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post #5761 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Meridius View Post

the NTSC movies are 480 dvds

I think the 3900 will only support 24fps for 1080p resolution, maybe turn on upscaling to 1080p on the source device if possible.


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the sound that i passthrought is from a HTPC using XBMC but it does not seem to go into stereo mode is does from a dvd player mm thought it was the amp must be a EDID problem with xbmc or somthing.

Yeah it could be an EDID issue, will probably be hard to isolate the exact cause if it is.
post #5762 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Blackrose666 View Post

You could get them from Yamaha websites, but most only have the latest version for that region.
The US site has v1.18, the Aus site v1.16 the Canadian site v1.16 as well.

If you need any of the other versions post which ones and I'll upload for you.

Feel like an idiot, I've been trying to find firmware updates ever since I purchased my rxv1900 . Would u mind posting a link for me ? Btw I am in Australia and would really appreciate it
post #5763 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Gialandon View Post

...I've been trying to find firmware updates ever since I purchased my rxv1900.

No updates were ever released for the 1900, the ones listed earlier were only for the 3900.
post #5764 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

No updates were ever released for the 1900, the ones listed earlier were only for the 3900.

That is a Good thing. I looked for updates before I purchased my 1900.

When I searched the Yamaha site and nothing... I figured there were

not any issues...HDMI switching, DTS Bombs etc. It seems like the AVR

that go online and or have more functions seem to need the the updates.

I was told the 1900 was a warmed over 1800/3800 but the 3800 is like the 3900

more functions I don't use. So far my 1900 has been like my 2003 RX-V2400

a plug and play. My 2400 is in the bedroom and still works Great, but no HDMI

or HD audio decoders or it would still be in the living room.
post #5765 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

No updates were ever released for the 1900, the ones listed earlier were only for the 3900.

Well don't feel like such an idiot. It's a great unit except I've noticed some hdmi issues with my oppo93 but Oppo is updating firmware regularly anyway.
post #5766 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Gialandon View Post

Well don't feel like such an idiot. It's a great unit except I've noticed some hdmi issues with my oppo93 but Oppo is updating firmware regularly anyway.

18 months of no problems but I have a less expensive($200.00) Samsung Bluray player that has updated it's firmware 2 times in the 2 years I have had it. So far no HDMI issues... knock on wood. The only time I had to re-boot the 1900 was a lip sync from playing it all day and going from Verizon FIOS HD TV to CD then back to Bluray several times that day.
post #5767 of 6030
I am getting into 3D land so I need to sell my beloved 3900. It is in perfect condition and has box, manual, remotes, everything that came with it. If you're in the market for a 3900, you can pick one up for a really, really good price. PM me if interested.
post #5768 of 6030
RX-V3900 Firmware Update Version 1.18 released August 2011 (USA model)

http://download.yamaha.com/search/de...475&1316178301

Does anyone know what has been updated in this firmware release? I downloaded the update and the PDF normally lists the updates. I don't see anything.

MNSACD
post #5769 of 6030
hi guys just got my 3900 back from repair (power amp board) my firmware is at 1.17 and now 1.18 and my sub woofer does not work now it turns on i have it set to sub woofer in settings am i missing something? or is my sub out RCA pooched?

any help would be great!
post #5770 of 6030
Could you find what updates were included in Firmware version 1.18?

MNSACD
post #5771 of 6030
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...58341&page=192

by Blackrose666,

Here is the info from the firmware update files I have, I'm missing info for v1.09 & v1.17.
I included all the updates I have for reference.

You could get them from Yamaha websites, but most only have the latest version for that region.
The US site has v1.18, the Aus site v1.16 the Canadian site v1.16 as well.

v1.05
This firmware will include improvements on power-ON sequence and other system operations.

v1.07
Album art display on the GUI menu for USB and PC music playback
Improvements on HDMI and iPod connectivity

v1.08
Additional connectivity with MusicCast2 through network connection.
Improved stability when using HDMI connections.
Improved stability when using network functions.
Improved multi-zone function.

v1.10
Improved general functionality including:
o Improved remote control responsiveness
o Improved HDMI repeater capability
Improved network functionality including:
o Added ability to browse network content with MCX-RC100 when Zone OSD is OFF
o Better compatibility with certain DLNA servers that did not show network content list
Improved RS-232c communications including:
o Improved response time of Volume UP/DOWN command
o Improved response time of metadata feedback
o Improved response time of feedback inquiry

v1.11
This firmware improves HDMI standby through function.

v1.13
SYMPTOM: 1. In some case during BD disc playback, intermittent audio is output while decoding
Dolby Digital.
2. In some case during MP3 music playback with USB drive, less than a second of
music is cut off in the beginning.
3. Under certain setting, pop noise is output when switching DSP programs.

