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post #241 of 1176
Still havent got flac to work but i riped a cd into wma lossless and it played fine, so i just may convert my flac to wma lossless the file size is almost the same and wma is prolly more compatble with more devices then flac is anyay

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post #242 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Dregan View Post

Still havent got flac to work but i riped a cd into wma lossless and it played fine, so i just may convert my flac to wma lossless the file size is almost the same and wma is prolly more compatble with more devices then flac is anyay

That's probably true of plain WMA, but not WMA Lossless.
post #243 of 1176
Has anyone gotten flac to work? What's a good flac ripper? I'll give it a shot.
post #244 of 1176
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post
Has anyone gotten flac to work? What's a good flac ripper? I'll give it a shot.

FLAC is working fine for me. Using JRiver MC16 for my DLNA server.
post #245 of 1176
There is a code in the javascript to return only the friendly name interface if the model is RX-V867. I working to see if there is a way that this code can be modified either by editing the firmware update file or through some other means.


Code:
 this.blnSurroundFull = function() {
 var blnRet = false;
 if(
 (this.modelName.indexOf("RX-V3067" ) >= 0 ) ||
 (this.modelName.indexOf("RX-A3000") >= 0 ) ||
 (this.modelName.indexOf("RX-V2067") >= 0 ) ||
 (this.modelName.indexOf("RX-A2000") >= 0 ) ||
 (this.modelName.indexOf("HTR-9063") >= 0 )
 )
 {
 blnRet = true;
 }
 return blnRet;
 };
 this.blnOnlyFriendlyNameAvail = function() {
 if(this.modelName.indexOf("RX-V867") >= 0 ){
 return true;
 }else{
 return false;
 }
 };
post #246 of 1176
I hope this is a dumb question - but is it possible to get 2.1 audio while listening to music? I am receiving a signal from my Sonos system, but the receiver only plays the front speakers. I would like to have the sub included with music playback. So far, the only way I can get the sub to play in the music setting is by selecting "party mode" and that mode is pretty annoying for music listening.
I have tried using both the optical output an the RCA outs to the receiver from the Sonos.

Thanks
post #247 of 1176
If all your speakers are set to small, then the subwoofer should kick in using any sound mode except for Direct.
post #248 of 1176
I've read about zone 2 and analog sources, but not sure if the RX-V867support DNLNA/FLAC on zone2. Has anyone tried that?

Also, anyone experiencing issues with XBox 360 and RX-V867?

Thanks...
post #249 of 1176
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Originally Posted by folkxrock View Post

I hope this is a dumb question - but is it possible to get 2.1 audio while listening to music? I am receiving a signal from my Sonos system, but the receiver only plays the front speakers. I would like to have the sub included with music playback. So far, the only way I can get the sub to play in the music setting is by selecting "party mode" and that mode is pretty annoying for music listening.
I have tried using both the optical output an the RCA outs to the receiver from the Sonos.

Thanks

ALL you have to do is enable extra Bass in the speaker setup for this, and you dont have to have your speakers set to small, all mine are large and 2.1 for music works fine
post #250 of 1176
So I have had mine setup now for a week or so and have a couple issues. Every so often when I turn the system on I wont have either the video or the audio? Not sure if this is a problem with the unit, new cables or cable box? Also it seems like I have to turn the volume up nearly a third of the way to actually be able to hear anything? And I think someone mentioned this about the "sur dec" button, on my older rx 1700 just hitting that button used to cycle you thru the modes ; pro logic, pro logic 2, etc..... this seems to always send me to straight mode? Dont know if I am doing something wrong? All in all I do like it I just think its a learning curve with a new unit and not what I am used to with my old.
post #251 of 1176
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Originally Posted by dhark View Post
So I have had mine setup now for a week or so and have a couple issues. Every so often when I turn the system on I wont have either the video or the audio? Not sure if this is a problem with the unit, new cables or cable box? Also it seems like I have to turn the volume up nearly a third of the way to actually be able to hear anything? And I think someone mentioned this about the "sur dec" button, on my older rx 1700 just hitting that button used to cycle you thru the modes ; pro logic, pro logic 2, etc..... this seems to always send me to straight mode? Dont know if I am doing something wrong? All in all I do like it I just think its a learning curve with a new unit and not what I am used to with my old.
I've not had the issue with the audio or video cutting out...I have noticed that the volume levels are very different for each input. For me DirecTV is very low, Pandor very high, and the optical from the TV is really loud. You can adjust each input. Go to the input you want to change, hit "option" on the remote (next the the + volume) and you'll see a few options onscreen...choose Volume Trim and there you can adjust the volume for the input - with the right and left arrows on th remote. It's there so that as you switch inputs the volume level will be consistent across them. If you're volume level for all your inputs is low then this won't help...
post #252 of 1176
Got around to setting up an amplifier today. Does anyone know how to enable it. It works - sort of. I have a two channel amplifier driving the R and L front main speakers. It's setup correctly using the pre outs on the back of the unit and the speakers hooked up to the amp...sound comes out of the speakers when the amp is on...no sound with the amp off...so all seems well. When I look at the configuartion and the Power Amp Assign on screen though is says "External Amp = None" ??? That makes no sense. I cannot find a way to enable the external amplifier...what am I missing?? I ran through the YAO again to see if that would do anything but nope. I changed the amp assign from 7ch Normal to 5chBi-Amp but that didn't change anything either.

