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post #841 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Leiterch View Post

Is anyone having issues with such woofer signal from their directv through their yamaha? I have been having intermittent subwoofer signals throughout different programs. It is very odd. I don't know if it is the yamaha having difficulty with the signal from the directv or if it is the yamaha. Wondering if anyone has experienced this issue.
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Depending on your 673 settings that may be because it is not always a 5.1 signal. Are you using "straight" or "direct" sound programs?

I am using 7 channel stereo.
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post #842 of 3379
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I am using 7 channel stereo.
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Check your cable box audio settings? Im not familiar with direct tv. Loose cable?
post #843 of 3379
This may not be a V673 specific question, but I recently purchased this receiver and I'm trying to figure out the best way to hook it up to my home network for the Airplay to work. Should I run Cat-5 cable through my walls or go with a wireless approach. Are there pros and cons to either approach?

Also, if I go wireless, is there a particular adapter that is better, cheaper, faster...you get the picture. What adapter should I use or consider? I'm pretty new to this.

Rex
post #844 of 3379
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Originally Posted by wrecks135 View Post

This may not be a V673 specific question, but I recently purchased this receiver and I'm trying to figure out the best way to hook it up to my home network for the Airplay to work. Should I run Cat-5 cable through my walls or go with a wireless approach. Are there pros and cons to either approach?
Also, if I go wireless, is there a particular adapter that is better, cheaper, faster...you get the picture. What adapter should I use or consider? I'm pretty new to this.
Rex

Hardwired is always better than wireless.
post #845 of 3379
Hi Everyone,

I saw a few people in this thread mentioned the use of soundbars, and had some questions that I couldn't quite figure out. My girlfriends dad just bought the 673 to replace an old Technics unit that was overloading, so I offered to reconnect all of his stuff so he wouldn't have such trouble getting everything to work together. He has two speakers and a soundbar in the living room, and two speakers in the master bedroom. We got this model for him because it has two zones, and he wants to independently control the bedroom speakers from the receiver like he could with the A/B settings on the Technics. My issue is with the soundbar. For it to properly emulate surround, it needs either an optical or digital coax input, however the 673 only has analog outs (that I can tell).

Can I hook the soundbar up somehow so it will have digital in, without running separate cables (I've thought of the TV as a pass-through or something, it has optical out, but sometimes they just listen to Sirius or CDs from a changer)? Hooking it up through the audio out would only let the bar try and decode PLII, and I don't even know if any of the analog outs will send signals from a DVD player or DVR.

Thanks in advance!
post #846 of 3379
Thanks GusGus, I'll go hardwired for my network connection.

Another question: I'm trying to use my iPod through the USB connection on the front. The manual (pages 59 & 60) say that I can press the mode button on the remote to operate the ipod itself or control it by using the Yamaha remote. It does work through the Yamaha remote control, but my ipod screen essentially locks up and I can't use the ipod itself to select what songs to play, navigate, or anything like that. Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?
post #847 of 3379
Forgive me if this issue has already been posted and resolved earlier. I am realtively new to the forum.

I have a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver and love it! I had to relocate it to another wall (thanks to my wife's new couch purchase). Before moving the receiver, I had it completely functional with access to the network via Cat5e cable already established in the wall that is patched into my network wireless hub (Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station). The Yamaha app on my iPhone and iPads worked great!

That is, until now. I had to run cable from the outlet box of the old wall to the new wall. I connected an extension of Cat5e cable and matched up all the wires accordingly. I tested the network and it works fine. Only problem is now my receiver will connect to the network but it will not show up in the app. I have tried entering the IP address manually but that doesn't resolve the issue. It seems to not be setting certain perameters. For example, it will assign an IP address but the subnet mask only completes the first two number sequences and then the Default Gateway and both DNS servers remain blank. The MAC address seems to update. I have power cycled the Apple Airport Extreme and can watch the Yamaha OSD show "Connected" and then "Not Connected" multiple times as it cycles through all the steps so I know that it is getting a network signal.

