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Anyone have problems with 720p output from a DirecTV DVR --> A3010 using video processing? Mine seems to lose the HDMI handshake when I change to a channel that is 720p, and just shows me a black screen. I've had to disable 720p on my DVR in the meantime...
post #1802 of 2854
So can anyone tell me what exactly is the advantages of having airplay vs what we have on the RX-A2010, via the Yamaha app, where we can stream music wirelessly from our iOS devices, directly to the reciever ?

I'm not getting it ?
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I have the A710 and the left channel has gone out. I've had it less than 5 months....any body else have this problem?
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It looks like the Yamaha iphone app does work with the RX-A1010:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/av-controller-us/id467496375?mt=8

It says:

"Music Play feature allows you to stream music tracks directly from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to Yamaha network products to so you can enjoy high quality music through your AV system."

Can someone tell me difference between Air-Play and the "Music Play feature" described above?
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I have a question for the masses. When do you think, know or believe you have achieved hi-fidelity? As I sit here watching a concert(Legends live at Montreux. Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, and my personal favorite David Sanborn.) I started wondering about this as I went from negative db's towards positive db's. Is this what hi-fidelity sounds like. Music gets louder but stays undistorted and does not fatigue the ears. Just interested in opinions.
post #1806 of 2854
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Originally Posted by tom63376 View Post

It looks like the Yamaha iphone app does work with the RX-A1010:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/av-controller-us/id467496375?mt=8
It says:
"Music Play feature allows you to stream music tracks directly from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to Yamaha network products to so you can enjoy high quality music through your AV system."
Can someone tell me difference between Air-Play and the "Music Play feature" described above?

Airplay would let any iDevice that can stream over your network send music to the AVR. Music play is limited to the device that has the Yamaha app. For example, if your friend comes over with his iPod Touch and wants you to listen to the "latest and greatest" music he's just put on there, he can do it wirelessly via Airplay (as long as you give him the password for your network). He can't do it via Music play. Only your device(s) with the app can send music to the AVR via Music play.
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So if I use the Yamaha app on my iphone to control the A1010, can I still stream the music from the same Iphone?
If this is correct, this would be the equivalent end result as Air-Play only that I am using the Yamaha app to make it happen?
post #1808 of 2854
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Originally Posted by tom63376 View Post

So if I use the Yamaha app on my iphone to control the A1010, can I still stream the music from the same Iphone?
If this is correct, this would be the equivalent end result as Air-Play only that I am using the Yamaha app to make it happen?
Yes.
post #1809 of 2854
thoroughly enjoying my upgrade from 671 to 2010.

borrowed some DVDs with my new NYC public library card incl. The Godfather(Coppola restoration). No blu-ray, regular DVD.

2010's VIDA processing seems to rock. Especially bright Italy outdoor scenes, the Las Vegas sequence, and Marlon Brando and his grandson in the tomato garden, I'd be fooled into thinking it's HD source material if I didn't know better. The Coppola restoration is a new transfer, no doubt that helps, but up-scaling surpasses my expectations enough that I won't hesitate to rent more free SD movies from the library. Pretty slick. (Slumgdog Millionaire is up next, I'm curious to see if up-scaling is as good on a newer film)

Congrats to posters getting XX10 closeouts. fwiw, BB stores in NYC area not inclined to make great closeout deals; some were downright sketchy re: accessories and warranty. But I did get in on the EE deal in August for my 2010. I agree with other posters, the best way to negotiate for any remaining stock is call authorized dealers by phone.

With all the back & forth in the forum on open box/demo/refurb warranty coverage, just make sure you can return the item if you need to. Then, make sure within the return period you go to the yamaha web page and register your serial #. It will tell you very explicitly you have 3 years' coverage, if that's the case, print it out and you're all set.
post #1810 of 2854
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Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post

Yes.

This is excellent news as I really liked the idea of keeping loss-less wav files on my iPhone and streaming them to the A1010!

Can I also use my iPhone with Yamaha app to stream music from my PC to the A1010 ? How would this work? Would I NFS export
a folder of wav files from the PC then use the iPhone app to tell the Yamaha to mount the PC NFS share and play specific wav files from it?

Thanks for the help..
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Just got my 1010 in and I'm starting the swap over. I'm a bit of a noob, so my old pioneer 1019 feels like a toy compared to this thing. At least a 12lbs difference. Wishing I had took a friends advice and bought banana plugs. Oh well that leaves a project for a different day.
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Originally Posted by tom63376 View Post

This is excellent news as I really liked the idea of keeping loss-less wav files on my iPhone and streaming them to the A1010!
Can I also use my iPhone with Yamaha app to stream music from my PC to the A1010 ? How would this work? Would I NFS export
a folder of wav files from the PC then use the iPhone app to tell the Yamaha to mount the PC NFS share and play specific wav files from it?
Thanks for the help..
I'm not sure about the Yamaha and NFS, but it definitely works with DLNA server.

