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post #211 of 1176
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Originally Posted by thumperxr69 View Post
Thanks for the advice Burt...I'll give Newegg a call tomorrow.
Got an RMA last Friday and it was sent back to Newegg this morning. Now to wait.... Going back to my old AVR is a bummer. The audio AND the video was markedly better running through the 875. for the next one.

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post #212 of 1176
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Either, whichever one you have available...

thanks
post #213 of 1176
Anyone having the same audio issue that i mentioned above? Ive done a considerable amount of research and cant seem to find a solution.

Still waiting to hear back from Yamaha...
post #214 of 1176
Anyone think the Newegg instant rebate code is going to come back and the price will be reduced, or even lower than before? I tried calling around to greggs and no one will give me a price better than $450, and that's for an open box version. New in box is going for $500.

Maybe its just that my haggling skills are not up to par
post #215 of 1176
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Originally Posted by yabbadabbadooozy View Post

Anyone think the Newegg instant rebate code is going to come back and the price will be reduced, or even lower than before? I tried calling around to greggs and no one will give me a price better than $450, and that's for an open box version. New in box is going for $500.

Maybe its just that my haggling skills are not up to par


First of all, awesome username! Second, you may want to check out your local Best Buys for a deal on this receiver. Prices vary from store to store, but many are clearing them out for under $450. (I paid $421 for mine last week, and another store a bit further away from me was asking $401.)

This is an absolutely awesome receiver. It took a lot of setup to get the sound configured the way I wanted it, but now that I'm there, it's great. The on screen guides are easy to navigate, incredibly quick and responsive, and Internet radio/music options are incredible and also lightning quick to load up. I'm replacing my 5-year-old SLS Q-Line Gold receiver (a rebranded Sheridan RD-8601) with this receiver and it's been a delight to get rid of all those optical and coaxial audio cables thanks to the HDMI switching in the 867. I am keeping the Q-Line gold/SLS speakers though, as I don't think I can get better speakers without dropping at least another $1000 for a set. I'm perfectly content right now!
post #216 of 1176
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Originally Posted by yabbadabbadooozy View Post

Anyone think the Newegg instant rebate code is going to come back and the price will be reduced, or even lower than before?

Yes.. and Maybe. Yes, I'd say you have a 99% chance Newegg will run the instant rebate sale again ($430 shipped) NE has been running that same sale almost every other week for the last 3 months. Will the price be lower than $430 for their next sale. Whew...thats anybodys guess. What you have to ask your self is "Am I willing to risk waiting for an even lower sale price" Granted it may drop to $399 with free shipping... but are you willing to risk waiting to save $30 with the knowledge Newegg may sell out the next go around? Vanns no longer has them (sold out), nor do the Best Buys in my area. It would seem to indicated supplies are getting limited. Personally, I decided $430 from Newegg with Free 2-Day shipping was to good to pass up (or gamble with)
post #217 of 1176
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Originally Posted by yabbadabbadooozy View Post

Anyone think the Newegg instant rebate code is going to come back and the price will be reduced, or even lower than before? I tried calling around to greggs and no one will give me a price better than $450, and that's for an open box version. New in box is going for $500.

Maybe its just that my haggling skills are not up to par

It's on sale again at Newegg for 429.99: YAMAHA705. Ends 7/8.
post #218 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Elton Noway View Post

Yes.. and Maybe. Yes, I'd say you have a 99% chance Newegg will run the instant rebate sale again ($430 shipped) NE has been running that same sale almost every other week for the last 3 months. Will the price be lower than $430 for their next sale. Whew...thats anybodys guess. What you have to ask your self is "Am I willing to risk waiting for an even lower sale price" Granted it may drop to $399 with free shipping... but are you willing to risk waiting to save $30 with the knowledge Newegg may sell out the next go around? Vanns no longer has them (sold out), nor do the Best Buys in my area. It would seem to indicated supplies are getting limited. Personally, I decided $430 from Newegg with Free 2-Day shipping was to good to pass up (or gamble with)

Amazon is out too, it seems Newegg is the only one left with good prices that has it in-stock. Crutchfield still wants $529.
post #219 of 1176
I just updated my 867 with the newest 216 firmware.......Kinda blows to
findout about updates having to go into advance setup and not
able to use the remote.........JT
post #220 of 1176
thanks everyone. thanks for the code too rchaynesjr. probably will make a move on it tomorrow. definitely don't want to lose out on this deal because of $30, like everyone said.
post #221 of 1176
Is the bass cross over, found in the Setup/Manual/Config used the control the satellite speakers or the sub? I ask bc i have that one to adjust, as well as the xover on the sub

I read somewhere that the sub crossover (on the actual sub) should be set at 120hz. And the receiver xover set at 90hz. Just wondering which supersedes and if that makes any sense. Any thoughts

