Have had this unit for some time and worked great. A guest over to a party went click-crazy on the receiver and now I can't get the Sony Television to show video from either a DVD player or from a Digital cable box via the Denon AVR-1803 receiver.
Specifically, I have been using the same input (Video 4) on the television, and tried all others to no avail. The TV (Sony Bravia) will play a game or video directly cabled into the side TV input ports (Video 2) This makes me think it is the receiver. However, I can hear the audio from both the DVD and cable box inputs via the receiver to the speakers. Just can't get the video to appear on the Sony anymore. I have tried resetting the TV. No change. I don't know if resetting the Denon would help as I can't find the method for doing such. None of the cabling has changed in any fashion from when it did work. Help!!
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Well there are two possible reasons. 1st- make sure that to do a factory reset on the amp. while it is on Press DVR/VCRat the same time press the power button (Standby) clear will show on the screen.system is now back to defaults try the video. 2nd If the video still not working check the TV out settings. Press Setup - Input Out put assign - Monitor Out- Make sure it's set to HDMI. and the resolutions is set to Through. if this setting is ok and you problem is not solved. it could be an issue with the board or your hdmi device it self. Let me know?marc
The problem usually is very simple - bad connection in head phone connector located on the front of the unit.
You need to find any headphones with 1/4 jack and plug it into receiver several times. It clean internal contacts in the connector and your receiver will work again. Good idea to use contact cleaner during the process. Thanks.
This looks like a great receiver for its day. I think you can keep it in service until you get into SACD, DTS or some of the other nearly obsolete but awesome audio formats that exist.
Most people use modern AC receivers to also manage video switching between multiple digital video/audio sources such as HDTV and Blu-Ray. Personally, I run mine with the videos going straight to different inputs on my TV and the audios going into different inputs on my receiver. Yes, I have to switch two things whenever I switch video sources. Life could be MUCH worse!
In actuality, there is little real need to have the TV attached to the receiver for much more than a basic video output, which this unit has, so you can observe its On Screen Displays, mostly for setup.
To address your unit and modern TV's... your limitation appears to be that it does not have an HDMI port or two for those possible hi-end AV inputs that you have not mentioned owning. If you do have them you'll actually have to do like I do and think a moment when changing video sources. The horror! As I said above, I would not consider that a show-stopper. The three digital audio inputs (two coaxial and one optical) might be plenty and of the right types for your equipment mix, but there are no 5.1 analog ins or outs for the real high-end audio formats, but you may never want nor encounter them. You can probably live without 5.1 analog.
Without knowing more about the TV in question it's hard to answer what the Best Buy guy told you. If the TV has a standard S-video or composite video input this receiver will work with it for basic video and your other HD/DVD sources can fight for whatever inputs the TV has available.
Best Buy would probably like to sell you a new receiver but I think you'll keep this one online for awhile.
This may be too late...
I got it from the field manual.
Trap Switch Reset Procedure
G-4, G-5, G-6, G-7, G-8
• Replace media receiver, plasma panel cover, or tape down HDCP trap switch.
If the model in question has the TV Guide option, the TV Guide
option must be turned off before proceeding.
• Using the customer’s remote control enter “service mode” by pressing the
following key sequence:
1. Press the “display” button then release the “display” button.
2. Wait between 3 and 7 seconds
3. Press and release the “<”, “^”, “<”, “>”, and “power” buttons in sequence.
• Panel will now turn on in “service mode”.
4. Press “muting” button 3, 4 or 5 times depending on model you are working on.
Until the display shows the “initialize” page.
5. Press and hold the “display” button until the error indicator (red LED) on
either the panel or the media receiver goes out.
6. Exit service mode by pressing the “power” button on the remote.
I had to try it a couple of times before I got it to work. I.m not too sure how to turn off the tv guide mode. I just held it in for a couple of sec,s.
It appears that the composite video in/out is not working. I didn't have a TV with an S-video to test with. Since there were only two video devices for input, I routed their composite video output to an a/b switch. Works great, and sounds great.......