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post #271 of 440
Hey guys,
I can't believe how cheap this receiver has gotten. I just reviewed this over at hometheaterhifi.com, along with a Phase Tech Teatro PC-3.0 soundbar and surround system and loved the pairing (still using them until they make me return them). With relatively few shortcomings and great performance on both movies and music, the 2065 is pretty much impossible to beat in their price class. I was blown away by the Rhapsody and internet radio catalogue. If the new model comes out is better be cheaper because Yamaha did not scrimp on anything with this one. OK, I'll see if the link will post, if not, its still on the main page.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/affor...gy-system.html
post #272 of 440
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Originally Posted by MSUDawg View Post

re: remap scene buttons

Just hold down the button for a few seconds after you get the settings the way you want them, Input, audio mode, etc.

Thanks! Worked like a charm.
post #273 of 440
Not a bad review. I believe he mistakenly references that the 2065 supports a 4th Zone, but overall a nice review.

I've noticed that the display on my plasma is brighter since I've switched from my RX-V3800. I just hooked it up over the weekend and haven't had a chance to run my calibration disc.

Has anyone else noticed that the default picture is fairly bright?
post #274 of 440
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Originally Posted by spturtle View Post

I have the same issue as you describe as problem 1. No sony TV here and I do not use an optical cable. But with the coaxial S/PDIF ports, whenever an audio stream ends (PC or CD player), a loud tick can be heard, like a sudden voltage spike or drop I guess. In pure direct mode there is still a noise but not nearly as loud.

Check on http://www.yamaha-service.de/ for RX-V2065 downloads, there is a document called "Pop Noise During Source Device Operation" - maybe this describes the problem? The description doesn't say if it's about S/PDIF but I suppose the problem being in a "clock rectifier IC" implies this. The document says the chip must be replaced with a new version. Models covered are RX-V1065, RX-V2065, RX-V3900, and RX-Z7.

Unfortunately, I found that information in Service News too.
In my opinion all reveivers (RX-V1065, RX-V2065, RX-V3900, and RX-Z7) with that old part should be called in to the service.
post #275 of 440
Hi, i am new to this forum and was an old Onkyo user up to a few bad receivers (3007 and 708) that made me look into Pioneer.
I am interested in this model du to the great price at the moment.

Have two questions:

1) will the 2065 play FLAC and/or MP3 from my HDD through the USB and show the HDD content on the TV screen ?

2) any major problems with this serie ?

THX
post #276 of 440
I bought yamaha rx-2065 a couple of weeks back and have been using it with Polk Monitor 70s. I found it satisfying all my current requirements except for video streaming. It has problems with FM reception too, but I do not care much about that.
I came across Pioneer VSX-1120k, which has all the features my current receiver supports + 3D support + PC control + 150$ cheaper. Though I do not have any 3D devices at home as of now, I am not sure what future holds.
Should I return back my yamaha and get this pioneer model.

I am not an expert on this stuff and would need some guidance to decide on this, especially on the quality of sound and build, features and streaming support. I am not sure of pioneer 1120 supports streaming music from pc media center.

Thanks a lot in advance.
post #277 of 440
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Originally Posted by Barzo View Post

The sad news is that Western Digital do not seem in the least bit interested in creating an update. I have been using their 'support' forums, and people have been requesting an update since January 10. My own attempts to deal with WD customer service also bore no fruit, with me being told that there is no estimated time of release for a new firmware update. Sadly, therefore, the WD My Book World Edition will be winging its merry way back to Amazon for a refund.

So, Yamaha network receiver owners be warned - a WD My Book World Edition NAS drive will not work as a streaming DNLA device, due to outdated Twonky media server firmware (v.5.1). This is a very real shame, as otherwise the drive is nice and quiet, and works well. This could easily be addressed by an update to the server firmware (which has been updated for other devices many times since, and is now in v.6), but WD have not released any firmware updates in 2010, and cannot give a time frame if and when such an update is likely to occur.

Happy to report that WD issued a firmware update today, which updates the TwonkyMediaServer on the NAS, and it has resolved the issue with streaming to the Yamaha. I am currently listening to my music library streaming happily through the 2065.
post #278 of 440
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Originally Posted by sirius98 View Post

Unfortunately, I found that information in Service News too.
In my opinion all reveivers (RX-V1065, RX-V2065, RX-V3900, and RX-Z7) with that old part should be called in to the service.

