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post #5701 of 6030
RX-V3900 Firmware Update Version 1.17 Now available;

This firmware includes the following improvements.
1. Improves Rhapsody online music service connectivity (For USA model only)
post #5702 of 6030
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Originally Posted by jsjonesavs View Post
RX-V3900 Firmware Update Version 1.17 Now available;

This firmware includes the following improvements.
1. Improves Rhapsody online music service connectivity (For USA model only)
Just did a network download and installation of Firmware Ver. 1.17 on my 3900 and it went perfectly. Thanks for the heads up!
post #5703 of 6030
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Originally Posted by jsjonesavs View Post
RX-V3900 Firmware Update Version 1.17 Now available;

This firmware includes the following improvements.
1. Improves Rhapsody online music service connectivity (For USA model only)
I noticed you found the updated firmware for your 3900. I spent 10 minutes looking on the Yamaha site for my RX-V1900 to see if Yamaha has any new firmware update for it. I do see any firmare at all. I read 4 pages of FAQ and none of the questions were about firmware. I did a search on th Factory site for the RX-V12900 firmware and nothing came up. Any ideas?? Or am I lucky and the 1900 needs none?? It works Great I just wanted to see if there was a update after reading your post. I wanted the 3900 but could not afford.....sigh.
Thanks
Louis
post #5704 of 6030
There's never been a firmware update for the 1900, probably because it was so similar to the 1800 that they had already fixed any bugs by the time the 1900 was released.
post #5705 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

There's never been a firmware update for the 1900, probably because it was so similar to the 1800 that they had already fixed any bugs by the time the 1900 was released.

That means I still can't get my big volume numbers

glad to see your still around, hope all is well.

I do really like the 1900, great unit, never lets me down and always has plenty of clean power
post #5706 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post

That means I still can't get my big volume numbers

glad to see your still around, hope all is well.

I do really like the 1900, great unit, never lets me down and always has plenty of clean power

Borla what is wrong? Are you saying you can't go +6 on the display?
post #5707 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

Borla what is wrong? Are you saying you can't go +6 on the display?

when you change the volume on the 1900 the volume numbers are dinky and in the corner. On the older receivers and the 1800 with a mod, the big portion of the display reads the numbers so you can see them across the room.
post #5708 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post

when you change the volume on the 1900 the volume numbers are dinky and in the corner. On the older receivers and the 1800 with a mod, the big portion of the display reads the numbers so you can see them across the room.

OK, Thanks I hate that too. I still have had ZERO issues with my 1900.
post #5709 of 6030
Are the YPAO calibration settings wiped when a firmware update is done....I should know this but for the life of me I can't remember.

TIA

John
post #5710 of 6030
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Originally Posted by trolly View Post

Are the YPAO calibration settings wiped when a firmware update is done

No.
post #5711 of 6030
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

No.

Good to know I have been lucky and my two Yamaha AVR have never needed this to be done and I don't think Yamaha has issued a update for my two units. RX-V1900 HD and my old RX-V2400

Now on my Samsung Bluray player....YES I have to reset my setting when Samsung sends a update as this player is always on line and it goes back to factory default settings if I click on Update Firmware.... PCM or Bitstreaming Audiophiles was what I had to change. No big deal now but if you have never done this and do a update and now a Bluray movie would not Play with the family waiting for me to do something FAST. I had to read the manual and remembered how I set it up with my new AVR.
post #5712 of 6030
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

No.

Thank you
post #5713 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post

That means I still can't get my big volume numbers

glad to see your still around, hope all is well.

I do really like the 1900, great unit, never lets me down and always has plenty of clean power

I have looked in my owners manual for anything about the "Firmware" like how to see what verison, how to re-set the firmware. I do Not see anything about Firmware listed in the manual on my USA model RX-V1900???

Thank goodness there is nothing wrong but after all the "Bomb" and HDMI
issues I had with my Onkyo TX-SR805 I wanted to learn more about my 1900.