Also, still waiting to hear back from yamaha as to why i lose sound, for up to an hr sometimes, without the receiver shutting off. Hopefully they can get this fixed or im jumping ship on yam
post #222 of 1176
June, 2011
Subject: RX-V867 Firmware Update Version 2.16
Yamaha is pleased to offer the following firmware update to ensure the best possible performance and latest features for your AV receiver. This firmware includes the following improvements.
1. Improves Rhapsody online music service connectivity (For USA model only)
2. Improves iPhone App control
3. Improves FLAC file playback capability
4. Stabilize HDMI CEC operation with some TV models



I find this comical because i have yet to get .flac working on this reciever
post #223 of 1176
HDMI pass through only works for HDMI inputs?
I have some analogs that I wanted to pass trough but I am assuming it just not happen.

My Display is a DLP 1080i is 720P better then 1080i? The receiver is automatically picking 720P as display instead of 1080i. Should I change so it does not check the resoution?
post #224 of 1176
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HDMI pass through only works for HDMI inputs?
I have some analogs that I wanted to pass trough but I am assuming it just not happen.
Yep, that's how it works. Only passes thru HDMI sources. And this isn't specific to Yamaha receivers, works that way on all receivers that do HDMI passthru. No analog standby passthru, sorry.
post #225 of 1176
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post
Yep, that's how it works. Only passes thru HDMI sources. And this isn't specific to Yamaha receivers, works that way on all receivers that do HDMI passthru. No analog standby passthru, sorry.
I am cool with it. Just need to hook up the analogs different then. The rest of my system needs updating.
post #226 of 1176
What's the big deal with passthru anyway? Why do you want to watch TV with the receiver off? I don't get that at all. Takes away from the viewing experience for me.
post #227 of 1176
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

What's the big deal with passthru anyway? Why do you want to watch TV with the receiver off? I don't get that at all. Takes away from the viewing experience for me.

Not a bid deal. Kids watch TV all the time with the receiver off.
post #228 of 1176
I just got this AVR and when I am watching TV I don't get the voices - only the background music.

Here is my set up:
Comcast HD-DVR receiver hooked to HDMI 2 via a HDMI cable
Samsung TV hooked to HDMI Out 1 via an HDMI cable
Only have two front speakers for now.

The voices are there for a short while and then fade out - the front speaker indicators start flashing and then sometimes disappear and re-appear.

I have tried different HDMI inputs but the same thing happens.
It's almost like loose HDMI connection (but I have checked that obviously).

The radio function works fine.

When going from the Comcast box to the TV via HDMI cable it works fine.

So I'm looking for suggestions. Bad HDMI cables?

Going to try some more setups tonight, but really appreciate any help. Thank you.
post #229 of 1176
Run the calibration or set it to stereo. Apparently it thinks there is a center channel.
post #230 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Dregan View Post

June, 2011
Subject: RX-V867 Firmware Update Version 2.16
Yamaha is pleased to offer the following firmware update to ensure the best possible performance and latest features for your AV receiver. This firmware includes the following improvements.
1. Improves Rhapsody online music service connectivity (For USA model only)
2. Improves iPhone App control
3. Improves FLAC file playback capability
4. Stabilize HDMI CEC operation with some TV models

Thanks!... I've been looking for an detailed listing of what exactly to expect from this latest firmware update. I have not installed the update yet... that said:

1) I've been pleased with Rhapsody as a result of the previous firmware update so I'll be interested to see what the specific improvement is.
2) I could care less, I'm anti-apple
3) Improved FLAC playback? Seems the jury is still out on this one. Will hold off on wasting any time testing until I see more feedback.
4) CEC ... a non issue for me (not used in my particular setup)

NET: As much as we like to believe Yamaha is reading this forum it appears they aren't taking our firmware wish list into consideration.
post #231 of 1176
woooo just got mine today! excited and proud to join the club
post #232 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Elton Noway View Post

Yes... as mentioned by others a graphic volume indicator (rectangular black box with a white slide bar) will Pop-Up EVERYTIME you adjust the volume in any direction.

There is No way to disable the on screen volume display. Love it or hate it... it's all a matter of personal opinion. Some like it, some don't care either way, some absolutely hate it. The good news it's only on the screen for the second or so you are making the actual adjustment then immediately disappears. Personally, it doesn't bother me although I think its pretty worthless.

NOTE TO YAMAHA: I adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level that my "ears" hear... not to an indicator bar that my eyes see. Simply put... I can adjust the volume with my eyes closed. In other words... as a manufacturer, why you would hard code a feature that actually causes you to lose a percentage of sales. Please consider giving your customers the option to turn off this questionable feature.

