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Denon AV Receiver 1706

I am unable to get any audio output from my Denon AV Receiver (Model #1706) from either my TV or DVD player when using the digital optical cables. I have verified that the cables are working on another component & that my speakers are connected properly as I can receive audio output when utilizing the analog connections. I suspect there is some programming change I need to make in the receiver settings, but I have not been able to deduce what the problem is from the information in the product manual. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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How to hook up a denon avr -1706 receiver to a lg smart tv

When connecting your AVR-1706 to your LG TV, you will most likely be limited by the connections on your AVR-1706 as it does not have any HDMI capability.

In this case, depending on your LG TV, you would get the best video performance by using the component video connections from your TV to the Receiver. These are the one labeled Y, Pb, and Pr. These are special cables and you will need 2 sets if you want to run video out of your TV (perhaps you are using the internal tuner). Refer to page 6 of your AVR manual for the TV video inputs. Please note you will only use one type of input such as Component, S Video or Composite (descending order of performance). You must connect the Video Out from your AVR to the back of the TV's Video In as shown on page 6 as a minimum to get signals from devices other than the TV.

On page 12 of your AVR manual you can see the connections for TV outputs including the audio connections to the AVR. In the case of audio, you can either use Optical Digital (Toslink) out from the TV or coaxial (RCA) cables: Again in descending order of performance.

If you don't have the AVR-1706 manual handy, you can see it at the following link:

Mar 02, 2015 | Denon Audio & Video Receivers

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I have a new Denon AVR 1911 receiver all hooked up to my input devices and output thru a single HDMI cable to my Samsung LCD tv.... problem with getting audio from my DVD player: my DVD player is older...

Not likely that all those things are faulty.

The TV and DVD player make and model would be helpful to know. I would recommend running its BEST digital audio to the receiver and its stereo analog audio to the TV just in case you want to watch and hear the DVD in a lo-fi setting without the Denon. I generally advocate for connecting anything high-end (audio or video) ONLY to equipment that can use it or enhance it. Otherwise you may just be wasting expensive cable and adding unnecessary hops and connections that can fail.

Why do you want the audio to go from the DVD to the TV through the Denon? Are there no speakers on the Denon? Modern TV's have lots of inputs for the flexibility I recommend but rarely have decent audio or speakers.

May 06, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I don't have any sound when I turn on the Denon DVD player. I have checked the back of both the receiver and the dvd player and there are not any wires off. As far as I can tell all the wires are in the...

Check the "Input mode" on the receiver for DVD input. Make sure the input mode is set to "Auto" if you still have a problem, post a reply and I can help you further

Oct 03, 2010 | Denon AVR-1706 Receiver

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How do I connect my computer to denon avr-1706

Depends on your computer's sound capabilities. At a minimum you could use its analog headphone and microphone jacks as Output and Input, respectively and run them to a Tape loop on the receiver.

If you have compatible digital audio ports on your PC, conenct them to their respective corresponding outs and ins on the Receiver.

May 01, 2010 | Denon AVR-1706 Receiver

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No picture with cable to denon AVR-589

Long and painful answer!!! However, in the end, you need to bypass HDMI thru your receiver and go direct to the TV. Connect Digital Coaxial or Optical for audio to your receiver. Your version of HDMI in your receiver is not compatable with today's HDMI version. Yours is 1.1a and the current version is 1.3b going to 1.4. If you want detailed info as to "why", just google "HDMI 1.1 problems" you can read for hours! Sorry for the bad news! However, it is what it is. Hope this helps. If you need further help with setup, post a comment and I can give you further help.

Feb 28, 2010 | Denon AVR-589 Receiver

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I just purchased a . Samsung 50

No, you would be better off sending the video signal from your sources(satellite,digital cable,DVD,BluRay player,any digital HD source,etc.)directly to your Samsung TV, and then use the fiber optic output from the TV to transfer the audio signal to your Denon receiver, or another way is to send all video signal to your TV and send all audio signal to your Denon receiver seperately, keep in mind that there really isn't a good reason to send video into a Denon receiver, that processes sound not picture! Good Luck !

Jan 05, 2010 | Denon AVR-3805 Receiver

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Connecting new tv to DRA-685

you can use the headphone jack just get an adaptor to change from the headphone type to RCA type. adjust the volume of the tv to 3/4 of the way to give line level to the stereo, use an aux input on the stereo. if you had a suround sound dolby digital / DTS receiver then use the digital coax out to that type of receiver, but since you have an anolog 2 channel receiver you must use the only anolog source (the headphone).

May 21, 2008 | Denon DRA-685 Receiver

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Video performance question

The 2801 (I used to have a 2803) is just an AV receiver, so it doesn't do any video processing.

If you get a DVD player with HDMI or DVI output, you'll be better off doing what you said - bypass the receiver for video and connecting the video directly to your TV, and the audio to your receiver.

It makes things less convenient since you can't switch inputs only with the receiver's remote, but you'll get a much better picture.

If you really need to control the whole system with a single remote, consider getting a Logitech Harmony remote or something similar. They're very convenient.

Apr 05, 2008 | Denon AVR-2801 Receiver

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Denon Avr-588 setup


nice gear. Without further information, i am going to describe the best setup possible with your equipment.

1. make sure the speakers are connected to the receiver and you can hear sound out of it

2. connect cable box to receiver via hdmi to receiver.Choose cable on the receiver or video1 etc. (if you are not using hdmi cables post annd i will walk uthruogh a non hdmi process)

3. connect a hdmi cable from thee receiver monitor output area to the tv hdmi input

4. connect the dvd player hdmi to the input of the receiver

to watch select the tv av mode to line up with the receiver and choose video1 for tv and dvd to watch dvds on the receiver.

good luck


Jan 03, 2008 | Denon AVR588 Receiver

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