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• For direct access to any source, press its Source Selector on
The AVR selects the audio and video inputs assigned to the source,
and any other settings made during setup.
The source name, the audio and video inputs assigned to the
source, and the surround mode will appear on the front panel.
The source name and surround mode will also appear on screen.
VIDEO TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS:
If there is no picture:
• Check the source selection and video input assignment.
• Check the wires for a loose or incorrect connection.
• Check the video input selection on the display device (TV).
Additional Tips for HDMI Connections:
• Turn off all devices (including the TV, AVR and any source
• Unplug the HDMI cables, starting with the cable between
the TV and AVR, and continuing with the cables between
the AVR and each source device.
• Carefully reconnect the cables from the source devices to
the AVR. Connect the cable from the AVR to the TV last.
• Turn on the devices in this order: TV, AVR, source devices.
USING THE RADIO
To select the AVR 1600’s built-in radio:
1. Use the front-panel Source Buttons to scroll to the desired
2. Press the AM/FM Source Selector on the remote. Press it again
to switch bands.
Use the Tuning Buttons to tune a station, as displayed on the
front panel and on screen.
The AVR defaults to automatic tuning, meaning each press of the
Tuning Buttons scans through all frequencies until a station
with acceptable signal strength is found. To switch to manual
tuning, in which each press of the Tuning Buttons steps
through a single frequency increment (0.1MHz for FM, or 10kHz
for AM), press the Tuning Mode Button on the remote. Each press
of the Tuning Mode Button toggles between automatic and manual
When an FM station has been tuned, toggling the tuning mode also
switches between stereo and monaural play, which may improve
reception of weaker stations.
A total of 30 stations (AM and FM together) may be stored as pre-
sets. When the desired station has been tuned, press the Memory
Button on the remote, and two dashes will flash. Use the Numeric
Keys to enter the desired preset number.
To tune a preset station: Press the Preset Buttons or enter the
preset number using the Numeric Keys.
Two-channel analog and digital audio signals, as well as composite
video signals, are normally available at the appropriate recording
outputs. To make a recording, connect your audio or video recorder
to the appropriate output jacks, as described in the Installation
section, insert blank media and make sure the recorder is turned
on and recording while the source is playing.
1. Analog and digital audio signals are not converted to the
2. Only PCM digital audio signals are available for recording.
Proprietary formats such as Dolby Digital and DTS may not
be recorded using the digital audio connections. Use the
analog audio connections to make an analog recording.
3. HDMI and component video sources that are HDCP-copy-
protected are not available for recording.
4. Please make certain that you are aware of any copyright
restrictions on any material you record. Unauthorized dupli-
cation of copyrighted materials is prohibited by federal law.
Enjoy the full power and resolution of your Harman Kardon system,
including a variety of analog surround modes, while listening to
content stored on your portable device.
The Auxiliary Audio Input mini jack is provided on the AVR’s rear
panel for convenient connection of portable players, such as CD
players and the iPod (iPod and cable not included). Purchase a ste-
reo cable with a 1/8” plug on at least one end for connection to the
Auxiliary Audio Input. Plug the other end of the cable into the por-
table device’s headphone output, and operate the device using its
own controls. You may also use a cable with separate left and right
audio plugs at one end for connection to any component equipped
with analog audio outputs.
No video connection is available with the AUX input. However, the
AVR will use the last-selected analog video input when the AUX
source is selected.
SELECTING A SURROUND MODE
Surround mode selection can be as simple or sophisticated as your
individual system and tastes. Feel free to experiment, and you may
find a few favorites for certain sources or program types. More
detailed information on surround modes may be found in the
Advanced Functions section.
To select a surround mode, press the OSD Button on the remote
to display the Master menu. Use the Buttons to move the
cursor to the SURROUND SELECT line and press the OK Button.
The Surround Modes menu will appear (see Figure 24). Use the
Buttons repeatedly until the desired surround mode category
appears: Auto Select, Virtual Surround, Stereo, Movie, Music or
Video Game. Press the OK Button to change the surround mode
for the category.