I'm wondering if the amp can be enabled and the option is buried somewhere that I cannot find.

Thanks,
post #253 of 1176
Wanted to give a update, i finaly got Flac working. It actully had nothing to do with the reciever something happen and all my files stop working, mp3, videos, everything, not just with the reciever, but also both my PS3's and my 360 no longer worked with anything out of the blue, so i knew the issue was windows media player 12, sure enougf i deleted WMP12 database of network streaming files, i gues it got currupted or something and let it rebuild, and then flac finaly showed up with everything else and played fine, ps3 also supports flac directly thats something i never knew. the only flac files that would not play was very high resolution 96/24 5.1 surround ones. Stereo files played fine
post #254 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaveFerris View Post
Got around to setting up an amplifier today. Does anyone know how to enable it. It works - sort of. I have a two channel amplifier driving the R and L front main speakers. It's setup correctly using the pre outs on the back of the unit and the speakers hooked up to the amp...sound comes out of the speakers when the amp is on...no sound with the amp off...so all seems well. When I look at the configuartion and the Power Amp Assign on screen though is says "External Amp = None" ??? That makes no sense. I cannot find a way to enable the external amplifier...what am I missing?? I ran through the YAO again to see if that would do anything but nope. I changed the amp assign from 7ch Normal to 5chBi-Amp but that didn't change anything either.

I'm wondering if the amp can be enabled and the option is buried somewhere that I cannot find.

Thanks,
I couldn't figure out how to change it either but everything worked when I hooked up my 7 ch amp.
post #255 of 1176
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Originally Posted by Mad Chemist View Post

I couldn't figure out how to change it either but everything worked when I hooked up my 7 ch amp.

I guess it's good that it works...I'm going to send a note to Yamaha support and see if they can help clarify...
post #256 of 1176
Anyone tried the AirMusic app yet? It'll supposedly send to a dlna device. It's free today. I'm at work or I would have tried it. I have some music podcasts that I download directly to my ipod touch and it would be cool if I could send them without having to put it on the dock I don't have.

Greg

In use, AirMusic is simplicity personified. Just fire up the app, power-on your receiving device and you're pretty much done. From here the instructions depend on what you are trying to stream to. Xbox users will need to select the Music Library and then the device you're streaming from. PS3 owners will choose the music icon on the cross media bar and then the streaming device. Other DLNA hardware will have its own process, but the idea behind DLNA is that it handles all the handshaking and protocols - it's streaming made easy.
post #257 of 1176
Hi, just got yamaha 867 from newegg. Updated to latest firmware, set it up using YPAO, I have 5.1 system. My problem is when I try to manualy set cross over the only option is 200HZ. My sub is on crossover bypass, but like I said, the only option I have from selectable crossover points is 200HZ. Everything else seems to be working great, bass is nice and tight, just want to be able to change cross over point. Any input?


I was able to figure it out in the moment of brightness :]
post #258 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Anyone tried the AirMusic app yet? It'll supposedly send to a dlna device. It's free today. I'm at work or I would have tried it. I have some music podcasts that I download directly to my ipod touch and it would be cool if I could send them without having to put it on the dock I don't have.

Greg

In use, AirMusic is simplicity personified. Just fire up the app, power-on your receiving device and you're pretty much done. From here the instructions depend on what you are trying to stream to. Xbox users will need to select the Music Library and then the device you're streaming from. PS3 owners will choose the music icon on the cross media bar and then the streaming device. Other DLNA hardware will have its own process, but the idea behind DLNA is that it handles all the handshaking and protocols - it's streaming made easy.

