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post #3811 of 3824 Old 08-09-2016, 12:09 PM
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I'm in the same boat with my Samsung JU-7100 > FireTV >Yamaha RX-V673. According to THIS article by Cruthfield, a firmware update can't make HDMI ports HDCP 2.2 compliant ... it needs a hardware update. Ugh.
Yup unfortunately going to have to get a new avr. Had a similar issue when trying to watch 4k Olympics on dish.

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I just upgraded from 1.77 to 1.96. Everything seems to work quite well!
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More important, what changes were made since V1.6??

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Free, abundant OTA television separates this country from many others. ATSC1 has only been in force since 2009. The wireless industry has enough spectrum. Enough of 'planned obsolesce'.
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More important, what changes were made since V1.6??
I'm always hesitant to upgrade these things if nothing is wrong and no significant features/functionality are added. Read too many threads of people bricking their AVR while trying to "upgrade". Proceed with caution!
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It's funny. Apparently the TV & audio manufactures don't seem to agree with the computer motherboard industry. All the MB manufactures pretty say the same thing: don't update the BIOS if you aren't experiencing problems. IOW's if it ain't broke, don't fix it. IIRC, this can be turned off (auto update) unlike Vizio TV's and probably other companies products. I believe part of the update problem is doing a 'live' update as opposed to d/l'ing the file first, then flashing. The other problem is not having the previous file to flash back if it causes problems.
The 'lazy' way is usually the worse way to do things.

It wouldn't be so bad if they at least provide exactly what the 'fixes' are.

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Most consumer entertainment electronics I've had won't let you flash back. Items I've had squawked, "Firmware is older than currently installed version [so go suck an egg]." Yeah, I KNOW, you lousy hunk of cheap components....

I was lucky (heh!) enough to have a Samsung BD player literally brick with confirmed firmware downloaded and installed via USB drive. Wouldn't power up, despite all my attempts. Bless 'em, Costco took it back, 19 months after purchase. Haven't touched a Samsung BD player since.

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If the all the files were available for separate d/l, you should be able to flash back.

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If the all the files were available for separate d/l, you should be able to flash back.
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I installed a previous firmware version via usb on my 671 with no problem.
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Clicked the link. Why does it say "discontinued"?
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Clicked the link. Why does it say "discontinued"?
If we knew what link it would be helpful.
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Oh crap. I bought this awesome unit last year, and now found out it does not support HDCP 2.2 over HDMI, so I cannot connect any external 4k UHD players through it. That sucks big time.

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Oh crap. I bought this awesome unit last year, and now found out it does not support HDCP 2.2 over HDMI, so I cannot connect any external 4k UHD players through it. That sucks big time.
"This"? You might want to elaborate or provide a link so we know of which unit you speak without having to go through the whole thread.

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"This"? You might want to elaborate or provide a link so we know of which unit you speak without having to go through the whole thread.
Since this is the RX-V673 thread, I assume that's the "unit" he's talking about.

Gotta do your research before you buy these older receivers to make sure they work with your sources.

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Since this is the RX-V673 thread, I assume that's the "unit" he's talking about.

Gotta do your research before you buy these older receivers to make sure they work with your sources.

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My bad. As this thread is over 4 years old I presumed he would be referring to a different unit as the RX-V673 has been discontinued, but I see it is still available.

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