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Ok, another dilema/question. Just played my 1st BD movie on the 667 after getting it hooked up. But for some reason, I can't get it to show what codecs are being played on the front of the 667's display. On my 661, it didn't have a built-in decoder for the new audio codecs, but my Pioneer BD player does. So I would just set my BD player on PCM which it would send to the 661 & display as MPCM. But on my 667, it doesn't do that.
When I set the 667 up, it allowed me to name each source whether it be Satellite or Blu Ray, depending upon what input I have it on. So either Satellite or BluRay is what is being shown at all times on the 667's display instead of what codecs it's playing like DTS-HD, DolbyTrue HD, or whatever it is. Do I have something set wrong? Since the 667 has an on-board decoder, I wanted to let the 667 do the decoding so I could actually see what it was on the display instead of just showing MPCM. Any ideas?

EDIT: Re-reading the manual, I see where I can press & cycle through the "Info" button on the 667's front panel to see what is actually happening, but isn't there a way to do this from the remote itself?

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so if you press info, that will show the codec on the yammy screen? will it remain on-screen like most other avr's? sorry but it seems there are a few different answers i've gotten from reading about this avr, basically its between this and the onk 260. (really want the yammy though)

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Picked up mine from HHGREGG for 399.99. Replacing my POS Onkyo SR606 with HDMI problems.
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so if you press info, that will show the codec on the yammy screen? will it remain on-screen like most other avr's? sorry but it seems there are a few different answers i've gotten from reading about this avr, basically its between this and the onk 260. (really want the yammy though)
That's my issue as well. When I cycle through the info button, the various info only remains on the front-panel display a brief period of time. For example, it will show the audio type, but only remains on the front-panel display a few seconds & then reverts back to my input source name which, in this case I had labeled it "BluRay." I don't particularly care for that as I'd like it to continue to display the audio codecs name for the duration of the program material I'm playing as my 661 did. It must, for some reason, be seeing the input source name as the default & reverting back to that after a few seconds. I'm still reading the manual to see if there's a way to change this.

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Picked up mine from HHGREGG for 399.99. Replacing my POS Onkyo SR606 with HDMI problems.
Wow that sure is a great price. Their website shows it for a lot more. Did you have to call and negotiate or were they running a sale or something? Too bad they apparently do not carry the RX-A2000.
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I saw it at Best Buy for $549.99 then went over to HHGREGG and they had it for $439.99. (Their website had it for $499.99). I was almost going to buy it instantly at that price.

But when I spoke to a salesman I just gave a little hesitation about finding the receiver for $399 on the Internet and I was just checking to see if they vendor was an "authorized." Before I could finish checking it on my iPhone the salesman went to his manager and came back to me and said they would do $399.99 if I took it there and then.

Of course I didn't even bother to think past that....lol
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Hi,

I'm considering replacing my Yamaha HTR-5960 with either the RX-V667 or the RX-A700. My main reason for this is the lack of HDMI on the 5960 and, hence inability to do bass management on HD audio sources (because I use the analog inputs).

I'm a bit of a purist and hate to run video through the receiver but am not against it if it truly is a pass-through process. I have a couple of concerns though:

1) Has anyone noticed any deterioration of HD signals passing through the V667? Is it the same for the A700? Even though receivers claim to pass-through video signals, they often clip them.

2) I often watch TV while listening to my CD player...is this going to be a problem since my cable box-to-reciver connection will be HDMI (and will be carrying the audio and video signal) and I may want the audio to be for the CD sometimes? In other words, can I have different audio and video sources simultaneously.

3) Is it worth getting the A700 over the V667?

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When I plug an HDMI cable from my PC to the front HDMI port of the 667 I don't get any sound (picture comes through fine). I have plugged in the same HDMI cable directly into my Panasonic HD TV and I am getting picture AND sound through my TV speakers so I know my HDMI cabe is good any my PC is outputting audio and video properly. Is there a setting I need to adjust on the 667?

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I just got a new RX-V667 to replace my older RX-V2500. I wanted to take advantage of being able to use the latest audio codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master.

I have my Samsung Blu-ray player connected to and bitstreaming to the 667. I have put in a couple of discs to test which are DTS-HD Master audio -- and both 5.1 and 7.1 tracks display info. I don't understand when looking at the Yamaha "INFO" screen for audio. I ONLY get a display suggesting that the audio is truly DTS-HD Master when I'm not using any DSP modes. The only way the info. shows that HD Master audio is playing is when I hit the "SUR DECODE" button on the 667 remote to go into the "direct" mode.