Just did with my iPod touch. Stumbled a bit scanning the library the first time, but it showed up immediately on the AVR and streamed well.
post #259 of 1176
In case anyone is trying to write their own before I get my program written or wants to play around, you can modify this c# code for your own needs. My receiver is "yamaha" in my own DNS system, so you would need to replace this with your IP or DNS name. I am just using a basic windows form app with .NET 4.0, but this is easily adapted to just about anything.

All this does when "MakeRequests()" is called is rename the friendly name to "test". I did find out the unit needs to be powered on for this call to take, even with their web browser interface. It doesn't stick if the unit is powered off, so that was strange.

All the backend code for their web interface is at

Code:
http://deviceip/JavaScripts/scr0.js
http://deviceip/JavaScripts/scr1.js
I think the calls to get the parameters for the device are the following (there is probably a couple more I mised)

Code:
GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam

GetParam


Code:
        //Calls request functions sequentially.
        private void MakeRequests()
        {
            HttpWebResponse response;
            

            if (Request_yamaha(out response))
            {
                //Success, possibly use response.
                 response.Close();
            }
            else
            {
              MessageBox.Show("Failure");  //Failure, cannot use response.
            }
        }


        /// 
        /// Tries to request the URL: http://yamaha/YamahaRemoteControl/ctrl
        /// 
        /// 
After the function has finished, will possibly contain the response to the request.
        /// True if the request was successful; false otherwise.
        private bool Request_yamaha(out HttpWebResponse response)
        {
            response = null;
            try
            {
                //Create request to URL.
                HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://yamaha/YamahaRemoteControl/ctrl");

                //Set request headers.
                request.UserAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0";
                request.Accept = "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8";
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.AcceptLanguage, "en-us,en;q=0.5");
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.AcceptEncoding, "gzip, deflate");
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.AcceptCharset, "ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7");
                request.Referer = "http://yamaha/";
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.KeepAlive, "true");
                request.ContentType = "text/xml; charset=UTF-8";
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.Pragma, "no-cache");
                request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.CacheControl, "no-cache");
                //Set request method
                request.Method = "POST";
                //Set request body.
                string postString = @"" + "test" + "";
                byte[] postBytes = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(postString);
                request.ContentLength = postBytes.Length;
                Stream stream = request.GetRequestStream();
                stream.Write(postBytes, 0, postBytes.Length);
                stream.Close();

                //Get response to request.
                response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

            }
            catch (WebException e)
            {
                //ProtocolError indicates a valid HTTP response, but with a non-200 status code (e.g. 304 Not Modified, 404 Not Found)
                if (e.Status != WebExceptionStatus.Success) response = (HttpWebResponse)e.Response;
                else return false;
            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
                if (response != null) response.Close();
                return false;
            }

            return true;
        }
post #260 of 1176
Here's the codes to turn it off and on via the web interface. If anyone is interested in testing, let me know and I'll start uploading some of the test builds of the remote. Its pretty messy right now so I am going to start working on prettying it up.

Code:
                //Standby
                string postString = @"Standby";

                //OnStandby
                string postString = @"On/Standby";

                //On
                string postString = @"On";
post #261 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtReynolds View Post

Just did with my iPod touch. Stumbled a bit scanning the library the first time, but it showed up immediately on the AVR and streamed well.

I got it to connect with my touch, but it didn't have anything in music. I guess it didn't find my podcasts. Then one of my windows pcs jumped in and took over the connection! I'm not sure how to bump it off...

It's still free (as of 8am), it was just supposed to be for yesterday, but I forgot.
post #262 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post
I got it to connect with my touch, but it didn't have anything in music. I guess it didn't find my podcasts. Then one of my windows pcs jumped in and took over the connection! I'm not sure how to bump it off...

It's still free (as of 8am), it was just supposed to be for yesterday, but I forgot.
It took a couple minutes to scan my library when it first started (about 20GB of music). The first time I did it, it failed, so I had to go into the options and tell it to rescan. After that, I turned on the 867, DLNA device came up as a connection and the files showed on the TV.

I have an Apple TV, so I don't really "need" this, but I decided to try it.
post #263 of 1176
I bought my 867 on Newegg like a lot of you, but I've run into an issue where the firmware won't update. It progresses until it says "S1-10: 100%", and there it stays.

When it first happened, I called Yamaha after seeing it sit there for about 1 hour. The tier-1 tech suggested that I restart and retry it. I did, same error. This time I just let it sit there for the day, but it didn't budge.

