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post #2641 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

Glad to hear it. I updated the firmware as one of the first tasks I did (partly because I read that if you do it a certain way you brick your AVR, so I wanted to make sure I was within the return period). It didn't solve my issues, but it's good if you're now up and working.

Yeah, I had updated the firmware when I first got it but this one came out a few months ago and it addressed issues associated with app connection somehow as well. Version 1.80 I believe.
post #2642 of 3379
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Originally Posted by chrisg75 View Post

Yeah, I had updated the firmware when I first got it but this one came out a few months ago and it addressed issues associated with app connection somehow as well. Version 1.80 I believe.

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I'm wondering, though, if things are working for me whether I should update or not...
post #2643 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I'm wondering, though, if things are working for me whether I should update or not...
I wouldnt.
post #2644 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. I'm wondering, though, if things are working for me whether I should update or not...

Yeah good questions. you may already have the latest firmware ........
Easy enough to check the firmware version but other than that, if there are no issues then happy days
post #2645 of 3379

Can this receiver stream Netflix or do i have to buy the wireless router they offer with it? 

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Originally Posted by castlesteve View Post

Can this receiver stream Netflix or do i have to buy the wireless router they offer with it? 
No receiver that I am aware of will stream video.
post #2647 of 3379

So i assume that i need to stream through a source or get the wireless adaptor?

post #2648 of 3379
The wireless adaptor wont do anything except save you from having to plug the 673 directly into your router/modem.
Yes, you will need a source that gets Netflix. BDP, Smart TV, PS3, etc . That source will provide the video and you can get the audio from the 673.
post #2649 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Works great.

Seems to be working okay with the general set-up except it looks like I need to manually add a delay after the various components and before the receiver. The receiver comes on but appears it doesn't pick up the audio source properly. I turn off the receiver and back on and it is fine. Make sense?
post #2650 of 3379
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Originally Posted by drugolf View Post

Seems to be working okay with the general set-up except it looks like I need to manually add a delay after the various components and before the receiver. The receiver comes on but appears it doesn't pick up the audio source properly. I turn off the receiver and back on and it is fine. Make sense?
Handshake issue. Try turning the components on in a different order. 673 last apparently.
post #2651 of 3379

Copy and paste from Samsung 4k UN55F9000 Forum

 

I have the UN55F9000 TV and a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver.  This receiver has 4K pass through and upscaling.  The best resolution I can get from the receiver is 1080p for WDTV Live Hub, Samsung Blu-ray 7500 and Xbox 360 and 1080i for cable box.  All are connected via HDMI and the HDMI out is connected to the TV via One Connect.

 

I was able to turn on ARC and HDMI control via the receiver and Anynet+ on the TV.  According to Best Buy this is what needed to be done to enable the 4K pass through and upscaling.  I purchased a Monster Black Platinum series cable to the HDMI out port and the ARC port on the TV thinking that my cheap HDMI cable didn't have the bandwidth for 4K but still only getting 1080p for the highest resolution.

 

I connected the Blu-ray player directly to the One Connect and I am able to get a 4K connection so I didn't feel like it was a complete waste.

 

The TV "sees" the receiver as a RX-V671, which does not support 4K, and I believe this is the problem.  This TV is so new I don't know how much community support is out there but figured I would post here for some suggestions.  The response from Yamaha is it is a Samsung issue (which I am leaning towards) but I haven't had a chance to contact Samsung yet.  I also turned off mon chk on the receiver as recommended by Yamaha support but this didn't help.

 

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Originally Posted by JSteel View Post


I would think that is an issue with the receiver as it is telling the TV what it is. I would direct this question as well in the Yamaha thread for your receiver. Just to also let you know, the F9000 has it's own upscaling processor and upscales 1080p to 4k. It is better to let the TV upscale as Samsung did a good job in this area.

I tried this option too and this is actually how I left the setup over the weekend.  All devices but the Xbox 360(least used) are connected to the One Connect with the HDMI out from the receiver to ARC port on the TV.  Is it possible that is it upscaling but not displaying the 4K resolution on the screen?

 

I will post in the Yamaha forum as well.

