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post #211 of 2142
Has anybody ever made a purchase from savinglots.com? The seem to have the best online price right now but not sure what to think of them.
post #212 of 2142
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Ambavi, select the correct video input (TV) on the tv.

I was just doing that. The only problem is, when I change the source from TV to DVD and vice versa, I have to change the video source to TV using TV remote control. I thought there might be an easier way to do this. Since I am using ARC HDMI cable, audio works fine without the optical audio cable. Thanks.
post #213 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Ambavi View Post

I was just doing that. The only problem is, when I change the source from TV to DVD and vice versa, I have to change the video source to TV using TV remote control. I thought there might be an easier way to do this. Since I am using ARC HDMI cable, audio works fine without the optical audio cable. Thanks.

The "input" button on the AVR remote can be programmed to change the source on your television. Instructions are in the AVR's OM.
post #214 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stahara View Post

Has anybody ever made a purchase from savinglots.com? The seem to have the best online price right now but not sure what to think of them.

Sory but never heard of them. I got mine as a "open box" from OneCall thru amazon. It was basically brand new...nothing was opened except the tape on each end of the top but the tape itself wasn't. Everything inside was factory. OneCall's ratings on Amazon sold me on them.

There are two places on Amazon that lists "open box" but I've never done anything with them. Good price (about what I paid). I did see Vann's with the RX-A700 under $425 and that's a good unit. Some have said the deal on the RX-V867 is back as well. Don't discount Crutchfield either. they have some good deals on "open box" units.
post #215 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Txtate View Post

Thanks. I assume that you are talking about one that connects to the Ethernet port and not the USB? Any suggested brands that are known to work with RX 671?

Thanks again.

I am using a Linksys WGA600N Wireless-N Gaming Adapter that wirelessly connects to my router and then a 5 port switch attached to it. It works flawlessly with the RX 671, and my Panasonic TV, and PS3. I was actually amazed as how well it worked considering my router is downstairs and everything else is upstairs.
post #216 of 2142
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Originally Posted by batman15 View Post

I am using a Linksys WGA600N Wireless-N Gaming Adapter that wirelessly connects to my router and then a 5 port switch attached to it. It works flawlessly with the RX 671, and my Panasonic TV, and PS3. I was actually amazed as how well it worked considering my router is downstairs and everything else is upstairs.

Thanks - that's exactly what I needed to know.
post #217 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Txtate View Post

Thanks - that's exactly what I needed to know.

Does it hook up USB or via some other type of port?
post #218 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stahara View Post

Has anybody ever made a purchase from savinglots.com? The seem to have the best online price right now but not sure what to think of them.

Don't buy from them.... Go to HHGREGG and get a price match plus 1o% off
Give it a try,, it worked for me
post #219 of 2142
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Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post

Does it hook up USB or via some other type of port?

The Linksys connects to the Ethernet port according to the literature.
post #220 of 2142
Well on a side note I found a alternative to my Xbox component delemma. I had it hooked into (1) and got everything working with the one HDMI to TV except I had to power on the unit and choose in the TV menu "TV speakers or external". didn't want more cables and wnted everything thru the AVR since I mounted the TV. I ended up buying one of those Component-to-HDMI converter boxes from Monoprice

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

It works like a charm. Granted it was $40 but I have HDMI all going in and one going out. And picture and sound is just as good as it was with direct connection with a toslink to AVR. I will try the 700 Harmony tomorrow since we're expecting rain most of the day.
post #221 of 2142
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Don't buy from them.... Go to HHGREGG and get a price match plus 1o% off
Give it a try,, it worked for me
Unfortunately, my local HHGregg wouldn't match them. They offered me a decent price but not quite good enough for me to pull the trigger.
post #222 of 2142
Just saw that Newegg is offering a $150 gift card with purchase of the RX-V671. If you're interested, the offer expires 7/24/11. The gift card does not expire.
post #223 of 2142
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Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
Does it hook up USB or via some other type of port?
The Linksys WGA600N Wireless-N Gaming Adapter wirelessly connects to your router and provide one LAN port. I connected a 5 port LAN switch to that and all my devices to the switch. They all work flawlessly.

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Originally Posted by cavu View Post
As I've stated before in this thread, my Harmony One works just fine (although it is still programmed for my old RX-V663).
I just bought a cheapo Harmony 650 from Best Buy and the RX-V671 was a device option and it works just fine with the remote. It even lets me use the NET and USB options to control my Ipod and Pandora. I couldn't be happier right now.
post #224 of 2142
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Originally Posted by batman15 View Post


I just bought a cheapo Harmony 650 from Best Buy and the RX-V671 was a device option and it works just fine with the remote. It even lets me use the NET and USB options to control my Ipod and Pandora. I couldn't be happier right now.
Did you go into MyHarmony.com and DL the software or thru the Logitech site? Haven't done it to my 700 but someone a severa days ago posted on the Harmony forums there was no option for devices with the RX-V671 listed.
post #225 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stahara View Post

Just saw that Newegg is offering a $150 gift card with purchase of the RX-V671. If you're interested, the offer expires 7/24/11. The gift card does not expire.

Thank you for the tip - Newegg is an 'authorized' Yamaha internet dealer and the $150 gift card clinches the deal for me.

