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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Ok, first lets hook up the VHS/DVD player unit.
On the back of the combo unit you should have a video (yellow) and audio (red, white) out (it should be labelled DVD/VCR out). That goes to the receiver video input. Your cable box should also go into the Receiver if there is room but if not run to the TV.
 

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

That got it working!
I had to (With the original TV remote) change the chanell to 3.
Now I can watch my Roy Orbison DVD!

Thanks!!
 

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

What HZ should the speakers be set to?
That depends on the type of speakers your using? If you let us know we can go from there. Does your receiver not have auto room EQ?
 

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Ok, have you run Audyssey yet using the supplied mic? make sure you use a small tripod and place the mic at ear level right where your head would be on the seat.
 

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In a perfect world, I would like to have my sofa in the center of a 7.1 surround setup. Due to space restraints, the rear speakers can be spread out away from each other, but can only be a foot or two from the back of the sofa. Is this big deal?
 

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In a perfect world, I would like to have my sofa in the center of a 7.1 surround setup. Due to space restraints, the rear speakers can be spread out away from each other, but can only be a foot or two from the back of the sofa. Is this big deal?
Not at all - in most HT rooms, the 2nd row of seating is just a couple feet from the rear wall. The issues begin when the sofa is right on the back wall.
 

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Thanks, and one more thing, on the THX site it says a single sub should be in the center, I have always had it to the right or left of the TV. Does that matter?
 

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No, it does not matter. It is a known fact that you will usually get a better response by placing the sub in a corner.
 

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So I finally did the audessey calibration and the fronts are 40hz, center is 40hz, surround is 100hz, surround back is 120hz. Gonna test out the sound in a little while. Will see if I hear a difference.
 

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

I would manually change the fronts and centre crossovers up to at least 60Hz (80Hz recommended). You will find that will sound better and will release the amps in the receiver of some of the load.
 

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I will give that a try soon but I have to admit that I heard a difference in sound! I saw the ending of transformers3 DOTM and I did not have to crank it up to hear it well. I'm impressed! Don't know why I didn't do this earlier.
 

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Hi, Just bought a behringer ep2000 amplifier. My question is how do i hook up the amplifier onto my Onkyo rc270 receiver. The receiver have two sub-outs also have front, center, surround pre outs. which outs do i use and the cables to use.

thanks for helping
 

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It would depend on what channels your trying to add amplification to. Most people use the Behringer for running their subs as Behringer tend to be noisy on the high end. If your going to use it for powering your main two front speakers simply use the front L & R pre outs and run them to the back of the behringer, You will need to get some 1/4" to rca adapters like these.
 

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After reading all 8 pages, I am more informed, but no closer to figuring out why I'm not getting sound our of my new Pioneer Elite vsx-42.

Before I brought the AVR home, the system was playing U verse tv through the box via hdmi to the LG plasma. Same for the BD.

When seting up the AVR, I wanted all sound to go through the AVR, so I sent the uverse to the vsx-42 as well as the blueray via hdmi. The video went to the plasma via hdmi as well through the output on the AVR and the sound went (or didn't go) to the 5.1 speaker setup.

The result was odd in that I was geeting great video, but no sound out of the fronts or center channels. I tried to run the mic setup, and it generated ERR for the fronts, and no for everything else. The manual setup allowed for some sound tone to come out fo the sub and the surrounds--but nothing out of the fronts or center. Although I'm a noob, I didn't seem to have any difficulties with previous receivers or 5.1 setups. The 42 is 7.1 capable, but I'm not using the "surround backs".

Any suggestions? I'm reading all I can on it, but it's been mighty frustrating!

Dan
 

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As I posted in your welcome, have you checked to make sure that the audio output of your bluray player and other source devices are set to bitstream?
 

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As I posted in your welcome, have you checked to make sure that the audio output of your bluray player and other source devices are set to bitstream?

Tony,

I didn't see the response until this morning. Good call and I'll do that on Friday. I am starting from scratch in a sense since I returned the receiver out of frustration. Any suggestions of a good receiver in the midrange price point of 250-500 dollars? I'm kinda burned on pioneer vsx-42 although I'm sure the problem is me...

Dan
 
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