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Originally Posted by Geeky Girl View Post

Did you resolve your Airplay/network issues? If not, check to see if your receiver can access the net:  Push the "Net" scene button and see if you have access to net radio stations. If that works and your Airplay still doesn't work try this: On remote, click the “On Screen” button to access your general settings. Select “Setup,” then scroll to “Network” at the bottom. Go to the IP Address and make sure that DHCP is set to On. Make sure that Network Standby is On and that MAC address filter is off.


Someone else made a post with an IP address link in it and I think you said you didn't know what that was. This receiver allows you to use a web browser to control the receiver if you want to, something that's handy if you tend to be already working on your computer. 


Hope this helps.

thanks alot Geeky Girl, it solved my issue, i can use my air play and remote control app
post #2762 of 3379
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Originally Posted by fotoholic View Post


thanks alot Geeky Girl, it solved my issue, i can use my air play and remote control app

Excellent, glad it helped. This is just an FYI–if you're using the built-in AirPlay, i.e. not playing through an AppleTV, you can stream AirPlay, and anything else that is "built into" the receiver (Rhapsody, Pandora, Net Radio, or, radio) to your second zone.

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Originally Posted by Geeky Girl View Post

Regarding your Wii connection, JD ND posted this earlier in the thread:  "Bad news is that the 1080p conversion for the Wii from 480i does look terrible. Good news is that there's a $20 HDMI adapter for Wii, and this looks much better because the HDMI port can upconvert the native 480p signal."

Thanks, do you have a link to the product? I just did a Google and it returned a whole range of options. Not sure which is best or if i go the any route.
post #2764 of 3379
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Originally Posted by RX-V673 View Post


Thanks, do you have a link to the product? I just did a Google and it returned a whole range of options. Not sure which is best or if i go the any route.

 

Sorry, he didn't provide the link but I've read quite a few posts that he's (I'm assuming he) in this thread so I would think that he subscribes to it and might see this post. If not, I think you have the ability to send him a private message. Or maybe someone else who uses it will post some suggestions here. Good luck!

 

I'm assuming you got this receiver as the Thanksgiving special deal of the day at Amazon? –-I looks like there have been quite a few new posters to this thread since then, including me.

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I just picked this up for the amazon deal 299 seemed like such a good deal and my old Denon AVR-1610 did not do 3D or 4k so I figured I would upgrade.  I had a few questions I hoped you guys could help me with.  I read most of the thread but lets be honest there was a lot in here :)

 

1)  I was able to setup media monkey as a dlna server and get my receiver to recognize it, however I cannot figure out for the life of me how to get it just to shuffle the songs in my playlists, it would also be great to control from my PC if possible.

 

2)  I have seen this brought up a bit but wanted to make sure i'm doing it right.  I have my PS4 connected to HDMI 1 then the Receiver is using HDMI out to the ARC (HDMI 2) on my Panasonic tv.  I set my ps4 to linear pcm in settings (games seem to work fine for audio), and when I played a blu-ray for the first time left it on linear pcm.  I keep the receiver on straight.  

 

When watching a movie this should produce surround right?  I can only get surround properly when watching a movie if I put my receiver in one of the movie modes.  Is that normal or should I be able to just play the unchanged 5.1 from the movie.  I was watching Star Trek and really wanted to see if there was a difference with the tru hd 5.1 but really could not tell what my receiver was using lol. 

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I've got my D*Tv and PS3 hooked up via HDMI and the HDMI out to the TV. Is there a way I can watch the TV while listening to either FM radio or my iPod??
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Originally Posted by japapoe View Post

I've got my D*Tv and PS3 hooked up via HDMI and the HDMI out to the TV. Is there a way I can watch the TV while listening to either FM radio or my iPod??
Go to the FM input settings and change Video Out to whatever you want to watch.
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People, how much you set the sub(mine is +2db). The YPAO, is setting in the -7db, but i think is too little rolleyes.gif
post #2769 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Geeky Girl View Post

Thanks Bond 007. Are you using the same remote, the Harmony 670? I didn't see options in the setup to program the display buttons. I just assumed that using the website provided more functionality, but it looks like, in your experience with it, the software is better. I was just about to go through the setup but realized the batteries need to be charged. I might post again once I get into it. Thanks again!
I have the 650. Did you get it figured out?
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Originally Posted by jabkata View Post

