As many of the original V867 owners know, long before the creation of this "Official RX-V867" thread, all 867 discussion was posted in this> Yamaha RX-V667/RX-V767 thread. Be aware you'll find a ton of valuable 867 information that thread because, with the exception of networking, most of what applies to the 667 also applies to the 867. NET: Be sure to search that thread for any questions or issues you may be having with your 867 as you may find the answer faster than waiting for a response in this thread.
______________RX-V867 Firmware Update
Thanks to the 867's networking feature the firmware update is much easier than performing it on the 667. That said... the 867 owners manual doesn't do a very good job of explaining the specific process. After flipping back and forth through the owners manual to determine the necessary steps I decided to write down the step by step instructions to save myself from future aggravation.
NOTE: During this firmware update process don't bother attempting to use your TV or the on screen display. Although there may be information displayed... you'll be performing all the firmware update steps via the display on the front of the receiver. Also... although you may have a functioning wireless network... for this firmware update I'd suggest using a hardwired internet connection just to play it safe. (would be a shame to have the network drop the connection and brick
your unit in the process)FIRMWARE UPDATE STEPS FOR THE YAMAHA RX-V867Perform all the following steps on the front of your receiver1)
Turn the 867 OFF - NOTE: When the unit is off, this is what Yamaha calls Standby Mode... (only the red LED on the left side of the unit will be glowing)2)
With the unit Off... on the front of the receiver, press and hold in the STRAIGHT
button, then... while holding the STRAIGHT
button depressed... power the unit on. (i.e, press the button labeled MAIN ZONE
.... Almost immediately the receiver display will show ADVANCED SETUP
. (watch closely as the advanced setup message is only on the display for a few seconds before it will change to SP IMP. 8ohmMIN
Rotate the PROGRAM
selector knob until you see FIRM UPDATE
in the receiver display4)
Press the INFO
button on the front of the receiver. - Almost immediately the receiver display will show NETWORK UPDATE
, ... at this point (if your unit is downlevel) the firmware update process will begin.NOTE
: Be aware the Firmware update takes about 16 minutes. So be patient. DO NOT
power down your receiver during the update process. (in fact, just to be safe, I wouldn't do anything with the setup during the update process.)
When the firmware update is finished the display will show UPDATE SUCCESS
...followed by the message PLEASE POWER OFF
That's it... after you power the unit off and back on you will be at the current firmware level.