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post #1531 of 2142
I do have a 5.1 set-up. I did follow the manuals instructions today and it definitely increased my bass output to more of what I was used to. what would I gain from just going directly to my receiver? Not questioning your wisdom... just curious.
post #1532 of 2142
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Originally Posted by angler View Post

I do have a 5.1 set-up. I did follow the manuals instructions today and it definitely increased my bass output to more of what I was used to. what would I gain from just going directly to my receiver? Not questioning your wisdom... just curious.
The receiver has a better processor than your sub. But if it sounds good to you then leave it.
post #1533 of 2142
I agree connect speakers to yamaha. Subwoofer to yamaha. Do not connect speakers to subwoofer, there is no need for it.

The only reason you'd use the subwoofers own filtering is if your amp is standard stereo integrated amplifier only with no bass management, and your speakers are satellites or bookshelf speakers, where you may not want to send full range.
post #1534 of 2142
The built in EQ is the best I have ever seen. Not only can you change the gain of each of 7 bands like most EQs but you can also change the frequency of the bands. You can do this for each individual speaker. This is very helpful if you have different kinds of speakers and know their frequency response. For example I have 2 towers and a large center with 4 satellites (surround and prescence). The towers have a much wider usable frequency range than the satellites which really are best for midrange. The YPAO setup was severely limiting my towers (esp for bass it wasnt sending anything lower than 100Hz to my towers and nothing higher than 8KHz and they are rated at 37Hz to 20KHz) It was sending 78Hz to my satellites and there is no way they can handle that efficiently so I raised it to 100Hz. It was terrible. I put the Yam on 7 channel stereo and a Jazz station. Turned it up to -30 and spent about 30 minutes fine tuning the EQ and it sounds way better than any of the YPAO settings.
post #1535 of 2142
I want to connect the RX-V671 via the zone 2 RCA out to a 2-channel Sony receiver (STR-DH130) I have attached to my home audio system.

1) If I have my Yamaha connected to my computer via the network plug, can I play mp3s through the zone 2 out to the Sony receiver? I'm not clear on this as some said it must be analog output.

2) Can I play music from the same source on both zone 1 and zone 2 simultaneously (i.e. for a party)?

Thanks!
post #1536 of 2142
Hello everyone!
I have RX671 receiver, connected to my home network. I have DLNA server (Home Media Server), and I'm trying to play multichannel music via DLNA on my receiver. I have several albums, in .wav and .dts files, all of them contain 6-channel music which is successfully played on PC in foobar player.
Receiver opens both .dts and .wav files, but in a case of dts, the sound is 2.0, only fronts are active. In case of .wav, I can hear only silence.
Is it somehow possible to play 5.1 music on 671 directly, without external player? I can transcode these files in some other format using dlna server soft. But I tried different formats, and no success? Does anyone ever faced with such problem?
post #1537 of 2142
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Originally Posted by aletunovsky View Post

Hello everyone!
I have RX671 receiver, connected to my home network. I have DLNA server (Home Media Server), and I'm trying to play multichannel music via DLNA on my receiver. I have several albums, in .wav and .dts files, all of them contain 6-channel music which is successfully played on PC in foobar player.
Receiver opens both .dts and .wav files, but in a case of dts, the sound is 2.0, only fronts are active. In case of .wav, I can hear only silence.
Is it somehow possible to play 5.1 music on 671 directly, without external player? I can transcode these files in some other format using dlna server soft. But I tried different formats, and no success? Does anyone ever faced with such problem?
I have no clue but this forum is pretty dead. I suggest you try the 673 forum as well. It is a newer model so more active and works the same as 671 in this regard.
post #1538 of 2142
Okay a couple of you responded that I should just run my speakers straight to my amp and not through my sub - I am going to try that but am curious if I should still show my front speakers as "large" or not or will the YPAO make that decision for me? The old system I have can be seen here http://www.polkaudio.com/products/rm6600 . All the speakers are "satellites".


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Originally Posted by angler View Post

Thanks Bond 007 - just the kind of explanation I was looking for. On to my next question. I have an older surround sound system and I am not in the mood to upgrade it right now. I have the Polk Audio RM6600 System and Subwoofer (PSW450). I just checked the manual for how they suggest setting it up and wanted some feedback on whether or not this was still the suggested method since I have a newer receiver. I do have it wired like this but I had changed the front speakers to small and I am not happy with the bass tones of my system so I was going to start adjusting it today. Should I just follow these instructions? Am I just using too old of a system? The speakers and sub still work great and sounded awesome on my older receiver.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

In my opinion (and many others) there is no benefit to hooking your speakers up to the sub. Especially with such a nice receiver. Hook them up to the receiver and run the YPAO. You have a 5.1 setup right?
post #1539 of 2142
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Originally Posted by angler View Post

Okay a couple of you responded that I should just run my speakers straight to my amp and not through my sub - I am going to try that but am curious if I should still show my front speakers as "large" or not or will the YPAO make that decision for me? The old system I have can be seen here http://www.polkaudio.com/products/rm6600 . All the speakers are "satellites".
Just follow the instructions. It will probably set them all small because you have a sub.
post #1540 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Just follow the instructions. It will probably set them all small because you have a sub.

