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post #3571 of 3576 Old 01-20-2015, 07:14 PM
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Hi everyone,

I am a proud owner of a yamaha rx v673 now. I bought this receiver to replace an old but still working yamaha HTR 5760 in my bedroom, just for 2-channel audio. Bought the v673 for $99 used. I tested all the inputs/outputs, airplay, etc and everything works just fine. The only thing I can't test is the 3d pass through because I don't have a 3d tv, but regular 1080p 60hz through HDMI works fine. So far the only thing wrong with it is cosmetic. Small dent on the top left near the front faceplate and a small dent on the top center.

I just feel that I got a great deal with this unit, it has all the features I want and sounds great. The receiver is hooked up to two Klipsch R15m bookshelfs.

In the living room I am running a yamaha rx v665 that I bought for $60.
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Apologies if this has been asked earlier in the thread, I searched but could not find it.

I have this receiver hooked up to a HTPC which I use for both music and movies. The music is all 2-channel, and the movies are all surround sound. Is there any way to configure the receiver such that it will play 2-channel sources only over 2 channels, and surround over all channels? Currently I end up switching the "program" back and forth from "DD Pro Logic" to "2-channel stereo" which is mildly inconvenient and easy to forget to do, whereupon I end up watching a surround movie in stereo or stereo music in fake surround. Any ideas? Thanks!
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I think I have mine set up as "direct" or "pure direct" or something like that and it only uses the 5.1 when it needs to.
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^ "Straight" mode is what you want. Don't use Pure Direct because it bypasses all processing (no bass management, EQ, etc.).
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^ Ah yes, that's what I was thinking of. Thanks.
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^ "Straight" mode is what you want. Don't use Pure Direct because it bypasses all processing (no bass management, EQ, etc.).
Thanks to both of you! I think I used straight mode at some point in the past and then forgot all about it.
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