No matter what I do, I can't hook up my Ipod dock to the Denon 397 receiver I just bought.
I'm trying to play my iPod through the Denon receiver. The iPod is sitting in a dock. I have one cord on the back of the dock plugged into a wall outlet. The other three cords are connected to input slots on the back of the receiver. I then "assign" the receiver to the corresponding slots in the back of the receiver. Supposedly that's all I have to do. But the receiver keeps saying "iPod not connected".
I've called Best Buy where I bought the receiver; no one knew the answer. I re-read the manual and it looked like there was one more cord that had to run from the back iPod to the back of the receiver, but that didn't work. I finally went to Best Buy, took the manual, took the receiver, took the iPod with me, and the guy hooked it up without a problem, seemingly the same way I did. (In fact, he told me to get rid of that 3rd wire, that I didn't need it.) Got home, still doesn't work. I had the iPod checked out at Apple. All's well there. I have a feeling it's something really simple I'm not doing on the receiver. Any ideas?
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The best way to connect an older IPod or other MP3 player to the AVR-1803 is to use a 3.5 mm (M) to RCA audio cable. This will work for audio on all IPods (and video on some of the older IPods). Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Audio-Video-Cable-iPod/dp/B000STBSU4 . Connect the 3.5 mm end to the headphone jack; the RCA plugs go into one of the AVR-1803 RCA inputs.
To plug the dock into the receiver to supply power and interface with the iPod you would have to have one with a built in iPod. Most receivers will not do that, the most common way to connect an iPod to a receiver is using a 3.5mm to
RCA cable. You don't even need the dock to do this, you can plug the
iPod directly in. You can find this cable at most electronics shops if you don't want to buy online, like Best Buy or Radioshack. Make sure you connect the white and the red end of the RCA cable to the correct sockets on your receiver, and the small 3.5mm jack into the iPod or the iPod dock, you have to turn the iPod volume up and select the corresponding input on your receiver. If you plugged the 2 RCA jacks (white & red) into the socket labeled "AUX" or "Video 1" you have to select "AUX" or "Video 1" in order to hear the sound.
Absolutely! Keyword(Read the instruction and follow it step-by-step.) Well,if you do,you wouldn't be asking for help,cause you want a 50+ pages Denon manual instruction to be concise to few paragraphs so you could move on with your life-:o) Okay.only this time! Denon ipod docking station comes with a power plug and a set of cable which you need to connect behind the Denon AVR-2807 receiver which is under an INPUT LABEL for IPOD only(not going to give it away,you will find it!) Now,of course you could use HDMI......but,the quickest way to view your video(on screen menu) will be using a composite(RCA) video cable to connect from the Video output(yellow color) from the receiver to the TV composite video input.Turn on your IPOD,and you are ready to see the on screen manual. Hey,this is just a lazy way to start you off if tomorrow night you have a date;otherwise,set it up properly by using the instruction! Cheers, solutiondoct
IF YOUR NOT USING A DENON IPOD DOCKING STATION IT WILL NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY.
YOU CAN CONNCET OTHER TYPES OF IPOD DOCKING STATIONS BUT YOU WILL NOT HAVE CONTROL THROUGH THE DENON AND ONLY CONNECT THE AUDIO FOR THAT DOCKING STATION TO THE DENON AS ANOTHER SOURCE INPUT