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post #8641 of 8768
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Originally Posted by froh View Post

Has anyone tried hooking up Apple TV to the RX-A2000? I'm trying to get AirPlay to work with the unit. It looks like the RX-A2030 has more features that allow AirPlay so I was wondering if anyone has messed around with it on this unit?

I can easily play my music using widows media (play to) feature... but I haven't been able to get it to work with iTunes.

Better example - I'd like to play Amazon Prime through the receiver from my iPhone or Lap Top

Your one post appears to be about 5 different discussions. Can you use Google to weed out the easy questions yourself so you can narrow down your specific question?
post #8642 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Your one post appears to be about 5 different discussions. Can you use Google to weed out the easy questions yourself so you can narrow down your specific question?

Has anyone tried using Apple TV on a RX-A2000.... that's all i'm asking. Google didn't help much so I was hoping someone on hear already did the research and messed around with that combo.

thx
post #8643 of 8768
I have used both, but not together, but that doesn't change anything. The RX-A2000 is a receiver, it will take the HDMI and output HDMI to the display, but you already know this so your post leads me to believe you don't know what an Apple TV is/does, which is why I mentioned Google.

I have a hunch all your questions are really Apple questions, not Yamaha receiver questions.
post #8644 of 8768
I have an AppleTV connected to my RX-A1000.

Everything works as it should. You can 'AirPlay' through the AppleTV with any Airplay capable device (iPad, iPod, iPhone, MacBook, etc.). You can play music/videos by accessing your iTunes library hosted on a computer via the AppleTV (assuming the iTunes library is shared). Really, the AppleTV is doing all of the work and just passing the audio/video through the receiver via the HDMI cable. Works like any other media streamer.
post #8645 of 8768
Just hook up the Apple TV to the receiver via HDMI. Select the proper Input(on the receiver) when you want to play something using a device that's air play compatible (ipad, ipod, iphone, and Macs with OS X) and it'll work just fine. I use it all the time. I have the same receiver.
post #8646 of 8768
I have an issue I've never seen before. I went to play zone 3, it feeds my RX-V2600 up in the living room. No sound using the iPod app. I go down to the unit and try there. No sound using the remote. When I look up at the TV the artwork and metadata are all there. I hit the play button and it says unable to play. It obviously sees the files. Everything plays fine on the desktop via iTunes. All music is on a Synology NAS, in apple lossless format (m4a). All cables are connected properly. I have never had a problem before today.
post #8647 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

I have an issue I've never seen before. I went to play zone 3, it feeds my RX-V2600 up in the living room. No sound using the iPod app. I go down to the unit and try there. No sound using the remote. When I look up at the TV the artwork and metadata are all there. I hit the play button and it says unable to play. It obviously sees the files. Everything plays fine on the desktop via iTunes. All music is on a Synology NAS, in apple lossless format (m4a). All cables are connected properly. I have never had a problem before today.

Update. Still no luck. I even pulled the power cord out for 10 seconds and also updated the firmware. Any one??
post #8648 of 8768
Apple lossless isn't one of the audio formats your receiver supports. Your NAS would have to transcode your M4A files into MP3s or FLACs on the fly for it to work from the receiver itself. Also, iTunes doesn't support DLNA (UPnP AV), so it must be using a different method than your receiver uses to get audio files over the network.
post #8649 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

Apple lossless isn't one of the audio formats your receiver supports. Your NAS would have to transcode your M4A files into MP3s or FLACs on the fly for it to work from the receiver itself. Also, iTunes doesn't support DLNA (UPnP AV), so it must be using a different method than your receiver uses to get audio files over the network.

It's always played them in the past. But I will look at the NAS. I just did an update on it a few days back.
post #8650 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

It's always played them in the past. But I will look at the NAS. I just did an update on it a few days back.

I'm really surprised you immediately thought it was the AVR and not your NAS, especially considering you just did a NAS update.
The AVR is still like an old calculator, unless it's broken it will do what it's programmed to do, everytime, nothing more nothing less and I appreciate that fact; makes troubleshooting much easier.
post #8651 of 8768
When I press the volume up/down button on the remote of my A3000, the signal is also received by one of my sources, a Popcorn Hour A-400, which causes it to do some unwanted actions. Is it possible to change the frequency the A3000 remote control uses to transmit signals to differentiate it from the frequency the Popcorn Hour uses?
post #8652 of 8768
You can't change the frequency, but you can change the remote control ID. I'm not sure it will solve your problem but it's worth a try.

For instructions on changing the remote ID from the Advanced Setup Menu, see page 145 of the A3000 manual PDF.
post #8653 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

I'm really surprised you immediately thought it was the AVR and not your NAS, especially considering you just did a NAS update.
The AVR is still like an old calculator, unless it's broken it will do what it's programmed to do, everytime, nothing more nothing less and I appreciate that fact; makes troubleshooting much easier.

