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post #8041 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Fixitlater View Post

Since my post #8020 My Yamaha A2000 setup failed 2 days later. I asked for another DirecTv receiver. They me a HR22-100. It worked great any way I set it up. That was with firmware 0x59e. A day later they loaded firmware 0x5cd. Now I am right back where I started.
I hope you didn't trade down in model numbers. What did you have before they sent you the HR22?
post #8042 of 8763
Get rid of Directtv and keep the Yamaha..
It's not Yamaha's fault d-tv is slow and crap..
post #8043 of 8763
I'm enjoying my Yamaha and my "slow and crap..."
post #8044 of 8763
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

I hope you didn't trade down in model numbers. What did you have before they sent you the HR22?

No, I had an HR21-100 that I sent back. Actually only 7 mos earlier build date. My current (working for now) resolution settings are DirecTv set to 720p, Yamaha video set to auto.
post #8045 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Fixitlater View Post

No, I had an HR21-100 that I sent back. Actually only 7 mos earlier build date. My current (working for now) resolution settings are DirecTv set to 720p, Yamaha video set to auto.
I have their HR24... no issues...
post #8046 of 8763
1)
Now that I'm finally at the point where I'm setting up my Zone 2, I'm baffled (not pretentiously) why Yamaha saw Surround Back as more important than Front Presence.
In all of the manual reading, it never appeared to me I couldn't have Front Presence and Zone 2 at the same time; I do not have Surround Backs.

Is this telling of the value difference between the competitors' "Wide Presence" and Yamaha's Front Presence or is Surround Back just so much more important than I knew?
I currently don't have surround backs because the effort to install them has placed them low on the home improvement list; should I reconsider?

2)
I have 3 old receivers to use at my disposal. Seems illogical to sell them for absurdly depreciated values to buy an amp unless I can get a decent swap to have better form factor.
How do I use a previous Yamaha receiver solely for use as a seperate amp if it has DSPs. On "Straight" mode?

Thanks for the help guys.
post #8047 of 8763
I'm looking at the HTR8063 which is a RX-V1067 which is apparently almost identical to the A1000. My question is, does the YPAO on this amp EQ the subwoofer channel? I've read that YPAO does not EQ the sub, but the yamaha website lists this amp has having NEW YPAO and now i'm reading about multipoint YPAO and not really knowing what the difference is.

I've been very pleased with yamaha amps in the past, but have never owned any amp yet equipped with an EQ processor.
post #8048 of 8763
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

I'm looking at the HTR8063 which is a RX-V1067 which is apparently almost identical to the A1000. My question is, does the YPAO on this amp EQ the subwoofer channel? I've read that YPAO does not EQ the sub, but the yamaha website lists this amp has having NEW YPAO and now i'm reading about multipoint YPAO and not really knowing what the difference is.
I've been very pleased with yamaha amps in the past, but have never owned any amp yet equipped with an EQ processor.

It does NOT EQ the sub. I have an A1000 and the 8063's YPAO is identical to mine. I use an Anti-mode 8033 for my sub but I already had that device when I bought my A1000 (allowed me to save some money on the AVR).
post #8049 of 8763
HTR-8063, RX-V1067 and RX-A1000 are different names Yahama gave to the same receiver in different regions and markets. The only difference between the HTR-8063 and RX-A1000 is that the later has a fifth foot. There are actually much bigger differences between regional varations of this receiver.

I don't believe the YPAO implementation on the HTR-8063 supports equalizing the subwoofer. Multipoint just referes to the ability to place the microphone in different listening postions in your room when doing the YPAO calibration.
post #8050 of 8763
Just bought a HTR8063. I wonder if someone can help with the setup to stream music to the receiver. I have a huge music library stored on a NAS (DNS323) with mostly FLAC and some apple lossless (m4a), very few mp3. It was mainly used for a squeezebox system. The NAS support upnp AV server but I can't seem to see all music on the NAS, only some mp3. I wonder if there is any way to stream the lossless FLAC/m4a to HTR8063 ?

I also have an old PC on the network used as Squeezebox server.