So, if I want to use a DSP mode such as "action" with a DTS_HD Master track, the Yamaha seems to bump the full blown codec to the DTS core tracks. After applying a sound field, and then checking the audio on-screen info., it doesn't show that DTS-HD Master is playing any longer -- it then simply says it's DTS. When using a DSP effect, it will show a 7.1 Master disc as being simply DTS 5.1.

Lastly, the info. screen when playing a DTS-HD Master disc in "direct mode" shows that the streaming is 48khz, but there is no info. showing for bitrate (this line is not populated with info.) . If, however, I add a DSP effect, the audio is bumped down to DTS (core audio, I guess) and then the streaming info shows also at 48khz, but it displays a bit rate of 1536 / sec.

Questions:

1. Shouldn't the streaming info show 96khz or higher when DTS-HD master is
playing (not always 48khz)? Is there a setting on the receiver to allow for 96khz or higher playback?

2. Can't the Yamaha DSP modes be successfully added to a DTS-HD Master track without it disabling the codec?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks . . .

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Forgive me if this has been discusssed somewhere before, but I couldn't find it when searching the forum.

I have a 667 that is fed by an HD cable box (via HDMI) and a Samsung 3D BD player (also via HDMI.) I also have Sonos modules throughout the house. I connected the optical output of the Sonos to the 667 so I can use the receiver to play the Sonos output, no problem.

However, the Sonos module has a LINE IN (analog 2 ch) that I'd like to connect to my 667 so that WHATEVER is playing on it could be broadcast around the house. (That includes the music channels on my cable service, the audio portion of any BD movie being played, or the 667 AM/FM receiver.) However, the 667 refuses to output any audio from an HDMI source on any AV output. (It mentions this limitation in the User manual.)

This nonsense is undoubtedly part of some DRM restriction, but it doesn't seem to me that I'm trying to do anything outrageous or illegal here!

I'm using a 3D TV so I really don't want to have to downgrade my connections from HDMI if it can be avoided. I'd also like to retain the nice multi-channel sound I now get while watching movies and HD TV via cable.

The Front Preamplifier outputs don't work very well since anytime someone changes the volume level of the 667, it affects people in other parts of the house. (Sometimes severely!)

The Zone2 outputs also don't seem to be useful.

Has anyone come up with a reasonable work-around that will allow fixed level audio from any 667 source currently being played to be distributed? I only need analog 2 channel, not anything fancy.

Thanks,
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1. Shouldn't the streaming info show 96khz or higher when DTS-HD master is
playing (not always 48khz)? Is there a setting on the receiver to allow for 96khz or higher playback?
Almost all DTS-HD MA movie tracks are 48kHz. You can only get 96kHz playback if it's 96kHz on the disc (and at 96kHz you might find even more restrictions than you are currently seeing because the higher sampling rate requires more processing power).

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Not according to the manual (page 41 for the 667). It seems to be a limitation of all the current Yamaha models that use a single DSP (up to and including the RX-V1067 and RX-A1000). The 2067/3067 (and A2000/3000) use two DSPs and shouldn't have this limitation.

If you decode DTS-HD in your player and send as LPCM, then you can apply the DSP modes (and you're still getting the benefit of the lossless tracks).
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Not according to the manual (page 41 for the 667). It seems to be a limitation of all the current Yamaha models that use a single DSP (up to and including the RX-V1067 and RX-A1000). The 2067/3067 (and A2000/3000) use two DSPs and shouldn't have this limitation.

If you decode DTS-HD in your player and send as LPCM, then you can apply the DSP modes (and you're still getting the benefit of the lossless tracks).

Thanks Kriksemaj99 . . .

I appreciate your knowledge and help. I have a day or two to return the Yamaha to the store if I wish to buy a different receiver. My Blu-ray player (which I don't yet want to get rid of since it's a "combo" player which can also support HD DVD playback) can't handle the internal decoding of DTS-HD Master audio. I can only get the full-blown codec via processing done by the reciever.

Do you know if other receiver makers at the mid-range price point can offer DSP movie modes with DTS-HD or DolbyTrueHD? I was looking at the Onkyo HT-RC270 and TX-NR708 (Best Buy Canada model) . . . would you know if these offerings (or others) can perform DSP when bitstreaming to the receiver? I've looked at the on-line Onkyo manuals, but I don't get much info. in this regard.

Many thanks . . .

