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Denon AVR-X4500H Owners Thread

gibbsy

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Speakers configuration is set for 5.1
For Atmos you need a configuration of 5.1.2 minimum. You need to give more information as to how many speakers you have and how you have them configured. It's the same premise for the majority of Denon receivers.
 

sman009

Active Member
Oh! Thank you
Oh , I see. there are only 5 speakers + Sub. In Speakers Configuration all surround height speakers are set to OFF. Let me try to update to Dolby Height Virtualization, then I will let you know. Thanks
 

htliam

Member
As kbfern said you won't get Atmos unless you have that setup or virtual. But one thing to note, if it's the same as the 4500 the *input* signal is displayed in the main area of the display but to the right of it it shows which speakers are being used. Press the Movie button on your remote and see what options it gives, I've set mine to upmix to Neural:X regardless of the input signal type. Still trying things out though! 😁
 

kbfern

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Mine is being delivered tomorrow Liam, not sure I am opening it just yet though as it is an xmas pressie:( but I am sure it will be hooked up well before then:devil:.
 

gibbsy

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Mine is being delivered tomorrow Liam, not sure I am opening it just yet though as it is an xmas pressie:( but I am sure it will be hooked up well before then:devil:.
I'll give it until Thursday. :)
 

sman009

Active Member
Thank you all for very helpful advice.
Ceiling speakers is unable installed for living room. I try Dolby Height Virtualisation first, then Upward speakers later

Now, Firmware has just been updated
The display show off the symbol of Dolby Atmos
Atmos.jpg

Now , I try to switch between the audio formats to see the difference
Thank you all again
 

sman009

Active Member
Hi
It was too late yesterday to test.
More time will be needed to check Dolby Height Virtualisation.

The result is very good even though 5 speakers are low quality from mini HiFi component system like Technics, Kenwood and Mission.... I can say the sound is much much better than the sound bar Q90 that I auditioned the the shop.

Please have look at this thread
Speakers Suggestion for X3600
I am going to upgrade the 2 Fronts and Center speaker first. Any recommendation is highly appreciated.
 

kbfern

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What is your budget for speakers and you may need to upgrade the sub as well at some stage depending on what sub you have at the moment.
 

kbfern

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The Eagle has landed, i may open the box tomorrow.:D
 

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dante01

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Back up to £1199 in Richer Sounds.
It isn't just the price of the X4500 that has increased at RS.

Lots of prices appear to have gone back up at Richer Sounds. I'd hazzard that they are doing this so that they can then claim they've reduced prices in time for the January sales?

Anyway, there are quite a few retailers selling the receiver for just under £1K including Peter Tyson who are effectively selling it for £960 if you take into consideration the £40 Amazon voucher deal they have as an alternative to getting the receiver with free cables.




EDIT Other retailers apart from RS do now appear to be increasing the price and selling the receiver for £1,200.
 
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kbfern

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Just letting it acclimatise :) I will open the box later and remove and leave it till tomorrow to hook it up.
 

gibbsy

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Just letting it acclimatise :) I will open the box later and remove and leave it till tomorrow to hook it up.
Thursday then! Just as I predicted. ;) Leave until Christmas, my arse!:)
 

kbfern

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well sussed gibbsy you obviously can read me like a book.:D
 

cezarL

Member
Cross-posted in the Panasonic FZ800 thread:

Does anyone use the FZ (or any Panasonic OLED) with a Denon X4500?
ARC seems to work, but I haven't figured out how to use the AVR's remote to control the TV. Is that even possible? It ought to be, seeing it has buttons for TV power and input, channel switch, etc...
The previous AVR's remote (Yamaha) could be configured with a Panasonic remote code and it used IR to control the TV, but looks like the Denon only uses HDMI control?

And in the off chance someone has a PC + X4500 + Panny OLED setup: how do you get the AVR to report as a Denon device to Windows when the TV is off, and then as a Panasonic device when both AVR and TV are on?
This worked out of the box with the previous AVR and I could tell Windows which "monitor" to use based on the detected devices (it would automatically put the real PC monitor in standby when Panasonic showed up).

Disclaimer: just got the Denon this evening and only hooked up the cables and ran the on-screen setup, haven't read the manual yet :) (yes, yes, I know I should be doing that first)
 

dante01

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The AV receiver's remote will not control your TV. THe only command that is accessible via both remotes is the volume and the volume will only be adjusted onboard the AV receiver while HDMI CEC is in effect.

If you want more comprenhensive control of multiple devices via a single remote then look into solutions such as Logitech's Harmony remotes. HDMI CEC is very limited as to what it can control and most remotes will not include the buttons needed to access or control features on other devices.
 

UMAR 3:16

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cezarL

Member
Sooo... reading the manual does help!
Looks like Denons also support the addition of custom remote codes, those TV control buttons aren't there for no reason :)
In case anyone will find this useful:
Works a treat for Panasonic TV, need to check out the Blu-ray codes...
 

sblasl

Novice Member
Hello Y'all, New member as well as new owner of the X4500. Been out of the loop for 3 or 4 years and easing back in to this addiction... I plan on a 5.1 configuration, music is a serious focus and I am old school somewhat. I have a Parasound HCA-1205a, 5 channel amp that I was thinking about connecting to the X4500h. As I mentioned, I am old school and have KEF 107's and a KEF 202c for my LCR. Any thoughts on this arrangement and is there anything in particular that I need to do to get the biggest bang for my buck?
I have a lot of catching up to do and with that comes a lot of reading, just looking at any suggestions that anyone wants to throw my way.
Thanks,
Scott
 
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sman009

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The Eagle has landed, i may open the box tomorrow.:D
Hi
Have you opened the box yet? Would you mind if I ask where you oredered? How many years warranty they gave?
RicherSound only give 1 year warranty for Denon X4500? is it true?

Thanks
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Hi
Have you opened the box yet? Would you mind if I ask where you oredered? How many years warranty they gave?
RicherSound only give 1 year warranty for Denon X4500? is it true?

Thanks
As far as I'm aware Denon offer a three year warranty. For a premium, think it's 10% of the sale price, then Richer Sounds offer a six year extended warranty.
 

Headcase

Novice Member
has anyone ever experienced or know of an issue where “No network connection“ message constantly scrolls across the avr screen?

When I'm in Heos or internet radio mode this message is constantly there. It’s connected to the wifi and all working fine apart from the annoying message.
 

kbfern

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Yes i have opened the box and connected the avr up but not done a calibration yet.
I got mine from the Movie rooms in Edinburgh. Comes with a 5yr warranty.

Great avr but still got to do some settings to get the best functionality with the rest of my kit.😀
Keith
 
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Symphy944

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How many speakers do you have connected, if only 5.1 you can't get an atmos soundtrack to play, it will only replay as a 5.1 track. Atmos will only light up and play with at least 5.1.
I al stil using a 7.1 setup and it displays Atmos on the display and app when I play Atmos conten with my Apple TV or Blu-Ray player.
 

kbfern

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:smoke:I must edit that last post, it should have said.

Atmos will only light up and play an Atmos or DTS X soundtrack with at least a 5.1.2 speaker setup as I understand it.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
I al stil using a 7.1 setup and it displays Atmos on the display and app when I play Atmos conten with my Apple TV or Blu-Ray player.
Then you must have your rear surrounds configured incorrectly. Atmos will only be displayed if those speakers have been configured as such. Post a screen shot of your set up from the test tone on screen animation.
 

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