Audiovox CNP2000 - XM Mini-Tuner - Radio Tuner Module Owner`s manual

AVR 247
AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
OWNER’S MANUAL
SAFETY INFORMATION
1. Read Instructions. All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions. The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings. All warnings on the product and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions. All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Cleaning. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments. Do not use attachments not recommended
by the product manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture. Do not use this product near
water – for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen
sink or laundry tub; in a wet basement; near a swimming
pool; or the like.
8. Accessories. Do not place this product on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. A Product and Cart Combination Should
Be Moved With Care. Quick stops, excessive
force and uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation. Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug
or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in
a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack, unless
proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
11. Power Sources. This product should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your
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home, consult your product dealer or local power company.
For products intended to operate from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12. Polarization. This product may be equipped with a
polarized alternating-current-line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable
to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
13. Power-Cord Protection. Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the product.
14. Nonuse Periods. The power cord of the product should
be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for long
periods of time.
15. Outdoor Antenna Grounding. If an outside antenna
or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
See Figure A.
16. Lightning. For added protection for this product during
a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line
surges.
17. Power Lines. An outside antenna system should not
be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with
them might be fatal.
18. Overloading. Do not overload wall outlets, extension
cords, or integral convenience receptacles, as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19. Object and Liquid Entry. Never push objects of any
kind into this product through openings, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
20. Servicing. Do not attempt to service this product
yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
21. Damage Requiring Service. Unplug this product from
the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
b. Objects have fallen onto, or liquid has been spilled into, the
product; or
c. The product has been exposed to rain or water; or
d. The product does not operate normally when following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions, as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to its normal operation; or
e. The product has been dropped or damaged in any way; or
f. The product exhibits a distinct change in performance; this
indicates a need for service.
22. Replacement Parts. When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the
same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
23. Safety Check. Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the product is in proper
operating condition.
24. Wall or Ceiling Mounting. The product should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
25. Heat. The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other
products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Figure A.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70
Antenna Lead-In Wire
Ground Clamp
Antenna Discharge Unit (NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors (NEC Section 810-21)
Electric Service Equipment
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250, Part H)
SAFETY INFORMATION
Important Safety Information
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
Your AVR 247 has been designed for use with 120-volt AC current. Connection to
a line voltage other than that for which it is intended can create a safety and fire
hazard and may damage the unit.
If you have any questions about the voltage requirements for your specific model, or
about the line voltage in your area, contact your selling dealer before plugging the unit
into a wall outlet.
unit’s feet may leave marks on certain wood or veneer materials. Use caution
when placing the unit on soft woods or other materials that may be damaged
by heat or heavy objects. Some surface finishes may be particularly sensitive to
absorbing such marks, due to a variety of factors beyond Harman Kardon's control, including the nature of the finish, cleaning materials used, and normal heat
and vibration caused by the use of the product, or other factors. We recommend
that caution be exercised in choosing an installation location for the component and
in normal maintenance practices, as your warranty will not cover this type of damage
to furniture.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
Cleaning
To avoid safety hazards, use only the power cord attached to your unit. We do not
recommend that extension cords be used with this product. As with all electrical
devices, do not run power cords under rugs or carpets or place heavy objects on
them. Damaged power cords should be replaced immediately by an authorized service
center with a cord meeting factory specifications.
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean, soft, dry cloth. If necessary, and only after
unplugging the AC power cord, wipe it with a soft cloth dampened with mild soapy
water, then a fresh cloth with clean water. Wipe it dry immediately with a dry cloth.
NEVER use benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any other volatile cleaning
agent. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as they may damage the finish of metal parts.
Avoid spraying insecticide near the unit.
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently
When disconnecting the power cord from an AC outlet, always pull the plug; never
pull the cord. If you do not intend to use the unit for any considerable length of time,
disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.
Do Not Open the Cabinet
There are no user-serviceable components inside this product. Opening the cabinet
may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your
guarantee. If water or any metal object such as a paper clip, wire or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and
consult an authorized service center.
CATV or Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this product, be certain that it is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes and
requirements of the grounding electrode.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV
(cable TV) system installer’s attention to article 820-40 of the NEC, which provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point
of cable entry as possible.
Installation Location
• To ensure proper operation and to avoid the potential for safety hazards, place the
unit on a firm and level surface. When placing the unit on a shelf, be certain that
the shelf and any mounting hardware can support the weight of the product.
• Make certain that proper space is provided both above and below the unit for
ventilation. If this product will be installed in a cabinet or other enclosed area,
make certain that there is sufficient air movement within the cabinet. Under some
circumstances, a fan may be required.
• Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted surface.
• Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold locations, or in an area that is exposed
to direct sunlight or heating equipment.
• Avoid moist or humid locations.
• Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the top of the unit, or place objects
directly over them.
• Due to the weight of the AVR 247 and the heat generated by the amplifiers,
there is the remote possibility that the rubber padding on the bottom of the
Moving the Unit
Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect any interconnection cords
with other components, and make certain that you disconnect the unit from
the AC outlet.
Important Information for the User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class-B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. The limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that harmful interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications may cause this unit to fail to comply with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules and may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Unpacking
The carton and shipping materials used to protect your new receiver during shipment were specially designed to cushion it from shock and vibration. We suggest
that you save the carton and packing materials for use in shipping if you move, or
should the unit ever need repair.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage, you may wish to flatten it. This is done
by carefully slitting the tape seams on the bottom and collapsing the carton. Other cardboard inserts may be stored in the same manner. Packing materials that cannot be collapsed should be saved along with the carton in a plastic bag.
If you do not wish to save the packaging materials, please note that the carton and
other sections of the shipping protection are recyclable. Please respect the environment and discard those materials at a local recycling center.
It is important that you remove the protective plastic film from the front-panel lens.
Leaving the film in place will affect the performance of your remote control.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SAFETY INFORMATION
INTRODUCTION
FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
INTRODUCTION TO HOME THEATER
CONNECTIONS
Speaker Connections
Subwoofer
Connecting Source Devices to the AVR
Audio Connections
Digital Audio
Analog Audio
Video Connections
Digital Video
Analog Video
Antennas
RS-232 Serial Port
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
INSTALLATION
Step One – Connect the Speakers
Step Two – Connect the Subwoofer
Step Three – Connect the Antennas
Step Four – Connect the Source Components
Step Five – Connect the Video Display
Step Six – Plug in AC Power
Step Seven – Insert Batteries in Remote
Step Eight – Program Sources Into the Remote
Step Nine – Remote IR Inputs and Output
Step Ten – Install a Multiroom System
Step Eleven – Turn On the AVR 247
INITIAL SETUP
Using the On-Screen Menu System
Configure the AVR 247 Using EzSet/EQ
What EzSet/EQ Does
Configure Sources
OPERATION
Turning On the AVR 247
Sleep Timer
Volume Control
Mute Function
Tone Controls
Headphones
Source Selection
Audio Input Selection
Video Input Selection
6-/8-Channel Direct Inputs
Using the Tuner
XM Radio Operation
Recording
Using TheBridge
Selecting a Surround Mode
TM
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Audio Processing and Surround Sound
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Analog Audio Signals
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Digital Audio Signals
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Surround Modes
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Dolby Surround Settings
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Default Modes
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Manual Setup
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Step One – Determine Speaker Size
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Step Two – Measure Speaker Distances
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Step Three – Manual Setup Menu
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Speaker Size Menu
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Speaker Crossover Menu
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Delay Adjust Menu
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Step Four – Setting Channel Output Levels Manually
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Video Adjustments
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Multiroom Operation
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Installing a Multiroom System
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Operating the Multiroom System
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System Settings
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Dim Function
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Advanced Remote Control Functions
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Punch-Through Programming
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Macros
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Resetting the Remote
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Processor Reset
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Memory
60 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
61 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
61, 64 Trademark Acknowledgements
62 APPENDIX
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
For Canadian model
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, match wide blade
of plug to wide slot, fully insert.
Modèle pour les Canadien
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme
à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisee:
ATTENTION: Pour éviter les chocs électriques, introduire
la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne
correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqu’au fond.
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INTRODUCTION
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Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon®!
In the years since Harman Kardon invented the high-fidelity receiver,
we have taken to heart the philosophy of bringing the joy of home
entertainment to as many people as possible, adding performance and
ease-of-use features that enhance the home entertainment experience.
In the years since our first single-channel component was introduced,
Harman Kardon has offered a number of receiver models, each an
improvement upon its predecessors, leading to the AVR 247, a
7.1-channel digital audio/video receiver that offers a wealth of listening
and viewing options, all in an elegant package.
To obtain the maximum enjoyment from your new receiver, we urge you
to read this manual and refer back to it as you become more familiar
with its features and their operation.
If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its
operation, please contact your retailer or customer installer, or visit our
Web site at www.harmankardon.com.
AVR 247 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver
Audio Section
Surround Modes
• 50 Watts x 7, seven channels driven at full power at 8 ohms,
20Hz – 20kHz, <0.07% THD (surround modes), 350 watts total
• Dolby® Digital EX
• 65 Watts x 2, two channels driven at full power at 8 ohms,
20Hz – 20kHz, <0.07% THD (surround off mode), 130 watts total
• High-current capability, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design with low
negative feedback
• All-discrete amplifier circuitry
• Dual independent power supplies, for front and surround channels
• Quadruple-crossover bass management
• 24-Bit, twin-core Cirrus Logic® CS 49510 DSP processor with
32-bit postprocessor
• Dolby Pro Logic® II and IIx (Movie, Music and Game)
• Dolby Virtual Speaker Version 2 (Reference two- or three-speaker;
Wide two-, three-, four- or five-speaker)
• Dolby Headphone Version 2
• DTS® (5.1; DTS Stereo; DTS-ES® 6.1 Discrete and Matrix)
• DTS 96/24™ (DTS Stereo)
• DTS Neo:6® (Cinema 3-, 5- or 6-channel; Music 5- or 6-channel)
• Logic 7® (Cinema, Music and Enhance – 5.1 and 7.1)
• Hall 1 and Hall 2 (5- or 6-channel)
• 192kHz/24-bit D/A conversion
• Theater (5- or 6-channel)
• Sampling upconversion to 96kHz
• 5- or 7-Channel Stereo
• Surround Off (DSP or Analog Bypass)
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INTRODUCTION
Audio Inputs
Ease of Use
• AM/FM/XM®* tuner
• EzSet/EQ™ automated setup (microphone supplied)
• CD
• Graphic on-screen display with HDMI, component, composite
and S-video
• Tape
• 6-/8-Channel direct
•
The
Bridge /DMP for iPod** connectivity with audio/video playback
• Two-line dot-matrix front-panel display
• Color-coded connections
TM
Audio/Video Inputs (With S-Video)
• Video 1
• Video 2
• Video 3
• Video 4 (on front panel)
• DVD
• Programmable 11-device main remote control
• Source input renaming
• A/V Sync Delay
• RS-232 serial port for system upgrades
• Switched accessory power outlet
• Remote infrared (IR) input and output
• Multiroom IR input
• Three assignable 100MHz component video inputs
• Simplay HD™-verified HDMI™ 1 and 2 (with audio/video processing
and 1080p pass-through)
• DCDi® by Faroudja video processing
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD-verified for compatibility
via the HDMI connection with other Simplay HD-verified products.
Supplied Accessories
Transcodes 480i video to HDMI format, with upscaling up to 720p
The following accessory items are supplied with the AVR 247. If any
of these items are missing, please contact Harman Kardon customer
service at www.harmankardon.com.
Upgraded graphic text-based on-screen displays
• System remote control
Transcodes composite and S-video to component video
Digital Audio Inputs
• EzSet/EQ microphone
• Coaxial: two rear-panel/one front-panel
• AM loop antenna
• Optical: two rear-panel/one front-panel
• FM wire antenna
Outputs
• Three AAA batteries
• 7.1-Channel preamp outputs
• Tape (analog audio)
• Video 1 (analog audio and video)
• Video monitor (composite, S-video and component)
• Two covers for front-panel jacks
*XM antenna module and subscription to XM service required. Hardware and
service sold separately. XM service is not available in Alaska or Hawaii.
**Compatible with all iPod models equipped with a dock connector. Not compatible
with iPod shuffle models. Images and videos stored on iPod photo and video
models may be viewed.
• Digital audio (one coaxial, one optical)
• Simplay HD-verified HDMI
• Multiroom audio: speaker- and line-level (shared with surround
back channels)
• Headphone
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FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
Main Power Switch: This mechanical switch turns the power supply
on or off. It is usually left pressed in (On position), and cannot be turned
on using the remote control.
Surround Mode: Press this button to select a surround sound (e.g.,
Standby/On Switch: This electrical switch turns the receiver on
for playback, or leaves it in Standby mode for quick turn-on using this
switch or the remote control.
Surround Select: After you have selected the desired surround
Power Indicator: This LED has three possible modes. When main
power is turned off, the LED is dark and the receiver won’t respond to
any button presses. When main power is turned on, but before the
Standby/On Switch is used, the LED turns amber to indicate that the
receiver is in Standby mode and ready to be turned on. When the
receiver is turned on, the LED turns blue.
Source Select: Press this button to select a source device, which
is a component where a playback signal originates, e.g., DVD, CD,
cable TV, satellite or HDTV tuner.
Source Indicators: The name of the current source input lights up.
The indicated input changes each time the Source Select button is
pressed.
Volume Knob: Turn this knob to raise or lower the volume, which will
be shown in decibels (dB) in the Message Display.
mode group, press this button to select a specific mode.
Surround Mode Indicators: One or more of these icons may light
up as you select different surround modes. The Message Display also
indicates the surround mode.
Analog Audio, Video and Digital Audio Inputs: Connect a
source component that will only be used temporarily, such as a camera
or game console, to these jacks. Use only one type of audio and one
type of video connection.
Speaker/Channel Input Indicators: The box icons indicate
which speaker positions you have configured, and the size (frequency
range) of each speaker. When a digital audio input is used, letters will
light inside the boxes to indicate which channels are present in the
incoming signal.
Navigation: These buttons are used together with the following five
buttons to make selections.
Tone Mode: Press this button to access the tone controls (bass and
Message Display: Various messages appear in this two-line display
treble). Use the ‹ / › Navigation Buttons to make your selections.
in response to commands and changes in the incoming signal. When
the on-screen display menu system (OSD) is in use, the message OSD
ON will appear to remind you to check the video display.
Speaker: Press this button to configure speaker sizes, that is, the
low-frequency-range capability of each speaker.
Tuner Band: Press this button to select the tuner as the source, to
Channel Level Adjust: Press this button to set the output level for
switch between the AM and FM bands, or to select XM satellite radio.
Tuning: Press either side of this button to tune a radio station or
XM channel.
Tuning Mode: This button toggles between manual (one frequency
step at a time) and automatic (seeks frequencies with acceptable signal
strength) tuning mode. It also toggles between stereo and mono modes
when an FM station is tuned.
When XM Radio is in use, pressing this button repeatedly displays the
channel name, category, artist and track title in the lower line of the
Message Display. For traffic-and-weather channels, this button displays
the city, channel name, local weather and local temperature.
Preset Stations: Press this button to select a preset radio station.
Headphone Jack/EzSet/EQ Microphone Input: Plug a 1/4"
headphone plug into this jack for private listening.
This jack is also used to connect the supplied microphone before beginning the EzSet/EQ procedure described in the Initial Setup section. To
begin EzSet/EQ, plug the supplied microphone into this jack, place the
microphone at the listening position, and follow the directions given in
the Speaker Setup-Auto Configuration on-screen menu.
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multichannel) mode group. Choose from the Dolby modes, DTS modes,
Logic 7 modes, DSP modes or Stereo modes.
each channel so that all speakers sound equally loud at the listening
position.
Digital Input Select: Press this button to select the specific digital
audio input (or analog audio input) you used for the current source.
Delay: Press this button to set delay times that compensate for
placing the speakers at different distances from the listening position.
Remote IR Sensor: This sensor receives infrared (IR) commands
from the remote control. It is important to ensure that it is not blocked.
If covering the sensor is unavoidable, such as when the AVR 247 is
placed inside a cabinet, you may use an optional Harman Kardon
HE 1000, or other infrared receiver, connecting it to the Remote IR
Input on the AVR 247’s rear panel. Alternatively, connect the Remote IR
Output of another compatible component to the AVR 247’s Remote
IR Input. Point the remote at the other device’s remote sensor, and the
command will be transmitted to the AVR 247. An external IR “blaster”
may also be used, positioned to point at this area.
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Surround
Mode
Surround
Select
Tuning
Tuner Band
Message Display
Preset Stations
Headphone
Jack/EzSet/EQ
Microphone
Input
Source
Tuning
Select
Mode
Speaker/Channel
Input Indicators
Video 4 Analog
Audio Inputs
Video 4
Video Inputs
Volume
Digital Input
Select
Digital
Audio Inputs
(Optical 3 and
Coaxial 3)
Delay
Source
Remote
Indicators IR Sensor
NOTE: To make it easier to follow the instructions throughout the manual that refer to this illustration, a copy of this page may be downloaded from the Product Support section at
www.harmankardon.com.
Main Power
Switch
Power
Indicator
Standby/On
Switch
Channel Level
Adjust
Speaker Size
Tone Mode
Setup
Surround Mode Indicators
Navigation
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
AM and FM Antenna Terminals: Connect the included AM and
FM antennas to their respective terminals for radio reception.
XM Antenna Jack: Plug in an XM antenna module here. The XM
antenna module is purchased separately, and should specify that it is
for home use with an XM Ready® product. You will need to subscribe to
the XM service, which is available separately, and activate the service for
your antenna module. (XM service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.)
Front, Center and Surround Speaker Outputs: Use twoconductor speaker wire to connect each set of terminals to the correct
speaker. Remember to observe the correct polarity (positive and negative
connections). Always connect the positive lead to the colored terminal
on the receiver and the red terminal on the speaker. Connect the negative
lead to the black terminal on both the receiver and the speaker. See the
Connections section for more information on connecting your speakers.
Surround Back/Multiroom Speaker Outputs: These speaker
outputs may be used either for the surround back channels in a 7.lchannel home theater, or they may be reassigned to a remote room for
use with a multiroom system. When these outputs are reassigned for
multiroom operation, only a 5.1-channel configuration will be available in
the main listening room. Use the on-screen menu system to configure
these channels as desired.
As with the other speaker outputs, remember to observe proper polarity
by connecting the positive and negative output terminals to the corresponding terminals on each speaker.
Subwoofer Output: If you have a powered subwoofer with a
line-level input, connect it to this jack.
Preamp Outputs: Connect these jacks to an external amplifier if
more power is desired.
Surround Back/Multiroom Preamp Outputs: These outputs
may be used with an external amplifier either to power the surround
back channels, or to power the speakers in the remote zone of a multichannel system. Use the on-screen menu system to configure these
channels as desired.
Remote Infrared (IR) Input and Output: When the remote IR
receiver on the front panel is blocked, such as when the AVR is placed
inside a cabinet, connect an optional IR receiver to the Remote IR Input
jack for use with the remote control. The Remote IR Output may be
connected to the Remote IR Input of a compatible source device (or
other product) to enable remote control through the AVR. This is particularly useful in multiroom applications, when you wish to control the
source device from the remote room (when used with the Multiroom IR
Input). When several source devices are used, connect them in “daisy
chain” fashion.
Multiroom Infrared (IR) Input: Connect a remote IR receiver
located in the remote zone of a multiroom system to this jack to control
the AVR and any source devices connected to the Remote IR Output
from the remote zone.
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Video 1, Video 2, Video 3 and DVD Audio/Video Inputs:
These jacks may be used to connect your video-capable source
components (e.g., VCR, DVD player, cable TV box) to the receiver.
Remember to use only one type of video connection for each source.
See the Connections section for more information on audio and video
connection options for each source component.
Video 1 Audio/Video Outputs: These jacks may be used to
connect your VCR or another recorder.
Composite and S-Video Monitor Outputs: If any of your
sources use composite or S-video connections, you may need to
connect one or both of these monitor outputs to the corresponding
inputs on your television or video display in order to view the sources
and to view the on-screen displays. If your video display is equipped
with HDMI or component video inputs, you may take advantage of the
AVR 247’s transcoding capability, which transcodes composite and
S-video signals to HDMI and component video, allowing for only a
single video connection from the AVR to the video display.
HDMI Inputs and Output: HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) is a newer type of connection for transmitting digital audio and
video signals between devices. With the AVR 247’s powerful processor,
you may connect up to two HDMI-equipped source devices to the HDMI
inputs using a single-cable connection, while benefiting from superior
digital audio and video performance. However, if your video display is
not HDMI-compatible, you will need to connect the device to one of the
other source inputs, selecting a coaxial or optical digital audio input and
analog video input. See the Connections and Installation sections for
more information.
If your video display has an HDMI input, but some of your sources
have only analog video outputs, you may still rely on just the HDMI video
connection to your display; the AVR 247 will automatically transcode
analog video signals up to 720p to the HDMI format. High-resolution
analog 1080i or higher signals are not available at the HDMI Output, but
1080i signals received through one of the HDMI Inputs will be passed
through directly to the HDMI Output without any video processing.
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD-verified for compatibility via the HDMI
connection with other Simplay HD-verified products.
CD and Tape Audio Inputs: These jacks may be used to connect
audio-only source components (e.g., CD player, tape deck). Do not
connect a turntable to these jacks without a phono preamp.
Tape Outputs: These jacks may be used to connect a CDR or
another audio-only recorder.
Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Inputs: If a source has
a compatible digital audio output, and if you are not using an HDMI
connection for audio for the device, connect it to one of these jacks
for improved audio performance. Use only one type of digital audio
connection for each source.
Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Outputs: If a source is
also an audio recorder, you may connect a compatible digital audio
output to the recorder’s input for improved recording quality.
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
The Bridge/DMP Input: Connect the optional Harman Kardon
Bridge
Switched AC Accessory Outlet: You may plug the AC power
to this input for use with your iPod (not included). Make
sure the receiver is turned off (in Standby mode) when connecting
The Bridge.
cord of one source device into this outlet, and it will turn on whenever
you turn on the receiver. Do not use a source that consumes more than
50 watts of power.
6-/8-Channel Inputs: Connect the multichannel analog audio
outputs of a DVD-Audio, SACD™, Blu-ray Disc™ or HD-DVD™ player
(or any other external decoder) to these jacks to enjoy these proprietary
formats.
AC Power Cord: After you have made all other connections, plug
The
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the AC power cord into an unswitched outlet.
NOTE: When an HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc player has an
onboard digital decoder, it is not necessary to connect it to
the 6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs. Only a digital audio
connection (HDMI, coaxial or optical) is needed.
Component Video Inputs: If both a video source (e.g., DVD
player or HDTV tuner) and your television or video display have analog
component video (Y/Pb/Pr) capability, and if you are not using an HDMI
connection for the device, then you may connect the component video
outputs of the source to one of the two component video inputs. Do
not make any other video connections to that source.
Component Video Monitor Outputs: If you are using one of
the Component Video Inputs and your television or video display is
component-video-capable, and if you are not connecting the HDMI
Output to your display, you may connect these jacks to the corresponding inputs on your video display.
NOTES:
• Due to copy-protection restrictions, there is no output at
the Component Video Monitor Outputs for copy-protected
sources.
• High-resolution analog 1080i and 1080p video signals are
not available at the HDMI Output, but 1080i signals are
passed through, as is, to the Component Video Outputs. If your
source outputs analog high-resolution video, either use the
AVR’s Component Video Outputs, lower the output resolution
of your source device, or connect your source’s component
video outputs directly to your video display.
• Due to the design of some video displays, analog 480p or
720p component video source signals may produce artifacts
when used with the AVR’s analog video outputs (composite,
S-video or component video). If this occurs, try changing the
Video Mode setting in the INPUT SETUP menu, or connecting
the source device’s video output directly to your video display.
However, for best results, we recommend you consider
upgrading to an HDMI-capable video display.
RS-232 Serial Port: This specialized connector may be used with
your personal computer in case Harman Kardon offers a software
upgrade for the receiver at some time in the future.
RS-232 Mode: Leave this switch popped out in the Operate position
unless the AVR 247 is being upgraded.
RS-232 Reset: This switch is only used during a software upgrade.
A standard processor reset is performed by pressing and holding the
front-panel Tone button.
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CD
Inputs
Surround
Back/
Multiroom
Preamp
Outputs
Subwoofer
Remote
Output
IR Output
Preamp
Outputs
Multiroom
IR Input
Remote
IR Input
Video 2
A/V
Inputs
Optical Digital
Audio Inputs (1 & 2)
Optical Digital
Audio Output
Switched AC
Accessory
Outlet
Center Speaker
Outputs
Coaxial
Digital
Audio
Output
Surround
Speaker
Outputs
6-/8Channel
Inputs
Component
Coaxial Digital
Video
Audio
XM
Inputs
Inputs
Antenna
RS-232
(1, 2 & 3)
(1 & 2)
Jack
Reset
The
Component
HDMI
HDMI 2
HDMI1
Bridge/ Output
Video
Input
Input
DMP
Monitor
Input
Outputs
Surround
Back/Multiroom
Speaker Outputs
Front Speaker
Outputs
Video
Monitor
Outputs
DVD A/V
Inputs
Video 1
A/V
Inputs
Video 1
A/V
Outputs
RS-232
Mode
AC Power
Cord
RS-232
Serial Port
NOTE: To make it easier to follow the instructions throughout the manual that refer to this illustration, a copy of this page may be downloaded from the Product Support section at
www.harmankardon.com.
Tape
Inputs
Tape
Outputs
AM Antenna
FM Antenna
Video 3
A/V
Inputs
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
The AVR 247 remote is capable of controlling 11 devices, including the
AVR itself and an iPod docked in the optional The Bridge accessory.
During the installation process, you may program the codes for each
of your source components into the remote. Each time you wish to use
the codes for any component, first press the Selector button for that
component. This changes the button functions to the appropriate codes
for that product.
2. Press the Play Button (in the Transport Controls section) if the disc
is not already playing.
NOTE: Several of the Input Selectors are shared between two
devices. The selector button will light in red when the remote
is in the device mode printed on the button, and it will light in
green for the device mode printed above the button. To switch
between the two device modes, press the selector twice quickly
in succession. The selector will remain in the last-selected mode
until the next time you press the selector twice quickly.
Any given button may have different functions, depending on which
component is being controlled. Some buttons are labeled with these
functions. For example, the Sleep and DSP Surround Buttons are
labeled for use as Channel Up/Down Buttons when controlling a television or cable box. See Table A8 in the appendix for listings of the
different functions for each type of component.
For example, the first time you press the DVD button, the button
will light up in red, indicating that the remote is in DVD mode. If
you press another selector, such as the VID3 selector, and then
press the DVD button again, the DVD button will remain red,
indicating the remote is still in DVD mode. Now press the DVD
button twice quickly. At the first press the button will light red,
indicating that the remote is in DVD mode. On the second press
the button will turn green, indicating that the remote is now in CD
mode. If you press a different selector and return to the DVD/CD
Selector, you will observe that the remote is still in CD mode.
Each Input Selector has been preprogrammed to control certain types
of components, with only the codes specific to each brand and model
changing, depending on which product code is programmed. The
device types programmed into each selector may not be changed.
However, you may program the HDMI 1 and 2 Selectors with the DVD,
cable/satellite or VCR/PVR device type.
DVD: Controls DVD players and recorders.
CD: Controls CD players and recorders.
Tape: Controls cassette decks.
Video 1: Controls VCRs, TiVo® and PVRs.
Video 2: Controls cable and satellite television set-top boxes.
Video 3: Controls televisions and other video displays.
Video 4: Controls televisions and other video displays.
HDMI 1 and 2: Each code set controls a source device (VCR/PVR,
DVD player or cable/satellite set-top box) connected to one of these
two inputs.