Borla you got me thinking about the volume display being so small.........
I have a Borla exhaust on my car
post #5714 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

Borla you got me thinking about the volume display being so small.........
I have a Borla exhaut on my car

funny, your one of the few who even know what that is.
post #5715 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Breathing Borla View Post

funny, your one of the few who even know what that is.

Did you see anything in your manual for your 1900 on the firmware???

I have a 96 Corvette LT4 Coupe, Borla SS Cat Back exhaust system....sounds mellow but not too loud. And almost quiet inside with widow up and targa top on. It was also a lot lighter then the stock system.My Grand Son likes me make it go Vroom too funny what goes thru a 7 year old's mind
post #5716 of 6030
I can't seem to find a definitive answer but does the RX-V3900 support HDMI CEC/HDMI Control?
post #5717 of 6030
While fast forwarding during a recorded show, and ever since a very recent upgrade to my U-Verse set top boxes, my Yamaha R-XV3900 will occasionally blast us with its YPAO test sound which sounds like aliens shooting laser beams at full volume. It's an annoyance to me, but is most disconcerting to my sleeping dog who's convinced it's full on alien invasion.

I can deal with the known issue of audio drops when using surround sound from the U-Verse STB, but this new bug is a whole different story.

Anyone else encounter this yet?

Cheers,
Patrick.
post #5718 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Perdignus View Post

While fast forwarding during a recorded show, and ever since a very recent upgrade to my U-Verse set top boxes, my Yamaha R-XV3900 will occasionally blast us with its YPAO test sound which sounds like aliens shooting laser beams at full volume. It's an annoyance to me, but is most disconcerting to my sleeping dog who's convinced it's full on alien invasion.

I can deal with the known issue of audio drops when using surround sound from the U-Verse STB, but this new bug is a whole different story.

Anyone else encounter this yet?

Cheers,
Patrick.

I have a 2600, but have had a *similar* experience. I don't think its the test tones, though. When I had my Xbox connected via HDMI and the Xbox would switch from 5.1 to digital stereo I would get a high pitched whine - like an improperly decoded digital signal. Check your 'lights' on the front to see if the U-Verse is kicking down to stereo when you FF, might be a poorly formed signal from the box...
post #5719 of 6030
I think you're right, it just sounded like the YPAO sounds to me at first but I'll bet it's just malformed digital surround stream made audible.
post #5720 of 6030
Just some thoughts on some configs with my 3900. Currently running Klipsch RF7 II' 5.1 setup with a SVS 13. Would you set the speakers to small or large? What is the hz you would recomend it gets split at?

Is there a way you can name the zones on this receiver? I will be using all 3 and would make it easier switching.

This is my first real receiver so I may have some newbie questions.
post #5721 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Perdignus View Post

I think you're right, it just sounded like the YPAO sounds to me at first but I'll bet it's just malformed digital surround stream made audible.

Reinstall or update the firmware. Doing so fixed a horrible problem I was having with mine in recent weeks where it would turn off randomly and sometimes as little as 5 minutes apart. And sometimes it wouldn't restart until it had a rest. So the generic first step with any problems, short of smoke and flames, is to reinstall the firmware.
post #5722 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

Did you see anything in your manual for your 1900 on the firmware???

I have a 96 Corvette LT4 Coupe, Borla SS Cat Back exhaust system....sounds mellow but not too loud. And almost quiet inside with widow up and targa top on. It was also a lot lighter then the stock system.My Grand Son likes me make it go Vroom too funny what goes thru a 7 year old's mind

I don't think there has ever been an update to the firmware. honestly, i haven't had a single glitch with mine. The only reason I want a firmware update is so we can have big volume numbers, LOL

this thing has been rock solid since I bought it and I use it everyday
post #5723 of 6030
same here, the 1900 has treated me well since I bought it around a year ago.
post #5724 of 6030
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Originally Posted by pwrjam View Post

same here, the 1900 has treated me well since I bought it around a year ago.

