GFR-700HD A/V Receiver
User’s Manual
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• The latest version of the firmware is
required to enable all functionality
described in this manual.
• Check the Adcom website
(www.adcom.com) for firmware
updates.
Congratulations on your purchase of the Adcom GFR-700HD
You have made a wise choice that will reward you with exceptionally accurate musical sound reproduction for
years to come. To realize the full potential of your new receiver, please read these operating and installation
instructions thoroughly before attempting to make any connections to it.
The GFR-700HD is not only designed to reproduce the highest quality sound and picture but also to deliver
the greatest possible value. It is our engineers’ passion for perfection that has enabled our components to be
judged the equivalent of others costing two, three, or even five times as much. Our engineering team consistently strives to develop and design products that will exceed your expectations. Our goal at Adcom is to let
more consumers hear high-end quality sound and see high-end video without paying high-end prices.
All Adcom components are the result of a long-standing dedication to innovation, quality, simplicity, and
value. Adcom: We have the power — and now, so do you!
Copyrights/Trademarks
Published by Adcom
Copyright © 2006 Adcom, LLC
All rights reserved
Adcom and the Adcom logo are registered trademarks of
Adcom, LLC.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute risk of fire or electric shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature
accompanying this product.
Do not place this unit on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the unit. Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer
or sold with the unit. Any mounting of
the device should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
This unit is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. It is additionally licensed under
one or more of the following patents: U.S. number 3,959,GTP880, Canadian numbers 1,004,603 and 1,037,877.
Dolby® Pro Logic®, Dolby ProLogic II®, Dolby Digital EX®, and
Dolby Digital® are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
US Patent Number 5,451,942 and other world-wide patents issued and pending. “DTS®,” “dts®,” “DTS Digital Surround®,”
“DTS-ES®,” “DTS NEO:6®” are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc. Copyright 2003 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All
rights reserved.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or electronically transmitted without the express written consent of Adcom, LLC.
Chapter 1 - Welcome
Introduction ………………………………………………… 5
Key Features………………………………………………… 5
Unpacking the GFR-700HD ………………………… 5
Placing the GFR-700HD ……………………………… 6
About the Remote Control ………………………… 6
Front Panel Overview ………………………………… 7
Remote Control Overview …………………………… 8
Rear Panel Overview ……………………………………10
Display Overview …………………………………………12
Chapter 2 - Connections
Setup Overview ……………………………………………31
Setup Navigation …………………………………………32
Input Configuration ………………………………………33
HD Scaler Configuration …………………………… 34
Picture Controls……………………………………………35
Volume/Tone Configuration ……………………… 36
Speaker Configuration …………………………………37
Delay Configuration ………………………………… 38
Channel Balance …………………………………………39
Pro Logic IIx/Neo:6 Configuration …………… 40
Room 2 Basic Configuration …………………………41
Room 2 Advanced Configuration …………………42
System Configuration ……………………………………43
Input Labeling …………………………………………… 44
Analog Input Level …………………………………… 45
Remote Control Setup ……………………………… 46
Using Preprogrammed Commands ………………47
Programming Remote Commands …………… 50
Deleting Remote Commands ………………………51
Programming Macro Buttons ………………………52
Discrete Remote Control Commands …………53
Table of Contents
Connections Overview …………………………………13
Before You Begin …………………………………………13
AM/FM Antenna Connections ………………………14
Basic Audio/Video Connections …………………15
DVD Player Connections ………………………………16
Component/Progressive Scan Connections …17
Digital Audio Connections ……………………………18
HDMI Connections ………………………………………19
External Decoder Connections ……………………20
CD/Tape Player Connections ………………………21
TV/Monitor Connections …………………………… 22
Speaker Placement …………………………………… 23
Speaker Connections ……………………………………24
External Amplifier Connections ……………… 25
Video Recorder Connections ………………………26
Tape Out/Aux Connections …………………………27
Room 2 Connections ………………………………… 28
Control Connections ……………………………………29
Power Connections …………………………………… 30
Chapter 3 - Setup
Chapter 4 - Operations
Operations Overview ……………………………………55
Basic Audio/Video Playback ……………………… 56
Picture Format ………………………………………… 56
External 7.1 Playback ……………………………… 56
Tape Playback …………………………………………… 56
Selecting Surround Modes ……………………………57
Tone Control……………………………………………… 58
Basic Recording ……………………………………………59
Tuner Operations ……………………………………… 60
System Operations ………………………………………61
Room 2 Operations ………………………………………62
Chapter 5 - Help
Customer Support ………………………………………63
Adcom Protection Plan ………………………………63
Product Care & Maintenance ………………………63
System Reset ………………………………………………63
Troubleshooting ………………………………………… 64
Technical Specifications ………………………………65
Index ………………………………………………………… 66
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Important Safety Instructions
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Read all the safety and operating instructions before connecting or using this unit.
Retain this notice and the owner’s manual for future reference.
All warnings on the unit and in its operating instructions
should be adhered to.
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Do not use this unit near water. For example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
The unit should be installed so that its location or position
does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example,
it should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or placed in a
built-in installation, such as bookcase or cabinet, that may
impede the flow of air through its ventilation openings.
The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
The unit should be connected to a power supply outlet only
of the voltage and frequency marked on its rear panel.
This Class I apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket
outlet with a protective earthing connection.
As the plug is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect
device shall remain readily operable.
The power supply cord should be routed so that it is not
likely to be walked on or pinched, especially near the plug,
convenience receptacles, or where the cord exits from the
unit.
Clean unit only as recommended in its instruction manual.
The power supply cord of the unit should be unplugged from
the wall outlet when it is to be unused for a long period of
time and during electrical storms.
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall, and liquids
are not spilled, into the enclosure through any openings.
This unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
a. The power cord or the plug has been damaged; or
b. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled, into the
unit; or
c. The unit has been exposed to rain, or liquids of any
kind; or
d. The unit does not appear to operate normally, or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
e. The device has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED
PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS IN THIS PRODUCT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICING OF THIS UNIT YOURSELF. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION POWER LINES
Any outdoor antenna must be located away from all power lines.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna is connected to your tuner or tuner/preamplifier, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
No. 701984, 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 for the grounding electrode.
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Use No.10 AWG (5.3 mm2) copper, No.8 AWG (8.4 mm2) aluminum, No.17 AWG (1.0 mm2) copper clad steel or bronze
wire, or larger, as a ground wire.
Secure antenna lead-in and ground wires to house with standoff insulators spaced from 46 feet (1.221.83 m) apart.
Mount antenna discharge unit as close as possible to where
lead-in enters house.
Use jumper wire not smaller than No.6 AWG (13.3 mm2) copper, or the equivalent, when a separate antenna grounding
electrode is used. See NEC Section 810-21 (j).
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 810. RADIO AND TELEVISION EQUIPMENT.
Regulatory Information
FCC Part 15 This product has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the product
is operated in a residential installation. This product generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this product does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the product and receiver.
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Connect the product into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 82022 of the National Electrical Code that 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 practical.
Chapter 1 - Welcome
Introduction
Introducing Adcom’s new take on the A/V Receiver:
the no-nonsense GFR-700HD.
Who hasn’t grown weary of manufacturers claiming
every product on offer as redefining some elusive
“standards” or idealizing the ever popular catch-all,
“state of the art?” Well, so have we.
So instead of assaulting you with yet another slew
of marketing buzzwords and hyperbolic claims, we’ll
just proudly introduce to you Adcom’s latest no-nonsense product: The GFR-700HD A/V Receiver.
Before you begin, please take a moment to make
sure the following items were included with your
GFR-700HD:
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GFR-700HD
Remote control
1.5V AAA batteries (4)
Audio/video cable
FM antenna
FM antenna adapter
AM loop antenna
Power cord
Warranty card & statement
Quick Reference Guide
User’s guide CD
Chapter 1 - Welcome
Intended to satisfy your requirements for a convenient, uncomplicated home entertainment solution,
here’s a single-chassis package of Adcom separatesperformance pedigree, with plenty of amplification
power and the stability into low impedance loads to
drive any loudspeaker encountered.
Unpacking the GFR-700HD
Offering a comprehensive list of useful features and
digital signal processing modes, the GFR-700HD foregoes costly cosmetic flourishes in exchange for a
long-lasting high level of overall build quality, with
changeable internal circuit-card construction and
functioning serial port communication for future updates and upgrades.
No hype, no nonsense. Just superior performance
and lasting value for your money. What you’ve come
to expect from Adcom.
Key Features
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145 watts per channel (EIA/CEA 490-A)
Massive, linear toroidal transformer-based power
supply
HDMI™ video switcher routes all HDMI and upconverted legacy sources (composite, S-video, and
component video) through a single HDMI cable
Built in Video DSP converts standard NTSC 480i
and PAL 576i signals to the output resolution of
your display device (up to 1080p)
Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES and Pro Logic IIx
Upgradable: Hardware and software-addressable
for accommodation of future advancements
S.A.F.E. (Self Annealing Fuse Equipped®):
Protected from external faults and low-voltage
situations
Flexible bass management & system calibration
Independent Room 2 Out with advanced equalization
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Placing the GFR-700HD
Place the GFR-700HD on a stable, vibration-free surface away from moisture and out of direct sunlight.
Your Adcom dealer will be pleased to show you many
different types of audio/video equipment racks and
cabinets.
Chapter 1 - Welcome
The GFR-700HD’s rear panel is the central connecting point for almost every component in your audio/
video system. Be sure to leave sufficient room behind the rear panel to accommodate cables, antenna
leads, power cords, etc. We recommend a minimum
of 5 inches of free space for maximum flexibility.
A distance of 1/2” should be maintained around the
GFR-700HD for ventilation. Keep your GFR-700HD in
a room where temperatures remain fairly moderate,
and never cover it with table cloths, curtains, newspapers, etc., to avoid potential overheating.
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About the Remote Control
The GFR-700HD comes with a universal, programmable, backlit, ergonomic remote control that is ready
for action in every sense of the word.
• For an overview of each remote button, see page
8.
• To program the remote, see page 46.
Inserting the Remote Batteries
1 Remove the cover on the back panel of the remote control.
2 Insert four AAA alkaline batteries, paying attention to the correct polarities.
3 Replace the cover.
Front Panel Overview
The following is an overview of the GFR-700HD front panel.
Standby button
Powers the GFR-700HD on/off (Standby mode).
• The rear panel power switch must be on
(1) for this button to function.
• The Power LED glows amber in Standby
mode and red in On mode.
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Room Two On/Off button
Activates the GFR-700HD’s Zone 2 outputs,
usually connected to an amplifier/receiver in a
second room.
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Room Two Setup button
Displays the Zone 2 configuration menu.
• Press repeatedly to step through the Room
2 menu options and use the Volume knob
to make selections.
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Ext 7.1 button
Selects the Ext 7.1 inputs, usually connected to
a DVD, DVD-Audio, or SACD player.
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Surr Mode button
Steps through all available surround modes
(e.g., Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) for the selected
input.
• Your selection will override the default
surround mode for the input.
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FM/AM button
Selects Tuner mode. Press repeatedly to switch
between the FM and AM tuner bands.
10 Tune/Preset button
In Tuner mode, switches between manual and
preset tuning.
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Video 1~4 buttons
Selects the Video 1~4 inputs.
• Selecting an input activates its audio, video, and configuration settings.
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Tape button
Monitors the Tape output, usually connected to
a recording device (e.g., a VCR or tape deck).
12 Up/Down buttons
In Tuner mode, selects stored presets or manually scans the selected tuner band.
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CD button
Selects the CD input, usually connected to a
CD player.
13 Volume knob
Adjusts the volume level for the selected input.
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11 Front panel display
Displays GFR-700HD menus and status information (see page 12).
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Remote Control Overview
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Source Selector buttons
• Vid 1~4 - Selects the Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, or Video 4 input, including the video,
audio, and configuration settings associated
with that input. Also sets the remote control
to the command set associated with that input (see page 47).
• CD - Selects the CD input, including all configuration settings associated with that input. Also sets the remote control to the CD
command set (see page 48).
• Tuner - Selects the Tuner input, including all
configuration settings associated with that
input. Also sets the remote control to the
Tuner command set (see page 49).
• Rm 2 - Selects the zone 2 outputs, including all configuration settings associated with
that output. Also sets the remote control to
the Room 2 command set (see page 49).
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Power button
Powers the GFR-700HD on and off (Standby).
• The rear panel power switch must be on (1)
for this button to function.
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Input Select buttons
• Ext7.1 - Selects the Ext 7.1 inputs, usually
connected to a DVD, DVD-Audio, or SACD
player.
• Tape - Monitors the Tape output, usually
connected to a recording device (e.g., a VCR
or tape deck).
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Play button
Programmable button. Can be taught to start
playback of the selected source component.
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Arrow buttons
Use to navigate the front panel display and onscreen menus.
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Pause button
Programmable button. Can be taught to pause
playback of the selected source component.
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0-9, 10+ buttons
Programmable buttons. Can be taught to make
direct selections (e.g., of DVD chapters or CD
tracks) for the selected source component.
