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Archive for the ‘BDS580’ Category

Not sure why: ChromeCast on Harman Kardon BDS 580 series to Samsung MU6100 gives greenish tint

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/09

I had a problem similar to [Archive.is] MX613ST Color space conversion issue (detects YUV instead of RGB) – Google Product Forums.

In my case I had a Chromecast 1st generation connected to a [WayBackHarman Kardon BDS 580, which was hooked up to a [WayBackSamsung MU6100 TV.

Everything, especially the white and grey areas, had a greenish tint over it, and I think there was also a purple mismatch.

I think it has to do with YUV versus RGB, similar to [WayBack] Force RGB Color Space over HDMI? – Apple Community.

Though I did not notice that with an Apple TV 4th generation (which you can switch between YCbCr/RGB-High/RGB-Low) hooked up to the same BDS 580.

The solution: plug the Chromecast in the TV, then the ARC (Audio Return Channel) will automatically route the audio to the BDS 580.

–jeroen

Posted in 4K Monitor, BDS580, Displays, Hardware, Harman Kardon, Home Audio/Video, LifeHacker, Media, MU6100, Power User, Samsung TV, Video | Leave a Comment »

Basically, all Harman Kardon amplifiers (including subwoofers) show power supply issues after a few years

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/26

Experienced first hand myself, all my Harman Kardon amplifier equipment (including subwoofer) have shown power supply issues after about 2 years of use.

Signs are devices not powering up any more, giving only a limited amount of power (for instance a subwoofer only blinking the power led), or intermittent shutdown failure (more often when it is warmer than 22 degrees Celsius).

There are companies making a living of just these power repairs (for instance Audiocare.nl who git all my defective equipment to work again for about EUR 100 per device: [WayBack] Harman Kardon – AudioCare.nl).

This is how you remove the power supplies:

The biggest issues are failing capacitors, and glue becoming conductive.

Related blog posts:

Some videos below the fold.

–jeroen

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Posted in BDS277, BDS580, Hardware, Harman Kardon, Home Audio/Video, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/04

The first method I try for any Apple TV issue is to reset the device (Hold the Play & Menu button simultaneously on the remote for 6 seconds)

Source: [Wayback] Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

This usually works for me too and is easier/faster than fiddling with the solutions mentioned at Wayback: Apple TV: HDMI audio stops working – Apple Support (which now has moved to [WaybackGet help with audio, video, or power on Apple TV – Apple Support).

After releasing Play&Menu buttons, wait for the Apple TV to reboot itself and listen if your remote-buttons will give you audio-feedback from the Apple TV. If that works, then audio on multi-media works fine too.

This is way cheaper than putting additional hardware in the HDMI chain as described in [WaybackThe fix for AppleTV HDMI audio and video woes and HDMI problem solving | The Poor Audiophile

In my setup the [WaybackApple TV 3rd generation is hooked up to a [WaybackHarman Kardon BDS 580 receiver/blue-ray-player.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Apple TV, Audio, BDS580, Hardware, Harman Kardon, Home Audio/Video, iOS, Media, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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