or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR - Page 6

post #151 of 3379
Yeah, I saw that y2k. Special thanks goes out to ryan who first brought this to our attention.
post #152 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by RudeX View Post

Yeah, I saw that y2k. Special thanks goes out to ryan who first brought this to our attention.

Yea we owe Ryan a few rounds of of his favorite pop wink.gif
post #153 of 3379
Hi everyone, new guy here. Just had a quick question for those who already own this receiver. I'm upgrading from a dead Onkyo TX NR-807 (curse you Onkyo!) and just wanted to see if I could program other devices to be fully controlled by this remote (like I did with the Onkyo)?

The one thing I'll give the Onkyo credit for is having a great remote. I had my TV, cable box, popcorn hour and even xbox programmed to be controlled by the Onkyo remote. Can I do that with this one?

Thanks!
post #154 of 3379
I just wanted to give Ryan a thanks on the Expo info. Ordered my reviever yesterday while it was still posted on Amazon. I was sent the compliminary upgrade email this morning.
post #155 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScoutsOut View Post

I just wanted to give Ryan a thanks on the Expo info. Ordered my reviever yesterday while it was still posted on Amazon. I was sent the compliminary upgrade email this morning.

Agree!!
One little bit of info for others considering the purchase. They no longer have the 671 on Amazon for Expo but it isn't needed. I spoke with Enrique there today and ordered the 820 for a total of $630 shipped. SWEET! He said if I have friends that are interested to mention that he helped Jason. I doubt this is necessary but thought I would include it just in case. I believe the quote he gave me for the 673 was $430 shipped, 720 was $460 shipped. It was about this price. Since I had X amount for a budget I went ahead and got the 820. biggrin.gif This is the same price I purchased the 673 for at Frys and I will take it back in a few days.
post #156 of 3379
Thanks GK for the response. The receiver says it is connected to the internet. No indication that it downloaded anything at all. Still can't get internet radio to show anything. Read the manual and that didn't help at all. I am positive I am doing something wrong but no clue as to what. I was assuming that once it was connected to the internet it would pull the stations automatically into the net radio menu. Am I mistaken about this? Anyway, prehaps someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance.
post #157 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2k02c5 View Post

Yea we owe Ryan a few rounds of of his favorite pop wink.gif

Indeed, Ryan many thanks for the tip!
post #158 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianS56 View Post

Thanks GK for the response. The receiver says it is connected to the internet. No indication that it downloaded anything at all. Still can't get internet radio to show anything. Read the manual and that didn't help at all. I am positive I am doing something wrong but no clue as to what. I was assuming that once it was connected to the internet it would pull the stations automatically into the net radio menu. Am I mistaken about this? Anyway, prehaps someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance.

The first time I tried to access the net radio stations, I was playing around with the Web Interface. I clicked on somehting there which took me to a Yamaha site which asked for my receivers MAC address. After inputing it, I saw the list of stations on my PC.

I don't know if the stations were available or not before this, but thought you could give it a try and see if it helps.
post #159 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrmtz85 View Post

The first time I tried to access the net radio stations, I was playing around with the Web Interface. I clicked on somehting there which took me to a Yamaha site which asked for my receivers MAC address. After inputing it, I saw the list of stations on my PC.
I don't know if the stations were available or not before this, but thought you could give it a try and see if it helps.

Thanks for the reply. My cat5 cable was bad. I called Yamaha and actually got someone on the line (Jesse) who was really helpful. Once I put the new cable on it picked up the net radio really fast.

My next question. I have a Panasonic DMP BD85 blu ray player. I don't have it hooked up with a hdmi cable yet so the sound is hooked into the audio 5 connection. I am not getting any dialogue out of the sound. Plenty of everything else but no talking. Anyone have an idea what is going on?
post #160 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianS56 View Post

Thanks for the reply. My cat5 cable was bad. I called Yamaha and actually got someone on the line (Jesse) who was really helpful. Once I put the new cable on it picked up the net radio really fast.
My next question. I have a Panasonic DMP BD85 blu ray player. I don't have it hooked up with a hdmi cable yet so the sound is hooked into the audio 5 connection. I am not getting any dialogue out of the sound. Plenty of everything else but no talking. Anyone have an idea what is going on?


