Originally Posted by ls1lj
see minor differences between the 2 like HD radio
FYI... I don't know if the HD Radio implementation is the same as my RX-A2020 but would imagine it is throughout the family. If you live where HD reception is sketchy and that's common, very common, you will not be able to utilize your FM Stereo when an HD station doesn't work. The tuner automatically switches to HD if present and if it's non-functional, leaves you there. You cannot disable the HD and listen to the otherwise perfectly good FM Stereo. The system will not allow you to select the FM once HD has been detected. Most HD Radio's permit you to disable the HD when the signal is too poor to receive properly. The 2020 does not.
In my area this prevents me from utilizing any station which has poor HD. That's a majority of my prime FM stations. So basically the tuner is limited to the second tier stations. I've spoke with Yamaha TS a number of times regarding this and they simply don't know about it, this includes their second level support as well.
I was told that you can set up the FM as mono only and it will go ahead and receive a FM mono signal. That doesn't interest me so I haven't tried it. I have hopes of a future FW update fixing this since one tech told me that the "mode" switch was supposed to provide for the disable and it does not at present.