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post #3541 of 3908
not sure I understand your question correctly, however, I find if you need specific format from your source to pass through thee 667 you should just use the Pure Direct option. As far as HDMI goes it can handle the digital bandwidth of 5.1 easily.
post #3542 of 3908
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Originally Posted by richard plumb View Post

As I said in my post, all I can see are PDF instructions on the firmware update 2.05, not the actual update.
Found 2.11 eventually but it doesn't help my problem. Still can't get 1080p/60 from my mac mini to pass through successfully, only 1080p/24 or 1080i. So my media center running plex is limited to 720p frown.gif
The receiver passes 1080p/60 from my PS3 fine

Where exactly did you find the 2.11?

Will this update work on the HTR6063 (Canadian model) as well? There is no firmware updates for the HTR6063. I am wondering what the updates were for the RX-V667...
post #3543 of 3908
I think 2.11 might be a refurbished firmware, I forget if mine is 2.09 or 2.11 but I think 2.05 is the most recent consumer update available.
post #3544 of 3908
Can the RX-V667 (HTR6063) upscale component video thru the AVR's HDMI out to the TV? The specs seem to say yes, but there are many discussions on the Internet as to how it doesn't seem to work. I think the older Xbox 360 (Component) system was used in some of these discussions.

Is it always better to connect the component video DIRECTLY to the TV instead of going through the AVR in the hopes it gets upscaled via HDMI? I see no point in connecting the component video to the AVR and adding another component video to the monitor out and back to the TV. Or is there a valid reason for this?

Does the upscaling through HDMI make the picture better than the original component video?

Is getting a $50 component to HDMI converter a viable solve? Is the display actually better?

Somehow, I get the idea that the video will NOT be better than the Xbox 360 system permits, but this is just a guess...

Sorry for the many questions...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #3545 of 3908
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Originally Posted by Mellontes View Post

Can the RX-V667 (HTR6063) upscale component video thru the AVR's HDMI out to the TV? The specs seem to say yes, but there are many discussions on the Internet as to how it doesn't seem to work. I think the older Xbox 360 (Component) system was used in some of these discussions.
480i or 480p over component can be scaled, but 720p or 1080i can only be converted to HDMI at the same resolution. There's a table on page 115 of the 667 manual that shows all the possibilities. One thing with the older Xbox is that you can set it to output 1080p over component, and that's not accepted at all.
post #3546 of 3908
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

480i or 480p over component can be scaled, but 720p or 1080i can only be converted to HDMI at the same resolution. There's a table on page 115 of the 667 manual that shows all the possibilities. One thing with the older Xbox is that you can set it to output 1080p over component, and that's not accepted at all.

Apparently, these discussions are saying that the component input to the AVR DOES NOT work very well thru the HDMI to the TV. Some complain that they don't even get any display! This is the case on my present Sony STR-DG820...I either have to route my component directly to the TV or add another component cable to my AVR's monitor out and then to the TV.

All I want to do is hook up my component cable to the AVR's component input and let the receiver do the work to put it out thru the HDMI from the receiver to the TV. There are many forums that say they are having little or no success in this area. I have no desire to purchase another receiver just to get the same problems...

BTW, should I choose 1080i or 720p from my Xbox display options?
post #3547 of 3908
Hello. I am from Australia and I'm currently using the 667 and was wondering if I could upgrade my firmware even though my receiver is the Australian model?
post #3548 of 3908
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Originally Posted by uppon2 View Post

Hello. I am from Australia and I'm currently using the 667 and was wondering if I could upgrade my firmware even though my receiver is the Australian model?


what version are you using now?
post #3549 of 3908
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

I'm trying to connect my HTPC to my v667 but I don't know if multi-channel input can be used in conjunction with HDMI, is that possible? I was using HDMI to carry both A/V but it can only send 5.1 AC-3 and games can only be sent on HDMI as 2 channel. So I thought using my Audigy 2 ZS analog out to multi-channel input then I could have 5.1 for all purposes when using my HDPC. Is that combination possible?
Are you sure you can only get 2 channels over HDMI with games? I am using a HTPC with a GFX card that has a built in HDMI soundcard. In windows advanced audio properties i set the speakers to 5.1/7.1 etc and thats how many channels i get in games with HDMI.
post #3550 of 3908
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Originally Posted by seeyouaunty View Post

Are you sure you can only get 2 channels over HDMI with games? I am using a HTPC with a GFX card that has a built in HDMI soundcard. In windows advanced audio properties i set the speakers to 5.1/7.1 etc and thats how many channels i get in games with HDMI.

