Very new to the hobby and trying to overcome my fear of tweaking things without ruining my equipment. Everyone here seems very knowledgeable and very friendly, so I wanted to run my problem by you. Here goes:
I have a Marantz SR-5000 Receiver. It's connected to my Playstation 3 via optical cable. The PS3 is then connected to my Sony Bravia TV via HDMI. The Receiver drives Monitor RX 6s. Just those. No mid channel or sub. Just the two monitors. I like this setup because I only really watch older movies and play older music. I use it exclusively in stereo mode, as confirmed by the little *stereo* light on the receiver's display.
Until about a month ago, this setup was perfect. Then, one day,I was running a dust cloth over the receiver and I think I bumped something. Now, for the life of me, I can't get that little *stereo* light to come back on. The closest I come is the *pro-logic* light, but for whatever reason it cycles past the true stereo setting. My movies sound well enough in pro-logic, but it's driving my absolutely insane not knowing what I did to my receiver. I checked the Audio output settings on my PS3. The boxes that are checked are "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 44.1 kHz" and "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 48 kHz". The boxes that are NOT checked are "Dolby Digital 5.1 Ch.", "DTS 5.1 Ch.", "AAC", "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 88.2 kHz", and "Linear PCM 2 Ch. 176.4 kHz". I'm tempted to check the latter two, but before confirming the selection, I get a warning that "If the device in use does not support the frequency selected, the speakers may become damaged." That scares me.
Can anyone offer any advice in this regard? Did I imagine this *stereo* setting?
I got this receiver for a steal and, for all intents and purposes, I'm pleased with it. But can anyone recommend a well built receiver on par with this one that is maybe less feature rich?
Many thanks for your help.