*** update: also got the $10.00-off new customer promo, and another 1% off using another affinity site... awesomeness.
post #226 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stahara View Post

Just saw that Newegg is offering a $150 gift card with purchase of the RX-V671. If you're interested, the offer expires 7/24/11. The gift card does not expire.


I had to check this because it sounds like a mistake but it's there. Not tied into speakers or anything else...straight out $150 card with a RX-V671. That's a FREAKN' STEAL!!
post #227 of 2142
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Originally Posted by DR.DTS View Post

Did you go into MyHarmony.com and DL the software or thru the Logitech site? Haven't done it to my 700 but someone a severa days ago posted on the Harmony forums there was no option for devices with the RX-V671 listed.

I did download the software, but other then that I just typed in the components I had when it asked me to and it recognized the RX-V671. I was able to use the software to set up using the USB to play my Ipod and use the net button to use Pandora. I did have to go into the settings and tell it what some of the buttons did (left, right, up, down, return) but I didn't have to use the learn commands option at all. It was pretty straight forward.
post #228 of 2142
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Originally Posted by batman15 View Post

I did download the software, but other then that I just typed in the components I had when it asked me to and it recognized the RX-V671. I was able to use the software to set up using the USB to play my Ipod and use the net button to use Pandora. I did have to go into the settings and tell it what some of the buttons did (left, right, up, down, return) but I didn't have to use the learn commands option at all. It was pretty straight forward.


Thanks for letting me know. Well then tomorrow while it's raining I guess I know what I'll be doing. Finally getting around to this and giving it a shot.
post #229 of 2142
I have a PS3 hooked up with HDMI and that is what I use for playing movies and CD. Works great downstairs, SACD and all but is there any way of getting it to output the CD to Zone2? Internet radio and Pandora play fine so I know everything is hooked up correctly. Any suggestions? Do I need to get a standalone CD player?

Thanks..... Steve
post #230 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stevenfstein View Post

I have a PS3 hooked up with HDMI and that is what I use for playing movies and CD. Works great downstairs, SACD and all but is there any way of getting it to output the CD to Zone2? Internet radio and Pandora play fine so I know everything is hooked up correctly. Any suggestions? Do I need to get a standalone CD player?

Thanks..... Steve

You need an analog connection (rca patch cords) between the PS3 and the AVR.
post #231 of 2142
I'm looking for a way to allows digital sources to play in my second zone (my bedroom). I know you can't output digital to zone 2 so I was wondering if it was possible (and safe) to enable the bi-amp feature of the amp and hook-up my bedroom speakers to the bi-amp (back surround) speaker connections. I know this has nothing to do with bi-amping, just looking for a work around. Essentailly I want to hear the same thing in my main room and bedroom. Any thoughts?
post #232 of 2142
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Obsidian Octagon View Post

I was wondering if it was possible (and safe) to enable the bi-amp feature of the amp and hook-up my bedroom speakers to the bi-amp (back surround) speaker connections.

Use the "presence speaker" hookup. They duplicate the L/R audio.
post #233 of 2142
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Originally Posted by cavu View Post

Use the "presence speaker" hookup. They duplicate the L/R audio.

Works like a charm. Just had to turn on the presence speakers and up the presence levels. Thanks!
post #234 of 2142
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Obsidian Octagon View Post

Works like a charm.

post #235 of 2142
so basically use the AV out and just hook up the audio into the receiver? Is there anything I need to do in the PS3 menu to allow both to output?

Thanks..... Stev
post #236 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stevenfstein View Post

so basically use the AV out and just hook up the audio into the receiver? Is there anything I need to do in the PS3 menu to allow both to output?

Thanks..... Stev

Unsure of this, but check Settings / Sound Settings / Audio Multi-Output on your PS3.
post #237 of 2142
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Originally Posted by cavu View Post
Use the "presence speaker" hookup. They duplicate the L/R audio.
I didn't realize that you couldn't pass digital input to Zone 2. Will the built in streaming pass to zone 2? I was wanting to stream PC mp3 files and pandora to a set of speakers on my deck. Would I have to use the 'presence speaker' setup for this? How easy is it turn this on and off?

I have one on order from newegg but I think I can cancel by tonight if I decide it won't work for me.

Thanks.
post #238 of 2142
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Originally Posted by stahara View Post
I didn't realize that you couldn't pass digital input to Zone 2. Will the built in streaming pass to zone 2? I was wanting to stream PC mp3 files and pandora to a set of speakers on my deck. Would I have to use the 'presence speaker' setup for this? How easy is it turn this on and off?

I have one on order from newegg but I think I can cancel by tonight if I decide it won't work for me.

Thanks.
Zone 2 will handle analog sources, radio, usb, and network audio.
post #239 of 2142
Ah, thanks for the quick reply. I should be able to do what I want then.
post #240 of 2142
Hey guys,

I just bought a V671 and am having trouble with just basic stuff - using HDMI out, I cannot get either video or audio (no on-screen GUI, nothing) - I have tried it with multiple TVs and different HDMI cables. My PS3 works just fine over HDMI to the TVs, but when I simply run the PS3's HDMI out to the receiver, then receiver HDMI to the TV, I figured that should be fine. The correct HDMI source appears to be selected - so I must be doing something wrong. I'm a beginner to receiver concepts - any guidance on what I am missing (before I return it or start debugging with cables...)?

Thanks in advance
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