Check your center channel and turn it up . If you are using presence speakers turn those up as well.
Edited by joben87 - 8/1/12 at 9:49am
post #161 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianS56 View Post

My next question. I have a Panasonic DMP BD85 blu ray player. I don't have it hooked up with a hdmi cable yet so the sound is hooked into the audio 5 connection. I am not getting any dialogue out of the sound. Plenty of everything else but no talking. Anyone have an idea what is going on?

Any chance it's a setting in the Blu-ray, not set for analog output instead of digital? If you used the same player on another reciever with the same cables, then probably not the issue.
Doubt you have any mapping to do in the Yamaha "inputs" section.
How are you getting the video of the Blu-ray to the set? Directly or though the receiver, what type of cable?
post #162 of 3379
OK, hope this isn't a stupid question but here goes, please be gentle. I have a "smart" TV with apps and stuff (LG 47LW5600) and got ARC set on that and the RX-V673. I was thinking I would be able to use an app on the TV and have the audio through the Yamaha, with the ARC, but find no actual input on the Yamaha to select to make that happen. What am I missing?

EDIT: never mind, I finally found it by accident, when using the HDMI it uses the Audio2 input, confirmed in the manual.
Edited by rothlike - 8/1/12 at 7:41pm
post #163 of 3379
Finally got my in-wall surrounds installed and ran YPAO to calibrate all the speakers. Worked great at first, but I noticed later that evening when watching TV that the sub (MartinLogan Dynamo 500) wasn't responding. It took me a full day of trial and error messing with cables and fiddling with settings to figure out that the YPAO set the LFE output super low to -10db (the maximum downward adjustment) to compensate for what it thought was too much bass during calibration. The problem is that, like many powered subs, the Dynamo will power down after an hour and won't turn back on unless it senses a signal, and -10dB was too low to trigger the Dynamo to turn back on. Making matters worse, the sub worked fine just after the initial YPAO setup, but only because it was already on and didn't power down until a couple hour later, so I didn't occur to me that the YPAO was the culprit. I set the LFE output level back to 0dB and the sub came right back on. From there, I just adjusted the volume on the sub itself to get the bass level back to where it should be.

Apart from that, YPAO seems to have done a good job with calibration - it's no Audyssey MultiEQ, but it does a lot of the initial grunt work well. Just beware that if you have a sub has a power saving feature, make sure YPAO doesn't set the LFE output too low or else it your sub may never come back on because it can't "hear" the LFE signal.
post #164 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2k02c5 View Post

Looks like they finally pulled the EE listing off amazon. The amazon price for the 671 shot up to 549.95 today. glad I ordered when I did.

I've been watching this thread for a while and was giving the 673 a hard look but was on vaca recently and missed the last couple of weeks of conversation...

...SO, I'm way late to the game here but the EE listing for the 671 is still on Amazon, currently at 378.88 plus shipping... supposedly 18 left in stock, new. 673 listed at 599.95/99 just about everywhere. Has anyone ordered a 671 from EE in the last few days or are planning on doing so? Wondering if the upgrade still applies...?

I've read the previous posts regarding this deal. So is it near-confirmed that there are no new 671s at EE? Or is it a matter of purchasing and hoping for the best? Reads like online only is possibly the best avenue for the best price, vs calling EE and asking.

Also, has anyone that's ordered a 671 in the last couple of weeks not received a 673? Whatever the outcome, or current status of the "deal", many thanks, Ryan. And TIA to all replies.
post #165 of 3379
MFM1138

I recieved my 673 yesterday after ordering the 671 from Amazon using EE. It came to a total of 427 shipped and after taxes. I honestly think it is a way EE can sell the unit cheaper. Since Yamaha restricts what retailers can sell the unit for, substituting it in place of an item that is not in stock is a way to get around the system. You can also call them and ask for it. Several people on this post have recieved the discounted price that way as well. Good Luck.
post #166 of 3379
Ordered the 671 through Amazon/EE. Will see if I get the upgrade.
post #167 of 3379
Can't get my iPad to pick up quote for post. Thanks for the two answers on my problem with no dialogue coming out of DVD. I finally got the hdmi switch I ordered today and was able to hook all components up with hdmi cables. My TV is old and only has 1 hdmi input. Everything is working correctly now. Still have some tweaking to do but at least I can watch a movie. Wife is extremely pissed because it is to loud. I wish that she enjoyed high fidelity sound along with me. Oh well such is life. Thanks for all the help all have provided.
post #168 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by JD NC View Post