Well, there was another update last night at he Synology website for Audio Station. Audio Station is the program that plays and transcodes the files. I have tooled around their forums and found more than a few people having different issues since the last update. One spoke of a "transcoding" issue. I may just put a ticket in on Synology's support side. BTW, the update last night did not fix my issue..
post #8654 of 8768
FINALLY. What started in May is finally resolved....Yamaha sent me a B-stock RX-A1010 to replace my RX-A1000 that had a bad sub out and bad Zone 2 preamp output. I dropped it off for service in May. I tried to talk them into a 1020 so I could get Airplay but no dice.
post #8655 of 8768
Moved to my new house and finally had a reason to start messing with zones on my A3000. Works pretty slick, especially with the Yamaha app!

I remember reading in the owners manual that not all zones can play digital sound, or something like that, unless you're in party mode. Am I remembering correctly? Sorry, OM is packed in some box I haven't gotten to yet.

What are the sources that can be played in the other zones without being in party mode?
post #8656 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Sweetmeat View Post

Moved to my new house and finally had a reason to start messing with zones on my A3000. Works pretty slick, especially with the Yamaha app!

I remember reading in the owners manual that not all zones can play digital sound, or something like that, unless you're in party mode. Am I remembering correctly? Sorry, OM is packed in some box I haven't gotten to yet.

What are the sources that can be played in the other zones without being in party mode?

I prefer looking at the manual downloaded to my iPad; the manual is a PDF on the CD in the plastic bag, not a book. You can download it from the 1st or 2nd page or log into Yamaha and download it.
HDMI is the only restricted source to the other zones, e.g., everything works except HDMI.

*Edit: I'm corrected by Ross Ridge below

When I cut the hole, pulled the wire through and connected, and pushed my first zone 2 ceiling speaker into place with a 'thunk' and then turned the system to test via my ipod app it was a moment of pure glee, it felt so joyfully powerful. biggrin.gif
Edited by Cravit8 - 9/16/13 at 6:47am
post #8657 of 8768
No external digital audio source will work in zone 2 or 3. You need to connect external devices using analogue audio cables (this can be in addition to using HDMI or digital audio cables) to hear them in zone 2 or 3. All internal sources, the tuner, net and USB, will work in these zones.

Zone 4 on the other hand only works with sources connected using optical or coaxial digital audio cables. It doesn't support HDMI or analogue sources. I don't think it works with internal sources either.
post #8658 of 8768
Slightly off topic. But it does affect the AVR. I have narrowed my files not playing problem down. Since they were all ripped to my NAS using iTunes, they are in the Apple Lossless Format which the 2000 can not play. Turns out the software on my Synology NAS (Audio Station) was transcoding them to a playable format. Since the last update it will not do it. Does any one know of a program that will transcode the files to an acceptable format on the 2000 and supports seamless playback?
post #8659 of 8768
Halleluah!! I just found a program that will convert ALAC (Apple Lossless) to FLAC. It is called Audio Converter from a company called Boilsoft. For $29.99 I have a program that will convert to and from just about all audio formats. I have an extra 1TB HDD hanging around that will be going into my desktop to hold all the ALAC files for use on iTunes and our iPods. I will keep all the FLAC files on the NAS for streaming.
post #8660 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

Halleluah!! I just found a program that will convert ALAC (Apple Lossless) to FLAC. It is called Audio Converter from a company called Boilsoft. For $29.99 I have a program that will convert to and from just about all audio formats. I have an extra 1TB HDD hanging around that will be going into my desktop to hold all the ALAC files for use on iTunes and our iPods. I will keep all the FLAC files on the NAS for streaming.

Fantastic news! Easily worth $30 for all your albums.
post #8661 of 8768
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

Halleluah!! I just found a program that will convert ALAC (Apple Lossless) to FLAC. It is called Audio Converter from a company called Boilsoft. For $29.99 I have a program that will convert to and from just about all audio formats. I have an extra 1TB HDD hanging around that will be going into my desktop to hold all the ALAC files for use on iTunes and our iPods. I will keep all the FLAC files on the NAS for streaming.

Good to hear. In case anyone was looking for a similar utility for the Mac, XLD will do all kinds of audio file conversion, here's a screenshot of all the different formats:



I've used it to convert multichannel WAV to FLAC, PCM to FLAC, works like a champ... and it's free.... -TD
post #8662 of 8768
Anyone here using the new S100/S2000/S3000 cd/sacd players w/ the A1000/A2000/A3000 integrated amps?
If so, post some thoughts/impressions!
post #8663 of 8768
You mean with the Yamaha A-Sx000 series of intergrated amplifiers? You might want to create a new thread and ask there. This thread is for the RX-Ax000 series of AV receivers.
post #8664 of 8768
Yamaha RX-A2000 overheated.

For the first time in two years since I got my Yamaha RX-A2000, I managed to overheat it (at least that's what I guess happened). I was home alone and I got a great idea to finally watch "Star Trek - Into Darkness (3D)" and since I was home alone (as I already mentioned, lol), I cranked the volume up to -10 dB. Usually I watch movies at around -15 dB but this time I couldn't resist. It sounded great. All 7 speakers are 8 ohms (3 x Paradigm Reference Millenia 20 and 4 x In-ceiling Surround Speakers Yamaha NS-IC800), all powered by Yamaha. But then after 95 minutes, the receiver just shut down. And I don't blame it at all, the chassis was really really hot! So I let it cool down for 30 minutes and then finished the movie.