SOLUTION: Update to the latest firmware as shown below. Download the data from Yamaha AV
Service Information Support System website / ROM Update RX-V3900 or
RX-Z7/DSP-Z7.

v1.16
This new firmware improves;
1. NET/USB Playback Function
2. HDMI Video Output.


Personally v1.16 reduced 1 second video dropouts, that would occur with a Motorola Comcast Cable TV box every 45 minutes or so, to almost none now.
post #5772 of 6030
Anyway to do 7 channel output from the 3900 from multi-channel sources.

Example: Source BD in True HD, when sent to The RXV-3900, is there a setting in the 3900 somewhere you can turn on so it'll output 7 channels. I don't think there is, but I could be wrong. The 3900 has only 2 THX output modes Nueral and ? and the 3900 is not THX cert.

For comparison: with a Pioneer Elite SC-37, I can enable, (Pg . 117 of it's manual), THX audio setting is set to "ON" and "Manual", then you can select THX output modes that will output multi channel sources to 7.1 channels instead of 5.1 like a some True HD and Master Audio encoded sources are.

Hope that's clear and just wondering if anyone knows off the top of their head.
post #5773 of 6030
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Originally Posted by audio777 View Post

Anyway to do 7 channel output from the 3900 from multi-channel sources.

Yes, Dolby Pro Logic IIx (PLIIx). Many people with 7.1 systems use that for 5.1 sources. It doesn't mess with the front channels, just steers the two surround channels to four surround speakers.
post #5774 of 6030
Cool, Thanks.
post #5775 of 6030
Dear all,
here is the official v1.18 firmware update from Yamaha USA website:
https://rapidshare.com/files/2352175...mware_V118.zip
post #5776 of 6030
I will look and see if I have this option. As I want to add two more to
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Yes, Dolby Pro Logic IIx (PLIIx). Many people with 7.1 systems use that for 5.1 sources. It doesn't mess with the front channels, just steers the two surround channels to four surround speakers.

Thanks. I have a 1900 and want to expand from my 5.2 to 7.2. I will look and see if the 1900 has this feature.
post #5777 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

I have a 1900 and want to expand from my 5.2 to 7.2. I will look and see if the 1900 has this feature.

Yes, the 1900 supports PLIIx just like the 3900. For 5.1 sources you need to change EXTD SUR. from AUTO to PLIIx Movie (there's a dedicated button on the remote labelled EXTD SUR.).
post #5778 of 6030
Quote:
Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Yes, the 1900 supports PLIIx just like the 3900. For 5.1 sources you need to change EXTD SUR. from AUTO to PLIIx Movie (there's a dedicated button on the remote labelled EXTD SUR.).

Thanks, it hit me when I was looking at the owners manual RX-V1900 7.1 HD
duh. tired. Grand Kids wore me out this week end. I forgot about the Extd Sur. button on the remote.
post #5779 of 6030
Well I had to go back to Yamaha after a brief flirtation with a Denon 2312CI that replaced my RX-V2095. The Denon did not have enough power or stamina to drive my Vienna Acoustic Waltzs. My 2095 drove them easily without a hiccup, but the Denon gave up after 1 month even though it was never pushed past 20dBs.

I brought back the Denon and found that the store had their RX-V3900 Demo left and had it heavily discounted. It sounds great and I am glad I came back to Yamaha. I installed my YDS-12 IPOD Dock and am a happy camper.

The Airplay on the Denon never worked as well as I had hoped, and even though the GUI looks better, it did not work better! The 3900 has worked flawlessly so far and I am still learning it's nuances. I am afraid I will be a Yamaha addict for life now.
post #5780 of 6030
Nice first post! Congrats and welcome to the forum!

I now have my RX-V1900 Bi-Amping a pair of Vandersteen 2ce sig ii's. I must say it's doing a fine job driving them
post #5781 of 6030
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Originally Posted by mstrike View Post

Dear all,
here is the official v1.18 firmware update from Yamaha USA website:
https://rapidshare.com/files/2352175...mware_V118.zip


Thanks friend!!!!!!!!!!
post #5782 of 6030
Guys,
Does the RX-V3900 support Audio Return Channel(ARC)?
I have a Toshiba 55XL700 that supports ARC and just recently acquired the RX-V3900.
How will I be able to use this feature on the RX-V3900?