I'm using a Mac Mini as a HTPC and it uses an optical in and I'm having this same problem. It's becoming quite frustrating. So much in fact this weekend one of two things is going to happen. I'm either going to return this receiver or I'm going to buy the new Mac mini which has a HDMI port so I wont have to worry about the optical in anymore. What to do.... what to do.....

I could return it and get the Onkyo TX-NR708.... anyone have any experience with that one?
post #279 of 440
Quick question : anyone get a noticeable transformer hum (and vibration from thier units) ?

Iam using a v1065 as a pre-pro for about the last three weeks , but recently noticed a transformer hum and mild transformer vibration coming from the unit (hum is only outside the unit) . The hum does not reflected in any output source; such as through the speakers , Bluray , tv , etc) . The hum is noticeable when the room is quite but can be heard from atleast 3'-5' away, and vibration is easily felt (while I was checking the units heat temp with my hand on top of the unit ; but also slightly felt through stereo rack) . Past units used , such as the v2400 and HTR5660 units never did this .


I have a few days left before I can return to Amazon for a rma or refund , so its somewhat imperative I find out if I have a defective unit .

TIA
post #280 of 440
Two questions:

1. I know that you can only run analog signals to zone 2 but is it possible to run phono to zone 2? It is after all an analog signal.

2. Is there a computer app to control this thing? I know there is an iPhone one, but it would be cool to have a computer one so I can control the volume from a different room on my laptop.

Thanks so much!
post #281 of 440
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Originally Posted by deadnbrkn84 View Post

1. I know that you can only run analog signals to zone 2 but is it possible to run phono to zone 2? It is after all an analog signal.

2. Is there a computer app to control this thing? I know there is an iPhone one, but it would be cool to have a computer one so I can control the volume from a different room on my laptop.



Like this? I also checked it in the service manual, the phono input is connected the same way as the other analog inputs. The app can be downloaded if anyone's interested.
LL
post #282 of 440
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I also checked it in the service manual, the phono input is connected the same way as the other analog inputs.

Can you elaborate on that? I dont see it listed as an option for a zone 2 out...
post #283 of 440
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Originally Posted by deadnbrkn84 View Post

Can you elaborate on that? I dont see it listed as an option for a zone 2 out...

In the regular manual, check page 60 "Controlling Zone 2/3" it has a list of all inputs you can select in zone 2 and 3.

The service manual has schematics for the electronics in the receiver, so it shows that the PHONO input is connected to the 2ch analog input selector that is used for all 3 zones.
post #284 of 440
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Originally Posted by deadnbrkn84 View Post

Two questions:

1. I know that you can only run analog signals to zone 2 but is it possible to run phono to zone 2? It is after all an analog signal.

Analog only? I'm not sure that's correct. I listen to internet radio on my second and third zones all the time. I thought the limitation for Z2/3 was that it is audio (not analog) only, no video.
post #285 of 440
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Originally Posted by stereo55 View Post

Quick question : anyone get a noticeable transformer hum (and vibration from thier units) ?

Iam using a v1065 as a pre-pro for about the last three weeks , but recently noticed a transformer hum and mild transformer vibration coming from the unit (hum is only outside the unit) .
I have a few days left before I can return to Amazon for a rma or refund , so its somewhat imperative I find out if I have a defective unit .

TIA

No hum here. Have you tried running the receiver by itself without the v1065 connected?

If that doesn't isolate the issue to your setup, then exchange it for a new one asap.
post #286 of 440
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Originally Posted by richardnva View Post

Analog only? I'm not sure that's correct. I listen to internet radio on my second and third zones all the time. I thought the limitation for Z2/3 was that it is audio (not analog) only, no video.

This is what it says in the manual...
post #287 of 440
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Originally Posted by richardnva View Post

No hum here. Have you tried running the receiver by itself without the v1065 connected?

If that doesn't isolate the issue to your setup, then exchange it for a new one asap.

Yeh , just triple checked everything and even when the unit is used by itself ( not used as pre-pro , and nothing else connected) , the transformer hum is still there . Also got a few other replies in other AVS Yamaha threads confirming the same , send it back !

Thx .
post #288 of 440
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Originally Posted by richardnva View Post

Analog only? I'm not sure that's correct. I listen to internet radio on my second and third zones all the time. I thought the limitation for Z2/3 was that it is audio (not analog) only, no video.