 

Thank you. 

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If you want the 673 to upscale to 4K, you have to turn on video procesing (the default is Off). Then you can select 4K as the output resolution. This is under the Video menu.
post #2653 of 3379
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Originally Posted by krakon View Post

I was able to turn on ARC and HDMI control via the receiver and Anynet+ on the TV.  According to Best Buy this is what needed to be done to enable the 4K pass through and upscaling.  I purchased a Monster Black Platinum series cable to the HDMI out port and the ARC port on the TV thinking that my cheap HDMI cable didn't have the bandwidth for 4K but still only getting 1080p for the highest resolution.

Note that the ARC feature involves passing audio from the TV back to the AVR and has nothing to do with 4K video.
post #2654 of 3379
I've been quite happy with this receiver - huge bang for the buck.

I've been having issues adding a component input. I am able to receive audio (after adjusting the audio input for AV1), but no video. I verified the video signal directly with my TV and no issues.

Component signal is either 480i or 480p (from a Wii). I set the receiver to pass through in case it was a resolution issue.

Any thoughts on what else I could try here? Perhaps do a monitor out analog cable to the TV in case there's an hdmi convert issue?
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I don't think you can pass through 480i or 480p with HDMI.
post #2656 of 3379
The 673 will not convert 480p analog video to HDMI, but it does work with 480i. So check that your Wii is sending 480i, and check that you re-assigned the audio correctly in case it's now trying to show video from a different input.

If you want to use 480p from the Wii you'll have to run a component cable from the 673 to the TV (or just bypass the 673 for Wii video).
post #2657 of 3379
I have this receiver and have only one annoying complaint to make. When switching from inputs it often defaults the audio to AV4, which is annoying since you then have to put the input signal again to what you wanted in order to work. I tried setting the default to HDMI 1 but theonly default audios are AV inputs. Very annoying since I cannot add an optical cable or AV input to AV4 given the installation of my TV.

I have a question on airplay. I currently have an iphone and love the airplay functionality, but I am considering switching to an android phone. Is there a way to keep the functionality where I can:

1) play a song from my phone library and then transfer it to be played on the receiver?
2) play a video on youtube on my phone and transfer the signal to be played on the receiver?
3) play tunein radio on my phone and transfer the signal to be played on the receiver?
post #2658 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sixtix View Post

I have this receiver and have only one annoying complaint to make. When switching from inputs it often defaults the audio to AV4, which is annoying since you then have to put the input signal again to what you wanted in order to work. I tried setting the default to HDMI 1 but theonly default audios are AV inputs. Very annoying since I cannot add an optical cable or AV input to AV4 given the installation of my TV.

I have a question on airplay. I currently have an iphone and love the airplay functionality, but I am considering switching to an android phone. Is there a way to keep the functionality where I can:

1) play a song from my phone library and then transfer it to be played on the receiver?
2) play a video on youtube on my phone and transfer the signal to be played on the receiver?
3) play tunein radio on my phone and transfer the signal to be played on the receiver?

You should be able to configure the HDMI1 audio source to be HDMI1. I've got my 773 (the same as the 673 in this regard) configured, and I never have to reassign audio input defaults or anything like that. Note that you can also set the video defaults for audio inputs like Airplay and Internet Radio. I have them set to the TV HDMI input, so i can listen to music and watch TV (something that doesn't need the TV audio, like poker or sports, works well--but it's also something aside from the Yamaha background image if you're using the on-screen controls). Go to Inputs, select the TV input, press the up arrow to get the options, and select the audio source. It is AV4 by default, so just change it. I'm not at home, so I hope I got those instructions correct smile.gif

You can use DLNA from an Android phone, although you may find it limited compared to Airplay. There may be some good apps out there, though, that make it more friendly. I need to hunt one down for myself.

You may need to send the video directly to your TV. I suspect that you cannot Airplay a video directly to the receiver, but I could be wrong--someone can correct me on this.

I have no experience with Tunein radio, sorry.
post #2659 of 3379
I will double check the input settings, but I thought I have them originally set up correctly. But sometimes the ARC gets disconnected on the TV. When I turn it on (on the TV) the receiver then switches from HDMI1 to AV4 as the audio input. Once I press HDMI1 input (or TV scene) then the audio is switched back to HDMI1.

