update: forgot to add that this was on a RX-A820 receiver
Just my $0.02...
i did the firmware update yesterday to my RX-A820 and I can confirm that it only works using the USB Method. I can further confirm that Pandor, SiriusXM etc is now included.
I did however encounter one problem...My HDMI Controls are now NOT working. I used to be able to turn on the Yamaha receiver by just turning on the TV and likewise also control the volume using the TV or Cable remote, now all of this is gone...I checked both the TV and Amp menu's to make sure that the HDMI controls are still on and that everything should work but it does not. All of my HDMI Controls were working perfectly before the firmware upgrade.
Can anybody out there help me troubleshoot this problem? I have another Amp (Same model) in the other room and do not want to upgrade until I resolve this HDMI control problem.
Thanks in Advance for any help/advice.
FYI - The update does not work via the network. I tried updating mine today using the YWA10 and received an error message. I tried it with the USB power cable connected to the DC OUT in the rear and the USB port on the front panel. I did get to 3% when plugged into the front but then received an error message. I contacted Yamaha support and the rep told me that it was a known issue. I had to use the recovery method listed in the troubleshooting section of the firmware instruction .pdf. It was simple to do the update with a flash drive but I just wanted it to work over the network. That IS why I bought the wireless receiver.....so things like this could be done over the network. As a brand new Yamaha customer, this does not instill a lot of confidence that the network features will be working all that well.
Also had to update via the USB method......wondering why the YWA10 didn't work? Yamaha support said it could be interruptions in my wireless network signal.....Hmm , never had an issue with the network before so wonder if they were reading from a script? Nevertheless, the Yamaha support person was patient, helpful and made sure the 1.64 was installed. It does add some nice features. "Wireless" must have a subjective meaning at Yamaha's Irvine, CA offices.
Audio: Yamaha RX-A820 / Emotiva XPA-5, UPA-200/ B&W: CM9s, CMC2, CM7s / Seaton Submersive HP
Is there two updates, firmware and web, or are you saying you will try installin the firmware update again via the web?
Also, listed in the fixes re this update lists improvements to the YPAO. Has anyone tried using that after the firmware with good results? In the past, it did a half ass job, didn't get cross-over or speaker sized right, etc.
edit: Have been running 1.77 installed on my RX-A820 by the usb method. No installation snags and works fine for 2 days now.
I have a RX-A1020 on hold for me at Best Buy, hopefully picking it up tomorrow night. After buying a Pioneer Elite VSX-53 and having it lose all its HDMI inputs/outputs, Best Buy tried to repair, it was then "junked" as of today, I get to do an exchange. I kinda wanted a 820 or a 1020 all along but the sexy amber and blue with the gold Elite lettering seduced me. Lucky I got the service plan, will have something tomorrow night.
After going though the big firmware update song and dance with the Pioneer I had, I'm prepared for any BS my 1020 throws at me. Looks like USB is way to do it for the best results, the Pioneer wouldn't update over the internet either. But it took the USB updates just fine, powered down and everything. I will read the instructions carefully before doing anything.
Looks like version 1.58 is the sole update from 4/15/13 for the 1020, can anyone confirm that it updates and works well with the 1020?
I did a backup via the webgui, which is nice. Just want to make sure that this update process works on the A820.
. . and I think I answered my own question, the Amp setting under HDMI setup, I have it set to On, probably needs to be set to Off for audio to go to the TV over HDMI out.
Just tried updating my 1020 over the network from the factory installed 1.41 to 1.6. I performed the front panel (Straight + Mainzone on) and then selected for the connection to be over the network. Then I hit the INFO button, and it took only about a minute before if flashed that it was successful. I thought, that was easy. When I went back into the on screen INFORMATION menu, the firmware version showed "---" for about 10 minutes, then I checked it one more time, and it displayed the old firmware version 1.4.1. So I guess I'll try loading it from the computer through the web service.
I just tried upgrading the firmware of my Yamaha RX-A1020 receiver using their web service, and after dowloading v1.6 and extracting the bin file out of it, I selected it for the file to upgrade and it took about 15 minutes to go through S1 - S5...at least...is what's displayed as it's downloading on receiver's front panel. Then it displayed the power off notice, and low and behold, the v1.6 is now loaded. My problem is my powered sub isn't working. I'm trying to troubleshoot it....I thought a firmware upgrade might help! No joy!