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FM/AM/HD button
In Tuner mode, switches between the FM and AM
tuner bands.
Chapter 1 - Welcome
The following is an overview of the GFR-700HD remote control buttons and their operations.
Note: The GFR-700HD has a programmable remote
that can be “taught” to control virtually any component in your home theater system. To program the
remote for each input source, see page 46.
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Main button
Selects the GFR-700HD itself, and sets the remote control to the command set associated
with the main unit (see page 47).
• In Main mode, pressing any button on the remote control will cause the Main button to
glow indicating that the GFR-700HD is active.
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10 Mem button
In Tuner mode, stores the selected station as a
preset.
11 Bass button
When Tone Control is on (by pressing the Bypass button), displays a Bass adjustment display. Use / to set the desired Bass level.
12 Treble button
When Tone Control is on (by pressing the Bypass button), displays a Treble adjustment display. Use / to set the desired Treble level.
13 Sleep button
Sets the sleep timer to power the GFR-700HD
off after a specified length of time (30~180
minutes).
14 Backlight button
Turns the remote control backlight on.
• The backlight times out after ~8 seconds.
15 Mute button
Mutes the audio for the selected input.
17 Setup button
Displays the GFR-700HD Setup menu on the
front panel and on-screen displays.
18 Menu button
Programmable button. In Main mode, displays
the Setup menu. Can be taught to display the
Disc Menu on your DVD player.
19 Select button
Displays the Picture Format menu. Use /
to select a preset format (Auto, Full, Zoom,
Squeeze, or Non Linear Stretch) to suit your
display device and source material.
• Also use the Select button to make selections
in setup menus and on-screen displays.
20 Stop button
Programmable button. Can be taught to stop
playback of the selected source component.
21 Mode button
Steps through all available surround modes
(e.g., Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) for the selected
input.
• The Mode button overrides the preset surround mode for the selected input.
22 TH-EQ button
Turns Theater EQ sound on and off.
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24 Tune -/+ buttons
In Tuner mode, manually scans the selected
tuner band, or selects stored presets.
25 Test button
Plays a test tone for a few seconds in each
speaker to aid in setting channel balance.
26 St/Mon button
In Tuner mode, switches between Stereo and
Mono reception.
• Choosing Mono may improve reception of a
poor quality FM station.
27 Seek button
In Tuner mode, scans the selected band and
automatically tunes in stations with strong signals.
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16 Volume  / buttons
Adjust the volume level for the selected input
from -80 dB to +18 dB.
23 Ch-Trim button
Displays the Channel Balance menu, which allows you to make custom adjustments to individual speaker levels during playback. A test
tone option is provided.
28 Preset/Tune button
In Tuner mode, switches between manual and
preset tuning.
29 Sync button
Displays the Lip Sync Delay menu. If the picture and soundtrack are out of sync, use /
to delay the audio signal from 0-169mS.
• While the Lip Sync Delay menu is displayed,
press the Sync button again to toggle lip
sync delay on and off.
30 Dynamic Range button
Adjusts the dynamic range; i.e., the difference
between the loudest and quietest passages in
an audio soundtrack.
• The default setting is 100% (maximum
range).
31 Bypass button
Toggles Tone Control on and off. When Tone
Control is on, use the Bass and Treble buttons
to manually adjust the tone.
32 Dim button
Steps through three brightness level for the
front panel display.
33 Macro buttons (1~4)
Programmable buttons. Can be taught to store
and execute up to ten button presses; see page
52.
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Rear Panel Overview
The following is an overview of the GFR-700HD rear panel.
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Tuner inputs
• AM - Connects to an AM loop antenna (included).
• FM - Connects to an FM antenna (included).
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Zone 2 outputs
• Variable (R/L) - Connects to the line inputs of a power amplifier in a second room.
With this connection, use the GFR-700HD
remote to adjust the volume.
• Fixed (R/L) - Connects to the line inputs
of an audio receiver in a second room.
With this connection, use the secondary
receiver’s controls to adjust the volume.
• 12V DC trigger - Use to power on the secondary amplifier/receiver when the Room
2 button is pressed.
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Tape inputs/outputs
• In (R/L) - Connects to the line outputs of
a tape player or other analog audio source
component.
• Out (R/L) - Connects to the line inputs of
a tape recorder or other analog audio recording component. Press the Tape button
on the remote control or front panel to
monitor the tape output.
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CD inputs (R/L)
Connects to the line outputs of a CD player or
other analog audio source component.
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Ext 7.1 inputs
Connects to the multi-channel analog outputs
of a DVD, DVD-Audio, or SACD player.
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Composite/S-video inputs/outputs
• Video 1~4 inputs (CVBS/S-video) - Connects to the Composite/S-video outputs of
up to four video source components.
• Video tape output (CVBS/S-video) Connects to the Composite/S-video inputs
of a video recording component.
Monitor outputs/HD bypass transcoder
• Video out (CVBS/S-video) - Connects to
the Composite/S-video inputs of a TV,
monitor, or other display device.
• Video out (Y/Pb/Pr) - Connects to the
Component/Progressive Scan inputs of a
TV, monitor, or other display device.
HDMI switcher/scaler
• Video 1~2 in - Connects to the HDMI outputs of an HDMI-compatible source component, such as a DVD player, cable box,
satellite receiver, etc.
• Monitor output - Connects to the HDMI
inputs of an HDMI-compatible display device.
10 Zone 2 IR input
Connects to an IR remote sensor to control the
GFR-700HD from Room 2.
13 Digital audio inputs
• Coaxial 1~3 (75 ohm) - Connects to the
coaxial digital audio outputs of up to three
digital audio source components.
• Optical 1~3 - Connects to the optical digital audio outputs of up to three digital audio source components.
14 Voltage switch
Sets the GFR-700HD voltage to 120V (U.S. standard) or 230 V (international standard).
15 Main power switch
Switches the GFR-700HD’s main power on (1)
or off (0).
16 AC input
Connects the GFR-700HD to a standard electrical outlet using the supplied power cord.
17 Speaker terminals
Connects the GFR-700HD to up to five speakers
(RS/RF/C/LF/LS).
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Analog audio inputs/outputs
• Audio 1~4 inputs (R/L) - Connects to the
line outputs of up to four analog audio
source components.
• Audio 3~4 outputs (R/L) - Connects to the
line inputs of up to two analog audio recording components.
• Aux output (R/L) - Connects to the line
inputs of an analog audio component.
18 Component Video inputs
• Video 1~4 (Y/Pb/Pr) - Connects to the
Component/Progressive Scan outputs of
up to four video source components.
19 Subwoofer output
Connects to a powered subwoofer for all
speaker configurations.
20 7.1 Preamp outputs
Connects to the 7.1-channel inputs of an external power amplifier.
• For right back and left back surround
speakers, use the “RB” and “LB” outputs.
11 RS232 control
Use to control the GFR-700HD with a PC or
home automation system or to upgrade the
receiver’s firmware.
12 Main controls
• Main IR input - Use to connect a remote
IR sensor to control the GFR-700HD if the
front panel display is obstructed (e.g., behind closed doors).
• Main 12V DC trigger - Used to power on
a compatible component (e.g., an amplifier/receiver or motorized screen) when
the GFR-700HD is turned on. This trigger is
programmable and can be associated with
a specific device.
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Display Overview
The following is an overview of the GFR-700HD on-screen and front panel displays.
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Video source
Displays the selected video source.
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Displays the selected audio source.
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frequency.
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Displays the selected Surround mode.
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Displays the selected volume level.
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The on-screen display times out after ~5 seconds.
The front panel display remains visible at all
times.
To dim the front panel display, press the Dim button on the remote control.
Chapter 2 - Connections
Connections Overview
The GFR-700HD is the heart and soul of your entertainment system. All roads lead to it (from your
input devices), and all roads lead from it (to your
output devices). In this chapter, you will connect the
GFR-700HD to the various components in your home
theater system. These connections are presented in
three stages:
Output Connections
These are the output connections for devices that
display the video imagery, produce sound, or record
the video and audio signals:
• TV/Monitors ........................................ 22
• Speakers ............................................ 23
• External amplifiers ................................ 25
• Video recorders ................................... 26
• Tape recorders..................................... 27
• Secondary amplifiers/receivers ................. 28
Other Connections
These are the devices that control or power your system, including:
• IR sensors ........................................... 29
• Triggers ............................................. 29
• PC/Control systems ............................... 29
• Power sources ..................................... 30
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instructions for each device you plan to connect.
• For complex setups, it is useful to draw both a
logical and physical diagram of how and where
you plan to set up your components.
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THE RECEIVER AND/OR THE DEVICES ARE POWERED CAN RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE
RECEIVER AND/OR THE DEVICE.
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Input Connections
These are the input connections for your source components, such as DVD, CD and tape players; cable
boxes, satellite receivers and HDTV tuners; media
PCs and iPod docking stations; or antennas for AM &
FM broadcast reception:
• AM/FM antennas....................................14
• Basic audio/video components (including
Media PCs and iPod docking stations) ...........15
• DVD players .........................................16
• Component/Progressive Scan components .....17
• Digital audio components .........................18
• HDMI components ..................................19
• External decoders ................................. 20
• CD/Tape players ................................... 21
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About Audio Cables
• RCA Cables - Use for stereo audio connections. Match red to red and white to white.
• Digital coaxial cable - Use for digital audio
connections.
• Digital optical cable
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cable for digital
audio connections.
• Speaker cables
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connections.
About Video Cables
• Video cable - Use for composite video
connections. Match yellow to yellow.
• S-Video cable - Use for higher quality video connections to standard
TVs and analog components.
• Component video cables - Use for best quality analog video connections to TVs and components. Match
green, blue, and
red respectively.
• HDMI cables - Use
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AM/FM Antenna Connections
Follow these steps to connect the supplied AM/FM
antennas to the GFR-700HD.
Connecting the AM Loop Antenna
1 Assemble the antenna.
• Rotate the base until it snaps into place.
2 Connect the antenna.
• Locate the AM antenna inputs.
• Press the lever next to one of the terminals
and insert one of the antenna leads into the
terminal. Release the lever to lock the lead
in place.
• Repeat for the other lead.
3 Position the antenna for best reception.
• To mount the antenna permanently, use
screws through the two holes in the base.
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Connecting the FM Antenna
1 Assemble the antenna.
• Connect the supplied adapter to the FM antenna as shown.
2 Connect the antenna.
• Locate the FM antenna input, and securely
attach the FM adapter.
3 Position the antenna for best reception.
• Fully extend the antenna and experiment
with its position to obtain the strongest signal. You can attach it to a wall or other surface (e.g., using push pins).
• The supplied antenna is for indoor use only.
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For Advanced Connections:
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• For upgraded DVD connections, see page 16.
• For Component/Progressive Scan video connections, see page 17.
• For digital audio connections, see page 18.
• For HDMI connections, see page 19.
• For recording connections, see pages 26 and 27.
Connecting Audio/Video Components
1 Choose a Video input (1~4) for your component.
A typical scenario might be:
• Video 1 - DVD or Laser disc player.
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• Video 3 & 4 - Device with dual playback/recording capability (e.g., VCR, DVD Recorder,
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• Using a composite video cable, connect the
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component to the S-video input on the GFR700HD.
Connect audio.
• Using RCA cables, connect the audio outputs
on your source component to the audio inputs on the GFR-700HD.
Configure your input settings.
• See page 33.
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DVD Player Connections
The GFR-700HD is a movie lover’s dream. Choose
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Component/Progressive Scan Connections
To take the video quality up a notch, use your DVD
player’s Component/Progressive Scan outputs.
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Digital Audio Connections
For crystal-clear multi-channel digital audio, use
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HDMI Connections
If your DVD player supports HDMI, you’re in for an
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External 7.1 Connections
If your DVD player supports DVD-Audio or SACD playback, use the External 7.1 inputs.
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The GFR-700HD features four Component video inputs for connection to DVD players, digital CableTV
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If you want to use the GFR-700HD’s built-in video
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analog sources connected to the component video
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output) as is—NOT scaled.
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Component/Progressive Scan Connections
1 Choose an available Component Video input
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• Using a set of Component video cables, connect the Y/Pb/Pr outputs on your source device to the corresponding Y/Pb/Pr inputs on
the GFR-700HD.
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Digital Audio Connections
The GFR-700HD features six digital audio inputs—
three coaxial and three optical—to receive multichannel bitstreams from your DVD player or other
digital audio source component.
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1 Choose an available digital audio input.
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About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an advanced audio/video connection method that transfers
full-bandwidth, uncompressed digital audio and video
signals over a single cable.
As a result, pure digital signals can pass unfettered
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the GFR-700HD and out to your digital TV for superior
picture and sound quality.
Connecting HDMI Components
1 Choose an available HDMI input.
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• Using an HDMI cable, connect the HDMI output on your source device to one of the HDMI
inputs on the GFR-700HD.
3 Assign the HDMI input to an input source and configure it.
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4 Connect the HDMI output to your TV.
