Hmm wonder which ones trickier?!?
What Subwoofers is everyone with this AVR using please?
I have tried to cure the Ground Loop Hum on my old Wharfedale but can't do it safely (Earth removed) or with having it on full (Isolator inline) so have been given permission to get it replaced!
@John24ssj and his posts / PMs have been a great educator for me so to prevent any possible similar issues I think I am looking for something D Class, but just wondered if anyone had something that really shines with the 4500H?
Yes it does.Can someone help the features of the 3 HDMI OUTS? Does one or more of these pass-through full fat video + audio (18 Gbps) or is it pure video out? I do get the eARC one but interested in the rest.
Monitor 1 and 2 are basically mirrored apart from only the Monitor 1 output being ARC enabled. There's only one set of configurations for both these outputs and they cannot be configured independantly of one another. The main purpose of these 2 outputs is to allow a owner to have both a TV and a PJ connected at the same time without the user having to disconnect one and connect another. You can output the same video via both outputs simultaneously, but you'd ordinarilly only convey video tovia either one or the other of these 2 outputs at a time.I can see 3 HDMI OUTS on the rear. The ARC one, I get it, but would like to know if the other 2 OUTS are for? Will the AVR pass-through full bandwidth video+audio using the other 2 OUTS?
Ok thanks mate.The receiver would passthrough exactly what the source is outputting so yes, you'd be able to passthrough multichannel audio to another device in another zone. What you get will however depend upon the capabilities of the device in that other zone. A Blu-ray player would use the EDID of the least capable device it depects within the HDMI chain to determine what it outputs.
If you had another AV receiver in the other room then you shouldn't experience any difficulties conveying multi channel audio to it from the main room's AV receiver.
Player -- AVR - HDMI OUT - TV - Sub out - Active sub .1 - Zone 2 - Soundbar 7.4
Thanks again mate.The monitor 1 and 2 outputs are subject to the AV receiver's video processing and can be subject to such processing. Both outputs are mirrored. You's ordinarily only configure the receiver to output video via these two outpus and if you were to configure those outputs to passthrough audio, the AV receiver would cease processing and amplifying that audio.
The second HDMI zone output simply passes through the HDMI source selected for zone 2 and the receiver plays no part in processing the associated signal.
Fair enough mate but I am really curious why this wouldn't work. Is it due to possible lag in processing (one by soundbar and one by AVR just for the sub out)?The main room and the second zone are unlikely to be in sync with one another because you'd be using 2 entirely seperate processors to arrive at one audible arrangement. You'd want to sub in the to be in sync with the soundbar and not with the AV receiver. Plus the fact that the AV receiver's bass management wouldn't be applicable to the soundbar and or its output.
Thianks pal. Theoretically it makes sense.The two audio systems are just that, 2 entirely different setups that are not calibrated to interact with one another. You are simply using the same source and not sharing the same processing. Makes no odds that both systems are in the same room, they are still independent of one another and will not be in sync with one another.