HELP!
post #848 of 3379
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Originally Posted by wrecks135 View Post

Thanks GusGus, I'll go hardwired for my network connection.
Another question: I'm trying to use my iPod through the USB connection on the front. The manual (pages 59 & 60) say that I can press the mode button on the remote to operate the ipod itself or control it by using the Yamaha remote. It does work through the Yamaha remote control, but my ipod screen essentially locks up and I can't use the ipod itself to select what songs to play, navigate, or anything like that. Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?

I had the same issue when I got my receiver. I hooked my iPhone into the USB and my screen locked on an accessory screen of some sort. I called Yamaha and they said to press the Mode button on the remote and then I was able to use my iPhone for my music.
post #849 of 3379
Maybe I missed this, but does Yamaha offer a PC application for controlling the receiver? I'd like to be able to control it using my laptop, not an Android or Apple device.

EDIT: Nevermind, I seem to have found something that might work here:

http://yavc.codeplex.com/
post #850 of 3379
Does the 673 upscale RCA from a Nintendo Wii to HDMI? I don't need HDMI quality video I just want to know if I need to run a set of RCA cables to my projector.
post #851 of 3379
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Originally Posted by rschuler313 View Post

Does the 673 upscale RCA from a Nintendo Wii to HDMI? I don't need HDMI quality video I just want to know if I need to run a set of RCA cables to my projector.

From the video conversion table (page 125 of the manual), 480i (from component or composite video in) can be upscaled to any resolution over HDMI. If you meant 480p input via component, that cannot be converted to HDMI at all.
post #852 of 3379
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Originally Posted by smalltownguy View Post

Maybe I missed this, but does Yamaha offer a PC application for controlling the receiver? I'd like to be able to control it using my laptop, not an Android or Apple device.

EDIT: Nevermind, I seem to have found something that might work here:

http://yavc.codeplex.com/

THanks, that's kind of cool.
post #853 of 3379
Dear All,

I am new to this AVR's & hooked my RX v673 today, I connected my Comcast Cable to Reciever HDMI input & HDMI out to TV ARC HDMI I was able to get the sound output from all the speakers. The issue what I have is TV sound, I have a Samsung Smart TV UN46D7000, when I switch to Smart TV to play Netflix or Hulu I wont get any sound from any of the speakers. Kindly please let me know if I am missing some connection here or do I need get a co-axial cable from TV to receiver. This forum has provided me a lot of Inputs & Thanks a lot for everyone for there valuable inputs..

Regards,
Deepak
post #854 of 3379
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Originally Posted by deeps1081 View Post

Dear All,
I am new to this AVR's & hooked my RX v673 today, I connected my Comcast Cable to Reciever HDMI input & HDMI out to TV ARC HDMI I was able to get the sound output from all the speakers. The issue what I have is TV sound, I have a Samsung Smart TV UN46D7000, when I switch to Smart TV to play Netflix or Hulu I wont get any sound from any of the speakers. Kindly please let me know if I am missing some connection here or do I need get a co-axial cable from TV to receiver. This forum has provided me a lot of Inputs & Thanks a lot for everyone for there valuable inputs..
Regards,
Deepak
You can struggle with all of the ARC settings for your tv and receiver or simply use a digital optical cable from tv to receiver.
post #855 of 3379
Thanks Bond...smile.gif I did tried with all ARC settings nothing works frown.gif, if I switch to Smart Hub on the TV. It will disconnect anynet plus & directly go the input AV4. Same thing with the laptop connected to the TV.
As you suggested will buy digital optical cable & give it a try..
post #856 of 3379
Update - I was able to play the sound after connecting the Stereo Male to Two RCA Male Splitter Cable from AV5 input to TV Audio Out... I have ordered Digital optical cable.. will replace this once it comes. smile.gif
post #857 of 3379
Just recently picked up one of these and its great. Just one niggle with it and was wondering if anyone has the same issue or knows of a fix. I have all my HDMI connected equipment running through the receiver and then connected to ARC port on TV. when i first start the receiver up i switch to freesat (hdmi1) or something similar, but a few seconds later it will automatically switch to AV4 input, is there any reason for this and can i disable it? Cheers

