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post #8581 of 8763
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Originally Posted by omegamerc View Post

I'd like to update my OP - I've figured out the party button/settings and the cabling that leads to the out of my house. My new issue is that hooking up the speaker to zone 2/3 produces 0 sound [under party mode] - Hooking it up to my 7.1 (swapping out a speaker) makes the speaker outside work perfectly. Anyone have any ideas? confused.gif

And you properly setup zone 2 in the amp section?
remote > on screen > speakers
post #8582 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

And you properly setup zone 2 in the amp section?
remote > on screen > speakers

I don't have this selection?confused.gif
post #8583 of 8763
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Originally Posted by omegamerc View Post

I don't have this selection?confused.gif

Zone 2 & 3 DOES NOT automatically power speakers; you must TELL IT to do so through the amp setup section, e.i., the speaker wire jacks in the back are NOT like 120V wall outlets that are always hot. (Only the pre-outs are always hot)

PARTY MODE is not even necessary to make sound in zone 2/3. Forget party mode.

Respectfully, I cannot hand-hold walk you through this. You bought a $1700 receiver, the manual clearly shows what I am talking about. Open it and then get back to us.

Take it slow, don't get flustered, use the forum for help in understanding concepts or definitions that you are unfamiliar with as you read the manual.
post #8584 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Anytime in the 286 pages I have read of someone with a volume indicator messed up in the OSD, he had to pull the power cord from the back for 60 seconds. I don't recall an OSD showing 2 different volumes, but I don't have the A3000 so I am not as tuned into remembering any A3000 posts I've read. My first thought was a button was pressed to make the OSD show the volume for both the MAIN zone and zone 2/3, or not the MAIN and just zone 2/3/

Use a web browser or AV receiver program to backup your setup (pretty simple) and then pull that plug. Nothing to hurt by pulling the power plug unless you don't have a backup.

This worked - Many Many thanks
post #8585 of 8763
Guys I'm having a strange issue trying to play back music off my PC connected via LAN.

When I select PC as the input and navigate to my computer, then choose Music, it says No Content. But there is a boatload of content.
If I use the right arrow on the remote to go to the scroll bars (1 page or 10 page buttons), then go back to the main window, I get 10 blank slots that I can scroll through, and after then 10th it scrolls to the next screen and in the 11th and 12th spot are folders for My Music. Great, there's all my music. I can even scroll through it on the ipad, which is all I really wanted.

Problem is, if I navigate back all the way on the iPad to where I can select a computer (there is more than one to select on my network), when I try to go back to the music folder, it again says No Content (on the ipad). Even if there is still music playing. No amount of tapping will bring up my folders of music. The only way I can get the music to come back up is if I again navigate to it using the convoluted method above with the receiver remote and OSD.

One thing I've been thinking is that it might have something to do with the fact that my music is not in the default My Music folder in Windows 7. I store all my tunes on a separate internal hard drive, but the folder on that drive - which is called My Music - links back to the Windows 7 Music Library. I don't know if that would be an issue or not because I can still get to it on the receiver, it just makes me jump through hoops to access it. The real bummer is that there is no way I can just fire up the ipad app and get to my music without turning on the TV and using the OSD. Otherwise it just says No Content.

The other thing I thought of was that there is just too much content that it hangs while trying to load it. All the music is organized in separate folders - My Music > Artist > Album, but there are ~850 artists to load. I would hope that doesn't matter either.

I dunno.
Any insight?
Sorry if none of that makes sense, let me know if i need to clarify anything.
post #8586 of 8763
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Originally Posted by in3rtia View Post

Guys I'm having a strange issue trying to play back music off my PC connected via LAN.

When I select PC as the input and navigate to my computer, then choose Music, it says No Content. But there is a boatload of content.
If I use the right arrow on the remote to go to the scroll bars (1 page or 10 page buttons), then go back to the main window, I get 10 blank slots that I can scroll through, and after then 10th it scrolls to the next screen and in the 11th and 12th spot are folders for My Music. Great, there's all my music. I can even scroll through it on the ipad, which is all I really wanted.