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I don't really know what kind of limitations other brands have. But with Yamaha I find I don't use the DSP modes anyway. The most processing I use is PLIIx to give me 7.1 from 5.1 tracks. I think the 667 will do PLIIx at the same time as decoding DTS-HD.
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Almost all DTS-HD MA movie tracks are 48kHz. You can only get 96kHz playback if it's 96kHz on the disc (and at 96kHz you might find even more restrictions than you are currently seeing because the higher sampling rate requires more processing power).


Not according to the manual (page 41 for the 667). It seems to be a limitation of all the current Yamaha models that use a single DSP (up to and including the RX-V1067 and RX-A1000). The 2067/3067 (and A2000/3000) use two DSPs and shouldn't have this limitation.

If you decode DTS-HD in your player and send as LPCM, then you can apply the DSP modes (and you're still getting the benefit of the lossless tracks).

Thanks guys for posting about this. I have experienced the same thing and was wondering about it. Personally I don't use the Action and Drama etc DSPs anyway - I always use Straight. And if you use Straight (doesn't have to be Direct) it'll show the HD audio is playing.
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Thanks guys for posting about this. I have experienced the same thing and was wondering about it. Personally I don't use the Action and Drama etc DSPs anyway - I always use Straight. And if you use Straight (doesn't have to be Direct) it'll show the HD audio is playing.

Same here. I hate the DSP modes. Just give it to me straight.
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Is there a reason the audio info. on the 667, when a DTS-HD Master track is playing, that it doesn't show the bitrate? I don't care about the bitrate info., but I do wonder if something in my setup is wrong when the bitrate info. field is left blank. It's odd that the bitrate info. shows for DTS audio when the core is being output - but not when HD Master audio is playing.
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Is there a reason the audio info. on the 667, when a DTS-HD Master track is playing, that it doesn't show the bitrate? I don't care about the bitrate info., but I do wonder if something in my setup is wrong when the bitrate info. field is left blank. It's odd that the bitrate info. shows for DTS audio when the core is being output - but not when HD Master audio is playing.

The bitrate doesn't really mean anything for a lossless codec like DTS-HD MA. It's variable, since at any moment in time it may have to use more bits or fewer bits to encode that particular piece of data without loss. OTOH lossy DTS uses a fixed bitrate, and the sound quality will depend on the bitrate used, so it's more useful to know what the bitrate actually is.
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Am i going crazy? The YPIO set the sub x-over to 160. Thinking this was too high i set it to 80. Then there was virtually no bass anymore. The lower i went the less bass.

I thought the idea was to have the sub play the lower frequencies?

What i've been trying to do is get some of the "boom" out of my fronts since they don't handle low mid-low frequencies all that great.
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I just got a new RX-V667 to replace my older RX-V2500. I wanted to take advantage of being able to use the latest audio codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master.

I have my Samsung Blu-ray player connected to and bitstreaming to the 667. I have put in a couple of discs to test which are DTS-HD Master audio -- and both 5.1 and 7.1 tracks display info. I don't understand when looking at the Yamaha "INFO" screen for audio. I ONLY get a display suggesting that the audio is truly DTS-HD Master when I'm not using any DSP modes. The only way the info. shows that HD Master audio is playing is when I hit the "SUR DECODE" button on the 667 remote to go into the "direct" mode.

So, if I want to use a DSP mode such as "action" with a DTS_HD Master track, the Yamaha seems to bump the full blown codec to the DTS core tracks. After applying a sound field, and then checking the audio on-screen info., it doesn't show that DTS-HD Master is playing any longer -- it then simply says it's DTS. When using a DSP effect, it will show a 7.1 Master disc as being simply DTS 5.1.

Lastly, the info. screen when playing a DTS-HD Master disc in "direct mode" shows that the streaming is 48khz, but there is no info. showing for bitrate (this line is not populated with info.) . If, however, I add a DSP effect, the audio is bumped down to DTS (core audio, I guess) and then the streaming info shows also at 48khz, but it displays a bit rate of 1536 / sec.

The preferred speaker layout for Yamaha's CinemaDSP on the 667 is 5.1 Standard + 2x Front Presence, and Yamaha likely 'sound architects' for that layout even if you choose not to add the Front Presence speakers. Because the 667 is a 7 channel amped AVR, entering the 5.1 Standard + 2x Front Presence speaker configuration automatically defeats use of any DTS-HDMA 7.1 source, and would force a 'mandatory downmix' to the DTS-HDMA 5.1 [Standard] source. Realistically, it's probable that the "bits difference" between the "DSP augmented" 5.1 soundtrack and either the DTS-HDMA 5.1 (lossless) or the DTS5.1 (lossy 1536 Core) is significantly greater than the difference between the DTS-HDMA 5.1 (lossless) and the DTS5.1 (lossy 1536 Core) themselves! And I can live with that 'single DSP processor limitation' in the 667!

