Originally Posted by sixtix
I do use video signal sent to my tv either from my laptop or from its USB so I do want the ARC functionality. Bummed that Yamaha has not sold the default to AV4 issue yet.
Back to the airplay questions. How do folks stream music from their android phone on the receiver?
Some people (many people?) have had trouble getting ARC to work they way it's supposed to, or the way they want. That's why I have the optical cable.
I'm not sure there is a "default to AV4" issue. That's just the default input for the TV scene, and you can easily change it. In fact, you can make each scene correspond to any input you want, and you can configure the video and audio individually for each input--pretty much, you can mix and match as you like. I have the Radio scene reassigned to Internet Radio, and the Net scene assigned to network access (what I would need to play from DLNA devices, Server I think the Input is labeled). Check page 46 in the manual for reassigning the scenes, and page 81-82 for configuring the inputs. Basically, do what it says on page 81-82 to configure the input to which you have the TV connected, then hold down the the TV scene button while on that input until it's programmed as the TV scene.
If this doesn't work, I wonder if you need a firmware update.
To stream from my Android, I use Samsung's built-in Allshare for now. But it kind of sucks. I'd look for an app, if it's something I did very frequently or if you have a different brand of phone (although other makers may have similar functionality built in). I'm hoping to find one at some point.
EDIT: I realize that where I said, "you can configure the video and audio individually for each input" may be misleading. Most inputs are considered video inputs, and you can change the audio input associated to those. Some inputs are considered audio, like Airplay and Net Radio, and you can change/set the video input associated to those. It amounts to about the same thing, though, in that you can mix and match audio and video inputs quite freely. I think you could set, for example, the audio input for HDMI1 to HMDI3, so you'd get video from HDMI1 and audio from HDMI3 (if for some reason you wanted that).Edited by ThinkRationally - 11/25/13 at 9:47am