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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Your question is worded funny.
If I answer it according to the question I would say that you dont set the volume when you run the YPAO setup. The AVR does.
If youre asking at what volume is reference after running YPAO the answer would be 0.
Thank you. Still learning . Just showing my ignorance i guess. Thanks though. Best place to put my Mic?
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

Thank you. Still learning . Just showing my ignorance i guess. Thanks though. Best place to put my Mic?
At ear height in your listening position. Basically as if the mic is your head. And dont move anything. Keep all the furniture and so forth exactly where it always is. Do it when its the quietest in the house as you can get it.
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Thank you bond
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Thank you bond
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

What kind of setup do you have?
Keep in mind that at -8 if you add the pluses from YPAO you are basically listening at reference. For example your fronts are at +6 so at volume -8 they are at -2 reference. When you factor in the computer volume being at max I would imagine you are well above reference. Extremely loud to most people. Which is fine. If you want to rattle the neighbors windows I dont care but you shouldnt be real surprised when you run into trouble.

So I figured out why you were telling me that my volume was louder than I thought it was. When I changed the settings to 5.1 surround sound in windows (as in my previous post I quoted below), it changed the volume coming through the receiver to sound louder (probably because it was a true 5.1 audio). Well what I didn't realize is that when I changed the receiver settings to "Standby through = ON" whenever the receiver went into standby mode, Windows detected my Epson projector audio was only stereo and automatically switched my settings back to stereo. Then when my receiver was turned back on, Windows wouldn't switch back to 5.1 and I was having to turn up the receiver louder to get the same sound out. Now that I realized what it has been doing, I setup 5.1 audio again, turned "Standby Through = OFF" and now it seems to keep my 5.1 audio settings locked in. I don't know how or if that could have caused a speaker to blow.
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

OK so for anyone that was following and helping out with my situation, my problem is resolved. Maybe this will help someone else.

My home theater setup is just a Media PC with HDMI out coming into the receiver. This is my only input to the receiver currently. I had to go into my windows sound playback right click on the high definition audio device (the receiver audio) and configure speakers. I think my high definition audio output from the PC was configured for stereo originally. set it up for 5.1 surround and now the volume is very acceptable range at -20 to -10.


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post #2406 of 3379
Try this: Part of your problem may be a Ground Loop causing stray voltages between the 673, Speakers and Computer. Disconnect the Computer then rerun the Yamaha's Speaker setup. If everything now runs OK, but messes up when the Computer is attached, now you have the Ground Loop problem to figure out.
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Try this: Part of your problem may be a Ground Loop causing stray voltages between the 673, Speakers and Computer. Disconnect the Computer then rerun the Yamaha's Speaker setup. If everything now runs OK, but messes up when the Computer is attached, now you have the Ground Loop problem to figure out.

Yamaha's speaker setup seemed to run ok. Its my computer audio setup that kept changing because it detected my projector when standby through was turned on.
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Hey everyone I'm hoping you can help me identify what's happening with my Yamaha RX-V673 receiver. I am using 2.1, and every now and then the audio cuts out for a second. The lights for the symbols for the Front Left, Front Right, and Subwoofer even turn off on the receiver while the audio is cutting out. What is happening? Should I contact Yamaha customer support? I just bought it a month ago off Amazon.
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Originally Posted by pstam View Post

Hey everyone I'm hoping you can help me identify what's happening with my Yamaha RX-V673 receiver. I am using 2.1, and every now and then the audio cuts out for a second. The lights for the symbols for the Front Left, Front Right, and Subwoofer even turn off on the receiver while the audio is cutting out. What is happening? Should I contact Yamaha customer support? I just bought it a month ago off Amazon.
Mine does that when there is no signal. Like in between songs on Pandora or at the beginning of a movie. Its not anything like that is it?
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Mine does that when there is no signal. Like in between songs on Pandora or at the beginning of a movie. Its not anything like that is it?

