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I have a rx-v673 and run 7.1 . If I run presence speakers will I still be able to run 7.1 with the presence ? Sorry if this was already addressed.
Not sure what you mean. You have back surrounds?
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The 673 only has 7 channels of amplification. You will be able to drive either back surround or front presence. But not both at the same time.
For that you would need a 9.2 AVR.
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The 673 only has 7 channels of amplification. You will be able to drive either back surround or front presence. But not both at the same time.
For that you would need a 9.2 AVR.
Thought so bond. Thanks. Which do you think sounds better (if you know). Just looking for your opinion.
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Thought so bond. Thanks. Which do you think sounds better (if you know). Just looking for your opinion.
I've had both for a couple of years now.
I like being able to switch although I'd love to get a 9.2 AVR. When my 675 goes bad I'll get one.
In general I use fp for music and bs for movies.
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Thought so bond. Thanks. Which do you think sounds better (if you know). Just looking for your opinion.
I've had both for a couple of years now.
I like being able to switch although I'd love to get a 9.2 AVR. When my 675 goes bad I'll get one.
In general I use fp for music and bs for movies.
Thanks bro. Guess that's what I'll try. I haven't used fp yet. I also really want a 9.2 receiver and I'll do the same if my 673 ever craps out.
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Thanks bro. Guess that's what I'll try. I haven't used fp yet. I also really want a 9.2 receiver and I'll do the same if my 673 ever craps out.
It's worth the trouble imo. Let us know what you think after you get them setup.
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Thanks bro. Guess that's what I'll try. I haven't used fp yet. I also really want a 9.2 receiver and I'll do the same if my 673 ever craps out.
It's worth the trouble imo. Let us know what you think after you get them setup.
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I have my unit connected to the Net... it is showing firmware 1.80 is installed, HOWEVER it is not prompting me to update to 1.85 (which I have confirmed is the latest). Anyone know why? Should I even update manually via USB? I dont have any issues with 1.80 so not really dying to update...

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I have my unit connected to the Net... it is showing firmware 1.80 is installed, HOWEVER it is not prompting me to update to 1.85 (which I have confirmed is the latest). Anyone know why? Should I even update manually via USB? I dont have any issues with 1.80 so not really dying to update...
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Since 1.85 is the last update the 673 will ever have I would put it on a USB just in case you ever see the need for it in the future.
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I have upgraded my 673 to the latest firmware 1.85 and i regret it.

Since the upgrade i have issues with airplay, my ipad can not find the receiver annymore unless i disconnect it from the power and start it up again.

I really would like to downgrade but yamaha removed all old firmware versions.

Can someone help me out with an old firmware version and send me a p.m?

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I have upgraded my 673 to the latest firmware 1.85 and i regret it.

Since the upgrade i have issues with airplay, my ipad can not find the receiver annymore unless i disconnect it from the power and start it up again.

I really would like to downgrade but yamaha removed all old firmware versions.

Can someone help me out with an old firmware version and send me a p.m?

regards,

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Call Yamaha. They can help you downgrade.
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The above firmware upgrade post stimulated me to check my firmware version. It's 1.64, which is probably what it was when I received it several years ago since I've never updated it. I tried to find a list of upgrades and what they do on the Yamaha website, but the page has been taken down. While I've been happily oblivious to any changes made since I've owned the receiver, I'm wondering now if it would behoove me to upgrade to the latest edition. What would I be missing by staying where I am? In general, I only use the receiver in my theater room to watch movies; occasionally I'm pump Net Radio into my workout room speakers. I have a 7.1 system set up.
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The above firmware upgrade post stimulated me to check my firmware version. It's 1.64, which is probably what it was when I received it several years ago since I've never updated it. I tried to find a list of upgrades and what they do on the Yamaha website, but the page has been taken down. While I've been happily oblivious to any changes made since I've owned the receiver, I'm wondering now if it would behoove me to upgrade to the latest edition. What would I be missing by staying where I am? In general, I only use the receiver in my theater room to watch movies; occasionally I'm pump Net Radio into my workout room speakers. I have a 7.1 system set up.
I think Spotify was in one of the updates. If you don't need that and everything is working fine don't tempt fate.
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Thanks, Bond. That was my thought as well, having read some of the complaints regarding various firmware upgrades. Unless I'm missing something fantastic that would improve the sound while watching a movie, I think I'll just hold tight and save up for the 9.2.
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Bond 007' i have called Yamaha, they Saïd they don,t give anny tecnical support, i have to ask THE dealer.
THE dealer Saïd i have to ask Yamaha...

So al i want is just someone who have and old firmware version for THE
Yamaha RX-V673 not THE 1.85

Spotify is not working on this reciever, There is no neem to upgrade
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Thanks, Bond. That was my thought as well, having read some of the complaints regarding various firmware upgrades. Unless I'm missing something fantastic that would improve the sound while watching a movie, I think I'll just hold tight and save up for the 9.2.
Nothing at all like that.
Most updates are meant to "improve network connectivity" but often have the opposite effect.
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