Finally got my in-wall surrounds installed and ran YPAO to calibrate all the speakers. Worked great at first, but I noticed later that evening when watching TV that the sub (MartinLogan Dynamo 500) wasn't responding. It took me a full day of trial and error messing with cables and fiddling with settings to figure out that the YPAO set the LFE output super low to -10db (the maximum downward adjustment) to compensate for what it thought was too much bass during calibration. The problem is that, like many powered subs, the Dynamo will power down after an hour and won't turn back on unless it senses a signal, and -10dB was too low to trigger the Dynamo to turn back on. Making matters worse, the sub worked fine just after the initial YPAO setup, but only because it was already on and didn't power down until a couple hour later, so I didn't occur to me that the YPAO was the culprit. I set the LFE output level back to 0dB and the sub came right back on. From there, I just adjusted the volume on the sub itself to get the bass level back to where it should be.
Apart from that, YPAO seems to have done a good job with calibration - it's no Audyssey MultiEQ, but it does a lot of the initial grunt work well. Just beware that if you have a sub has a power saving feature, make sure YPAO doesn't set the LFE output too low or else it your sub may never come back on because it can't "hear" the LFE signal.

Thanks for the head up. I just got mine two days ago and had just noticed the absence of sound from the subwoofer, so your observation saved me a bunch of time. However, it leaves me unsure where the "proper" setting for the subwoofer is. I realize it is subjective but I would love some sense of what range is appropriate. I previously had an Onkyo 607 and relied on Audyssey to set things up for me. I did record the settings that Audyssey had made before taking the Onkyo out of the loop, but I presume these db settings are relative to some baseline, and therefore may be of marginal help in adjusting the sub-woofer appropriately. Can anybody provide guidelines, suggestions, or tests to run.

Thanks.
post #169 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by hwilker View Post

Thanks for the head up. I just got mine two days ago and had just noticed the absence of sound from the subwoofer, so your observation saved me a bunch of time. However, it leaves me unsure where the "proper" setting for the subwoofer is. I realize it is subjective but I would love some sense of what range is appropriate. I previously had an Onkyo 607 and relied on Audyssey to set things up for me. I did record the settings that Audyssey had made before taking the Onkyo out of the loop, but I presume these db settings are relative to some baseline, and therefore may be of marginal help in adjusting the sub-woofer appropriately. Can anybody provide guidelines, suggestions, or tests to run.
Thanks.


I personally have been obsessed with getting the sub to work properly since I am new at all of this. However, I have found these three websites, (two videos) that have helped me in understanding more on how the sub works, and how it is properly setup.

Hope they help you or someone else.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCIMufCQLk&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSAQDjuWN0


http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-9936409-285/how-to-set-up-a-subwoofer/
post #170 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by IceDog52 View Post

I personally have been obsessed with getting the sub to work properly since I am new at all of this. However, I have found these three websites, (two videos) that have helped me in understanding more on how the sub works, and how it is properly setup.
Hope they help you or someone else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzCIMufCQLk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSAQDjuWN0
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-9936409-285/how-to-set-up-a-subwoofer/


Thanks. Would that I had the liberty to move around my subwoofer to find the perfect spot, but, alas, there is exactly ONE place in the room that I can put it. The only liberty of placement I have is which direction to turn it. Nor is hooking it up a problem for me.

But I do appreciate the suggestions! Thanks.
post #171 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by Landoiv View Post

Ordered the 671 through Amazon/EE. Will see if I get the upgrade.

Sure enough. Got the upgrade. What a deal!
post #172 of 3379
I went ahead and ordered a 671 this AM. Here's to hoping the upgrades and savings continue!

I was watching Jaws last night and it reminded me how badly I need a sound upgrade. I've been getting by on a Panny soundbar, paired with a 55" ST50. It's been decent and has served its purpose of replacing the TV speakers... but depending on the movie a lot of sound gets "lost". For instance, I couldn't even hear the iconic Jaws theme! I have speakers and wiring waiting, just need an AVR to tie everything together.