Hm, no, it actually occurs in the middle of dialog. I am watching Underworld through project free TV (I know, shame..) and it is starting to cut out more and more often it seems like. It is quite annoying. I am playing it through the AUX HDMI in, through the port on my Macbook Pro. Could it be just too many codecs interacting and causing it to cut out when the receiver gets confused? I don't know, all I wish is that I knew why this was happening.
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Originally Posted by pstam View Post

Hm, no, it actually occurs in the middle of dialog. I am watching Underworld through project free TV (I know, shame..) and it is starting to cut out more and more often it seems like. It is quite annoying. I am playing it through the AUX HDMI in, through the port on my Macbook Pro. Could it be just too many codecs interacting and causing it to cut out when the receiver gets confused? I don't know, all I wish is that I knew why this was happening.
Its a good bet it has something to do with the computer. Especially if its not doing it on any other source. Try a different HDMI input on the 673.
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Originally Posted by emileg View Post

I have my Apple TV plugged into HDMI 3 with no problems. Which HDMI port are you using? Are other components showing up on the TV, such as the Cable Box? Try plugging Apple TV into an HDMI port that you know works for other equipment. Do you have a 1080P or 720P Apple TV?
Thank you for your Time.

Yes i've tried with other components like the blueray player, and my tv provider. Everything is working fine. So i've connected the Apple TV where i used to connect the blueray. But it doesn't seem to work.

Thank's again for. Your help.
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Originally Posted by duodiscuss View Post

Thank you for your Time.

Yes i've tried with other components like the blueray player, and my tv provider. Everything is working fine. So i've connected the Apple TV where i used to connect the blueray. But it doesn't seem to work.

Thank's again for. Your help.
Sorry none of these suggestions helped. Try a different and most recent HDMI cable (1.3 or above). Try updating the Apple TV firmware while attached directly to the TV. Try unplugging the power cord for a minute and plug it back in, thus restarting the CPU inside. I wish I had some other ideas. If I think of any, I will post them. Good luck.

Also, supposedly Apple is soon releasing some kind of new set top box. We shall see.
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I just noticed the rx-v673 has no pre outs. How would i hook up an eternal amp?
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I just noticed the rx-v673 has no pre outs. How would i hook up an eternal amp?
I dont think you can. Atleast not properly. One of the other guys may know some riggit way of doing it.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I dont think you can. Atleast not properly. One of the other guys may know some riggit way of doing it.
appreciate it bond. U seen to know a lot about this receiver. Everytime i post a question you are usually the one answering hope someone knows a way if rigging it without messing up my receiver.
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A question about using Zone 2: I would like to use zone 2 without running speaker wires, but there don't seem to be many viable options. Does anyone on here have a solution that gets around the following problems?

I could buy wireless speakers that are powered and come with a transmitter and receiver. Generally, I don't like the quality or the choices in such products, though. They seem rather cheaply made, lacking in power, and not of great sound quality.

There are some decent quality wireless speakers that support Airplay, wi-fi, and DLNA (from Pioneer and B&W, for example). Can these somehow be connected to the Zone 2 outputs? Airplay and DLNA is fine, but I would like to be able to listen to internet radio, which the receiver supports, as well as the music stations available through my cable box. It might also be nice to be able to use the speakers as rears sometimes, although it might be difficult if there are time delays resulting from the wireless transmission (hopefully, YPAO could deal with those).

Running speaker wires is not impossible, but I would like to be able to vary the location of the zone 2 speakers. Sometimes on the back deck, other times in the master bedroom or the bathroom. Now I'm running speaker wire to multiple locations and I'd need a switch of some sort. Not ideal.

So it seems like I can get lower quality wireless speakers that come with a transmitter/receiver, get a wireless dock type of product and not use the receiver's zone 2 at all (which kind of defeats the purpose), or start running speaker wires. It would be great if I could somehow mate a wireless dock (like the Pioneer A4, for example) to the zone 2 outputs. Note that I have a 773, so I do have pre-outs to work with.

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

appreciate it bond. U seen to know a lot about this receiver. Everytime i post a question you are usually the one answering hope someone knows a way if rigging it without messing up my receiver.
That's why he's Bond. Seriously,007 has helped me out quiet a bit with this receiver,hell,he practicly sold it to me. :-)
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Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

That's why he's Bond. Seriously,007 has helped me out quiet a bit with this receiver,hell,he practicly sold it to me. :-)
lol
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OK so I think I finally figured out the problem I was having with my receiver. To recap, I bought a receiver used, it blew two center channel speakers after giving me the "chk sp wires" error so I returned it. I bought another receiver, it kept giving me the chk speaker wires error as well but it was not blowing speakers after all. The receiver was doing was it was supposed to do which is shut down into protect mode before anything bad happened to the speakers. I mistakenly thought a 3rd speaker was blown when it turns out it was not. So first problem I determined was the first receiver was bad, the second receiver I bought worked properly.