Thanks
post #8051 of 8763
Both the UPnP server and the receiver need to support given format for it to work. Your receiver supports FLAC but doesn't support Apple Lossless. It sounds like your UPnP server doesn't support either of these formats. You maybe able to update the firmware on your NAS so it does.

Hmm... this thread on the D-Link forums suggests that you may need to look under the "Other" category to find your FLACs.
post #8052 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ovation View Post

It does NOT EQ the sub. I have an A1000 and the 8063's YPAO is identical to mine. I use an Anti-mode 8033 for my sub but I already had that device when I bought my A1000 (allowed me to save some money on the AVR).
thanks. i guess i have to decide now if i want to try a new manufacturer for the sole purpose of audyssey. i'm considering the AVR-2312, but aside from audyssey multiEQ XT, the 8063 seems like a better product for my setup. anything else i should consider?
post #8053 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

Both the UPnP server and the receiver need to support given format for it to work. Your receiver supports FLAC but doesn't support Apple Lossless. It sounds like your UPnP server doesn't support either of these formats. You maybe able to update the firmware on your NAS so it does.
Hmm... this thread on the D-Link forums suggests that you may need to look under the "Other" category to find your FLACs.

thanks very mcuh ! This is helpful. I will take a look under "other" and see if I can find the flac.

the other option I'm thinking about trying is using the PC with windows media server. The manual is not very clear. I wonder if there is a more detailed instructions somewhere...
post #8054 of 8763
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Originally Posted by fsong1169 View Post

the other option I'm thinking about trying is using the PC with windows media server. The manual is not very clear. I wonder if there is a more detailed instructions somewhere...

The UPnP server built into Windows doesn't support FLAC by default though its probably possible to add support for it through third party extensions. It maybe simpler to use a third party UPnP server. You can probably find one that can also automatically transcode your Apple Lossless files into a format your receiver accepts.
post #8055 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

The UPnP server built into Windows doesn't support FLAC by default though its probably possible to add support for it through third party extensions. It maybe simpler to use a third party UPnP server. You can probably find one that can also automatically transcode your Apple Lossless files into a format your receiver accepts.

Thanks, Ross. Will look into it. May try the XBMC as it seems to do what I intend to do here...
post #8056 of 8763
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

thanks. i guess i have to decide now if i want to try a new manufacturer for the sole purpose of audyssey. i'm considering the AVR-2312, but aside from audyssey multiEQ XT, the 8063 seems like a better product for my setup. anything else i should consider?

I would look around for an Antimode 8033 on ebay or audiogon or some of the AV sites with classified listings or something similar. You might luck out and grab one for a reasonable price. I really like the way mine works with my A1000. If you can't find one for a good price, then I'm sure there are several options from Denon, Marantz or Onkyo that offer Audyssey in a format that EQs the sub.
post #8057 of 8763
A new problem: My RX-A2000 is connected to my DTV Hr-21.. Lately when we change channels on the DTV remote the signal disappears and the TV says "no signal". We then have to shut the Yamaha off and back on again and then the picture returns to normal. I can't see any clue on the A2000 that indicates a difference when the signal is off and on from the DTV HR-21. It's just "off" with no indication why. Anybody have this experience?
post #8058 of 8763
There have been lots of problems like this reported by people with DirectTV boxes and AV receivers from various manufacturers. It seems to be problem with a recent firmware update.
post #8059 of 8763
I'm having a peculiar problem with streaming on my A2000. All my music is on an NAS. When I stream a live album or say the Beatles Sgt Peppers, there is a 2 second break between tracks. This does not happen anywhere on the home network except on the A-2000 (based on the isolation I can eliminate the software on the NAS). Is there a setting in the 2000 I 'm missing? I'm streaming Frampton Comes Alive yesterday and there is dead silence for 2 seconds between tracks of a live album. On Sgt Peppers, they say "Billy Shears", 2 seconds of silence, then Ringo breaks into "With A little Help From My Friends". Talk about killing the classics!
post #8060 of 8763
I have searched this thread but found very few references to connecting second sub. Manual says you "can" connect two subs but remains pretty vague on the details.

