20 Most Recent Denon AVR-886 Receiver Questions & Answers

did you have sound to the tv before ? if so you need to make sure you select tv on the receiver

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Apr 19, 2014

Does it have a HDMI port?
Looks like this.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Oct 21, 2012

Amps channels aren't fused anymore. Solid state protection circuits shut everything down in the event of a problem.

Have you eliminated the left speaker and interconnects as a cause?

Is it powered directly from the Surr Back / Zone 2 speaker terminals or are you slaving an external amp to Zone 2 (Surr Back / Zone 2 OUT RCA)?

Page 38 suggests the external equipment and interconnects (if present) plays a part in this.


Page 45 discusses the setup for Zone 2 Amp Assignment. Can you verify it?

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Jul 09, 2011

I know this may sound stupid, but have you changed the batteries in the remote? they may simply be almost dead!

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011

Yes it is possible to connect a laptop to a monitor by way of the VGA port on the back or side of the laptop. but unfortunately no you cannot connect cable to the monitor.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010

if you you have lost digital signal in your stereo if you can, look on the back see if you can see a knob or box that says fuse or fuses and see if any of the wires in the round tubes are broken if they are. look on the metal part of the the fuse and see what it says such as 2 amp 250v and replace with the appropriate type. or you can try to leave it unplugged or reconnect all of your audio cables.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010

For you to process 7.1 you need another pair of speakers. Your setup is 5.1 If you want to see some different 7.1 setups just google images of 7.1 speaker setups. Seeing it it easier than explaining it. Hope this helps

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

Yes, just not much in the way of sources that are 7.1 Hope this answers the question

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

Read the manual. You've either got crossed speaker wires, it's overheating, or it's a more serious problem. The same just started happening to mine, so I'm taking it in.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on May 06, 2009

It's unlikely that you'll be able to use a computer monitor as a television.

Cable boxes have specific outputs, and computer monitors have specific inputs. They generally don't align with one another.

However, your monitor may have VGA inputs on it, and your cable box may have a VGA output (though unlikely).

If you can provide the model number of your cable box, and your monitor, I'll be able to help you more.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009

your dvd player has left audio output . this should be white. aso it has a right audio output this should be red ,both of these are called rca females . note you have to have a cabel with two rca mails and a 1/8 inch stereo mail on the other end. this 1/8 inch plug will go in to your computer input . the other two rca will plug in two your your dvd player and thats that. this will work for you i am a electronics technition . good luck and enjoy your movies

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009

This unit upconverts all video inputs to component output, so connect all your devices to your denon audio and video inputs and component video out of the denon to the tv component in and all should work fine

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Feb 25, 2009

One or the output channels is probably bad you can check for a short on the output transistors using an ohm meter. Make sure that the receiver is un-pluged. The ouput transistors will be on a large heat sink.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009

Are your speakers able to handle the 886's power. I have the same reciever and changed by speakers as the Denon would turn off instead of frying the speakers.

As for the digital, have you used the option to change your audio feed and video feed. (for example - I'll show photos through the front input but use the CD -digital for music. Maybe the audio feed is locked onto an analog input. Just a suggestion.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Jan 28, 2009

You won't need the VCR, that's only used for a cable box, and since you have one now there is no need. You'll want to connect everything with the better video plugin possible. Composite (red, white, yellow) is the worst, then s-video, then component (red, blue, green), then DVI, then HDMI. That will square your video. Then send all audio signals to the Denon. These cables are usually the red and white cables. OR Plug everything into the Denon to the appropriate input. Then connect the monitor to the video out of the Denon.

Denon AVR-886... | Answered on Jan 12, 2009

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