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post #301 of 440
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Originally Posted by thrtnastrx View Post

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.

You could simply test if room correction fixes it by connecting those 2 speakers as the only speakers in zone 1, run YPAO, and check the resulting sound. Of course afterwards you'd have to reconnect the surround speakers and re-run YPAO, so it's a bit of work. If room correction helps a lot you'll need an additional amplifier with room correction AFAIK.
post #302 of 440
Oops forgot about the setup microphone, if its cable is too short you would have to move the receiver I guess.
post #303 of 440
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

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

^^^

You got that right cheap is not the word it is legal stealing what this unit can be picked up for. I am in serious "search of" mode after a very rough experience with Onkyo.

I have four units on my radar.

Yamaha RX-V2065 (mainly because it can be had on the cheap).
Yamaha A1000
New Marantz
Wait for new Anthem receiver

hmmm....
post #304 of 440
This is really a simple question, but it takes some explaining to get to the point (sorry!).

I have my RX-V2065's HDMI Control setting to "On," I'm happily watching TV (through my satellite receiver connected through HDMI2) and when I turn off my TV the Yamaha receiver turns off. That's great.
When I turn the TV back on, the Yamaha receiver also turns on. That's also great.

However, upon starting up, the Input defaults to Blu-Ray (HDMI1) every time. I would like to know if it's possible to change the default setting so it stays on the last input viewed or always turn on to the satellite receiver.

I've tried swapping the satellite to HDMI1 and the Blu-Ray player to HDMI2. The receiver always figures out where the Blu-Ray player is and switches to that input when it powers up.

I don't have this problem when I turn off HDMI Control, but I like the convenience of having the receiver turn on automatically with one push of a button (TV power on satellite remote). If there were a way to program my satellite remote to both turn on and off the Yamaha receiver, I wouldn't care. However I can only program the remote to turn the receiver on.

I'm just trying to keep the remote juggling down to a minimum.

Thanks!
Carolyn


TV: Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR9
Blu-Ray: Sony BDP-S360
Satellite: Dish Network VIP 722
post #305 of 440
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Originally Posted by thrtnastrx View Post

I am using a Yamaha RX-V2045 with three zones. ...when I turn the sound up really loud on zone 3 (CV's) the sound is distorted. ...

I use three separate sets of speakers for three distinct zones as well, and when I turn up the volume for the speakers in my back yard I don't get any distortion. Are you sure it's not an issue with the speakers?
post #306 of 440
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Originally Posted by criccardelli View Post

...However, upon starting up, the Input defaults to Blu-Ray (HDMI1) every time. I would like to know if it's possible to change the default setting so it stays on the last input viewed or always turn on to the satellite receiver....


Thanks!
Carolyn


TV: Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR9
Blu-Ray: Sony BDP-S360
Satellite: Dish Network VIP 722

Hi Carolyn, both units (Tv and BD) is Bravia Sync which is causing it to follow the BD player path.

If you haven't yet, try turning HDMI Control to OFF on the BD player only. But I believe since the Tv is a Sony brand (with Bravia Sync) that it will automatic reset the BD player HDMI Control back to ON.
post #307 of 440
Has anyone figured out how to get better radio reception? I did the latest firmware update and the radio still doesn't play.

The radio will be silent for 45seconds and then play 5 seconds and then back to silence. It is really bad. I wish it would just let the bad quality come through rather than nothing...

Any thoughts?
post #308 of 440
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Originally Posted by pswart View Post

Has anyone figured out how to get better radio reception? I did the latest firmware update and the radio still doesn't play.

The radio will be silent for 45seconds and then play 5 seconds and then back to silence. It is really bad. I wish it would just let the bad quality come through rather than nothing...

Any thoughts?

This is probably not all that helpful.... but the radio reception on my RX-V2065 is pretty good. I have it hooked up to my rooftop antenna (my TV antenna, but I found it works great for radio reception too).
post #309 of 440
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Originally Posted by pswart View Post

Has anyone figured out how to get better radio reception? I did the latest firmware update and the radio still doesn't play.

The radio will be silent for 45seconds and then play 5 seconds and then back to silence. It is really bad. I wish it would just let the bad quality come through rather than nothing...

Any thoughts?

My v1065 was the same way even with the latest firmware . Tried a few powered antennas too (that I had laying around) , no help . I can only a single HD station , period , that goes in and out as you discribed .

All our cars radios gets more stations then the reciever does .
post #310 of 440
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Originally Posted by samundsen View Post

This is probably not all that helpful.... but the radio reception on my RX-V2065 is pretty good. I have it hooked up to my rooftop antenna (my TV antenna, but I found it works great for radio reception too).

That's because the FM frequency (87.5MHz - 108MHz) falls directly between channels 6 and 7, VHF. I remember when I lived in Rhode Island (during the analog TV days) you could listen to WLNE-TV (channel 6) on the FM dial all the way down at 87.5.