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I read your post several times and still can't understand what you are trying to say . But I think it's clear that the switch to the lossy DTS core is only done to reduce processing requirements, because the models with two DSPs don't have that limitation (that includes older dual-DSP models like the RX-V1800, as well as the new A2000/3000).
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Am i going crazy? The YPIO set the sub x-over to 160. Thinking this was too high i set it to 80. Then there was virtually no bass anymore. The lower i went the less bass.

I thought the idea was to have the sub play the lower frequencies?

What i've been trying to do is get some of the "boom" out of my fronts since they don't handle low mid-low frequencies all that great.

Did you change your speakers to small and only sub "no both".

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Forgive me if this has been discusssed somewhere before, but I couldn't find it when searching the forum.

I have a 667 that is fed by an HD cable box (via HDMI) and a Samsung 3D BD player (also via HDMI.) I also have Sonos modules throughout the house. I connected the optical output of the Sonos to the 667 so I can use the receiver to play the Sonos output, no problem.

However, the Sonos module has a LINE IN (analog 2 ch) that I'd like to connect to my 667 so that WHATEVER is playing on it could be broadcast around the house. (That includes the music channels on my cable service, the audio portion of any BD movie being played, or the 667 AM/FM receiver.) However, the 667 refuses to output any audio from an HDMI source on any AV output. (It mentions this limitation in the User manual.)

This nonsense is undoubtedly part of some DRM restriction, but it doesn't seem to me that I'm trying to do anything outrageous or illegal here!

I'm using a 3D TV so I really don't want to have to downgrade my connections from HDMI if it can be avoided. I'd also like to retain the nice multi-channel sound I now get while watching movies and HD TV via cable.

The Front Preamplifier outputs don't work very well since anytime someone changes the volume level of the 667, it affects people in other parts of the house. (Sometimes severely!)

The Zone2 outputs also don't seem to be useful.

Has anyone come up with a reasonable work-around that will allow fixed level audio from any 667 source currently being played to be distributed? I only need analog 2 channel, not anything fancy.

Thanks,
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Frank,

I don't have this receiver but I do have Sonos. Have you tried the headphone jack?
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Frank,

I don't have this receiver but I do have Sonos. Have you tried the headphone jack?

Hi Torontodude,
Looks like we share the same city, if not the same LINE-OUT problem.

The headphone jack has the same problem as the rear pre-amp outputs. Anyone changing the volume on the receiver could potentially blast all Sonos listeners in other rooms out of their chairs.

Even worse, the Yamaha has a feature where, as soon as you plug in a headphone jack, you hear a bunch of relays click and all of the speakers shut off!

I emailed Yamaha tech support but, since this is a deliberate crippling of the functionality of the receiver, I don't hold out much hope for an answer from them.

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After having my 667 set up for a day, I ran into something very strange & was wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I have my 667 input set on HDMI2 for TV viewing. However last night when I powered my system off & then powered it back on this morning, it did start out on HDMI2, but only for a few seconds. Then it autmatically switched to AV4 & I lost my audio. It took several hours with me playing around with it & I've finally got it back to normal, but cannot figure out what happened to cause it to automatically change like that. Anyone have any idesa?

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Hi Torontodude,
Looks like we share the same city, if not the same LINE-OUT problem.

The headphone jack has the same problem as the rear pre-amp outputs. Anyone changing the volume on the receiver could potentially blast all Sonos listeners in other rooms out of their chairs.

Even worse, the Yamaha has a feature where, as soon as you plug in a headphone jack, you hear a bunch of relays click and all of the speakers shut off!

I emailed Yamaha tech support but, since this is a deliberate crippling of the functionality of the receiver, I don't hold out much hope for an answer from them.

Hope you enjoyed our New Year's Day thaw. It was nice while it lasted.

It was a nice thaw indeed...

