Originally Posted by acousticdelight
Hi all, I have a Yamaha rx-v675 receiver and i have my chromecast powered by the front usb port in the receiver. The problem with this set up is that the chromecast is powered even when the receiver is in standby mode. Is there a way I can shut down the chromecast power from the usb port when I turn my receiver off and put it to standby mode?
Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
Probably not for the front USB port, but you can for the rear one (the one labelled DC OUT). Look in the Setup Menu for DC OUT.
The rear port on my 775 only puts out 0.5A, which is sufficient for the Yamaha Bluetooth Adapter, but NOT for a Chromecast (requires about 1.0A - 1.5A IIRC). If the amp had switched power on the back like my 663, it could be powered that way with the Chromecast's AC adapter.
FWIW I moved my Chromecast from the TV (where it was powered by the TV, when it was on) to the RX-V775 because I noticed that the Chromecast identified itself as an HDMI-CEC device. Sure enough, when an app connects to the Chromecast e.g. Photos or screen-casting (Beta) on Android, Google Play Music or Netflix or HBO Go on Android & iOS, the input switched. Now plugged into HDMI2 of my 775, the Chromecast will switch the Standby Through
input to HDMI2, and turn the TV on. So it makes sense to leave the Chromecast on. I think the device can handle it. And for only $35, if it burns out in a year or two, just get another, newer version of the Chromecast.
(Since I have Network Standby
set to ON so that I can switch the amp on from the Android/iOS remote app, the amp is in standby mode anyway with or without Standby Through.
Originally Posted by Birddoggin
Well I got the dropouts to go away. I had to use a digital optical cable for the sound on Dish. For some reason, the audio didn't work right using HDMI between Dish and the 475. It's funny because HDMI audio is fine with the blu-ray player and Roku.
Well, kinda fine with the Roku. No dropouts, but I get PCM only instead of DD+. Gonna do some research on that soon.
Bottom line is that I may end up keeping the 475 after all, so thanks for the tip!
I have the reverse issue. With optical audio out from my TV, Netflix (and I presume Amazon Prime) are submitting DD+ 5.1, but the amp just identifies it as Dolby Digital, with intermittent dropouts (no more than a second, but sometimes several occurrences per minute). With Netflix running on a Chromecast in HDMI2, the amp identifies the decoder as Dolby Digital+. I'm beginning to wonder if this is the problem. I'd be interested in others' observations after toggling the INFO button while seeing audio dropout problems. Toggle INFO until you see the Decoder display. I seem to have no issues when PCM is displayed.
Others online complain about the Samsung TVs, or the Netflix App, but since people in this thread are seeing the issue with multiple devices, I think the x75 amps have an issue.