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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #480 on: May 19, 2020, 21:51 »
Hi. Like to seek some advice.

In my setup, all my sources are connected to Denon AVC8500 after which it connects to the JVC NX5.

I am thinking to connect either a small TV or a monitor to Monitor 2 of the 8500. Sometimes, i just need to check something quick on my ps4, xbox, uhd2000 etc, i feel is a bit wasteful to power on the NX5 just for that.

If I am to ensure only one of the 2 displays is powered on at any time, is it safe to assume the setup so be stable and will not get into HDMI resolutions or handshake issues?

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Yes you can...I’m doing that for many years now. And yes, as far as possible, try to get a 4K display (be it PC monitor or a 4K TV) when connecting to the HDMI Output 2 of your AVR.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #481 on: May 20, 2020, 00:30 »
Hi. Like to seek some advice.

In my setup, all my sources are connected to Denon AVC8500 after which it connects to the JVC NX5.

I am thinking to connect either a small TV or a monitor to Monitor 2 of the 8500. Sometimes, i just need to check something quick on my ps4, xbox, uhd2000 etc, i feel is a bit wasteful to power on the NX5 just for that.

If I am to ensure only one of the 2 displays is powered on at any time, is it safe to assume the setup so be stable and will not get into HDMI resolutions or handshake issues?

Thanks

2 monitor outputs are active.  You can even use Zone 2 if you want.

Handshaking issues are dependent on what HDMI cables you use.  Any one HDMI cable is below par, you will get into trouble.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #482 on: May 20, 2020, 01:18 »
Yes you can...I’m doing that for many years now. And yes, as far as possible, try to get a 4K display (be it PC monitor or a 4K TV) when connecting to the HDMI Output 2 of your AVR.


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Thanks. Oh ya, if i am remember correctly, you have another lower cost LED projector connected for "casual" shows.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #483 on: May 20, 2020, 01:23 »
2 monitor outputs are active.  You can even use Zone 2 if you want.

Handshaking issues are dependent on what HDMI cables you use.  Any one HDMI cable is below par, you will get into trouble.

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Oh ya, i forgot about the Zone 2 HDMI. This should be independent right?....meaning both screens can be active and in their own resolutions if main and zone inputs are different.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #484 on: May 20, 2020, 07:10 »
Thanks. Oh ya, if i am remember correctly, you have another lower cost LED projector connected for "casual" shows.
Yes. That’s right.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #485 on: June 28, 2020, 21:33 »
any current 8500 user got any problem of loading the latest firmware 7500-8231-1132-2065?

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #486 on: June 28, 2020, 23:33 »
any current 8500 user got any problem of loading the latest firmware 7500-8231-1132-2065?

Hi. I got a notification for an update yesterday and have completed that yesterday without any issues.

But then today , was again notified of another update which I did too. No issues.

I have issue with the x4500 update though. ARC did not work after the update. Power on/off on the mains normalised it
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #487 on: June 29, 2020, 10:29 »
gd, my updating initially did't go well, hang for 45minutes, power off (cut off the AC supply ) /on, the updating continue and finished  thereafter. My friend, the other former, wasn't so lucky, he got to wait till the next day before the AVR back to normal, btw, is  your current firmware same as the one i listed ? 
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #488 on: June 29, 2020, 10:34 »
nowadays , don’t trust online update , is good to download then update .
If you get stuck somewhere , power off the set and wait then back to default may be the only way to recover the set , else .... good luck.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #489 on: June 29, 2020, 11:14 »
gd, my updating initially did't go well, hang for 45minutes, power off (cut off the AC supply ) /on, the updating continue and finished  thereafter. My friend, the other former, wasn't so lucky, he got to wait till the next day before the AVR back to normal, btw, is  your current firmware same as the one i listed ? 

Yes, it is the same firmware.

Have many Denon AVRs over the years. My experience with failed downloads is around 2 times, but both recovered after mains power reset.

But ARC failing to work after update occurs fairly often but again, recovered after mains power off.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #490 on: June 29, 2020, 11:19 »
I hit into some issue during firmware update. In the end i have to restored back the fw to default and re update again. I tried looking in the denon sg and asia wensite to download the firmware but couldnt find any except for usa denon website. That why no choice have to download through online. I recommend user to download via ethernet cable and avoid using wifi if possible.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #491 on: June 29, 2020, 18:37 »
From AVS:
Latest HEOS app and firmware update available - Changelog (06/25/2020)
Please find below the changelogs for the HEOS app and firmware:
Firmware from 25.06.2020 (U24)

HEOS iOS App (1.562.200)
HEOS Android App / Kindle Fire App (1.562.200)
HEOS Firmware (1,562.230)

Added feature: Title change now possible on the device (DENON Home 150, 250, 350) check here for more information
Added feature: Optimizing of Bass Control by optional Placement settings for Denon Home Speakers check here for more information
Resolved issue at playback of Deezer Premium (limitation of track change)
Resolved issue with volume control in the HEOS App
Resolved issue of display problems from Playlists on Android devices
Other bugfixes and performance improvements
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #492 on: July 10, 2020, 18:30 »
The AVC8500 has another update again. For me, its like the 3rd time in 2 weeks.

But the firmware version remains unchange after completion
Not sure about the DTS version as I dont take note of that.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #493 on: July 15, 2020, 13:17 »
Is there a HDMI 2.1 HW upgrade available yet?

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #494 on: July 15, 2020, 13:51 »
Is there a HDMI 2.1 HW upgrade available yet?
Nope - no ETA yet
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