I've put in a ticket with Yamaha, but the tech who called me today gave me the lame answer of "No, I've never heard of that. It works fine when we do it here!" Ugh & this was a tier 2 person (he says there are 5 of them there, so not a deep talent pool at Yamaha's helpdesk).

His only other suggestion is that I try it on a different network in case it is something about my router that is interfering. I asked if there were an alternate way to install the firmware, but he says no. I find that odd, because if you go to their site and download the firmware, it comes with a 21mb .bin file. Of course, the instructions that come along with it say to update via the internet, but the inclusion of the .bin file is interesting.

Anyway, I'm off to try it on another network as suggested, but does anyone have any ideas? I'm going to put in for an RMA at Newegg tonight regardless (assuming the "other network" method fails).
post #264 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnBee View Post

I bought my 867 on Newegg like a lot of you, but I've run into an issue where the firmware won't update. It progresses until it says "S1-10: 100%", and there it stays.

Anyway, I'm off to try it on another network as suggested, but does anyone have any ideas? I'm going to put in for an RMA at Newegg tonight regardless (assuming the "other network" method fails).


Man, no dice on another network. Hangs, same spot. Moving forward assuming the unit is detective. Any advice on getting Newegg to waive return shipping costs?
post #265 of 1176
How do you configure this reciever for a network/internet?

I plugged the network cable from reciever into my verizon router/modem and the lan light on the modem will not come on. I have switched the cables and tried differant ports on router and nothing. Everything else works fine when switching cables ps3, computer, laptop.

I set the reciever DHCP to on still nothing, not sure where to find all the info I need for manual setup. I do not know of anyway to access any firewall setting for my router/modem.

Reciever will not recognize any network connection. Really just trying to get internet radio and firmware update for now.
post #266 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4x4yj View Post

How do you configure this reciever for a network/internet?

I plugged the network cable from reciever into my verizon router/modem and the lan light on the modem will not come on. I have switched the cables and tried differant ports on router and nothing. Everything else works fine when switching cables ps3, computer, laptop.

I set the reciever DHCP to on still nothing, not sure where to find all the info I need for manual setup. I do not know of anyway to access any firewall setting for my router/modem.

Reciever will not recognize any network connection. Really just trying to get internet radio and firmware update for now.

Not sure, the only thing I could suggest is setting a static IP on the AVR. You can find some instruction on that with a Google search. I am using a TrendNet media bridge connected to a Fios router and it worked ASAP. So I don't think it is your router's firewall.
post #267 of 1176
Thanks, I just tried to do a static ip and still nothing, if I did it right?
post #268 of 1176
If you want to see how Yamaha's remote looks, I modified all the code to work from a private webserver if you have one setup on your network.

You can see a demo at http://remote.plainlytechnical.com/

Or download the all the files needed at http://remote.plainlytechnical.com/remote.zip

All you need to do to get this working on your private network is copy the files to your webserver, you can use a subdirectory if you want, and edit part of /files/scr1.js file to point at your receiver's IP address. I have mine setup with 192.168.0.30, so just search for that text and replace it with your own IP.

Then just browse to the index.htm file on your webserver. Because of how this is setup, the webserver is handling the calls directly to the receiver, so the webserver and the receiver need to be on the same local network.
post #269 of 1176
Anyone know if the 867 can drive a passive sub? I've got a 10" passive w/ red/black speaker wire connects. Can I attach to zone 2 or bi-amp to drive this?? I'm completely clueless w/ a passive driver but wife wanted everything out of the way so I've got it in the wall but don't know how to fire it up. Any help would be appreciated. - regards rookie w/ a receiver.
post #270 of 1176
Quote:
Originally Posted by spankle View Post
Anyone know if the 867 can drive a passive sub? I've got a 10" passive w/ red/black speaker wire connects. Can I attach to zone 2 or bi-amp to drive this?? I'm completely clueless w/ a passive driver but wife wanted everything out of the way so I've got it in the wall but don't know how to fire it up. Any help would be appreciated. - regards rookie w/ a receiver.
You probably can get sound out of it using any of the powered outputs, but they aren't designed for low frequency output that a sub produces. Most of the powered outputs are going to filter out the lower frequencies if the receiver is doing its job.

I would suggest a small independent amplifier that is designed for subwoofers. The price range is pretty wide depending on what your 10" can handle. Here is a starting point.

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...lifier&x=0&y=0
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