Many thanks!!! :-)
post #5783 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Sparky 1512 View Post

Well I had to go back to Yamaha after a brief flirtation with a Denon 2312CI that replaced my RX-V2095. The Denon did not have enough power or stamina to drive my Vienna Acoustic Waltzs. My 2095 drove them easily without a hiccup, but the Denon gave up after 1 month even though it was never pushed past 20dBs.

I brought back the Denon and found that the store had their RX-V3900 Demo left and had it heavily discounted. It sounds great and I am glad I came back to Yamaha. I installed my YDS-12 IPOD Dock and am a happy camper.

The Airplay on the Denon never worked as well as I had hoped, and even though the GUI looks better, it did not work better! The 3900 has worked flawlessly so far and I am still learning it's nuances. I am afraid I will be a Yamaha addict for life now.

Me too, my Onkyo 805 HD died and I have a 2003 model that still works (bedroom now) RX-V2400 (non HD or HDMI) so I found a RX-V1900 that had Best Buys extended service policy and 1 year left on Yamaha warranty :-) I never stack on a AVR and added a fan in the rear of the cabinet now just to make sure.
post #5784 of 6030
Does anybody know if it's possible to disable the front panel buttons i.e. volume and input selector due to an extremely curious 10 month old son ;-)
post #5785 of 6030
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Originally Posted by frepe257 View Post

Does anybody know if it's possible to disable the front panel buttons i.e. volume and input selector due to an extremely curious 10 month old son ;-)

1900 or 3900? Bored(retired) I will read my 1900 owners manual....... we have Grand Kids......... sold tube seperates several years ago when the kids thought the tubes were rocket ships......Blast Off.... jerk out a tube and run around the room like it was a rocket ship.......sigh. I was in the back yard 5 minutes, wife went to shower..... 3 year old see's tubes........... I should have built a shelf and got them up out of their reach... my fault. DVD with 5.1 was getting much better and flat screens were cool..went AVR and added more Klipsch speakers.Blurays and HD AVR now kids love the subs in small den on Blurays. Miss my McIntosh.oh well it needed maintance before the NASA launch
post #5786 of 6030
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Originally Posted by frepe257 View Post

Does anybody know if it's possible to disable the front panel buttons i.e. volume and input selector due to an extremely curious 10 month old son ;-)

Duct tape works.Your choice on who or what!LOL
I have a grand son who loves buttons also.
post #5787 of 6030
It's a 3900, I think I might have to resort to duct tape (on the amp for clarification). Only worried it will leave marks. As it is now the sound is either screaming high or whispering low and picture if lucky, what can it be ? 1 in 10 chance my kid picks the right input.
The amp itself is to large to hide inside bench and to low to be out of reach. The other stuff I can hide inside the bench.

It's time for hifi companies to think about parents and there needs :-) it shouldnt be to hard to implement a disable function.
post #5788 of 6030
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Originally Posted by frepe257 View Post

It's a 3900, I think I might have to resort to duct tape (on the amp for clarification). Only worried it will leave marks. As it is now the sound is either screaming high or whispering low and picture if lucky, what can it be ? 1 in 10 chance my kid picks the right input.
The amp itself is to large to hide inside bench and to low to be out of reach. The other stuff I can hide inside the bench.

It's time for hifi companies to think about parents and there needs :-) it shouldnt be to hard to implement a disable function.

3M painters tape does not leave anthing on the unit. Install a fan if your going to enclose any equipment.
post #5789 of 6030
Hi guys, long time since I've seen this thread, My 3900 still working Great almost 3 years now.

Anyone have a source for cheap replacement remote controls?
I wore out the contacts in my volume control (up and down) everything else works fine.
RXV3900 remote model#RAV386

I'm currently using my older RX-V1800's remote for volume

...also, Has anyone tried the newer dual tuner 500 gig Motorola HD PVR boxes (DCX3400) to see if the resolution still resets like my old DCT-3416
I've been waiting forever and the prices finally dropped below $200 here.
post #5790 of 6030
Go to Ebay. and enter remotes, I found a vendor with several hundred used remotes that were less then 15 bucks. Found one for a 15 year old Sony DVD player last year.
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