People, how much you set the sub(mine is +2db). The YPAO, is setting in the -7db, but i think is too little rolleyes.gif

Everybody has a different setup, and it depends on the sub's own volume control (the knob on the back of the sub). So you just have set the sub level in the receiver how you prefer it.
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Originally Posted by jabkata View Post

People, how much you set the sub(mine is +2db). The YPAO, is setting in the -7db, but i think is too little rolleyes.gif
mines on +5 buy i like a little more bass than the average folk i guess.
post #2772 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you setup the display buttons you can command a lot on the Harmony. The display alone will hold atleast 28 commands. You just have to get creative and play with it until you like the way its set up.
Personally I think the software is better than the website.
The software is not accessible with some Harmony models. I've used it with 880s and a One for many years. But, when I got a 650 for the living room, the Logitech site forced me to use the web instead. Fortunately, it works fine for everything I needed to do.
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Originally Posted by missyman View Post

mines on +5 buy i like a little more bass than the average folk i guess.

Same here! I like more bass, when watching movies.
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

The software is not accessible with some Harmony models. I've used it with 880s and a One for many years. But, when I got a 650 for the living room, the Logitech site forced me to use the web instead. Fortunately, it works fine for everything I needed to do.
There have been recent changes at Logitech in that regard. New users who try to use the software are directed to the website. If you tried to use your old account you shouldnt have had any problems.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1237145/official-logitech-harmony-650-600-remote-thread/1020#post_24046351
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Wh I turn off the tv the HDMI OUT light blinks on my receiver. Its as if the AVR is still getting an intermittent signal from the tv even though the tv and cable box are off. When the tv is on the HDMI OUT out on the AVR stays lit continuously like its supposed to. Everything works fine. No problems with sound or video when the AVR and tv are On. So its not a performance issue but its really annoying that anytime the tv is Off and Im listening to music the HDMI OUT light is blinking.
It was not this way with my Panasonic so I know its the tv. I tried swapping out the HDMI cable just for the heck of it but same result. I tried using HDMI2 and HDMI1 but same result. When I disconnect the HDMI cable from the tv the light on the AVR quits blinking. So, again, Im sure its the tv. I have also tried changing the Pandora Video Out to Off and turning HDMI Standby through Off.
Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Wh I turn off the tv the HDMI OUT light blinks on my receiver. Its as if the AVR is still getting an intermittent signal from the tv even though the tv and cable box are off. When the tv is on the HDMI OUT out on the AVR stays lit continuously like its supposed to. Everything works fine. No problems with sound or video when the AVR and tv are On. So its not a performance issue but its really annoying that anytime the tv is Off and Im listening to music the HDMI OUT light is blinking.
It was not this way with my Panasonic so I know its the tv. I tried swapping out the HDMI cable just for the heck of it but same result. I tried using HDMI2 and HDMI1 but same result. When I disconnect the HDMI cable from the tv the light on the AVR quits blinking. So, again, Im sure its the tv. I have also tried changing the Pandora Video Out to Off and turning HDMI Standby through Off.
Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas?
dang bond you're the one i usually look for on answers on this thread so I'm surprised you're having issues. I have no clue except maybe changing your hdmi point you're hooked into. Best of luck.
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Thanks but theres only 1 HDMI OUT on the AVR so I have no choice there. I think theres something wrong with the tv. Probably nothing I can do but get a different tv but Im curious as to what some of the more knowledgeable guys here think.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

The software is not accessible with some Harmony models. I've used it with 880s and a One for many years. But, when I got a 650 for the living room, the Logitech site forced me to use the web instead. Fortunately, it works fine for everything I needed to do.
There have been recent changes at Logitech in that regard. New users who try to use the software are directed to the website. If you tried to use your old account you shouldnt have had any problems.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1237145/official-logitech-harmony-650-600-remote-thread/1020#post_24046351
I tried adding the new 650 through the software first and got an error message saying the software could not be used to configure the 650. That was a few weeks ago. Are you saying there's been a change within the last month enabling software configuration of 650s?

I do see this note in the 600/650 remotes thread, although I haven't tried it myself:
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You're working off old info. Myharmony let's you add commands now, just like 7.7.