Thanks again, everyone. I'll be sure to post results of the Amazon purchase.
Edited by mfm1138 - 8/5/12 at 10:40am
post #173 of 3379
I ordered on Friday for $401 with shipping. Got the notice on being upgraded on Saturday. I will post back when I actually get it, though not expecting any problems. Thanks Ryan for the tip.
post #174 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by hwilker View Post

Thanks for the head up. I just got mine two days ago and had just noticed the absence of sound from the subwoofer, so your observation saved me a bunch of time. However, it leaves me unsure where the "proper" setting for the subwoofer is. I realize it is subjective but I would love some sense of what range is appropriate. I previously had an Onkyo 607 and relied on Audyssey to set things up for me. I did record the settings that Audyssey had made before taking the Onkyo out of the loop, but I presume these db settings are relative to some baseline, and therefore may be of marginal help in adjusting the sub-woofer appropriately. Can anybody provide guidelines, suggestions, or tests to run.
Thanks.

Getting the right level for the sub wasn't too tough, just some trial and error. Just turn the LFE output back to 0dB to get the signal back up to normal, and turn the volume on the sub down a little to compensate until it sounds right. YPAO is a nice starting point, but it definitely requires tweaking once you've run the initial setup. It's nice for setting the distances of the speakers and correcting for asymmetries in your room and speaker setup, but it didn't do as good a job with setting the crossover for example, setting it about 20hz too high.
post #175 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfm1138 View Post

I went ahead and ordered a 671 this AM. Here's to hoping the upgrades and savings continue!
I was watching Jaws last night and it reminded me how badly I need a sound upgrade. I've been getting by on a Panny soundbar, paired with a 55" ST50. It's been decent and has served its purpose of replacing the TV speakers... but depending on the movie a lot of sound gets "lost". For instance, I couldn't even hear the iconic Jaws theme! I have speakers and wiring waiting, just need an AVR to tie everything together.
Thanks again, everyone. I'll be sure to post results of the Amazon purchase.

I just received the complimentary upgrade to the 673!

joeandmaria, same price... 4-hundo and some change ($401). Ryan, thank you!
post #176 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by JD NC View Post

Getting the right level for the sub wasn't too tough, just some trial and error. Just turn the LFE output back to 0dB to get the signal back up to normal, and turn the volume on the sub down a little to compensate until it sounds right. YPAO is a nice starting point, but it definitely requires tweaking once you've run the initial setup. It's nice for setting the distances of the speakers and correcting for asymmetries in your room and speaker setup, but it didn't do as good a job with setting the crossover for example, setting it about 20hz too high.

Thanks. I hadn't thought about using the volume setting on the subwoofer. I had already adjusted it in the AV Receiver to about -04 db but it still sounds a little "boomy" . I suspect you're right that setting it at 0 db and adjusting the volume would provide more fine control. Also, are you suggesting that I should adjust the crossover frequency to the subwoofer? YPAO set it to 80 hz, which is the same as how my old Onkyo set it. If I set it to, let's say, 60 hz, I'm not sure what that would accomplish. Wouldn't it just force my front speakers to try to deal with tones between 60 and 80 hz. I'm somewhat out of my element here, so thanks for your help. I'd probably still be struggling with why no sound was coming out of my subwoofer without your heads up.
post #177 of 3379
Glad I stumbled on this thread. I've been wanting to pull the trigger on this and hopefully the Amazon deal will work for me.
post #178 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb320 View Post

Glad I stumbled on this thread. I've been wanting to pull the trigger on this and hopefully the Amazon deal will work for me.

Just got the confirmation that they will give me the upgrade. Thanks to everyone that found out how to save me a few hundred bucks! biggrin.gif
post #179 of 3379
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb320 View Post

Just got the confirmation that they will give me the upgrade. Thanks to everyone that found out how to save me a few hundred bucks! biggrin.gif

I've been wanting to upgrade my receiver for a while. For $400, this would be a great deal. Crossing my fingers.
post #180 of 3379
You should get it.. Ordered the 671 from amazon last night, got the upgrade offer email today. All good>>>>
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR