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post #811 of 2142
adding an equalizer to this unit. is it possible? I know there is a built in one, but I would like to add one.
Suggestions on which input to connect it to?
Thanks.
post #812 of 2142
yup no digital direct connections sent to zone 2 (hdmi or optical) but songs on pc or pandora are fine
post #813 of 2142
Try downloading free media software called serviio, I have a win7 pc that the 671 found on the network but I kept getting access denied even though all my data was shared, serviio was very easy to set up (sharing 900 title cd collection ripped into iTunes), BTW my new Panasonic plasma also finds my serviio pc and all my iTunes data (Panasonic 50s30)
post #814 of 2142
will the 671 work with XP? or only windows 7??
post #815 of 2142
Manual page 125:

Specifications

Compatible with Windows 7, DLNA ver. 1.5

Personally I find the GUI to be as ugly & clunky as has been stated elsewhere, I'd rather just play off my PC into the tuner but Zone 2 does work this way, but the music seems slightly out of sync between zones, also flac tags don't seem to display, yeah, too many shortcomings to make this kind of playback worthwhile.
post #816 of 2142
wi-fi notebook (Asus, winXP) connected to RX-V671 with ethernet cable

Message #785 says he has the same problem with Win 7? My wife has a laptop with Win7. I'll try that if she ever gets off it & report back here....lol
BTW you must RTFM?
post #817 of 2142
W/o messing with firewalls, I connected my wife's laptop (Win 7) and same message under PC, "no content." This laptop is wi fi'd to my router.
post #818 of 2142
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tbullet View Post

adding an equalizer to this unit. is it possible?

No.
post #819 of 2142
I'm in a speaker buying conundrum, I was pretty set on getting a HSU Enthusiast 1 package + 2 HB-1 MK2, but I've been looking at Jamo S606 systems & thinking that + 2 Jamo bookshelf's & the HSU VTF-1 subwoofer might be the way to go at a better cost for this receiver, any thoughts? My room size is 16.5' x 14.5' btw.
post #820 of 2142
I was advised in the speaker forum to break in towers by allowing the full spectrum to work. Doing so allows the tower's woofer to exercise with the lower frequencies. If a sub is attached, the suggestion was to go double bass. Searches revealed setting this as it applied to Audessy, so I am trying to do the equivalent with the Yamaha.

Is the Yamaha's setting called Extra Bass setting to On where both front speakers and subwoofer produce the front channel low-frequency components (requiring that the front speakers be set to Large) the equivalent of Audessy's double bass effect, which occurs when mains are set to Large and sub is set to LFE + Mains?
post #821 of 2142
I found out that the answer is yes. Deepstang on the speaker forum said it's a nomenclature difference, but it's the same thing.
post #822 of 2142
Got this receiver for Xmas and I'm liking it better then the denon 1912 I borrowed for a before Xmas party.

Anyways I'm looking to see if there are two things I can do that I can't figure out

1. Can I play songs off my iPhone/iPod directly from the device rather then using the receiver controller to browse my phone. If someone wants to play a song from their phone they have to plug in, grab remote and sort thru on screen GUI. Kind of a pain. Maybe there is a way around this.

2. Can u have your tv on and have it play audio from a different source/input? I haven't been able to figure that out either. Would be cool to be able to watch a game with music playing if wanted
post #823 of 2142
I decided to go with a set of Jamo C607 (front) 2 sets of Jamo C603 (side & rear) Jamo C60 CEN (center) & the HSU VTF-1 subwoofer (if the sale doesn't end before I can get the cash together, as the questionable sales staff is being vague as to when it ends). hope it works out, I'm a good grand over what I had originally had anticipated, all the peripheral items didn't help.

Also, I'm going through the Popcorn Hour C-200 audio settings and there are options on PCM, AAC, WMA Pro, STS & Dolby Digital to set to Downmix or Passthrough, the default is downmix but shouldn't I with this receiver change to Passthrough as it can handle it raw?
post #824 of 2142
1. Can I play songs off my iPhone/iPod directly from the device rather then using the receiver controller to browse my phone. If someone wants to play a song from their phone they have to plug in, grab remote and sort thru on screen GUI. Kind of a pain. Maybe there is a way around this.

