or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR - Page 99

post #2941 of 3398
What firmware is current? I got mine in June and have 1.64.
post #2942 of 3398
Most recent firmware is version 1.80.
post #2943 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudy1 View Post

Most recent firmware is version 1.80.
Thanks.
post #2944 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

Thanks.
Dont update if you dont have problems.
post #2945 of 3398
Didn't plan to.all is good.Ty.
post #2946 of 3398
Quote:
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.


I'm having the same issue with ARC and Samsung with Netflix. Random half second audio dropouts. Annoying as hell so I hope the next firmware fixes it.
post #2947 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

I'm having the same issue with ARC and Samsung with Netflix. Random half second audio dropouts. Annoying as hell so I hope the next firmware fixes it.
An optical cable will work with no loss of sq.
post #2948 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

An optical cable will work with no loss of sq.

Negative, getting dropouts on optical over AV4 too. Netflix app on Samsung seems to be the only one giving issues and only when set to Dolby. PCM setting on Netflix has no drop outs but is only two channel. frown.gif
post #2949 of 3398
I hope I already don't know the answer to this. I realize you can press 1/2/3/4/5/6, but is there a way to cycle through the inputs using the remote control without using the onscreen menu to do so? Similar to the TV "input" button at the bottom of the remote. I am trying to program a universal remote, and it is essentially useless to control the 673 outside of power on/off, as none of the Yamaha remote's buttons are "standard".
post #2950 of 3398
If you have a Harmony remote it should be easy to do.

Did you buy a different brand remote instead of Harmony?
post #2951 of 3398
Correct. It is a learning remote, but I still can't find a way to switch input-to-next-input with one button on the Yamaha remote (to teach it).
post #2952 of 3398
Why not use the Scene buttons to switch? Then teach the codes to your learning remote.
post #2953 of 3398
I purchased a new tv, and am having issues with arc, I have a 773 but thought i would post in this more active thread.

I was just curious does anyone have arc working? I know it shouldnt be a cable issue but i purchased a brand new monoprice cable, all mine are from around 2009 from monoprice.

My tv is a samsung and anynet and hdmi control are both enabled on both devices, and they communicate with one another, except for audio.

So im just curious if anyone has arc working, and if so im curious how it operates? If I use the built in tv functions for netflix will it auto switch to the correct input to receive the audio return channel? Im hoping i dont have to turn it their manually for wife factor.

Mine was open box from newegg a few months ago, but its been flawless otherwise, and im not sure if the avr is even to blame.
post #2954 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

I'm having the same issue with ARC and Samsung with Netflix. Random half second audio dropouts. Annoying as hell so I hope the next firmware fixes it.

Guess some people can at least get sound, all i get is sound when i turn the tv on for 5 seconds then it disappears for good.
post #2955 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

Negative, getting dropouts on optical over AV4 too. Netflix app on Samsung seems to be the only one giving issues and only when set to Dolby. PCM setting on Netflix has no drop outs but is only two channel. frown.gif

i tried over opitcal i also get audio dropouts with dolby digital plus stuff, im pretty sure its a samsung/netflix issue however because my xbox netflix does not display this issue.
Edited by Murilo - 12/24/13 at 3:58am
post #2956 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Why not use the Scene buttons to switch? Then teach the codes to your learning remote.

Excellent idea, thank you.
post #2957 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

I purchased a new tv, and am having issues with arc, I have a 773 but thought i would post in this more active thread.

I was just curious does anyone have arc working? I know it shouldnt be a cable issue but i purchased a brand new monoprice cable, all mine are from around 2009 from monoprice.

My tv is a samsung and anynet and hdmi control are both enabled on both devices, and they communicate with one another, except for audio.

So im just curious if anyone has arc working, and if so im curious how it operates? If I use the built in tv functions for netflix will it auto switch to the correct input to receive the audio return channel? Im hoping i dont have to turn it their manually for wife factor.

Mine was open box from newegg a few months ago, but its been flawless otherwise, and im not sure if the avr is even to blame.
You need an at least an HDMI 1.3 cable for ARC. 2009 cables don't cut it. I had to replace mine. Latest cables are 1.4. However, there is no indication on the cable or box what versions they are. However, if you shop on Amazon, you get assurance from the manufacturer that they are of the latest standard. I have ARC working just fine with the known problem of the receiver switching to AV4 after a few seconds, even after it correctly identifies the DVR/SAT box input on HDMI 2. Obviously, none of the Yamaha engineers seem to have a clue that this is a well known problem. I can't imagine that it would be difficult to fix with a firmware upgrade.
post #2958 of 3398
What is better for true surround during movies? 7 channel or sur decode straight?
post #2959 of 3398
Use Straight, or PLIIx for 5.1 material with 7 speakers. You can use some of the other DSP modes if you want, but don't use 7 channel stereo for movies because it starts by downmixing everything to stereo.
post #2960 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by missyman View Post

What is better for true surround during movies? 7 channel or sur decode straight?
I assume you mean 7ch stereo. That is not a surround mode.
post #2961 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I assume you mean 7ch stereo. That is not a surround mode.
yes bond. Thanks. I didn't know and that's what i had been watching all my Blu rays on. Needless to say i changed it to straight.
post #2962 of 3398

Hi All,

 

I recently purchased a new RX-V673.  I'm planning to hook it up to a Cambridge Audio Minx 325 v2 5.1 speaker system.  My question is:

I'm very interested in listening to digital music and want to hear it with the best possible quality.  I'm planning to stream Apple Lossless files from my Mac to my Apple TV (2nd gen) via Airplay, which is now connected to the receiver with HDMI.  Is there anything I should do to improve the quality of the output?  For example, would an external DA converter be helpful?  Or is the DAC inside the receiver good enough?  I realistically wouldn't spend more than $500 on a DAC right now.