3. Press the Skip Up Button three times to advance three tracks.
4. Press the AVR Button so that you can access the Volume Controls.
5. Press the Volume Down Button until the volume level is satisfactory.
IR Transmitter Lens: As buttons are pressed on the remote,
infrared codes are emitted through this lens. Make sure it is pointing
toward the component being operated.
Power On Button: Press this button to turn on the AVR or another
device. The Master Power Switch on the AVR 247’s front panel must
first have been switched on.
Mute Button: Press this button to mute the AVR 247’s speaker and
headphone outputs temporarily. To end the muting, press this button
or adjust the volume. Muting is also canceled when the receiver is
turned off.
Program Indicator: This LED lights up or flashes in one of three colors
as the remote is programmed with codes.
Power Off Button: Press this button to turn off the AVR 247 or
another device.
AVR Selector: Press this button to switch the remote to the codes
that operate the receiver.
Input Selectors: Press one of these buttons to select a source
device, which is a component where a playback signal originates, e.g.,
DVD, CD, cable TV, satellite or HDTV tuner, or an iPod docked in the
optional The Bridge. This will also turn on the receiver and switch the
remote’s mode to operate the source device.
XM Radio Button: Press this button to select XM Satellite Radio as
the source. You will need to have purchased and activated an XM antenna
module, and you will also need to subscribe to the XM Radio service.
Visit www.xmradio.com for more information.
AM/FM Button: Press this button to select the tuner as the source,
or to switch between the AM and FM bands, or XM Radio.
XM: Controls the AVR functions for XM Satellite Radio.
6-/8-Channel Input Selector: Press this button to select the
The Bridge/DMP: Controls an iPod docked in The Bridge.
6-/8-Channel Inputs as the audio source. The receiver will use the video
input and remote control codes for the last-selected video source.
For example, if you have inserted a disc in your CD player and you
would like to skip ahead three tracks, but you then find that the volume
is too loud, you would follow this procedure:
Test Tone: Press this button to activate the test tone for manual
output-level calibration.
1. Press the CD Input Selector to switch to the codes that control your
TV/Video: This button has no effect on the receiver, but is used to
CD player. If the remote is in DVD mode, press the selector twice quickly
to switch to CD mode, indicated by the selector lighting in green.
switch video inputs on some video source components.
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IR Transmitter Lens
Power On
Program Indicator
AVR Selector
AM/FM
XM Radio
Test Tone
Sleep
Mute
Power Off
Input Selectors
6-/8-Channel Input Selector
TV/Video
Volume Controls
DSP Surround
On-Screen Display
Channel Level
Multiroom
Speaker Setup
Navigation
Set
Digital Input
Delay
Numeric Keys
Tuning Mode
Direct Station Entry
Tuning
Tone Mode
Night Mode
Track Skip
Memory
Clear
Preset Stations Selectors
Disc Skip
Macros
Surround Mode Selectors
Dim
Transport Controls
NOTE: To make it easier to follow the instructions throughout the manual that refer to this
illustration, a copy of this page may be downloaded from the Product Support section at
www.harmankardon.com.
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REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Sleep Button: Press this button to activate the sleep timer, which turns
off the receiver after a programmed period of time of up to 90 minutes.
Volume Controls: Press these buttons to raise or lower the volume,
Memory: After you have tuned a particular radio station, press this
button, then the numeric keys, to save that station as a radio preset.
on-screen menu system.
For XM Radio, the procedure for saving a preset is a little different. To
save the current channel in one of the 40 available preset locations,
press the Set Button repeatedly until PRESET SEARCH appears. Use
the ⁄/ ¤ Buttons to select a letter (A through E) representing one of
the five banks of preset memory slots. Then press the Memory Button,
followed by a Numeric Key (1 through 8) for the precise preset memory
location you wish to save the channel in.
Multiroom: Press this button to control the multiroom system. Three
Tuning: Press these buttons to tune a radio station or XM Radio
settings are available: MULTI ON/OFF, which is used to turn the multiroom
system on or off; MULTI LEVEL, which adjusts the volume of the remote
zone only; and MULTI INPUT, which is used to select the source input for
the remote zone. See Multiroom Operation in the Advanced Functions
section for more information on using the AVR 247’s multiroom system.
channel. For the AM and FM bands, and depending on whether the
tuning mode has been set to manual or automatic, each press will either
change one frequency step at a time, or seek the next frequency with
acceptable signal strength.
which will be shown in decibels (dB) in the Message Display.
DSP Surround: Press this button to select a DSP surround mode
(Hall 1, Hall 2, Theater).
On-Screen Display (OSD): Press this button to activate the
Direct: Press this button before using the Numeric Keys to directly
Channel Level: Press this button to adjust the output levels for each
channel so that all speakers sound equally loud at the listening position.
Usually this is done while playing an audio selection, such as a favorite CD,
after you have calibrated the levels using EzSet/EQ, as described in the Initial
Setup section.
Clear: Press this button to clear a radio station frequency you have
started to enter.
Speaker Setup: Press this button to configure speaker sizes, that is,
radio station.
the low-frequency capability of each speaker. Usually this is done using
the on-screen menu system, as described in the Initial Setup section.
For XM Radio, first press the Set Button repeatedly until PRESET SEARCH
appears and then use the ⁄/ ¤ Buttons to select the letter of the
desired bank of presets.
Navigation (⁄/ ¤/ ‹ / › ) and Set Buttons: These buttons are
used to make selections within the on-screen menu system, or when
accessing the functions of the four buttons surrounding this area of the
remote – Channel Level, Speaker Setup, Digital Input or Delay.
Digital Input Select: Press this button to select the specific digital
audio input (or analog audio input) you used for the current source.
Delay: Press this button to set delay times that compensate for placing
the speakers at different distances from the listening position, or to
resolve a “lip sync” issue that may be caused by digital video processing.
This may also be done using the on-screen menu system, as described
in the Initial Setup section.
Numeric Keys: Use these buttons to enter radio station frequencies
or to select station presets. When the AM or FM band is in use, press
the Direct Button before entering the station frequency.
When listening to XM Radio, you may enter channel numbers without first
pressing the Direct Button; however, to access the preset stations, you will
need to use the Preset Stations Selectors. To access another bank of XM
presets, press the Set Button repeatedly until PRESET SEARCH appears,
then use the ⁄/ ¤ Buttons to select the letter of the desired bank.
Tuning Mode: When listening to AM or FM radio, this button toggles
between manual (one frequency step at a time) and automatic (seeks
frequencies with acceptable signal strength) tuning mode. It also toggles
between stereo and mono modes when an FM station is tuned.
When listening to XM Radio, press the Tuning Mode Button once to view
the category name of the current channel. Additional presses will display
the artist, song title and channel name.
enter a radio station frequency (AM or FM bands only).
Preset Stations Selector: Press these buttons to select a preset
Tone Mode: Press this button to access the tone controls (bass and
treble). Use the Navigation Buttons to make your selections.
Disc Skip: This button has no effect on the receiver, but is used with
some optical disc changers to skip to the next disc.
Macros: These buttons may be programmed to execute long command
sequences with a single button press. They are useful for programming the
command to turn on or off all of your components, or for accessing specialized functions for a different component than you are currently operating.
Surround Mode Selectors: Press any of these buttons to select
a type of surround sound (e.g., multichannel) mode. Choose from the
Dolby modes, DTS modes, Logic 7 modes or Stereo modes. Each
press of a button will cycle to the next available variant of that mode.
Not all modes or mode groups are available with all sources.
Night Mode: Press this button to activate Night mode with specially
encoded Dolby Digital discs or broadcasts. Night mode compresses the
audio so that louder passages are reduced in volume to avoid disturbing
others, while dialogue remains intelligible.
Track Skip: These buttons have no effect on the receiver, but are
used with many source components to change tracks or chapters.
Dim: Press this button to partially or fully dim the front-panel display.
Transport Controls: These buttons have no effect on the receiver,
but are used to control many source components. By default, when the
remote is operating the receiver, these buttons will control a DVD player.
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INTRODUCTION TO HOME THEATER
The AVR 247 may be the first multichannel surround sound receiver
you have owned. Although it has more connections and features than
2-channel receivers, many of the principles are similar and the new
concepts are easy to understand. This introductory section will help you
to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts, which will make setup
and operation smoother.
If you are already familiar with home theater, you may skip this section
and proceed to the Connections section on page 17.
Typical Home Theater System
A home theater typically includes your audio/video receiver, which controls
the system; a DVD player; a source component for television broadcasts,
which may be a cable box, a satellite dish receiver, an HDTV tuner or
simply an antenna connected to the TV; a video display (television);
and loudspeakers.
All of these components are connected using various types of cables
for audio and video signals.
Multichannel Audio
The main benefit of a home theater system is that several loudspeakers
are used in various locations around the room to produce “surround
sound.” Surround sound immerses you in the musical or film presentation
for increased realism.
The AVR 247 may have up to seven speakers connected directly to it
(plus a subwoofer). Each main speaker is powered by its own amplifier
channel inside the receiver. When more than two speakers are used, it
is called a multichannel system.
• Front Left and Right – The main speakers are used the same
way as in a 2-channel system. However, you may notice that in
many surround modes, these speakers are used more for ambient
sound while the main action, especially dialogue, is moved to the
center speaker.
• Center – The center speaker is usually placed above or below the
video screen, and is used mostly for dialogue in movies and television
programs. This placement allows the dialogue to originate near the
actors’ faces, for a more natural sound.
• Surround Left and Right – The surround speakers are used to
improve directionality of ambient sounds. In addition, by using more
loudspeakers in the system, more dynamic soundtracks may be
played without risk of overloading any one speaker.
• Surround Back Left and Right – Additional surround speakers may be
placed behind the listening position, improving the precision with which
ambient sounds may be placed and allowing for more realistic-sounding
pans. By using more speakers in the system, the same sound levels may
be attained with less burden placed on any individual speaker.
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The surround back speakers may also be used with specialized
surround modes that are designed for use with 7.1-channel systems,
such as Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix) and Logic 7
(7.1 modes). However, the surround back speakers are optional. In
fact, the AVR 247 enables you to set up a 5.1-channel system in
your main listening area, and reassign the surround back channels
for use with a multiroom system, in which you use the surround back
channels to power a pair of loudspeakers located in another room.
Many people expect the surround speakers to play as loudly as the
front speakers. Although all of the speakers in the system will be
calibrated to sound equally loud at the listening position, most artists
use the surround speakers for ambient effects only, and they program
their materials to steer very little sound to these speakers.
• Subwoofer – A subwoofer is a special-purpose speaker designed
to play only the lowest frequencies (the bass). It may be used to
augment smaller, limited-range satellite speakers used for the other
channels. In addition, many digital-format programs, such as movies
recorded in Dolby Digital, contain a special low-frequency effects
(LFE) channel which is directed only to the subwoofer. The LFE channel packs the punch of a rumbling train or airplane, or the power of
an explosion, adding realism and excitement to your home theater.
Many people use two subwoofers, placed on the left and right sides
of the room, for additional power and even distribution of the sound.
Surround Modes
There are different theories as to the best way to present surround
sound and to distribute soundtrack information among the various
speakers. A variety of algorithms have been developed in an effort to
accurately reproduce the way we hear sounds in the real world. The
result is a rich variety of surround mode options. Some modes are
selected automatically, depending on the signal being received from
the source. In many cases, you may select a surround mode manually.
Several companies have taken surround sound in slightly differing directions. It is helpful to group the numerous surround modes either by their
brand name, or by using a generic name:
• Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Modes – Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone
• DTS Modes – DTS, DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix), DTS Neo:6,
DTS 96/24
• Harman International (Harman Kardon’s Parent Company) –
Logic 7
• DSP Modes – Generic modes that include Hall 1, Hall 2 and Theater
• Stereo Modes – Generic modes that expand upon conventional
2-channel stereo, including DSP Surround Off, Analog Bypass
Surround Off and 5- and 7-Channel Stereo
Table 8 on pages 48–50 contains detailed explanations of the
differences between the various mode groups, and the mode options
available within each group. Digital modes, such as Dolby Digital and
DTS, are only available with specially encoded programs, such as HDTV,
DVDs and digital cable or satellite television. Other modes may be used
with various digital and analog signals to create a different surround
presentation, or to use a different number of speakers. Surround mode
selection depends upon the number of speakers in your system, the
materials you are watching or listening to, and your personal tastes.
Feel free to experiment.
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Composite
S-Video
CONNECTIONS
There are different types of audio and video connections used to
connect the receiver to the speakers and video display, and to connect
the source devices to the receiver. To make it easier to keep them all
straight, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) has established
a color-coding standard. Table 1 may be helpful to you as a reference
while you set up your system.
Table 1 – Connection Color Guide
Bare wire cables are installed as follows (see Figure 2):
1. Unscrew the terminal cap until the pass-through hole in the collar is
revealed.
2. Insert the bare end of the wire into the hole.
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Audio Connections
Left
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Center (C)
Surround (SL/SR)
Surround Back (SBL/SBR)
Subwoofer (SUB)
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Digital Audio Connections
Coaxial
Optical
Input
Output
Video Connections
Component
Composite
Y
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S-Video
HDMI Connections (digital audio/video)
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HDMI
Types of Connections
This section will briefly review different types of cables and connections
that you may use to set up your system.
Speaker Connections
Speaker cables carry an amplified signal from the receiver’s speaker
terminals to each loudspeaker. Speaker cables contain two wire conductors, or leads, inside plastic insulation. The two conductors are usually
differentiated in some way, by using different colors, or stripes, or even
by adding a ridge to the insulation. Sometimes the actual wires are
different, one being copper-colored and the other silver.
The differentiation is important because each speaker must be connected
to the receiver’s speaker-output terminals using two wires, one positive
(+) and one negative (–), referred to as speaker polarity. It’s important
to maintain the proper polarity for all speakers in the system. If some
speakers have their negative terminals connected to the receiver’s positive
terminals, performance can suffer, especially for the low frequencies.
Always connect the positive terminal on the loudspeaker, which is usually
colored red, to the positive terminal on the receiver, which is colored as
shown in the Connection Color Guide (Table 1). Similarly, always connect
the black negative terminal on the speaker to the black negative terminal
on the receiver.
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The AVR 247 uses binding-post speaker
terminals that can accept banana plugs
or bare-wire cables. Banana plugs are
simply plugged into the hole in the middle
of the terminal cap. See Figure 1.
Figure 1 – Binding-Post Speaker Terminals With Banana Plugs
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Figure 2 – Binding-Post Speaker Terminals With Bare Wires
Always connect colored (+) terminal on AVR to red (+) terminal
on speaker; and black (–) to black (–).
Subwoofer
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which require much more power than the other
speaker channels. In order to obtain the best results, most speaker
manufacturers offer powered subwoofers, in which the speaker contains
its own amplifier on board. Sometimes the subwoofer is connected to
the receiver using the front left and right speaker outputs, and then the
front left and right speakers are connected to terminals on the subwoofer.
More often, a line-level (nonamplified) connection is made from the
receiver’s Subwoofer Output to a corresponding jack on the subwoofer,
as shown in Figure 3.
Although the subwoofer output looks similar to the analog audio jacks
used for the various components, it is filtered and only allows the low
frequencies to pass. Don’t connect this output to any other devices.
Although doing so won’t cause any harm, performance will suffer.
Preout
Subwoofer
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Connecting Source Devices to the AVR
The AVR 247 is designed to process audio and video input signals,
playing back the audio and displaying the video on a television or
monitor connected to the AVR. These signals originate in what are
known as “source devices,” including your DVD player, CD player, DVR
(digital video recorder) or other recorder, tape deck, game console,
cable or satellite television box or MP3 player. Although the tuner is
built into the AVR, it also counts as a source, even though no external
connections are needed, other than the FM and AM antennas and the
XM antenna module.
Separate connections are required for the audio and video portions of
the signal, except for digital HDMI connections. The types of connections
used depend upon what’s available on the source device, and for video
signals, the capabilities of your video display.
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CONNECTIONS
Audio Connections
There are two formats for audio connections: digital and analog. Digital
audio signals are of higher quality, and are required for listening to
sources encoded with digital surround modes, such as Dolby Digital and
DTS. There are three types of digital audio connections: HDMI, coaxial
and optical. Any one type of digital audio connection may be used for
each source device, but never more than one for the same source.
However, it’s okay to make both analog and digital audio connections
at the same time to the same source.
NOTE: Since the AVR 247 is capable of processing the audio
and video portions of most HDMI signals, if your video display
device has an HDMI input, you may make a single HDMI
connection from your source device (such as a DVD player) to
the AVR. In that case, no separate digital audio connection is
required. Make sure to turn the volume on your television all
the way off.
Digital Audio
The AVR 247 is equipped with two HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) inputs, and one output. HDMI is capable of carrying digital
audio and video information using a single cable, thus delivering the
highest possible quality picture and sound.
There are different versions of HDMI, depending on the capability of
the source device and the type of signal it is capable of transmitting
via the HDMI connection.
If your digital cable television set-top box outputs 1080i or higher
video via component video outputs and is not equipped with an
HDMI output, contact your cable operator for a replacement.
For Xbox 360 and satellite television customers, either change
the settings on your source device to ensure that it outputs only
720p video through its component video outputs, which the
AVR can convert to the HDMI format, or connect the AVR’s
Component Video Monitor Outputs to the video display.
Although you could connect the source device’s component
video outputs directly to your video display, you would then have
to select the correct video input on the display, depending on
which source input on the AVR was in use.
The physical HDMI connection is simple. The connector is shaped for
easy plug-in (see Figure 4). If your video display has a DVI input, you
may use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter (not included) to connect it to the AVR’s
HDMI Output. HDMI cable runs are usually limited to about 10 feet.
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD-verified for compatibility via the HDMI
connection with other Simplay HD-verified products.
Figure 4 – HDMI Connection
If your video display or source device is not HDMI-capable, use one of
the analog video connections (composite, S- or component video) and,
if available on your source device, either a coaxial or optical digital audio
connection.
In addition, receivers and processors such as the AVR 247 may handle
Coaxial digital audio jacks are usually color-coded in orange. Although
the incoming signal in several different ways, depending on their capability
they look similar to analog jacks, they should not be confused, and you
as well. The AVR 247 uses HDMI version 1.1, and is capable of
should not connect coaxial digital audio outputs to analog inputs or
processing both the audio and video components of the HDMI data, Audio
Connections
vice versa. See Figure 5.
minimizing the number of cable connections in your system.
Left
Right
NOTE: Some multichannel audio devices, such as DVD-Audio,
SACD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc players, output some audio
formats only through the source’s multichannel analog outputs.
These include DVD-Audio players with HDMI version 1.0, and
HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players that do not decode the digital
audio. In those cases, make a separate analog audio connection
in addition to the HDMI connection, which is still used for video
or if you wish to listen to Dolby Digital, DTS or PCM materials
that may be stored on the disc.
digital
Coaxial
Front Coaxial
(FL/FR)
audio cable
Center (C)
Figure 5(SL/SR)
– Coaxial Digital Audio
Surround
Subwoofer
(SUB) audio connectors are often covered by a shutter to protect
Optical digital
them from dust. The shutter opens as the cable is inserted. Input connectors are color-coded using a black shutter, while outputs use a gray
Coaxial
shutter. See Figure 6.
Optical
Output
Input
Digital Audio Connections
Optical
digitalConnections
Audio
Videoaudio
Connections
cable
Optical
In addition, the AVR 247 will convert analog video signals to the HDMI
Left
Right
Y
Pb
Pr
Figure 6Front
– Optical
Digital Audio
format, upscaling to high-definition 720p resolution. Digital source signalsComponent
(FL/FR)
CompositeCenter (C)
with 1080i or 1080p resolution are passed via the HDMI Output to
Due to the nature of digital signals as binary bits, they aren’t subject
your display at their original high-quality resolution, depending on your S-Video Surround (SL/SR)
to signal
degradation
Subwoofer
(SUB) the way analog signals are. Therefore, the quality
display’s capabilities. You may view the AVR 247’s own on-screen
of all digital audio connections should be the same, although it is impordisplay menus using the HDMI output.
tant toDigital
limitAudio
theConnections
length of the cable. Whichever type of connection you
Coaxial
choose, Harman Kardon recommends that you always select the highest
IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR 247 cannot convert 1080i or
Input
qualityOptical
cables available within your budget.Output
1080p analog video signals to the HDMI format, but passes 1080i
signals in their native format to the Component Video Outputs. This
Video Connections
affects users of Microsoft® Xbox® 360 systems and some older
Component
Y
Pb
Pr
Composite
set-top boxes.
S-Video
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CONNECTIONS
Analog Audio
Analog connections require two cables, one for the left channel (white)
and one for the right channel (red). These two cables are often attached
to each other for most of their length. See Figure 7.
Most sources that have digital audio jacks also have analog audio jacks,
although some older types of sources, such as tape decks, have only
analog jacks. For sources that are capable of both digital and analog
audio, you may wish to make both connections.
The analog audio connection is strongly recommended if you intend to
use the source with the multiroom system. It’s required if you will be
using the multiroom preamp outputs with an external amplifier to power
your remote speakers, as the AVR 247’s multiroom system is not capable of converting the digital signal to analog format. It’s suggested that
you also use the analog audio connections when using the surround
back/multiroom speaker outputs, in case another two-channel digital
audio source is in use in the main listening area. The AVR 247 is only
capable of processing one PCM source at a time.
If you wish to record materials from DVDs or other copy-protected
sources, you may only do so using analog connections. Remember to
comply with all copyright laws, if you choose to make a copy for your
own personal use.
Analog audio
cable (RCA)
L
R
Figure 7 – Analog Audio
Multichannel analog connections are used with some high-definition
sources where the copy-protected digital content is decoded inside the
source. These types of connections are usually used with DVD-Audio,
SACD, Blu-ray Disc, HD-DVD and other multichannel players. See
Figure 8. However, the multichannel analog audio connection is not
required for DVD-Audio players compliant with HDMI version 1.1 or
better, or HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players that decode the digital audio
internally and output linear PCM signals in digital format. Consult the
owner’s guide for your disc player for more information.
messages displayed on the front panel and on a video display connected
to the AVR. The Bridge outputs analog audio to the AVR 247, and it is
available to the multiroom system.
Figure 9 – The Bridge
Video Connections
Although some sources produce an audio signal only (e.g., CD player,
tape deck), many sources output both audio and video signals (e.g.,
DVD player, cable television box, HDTV tuner, satellite box, VCR, DVR).
In addition to the audio connection, connect one type of video connection for each source (never more than one at the same time for any
source).
Digital Video
If you have already connected a source device to one of the HDMI
inputs as explained in the Digital Audio Connections section, then you
have automatically made a video connection at the same time, as the
HDMI signal includes both digital audio and video components.
If the source device is not capable of transmitting its digital audio signal
through the HDMI connection, then use one of the coaxial or optical
digital audio inputs for the source.
If a multichannel analog audio connection is required for certain lossless
formats (e.g., DVD-Audio, SACD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc), you may
make both audio connections, but you must also make an analog video
connection. To listen to the multichannel disc, first select the analog video
source input, then select the 6-/8-channel analog audio inputs, and the
AVR will retain the last video source you selected other than HDMI.
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD-verified for compatibility via the HDMI
connection with other Simplay HD-verified products.
Figure 4 (repeated) – HDMI Connection
Analog Video
Front Surround Center
Multichannel
analog audio
cable (RCA)
There are three types of analog video connections: composite video,
S-video and component video.
Composite video is the basic connection most commonly available. The
jack is usually color-coded yellow, and looks like an analog audio jack,
Subwoofer
although it is important never to confuse the two. Do not plug a composite
Audio
Connections
video cable into an analog or coaxial digital audio jack, or vice versa.
Figure 8 – Multichannel Analog Audio
Left components Right
Both the chrominance (color) and luminance (intensity)
of
video signal are transmitted using a single cable. See Figure 10.
Harman Kardon receivers also include a proprietary, dedicated audio Frontthe(FL/FR)
connection called “The Bridge/DMP”. If you own an iPod with a dock Center (C)
Composite
connector, you may purchase The Bridge separately and connect it to Surround
(SL/SR)
video cable
The Bridge/DMP port on the receiver. See Figure 9. Dock your iPod Subwoofer (SUB)
Figure 10 – Composite Video
(not included) in The Bridge, and you may enjoy your audio and video
Audio Connections
materials through your high-performance audio/video system. You may DigitalS-video,
or “separate” video, transmits the chrominance and luminance
even use the AVR 247 remote to control the iPod, with navigation
components using separate wires contained within a single cable. The
Coaxial
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Optical
Output
Input
Video Connections
Audio Connections
Component
Y
Pb
Pr
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CONNECTIONS
plug on an S-video cable contains four metal pins, plus a plastic guide
pin. Be careful to line up the plug correctly when you insert it into the
jack on the receiver, source or video display. See Figure 11.
S-video cable
Figure 11 – S-Video
Component video separates the video signal into three components –
one luminance (“Y”) and two sub-sampled color signals (“Pb” and “Pr”) –
that are transmitted using three separate cables. The “Y” cable is colorcoded green, the “Pb” cable is colored blue and the “Pr” cable is
colored red. See Figure 12.
Audio Connections
Component
Front (FL/FR)
video cable
Center (C)
Surround (SL/SR)
Subwoofer (SUB)
Figure 12 – Component Video
Left
Right
Figure 14 – AM Antenna
RS-232 Serial Port
The RS-232 serial port on the AVR 247 is used only for data. If
Harman Kardon releases a software upgrade for the receiver’s operating
system at some time in the future, the upgrade may be downloaded
to the AVR using this port. Complete instructions will be provided at
that time.
Digital Audio Connections
If it’s available on your video display, HDMI is recommended as the best
Coaxial
quality
connection, followed by component video, S-video and then
Optical
Output
Input
composite
video.
Video Connections
NOTES:
Component
Y
Pb
Pr
Composite
• Due to copy-protection restrictions, there is no output at the
S-Video
Component Video Monitor Outputs for copy-protected sources.
• High-resolution 1080i and 1080p video signals are not
available at the HDMI Output, but 1080i signals are passed
through, as is, to the Component Video Outputs. If your source
outputs analog high-resolution video, either use the Component
Video Outputs, change the output resolution of your source
device to 720p, or connect your source’s component video
outputs directly to your video display.
• Due to the design of some video displays, analog 480p or
720p component video source signals may produce artifacts
when used with the AVR’s analog video outputs (composite,
S-video or component video). If this occurs, try changing the
Video Mode setting in the INPUT SETUP menu, or connecting
the source device’s video output directly to your video display.
However, for best results, we recommend that you consider
upgrading to an HDMI-capable video display.
Antennas
The AVR 247 uses separate terminals for the included FM and AM
antennas that provide proper reception for the tuner.
The FM antenna uses a 75-ohm F-connector. See Figure 13.
Figure 13 – FM Antenna
The AM loop antenna needs to be assembled. Then connect the two
leads to the screw terminals on the receiver. See Figure 14.
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SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Before you begin to connect cables, it is important to place your speakers
in their correct locations in the room.
Placement of Surround Speakers in a 5.1-Channel
System
Optimally, the speakers should be placed in a circle with the listening
position at its center. The distance from the listening position to the
video display forms the radius of the circle.
The side surround speakers should be placed 110 degrees from the
center speaker, that is, slightly behind and angled toward the listener.
If this isn’t feasible, place them behind the listener, with each surround
speaker facing the opposite-side front speaker. See Figure 15. The
surround speakers may be placed a little higher than the listener’s ears.
The speakers should be angled so that they directly face the listening
position.
Placement of Surround Speakers in a 7.1-Channel
System
Front Speaker Placement
The center speaker is placed either on top of, below or mounted on the
wall above or below the video display screen.
The front left and right speakers are placed along the circle, about 30
degrees from the center speaker and angled toward the listener.
