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post #5881 of 6030
Hello. I have the RX-V3900. I read on this forum that it is possible to configure the HDMI out to output video only but I cannot figure out how to do this. I did spend some time trying to find this info but, as far as I could see, no one explicitly says how to do it. (I want to minimize bandwidth in my HDMI cable over long distances).
Thanks for your help.
post #5882 of 6030
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Originally Posted by sasquatch451 View Post

Hello. I have the RX-V3900. I read on this forum that it is possible to configure the HDMI out to output video only but I cannot figure out how to do this.
That's the default (audio is processed by the 3900 and not sent on to the display). The setting you're probably referring to is called Audio Out in the Setup (HDMI) menu. You can select Amp, TV or Amp+TV. The default Amp setting only sends video.

But I don't think it's going to help you with long cables. HDMI audio is sent in the video blanking period, and not sending audio won't give more bandwidth for video.
post #5883 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

That's the default (audio is processed by the 3900 and not sent on to the display). The setting you're probably referring to is called Audio Out in the Setup (HDMI) menu. You can select Amp, TV or Amp+TV. The default Amp setting only sends video.
But I don't think it's going to help you with long cables. HDMI audio is sent in the video blanking period, and not sending audio won't give more bandwidth for video.

Thanks!
post #5884 of 6030
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Originally Posted by ta-kid View Post


yes I am noticing a big differance.Been watching a lot of HD net concerts using live/club settings.Nice depth now.Sounds like I am actually there.I have ordered a set of Cambridge MINX 20 speakers for my Presence speakers so i can mount them higher and wider then I have my Paridighm Atoms now.Will be doing some experimenting with movies soon,but i suspect some nice improvements.

I can,t imagine what a new Yamaha 3010 with four Presence speakers must be like.Makes me want to buy one.


I just recently switched my rear surrounds to front presence speakers. What are some good sound fields for music that use this set-up? What about movies? I've heard that you get better use from your speakers in the front presence set up. I wasn't all that impressed using 7.1 and rear surrounds. It didn't add a lot to my small area, and it seemed the side surrounds often drowned out the rear surrounds. Probably if I would have had the room to space out the sound stage, it would have worked a little better.
Thanks!
post #5885 of 6030
Anyone had an issue with the RX-3900 where the sub output suddenly stops working? Tried resetting the system, upgraded to latest firmware, Replaced Sub cable etc, but YPAO does not even recognize the sub now. The sub itself is working fine as I had it tested on a friends AVR?

htn
post #5886 of 6030
OK this discussion makes it sound so simple but I just don't find a way from my RX-V3900 to Pandora. Can you give a little more detail please. Just think about how you would explain it to your grand father. Thanks Lolo
post #5887 of 6030
Can anyone tell me if RX-V-3900 is a good buy at $425? thanks
post #5888 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Soorma13 View Post

Can anyone tell me if RX-V-3900 is a good buy at $425? thanks

I don't think there's any new AVR with similar specs any close to that price now. However, if you're not on a tight budget, and assuming that V3900 is used and has no warranty, I'd probably wait and get an A1010 or A2010 when their prices drop (the A1020 and A2020 are on pre-order already).

But that's purely personal. Besides, I don't have a 3900 (I have an A1000), I'm just assuming it was a superb receiver when it was released because I believe the two or three Yamaha models from the top of their line are usually superb... oh, and also because of the comments I've been reading around.

VMat
post #5889 of 6030
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Originally Posted by Soorma13 View Post

Can anyone tell me if RX-V-3900 is a good buy at $425? thanks

If it's a one owner and low hour that is a decent price and if it has both remotes and the YPAO mic.A Good Deal would be $350.00 plus shipping. I have the 1900 and it's been a gem. A plug and play for 3 years now. I would NOT take $400.00 for mine.But I purchased the extended warranty from Best Buy when the A2000 came out they dropped the price on 1900/3900 then.
That is a max price for a AVR almost 4 years old. If you can see it and hear it play and everything works go for it the HD audio is great.
post #5890 of 6030
I think the HDMI OUT ports on my 3900 may be damaged thanks to having a stiff HDMI cable plugged into it. I get audio from my satellite box but no picture when it's connected to my Samsung TV. Is it expensive to repair the HDMI ports?