Mick
Edited by raffaz - 12/31/12 at 1:46am
post #858 of 3379
Just getting mine setup and have a question about hooking up a hard drive with movies & music. Is there a way to hook this up directly to the receiver or do I need to use some sort of media player? thanks for any input.
post #859 of 3379
My house was wired for 2 zones with a 4 conductor cable being ran to a box on the back porch (presumably for volume control) then 2 conductor speaker cables up to two in ceiling mounts.

I have a 5.1 setup now in the main zone. My question is will the 673 work ok with an external volume control for zone 2 patio speakers? Any certain settings I need to make sure of on the receiver?

Thanks for any help!
post #860 of 3379
Picture issues! Need help please. I have dish network 625 (no hd), panasonic tc-p50c2 (720p) and my new 673. I cannot get anything but somewhat fuzzy black and white picture on tv when dish is hooked to receiver AV1. I have HDMI cable and optical from 673 to TV and component video and optical from dish to 673. I have a lot to learn...sorry! 673 replaced my newest piece which was a JVC 8030 so I am out of the loop on the latest tech stuff for sure. Will gladly provide more info if needed. Thanks in advance!
post #861 of 3379
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Originally Posted by USA1 View Post

Picture issues! Need help please. I have dish network 625 (no hd), panasonic tc-p50c2 (720p) and my new 673. I cannot get anything but somewhat fuzzy black and white picture on tv when dish is hooked to receiver AV1. I have HDMI cable and optical from 673 to TV and component video and optical from dish to 673. I have a lot to learn...sorry! 673 replaced my newest piece which was a JVC 8030 so I am out of the loop on the latest tech stuff for sure. Will gladly provide more info if needed. Thanks in advance!

Edit: I tried a different HDMI cable and it works ok when dish is hooked direct to TV. I would assume maybe a setting on the Dish, TV, or 673???
post #862 of 3379
Picture issues! Need help please. I have dish network 625 (no hd), panasonic tc-p50c2 (720p) and my new 673. I cannot get anything but somewhat fuzzy black and white picture on tv when dish is hooked to receiver AV1. I have HDMI cable and optical from 673 to TV and component video and optical from dish to 673. I have a lot to learn...sorry! 673 replaced my newest piece which was a JVC 8030 so I am out of the loop on the latest tech stuff for sure. Will gladly provide more info if needed. Thanks in advance!

Edit: I tried a different HDMI cable and it works ok when dish is hooked direct to TV. I would assume maybe a setting on the Dish, TV, or 673???[/quote]


edit: ok rookie error. Dish 625 does not have component video out. moved to AV 6 on 673 and now ok but dish 625 does have the optical for sound. Shouldn't I use that for better sound?
How is that done? I tried that but no sound. Do I need to program 673 to make that work (be the input for sound) or maybe that wont work?
I really need to up grade to an HD service and get a new dish receiver as this 625 is fairly old. If I do, what would be the best dish dvr receiver to get to be the most compatible to the 673?
post #863 of 3379
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Originally Posted by neladne2 View Post

My house was wired for 2 zones with a 4 conductor cable being ran to a box on the back porch (presumably for volume control) then 2 conductor speaker cables up to two in ceiling mounts.
I have a 5.1 setup now in the main zone. My question is will the 673 work ok with an external volume control for zone 2 patio speakers? Any certain settings I need to make sure of on the receiver?
Thanks for any help!

