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post #1621 of 3379
I dont think I have. Let me pull up the manual and look into it. Does increasing bass tighten it?
post #1622 of 3379
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

In regard to this topic I believe I have found a fix for this. go into settings/network/ turn network standby mode off. this way on every boot he avr will refresh its ip and dns. this was especially important in my situation since I tether my LTE to all my devies. basically my Galaxy Note II is my wifi router/hot spot. Now it works flawless!!

This was a great solution. The first time I tried to use the Net to play my PC music - it was there once - never to return again. Always "No Content".

Turning off network standby mode and restarting the RX-V773 provided the PC content again.

Now I can watch TV and listen to Pink Floyd "Echos" at the same time. biggrin.gif

thanks, Basshead81


Bob
post #1623 of 3379
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Originally Posted by petiteface View Post

I dont think I have. Let me pull up the manual and look into it. Does increasing bass tighten it?
No. But its an option worth trying for bass issues in general.
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Great deal on the 773.

$50 less than I paid at Newegg, just a few weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Bob R View Post

Great deal on the 773.

$50 less than I paid at Newegg, just a few weeks ago.
That price is also with the wireless adapter included.
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Originally Posted by Bob R View Post

Great deal on the 773.

$50 less than I paid at Newegg, just a few weeks ago.

No doubt. I paid 399 for the 673 2 months back.....sure wish this had showed up then!
post #1628 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ronnymills View Post

Is there a way to copy YPAO Flat EQ settings as a starting point for manual adjustments?

Once you've done that it's not necessarily obvious what the current settings are doing, since you have up to 7 PEQ filters for each channel and it can be hard to visualize what the overall effect is on the frequency response.

You could enter your settings into PEQedit. Right now you would have to enter them manually (PEQedit won't connect to the 673 directly to read the settings), but if someone does a back up of their settings using the web interface and posts the file, I will see if I can make PEQedit read that file to display the YPAO PEQ settings. I don't have a 673 (or any model with the web interface) so I need someone else to send me a file.

From the web interface settings screen choose Backup/Restore and you can save all your settings in a file on your PC. According to the manual (page 147 of the PDF) this file does not contain any personal info such as account/password or MAC address, but you could send me a PM if you don't want to post the file here.
post #1629 of 3379
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Originally Posted by petiteface View Post

The receiver seems to be very weak in bass in comparison to the Pioneer and the Onkyo which both have a really powerful punchy bass. The lower end sounds really loose and flabby (if thats an expression) and not tight and punchy. Any ideas on how to improve the sound quality?

A big factor is whether you have your front speakers set to Large (meaning the subwoofer is not used except for the LFE track in movies), or whether you set them to Small with an appropriate crossover and let the sub handle the bass. All speakers as Small usually works best, then first try increasing the sub level (rather than the bass tone control) if you want more bass.
post #1630 of 3379
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

A big factor is whether you have your front speakers set to Large (meaning the subwoofer is not used except for the LFE track in movies), or whether you set them to Small with an appropriate crossover and let the sub handle the bass. All speakers as Small usually works best, then first try increasing the sub level (rather than the bass tone control) if you want more bass.
Very good point. I didnt think about that.
post #1631 of 3379
Hi Guys,

I posted a message a week ago about how my V673 seems to have drop outs of sound, when I use ARC to return the sound back to the reviever fromt he TV. I have recently changed my TV set (Samsung Es8000 to a Samsung F8000), but still the same problem. I am thus confident that the 'drop outs' of sound are on the reciever side. If I use the optical outputs, all is fine, but ARC stuggles with all sources. i have the latest firmware, but cannot fathom, if I have some setting that that are wrong.

Maybe its a know problem. Can someone advise please.
post #1632 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Yasmin View Post

Hi Guys,

I posted a message a week ago about how my V673 seems to have drop outs of sound, when I use ARC to return the sound back to the reviever fromt he TV. I have recently changed my TV set (Samsung Es8000 to a Samsung F8000), but still the same problem. I am thus confident that the 'drop outs' of sound are on the reciever side. If I use the optical outputs, all is fine, but ARC stuggles with all sources. i have the latest firmware, but cannot fathom, if I have some setting that that are wrong.

Maybe its a know problem. Can someone advise please.
ARC can be very finicky and has no real benefit. Abandon it and enjoy.
post #1633 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bob R View Post

This was a great solution. The first time I tried to use the Net to play my PC music - it was there once - never to return again. Always "No Content".

Turning off network standby mode and restarting the RX-V773 provided the PC content again.

