Question about Harman Kardon AVR 140 Receiver
There is a control on the receiver for digital input - make sure it is set that way and not in the analog position.
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the display is showing as optical/PCM, then the input signal is in 2 Ch Stereo.
Try to change the signal from the source i.e. the DVD player, On the remote, go to audio and press repatedly , the audio would change from audio1, audio 2 .... and so on, depending upon how may have been recorded on the DVD. If the DVD is recorded in Dolby Digital, it may show the audio as Dolby Digital 5.1 on you monitor. Once this setting has been done, your Receiver should automatically detect it and show as Optical/Dolby digital.
Please let me know if you you solve your problem.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: I have a harmon kardon
Check that the player's Dolby / DTS is enabled. Sometimes it is defaulted in the player to 2.0 / Stereo PCM. What model Samsung? Those Harman receivers are old favorites of mine...
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
SOURCE: I connected the optical outputs
Cable boxes generally do not have the optical out turned on by default, especially if they are HDMI compatible. You need to go to your settings menu on the cable box and into the audio settings and probably choose Dolby Digital Out. I say probably because you didn't provide any information regarding your brand of cable box so I can only tell you how it is on mine (might say digital optical, I don't know). By the way, if you're using an HD Cable Box with HDMI out directly into your TV (which if you have Blu-Ray player as well, it only makes sense that you have an HDTV with HDMI and the same for cable) I have no doubt that your cable box has automatically switched the audio output to HDMI.
I've gone through your manual and I see nothing to indicate that it can't use both digital optical inputs on the unit but there is a very lengthy section on setting up inputs using the On-Screen Dispay that you might want to consider going through. It also indicates that you could have issues if your box doesn't switches between analog and digital. I find that VERY unlikely.
If all else fails, your system does accept coaxial didgital in as well. There is zero difference in audio quality between digital coax and fiber optic and they are very cheap.
This being said. I think based on the information you provided, the issue is in the settings of your cable box.
Posted on May 04, 2011
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