In a 7.1-channel system, the side surround speakers are placed 90 degrees
from the center speaker, directly to either side of the listening position,
which is different than in a 5.1-channel system. The surround back left
and right speakers are placed
150PLACEMENT
degrees from the center speaker, or
SPEAKER
.
directly facing the opposite-side front
speaker. See Figure 16.
PLACEMENT DES HAUT-PARLEURS COLOCACIÓN DE LOS ALTAVOCES
It is best to place the front left/right and center speakers as close to
the same height as possible, preferably at about the same height as
the listener’s ears. In any event, the center speaker should be no more
than two feet above or below the left/right speakers.
Placement of the surround speakers depends on the number of
speakers in your system. If you’re using only two speakers with the
AVR 247, place them in the front left and right
positions, and skip to
SUB
C
the Installation section. However, Harman
Kardon recommends using
FL
FR
the AVR 247 in a 5.1- or 7.1-channel configuration for optimal
surround sound performance.
30°
SUB
C
FL
FR
30°
30°
90°
SL
SL
90°
SR
150°
150°
90°
90°
SR
150°
150°
SUB
SUB
C
FL
30°
C
SBL
30°
FR
SBR
FL
30°
FR
30°
30°
SBL
110°
110°
SL
SL
SR
Alternate placement
for Side Surround
Left Speaker
Alternate placement
for Side Surround
Right Speaker
Figure 15 – Speaker Placement (5.1-Channel System)
110°
150°(7.1-Channel System)
Figure 16 – Speaker Placement
150°
150°
SBR
110°
150°
SR
NOTE: Some speaker manufacturers offer 6.1-channel speaker
systems, which are compatible with the 6.1-channel digital
surround sound formats available on DVD and elsewhere, such
as Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix modes.
We do not recommend using the AVR 247 in a 6.1-channel
configuration. In fact, the 6.1-channel formats will sound better
SBL
SBR surround
when played
through a 7.1-channel system. The same
back channel information is played through both surround back
speakers, but with twice the power and clarity.
If you wish to use the AVR 247 with a 6.1-channel speaker
system, place the single surround back speaker directly behind
the listener, but do not connect it until after you have run the
EzSet/EQ procedure for a 5.1-channel system. After EzSet/EQ
finishes, connect the surround back speaker to the Surround Back
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SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Left Speaker Output. You will then need to follow the directions
in the Advanced Features section for manual setup of the surround back speaker.
Subwoofer Placement
The subwoofer’s location is less critical, since low-frequency sounds are
omnidirectional. Placing the subwoofer close to a wall or in a corner will
reinforce the low frequencies, and may create a “boomy” sound. You
may wish to experiment over time by placing the subwoofer where the
listener normally sits and then walking around the room until the low
frequencies sound best. Place the subwoofer in that spot.
NOTE: Your receiver will sound its best when the same model
loudspeaker is used for all positions (other than the subwoofer).
If that isn’t possible, try to use speakers made by the same
manufacturer.
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INSTALLATION
You are now ready to connect your various components to your receiver.
Before beginning, make sure that all components, including the AVR 247,
are turned completely off and their power cords are unplugged. Don’t
plug any of the power cords back in until you have finished
making all of your connections.
Remember that your receiver generates heat while it is on. Select a
location that leaves several inches of space on all sides of the receiver.
It is preferable to avoid completely enclosing the receiver inside a
cabinet. It is also preferable to place components on separate shelves
rather than stacking them directly on top of the receiver. Some surface
finishes are delicate. Try to select a location with a sturdy surface finish.
Step Three – Connect the Antennas
Connect the FM and AM antennas to their terminals. If you have purchased
an XM antenna module designed for connection to an XM Ready device,
such as the AVR 247, you may connect it now. To enjoy XM Radio,
remember to purchase a subscription and activate your antenna module.
More information is available at www.xmradio.com.See Figure 19.
AVR 247
Step One – Connect the Speakers
If you have not yet done so, place your speakers in the listening room,
as described in the Speaker Placement section above.
Connect the center, front left, front right, surround left, surround
right, surround back left and surround back right loudspeakers to the
corresponding speaker terminals on the AVR 247. See Figure 17.
Remember to maintain the proper polarity by always connecting the
positive and negative terminals on each speaker to the positive and
negative terminals on the receiver. Use the Connection Color Guide
on page 17 as a reference.
AM
FM
Figure 19 – Antenna Connections
Step Four – Connect the Source Components
Use the Table A4 worksheet in the Appendix to note which connections
you will use for each of your source devices.
For each source, select a source input (Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, etc.).
In Table 2 we recommend connecting certain types of sources to certain
source inputs to make it easier to program and use the remote control.
C
AVR 247
FR
FL
SR
SBR
SL
SBL
Figure 17 – Speaker Connections
NOTE: If you only have one surround back speaker, wait until
after you have run EzSet/EQ in the Initial Setup section before
connecting it to the Surround Back Left speaker outputs.
Step Two – Connect the Subwoofer
Connect the Subwoofer Output on the AVR 247 to the line-level input on
your subwoofer. See Figure 18. Consult the manufacturer’s guide for the
subwoofer for additional information.
Decide which audio connections you will use. If your source device has
them, use one of the HDMI, coaxial digital or optical digital audio connections. Referring to Table 2, we recommend you connect the DVD source
to the Coaxial 1 input jack, and the source designated Video 2 to the
Optical 1 input jack. If you are using the HDMI inputs, then in most cases
no other audio connection is required. If your source outputs video but
not audio via its HDMI connection, then select any available coaxial or
optical digital audio input on the AVR to use with the source. If your HDMI
source plays DVD-Audio, SACD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray Discs or another multichannel audio format, connect its multichannel analog audio outputs to
the AVR 247’s 6-/8-Channel Inputs, and connect one of its analog video
outputs to a source input on the AVR 247 (e.g., Video 3). When you
select that source input, e.g., Video 3, select the 6-/8-Channel Inputs,
and the AVR will automatically use the analog video input.
NOTE: The multichannel analog audio connection is not
required for DVD-Audio players compliant with HDMI version
1.1 or better, or HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players that decode
the digital audio internally and output linear PCM signals in
digital format. Consult the owner’s guide for your disc player
for more information.
In addition to the digital audio connections, we recommend that you
connect the analog audio connections for each source, as a backup to
the digital connections, for recording, for use with the multiroom system,
or in the event that you use all six of the digital audio inputs for other
devices. For sources that don’t have digital audio outputs, you must use
the analog audio connections.
AVR 247
SUB
Figure 18 – Subwoofer Connection
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INSTALLATION
For each video source, select one type of video connection. HDMI video
is preferred, but both your source device and your video display must
have this type of video capability. If either device does not, then use
component video, S-video or composite video.
Referring to Table 2, we recommend that you connect the DVD source
to the Component Video 1 inputs, the Video 1 source to the Component
Video 2 inputs, and the Video 2 source to the Component Video 3 inputs.
Any HDMI-capable source devices should be connected to one of the
two HDMI inputs. All other source devices should be connected to either
the component, S- or composite video input for that source. However,
you may make whatever video connections are best for your system.
NOTE: It’s possible for a source to use none of the connections
named for that source. For example, you might connect your
DVD player to the Component Video 1 inputs and the Coax 1
digital audio input. However, we will refer to this source as
“DVD,” and in the Initial Setup section you will program the
receiver so that these connections are assigned to the DVD
source. When you select “DVD” as your source using the front
panel or the remote, the correct connections for your DVD
player will be used.
Table 2 – Recommended Source Component Connections
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Source Device Type
AVR 247 Source Input
Audio Connections
Video Connections
VCR, DVR, PVR,
TiVo or other
audio/video recorder
Video 1
• Video 1 Analog (inputs and outputs)
and
• Any one available coaxial or optical digital,
audio input, with corresponding coax
or optical digital output
• One of Component Video 2, Video 1 S-video
or Video 1 Composite Video Input
• For recording, use Video 1 S-video or
Composite Video Output, and do not use
component video connections at all
Cable TV, satellite TV,
HDTV or other
device that delivers
television programs
Video 2
• Video 2 Analog Inputs and
• Optical 1 Input
• One of Component Video 3, Video 2
S-video or Video 2 Composite Video Input
TV or other audio/video Video 3
device (only when used
as a source)
• Video 3 Analog Inputs and
• Any one available coaxial or optical
digital audio input
• Video 3 S-video or Video 3 Composite
Video Input
• Not required if sources is a TV
TV, game console,
camera or other
audio/video device
Video 4 (front-panel jacks)
• Video 4 Analog Inputs and
• Either Coax 3 or Optical 3 Input
• Video 4 S-video or Video 4 Composite Video
Input
• Not required if sources is a TV
DVD Audio/Video,
SACD, HD-DVD,
Blu-ray Disc
DVD
• DVD Analog Inputs
• 6-/8-Channel Inputs (optional) and
• Coax 1 Input
• Component Video 1 Input
HDMI-capable DVD
HDMI 1
Audio/Video or HD-DVD
player or other audio/
video device
• HDMI 1 input
• 6-/8-Channel Inputs (optional)
• HDMI 1 Input
HDMI 2
HDMI-capable DVD
Audio/Video or HD-DVD
player or other audio/
video device
• HDMI 2 input
• 6-/8-Channel Inputs (optional)
• HDMI 2 Input
CD player
CD
• CD Analog Inputs and
• Any one available coaxial or optical
digital audio input
• Not required
CDR, MiniDisc,
cassette
Tape
• Tape Analog (inputs and outputs) and
• Any one available coaxial or optical digital,
audio input, with corresponding coax
or optical digital output
• Not required
INSTALLATION
We recommend connecting your various sources using the connections
shown in Table 2 in order to simplify programming your receiver
and remote control. However, you may connect any device to any
source input.
NOTE: The AVR 247 is equipped with a total of six digital audio
inputs, not including the HDMI inputs: four on the rear panel
(Coaxial 1 and 2, Optical 1 and 2) and two on the front panel
(Coaxial 3 and Optical 3). However, there are a total of nine
sources that may be connected to devices that have digital
audio outputs. We recommend certain digital audio connections
simply because, as reflected in Table A1 of the Appendix, those
digital audio inputs are assigned to those sources by default at
the factory. But any digital audio input (except HDMI) may be
reassigned to any source. Since you may not be using all nine
source inputs, you may reassign a digital audio input that is
recommended for a source you aren’t using to another device.
Table 2 is a guide; you may need to make adjustments to fit
your system.
Video 1 Source
Since this source includes audio and video recording output jacks, it is
best suited to a video recorder, such as your VCR or DVR/PVR.
Referring to Table 2, connect your recorder to the Video 1 Analog Audio
inputs and outputs and to any available coaxial or optical digital audio
input (and corresponding digital audio output). See Figure 20. Use either
the Video 1 S-video or composite video input and output if you wish to
make recordings. If you don’t plan on recording, you may use the
Component Video 2 inputs.
Referring to Table 2, connect your set-top box to the Video 2 Analog
Audio inputs and to the Optical 1 Digital Audio input. If possible, use
the Component Video 3 inputs. Otherwise, connect the set-top box’s
S-video or composite video output to the matching Video 2 video input.
See Figure 21.
Figure 21 – Video 2 A/V, Digital Audio and Component Video Inputs
Video 3 Source
The Video 3 source is used only for playback. The remote control
is programmed to operate a TV, but you may connect any audio/video
source device to the Video 3 inputs and use the device’s own remote
to control it.
If you receive your television programming using your TV with an antenna
or direct cable connection, connect the analog audio outputs (if available
on your TV) to the Video 3 Analog Audio inputs. See Figure 22. Do not
connect any video output on the television set to any video input on the
receiver. See Step Five for information on connecting the receiver’s
video monitor outputs to the TV.
NOTE: You may connect any video source other than a display
device to the Video 3 S-video or composite video inputs.
Figure 22 – Video 3 A/V Inputs
Figure 20 – Video 1 A/V Inputs and Outputs, and Digital Audio Inputs and Outputs
Remember to connect the audio and video output jacks on your
recorder to the Video 1 or digital audio input jacks on the AVR, and the
audio and video input jacks on your recorder to the Video 1 or digital
audio output jacks on the AVR.
NOTE: It isn’t possible to make recordings using HDMI or component video connections. Keep this in mind as you connect other
source devices that you may wish to make recordings from.
Video 2 Source
The Video 2 source is used only for playback. The AVR 247 remote
control is programmed to operate many brands and models of cable
and satellite television devices, and we recommend connecting your
cable or satellite set-top box to this source.
Video 4 Source
The Video 4 source is used only for playback. It is also generally
reserved for components that are only temporarily connected to the
receiver, such as cameras and game consoles. When not in use, you
may place the supplied covers over the front-panel Video 4 jacks for a
cleaner appearance. Simply snap the covers in place. When you wish to
use the jacks, gently press on the left side of each cover to pivot it out
for removal.
Referring to Table 2, connect your camera or game console to the
Video 4 Analog Audio inputs and to either the Coaxial 3 or Optical 3
digital audio input. Connect the component’s S-video or composite
video output to the matching Video 4 video input. See Figure 23.
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HDMI 1 and 2
Figure 23 – Video 4 A/V and Digital Audio Inputs
NOTE: The Video 4 Input Selector on the remote may only be
programmed to operate a television or video display.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MICROSOFT® XBOX® 360 USERS:
The Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming system is capable of outputting
high-definition 1080i and 1080p video signals using the analog
component video outputs. Since the AVR 247 is not capable of
converting these analog component video signals to the HDMI
format, although 1080i signals are passed through, as is, to the
Component Video Outputs, to view your Xbox 360’s video output,
connect the AVR’s or Xbox’s component video outputs to your video
display, or change your Xbox 360’s settings so that it outputs 720p
video, which the AVR 247 can then convert to the HDMI format.
DVD
The DVD source is used for a DVD player. If you have a high-resolution
multichannel device, such as a Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD player, you may
connect it to the DVD source.
Referring to Table 2, connect your DVD player to the DVD Analog
Audio inputs and to the Coaxial 1 Digital Audio input. If possible, use
the Component Video 1 inputs. Otherwise, connect the DVD player’s
S-video or composite video output to the matching DVD video input.
See Figure 24.
The HDMI sources are used with devices that are capable of outputting
digital audio and video through an HDMI connection, such as an HD-DVD
or Blu-ray Disc player or HDTV tuner. The HDMI sources are not used
with any of the 2-channel analog audio or video inputs on the AVR 247.
Make sure your video display is HDMI-capable, and for many source
devices, the display must be HDCP-compliant (High-Bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) in order to display copy-protected materials. If the
source device is not capable of outputting digital audio via its HDMI
output, connect its coaxial or optical digital audio output to an available
input on the AVR. If the source device plays multichannel discs (e.g.,
DVD-Audio, SACD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray Disc), connect its multichannel
analog audio outputs to the AVR 247’s 6-/8-Channel Inputs (but see
the note that follows Figure 25). Connect one of the source’s analog
video outputs to a source input on the AVR (e.g., Component Video 3
or Video 3) and select that source input, then select the 6-/8-Channel
Inputs for audio; the AVR 247 will retain the last video selection other
than HDMI. See Figure 26.
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD-verified for compatibility via the HDMI
connection to other Simplay HD-verified products.
If your video display is equipped with a DVI (Digital Video Interface)
input, you may use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter (not included).
Figure 26 – HDMI and Digital Audio Inputs
CD
The CD source is used for a strictly audio device, such as a CD player.
Referring to Table 2, connect your CD player to the CD Analog Audio
inputs and to any available digital audio input. See Figure 27.
Figure 24 – DVD A/V, Digital Audio and Component Video Inputs
If your DVD player plays high-resolution audio discs, such as SACD
or DVD-Audio, or when an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray Disc player is used,
connect the 6- or 8-channel analog audio outputs on the player to the
6-/8-channel analog audio inputs on the receiver, in order to enjoy
these discs to their fullest. See Figure 25.
Figure 27 – CD Audio Inputs and Digital Audio Inputs
No video connections are needed.
Tape
The Tape source is used for audio-only recorders, such as a CDR,
MiniDisc or cassette deck.
Figure 25 – 6-/8-Channel Analog Audio Inputs
NOTE: The multichannel analog audio connection is not
required for DVD-Audio players compliant with HDMI version
1.1 or better, or HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players that decode
the digital audio internally and output linear PCM signals in
digital format. Consult the owner’s guide for your disc player
for more information.
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Referring to Table 2, connect your recorder to the Tape Analog Audio
inputs and outputs, and to any available digital audio input (and corresponding digital audio output). See Figure 28.
Figure 28 – Tape Audio Inputs and Outputs, and Digital Audio Inputs and Outputs
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Remember to connect the output jacks on your recorder to the Tape
or digital audio input jacks on the AVR, and the input jacks on your
recorder to the Tape or digital audio output jacks on the AVR.
No video connections are needed.
The
Bridge
TM
If your television does not have HDMI or DVI video inputs, you will need
to make a video connection for each type of video used for your sources.
First, determine what types of video your display is capable of handling.
Remember that component video is preferred, followed by S-video
and then composite video. Ideally, this guided you in selecting the video
connections for your sources.
With Harman Kardon’s optional The Bridge, you can enjoy audio, video
or still images stored on your iPod (not included), use your AVR 247
remote control to operate the iPod, and even charge the iPod while
it’s docked in The Bridge.
Next, note which types of video connections you used for your source
devices. Make sure you didn’t use a better type of video connection
for a source than your video display can handle. If so, disconnect the
source and use a video connection that’s compatible with your display.
Simply plug the proprietary cable from The Bridge into the special
The Bridge/DMP connector on the rear of the AVR 247. See Figure 29.
Refer to the owner’s manual for The Bridge to select the appropriate
insert to match your iPod.
If you used component video for any sources, connect the Component
Video Monitor Outputs on the receiver to one set of component video
inputs on your display. See Figure 31. The AVR 247 is able to transcode
composite and S-video sources to component video. If your video display
has component video inputs, then you only need to connect the Component
Video Monitor Outputs and you may proceed to Step Six.
Figure 29 – The Bridge/DMP Connector
Step Five – Connect the Video Display
Only video connections should be made between the receiver and
your video display (TV), unless your TV is the source for your television
programming (see Video 3 Source on page 24).
If you used an HDMI video connection for any of your sources, then
connect the HDMI Output on the AVR to an HDMI input on your video
display. See Figure 30. Consult the owner’s guide for your television to
learn the proper procedure for disabling or muting the audio. Unless you
have a non-HDMI source device that outputs 1080i or higher video via
an analog component video connection (see note below), no other video
connections are required, thanks to the AVR 247’s ability to transcode
most analog video signals to HDMI, and you may proceed to Step Six.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR 247 cannot convert 1080i or
1080p analog video signals to the HDMI format and outputs
1080i signals, as is, to the Component Video Outputs. This
affects users of Microsoft Xbox 360 systems and some older
set-top boxes.
If your digital cable television set-top box outputs 1080i or higher
video via component video outputs and is not equipped with an
HDMI output, contact your cable operator for a replacement.
For Xbox 360 and satellite television customers, connect the
AVR’s Component Video Monitor Outputs to the TV, or change
the settings on your source device to ensure that it outputs only
720p video through its component video outputs, which the AVR
can convert to the HDMI format. Although you could connect
the source device’s component video outputs directly to your
video display, you would then have to select the correct video
input on the display, depending on which source input on the
AVR was in use.
Figure 31 – Component Video Monitor Outputs
If you used S-video for any sources, connect the S-video Monitor Output
on the receiver to an S-video input on your display. See Figure 32. The
AVR 247 converts composite video sources to S-video. If your video
display has S-video inputs, then you only need to connect the S-Video
Monitor Output and you may proceed to Step Six.
If you used composite video for any sources, but not component video
or S-video, connect the Composite Video Monitor output on the receiver
to a composite video input on the display. See Figure 32.
Figure 32 – S-Video and Composite Video Monitor Outputs
Consult the manual for your TV to make sure you understand how to
select each video input.
Step Six – Plug in AC Power
Having made all of your wiring connections, it is now time to plug each
component’s AC power cord into a working outlet.
You may plug one device into the AC Switched Accessory Outlet on the
rear of the AVR 247. See Figure 33. Make sure this device draws no
more than 50 watts. The device should have its mechanical or master
power switch turned on, and it will power on any time the AVR 247 is
turned on.
Figure 33 – Switched AC Accessory Outlet
Figure 30 – HDMI Output
Before plugging the AVR 247’s AC Power Cord into an electrical outlet,
make sure that the Master Power Switch on the front panel is popped
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out so that the word OFF appears on its top. Gently press the button to
turn the switch off. This will prevent the possibility of damaging the AVR
in case of a transient power surge.
Step Seven – Insert Batteries in Remote
The AVR 247 remote control uses three AAA batteries, which are included.
To remove the battery cover located on the back of the remote,
firmly press the ridged depression and slide the cover toward the top
of the remote.
Insert the batteries, as shown in Figure 34, making sure to observe
the correct polarity.
When the remote is in the device mode for the primary source, e.g., DVD,
pressing the device selector will cause it to light up in red. When the
remote is in the secondary source’s device mode, the selector will light
up in green when pressed.
To switch between the primary and secondary device modes, press the
selector twice quickly in succession. The selector will retain this selection
until the next time you toggle between the primary and secondary device
modes. That is, if you press the DVD/CD Selector twice quickly so that
the CD source is activated, then press another source selector, such as
Video 1, the next time you press the DVD/CD Selector, the remote will
return to the CD device mode.
The AVR 247’s remote is factory-programmed to control an iPod
docked in The Bridge and many Harman Kardon DVD and CD players.
If you have other source devices in your system, follow these steps to
program the correct codes into the remote.
1. Using the codes in Tables A9–A16 of the Appendix, look up the
product type (e.g., DVD, cable TV box) and the brand name of your
source. The number(s) listed is/are potential candidates for the
correct code set for your particular device.
Figure 34 – Remote Battery Compartment
When using the remote, remember to point the lens toward the front
panel of the AVR 247. Make sure no objects, such as furniture, are
blocking the remote’s path to the receiver. Bright lights, fluorescent lights
and plasma video displays may interfere with the remote’s functioning.
The remote has a range of about 20 feet, depending on the lighting
conditions. It may be used at an angle of up to 30 degrees to either
side of the AVR.
If the remote seems to operate intermittently, or if pressing a button
on the remote does not cause the AVR Selector or one of the Input
Selectors to light up, then make sure the batteries have been inserted
correctly, or replace all three batteries with fresh ones.
Step Eight – Program Sources Into the Remote
The AVR 247 remote not only is capable of controlling the receiver,
but it may also be programmed to control many brands and models of
VCRs, DVD players, CD players, cable boxes, satellite receivers, cassette
decks and TVs, as well as an iPod docked in The Bridge.
It may help to think of the remote as a book with pages. Each “page”
represents the button functions for a different device. In order to access
the functions for a particular device, you first need to turn to that page;
that is, switch the remote to that device mode. This is done by pressing
the AVR Button to access the codes that control the receiver, or the
Input Selector Buttons to access the codes for the devices programmed
into the remote.
2. Turn on your source device.
3. This step places the remote in program mode, and varies slightly,
depending on which Input Selector is being programmed. Refer to
Figure 35.
a) DVD, Tape, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3 and Video 4 Sources:
Press and hold the Input Selector until the Program Indicator LED
starts to flash, then release it. Follow the directions in Step 4, below.
b) CD Source: Press the DVD/CD Input Selector twice quickly so
that it turns green, hold it until the Program LED starts to flash,
then release. Follow the directions in Step 4, below.
c) HDMI 1 Source: Press and hold the Input Selector until it turns
red and the Program LED starts to flash, then release it. Next,
press the Input Selector that corresponds to the device type you
want to program into the HDMI 1 mode, i.e., DVD, VCR/PVR or
CBL/SAT. Then follow the directions in Step 4, below.
d) HDMI 2 Source: Press and release the Input Selector once, then
quickly press the Input Selector again so that it turns green. Hold
it until the Program LED starts to flash, then release it. Next, press
the Input Selector that corresponds to the device type you want to
program into the HDMI 2 mode, i.e., DVD, VCR/PVR or CBL/SAT.
Then follow the directions in Step 4, below.
You may have noticed that three of the Input Selectors look different
from the others (see Figure 35). For the DVD/CD, TAPE/The Bridge and
HDMI 1/HDMI 2 Selectors, there is a primary source, the name of which
is printed on the button, and a secondary source, the name of which is
printed in green above the button.
Figure 35 – Input Selectors
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4. Enter a code from Step 1, above.
a) If the device turns off, then press the Input Selector again to accept
the code; it will flash. The remote will exit the Program mode.
b) If the device does not turn off, try entering another code. If you
run out of codes, you may search through all of the codes in the
remote’s library for that product type by pressing the ⁄ or ¤
Button repeatedly until the device turns off. When the device turns
off, enter the code by pressing the Input Selector, which will flash.
The remote then exits Program mode.
5. Once you have programmed a code, it’s a good idea to try using
some other functions to control the device. Sometimes, manufacturers
use the same Power code for several different models, while other
codes will vary. You may wish to repeat this process until you’ve
programmed a satisfactory code set that operates most of the
functions you frequently use.
6. You may find out which code number you have programmed by
pressing and holding the Input Selector to enter the Program mode.
Then press the Set Button, and the LED will flash in the code
sequence. One flash represents “1”, two flashes for “2”, and so forth.
A series of many fast flashes represents “0”. Record the codes
programmed for each device in Table 3.
Table 3 – Remote Control Codes
Source Input
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
DVD
CD
Product Type
(circle one)
VCR, PVR
Cable, Satellite
TV
TV
DVD, VCR, PVR, CBL, SAT
DVD, VCR, PVR, CBL, SAT
DVD
CD, CDR
Remote
Control Code
If you are unable to locate a code set that correctly operates your
source device, it will not be possible to use the AVR remote to control
that device. However, you may still connect the source to the AVR 247
and operate it using the device’s original remote control. Alternatively,
you may wish to consider purchasing Harman Kardon’s optional TC 30
activity-based remote, which is programmed by accessing a large database of product codes on the Internet. The TC 30 is also capable of
“learning” codes from your device’s original remote.
Most of the button labels on the remote describe the button’s function
when used to control the AVR 247. However, the button may perform a
very different function when used to control another device. Refer to the
Remote Control Function List, Table A8 in the Appendix, for a list of
each button’s functions with the various product types.
If you wish, you may program Macros, which are preprogrammed code
sequences that execute many code commands with a single button
press. You may also program “punch-through” codes, which allow the
remote to operate the volume, channel or transport controls of another
device without having to switch the remote’s device mode. See pages
58–59 for instructions on these advanced programming functions.
NOTE: The AVR 247 remote is preprogrammed to operate the
transport controls of Harman Kardon DVD players when the AVR,
the Video 2 (cable/satellite) or the Video 3 (TV) source is selected.
You may change this punch-through programming at any time.
Step Nine – Remote IR Inputs and Output (Optional)
The AVR 247 is equipped with a Remote IR Input, a Multiroom IR Input
and a Remote IR Output to facilitate use of your system with a remote
control in a variety of situations. See Figure 36.
Figure 36 – IR Inputs and Outputs
When the AVR 247 is placed in such a way that aiming the remote at the
front-panel IR sensor is difficult, such as inside a cabinet or facing away from
the listener, you may connect an external IR receiver, such as the optional
Harman Kardon HE 1000, to the Remote IR Input jack. When you are using
the AVR 247 in multiroom mode, you may connect an optional IR receiver,
keypad or other control device to the Multiroom IR Input for remote control
of the AVR 247 (and any sources connected to the AVR’s Remote IR
Output) from the remote zone. Any signals transmitted through the Multiroom
IR Input will only control source selection and volume for the remote zone.
If a source device is being shared with the main listening area, then any
control commands issued to that source will also affect the main room.