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About the HDMI Scaler
The GFR-700HD is more than just a switch for HDMI
source components. The GFR-700HD comes with a
built-in scaler, a powerful video signal processor that
allows you to scale the 480i or 576i NTSC/PAL inputs
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External Decoder Connections
If you’re a true audiophile, you’re probably familiar with DVD-Audio and SACD, multi-channel audio
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a DVD, DVD-A, or SACD player with up to 7.1-channel
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Follow these steps to connect a CD or tape player to
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Connecting a CD Player
1 Using RCA cables, connect the audio outputs
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• If your CD player is equipped with a digital
audio output (e.g. to play back a DTS CD),
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1 Using RCA cables, connect the audio outputs on
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TV/Monitor Connections
Component Video Connections
1 Using a Component video cable, connect the Y/
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HDMI Connections
1 Using an HDMI cable, connect the HDMI output
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2 The built-in HDMI switcher/scaler allows you to
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Component video) on your digital display device.
Composite Video Connections
1 Using a video cable, connect the Monitor output
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1 For higher quality video, use an S-video cable to
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To enjoy the full effect of your home theater system,
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Refer to the diagrams at right for approximate placement of your speakers within each of these scenarios.
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Speaker Connections
Follow these steps to connect your front (LF/RF),
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Connecting Speakers
1 Route speaker wire from your speakers to the
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2 Connect the speaker wires to the terminals using
one of the following connections:
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External Amplifier Connections
The GFR-700HD’s built-in 5 x 145 watts per channel
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power for most home applications. Nevertheless, 7.1
preamp outputs are provided so you can hook the
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The “.1” in 5.1 and 7.1 stands for the all-important
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1 Using an RCA cable, connect the S output from
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Connecting an Amplifier
1 Using eight RCA cables, connect the 7.1 channel
preamp outputs from the GFR-700HD to the corresponding RCA inputs on your external amplifier.
• Connect the RF, LF, RS, LS, RB, LB, and C
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2 If you have a 5.1-channel amplifier, use five RCA
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Connecting Surround Back Speakers
For full 7.1 surround sound, you’ll want to connect
surround back speakers, which must be connected to
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2 Connect your right and left surround back speakers to the external amplifier.
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Video Recorder Connections
It’s not always about playback. Sometimes you want
to record, and these days that means DVD recorders,
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Once you’ve connected a dual playback/record device to the Video 3 or Video 4 inputs (see page 15),
follow these steps to connect the GFR-700HD back
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1 Connect video.
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• Using RCA cables, connect the Video 3 or
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The GFR-700HD includes two additional sets of RCA
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output device to the GFR-700HD.
Connecting a Tape Recorder
1 Connect the tape recorder.
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Room 2 Connections
Connecting the 12V DC Trigger
If your external device is equipped with a 12V DC
trigger, you can have the device power on automatically when you select Room 2 from the GFR-700HD.
1 Connect the 12V DC trigger.
• Using a cable with two mono mini-plugs, connect the 12V DC trigger jack from the GFR700HD to the 12V DC trigger jack on your
external component.
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sound system in Room 2 will power on automatically.
Want to listen to a CD in the den while the kids are
watching a movie in the family room? Follow these
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in a second room.
Variable or Fixed Output?
Before you connect your Room 2 sound system, you
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Fixed audio outputs:
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volume control (e.g., a stereo receiver or other
audio component), use the Fixed outputs and adjust the volume from the Room 2 device.
Connecting a Remote Sensor
If you want to be able to control the GFR-700HD while
in the second room, simply connect an IR sensor to
the Zone 2 remote input.
1 Connect the Zone 2 remote sensor.
• Using a remote sensor with a cable long
enough to reach between rooms, connect
the cable’s mini-plug into the Zone 2 IR input
jack on the GFR-700HD.
2 Attach the remote sensor in Room 2.
• Following the manufacturer’s instructions,
attach the remote sensor in a suitable place
in Room 2.
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Connecting the Zone 2 Outputs
1 Connect the Room 2 amplifier/audio component.
• Using RCA cables, connect the Var or Fixed
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the volume level on your external component
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Sensors, triggers, and PCs, oh my. If you’ve gotten
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This section is all about control:
• Remote IR sensors - These allow you to control
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power on connected devices, such as motorized
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Remote IR Sensor Connections
1 Obtain a remote IR sensor.
• Choose a remote IR sensor from an electronics distributor that suits your particular installation needs.
• Install the remote IR sensor according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
3 Connect the remote IR sensor’s mono mini-plug
to the Main IR input on the GFR-700HD.
4 Confirm the remote IR sensor is working.
• Conceal the GFR-700HD front panel and attempt to control the receiver by pointing the
remote at the remote IR sensor.
Screen/Power Trigger Connections
1 Using a cable with dual mono mini-plugs, connect the Main 12V DC trigger jack to the 12V DC
trigger on your compatible device.
• Common compatible devices include amplifiers, motorized screens, and high-end audio/video components.
2 Make sure the Main Trigger is enabled in the
menu system; see page 33.
• The default setting is on for all inputs.
3 Confirm the trigger is working.
• Power on the GFR-700HD or select the input
for which the main trigger is enabled.
• The connected device should power on.
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will require an outboard device to be used in association
with the 12V trigger. See the
screen manufacturer’s instructions or ask your dealer or
distributor.
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Power Connections
When all connections are complete, you’re ready to
check the voltage switch, plug in the power cable,
and power on the GFR-700HD.
Checking the Voltage Switch
1 To prevent damage to your equipment, make sure
the rear panel voltage switch is set correctly for
your geographic region.
• Select 120V for U.S. and Canada.
• Select 230V for EU and Australia operation.
• For other regions, check with your local authorities.
Connecting the Power Cable
1 Connect the supplied power cable to the AC input
and plug it into an electrical outlet.
Chatper 2 - Connections
Turning on the Power
1 Turn the main power switch on.
• Switch position (1) is on and (0) is off.
• This switch effectively connects or disconnects the GFR-700HD from the AC power
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For operations, see Chapter 4.
Chapter 3 - Setup
Setup Overview
The following is an overview of the GFR-700HD Setup
menu, including:
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Setup navigation ..................................
Input configuration ...............................
Speaker configuration ............................
Delay configuration ...............................
Channel balance ...................................
ProLogic II/Neo:6 configuration .................
Room 2 configuration .............................
System configuration .............................
Analog input levels ................................
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Setup Navigation
Chapter 3 - Setup
Use the following remote control buttons to navigate
the Setup menu.
• Main - Press the Main button to select the GFR700HD. You must first select the GFR-700 before
you can access the Setup menu.
• Setup - Press the Setup button to display and
exit the Setup menu.
• Arrows - Press the / buttons to move the selection arrow up or down the list of menu items.
Press the / buttons to step through all available options for the selected menu item.
• Select - Press the Select button to confirm your
menu selections.
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Input Configuration
What options are available when you select an input
source? The following is an overview of the configuration settings available for each input.
To
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2
3
access the Input Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select INPUT CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
SOURCE
Selects the input source you are configuring. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, CD, Tuner AM,
or Tuner FM
EXT 7.1
Enables or disables the External 7.1 inputs for the selected input source. Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
MAIN TRIG
Enables or disables the Main 12V DC Trigger for the
selected input source. If the input source has a 12V
DC Trigger input, you can use this setting to automatically power the source device on whenever this
input is selected. Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
MODE
Selects the default Surround mode for the selected
input. Use the / buttons to select:
• 7.1 m2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTSES, Neo:6 C, Neo:6 M, Dolby Pro Logic, Stereo,
Pro Logic II-C, Pro Logic II-M, Pro Logic II-P, Pro
Logic IIX-C, Pro Logic IIX-M, Pro Logic IIX-P, Hall,
or 5 Stereo
• For a detailed description of each Surround
mode, see page 57.
If you select Bypass, the Setup menu and onscreen displays will not be shown. Once Bypass
has been selected, you will need to use the Setup menu on the front panel display in order to
change this setting.
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INPUT
Selects the audio input that you wish to assign to
the selected input source. Use the / buttons to
select:
• Coaxial 1, Coaxial 2, Coaxial 3, Optical 1, Optical
2, Optical 3, or Analog
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HD SCALER
Displays the HD (High Definition) Scaler menu.
• See page 34.
VOLUME/TONE
Displays the Volume/Tone Configuration menu.
• See page 36.
LIP SYNC DLY
Sets the default lip sync delay for the selected input.
Use this feature if video processing is causing the
video to lag behind the audio. Use / to set the
lip sync delay:
• The available range is 0 to 169 mS.
• The default setting is 0 mS.
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For ‘on the fly’ adjustments to the lip sync delay,
press the Sync button on the remote control, then
use / to override the default delay setting.
While the Lip Sync Delay menu is displayed, press
the Sync button again to toggle the delay on and off.
This allows you to make quick comparisons with and
without delay.
VID I/O
Selects the video source you wish to assign to the
selected input. Use the / buttons to select:
• Auto, Composite, S-video, Component, or Bypass
• If you select Auto, the GFR-700HD will automatically detect which video input jacks are in use.
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HD Scaler Configuration
Now it’s time to enable the HD Scaler and configure
it for your display and source devices.
To
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2
3
access the HD Scaler menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select INPUT CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to select HD SCALER, then
press the Select button.
5 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
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HDMI SWITCH
Enables the HD Scaler or simply passes through the
HDMI signal. Use the / buttons to select:
• Scaled - Enables the HD Scaler for the selected
input.
• Video 1, Video 2 - Assigns the Video 1 or Video 2
HDMI input to the selected input.
• None - Disables HDMI for the selected input.
IN RES
Specifies the input resolution for the HD scaler. Use
the / buttons to select:
• 480i NTSC or 576i PAL.
OUT RES
Sets the output resolution of the HD Scaler to match
your display device. Check the specifications of your
display, then use the / buttons to choose from
the following:
• Select 480i or 576i for standard NTSC or PAL interlaced displays.
• Select 480p, 576p, 720p (50/60Hz), 1080i, 1080p
(50/60Hz) or VGA for high-definition and/or progressive scan displays.
• Select Auto to automatically detect the output
resolution of your display device.
COLOR SPC
Specifies the 24-bit color space output to your display device. Check the specifications of your display,
then use the / buttons to select:
• RGB444 (default) or YCbCr444
FORMAT
Sets the default picture format for the selected input. Use the / buttons to choose:
• Auto - Automatically selects the best picture
format for the current output resolution.
• Full - Stretches a standard 4:3 image to fill a widescreen (16:9) display.
• Zoom - Zooms the on-screen image proportionally, preserving the original aspect ratio but
cropping the picture.
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Squeeze - Compresses a widescreen image to a
4:3 display.
NLS (Non-linear Stretch) - Stretches a 4:3 image
to 16:9, but preserves the correct aspect ratio in
the center of the picture.
POSITION ADJUST
Displays the Position Adjust menu where you can
fine tune the vertical and horizontal position of the
scaled image. Use the / buttons to select:
• Test Patrn - Displays a test pattern to make it
easier to discern the edges of the screen.
• Vert Position - Set from -31 to +31.
• Horz Position - Set from -63 to +63.
CABLE EQ
Enables cable equalization to compensate for highfrequency signal loss/dispersion when transmitting
high-res video over long distances. Use the / buttons to select:
• Short or Long
• Select Short if your HDMI cable is < 5 meters.
• Select Long if your HDMI cable is > 5 meters.
HDMI AUDIO
Sets the format of the HDMI audio signal. Leave this
setting off UNLESS you are using your display’s integrated audio processing, amplification and speakers.
If this setting is on, you will NOT be using the GFR700HD audio processor and amplifier. Use the /
buttons to select:
• PCM 2 CH, PCM/Bit, or Off
• Select PCM 2CH to send a 2-channel digital audio
signal to your display device.
• Select PCM/Bit to send a digital bitstream to
your display device.
• Select Off to disable HDMI audio.
PICTURE CONTROLS
See page 35.
Picture Controls
The HD Scaler includes basic and advanced controls
to help you achieve optimal picture quality for each
input source.
access the Picture Controls menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select INPUT CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to select HD SCALER, then
press the Select button.
5 Use the / buttons to select PICTURE CONTROLS, then press the Select button.
6 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
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Deinterlace Modes
ADVANCED CONTROLS
Provides advanced tools to fine-tune the picture for
each input source. Use the / buttons to choose:
• Noise Filter - Provides a variety of specialized filters to reduce picture noise (see table at right).
• Deinterlace Mode - Digitally enhances the picture quality of interlaced source material (see
table at right).
• Film Mode - Automatically detects if source material was originally shot on film and transferred
to video, e.g. DVDs, VHS tapes, and many TV
programs. Choose from Auto or Off.