I run a DLNA server on my Mac (Plex or Twonky) and/or NAS (Synology DS212j) because the Yamaha recognizes the servers on the wired home network while I control the whole thing via the phone app. I prefer to use the NAS since it's always available 24/7 and don't need the computer up and running. It's simply a matter of selecting the "PC" input, selecting the desired server, and then the folder. The files themselves never touch the phone. I haven't tried wav but lossless flac work great so I presume wav would also work if that's a supported format listed in the manual.
Edited by bluechunks - 9/21/12 at 3:51pm
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Did anybody choose the RX-A2010 over Denon? Which Denon and why?
The same questions, but with Pioneer receivers.
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Originally Posted by jamjam View Post

Did anybody choose the RX-A2010 over Denon? Which Denon and why?
The same questions, but with Pioneer receivers.

There's lots of previous discussion in the thread comparing Denon 4311ci to Yamaha XX10's; it seems to come down to personal preferences, needs, matching the AVR to your speakers, and your priorities. The 4311 was in the running for me, but ultimately I went with the 2010. Why? I paired my 2010 with Klipsch RF7ii's, RC-64ii for LCR. I think the Yamaha iOS app is the best out there. Far ahead of others. I haven't touched the 2010's OEM remotes since my original install. The 2010 auto-configures itself to your home network, no setup required. Love that. Pandora, Rhapsody, and net radio are all built into the firmware, also amazingly easy to use. There is much debate over Audyssey vs. other programs, but I like Yamaha's optimization, YPAO. It's easy, did a great job for me, I've never manually adjusted the gain on my speakers since. Some folks have suggested YPAO doesn't have subwoofer EQ - as an owner of the product, I can report that in fact, YPAO does have sub EQ.

I can't comment on Pioneer personally, but if you read some comments I think you'll see most folks here would steer clear of Pioneer products.
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Originally Posted by willybguy View Post

There's lots of previous discussion in the thread comparing Denon 4311ci to Yamaha XX10's; it seems to come down to personal preferences, needs, matching the AVR to your speakers, and your priorities. The 4311 was in the running for me, but ultimately I went with the 2010. Why? I paired my 2010 with Klipsch RF7ii's, RC-64ii for LCR. I think the Yamaha iOS app is the best out there. Far ahead of others. I haven't touched the 2010's OEM remotes since my original install. The 2010 auto-configures itself to your home network, no setup required. Love that. Pandora, Rhapsody, and net radio are all built into the firmware, also amazingly easy to use. There is much debate over Audyssey vs. other programs, but I like Yamaha's optimization, YPAO. It's easy, did a great job for me, I've never manually adjusted the gain on my speakers since. Some folks have suggested YPAO doesn't have subwoofer EQ - as an owner of the product, I can report that in fact, YPAO does have sub EQ.
I can't comment on Pioneer personally, but if you read some comments I think you'll see most folks here would steer clear of Pioneer products.
Well stated wiilybguy. So much of this hobby comes down to preference. Too many times people get tied up in specs and personal opinions. It's more about a potential owners needs and his/her opinion.
post #1816 of 2854
Quote:
Originally Posted by willybguy View Post

There's lots of previous discussion in the thread comparing Denon 4311ci to Yamaha XX10's; it seems to come down to personal preferences, needs, matching the AVR to your speakers, and your priorities. The 4311 was in the running for me, but ultimately I went with the 2010. Why? I paired my 2010 with Klipsch RF7ii's, RC-64ii for LCR. I think the Yamaha iOS app is the best out there. Far ahead of others. I haven't touched the 2010's OEM remotes since my original install. The 2010 auto-configures itself to your home network, no setup required. Love that. Pandora, Rhapsody, and net radio are all built into the firmware, also amazingly easy to use. There is much debate over Audyssey vs. other programs, but I like Yamaha's optimization, YPAO. It's easy, did a great job for me, I've never manually adjusted the gain on my speakers since. Some folks have suggested YPAO doesn't have subwoofer EQ - as an owner of the product, I can report that in fact, YPAO does have sub EQ.
To be clear, that applies to 20x0/30x0 models only. Below that, YPAO does NOT EQ the sub (I have an Antimode 8088 to do that for me on my A1000).
post #1817 of 2854
I missed out on a deal for a Yamaha RX-A2010 locally can anybody tell how to get a close-out deals on the RX-A2010.
post #1818 of 2854
Hello guys,

FInally joined after lurking on the forums for a few weeks, and figured I'd ask for help here.

I'm desperately looking for a RX-A810, and cannot find a store who has it - neither online or locally!
I've checked with Amazon, eBay, and called a few other local stores but can't get one.
After getting the "okay" from the wife to upgrade, I'm quite disappointed. And I do not want the RX-A820, since it loses Pandora, and Party Mode as well, according to the comparison tool on Yamaha's website.
I found the RX-A1010, but the price difference is way higher than I'd like it to be.

Any luck recommending any stores with stock on the RX-A810, or a GOOD deal on the 1010? I'm looking to purchase asap, new only (A stock).