2. Can u have your tv on and have it play audio from a different source/input? I haven't been able to figure that out either. Would be cool to be able to watch a game with music playing if wanted[/quote]


1. plug iphone into front usb and control from phone
2. yes, go in onscreen set up select input ...say hdmi1 (where you cable/sat is) hit the up arrow on select section you should see video and audio selections, set rhe audio to an input other than hdmi1, say av1 or net you can then watch a football game off your cable box while listening to pandora radio (or whatever combo makes you happy)
post #825 of 2142
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Originally Posted by jeffrow925 View Post

1. Can I play songs off my iPhone/iPod directly from the device rather then using the receiver controller to browse my phone. If someone wants to play a song from their phone they have to plug in, grab remote and sort thru on screen GUI. Kind of a pain. Maybe there is a way around this.

You can also use an Apple AirPort Express to do this. Many on here (including me) use the AE as a wireless ethernet bridge for the V671, but it also adds wireless playback through the receiver from your iPhone/iPad. No cable needed in that case, just play music that's on your phone and hit the Airplay button.
post #826 of 2142
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Originally Posted by wthomas69 View Post

1. Can I play songs off my iPhone/iPod directly from the device rather then using the receiver controller to browse my phone. If someone wants to play a song from their phone they have to plug in, grab remote and sort thru on screen GUI. Kind of a pain. Maybe there is a way around this.

2. Can u have your tv on and have it play audio from a different source/input? I haven't been able to figure that out either. Would be cool to be able to watch a game with music playing if wanted



1. plug iphone into front usb and control from phone[/quote]
as soon as I plug in my phone via USB it says iPhone accessory connected and won't allow me to change any songs physically on the phone. It makes you use the remote and scroll thru the songs on the tv rather then from ur phone. Rather annoying.

Anyone got any free work arounds?

Thanks for the replies already
post #827 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffrow925 View Post


1. Can I play songs off my iPhone/iPod directly from the device rather then using the receiver controller to browse my phone. If someone wants to play a song from their phone they have to plug in, grab remote and sort thru on screen GUI. Kind of a pain. Maybe there is a way around this.

Yes you can, if you have home network and wifi. Just download the Yamaha AV Controller from the app store. No need to set up. 671 and your iphone/ipod will recognize each other.
post #828 of 2142
82 bucks minimum for the YBA-10 Bluetooth receiver? I wouldn't bother.
post #829 of 2142
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Originally Posted by jorel9 View Post

Yes you can, if you have home network and wifi. Just download the Yamaha AV Controller from the app store. No need to set up. 671 and your iphone/ipod will recognize each other.

That will let me play music from my phone? I thought it was just a remote control appK
post #830 of 2142
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Originally Posted by jeffrow925 View Post

That will let me play music from my phone? I thought it was just a remote control appK

yes it will. the latest update lets you stream music from your iphone to your 671 using your home wifi. see attached picture. the right side of the 'Main' with the music notes and wave is the button to send music to your 671 from your phone. its just like listening music using your iphone but the sounds comes out of your receiver. it's perfect and it's pretty cool.
LL
post #831 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorel9 View Post

yes it will. the latest update lets you stream music from your iphone to your 671 using your home wifi. see attached picture. the right side of the 'Main' with the music notes and wave is the button to send music to your 671 from your phone. its just like listening music using your iphone but the sounds comes out of your receiver. it's perfect and it's pretty cool.

Is the iPhone sending music directly to the 671 or to your 3D blu-ray player that is passing on to the 671?
post #832 of 2142
My apologies if this is a stupid question, I'm kinda new to the whole home theatre scene. I've read the owners manual a few times, and all the messages in this thread, and the rx-a710 thread. I have a new rx-v671, and I noticed when watching the blu-ray of ironman2 last weekend, which according to the cover is dts-hd MA, (the 671 is connected to sony bd player via hdmi cable) when hitting the info button on the remote, it toggles between, input, DSP program which was "straight" and decoder which said "PCM", I checked the audio setup on the top dvd menu, and it was set for dts 5.1. It sounded great, from all 5 speakers, yet display said PCM. Im a little confused about that? any ideas.
Thanks, Dean
post #833 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by vzDean1600 View Post

My apologies if this is a stupid question, I'm kinda new to the whole home theatre scene. I've read the owners manual a few times, and all the messages in this thread, and the rx-a710 thread. I have a new rx-v671, and I noticed when watching the blu-ray of ironman2 last weekend, which according to the cover is dts-hd MA, (the 671 is connected to sony bd player via hdmi cable) when hitting the info button on the remote, it toggles between, input, DSP program which was "straight" and decoder which said "PCM", I checked the audio setup on the top dvd menu, and it was set for dts 5.1. It sounded great, from all 5 speakers, yet display said PCM. Im a little confused about that? any ideas.
Thanks, Dean