• 3D A-FTD
Multiple Frame Adaptive Filter with
Flesh Tone Detection
• 3D A
Multiple Frame Adaptive Filter
• 3D F-FTD
Multiple Frame Fixed Filter with Flesh
Tone Detection
• 3D FIXED
Multiple Frame Fixed Filter
• 2D C-FTD
Single Frame Cascade Filter with
Flesh Tone Detection
• 2D C
Single Frame Cascade Filter
• OFF
No Noise Reduction
• 3D MA V1
Multiple Frame/Motion Adaptive/
Vector Interpolation
• 3D MA V2
Multiple Frame/Motion Adaptive/No
Vector Interpolation
• 3D MA LN
Multiple Frame/Motion Adaptive/
Linear
• 3D
Multiple Frame/No Vector Interpolation
• 2D VX1
Single Frame/Vector Interpolation
• 2D VX2
Single Frame/No Vector Interpolation
• 2D LN
Single Frame/Linear
• OFF
No Deinterlacing
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BASIC CONTROLS
Provides basic tools to adjust the picture for each
input source. Use the / buttons to choose:
• Contrast - Adjusts the difference in brightness
between the lightest and darkest areas of the
picture. Choose from 0-20 (default = 10).
• Brightness - Adjusts the overall brightness of the
picture. Choose from 0-100 (default = 50).
• Color - Adjusts the color intensity and saturation of the picture. Choose from 0-128 (default =
64).
• Tint - Adjusts red and green levels to accurately
reproduce skin tones. Choose from 0-100 (default = 50).
• ACE (Adaptive Color Enhancement) - Enhances
an image by improving its contrast. Choose from
High, Mid, Low, or Off (default).
• Edge - Adjusts edge enhancement, ranging from
soft to crisp picture detail. Choose from High,
Mid, Low, or Off (default).
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Volume/Tone Configuration
Want to adjust the bass, treble, and relative volume
for each input source? Look no further than the Volume/Tone Configuration menu.
To
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3
access the Volume/Tone Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select INPUT CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to select VOLUME/TONE,
then press the Select button.
5 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
Chapter 3 - Setup
VOLUME
Sets the relative volume of the selected input. Use
this feature to balance volume levels as you switch
between inputs. Use the / buttons to set the volume level:
• The available range is -80 dB to +18 dB.
• The default setting is -40 dB.
TONE CONTROL
Enables manual bass and treble control. Use the /
buttons to choose:
• On or Off.
• Select On to use your custom bass and treble
settings for the selected input.
• Select Off to use the default bass and treble settings for the selected input.
BASS LEVEL
Provides manual control of the bass level for the selected input. Use the / buttons as follows:
• The available range is -12 dB to +12 dB.
• The default setting is +0 dB.
TREBLE LEVEL
Provides manual control of the treble level for the
selected input. Use the / buttons as follows:
• The available range is -12 dB to +12 dB.
• The default setting is +0 dB.
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To make Bass/Treble adjustments ‘on the fly,’
first press the Bypass button on the remote control to toggle Tone Control on. Then use the Bass
and Treble buttons to bring up the tone adjustment on-screen display. Finally, use the /
buttons to set the desired level.
Tone controls are not available in the Dolby
Digital EX, DTS-ES, NEO6, and Pro Logic IIx Surround modes.
Speaker Configuration
What speaker types and sizes are you using? The following is an overview of the Speaker Configuration
menu.
To
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2
3
access the Speaker Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select SPEAKER CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
FRONT
Selects the relative size of your front speakers. Use
the / buttons to select:
• Small or Large
• Select Small if you DO have a subwoofer.
• Select Large if you do NOT have a subwoofer.
SURROUND
Selects the relative size of your surround speakers (if
applicable). Use the / buttons to select:
• Small, Large, or None
• Select Small if you DO have a subwoofer.
• Select Large if you do NOT have a subwoofer.
• Select None if you do not have a surround speaker.
SURR BACK
Indicates the presence and configuration of your surround back speakers. Use the / buttons to select:
• BS-LB, LB/RB, or None
• Select BS-LB if you have a SINGLE surround back
speaker (BS) connected to the left back (LB) output.
• Select LB/RB if you have TWO surround back
speakers connected to the left back (LB) and
right back (RB) outputs, respectively.
• Select None if you do NOT have surround back
speakers.
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CENTER
Selects the relative size of your center speaker (if
applicable). Use the / buttons to select:
• Small, Large, or None
• Select Small if you DO have a subwoofer.
• Select Large if you do NOT have a subwoofer.
• Select None if you do not have a center speaker.
SUBWOOFER
Indicates the presence of a subwoofer. Use the /
buttons to select:
• Yes or No
• Select Yes if you DO have a Subwoofer.
• Select No if you do NOT have a Subwoofer.
FRNT XOVER
Sets the front speaker crossover frequency; i.e., the
frequency (in Hz) at which audio signals are routed
from your front speakers to the subwoofer. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150
• If you set your front speakers to Large, then this
setting will be fixed at None.
CNTER XOVER
Sets the center speaker crossover frequency; i.e., the
frequency (in Hz) at which audio signals are routed
from your center speaker to the subwoofer. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150
• If you set your center speakers to Large, then
this setting will be fixed at None.
SURR XOVER
Sets the surround speaker crossover frequency; i.e.,
the frequency (in Hz) at which audio signals are routed from your surround speakers to the subwoofer.
Use the / buttons to select:
• 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150
• If you set your surround speakers to Large, then
this setting will be fixed at None.
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Delay Configuration
How far is each speaker from your primary listening
area? The GFR-700HD uses this information to calculate differences in distance and adds milliseconds
of delay if necessary to ensure that all audio signals
reach your ears simultaneously from all speakers.
The following is an overview of the Delay Configuration menu.
To
1
2
3
access the Delay Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select DELAY CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
Chapter 3 - Setup
FRONT
Sets the distance from your front speakers to your
primary listening area in feet or meters (see Delay
Unit below). Measure this distance, then use the
/ buttons to select:
• 0-20 feet (0-6.1 meters)
• The front distance is the benchmark setting for
all other speakers, so measure this distance carefully.
CENTER
Sets the distance from your center speaker to your
primary listening area in feet or meters (see Delay
Unit below). Measure this distance, then use the
/ buttons to select:
• 0-20 feet (0-6.1 meters)
• The center speaker is often closer to the primary
listening area than the front speakers. If so, the
GFR-700HD calculates the difference in distance
and adds delay accordingly.
SURROUND
Sets the distance from your surround speakers to
your primary listening area in feet or meters (see
Delay Unit below). Measure this distance, then use
the / buttons to select:
• 0-20 feet (0-6.1 meters)
• The surround speakers are often closer to the
primary listening area than the front speakers.
If so, the GFR-700HD calculates the difference in
distance and adds delay accordingly.
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SURR BACK
Sets the distance from your surround speakers to
your primary listening area in feet or meters (see
Delay Unit below). Measure this distance, then use
the / buttons to select:
• 0-20 feet (0-6.1 meters)
• The surround back speakers are often closer to
the primary listening area than the front speakers. If so, the GFR-700HD calculates the difference in distance and adds delay accordingly.
SUBWOOFER
Sets the distance from your subwoofer to your primary listening area in feet or meters (see Delay Unit
below). Measure this distance, then use the /
buttons to select:
• 0-20 feet (0-6.1 meters)
• The subwoofer is often closer to the primary listening area than the front speakers. If so, the
GFR-700HD calculates the difference in distance
and adds delay accordingly.
DELAY UNIT
Sets the unit of measurement for channel delays.
Use the / buttons to select:
• Feet or Meters.
Channel Balance
How can you achieve optimal balance in volume levels from all speakers? The GFR-700HD supplies individual sliders and a “pink noise” test tone to aid you
in balancing your speaker levels. For best results, it
is recommended that you use a Sound Pressure Level
(SPL) meter to precisely measure the volume levels
from each speaker. However, your ear aided by experimentation is ultimately the best judge. The following is an overview of the Channel Balance menu.
To
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2
3
access the Channel Balance menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select CHANNEL BALANCE, then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
L FRONT / R FRONT
Adjusts the relative volume of the left/right front
speakers. Use the / buttons to select:
• -10 to +10 dB
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TEST TONE
Generates a “pink noise” test tone that you can move
manually from speaker to speaker. This neutral tone
provides an effective gauge to measure volume levels that is more objective than a movie sound track
or other variable signal. Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
• If you select On, the test tone does not begin
until you first select a speaker (see below).
• If you select Off, the currently selected audio
source will be heard instead of the test tone.
L SURROUND / R SURROUND
Adjusts the relative volume of the left/right surround
speakers. Use the / buttons to select:
• -10 to +10 dB
• If you do not have surround speakers (as set on
page 37), the choices will be fixed to N/A.
L SURR BACK / R SURR BACK
Adjusts the relative volume of the left/right surround
back speakers. Use the / buttons to select:
• -10 to +10 dB
• If you do not have surround back speakers (as set
on page 37), the choices will be fixed to N/A.
SUBWOOFER
Adjusts the relative volume of the subwoofer. Use
the / buttons to select:
• -10 to +10 dB
• If you do not have a subwoofer (as set on page
37), the choices will be fixed to N/A.
CENTER
Adjusts the relative volume of the center speaker.
Use the / buttons to select:
• -10 to +10 dB
• If you do not have a center speaker (as set on
page 37), the choice will be fixed to N/A.
Notes:
•
•
•
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You can also use the Channel Trim and Test Tone
buttons on the remote control to adjust the channel balance.
Press the Channel Trim button to set the volume
levels for each individual speaker.
Press the Test Tone button to hear a test tone in
each speaker.
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Pro Logic IIx/Neo:6 Configuration
The GFR-700HD makes the most of your incoming
stereo signals. With the built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIx
and DTS Neo:6 decoders, not only can you slice, dice,
and expertly distribute a stereo signal to seven or
more speakers, you can even fine-tune the imaging
and depth of the sound field specifically for music
sources.
To access the Pro Logic IIx/Neo:6 configuration
menu:
1 Press the Main button on the remote control.
2 Press the Setup button.
3 Use the / buttons to select PLII/NEO:6 CONFIG, then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
Chapter 3 - Setup
PLII MUSIC CONFIG (CENTER WIDTH)
While listening in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, adjusts the width of the center channel. Use the /
buttons to select:
• +0 (narrowest) to +7 (widest)
• The default is 3.
PLII MUSIC CONFIG (DIMENSION)
While listening in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode,
adjusts the dimensions of the sound field. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• -3 (most distant) to +3 (farthest forward)
• The default is 0.
NEO:6 MUSIC CONFIG (CENTER IMAGE)
While listening in Neo:6 Music mode, adjusts the
prominence of the center channel to create a wider
stereo effect with vocals. Use the / buttons to
select:
• +0 (no effect) to +5 (most prominence given to
center channel)
• The default is 3.
Note:
•
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The ProLogic IIx configuration settings apply to
both ProLogic II and ProLogic IIx surround modes;
see page 57.
Room 2 Basic Configuration
What input source do you want to play in Room 2?
Once that is specified, you have the option of fine
tuning audio levels depending on the requirements
of your Room 2 audio system.
To
1
2
3
access the Room 2 Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select ROOM 2 CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
• Note: You can also access the Room 2 Configuration menu by pressing the Room Two
Setup button on the GFR-700HD front panel.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
ROOM 2
Enables Room 2 playback. Use the / buttons to
select:
• On or Off
Chapter 3 - Setup
MUTE
Mutes Room 2 audio. Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
• If the Room 2 setting is Off, you will not be able
to set Mute to On.
INPUT
Sets the audio input for Room 2. Use the / buttons to select:
• Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, CD, Tuner AM, or Tuner FM
• When Room 2 is enabled, the selected input
source will be sent from the Zone 2 Outputs on
the GFR-700HD rear panel to the audio inputs of
your Room 2 receiver.
VOLUME
Adjusts the volume level of the Room 2 audio signal.
Use the / buttons to set the volume level:
• The available range is -65 dB to 0 dB.
• The default setting is -40 dB.
ADVANCED SETTINGS
See page 42.
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Room 2 Advanced Configuration
The Room 2 Advanced Configuration menu contains
powerful tools to customize and optimize the output
of the GFR-700HD to your secondary audio system.
To
1
2
3
access the Room 2 Advanced Config menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select ROOM 2 CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to select ADVANCED SETTINGS, then press the Select button.
5 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
SURROUND
Turns a “pseudo” surround effects mode on/off. Use
the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
Chapter 3 - Setup
VOCAL CUT
Attenuates the normal “vocal” audio frequency
range. Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
BALANCE L / BALANCE R
Adjusts the left and right channel balance from the
Zone 2 outputs. Use the / buttons to select:
• -8 to +8 dB
TONE
Turns tone control on/off. Selecting On enables the
Bass & Treble effects (see below). Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
BASS / TREBLE
Adjusts the bass and treble of the audio signal from
the Zone 2 outputs. Bass and Treble (Tone control)
adjustments are only effective when “TONE” is On
(see above). Use the / buttons to select:
• -8 to +8 dB
INITIAL POWER
Sets Room 2 to initialize in either On or Off mode
whenever the main rear panel power switch is turned
on (1). Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
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INPUT GAIN CONFIG
Launches the Room 2 Input Gain menu, where you
can set the relative gain for each possible Room 2
input source.
• Use the / buttons to select the desired input
(Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, CD, AM Tuner, FM
Tuner).
• Then use the / buttons to set the input gain
from -8 to +6 dB.
System Configuration
The System Configuration menu provides initial power, on-screen display time outs, and system tools to
put the finishing touches on your system setup.
