 and the tv. Go to display on the ps3 and click hdmi when you do this hit source, av1, av2, video or whatever your tv uses and find hdmi on the tv screen. You only have 30 seconds till it reverts back to what it was before. You have to hit x to save the changes. Hope this helps. It took me awhile to find this out. Some of this will confuse some , but keep reading what i wrote abd you will eventually get it. Happy GaMinG!"

Source: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PSN-Video-and-Music-General/HDMI-not-working/td-p/23105368
Edited by Evshrug - 1/25/13 at 4:34pm
post #11212 of 26148
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I dont get anything. As soon as I plug it in, the PS3 freezes.
post #11213 of 26148
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edit: Okay, I got it to work. Had to setup the input to take the optical for audio.

First game of MW2 in weeks, and I got a nuke on free for all. Lol.

Okay, so now to test if DTS will convert to DH.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/25/13 at 5:32pm
post #11214 of 26148
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

That sucks, MLE. But if he did NOT list it as "For parts or repair" or state its defective nature in the description, you can file a dispute.

I was looking forward to sending you my prized Stax setup for a review, now that you have speaker-level output to power the SRD-7/SB...or would, if it worked.

Modern AVRs need to be rebooted/reset now? Just goes to show how used I am to older receivers that are basically just audio amps with a built-in radio tuner, and in more recent years, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. None of mine act as video scalers or processors, and they either work or they don't.

...Hey, maybe it does work after all!

 

On newer receivers the inputs can be assigned to different things. For example you can assign your HDMI 1-3 to DVD, Aux 1, Sat, etc etc... MANY people adjust these settings to customize it for their use. You can also select AUTO decode, Analog or Digital to decide if the audio output is from the Digital (HDMI) or analog input. That is probably why MLE didn't get sound from the analog input he tried.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Looks like the HDMI works for my PC, but not for the PS3 which just freezes. Guess I'm out of luck there. Just gotta find which optical input to use for audio. Such a hassle.

Gotta say, the Annie sounds awesome off the Receiver.

 

Glad you got it working! Wish you had kept the Mixamp just a little longer to compare the two though, lol.

 

-Erik

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Oh man, do I wish I had the money to bid on this right now...

 

This is a Normal-bias Stax SR-Lambda, the one I keep raving about, with an SRD-7/SB transformer box that's shoved into a nice headphone stand. Hopefully, one of you here can win this auction, though I wouldn't count on winning with a max bid of significantly less than $400-450 given how expensive these things tend to sell on eBay.

 

OMG those went for too much. $497 + shipping!

 

-Erik

post #11216 of 26148
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Well, im currently bidding on a Mixamp Pro. Figured it'd be nice to keep one around especially for voice chat use. Using the Slyr's mixer wouldn't make sense, as I would have to use a cable from the headphone jack of the receiver to the RCA input on the Mixer, just to keep DH. And because the Mixer is a weak amp, I'd wanna use my Compass 2, so that would be triple amping, just to use voice chat.

So the receiver does DTS to Dolby Headphone. smily_headphones1.gif

Not that it matters, but if my ps3 has both DTS and Dolby checked in, it defaults to Dolby for games. Well, at least on Mass Effect 3. Might be different for other games.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/25/13 at 6:12pm
post #11217 of 26148
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

 

First off, calm down and don't worry. 

 

...ebay buyer protection will cover you if the item is not as described. I had an issue with the PS3 not liking the Marantz as well, try a different HDMI cable, it worked for me.

 

Sounds like your figuring out the receiver, but like burritoboy said, eBay does covers everything if something turns out defective.  You wouldn't have been out any money.

 

 

The whole "seller does not accept returns" thing is only for if the item works but you don't want it/changed your mind.  It does NOT apply if the item doesn't work.  They have to take the return then.

 

If the listing says something is functional and it turns out it isn't when you get it, you just open a case with eBay and they will take care of everything.  They even paid for return shipping to the seller last time I did it.