Not a problem, Just try to leave the zone 2 at a reasonable volume around -20, and trim that volume with the zone's volume controller. Make sure to set amp to 7 ch + 2nd zone. If you are also using surround back speakers, they will automatically disengage when zone 2 is turned on. Keep in mind that HDMI or digital audio sources will NOT pass through to zone 2. You have to create redundant analog connections to Audio inputs: 1,2, and AV 5, 6. Unless you have a receiver with RX-V773 or RXA820 or above that has party mode.
post #864 of 3379
Hello everyone.
I'm not sure if this question was asked/ answered before, I can't find any info on this matter on the web... So, can RX-V673 decode MLP (5.1)?
I'm trying to play various Audio-DVDs using Cyberlink PowerDVD (an older version, 8.0.1830.50, as i understand the newer versions can't play ADVDs at all) and all I'm getting is a stereo PCM sound (L/R/SW) out of MLP 5.1 or 4.0 streams that I'm passing through to the receiver over HDMI. I should add that the reciver gets the DTS 96/24 streams right, so it doesn't look like a player problem. I haven't tried to output anything on the S/PDIF optical, but everything else worked on HDMI.
Thank you.
post #865 of 3379
Hello!

I'm wondering if it's possible to set the receiver to automatically "convert" different source signal formats. I.e if i use my satellite decoder and one channel has 2.1 sound I want the receiver to use Dolby Prologic 2, if i change to another channel that has DD 5.1 i want it to output the signal "straight" etc. I think I saw that this was possible on an Onkyo receiver. Or does it work so that the last settings you chose for a particular "input format" is what it will use next time, regardless if it's from the decoder, the pvr, the Boxee etc?
Also I'm wondering if i get Blu-ray DTS HD-MA output from my PS3 (an old fat one). The reciver only shows incoming 5.1 sound when i press information and the display on the receiver just shows PCM.
post #866 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Puppes View Post

Hello!
I'm wondering if it's possible to set the receiver to automatically "convert" different source signal formats. I.e if i use my satellite decoder and one channel has 2.1 sound I want the receiver to use Dolby Prologic 2, if i change to another channel that has DD 5.1 i want it to output the signal "straight" etc. I think I saw that this was possible on an Onkyo receiver. Or does it work so that the last settings you chose for a particular "input format" is what it will use next time, regardless if it's from the decoder, the pvr, the Boxee etc?
Also I'm wondering if i get Blu-ray DTS HD-MA output from my PS3 (an old fat one). The reciver only shows incoming 5.1 sound when i press information and the display on the receiver just shows PCM.

If you have the old PS3, it cannot bitstream Dolby HD or DTS Master. You need to set it to output LPCM and it is correct that the receiver will show just PCM.
post #867 of 3379
Quick and maybe silly question; how can u remove bookmarks from the net radio list? And is the vtuner radio guide really the only way to add stations?

edit: found it on the vtuner page already...rolleyes.gif
Edited by El Burrito - 1/3/13 at 11:00pm
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Ok, then I know, anyone able to help with the other question? if it's possible to set the receiver to automatically "convert" different source signal formats. I.e if i use my satellite decoder and one channel has 2.1 sound I want the receiver to use Dolby Prologic 2, if i change to another channel that has DD 5.1 i want it to output the signal "straight" etc. I think I saw that this was possible on an Onkyo receiver. Or does it work so that the last settings you chose for a particular "input format" is what it will use next time, regardless if it's from the decoder, the pvr, the Boxee etc?

i've also noticed something else that's a bit weird. I have an issue where the sound cuts out intermittently, only for a sec, and then comes back, this happens maybe once or twice an hour, regardless of source. Doesnt matter if i watch a blu-ray on the PS3, a movie on my mediaplayer or just ordinary digital tv from my set-top box. All are connected via HDMI to the receiver.
Edited by Puppes - 1/3/13 at 12:32pm
post #869 of 3379
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Originally Posted by 10-SE View Post

... Keep in mind that HDMI or digital audio sources will NOT pass through to zone 2. You have to create redundant analog connections to Audio inputs: 1,2, and AV 5, 6. Unless you have a receiver with RX-V773 or RXA820 or above that has party mode.

All digital audio, or just more than 2 channel audio? Just asking.
post #870 of 3379
All digital inputs: HDMI, optical, and coaxial will not pass to zone 2 unless in party mode with an RX-V773 or RX-A820 or above. Network signals will still pass to zone 2.
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