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post #8101 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

If you mean a device other than your receiver you could use to play music seamlessly, then yes, obviously you could use your PCs. A dedicated media streaming box like an WD TV Live or a Roku might also work, but I don't have any personal experience with them. An Apple TV apparently won't work because it can't talk directly to a NAS.
[Edit: dug a little deeper and it seems Roku boxes can't talk directly to a NAS either.]
...and I have a Roku. I knew there was no program for it to stream. My next project was scheduled to build to be a HTPC.. At least I know I had the right project pegged. Thanks for the help.
post #8102 of 8768
Gents I am faithful RX-A3000 owner, but wondering if anyone has auditioned the Marantz AV7005 and what you thought.
post #8103 of 8768
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Originally Posted by tommylicious View Post

Gents I am faithful RX-A3000 owner, but wondering if anyone has auditioned the Marantz AV7005 and what you thought.
I have a Yamaha RX-1000 and will be installing a Marantz AV7005 for a customer/friend in the next week or so. I will let you know what I think. He is pairing it with the 5 channel and 2 channel Marantz amps connected to B&W speakers.
post #8104 of 8768
i'm currently running 2 zones with my A-1000. Main zone (basement) is 3.1 only - no possibility to put in surrounds. I also have speakers outside which run off of the Zone 2 outputs. I have a 2nd room in the basement that i'd like to run sound to and i'm wondering if I can do this without updgrading my AVR to something that supports 3 zones.

Would it be possible to leverage the Main Zone surround outputs and to somehow configure the A-1000 to not output anything from the surround outs unless I want it to? For example, is there a way to leverage the Scene buttons so that if i'm shooting pool that i'd get sound only out of the surround outputs but if i'm watching tv the sound only comes out of the front soundstage?
post #8105 of 8768
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Originally Posted by LansdaleHokie View Post

i'm currently running 2 zones with my A-1000. Main zone (basement) is 3.1 only - no possibility to put in surrounds. I also have speakers outside which run off of the Zone 2 outputs. I have a 2nd room in the basement that i'd like to run sound to and i'm wondering if I can do this without updgrading my AVR to something that supports 3 zones.
Would it be possible to leverage the Main Zone surround outputs and to somehow configure the A-1000 to not output anything from the surround outs unless I want it to? For example, is there a way to leverage the Scene buttons so that if i'm shooting pool that i'd get sound only out of the surround outputs but if i'm watching tv the sound only comes out of the front soundstage?

Haha, wow man, you ARE pushing the envelope. I can explain how it might be done on the A-20X0 model; I don't know if the same options are availabe in the A-10X0 models.

1) A-20X0 models have options for 2 speaker configurations. Set the second speaker configuration to have the volume ALL the way down in your 3.1 config and push the dB on the surrounds up by 10 or so. (adjust as necessary)
2) Then set a scene to run the Main Zone and no Zone 2 with the second speaker configuration in 7 Ch Mode (not "Party" - unless Party can work that way, IDK cause I've never used it)
3) You should be able to make a dB adjustment to the second speaker config later without it messing up the special scene.
4) You could set a few scenes up for this for different inputs to avoid the DSP switching when you switch inputs.

Make sure you are 100% certain on how to set a scene via the manual.
Good hunting.
post #8106 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Haha, wow man, you ARE pushing the envelope. I can explain how it might be done on the A-20X0 model; I don't know if the same options are availabe in the A-10X0 models.

1) A-20X0 models have options for 2 speaker configurations. Set the second speaker configuration to have the volume ALL the way down in your 3.1 config and push the dB on the surrounds up by 10 or so. (adjust as necessary)
2) Then set a scene to run the Main Zone and no Zone 2 with the second speaker configuration in 7 Ch Mode (not "Party" - unless Party can work that way, IDK cause I've never used it)
3) You should be able to make a dB adjustment to the second speaker config later without it messing up the special scene.
4) You could set a few scenes up for this for different inputs to avoid the DSP switching when you switch inputs.
Make sure you are 100% certain on how to set a scene via the manual.
Good hunting.
I have an A-2000 with the MAIN zone (and extra set of speakers in the kitchen area), Zone2 out to the deck and Zone3 (powered speakers and sub) out to the garage. All three can play seperate feeds. My main zone speakers are set up only for 2.1 audio (which I completely satisfied with)... I have no scenes set up...
post #8107 of 8768
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Originally Posted by LansdaleHokie View Post

For example, is there a way to leverage the Scene buttons so that if i'm shooting pool that i'd get sound only out of the surround outputs but if i'm watching tv the sound only comes out of the front soundstage?