Depends on room size, it set my standmounts to large. Polk Audio RM6600 are definietly small and you may want to try crossover point maybe around 100hz
post #1541 of 2142
Thanks again for the info - YPAO set them to small and set my sub at 120hz. I have another quick question... the below picture and instructions is from my sub manual. When I was running the speakers through the sub I had the "switchable pass" set to 80Hz. Now that I am running everything straight through the receiver I changed it to full range. is that what you guys would do? Thanks in advance (again)



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Originally Posted by fatbottom View Post

Depends on room size, it set my standmounts to large. Polk Audio RM6600 are definitely small and you may want to try crossover point maybe around 100hz
post #1542 of 2142
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Originally Posted by angler View Post

Thanks again for the info - YPAO set them to small and set my sub at 120hz. I have another quick question... the below picture and instructions is from my sub manual. When I was running the speakers through the sub I had the "switchable pass" set to 80Hz. Now that I am running everything straight through the receiver I changed it to full range. is that what you guys would do? Thanks in advance (again)
I would leave it at 80Hz. Probably really doesnt matter though. The receiver is sending everything below 120 to the sub. Then instructions seem to be only for when you hook the speakers to the sub. Try it both ways. I doubt you will notice a difference.
post #1543 of 2142
I'd set it to full range. The av amplifier is doing the filtering you don't want another one down the audio chain.

Bond 007 is incorrect. You only have it switched on if you need it filtering <80hz
post #1544 of 2142
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Originally Posted by fatbottom View Post

I'd set it to full range. The av amplifier is doing the filtering you don't want another one down the audio chain.
Bond 007 is incorrect. You only have it switched on if you need it filtering <80hz
Technically I understand what you are saying but I still think it is insignificant either way. Almost certainly wont hear the difference. Nothing above 120 is being sent to the sub anyway. Again, that switch is really designed for if the speakers are connected to the sub.
post #1545 of 2142
I got the same problem. how do you change this setting? Even when my tv recever is off, i see the flickering in my TV when its all black.
post #1546 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Technically I understand what you are saying but I still think it is insignificant either way. Almost certainly wont hear the difference. Nothing above 120 is being sent to the sub anyway. Again, that switch is really designed for if the speakers are connected to the sub.

If you set it to 80hz you will have cascading crossovers and introduce phase problems.

Set it to full range.
post #1547 of 2142
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Originally Posted by angler View Post

Thanks again for the info - YPAO set them to small and set my sub at 120hz. I have another quick question... the below picture and instructions is from my sub manual. When I was running the speakers through the sub I had the "switchable pass" set to 80Hz. Now that I am running everything straight through the receiver I changed it to full range. is that what you guys would do? Thanks in advance (again)

Based on the wording in your sub manual, that setting "only" applies when using the speaker connections, so with no speaker connections, the setting has no effect.
post #1548 of 2142
Hey guys! I just bought one from Amazon for $299. Is their "deal of the day". Before I pulled the trigger I read some posts here. I don't think I'll be disappointed!
post #1549 of 2142
Is there any work around that would allow a sub to work in both zones? Thanks for the help.
post #1550 of 2142
I just purchased this on amazon as well. Would this be a better receiver than the Denon 1613? I was on the fence but decided to go with Yamaha. First post but have been viewing the forum for quite sometime. Im in the process of building a "man cave" in the basement. This was my first purchase trying to decide on a TV now. I plan on going with Pioneer SP-FS52 speaker set.
post #1551 of 2142
On the fence on this as well. Currently I am running a 5 year old Onkyo S5100 HTIB receiver and sub with Polk Monitor 70 L/R, Cs2 Center, Polk Monitor 40 surrounds in a 7.1 setup. I am very close to pulling the trigger on a HSU vtf-15h sub as well. With that sub especially, will my current receiver be out of it league? It works okay right now with the Polk speakers, but I have never heard them with a better receiver, so I am wondering if this is something I need to jump on.
post #1552 of 2142
Just looking for expert opinions on this device. $299 on amazon seems like a very good price for a midlevel receiver. I am not a audio/videophile. Basic questions:

1) Can I hook up an Iphone5 to the iphone/ipod connector on the front? I believe the 5 has a different style usb connection.

2) Can i play media from a laptop/desktop running Windows 8?

3) Will I have any issues playing "burned" media through a PS3 slim? I have been having issues with losing sound for a second or so playing through the TV speakers (Panasonic TC-P50U50 - 50 inch plasma). This only seems to happen with burned media. The loss of audio is paired up with a quick flicker on the screen as well. I will direct that issue to the thread for that TV. However, I am not planning on keeping that TV. I am only borrowing it.

4) What speakers would you recommend to go with this without breaking the bank?


