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  1. Those Nakamichi banana plugs are pretty good. I have been using them for several years now, and doesn’t tarnish. The dual screws will ensure solid connection. On the downside, AWG14 or thicker cable may have issues, because of the thick cable, the screws juts out and the cover cannot be screwed on. Workaround is to use the banana plugs without the cover.
  2. Yah man! Add step 2b. 2b. Switch off power to everything (AVR, sources, TV, subwoofer, amplifier).
  3. This is my advice for you: 1. Take clear photos of the entire back. You may have to take multiple photos from different angles. Capture every single connection & label (ensure it is clear). Keep this as reference. [Take a video of the back panel, slowly panning from left to right may also help] 2. Prepare label & cello tape. 3. Slowly. Carefully. One cable at a time, disconnect, label it, cello tape the label so that the label won’t drop off. 4. Study the new AVR, familiarise yourself with which cable goes where. Read the new
  4. Try installing Fing app on your Android phone. Switch on your Marantz. Use the apl to scan the network. See if you can identify the Marantz IP address. After you get the Marantz IP address, configure it into your Marantz app. Try to get someone who has some IT knowledge to help you…
  5. Usually the cheap ones have very lousy WRITE speed, some as horribly low as 5MB/s, meanwhile the read speed could be a reasonable 50-100MB/s. Will it work on the Marantz? Probably yes. I still reckon you should buy the better (more expensive ones) with WRITE speed in the range of 60-80MB/s or better. At least when you copy the music into the thumb drive it’ll be faster. When shopping for thumb drive, always check the specs for WRITE speed. Meanwhile the read speed is usually same or higher than write speed. Hope this helps….
  6. Open command window with administrative privilege, run: SFC /scannow DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth If there are no errors, most likely the Windows OS is okay; then you may have a hardware problem like RAM faulty or CPU overheating. If u dare to open up PC, physically check the CPU fan is turning. For old PC, once the CPU fan dies, the system can crash soon after booting because of CPU overheating. Also check for dust stuck inside CPU cooling fins, sometimes clearing it with vacuum cleaner can help…
  7. maybe i can suggest to try another way, out of band method. if your tv got optical out, use an optical cable to connect from tv to avr. configure tv to send raw audio via optical. configure avr to receive audio via optical. if it works, this could be your workaround…
  8. Its something to do with Windows code page or character set settings. I can’t remember how I fixed it years ago. Once upon a time, mine was also ??.?????.??
  9. See the text on the RHS, it may explain what is supported, and what isn’t. It seems to say only HDMI sources can be routed via eARC. Does your TV support sending raw audio from apps (NFLX/DSN+) in a passthru fashion via eARC? I donno….
  10. How is your TV sending audio to your AVR now? Optical cable ?
  11. i use those square rubber feet, attached to both speaker & stand, offset by a small gap (meaning the speaker rubber square does not directly sit on top of stand rubber square). No wobble, no sliding. ps: the stand was spiked to the floor via coins. It worked well and sounded good.
  12. My guess is the tray mechanism motor is dying. Two options: 1. use until die, then go buy a replacement 2. try to repair. if u comfortable to diy, maybe can try to add a drop of singer oil to the tray motor shaft and let the oil seep into motor body. *if u do this, it is at your own risk hor* ** tray motor is different from the motor spinning the disc
  13. Oh I see, you're looking into the video PQ. There are two main methods, first is TV-led (TV handles the video processing), or Player-led (the Bluray player handles the video processing). Typically, it is better to let the TV handle the video processing (aka TV-led) because the TV engine can process the video to make best use of their own panel capabilities (color accuracy, brightness, contrast, upscaling / downscaling). For your idea, the Oppo is already a few years old, means the video engine technology inside is already a little old. My advise, drop the idea of buyin
  14. For audio, if you’re going to rip all your cd to files, and play mostly the files, no need oppo liao…your s790 good enuf.
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