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post #7471 of 8763
Hello,

I was considering purchasing a RX-A700 and was curious how the HDMI pass through works. I will have my cable box and BD player connected through the AVR. Without turning the A700 on, will it pass the signal (video and audio) from the cable box to the TV? If yes, how does it know which signal to pass, the BD or the cable box?

Thanks Bob
post #7472 of 8763
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Originally Posted by brafin View Post

I've been enjoying my A2000 for about 4 months now and it's been working perfectly. I just recently moved into a new house and ever since the move the A2000 has been acting strangely. My set-up is DirecTV HD/HDR and Samsung BluRay player both connected to the A2000 via HDMI. The issue is present using both sources, and also while running test tones. I am getting no output from the front left speaker nor the sub. Also, sometimes as the HD receiver changes channels the "center channel" will move from the center speaker to the front right speakers. I have already done a hard reset to factory settings.

The Front Left speaker never works?

Doesn't sound good. : /

Is it still under warranty? I would call Yamaha Technical Support. They are very helpful and friendly. I had an issue they actually helped me resolve that dealt with another manufacturers product.

Yamaha Support
(714) 522-9105

You may have to wait on hold a while, be prepared.
post #7473 of 8763
I have a question about video switching/outputs.

I have an Oppo BDP-93 connected to the 3000 via HDMI for blu-ray/dvd, which is passed on to a projector. But I also us the Oppo for DVD-Audio as well as music streaming from my PC. In order to save my projector's lamp while listening to music, I am going to get a small monitor/tv to set on top of my component rack so I can see what I am selecting in DVD-A menus and browse my PC music collection. I will likely hook it up with a simple composite cable.

If I am already using the AV2 HDMI out for watching blu-ray, etc, can I simply hook the small TV up to the AV2 composite out and just not turn on the projector? Does the 3000 pass video through the HDMI and composite outs at the same time?
post #7474 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Big Hath View Post

I have a question about video switching/outputs.

I have an Oppo BDP-93 connected to the 3000 via HDMI for blu-ray/dvd, which is passed on to a projector. But I also us the Oppo for DVD-Audio as well as music streaming from my PC. In order to save my projector's lamp while listening to music, I am going to get a small monitor/tv to set on top of my component rack so I can see what I am selecting in DVD-A menus and browse my PC music collection. I will likely hook it up with a simple composite cable.

If I am already using the AV2 HDMI out for watching blu-ray, etc, can I simply hook the small TV up to the AV2 composite out and just not turn on the projector? Does the 3000 pass video through the HDMI and composite outs at the same time?

I think I've tried this (or similar before) and the answer is no, both aren't outputting video at the same time. However, the A3000 has dual HDMI outputs which can both be live at the same time.. why not get an HDMI/DVI adapter and plug your monitor in that way?

I don't do this since I use both outputs to my TV, have one setup for game mode, and the other not setup for game mode... and I tune to the appropriate input on the TV depending on the activity. (less annoying than having to remember to switch on game mode)
post #7475 of 8763
Still researching but I figured you rockstars could bounce the question back and forth.

BLUF: Subwoofer 2 "out" gets louder when I turn off subwoofer 1 "out".

RX-a3000.

At first i though my new sub-woofer was fighting with my first and they were in an aural slap-fest of failure. I was sad... now I have to move this 200lb subwoofer around and find the best placement.

So I started playing in the on-screen menu and sub-woofer settings. I have the ED A7s-650 plugged into "Sub 1", and my Klipsch Sub12 into "Sub 2".

I physically switched off Sub-1 but still left the signals going to both subs. (e.g listening only to sub-2). Sounded ok. Then, I turned off Sub-1 in the menu (which was not physically on in the first place). Whammo! Sub 2 got deeper and louder.

What gives? Is the Yamaha lowering the listening level when both subs are connected? Really at a loss as to the reasoning.

Thanks!
post #7476 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Big Hath View Post

I have a question about video switching/outputs.

I have an Oppo BDP-93 connected to the 3000 via HDMI for blu-ray/dvd, which is passed on to a projector. But I also us the Oppo for DVD-Audio as well as music streaming from my PC. In order to save my projector's lamp while listening to music, I am going to get a small monitor/tv to set on top of my component rack so I can see what I am selecting in DVD-A menus and browse my PC music collection. I will likely hook it up with a simple composite cable.

If I am already using the AV2 HDMI out for watching blu-ray, etc, can I simply hook the small TV up to the AV2 composite out and just not turn on the projector? Does the 3000 pass video through the HDMI and composite outs at the same time?

you could run another hdmi cable from the oppo to the monitor. as long as the monitor accepts hdmi. just make sure the oppo is set to video only on hdmi out #2. now that i think of it, i remember someone in the oppo thread having a problem with a similar setup. good luck.
post #7477 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Big Hath View Post

If I am already using the AV2 HDMI out for watching blu-ray, etc, can I simply hook the small TV up to the AV2 composite out and just not turn on the projector? Does the 3000 pass video through the HDMI and composite outs at the same time?