If any of your source devices are equipped with a compatible Remote
IR Input, you may use a 1/8" mini-plug interconnect cable (not included)
to connect the AVR’s Remote IR Output to the source device’s Remote
IR Input, which will pass any applicable remote signals transmitted
through the AVR to the source device. This enables you to control your
sources even when the AVR itself is controlled via an external IR receiver.
Check with the manufacturer of the source device for more information
on the type of IR signal expected. The AVR 247 will output a “stripped
carrier” IR signal through the Remote IR Output.
To control more than one source device using the Remote IR Output,
connect all sources in “daisy chain” fashion, with the AVR’s Remote
IR Output connected to the first device’s Remote IR Input, the second
device’s Remote IR Output connected to the next device’s Remote
IR Input, and so forth.
Step Ten – Install a Multiroom System (Optional)
The AVR 247 offers several methods of distributing music to other
listening areas in your home. As indicated in the subheading, a multiroom system is not required to enjoy the home theater experience.
If you prefer not to install a multiroom system at this time, skip to
Step Eleven to turn on the AVR 247 and configure it.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Installing a multiroom system very
often requires running various cables inside walls. Always comply
with the appropriate safety codes when installing concealed wiring.
The AVR 247’s multiroom connections should be installed per the
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requirements of all applicable state and local building codes, as
well as NEC (National Electrical Code) requirements. Check with
your local authorities as needed to ensure that all wiring inside
walls is installed in compliance with the proper standards. Failure
to do so may present a potential safety hazard. If you have any
doubt about your ability to work with electrical and telecommunications wiring, you are advised to hire a professional licensed
electrician or custom installer to install the multiroom system.
1. Connect the remote room’s speakers directly to the Surround
Back/Multiroom Speaker Outputs. See Figure 37.
the remote room may turn the multiroom system on or off, select a
source input, control the source device connected to that input and
adjust the volume in the remote zone.
NOTE: Only analog audio sources are available to the multiroom
system.
Step Eleven – Turn On the AVR 247
Two steps are required the first time you turn on the AVR 247.
1. Gently press the Master Power Switch until the word OFF is no longer
visible. The Power Indicator above the two power switches should
light up in amber, indicating that the AVR is in Standby mode and is
ready to be turned on. See Figure 39. Normally, you may leave the
Master Power Switch in the ON position, even when the receiver is
not being used.
Figure 37 – Surround Back/Multiroom Speaker Outputs
If you do not require a full 7.1-channel system in your main listening
area, and you prefer not to purchase an external amplifier to power
a pair of remote speakers, you may reassign the AVR 247’s Surround
Back amplifier channels to power the speakers. Your main system will
be limited to 5.1 channels, which affects your ability to enjoy the
many DVDs and other programs recorded in 6.1 and 7.1 channels.
2. Connect an external amplifier to the Surround Back/Multiroom
Preamp Outputs. See Figure 38.
Figure 39 – Power Switches
2. There are several ways in which the AVR 247 may be turned on from
Standby mode.
a) Press the Standby/On Switch on the front panel. See Figure 39.
b) Press the Source Select Button on the front panel. See Figure 40.
Figure 38 – Surround Back/Multiroom Preamp Outputs
This method may be used when it is more important to distribute audio
to additional rooms than to have a full 7.1-channel system in the main
listening area, as it is still necessary to assign the surround back amplifier
channels to the remote zone, limiting the main system to 5.1 channels.
This method also requires you to provide an additional component, that
is, the amplifier. However, this method may be used to increase the
number of remote rooms in the system when you are also using the
Surround Back/Multiroom Speaker Outputs.
It is recommended that you place the amplifier in the same room as
the AVR 247 so that a shorter length of interconnect cable is used with
a long run of speaker wire to the remote room, rather than placing the
amplifier in the remote room, which necessitates a long run of interconnect cable that would then be subject to signal degradation. Depending
on the number of channels available in your amplifier, you may distribute
the AVR 247’s analog audio signal to a single pair of speakers for twochannel listening, to several pairs of speakers located in several different
rooms, or when listening to mono FM radio, to individual speakers
placed in different rooms. Use the Tuning Mode Button to select the
mono mode for FM radio.
In addition to the audio signal, you will usually wish to connect an IR
control device to the AVR 247’s Multiroom IR Input so that listeners in
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Figure 40 – Source Select Button
c) Using the remote, press any one of these buttons: AVR, DVD/CD,
TAPE/The Bridge, HDMI 1/2, VID1, VID2, VID3, VID4, XM, AM/FM
or 6/8CH. See Figure 41.
Figure 41 – AVR and Input Selectors
NOTE: Any time you press one of the Input Selectors on the
remote (i.e., DVD/CD, TAPE/The Bridge, HDMI 1/HDMI 2, VID1,
VID2, VID3 or VID4), the remote will switch modes so that it will
only transmit the codes programmed to operate that device. In
order to control the receiver, press the AVR Button to return the
remote to AVR mode.
INITIAL SETUP
Before you begin enjoying your new receiver, a few adjustments should
be made to configure the AVR 247 to match your actual system.
Make sure that you have connected a video display to one of the video
monitor outputs on the receiver. When you turn on your display and the
AVR, you should see a blue screen. A message may appear briefly at
the bottom of the screen. This message is part of the on-screen display
system, and is referred to as the “semi-OSD”. The semi-OSD is activated
any time you send a command to the AVR, and any time the AVR
detects a change in the incoming signal. Semi-OSD messages are overlaid on top of any video signal, so that you may continue to watch your
program while making adjustments to the AVR.
Figure 43 – OSD System
When you first select a menu, the first setting line will be highlighted
(see Figure 44).
Although it’s possible to configure the AVR using only the remote and
the semi-OSD messages, we recommend that you use the full-screen
menu system, known as the “full-OSD”.
Using the On-Screen Menu System
The full-OSD system is accessed by pressing the OSD Button on the
remote. See Figure 42. While the full-OSD system is in use, it isn’t
possible to see any video programming. In addition, an OSD ON
message will appear on the front panel of the receiver to remind you
to use a video display.
Figure 44 – Input Setup Menu
If you wish to change that setting, press the Set Button. Although the
setting name will remain highlighted, the value will appear in blue type
with arrows to the left and right, indicating that you may use the ‹ / ›
Buttons to scroll through the available values. See Figure 45. When the
desired value appears, press the Set Button to select it.
Figure 42 – Navigation Buttons
NOTE: The ‹ / › and Set Buttons on the front panel have no
effect on the OSD system.
The OSD system consists of six main menus: Input Setup, Surround
Setup, Speaker Setup, Multiroom Setup, Video Setup and System Setup.
Navigation tabs for each menu appear on the left side of the screen.
When you first press the OSD Button, the Input Setup menu will be visible
(see Figure 43), since its tab is at the top of the screen. However, you
must press the Set Button to select the Input Setup menu so that you
can make any necessary adjustments. If you wish to select another
menu, use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to highlight the tab for the desired menu,
and press the Set Button to select it.
Figure 45 – Changing a Setting
Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to navigate to other settings within the menu.
When you have finished making all adjustments in that menu, press the
‹ Button to return to the navigation tabs, and then use the ⁄ / ¤
Buttons to select the tab for another menu.
We recommend that most users follow the instructions in this INITIAL
SETUP section to configure a basic home theater system. You may
return to these menus at any time to make additional adjustments.
Thanks to the EzSet/EQ system, most of the menu adjustments may
be saved until you have become more familiar with the AVR, and are
therefore described in the Advanced Functions section.
The Initial Setup section requires that you complete all of the steps
in the Installation section that apply to your receiver. You should have
connected all of your loudspeakers and a video display, as well as your
source devices. You should be able to turn on the receiver and view a
blue screen on your video display. If necessary, reread the Installation
Section before continuing.
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Configure the AVR 247 Using EzSet/EQ
One of the most important and perhaps often overlooked aspects of
setting up a home theater system is to calibrate the receiver to match
the loudspeakers, which enables the AVR to perform at its best.
Select the “Auto Configuration” setting, and the screen shown in Figure
48 will appear to direct you to plug the EzSet/EQ microphone into the
Headphone Jack.
Until recently, most receivers required the user to perform the calibration
and configuration manually, a somewhat tedious process that called for
a good ear or the purchase of an SPL (sound-pressure level) meter.
Although you may configure the AVR 247 manually, as described in
the Advanced Features section, we recommend that most users take
advantage of our signature EzSet/EQ system.
Before beginning, eliminate extraneous background noise that might
affect the results, such as noisy air conditioning. Try to avoid making
any loud noises while running EzSet/EQ.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: During the EzSet/EQ procedure,
a series of very loud test tones will be played through all of the
speakers. Avoid sitting or standing close to any one speaker
during the procedure. If you are particularly sensitive to loud
noises, you may wish to leave the room and have someone
else run EzSet/EQ.
Figure 48 – EzSet/EQ Screen
Step Four – After you select “Continue”, the screen shown in Figure 49
will appear. Although the AVR 247 may be used with up to eight speakers,
you may have elected not to install surround back speakers at this time,
or you may have decided to use the surround back speaker channels to
power speakers in the remote room of a multiroom system. This screen
directs you to program EzSet/EQ for a 5.1- or 7.1-channel configuration.
Select the setting that reflects the number of speakers installed in your
system, and EzSet/EQ will do the rest automatically!
Step One – Place the included EzSet/EQ microphone in the listening
position, or in the center of the room, at about the same height as the
listeners’ ears. The microphone features a threaded insert on the bottom
so that it can be mounted on a camera tripod for stability.
Step Two – Plug the EzSet/EQ microphone into the Headphone
Jack/EzSet/EQ Microphone Input Jack on the front of the receiver.
See Figure 46.
Figure 49 – EzSet/EQ: Number of Speakers
Figure 46 – Plug EzSet/EQ microphone into receiver.
Step Three – Make sure that the AVR 247 and the video display are
turned on. Press the OSD Button to display the menu system. See
Figure 43. Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to move the cursor to the Speaker
Setup tab, and then press the Set Button to select the Speaker Setup
menu. See Figure 47.
NOTE: If you are using fewer than five main speakers in your
system, then it will not be possible to configure your speakers
using EzSet/EQ, and you will need to select Manual Configuration
as described in the Advanced Functions section. If you have
selected a 6.1-channel configuration, using only a single surround
back speaker, it is possible to use a combination of EzSet/EQ
automatic configuration for 5.1 speakers, connect the single
surround back speaker to the left Surround Back Speaker Output,
and then configure the surround back speaker manually, as
described in the Advanced Functions section. However, we do
not recommend the 6.1-channel configuration.
If you have forgotten to plug in the EzSet/EQ microphone, the warning
screen shown in Figure 50 will appear as a reminder.
Figure 47 – Speaker Setup Menu Screen
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(+ terminals connected to + terminals, and – terminals connected to
– terminals).
NOTE: EzSet/EQ can only detect the presence of a speaker,
not its location within the room. If your speakers are not placed
reasonably close to the positions shown in Figures 15 or 16 in
the Speaker Placement Section, then EzSet/EQ may not be able
to perform this test correctly.
Figure 50 – EzSet/EQ: Warning to Plug in Microphone
NOTE: As shown in Figures 48, 49, and 51–54, while EzSet/EQ
is in progress a Cancel setting is available or even highlighted. You
may interrupt EzSet/EQ at any time by selecting the Cancel setting
and pressing the Set Button.
What EzSet/EQ Does
EzSet/EQ will send test signals to the various speakers and perform
the measurements described in this section, adjusting the AVR 247’s
settings to match EzSet/EQ’s internal references.
Set Master Volume Level: EzSet/EQ sends test tones to the front
speakers and adjusts the system’s volume level to enable it to take the
remaining measurements correctly. EzSet/EQ uses the left front speaker
to set the master volume level, and then it proceeds directly to measuring
the speaker output levels.
If EzSet/EQ detects only one speaker in a pair (e.g., surround back left
but no surround back right or no main speakers), it will generate an
error and stop. If that happens, check that you have placed your speakers
in their correct locations, and that you have wired each speaker to its
correct set of speaker terminals.
Speaker Distance: During this test, EzSet/EQ measures the distance
from each speaker to the listening position. If the speakers are placed
at different distances from the listener, the sound from speakers placed
closer needs to be delayed so that it reaches the listener at the same
time as the sounds from the other speakers. This preserves the clarity
and directionality of surround sound presentations. During the Speaker
Distance test a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 52 will appear.
The speaker position will change as EzSet/EQ measures the distance
for each speaker.
Speaker Level: During this test, EzSet/EQ ensures that all speakers
sound equally loud at the listening position. During a surround sound
presentation it is common for the surround channels to sound less
prominent, or not to be used at all at times. By setting the baseline
channel levels correctly, the AVR serves as a blank canvas for the
movie director to create special effects.
A screen similar to the one shown in Figure 51 will appear, with the
speaker position changing as EzSet/EQ measures the levels for each
speaker. You may occasionally hear EzSet/EQ send a tone back to the
front left speaker. This enables EzSet/EQ to compare the level of the
speaker being measured to the reference level it set for the front left
speaker.
Figure 51 – EzSet/EQ: Speaker Level Test
If at any time the test tone is not heard from the speaker indicated on
screen, press the Set Button to stop EzSet/EQ. Turn off the AVR using
the Master Power Switch and check your speaker connections. Make
sure all wires are connected to the correct speakers and Speaker
Outputs on the AVR, and that you have observed the correct polarity
Figure 52 – EzSet/EQ: Speaker Distance Test
NOTE: The AVR 247 is also capable of setting a different type
of delay, called A/V Sync Delay, which is used to compensate
for lip sync problems that may occur when a video display
device or set-top box causes delays while digital video signals
are processed. It simultaneously adds a delay to all speaker
channels in the system. A/V Sync Delay is not set during
EzSet/EQ. It may be set while watching a program as follows:
press the Delay Button on the remote and the first setting
displayed is A/V Sync Delay. Press the Set Button to select it
and then use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to adjust it.
Speaker Size: This test checks the low-frequency range capabilities
of each of your speakers to ensure that low-frequency sounds are not
sent to speakers unable to reproduce them efficiently. Each of the main
speakers in your system will be assigned a value of Large or Small,
depending solely on how it handles low frequencies. During the Speaker
Size test a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 53 will appear,
with the speaker position changing as each speaker is measured.
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INITIAL SETUP
When EzSet/EQ has finished running all of these tests, a screen similar
to the one in Figure 55 will appear. You may press the Set Button, and
the Speaker Setup screen shown in Figure 47 will appear. Select “Manual
Configuration” to view the settings resulting from EzSet/EQ. The manual
Speaker Setup screens are explained in the Advanced Functions section.
Figure 53 – EzSet/EQ: Speaker Size/Crossover Test
At the same time the overall size of the speaker’s frequency range is
measured, the AVR will measure the crossover, which is the lowest
frequency each of your main speakers is capable of handling effectively,
in order to set the highest frequency the subwoofer should reproduce.
The system balances the need to ensure that all frequencies are reproduced for smooth transitions between the subwoofer and main speakers
without losing any information, against the need to avoid overtaxing
smaller satellite speakers.
NOTE: The crossover determined by EzSet/EQ is not the same
as the crossover frequency specification that appears in the
speaker’s manual. EzSet/EQ is measuring the point at which the
audio signal must be passed from the main speaker to the subwoofer. For an individual loudspeaker, the manufacturer specifies
the point or points at which the audio signal is passed from one
transducer within the speaker to another.
Figure 55 – EzSet/EQ: Successful Configuration
Configure Sources
In the Installation section, you physically connected various cables
between your source devices and the AVR. In this section, you will
assign the various audio and video inputs to their sources, ensuring that
the AVR uses the correct connections each time you select a source.
Press the OSD Button to view the menu system. The Input Setup menu
tab will be highlighted. Press the Set Button to select it, and the screen
shown in Figure 56 will appear.
Equalization (EQ): Many factors unique to the listening room can affect
the overall sound of a home theater system. For example, a room consisting of hardwood floors and large expanses of glass can sound livelier,
with added reverberation, while a carpeted room fitted with draperies
can dampen sound waves. In addition, the shape of the room can affect
frequency response. If a room has a small alcove near a doorway, for
example, you may notice a difference in bass response depending on
whether you are standing opposite the alcove or to one side of it.
EzSet/EQ is capable of measuring the impact room characteristics
and speaker placement have on each speaker’s performance, and of
making adjustments to low-frequency response to compensate. While
EzSet/EQ is making these adjustments a screen similar to the one shown
in Figure 54 will appear. You may hear EzSet/EQ repeat tones from
various speakers a number of times as it performs the equalization.
Figure 54 – EzSet/EQ: Equalization
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Figure 56 – Input Setup Menu
The first line indicates that the receiver is currently set to the DVD
source.
Press the Set Button and then use the › Button to view the next source.
The sources will be selected in the following order: Video 1, Video 2,
Video 3, Video 4, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, 6CH Direct, 8CH Direct, DMP/The
Bridge, Tape, CD, Tuner and XM. Pressing the ‹ Button selects the
sources in the reverse order.
For each of these sources, you may adjust the following settings. At a
minimum, you should make sure that sources connected to any of the
component video or digital audio inputs have the correct settings. Other
settings are optional, and you may adjust them at a later time when you
have more experience with the AVR. Refer to the Table A4 worksheet in
the appendix that you filled out during installation as you assign inputs
to each source.
INITIAL SETUP
TITLE: You may change the display name for any source. Not only
does this enable you to customize your system; it helps you to select
the correct source device even when you have forgotten which physical
connections were used.
Move the cursor down to the TITLE line and press the Set Button.
The screen shown in Figure 57 will appear.
Figure 57 – Retitling a Source Input
Use the Navigation Buttons to highlight the desired letter (or other
character), and press the Set Button to add it to the new title, which
will be displayed in the bar at the top of the screen. You may use the
Navigation Buttons, or select the left or right arrow and press the Set
Button, to move the cursor within the new title. To add a space either
move the cursor one character to the right as described above, or
highlight the SPACE indicator on screen and press the Set Button.
You may edit a title by inserting or deleting characters. To insert a new
character between two existing characters, move the cursor to highlight
the character to the right of the insertion point in the bar at the top of
the screen. Then highlight the INS indicator on screen and press the
Set Button. You may now select a character to insert in the new space.
Delete a character by moving the cursor to highlight the unwanted
character in the bar at the top of the screen. Then highlight the DEL
indicator on screen and press the Set Button.
When you have finished entering the new title, highlight the OK indicator
and press the Set Button to return to the Input Setup menu. Although
the Source Input name will remain the same in the Input Setup menu,
the new title will appear in the semi-OSD displays and the front-panel
display as appropriate.
NOTES:
• Only upper case letters are available for titles.
• Normally both the source input and the digital (or analog)
audio input selection appear on the upper line of the semiOSD and front-panel displays. When The Bridge source is
selected, its status as CONNECTED or UNPLUGGED appears
in place of the audio input selection. However, when a source
input is retitled, the audio input selection no longer appears
unless you press the Digital Input Selector on the remote or
front panel. The status of The Bridge also no longer appears,
and cannot be displayed.
• You may select the Cancel indicator and press the Set Button if
you change your mind and decide not to retitle the source input.
VIDEO IN: This setting reflects the video input that is assigned to the
source. The default assignment for all sources is COMPOSITE except
as shown in Table 5:
Table 5 – Default Video Inputs
Source Input
DVD
Default Video Input
COMPONENT 1
VIDEO 1
COMPONENT 2
VIDEO 2
COMPONENT 3
HDMI 1
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 2
We recommend that you leave the setting for the HDMI sources
as is. For the other sources, change this setting to reflect use of the
Component 1, 2 or 3 Video Input as appropriate. If you used the
composite or S-video input for any source, make sure this setting
is COMPOSITE. (There is no separate selection for S-video.)
NOTE: If your video display has an HDMI input, then you only
need to connect the AVR’s HDMI Output to the display. The
AVR 247 transcodes analog source video signals up to 720p from
composite, S-video or component video to the HDMI format,
and is also capable of upscaling the signal up to 720p to match
your display’s capabilities. The only exception to this rule is for
analog 1080i/p sources, which are not available at the HDMI
Output, but 1080i signals are passed, as is, to the Component
Video Outputs. If your source device is a Microsoft Xbox 360
or an older set-top box that outputs 1080i or higher video via
component video outputs, then set the source to output 720p
video, or connect the AVR’s Component Video Monitor Outputs to
your video display.
If your display does not have an HDMI input, but does have
component video inputs, you only need to connect the AVR’s
Component Video Monitor Outputs to the display. The AVR 247
transcodes composite and S-video signals to the component
video format. Similarly, if your display’s best-quality video input
is S-video, you do not need to connect the Composite Video
Monitor Output to the display; any composite video source
signals will be converted to S-video format, and S-video signals
may be converted to composite video format if your video
display is not equipped with an S-video input.
AUDIO IN: By default, the analog audio inputs are assigned at the factory
to all sources, with the following exceptions:
Table 6 – Default Digital Audio Assignments
Source Input
DVD
Default Digital Audio Input
Coax 1
Video 2
Optical 1
HDMI 1
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 2
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INITIAL SETUP
If you used a digital audio connection for another source, change this
setting to assign the correct digital audio input to the source, even if you
also connected the analog audio outputs of the source to the receiver.
AUTO POLL: The Auto Poll feature is used when both an analog audio
and digital audio connection have been made for one source device.
If for some reason no digital signal is available, the AVR 247 will switch
to the analog inputs for the source. This situation can occur with some
cable or satellite television broadcasts, where some channels are broadcast with digital audio and others with analog audio.
For some sources, the Auto Poll feature is unnecessary and may be
undesirable. For example, if your DVD player is stopped, you may not
want to use the analog audio signal or you may have decided not to
connect analog audio. Move the cursor to this line, press the Set Button
and press the ‹ / › Buttons until OFF appears, disabling the Auto Poll
feature. With Auto Poll turned off, the receiver will only check for a signal
at the audio input assigned to the source.
NOTE: Since The Bridge is connected to the AVR using a
dedicated audio connection, it isn’t possible to select a different
audio input for this source. The AM/FM/XM tuner and 6-/8Channel Inputs also use dedicated audio inputs, and it isn’t
possible to select a digital audio input for these sources.
The next three lines in the Input Setup menu activate the tone controls,
and may be skipped at this time. We recommend leaving the tone
controls at their factory defaults for most listening, in order to enjoy the
sound mix created by your favorite movie and music artists. However,
if your room or speakers have unusual characteristics, or simply as
a matter of personal preference, see the Tone Controls section on
page 38 for more information.
VIDEO MODE: This setting is used only with a fully analog video path
(composite, S-video or component video). It has no effect on HDMI
sources and video displays. Due to the design of some analog video
displays and the nature of the video standard, there may be timing
issues with the AVR. If you observe some minor video instability when
using the AVR’s analog video outputs, try changing the Video Mode
setting to Mode B. If you continue to observe problems, connect your
source device’s video output directly to the video display, or consider
upgrading to an HDMI-capable display.
You are now ready to begin enjoying your new receiver!
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OPERATION
Now that you have installed your system components and completed at
least a basic configuration of your receiver, you are ready to begin
enjoying your home theater system.
Turning On the AVR 247
Gently press the Master Power Switch until the word OFF is no longer visible. The Power Indicator above the two power switches should light up in
amber. This indicates that the AVR is in Standby mode and is ready to be
turned on. Normally, you may leave the Master Power Switch in the ON
position, even when the receiver is not being used. See Figure 58.
Sleep Timer
You may program the AVR to play for up to 90 minutes and then turn
off automatically using the sleep timer.
Press the Sleep Button on the remote, and the time until turn-off will be
displayed. See Figure 61. Each additional press of the Sleep Button will
reduce the time until turn-off by 10 minutes, until the OFF setting is
reached, which disables the sleep timer.
Figure 61 – Sleep Button
Figure 58 – Power Switches
There are several ways in which the AVR 247 may be turned on:
a) Press the Standby/On Switch on the front panel. See Figure 58.
b) Press the Source Select Button on the front panel. See Figure 59.
When the sleep timer has been set, the front-panel display will automatically dim to half-brightness. If you press any button on the remote or
front panel, the display will return to full-brightness. The display will dim
again several seconds after your last command.
If you press the Sleep Button after the timer has been set, the remaining
time until turn-off will be displayed. You may press the Sleep Button to
change the time until turn-off. Pressing and holding the Sleep Button will
disable the sleep timer, and the SLEEP OFF message will appear.
Volume Control
Figure 59 – Source Select Button
c) Using the remote, press any one of these buttons: AVR, DVD/CD,
TAPE/The Bridge, HDMI 1/HDMI 2, VID1, VID2, VID3, VID4, XM,
AM/FM, 6/8CH. See Figure 60.
The volume may be adjusted either by turning the knob on the front
panel (clockwise to increase volume or counterclockwise to decrease
volume), or by pressing the Volume Control Buttons on the remote.
See Figure 62. The volume is displayed as a negative number of
decibels (dB) below the 0dB reference point, and may be changed
in 0.5dB increments.
Unlike the volume controls on some other products, 0dB is the maximum
volume for the AVR 247. Although it’s physically possible to turn the
volume to a higher level, doing so may damage your hearing and your
speakers. For certain more dynamic audio materials, even 0dB may be
too high, allowing for damage to equipment.
Figure 60 – AVR and Input Selectors
NOTE: Any time you press one of the remote’s Input Selectors
(i.e., DVD/CD, TAPE/The Bridge, XM, VID1, VID2, VID3, VID4 or
HDMI 1/HDMI 2), the remote will switch modes so that it will
only operate that device. To control the receiver, press the AVR
Button to return the remote to AVR mode.
To turn the receiver off, press either the Standby/On Switch on the front
panel, or press the AVR Button and the OFF Button on the remote.
Unless the receiver will not be used for an extended period of time (for
example, if you will be on vacation), it is not necessary to turn off the
Master Power Switch. When the Master Power Switch is turned off, any
settings you have programmed, including system configuration and
preset radio stations, will be preserved for up to four weeks.
Figure 62 – Volume Controls
The AVR 247 is designed to reproduce audio with a minimum amount
of distortion, which may lead you to think that your hearing and the
equipment can handle higher volumes. We urge caution with regard to
volume levels.
Mute Function
To temporarily mute all speakers and the headphones, press the Mute
Button on the remote. See Figure 63. Any recording in progress will not
be affected. The MUTE message will flash in the display as a reminder.
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OPERATION
To restore normal audio, either press the Mute Button again, or adjust
the volume. Turning off the AVR will also end muting.
Figure 63 – Mute Button
Headphones
Plug the 1/4" plug on a pair of headphones into the headphone jack
on the front of the receiver for private listening. See Figure 65. The
first time you use the headphones, the DOLBY H:BP message will be
displayed, indicating that Dolby Headphone surround processing is
in the bypass mode, which delivers a conventional 2-channel signal
to the headphones.
Tone Controls
You may boost or cut either the treble or the bass frequencies by
up to 10dB.
Figure 65 – Headphone Jack
Using the front-panel controls or the remote, press the Tone Mode
Button once. See Figure 64. This will indicate whether the tone controls
are in or out of the circuitry. If you wish to return the tone controls to 0,
or “flat” response, press the ‹ / › Buttons ( ⁄ / ¤ on the remote) until
the TONE OUT message appears, which preserves any changes you
have made to the bass or treble settings for later use. To reactivate your
changes, the tone control must again be set to TONE IN.
Press the Surround Select Button on the front panel, or the Dolby
Button on the remote, to switch to Dolby Headphone virtual surround
processing, indicated by the DOLBY H:DH message. Dolby Headphone
delivers an enhanced sound field that emulates a 5.1-channel speaker
system. No other surround modes are available for the headphones.
With the TONE IN message displayed, press the Tone Mode Button
repeatedly to access TREBLE MODE and BASS MODE. Use the ‹ / ›
Buttons ( ⁄ / ¤ on the remote) to change the treble or bass settings,
as desired. The display will return to normal a few seconds after your
last command.