The only other thing I can think of for you would be to get your tv sound throughout your home by connecting an RCA cable (in addition to the HDMI cable connected to your receiver), directly from the RCA out of your cable box to the Line In of your Sonos. I'm pretty sure that most cable/Satellite boxes allow simultaneous audio out. As for the other audio you wanted, I can't think of a really compelling reason to have the sound of a blu-ray playing throughout your home and pretty much every radio station is already available on the Sonos.
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After having my 667 set up for a day, I ran into something very strange & was wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I have my 667 input set on HDMI2 for TV viewing. However last night when I powered my system off & then powered it back on this morning, it did start out on HDMI2, but only for a few seconds. Then it autmatically switched to AV4 & I lost my audio. It took several hours with me playing around with it & I've finally got it back to normal, but cannot figure out what happened to cause it to automatically change like that. Anyone have any idesa?

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Yes I can tell you exactly what the issue is. You have HDMI Control enabled on your receiver and your TV, yes? Well when the TV warms up it is telling the receiver to switch to the Audio Return Channel (ARC), even though there is no audio on that channel. Clearly it is a bug.

What TV do you have? Let me guess, it is a Samsung yes? I suppose others may do it too.

You can read about the details here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post19569255 . Ultimately I wound up having to turn off ARC and use a 5.1 optical cable instead. It wasn't ideal, but there was no workaround that I could come up with, Samsung support was useless, and Yamaha blamed (most likely correctly) the Samsung.

One possible work around would be for the AVR to allow us to assign one of the HDMI inputs for ARC. But that would require a firmware update from Yamaha, if even possible. On a related note see this: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post19739753
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I don't really know what kind of limitations other brands have. But with Yamaha I find I don't use the DSP modes anyway. The most processing I use is PLIIx to give me 7.1 from 5.1 tracks. I think the 667 will do PLIIx at the same time as decoding DTS-HD.

It worked! I didn't even bother last night to check applying the PLIIx processing. It does work with the Yammy 667 on 5.1 DTS-HD Master tracks - without the unit taking things down a notch in favour of the core DTS track. Nice. I used the PLIIx mode on my older RX-V2500 all the time. I just figured that when I couldn't apply any Yamaha sound field to DTS-HD Master, that it simply wouldn't work. Thanks for the suggestion. For 5.1 DTS-MA, it does seem that the PLIIx processing really opens up the sound stage nicely.

Thanks again!

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Yes I can tell you exactly what the issue is. You have HDMI Control enabled on your receiver and your TV, yes? Well when the TV warms up it is telling the receiver to switch to the Audio Return Channel (ARC), even though there is no audio on that channel. Clearly it is a bug.

What TV do you have? Let me guess, it is a Samsung yes? I suppose others may do it too.

You can read about the details here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post19569255 . Ultimately I wound up having to turn off ARC and use a 5.1 optical cable instead. It wasn't ideal, but there was no workaround that I could come up with, Samsung support was useless, and Yamaha blamed (most likely correctly) the Samsung.

One possible work around would be for the AVR to allow us to assign one of the HDMI inputs for ARC. But that would require a firmware update from Yamaha, if even possible. On a related note see this: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post19739753

Yes, you're correct. It is a Samsung UN55C6300. Forgive me, but I'm not quite sure what "HDMI Control" does, but can it be turned off w/o affecting anything negatively? FYI: I don't use ARC nor does my TV have that feature. FYI: I'm strictly using HDMI from my (2) sources into the 667 & then out via HDMI to a HDMI input on my Samsung TV. I just hate to think that I have to go to optical to solve my problem.

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I saw it at Best Buy for $549.99 then went over to HHGREGG and they had it for $439.99. (Their website had it for $499.99). I was almost going to buy it instantly at that price.

But when I spoke to a salesman I just gave a little hesitation about finding the receiver for $399 on the Internet and I was just checking to see if they vendor was an "authorized." Before I could finish checking it on my iPhone the salesman went to his manager and came back to me and said they would do $399.99 if I took it there and then.

Of course I didn't even bother to think past that....lol

I bought mine right after Christmas from Buy.com for $379.99 (with free shipping). I about flipped when I saw that deal (it is back up to $549 there now). One of the better deals I've gotten recently anyways.

I'm pretty happy with it. I do wish it had a switched outlet on the back, and I wish I could turn off the volume on-screen-display thing (at least I can't figure out how to turn it off).

Can someone elaborate on the PLIIx processing above? I have a 5.1 system, so not sure it would be better to turn that on, or just feed things through like I am.

Also, I was wondering if someone could help me out with something. I have everything being fed into my TV via HDMI from the receiver. Everytime I flip inputs, the TV will switch to 480p, then switch back to 1080p. Is there some setting I should look at to prevent this "flipping" that occurs? Perhaps on my TV? Sorry for the may-be-dumb question.
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