Connect the monitor directly to the Oppo, all video outputs on the Oppo are live. If you for some reason wish to use the output from the AVR then you need to connect the composite video from the player to the AVR in addition to the HDMI.
post #7478 of 8763
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Originally Posted by mrsinister View Post

...What gives? Is the Yamaha lowering the listening level when both subs are connected? Really at a loss as to the reasoning.

Just guessing, but when you have two subs connected they (i.e. the combined output of both) should still play at the same level as a single sub (you're not using two subs to get more bass, just to get more headroom and maybe help with room modes). So the AVR reduces the level of each sub output when both are being used, to maintain the overall sound level. Sounds logical, but I don't have a 3000 to try it.
post #7479 of 8763
Quick question... can we use "dialog lift" while in Straight mode?

VMat
post #7480 of 8763
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Originally Posted by VMat View Post

Quick question... can we use "dialog lift" while in Straight mode?

VMat

Don't see why not since that's engaged by the option menu on the input, not on the DSP settings.
post #7481 of 8763
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Originally Posted by VMat View Post

Quick question... can we use "dialog lift" while in Straight mode?

VMat

I have the RX-A2000 - I was only getting either the 3D or Dialog lift options to appear when I was using one of the the other modes.

I do not get the options available (even though they are on the menu) when i'm using straight mode... on any source I've tried.
post #7482 of 8763
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Originally Posted by froh View Post

I have the RX-A2000 - I was only getting either the 3D or Dialog lift options to appear when I was using one of the the other modes.

I do not get the options available (even though they are on the menu) when i'm using straight mode... on any source I've tried.

So I guess the answer is no... I was expecting that (it wouldn't be so straight a mode otherwise, right? ), but since the manual doesn't say it explicitly, I though I should ask.

EDIT: Bummer... 30s after posting, I did one more search in the manual and found a clue in the Appendix/Troubleshooting section. Basically it says in straight mode no sound comes out of the presence speakers. In a not very user-friendly way.

Thanks, guys!

VMat
post #7483 of 8763
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Originally Posted by VMat View Post

So I guess the answer is no... I was expecting that (it wouldn't be so straight a mode otherwise, right? ), but since the manual doesn't say it explicitly, I though I should ask.

EDIT: Bummer... 30s after posting, I did one more search in the manual and found a clue in the Appendix/Troubleshooting section. Basically it says in straight mode no sound comes out of the presence speakers. In a not very user-friendly way.

Thanks, guys!

VMat

I don't believe that any common format used in home entertainment supports presences speakers natively. They are derived from the existing content by the receiver. So, when you tell the receiver to not do any processing (ie. straight mode); why would you expect to get audio on content that doesn't provide audio for those channels?
post #7484 of 8763
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Originally Posted by danjw1 View Post


I don't believe that any common format used in home entertainment supports presences speakers natively. They are derived from the existing content by the receiver. So, when you tell the receiver to not do any processing (ie. straight mode); why would you expect to get audio on content that doesn't provide audio for those channels?

Since the main question revolved around the "dialog lift" function one could totally see or expect this option to possibly still work in straight mode. I can also understand why it doesn't, yet it would be great if it did.
post #7485 of 8763
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Originally Posted by danjw1 View Post

I don't believe that any common format used in home entertainment supports presences speakers natively. They are derived from the existing content by the receiver. So, when you tell the receiver to not do any processing (ie. straight mode); why would you expect to get audio on content that doesn't provide audio for those channels?

That's what I meant by "it wouldn't be so straight a mode"... but after having been surprised so many times by different manufacturers, I wanted to be sure.

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Originally Posted by KJSmitty View Post

Since the main question revolved around the "dialog lift" function one could totally see or expect this option to possibly still work in straight mode. I can also understand why it doesn't, yet it would be great if it did.

That's exactly my point!

Thanks again,

VMat
post #7486 of 8763
After months of no problems, all of a sudden my A2000 will not play Pandora. Is anyone else finding this problem? For several weeks my set has stopped Pandora every so often with the message "Access error" but would restart playing after power on/off. Now nothing. Any thoughts?
post #7487 of 8763
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Originally Posted by MendoPaul View Post

After months of no problems, all of a sudden my A2000 will not play Pandora. Is anyone else finding this problem? For several weeks my set has stopped Pandora every so often with the message "Access error" but would restart playing after power on/off. Now nothing. Any thoughts?

