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post #1711 of 2142
Doesn't sound like an overheating issue to me. I have gotten mine so hot that it would nearly burn you if you held your hand on it. Of course I dont make this a habit but it has never shut down. Return it if you can.
Is that the first time you have run it that hard? What is the ohm rating on your speakers?
I don't know so I'm just asking but wouldn't it be better to have those fans blowing out instead of in?
Edited by Bond 007 - 1/11/13 at 4:00am
post #1712 of 2142
I watched Gladiator earlier this week, which pushed it pretty hard (though not as hard as Star Trek, as Star Trek is very heavy in the low frequencies). I did not have any issues then.

I'm running 8ohm speakers. And regarding the fans, I could certainly change direction. But since there is a whole in the back of the cabinet for wires to pass through that is pretty close to the fan, I'm confident that it's better to have it blowing. Otherwise I'd just be sucking in a bunch of air from the whole next to it and blowing it out.
post #1713 of 2142
Just a thought but with heat and dust being 2 major enemies of electronics I thought I might mention it. Wouldn't it be better to route all the cords out the bottom and put the fans blowing out in the top where all the heat accumulates? Another advantage to having them blowing out is that they would not be routing all the dust in the room to the inside of your cabinet.
post #1714 of 2142
Gonna grab a 671 off craigs today for $300. Seller says it is new and never been used...still in the box. I have been looking for a deal on a nice AVR the last few weeks, and have looked hard at this 671. Then last night I check craigs and, BAM, there is one for $300. Buying off craigs always comes with a risk but I have had good luck and have found some great deals off craigs, especially for speakers. I will plug it in and at least make sure it turns on before I agree to buy it. But this seems like it will be another good craigslist deal. Wish me luck!
post #1715 of 2142
^^^Makes sure you're getting the remote and the YPAO mic!
post #1716 of 2142
Got the 671 from the lady off craigslist. This sucker is brand spanking new. Still sealed in the box from Amazon. She paid $420 last year. I asked her if it was OK to open it up just to check to make sure it turns on. Never know when you might get a lemon. Turned on fine. Gave her the cash and I was out the door. Very good price for this AVR. Amazon had it sale last November on a lightening deal for $300, but I missed that. Getting the same deal off craigs! Only thing is I don't get the warranty. But no big deal. Should be fine. Can't wait to hook this sucker up and play around with the network features. This will replace a RX-V663 from 2008. Will probably try and sell that one.
post #1717 of 2142
I know this is an older thread... but instead of posting a new one, thought I'd post here..

I recently made a huge upgrade from a 42" Plasma with a Vizio soundbar to a true Home Theater system...

55" Samsung LED
Yamaha RX V671 receiver ( I bought it when it was on Amazon for $300 in November - SCORE!)
8" Yamaha ceiling speakers (front and rear) and Yamaha Center channel, with a Polk 10" sub.
I'm running the zone-2 speaker output to another pair of speakers in a different room in the house where I have a pool table

HOLY COW what an improvement this is over the soundbar!!!

Now.. I'm considering running the zone2 line-out to another amp to power speakers in other rooms in the house (I think this may end up becoming a problem as far as the wife is concerned!)..

My question is - can I keep the speakers that are currently hooked up to the Zone2 speaker output, while having the Zone2 line-out going to another amp?
post #1718 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Just a thought but with heat and dust being 2 major enemies of electronics I thought I might mention it. Wouldn't it be better to route all the cords out the bottom and put the fans blowing out in the top where all the heat accumulates? Another advantage to having them blowing out is that they would not be routing all the dust in the room to the inside of your cabinet.

I purchased a new piece of hardboard today for the purposes of redoing the install. The one that came with my entertain center has very large holes and is so open that having a fan that's blowing outward isn't going to work very well.
The cabinet has two shelves, and I'm actually going to move the receiver to the lower one. It's going to have the fans blowing air in over the receiver. The air will rise in to the upper cabinet, where it will escape through a fairly large whole in the hardboard. Regarding dust, I have fan filters installed, so they should cut down on it fairly significantly.
post #1719 of 2142
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Originally Posted by BrendonSF View Post

I purchased a new piece of hardboard today for the purposes of redoing the install. The one that came with my entertain center has very large holes and is so open that having a fan that's blowing outward isn't going to work very well.
The cabinet has two shelves, and I'm actually going to move the receiver to the lower one. It's going to have the fans blowing air in over the receiver. The air will rise in to the upper cabinet, where it will escape through a fairly large whole in the hardboard. Regarding dust, I have fan filters installed, so they should cut down on it fairly significantly.