Problem is, if I navigate back all the way on the iPad to where I can select a computer (there is more than one to select on my network), when I try to go back to the music folder, it again says No Content (on the ipad). Even if there is still music playing. No amount of tapping will bring up my folders of music. The only way I can get the music to come back up is if I again navigate to it using the convoluted method above with the receiver remote and OSD.

One thing I've been thinking is that it might have something to do with the fact that my music is not in the default My Music folder in Windows 7. I store all my tunes on a separate internal hard drive, but the folder on that drive - which is called My Music - links back to the Windows 7 Music Library. I don't know if that would be an issue or not because I can still get to it on the receiver, it just makes me jump through hoops to access it. The real bummer is that there is no way I can just fire up the ipad app and get to my music without turning on the TV and using the OSD. Otherwise it just says No Content.

The other thing I thought of was that there is just too much content that it hangs while trying to load it. All the music is organized in separate folders - My Music > Artist > Album, but there are ~850 artists to load. I would hope that doesn't matter either.

I dunno.
Any insight?
Sorry if none of that makes sense, let me know if i need to clarify anything.

Sounds like the DLNA software needs some tweaking. I use MediaMonkey, but there are a number of good options. I found this easier than Windows Media Player. I triedFoobar 2000 which worked well also. I prefer playlists as this gives me more flexibility, but the playback works well either way.
post #8587 of 8763
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Originally Posted by jimfrench View Post

Sounds like the DLNA software needs some tweaking. I use MediaMonkey, but there are a number of good options. I found this easier than Windows Media Player. I triedFoobar 2000 which worked well also. I prefer playlists as this gives me more flexibility, but the playback works well either way.
thanks for the feedback.
I use foobar for playback on my PC but didn't know it could be set up as a server... might have to look into that, or try media monkey.

how hard was it to set up foobar to stream to the a2000?

edit:
I installed the trial of Twonky. What a breeze. Everything shows up no problem now on the A2000. I wanna test out the mobile app before I spend the $20 on the full version, but right now it's looking like it's well worth $20
Edited by in3rtia - 7/11/13 at 11:38am
post #8588 of 8763
i found it pretty easy to set up for serving, but less so for playlists. Because of this I use MediaMonkey as my primary server.
post #8589 of 8763
It turned out that on my RX-V1067 (European equivalent of the RX-A1000) upgrading to 3.43 broke the LFE channel (almost no signal, YPAO would trigger a W-3 level error).

After quite a lot of investigations (with the service manual, a multimeter and an oscilloscope; I also exchanged a number of emails with Yamaha support staff) I downgraded back to 3.20 (even though Yamaha claims that's not possible) and my LFE channel works again.

To be on the safe side I used the service procedure to perform the downgrade: disconnect from mains, plug the USB key with the firmware, press PURE DIRECT and connect the mains AC cable while holding down PURE DIRECT.

HTH
post #8590 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Chapper View Post

Friends,


I have noticed that while viewing movies I have had about 3 or 4 instances of when the picture (TV Display) went to snow with absolutely no picture. This stayed on for a few secs and then it became normal again. It happened when viewing DVD's with my Sony DVD player and HDMI cable AV2.

I do think that it happened once with a Blu Ray, too, using AV1 and HDMI. Other times the unit seems flawless. However, I am beginning to get concerned about this. I have firmware 2.07. Have anyone experienced this?


regards,

chapper.

Hi Chapper or anyone else -

Did you ever get this resolved? I see in later posts suggestions were to swap out all hdmi cables - I am having a similar issue but I thought it was my cable box - this weekend i troubleshot it and everything is leading to my RX-A3000 -

I swapped out my cables (still same problem) but the cables were all bought from same place years ago, and they are the same type of cable. Before i go and buy new cables im wondering if that resolved your issue - couldnt find anything after this post in regards to the fix ... so i apologies if you posted.

Thanks
post #8591 of 8763
I'M NOT FOND OF THESE "THREAD" FORUMS. JUST WONDERED IF YOU GOT AN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION RE BOOKMARKS & HOW TO FIND IT?
post #8592 of 8763
Hi, just a quick question. My A3000, along with the manual, is in storage right now.