Press the front-panel Source Select Button to scroll through the
sources. The left side of the button scrolls down the list that appears in
the display; the right side scrolls upward. For direct access to the tuner,
press the Tuner Band Button, which switches to the last-used band and
frequency. See Figure 66.
Source Selection
Figure 66 – Source Select and Tuner Band Buttons
Figure 64 – Tone Button
You may alternatively adjust the tone controls using the full-OSD menu
system. Press the OSD Button on the remote to view the menu system.
The Input Setup tab will be highlighted. Press the Set Button to activate
the Input Setup menu. If you wish to make any changes to the TONE,
BASS or TREBLE settings, use the ⁄ / ¤ keys on the remote to move
the cursor to the line you wish to change, and press the Set Button.
Once you have changed the setting using the ‹ / › Buttons, press the
Set Button to enter the new setting. When you have finished, either wait
until the display times out and disappears, press the OSD Button to clear
the display, or move the cursor to the menu tabs on the left side of the
screen line if you wish to make other changes using the menu system.
NOTE: The AVR 247 does not have a conventional balance
control. The EzSet/EQ process compensates for any characteristics of your room or speakers, and we recommend that you
leave the settings as they are after EzSet/EQ has been run.
However, you may manually adjust the levels of the left and
right channels – decreasing one and increasing the other
by the same amount – using the Channel Adjust submenu,
as described in the Advanced Functions section. This achieves
the same effect as a balance control.
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NOTE: The Bridge/DMP, HDMI and HDMI 2 sources have no
icon in the Source Indicators display. When selected, the appropriate indication will appear in the Message Display’s upper line.
One of two messages will scroll on the right side to indicate
whether The Bridge is unplugged or connected. If you have
retitled this source, then only the new name will appear in the
upper line.
For direct access to any source, press its Input Selector on the remote
(see Figure 60). Since the AVR 247 allows for more source input
devices than the remote has buttons for, some sources are required
to share buttons. These are the DVD and CD sources, the Tape and
The Bridge sources, and the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 sources. The first press
of any of these three Input Selectors will select the source whose name
appears on the button (i.e., DVD, Tape or HDMI 1), as indicated by the
button lighting up in red. Press that Input Selector again quickly to select
the source whose name appears above the button (i.e., CD, The Bridge
or HDMI 2), and the selector will light in green to indicate that you have
selected the source whose name is printed above the button.
The AVR 247 will switch to the audio and video inputs assigned to the
source. If you selected a surround mode for the source, the AVR 247
will switch to that mode.
OPERATION
The source name will appear in the upper line of the front-panel display.
If you retitled the source, only the new title will appear. Otherwise, the
audio input assigned to the source (analog or one of the digital audio
inputs) will also appear. The surround mode will be displayed on the
lower line. The same information will also appear on screen in the
semi-OSD, unless you have set the semi-OSD to OFF in the System
Setup menu, as described in the Advanced Functions section.
Audio Input Selection
The AVR 247 is programmed at the factory to use the analog audio
inputs for each source (except for the DVD, Video 2, HDMI 1 and
HDMI 2 sources; see Table 6). To assign a digital audio input to a
source (if you have not done so using the Input Setup menu during
Initial Setup), press the Digital Button on the remote or front panel. The
current audio input selection will flash in the display, and you may press
the ⁄ / ¤ (or ‹ / › on the front panel) Buttons to scroll through the
audio inputs. When the desired input appears, press the Set Button to
select it. See Figure 67.
Figure 67 – Digital Input Selection
If the Auto Poll feature is ON in the Input Setup menu, and if a digital
audio input has been assigned to the source, the AVR 247 will first
check the digital audio input for a signal. If a signal is present, the
AVR 247 will select the digital audio input. If no signal is present,
the AVR 247 will switch to the analog audio inputs for the source.
Video Input Selection
When a source is selected, the AVR 247 switches to a video input
as follows:
The VIDEO IN line of the Input Setup menu indicates which of the video
inputs on the AVR 247 is assigned to each source. As shown in Table 5,
by default the Component Video 1 input is assigned to the DVD source,
the Component Video 2 input is assigned to the Video 1 source, and the
Component Video 3 input is assigned to the Video 2 source. The two
HDMI inputs obtain the video signal from their own inputs, and may not
be reassigned to another video input.
If your iPod is capable of playing still-images and videos, it may be used
as a video source. However, you may reassign the video input for The
Bridge to another device for viewing while listening to audio files stored
on the iPod.
All other sources default to the COMPOSITE setting, meaning that they
are using their composite or S-video inputs. The AVR 247 will transcode
the incoming composite or S-video signal and make it available using
the HDMI or Component Video Monitor Outputs, enabling a single-cable
connection to your television.
NOTES:
• Due to copy-protection restrictions, there is no output at the
Component Video Monitor Outputs for copy-protected sources.
• High-resolution 1080i and 1080p video signals are not available at the HDMI Output, but 1080i signals are passed through,
as is, to the Component Video Monitor Outputs. If your source
outputs analog high-resolution video, either use the Component
Video Outputs, change the output resolution of your source
device to 720p, or connect your source’s component video
outputs directly to your video display.
• Due to the design of some video displays, analog 480p or
720p component video source signals may produce artifacts
when used with the AVR’s analog video outputs (composite,
S-video or component video). If this occurs, try changing the
Video Mode setting in the INPUT SETUP menu, or connecting
the source device’s video output directly to your video display.
However, for best results, we recommend that you consider
upgrading to an HDMI-capable video display.
• The AVR 247 cannot convert 1080i or 1080p analog video
signals to the HDMI format, but passes 1080i signals to the
Component Video Outputs. This affects users of Microsoft
Xbox 360 systems and some older set-top boxes. If your
digital cable television set-top box outputs 1080i or higher
video via component video outputs and is not equipped with
an HDMI output, contact your cable operator for a replacement. For Xbox 360 or satellite receivers with no HDMI output,
change the settings on your source device so that it outputs
only 720p video through its component video outputs, which
the AVR can convert to the HDMI format, or connect the AVR’s
Component Video Outputs to the TV. Although you could connect the source device’s component video outputs directly to
your video display, you would then have to select the correct
video input on the display to match the AVR’s input.
The component video inputs may be reassigned to other source inputs
as needed, depending on the physical connections you made during the
Installation procedure.
If a signal is present at the component video input assigned to that
source, it will be selected.
If no signal is present at the component video input, then the S-video or
composite video input for the source will be selected. It is not possible
to reassign the S-video or composite video inputs to other sources.
For audio-only sources, such as the tuner or CD inputs, when no component video signal is present, the last-used video source will be selected.
6-/8-Channel Direct Inputs
If you wish to hear audio through the 6-/8-Channel Direct Inputs together
with video, then connect your multichannel player to the Component
Video 1 Inputs, and connect the player’s 6- or 8-channel analog audio
outputs to the 6-/8-Channel Inputs on the AVR. Assign the component
video inputs you selected to the 6-/8-Channel Input source. The AVR
will automatically select the correct component video and audio inputs
when you select this source.
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OPERATION
If you need to use composite or S-video for your multichannel player,
e.g., if your video display does not have component video inputs, then
use the video inputs for another source. Since the AVR automatically
selects the last-used video inputs for audio sources, first select the
source you connected the video cables to, and then the 6-/8-Channel
Inputs for the audio.
Example 1: You would like to connect a DVD-Audio player to the
AVR 247. You plan on playing a variety of discs using this player,
including conventional DVDs and even CDs as well as multichannel
discs. When playing DVDs and CDs, it is preferable to use a digital audio
connection to obtain the best sound quality and the benefit of any digital
surround formats contained on the DVD. However, when playing DVDAudio discs, you will need to use the 6-/8-channel analog audio
connections. In addition, some of these discs contain video materials.
The player does not have an HDMI output.
We recommend that you connect this player as follows:
a) Connect the player’s coaxial digital audio output to the Coaxial 1 input
on the AVR. This input is assigned by default to the DVD source.
b) Connect the player’s component video outputs to the Component
Video 1 inputs on the AVR, which are assigned by default to the DVD
source. If your video display doesn’t have component video inputs,
then connect the player’s composite or S-video output to the DVD’s
corresponding video input.
c) Connect the player’s 6-channel analog audio outputs to the AVR’s
6-/8-Channel Inputs and assign the Component Video 1 inputs to
this source using the Input Setup menu, as described in the Initial
Setup section.
d) Program the player’s remote control codes into the DVD Input
Selector. Note that not all commands will necessarily be available.
When you wish to view a DVD, simply select the DVD source.
When you wish to listen to a DVD-Audio disc and view the menus
and other still images on the disc, first select DVD, and then the
6-/8-Channel Inputs as the source.
When you wish to view a DVD, simply select the HDMI 1 source.
When you wish to play a multichannel disc, first select the analog video
source, e.g., Video 3, to obtain the correct video signal, then select the
6-/8-Channel Inputs to select the audio signal.
To select the 6-/8-Channel Inputs as the source, use either the Source
Selector on the front panel or press the 6/8CH Input Selector on the
remote. See Figure 68.
Figure 68 – 6-/8-Channel Input Selector
NOTE: The 6-/8-Channel Inputs pass the incoming signals
directly to the volume control, without digitizing or processing
them. Therefore, you will need to configure bass management
settings (i.e., speaker size, delay and output level) on your source
device so that they match the settings you programmed using
EzSet/EQ, which may be viewed using the Manual Setup menu
(see Advanced Functions section). Consult the owner’s guide for
your multichannel player for more information.
The multichannel analog audio connection is not required for DVD-Audio
players compliant with HDMI version 1.1 or better, or HD-DVD and
Blu-ray Disc players that decode the digital audio internally and output
linear PCM signals in digital format. Consult the owner’s guide for your
disc player for more information.
Using the Tuner
The AVR 247’s built-in tuner may be selected in one of three ways
(see Figure 69):
1. Press the Source Selector Button on the front panel repeatedly until
the tuner is selected. The last-used band (AM or FM) will be active.
Example 2: In this example, your multichannel disc player is equipped
with an HDMI output, but it does not comply with HDMI version 1.1.
Connect it as follows:
2. Press the Tuner Band Button (marked AM/FM). Press this button
again to switch bands. This will also enable you to select XM Radio,
which is described separately in the next section.
a) Connect the player’s HDMI output to the HDMI 1 source input, and
make sure to connect the AVR’s HDMI Output to your video display.
The player will transmit both digital audio (e.g., Dolby Digital or DTS
audio found on a DVD-Video disc) and video via the HDMI connection.
It is not necessary to make a separate digital audio connection.
3. Press the Tuner Input Selector (marked AM/FM) on the remote. Press
this button again to switch bands (AM, FM or XM).
b) Connect the player’s 6-channel analog audio outputs to the AVR’s
6-/8-Channel Inputs, and connect one of the player’s analog video
outputs to a source input on the AVR (e.g., Component Video 3 or
Video 3).
c) Program the player’s remote control codes into the Input Selector
corresponding to the source you used for the analog video connection,
e.g., Video 3.
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Figure 69 – Tuner Input Selection
Radio stations may be selected in one of four ways (see Figure 70):
1. If you know the frequency number, enter it directly by first pressing
the Direct Button on the remote, and then using the Numeric Keys.
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2. After you have programmed Preset stations (see below), either enter the
Preset number (1 through 30) using the remote or use the Preset Stations
Buttons (front panel or remote) to scroll through the list of presets.
3. In Auto tuning mode, with each press of the Tuning Buttons (front
panel or remote), the AVR 247 will scan in the chosen direction until
a station with acceptable signal strength is detected. Press the Tuning
Button again to stop scanning.
4. In Manual tuning mode, with each press of the Tuning Buttons, the
AVR 247 will tune the next frequency increment (0.1MHz for FM, or
10kHz for AM) in the selected direction. Press and hold the Tuning
Button for faster scanning.
NOTE: To listen to XM Radio using the AVR 247, you will need
to purchase an XM antenna module and subscription, and you
will need to activate your module. (Note that XM service is not
available in Alaska or Hawaii.) Visit the XM Radio Web site at
www.xmradio.com for more information.
Plug the module into the XM Antenna Jack on the rear of the AVR 247.
Place the antenna module so that it has a clear view through a southfacing window in order to obtain reception from the XM satellite.
Select XM Radio as the source in one of the following three ways
(see Figure 73):
1. Press the Source Selector button on the front panel repeatedly until
XM Radio is selected. XM will only appear in the Message Display.
2. Press the Tuner Band Button (front-panel or remote) repeatedly until
XM Radio is selected.
3. Press the XM Radio Input Selector on the remote.
Figure 70 – Tuning a Station
Press the Tuning Mode Button (TUN-M on the remote) to switch
between Auto and Manual tuning modes. See Figure 71. When an
FM station has been tuned, pressing the Tuning Mode Button will switch
between stereo and mono tuning, which may improve reception of
weaker stations.
Figure 73 – XM Radio Source Selection
You should be able to tune in Channel 1, the Preview Channel, to
confirm that your equipment is ready for activation. There are three
ways to tune an XM Radio channel (see Figure 70):
1. Enter the channel number directly using the Numeric Keys on the
remote. It is not necessary to press the Direct Button first.
Figure 71 – Tuning Mode
To store a station in one of the 30 presets (see Figure 72):
1. Tune the desired station.
2. Press the Memory Button on the remote.
3. Use the Numeric Keys to enter the desired preset number.
Figure 72 – Storing a Preset Station
XM Radio Operation
XM Radio is a satellite-delivered service that offers hundreds of program
channels, as well as local traffic and weather information for select cities.
The AVR 247 is “XM Ready,” which means that it is able to receive the
XM service when an optional XM antenna module is connected and the
service activated. As of this writing, the Audiovox® CNP 1000 “Connect
and Play” module for home audio use and the XM Mini-Tuner and
Home Dock (Models CNP-2000 and CNP-2000H) are compatible with
the AVR 247. Additional modules may become available in the future.
Modules produced for automotive, or “mobile,” use are not compatible
with the AVR 247.
2. Press the Tuning Buttons on the front panel or remote to scan
through the channels. Auto tuning mode is not available.
3. The AVR 247 is capable of storing up to 40 XM Radio preset channels.
The presets are divided into five banks, denoted by the letters A
through E, with eight numeric presets per bank. After you have
programmed preset stations (see below), you may select one by
pressing the Set Button repeatedly until PRESET SEARCH appears,
then using the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to change the bank (A through E).
Use the Preset Buttons to scan through the eight numeric positions
within a bank.
When you are able to hear Channel 1, you are ready to activate your
module. If you don’t hear Channel 1, make sure the module’s plug is
firmly seated in the XM Antenna jack, and that the module is near a
south-facing window. Try unfolding the module and rotating it to obtain
reception. You may need to purchase an extension cable, available on
the XM Radio site, to ensure that the module is near the window.
Tune to Channel 0 for a display of your antenna module’s Radio ID
number, required for activation.
The current channel number and preset location will appear in the upper
line of the Message Display, and the channel’s name will appear in the
lower line. Three signal-strength bars will appear to the right of the
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channel number and preset location. Press the Tuning Mode Button
repeatedly to display the category, current artist or song title.
For traffic and weather channels, the current city’s name will appear
instead of the channel name, and pressing the Tuning Mode Button
repeatedly will display the local weather and temperature.
Press the Set Button to search all channels. Press it again to search by
category, using the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to change the category. Press the
Set Button again to tune the lowest-numbered station available in that
category, or without using the arrow keys, press the Set Button to
change the preset bank, using the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to change the bank
letter. Press the Set Button again to return to the all-channel search.
To store a channel in one of the 40 preset locations:
1. Press the Set Button repeatedly until PRESET SEARCH appears, then
use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons until the desired bank of presets (A through E)
appears in the upper line of the Message Display.
audio/video system, operate the iPod using the AVR remote or the
AVR’s front-panel controls, view navigation messages on the AVR’s
front panel or a connected video display, and charge the iPod.
Either press the front-panel Source Selector repeatedly until the message “DMP/The Bridge is CONNECTED” scrolls across the front panel
and semi-OSD displays, or press the DMP Button on the remote to
select The Bridge as the input source.
When an iPod is docked in The Bridge, the screen shown in Figure 74
will appear on a video display connected to the AVR. Navigate The
Bridge’s screens by using the ‹ / › Buttons to highlight a line and
pressing the Set Button to select the line. The › Button scrolls down,
and the ‹ Button scrolls up. Press the Menu Button to return to the
previous level of The Bridge’s menu system. Remember to set the
remote in The Bridge device mode by pressing the Tape/The Bridge
button. If it lights in red, press it again quickly so that it lights in green,
indicating it is in The Bridge mode.
2. Press the Memory Button, and a line will appear next to the preset
bank letter.
3. Use the Numeric Keys to enter the preset location (1 through 8) you
wish to store the channel in.
Recording
Two-channel analog and digital audio signals, as well as composite
and S-video signals, are normally available at the appropriate recording
outputs. Thus, to make a recording, you need only make sure to connect your audio or video recorder to the appropriate output jacks, as
described in the Installation section, insert blank media and make sure
the recorder is turned on and recording while the source is playing.
NOTES:
1. Analog audio signals are not converted to digital form, and
digital audio signals are not converted to analog audio form.
However, you may record a coaxial or optical digital audio
source using either type of digital audio output.
2. Only PCM digital audio signals are available for recording.
Proprietary formats such as Dolby Digital and DTS may not
be recorded using the digital audio connections, although if
the source is connected to the AVR using the analog audio
connections, an analog recording may be made.
3. HDMI and component video sources are not available for
recording.
4. Please make certain that you are aware of any copyright
restrictions on any material you record. Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials is prohibited by federal law.
Using
The
MUSIC: This line allows you to navigate the audio materials stored on
your iPod.
PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Selecting this item allows you to play still images or
videos stored on the iPod. The screen shown in Figure 75 will appear,
directing you to operate the iPod’s own controls directly to play images
and videos. You may use the AVR 247 remote instead of the iPod’s
controls to navigate it, but the iPod’s menu will only be displayed on
its internal screen. Visual materials will be displayed on a video display
connected to the AVR.
NOTE: After selecting video/photo viewing, the AVR may remain
in iPod Manual Mode, even after undocking the iPod or switching to another source input and back again. To return to normal
operation, with the AVR remote in The Bridge mode, press and
hold the Menu Button.
Bridge
TM
The Bridge is an optional dock that may be used with a compatible
iPod (not included). When The Bridge is connected to its proprietary
input on the AVR 247 and the iPod is docked, you may enjoy the audio,
video and still-image materials on your iPod through your high-quality
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Figure 74 – The Bridge: Main Menu Screen
Figure 75 – The Bridge: Playing Images and Videos
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SETTINGS: This line accesses the Settings menu, shown in Figure 76.
The items in this menu enable you to use the Shuffle and Repeat
functions on the iPod. You may also set the Resume function, which
resumes play of a selection from the point at which it was stopped,
NOTES:
• The Play and Pause functions are not available unless content
has been selected for playback by navigating the menu system.
• For the Search function, press and hold the indicated button.
Pressing the Previous Track Button once skips to the beginning
of the current track. Press the Previous Track Button twice to
skip to the beginning of the previous track.
While a selection is playing, the song title, artist and album name, if available
on the iPod, will scroll across the upper line in the front panel Message
Display. The lower line will display the elapsed time of the track on the left,
the play mode icon, and the time remaining on the right.
Figure 76 – The Bridge: Settings Menu Screen
NOTE: iTunes allows you to set certain selections to always or
never remember playback position, or to be skipped in Shuffle
mode. The AVR 247’s settings cannot override these iTunes settings.
Figure 77 – Using The Bridge (Remote)
In addition, if a video display is connected to the AVR 247, a screen will
appear briefly to display information about the iPod’s status and the track.
The top line will display the play mode icon, with the phrase “Now Playing”
appearing to the right to indicate that you are viewing the status of the
current track. Below that the AVR displays the total number of tracks in the
current play list on the right (one of the play lists includes all materials on
the iPod) with the number of the current track on the left. The song title,
artist and album are displayed. At the bottom of the screen is a graphic bar
indicating the current play position within the track, with the elapsed and
remaining times appearing below the bar.
After a period of time the screen may disappear from view. The length of
time is set using the Full-OSD Time Out setting in the System Settings
menu (described in the Advanced Functions section). You may restore the
Now Playing screen to view by pressing either of the ‹ / › Buttons, and
you may then navigate the menus as explained above.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you use a screen saver
built into your video display to avoid possible damage from “burn-in”
that may occur with plasma and many CRT displays when a still
image, such as a menu screen, remains on display for an extended
period of time.
NOTES ON VIDEO PLAYBACK:
Figure 78 – Using The Bridge (Front Panel)
Table 7 summarizes the controls available when The Bridge is in use.
See also Figures 77 and 78.
Table 7 – Using The Bridge
iPod Function
Play
Pause
Menu
Select
Scroll Forward
Scroll Reverse
Forward Search/Next Track
Reverse Search/Previous Track
Remote Control Key
Play (›)
Pause (II)
Menu (Spkr)
Set
Left Arrow (‹)
Right Arrow (›)
Forward/Next (››)
Reverse/Previous (‹‹)
Front-Panel Button
Tuner Mode
Tuner Mode
Tuner Band (AM/FM)
Set
Preset Down
Preset Up
Tuning Up
Tuning Down
• Before attempting to play videos stored on your iPod, check the
Video Settings menu on the iPod and make sure that the TV Out
setting is set to On. The TV Signal setting should be NTSC to
match the capabilities of your video display. Set Widescreen to On
or Off, depending on the aspect ratio of your video display. If your
selection was playing and paused at the time you changed the TV
Out setting, the iPod may require you to navigate its menu system
and reselect the video for the new TV Out setting to take effect.
Resuming play from the Now Playing function may not reflect the
change to the TV Out setting. This is a function of the iPod, not
the AVR 247.
• In Video mode, the iPod’s menus will not be visible on your video
display, although you may view them on the iPod’s screen. You
may operate the iPod using the AVR remote, as long as it is in
The Bridge device mode.
• You may view the AVR’s on-screen displays while The Bridge is
in use, just as you would with any other video source.
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• The MP4 and H.264 video formats often used for videos to
be played on the iPod are intended for optimal performance on
the iPod’s small screen. Playback on larger displays may have
different results.
Selecting a Surround Mode
Surround mode selection can be as simple or sophisticated as your
individual system and tastes. Feel free to experiment with the many
available surround modes on the AVR 247, and you may find a few that
become your favorites for certain sources or program types. Although
more detailed information on surround modes may be found in the
Advanced Functions section, it is easy to select any of the modes
available at a given time:
To select a surround mode using the full-OSD menu system, press the
OSD Button to display the menu system. Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to
highlight the Surround tab, and press the Set Button to access the
Surround Setup menu, as shown in Figure 81. With the Surround Mode
highlighted, press the Set Button to change the surround mode group.
Use the ‹ / › Buttons to scroll through the options, and press the
Set Button when the desired mode group appears. Navigate to the
Mode line and follow the same procedure to select an individual mode.
As explained in the Advanced Functions section, there are also some
additional settings that may be made.
To select a surround mode using the front-panel controls, press the
Surround Mode Button repeatedly until the desired group of modes is
selected: Logic 7, Dolby, DTS, DSP or Stereo. Then press the Surround
Select Button repeatedly to select the desired mode within the group.
See Figure 79.
Figure 81 – Surround Setup Menu Screen
You are now ready to enjoy the best in home theater entertainment with
your AVR 247. As you become more familiar with the receiver, you may
wish to explore some of its advanced functions, which are described in
the following section.
Figure 79 – Select a Surround Mode (Front Panel)
To select a surround mode using the remote control, locate the button
dedicated to the desired group of modes: Logic 7, Dolby Sur, DTS Sur,
DTS Neo:6, Surr (DSP) or Stereo. Press that button repeatedly to select
the desired mode. See Figure 80.
Figure 80 – Select a Surround Mode (Remote)
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Much of the AVR 247’s performance is handled automatically, with little
intervention required on your part. However, the AVR 247 is a sophisticated component, and is capable of being customized to suit your
particular system and your tastes. In this section we describe some of
the more advanced adjustments available on the AVR 247. You may
return to this section later, when you have become more familiar with
your receiver.
Audio Processing and Surround Sound
Audio signals output by sources are encoded in a variety of formats that
can affect not only the quality of the sound but the number of speaker
channels and the surround mode. You may also manually select a
different surround mode, although for certain types of audio signals,
the modes available will be limited in certain ways, as described below.
Analog Audio Signals
Analog audio signals usually consist of two channels – left and right.
The AVR 247 offers three basic options for playback of analog audio:
1. Analog Bypass Mode: In this mode, the 2-channel signal is passed
directly to the volume control, without being digitized or undergoing
any processing for bass management or surround sound. The
requirements for selecting analog bypass mode are:
a) The analog audio inputs for the source must be selected. If necessary, press the Digital Button on the remote and use the ⁄ / ¤
Buttons to make the selection.
b) The tone controls must be disabled by setting TONE MODE to OUT.
Either use the Input Setup menu in the full-OSD system to make
this change, or press the Tone Mode Button on the front panel or
remote and use the ‹ / › Buttons (⁄ / ¤ on the remote) until
the TONE OUT message appears.
c) The Surround Off mode must be selected. The easiest way to
select the Surround Off mode is to press the Stereo Button on the
remote until the Surround Off icon is lit (and the DSP icon is not lit)
in the front-panel display.
2. DSP Surround Off Mode: The DSP Surround Off mode digitizes the
incoming signal and applies the bass management settings, including
speaker configuration, delay times and output levels. This mode is
desirable when your front speakers are small, limited-range satellites
and you are using a subwoofer. Both the DSP and Surround Off icons
will be lit when this mode is active. Press the Stereo Button on the
remote repeatedly to select this mode.
3. Analog Surround Modes: One of the main benefits of a surround
receiver such as the AVR 247 is its ability to process 2-channel
audio signals to produce multichannel surround sound in a variety
of modes, even when no surround sound has been encoded in the
recording. Among the available modes are the Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx
modes, the Dolby Virtual Speaker modes, the DTS Neo:6 modes, the
Logic 7 modes, the Hall and Theater modes and the Stereo modes.
Digital Audio Signals
Digital audio signals offer the benefit of greater capacity, which allows
recording artists to encode center and surround channel information
directly into the signal. The result is improved sound quality and startling
directionality, since each of these channels is reproduced discretely.
Alternatively, the artist may encode only two channels, but the digital
signal allows for a higher sampling rate that delivers greater detail.
High-resolution recordings usually sound extraordinarily distortion-free
at all frequencies, but especially at high frequencies.
Multichannel digital recordings usually are found in the 5.1-, 6.1- or
7.1-channel formats. The channels included in a 5.1-channel recording
are front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right and LFE.
The LFE channel is denoted as “.1” to represent the fact that it is not
full-range, being limited to the low frequencies.
6.1-Channel recordings add a single surround back channel, and
7.1-channel recordings add surround back left and surround back
right channels to the 5.1-channel configuration. New formats, such as
Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, may be available in 7.1-channel
configurations in the future. The AVR 247 will not be able to play native
7.1-channel programs unless the source device outputs a 5.1- or
6.1-channel version.
NOTE: In order to use the 6.1- and 7.1-channel surround
modes, e.g., Logic 7 7-channel Cinema, the AVR 247 must be
configured so that the Surround Back channels are enabled.
See the Manual Setup section on page 51 of the Advanced
Functions section for more information.
Digital formats include Dolby Digital 2.0 (two channels only), Dolby
Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, DTS 5.1, DTS-ES (6.1 Matrix and
Discrete), DTS 96/24 and 2-channel PCM modes in 32kHz, 44.1kHz,
48kHz or 96kHz.
When a digital signal is received, the AVR 247 detects the encoding
method and the number of channels. The appropriate icon will light in
the front panel for Dolby Digital and DTS signals. The number of channels
encoded will scroll once across the front-panel display as three numbers,
separated by slashes (e.g., “3/2/.1”).