Now I can watch TV and listen to Pink Floyd "Echos" at the same time. biggrin.gif

thanks, Basshead81


Bob

glad it worked for ya! im really lovin my 773 since finding that fix!
post #1634 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Have you used the tone controls to add bass? It also has a built in graphic eq that will help.


This! I have been playing with the eq the last day or so and its awsome. if you press enter on the frequency you can adjust the gain from 31hz all the way to 10khz for each speaker. also adjusting the Q is a nice feature for producing a nice curve.
post #1635 of 3379
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

This! I have been playing with the eq the last day or so and its awsome. if you press enter on the frequency you can adjust the gain from 31hz all the way to 10khz for each speaker. also adjusting the Q is a nice feature for producing a nice curve.
Yi. Its an excellent option. Thats why I encourage people to use it. I was doing a little research recently and learned that it is not a graphic eq but rather a parametric eq. Which is better. I knew how to use it but I didnt know the difference between a graphic eq and para eq. So now when I tell people about it I will say its parametric.

I just realized what you posted. You can actually adjust it all the way up to 16.0kHz. If you go to the individual speaker and select Freq/Gain then you can select the freq for Band #1-7.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Yi. Its an excellent option. Thats why I encourage people to use it. I was doing a little research recently and learned that it is not a graphic eq but rather a parametric eq. Which is better. I knew how to use it but I didnt know the difference between a graphic eq and para eq. So now when I tell people about it I will say its parametric.

I just realized what you posted. You can actually adjust it all the way up to 16.0kHz. If you go to the individual speaker and select Freq/Gain then you can select the freq for Band #1-7.


oops ya i meant 16.0khz. im lovin the peq!!
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

In regard to this topic I believe I have found a fix for this. go into settings/network/ turn network standby mode off. this way on every boot he avr will refresh its ip and dns. this was especially important in my situation since I tether my LTE to all my devies. basically my Galaxy Note II is my wifi router/hot spot. Now it works flawless!!

I've tried this and I'm getting internet and Pandora to work but the android and IPad apps can't find the receiver anymore.
post #1638 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Iwanthd View Post

I've tried this and I'm getting internet and Pandora to work but the android and IPad apps can't find the receiver anymore.

The apps will no longer be able to turn the receiver on with network standby disabled, but if you turn it on manually they should work.
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Yamaha is pleased to offer the following firmware update to ensure the best possible performance and latest features for your AV receiver.

This firmware
1. Lets you continue using Rhapsody/Napster* service
2. Improves network function stability
*Music availability varies by regions


CHECK THE UNIT’S FIRMWARE VERSION PRIOR TO THIS UPDATE
On the remote control, press the ON SCREEN button.
Select “Information” > “System”. Your current firmware version is displayed on TV. If your firmware version is 1.77 or higher, the AV receiver is already up-to-date.

If not, conduct firmware update by following the instruction.

Registered Date : 4/15/2013
Language : English
Size : 17.86 MB
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Originally Posted by ronnymills View Post

Yamaha is pleased to offer the following firmware update to ensure the best possible performance and latest features for your AV receiver.

This firmware
1. Lets you continue using Rhapsody/Napster* service
2. Improves network function stability
*Music availability varies by regions


CHECK THE UNIT’S FIRMWARE VERSION PRIOR TO THIS UPDATE
On the remote control, press the ON SCREEN button.
Select “Information” > “System”. Your current firmware version is displayed on TV. If your firmware version is 1.77 or higher, the AV receiver is already up-to-date.

If not, conduct firmware update by following the instruction.

Registered Date : 4/15/2013
Language : English
Size : 17.86 MB
Thats the exact same description as the latest update for the 671 that just came out. It messed up my Rhapsody play. I have contacted Yamaha and gotten no real help so I had to go back to the last firmware update to get things to work again.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
post #1641 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Very well. I and many others here at AVS have an RW12 and port chuffing is a rare complaint.

This is why I don't like this forum smile.gif. I returned my TSI400s, cs20 and PSW505. After your reply I started thinking and was not happy. I even returned the Yamaha 673.

I bought the Polk LSI15s, and LSIC. Now shopping for a receiver that can handle the load. In other words I broke the bank. Grrrr.
post #1642 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Iwanthd View Post

I've tried this and I'm getting internet and Pandora to work but the android and IPad apps can't find the receiver anymore.

its better than a access error is it not?
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Hi all, I would like to say thanks to this forum for pointing me to the 673. What a fantastic receiver. Huge improvement over the 995, which in it's day was a good one too. Can't believe how smooth sounding the 673 is. I do have one question if anyone can answer it for me. I can't seem to figure out how to keep the zone 2 speakers from coming on every time the receiver is turned on. I would rather turn zone2 on when I want to use it rather than have it come on every time the receiver is turned on. Tried searching for the answer but didn't find anything.
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Yamaha's web site shows a new firmware release for the RX-V673 released 4/15/13, version 1.77. My V673 is on 1.64 currently but the new version hasn't shown up yet in the Information->System screen via the network connection.