Thanks!
post #1819 of 2854
Gents anyone not able to log in to Sirius IR on their Aventage?
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Just finished flashing an old linksys to make it a bridge for my 1010. This android app is nice. I've been playing with it for about an hour. The receiver also recognizes PS3 Media server.
post #1821 of 2854
I received my 3010 about 2 weeks ago. All I want to say is that i LOVE this beast! I streamed music from my Samsung galaxy tab to the receiver via the Yamaha app. It works GREAT. I'm so glad I got the 3010 at a great price instead of the 3020. At this stage I'm only listening to music since I'm waiting for my projector. So far I cant find ANYTHING wrong with this receiver. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Will
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I'm in the process of doing 9.1 setup, my question is whats the main difference between rear surround and rear presence? Which should I use? My rear speakers will be placed directly on my back all behind my sofa. I'm assumg with rear presence they would need to be hanging from the ceiling. Luckily i do have the option to do either, but ideally placing them on the back wall would be easier for me. I wondering which would have a better soundstage rear surround or rear presence? I will be using for movies only?
post #1823 of 2854
Rear surround is a pair actual discrete channels that exist in any 7.1 recording. The presence channels, front or rear, are synthesized by the receiver. If you watch Blu-Ray movies or other media with 7.1 soundtracks, I'd connect rear surround speakers before connecting rear presence speakers. You're more likely to benefit from the additional channels that the recording engineers ment for you to hear, than from a pair of synthesized channels that are only ment to supplement the front presense speakers.
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Great point thanks for the reply!
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Have been listening to Amped FM Movie Magic station on net radio. I realize it isn't hi Rez audio but wow does it sound good! I read somewhere to change the center width on Dolby music setting and the center channel now blends perfectly with the mains for music. Have been listening to a lot of music this way lately. I am still impressed with my 2010 after a year and I paid close to full retail for it. Those finding deals should be happy with it.
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Originally Posted by Bobbejaan View Post

I received my 3010 about 2 weeks ago. All I want to say is that i LOVE this beast! I streamed music from my Samsung galaxy tab to the receiver via the Yamaha app. It works GREAT. I'm so glad I got the 3010 at a great price instead of the 3020. At this stage I'm only listening to music since I'm waiting for my projector. So far I cant find ANYTHING wrong with this receiver. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Will

Glad to see you made it to the "Owners Forum" my friend, welcome!

Koel nou het ons iewers anders om die massas te praat en te verwar.Dit is altyd pret om te gesels in 'n ander taal, veral omdat dit so maklik is om te doen met Google Translate.Bly jy hou van die 3010, ek weet die 1010 beïndruk my daaglikse bekommernis.Ek ook lief vir die streaming opsies.

Regards,

RTROSE
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Goeie dag RT my ou maat. Lekker om jou hier te ontmoet. Ja, ek is baie in my skik met my 3010. Ons praat later weer. wink.gif

Will
post #1828 of 2854
2010 model after only 2 weeks out of the box is available.....I just want to have Airplay on the unit
any interest out there????
post #1829 of 2854
Made a hasty decision tonight while at Best Buy Magnolia. I have been needing to replace my Onkyo SR805 that developed HDMI problems. Been researching a number of refurbished/discounted receivers. Was focusing mostly on Denon and that unique Sherwood with Trinnov Optimizer. I knew the Yamaha Aventage line was getting good reviews. Read a few of the reviews. Sounded pretty good. Didn't think I could afford one though. Then I found a few open box clearance receivers at Magnolia. They had some 2010 and 3010 for some really good prices. I ended up getting a 3010 with all the accessories, perfect cosmetics for just a couple hundred more than the Sherwood R972 that I was looking at. I hope I made a good decision. For me this unheard of...buying a receiver before reading every thread at AVSforum!

I'll be hooking it up later after browsing the CD manual. (No paper anymore!)
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Originally Posted by billbillw View Post

Made a hasty decision tonight while at Best Buy Magnolia. I have been needing to replace my Onkyo SR805 that developed HDMI problems. Been researching a number of refurbished/discounted receivers. Was focusing mostly on Denon and that unique Sherwood with Trinnov Optimizer. I knew the Yamaha Aventage line was getting good reviews. Read a few of the reviews. Sounded pretty good. Didn't think I could afford one though. Then I found a few open box clearance receivers at Magnolia. They had some 2010 and 3010 for some really good prices. I ended up getting a 3010 with all the accessories, perfect cosmetics for just a couple hundred more than the Sherwood R972 that I was looking at. I hope I made a good decision. For me this unheard of...buying a receiver before reading every thread at AVSforum!
I'll be hooking it up later after browsing the CD manual. (No paper anymore!)
Can't guarantee they still do it, but all Yamaha customer service and they will send you a black and white paper manual for free. Thats what they were doing about a year ago. Some others have gone to a copy shop(Kinkos) to have them make a wire bound copy. I personally use my iPad (PDF) to view my manual but I have a hard copy just because. I know this doesn't help for the moment but it may down the road. Good luck with your new AVR.
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