The first number indicates the number of front channels in the signal:
“1” represents a monophonic recording, usually an older program that
has been digitally remastered or, more rarely, a modern program
for which the director has chosen a special effect.
“2” indicates the presence of the left and right channels, but no
center channel.
“3” indicates that all three front channels (left, right and center) are
present.
The second number indicates whether any surround channels are present:
“0” indicates that no surround information is present.
“1” indicates that a matrixed surround signal is present.
“2” indicates discrete left and right surround channels.
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“3” is used with DTS-ES bitstreams to represent the presence of the
discrete surround back channel in addition to the side surround left and
right channels.
The third number is used for the LFE channel:
“0” indicates no LFE channel.
“.1” indicates that an LFE channel is present.
The 6.1-channel signals – Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES Matrix and
Discrete – each include a flag meant to signal the receiver to decode
the surround back channel.
For Dolby Digital EX materials, the incoming bitstream will be displayed
as 3/2/.1 EX-ON. For older discs, the display may show EX-OFF, but
you will still be able to select the Dolby Digital EX mode manually by
pressing the Dolby button on the remote repeatedly, or using the frontpanel controls.
For DTS-ES materials, the incoming bitstream will be displayed as
3/3/.1 ES-ON.
Please refer to Table 8 for more information on which surround modes
are available with different bitstreams.
When a PCM signal is received, the PCM message, followed by the
sampling rate of the signal (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz or 96kHz), will
scroll once across the front-panel display.
In addition, the Speaker/Channel Input Indicators will indicate the
number of channels discretely encoded in the signal by displaying a
letter inside that channel’s speaker box. A line will connect the SBL and
SBR boxes when a 6.1-channel signal is detected, indicating that the
same signal is playing through both speakers. The letters flash when
no signal is present, such as when a DVD is paused. See Figure 82.
L
C
R
LFE
SL
SBL
SR
SBR
Figure 82 – Speaker/Channel Input Indicators
Even when only two channels – left and right – are present in the signal,
the analog surround modes may be used to decode the signal into the
remaining channels.
NOTE: Dolby Digital 2.0 signals may also include a Dolby
Surround flag indicating DS-ON or DS-OFF, depending on
whether the 2-channel bitstream contains only stereo information, or a downmix of a multichannel program that can be
decoded by the Dolby Pro Logic decoder in the AVR. By default,
these signals are played in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie mode, but
you may select another Dolby surround mode manually.
a brief description of each mode the AVR 247 is capable of using, and
also indicates the types of incoming signals or digital bitstreams the
mode may be used with. Additional information about the Dolby and
DTS modes is available on the companies’ Web sites: www.dolby.com
and www.dtsonline.com.
When in doubt, check the jacket of your DVD for more information on
which surround modes are available on the disc. Usually nonessential
sections of the disc, such as trailers, extra materials or the disc menu,
are only available in Dolby Digital 2.0 (2-channel) or PCM 2-channel
mode. If the main title is playing and the letters in the Speaker/Channel
Input Indicators are not lit for all speaker locations, look for an audio
setup section in the disc’s menu. Also, make sure your DVD player’s
audio output is set to the original bitstream rather than just PCM. Check
the DVD player’s output setting by stopping play of the disc and checking
the DVD player’s menu system.
As indicated in Table 8, different surround modes may only be available
with certain input signals or bitstream formats. For any incoming signal,
only a limited number of surround modes are available. Although there is
never a time when all of the AVR 247’s surround modes are available,
there is usually a wide variety of modes available for a given input.
There are three methods of manually selecting one of the available
surround modes:
1. From the front panel, press the Surround Mode Button until the
desired mode group (Dolby, DTS, DSP, Stereo, Logic 7) is selected,
and the last-used mode from that group will be activated. Then press
the Surround Select Button repeatedly to scroll through the modes
available within that group.
2. Using the remote, press the button for the desired mode group:
Dolby Sur for Dolby modes
DTS Sur for DTS Digital modes
DTS Neo:6 for the DTS Neo:6 modes
Logic 7 for the Logic 7 modes
Stereo for the Stereo or Surround Off modes
Surr for the DSP Surround modes (Hall 1, Hall 2, Theater)
Press the mode button repeatedly to scroll through the modes
available within that group.
3. The full-OSD menu system allows access to submenus for each of
the mode groups through the Surround Setup menu. See Figure 81.
Surround Modes
As mentioned in the Introduction to Home Theater section, surround
mode selection is dependent upon the format of the incoming audio
signal, as well as personal taste. There is no harm in experimenting with
all of the modes available with any given source material. Table 8 offers
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Figure 81 (repeated) – Surround Setup Menu Screen
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Press the Set Button to access the Surround Setup menu, as shown in
Figure 81. With the Surround Mode highlighted, press the Set Button
to change the surround mode group. Use the ‹ / › Buttons to scroll
through the options, and press the Set Button when the desired mode
group appears. Navigate to the Mode line and follow the same procedure
to select an individual mode. The Upsampling setting is only available for
the Dolby modes. You may wait for the full-OSD screen to time-out and
disappear from view, or press the ‹ Button to return to the menu tabs
and select another menu.
Dolby Surround Settings
Some additional settings are available for Dolby modes. Three settings
are active only when the Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx Music modes have
been selected. See Figure 83.
OFF: At this setting, there is no compression, as the Night mode is
deactivated.
MID: A mild compression is applied.
MAX: More compression is applied.
We suggest that you experiment with the modes to find a setting that
meets your needs.
The Night mode is not adjusted using the full-OSD menu system. With
a Dolby Digital program encoded with Night mode playing, press the
Night Button on the remote. Each press of the button will cycle through
the three settings, with the selected setting being displayed on the front
panel and in the semi-OSD display.
Default Modes
During initial use or after a processor reset, the AVR 247 will default
to the Logic 7 7CH Music mode for all analog and PCM audio inputs.
Subsequently, when a source input is selected and an analog or PCM
signal is received, the AVR will switch to the last surround mode used
for that source input/incoming signal combination.
Figure 83 – Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Mode Settings
CENTER WIDTH: This setting affects how vocals sound through the
three front speakers. A higher number (up to 7) focuses the vocal information tightly on the center channel. Lower numbers broaden the vocal
soundstage across the three speakers.
DIMENSION: This setting affects the depth of the surround presentation, allowing you to “move” the sound toward the front or rear of the
room. The setting of “0” is a neutral default. Setting “F-3” moves the
sound mostly toward the front of the room, while setting “R-3” moves
the sound mostly toward the rear.
PANORAMA: With the Panorama mode turned ON, some of the sound
from the front speakers is moved to the surround speakers, creating an
enveloping “wraparound” type of effect.
UPSAMPLING: The last line of the Surround Select menu activates
upsampling, only available with the Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx Movie, Dolby
Pro Logic II/IIx Music and Dolby Pro Logic modes. Normally set to OFF,
upsampling, when activated, processes digital sources at a higher resolution for improved sound quality. This feature can be useful to eliminate
distortion in some low-resolution sources.
Whenever a multichannel Dolby Digital or DTS signal is detected, the
AVR 247 will automatically switch to that mode, unless the DEFAULT
SURROUND setting in the System Setup menu has been changed to OFF.
You may observe that other surround modes are available for use with the
multichannel digital bitstreams. If you would prefer the AVR 247 to use
one of those alternate modes any time the same digital signal is detected,
then select that mode while the multichannel bitstream is present, and
then change the DEFAULT SURROUND setting in the System Setup
menu to OFF.
Table 8 provides descriptions of all surround modes available on the
AVR 247, along with the incoming bitstreams or signals that the particular
mode may be used with. Feel free to experiment and simply cycle
through all of the available modes at any time; you cannot cause any
problems for the AVR 247 by doing so.
NOTE: In order to access 6.1- and 7.1-channel modes, such
as Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Logic 7 (7.1 modes), DTS Neo:6
(6.1 modes), the 6-channel implementations of Hall 1, Hall 2
and Theater and 7-channel Stereo, you must enable the
surround back channels as explained in the Manual Setup
section. You should not enable these channels if you don’t
have surround back speakers in your system.
Night Mode
Night mode is available with some Dolby Digital programs, if it has been
encoded in the material. It compresses the peak sound levels, maintaining the intelligibility of the dialogue and quieter passages, while reducing
the loudness of special effects and louder passages to avoid disturbing
others. Three levels of compression are available:
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Table 8 – Surround Modes
Surround Mode
Description
Incoming Bitstream or Signal
Dolby Digital
Provides up to five separate main audio channels and a dedicated
low-frequency effects (LFE) channel. May be encoded for Night mode,
which allows the user to apply a compression setting that maintains
intelligibility of softer passages while reducing the loudness of dynamic
passages to avoid disturbing others.
• Dolby Digital 1/0/.0 or .1, 2/0/.0 or .1,
3/0/.0 or .1, 2/1/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1,
3/2/.0 or .1
• Dolby Digital EX (played as 5.1)
Dolby Digital EX
An expansion of Dolby Digital 5.1 that adds a surround back channel
which may be played through one or two surround back speakers. May
be manually selected when a non-EX Dolby Digital stream is detected.
• Dolby Digital EX
• Dolby Digital 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
Dolby Digital Stereo
Delivers a 2-channel downmix of Dolby Digital materials.
• Dolby Digital 1/0/.0 or .1, 2/0/.0 or .1,
3/0/.0 or .1, 2/1/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1,
3/2/.0 or .1
• Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Mode Group
Analog decoder that derives five full-range, discrete main audio channels
from matrix surround-encoded or 2-channel analog sources. Four
variants are available.
See below.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Movie
Variant of Dolby Pro Logic II that is optimized for movie and
television programs.
• Dolby Digital 2.0 or 2.1
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Dolby Pro Logic II
Music
Variant of Dolby Pro Logic II that is optimized for music selections.
Allows adjustment of sound field presentation in three dimensions:
• Center Width (adjusts width of vocal soundstage)
• Dimension (adjusts depth of soundstage)
• Panorama (adjusts wraparound surround effect)
• Dolby Digital 2.0 or 2.1
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Dolby Pro Logic II
Game
Variant of Dolby Pro Logic II that emphasizes use of the surround
channels and subwoofer for total immersion in the video gaming
experience.
• Dolby Digital 2.0 or 2.1
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Dolby Pro Logic
Original version of Dolby Pro Logic that steered a mono signal
containing information below 7kHz to the surround channels.
• Dolby Digital 2.0 or 2.1
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Mode Group
An expansion of Dolby Pro Logic II that adds a surround back channel
which may be played through one or two surround back speakers. The
Dolby Pro Logic IIx modes may be selected not only with Dolby Digital bitstreams, but thanks to the AVR 247’s post-processor, they may also be used
with some DTS bitstreams to add a surround back channel to 5.1 modes.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Movie
This mode is similar to Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, with an added surround
back channel. In addition, it may be selected even when some types of
DTS signals are present for a somewhat different presentation.
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• Dolby Digital 2/0/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1,
3/2/.0 or .1, EX
• DTS 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
• DTS 96/24
• DTS-ES Matrix
• DTS-ES Discrete
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Surround Mode
Description
Incoming Bitstream or Signal
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Music
This mode is similar to Dolby Pro Logic II Music, including the availability
• Dolby Digital 2/0/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1,
of center width, dimension and panorama adjustments. Dolby Pro Logic IIx
3/2/.0 or .1, EX
Music adds a surround back channel. In addition, it may be selected
• DTS 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
even when some types of DTS signals are present.
• DTS 96/24
• DTS-ES Matrix
• DTS-ES Discrete
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Game
This mode is similar to Dolby Pro Logic II Game, with the added benefit
of a surround back channel.
• Dolby Digital 2/0/.0 or .1
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Mode Group
Simulates 5.1 channels when fewer speakers are present, or a more
enveloping sound field is desired.
See below.
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Reference
When fewer than five main speakers are present, the Reference
mode virtualizes the missing speakers with accurate localization.
Select from two- or three-speaker mode, depending on how many
physical speakers are in your system.
• Dolby Digital (uses only two-speaker mode
when signal does not contain center channel
information)
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Wide
Wide mode may be used with two, three, four or five main speakers to
widen the front soundstage by virtualizing the locations of the left and
right speakers.
• Dolby Digital (number of channels available
varies by number of channels in signal)
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
DTS Digital
Using a different encoding/decoding method than Dolby Digital, it also
provides up to five discrete main channels, plus an LFE channel.
• DTS 1/0/.0 or .1, 2/0/.0 or .1, 3/0/.0 or .1,
3/1/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
• DTS-ES Matrix (played as 5.1)
• DTS-ES Discrete (played as 5.1)
DTS-ES Matrix
DTS Extended Surround adds a single surround back channel to DTS 5.1
digital surround sound. The Matrix version includes the surround back
channel information “matrixed” into the left and right (side) surround
channels, for compatibility with 5.1-channel systems.
• DTS-ES Matrix
DTS-ES Discrete
DTS-ES Discrete is another Extended Surround mode that adds a surround • DTS-ES Discrete
back channel, but this information is encoded discretely on the disc, and
is not derived from information contained in the surround channels.
DTS Stereo
Delivers a 2-channel downmix of DTS Digital materials, or presents
a matrix-encoded surround presentation.
DTS Neo:6
Mode Group
DTS Neo:6 analog processing is available with DTS and DTS 96/24
See below.
signals and 2-channel analog or PCM signals to create a 3-, 5- or 6-channel
presentation.
• DTS 1/0/.0 or .1, 2/0/.0 or .1, 3/0/.0 or .1,
3/1/.0 or .1, 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
• DTS 96/24
• DTS-ES Matrix
• DTS-ES Discrete
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Surround Mode
Description
Incoming Bitstream or Signal
DTS Neo:6
Cinema
Depending on the number of speakers in your system, select 3-, 5- or
6-channel modes, enhanced for movie or video presentations.
• DTS 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
• DTS 96/24
• Analog (2-channel)
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
DTS Neo:6
Music
Available only in 5- and 6-channel modes, creates a surround presentation
suitable for music recordings.
• DTS 2/2/.0 or .1, 3/2/.0 or .1
• DTS 96/24
• Analog (2-channel)
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
Logic 7
Mode Group
Exclusive to Harman Kardon, Logic 7 enhances 2-channel and matrix-encoded
See below.
recordings by deriving separate information for the surround back channels.
This provides more accurate placement of sound, improves panning and expands
the sound field, even when used with 5.1-channel systems. Logic 7 uses 96kHz
processing, and is available in 5.1- or 7.1-channel modes. Three variants are available.
Logic 7
Cinema
Especially suited to 2-channel sources containing Dolby Surround or matrix
encoding, Logic 7 Cinema mode increases center channel intelligibility.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Logic 7
Music
The AVR 247 is programmed at the factory to default to this mode for
2-channel signals. Logic 7 Music mode is well suited to conventional
2-channel music recordings.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Logic 7
Enhance
Logic 7 Enhance circulates low frequencies in the 40Hz – 120Hz range to
the main speakers for less localized bass performance than would be achieved
solely with a subwoofer. Enhance mode is best used with music recordings.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Hall 1
Hall 1 is a DSP (digital signal processor) mode that simulates a small
concert hall. It is available in 5- or 6-channel versions.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
Hall 2
Simulates a medium-sized concert hall. It is available in 5- or 6-channel
versions.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
Theater
Simulates a live-performance theater. It is available in 5- or 6-channel
versions.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
5-Channel Stereo
Useful for parties, the left- and right-channel information is played through
both the front and surround speakers on each side, while the center speaker
plays a summed mono mix.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
7-Channel Stereo
Expands the 5-Channel Stereo presentation to include the surround back
channels.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz)
DSP Surround Off
Turns off all surround processing and plays a pure 2-channel signal.
The signal is digitized and bass management settings are applied, making it
appropriate when a subwoofer is used.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
• PCM (32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz)
Surround Off
(Analog Bypass)
Maintains an analog input signal in that form, bypassing all digital processing
(i.e., surround and bass management). Requires TONE OUT setting.
• Analog (2-channel)
• Tuner
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Manual Setup
The AVR 247 is flexibly designed to be used with almost any loudspeakers available. The flexibility arises from the AVR 247’s capability to
be configured to match the characteristics of your particular speakers,
and to compensate for the acoustic characteristics of your room.
EzSet/EQ automatically detects the capabilities of each speaker, and
optimizes the AVR 247’s performance in your system. However, if for
some reason you are unable to run EzSet/EQ, e.g., you have misplaced
the microphone, or if you wish to make further adjustments to the
settings made by EzSet/EQ, you may use the Manual Setup on-screen
menus as described in this section.
Before beginning manual setup you will need to have fully installed your
AVR, placed your loudspeakers in their correct locations within the room
(see Speaker Placement section), and connected them to the AVR. You
will need the specifications for each of your speakers, which may usually
be found in the owner’s guide for the speakers or on the manufacturer’s
Web site. If necessary, contact the manufacturer to obtain the frequency
range specification. Although the output-level setting portion of manual
setup may be performed “by ear,” we recommend that you purchase an
SPL (sound-pressure level) meter at a local electronics store.
We suggest that you record your configuration settings in the appropriate places in Tables A3 through A7 in the appendix in case you need to
reenter them after a system reset, or if the AVR’s Master Power Switch
is turned off or the unit is unplugged for more than four weeks.
Step One – Determine Speaker Size
Without using EzSet/EQ, the AVR 247 can’t detect how many speakers
you’ve connected to it; nor can it determine their capabilities. For this
part of the system setup, you will need to consult the speaker’s technical
specifications.
The specification you’re looking for is the frequency response, which
is usually given as a range, e.g., 100Hz – 20kHz (±3dB). This specification tells you whether the speaker is able to play sounds that are very
high- or low-pitched, represented by the high and low frequencies.
We are concerned with the lowest frequency that each of your main
speakers is capable of playing, which is 100Hz in this example. Use
the Table A5 worksheet in the appendix to note this number as the
crossover for that speaker (not the same as the crossover frequency
listed in the speaker’s specifications).
Your subwoofer’s frequency response will include only the very lowest
frequencies, since the subwoofer is designed to play only bass materials.
A typical frequency response for a subwoofer is 25Hz – 150Hz. In this
case, the higher number should be noted in the worksheet.
This information is required to program the receiver’s bass management, which determines which speakers the receiver will use to play
back the low-frequency (bass) portion of the source program.
exceeding its capabilities. If you send the highest notes to the specialpurpose subwoofer, you may not hear them at all.
With proper bass management, the AVR 247 divides the source signal
at a crossover point. All information above the crossover point is played
through the satellite speaker (front left/right, center, surround left/right, or
surround back left/right), and all information below the crossover point is
played through the subwoofer. This enables each loudspeaker in your
system to perform at its best, delivering an enjoyable sound experience.
Step Two – Measure Speaker Distances
Ideally, all of your speakers were placed in a circle, each at the same
distance from the listening position. However, your room may not be
ideal, and you may have had to place some speakers a little further
away than others. This could affect the overall sound of the receiver,
as sounds that are supposed to arrive simultaneously from different
speakers blur due to different arrival times.
The AVR 247 has a delay adjustment that enables the receiver to
compensate for real-world speaker placements.
Before you begin making adjustments, measure the distance from each
speaker to the listening position, and note it in the Table A3 worksheet
in the appendix. Even if all of your speakers are the same distance from
the listening position, you should enter your speaker distances into the
Delay Adjust menu, which is described in Step Three.
Step Three – Manual Setup Menu
Now you are ready to program these adjustments into the receiver. It’s
best to sit in the usual listening position and make the room as quiet as
possible. Don’t worry if you make a mistake; you can always go back
and change these settings.
With the receiver and video display turned on, press the OSD Button on
the remote to display the menu system. Use the ¤ Button on the
remote to move the cursor to the Speaker tab, and press the Set Button
to display the Speaker Setup menu. See Figure 47.
Figure 47 (repeated) – Speaker Setup Menu Screen
Select the Manual Configuration option, and the Manual Speaker Setup
menu will appear. See Figure 84.
If you send the lowest notes to small satellite speakers, you won’t hear
these notes very well, and you may even damage the speaker by
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Usually you would not connect the surround back speakers without also
connecting the front and side surround speakers. However, the AVR 247
has the capability to reassign the surround back amplifier channels to
the multiroom system, enabling you to use these channels to power a
pair of speakers in another room independently of the speakers you use
in your main listening area. In that case you might connect speakers to
the surround back/multiroom terminals without using the side surround
speaker terminals at all.
Figure 84 – Manual Speaker Setup Menu
There are four submenus in the Manual Speaker Setup Menu: Speaker
Size, Speaker Crossover, Delay Adjust and Channel Adjust. As each submenu’s name is highlighted, its settings will be displayed. To navigate the
Manual Speaker Setup menus, press the Set Button when the desired
submenu is highlighted, and the first line of the submenu will be highlighted. Press the Set Button to change a setting, and use the ‹ / ›
Buttons to scroll through the options, pressing the Set Button again to
select an option. Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to select another setting in
the submenu. When you are finished making all of your adjustments
in a particular submenu, press the ‹ Button to return to the list of
submenus, and use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to select another submenu.
If you have run EzSet/EQ, the values obtained during that process will
appear in these menus. You may use them as a starting point for your
adjustments, which is recommended, or you may reset the values in the
Delay Adjust and Channel Adjust submenus.
Each submenu’s settings are dependent upon the previous submenu,
and therefore we recommend you visit the menus in the order shown.
Speaker Size Menu
Move the cursor to the Size line and press the Set Button to display
the Speaker Size submenu. See Figure 84.
The Speaker Size menu lists each of the speaker groups. You will be
programming the correct setting for each group, indicating how many
speakers are in your system and what their capabilities are, based on
the information you obtained in Step One – Determine Speaker Size.
Each of the main speaker groups can be set to one of three settings:
LARGE, SMALL or NONE. These settings don’t refer to the physical size
of the speaker, but rather to its frequency range. These may or may not
turn out to be the same.
If the lower number of the frequency response for your speakers is less
than 100Hz, choose the LARGE setting. If this number is 100Hz or
greater, choose the SMALL setting. If you don’t have a speaker installed
in that position, choose NONE. You may record the speaker size setting
in Table A5 in the appendix.
As you can see, the system requires you to use both speakers in a pair.
For example, you can’t connect just a front left speaker without a right
speaker, or just a right surround (rear) speaker without a left one.
However, you can connect only the front speakers, or both front and
surround speakers without a center, or the front left/right and center
speakers without any surrounds.
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LEFT/RIGHT: This line tells the AVR 247 the capabilities of your front
left and right speakers. Press the Set Button and use the ‹ / › Buttons
to select either SMALL or LARGE for these speakers.
CENTER: Move the cursor to the line for the center speaker, press the
Set Button and use the ‹ / › Buttons to select a setting for this speaker.
NOTE: If the receiver is currently in one of the Logic 7 surround
modes, which will be the case the first time you turn on the
receiver, you won’t be able to set the center speaker to LARGE,
due to the requirements of the Logic 7 processor. You may use
the SMALL setting instead. As you listen to the receiver, if you
find the SMALL setting is not satisfactory, change the surround
mode to one of the Dolby Pro Logic II modes (using the
Surround Select menu, accessible from the Master Menu),
and return to this menu to change the center speaker to
the LARGE setting.
SURROUND: Move the cursor to the line for the side surround
speakers, press the Set Button and use the ‹ / › Buttons to select the
SMALL, LARGE or NONE setting for these two speakers.
SURR BACK: Press the Set Button and use the ‹ / › Buttons to select
the SMALL, LARGE or NONE setting for the surround back speakers.
The AVR 247 is one of the few receivers in its class to include multiroom
capability. With assignable surround back amplifier channels, setting up
a multiroom system is more convenient than ever, no longer requiring
an external amplifier to power the remote speakers. This line indicates
whether the surround back channels are in use with the multiroom system
by indicating MAIN when the multiroom system is not in use and MULTI
when it is. It is not possible to change the status of the surround back
channels from this menu; the MAIN/MULTI indication is for information
only. The status may only be changed by activating or deactivating the
multiroom system using the MULTI ROOM SETUP menu as described
in the Multiroom Operation section.
SUBWOOFER: Move the cursor to the line for the subwoofer, which is
programmed a little differently. The subwoofer’s “size” setting depends
upon how you programmed the front left and right speakers.
• If you set the front speakers to SMALL, the subwoofer setting will be
SUB (LFE), and you won’t be able to change it. All low-frequency
information will always be sent to the subwoofer. If you don’t have
a subwoofer, you may wish to set your front speakers to LARGE
so as not to lose this information, but you may need to lower the
volume to avoid adverse results. We recommend that you either
upgrade to full-range speakers or add a subwoofer to your system
at the earliest opportunity.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
• If you set the front speakers to LARGE, you may select from three
possible settings for the subwoofer.
SUB L/R+LFE: This setting sends all low-frequency information
to the subwoofer, including both information that would normally
be played through the front left and right speakers and the special
low-frequency effects (LFE) channel information.
SUB (LFE): This setting plays low-frequency information contained
in the left and right program channels to the front speakers, and
directs only the LFE channel information to the subwoofer.
NONE: This setting steers all low-frequency information to the
front speakers, and no information to the subwoofer output. Use
this setting if you have a passive subwoofer, or a powered subwoofer that you connected to the front speaker outputs.
NOTE: If you are using a Harman Kardon HKTS speaker
system, select the SMALL setting for the LEFT/RIGHT, CENTER,
SURROUND and SURR BACK lines, and the subwoofer will
automatically be set to SUB (LFE).
Move the cursor to the left to select the next submenu.
The speaker sizes may also be configured without using the on-screen
menu system. Press the Speaker Setup Button on the remote, and
use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to select the desired speaker group (Front
Speakers, Center Speaker, Surround Speakers, Surround Back Speakers,
Subwoofer). Press the Set Button to display the current setting for the
speaker group, and use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons again to change the setting.
Press the Set Button to return to the previous display, or wait a few
seconds for the AVR to return to normal operation on its own.
NOTE: The Speaker/Channel Indicators on the front panel of
the receiver (see Figure 82) will display the speaker size settings
as follows. For each speaker configured as SMALL, a single box
will appear in the position for that speaker. For each speaker
configured as LARGE, a double box will appear in its position.
If a speaker is configured as NONE, no box will appear. The
subwoofer will be indicated by a single box, or no box if no
subwoofer has been configured. The letters inside the boxes
appear when a digital signal is being received that has that
channel discretely encoded. The letters flash when the signal is
not present, such as when a DVD is paused. A line will connect
the SBL and SBR boxes when a 6.1-channel signal is detected,
indicating that the same signal is playing through both speakers.
L
C
R
LFE
SL
SBL
SR
SBR
Figure 85 – Speaker Crossover Menu Screen
Setting the Speaker Crossover menu correctly ensures that your speakers
are properly used so that they sound their best. Although you could skip
this step the first time you use the receiver, we recommend that you
take the few extra minutes to enter the correct crossover settings.
You may select from seven possible settings: 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz or 200Hz. Depending upon the frequency
response of your speakers, which you recorded in Step One –
Determine Speaker Size, for each speaker group select the number
that matches or is just above the low end of your speaker’s frequency
response. You may record the speaker crossover settings in Table A5
in the appendix.
The Subwoofer line sets the frequency for a low-pass filter that determines what information is sent to the subwoofer for playback. Since the
subwoofer output combines low-frequency information for all channels,
in order to make sure that no information is lost due to different speakers
having different capabilities, the subwoofer filter should be matched to
the highest crossover frequency used for any speaker group.
Examine each of your speaker-group settings in this menu, and determine which group is set to the highest frequency. Move the cursor to
the Subwoofer line, press the Set Button and use the ‹ / › Buttons to
select that speaker group. If all speaker groups have the same setting,
you may leave the LFE filter at its factory default of the LEFT/RIGHT
speaker group.
Move the cursor to the left to select the next submenu.