One critical tool is the “Setup Lock,” which allows
you to lock down all the settings you’ve made to the
GFR-700HD to prevent accidental changes or tampering with the unit.
To
1
2
3
access the System Configuration menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select SYSTEM CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
OSD TIME OUT
Sets on-screen displays to time out after a specified
length of time. Use the / buttons to set the time
out duration from:
• 0-30 seconds
SETUP LOCK
Once you have set up your GFR-700HD and are
pleased with its operations, you may want to “lock
down” your settings to prevent accidental changes.
Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off
• If you select On and exit the Setup menu, the
Setup menu will no longer be accessible, even if
you press the Setup button.
• To override the Setup lock: Press and hold both
the Video 2 button and the Sur Mode button on
the front panel at the same time.
Chapter 3 - Setup
INITIAL POWER
Sets the GFR-700HD to initialize in either On or Standby mode whenever the main rear panel power switch
is turned on (1). Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off (Standby mode)
VOLUME ACCEL
Sets the rate of acceleration (the speed at which the
volume goes up or down) when you press and hold the
Volume +/- buttons on the remote control. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• 0.5 dB, 1 dB or 2 dB
• The default setting is 1 dB.
VOLUME LIMIT
Sets the maximum volume level for the system. Once
set, the master volume cannot exceed this limit unless you change this setting. Use the / buttons
to select:
• -10 dB to +18 dB
• The default setting is +18 dB.
LABEL SOURCE
Displays the Label Source menu.
• See page 44.
NON CE861 DVI
Turn this setting on ONLY if you have a ‘legacy’ display device that does not conform to the Consumer
Electronics Association specification EIA/CEA 861.
Use the / buttons to select:
• On or Off.
VID BLK LVL
The Video Black Level feature adjusts the reference
level of black in the video signal. Use the / buttons to select:
• 7.5 IRE - Standard NTSC black level. Yields consistent contrast through all sources.
• 0 IRE - Enhanced black level. For increased contrast during DVD playback.
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Input Labeling
Tired of trying to remember which source device
goes with which Video input? The Label Source menu
allows you to label your inputs with names that
uniquely identify your source devices.
To
1
2
3
access the Label Source menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select SYSTEM CONFIG,
then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to select LABEL SOURCE,
then press the Select button.
5 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
INPUT NAME
Displays the current name of the selected source device.
• No settings are necessary.
Chapter 3 - Setup
SOURCE
Selects the input source you want to label. Use the
/ buttons to select:
• Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, CD, Tuner AM,
or Tuner FM
EDIT NAME
Displays the Edit Name menu.
• Use the /// buttons to select a character,
then press the Select button to add the character to the input name.
• The left and right arrow symbols are used for
navigation within the input name.
• The “space” character is located between the
left and right arrow symbols.
• Names can be up to 8 characters long.
ERASE NAME
Erases the input name and opens the Edit Name
menu (see above).
• If you want the input name to be blank (i.e., no
name will be displayed for the selected input),
select Erase Name, then select Return to Setup.
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Analog Input Level
The GFR-700HD allows you to adjust the voltage reference levels independently for each of the unit’s
seven analog audio inputs. Check the technical specifications of your source components to determine
the optimum reference level setting.
To
1
2
3
access the Analog Input Level menu:
Press the Main button on the remote control.
Press the Setup button.
Use the / buttons to select ANALOG INPUT
LEVEL, then press the Select button.
4 Use the / buttons to choose from the following menu items:
CD
Adjusts the analog input level for the CD audio input.
Use the / buttons to select:
• 2 V REF (default)
• 4 V HIGH
• 1 V LOW
Chapter 3 - Setup
VIDEO 1~4
Adjusts the analog input level for the Video 1~4 audio
inputs. Use the / buttons to select:
• 2 V REF (default)
• 4 V HIGH
• 1 V LOW
TAPE
Adjusts the analog input level for the Tape input. Use
the / buttons to select:
• 2 V REF (default)
• 4 V HIGH
• 1 V LOW
TUNER
Adjusts the analog input level for the Tuner input.
Use the / buttons to select:
• 2 V REF (default)
• 4 V HIGH
• 1 V LOW
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Remote Control Setup
The GFR-700HD is a learning remote control that is
capable of storing and executing commands for all
remote controls in your home theater system. In this
way, you can eliminate the confusion of using multiple remotes.
This section is divided into two main parts:
Using Preprogrammed Commands
The first section is an overview of the preprogrammed
commands for each source:
• Main commands ................................... 39
• Video 1~3 commands ............................. 39
• Video 4 commands (GDV-850) ................... 40
• CD commands (GCD-750) ......................... 40
• Tuner commands .................................. 41
• Rm 2 commands ................................... 41
Pressing a source button on the remote control not only selects the input associated
with that source...
Chapter 3 - Setup
Note: Main commands are not programmable, except
for the four user macros (M1, M2, M3, and M4).
Programming Remote Commands
The second section includes instructions for programming the remote for each source:
• Programming commands ......................... 39
• Deleting commands ............................... 40
• Deleting all commands for a
single component ................................. 41
• Deleting all commands for
all components .................................... 41
• Programming macro buttons .................... 41
• Deleting macro buttons .......................... 42
• Discrete remote control commands ............ 42
...but it also remaps the remote control
buttons for that source.
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Using Preprogrammed Commands
The following commands are preprogrammed for the Main and Video 1-3 inputs:
Main Commands
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
Toggles Power On/Standby
Toggles External 7.1 input On/Off
Toggles Tape Monitor On/Off
Toggles Audio Mute On/Off
GFR-700HD OSD Setup Menu
Master Volume UP
Master Volume DN
GDV-850 play
GFR-700HD OSD Setup Menu
OSD Navigation Up
OSD Navigation Down
OSD Navigation Left
OSD Navigation Right
OSD Select/Enter
GDV-850 pause/step
GDV-850 stop
Steps surround modes
Toggles theater EQ On/Off
Channel balance Adjust menu
Toggles Noise Gen_Trim Adj. On/Off
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select (+10 adder)
Tune UP (step)
Tune DOWN (step)
Toggles FM/AM/HD tuner
saves a preset
Toggles Presets/Tuner
Toggles Stereo/Monaural
Seek (UP) next Preset/Station
Displays Bass adjust menu
Displays Treble adjust menu
Toggles tone bypass On/Off
Toggles Night Mode: 100/75/50/25
Toggles Lip sync Adj.
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
Set sleep (off, 30, 60, 90) step
VFD (Off, Dim, Bright) step
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132
133
134
136
137
203
128
193
138
130
129
213
209
113
129
64
65
66
67
3
49
50
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80
144
145
146
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149
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140
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211
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208
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207
77
223
212
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Button
main
vid 1
vid 2
vid 3
vid 4
CD
tuner
Rm. 2
power
ext 7.1
tape
mute
setup
volume 
volume 
play
menu


/
/ 
select
pause
stop
mode
th-eq
ch-trim
test
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
tune +
tune FM/AM/HD
mem
Pre/Tune
St/Mon
seek
bass
treble
bypass
d.range
sync
m1
m2
m3
m4
sleep
dim
backlight
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
Toggles Power On/Standby
Toggles External 7.1 input On/Off
Toggles Tape Monitor On/Off
Toggles Audio Mute On/Off
Programmable
Master Volume UP
Master Volume DN
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Steps surround modes
Toggles theater EQ On/Off
Channel balance Adjust menu
Toggles Noise Gen_Trim Adj. On/Off
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Displays Bass adjust menu
Displays Treble adjust menu
Toggles tone bypass On/Off
Toggles Night Mode: 100/75/50/25
Toggles Lip sync Adj.
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
Set sleep (off, 30, 60, 90) step
VFD (Off, Dim, Bright) step
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128
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Chapter 3 - Setup
Button
main
vid 1
vid 2
vid 3
vid 4
CD
tuner
Rm. 2
power
ext 7.1
tape
mute
setup
volume 
volume 
play
menu


/
/ 
select
pause
stop
mode
th-eq
ch-trim
test
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
tune +
tune FM/AM/HD
mem
Pre/Tune
St/Mon
seek
bass
treble
bypass
d.range
sync
m1
m2
m3
m4
sleep
dim
backlight
Video 1-3 Commands
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Using Preprogrammed Commands
The following commands are preprogrammed for the Video 4 and CD inputs:
Video 4 (GDV-850) Commands
Chapter 3 - Setup
Button
main
vid 1
vid 2
vid 3
vid 4
CD
tuner
Rm. 2
power
ext 7.1
tape
mute
setup
volume 
volume 
play
menu


/
/ 
select
pause
stop
mode
th-eq
ch-trim
test
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
tune +
tune FM/AM/HD
mem
Pre/Tune
St/Mon
seek
bass
treble
bypass
d.range
sync
m1
m2
m3
m4
sleep
dim
backlight
48
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
GDV-850 Power On/Off
Toggles External 7.1 input On/Off
Toggles Tape Monitor On/Off
Toggles Audio Mute On/Off
GDV-850 Setup Menu
Master Volume UP
Master Volume DN
GDV-850 play
GDV-850 Disc Menu
GDV-850 Navigation Up
GDV-850 Navigation Down
GDV-850 Navigation Left
GDV-850 Navigation Right
GDV-850 Select/Enter
GDV-850 pause/step
GDV-850 stop
Steps surround modes
Toggles theater EQ On/Off
GDV-850 Display Key
GDV-850 Audio Key
GDV-850 Key 1
GDV-850 Key 2
GDV-850 Key 3
GDV-850 Key 4
GDV-850 Key 5
GDV-850 Key 6
GDV-850 Key 7
GDV-850 Key 8
GDV-850 Key 9
GDV-850 Key 10+
GDV-850 Fast Forward
GDV-850 Fast Reverse
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
GDV-850 Goto Key
Toggles Bass adjust menu
Toggles Treble adjust menu
Toggles tone bypass On/Off
Toggles Night Mode: 100/75/50/25
Toggles Lip sync Adj.
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
Auto Off step (off, 30, 60, 90)
VFD step (Off, Dim, Bright)
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CD (GCD-750) Commands
Code
131
132
133
134
136
137
203
101
193
138
130
33
213
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113
99
100
61
60
104
113
49
50
87
222
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98
36
37
127
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
124
116
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223
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Button
main
vid 1
vid 2
vid 3
vid 4
CD
tuner
Rm. 2
power
ext 7.1
tape
mute
setup
volume 
volume 
play
menu


/
/ 
select
pause
stop
mode
th-eq
ch-trim
test
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
tune +
tune FM/AM/HD
mem
Pre/Tune
St/Mon
seek
bass
treble
bypass
d.range
sync
m1
m2
m3
m4
sleep
dim
backlight
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
GCD-750 Power
Toggles External 7.1 input On/Off
Toggles Tape Monitor On/Off
Toggles Audio Mute On/Off
Programmable
Master Volume UP
Master Volume DN
GCD-750 play
GCD-750 Open/Close
Programmable
Programmable
GCD-750 Fast Forward
GCD-750 Fast Reverse
GCD-750 play
GCD-750 pause
GCD-750 stop
Steps surround modes
Toggles theater EQ On/Off
Channel balance Adjust menu
Toggles Noise Gen_Trim Adj. On/Off
GCD-750 1
GCD-750 2
GCD-750 3
GCD-750 4
GCD-750 5
GCD-750 6
GCD-750 7
GCD-750 8
GCD-750 9
GCD-750 10+
GCD-750 Forward
GCD-750 Reverse
Programmable
Programmable
GCD-750 Repeat
GCD-750 Random
GCD-750 Scan
Toggles Bass adjust menu
Toggles Treble adjust menu
Toggles tone bypass On/Off
Toggles Night Mode: 100/75/50/25
GCD-750 Digital Input
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
Auto Off step (off, 30, 60, 90)
GCD-750 Light
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132
133
134
136
137
203
6
193
138
130
213
209
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15
0
1
5
14
4
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25
13
12
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78
70
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The following commands are preprogrammed for the Tuner and Room 2 inputs:
Tuner Commands
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
Toggles Power On/Standby
Programmable
Toggles Tape Monitor On/Off
Toggles Audio Mute On/Off
GFR-700HD OSD Setup Menu
Master Volume UP
Master Volume DN
Programmable
GFR-700HD OSD Setup Menu
OSD Navigation Up
OSD Navigation Down
OSD Navigation Left
OSD Navigation Right
OSD Select/Enter
Programmable
Programmable
Steps surround modes
Toggles theater EQ On/Off
Channel balance Adjust menu
Toggles Noise Gen_Trim Adj. On/Off
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select
Tuner preset select (+10 adder)
Tune UP (step)
Tune DOWN (step)
Toggles FM/AM/HD tuner
Saves a preset
Toggles Presets/Tuner
Toggles Stereo/Monaural
Seek (UP) next Preset/Station
Displays Bass adjust menu
Displays Treble adjust menu
Toggles tone bypass On/Off
Toggles Night Mode: 100/75/50/25
Programmable
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
Set sleep (off, 30, 60, 90) step
VFD (Off, Dim, Bright) step
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138
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64
65
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3
87
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11
211
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79
207
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223
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Button
main
vid 1
vid 2
vid 3
vid 4
CD
tuner
Rm. 2
power
ext 7.1
tape
mute
setup
volume 
volume 
play
menu


/
/ 
select
pause
stop
mode
th-eq
ch-trim
test
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
tune +
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Pre/Tune
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seek
bass
treble
bypass
d.range
sync
m1
m2
m3
m4
sleep
dim
backlight
Function
Selects GFR-700HD codes
Selects VIDEO 1 codes
Selects VIDEO 2 codes
Selects VIDEO 3 codes
Selects VIDEO 4 codes (GDV-850)
Selects CD codes (GCD-750)
Selects GFR-700HD Tuner codes
Selects GFR-700HD Room 2 codes
Room 2 Power On/Off
Programmable
Programmable
Room 2 Audio Mute On/Off
Room 2 OSD Menu On/Off
Room 2 Volume UP
Room 2 Volume DN
Programmable
Room 2 OSD Menu On/Off
OSD Navigation Up
OSD Navigation Down
OSD Navigation Left
OSD Navigation Right
OSD Select/Enter
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Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
Programmable
User macro
User macro
User macro
User macro
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Programmable
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Programming Remote Commands
Once you’re familiar with the preprogrammed commands, you may wish to program specific buttons on
the GFR-700HD remote to control your source components. To do this, you will need:
• Your source component remote control, which
will teach the new command.