Good to know, Thanks to both of you. I feel the same way with my 1900.
post #5725 of 6030
Got a few questions concerning zones as I'm a bit confused with the 3900.

I have all 3 zones currently setup.

Zone 1 Theater room.

Zone 2 Bar room.

Zone 3 Living room.

On the 3900 I have many inputs setup, but currently want to just get Zone 2 & 3 working right.

Zone 1, 2, & 3 have TV's from the 3900 and have a HDMI splitter on Zone 2 & 3 so they can display the same image. Zone 1, 2, & 3 have full set of speakers.

Im using only HDMI for input and output signals. For example I would like to setup Zone 2 on and speakers, but only the TV has display. Zone 2 speakers are not active. Speakers work fine as I briefly plugged them in to Zone 1 and they work.

None of the zones when plugged into have any sound coming from them. I read that zones only play analog, but does this require an analog input?

Ultimately my goal is to have all Zones active playing the same time. My zone lights are lit and have tried every function. I have also tried different HDMI inputs, IE computer,xbox,ps3. Zone 1 is the only one that works.

With my configuration would I need to buy separate amps for each Zone 2&3 bridge them with Zone 1 and just turn the amps on as I need that zone active?
post #5726 of 6030
I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but when the manual says only analog sources can be sent to other zones it means analog inputs. So anything conected by HDMI to the 3900 can't play in zones 2 and 3. Later models have a so-called "Party Mode", where the same signal (even HDMI) can be sent to all zones, but the 3900 doesn't have that.
post #5727 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but when the manual says only analog sources can be sent to other zones it means analog inputs. So anything conected by HDMI to the 3900 can't play in zones 2 and 3. Later models have a so-called "Party Mode", where the same signal (even HDMI) can be sent to all zones, but the 3900 doesn't have that.



I guess what I'm trying to do would be that party mode as I dnot have any analog inputs. Is there a switch that I could do this through or a device or should I be buying a new receiver.

I'd like to be able to play movies through surrounds rather than just passthrough the TV in all zones.
post #5728 of 6030
It's not as easy as you might think to find a receiver to do this. For example, even if you buy a newer model that has party mode, you'll find that party mode downmixes everything to stereo (even in the main zone where you might want 5.1).

Or if you run additional analog cables from your sources to the receiver (with the intention that the main zone uses HDMI audio while the other zones take the analog), you'll find that it works but there could be an echo effect due to the extra processing delay of the main zone.

So you need to be sure exactly what you want to achieve before you look for a solution (e.g. how many speakers are playing in each zone, do you always play the same source in all zones or sometimes different sources, can your source devices output analog audio at the same time as HDMI, etc).
post #5729 of 6030
In my bar room I just have ceiling speakers so if I were to do left/right only that would be fine. Same would be for my other zone.

I don't have to have all of the zones going at the same time, but what I'd like to say is just one zone active at a time would be fine as well. I'd be fine with it going from HDMI input and downgrading the sound to analog.

I still want my theater room to be in digital. It is running 5.1 atm and will stick to that.

I think the only device I have that could do analog as well would be my xbox, which would kind of suck as I would be swapping cords from component to hdmi.

Is there a way for this receiver to downgrade a zone to analog?
post #5730 of 6030
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Originally Posted by RSVRMAN View Post

In my bar room I just have ceiling speakers so if I were to do left/right only that would be fine. Same would be for my other zone.

I don't have to have all of the zones going at the same time, but what I'd like to say is just one zone active at a time would be fine as well. I'd be fine with it going from HDMI input and downgrading the sound to analog.

I still want my theater room to be in digital. It is running 5.1 atm and will stick to that.

I think the only device I have that could do analog as well would be my xbox, which would kind of suck as I would be swapping cords from component to hdmi.

Is there a way for this receiver to downgrade a zone to analog?

I have an Oppo BDP-93 connected via HDMI and RCA. It sends mc via HDMI and down mix to stereo on the RCA for my other zones.
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