Check the audio settings on your Blu-ray player. Something is not set properly.
post #834 of 2142
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Originally Posted by rjruby View Post

Is the iPhone sending music directly to the 671 or to your 3D blu-ray player that is passing on to the 671?

well, this is a Yamaha AV Controller app. so it is sending music directly to your yamaha 671 receiver unless you also have a yamaha 3d bluray player which it can also control. see attached pix.
LL
post #835 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by vzDean1600 View Post

I have a new rx-v671, and I noticed when watching the blu-ray of ironman2 last weekend, which according to the cover is dts-hd MA, (the 671 is connected to sony bd player via hdmi cable) when hitting the info button on the remote, it toggles between, input, DSP program which was "straight" and decoder which said "PCM", I checked the audio setup on the top dvd menu, and it was set for dts 5.1. It sounded great, from all 5 speakers, yet display said PCM. Im a little confused about that? any ideas.
Thanks, Dean

Hi vzDean1600, appears to a setting in the BD player. Check that Audio (HDMI) is set to "Auto" and BD Audio is set to "Direct" or "Off".
post #836 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by vzDean1600 View Post

My apologies if this is a stupid question, I'm kinda new to the whole home theatre scene. I've read the owners manual a few times, and all the messages in this thread, and the rx-a710 thread. I have a new rx-v671, and I noticed when watching the blu-ray of ironman2 last weekend, which according to the cover is dts-hd MA, (the 671 is connected to sony bd player via hdmi cable) when hitting the info button on the remote, it toggles between, input, DSP program which was "straight" and decoder which said "PCM", I checked the audio setup on the top dvd menu, and it was set for dts 5.1. It sounded great, from all 5 speakers, yet display said PCM. Im a little confused about that? any ideas.
Thanks, Dean

When your Blu-ray player is set to PCM the Blu-ray player is decoding the audio, when the blu-ray player is set to bitstream, it's sending the audio down the line to be decode (like by the RX-V671 receiver).
post #837 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Blackbeen View Post

XP is not supported, I'm in the same boat until I upgrade unless I want to use my notebook.

Try using TVersity Media Server in your XP PC. It's a free DLNA server app and works great with my XP PC and RX-V671.
post #838 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi vzDean1600, appears to a setting in the BD player. Check that Audio (HDMI) is set to "Auto" and BD Audio is set to "Direct" or "Off".

That was it! in the sony manual under "BD audio setting" the two choices where mix and direct. setting to direct was the ticket. Thanks everyone for the help. I have learned a ton reading thru all the posts in this thread. This receiver is awesome, sounds miles better than my old Sony STR-DE595.
Dean
post #839 of 2142
I have recently purchased a v671 and bought a netgear wireless Internet adapter to network my receiver. The info screen shows the receiver is connected, but I can't use access Internet radio. Any suggestions? Did I miss a step?
post #840 of 2142
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Originally Posted by finding Z zero View Post

wi-fi notebook (Asus, winXP) connected to RX-V671 with ethernet cable

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Wondering why this doesn't work. When I call up PC under input it says no content. Should this work or am I delusional. The other choice would be a 25' ethernet cable to go from receiver to router. Or is it that WinXP is not compatible, only Win7? The notebook shows a strong wireless connection (54 mbps) and a second local area icon (100mbps) with no connectivity possibly because it is unable to acquire a network address. Are there some settings I'm missing.

I'm not sure if this was answered, but it doesn't matter if you're using windows xp/7 /mac/linux etc... what you're trying to do is tough if not impossible. What you're trying to do is use the laptop as a wireless bridge... that could work, but honestly, nobody is going to figure that out except a network engineer... it's not reasonably possible.

First you would need a crossover cable to go from a end point (laptop) to another endpoint (receiver), and you would need to configure the wireless adapter to bridge, and all sorts of crazy stuff... let's not go there. Buy a purpose built "wireless bridge" aka wireless game adapter and that will do what you want... If you don't care about using the laptop for anything but having the laptop play on the receiver, set both the receiver and laptop to static addresses NOT on the same subnet as your wireless. So like if your wireless is 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.255 set both laptop wired adapter and receiver to 192.168.2.3 and 4 respectively... something like that. Don't try and use the windows laptop as a bridge/router, that's just a headache and then some. But the receiver won't then be able to browse the internet, just the laptop.
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