 

 

It's kind of funny, last time I used it I bought a broken-ish laptop for about $80 that I wanted to tear apart for parts, but when it got here I could tell the laptop had been dropped on the corner.  The listing never mentioned that or showed it in the pictures.  I opened a case saying it "wasn't as described "and ebay paid for a shipping label to return it.  The seller refunded me all the costs too.  About two months later, the laptop showed up again at my house in the same box I shipped it in.  The box was beat up and looked like it had been around a lot, and it had about 6 newer shipping labels slapped on it by UPS.  Turns out UPS could never deliver it to the guy because he moved or something, so they just returned it to the sender (me) and I got to keep it + I didn't pay a cent for it.   Win win!

post #11218 of 26148

MLE,

 

If it's the 2013 edition I'll sell it to you for 100 shipped. You don't have to bid.

 

And for anyone else who may wish to borrow the 2013 mixamp, just let me know.

post #11219 of 26148
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

On newer receivers the inputs can be assigned to different things. For example you can assign your HDMI 1-3 to DVD, Aux 1, Sat, etc etc... MANY people adjust these settings to customize it for their use. You can also select AUTO decode, Analog or Digital to decide if the audio output is from the Digital (HDMI) or analog input. That is probably why MLE didn't get sound from the analog input he tried.

 

Renaming the same old inputs isn't really a new thing, and neither is mapping any particular digital audio input to an analog AV input, but today's receivers double as video processors these days, like upscaling source video to 1080p or whatever you desire. (I wonder if they can transcode HDMI to component, or if that's out of the question because of stupid HDCP.)

 

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OMG those went for too much. $497 + shipping!

 

Ow, my wallet...and those didn't even have a direct-drive amp!

 

I should point out that a while back, I saw a Normal bias SR-Lambda by itself (no sort of drive unit) for $250 Buy-It-Now. I was torn on whether or not I should pile on the credit for this one given that I paid that much and got pretty much the same headphone WITH a transformer box, but by the time I woke up the next morning, it was gone. Bought.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Well, im currently bidding on a Mixamp Pro. Figured it'd be nice to keep one around especially for voice chat use. Using the Slyr's mixer wouldn't make sense, as I would have to use a cable from the headphone jack of the receiver to the RCA input on the Mixer, just to keep DH. And because the Mixer is a weak amp, I'd wanna use my Compass 2, so that would be triple amping, just to use voice chat.

So the receiver does DTS to Dolby Headphone. smily_headphones1.gif

Not that it matters, but if my ps3 has both DTS and Dolby checked in, it defaults to Dolby for games. Well, at least on Mass Effect 3. Might be different for other games.

 

Chat mixing is gonna be an issue if I were to get into online gaming using the PS3...but with the way I set things up, with a USB audio device for input ONLY and the voices routed through the main output (in my case, S/PDIF to the SU-DH1), it should work out. The only downside is that I can't adjust the game/voice volume ratio on-the-fly.

 

I was wondering if the PS3 receiver issue was some kind of HDCP-related problem, but any HDMI-equipped device that isn't a capture card is supposed to support HDCP. (I still can't believe Sony stupidly enforces that at all times, even while gaming. It would make setting it up on my capture card just a little easier.)

 

Oh, and speaking of the PS3, a friend of mine showed me this little PSN title called Trash Panic while demonstrating his new capture card (incidentally the same model I have), which can be loosely described as "Tetris with physics and breakable objects". We were all left wondering "How does a game this good, such a sublime modern twist on an old formula like Shatter was for Breakout, go flying under the radar like that?", and I even asked why Sony didn't make it a PS Vita cross-buy title, seeing as it suits handheld play so well.

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This one's Normal bias (230V), NOT Pro bias (580V), and the Koss ESP/950 runs at around 600V if I'm not mistaken. You're asking for trouble just thinking about mixing and matching equipment here.

Cool thanks for the heads up and yes your right the koss is 500v plus.. So SB means,standard bias "200v" and the PB is pro bias "500v plus"..

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