Originally Posted by DeadEd *Question about streaming music to my RX-V673 from Windows 7*
I bought my RX-V673 last week as well as a Sharp Aquos LC-70C8470U 70" TV and a Panasonic Blu-Ray 3D player. I love them all but I can't get the RX-V673 to accept streaming from my computer.
1) Media sharing is on in Windows 7 Professional (and the music folder from which I'm streaming is shared)
2) RX-V673 shows up in "My Computer"
3) I have installed the RX-V673 drivers on the computer
4) I have turned on DHCP in the network settings on the RX-V673
5) MAC address filter is off
6) Network Standby is on
When I go to Windows Media Player and select 'Play To RX-V673' the PLAY window pops up but the song does not play. After about a minute a message on the computer says, "Command failed."
Oddly, when I try to stream music to the Aquos TV it works great and plays through the RX-V673 just fine. My unhappiness stems from the fact that I should not have to have the TV on in order to listen to music. I must be missing something. I checked the device in windows and the computer has the correct MAC and IP addresses for the device. Air-Play works fine with my iPod. I tried power cycling the reciever, the computer, and the network switch. If it did not work great when playing through the TV by way of the same network I would have thought it was a network or computer issue. I must have something set up wrong on the receiver.
Anyone have any ideas?
(edit: when I click 'command failed' it says, "The device failed to execute the UPnP command... If you can't resolve the issue, a device update might be required. HRESULT: 0x80040210 UPnP Error 501)
Sorry I don't have time to go into more but I spent a few minutes tonight just to see if I could get this to work. I didn't have to do much to make it work but have mixed results.
1. Opened Windows Media Player on host PC.
2. Click the Stream button/drop down
3. Select automatically allow devices to play my media and then clicked More Streaming options
4. In more streaming options I made sure it had "Allowed" beside the RX-V673...
I then went to the Receiver and pulled up the possible servers with the NET button and selected my computer and user (Dell2000 DeadEd for example) and it searched for media.
The downside is the search is so slow. When I first tried to play one of the songs it failed. I tried another and it worked so maybe it is the file type or something. I didn't have much more time tonight to mess with it.
I'm still feeling out this receiver to see if I'm going to keep it. Obviously the more I get to work on it the more I like it. Yamaha does have a brighter sound than the other receivers. It's a matter of taste when it comes to that but I noticed today it seemed a bit brighter than the Onkyo did.
edit -- brutally slow. I will never use the receiver like this. Maybe if I put 10% of my music into a folder and have it only access that, it will be faster. I feared all receivers would be like this because they aren't exactly packed with RAM to handle such large amounts of files. Oh well...