Ever since I found this out, ~1986, I have always hooked up my tuners to a roof mounted TV antenna. It has never failed me yet to get the most stations out of a tuner. Proof: I lived in Westerly, RI (Map Quest it). I needed the rotator for the TV, but found using it, I could get radio stations from Providence, RI; Hartford, CT and Long Island, NY. I will always recommend it.
post #311 of 440
Has anyone else noticed that using headphones with the "7ch stereo" DSP program appears to send mono sound to the headphones? Maybe this is a strange combination but 7ch stereo works well with my 4 speakers (front + surround) and now I need to switch between it and straight mode every time I plug in my headphones.
post #312 of 440
Version 0.4 got released of "yarc", the utility to control a RX-V2065 from a PC on the same LAN. It now works on MacOS X and supports controlling the "PC" input. See http://www.time4t.net/yarc/.
post #313 of 440
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Originally Posted by stereo55 View Post

My v1065 was the same way even with the latest firmware . Tried a few powered antennas too (that I had laying around) , no help . I can only a single HD station , period , that goes in and out as you discribed .

All our cars radios gets more stations then the reciever does .

I'm just trying to get one local station...not even HD...and I don't get anything!

I have $1 radios that get better reception than this expensive piece of equipment. Mind boggling!

I tried discussing it with Yamaha and they wouldn't admit it was a problem...crazy...
post #314 of 440
Try this, it seemed to improve my FM reception issues. Use shielded coax in the FM antenna input and run it about 5-6 feet away from the receiver, then plug the FM antenna cable that came with the receiver into the other end of the coax cable. Not sure if the receiver is putting off interference in the back of the unit or what but it seemed to improve my reception.
post #315 of 440
Hello --

I just picked up a 2065 and purchased an open box unit from a retail big box store.

However, they didn't have the YPAO and the remote they gave me isn't for this model of Yamaha. I was looking to find a factory remote or perhaps some form of aftermarket remote that works well with this unit (any recommendations?).

Did some searching on ebay and such and no one lists a YPAO or remote specific to the 2065.

Really like this unit with the network music capabilities and the ability to access my music library on a synology NAS.

Thanks - bob
post #316 of 440
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Originally Posted by tooler40 View Post

Try this, it seemed to improve my FM reception issues. Use shielded coax in the FM antenna input and run it about 5-6 feet away from the receiver, then plug the FM antenna cable that came with the receiver into the other end of the coax cable. Not sure if the receiver is putting off interference in the back of the unit or what but it seemed to improve my reception.

Going to give that a try.... thanks!
post #317 of 440
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Originally Posted by rmorit01 View Post

Hello --

I just picked up a 2065 and purchased an open box unit from a retail big box store.

However, they didn't have the YPAO and the remote they gave me isn't for this model of Yamaha. I was looking to find a factory remote or perhaps some form of aftermarket remote that works well with this unit (any recommendations?).

Did some searching on ebay and such and no one lists a YPAO or remote specific to the 2065.

Really like this unit with the network music capabilities and the ability to access my music library on a synology NAS.

Thanks - bob

By YPAO are you referring to the microphone for YPAO setup? I'm not sure but I think any old mic with a 1/8 inch plug would work. This would include any mic meant for computer use. Although I don't know if the quality needs to be better than that.

The Yamaha website offers info on ordering replacement remotes. Might be able to provide a mic as well.
post #318 of 440
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Originally Posted by bustamelon View Post

By YPAO are you referring to the microphone for YPAO setup? I'm not sure but I think any old mic with a 1/8 inch plug would work. This would include any mic meant for computer use. Although I don't know if the quality needs to be better than that.

You don't want to use any old mic, because cheap mics don't have a flat frequency response. Neither does the Yamaha YPAO mic, but its response has been measured and programmed into the YPAO software so it can apply a correction. A different type of mic could give results that are way off.
post #319 of 440
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Originally Posted by bustamelon View Post

I'm not sure but I think any old mic with a 1/8 inch plug would work. This would include any mic meant for computer use. Although I don't know if the quality needs to be better than that.

Computer microphones are powered AFAIK, they have a stereo plug while the optimizer mic has a simple mono plug. A regular microphone probably works but I guess the receiver contains calibration info that matches the setup mic so other mics may not give correct results.

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The Yamaha website offers info on ordering replacement remotes. Might be able to provide a mic as well.

According to the service manual the part number for the optimizer microphone is WN649600 - on www.yamaha24x7.com it says this is "OPT MICROPHONE RX-V363" and costs $30 . This likely means any RX-Vx63 or RX-Vx65 setup microphone will work.
post #320 of 440
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Originally Posted by pswart View Post

I'm just trying to get one local station...not even HD...and I don't get anything!

I have $1 radios that get better reception than this expensive piece of equipment. Mind boggling!

I tried discussing it with Yamaha and they wouldn't admit it was a problem...crazy...