Interesting... I've noticed a bit of heat accumulating in the cabinet as well - I've got the RX-V671, a NAS, Cable box/DVR, Blu-Ray, Wii and wireless router all in the same cabinet.. there's a hole in the top of the cabinet where the HDMI cable comes up to my TV.. I was thinking about putting some kind of fan in there to help evacuate the warm air.. what's the best way to power a fan like that?
post #1720 of 2142
Hi I find this forum with tech savvy people and i found that I am having same type of problem as mentioned here in the post(Starnzy but was unable to find a solution...My RX-V671 is only 1 months old,until last night.After watching TV for about 1 hour, it suddenly powered off (leaving just the red standby light lit up). I tried to power it back on, but has refused to power back on, leaving just the standby light lit up(Red).

The top of the casing was warm when it went off last night, but I didn't hear any pops/bangs etc. There is about 2-3 inches gap between the top of the amp and the next glass shelf up in my AV rack, so I think there's enough room there for air to circulate.

I unplugged all cables out the rear, even the power cord,then plugged the power back in this morning, but exactly the same. All I get is the red standby light but it refuses to power on.

I tried holding the power button in for about 10 seconds at which point I noticed the red standby light go out until I released the power button (as I thought that might be some kind of system reset), but that made no difference.

Can anyone suggest anything that may have gone wrong, that I might be able to try to bring it back to life?

I've never had an amp die before - this is the 2nd Yamaha I've owned.

I've read the manual and the only things that I can think it could be based on the troubleshooting section is that 'the protection circuitry has been activated 3 times consecutively', which prevents the system from powering back on (and requires a Yamaha dealer/service centre to sort). It mentions protection circuitry being activated by shorting speaker cables or the speaker impedance setting could be incorrect.

I've not touched any of my speaker wiring for at least a month, so Im not sure why it would suddenly short now if there was an issue?

Re the speaker impedance, I believe my amp is set to the default 8-ohms which I thought was ok with the current setup?
Edited by Surajit Laha - 1/14/13 at 10:57pm
post #1721 of 2142
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Edited by calgecko - 1/15/13 at 7:31am
post #1722 of 2142
Ooops being a first timer my apology in posting wrongly..PLease refer to my other post..
post #1723 of 2142
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Originally Posted by BrendonSF View Post

I purchased a new piece of hardboard today for the purposes of redoing the install. The one that came with my entertain center has very large holes and is so open that having a fan that's blowing outward isn't going to work very well.
The cabinet has two shelves, and I'm actually going to move the receiver to the lower one. It's going to have the fans blowing air in over the receiver. The air will rise in to the upper cabinet, where it will escape through a fairly large whole in the hardboard. Regarding dust, I have fan filters installed, so they should cut down on it fairly significantly.
Good deal. Did you figure out the powering off issue?
post #1724 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Surajit Laha View Post

Ooops being a first timer my apology in posting wrongly..PLease refer to my other post..
Call Yamaha. Sounds like you need service.
post #1725 of 2142
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Originally Posted by calgecko View Post

Interesting... I've noticed a bit of heat accumulating in the cabinet as well - I've got the RX-V671, a NAS, Cable box/DVR, Blu-Ray, Wii and wireless router all in the same cabinet.. there's a hole in the top of the cabinet where the HDMI cable comes up to my TV.. I was thinking about putting some kind of fan in there to help evacuate the warm air.. what's the best way to power a fan like that?

This is the kit that I bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/360423859434
Extremely satisfied with it. It is powered by a standard 2-prong a/c adapater (which also has a voltage selector so you can adjust fan speed), and it uses the trigger port on the back of the V671 to automatically turn on when the receiver is on.
post #1726 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Good deal. Did you figure out the powering off issue?

