Question about Audio Players & Recorders
Posted by Anonymous on
I haven't been into amps or receivers for over a decade and bought one of these second hand, to say I was out of my depth is an understatement.
The abbreviation OSD was not particularly helpful in the instruction manual as I thought it would show on the small led display on the unit/amp but its actually for a TV screen. I ended up using only the yellow connector of a composite cable (yellow, red and white connectors) connecting it from the video out (no. 12 of reverse of unit) and making sure the TV was on the right input, in my case AV.
Once on the blue screen it told me what input it was currently on (same as displayed on amp). From here I just pressed the OSD button on the amp's remote control and navigated to the Ez setup using the black arrow buttons surrounding the (amp remotes) OK button. I tried pressing left and right to select the 5.1 setup I have, but it did nothing and seemed to recognise it was 5.1 (not 7.1) anyway. Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Aug 01, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This model does have a delay function. Programming is on page 19 of the user manual. Go to http://www.harmankardon.com/product_support/interstitial.aspx?sJump=ps&Region=USA&Country=US&Language=ENG select all products, AVR135, and get the owner's guide. If you have trouble with the link, then go to the Harmon Kardon site, and make your way to the support portal and then select all products.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
It will only display via component. Your HDMI firmware is either 1.1 or 1.2 and has HDCP issues (High Definition Copyright Protection) it's a firmware problem that has been fixed on all new receivers, not just a HK issue, all receivers! the new version 1.3a and 1.3b have fixed the issue. Unfortunately you cannot update the firmware on the receiver. Hope this explains it for you, sorry! Lot's of angry people out there!!! myself included.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Yes, although it (AVR) does not support HDMI only component video.
Connect the audio to the receiver and the video directly to the TV if you have inadequate video inputs, or want to take advantage of the HDMI.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
Testimonial: "cheers, have a good year."
I've had the exact problem. HK in the states is no help, you need to deal with a company in Montreal (Jan Industries). Regular techs are unable to fix it without schematics that only authorized dealers have and the manufacturer. This problem happened to me just after 2 years and outside warranty. I've bought a Yamaha today.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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I have a setup similar to what I think you're trying to do and it works great!
You're in luck because you have a full complement of pre-outs. You'll need a separate amp for the 901's.
First some background.
The use of 901's Active EQ (or any external proxcessor) in any digital AV receiver setup for anything EXCEPT STEREO listening through the 901's alone requires you to have a separate amplifier for them and to avoid having to use a Tape Monitor which could introduce proprietary and potentially damaging Active Equalization back into anything in the AV Receiver with its conventional speakers.
In an AVR, if you activate any Tape Monitor circuit at all, you will kill any digital sources. That is a function of AV receivers in general, nothing to do with 901's. Your Pre-Outs get us around that possibility and limitation but it also means you need a moderately powerful amp for your 901's. I use a Carver MT-200.
Run it with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L and R Pre-Outputs ** and the 901's amp channels. ** Front Pre Out (or one of your analog Tape Outs) >>> Bose EQ Amplifer IN, then Bose EQ Amplier OUT >>> new amplifier IN.
Run it with the Active EQ between the receiver Front L and R Pre-Outputs ** and the 901's amp channels.
** Front Pre Out (or one of your analog Tape Outs) >>> Bose EQ Amplifer IN, then Bose EQ Amplier OUT >>> new amplifier IN.
Then set the new amp's volume control (if it has one, mine doesn't) to something HIGH and leave it alone. Run through your speaker setup routines on the AVR. After levels and distances are set the AVR will be the boss of the 901's. With 901's don't even need subwoofers but they don't hurt. If you do have subs I recommend sharing the LFE with the 901's.
I've done this in my own setup once. Turn the 901's around so the rear faces point into the listening area. Crank up a movie like Master and Commander and when the waves are crashing or cannon are firing you WILL FEEL A BREEZE from them. Now THAT is multi-media!I advise having the 901's share LFE with any subwoofers you might have.
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