I know that you can not stream video through the receiver. I was just hoping to be able to stream the audio, just like Airplay has the little button on youtube
post #2660 of 3379
I found lip-sync errors on my new sony tv, but only with BD movies from ps3. I found that changing the tv to "Game mode" fixed the lip sync. Just my 2¢. It would be nice to see an input-specific lip sync rather than a global one.
post #2661 of 3379
I like the volume pop-up display on the tv, since my yammy's display is blocked form view. I noticed that it does not always appear on screen. Is there a way to fix this?
post #2662 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sixtix View Post

I will double check the input settings, but I thought I have them originally set up correctly. But sometimes the ARC gets disconnected on the TV. When I turn it on (on the TV) the receiver then switches from HDMI1 to AV4 as the audio input. Once I press HDMI1 input (or TV scene) then the audio is switched back to HDMI1.

I know that you can not stream video through the receiver. I was just hoping to be able to stream the audio, just like Airplay has the little button on youtube
Turn off ARC and that wont happen anymore.
post #2663 of 3379
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

I like the volume pop-up display on the tv, since my yammy's display is blocked form view. I noticed that it does not always appear on screen. Is there a way to fix this?
If you have video processing turned on the volume will not show up on the tv.
post #2664 of 3379
Wait, I thought ARC enables the connectivity between the TV and the receiver. When TV is turned off, the receiver is also turned off. Also when I increase the volume on the TV it increases the volume of the receiver. Isn't that correct?
post #2665 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sixtix View Post

Wait, I thought ARC enables the connectivity between the TV and the receiver. When TV is turned off, the receiver is also turned off. Also when I increase the volume on the TV it increases the volume of the receiver. Isn't that correct?
Technically thats HDMI CEC but ARC usually functions with it. Audio Return Channel only lets you get sound FROM the tv TO the receiver via the single HDMI cable.
post #2666 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sixtix View Post

Wait, I thought ARC enables the connectivity between the TV and the receiver. When TV is turned off, the receiver is also turned off. Also when I increase the volume on the TV it increases the volume of the receiver. Isn't that correct?

I never got the results I wanted when I tried using ARC. As Bond said, you're talking about HDMI Control (which must be on for ARC to function, but I think you can use it with ARC off). I have both off. I turn on the TV, cable box, and AVR with the cable box remote, and have its volume locked to the AVR. When I need to, I use the AVR remote, but for general viewing my gf and her daughter are fine with the cable remote. I ran an optical cable from the TV to the AVR, although I rarely use it, since it's only useful for content that is being sent directly to the TV (smart TV functions like browsing YouTube or NetFlix, if you have that).
post #2667 of 3379
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Originally Posted by ThinkRationally View Post

I never got the results I wanted when I tried using ARC. As Bond said, you're talking about HDMI Control (which must be on for ARC to function, but I think you can use it with ARC off). I have both off. I turn on the TV, cable box, and AVR with the cable box remote, and have its volume locked to the AVR. When I need to, I use the AVR remote, but for general viewing my gf and her daughter are fine with the cable remote. I ran an optical cable from the TV to the AVR, although I rarely use it, since it's only useful for content that is being sent directly to the TV (smart TV functions like browsing YouTube or NetFlix, if you have that).

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?
post #2668 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sixtix View Post

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
post #2669 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you have video processing turned on the volume will not show up on the tv.

I don't remember turning video processing on. How can I turn it off? Thanks, sorry I'm still a little unfamiliar with this unit.
post #2670 of 3379
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Originally Posted by johnBlanker View Post

I don't remember turning video processing on. How can I turn it off? Thanks, sorry I'm still a little unfamiliar with this unit.

Check page 95 in the manual. If your TV upscales, as it likely does, it's probably better to let your TV do it. I find that turning on video processing in the AVR causes delays in functions and curtails some features. Also, when I tested it my TV seemed to do a slightly better job of it (purely based on me staring at the TV up close and comparing).
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