Are their 2 HDMI outputs? I'd like to have a TV and a projector hooked up so either of them can display whatever source I have turned on, without having to switch the cords.

Thanks in advance for your help.
post #8593 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Sweetmeat View Post

Hi, just a quick question. My A3000, along with the manual, is in storage right now.

Are their 2 HDMI outputs? I'd like to have a TV and a projector hooked up so either of the...

Yes,

After 2 years I just used my 2nd ouput for the first time tonight testing a Monoprice 5G wireless HDMI extender to my bedroom. It worked! Well...no sound :-(

*edit, I found out I had turned off audio output on the HDMI, oops
Edited by Cravit8 - 7/23/13 at 6:31pm
post #8594 of 8763
Help! I'm unable to get AM/FM output from my a3000. It will tune into stations but there doesn't seem to be any output to the speakers.

Is there a button I'm not pressing?
post #8595 of 8763
So I've been absent from this thread for a while. But I have a problem and I'm hoping someone here can help troubleshoot. I moved recently, and after a month of settling in and unpacking, I finally got around to setting up my HT, including unpacking my RX-A2000 and hooking it up. I got all the speakers installed and wired, and the TV, the Oppo, etc. Hooked everything up to the A2000, then plugged it in and turned it on. It powered up for about 1 second and then shut off. I tried again, and it did the same thing, only now it won't power up at all, or respond in any way to power on attempts. The red standby LED is lit when plugged in, but otherwise the thing is dead.

Any ideas what might be wrong or what might have caused this? How do I troubleshoot this?

EDIT: The receiver is hooked up to my brand new (delivered today) Panasonic TC-P60VT60, and an old (original) Energy Take 5 5.1 speaker system (8 Ohm nominal, high efficiency), as well as my Oppo BDP-93, and a Foxconn nettop PC for media streaming. Network is not connected. cheap FM antenna is connected. I think that's about it.

Thanks,
Kieran
post #8596 of 8763
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Originally Posted by soran123 View Post

Help! I'm unable to get AM/FM output from my a3000. It will tune into stations but there doesn't seem to be any output to the speakers.

Do you have the AM and FM antennas attached to your receiver? Check and make sure that they haven't fallen off.
post #8597 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

Hooked everything up to the A2000, then plugged it in and turned it on. It powered up for about 1 second and then shut off. I tried again, and it did the same thing, only now it won't power up at all, or respond in any way to power on attempts. The red standby LED is lit when plugged in, but otherwise the thing is dead.

Sounds like the protection circuitry kicked in and now it's in protection mode, essentially bricking the receiver until you take it in for repair. Somewhere in this thread someone has posted the secret instructions on how to take your receiver out of protection mode. Before you do disconnect all your speakers, a short in your cabling is the usual reason why the protection circuitry activates.

Note that normally it takes three consecutive failures for the protection mode to activate. If it only failed once then it might be a more serious problem.
post #8598 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

Sounds like the protection circuitry kicked in and now it's in protection mode, essentially bricking the receiver until you take it in for repair. Somewhere in this thread someone has posted the secret instructions on how to take your receiver out of protection mode. Before you do disconnect all your speakers, a short in your cabling is the usual reason why the protection circuitry activates.

Note that normally it takes three consecutive failures for the protection mode to activate. If it only failed once then it might be a more serious problem.
Thanks, Ross. Seems like it might be a more serious problem. I found the post with steps to turn it on in diagnostic mode. To be safe / trouble-shoot, I unplugged EVERYTHING but the power cord. I powered on the a2000 in diagnostic mode. I powered it down, and then tried turning it on normally. It turned on, I went into setup to check if my settings were still there. About a minute into poking around, it shut down again.

Looks like I'll be calling Yamaha. frown.gif
post #8599 of 8763
I have a question about the Zone outputs. My pre-amp downstairs does not have a built in Tuner in it. I am planning to run an digital Optical cable (ZONE 4) from Yamaha RX-A3000 to pre-amp downstairs. Will Yamaha output FM radio (HD radio) to ZONE 4 optical? or it only works for the main zone?