Mines working...
post #7488 of 8763
has anyone gotten Sirius IR to work lately after the bug?
post #7489 of 8763
rx-a3000:
zone 1 = 5.1
fronts & center are driven by external power amps
rears are driven by internal amps
sub is powered sub

zone 2 = driven by internal amp

question: if i want to add a zone 3, can i use an internal amp that won't switch off any other speakers when it's activated? also, is there a way to set zone 3 to mono output?

thank you
post #7490 of 8763
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Originally Posted by tommylicious View Post

has anyone gotten Sirius IR to work lately after the bug?

Have not tried past the trial that comes with the new unit..Tho I have 3 paid
vehicle subs, I am not paying extra for the internet service. IMHO, they priced themselves right out for me..especially with FREE! Pandora on the 3000...who needs Sirius?
post #7491 of 8763
Hello:

I have a RX-A700 and am a bit confused about the surround processing modes. For example, I don’t want to use a Yamaha sound program but rather just straight Dolby digital or Pro Logic from my cable box. What setting should I choose, straight or surround decoding?

Thanks Bob
post #7492 of 8763
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Originally Posted by bob_m10 View Post

Hello:

I have a RX-A700 and am a bit confused about the surround processing modes. For example, I don't want to use a Yamaha sound program but rather just straight Dolby digital or Pro Logic from my cable box. What setting should I choose, straight or surround decoding?

Thanks Bob

straight
post #7493 of 8763
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Originally Posted by bob_m10 View Post

For example, I don't want to use a Yamaha sound program but rather just straight Dolby digital or Pro Logic from my cable box. What setting should I choose, straight or surround decoding?

For Dolby Digital you want Straight, for Dolby Pro Logic you want one of the Dolby Pro Logic surround modes or you'll just get stereo.
post #7494 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

For Dolby Digital you want Straight, for Dolby Pro Logic you want one of the Dolby Pro Logic surround modes or you'll just get stereo.

Yes I have noticed this. Connecting to my cable box through HDMI, how should I adjust the cable box's output? It has Mono, Stereo and Matrix.

Thanks Bob
post #7495 of 8763
I sure wish the Yamaha app would let me remove inputs I never use (like PC, iPod, USB) from its input selection screen. Having to scroll through it to get to the input I want (Audio 1 for my Mac Pro) is annoying as hell. Same with the DSP modes.

And for the love of all that's holy, why is Pure Direct mode buried in a menu accessible only by pressing the Menu key and then choosing Pure Direct? That is just....stupid.

Sure I'm using a smartphone and not a tablet, thus I know I'll have to scroll at least a little bit, but the app really seems like it's an amalgomation of conflicting interface elements.

The version I'm using is the Android version, as I have no iPad/iPhone (nor will I ever until Apple finally gives the user control over the damned things).
post #7496 of 8763
Why do we always have to have the volume displayed on screen?
post #7497 of 8763
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Originally Posted by lenbo View Post

Why do we always have to have the volume displayed on screen?

If you have a x10/xx10 model, you can change that setting. The x00/xx00 series, however, is locked with it on. Why? There seems to be no special reason. I've learned to ignore it.
post #7498 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Squishy Tia View Post

I sure wish the Yamaha app would let me remove inputs I never use (like PC, iPod, USB) from its input selection screen. Having to scroll through it to get to the input I want (Audio 1 for my Mac Pro) is annoying as hell. Same with the DSP modes.

And for the love of all that's holy, why is Pure Direct mode buried in a menu accessible only by pressing the Menu key and then choosing Pure Direct? That is just....stupid.

Sure I'm using a smartphone and not a tablet, thus I know I'll have to scroll at least a little bit, but the app really seems like it's an amalgomation of conflicting interface elements.

The version I'm using is the Android version, as I have no iPad/iPhone (nor will I ever until Apple finally gives the user control over the damned things).

I'm using the iPad/iPhone version (got sucked into Apple) and I have similar complaints. One in particular is the lack of being able to get to party mode. I just hope they continue to update and hopefully improve the app. Because of the app, I'm looking for outdoor speakers because the I will be able to have quite a bit of control from my yard.
post #7499 of 8763
I have to say I love the iPad app. There is one thing I find: when I stream music from my iPad 2 to the A2000, I get drop-outs. However, usually the first album plays fine; it's on a second or later albums that the drop-outs start. I don't get drop-outs using airplay to my Apple TV. The A2000 is connected to the network by an Airport Express router, all updates applied.
post #7500 of 8763
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Originally Posted by mike457 View Post

I have to say I love the iPad app. There is one thing I find: when I stream music from my iPad 2 to the A2000, I get drop-outs. However, usually the first album plays fine; it's on a second or later albums that the drop-outs start. I don't get drop-outs using airplay to my Apple TV. The A2000 is connected to the network by an Airport Express router, all updates applied.

The first time I streamed music it worked perfect. Since then it has been spotty. I was wondering if it is my network. Anyone have any suggestions?
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