I've contacted them twice. The first time they said to take it to a service center. The second time (after I told them many others were reporting the same problem), they told me that their engineers are working on it and to keep checking the web site for a solution, although no ETA was offered. I say call them again, refer to this forum and others who have reported exactly the same problem. The more of us that call, the more likely we are to get some action. I'm considering gathering together all the comments posted here and sending a letter to the VP of Customer Service (shouldn't be too difficult finding out who that is) and see if we can get some action.
post #321 of 440
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Originally Posted by spturtle View Post

version 0.4 got released of "yarc", the utility to control a rx-v2065 from a pc on the same lan. It now works on macos x and supports controlling the "pc" input..

thank you!!!!!!
post #322 of 440
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Originally Posted by jwgish View Post

I've contacted them twice. The first time they said to take it to a service center. The second time (after I told them many others were reporting the same problem), they told me that their engineers are working on it and to keep checking the web site for a solution, although no ETA was offered. I say call them again, refer to this forum and others who have reported exactly the same problem. The more of us that call, the more likely we are to get some action. I'm considering gathering together all the comments posted here and sending a letter to the VP of Customer Service (shouldn't be too difficult finding out who that is) and see if we can get some action.

I will do that. Hopefully it helps! I'll let you know if I hear anything. If you figure out who the VP of Customer Service let me know and I'll echo your comments.
post #323 of 440
Just got this unit at an obscenely low price. I read about the FM reception issues. I am using an attic mounted antenna. I upgraded firmware yesterday via the advanced setup. I get virtually all the major FM stations and HD Radio. BUT...no HD subchannels! I know they exist, the unit only shows one. i.e. 90.7-1 NOT 90.7-1/2
Ideas???
post #324 of 440
I just got one dirt cheap yesterday. Everything works great; on my component sources (directv box and Wii) always revert to 7ch stereo. I have gone into the dsp and set it to "straight" as well as done the initialization, but it always reverts back to 7ch stereo when I toggle from HDMI back to component.
Any ideas? 7ch stereo is kind of annoying to me for everyday use.
Thanks,
Shawn
post #325 of 440
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Originally Posted by Shield View Post

I just got one dirt cheap yesterday. Everything works great; on my component sources (directv box and Wii) always revert to 7ch stereo. I have gone into the dsp and set it to "straight" as well as done the initialization, but it always reverts back to 7ch stereo when I toggle from HDMI back to component.
Any ideas? 7ch stereo is kind of annoying to me for everyday use.

The DSP program is remembered for each source, so you have to change it while that specific input is active. But it sounds like you already did that. Have you tried selecting 2ch stereo? (the "stereo" button on the remote cycles through about 4 DSP modes) That should be similar to straight for stereo sound. I think the receiver manager tool allows you to check and set the program for each input directly, but it requires a serial connection to a computer.
post #326 of 440
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Originally Posted by spturtle View Post

The DSP program is remembered for each source, so you have to change it while that specific input is active. But it sounds like you already did that. Have you tried selecting 2ch stereo? (the "stereo" button on the remote cycles through about 4 DSP modes) That should be similar to straight for stereo sound. I think the receiver manager tool allows you to check and set the program for each input directly, but it requires a serial connection to a computer.

Hmmm. I have not tried selecting 2ch stereo as I'm getting DD coming through on the coaxial input (Directv). Actually I think I've tried just about everything. Does it make a difference that I'm switching using the scene button and not the "AV2" button? I actually am sure I can find a pc with a serial port - where do I get this receiver manager tool?

Thanks for all your help!
Shawn
post #327 of 440
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Originally Posted by Shield View Post

Hmmm. I have not tried selecting 2ch stereo as I'm getting DD coming through on the coaxial input (Directv). Actually I think I've tried just about everything. Does it make a difference that I'm switching using the scene button and not the "AV2" button? I actually am sure I can find a pc with a serial port - where do I get this receiver manager tool?

Yes, the scene button is probably what's causing this. The 7ch stereo must be selected for the scene you're using so you need to modify it. The manual explains how to do that, IIRC you just select the scene to get those input settings loaded, select straight, and then do something with the scene button to save the input settings. I don't use the scenes function at all.

The receiver manager for the RX-V2065 is linked to somewhere in this thread AFAIK.
post #328 of 440
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Originally Posted by spturtle View Post

Yes, the scene button is probably what's causing this. The 7ch stereo must be selected for the scene you're using so you need to modify it. The manual explains how to do that, IIRC you just select the scene to get those input settings loaded, select straight, and then do something with the scene button to save the input settings. I don't use the scenes function at all.

The receiver manager for the RX-V2065 is linked to somewhere in this thread AFAIK.

Thank you so much - that had been bugging me. The only reason I used the scenes at all is Best Buy/Magnolia gave me the wrong remote for this...once I have dedicated A/V discrete buttons I'll be set.

For the mid $400 range (open box) receiver the sound is fantastic! It's really dumb how all the digital inputs aren't re-assignable, but I was able to get it going with the manual supplement.
post #329 of 440
Just a follow up; yes, it was the scene affecting which dsp was selected. Thanks again for your help!
Shawn
post #330 of 440
Amazon has (soon to be had) the RX-1065 for a pretty massive discount this morning, so I lost my mind and snagged one to replace my HK AVR247. Not sure how it's going to compare, but hey...
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