Yeah, it seems the HD 3800 series was one of the first HDMI audio out cards and it will do ac3 encoded output but with Valve games I could only get 2 channel. I don't have many other games on PC and their not installed to try it out. But with multi channel it all sounds good. I just wish windows 7 wasn't so darn quiet. I upgraded from xp to 7 on my desktop this weekend and now I have to raise the volume on the AVR 15-20 dB to get the dame output. Maybe MS came out with an update. I don't usually install those.
post #3551 of 3908
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Originally Posted by sofast1 View Post

what version are you using now?

I am unsure how to find this out. I guess my question was aiming more at the safety of flashing firmware that was not released to the Australian model?
post #3552 of 3908
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Originally Posted by uppon2 View Post

I am unsure how to find this out. I guess my question was aiming more at the safety of flashing firmware that was not released to the Australian model?

The firmware for any particular model will work for all regions (even though Yamaha support will sometimes tell you otherwise). When you download the firmware from the Yamaha web site (for update via CD) there will be a document telling you how to check the version number.
post #3553 of 3908
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Originally Posted by uppon2 View Post

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Originally Posted by sofast1 View Post

what version are you using now?

I am unsure how to find this out. I guess my question was aiming more at the safety of flashing firmware that was not released to the Australian model?



How to check your firmware version:
Press and hold the [STRAIGHT] button on the front panel and keep it pressed while you
press the [STANDBY/ON] button. Once the front panel displays "ADVANCED SETUP",
release the [STRAIGHT] button. Then, press and hold the [TONE CONTROL] button for
about 3 seconds until front panel display shows the firmware version.

If the firmware version is 2.05 or higher, you DO NOT need to perform this update.
post #3554 of 3908
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Originally Posted by sofast1 View Post

How to check your firmware version:
Press and hold the [STRAIGHT] button on the front panel and keep it pressed while you
press the [STANDBY/ON] button. Once the front panel displays "ADVANCED SETUP",
release the [STRAIGHT] button. Then, press and hold the [TONE CONTROL] button for
about 3 seconds until front panel display shows the firmware version.
If the firmware version is 2.05 or higher, you DO NOT need to perform this update.

Thanks guys. My version is 1.17 - I will update firmware now - Is this upgrade only for 3D signals from DirecTV set-top boxes? or does it fix/change other things too?
Edited by uppon2 - 7/10/12 at 12:01pm
post #3555 of 3908
hey everyone, ive had my 667 a few weeks now , loving it. it replaced my rxv2092. just curious how to go about hooking up my sub to it. with my 2092 i had pre in and outs to hook to, here i only have one out jack for a sub which i guess my sub is to old to support. The sub is a MTX PS 15 with left and right in out jacks and speaker wire clips. any thoughts. i would rather not wire it to my mains which are NHT 1.5s
post #3556 of 3908
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

Yeah, it seems the HD 3800 series was one of the first HDMI audio out cards and it will do ac3 encoded output but with Valve games I could only get 2 channel. I don't have many other games on PC and their not installed to try it out. But with multi channel it all sounds good. I just wish windows 7 wasn't so darn quiet. I upgraded from xp to 7 on my desktop this weekend and now I have to raise the volume on the AVR 15-20 dB to get the dame output. Maybe MS came out with an update. I don't usually install those.
I just checked the specs on the HD 3800 and the audio does look a bit limited. I've got a HD 4670 on winXP and it works great. It seems to decode everything to LPCM rather than encode to ac3. The receiver sees 8 x 24bit 192kHz LPCM channels with windows set to 7.1 speakers. Thats a shame about Win7, 20dB is quite a big difference.
post #3557 of 3908
And I don't mind too much about the HDMI out at the moment since I'm using the onboard audio now, Realtech AL1200, I think, I has 8.1 analog out. I read mixed things about the audigy 2 creative drivers with win7. And as for upgrading the ATI cards, I have two in crossover, although I bet something newer would be better in a single card now. But this build is plenty for what I do, so next time I upgrade something will be for my next computer, I expect an i7 based PC unless that's too outdated in the next few years. Any-hoo, I'm going to browse to see if there's any fixes to the quietness of win7. I hate how loud different inputs get when I forget to change the volume after something on the PC.
post #3558 of 3908
For those looking for the v2.11 firmware update that has been referenced in this thread, I found a download link from another forum.

http://yamaha-laboratory.ru/Test/RXV767/RXV667_767_FIRMWARE_V211.zip
post #3559 of 3908
I don't have my AVR connected to WIFI. Do I need a WIFI connection to upgrade the firmware? I bought one of the early units and have never upgraded the firmware. How do I find out which version I am using now?

