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Offline Supernaut

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Non HDMI AV receiver
« on: January 31, 2010, 07:47:32 AM »
Hi all,

Just bought my unit and pretty impressed so far. I have a question regarding set up. I have an HD LCD which ive connected using HDMI. My AV receiver does not have HDMI so ive connected it using optical cable.

Product & firmware version: Mede8er MED500X f/w v2.2
Audio: Optical output > Denon AVR1603 A/V Receiver
Audio setting: SPDIF Passthrough / Night mode OFF
Video: HDMI output > Samsung 42" LCD
Video setting: 1080p 50Hz,24Hz ON,16:9
Media Source: External harddrive

Is that the best way to set this up, im worried the sound isnt set up optimally? Why does sound still come through the TV and the speakers? Sorry im pretty useless when it comes to home theater.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:07:56 AM »
Yes,

This is the best way to connect to a Home Cinema if you have no HDMI connection on your it.

Just look in the settings of your TV, there is a setting to put your Samsung TV on "extermal" audio.
This will switch of the sound of your TV.

When using a Home Cinema set, it is normal to switch the sound of your TV off.
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 11:23:22 PM »
Hi,
I have the similar setup, however, in my case if I put sound output to SPDIF Passthrough it disables the sound on TV, which is not what I want. Looks something wrong in my case, I thought it was normal for med8, but you say you do have sound on TV and on Receiver with SPDIF Passthrough setting? Did I understand you correctly?
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 12:12:51 AM »
My guess he has connected his AV receiver both to Mede8er and to his TV by a separate glass or coax cable....
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 06:21:14 AM »
Drazen,

Now that you mention it im not 100% certain anymore. Will have to check again, whether or not the Mede8er is set to SPIF passthrough, will let you know.

Also just to clarify something.

Mede8er>LCD using HDMI
Mede8er>AV receiver using Optical

I am using the VCR channel on the receiver (old receiver). Should the LCD be connected to the VCR channel on the AV receiver in any way?
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 06:34:55 AM by Supernaut »
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 12:44:47 PM »
Should the LCD be connected to the VCR channel on the AV receiver in any way?

The monitor doesn't have to be connected to the receiver if set up in this manner.
  o Video will pass to TV via HDMI
  o Audio will pass to receiver via toslink (optical)
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 02:14:15 PM »
With SPDIF Passthrough, you should not get anything on your TV (although I would like to ;) ).
Are you sure you are getting something on your AV receiver ?
Audio Setting : SPDIF Passthrough, optical toslink
Vidéo Setting : 720P60 (when possible)
FW : 2.01
HDD : internal 1,5 TB WD Caviar Green, formated internally
Equipement : MacWayHDMI 4x2 matrix, Panasonic 42" Plasma TV, Hitachi Illumina PJTX100 vidéoprojector, Denon 1804 AV Receiver, MED500X, Denon 1910 DVD player
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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 10:33:07 PM »
Hi guys,
Just to compare different examples I have and come to some conclusion;
Main eqip. - non HDMI receiver (Marantz)+Samsung LCD HDMI
Blu Ray player case: HDMI to TV, optical to receiver - sound on both at the same time
IPTV box case: same as Blu Ray, same result
HDD DVD player: scart to TV, optical to receiver, same result
Med8: HDMI to TV, optical to receiver - sound depending on setup in audio output; if set to HDMI then have on TV but no sound on receiver, if set to SPDIF then have sound on receiver but not on TV.

Can someone explicitly confirm that Med8 feature (not my wrong setup in something) is that SPDIF and HDMI audio excludes one another and one cannot have audio out on both at the same time? If so, any plans to change it in coming firmwares?

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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 05:26:55 AM »
Ok just to clarify...i  was mistaken :-[ . I tested the following on my system.

AV receiver set to 0 and Mede8er set at max >> no sound
Mede8er set at 0 and AV receiver set at max >> no sound

However the level of volume on the mede8er directly affects the level coming through the AV receiver. This leads me to ask, what level should the mede8er be set at, or is it safe to have it at max?

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Re: Non HDMI AV receiver
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 06:26:00 AM »
I am not with my unit to confirm at this time, but according to recollection volume 0 on your Mede8er is 'mute'; volume 1 and up is 'ON'.
Digital sound volume is not controlled by the mede8er - it is set at a fixed output level and this volume needs to be controlled (varied) by your receiver.

So set your Mede8er volume at anything above 0 if you are using digital sound and control it on your receiver.

Analogue volume (red & white stereo RCA) is controlled by Mede8er volume control.
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