FYI: I previously owned the V667 and now the V867. Both units have the on screen volume display. Some members have been holding their breath that Yamaha will release a firmware update that will allow us to turn it off... but I think the chances are pretty slim.

I find it kind of annoying. I don't need to see to know how loud I want it to be. It will also get in the way (although briefly) of the closed captioned text on those rare occasions I turn it on. Usually it's when someone is slurring their words or has a very heavy accent that I enable it.
post #233 of 1176
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Originally Posted by jamesd3rd View Post

I find it kind of annoying. I don't need to see to know how loud I want it to be. It will also get in the way (although briefly) of the closed captioned text on those rare occasions I turn it on. Usually it's when someone is slurring their words or has a very heavy accent that I enable it.

Really? Really? That was among the least of my concerns when I returned my 867. My TV does the same thing. If you are reading CC why are you farting with the volume? Why have an AVR if you read CC? Yes, I saw your explaination but seriously? I no longer have this unit but found it to be a very capable quality one, just not for me. I almost bought it again on egg special based on price alone even though it was not all I wanted.
post #234 of 1176
I went into manual speaker setup and set the configuration of the front speakers to "Large" and told it I had "none" for center, surround, surround back, front presence and subwoofer.
This appears to have fixed my problem.
However when I phsyically moved my Comcast HD-DVR it acted up again, but turning the receiver off and back on again remedied that.
Now to just fill in all those missing speakers . . :-)
Thanks "gregoryperkins" for the response and suggestions.
post #235 of 1176
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

What's the big deal with passthru anyway? Why do you want to watch TV with the receiver off? I don't get that at all. Takes away from the viewing experience for me.

Well... you have to ask yourself... if its not a big deal then why are so many manufacturers incorporating the feature?

Granted, from your perspective, if your watching a movie or sitting in front of the TV absorbed in a program, I'll agree having the receiver on is the way to go. Much better than listening to it through the TV's puny speakers. However, if your just turning on the TV to check the local weather or the news at the top of the hour I for one don't want to fire up the entire home theater system only to shut it back down 5 minutes later. But even more important... is the WAF (wife acceptability factor). Like most HT systems, ours has it share accessories, i.e., the receiver, a cable set top box, a Blu-ray player, a ROKU box, a power conditioner, powered sub woofer etc. When I'm not home and my wife whats to check out the news or the shopping channel she does not want to pick up multiple remotes or the Yamaha remote with 85 switches and buttons and try to figure out the correct buttons or sequence to make it all work. She wants one button - TV on / TV off. Having pass through enables this to work. She can pick up the TV remote and turn it on in a second.

"Yes" there are work arounds like the Harmony remote. But... not all users want the added expense of buying a programmable remote. Pass through is a great feature. When I was shopping for a new AV I automatically eliminated any AV units that didn't have it. FYI: We have a Harmony 880 and I have it programmed for multiple listening and viewing options including incorporating my home theater PC. But I also have one button programmed... just for the wife... to "turn the on the TV".

Life can be stressful and complicated... and marriage can be a struggle at times. The pass through feature allowed me to upgrade my HT system while keeping both of us happy. I got a new HT receiver and she can watch TV without having to read the owners manual or figure out the remote.
post #236 of 1176
Anyone else have this issue. Best way I can explain it is the picture is wavy. Happens if I turn on the receiver after the the other components - TV, DircTV box. I've tried various combinations of order but if the receiver isn't turned on first the picture will be wavy. The only way to fix it is power off everything and then turn the receiver on first.

Equipment in question....
Yamaha 867
Vizio XVT3D554SV
DirecTV HD Receiver - new slim model.

I read through a bunch of posts and did search so if this has already been covered I aopoligize for my poor searching skills.

Thanks.
post #237 of 1176
For me the pass through was a must have. Even though I have the Harmony remote my wife could not wait and keep it pointed at everything until it all turned on...she'd wind up getting everything out of synch because after she fouled it up she'd have to turn something on (the TV for example)...so when you went to power it all off it would try to turn the TV on again....it was a disaster. Since my wife really doesn't care about anything but watching the TV and she's fine with the TV sound it's great to give her the DirecTV remote, tell her to push the ON button and that's it.

Same thing for little kids. While they may be able to figure out the Harmony better then my wife can it's just much easier to tell them to turn on the DVD player and the TV....don't have to switch inputs, etc. because the pass through handles all that....



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Originally Posted by Elton Noway View Post

Well... you have to ask yourself... if its not a big deal then why are so many manufacturers incorporating the feature?