It is not possible to adjust the speaker crossover settings without using
the on-screen menu system.
Delay Adjust Menu
As explained above in Step Two – Measure Speaker Distances, sometimes the speakers are placed at different distances from the listening
position, which can muddy the sound, as sounds are heard earlier or
later than desired.
Figure 82 (repeated) – Speaker/Channel Input Indicators
Speaker Crossover Menu
On the Manual Speaker Setup menu, move the cursor to the CrossOver line and press the Set Button to display the Speaker Crossover
menu. See Figure 85.
Even if all of your speakers are placed the same distance from the
listening position, you should not skip this menu.
On the Manual Speaker Setup menu, move the cursor to the Delay
Adjust line and press the Set Button to display the Delay Adjust menu.
See Figure 86.
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displayed, and use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons again to change the setting.
Press the Set Button to return to the previous display, or wait a few
seconds for the AVR to return to normal operation on its own.
Step Four – Setting Channel Output Levels
Manually
Figure 86 – Delay Adjust Menu Screen
This menu requires you to enter the distance from each speaker to the
listening position, which you measured in Step Two – Measure Speaker
Distances and noted in Table A3 in the appendix.
The default unit of measurement is feet. If you wish to change the unit
to meters, move the cursor down to the UNIT line, press the Set Button
and use the ‹ / › Buttons to change the unit to METER.
Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to move the cursor to the Front Left line, press
the Set Button then use the ‹ / › Buttons to change the measurement
as needed. Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to move to each speaker in turn –
Center, Front Right, Surround Right, Surround Back Right, Surround
Back Left, Surround Left and Subwoofer.
NOTE: When the multiroom system is in use, the surround back
channels are automatically assigned to the multiroom system, as
mentioned earlier. In that situation you will not be able to adjust the
delay settings for these channels; the cursor will skip past them.
A/V SYNC DELAY: This line allows you to compensate for a situation
in which one of your source devices, or your video display, introduces
a significant amount of video processing that causes the audio and
video parts of the signal to lose synchronization. This is known as a
“lip sync” problem. You may delay the audio for all channels by up to
80 milliseconds to compensate.
NOTE: We recommend that you adjust the A/V Sync Delay
using the Delay Button on the remote, rather than in this menu,
so that you can view the picture while adjusting the audio delay.
With the program playing, press the Delay Button, and the A/V
SYNC DELAY message will appear on the front panel and in the
semi-OSD display. Press the Set Button to display the current
delay setting, and use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to adjust the setting
until the picture and sound are back in sync.
RESET: This line is used if you wish to reset all of the speaker delay
settings to the factory default of 10 feet (3.0 meters) at once. Simply
highlight it and press the Set Button.
Move the cursor to the left to select the next submenu.
You may adjust the delay settings without using the on-screen menu
system. Select a surround mode that uses all of the speakers in your
system. Press the Delay Button on the remote to display the A/V SYNC
DELAY message. If you wish to adjust A/V Sync Delay as described in
the above note, press the Set Button to select it. Otherwise, use the
⁄ / ¤ Buttons to scroll through the list of all loudspeakers in your
system. Press the Set Button when the speaker you wish to adjust is
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For a conventional 2-channel receiver, the balance control enables the
user to control the stereo imaging by adjusting the relative loudness of
the left and right channels, as heard at the listening position.
With up to seven main channels plus a subwoofer, imaging becomes
both more critical and more complex. Unlike the rotary balance control,
the goal of the AVR 247’s channel output adjustment process is to
examine the output level of each channel independently and ensure
that each is heard at the listening position with equal loudness.
If you followed the instructions in the Initial Setup section, then you
let EzSet/EQ handle this critical task for you, simply and automatically.
However, if you prefer to make these adjustments manually, the
AVR 247’s Channel Adjust menu allows you to do so, either using the
system’s test tone or while playing source material. In addition, this is
the only method for adjusting the level of the subwoofer.
You may use a handheld SPL meter (available at most electronics
stores) set to the C-Weighting, Slow scale.
1. Make sure all speakers have been connected correctly.
2. Adjust the size, crossover and delay for each speaker in your system
as described in Step Three.
3. If you are using a handheld SPL meter with source material, such
as a test disc or another audio selection, play it now and adjust the
AVR’s master volume control until the meter measures 75dB.
4. There are several methods of adjusting the channel output levels,
using either the test tone or source materials. In all cases, you may
measure the channel levels in one of two ways:
a) By ear. Try to adjust the levels so that all channels sound equally loud.
b) Using a handheld SPL meter set to the C-Weighting, Slow scale. Try to
adjust each channel so that the meter reads 75dB.
The best method of setting the output levels is by running EzSet/EQ, as
described in the Initial Setup section. If any finer adjustments are desired,
we recommend using the full-OSD system to make the adjustments while
playing the AVR’s built-in test tone and measuring the output using an
SPL meter. Less effective would be to measure the output by ear. The
adjustments may also be made using the remote’s Test Tone command
or Channel command. Although the Channel command is also accessible
using the front-panel controls, we don’t recommend doing so, as the
measurements cannot be made from the listening position.
A. Using the Remote Control With the Test Tone
While sitting in the listening position, press the Test Button on the
remote. The test tone will start playing at the front left channel. After
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a few seconds, it will move to the center channel, then the front right
channel, surround right, surround back right, surround back left,
surround left and finally the subwoofer, displaying the channel name
on the front of the receiver and in the semi-OSD display, as well as the
current level setting (varies between –10dB and +10dB). Press the
⁄ / ¤ Buttons to adjust the level setting, and the tone will remain at that
channel until several seconds after your last adjustment. When you have
finished adjusting the levels, press the Test Button again to stop the tone.
Measure the levels by ear, or using an SPL meter, as described above.
B. Using the Front-Panel or Remote-Control Channel
Command
You may adjust the levels by pressing the Channel Button on the front
panel, and the FRONT L LEVEL message will appear. Use the ‹ / ›
Buttons on the front panel to select the desired speaker channel to
adjust, and press the Set Button when the desired channel is displayed.
The current level for that channel will appear, and you may adjust it
using the ‹ / › Buttons. Press the Set Button to return to the speaker
channel choices. This method is not recommended, as you will not be
able to measure the channel levels at the listening position. In addition,
this method requires a source to be playing.
You may also access the Channel command by pressing the Channel
Button on the remote. Use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to select the desired
speaker channel and press the Set Button, then use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons
again to adjust the level. As with the front-panel controls, a source
should be playing for best results. However, the source may be mixed
to highlight certain channels at various times during the selection, which
could skew the results when a different program is played.
C. Using the Full-OSD Menu
Next to EzSet/EQ, the full-OSD menu system offers the easiest and
most flexible manner of setting output levels. Press the OSD Button to
display the menu system, and then navigate to the Speaker tab. Press
the Set Button to display the Speaker Setup menu. Select Manual
Configuration, press the Set Button, and then navigate to the Channel
Adjust line. Press the Set Button to display the Channel Adjust menu.
See Figure 87.
Figure 87 – Channel Adjust Menu Screen
All of the speaker channels will appear with their current level settings.
RESET: If you wish to start by resetting all of the levels to their factory
defaults of 0dB, navigate to this line and press the Set Button. The
levels will be reset.
If you are using an external source to set your output levels, simply
navigate to each channel, press the Set Button and use the ‹ / ›
Buttons to adjust the level as desired.
If you would like to set your levels using the AVR 247’s internal test
tone, adjust the TEST TONE SEQ and TEST TONE lines as follows.
TEST TONE SEQ: When this setting reads AUTO, the test tone will automatically circulate to all channels, pausing for a few moments at each
channel and then moving to the next channel several seconds later, as
indicated by the highlight bar. You may adjust the level for any channel
when the test tone is paused there by using the ‹ / › Buttons. You may
also use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons at any time to move the cursor to another
line, and the test tone will follow the cursor.
When this setting reads MANUAL, the test tone will not move to the
next channel until you use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to move it.
TEST TONE: This line determines whether the test tone is active. To
begin the process of setting the levels, press the Set Button and use
the ‹ / › Buttons to change the setting to ON. Any time you manually
move the cursor out of the channel listings area of the screen, this
setting will automatically change to OFF, stopping the test tone.
NOTE: Setting the channel levels while one surround mode is
active does not necessarily carry over to all other modes. We
recommend that after you have set the levels satisfactorily in
one mode, you note the results and change to other surround
modes. For those modes that don’t reflect your level settings,
you may either copy the settings you obtained (as a short cut),
or redo the procedure to determine the correct settings for
those surround modes.
Video Adjustments
The AVR 247 includes sophisticated DCDi by Faroudja video processing
that delivers enhanced video quality, even for older analog video source
components, as well as upgraded on-screen displays. When upscaling
video materials from a lower resolution to a higher one (the AVR 247
upscales to a maximum of 720p), the processor is adding pixels to the
original image. Sometimes when converting interlaced video (displays all
odd rows then all even rows of the frame) to progressive-scan video
(displays all rows at once) and increasing the resolution, the interpolation
of new pixels can cause jagginess, or a staircase effect, at edge transitions,
such as between the stripes in an American flag. Faroudja engineers
developed the DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) algorithm
to ensure that the additional pixels follow the edge, virtually eliminating
the jagginess and enhancing upscaled images.
The video processor is set at the factory to automatically provide the
best picture as it detects the capabilities of your video display and the
incoming source video signals. However, you may experiment with the
Video Setup menu adjustments to try to improve the picture further. The
Video Setup menu includes a reset feature in the event you wish to
return to the factory defaults and try again.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The AVR 247 cannot convert 1080i or
1080p analog video signals to the HDMI format. This affects
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users of Microsoft Xbox 360 systems and some older set-top
boxes, and the picture cannot be improved by making adjustments in the AVR 247’s Video Setup menu.
If your digital cable television set-top box outputs 1080i or higher
video via component video outputs and is not equipped with an
HDMI output, contact your cable operator for a replacement.
For Xbox 360 and satellite television customers, either change
the settings on your source device to ensure that it outputs only
720p video through its component video outputs, which the
AVR can convert to the HDMI format, or connect the AVR’s
Component Video Monitor Outputs to the video display.
Although you could connect the source device’s component
video outputs directly to your video display, you would then have
to select the correct video input on the display, depending on
which source input on the AVR was in use.
To access the Video Setup menu, press the OSD Button to display the
menu system, and navigate to the Video tab. Press the Set Button to
access the Video Setup menu, shown in Figure 88.
Figure 88 – Video Setup Menu Screen
Output Format: This setting is used to specify the resolution of the
AVR’s video output as 480i, 480p or 720p.
When the HDMI Output is active, 480i output is not available. If you select
the 480i setting and the video display is capable of 720p resolution, the
AVR will automatically select the higher resolution. If the display is not
capable of 720p resolution, the AVR will select the 480p setting.
If your source signal is 1080i or 1080p (must be digital, not analog; see
important note above), it will be passed through to the HDMI Output as
is, but you may not select that output format on this line, as upscaling to
these resolutions is not supported. If you are using the Component Video
Monitor Outputs, you will not be able to view 1080p materials, but 1080i
sources will be passed through. In any event, when the source signal is
1080i or 1080p, the semi-OSD messages will not appear, including the
volume bar. Full-OSD displays will appear, but at a lower resolution.
Viewing Preference: This setting allows you to select a factorypredetermined picture setting that is optimized for various types of
program materials. The available options are CINEMA, SPORT, NATURE
and VIVID.
Sharpness: You may adjust the Sharpness setting from 0 to 100 in increments of 4 units. We recommend leaving this setting as low as possible, as
contrary to what you might expect, a less sharp image can appear clearer
on screen. In addition, increasing the Sharpness requires additional video
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processing, which may lead to loss of sync with the audio or visual artifacts.
However, there is no harm in experimenting with this setting.
Brightness: This control adjusts the level at which black is delivered.
We recommend leaving it at its factory setting, although there is no
harm in experimenting if you are using a test signal.
Contrast: This control adjusts the difference between black and white
in the picture. We recommend leaving it at its factory setting, although
there is no harm in experimenting if you are using a test signal.
Color: This control adjusts the hue of the colors in the picture, and
may be set between 0 and 99. Select a setting in which people and
objects on screen look natural. There is no “recommended” setting,
and no harm in experimenting.
Reset: If you wish to return the video settings to their factory defaults,
select this line and press the Set Button.
Multiroom Operation
The AVR 247 offers the benefits of multiroom operation, a rarity in a
receiver this affordable. With the multiroom system in use, you may
enjoy an exciting 5.1-channel home theater presentation in the main
listening area, while others listen to the same materials or an entirely
different presentation in another room.
Although installation of a multiroom system is not complicated, it is often
accomplished by running wires inside walls. We urge you to check your
local building codes and comply with the requirements for in-wall wiring
systems to prevent the possibility of a dangerous situation. If you have
any questions about installing a multiroom system, we strongly recommend that you contact a professional custom installer in your area.
Installing a Multiroom System
A typical multiroom system consists of only one remote room in the
remote zone. That is, you connect only one pair of loudspeakers to the
AVR 247, placing those speakers in the remote room the same way
you would place the front left and right speakers in the main listening
room. It is not recommended that you separate the left and right
multiroom speakers, unless you will only use the system with the tuner
as the source, and you have pressed the Tuning Mode Button to select
monaural operation for FM radio stations.
If you wish to use the AVR 247 with more than one remote room, you
will need to purchase a multichannel external amplifier that enables you
to connect several pairs of loudspeakers. However, the AVR 247 only
outputs one remote zone, meaning that only one signal is sent through
the multiroom system. All remote rooms will hear the same source,
even when a multichannel amplifier is used.
There are two ways of connecting the remote speakers to the AVR 247:
a) Connect the speakers to the left and right Surround Back/Multiroom
Speaker Outputs on the rear panel of the AVR 247. This is the
simplest type of multiroom system. However, it is not recommended
for long speaker-wire runs (e.g., more than 25 feet), as the audio
signal tends to degrade over long distances. If your application would
require a long speaker-wire run, consider option b) below.
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b) Purchase an external amplifier. Connect the Surround Back/Multiroom
Preamp Outputs to the amplifier’s inputs. You may place the amplifier
either in the main listening room or the remote room. Placing the
amplifier in the main listening room would require the use of long
speaker wires to reach the remote room, while placing the amplifier
in the remote room calls for the opposite – long interconnect cables
and short speaker wires.
When you use either the Surround Back/Multiroom Speaker Outputs or
the Surround Back/Multiroom Preamp Outputs for a multiroom system,
you will not be able to use the surround back speakers with your main
system, which will be limited to 5.1 channels. However, when the multiroom system is turned off, you may relocate your remote speakers
(if that’s practical) to the main listening room for 7.1-channel operation.
You may install an optional remote infrared (IR) receiver in the remote
room and connect it to the Multiroom IR Input on the back of the
receiver. This lets you use an optional second-zone remote, a keypad
or another control device to turn the multiroom system on or off, select
a source input, and operate any source devices that are connected in
daisychain fashion to the AVR 247’s Remote IR Output. You may use
the main AVR 247 remote control in the remote zone, or you may
purchase a second-zone remote by contacting Harman Kardon
customer service through our Web site.
You may use the above connection methods simultaneously to increase
the total number of remote rooms in your system. Remember that
sending control commands from one room in the system will affect
the entire remote zone of the multiroom system.
Operating the Multiroom System
Default Volume: The volume is controlled separately for the remote zone.
SB Amps: This line is for information only and cannot be changed.
When the multiroom system is turned off, this line will always display
the MAIN setting. When the multiroom system is turned on, this line
will always display the MULTI setting, reflecting that the surround back
channels are always assigned to the remote zone when the multiroom
system is used.
The three multiroom settings may also be accessed by pressing the
Multiroom Button on the remote (see Figure 90). The first press displays
the MULTI ON/OFF setting, which functions the same as the first line
of the Multiroom Setup menu. You may use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to
scroll to the MULTI INPUT and MULTI LEVEL settings, which perform
the same functions as the Source and Default Volume lines of the
Multiroom Setup menu. For each of the three settings, press the Set
Button to adjust the setting, using the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to select the
desired option.
Figure 90 – Multiroom Button
System Settings
The AVR 247 offers several system settings that allow you to make the
receiver easier to use rather than directly affecting performance. Most of
these settings may be accessed from the System Setup menu, which is
selected by pressing the OSD Button and navigating to the System tab.
Press the Set Button to display the System Setup menu. See Figure 91.
The AVR 247’s multiroom system is accessed using the on-screen
Multiroom Setup menu. Press the OSD Button to display the menu
System, and use the ⁄ / ¤ Buttons to navigate to the Multiroom
tab. Press the Set Button to display the Multiroom Setup menu.
See Figure 89.
Figure 91 – System Setup Menu Screen
Figure 89 – Multiroom Setup Menu Screen
Multiroom: This line is used to turn the multiroom system on or off.
When no one is listening in the remote room, leave this setting at the
default of OFF.
Source: This line indicates the source input selected for the remote
zone. You may select any source input for which a device has been
connected to the AVR 247, even when a different source is being
enjoyed in the main listening area. However, if the tuner has been
selected for simultaneous operation in both the main listening area and
the remote zone, listeners in both areas will hear the same radio station.
VFD Fade Timeout: Some people find the brightness of the AVR’s
front-panel display distracting during movies or listening sessions. It’s
possible to dim the front-panel display completely using the Dim function
(see below). This sets the display to remain dark most of the time, lighting
up only when a button is pressed or a remote command is received, and
going dark again five seconds after the last command. The VFD Fade
Time Out feature also causes the display to light up only when a button
is pressed or a change in the incoming signal is detected, but the
display immediately begins to fade to dark.
Select a time-out period of between 3 and 10 seconds, or select OFF
if you prefer to leave the displays on at all times or to use the Dim function.
Volume Default and Default Volume Set: These two settings are
used together to program a volume level the AVR will always switch to
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when turned on. This feature avoids discomfort for listeners in case the
last user turned the volume very high.
Press the OSD Button to remove the display from the screen so that
you may adjust the volume to a desired level while a source is playing.
Make a note of the number that appears in the display, and return to
the System Setup menu. At the Default Volume Set line, select the
desired volume setting, and activate the feature by setting Volume
Default to ON.
NOTE: Although volume is normally displayed in 0.5dB increments,
the default volume setting only allows whole numbers.
Semi OSD Timeout: At this line, you may program the amount of time
(2 to 5 seconds) the two-line semi-OSD on-screen messages remain
visible, or you may deactivate the semi-OSD display altogether
if you find it distracting. These messages will continue to appear
on the front panel of the receiver.
NOTE: The semi-OSD displays are not available when a 1080i
or 1080p high-definition video source is in use.
Full OSD Timeout: At this line, you may program the amount of time
(20, 30, 40 or 50 seconds) the full-OSD menus remain visible on
screen. The full-OSD system may not be deactivated.
Default Surround Mode: This setting determines how the AVR 247
will handle Dolby Digital and DTS sources. For the purposes of this
setting, the “default surround mode” means the mode encoded in the
program, such as Dolby Digital 5.1. With this setting ON, the receiver
will always use the default surround mode encoded in the program.
When this setting is changed to OFF, the receiver will use the surround
mode you selected the last time this type of audio stream was detected.
Dolby Digital 2.0 signals default to the Dolby Pro Logic II Movie mode, but
you may select another Dolby surround mode manually. For PCM and
analog sources, the factory default surround mode is Logic 7 Music. In
general, the receiver will use the surround mode selected the last time that
type of signal was received.
Dim Function
Some people find the front-panel messages distracting and would
prefer to dim them or turn them off altogether. When the display is
dimmed or darkened, it will return to full brightness for five seconds
any time a command is received before dimming or darkening again.
To dim the display:
1. Press the Dim Button on the remote. Each button press will cycle
through the three settings of:
VFD FULL: Normal brightness
VFD HALF: Display is dimmed but still visible; the light inside the
volume knob goes dark
VFD OFF: Display goes completely dark except for the Power
Indicator to remind you that the receiver is turned on
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2. Press the Set Button on the front panel and hold it for about five
seconds. A message indicating the current brightness setting (see
above) will appear in the display. Use the front-panel ‹ / › Buttons
to change the setting and press the Set Button to select it.
Advanced Remote Control Functions
The AVR 247 remote control not only operates the AVR 247, but it also
serves as a universal remote that may be programmed to operate many
other home theater components, as described in the Installation section.
Each time you select one of your other components, the AVR remote
switches to the control functions for that component. Since many buttons have unique functions for each component, refer to the Function
List in the Appendix for assistance in operating your other components.
The function of each button will not necessarily correspond to the label
printed on the button.
Punch-Through Programming
The AVR 247 remote’s punch-through feature allows you to select
one component for the remote to operate, while simultaneously setting
certain groups of controls to operate another component. For example,
while using the AVR to control surround modes and other audio functions, you may operate the transport controls of your DVD player. Or while
using the remote to control video functions on your TV, you may use your
cable box to change channels and the AVR to control the volume.
NOTE: It is not necessary to program the remote to control
your DVD player’s transport controls while the AVR, VID2 or
VID3 devices are in use, as the remote is preprogrammed at
the factory with this function.
To program punch-through control while operating any device:
1. Press and hold the Input Selector (or AVR selector) for the main
device the remote will be operating until the Program LED flashes
and the remote enters Program mode.
2. Select the type of punch-through programming.
a) To program volume control punch-through, press the Volume Up
Button.
b) To program channel control punch-through, press the Volume
Down Button.
c) To program transport control punch-through, press the Play Button.
3. Press the Input Selector (or AVR selector) for the device whose
volume, channel or transport controls you would like to be active
while operating the device you selected in the first step. The LED
will flash green to confirm the programming.
For example, if you wish to watch your TV (programmed into the Video
3 Button) while changing channels using your cable box (Video 2), first
press the Video 3 Button until the Program LED flashes. Then press the
Volume Down Button, followed by the Video 2 Button.
To undo punch-through programming, follow the same steps as above,
but press the same Input (or AVR) Selector in Steps 1 and 3.
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You may reassign the transport control punch-through programming for
the AVR, VID2 and VID3 devices to other devices, such as CD. If you
wish to remove transport control punch-through altogether for the AVR,
VID2 or VID3 device, follow the same procedure as for programming
punch-through, but in Step 3 press either of the other two of these three
special selector buttons. For example, to remove punch-through transport control from the VID3 device so that pressing any of the transport
controls will have no effect in that device mode, press and hold VID3
until the Program Indicator Program LED flashes in amber, then press
the Play button, followed by either the AVR or VID2 Button.
Resetting the Remote
Macros
To correct erratic behavior, first try turning the Master Power Switch off
and unplugging the AC power cord for at least three minutes. Plug
the cord back in and turn the receiver back on. If this doesn’t help,
try a system reset.
Macros are used to program sequences of up to 19 commands that
are executed with a single button press. Macros are well suited for
power on and off commands, or to send out a favorite multidigit channel
number with one button press, or to have the ability to send out a code
sequence to control another device while the remote is operating one
device, but with more flexibility than the built-in punch-through controls.
Some commands may not be programmed into macros: Mute, Dim,
Channel Up/Down, or any of the surround mode commands.
NOTE: Use caution when programming complicated macros. It
isn’t possible to program a pause or delay before sending commands after Power On, and the component may not be ready
to respond to commands instantaneously after powering on.
To program, or “record” a macro, follow these steps:
1. Simultaneously press and hold one of the four Macro Buttons (or the
Power On Button) and the Mute Button to enter Program mode.
2. Press the Input (or AVR) Selector for each device before you enter
commands to be transmitted to that device. This step counts as one
of the 19 commands allowed for each macro.
NOTE: Even if you previously switched one of the dual-source
Input Selectors (DVD/CD, TAPE/THE BRIDGE, HDMI 1/HDMI 2)
to the primary or secondary source prior to programming the
macro, the remote always requires you to press any of these
selectors once to program the macro to select the primary
source and twice for the secondary source.
To reset the remote to its factory defaults, simultaneously press and hold
any Input Selector and the “0” Numeric key. When the Program LED
flashes in amber, enter the code “333”. When the green LED goes out,
the remote will have been fully reset.
Processor Reset
There may be instances when you wish to fully reset the AVR 247 to its
factory defaults, or the unit may behave erratically after a power surge.
NOTES:
• A system reset erases all user configurations, including
speaker and level settings and tuner presets. After a reset,
you will need to reenter all of these settings.
• The RS-232 Reset Button on the rear panel of the AVR 247
does not perform a system reset. DO NOT press the RS-232
Reset Button.
To reset the AVR 247, place the receiver in Standby mode (press the
front-panel Standby/On Switch so that the Power Indicator turns amber).
Then press and hold the front-panel Tone Mode Button for at least five
seconds until the RESET message appears in the display.
If the receiver still does not function correctly after a processor reset,
contact an authorized Harman Kardon service center for assistance.
Authorized service centers may be located by visiting our Web site
at www.harmankardon.com.
Memory
If the AVR 247 is unplugged or experiences a power outage, it will
retain user settings for up to four weeks.
3. For the Power On command, DO NOT press the Power On Button.
Press the Mute Button instead.
4. Press the Power Off Button to program the Power Off command.
5. Press the Sleep Button to end the programming process.
It isn’t possible to “edit” a command within a macro. However, you may
erase the macro as follows:
1. Simultaneously press and hold the Mute Button and the Macro
Button containing the macro until the Program LED flashes.
2. Press the Surround Button to erase the macro.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not function when Main
Power Switch is pushed
• No AC Power
• Make certain AC power cord is plugged into
a live outlet
• Check to see whether outlet is switch-controlled
Display lights, but no sound
or picture
• Intermittent input connections
• Make certain that all input and speaker connections
are secure
• Press Mute Button
• Turn up volume control
• Mute is on
• Volume control is down
No sound from any speaker;
light around power switch is red
• Amplifier is in protection mode
due to possible short
• Amplifier is in protection mode
due to internal problems
• Check speaker wire connections for shorts at receiver and
speaker ends
• Contact your local Harman Kardon service center
No sound from surround or
center speakers
• Incorrect surround mode
• Input is monaural
• Incorrect configuration
• Stereo or Mono program material
• Select a mode other than Stereo
• There is no surround information from mono sources
• Check speaker mode configuration
• The surround decoder may not create center- or rear-channel
information from nonencoded programs
Unit does not respond to
remote commands
• Weak batteries in remote
• Wrong device selected
• Remote sensor is obscured
• Change remote batteries
• Press the AVR selector
• Make certain front-panel sensor is in line of sight of remote
or connect an optional remote sensor
Intermittent buzzing in tuner
• Local interference
• Move unit or antenna away from computers, fluorescent
lights, motors or other electrical appliances
Letters flash in the channel indicator
display and digital audio stops
• Digital audio feed paused
• Resume play for DVD
• Check that the correct digital input is selected
Surround Back Speaker settings
cannot be accessed, and test tone
does not play through Surround
Back Speakers
• Multiroom system has been turned on, • Use the OSD menu system to access the Multiroom Setup
and the surround back channels
menu and turn off the multiroom system.
were reassigned to multiroom operation
The XM Preview Channel (001)
is silent
• XM antenna is not plugged in
• XM antenna is not located in such
a way as to enable reception
• Make sure you are using a home audio XM antenna module
designed for use with XM Ready home audio equipment,
and that the module is plugged into the XM Radio Jack
on the rear panel of the receiver.
• The XM Antenna module needs to be placed with an
unobstructed view of the southern sky, or within range of an
XM terrestrial repeater. If necessary, purchase an extension
cable from your XM Radio dealer.
Unable to activate Program mode
on remote
• Input Selector not held for at least
3 seconds
• The selector will light as you initially press it, and go dark as you
hold it down. Wait at least 3 seconds for the selector to light
up again, and the Program LED will flash.