I unplugged all speaker connections, and ran the receiver for a few hours. This allows you to rule out any shorts in the speaker connections, as well as heat being the culprit. It still shut off several times. So it's the receiver itself that is the problem. It's going in next week.
post #1727 of 2142
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Originally Posted by BrendonSF View Post

I unplugged all speaker connections, and ran the receiver for a few hours. This allows you to rule out any shorts in the speaker connections, as well as heat being the culprit. It still shut off several times. So it's the receiver itself that is the problem. It's going in next week.
Interesting evaluation method. I will remember that. Sorry to hear your troubles. Let us know how Yamaha treats you and what was the cause, please.
post #1728 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by calgecko View Post

I know this is an older thread... but instead of posting a new one, thought I'd post here..

I recently made a huge upgrade from a 42" Plasma with a Vizio soundbar to a true Home Theater system...

55" Samsung LED
Yamaha RX V671 receiver ( I bought it when it was on Amazon for $300 in November - SCORE!)
8" Yamaha ceiling speakers (front and rear) and Yamaha Center channel, with a Polk 10" sub.
I'm running the zone-2 speaker output to another pair of speakers in a different room in the house where I have a pool table

HOLY COW what an improvement this is over the soundbar!!!

Now.. I'm considering running the zone2 line-out to another amp to power speakers in other rooms in the house (I think this may end up becoming a problem as far as the wife is concerned!)..

My question is - can I keep the speakers that are currently hooked up to the Zone2 speaker output, while having the Zone2 line-out going to another amp?

FYI - I got a response back from Yamaha on this question today.. they didn't recommend doing it because there could be a delay in the audio provided through the line-out as compared to the speaker-out for zone2... which makes sense.. but, they said it is entirely possible to do and wouldn't cause any problems besides a possible delay in the audio.
post #1729 of 2142
In India I am unable to get a proper service from Yamaha India? Can you support me with E Mail ID's service officials of Yamaha international ?
post #1730 of 2142
New firmware update. Anyone have any problems with it? Where can I grab V1.18 just in case this update doesn't work well. I have the European version of 1.18 which I used previously.
Thanks.
post #1731 of 2142
NA here. No problems with update.
post #1732 of 2142
Strange issue... I Bought my Yamaha from amazon a couple months ago and it has been flawless up until last week. Now whenever I turn it on it sets itself to AV4 instead of HDMI 1. I use a Harmony remote and thought it might have a corrupt file but the yamaha does the same thing if you push the power button. Not sure what else to try. Any advise would be appreciated.
post #1733 of 2142
ARC is more trouble than its worth and completely unnecessary particularly with a Harmony remote.
post #1734 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

ARC is more trouble than its worth and completely unnecessary particularly with a Harmony remote.

I'm sorry I don't know what ARC is...
post #1735 of 2142
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Originally Posted by -Shadow View Post

I'm sorry I don't know what ARC is...
Menu>Setup>HDMI>HDMI Control
Make sure HDMI Control is Off
post #1736 of 2142
hi
i wonder if any one can help me ,,i live in the uk
i have the rx-v671,, had it for about 15 months ,,, when i first got it ,, i had an icon for rhapsody,, and one for pandora ,,(since disappeared from the receiver)
i know because i live in the uk i would not be able to receive them ,,
i have now got a vpn set up with a us ip on it ,, i have downloaded the latest firmware 1.39 from yamaha site usa, put it on usbstick and updated receiver with still no icons for the above on the receiver,,
i know the vpn is working ok as i have pandora running ok on a smart tv on the same network,
has anyone had this problem and sorted it out???
or has any clever guy any helpful suggestions to try???
grateful for any help or advice,,

jimmy
post #1737 of 2142
hi
just a thought regarding last post ,, has any one got a link to download an old firmware like 1.02 or 1.07 with Pandora on it ,, or can any us citizen tell me there dns servers in there network set up on there receiver?????

jimmy
post #1738 of 2142
I dont think you can go backwards
post #1739 of 2142
When I change the volume an indicator appears on the tv screen showing the value in dB. Any way to stop that appearing?
post #1740 of 2142
hi lamplighter
thanks for replying,,
I have the 1.22 firmware that I go back to with no problems,,
do you know anyway to get the receiver back to a full factory setting????,
i am not on about the restore settings on pg 102 (init all) tried that ,,
I am on about a complete restore (factory reset) hence why I wanted the very old firmware to try to take it right back,


jimmy
Edited by jimmyfarr - 1/25/13 at 2:07am
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