Granted, from your perspective, if your watching a movie or sitting in front of the TV absorbed in a program, I'll agree having the receiver on is the way to go. Much better than listening to it through the TV's puny speakers. However, if your just turning on the TV to check the local weather or the news at the top of the hour I for one don't want to fire up the entire home theater system only to shut it back down 5 minutes later. But even more important... is the WAF (wife acceptability factor). Like most HT systems, ours has it share accessories, i.e., the receiver, a cable set top box, a Blu-ray player, a ROKU box, a power conditioner, powered sub woofer etc. When I'm not home and my wife whats to check out the news or the shopping channel she does not want to pick up multiple remotes or the Yamaha remote with 85 switches and buttons and try to figure out the correct buttons or sequence to make it all work. She wants one button - TV on / TV off. Having pass through enables this to work. She can pick up the TV remote and turn it on in a second.

"Yes" there are work arounds like the Harmony remote. But... not all users want the added expense of buying a programmable remote. Pass through is a great feature. When I was shopping for a new AV I automatically eliminated any AV units that didn't have it. FYI: We have a Harmony 880 and I have it programmed for multiple listening and viewing options including incorporating my home theater PC. But I also have one button programmed... just for the wife... to "turn the on the TV".

Life can be stressful and complicated... and marriage can be a struggle at times. The pass through feature allowed me to upgrade my HT system while keeping both of us happy. I got a new HT receiver and she can watch TV without having to read the owners manual or figure out the remote.
post #238 of 1176
Long time, no post.

I tried a v671 last month but the circuit protection system kicked in after about a week and the best option was to send it back to Crutchfield for replacement. By that time they were sold out so I substituted with a v867 for a slight refund. The only feature I miss is the USB port but I do have a Yamaha dock from my v665 should I really need it. I do prefer the look of the unit over the v671, which looked a little too plastic to my eye.

The firmware version was 1.01 - went to 2.16 with the update that this thread helped me accomplish as both the manual and the included firmware sheet were worthless in this regard.
post #239 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Elton Noway View Post

Well... you have to ask yourself... if its not a big deal then why are so many manufacturers incorporating the feature?

Granted, from your perspective, if your watching a movie or sitting in front of the TV absorbed in a program, I'll agree having the receiver on is the way to go. Much better than listening to it through the TV's puny speakers. However, if your just turning on the TV to check the local weather or the news at the top of the hour I for one don't want to fire up the entire home theater system only to shut it back down 5 minutes later. But even more important... is the WAF (wife acceptability factor). Like most HT systems, ours has it share accessories, i.e., the receiver, a cable set top box, a Blu-ray player, a ROKU box, a power conditioner, powered sub woofer etc. When I'm not home and my wife whats to check out the news or the shopping channel she does not want to pick up multiple remotes or the Yamaha remote with 85 switches and buttons and try to figure out the correct buttons or sequence to make it all work. She wants one button - TV on / TV off. Having pass through enables this to work. She can pick up the TV remote and turn it on in a second.

"Yes" there are work arounds like the Harmony remote. But... not all users want the added expense of buying a programmable remote. Pass through is a great feature. When I was shopping for a new AV I automatically eliminated any AV units that didn't have it. FYI: We have a Harmony 880 and I have it programmed for multiple listening and viewing options including incorporating my home theater PC. But I also have one button programmed... just for the wife... to "turn the on the TV".

Life can be stressful and complicated... and marriage can be a struggle at times. The pass through feature allowed me to upgrade my HT system while keeping both of us happy. I got a new HT receiver and she can watch TV without having to read the owners manual or figure out the remote.

Very well said and the reason I originally bought the 867 as a replacement for my VSX-TXH 23 Pioneer unit. While I had the 867 the wife could carry on watching TV in my man cave without the entire system powered on like before. She does not care about surround unless I turn it on during certain programs and the evening news or wheel of fortune just does not cut it for that.

The other thing is I do not need surround sound to watch the news at zero dark thirty in the morning before I go to work. That is just stupid and a waste of electricity. I went through this argument with the folks on the Pioneer thread and frankly think they need to just go back to tube amps and be the purists they pretend to be. Yes, there is a reason for the pass through, a darned good one that even works for me, not just the wife. Now to get a new unit that has the power I demand to replace my 23. The Yamaha did not have that but passed all my other tests.
post #240 of 1176
I have no problem piping .FLAC to the 867. With Firmware ver 2.15. I'm updating now to 2.16. I initially could not get the 867 to see/play the .flac
Make sure your network is configured properly.
I use WMP12 in Win7 Ultimate.
Xiph,Org Open Codecs 0.85.17777
WMP Tag Plus 1.2 for tagging.
dBpoweramp//paid version// for all my ripping/converting
It was a trial and error process with finding the correct codec
for WMP12 and the 867 to "play nice" with .flac streaming.
Hope that helps someone/anyone who is flacstrated!
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