• The GFR-700HD remote control, which will learn
the new command.
Chapter 3 - Setup
Programming a Command
1 Place your source remote “head-to-head” with
the GFR-700HD remote.
• The two remotes should be in line with each
other, about 2 to 3 inches apart.
2 On the GFR-700HD remote, press the applicable
Source and Select buttons simultaneously.
• The orange status LED and the Source button
glow and remain lit.
3
4
5
6
7
On the GFR-700HD remote, press the button to
be taught.
• The orange status LED begins flashing.
On the Source remote control, press and hold
the button to be copied.
• The green status LED glows and remains lit.
Release the button on the Source remote control.
• The orange status LED begins flashing again.
Press the button on the Source remote control a
second time.
• The green status LED blinks twice and then
goes back to steady orange to indicate that
the command has been saved.
• Repeat steps 4~6 for any other commands
you want to teach your GFR-700HD remote
for that Source component.
Press the Source and Select buttons simultaneously to save.
• The orange status LED blinks twice and turns
off.
Status LED
(Orange/Green/Red)
Source
buttons
Select
button
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Deleting Remote Commands
Deleting a Command
1 On the GFR-700HD remote, press the applicable
Source and Select buttons simultaneously.
• The orange status LED and the Source button
glow and remain lit.
2 Press the button whose function you wish to
clear.
• The orange status LED begins flashing.
3 Press the Backlight button.
• The green status LED blinks twice and then
goes back to steady orange to indicate that
the command has been deleted.
• Repeat steps 2~3 for any other commands
you wish to delete for that Source component.
4 Press the Source and Select buttons simultaneously to save and exit.
• The orange status LED blinks twice and turns
off.
3
Press and hold the Backlight button.
• The red status LED blinks five times.
• The green status LED then blinks twice and
goes back to steady orange to indicate that
all commands for the selected Source component have been deleted.
Press the Source and Select buttons simultaneously to save and exit.
• The status LED blinks twice and turns off.
Deleting all Commands for all Components
This procedure erases every programmed command
accessed under the selected Video 1, Video 2, Video
3, Video 4, CD, Tuner, and Room 2 input selectors.
Make sure you really want to do this before following
the step below.
1
2
Press and hold the Video 2 button and the Backlight button simultaneously.
• The red status LED blinks twelve times.
• The status LED will then flash green once,
followed by a single orange pulse.
All LEDs will then turn off, indicating that every
learned command in the GFR-700HD remote has
been erased.
Chapter 3 - Setup
Deleting all Commands for a Component
1 On the GFR-700HD remote, press the Source and
Select buttons simultaneously.
• The orange status LED and the Source button
glow and remain lit.
2
Backlight button
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Programming Macro Buttons
If you find yourself repeatedly pressing the same sequence of buttons while using your GFR-700HD, then
consider taking advantage of the built-in Macro feature. Macros allow you to execute a series of commands (up to ten button presses) at the touch of a
single button.
Each Macro button (labeled M1, M2, M3, and M4) can
store two macros, one for each “group” of input buttons:
• Group 1 inputs - Main, Video 1, Video 2, and
Video 3
• Group 2 inputs - Video 4, CD, Tuner, Room 2
Deleting a Macro button
1 Press the Source button (Main or Vid 4) and the
Ext7.1 button, simultaneously.
• Hold both buttons until the red light under
the Source button turns on.
2 Press the macro button (M1-M4, Power) you wish
to delete.
• The red light under the Source button will
blink once.
3 Press the Volume  button to delete the macro.
• The red Status LED and the Source button
will blink twice to confirm deletion and then
turn off.
For example, if you program the M1 macro in Group
1, the macro will perform the same series of steps
whether you are in any Group 1 mode (Main, Video 1,
Video 2, or Video 3).
Chapter 3 - Setup
Programming a Macro Button
1 Press a Source button (Main or Vid 4) and the
Ext7.1 button, simultaneously.
• Hold both buttons until the red light under
the Source button turns on.
2 Press one of the five macro buttons (M1-M4, Power) you wish to program.
• The red light under the Source button will
blink once for each subsequent button
press.
3 Press up to 10 commands you would like to include in the macro sequence.
• Pressing a Source button to change modes is
counted as one command.
Group 1
Main, Vid 1~3
Group 2
Vid 4, CD,
Tuner, Rm 2
Ext 7.1
Note:
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The Power On/Off command, for devices other than
the Main receiver, is programmed into a macro using
the Ext7.1 button.
4
Press the Volume  button to store the commands.
• The red Status LED and the Source button
will blink twice to confirm the program and
then turn off.
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Buttons
M1~M4
Discrete Remote Control Commands
The GFR-700HD can be controlled via its serial RS-232 port. The serial port can be connected to a media control center, PC, or ‘dumb terminal’ via a straight-through standard 9-pin serial port cable (MALE on one end
and FEMALE on the other end). When using a PC, a terminal emulator program (e.g. HyperTerminal), can be
used to control the GTP-870HD. The communications parameters should be set as follows:
• 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and Flow Control: Hardware.
• All serial port control commands are structured as a four byte packet or string “<SOP>, <cmd>, <data>,
<EOP>”.
• SPECIAL RESERVED CHARACTERS: <SOP> Start Of Packet = 0x7B = “{“ (The Left Curly Bracket); <EOP> End
Of Packet = 0x7D = “}” (The Right Curly Bracket).
• Example syntax for the Discrete Remote Control Command for ‘Main Volume UP’ expressed as a hexadecimal
string: 0x7B, 0x44, 0x2B, 0x7D
Function Description
Data
ASCII
Main Volume UP
0x2B
+
Data
ASCII
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY
PLIIx–PANORAMA
0x10
DLE
Direct SurMode select: DTS
0x34
4
Direct SurMode select: DTS NEO:6CINEMA
0x51
Q
Direct SurMode select: DTS NEO:6MUSIC
0x52
R
Main Volume DOWN
0x2D
-
Main Mute
0x5B
[
Main Un-mute
0x5D
]
Sleep OFF
0x1F
US
Sleep (30)
0x20
SPACE
Sleep (60)
0x21
!
Direct SurMode select: DTS-ES
0x39
9
Direct SurMode select: ADCOM
7.1m2 STEREO
0x33
3
Direct SurMode select: 5 CHANNEL
STEREO
0x36
6
Sleep (90)
0x22
”
Sleep (120)
0x0A
LF
Sleep (180)
0x12
DC2
Test tone (noise) On
0x28
(
Test tone (noise) Off
0x29
)
Direct SurMode select: 2 CHANNEL
STEREO
0x37
7
VFD (Bright)
0x5C
\
Direct SurMode select: HALL
0x35
5
VFD (Dim)
0x2C
,
OSD Setup Menu (Toggle On/Off)
0x11
DC1
VFD (OFF)
0x23
#
OSD Navigation Up
0x5E
^
Dynamic Range Normal (100%)
0x25
%
OSD Navigation Down
0x5F
_
Dynamic Range 75%
0x40
@
OSD Navigation Select / Enter
0x3D
=
Dynamic Range 50%
0x3F
?
OSD Navigation Left
0x3C
<
Dynamic Range 25%
0x2F
/
OSD Navigation Right
0x3E
>
Surround Mode select: (steps
through available modes)
0x30
0
Front Left Channel Trim +
0x55
U
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY
DIGITAL
0x38
Front Left Channel Trim -
0x56
V
Front Right Channel Trim +
0x57
W
0x58
X
8
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PRO
LOGIC
0x31
1
Front Right Channel Trim Surround Left Channel Trim +
0x41
A
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PLIICINEMA
0x53
S
Surround Left Channel Trim -
0x42
B
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PLIIMUSIC
0x2E
.
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PLIIPANORAMA
0x54
T
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY
DIGITAL EX
0x32
2
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PLIIxCINEMA
0x0E
SO
Direct SurMode select: DOLBY PLIIxMUSIC
0x0F
SI
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0x43
C
Surround Right Channel Trim -
0x44
D
E
Surround Back Left Channel Trim +
0x45
Surround Back Left Channel Trim -
0x46
F
Surround Back Right Channel Trim +
0x47
G
Surround Back Right Channel Trim -
0x48
H
Center Channel Trim +
0x49
I
Center Channel Trim -
0x4A
J
Subwoofer Channel Trim +
0x4B
K
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Data
ASCII
Function Description
TUNER mode – PRESET
0x67
e
TUNER mode – TUNE
0x68
h
TUNER MEMORY Function (Select/
Save)
0x73
s
Subwoofer Channel Trim -
0x4C
L
Lip Sync Adjust Down (Decrease
delay)
0x0D
CR
Lip Sync Adjust Up (Increase delay)
0x60
`
Data
ASCII
Theater EQ compensation - ON
0x69
i
TUNER Preset 1 Select
0x74
t
Theater EQ compensation - OFF
0x6A
j
TUNER Preset 2 Select
0x75
u
Select: “tape” Monitor (Toggle
On/Off)
0x71
q
Select: “ext 7.1 inputs” - On
0x26
&
Select: “ext 7.1 inputs” - Off
0x2A
*
Select Analog “audio” input (for
Current Source)
0x59
Y
Select Digital “coaxial 1” input (for
Current Source)
0x5A
Z
Select Digital “coaxial 2” input (for
Current Source)
0x3A
:
Select Digital “coaxial 3” input (for
Current Source)
0x3B
;
Select Digital “optical 1” input (for
Current Source)
0x05
Select Digital “optical 2” input (for
Current Source)
Select Digital “optical 3” input (for
Current Source)
TUNER Preset 3 Select
0x76
v
TUNER Preset 4 Select
0x77
w
TUNER Preset 5 Select
0x78
x
TUNER Preset 6 Select
0x79
y
TUNER Preset 7 Select
0x7A
z
TUNER Preset 8 Select
0x7C
|
TUNER Preset 9 Select
0x7E
~
TUNER Preset 10+ Select (access
11-32)
0x7F
Tone EQ Control - On
0x0C
FF
Tone EQ Control - Off
0x13
DC3
ENQ
Tone EQ Control – Toggle On/Off
0x15
NAK
0x24
$
Tone Reset (Set Bass & Treble =
0dB)
0x14
DC4
0x27
’
Bass EQ Adjust
0x16
SYN
Treble EQ Adjust
0x17
ETB
Room 2 Volume UP (when RM2 is
active)
0x01
SQH
0x02
STX
Select Source: VIDEO 1
0x6B
k
Select Source: VIDEO 2
0x6C
l
Select Source: VIDEO 3
0x6D
m
Room 2 Volume DOWN (when RM2
is active)
Select Source: VIDEO 4
0x6E
n
Room 2 Mute (when RM2 is active)
0x03
ETX
Select Source: CD
0x70
p
0x04
EOT
Select Source: TUNER (AM)
0x6F
o
Room 2 Un-mute (when room 2 is
active)
Select Source: TUNER (FM)
0x72
r
Selects Input: VID 2 for Room 2
(when RM2 is active)
0x06
ACK
Selects Input: VID 3 for Room 2
(when RM2 is active)
0x07
BELL
Selects Input: VID 4 for Room 2
(when RM2 is active)
0x08
BS
Selects Input: CD for Room 2 (when
RM2 is active)
0x09
HT
Selects TUNER for Room 2 (when
RM2 is active)
0x0B
VT
TUNER Scan +
0x61
a
TUNER Scan -
0x62
b
TUNER STEP +
0x63
c
TUNER STEP -
0x64
d
FM mode – MONO
0x65
e
FM mode – STEREO
0x66
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Operations Overview
Now that you’ve connected and configured your GFR700HD, it’s time for the fun part—enjoying the full
power and performance of your Adcom system. This
chapter covers:
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Ext. 7.1 Playback .................................. 56
Tape Playback ..................................... 56
Selecting Surround Modes ....................... 57
Tone Control ....................................... 58
Basic Recording .................................... 59
Tuner Operations .................................. 60
System Operations .................................61
Room 2 Operations................................ 62
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Basic Audio/Video Playback
Follow these steps to play an audio/video source
component connected to the Video 1, Video 2, Video
3, Video 4, or CD inputs.