Can I use Sirius radio(Sirius online) on zone 4 optical?

thanks
post #8600 of 8763
What is the current firmware version on the RX A1000?

thanks
post #8601 of 8763
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Originally Posted by uderman View Post

I have a question about the Zone outputs. My pre-amp downstairs does not have a built in Tuner in it. I am planning to run an digital Optical cable (ZONE 4) from Yamaha RX-A3000 to pre-amp downstairs. Will Yamaha output FM radio (HD radio) to ZONE 4 optical? or it only works for the main zone?

Can I use Sirius radio(Sirius online) on zone 4 optical?

The optical output only works with external sources connected using digital optical or coaxial audio cables. It doesn't work with internal sources or sources connected using HDMI or analogue audio.

You should run an analogue audio connection using the zone 2 or zone 3 pre-outs instead. These work with internal sources and any external source connected using analogue audio cables.
post #8602 of 8763
Can someone clarify for me the hookup for a 5.2 + Front Presence (external amp) and Zone 2 setup on my RX-A2000? The manual (p25) indicates that the FP amp goes to the FP pre out and that the Zone 2 speakers go to the Extra SP1 jacks. But on p26 under Connecting an external Amplifier it notes that when a component is connected to the Pre Out and Zone Out you're not to connect speakers to the speaker terminals corresponding to those Pre Out and Zone Out terminals. The Extra SP1 jacks are labelled Zone2/Zone3/F. Presence. So shouldn't I be connecting my Zone 2 speakers to the Extra SP2 (Zone2/Zone3) terminals? I know I will have to assign the internal amps with 7ch+FPR+1Zone.
post #8603 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Datagg View Post

What is the current firmware version on the RX A1000?

thanks


Yamaha.com> Aventage> Discontinued Products> RX-A1000> Support> Firmware Update Version 3.43
post #8604 of 8763
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Originally Posted by ltuff1 View Post

Can someone clarify for me the hookup for a 5.2 + Front Presence (external amp) and Zone 2 setup on my RX-A2000? The manual (p25) indicates that the FP amp goes to the FP pre out and that the Zone 2 speakers go to the Extra SP1 jacks. But on p26 under Connecting an external Amplifier it notes that when a component is connected to the Pre Out and Zone Out you're not to connect speakers to the speaker terminals corresponding to those Pre Out and Zone Out terminals. The Extra SP1 jacks are labelled Zone2/Zone3/F. Presence. So shouldn't I be connecting my Zone 2 speakers to the Extra SP2 (Zone2/Zone3) terminals? I know I will have to assign the internal amps with 7ch+FPR+1Zone.

Hook up your speakers as described on page 25. Ingore the warning on page 26, it's just meant to stop you from trying to hook two sets of speakers in the same position.

You might want to consider instead of using the external amplifier to power the presence speakers using it to power the zone 2 speakers. Connect the main zone speakers as described in the "Presence speaker layout (7 speakers + subwoofer + presence speakers)", using the "7ch Normal" setting for Power Amp Assign. Connect the external amplifer to the zone 2 pre-outs.
post #8605 of 8763
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Originally Posted by vrvideo View Post

Does anybody know if the new Aventage xx30 series have SiriusXM Internet Radio? It is conspicuously missing from the Yamaha specifications. Anybody buy an 830, 1030, 2030, or 3030 yet than can verify if SiriusXM Internet Radio is still available?

Thanks!

Has anybody found out yet if the XX30 series supports SiriusXM Internet Radio? It is not listed on the Yamaha website anymore. The XX20 does have it listed.
post #8606 of 8763
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Originally Posted by vrvideo View Post

Has anybody found out yet if the XX30 series supports SiriusXM Internet Radio? It is not listed on the Yamaha website anymore. The XX20 does have it listed.

