Denon Receiver playing up

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chris285

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798 posts

71 months

Tuesday 15th January
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I have an Denon AVR-X2200W receiver, and it has some annoying habits sometimes and I am not sure if it is related to the way it works if it needs a hard reset to factory defaults or not. It basically has 3 habit's which while not world ending are a tad annoying, and wondered if anyone else had experienced these at all.

1. Input Select - My default input is my xbox, have a tv tuner as well as smart hub so used as my primary start. When the receiver turns on it sometimes reverts to a different input, i am not sure if it hasn't picked up the xbox signal and reverts but it is not consistent and sometimes i have to switch back to the xbox more than once when it is switch on

2. Input Loss - This is less frequent but it has occured where i am gaming or watching something, the screen goes black and it looses the signal. I have to use a different input on the remote, switch back and then it carries on ok and will do for some time

3. 'Clicking Noise' - So this happens when the receiver turns on, it clicks which is i assume the speakers receiving a signal from the receiver so i get why this occurs. However i noticed yesterday watching some youtube vids it was doing this while the video was still paying, it strikes me as odd if my understanding is correct but maybe that is not the case.

I will add he receiver was not new to me, a friend got it new and i bought it off him and it has been looked after. The cables are a bit of a mismatch right now in terms of the speaker cables, I do have new cable coming to redo this so I am hoping this may help with point 3 above as i had to play with 1 speaker cable after i changed my setup with a new tv stand

maccas99

765 posts

127 months

Tuesday 15th January
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chris285 said:
I have an Denon AVR-X2200W receiver, and it has some annoying habits sometimes and I am not sure if it is related to the way it works if it needs a hard reset to factory defaults or not. It basically has 3 habit's which while not world ending are a tad annoying, and wondered if anyone else had experienced these at all.

1. Input Select - My default input is my xbox, have a tv tuner as well as smart hub so used as my primary start. When the receiver turns on it sometimes reverts to a different input, i am not sure if it hasn't picked up the xbox signal and reverts but it is not consistent and sometimes i have to switch back to the xbox more than once when it is switch on

2. Input Loss - This is less frequent but it has occured where i am gaming or watching something, the screen goes black and it looses the signal. I have to use a different input on the remote, switch back and then it carries on ok and will do for some time

3. 'Clicking Noise' - So this happens when the receiver turns on, it clicks which is i assume the speakers receiving a signal from the receiver so i get why this occurs. However i noticed yesterday watching some youtube vids it was doing this while the video was still paying, it strikes me as odd if my understanding is correct but maybe that is not the case.

I will add he receiver was not new to me, a friend got it new and i bought it off him and it has been looked after. The cables are a bit of a mismatch right now in terms of the speaker cables, I do have new cable coming to redo this so I am hoping this may help with point 3 above as i had to play with 1 speaker cable after i changed my setup with a new tv stand
I have one of these receivers and it's been in and working for the past 4 years without any of these issues. Have you contacted Denon and asked them about these issues?

chris285

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798 posts

71 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Not yet no, I want to replace the cables and try a factory reset first to see as I am sure that will be on their advice list

maccas99

765 posts

127 months

Tuesday 15th January
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chris285 said:
Not yet no, I want to replace the cables and try a factory reset first to see as I am sure that will be on their advice list
I've had a few funny things with mine but overall v impressed.

JatHanspal

90 posts

46 months

Wednesday 16th January
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chris285 said:
I have an Denon AVR-X2200W receiver, and it has some annoying habits sometimes and I am not sure if it is related to the way it works if it needs a hard reset to factory defaults or not. It basically has 3 habit's which while not world ending are a tad annoying, and wondered if anyone else had experienced these at all.

1. Input Select - My default input is my xbox, have a tv tuner as well as smart hub so used as my primary start. When the receiver turns on it sometimes reverts to a different input, i am not sure if it hasn't picked up the xbox signal and reverts but it is not consistent and sometimes i have to switch back to the xbox more than once when it is switch on

2. Input Loss - This is less frequent but it has occured where i am gaming or watching something, the screen goes black and it looses the signal. I have to use a different input on the remote, switch back and then it carries on ok and will do for some time

3. 'Clicking Noise' - So this happens when the receiver turns on, it clicks which is i assume the speakers receiving a signal from the receiver so i get why this occurs. However i noticed yesterday watching some youtube vids it was doing this while the video was still paying, it strikes me as odd if my understanding is correct but maybe that is not the case.

I will add he receiver was not new to me, a friend got it new and i bought it off him and it has been looked after. The cables are a bit of a mismatch right now in terms of the speaker cables, I do have new cable coming to redo this so I am hoping this may help with point 3 above as i had to play with 1 speaker cable after i changed my setup with a new tv stand
I have a 3312, had since new for 7 years) which recently got replaced with a 4500. I would advise the following:

1. Perhaps check if the CEC HDMI feature is causing this, you might be able to switch it off, so it sticks with the last used input all the time. I could be talking nonsense here though, since I never had this issue on the 3312 (had something similar on the 4500, resolved by turning HDMI ARC/CEC off).

2. I have this on the 3312, intermittently with my sky HD box. Had it since new, and never resoled. Searched online many times and identified as issues with HDMI handshaking between devices. I can more often than not avoid it by tuning the receiver on first, and then powering on the sky box once the amp is up and running.

3. Mine clicks when you turn it on, just the once. Only other time I had it happen is when you drive speakers hard and it goes into shut down/clipping, so be sure to check the wires on the speaker connections are all sound and the cables are not damaged etc. Other than that, you can try to download new firmware updates via the amp.

Hope that helps.
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chris285

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798 posts

71 months

Thursday 17th January
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Thanks for the replies, i did check the CEC stuff and it was enabled so switched off and it's behaved so far....funny that

I need to do some new wiring for it so hopefully the clicks will stop after than, but i do make sure the xbox comes on after the receiver normally

chris285

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798 posts

71 months

Friday 18th January
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So last night i noticed it seems to be only youtube that is obvious with what sounds like speakers turning on and off, i wonder if it is maybe something to do with how it encodes the audio stream which causes this. I am still to replace the speaker cables yet so see if that changes anything however