Denon AVR-x3700H issues

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go4sur

Enthusiast
Sure will try. I tried Stereo mode in both receivers earlier with native processing without any special parameter settings. Pure Direct seems okay but not getting enough bass thump without Sub. (I maybe expecting too much out of my RP-8000F)
 
Epsonfan

Epsonfan

Audioholic Intern
How to turn off the AMPS not in use in the receiver ?.
 
P

PENG

Audioholic Slumlord
How to turn off the AMPS not in use in the receiver ?.
You have two options:

1) Disconnect the front left and right channels using the amp assign setting.
2) Use the pre-amp mode to disconnect all channels internal amplifiers.


So it is either the FL and FR, or all, nothing in between. If you want to disconnect only the channels you don't use, the only choice would be the AVR-X8500H, or the $5,499 AVC-A110 and AVR-A110.
 
LtDanNewLegs

LtDanNewLegs

Audioholic Intern
Sure will try. I tried Stereo mode in both receivers earlier with native processing without any special parameter settings. Pure Direct seems okay but not getting enough bass thump without Sub. (I maybe expecting too much out of my RP-8000F)
Adding to the OP here, I just grabbed a great deal on this receiver here in Canada on Amazon. It pops up now and then for about $500 LESS than the 3600. Doesn't say refurb, or return or anything, says its from the Denon Store, and SEEMS new, but I'm wondering if it's in fact b-stock return. I wonder this because this price is too good, and it only pops up here n there, then is gone for a while...almost as if they need to get a couple of returns that they'll check over real quick, and send them back on the shelf if they're happy enough with them. If they were returned units that they FELT were good enough to call 'new' but were still returns, they'd have no problem with that price...I THINK...just my idea.

I'm having the SAME issue with HDMI connections. From my receiver rack to my projector I have a pretty good 25 ft HDMI cable that I got from Blue Jeans, HOWEVER it IS about 10 yrs old or more. When I first hooked it up to my sources (PC, BluRay, Bell TV with fibre optic connection, Amazon 4k Firecube) the only things that would NOT show up were the 4k sources (PC and Firecube). The 1080p signals from the Bell TV and BluRay were fine. Then I borrowed a 4k UHD tv and hooked IT up with a 4 ft 4k rated HDMI cable from the Monitor 1 output and the PC hooked up without issue, but the FireCube kept trying to go full HDR and had unacceptable connection...would blink in for a second before blinking back out to "is your source on". Changed inputs on the back to the same result. My conclusion here is that I think it's the HDMI OUTPUT on this receiver that's not fantastic. It's RATED for 8k, but has a hard time sending out a strong 4k UHD signal, even from just 4 feet.

I'm reluctant to send this back because A) it's like a lottery-win to get this at this price ($1200 Cdn, about $896 US) and B) I'm wondering if my suspicion of it being a return is accurate, and will I just get another return?

I ordered a simple cheap HDMI booster for $20 and am getting it today...we'll see if that fixes everything. If not, this unit will have to go back.


Curious if OP had any luck with the Monoprice cable he ordered?
 
TLS Guy

TLS Guy

Audioholic Slumlord
Adding to the OP here, I just grabbed a great deal on this receiver here in Canada on Amazon. It pops up now and then for about $500 LESS than the 3600. Doesn't say refurb, or return or anything, says its from the Denon Store, and SEEMS new, but I'm wondering if it's in fact b-stock return. I wonder this because this price is too good, and it only pops up here n there, then is gone for a while...almost as if they need to get a couple of returns that they'll check over real quick, and send them back on the shelf if they're happy enough with them. If they were returned units that they FELT were good enough to call 'new' but were still returns, they'd have no problem with that price...I THINK...just my idea.

I'm having the SAME issue with HDMI connections. From my receiver rack to my projector I have a pretty good 25 ft HDMI cable that I got from Blue Jeans, HOWEVER it IS about 10 yrs old or more. When I first hooked it up to my sources (PC, BluRay, Bell TV with fibre optic connection, Amazon 4k Firecube) the only things that would NOT show up were the 4k sources (PC and Firecube). The 1080p signals from the Bell TV and BluRay were fine. Then I borrowed a 4k UHD tv and hooked IT up with a 4 ft 4k rated HDMI cable from the Monitor 1 output and the PC hooked up without issue, but the FireCube kept trying to go full HDR and had unacceptable connection...would blink in for a second before blinking back out to "is your source on". Changed inputs on the back to the same result. My conclusion here is that I think it's the HDMI OUTPUT on this receiver that's not fantastic. It's RATED for 8k, but has a hard time sending out a strong 4k UHD signal, even from just 4 feet.

I'm reluctant to send this back because A) it's like a lottery-win to get this at this price ($1200 Cdn, about $896 US) and B) I'm wondering if my suspicion of it being a return is accurate, and will I just get another return?