Thanks
post #1553 of 2142
My zone 2 will be in the same room so I can have the tv on in the background and list to music at the same time. Just did a pleminary hook up with zone 2 speakers and my ipod. I'm frustrated because I only get sound when I use a "sound program" such as "Hall In Vienna." 2 ch stereo produces no sound from the ipod - any advice?
post #1554 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Cruzader View Post

1) Can I hook up an Iphone5 to the iphone/ipod connector on the front? I believe the 5 has a different style usb connection.

If you download the Yamaha iTunes app you don't have to physically connect you iPhone to the receiver to play your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/av-controller-us/id467496375?mt=8
post #1555 of 2142
I'm having a problem with SiriusXM Internet Radio app on my RX-V671s.

Seems like recently, maybe the past month or so, I keep getting an "ACCESS ERROR" when trying to log into Sirius Internet Radio on my two RX-V671s and on my RX-V867. Does anyone know what is going on here? I just spent an hour on the phone with SiriusXM and they have no clue what is going on, so I canceled my Internet Radio subscription until I can figure this out.

Does anyone know of:eek:eek.gifeek.gif a problem on the Yamaha side?
post #1556 of 2142
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Originally Posted by cnsf View Post

I'm having a problem with SiriusXM Internet Radio app on my RX-V671s.
Seems like recently, maybe the past month or so, I keep getting an "ACCESS ERROR" when trying to log into Sirius Internet Radio on my two RX-V671s and on my RX-V867. Does anyone know what is going on here? I just spent an hour on the phone with SiriusXM and they have no clue what is going on, so I canceled my Internet Radio subscription until I can figure this out.
Does anyone know of:eek:eek.gifeek.gif a problem on the Yamaha side?

Go back one page in this thread. It looks like it started happening early october.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1327107/the-official-yamaha-rx-v671-thread-7-1-channel-network-avr/1500#post_22462773

I know the web client i use for XM started having issues back then. XM definitely made some changes to cause it. I'm hoping yamaha can work with them to get it fixed.
post #1557 of 2142
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Originally Posted by HotTubJohnny View Post

Go back one page in this thread. It looks like it started happening early october.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1327107/the-official-yamaha-rx-v671-thread-7-1-channel-network-avr/1500#post_22462773
I know the web client i use for XM started having issues back then. XM definitely made some changes to cause it. I'm hoping yamaha can work with them to get it fixed.
Has nothing to do with XM. All of the built in options do it. Sirius, Pandora, Netradio and Rhapsody do it. It has been happening to me since before October and I have called Panasonic twice. Neither time did they know anything about it even though I have read about many people having this issue. They just told me to reset the receiver to see if that fixes it and of course it did not.
post #1558 of 2142
I just purchased this receiver. How is the input lag on the receiver for gaming? Is there a game mode to bypass the video processing?
post #1559 of 2142
Hi, I just got a Panasonic plasma TX-P42GT50 that I hooked up to my RX-V671 with an HDMI cable from HDMI OUT to HDMI2 (ARC) input of the TV.
I have my satellite decoder connected to HDMI5 and an XBOX360 connected to HDMI4.
Both are displayed correctly on the TV.
I enabled HDMI control on the RX-V671.
An old Pioneer DVD player is connected to AV1 via component + optical. That one is also displayed fine on the TV though it is analog.

Issue1: my VCR is connected to AV5 (I also tried with V-AUX) and nothing appears on the TV.
When I plug in the VCR directly to the TV, it is displayed fine but of course I prefer that the signal is going to the RX-V671 and HDMI out.
This was working fine previously when I had my CRT TV and when I was using TV-OUT of the RXV-671 to feed the TV.

Issue2: when I use another input on the TV, the RX-V671 switch to AV4 (which is OK) but I don't hear any TV sound through my speakers.
I changed the HDMI cable but same result.
I read many people have issues with ARC and Panasonic... Same disease here? Sounds really strange that Yamaha would put a non functioning item on the market...

I'm planninng a factory reset but would prefer trying different things first (I made many tries already but you never know...).
Also posted a mail to Yamaha support but no answers yet.

The a question: I have movies on a NAS. The plasma can play them but I'd like to get them upscaled by the RX-V671. Is this possible? If yes, what would be the setup/cabling?
Or do you know if the plasma TX-P42GT50 is performing upscaling?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Best regards from Belgium!
post #1560 of 2142
I used the search function and I've seen this question asked a couple of times, but either I missed the answer or it isn't there. What I would like to do is get video from one source (HDMI2) and be able to switch my audio back and forth between HDMI and AUDIO2. The reason I want to do this is because I have Rocksmith on the Xbox 360 and to avoid issues with latency, I'd like to be able to switch to analog audio when I'm playing that game -- but only when I'm playing that game, hence the desire not to permanently couple HDMI2 and AUDIO2 but to be able to toggle between them.

I know I've had non-HDMI receivers in the past that can do this (seperate video and audio sources), but I'm stumped when it comes to this Yamaha. Is it possible? If so, can you tell me how?

Honestly, I did look for an answer in the forum before asking. smile.gif
Edited by darthclem - 11/29/12 at 6:17am
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