You technically can't use 7.7 on a new 650. But there is a back door through members.harmonyremote.com. However I can think of very few reasons to stay with 7.7 today. Give myharmony another try.
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Yes. There have been changes within the last month or so. I havent paid attention to all the details because I havent noticed any difference. Ive always used the software and have had no problems. But the changes have something to do with new users not being able to use the software anymore. Didnt notice anything specific to the 650 but if you go back about a month in that thread its pretty thoroughly discussed. But if the website is giving you no problems then I would just keep using it.
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The discussion all seems to say the changes have stopped new remotes from using the software. It's of no concern to me because I am fine with the website for my 650. I only posted so that new users understand your note about using the software does not apply to them.
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Not sure I understand your post but the issue is that new users cannot use the software. If you already have a software account you can get a new remote and still use the software. If you do not have an existing account within the software you will be directed to the website.
That was my impression. Not sure about all the different models. I guess anyone buying a new remote will find out soon enough.

You have any thoughts on the problem Im having with my tv?
Edited by Bond 007 - 12/8/13 at 11:59am
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Like I said, I have had a Harmony account and have used the software for many years. But, when I got a 650, I could not use the software to configure the remote. I had to use the web interface. mjdave's post says there's a backdoor through a Logitech account that can be used.

Again, my only point here is to advise new users that recommendations about the Harmony software will likely not apply to them. If memory serves, this applies to the 600, 650, and 700 models.
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Tonight I am going to run YPAO for the first time. I have a Klipsch RW-12d Subwoofer. The YPAO instructions say to set the subwoofer volume to half and to set the crossover frequency to maximum. The Klipsch RW-12d has whats called Lowpass with a range from 40HZ to 120Hz or it can be defeated if the low pass filter function is being performed by the Yamaha (Lowpass Off LFE Mode). What do I need to do here? With my Onkyo receiver I set it to Lowpass Off LFE Mode. I'm confused about what to do with the Yamaha.

One more thing, are there any settings I should change with the Yamaha prior to running YPAO?

FYI, my speaker set up consists of 2 very large JBL Towers, a JBL Center, 2 JBL Surrounds, and the Klipsch Subwoofer.

Thanks for your help! I'm anxious to get this baby up and running!
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No changes necessary.
Use LFE Mode same as the Onkyo for the RW12.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

No changes necessary.
Use LFE Mode same as the Onkyo for the RW12.
I wasn't sure what to do with the crossover setting since the instructions for the Yamaha say to set the crossover on the subwoofer to maximum which would be 120Hz on the Klipsch. I thought that I remembered reading in another forum that it's best to defeat the low pass filter by turning it off. From what I am reading, it sounds like after YPAO does its thing, I will want to manually change the speaker settings to small even though I have 12" woofers on my towers. Does it sound like I'm heading in the right direction? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
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Turning off the crossover on the sub and setting it to the maximum value accomplishes the same thing. You don't want the sub to filter out anything because doing so would simply discard those frequencies rather than redirecting them to another speaker.
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Mr. Bond, 007

 

I am trying to get through this forum, on page 63.

Reading up, a wealth of info here.  Have my 673 but not hooked up yet.

 

My question is...  If I am not mistaken I think I saw a post from you that said you run and prefer presence speakers.

I could be wrong.  But if you do, why ?  From all I read rears make for a better sound field than presence.

 

Just asking, and again I could be wrong that I saw that you use presence instead of rears.

And if you indeed do, perhaps a personal preference, which I can not fault you for that.

Also, I am no expert in audio, so also asking for my possible personal education. 

 

Or...  anyone else...  presence or rears ???

Again, all I have read rears are better to use than presence.

 

Side

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Youre correct. I did post that. But not exactly. I have rears and front presence hooked up. I use whichever sounds best for the source. For 7.1 movies I generally use the back surrounds. For music I generally use the fp. But, as you said, its a personal preference.
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I have an odd issue - My RXV673 plays fine but I find now that if I try and stream music from my MacPro to my Apple TV via airplay sometimes the apple tv will show it playing but no sound. This has only arisen since I plugged the 673 into the system. I prefer streaming to my Apple TV than the Yamaha airplay as then you can use my photos as a screensaver. Any ideas ? Can I turn the airplay of the yamaha off or disable iTunes seeing it ?
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