I ordered a simple cheap HDMI booster for $20 and am getting it today...we'll see if that fixes everything. If not, this unit will have to go back.


Curious if OP had any luck with the Monoprice cable he ordered?
For 25' for 4K and up you need an active HDMI cable. Optical copper hybrid are definitely the cables of choice. Ruipro is what I use, and those cables have an excellent reputation. I also use a Legrand voltage inserter so as not to stress the HDMI port powering it.
Basically traditional HDMI cables can only be considered reliable up to 10 to 12 feet for 4K and 8K applications.
 
LtDanNewLegs

LtDanNewLegs

Audioholic Intern
For 25' for 4K and up you need an active HDMI cable. Optical copper hybrid are definitely the cables of choice. Ruipro is what I use, and those cables have an excellent reputation. I also use a Legrand voltage inserter so as not to stress the HDMI port powering it.
Basically traditional HDMI cables can only be considered reliable up to 10 to 12 feet for 4K and 8K applications.
I WAS leaning that way too, until I tried the 4 footer and it had problems too. Any ideas there?
 
TLS Guy

TLS Guy

Audioholic Slumlord
I WAS leaning that way too, until I tried the 4 footer and it had problems too. Any ideas there?
I see that receiver has 4K and 8K pass though. Sound united are using the dreaded Panasonic HDMI chip set that has a flaw affecting pretty much anything 8K rated.

So if you had a good deal just assume you bought a 2K receiver. As I understand it as far as receivers go all Yamaha, and Denon/Marantz receivers coming to market now have this problem and a lot of other devices also. Personally I find no difference between 2 and 4K on my rig. In which case going 8K has no point at all. I should state my screen is an LG C class 77" OLED. If 2 K looks the same as 4K on that then 4K and above is nonsense.

Making 2K the standard again I think would be just fine. 4 and 8k is something the industry are trying to convince people is a big upgrade, when in reality it is probably a technical nonsense and a huge downgrade. My last years 4K pre/pro would not make a connection with my Oppo player so I had to buy a 4K Sony.
 
LtDanNewLegs

LtDanNewLegs

Audioholic Intern
For anyone following, think I got it. I got my HDMI booster and at the SAME time found the EDID setting in the Epson menus, turned it off...1 of em, or the combo of both, has it working well. Just watched a full 4k 7.1 movie from HTPC over the whole thing. Sounded and looked GREAT.
 
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go4sur

Enthusiast
Adding to the OP here, I just grabbed a great deal on this receiver here in Canada on Amazon. It pops up now and then for about $500 LESS than the 3600. Doesn't say refurb, or return or anything, says its from the Denon Store, and SEEMS new, but I'm wondering if it's in fact b-stock return. I wonder this because this price is too good, and it only pops up here n there, then is gone for a while...almost as if they need to get a couple of returns that they'll check over real quick, and send them back on the shelf if they're happy enough with them. If they were returned units that they FELT were good enough to call 'new' but were still returns, they'd have no problem with that price...I THINK...just my idea.

I'm having the SAME issue with HDMI connections. From my receiver rack to my projector I have a pretty good 25 ft HDMI cable that I got from Blue Jeans, HOWEVER it IS about 10 yrs old or more. When I first hooked it up to my sources (PC, BluRay, Bell TV with fibre optic connection, Amazon 4k Firecube) the only things that would NOT show up were the 4k sources (PC and Firecube). The 1080p signals from the Bell TV and BluRay were fine. Then I borrowed a 4k UHD tv and hooked IT up with a 4 ft 4k rated HDMI cable from the Monitor 1 output and the PC hooked up without issue, but the FireCube kept trying to go full HDR and had unacceptable connection...would blink in for a second before blinking back out to "is your source on". Changed inputs on the back to the same result. My conclusion here is that I think it's the HDMI OUTPUT on this receiver that's not fantastic. It's RATED for 8k, but has a hard time sending out a strong 4k UHD signal, even from just 4 feet.

I'm reluctant to send this back because A) it's like a lottery-win to get this at this price ($1200 Cdn, about $896 US) and B) I'm wondering if my suspicion of it being a return is accurate, and will I just get another return?

I ordered a simple cheap HDMI booster for $20 and am getting it today...we'll see if that fixes everything. If not, this unit will have to go back.


Curious if OP had any luck with the Monoprice cable he ordered?
Hi ,

I haven’t had any issues with connecting 4K sources, it was perfect, I had problems when switching inputs, when I switched my display use to go off, I have to switch inputs to see on screen.
I have returned mine and got new one, this one is better, mostly fine, I see this issue once a while, so, not a problem at this time.
Pop noise from speakers continued irrespective of source, maybe significant with Apple TV and XFINITY Xi6 box! Since our friends suggested that this little pop happens with Apple TV I got use to it now. (It was not loud- just a simple pop)

hope this helps.
 

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