Chapter 4 - Operations
Playing an AV Source Component
1 Before you begin:
• Power on the GFR-700HD.
• Power on your Source component.
• Power on your TV or display device (If applicable).
2 Select your input source.
• Press the desired Source selector button
(Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, or CD)
on the GFR-700HD.
3 Play your Source component.
• If you programmed the GFR-700HD remote
control, press the Play button to initiate
playback on your Source component.
• The output signal from your Source component will be heard through your speaker system and/or seen on your display device.
4 Adjust the volume.
• Turn the Volume knob to adjust the volume
from -80dB to 18dB.
Special Playback Features
During playback, choose from these special playback
features:
• Mute - Press the Mute button to temporarily
mute the audio.
• Surround modes - Press the Mode button to override the default Surround mode and choose one
of the many built-in options to suit your source
material; see page 57.
• Theater EQ - Press the TH-EQ button to enable
Theater EQ sound.
• Dynamic Range - Press the D. Range button to
compress the dynamic range of your audio output (aka, “night mode”).
• Sync - Press the Sync button and use the /
buttons to delay the audio if the sound is out of
sync with the picture.
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Squeeze - Compresses a widescreen image to a
4:3 display.
NLS (Non-linear Stretch) - Stretches a 4:3 image
to 16:9, but preserves the correct aspect ratio in
the center of the picture.
External 7.1 Playback
If your source component is connected to the Ext 7.1
jacks, simply press the Ext 7.1 button on the remote
control or front panel.
• To connect a source component to the Ext 7.1
inputs (usually DVD, DVD-Audio, or SACD player),
see page 20.
Tape Playback
If your source component is connected to the Tape
input, press the Tape button on the remote control
or front panel.
• To connect a source component to the Tape inputs, see page 21.
Source
buttons
Ext7.1/
Tape
Play
Mute
Volume
Select
(Format)
Mode
TH-EQ
Picture Format
During playback, press the Select button and use the
/ buttons to set the picture format to one of the
following:
• Auto - Automatically selects the best picture
format for the current output resolution.
• Full - Stretches a standard 4:3 image to fill a widescreen (16:9) display.
• Zoom - Zooms the on-screen image proportionally, preserving the original aspect ratio but
cropping the picture.
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D. Range
Selecting Surround Modes
If source components are the main course in your
home entertainment center, then Surround modes
provide the special sauce. Surround modes process
incoming audio signals and distribute them to your
speakers—with each mode configured to bring out
the unique flavor of your source material and send
just the right mix to suit your personal taste and specific speaker configuration.
• To set the default Surround mode for each input,
see page 33.
• To select Surround modes on the fly, press the
Mode button on the remote control or the Sur
Mode button on the front panel.
Dolby Surround Modes
DOLBY-D EX
Decodes the Dolby Digital EX 7.1-channel digital bitstreams found on newer commercial DVDs. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the GFR700HD’s coaxial or optical digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in Dolby Digital EX format.
• You have seven speakers plus a subwoofer.
DOLBY PL
Uses Dolby Pro Logic decoding to expand incoming
stereo signals to 4-channel surround sound, where
the surround channel is the same for both surround
speakers. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the analog or digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have five speakers (LF, RF, C, LS, RS).
DTS Surround Modes
DTS
Decodes the DTS 6-channel digital bitstreams found on many commercial DVDs.
Use if:
• Your source component is connected
to the GFR-700HD’s coaxial or optical digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in DTS format.
• You have five speakers plus a subwoofer.
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DOLBY-D
Decodes the Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
bitstreams found on most commercial
DVDs, as well as some HDTV and digital
cable/satellite programs. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the GFR700HD’s coaxial or optical digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in Dolby Digital 5.1 format.
• You have five speakers plus a subwoofer.
PLIIX-C, PLIIX-M, PLIIX-P
Uses Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding to expand incoming
stereo signals to 6.1- or 7.1-channel surround sound.
Choose “C” for cinema, “M” for music, or “P” for
playing video games. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the analog or digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have six or seven speakers plus a subwoofer.
DTS-ES
Decodes the DTS-ES 8-channel digital bitstreams
found on newer commercial DVDs. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the GFR700HD’s coaxial or optical digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in DTS-ES format.
• You have seven speakers plus a subwoofer.
NEO:6 C, NEO:6 M
Uses DTS Neo:6 decoding to expand incoming stereo
signals from movie or music sources (e.g., VHS tapes,
CDs or video games) to 6-channel surround sound.
Choose “C” for cinema, or “M” for music. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the analog or digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have five speakers plus a subwoofer.
PLII-C, PLII-M, PLII-P
Uses Dolby Pro Logic II decoding to expand incoming
stereo signals to 5-channel surround sound, where
the surround channel is discrete for both surround
speakers. Choose “C” for cinema, “M” for music, or
“P” for playing video games. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the analog or digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have five speakers (LF, RF, C, LS, RS).
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Other Surround Modes
7.1 m2
Uses an Adcom-proprietary digital processing technology to expand incoming
stereo signals to 7.1-channel surround
sound. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to the analog or digital audio inputs.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have seven speakers plus a subwoofer.
Manual Bass/Treble Control
Follow these steps to make Bass/Treble adjustments
on the fly:
• Press the Bypass button on the remote control to
toggle Tone Control on.
• Use the Bass and Treble buttons to bring up the
tone adjustment on-screen display.
• Use the / buttons to set the desired level.
STEREO
Passes an incoming or downmixed stereo signal to
the front speakers. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to an analog or digital audio input.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have at least two speakers (LF/RF), or would
simply prefer to listen to a multi-channel source
through your two front speakers.
•
HALL
Creates a hall or amphitheater effect from an incoming or downmixed stereo signal. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to an analog or digital audio input.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have at least two speakers (LF/RF), or would
simply prefer to listen to a multi-channel source
through your two front speakers.
5-STEREO
Generates maximum output for a five speaker system. The rear speakers are driven with the same
signal as the front left and right, while the center
speaker is a monophonic summation of the front
speakers. Use if:
• Your source component is connected to an analog or digital audio input.
• Your source audio is in 2-channel analog or digital PCM format.
• You have at at least five speakers (LF/RF, C, LS/
RS).
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Notes:
•
The tone adjustment on-screen display times out
after 3 seconds if no button is pressed.
Tone controls are not available in the Dolby
Digital EX, DTS-ES, NEO6, and Pro Logic IIx Surround
modes.
Basic Recording
Follow these steps make a recording using the playback and recording components connected to the
GFR-700HD. You will first need to identify your Source
and Target components.
• Source - This can be the AM/FM tuner or any
connected audio/video device (e.g, a cable box,
DVD player, VCR, etc.).
• Target - This can be any connected recording
device (e.g., a VCR, DVD recorder, PVR, tape recorder, etc.).
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Cue your Source device.
• Tune to the desired radio or TV station, or
insert and cue up the media (video, CD, DVD,
PVR, etc.) you wish to record.
Cue your Target device.
• Insert and cue up the recordable media
(blank tape, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, etc.) you
wish to record to.
Start recording.
• Start recording on your Target component,
then start playback on your Source component.
• The output signal from your Source component will be heard through your speaker system and/or seen on your display device.
Notes:
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•
You can record using composite and S-video connections interchangeably, but you won’t be able to
record sources connected to the Component video
inputs.
Some audio/video sources are copy-protected, and
cannot be recorded.
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Making an Audio/Video Recording
1 Before you begin:
• Power on the GFR-700HD.
• Power on your Source component.
• Power on your Target component.
• Power on your TV or display device (If applicable).
2 Select your Source device.
• Press the desired Source selector button
(Tuner, Video 1~Video 4 or CD) on the GFR700HD.
3
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Tuner Operations
Follow these steps to use the GFR-700HD’s built-in
AM/FM tuner. Before you begin, make sure the AM/
FM antennas are properly connected; see page 14.
Selecting Tuner Mode
To select Tuner mode:
• Press the Tuner button on the remote control.
or
• Press the FM/AM button on the front panel.
Selecting the Tuner Band
To switch between the AM/FM bands:
• Press the FM/AM/HD button on the remote control.
or
• Press the FM/AM button on the front panel.
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Switching between Manual and Preset tuning
Manual tuning is used to tune stations and store presets. Preset Tuning is used to select and scan preset
stations. To switch between manual and preset tuning:
• Press the Pre/Tune button on the remote control.
or
• Press the Tuner/Preset button on the front panel.
Selecting Preset Stations
To select preset stations:
• Press the Tune +/- buttons on the remote control.
or
• Press the Up/Down buttons on the front panel.
Scanning Preset Stations
To automatically scan your presets:
1 Switch to Preset mode.
2 Press the Seek button on the remote control to
start scanning presets.
• The GFR-700HD will play each preset station
for a few seconds in sequential order.
3 Press the Seek button again to stop scanning.
Improving Tuner Reception
To improve tuner reception:
• Press the St/Mono button on the remote control
to switch between Stereo and Mono reception.
Sometimes a poor quality stereo signal will improve when switched to Mono mode.
Tuning Stations Manually
To manually tune stations:
• Press the Tune +/- buttons on the remote control.
- The AM tuner steps in 10KHz increments.
- The FM tuner steps in .05MHz increments.
Tuner
Tuning Stations Automatically
To automatically scan for stations:
• Press the Seek button on the remote control.
or
• Press the Up/Down buttons on the front panel.
Storing Stations as Presets
The GFR-700HD allows you to store up to 64 presets
(32 for each band). To store the selected station as
a preset:
1 Press the Mem button on the remote control.
2 Assign a preset number.
• Pressing the Mem button automatically assigns the selected station to the next available preset number.
• To assign the preset to a different number,
use the Tune +/- buttons to select the desired preset number, and then press the
Mem button to save.
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Tune +/FM/AM
Mem
Pre/Tune
Seek
St/Mon
System Operations
The GFR-700HD includes additional features that enhance the user experience, including a built-in sleep
timer and front panel display dimmer.
Using the Sleep Timer
If you enjoy falling asleep while watching TV or listening to music, you can use the sleep timer to automatically power off the GFR-700HD after a set period
of time.
Using the Front Panel Display Dimmer
The front panel display has three brightness levels
to suit any need.
To adjust the dimmer:
1 Press the Dim button on the remote control.
• Each press changes the brightness of the
front panel display.
• Choose from bright, medium, or low.
To set the sleep timer:
1 Press the Sleep button on the remote control.
• The first press displays the current status of
the Sleep timer.
• Subsequent presses change the duration of
the sleep timer from 30~180 minutes.
2 When the set time elapses, the GFR-700HD will
go into Standby mode.
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Note:
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To cancel the sleep timer, press the Sleep button
until “Sleep Timer Off” appears.
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Dim
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Room 2 Operations
The Room 2 feature makes the GFR-700HD a true
multi-tasking device. For example, you can watch a
movie in one room and play a CD in another at the
touch of a button.
To use the Room 2 feature, you must have:
• An amplifier or receiver connected to the Zone 2
Outputs; see page 28.
• A Room 2 input source specified in the Setup
menu; see page 41.
Chapter 4 - Operations
Activating the Room 2 Output
To activate the Room 2 output:
1 Power on the GFR-700HD.
2 Select the Room 2 output.
• Press the Rm 2 button on the remote control.
or
• Press the Room 2 On/Off button on the front
panel.
3 Power on your Room 2 component.
• Note: The Room 2 component will power on
automatically if you connected it to the Zone
2 12V DC trigger.
4 Adjust the volume.
• If you used the Variable Zone 2 outputs, use
the Volume knob on the GFR-700HD.
• If you used the Fixed Zone 2 outputs, use the
volume control on your Room 2 component.
Notes:
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Overriding Default Room 2 Settings
You can change the Room 2 input, volume, and mute
settings from the front panel without going through
the main Setup menu:
1 Select the Room 2 Config menu.
• Press the Room 2 Setup button on the front
panel.
2 Make changes to Room 2 settings.
• Press the Room 2 Setup button repeatedly to
step through each menu item.
• Use the front panel Volume Knob or Up/Down
buttons to select menu options.
3 Menu options include:
• Room 2 (On/Off)
• Mute (On/Off)
• Input (Video 2~4, CD, Tuner AM/FM)
• Volume level (-65 dB to 0 dB)
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Customer Support
Use the Troubleshooting chart on page 64 to resolve
common situations that don’t require professional attention. If the information provided does not resolve
your problem, please contact your Adcom dealer or
contact the Adcom customer service department as
follows:
Adcom, LLC
8541 E. Anderson Dr., Suite 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
• Telephone: (480) 607-2277
• Fax: (480) 348-9876
• Email: service@adcom.com
• Web: www.adcom.com
Adcom Protection Plan
Product Care & Maintenance
Before your Adcom receiver left our factory, it was
carefully inspected for physical imperfections and
tested for all electrical parameters as a routine part
of Adcom’s systematic quality control. This, along
with full operational and mechanical testing, should
ensure a product flawless in both appearance and
performance.