PM sent
post #8607 of 8763
finally got confirmation my Yamaha is being shipped back. I got a cryptic call from the repair center about "external damage" a few weeks back but no call since then. I sincerely hope the box doesn't arrive with a note inside like "Can't put the smoke back in, sorry! LOL".
post #8608 of 8763
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Originally Posted by mdubrow View Post

I recently bought a new universal player and in the interests of simplicity opted to use a single HDMI connection to pass audio and video. I set up the player to pass DSD over HDMI to my RX-A2000 and let the AVR perform the decoding. Unfortunately, since making that switch I have been disappointed with the sound quality of my SACDs. So last night I pulled out the old cables I had used for multi-channel input and did some comparisons:
  • DSD over HDMI to RX-A2000 (straight, stereo (2-channel), and Pure Direct)
  • PCM over HDMI to RX-A2000 (straight, stereo (2-channel), and Pure Direct)
  • Multi-channel analog out to RX-A2000 multi-channel in


Because of the limitations of the universal player I was using (Oppo BDP-93), I could not switch from DSD to PCM output on the fly, but I could compare digital (either DSD or PCM) to multi-channel input on the A2000, so this came down to a series of pair-wise comparisons.


Conclusions:
[*] DSD vs. Multi-Channel: To my ears, the RX-A2000 does a poor job with DSD decoding, with music sounding distant and flat, even a bit muffled (especially in the upper ranges). By comparison, all of the clarity and detail were present via the multi-channel input. For DSD, I tried Straight, Stereo (2-channel), and Pure Direct modes, and in no case did I prefer DSD to multi-channel input.

[*] PCM vs. Multi-Channel: Interestingly, switching to PCM output from the universal player improved things quite a bit. Multi-channel input was still (in my opinion) the "gold standard," but PCM + Pure Direct mode on the A2000 sounded very similar (there were some subtleties in how things like cymbals resonated over multi-channel input vs. PCM/HDMI).



I admit I'm disappointed in how poorly the A2000 seems to handle DSD, which I assumed would be the preferred setup. I was hoping to be able to eliminate a lot of cable clutter by passing DSD over HDMI, not to mention use the A2000's YPAO corrections. I may be able to live to with PCM over HDMI, but so far as I'm concerned neither bests the spaghetti of the multi-channel cabling (which of course bypasses YPAO).


I'd be interested to hear how others have set up their Aventage receivers with SACD-capable players.


Mike

I know this may be a bit off topic but I have been trying to get my Oppo 103 connected using the analog output to my RX-A2000. When I select Multi Channel I can't get an image to navigate my DVD-Audio. I also have an HDMI cable going to Input 1 (AV-1) on my receiver. How do I get an image while getting the sound to output via the Multi Channel Input. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #8609 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Yamadr6 View Post

I know this may be a bit off topic but I have been trying to get my Oppo 103 connected using the analog output to my RX-A2000. When I select Multi Channel I can't get an image to navigate my DVD-Audio. I also have an HDMI cable going to Input 1 (AV-1) on my receiver. How do I get an image while getting the sound to output via the Multi Channel Input. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kudoe for searching the thread, that quoted post is from 2011.

I honestly didn't think it was possible to get audio from another source while using HDMI. I previously kind of looked through the manual for this and couldn't find it so I said "screw it" when I realized it was moving my multi-channel BD player to another room.
I was hoping to setup a Scene that would allow me game on PS3 while listening to music from an mp3 player using 1/8 stereo to composite cable.
post #8610 of 8763
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Kudoe for searching the thread, that quoted post is from 2011.

I honestly didn't think it was possible to get audio from another source while using HDMI. I previously kind of looked through the manual for this and couldn't find it so I said "screw it" when I realized it was moving my multi-channel BD player to another room.
I was hoping to setup a Scene that would allow me game on PS3 while listening to music from an mp3 player using 1/8 stereo to composite cable.

I know is an old post but is the only post I found that came close to what I am trying to accomplish.
The manual says is possible but it is not specific as to how to do this and if it could be done via HDMI.
Thanks for the reply anyway. I will post how to do this if I manage to accomplish such a setup.
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