You could do something like Cravit8 suggested, but I'd just get an impedence matching speaker selector so that you can have two sets of speakers driven from your zone 2 speaker terminals.
post #8108 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

You could do something like Cravit8 suggested, but I'd just get an impedence matching speaker selector so that you can have two sets of speakers driven from your zone 2 speaker terminals.
+1
This was my first thought and that surely he must have thought of that, so I went with the assumption that he felt he couldn't afford another device or there was no room for it.

Getting a speaker selector/splitter/whatever seems like a much better choice, because it just occured to me he would have to have his first speaker configuration scene set to ALL be the exact opposite of the second speaker configurations so as to not have sound coming into the surrounds when he is watching TV.

@ VARTV,
I only mentioned the A-2000 because it's my point of reference and I wasn't going to read the A-1000 manual just to answer his question; mostly I don't know if the A-1000 has 2 speaker configurations but I'm assuming it does.
post #8109 of 8768
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

I have an A-2000 with the MAIN zone (and extra set of speakers in the kitchen area), Zone2 out to the deck and Zone3 (powered speakers and sub) out to the garage. All three can play seperate feeds. My main zone speakers are set up only for 2.1 audio (which I completely satisfied with)... I have no scenes set up...

when you say that you have your MAIN zone setup as 2.1 (with 2 extra speakers in the kitchen) - do you get 4.1 sound all the time?
post #8110 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

You could do something like Cravit8 suggested, but I'd just get an impedence matching speaker selector so that you can have two sets of speakers driven from your zone 2 speaker terminals.

That's not optimal for me since my Zone 2 is my backyard patio. I love the functionality of the iPhone / iPad app......if there is a solution that would allow me to select which speakers are used in Zone 2 through my iPhone then i'd be willing to listen. I'd rather not have music playing out back when i'm in the basement shooting pool (or vice versa - music in the basement when i'm sitting out back).
post #8111 of 8768
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Originally Posted by LansdaleHokie View Post

That's not optimal for me since my Zone 2 is my backyard patio. I love the functionality of the iPhone / iPad app......if there is a solution that would allow me to select which speakers are used in Zone 2 through my iPhone then i'd be willing to listen. I'd rather not have music playing out back when i'm in the basement shooting pool (or vice versa - music in the basement when i'm sitting out back).

The speaker selector would let you choose whether you want either or both sets of speakers working. What sort of remote control options there are for them, I don't know offhand, but otherwise your only other option would be what Cravit8 suggested. With it all set up with Scenes, I think you should be able to control it from the iPhone app, but I've never used it so I don't know its limitations.
post #8112 of 8768
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Originally Posted by LansdaleHokie View Post

when you say that you have your MAIN zone setup as 2.1 (with 2 extra speakers in the kitchen) - do you get 4.1 sound all the time?
Stereo (L+R) and sub... Kitchen speakers are stereo...
post #8113 of 8768
I recently installed the Actiontec wireless hd kit. The latest firmware is installed. Set-up:
HR24-500 out to Yamaha A2000, hdmi 1 out to Mits65738, hdmi 2 out Actiontec transmitter. Receiver & Sammy in the next room, works like a charm. All channels, dolby digital, et al.

Next I reconfigured the DirecTv feed thru the Actiontec, Actiontec hdmi pass thru out to The Yamaha A2000, video on the mits looked dim & there was no dolby digital. I reconnected everything back the way it was and I can no longer view HBO, or movie channels on either tv - your tv does not support copyright protection, please use component video to view this channel, code 900. The HR24 no longer recognizes my mits as being a 3D set and grays out the 3d channels on the guide. I can disconnect the the Actiontec, view the movie channels, but 3D channels remain grayed out.

Anyone else encounter and overcome this problem?

EdL
post #8114 of 8768
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Originally Posted by EdL View Post

I recently installed the Actiontec wireless hd kit. The latest firmware is installed. Set-up:
HR24-500 out to Yamaha A2000, hdmi 1 out to Mits65738, hdmi 2 out Actiontec transmitter. Receiver & Sammy in the next room, works like a charm. All channels, dolby digital, et al.
Next I reconfigured the DirecTv feed thru the Actiontec, Actiontec hdmi pass thru out to The Yamaha A2000, video on the mits looked dim & there was no dolby digital. I reconnected everything back the way it was and I can no longer view HBO, or movie channels on either tv - your tv does not support copyright protection, please use component video to view this channel, code 900. The HR24 no longer recognizes my mits as being a 3D set and grays out the 3d channels on the guide. I can disconnect the the Actiontec, view the movie channels, but 3D channels remain grayed out.
Anyone else encounter and overcome this problem?
EdL
Are you feeding the HR24 thru the Yammy to just one TV?
post #8115 of 8768
I am feeding 2 TV's via the A2000 - 1 directly and the other thru the Actiontec wireless hd kit.