I already answered that question earlier in this thread.
post #289 of 440
I have had the RX-V2065 for a couple of months and everything seems to work except for a quirk with the network interface. If I leave the unit on for somewhere between 5 hours and a day it stops responding to inquiries/commands from the network. Strangely enough, the network radio features still work. I can receive internet radio stations and play music from the local network.

Specifically, I mean that once it gets into this "state" http://192.168.1.7/YamahaRemoteControl/UnitDesc.xml does not pull up the xml file, if I try to ping the address directly I get no response, and finally spturtle's nice network control program can't find the RX-V2065. While in this state I still can use the internet radio. Sometimes using the front panel power button gets the connection back and sometimes I need to power cycle (un-plug ac from the wall outlet) to get it to respond again.

The RX-V2065 is wired direct to the network switch and I have the RX-V2065 set up for a fixed IP address of 192.168.1.7 and I know that nothing else on the network can use that IP address. I did update to the Jan 2010 036.103.034 FW already. Network Standby in setup is set to on.

Any thoughts on what to try to fix this? Anyone else have this problem?

gby
post #290 of 440
I have a Harmony 890 that I'm using w/o the RF function. I'm have a few usability issues with power on/off especially with Zone 2 and 3. For some reason when I use the Activities button to watch TV the remote sends a signal to the 2065 to cycle the power on zone 2, not the main power switch. So the TV and all the other devices come on, and then Zone 2 turns on for the receiver, but not Zone 1.

Any tips on how to fix this? I tried reprogramming the remote a couple of different ways and haven't found the trick.
Would appreciate any tips.
Thanks!
post #291 of 440
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Originally Posted by gby View Post

I have had the RX-V2065 for a couple of months and everything seems to work except for a quirk with the network interface. If I leave the unit on for somewhere between 5 hours and a day it stops responding to inquiries/commands from the network. Strangely enough, the network radio features still work. I can receive internet radio stations and play music from the local network.

Specifically, I mean that once it gets into this "state" http://192.168.1.7/YamahaRemoteControl/UnitDesc.xml does not pull up the xml file, if I try to ping the address directly I get no response, and finally spturtle's nice network control program can't find the RX-V2065. While in this state I still can use the internet radio. Sometimes using the front panel power button gets the connection back and sometimes I need to power cycle (un-plug ac from the wall outlet) to get it to respond again.

I guess you already found my post in this thread about a similar problem. But in my case pinging and control commands still worked. Only autodetection using SDP breaks. I could fix that in my app by supplying it with the IP address of the receiver, but I like the autodetection.

The network software can probably also be reset by disabling network standby and then re-enabling it. Of course when I tried this it didn't get enabled so my alarm function didn't work anymore.

Such problems seem to be bugs in the network support of the firmware, so yamaha would need to fix it.
post #292 of 440
Question:

I'm thinking of getting a 2065 to replace my 1800. I would like the extra features, but have a couple questions:

Pass-through: The RX-V1800 did not pass blacker-than-black or whiter-than-white. It was restricted to 16-240 RGB values. Not a big deal since brightness settings usually chop these here any. A bigger deal for connecting an HTPC. Does the 2065 pass all values?

Dual HDMI, seperate settings? I'd like to have audio continue on to another room along one HDMI (to be processed by a different amp), and I'd like the receiver to handle audio for the other one. To complicate matters, could one pass 1080 and the other 720? The two displays I'll be using have different resolution.

Thanks in advance!
post #293 of 440
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Originally Posted by AVchemE View Post

I'm thinking of getting a 2065 to replace my 1800. I would like the extra features, but have a couple questions:

Pass-through: The RX-V1800 did not pass blacker-than-black or whiter-than-white. It was restricted to 16-240 RGB values. Not a big deal since brightness settings usually chop these here any. A bigger deal for connecting an HTPC. Does the 2065 pass all values?

The 1800 eventually got a firmware update to fix the BTB/WTW clipping. It's on the Yamaha web site, just make sure you get the latest one as there are two there. Better still you can have the BTB fix plus a volume display that's big enough to read if you use this version (that's an unofficial one, but works fine).

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Dual HDMI, seperate settings? I'd like to have audio continue on to another room along one HDMI (to be processed by a different amp), and I'd like the receiver to handle audio for the other one. To complicate matters, could one pass 1080 and the other 720? The two displays I'll be using have different resolution.

