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This product has a FreakScore of 8.9 out of 10 based on 71 scores.
This is the best sounding receiver I've ever owned. Surround sound while watching movies is amazing. I hear sound coming from the rear speakers that I didn't notice with my prior reciever. I did have a problem with the speaker set up wizard. Audyssey told me that 2 speakers (Energy Take Classic 5.1s) were out of phase. I did some testing (AA battery to speakers terminal/speaker wires) and confirmed that the speakers were in phase and that Audyssey was wrong. I performed setup again and this time it changed to 1 speaker out of phase. Some research on line and on Audyssey's website told me that this out of phase result is not uncommon and is the result of the manufacturing process from the speaker company. I ended up ignoring the out of phase Audyssey results. Still ended up with fantastic results. I would give this receiver 5 stars, but took 1 away for the lack of a printed manual. For this kind of money, no printed manual is inexcusable.
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With my previous receiver video would pass through so you could watch TV without the receiver on. How do I set that up to happen with my new receiver?
Answered by shokhead 2013-06-19:
h. HDMI Standby Pass Through: This feature allows you to pass HDMI connected sources only through the AVR (when in Standby) to the TV. On the 2012 models, set HDMI Control to ON (factory default is OFF) and set the Standby Source to either LAST (default) or to a specific HDMI jack # (eg. that the cable/sat box is connected to). On the 2013 models, HDMI Control does not need to be set to ON as there is a new "HDMI Pass Through" setting which defaults to ON with the "Pass Through Source" defaulting to CBL/SAT. Once making these settings, turn the AVR and TV off for a few minutes, then power both back on, the TV first, then the AVR. If this feature is not working for you, try setting the HDMI-CEC/ARC setting on your TV to