But this experience made me think - I either need to improve the ventilation around the unit (it is, after all, inside the closed entertainment cabinet), or I need a separate power amplifier that would offload the receiver, at least for the main stage (and let the receiver to power only the surrounds)....or just stick with lower volume -15 dB...hm...
post #8665 of 8768
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Originally Posted by RandyDee View Post

Yamaha RX-A2000 overheated.

For the first time in two years since I got my Yamaha RX-A2000, I managed to overheat it (at least that's what I guess happened). I was home alone and I got a great idea to finally watch "Star Trek - Into Darkness (3D)" and since I was home alone (as I already mentioned, lol), I cranked the volume up to -10 dB. Usually I watch movies at around -15 dB but this time I couldn't resist. It sounded great. All 7 speakers are 8 ohms (3 x Paradigm Reference Millenia 20 and 4 x In-ceiling Surround Speakers Yamaha NS-IC800), all powered by Yamaha. But then after 95 minutes, the receiver just shut down. And I don't blame it at all, the chassis was really really hot! So I let it cool down for 30 minutes and then finished the movie.

But this experience made me think - I either need to improve the ventilation around the unit (it is, after all, inside the closed entertainment cabinet), or I need a separate power amplifier that would offload the receiver, at least for the main stage (and let the receiver to power only the surrounds)....or just stick with lower volume -15 dB...hm...

To minimize thermal shutdown, and to maximize long-term reliability you should have at least 3-4" of free-air clearance for the L/R sides and top cover. Also do not put any component on top of the AVR..

Just my $0.05... 👍😉
post #8666 of 8768
Star Trek Into Darkness is recorded at least 5dB hot, so that undoubtedly was a factor (5dB louder will need a lot more power for a given master volume setting than the average movie).
Edited by kriktsemaj99 - 9/25/13 at 6:08am
post #8667 of 8768
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Originally Posted by M Code View Post

To minimize thermal shutdown, and to maximize long-term reliability you should have at least 3-4" of free-air clearance for the L/R sides and top cover. Also do not put any component on top of the AVR..

Just my $0.05... 👍😉

Thanks, "M Code", absolutely. I do have some inches of clearance around the unit and it sits on its own shelf in the cabinet with no other units on top of it (see picture below)...but I guess I need to double-check whether that clearance is enough, especially above the unit.

post #8668 of 8768
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Originally Posted by RandyDee View Post

Yamaha RX-A2000 overheated.

For the first time in two years since I got my Yamaha RX-A2000, I managed to overheat it (at least that's what I guess happened). I was home alone and I got a great idea to finally watch "Star Trek - Into Darkness (3D)" and since I was home alone (as I already mentioned, lol), I cranked the volume up to -10 dB. Usually I watch movies at around -15 dB but this time I couldn't resist. It sounded great. All 7 speakers are 8 ohms (3 x Paradigm Reference Millenia 20 and 4 x In-ceiling Surround Speakers Yamaha NS-IC800), all powered by Yamaha. But then after 95 minutes, the receiver just shut down. And I don't blame it at all, the chassis was really really hot! So I let it cool down for 30 minutes and then finished the movie.

But this experience made me think - I either need to improve the ventilation around the unit (it is, after all, inside the closed entertainment cabinet), or I need a separate power amplifier that would offload the receiver, at least for the main stage (and let the receiver to power only the surrounds)....or just stick with lower volume -15 dB...hm...
I recently finished watching the Band of Brothers series, and I set my A2000 to -5.0 to watch those episodes smile.gif
post #8669 of 8768
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Originally Posted by RandyDee View Post

Thanks, "M Code", absolutely. I do have some inches of clearance around the unit and it sits on its own shelf in the cabinet with no other units on top of it (see picture below)...but I guess I need to double-check whether that clearance is enough, especially above the unit.


A receiver in an enclosed space like that is not going to cool properly even if you had a foot of space surrounding it. Assuming the back is at least open, there still probably isn't enough room for air to freely flow through the receiver. Cool air from the room needs to be able to come in through the bottom and sides, hot air needs to be able to escape from the top and out back into the room.
post #8670 of 8768
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Originally Posted by RandyDee View Post

Thanks, "M Code", absolutely. I do have some inches of clearance around the unit and it sits on its own shelf in the cabinet with no other units on top of it (see picture below)...but I guess I need to double-check whether that clearance is enough, especially above the unit.


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Originally Posted by Ross Ridge View Post

A receiver in an enclosed space like that is not going to cool properly even if you had a foot of space surrounding it. Assuming the back is at least open, there still probably isn't enough room for air to freely flow through the receiver. Cool air from the room needs to be able to come in through the bottom and sides, hot air needs to be able to escape from the top and out back into the room.

+1 for "hot air needs to be able to escape"
That is absolutley the most important part of cooling, whether it's a car engine or AVR. The heat has to go somewhere. TBH I'm really suprised it didn't shutdown sooner, but at least I know to never be worried.
Take a thermal gun and see what the temps are in that bay.
Cut a hole in rear of stand, install a quiet 120mm fan.
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