Thanks!
post #5891 of 6030
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Originally Posted by PAULSTORM View Post

I think the HDMI OUT ports on my 3900 may be damaged thanks to having a stiff HDMI cable plugged into it.

Make sure you didn't accidentally hit the HDMI OUT button on the remote (it's near the bottom). One press and you can disable the HDMI output (press repeatedly to cycle through on/off for both outputs).

If you're sure output 1 is enabled and it still doesn't work, try output 2 (after making sure it's also enabled). Then maybe try the Advanced Setup menu and initialize the video section.

If the HDMI outputs are really both broken, it's probably not cheap to get it repaired.
post #5892 of 6030
Thank you so much for your reply smile.gif I went ahed and bought it for $350 and it sounds amazing with my polk VM30 as L+R Channel and VM20 as my center channel.. now I'm trying to update the firmware on it.. it's currently running on 1.03. Thanks again smile.gif
post #5893 of 6030
Thank you so much for your reply smile.gif I went ahed and bought it for $350 and it sounds amazing with my polk VM30 as L+R Channel and VM20 as my center channel.. now I'm trying to update the firmware on it.. it's currently running on 1.03. Thanks again smile.gif
post #5894 of 6030
Is it possible to set an input button, like DVD/BD/etc.., to NOT send an IR code, or send a bogus code?

I'm using the RAV386 remote with my RX-V3900 and am trying to figure out if a few input selection buttons, such as DVD, BD, CBL/SAT could be set to NOT change the actual input on the RX-V3900 while still using that input's other buttons on the remote. I tried changing the i/o assignment for DVD to nothing, but it just then switches the video to the chosen Yamaha wallpaper. Looks like it is also not possible for two inputs to use the same HDMI input.

I'm using one HDMI input on the RX-V3900 for my home theater pc which runs MythTV. I can launch Hulu and XBMC from the MythTV menu, so I want the video/audio input to remain the same but I need the remote control to send a unique set of IR codes for Hulu and XBMC. I have the codes all set but the problem is that when I hit the DVD or BD buttons in order to use those codes, the audio/video input is changed on the TV. For now I'm just covering the top of the remove with my hand when I switch to DVD or BD but it's just a bit kludgy.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'd also love to hear which single remote everyone has and if it can be used for all the surround sound buttons on the RAV386. I'd love to get a new universal remove but still haven't found one I'm happy with. My pipe dream would be to find a remote control that could do everything that the RAV386 can but also control a Sony PS3 for Netflix.
post #5895 of 6030
Hey.
I've had RX-V2400 which I was very happy whit, now I have so rx-A1010, which I am less happy whit. I've been offered a new RX-V3900 which I consider buying instead of my rx-A1010 - would it be a stupid trade? eek.gif
post #5896 of 6030
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Originally Posted by CKPE View Post

Hey.
I've had RX-V2400 which I was very happy whit, now I have so rx-A1010, which I am less happy whit. I've been offered a new RX-V3900 which I consider buying instead of my rx-A1010 - would it be a stupid trade? eek.gif

I guess it depends on what you've not been being happy with. Could you be more specific, please?

VMat
post #5897 of 6030
The sound! ;-)
post #5898 of 6030
Have you run YPAO? Have you run it from multiple listening points? If so, what mode are you using, Flat, Front, Neutral, etc.?
post #5899 of 6030
I have a question regarding Dolby EX setting. From what I remember, I used to be able to select Dolby EX w/ the Ext Surround button and it would stay on the EX setting even if I turned it off. Now, I have to select EXT Surround everytime I turn the receiver on since it goes back to Normal Dolby when I shut it off. Am I remembering this correct or is there something I need to do to keep it on EX? FWIW, I did an update and on 1.18 now. Did that update do something to not keep EX permanently on?