Any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks!

post #2963 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

Negative, getting dropouts on optical over AV4 too. Netflix app on Samsung seems to be the only one giving issues and only when set to Dolby. PCM setting on Netflix has no drop outs but is only two channel. frown.gif

Samsung TV + RX 673, and I'm getting the same identical problem.
- tried switching to an optical cable but the problem persisted.
- switch the output to PCM (in place of Dolby), issue goes away
- tried the built-in Amazon Video app on the Samsung TV, and the issue is also present (less frequent than with Netflix, but still present)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

i tried over opitcal i also get audio dropouts with dolby digital plus stuff, im pretty sure its a samsung/netflix issue however because my xbox netflix does not display this issue.

Is your Xbox going through your TV before going to the receiver?
I've tried a bunch of other sources with Dolby and DTS audio and they all worked fine (no cut out). But as soon as I run something through the TV... the problem appears.




A thing that I did try that I haven't seen anyone else mention: switching the HDMI cable.
I started going through my collection of HDMI cables (about 6 in total) 2 of the other cables I tried did work at all when ARC was enabled (video was fine, but zero sound).

All my cables are +3 years old, so my assumption is that some of the older ones might just be HDMI 1.3 certified which would explain why there is no sound at all with some (ARC was introduced in HDMI 1.4).
As for the cable that DOES work, it's some generic cable that came with an HDMI switch (Olevia brand). So I'm guessing (more like hoping) that this Olevia cable has some funky stuff going on with in it.
So with that in mind, I ordered 2 new HDMI cables that explicitly say they are "HDMI 1.4 certified" as well as support ARC. They are in the mail and should have one by Friday and the other by Monday.

I'll keep you guys posted to see if that works
post #2964 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVcaesar View Post

Hi All,

I recently purchased a new RX-V673.  I'm planning to hook it up to a Cambridge Audio Minx 325 v2 5.1 speaker system.  My question is:
I'm very interested in listening to digital music and want to hear it with the best possible quality.  I'm planning to stream Apple Lossless files from my Mac to my Apple TV (2nd gen) via Airplay, which is now connected to the receiver with HDMI.  Is there anything I should do to improve the quality of the output?  For example, would an external DA converter be helpful?  Or is the DAC inside the receiver good enough?  I realistically wouldn't spend more than $500 on a DAC right now.
Any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks!
Welcome to AVS Forum and congratulations on your first post! Did you know that the 673 already has Airplay built in? If your receiver is hooked up to your network, it will show up on any Airplay device. You don't have to press any buttons on the receiver or the remote. Just chose the receiver from your Apple device and you're in. It's that simple. I love it. P.S. I have an Apple TV and use the receiver's Airplay except when there is video.
post #2965 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Don’t update if you dont have problems.

Correct. But also know that the latest version of the Yamaha remote app for iOS (and I assume Android) recommends updating to 1.80 for more stability and compatibility. I am running 1.80 with no issues to report.
post #2966 of 3398
App(android) is working with1.64 firmware as are apps on receiver.If it's not broke,don't fix it.
post #2967 of 3398
Yamaha RX-V675 on sale for Boxing Day, should I replace my RX-V673?
Well, according to the Yamaha Comparison, virtually no difference other then 675 is a half pound less. Then I ran into this website, and it appears there's several differences on the Decoders.
Picked up the 675, so the 673 will replace the 2700 in the basement.

http://receivers.findthebest.com/compare/223-240/RX-V675-vs-Yamaha-RX-V673
post #2968 of 3398

So, just purchased a Denon E-300 a few days ago, everything worked fine, until surround left crapped out on me.  Couldn't fix it through resets or anything, so sent it back.  I am just wondering if this receiver (RX-V673) would be a good buy?  I really liked the Denon, but the speaker signal crapping out on me kind of bummed me out on the brand.  Any advice?

post #2969 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Yamaha RX-V675 on sale for Boxing Day, should I replace my RX-V673?
Well, according to the Yamaha Comparison, virtually no difference other then 675 is a half pound less. Then I ran into this website, and it appears there's several differences on the Decoders.
Picked up the 675, so the 673 will replace the 2700 in the basement.

http://receivers.findthebest.com/compare/223-240/RX-V675-vs-Yamaha-RX-V673

So what's the difference in the decoders? They both do Dolby Digital, DD+, TrueHD, DTS and DTS-MA.

That chart is wrong. If a receiver does Dolby Pro Logic IIx then it also does Pro Logic II.

and what's the difference between DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD MA? They're all the same to me.
Edited by afrogt - 12/26/13 at 10:02am
post #2970 of 3398
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuantumQrack View Post

So, just purchased a Denon E-300 a few days ago, everything worked fine, until surround left crapped out on me.  Couldn't fix it through resets or anything, so sent it back.  I am just wondering if this receiver (RX-V673) would be a good buy?  I really liked the Denon, but the speaker signal crapping out on me kind of bummed me out on the brand.  Any advice?

Sure. Get a replacement of the same E300 model. No sense in blaming the "brand" based on one defective unit. All brands will likely have a small % of defective models.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Receivers, Amps, and Processors › The "official" Yamaha RX-V673 thread. 7.2-Channel Network AVR