Second issue I had was because the volume seemed abnormally low and I would turn the volume up to compensate. My computer hooks into my hdmi for video and audio. Turns out with windows you can leave in stereo mode so that it decodes using dolby true hd as well as the other formats. If you configure the speakers to 5.1 audio through windows, it changes to multichannel PCM mode which sounds a lot louder and clearer. Second problem determined.

Third issue was the receiver was still shutting down and displaying "check sp wires" when the volume was turned up past a certain level. It would only give me this error when the volume was mid to loud volume. I thought it might be a short in the wires so I double checked all connections. No luck. So I found a spot on one movie where it would shut down each time at a set volume. By hooking up each speaker one by one, I determined it was my front right speaker giving me the trouble. Replaced the wire, no luck. It turns out the problem is the speaker. It plays fine almost all the time but on certain spots on movies, it causes the receiver shut down and go into "check speaker wires" error mode. My best guess is that the internal crossover capacitor is faulty and above a certain power level, it essentially shorts out. -- Third problem determined.

Now I need to either replace the internal crossover or replace the speaker. Boy what a pain this was to figure out. At least now, the volume is up, the receiver is staying on and the other 4 speakers are working. Thanks for all the help.
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Originally Posted by tacomaguy20 View Post

OK so I think I finally figured out the problem I was having with my receiver.

Third issue was the receiver was still shutting down and displaying "check sp wires" when the volume was turned up past a certain level. It would only give me this error when the volume was mid to loud volume. I thought it might be a short in the wires so I double checked all connections. No luck. So I found a spot on one movie where it would shut down each time at a set volume. By hooking up each speaker one by one, I determined it was my front right speaker giving me the trouble. Replaced the wire, no luck. It turns out the problem is the speaker. It plays fine almost all the time but on certain spots on movies, it causes the receiver shut down and go into "check speaker wires" error mode. My best guess is that the internal crossover capacitor is faulty and above a certain power level, it essentially shorts out. -- Third problem determined.

Now I need to either replace the internal crossover or replace the speaker. Boy what a pain this was to figure out. At least now, the volume is up, the receiver is staying on and the other 4 speakers are working. Thanks for all the help.

Great! Thanks for the update tacomaguy20. smile.gif
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Hi guys!

 

I have been considering a purchase of this seemingly awesome AVR, but I am afraid of input lag when gaming. I have seen a few posts around the web claiming a few 100ms, and a number of posts claiming no perceivable lag.

 

Has anyone run any tests to nail down the possible delay, perhaps using Rockband's calibrator, or any professional tools?

 

I tend to play a lot of fighters, so any major delay would be heartbreaking.

 

Thanks in advance!

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I am looking to buy this but I wanted to check if it can send composite signals from a nintendo 64 to the HDMI Out. It has the same signal conversion chart as the rx-v667 and the onkyo tx-nr616. The 667 was able to play n64 for me and the onkyo was not. I would expect it to work considering the 667 did, but before i bought anything I wanted to see if people knew for sure.

Thanks.
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+is this a good buy at$399????
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

+is this a good buy at$399????
Yes
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

+is this a good buy at$399????
hell yes!
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

+is this a good buy at$399????
I paid $449.99 in June at Amazon.
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

+is this a good buy at$399????
i bought a demo unit from best buy for $350
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

Running speaker wires is not impossible, but I would like to be able to vary the location of the zone 2 speakers. Sometimes on the back deck, other times in the master bedroom or the bathroom. Now I'm running speaker wire to multiple locations and I'd need a switch of some sort. Not ideal.

You could have multiple speaker pairs hooked up and playing at the same time if you use impedance-matching volume controls.
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Originally Posted by bdwain View Post

I am looking to buy this but I wanted to check if it can send composite signals from a nintendo 64 to the HDMI Out. It has the same signal conversion chart as the rx-v667 and the onkyo tx-nr616. The 667 was able to play n64 for me and the onkyo was not. I would expect it to work considering the 667 did, but before i bought anything I wanted to see if people knew for sure.

Thanks.
If I'm reading the user manual right, it says composite input on AV3 through AV6 can be sent to HDMI output.
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