The two HDMI outputs are not that useful when used at the same time. They have to be the same resolution, and the audio format output will only be the one supported by the least capable device.

I realise the 2065 can be found at a good price right now, but I'd never consider replacing my 1800 with it. For dual HDMI output just look for an HDMI splitter that does what you want (e.g. at monoprice.com or plenty of other places).
post #294 of 440
Hi, Kriktsemaj99, weren't you on the official 1800/3800 thread where we argued with some idiot for pages about BTB or contrast or something? It was couple years ago.

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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

... just make sure you get the latest one as there are two there. ....

Thanks, I got the first one. I'll have to update again. If I remember correctly, it's a crazy upgrade process: playing a CD through an optical cable or something. I'll follow instructions.
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The two HDMI outputs are not that useful when used at the same time.

I don't want them used necessarily at the same time. I just don't want to buy 2 playstation 3s if I can get the bluetooth and HDMI signal over to the second room.

But I'm guessing this won't turn out well for me and I should probably just stick with the 1800. Thanks
post #295 of 440
Yep, we spent quite a lot of energy arguing about BTB clipping, so it was doubly satisfying in the end to see Yamaha admit it should never have been done that way.

Monoprice have HDMI splitters in the $50 range that will let you use the PS3 in two rooms (and you can probably find them cheaper). As long as the Bluetooth controller is in range in the second room it should work well, and you can always check that the controller has the range before buying the splitter.

The only gotcha is that if you run the audio setup on the PS3 while connected to a device that supports all formats, you might find it trying to send a non-supported format when you switch to the other device. And if you run the setup on the device that only supports stereo, the PS3 won't send surround sound to the other device. So you might end up having to re-run the audio setup when you switch devices.
post #296 of 440
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Originally Posted by gby View Post

I have had the RX-V2065 for a couple of months and everything seems to work except for a quirk with the network interface. If I leave the unit on for somewhere between 5 hours and a day it stops responding to inquiries/commands from the network. Strangely enough, the network radio features still work. I can receive internet radio stations and play music from the local network.

Specifically, I mean that once it gets into this "state" http://192.168.1.7/YamahaRemoteControl/UnitDesc.xml does not pull up the xml file, if I try to ping the address directly I get no response, and finally spturtle's nice network control program can't find the RX-V2065. While in this state I still can use the internet radio. Sometimes using the front panel power button gets the connection back and sometimes I need to power cycle (un-plug ac from the wall outlet) to get it to respond again.

Anyone else have this problem?

I think I had the same problem a few minutes ago. It could be related to the amount of network traffic processed since I've been testing the "PC" input (UPnP AV stuff) for a couple of days.
post #297 of 440
I have a question about the presence speakers. can you have 7.1 and presence or just 5.1 and presence. I have not been able to find an answer to this when looking.
post #298 of 440
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Originally Posted by ramimac View Post

I have a question about the presence speakers. can you have 7.1 and presence or just 5.1 and presence.

Only 7 channels in total (plus subwoofer). So if you want presence speakers you have to give up the surround backs and do 5.1 + presence.

If you want 7.1 + presence you should look at the new RX-A2000 or A3000.
post #299 of 440
Thanks for the info. I suspected that it was 7 only at once. and that is fine. The only complaint i have is the FM tuner. any info on getting that fixed. I even tried hooking it to the VHF/UHF/FM TV antenna on my roof and i get the same thing. Horrible reception. It is something i could fix by buying a separate tuner but it is the principle of the thing. for the price i picked it up for this last week I am not sure i could do any better.
post #300 of 440
I am using a Yamaha RX-V2045 with three zones. The main zone is my living room surround sound, second zone is my backyard around the pool area, and my third zone is the music room where I have Cerwin Vega XLS-215's. The second and third zones on the Yamaha RX-V2065 don't seem to have any settings that I can change to enhance the music (only has + and -) so that means when I turn the sound up really loud on zone 3 (CV's) the sound is distorted. So my question is do I need to add a crossover so I can remove the bridge on the 215's? I found this model on eBay PylePro PYX3X but I'm not an expert on home audio so I'm not sure if it will work or if I need one or two or if this is a piece of junk. Or should I use the pre-outs and a seperate amplifier for the CV's? Hopefully someone can give me some advice on how I'm supposed to set this up so it sounds better at really high volumes. Thanks in advance.
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