After you have unpacked the GFR-700HD, inspect it
for physical damage. Save the shipping carton and all
packing material as they are intended to reduce the
possibility of transportation damage should the receiver ever need to be shipped again. In the unlikely
event damage has occurred, notify your dealer immediately and request the name of the carrier so a
written claim to cover shipping damages can be initiated. The right to a claim against a public carrier can
be forfeited if the carrier is not notified promptly in
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A Special Note on “Hum”
If there is a low-volume “hum” audible throughout
your speakers, even with the main volume turned
all the way down, you have a common phenomenon
known as a “ground loop.” Generally, the cause of a
ground loop is the CableTV incoming signal line.
To determine if your cable system is the contributing
factor, disconnect the CableTV incoming signal line
(round, 75Ω) at the wall, or the first component the
cable is connected to (e.g. the cable box or VCR). If
the hum is no longer present, you must insert a “75Ω
ground loop isolator” before reconnecting the line.
Check with your Adcom dealer to obtain one.
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Adcom offers the enclosed valuable Limited Warranty. Please read the details on the Warranty Card
carefully to understand the extent of the protection
offered by the Warranty, its reasonable limitations,
and what you should do in order to obtain its benefits. Be sure to verify that the serial number printed
on the rear panel matches the serial number on the
outer carton. If any number is altered or missing, you
should notify us immediately in order to ensure that
you have received a genuine Adcom product which
has not been opened, mishandled, or tampered with
in any way. Always retain your original sales receipt
as a proof of purchase.
writing and if the shipping carton and packing materials are not available for inspection by the carrier.
Save all packing materials until the claim has been
settled.
System Reset
In rare cases the GFR-700HD internal processor may
freeze or lock-up causing abnormal operation. This
is common to all micro-processor controlled devices when the unit is subject to excessive static discharge, AC line noise, or power spikes. In most cases
it is easy to solve this problem by simply turning off
the GFR-700HD with the rear power switch (position
0) for about five minutes. After waiting, turn the unit
back on (position 1). If the unit functions normally,
no further action is needed.
In the event that the unit still does not operate properly, it may be necessary to manually reset the processor. Note, however, that when the processor is
reset you will lose all settings including digital audio assignments, surround mode settings, speaker
configurations, tuner presets and any other memory
items. For this reason we strongly recommend that
you record these settings so that it is easy to restore
them after resetting the processor. To reset the unit
to factory default settings you will need to enter the
discrete remote control command. Please refer back
to the discrete remote control commands table. The
command name is “Factory Defaults”, the IR code is
86h. This should reset the system.
If the manual reset does not solve the problem, contact your authorized Adcom dealer, an authorized
Adcom service center or contact Adcom’s service
department directly for further advice.
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Troubleshooting
The table below shows possible causes and solutions to common GFR-700HD issues. If you do not see the answers you need here, please contact your Adcom dealer or customer service department; see page 63.
Symptom
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No sound
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Possible Reason
Possible Solution
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Power cable unplugged
Rear panel power switch turned off (0)
Tape Monitor selected
Mute on
Incorrect Input Config setting
Plug in power cable
Turn rear panel power switch on (1)
Press Tape to de-select Tape Monitor
Switch off Mute
Make sure audio input is set correctly in Input
Config menu
No sound on one
channel
• Speaker not properly connected or damaged
• Input cable disconnected or damaged
• Speaker set to “None” in menu system
• Check connections and speakers
• Check cables and connections
• In Speaker Config menu, set speaker to “Small” or
“Large”
No sound on surround
channels
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• Select a surround mode
• Test system with stereo or Dolby Surround material
• Check speakers and connections
• Increase surround volume level
No sound on center
channel
• Center speaker set to “None” in menu system
• Speaker not connected properly
• Center volume level set too low
• In Speaker Config menu, set Center speaker to
“Small” or “Large”
• Check speaker and connection
• Increase Center volume level
“Dolby Digital” OR
“DTS” auto-detection function does not
work
• Source not connected using digital input
• Incoming signal is set to PCM instead of Bitstream
• Connect digital output of source to GFR-700HD
• Check the Digital Out setting on your source
component
Weak bass/diffuse
stereo image
• Speakers wired out of phase
• Check connections to all speakers in the system
Remote control not
working
• Batteries dead, or incorrectly inserted
• IR transmitter or receiver windows obstructed
• IR receiver in direct sun or bright ambient light
• Check or replace batteries
• Remove obstruction
• Place unit away from direct sun, reduce amount
of ambient light
No sound with tuner
• Antenna leads incorrectly connected
• Station not selected or weak signal
• Mute on
• Check antenna connections to preamplifier
• Re-tune
• Switch off Mute
Noise, hiss on AM and
FM
• Weak signal
• Check station tuning
• Adjust or replace antenna
• Press St/Mono button to reduce hiss
Distortion on FM
• Multi-path signals or interference from another
station
• Check station tuning
• Adjust or replace antenna
Whistles or buzzes on
FM & AM
• Interference from other electrical sources, e.g.,
computers or games consoles
• Check station tuning
• Switch off or move the source of the electrical
noise
Whistles or buzzes
on AM
• Interference from fluorescent lighting or electrical motor
• Check station tuning
• Adjust or replace AM antenna
No picture
• Incorrect TV input selected
• Check the input setting on your TV
• If the GFR-700HD is connected to your TV in
more than one way (e.g., S-video and Component
video), select the TV input that corresponds with
your selected source component
Cannot access setup
menu
• Not in Main mode
• HDMI or Progressive Scan video output selected
• Press Main, then press Setup
• Select Video, S-video, or Component output to
view Setup menus
Cannot power off unit
• Setup menu is active
• Press Setup to exit the Setup menu, then power
off unit
No surround mode selected
Mono sound source
Speakers not properly connected
Surround volume level too low
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Technical Specifications
PREAMPLIFIER ANALOG SECTION
PREAMPLIFIER DIGITAL SECTION
Frequency Response
• Digital Input ............10Hz to 22kHz +0/-0.2dB
THD+N (@ Rated Input & Output)
• Digital Input ................. 0.009% (A-weighted)
S/N Ratio (ref. 2.0Vrms A-weighted)
• Digital Input .................................... 99dB
Bass Management (Front/Center/Surround/Sub)
• High-Pass Slope .............Crossover Frequency
• (Small Spkr Setting) .... 12dB/octave (2nd order)
(Adj. 40/60/80/100/120/150Hz)
• Low-Pass Slope (Sub) ...24dB/octave (4th order)
(Adj. 40/60/80/100/120/150Hz)
• Delay Mgmt (Feet or Meters relative 1ms/ft)
• Front/Center/Surr/Surr Back/Sub ........ 0-20 ft
• Lip Sync Delay ............................. 0-169mS
FM TUNER SECTION
Sensitivity
• 30dB S/N ................................. 6dBu typ.
S/N Ratio
• Mono ...................................... 65dB typ.
• Stereo ..................................... 55dB typ.
Distortion
• Mono .......................................0.3% typ.
• Stereo ......................................0.5% typ.
Stereo Separation ............................... 35dB typ.
Adjacent Channel Selectivity ................. 50dB typ.
Frequency Response ............ 50Hz to 15kHz +1/-3dB
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AMPLIFIER SECTION
Frequency Response ............ 10Hz to 50kHz +0/-3db
THD+N ............................................... 0.009%
S/N Ratio ............................................... 93dB
Power Output (x # = number of channels driven)
• EIA/CEA 490-A (8 Ohm x 5) .............. 145watt
• EIA/CEA 490-A (4 Ohm x 5) .............. 265watt
• RMS (8 Ohm x 5) ........................... 109watt
• RMS (4 Ohm x 5) ........................... 148watt
• RMS (8 Ohm x 2) ........................... 150watt
• RMS (4 Ohm x 2) ........................... 226watt
Damping Factor
• RMS (8 Ohm x 1) @ 50Hz 1% THD .............102
• RMS (4 Ohm x 1) @ 50Hz 1% THD .............. 51
VIDEO SECTION
Impedance (Input/Output) .......................75 Ohm
Bandwidth
• Composite & S-Video .................. 6MHz -3dB
• Component ........................... 200MHz -3dB
Transcoding
• Composite/S-Video/Component .... 480i & 576i
Switching
• HD Component (Auto Bypass) ....... 480p-1080p
• HDMI (Switching Video/Audio/
DDC/HPD) ...............................480i-1080p
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Input Impedance ........................................47k
Output Impedance (Main-RCA) ................<600 Ohm
Rated Input ........................................ 1.0Vrms
Maximum Input (@ 4Vrms Input Sens.) ........ 4.1Vrms
Rated Output (100k load) ........................ 2.0Vrms
Minimum Load ............................................ 5k
Maximum Output ................................... 8Vrms
Volume & Trim Range (relative to 0dB Trim)
• Main .................. -80dB to +18dB (0.5dB res)
• Main Trim ............. -10dB to +10dB (1.0dB res)
• Main Input Sens./Input ..................1V/2V/4V
• Room 2 ................. -65dB to +0dB (1.0dB res)
• Room 2 Trim ........... -8dB to +8db (1.0dB res)
• Room 2 Gain/Input ... +0dB to +6dB (2.0dB res)
Channel Separation (at 1kHz) ....................(>65dB)
Frequency Response
• Analog DSP Input ..... 20Hz to 20kHz +0/-0.2dB
• Analog Ext7.1 Input . 20Hz to 100kHz +0/-0.2dB
THD+N (@ Rated Input & Output)
• Analog DSP Input ......0.007% (20kHz Low Pass)
• Analog Ext7.1 Input ...0.006% (80kHz Low Pass)
S/N Ratio (ref. 2.0Vrms A-weighted)
• Analog - DSP Input ............................ 93dB
• Analog - Ext 7.1 Input ....................... 100dB
GENERAL
Supply Voltage (Switchable) .............. 120vAC-60Hz/
230vAC-50Hz
Power Consumption ................ 1200watt maximum
Dimensions
• Width ......................... 17 inches (431.8mm)
• Rack Height .................. 7 inches (177.8mm)
• Full Height .................. 7.5 inches (190.5mm)
• Depth of Chassis ..........15.5 inches (393.7mm)
• Full Depth ...................19 inches (482.6mm)
Unit Weight ............................... 50 lbs. (22.7kg)
Trigger Outputs
• Main ................................. 50mA @ 12vDC
• Room 2 .............................. 50mA @ 12vDC
IR Inputs
• Main ..................................... 3.5mm T/R
• Room 2 .................................. 3.5mm T/R
RS232 Control.........................9600 baud/8 - N-1/
Flow Control = Hardware
Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Index
A
H
S
Analog Input Level 45
Audio Cables 13
HDMI 19, 22, 34
Neo:6 Configuration 40
Safety Instructions 4
Scaler 19, 34
Setup
Navigation 32
Overview 31
Sleep Timer 61
Speaker
Configuration 37
Connections 24
Placement 23
Surround Modes
Dolby 57
DTS 57
Selecting 57
Sync 9, 56
System Configuration 43
System Operations 61
O
T
On-Screen Display 12, 22
Tone Control 58
Troubleshooting 64
Tuner Operations 60
C
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Channel Balance 39
Connections
Amplifier 25
Antenna 14
Audio/Video 15
CableTV box 15
CD Player 21
Component Video 17
Digital Audio 18
DVD Player 16
External Decoder 20
HDMI 19
HDTV set-top box 15
iPod docking station 15
IR Sensor 29
Laser disc player 15
Media PC 15
Overview 13
Power Cable 30
Progressive Scan 17
PVR 15
Recorder 26
Room 2 28
Satellite receiver 15
Speakers 24
Subwoofer 25
Surround Back Speakers 25
Tape Player 21
Trigger 29
TV 22
VCR 15
Customer Support 63
D
Delay Configuration 38
Dimmer 61
F
Features 5
Front Panel
Display 12
Overview 7
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I
Input Configuration 33
Input Labeling 44
L
Label Source 44
Lip Sync Delay 9
M
Macro Programming 52
N
P
Picture Controls 35
Picture Format 56
Placement 6
Playback
Basic Audio/Video 56
External 7.1 56
Tape 56
Preprogrammed Commands 47,
48, 49
Product Care & Maintenance 63
Pro Logic IIx Configuration 40
R
Rear Panel
Overview 10
Recording 59
Regulatory Information 4
Remote Control
Batteries 6
Discrete Commands 53
Overview 8
Programming 50
Setup 46
Room 2 Configuration
Advanced 42
Basic 41
Room 2 Operations 62
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U
Unpacking 5
V
Video Cables 13
Voltage Switch 30
Volume/Tone Configuration 36
W
Warranty 63
Adcom shall not be liable for any errors contained herein or for any damages arising out of or related to this document or the information contained herein, even if Adcom has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This document is intended for informational
and instructional purposes only. Adcom reserves the right to make changes in the specifications and other information contained in this
document without prior notification. Adcom disclaims any obligation to update the information contained herein.
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