EdL
post #8116 of 8768
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Originally Posted by EdL View Post

I am feeding 2 TV's via the A2000 - 1 directly and the other thru the Actiontec wireless hd kit.
EdL
This could be the issue the HR24 is having. I use DirecTV's older DIRECTV2PC software -- it will not let me have two monitors connected to my computer at once. My computer is also connected via HDMI to my A-2000. Something about copyright protection, I believe???
post #8117 of 8768
Sold my 3000 a month or so ago as was intrigued by XT32 so tried an Onkyo. Didn't like it, wished I hadn't sold the 3000 then as luck would have it got hold of a used 3000 for a good price. Wasn't hooked up when I bought it so all I could do was quickly check the hdmi was working and wired up a pair of speakers to each channel to check they were working. Well the person that was helping me inadvertedly wired them up on one test with the speaker wires touching which shorted and the amp shut down. Thought nothing of it as the amp is designed to do this and it worked fine afterwards.

Now since having it home for a few days I am having to turn the volume up significantly higher on the dial than the previous 3000 and the trims are identical so it's no that. Just wondering could the amp section be damaged. Are there any protection circuits that need resetting or something like that?

Might be nothing to do with shorting the speaker cables, but it is definitely down on power compared to the other one which worries me. Also might be in my head but doesn't seem as dynamic.

I have no warranty just wondered if anyone had any ideas.
post #8118 of 8768
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Originally Posted by markymiles View Post

...Now since having it home for a few days I am having to turn the volume up significantly higher on the dial than the previous 3000 and the trims are identical so it's no that. Just wondering could the amp section be damaged. Are there any protection circuits that need resetting or something like that? Might be nothing to do with shorting the speaker cables, but it is definitely down on power compared to the other one which worries me. Also might be in my head but doesn't seem as dynamic.
I have no warranty just wondered if anyone had any ideas.

Check the dynamic range settings, and also Adaptive DRC (which defaults to ON if you select certain SCENEs, and that would certainly make it sound less dynamic).
post #8119 of 8768
Thanks, yeh checked all those and any other things I could think of. Was tempted to do a full initialise just in case, but not convinced it will do anything.
post #8120 of 8768
Thanks, I had a feeling that might be it.
post #8121 of 8768
I am having issues with the Android App and my RX-A3000. The "search" function within Rhapsody does not work. All 3 options are grayed out. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Everything else seems to work fine but I am unable to search for artist, album or songs which makes finding a specific tune problematic.
post #8122 of 8768
I've got an issue with running a Brighthouse Samsung DVR in 2 zones through the A2000, each with a set of speakers and a plasma monitor. The DVR feeds the A2000 with both HDMI and analog audio signals. I'm able to get the Main Zone monitor and speakers to work fine, but in order to get Zone 2 to work I've got to have the Main Zone turned on. I kluge it by muting the Main Zone audio and turning off the monitor, but I'm wondering if this is normal or do I have my settings configured incorrectly?
post #8123 of 8768
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Originally Posted by dbookman View Post

I'm able to get the Main Zone monitor and speakers to work fine, but in order to get Zone 2 to work I've got to have the Main Zone turned on. I kluge it by muting the Main Zone audio and turning off the monitor, but I'm wondering if this is normal or do I have my settings configured incorrectly?

It sounds like you don't have things configured correctly. Connect the zone 2 speakers to the EXTRA SP1 jacks and set the Power Amp Assign to "7ch + 1ZONE" ([On Screen] -> Setup -> Speakers -> Manual Setup -> Power Amp Assign).

If you want independent video in zone 2 then you'll also need to run analogue video cables from your DVR to the receiver and from the receiver's monitor out to the zone 2 TV. Then assign monitor outs to zone 2: [On Screen] -> Setup -> Multi Zone -> Monitor Out Assign -> Zone 2.
post #8124 of 8768
Thank you. I'll give that a try.
post #8125 of 8768
Gents is the following possible: Listen to AV3 analog audio in while watching HDMI video from AV1?
post #8126 of 8768
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Originally Posted by tommylicious View Post

Gents is the following possible: Listen to AV3 analog audio in while watching HDMI video from AV1?

Nope. One possible work around is to move the analogue audio connection from AV3 to the AV1 jacks and then use the audio selection function ([Option] -> Audio Select -> Analog) to select the audio you want to listen to.
post #8127 of 8768
Yamaha just announced their newest Aventage models: (3020 is top of line)

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/aventage/
post #8128 of 8768
No one else has a problem with the "search" function in the Rhapsody application? It doesn't work for me through the web interface on the receiver or the Android app.
post #8129 of 8768
When do you think we will start seeing good deals on the 3010?
post #8130 of 8768
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Originally Posted by duvy56 View Post

When do you think we will start seeing good deals on the 3010?

By this time last year several people had already purchased 2010 Aventage receivers with great discounts (something like 30~50% below MSRP).

VMat
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