Thanks!
post #5900 of 6030
There's also a menu setting for Extended Surround that determines whether the mode you choose with the EXTD SUR button is reset when you turn the receiver off. Somewhere in the Option Menu (I think under Initial Settings) you need to set EXTD Surround to Last (instead of Auto), and then the mode you choose with the button on the remote should stick.
post #5901 of 6030
I upgraded to windows 8, then couldn't get my rx-v3900 to connect thru to my music files. I installed the free "Plex" media server on the computer and it worked great. Also works well with the android app on my tablet.
post #5902 of 6030
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Originally Posted by CKPE View Post

Hey.
I've had RX-V2400 which I was very happy whit, now I have so rx-A1010, which I am less happy whit. I've been offered a new RX-V3900 which I consider buying instead of my rx-A1010 - would it be a stupid trade? eek.gif

I have a 2400 and a HD 1900. I looked at a A1000 or a 1010.. and found a NIB RX-V1900 for 1/2 price.... maybe what you miss is the extra WPC the 2400 has. Depends on the speakers you have.
My old Klipsch Cornwall and Heresy don't require a lot power so both my 2400 and my 1900 rock this small den. RE-run the YPAO on the A1010 before you trade it for a older 3900 and try to manual adjust the gain on each speaker and see if the sound gets better.. The 3900 has a bit more power too but if you use to go online and stream I have read some had to update firmware. I looked at a new 3900 when I purchased the 1900 they were about the same but 1900 does not go online. My 1900 has been a plug and play for 3 years just like the non HDMI or HD 2400 has been. The 1900/3900 is a warmed over 1800/3800.the A1010 is a warmed over A1000 ........the A2000/2010 is more like the 1900/3900. And closer to the 2400.
post #5903 of 6030
Anyone else having what appears to be handshake problems? I have the 1900 and just got a Panasonic plasma. After about 30-45 minutes the screen will start flickering and eventually completely lose signal. I'm running HDMI from the BDP to the 1900 to the TV. If I go straight from the BDP to the tv there are no issues. I've also used different cables with no improvements. I've reset the BDP and still no improvement.
post #5904 of 6030
Is that 30-45 minutes after you turn on the 1900 from cold? It might be heat related if it starts out OK and only appears as the receiver warms up. Is it well ventilated?

If it's a bad HDMI connector you can usually tell by gently wiggling the end of the cable to see if it makes the problem better or worse. If it's a bad input connector on the 1900 you can try a different one. If it's the output connector that's a problem.
post #5905 of 6030
I think I have it figured out, maybe. Seems that if I turn on the tv first, then the receiver, and THEN the BDP everything seems to work fine. At least on the last 3 blurays. So a handshake issue. Another example of a law abiding consumer getting stuffed by the industry.
Edited by strikehold - 1/2/13 at 11:05pm
post #5906 of 6030
hi guys ......... just curious .... I hear that Yamaha RX-V3900 is still a beast of a machine. A few days ago i was thinking about buying a RX-A2010 but now I can get Yamaha RX-V3900 for just $700.

Question .... what has been made better in the Aventage models or what is Yamaha RX-V3900 missing out on these days?

thanks
post #5907 of 6030
I've decided to keep A1010, but I have a problem - when I turn on an external source for example. iomega TV, DVD or another, then will the rx-a1010 not switch itself to the correct HDMI input, it means that every time I watch a movie or play, I first Should turn on my amplifier, set it to the correct input, and then turnt it off again when I need sound out of my TV.
post #5908 of 6030
If you're going to use the receiver for sound, then while it's off (in standby) you can just press a SCENE button to turn it on and select the input. This assumes you have set up a SCENE for each of your input devices, but that would be a good idea anyway.

If you're asking about Standby Through (where the receiver is off but still passes audio and video through to the TV), then it looks like you can't change HDMI input on the 1010 without turning it on first. The new models let you switch HDMI inputs while turned off (standby). I don't know if any of them select an active HDMI input automatically (which wouldn't work very well anyway if you had more than one source device turned on).
Edited by kriktsemaj99 - 1/10/13 at 7:32am
post #5909 of 6030
Yes Standby Through.
You are right you can do it by changing input with the remote control without starting,
after close examination is my problem actually I use a Harmony one remote, as i can code, but when i add the amplifier to a activity, then it turns on automatic, I dont think I can turn this off, then I could just add eg. AV2
post #5910 of 6030
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

I don't know if any of them select an active HDMI input automatically (which wouldn't work very well anyway if you had more than one source device turned on).

It could be possible, and it shouldn't be really bad. I used an HDMI switch before I had an HDMI-capable receiver. If two or more sources were turned on, the switch would give priority to the lowest-numbered input (or maybe the highest, I can't remember right now). I thought it was very neat, actually. The players were hooked to inputs 1 and 2, and the cable decoder (which is always on) to input 3.

VMat
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