Harman-Kardon AVR 135 Stereo Receiver User Manual

5.Turn the AVR 135 on either by pressing the
Standby/On Switch 2 on the front panel,
via the remote by pressing the
Power On Button
d, the AVR Selector f or any of the Input
eg on the remote.When the unit
is tur
ned on, the entire list of options will briefly
light for both the
Input Indicators ı and the
Surround Mode Indicators ˘. After a few
seconds, the majority of those indicators will go
dark, leaving only the indications for the active
surround mode and input illuminated.The
Display Lines ˜¯ will display the unit’s sta-
tus, the
Power Indicator 2 will turn blue, and
the accent light inside the
Volume Control Ù
will also light up to remind you that the unit is
turned on.
Using the On-Screen Display
When making the following adjustments, you may find
it easier to use the AVR 135’s on-screen display sys-
tem.These easy-to-read displays give you a clear pic-
ture of the current status of the unit and make it easy
to see which speaker, delay, input or digital selection
you are making.
To view the on-screen menus, make certain that you
have made a connection from the
Video or S-Video
Monitor Out Jack
°g on the rear panel to the
composite or S-video input of your TV or projector.
In order to view the AVR 135’s displays, the correct
video source must be selected on the video display
The on-screen menus are not available when a com-
ponent video display is in use.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When viewing the on-screen
menus using a CRT-based projector,plasma display or
any direct-view CRT monitor or television, it is important
that they not be left on the screen for an extended period
of time.The constant display of a static image such as
these menus or video game images may cause the
image to be permanently “burned into” the projection
tubes,plasma screen or CRT.This type of damage is not
covered by the
VR 135 warranty and may not be cov
ered by the projector/TV set’s warranty.
VR 135 has two on-screen display modes,
“Semi-OSD” and “Full-OSD.”When making configura-
tion adjustments, it is recommended that the Full-OSD
mode be used.This will place an option listing on the
screen, making it easier to view the available options.
Making Configuration Adjustments
The full-OSD system is available by pressing the
OSD Button v.When this button is pressed, the
MASTER MENU (Figure 1) will appear, and
adjustments are made from the individual menus.
Figure 1
The semi-OSD system is also available, allowing you
to make adjustments directly, by pressing the appro-
priate buttons on the front panel or remote control for
the specific parameter to be adjusted. For example, to
change the digital input for any of the sources, press
Digital Select Button q and then press the
Buttons n to scroll through the list of
options as they appear in the on-screen display or the
Upper Display Line ˜.
To use the full-OSD menu system, press the
v.When the menu is on the screen, press
Buttons n until the on-screen
is next to the item you wish to adjust, and then press
Set Button p to adjust that item. The menus
will remain on the screen for 20 seconds, and then
they will “time-out” and disappear from
the screen.The
time-out may be increased to as much as 50 seconds
by going to the
and changing
the item titled
page 29.)
When the full-OSD menu system is used,
will appear in the Upper Display Line ˜ to remind
you that a video display must be used.
When the
semi-OSD system is used in conjunction with the dis-
crete configuration buttons, the on-screen display will
show the current menu selection.That selection will
also be shown in the
Upper Display Line ˜ or
wer Display Line
depending on which
parameter is being adjusted.
Setting the System Configuration Memory
The AVR 135 features an advanced memory system
that enables you to establish different configurations
for the digital input, surround mode, delay times and
output levels for each input source.This flexibility
enables you to customize the way in which you listen
to each source and have the AVR 135 memorize
those settings.This means, for example, that you
may use different output levels or trims for different
sources. Once these settings are made, they will auto-
matically be recalled whenever you select that input. In
addition to the settings listed above, which always vary
with the input, you may also choose to set different
speaker configurations for size and crossover frequency
for each input. In most cases, this is not required, so
the factory default is to have these settings remain the
same for all inputs. However, should you wish to have
these settings change for any one, or all, inputs, follow
the instructions shown on page 19 to select the
Independent mode for speaker configuration.
The factor
y default settings for the AVR 135 have all
inputs configured for an analog audio input except for
the DVD input, where the
Coaxial Digital Audio
Input 1
· is the default.The default speaker settings
are for “Large” speakers at the front left/right,“Small”
at all other positions, and the subwoofer on. However,
once the DSP processing system is used the first time
for any input,
the speaker settings will automatically
default to “Small” at all positions with the subwoofer
set to “LFE.”The default setting for all sources using
an analog input is the Logic 7 Music mode, although
Dolby Digital or DTS will automatically be selected as
appropriate when a source with digital encoding is
in use.When a Dolby Digital 2.0 source is detected,
the AVR 135 will automatically add Dolby Pro Logic II
Before using the unit, you will probably want to
change the settings for most inputs so that they are
properly configured to reflect the use of digital or ana-
log inputs and the surround mode specifics of your
home theater system. Remember that since the
AVR 135 memorizes these settings for each input
, you will need to make these adjust-
ments for each input used. However, once they are
made, further adjustment is only required when system
components are changed.
To make this process as quick and easy as possible,
we suggest that you use the full-OSD system with the
on-screen menus
and step through each input.
you have completed the settings for the first input,
many settings may be duplicated for the remaining
. It is also a good idea to set the configuration
data in the order these items are listed in the
as some settings require a specific
y in a prior menu item.
Remember that once the
settings are made for one input, they must be made
for all other input sources in your system.
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