Originally Posted by ktdommer
Hi All, I just purchase a used RX-V3900 and I have a couple of questions.
1. I tried to find a definitive answer regarding the HDMI issues with this receiver, but I could not get find an answer. Have any of the many FW updates solved these issues?
2. In the future if I want to have 4K video I understand that I can run whatever devices HDMI into the TV, and run an optical out of the TV into the receiver to make it work, but I lose the HD audio formats. Is it possible to use a lesser 4K capable receiver as a Preamp and the 3900 to drive the speakers? If yes, what about F presence speakers, will a newer Yamaha receiver with zone 2 pre out and configured as zone 2 for F presence do the job?
I ran my RX-V3900 for 8 flawless years, never once installed any fw updates from day 1.
Components used: PS3, PS4, HD Motorola Cable, XBOX 360 Elite, Xbox One, Toshiba HD-DVD and a Sony BDP S5100 Bluray player. (no not all at once until I upgraded recently)
...All used HDMI connections including the two display outputs,
a Kuro 50" Plasma and Epson 1080UB projector.
If I were you I'd keep your RX-V3900 as an external amp
and pick up the new RX-A3050 4k Capable HDMI 2.0a/2.2 HDCP Atmos/DTS:X
..in fact, that's exactly what I did just last month
The ol' 3900 powers my 4 Presence/Height channels for Atmos/DTS:X