I recently connected a second sub to my RX-A1000. The receiver has two sub pre-out: SW1 and SW2. The second sub is connected to sw2. I run YPAO, and I can see sub2 going, though there seems to be only one signal sent to both subs (not 2 signals as I was expecting). Playing music sound is coming from both subs, which seems to rule out a connection issue, or a faulty sub.

- the sw2 symbol on the front panel of the receiver does not light up, any idea why that is?
- is sub 2 simply getting the same signal as sub 1 (in which casa what is the point of having 2 separate outputs)?

I think I'm missing something, but what? smile.gif
post #8061 of 8763
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Originally Posted by BarracudaDelGato View Post

I have searched this thread but found very few references to connecting second sub. Manual says you "can" connect two subs but remains pretty vague on the details.
I recently connected a second sub to my RX-A1000. The receiver has two sub pre-out: SW1 and SW2. The second sub is connected to sw2. I run YPAO, and I can see sub2 going, though there seems to be only one signal sent to both subs (not 2 signals as I was expecting). Playing music sound is coming from both subs, which seems to rule out a connection issue, or a faulty sub.
- the sw2 symbol on the front panel of the receiver does not light up, any idea why that is?
- is sub 2 simply getting the same signal as sub 1 (in which casa what is the point of having 2 separate outputs)?
I think I'm missing something, but what? smile.gif

I'm guessing it's the source. You can try party mode or pllx. I have the same problem when using pandora. When I watch a bluray, both sw are lit up.
post #8062 of 8763
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Originally Posted by BarracudaDelGato View Post

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- the sw2 symbol on the front panel of the receiver does not light up, any idea why that is?
- is sub 2 simply getting the same signal as sub 1 (in which casa what is the point of having 2 separate outputs)?
On the RX-A1000 the two outputs are always the same. There are two of them so you can hook up two subwoofers if you want.

I don't think the SW2 symbol is supposed to light up. I'm not sure exactly what it would mean on the RX-A1000. The receiver can't tell which sub output you're using.
post #8063 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

On the RX-A1000 the two outputs are always the same. There are two of them so you can hook up two subwoofers if you want.
I don't think the SW2 symbol is supposed to light up. I'm not sure exactly what it would mean on the RX-A1000. The receiver can't tell which sub output you're using.

Thanks Ross. Not what I wanted to hear... Can any Yamaha receivers handle the 2 subs separately?
I am pretty sure that the Denon 4311ci that I am keeping an eye on can.
post #8064 of 8763
I don't believe any of the current Yamaha AVRs provide multiple independent subwoofer outputs like the Denon AVR-4311CI and Onkyo TX-NR3008 can... -TD
post #8065 of 8763
You just need to upgrade one model. The Yamaha RX-A2000/A2010/A3000/A3010 can be configured to use independent front/back or left/right subwoofers.
post #8066 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

You just need to upgrade one model. The Yamaha RX-A2000/A2010/A3000/A3010 can be configured to use independent front/back or left/right subwoofers.

Yes, I can confirm - I have RX-A2000 and I can set up two subs separately in OSD so on the front panel I see either SW1 or SW2 or both or none.
post #8067 of 8763
My app for AVS does not function on my ipad or iphone. Is anyone else having this problem?
post #8068 of 8763
My bad, I thought the multiple subwoofer outputs on the 20xx/30xx models were not independent and were just a sum of any EQ/levels. redface.gif

If that's the case, I may have to add another sub to my 2000 and see if there's any improvement in performance... cool.gif -TD
post #8069 of 8763
Thanks for the comment Ross Ridge. Is that a Yamaha firmware update you're referring to? I've sent an email to Yamaha support and they've asked me to call them on the phone for "more efficient solution". I haven't had the time yet to sit on the phone but I'll call this week.
post #8070 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

You just need to upgrade one model. The Yamaha RX-A2000/A2010/A3000/A3010 can be configured to use independent front/back or left/right subwoofers.

Good to know. Perhaps a silly question... On the 20xx and 30xx models, are both subs part of the YPAO room eq?
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