Anybody install this version yet? Any problems, issues, fixes?
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Ok, my 673 should be on it's way soon thanks to Phil (audiofreak38). So, in prep I am getting some of my things in order, as this will be replacing an old cheap Onkyo HTIB setup. The biggest thing I'm looking forward to is some of the media streaming capabilities. This will finally get me off the pot and start ripping my CD collection to hard drive and drop the need for the 200 CD jukebox . So, this raised a couple of questions which are only slightly off-topic (but specific to the 673 where it matters). In order to have the best menu experience with the 673 (read this to be, so it's easy for my wife to find and play music), I want to make sure to have them stored on a PC in the best way.

Reading up on the topic, I know I want to rip with Exact Audio Copy, with Accuraterip, in FLAC format. What's not clear is the "best" method to have the resulting files stored (naming, directory structure, etc). Adding to this potential complication is that she has some purchased music in itunes, and I have some in Amazon and Google Play (mostly "free" tracks, but some purchased). Time to get organized. So, any pointers, suggestions, or even just some good links? What I want to end up with is a good plan that makes managing the collection relatively easy on a network drive, and then hosted to the Yamaha via the home network. Then, couples with a Roku and Playon, I'll have both audio and video covered smile.gif Plus with Zone2, separate audio on the main floor (away from the HT in the basement).

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by Tim Akin View Post

Hi all, I would like to say thanks to this forum for pointing me to the 673. What a fantastic receiver. Huge improvement over the 995, which in it's day was a good one too. Can't believe how smooth sounding the 673 is. I do have one question if anyone can answer it for me. I can't seem to figure out how to keep the zone 2 speakers from coming on every time the receiver is turned on. I would rather turn zone2 on when I want to use it rather than have it come on every time the receiver is turned on. Tried searching for the answer but didn't find anything.

flip the switch on you remote to zone 2 and hit the power button. My guess is if you look on your receiver, you'll see Zone 2 is on.
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Originally Posted by thegof View Post

Reading up on the topic, I know I want to rip with Exact Audio Copy, with Accuraterip, in FLAC format. What's not clear is the "best" method to have the resulting files stored (naming, directory structure, etc). Adding to this potential complication is that she has some purchased music in itunes, and I have some in Amazon and Google Play (mostly "free" tracks, but some purchased). Time to get organized. So, any pointers, suggestions, or even just some good links? What I want to end up with is a good plan that makes managing the collection relatively easy on a network drive, and then hosted to the Yamaha via the home network. Then, couples with a Roku and Playon, I'll have both audio and video covered smile.gif Plus with Zone2, separate audio on the main floor (away from the HT in the basement).

Thanks in advance!

I have mine organized like this

\FLAC\A...Z\Artist\CD Title\Flac Files
\MP3\A...Z\Artist CD Title\Flac Files

So my Fleetwood Mac - Rumors CD rip is
\FLAC\F\Fleetwood Mac\Rumors\track1.flac

I've personally thought of not having a breakdown by file type, kind of on the fence whether it's important or not.

USB thumb drives have instant access when you select Input USB external drives take a few seconds to spin up before they show the contents. Just FYI.
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

its better than a access error is it not?

Well, yeah it is better than access error. It would be really better if everything worked like it's supposed to. Wonder if the new software addresses this problem at all?
post #1649 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Iwanthd View Post

Well, yeah it is better than access error. It would be really better if everything worked like it's supposed to. Wonder if the new software addresses this problem at all?
Download it and see.
post #1650 of 3379
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Originally Posted by peerguy View Post

This is why I don't like this forum smile.gif. I returned my TSI400s, cs20 and PSW505. After your reply I started thinking and was not happy. I even returned the Yamaha 673.

I bought the Polk LSI15s, and LSIC. Now shopping for a receiver that can handle the load. In other words I broke the bank. Grrrr.

Haha welcome to the rabbit hole! You're going to probably want something with pre-outs and then external amplification to drive those 4 ohm LSi towers properly. Maybe post over on the "Calling All Polkies" thread, there are lots of guys there with experience with the LSi series. Nice job finding the LSiC by the way - they are few and far between these days.
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