Thanks in advance,

Mirkee
post #3560 of 3908
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Originally Posted by myculito View Post

For those looking for the v2.11 firmware update that has been referenced in this thread, I found a download link from another forum.
http://yamaha-laboratory.ru/Test/RXV767/RXV667_767_FIRMWARE_V211.zip

what does firmware v2.11 do what changes i have 2.05 om my 767
post #3561 of 3908
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Originally Posted by mirkolop View Post

I don't have my AVR connected to WIFI. Do I need a WIFI connection to upgrade the firmware? I bought one of the early units and have never upgraded the firmware. How do I find out which version I am using now?

Thanks in advance,

Mirkee

Try reading post# 3553 ON THIS PAGE!rolleyes.gif
post #3562 of 3908
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Originally Posted by dedge_10 View Post

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Originally Posted by myculito View Post

For those looking for the v2.11 firmware update that has been referenced in this thread, I found a download link from another forum.
http://yamaha-laboratory.ru/Test/RXV767/RXV667_767_FIRMWARE_V211.zip

what does firmware v2.11 do what changes i have 2.05 om my 767

No changes. Read the last line of post# 3553 ON THIS PAGE.rolleyes.gif
post #3563 of 3908
I finally got the receiver to pass the 1360x768 resolution properly! The problem was the computer wasn't detecting the correct refresh rate when running the HDMI cable to the receiver first. It had the right resolution and 32 bit color, but the refresh rate was only detecting 50i Hz. So I had to add a custom resolution to specifically set the refresh rate to 60p Hz and everything started working! Thanks for the help.
post #3564 of 3908
I came across an ad on craigslist for the Yamaha RX-V667 ---> http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/ele/3181707150.html

The ad states (and confirmed in an email reply from the seller) that the HDMI "out" does not work. Would the price ($100 used) plus the cost to fix the issue still be a good deal? Or should I just wait and get a receiver brand new? According to the seller all other I/O works. I wouldn't really have an issue using it without the HDMI until I can get it fixed but would it still be worth it?
post #3565 of 3908
Would you want to have to deal with having to getting it fixed, assuming you can get it fixed?
post #3566 of 3908
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

Would you want to have to deal with having to getting it fixed, assuming you can get it fixed?

I admit I would not want to deal with that. I also found a Yamaha RX-V663 for $150. I'm hoping I can get the price down to $100. It only has HDMI 1.3a as opposed to 1.4 but If I can still pass both video and audio via HDMI then that's fine with me. Would the RX-V663 be a good option to go with??
post #3567 of 3908
How much would it cost to make a noticeable significant upgrade from my 667? I'm just curious as to what the difference might be too. I wasn't sure if I should upgrade my speakers or receiver. Has anyone made an upgrade? This is the pack I have now http://m.au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/home-theater-package/yht-994au/
Edited by uppon2 - 8/15/12 at 4:36pm
post #3568 of 3908
Upgrade your speakers first. Then, depending on what speakers you buy, add a power amp. Upgrading your 667 should be the last thing you change. That says a lot about the 667! wink.gif
post #3569 of 3908
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Originally Posted by sofast1 View Post

Upgrade your speakers first. Then, depending on what speakers you buy, add a power amp. Upgrading your 667 should be the last thing you change. That says a lot about the 667! wink.gif

Pretend my original question was only about speakers then. What would you recommend?
post #3570 of 3908
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Originally Posted by uppon2 View Post

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Originally Posted by sofast1 View Post

Upgrade your speakers first. Then, depending on what speakers you buy, add a power amp. Upgrading your 667 should be the last thing you change. That says a lot about the 667! wink.gif

Pretend my original question was only about speakers then. What would you recommend?

That you spend some time auditioning quality speakers in your price range at reputable dealers. Beauty is in the ear of the beholder.cool.gif
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