02-28-2011 01:16 AM
Coming up on 4 years, this thread is alive and kicking.
I have just been looking in to this problem for the first time and thought I would throw in my 2 cents for the next guy.
The Z-5500's do remember your last used settings - they just have a hard time remembering them - Logitech lvl 1 lads need to learn their product.
I have far from default settings, in particular center at around 80%. My equipment is always turned off at the mains. For the last week my unit has been stuck on center = 80%, sub = 0%, surround = 0%, input = optical (for my late night gaming sesh so I don't wake up the mrs Does not matter if it's off for 5 minutes or 2 days, it will come on with this setting.
I have just tested by setting center = 80%, sub = default, surround = default, input = direct. I turned it off at the switch on the sub first (which I previously did not know existed ), unplugged it for a while & turned it back on to ensure all the power was drained, turned it off, plugged it in, switched it on and what do you know... it remembered the settings. One would assume that the settings are saved when you turn the receiver off which is what I have been doing since I purchased these a year ago.
Also as a side note, I use a Thor B8F powerboard. My understanding is that they are top notch, a bit pricey but comes with a gaurantee that they will replace your hardware if it fails.
08-21-2011 12:27 PM
I finally found the answer to this mistery:
If you want to save the volume status, when the speaker is ON, set the volume to whatever settings you want, and then try turning off the speaker with the remote, after you do this the next time you turn on the device, you previous settings will come up,
09-13-2011 01:19 AM
I'd like to add my two cents.
First of all, those who say Z-5500 has no means to remember user settings, are plain wrong, whoever they are. I have purchased my set about 6 months ago, I always turn it off from the mains for the night, and it remembers the subwoofer volume settings (the only thing I changed) perfectly well, all these months, without failing once. Quite a few times I turned off the set from the subwoofer, too. It doesn't matter -- the custom settings always stayed intact for me.
As for remembering the master volume, it's a slightly different song. Everything was fine with it, until a few days ago, when I noticed it drop to zero after booting up the system in the morning. This behaviour continued for the next few days, and that's how I found this thread.
When I read the Babak's solution about using the remote control, it sprang to my mind: that's it! I usually regulated the master volume both by hand and with remote, but lately I had my remote buried somewhere in my desk, was too lazy to reach for it, and I hadn't used it for a few days in a row. Following the Babak's advice, I immediately recovered the remote and -- voila! -- the master volume setting is being remembered, again. Kudos to Babak! And shame to the so-called Logitech support. Excuse me, guys, but you don't know where your head grows from.
12-27-2011 01:50 PM
Okay guys, this is my first post and i am telling you the biggest secret of z550. If you are facing problem for sound resetting after powering off of device then you can follow these steps.
1. Back of control pod. keep the 6 channel switch to down position stereo 1-3.
2. Whenever you have to power off the device, switch it off by control pod. (put it in headphone mode)
after this if power is disconnected from the sub woofer or mains , your setting will be same after powering on. This helped me.
05-22-2012 03:07 AM - edited 05-22-2012 10:19 AM
Ok so I've been experiencing the same problem but i'm pretty sure that finally I found a solution and i want to share it with you. Maybe it'll be helpful for someone. Unfortunetely i can't really say how long it's going to work that way because I just did it few minutes ago. It seems to me though that it's really working!
First, just change the settings and leave them how you like it. Next step is simple, all you need to do is just activate "diagnostic mode" and here is how you can do it
When the unit is off, if you press and hold the Input and Effect buttons simultaneously for six seconds, you will put the unit in "Diagnostic Mode". In this mode, whenever a digital stream is detected, it will display information about that stream for five seconds, just like a receiver does. Might as well always leave it in this mode. It doesn't hurt anything, and the information is fun to have.
Now you can try to turn the speakers off completely and turn them on again. In my case it worked! All settings are saved: volume, surround, center, sub! I've tried to do that few times and it still works! Remember: you need to stay in diagnostic mode
I don't have an idea if it's a permament solution for this problem or it's just somekind of random behaviour but I hope it's not! Go and try it!