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Simple Home Theater Guide
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the
speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this
case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give
you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is
also possible to adjust these settings manually using The
Advanced MCACC menu on page 43 or The System Setup
menu on page 55.2
With error messages (such as Too much Ambient
Noise! or Check microphone) select RETRY after
checking for ambient noise (see Problems when
using the Auto MCACC Setup below) and verifying the
mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a
problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto
MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the
walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the
microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check
for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan,
etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch
them off if necessary. If there are any instructions
showing in the front panel display, please follow them.
a.Full Auto MCACC
1a.Full Auto MCACC
• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of
the microphone. If this seems to be happening,
switch off the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the
actual speakers you have.
Playing a source
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such
as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
If you see an error message (ERR) (or the speaker
configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a
problem with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY
doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker
connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you
can simply use / to select the speaker and / to
change the setting and continue.
TV SOURCE RCV
STANDARD ADV SURR
VIDEO1 VIDEO2 VIDEO3
SIGNAL SEL SLEEP DIMMER AUDIO
Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the
receiver outputs more test tones to determine the
optimum receiver settings for Channel Level, Speaker
Distance, Standing Wave, Acoustic Cal EQ and Full Band
GENRE HDMI OUT
Switch on your system components and receiver.
Start by switching on the playback component (for
example a DVD player), your TV3 and subwoofer (if you
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is
happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.
have one), then the receiver (press RECEIVER).
Make sure the setup mic is disconnected.
to go back to the HOME MENU.1
The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN
Select the input source you want to play.
You can use the input source buttons on the remote
control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel INPUT
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver
upon completion of the Auto MCACC Setup.
You can also choose to view the settings from the MCACC Data Check screen. See Checking MCACC Data on page 51 for more on this.
• Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with
different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 55.
The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking
delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend
adjusting the settings manually.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver (for example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO 1 jacks on your TV, make
sure that the VIDEO 1 input is now selected).
If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 38).