Unable to assign a device to
HDMI 1 or 2 selectors
• Invalid device assignment attempted
• Only the DVD, VCR (includes DVR), cable or satellite (CBL/SAT
selector) devices may be assigned to the HDMI 1 or 2 selectors.
Remote behaves erratically
• Buttons are pressed too hard
• Always press remote control buttons as gently as possible.
Additional information on troubleshooting possible problems with your AVR 247, or installation-related issues, may be found in the list of “Frequently
Asked Questions”, which is located in the Product Support section of our Web site at www.harmankardon.com.
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AVR 247 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Section
Stereo Mode
Continuous Average Power (FTC)
65 Watts per channel, 20Hz–20kHz,
@ <0.07% THD, both channels driven into 8 ohms
Seven-Channel Surround Modes
Power per Individual Channel
Front L&R channels:
50 Watts per channel
@ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Center channel:
50 Watts @ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Surround (L & R Side, L & R Back) channels:
50 Watts per channel
@ <0.07% THD, 20Hz–20kHz into 8 ohms
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Linear (High-Level)
200mV/47k ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A)
100dB
Surround System Adjacent Channel Separation
Pro Logic I/II
40dB
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
55dB
DTS
55dB
Frequency Response
@ 1W (+0dB, –3dB)
10Hz –130kHz
High Instantaneous
Current Capability (HCC)
±35 Amps
Transient Intermodulation
Distortion (TIM)
Unmeasurable
Slew Rate
40V/µsec
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Usable Sensitivity
Distortion
Selectivity
Video Section
Television Format
Input Level/Impedance
Output Level/Impedance
Video Frequency Response
(Composite and S-Video)
Video Frequency Response
(Component Video)
HDMI ™
General
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
520–1720kHz
45dB
Loop 500µV
1kHz, 50% Mod 0.8%
±10kHz, 30dB
NTSC
1Vp-p/75 ohms
1Vp-p/75 ohms
10Hz–8MHz (–3dB)
10Hz–100MHz (–3dB)
Audio and video processing
AC 120V/60Hz
65W idle, 540W maximum
(7 channels driven)
Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
(Product)
17-5/16 inches (440mm)
6-1/2 inches (165mm)
15 inches (382mm)
(Shipping)
21-7/8 inches (555mm)
10-1/2 inches (266mm)
18-5/16 inches (465mm)
Weight
(Product)
30.0 lb (13.6kg)
(Shipping)
35.0 lb (15.9kg)
Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and terminal connections.
Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon and Logic 7 are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered
in the United States and/or other countries. EzSet/EQ, TheBridge and Designed to Entertain are trademarks
of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
TM
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range
Usable Sensitivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Distortion
Stereo Separation
Selectivity
Image Rejection
IF Rejection
87.5–108.0MHz
IHF 1.3µV/13.2dBf
Mono/Stereo 70/68dB
Mono/Stereo 0.2/0.3%
40dB @ 1kHz
±400kHz, 70dB
80dB
90dB
Apple, iTunes and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Shuffle is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Audiovox is a registered trademark of Audiovox Corporation.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
CEA is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association.
Cirrus Logic is a registered trademark of Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
I
“DTS” and “DTS ES Neo:6” are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. “96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
Faroudja and DCDi by Faroudja are registered trademarks of Genesis Microchip Inc.
HD-DVD is a trademark of the DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC).
The AVR 247 is Simplay HD™-verified for compatibility
via the HDMI connection with other Simplay HD-verified products.
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Microsoft and Xbox are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
SACD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
The Simplay HD logo and the Simplay, Simplay HD and Simplay Labs trademarks are owned by
Silicon Image, Inc. and are used under license from Silicon Image, Inc. and/or Simplay Labs, LLC.
Please register your AVR 247 on our Web site at
www.harmankardon.com.
TiVo is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc.
XM and XM Ready are registered trademarks of XM Satellite Radio.
NOTE: You’ll need the product’s serial number.
At the same time, you can choose to be notified about
our new products and/or special promotions.
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Appendix – Default settings, worksheets, remote product codes
Table A1 – Source Input Setting Defaults
Source
DVD
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
The Bridge/ CD
DMP
Tape
Title
6-/8XM
Channel
TUNER
XM
Video Input Comp V 1 HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Comp V 2 Comp V 3 Composite Composite The Bridge/ Comp V1
DMP
Comp V1 Comp V1 Comp V1 Comp V1
Audio Input Coax 1
HDMI 2
Analog
Analog
Analog
Analog
(Tuner)
Analog
Analog
(6-/8-Channel) (Tuner)
On
Off
Off
HDMI 1
Optical 1
Analog
Analog
Analog
(The Bridge/DMP)
†
Tuner
Auto Poll
On
Off
Off
Surround
Mode†
Logic 7 Logic 7 Logic 7
7CH Music 7CH Music 7CH Music
On
On
On
Logic 7
Logic 7 Logic 7
7CH Music 7CH Music 7CH Music
On
Off
On
Off
Logic 7
7CH Music
Logic 7
7CH Music
Logic 7
Logic 7 Logic 7 Logic 7 Logic 7
7CH Music 7CH Music 7CH Music 7CH Music 7CH Music
The default shown is the preferred surround mode for PCM and Analog audio sources.
Table A2 – Speaker/Channel Setting Defaults
Source
DVD
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
Video 1 Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
The Bridge/ CD
DMP
Tape
Tuner
6-/8XM
Channel
Left/Right Speaker Size
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Large
Small
Center Speaker Size
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Large
Small
Surround Speaker Size
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Large
Small
Surround Back Speaker Size Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Small
Large
Small
Subwoofer
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Sub
Left/Right Speaker Crossover 100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
N/A
100Hz
Center Speaker Crossover
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
N/A
100Hz
Surround Speaker Crossover 100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
100Hz
N/A
100Hz
Left/Right
Left/Right Left/Right Left/Right
Subwoofer Crossover
Sub
Left/Right Left/Right Left/Right Left/Right Left/Right
Left/Right Left/Right N/A
Table A3 – Delay Setting Defaults
Speaker Position
Distance From Speaker to Listening Position
Front Left
10 feet
Center
10 feet
Front Right
10 feet
Surround Right
10 feet
Surround Left
10 feet
Subwoofer
10 feet
A/V Sync Delay
0mS
62
Your Delay Settings
Left/Right
APPENDIX
Table A4 – Source Input Settings
Source
DVD
HDMI 1 HDMI 2 Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 The Bridge/DMP
CD
Tape
Tuner 6-/8-Channel XM
Title
Video Input
Audio Input
The Bridge/DMP
Tuner
6-/8-Channel Tuner
Auto Poll
Surround Mode
Tone Mode
Bass
Treble
Video Mode
Table A5 – Speaker/Channel Settings
Source
DVD HDMI 1 HDMI 2 Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 The Bridge/DMP CD Tape Tuner 6-/8-Channel†† XM
Left/Right Speaker Size
N/A
Center Speaker Size
N/A
Surround Speaker Size
N/A
Subwoofer
N/A
Left/Right Speaker Crossover
N/A
Center Speaker Crossover
N/A
Surround Speaker Crossover
N/A
Subwoofer Crossover
N/A
Left Channel Level†††
Right Channel Level†††
Center Channel Level†††
Surround Left Channel Level†††
Surround Right Channel Level†††
Surround Back Left Channel Level†††
Surround Back Right Channel Level†††
Subwoofer Channel Level†††
††
†††
The 6-/8-Channel Inputs are “direct” inputs, meaning their signals are passed directly to the volume control without any bass management processing. Thus, the speaker sizes are always full range,
and it isn’t possible to adjust speaker size or crossover.
Channel levels vary by surround mode rather than source input.
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Table A6 – Remote Control Codes
Source Input
Product Type (circle one or fill in)
Video 1
VCR, PVR
Video 2
Cable, Satellite
Video 3
TV
Video 4
TV
DVD
DVD
CD
CD, CDR
Tape
Cassette
HDMI 1
VCR, PVR, DVD, Cable, Satellite
HDMI 2
VCR, PVR, DVD, Cable, Satellite
Remote Control Code
Table A7 – System Settings
Feature
Default Setting
VFD Fade Timeout
Off
Volume Default
Off
Default Volume Set
–25dB
Semi-OSD Time Out
5 seconds
Full-OSD Time Out
20 seconds
Default Surround Mode
On
Your Setting
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the fonts accompanying this license ("Fonts") and associated documentation files (the "Font Software"),
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2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65 66
68 69
67
70
Refer to the numbered buttons in Figure 92 when using the Function List.
Figure 92 – Remote Control Function List Reference
65
APPENDIX
Table A8 – Remote Control Function List
No. Button Name AVR Function
DVD
CD/CD-R
Tape
VCR (VID1)
TiVo (VID1)
CBL (VID2)
SAT (VID2)
TV (VID3/VID4)
The
Bridge
TM
(DMP) XM
HDMI 1/2
1 Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On/Off
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
2 Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
TV Power
Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
Power Off
3 Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
4 AVR
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
AVR Select
5 DVD/CD
DVD Input Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Select
DVD Input Select
CD Input Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Select
CD Input Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
Tape Select
The Bridge (DMP) Select
The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select
The Bridge (DMP) Select
The Bridge (DMP) Select
The Bridge (DMP) Select The Bridge (DMP) Select
7 HDMI1/HDMI 2 HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 1 Select HDMI 1 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select
HDMI 2 Select HDMI 2 Select
Video 1 Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
VCR Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL Select
SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select
CBL/SAT Select CBL/SAT Select
6 Tape/
The
Bridge
8 VID 1 (VCR)
TM
9 VID 2 (CBL/SAT) Video 2 Select
AVR Select
VCR Select
10 VID 3 (TV)
Video 3 Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
TV Select
11 VID 4
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select
Video 4 Select Video 4 Select
12 XM
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
XM Select
13 AM/FM
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
Tuner Select
14 6/8CH
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select 6/8 Ch. Input Select
15 Sleep/CH+ Sleep
16 Test Tone
TV Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
6/8 Ch. Input Select
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
Channel +
TV/VCR
TV Input
TV/CBL
TV/SAT
TV/VCR
TV/Video
Test Tone
17 T/V
TV/DVD or V. OFF Input Select
18 Vol Up
Volume Up
Volume Up
Volume Up
Volume Up
Volume Up
19 Surr/CH–
DSP Surround Mode Select Disc Menu or Title CDR Select
Channel –
Channel –
Channel –
Channel –
Channel –
Channel –
20 OSD
OSD
OSD
Live TV
OSD
OSD
OSD
OSD
21 M-Room
Multiroom
22 Vol Down
Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down
Volume Down
Volume Down
23 CH./Guide
Channel Trim
24 Speaker/Menu Speaker Setup
Volume Up
Volume Up
Program
Volume Up
Volume Up
HD Mode
Volume Down Volume Down
Title or Disc Menu Continuous Play
Info/Guide
Volume Down
Volume Down
Info/Guide
Guide
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Move/Adjust Up Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
26 fi
Move/Adjust Left Left
Left
Left
Left
Left
Left
Scroll –
Left
Left
27 Set
Set
Enter
Enter
Select
Enter
Enter
Enter
Select
Set
Set/Enter
28 fl
Move/Adjust Right Right
Right
Right
Right
Right
Right
Scroll +
Right
Right
Move/Adjust Down Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Prev Channel
Prev Channel
Prev Channel
25
29
⁄
¤
30 Digital/Exit
Menu or Setup Intro Scan
Guide
Digital Input Select Open/Close
Menu
Menu
Up
Up
Return/Exit
31 Delay/Prev. Ch. Delay Adjust
Return or Status Open/Close
32 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
33 2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
34 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
35 4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
36 5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
37 6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
38 7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
39 8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
40 Tun-M
Tuning Mode
Chapter+ or Zoom
Repeat
41 9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
42 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
66
Prev. Channel
Tuning Mode
APPENDIX
Table A8 – continued
No. Button Name AVR Function
DVD
CD/CD-R
43 Memory
Memory
Audio or Playlist
Time
44 Tuning Up
Tuning Up
Next Chapter
Track Direct
45 Direct
Direct Tuner Entry Angle
Random Play
46 Clear
Clear
Clear
47 Preset Up
Preset Tune Up
48 Tuning Down Tuning Down
Clear
Slow Forward
+10
Prev Chapter
Track Increment
49 Tone
Tone mode
Program
50 D. Skip
Disc Skip (DVD) Disc Skip
Disc Skip
Tape
VCR (VID1)
TiVo (VID1)
CBL (VID2)
SAT (VID2)
TV (VID3/VID4)
The
Bridge
TM
(DMP) XM
HDMI 1/2
Memory
Cancel
Cancel
FAV/Angle
Clear
Clear
Sleep
Tuning Up
FAV
Angle/FAV
Next
Clear
Alt
Preset Up
Tuning Down
Skip
51 Preset Down Preset Down
Slow Rev
52 M1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Macro 1
Preset Down
Macro 1
Macro 1
53 M2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
Macro 2
54 M3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
Macro 3
55 M4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
Macro 4
56 Dolby Surround Dolby Modes
57 DTS Surround DTS Digital Modes
58 DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6 Select
59 Night
Night Mode Select Subtitle On/Off
60 Logic 7
Logic 7 Select
61 Stereo
Stereo Mode Select
62 Skip Down
Skip – (DVD)
Step –
Skip –
Scan –
Thumbs Down
Skip – (DVD)
Skip – (DVD)
Skip – (DVD)
63 Skip Up
Skip + (DVD)
Step +
Skip +
Scan +
Thumbs Up
Skip + (DVD)
Skip + (DVD)
Skip + (DVD)
64 Dim
Dimmer
CDP Select
66 Rewind (‹‹) R. Search (DVD) R. Search
R. Search
Rewind
66 Play (‹›) Play (DVD)
Play
R. Play/F. Play Play
67 F F (››)
Play
F. Search (DVD) F. Search
68 Record
Rewind
F. Search
Fast Fwd
Record
Record/Pause Record
Stop
69 Stop
Stop (DVD)
Stop
Stop
70 Pause
Pause (DVD)
Pause
Pause
Fast Fwd
R. Search
R. Search (DVD) R. Search (DVD) R. Search (DVD)
Skip–/R. Search
R. Search
Play
Play (DVD)
Play
Play
F. Search
F. Search (DVD) F. Search (DVD) F. Search (DVD) Skip+/F. Search
Play (DVD)
Play (DVD)
Record
F. Search
Record
Stop
Slow
Stop (DVD)
Stop (DVD)
Stop (DVD)
Pause
Pause
Pause (DVD)
Pause (DVD)
Pause (DVD)
Stop
Pause
Pause
NOTE: When any of the transport controls are pressed while the remote is in AVR, Video 2 or Video 3 mode, the remote will automatically switch to DVD mode and the command will be applied
to the DVD player. If you then press a button native to the original mode, e.g., Volume Down for the AVR, the remote will revert to the original mode. See Punch-Through Programming, described
in the Advanced Functions section, for more information.
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Refer to Tables A9 through A16 when programming the codes for your components into the remote.
Table A9 – Remote Control Product Codes – TV
TV Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
TV Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
AIWA
A MARK
ADMIRAL
AKAI
AMPRO
ANAM
AOC
BLAUPUNKT
BROKSONIC
CANDLE
CAPEHART
CENTURION
CENTRONIC
CITIZEN
CLASSIC
CONCERTO
CONTEC
CORANDO
CORONADO
CRAIG
CROWN
CURTIS MATHES
CXC
DAEWOO
KTV
LLOYTRON
LODGENET
LOGIK
LUXMAN
LXI
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MATSUI
MEMOREX
METZ
MGA
MINERVA
MITSUBISHI
MTC
NATIONAL
NEC
NIKEI
ONKING
ONWA
OPTONICA
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILCO
PHILIPS
DAYTRON
DIGI LINK
DYNASTY
DYNATECH
ELECTROHOME
EMERSON
FUNAI
FUTURETECH
GE
GOLDSTAR/LG
GRUNDIG
HALL MARK
HARMAN KARDON
HITACHI
INFINITY
INKEL
JBL
JC PENNEY
JENSEN
JVC
KAWASHO
KEC
KENWOOD
KMC
68
027
122
192
123
164
045
122
084
205
123
059
123
045
045
045
128
045
172
132
045
045
123
045
045
114
128
200
045
063
115
045
159
045
045
029
159
101
193
128
201
123
148
120
148
115
019
079
173
045
123
132
132
160
106
123
109
128
112
122
206
128
171
123
157
132
128
087
116
132
132
123
162
087
163
110
128
158
132
159
132
102
119
128
205
105
127
132
106
128
139
121
123
128
122
128
132
128
132
144
147
123
128
132
145
087
134
204
108
132
157
133
111
158
145
PIONEER
PORTLAND
PROSCAN
PROTON
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK
RCA
REALISTIC
RUNCO
SAA
SAMPO
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SCOTT
SEARS
SHARP
SIEMENS
SIGNATURE
SONY
SOUNDESIGN
SPECTRICON
SSS
SYLVANIA
SYMPHONIC
TANDY
045
172
069
069
128
077
030
115
148
069
084
115
084
077
175
148
115
045
045
045
077
207
087
045
033
145
024
128
133
059
032
045
021
045
152
183
059
020
026
045
128
077
084
069
028
045
122
045
025
184
077
123
173
132
162
145
123
123
148
128
148
132
145
148
128
123
128
115
176
177
121
123
128
160
167
179
123
180
125
181
182
208
148
115
034
148
123
132
209
169
123
035
210
211
128
036
132
123
122
087
128
115
167
153
128
132
165
132
123
196
180
128
168
148
128
132
196
133
197
145
161 163
128
132
145
194
128
123
022
054
128
132
128
128
124
031
128
117
130
136
123
128
145
148
132
145
132
212
APPENDIX
Table A9 – continued
TV Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
TV Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
LOGIK
LUXMAN
LXI
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MATSUI
MEMOREX
METZ
MGA
MINERVA
MITSUBISHI
MTC
NATIONAL
NEC
NIKEI
ONKING
ONWA
OPTONICA
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILCO
PHILIPS
PIONEER
PORTLAND
PROSCAN
PROTON
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK
RCA
REALISTIC
RUNCO
SAA
SAMPO
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SCOTT
SEARS
SHARP
SIEMENS
SIGNATURE
SONY
SOUNDESIGN
SPECTRICON
SSS
SYLVANIA
SYMPHONIC
TANDY
TATUNG
TECHNICS
TECHWOOD
TEKNIKA
TELERENT
069
128
077
030
115
148
069
084
115
084
077
175
148
115
045
045
045
077
207
087
045
033
024
128
133
059
032
045
021
045
152
183
059
020
026
045
128
077
084
069
028
045
122
045
025
184
077
063
181
128
045
069
TERA
THOMSON
TMK
TOSHIBA
TOTEVISION
VIDEO CONCEPTS
VIDTECH
WARDS
YAMAHA
YORK
YUPITERU
ZENITH
ZONDA
156
190
128
063
132
160
128
069
123
128
045
069
122
145
123
123
148
128
148
132
145
148
128
123
128
115
176
177
121
123
128
160
180
123
181
125
182
208
148
115
035
123
132
209
169
123
036
128
210
211
128
123
132
128
122
087
128
115
167
153
128
132
165
132
123
196
180
128
123
022
054
128
132
128
128
124
167
168
148
132
145 148
196
133
197
145
161 163
128
132
145
194
191
129
202
128
128
132
148
090
132
145
132
031
128
117
130
136
123
128
145
148
069
115
123
128
212
132
69
APPENDIX
Table A10 – Remote Control Product Codes – VCR
VCR Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
AIWA
AKAI
AMPRO
ASA
AUDIO DYNAMICS
BROKSONIC
CANDLE
CANON
CAPEHART
CITIZEN
CRAIG
DAEWOO
DAYTRON
DBX
DYNATECH
EMERSON
FISHER
FUNAI
GE
GO VIDEO
GOLDSTAR/LG
HARMAN KARDON
HITACHI
JC PENNEY
JENSEN
JVC
KENWOOD
LLOYD
LXI
MAGIN
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MEMOREX
MGA
MITSUBISHI
MULTITECH
NAD
NATIONAL
NEC
NORDMENDE
OPTIMUS
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILCO
PHILIPS
PORTLAND
PULSAR
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK
RCA
REALISTIC
SALORA
70
040
048
076
134
018
110
134
135
094
134
045
017
094
018
040
013
017
040
076
113
018
002
040
018
048
018
020
040
020
045
040
018
017
049
049
040
139
140
018
048
159
147
125
040
040
094
076
001
055
095
017
020
108
109
VCR Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
SAMSUNG
SANSUI
SANYO
SCOTT
SEARS
SHARP
SONY
SOUNDESIGN
SYLVANIA
SYMPHONIC
TANDY
TASHICO
TATUNG
TEAC
TEKNIKA
THOMAS
TiVo
TMK
TOSHIBA
TOTEVISION
UNITECH
VECTOR RESEARCH
VIDEO CONCEPTS
VIDEOSONIC
WARDS
YAMAHA
ZENITH
126
048
147
135
140
116
094
104
048
040
095
107
003
048
045
048
048
042
110
112
124
018
111
049
132
040
020
040
052
167
172
140
125
040
142
157
045
053
054 076
158
172
159
159
131
048
150
075
125
134
124
020
045
048
017
110
017
129
080
040
040
040
017
134
048
040
040
040
002
013
112
045
045
018
018
045
040
018
040
051
116
020
112
020
156
129
095
147
105
109
004
005
007
112
048
076
083
040
048
003
155
040
045
040
050
008 012
APPENDIX
Table A11 – Remote Control Product Codes – CD
CD Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
ADCOM
AIWA
AKAI
AUDIO TECHNICA
AUDIOACCESS
AUDIOFILE
BSR
CALIFORNIA AUDIO
CAPETRONIC
CARRERA
CARVER
CASIO
CLARINETTE
DENON
EMERSON
FISHER
FRABA
FUNAI
GE
GENEXXA
GOLDSTAR/LG
HAITAI
HARMAN KARDON
HITACHI
INKEL
JC PENNEY
JENSEN
JVC
KENWOOD
063
072
050
053
125
211
044
109
070
087
136
117
166
187
052
055
117
126
164
108
016
099
001
093
216
098
153
176
030
178
108
077
164
039
058
194
080
152
166
013
199
069
053
037
065
075
039
071
162
210
109
126
LOTTE
LUXMAN
LXI
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MCINTOSH
MCS
MITSUMI
MODULAIRE
NAD
NAKAMICHI
NEC
NIKKO
ONKYO
OPTIMUS
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PIONEER
PROTON
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK
069
111
177
118
184
140
166
141
188
093
095
213
108
087
214
002
156
143
170
144
145 185 186
CD Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
RCA
RCX
REALISTIC
SANSUI
SANYO
SCOTT
SHARP
SHERWOOD
SONY
024
169
058
047
033
108
058
003
103
206
124
059
177
011
137
039
013
087
120
095
019
166
SOUNDSTREAM
SYMPHONIC
TAEKWANG
TEAC
THETA DIGITAL
TOSHIBA
VECTOR RESEARCH
VICTOR
WARDS
YAMAHA
YORK
025
054
190
196
078
079
148
191
192
193
074
200
197
201
198
055
038
089
109
138
094
215
045
091
119
149
100
046
092
158
209
112
166
213
081
093
150
093
081
082
095
134
095
104
157
105
172
108 164 166
105
041
115
207
114
058
116
208
151
105
118
212
159
133
132
217
167 180 181
058
146
085
154
086
106
107 110 121
074
097
151
155
173
053
061
135
169
139 163 205
110
130
031
147
195
062
181
151 176
102
113
084
098
171
099
183
175 202 203
104 212
204
123
131 161
71
APPENDIX
Table A12 – Remote Control Product Codes – DVD
Table A13 – Remote Control Product Codes – SAT
DVD Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
SAT Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
APEX DIGITAL
DENON
GE
GOLDSTAR/LG
HARMAN KARDON
JVC
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MITSUBISHI
NAD
ONKYO
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PIONEER
PROCEED
PROSCAN
RCA
SAMSUNG
SHARP
SONY
THOMSON
TOSHIBA
YAMAHA
ZENITH
ALPHASTAR
ALPHASTAR DBS
ALPHASTAR DSR
BIRDVIEW
CHANNEL MASTER
CHAPARRAL
CITOH
DRAKE
DX ANTENNA
ECHOSTAR
472
450
442
425
320
315
360
313
331
395
484
392
324
303
455
463
437
366
454
410
453
317
461
453
423
373
466
487
366
457
420
418
375
407
381
412
301
458
349
442
335
339
405
459
347
327
330
302
323
381
384
061
019
003
005
001
006
056
059
023
062
009
024
056
041
060
003
003
053
028
043
003
009
030
005
051
004
055
002
048
030
064
068
044
065
004
004
054
045
004
058
063
055
067
064
066
ELECTRO HOME
FUJITSU
GENERAL INSTRUMENT
HITACHI DBS
HOUSTON TRACKER
HUGHES
JANIEL
JERROLD
KATHREIN
LEGEND
MACOM
MAGNAVOX
MEMOREX
NEXTWAVE
NORSAT
OPTIMUS
PACE DSS
PANASONIC
PANASONIC DBS
PANSAT
PERSONAL CABLE
PHILIPS
PICO
PRESIDENT
PRIMESTAR
RCA
RCA DSS
REALISTIC
SAMSUNG
SATELLITE SERVICE CO
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA
SONY
STAR CHOICE DBS
STARCAST
SUPER GUIDE
TELECOM
TOSHIBA
UNIDEN
ZENITH
72
321
316
325
451
361
317
352
397
485
318
379
452
413
483
453
481
463
477 478
329
311
334
323
365
403
454 468 474
371
489
468
484
365
473
369
370
468
465
475
490
390
460
348
389
387
391
461
349
403
394
469
404
454
439
480
388
423
333
426
332
383
385
393
462
350
466
419
409
470
351 354 355
479 480
488
APPENDIX
Table A14 – Remote Control Product Codes – TAPE
Tape Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
HARMAN KARDON
001
Table A15 – Remote Control Product Codes – CBL
CBL Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
ABC
ALLEGRO
AMERICAST
ARCHER
BELCOR
CABLE STAR
CITIZEN
COLOUR VOICE
DIGI
EAGLE
EASTERN
ELECTRICORD
EMERSON
FOCUS
G.I.
GC ELECTRONICS
GEMINI
GENERAL
GENERAL INSTRUMENT
GOODMIND
HAMLIN
HITACHI
JASCO
JERROLD
LINDSAY
MACOM
MAGNAVOX
MOVIE TIME
NSC
OAK
PACE
PANASONIC
PANTHER
PHILIPS
PIONEER
POPULAR MECHANICS
PRELUDE
PRIMESTAR
RADIO SHACK
RCA
RECOTON
REGAL
REMBRANT
SAMSUNG
001
111
212
112
113
033
111
085
114
186
066
039
112
116
001
113
032
210
210
112
056
001
111
001
188
118
191
017
035
035
197
179
053
114
013
001
116
120
162
111
053
116
056
032
003
011
113
090
CBL Manufacturer/Brand Setup Code Number
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA
SEAM
SIGNATURE
SPRUCER
STARCOM
STARGATE
TANDY
TELECAPATION
TEXSCAN
TFC
TIMELESS
TOCOM
UNITED CABLE
UNIVERSAL
VIDEOWAY
VIEWSTAR
ZENITH
ZENTEK
183
121
001
053
002
120
024
028
036
122
123
170
011
033
124
019
065
116
203
221
222
188
081
011
177
163
189
039
042
113
086
211
089
219
190
205
034
211
025
125
070
011
017
096
Table A16 – Remote Control Product Codes –
THE BRIDGE/DMP
097
060
099
188
100
101
117
175 208
002
210
011
017
073
096 097 162
019
039
190
220
068
176
177
189
214
019
041
020
119
085
171
090
209
112
214
213
099
100
101
208
072
186
Manufacturer/Brand
Setup Code Number
HARMAN KARDON
TEN TECHNOLOGIES
001
002
215 216
73
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