From your 2700 User Manual go to the ADVANCED SETUP section and turn OFF the Monitor Check function on your AVR. This probably has (at best ) only a 1/3 chance of resolving your HDMI issues, but it takes less than a minute to try this so it’s worth a shot.
I don't think I ever got the 2700 to play from the local network. The internet radio more or less works. Kinda crappy though. I usually just use a Sony HWS-BTA2W bluetooth receiver and play from my phone to that. Or pandora on my tv (optical cable feeding back from tv to amp).
I think you need a DLNA server on your network (on your win8 machine or these days better yet on your router, with an external drive plugged into the router.
A little googling suggests the 2700 and some other sony amps are just really picky and not all dlna servers work.
fuppes and twonky appear to work but not mediatomb
all linux apps. I don't know what options there are for windows, and a router? Looks like most routers use the same thing, ReadyDLNA/MiniDLNA. I have this router so I'll give t a shot tonight and see:
Hi everybody... I have an RX-V2700 I got new.
I want to find a simple analog output for audio only, for whatever input channel is currently selected, either from a digital or analog source. Like the front headphone jack however if I plug into the headphone jack it will of course stop the output to the external speakers, which I do NOT want. So no matter if I am currently listening to CD, DVD, CBL/SAT, MD/TAPE, whatever -- will come out as simple Right/Left stereo output. Like an "audio out monitor" sortof.
My need is for a little poor man's whole house audio setup that I have via using Rocketfish wireless audio transmitters/receivers from Best Buy. So that whatever audio is currently coming out my Yamaha is then an input into my whole house audio system. Seems like a simple request but can't find a solution. Again if I plug into the headphone jack it will then stop the Yamaha speaker outputs which I don't want!
This box is a PITA in the audio signal flow as I'm sure has been discussed here (that the digital audio sources don't go out the analog audio outputs)... grrrr... If there is no solution to my question then does anyone know of a slighty newer box that has my requested analog "monitor" output, and has solved the "Digital audio in -> to Analog audio out" limitation?
One more additional note:
My workaround in the past was to send my HDMI output to my Sony LCD TV then get audio at the headphone jack of the TV. This limited me to only a few signal sources but at least gave me an audio output for my digital sources.
However, recently my 2006 expen$ive Sony Bravia now has recently broken so it will no longer output any audio from the headphone jack, the speakers or the audio monitor outputs. And it is too much trouble to take if off the wall arm mount to take it in for repair.
I have this 2700 model, for the most part it offers the sophistication I needed....... Though, being an old 2 channel guy.......it does'nt quite light my fire...... very good sound, audio level lights up the living room and very easy to program.......BUT, I think yout inquiry is pedestrian, given today's listening habits........ Put yourself in the 20-30 gen's..... you situation would'nt even occur to them.
I also have a DENON 4806 CI.... it is a monster and after all these years I still can't decipher the manual and all of the abilities this monster offers.
So I use it is the straight 7.1 HDMI mode..... While far from a novice..... it just overwhelms me......... I still can't understand how to hook it up to the Internet to get Broadcasts from there !
I just gave up.....
I always fall back to my good, comfortable buddies........ VPI TNT - Dynavector 20, ... Bryston BP-20,....... Bryston 7b.SST's to my Thiel Cd-3..7's. alll joined with various
Kimber Hero, 8 & 12tc, ........ And put behind my dreams of my other two multichannel works of art.......
Sometimes, (most times) old slippers are the most comfortable......
I decided to reset the receiver, cause through the years i've changed all kinds of settings and since i now want to use it with my soundbar and projector i decided to give this a shot. The weird thing is, i did the reset exactly as the manual says. Turn the receiver completely off..hold the straight button and turn the receiver on. Advanced menu appears. Scroll to use preset and choose reset with the straight button. You'd think you'd have to press a button to confirm this but as the manual says..turn the receiver off here, so i did. But now.....
The receiver does not react to the remote control anymore. The remote control works fine, cause when i select DVD for example...it shows up on the little display. But it does not work with the receiver right now. I can't access the menu or anything. I looked in the manual, did a google search too, but found nothing.