Canceling the Auto Power Down
When this receiver is not used over a period of several hours,
it will power down automatically. The automatic power-off
timer is set to six hours under factory settings, and the timing
can be changed or the power-off function switched off
altogether. For details, see
The Auto Power Down menu on
Canceling the demo display
The display on the front panel shows various information
(demo displays) when the receiver is not operating.
You can turn off the demo display. For details, see
Demo Mode menu on page
The demo mode is canceled automatically when the Auto
MCACC setup is performed (see below).
Automatically setting up for surround sound
The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) setup
measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area,
taking into account ambient noise, speaker size and distance,
and tests for both channel delay and channel level. After you
have set up the microphone provided with your system, the
receiver uses the information from a series of test tones to
optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your
The test tones used in the Auto MCACC setup are output at
The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the
HDMI output to your TV. Use composite connections for
Auto MCACC setup.
The Auto MCACC setup will overwrite any existing speaker
settings you've made.
If you connected either the surround back speaker or the
front height speaker, make sure that the Pre Out setting is
correctly set before performing the Auto MCACC setup (see
31). (Here is an explanation using the OSD screen for
a surround back speaker connection.)
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Switch the TV input to the input that connects this
receiver to the TV through the corresponding
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack
on the front panel.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers
and the microphone.
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that
it's about ear level at your normal listening position.
Otherwise, place the microphone at ear level using a
table or a chair.
on the remote control, then press the
The Home Menu appears on your TV. Use
on the remote control to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press
the current menu.
at any time to exit the Home
Menu. If you cancel the Auto MCACC setup at any
time, the receiver automatically exits and no settings
will be made.
The screensaver automatically starts after three
minutes of inactivity.