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post #211 of 256
The YSP4300 has four (I think) HDMI inputs, so there's little reason to connect any source devices to the TV, unless a person has more than four. That ensures that the best audio available is going straight to the external audio system. And yes,that does mean the soundbar would be on. Why have it if you're not going to use it? Panny TVs, like most HDTVs, only output 5.1 from the internal tuner and smart apps. It would be unusual to get 5.1 from the cable box going through the TV, but I suppose there are exceptions to everything. The audio output via optical and ARC is exactly the same. At least that has been my experience from owning Pannys both with and without ARC.

The BDT500 only needs the one connection straight to the YSP. It doesn't need a second connection to the TV.
post #212 of 256
That is correct Possumgirl.
post #213 of 256
is there anybody that know yamaha yas-101 well . and can compare withh 3300 and 4300?

does it worth the price difference?i use my yas-101 soundbar for watching tv . and it's good.
thank u
post #214 of 256
Loving my ysp4300. I was just wondering how the people that own it, do you stand the subwoofer vertically or horizontally? Does one way or the other produce better sound?
post #215 of 256
Hey all,
How can I get an improved quality of sound whilst playing music...on normal stereo mode, the sound off my 3300, is pretty damned flat !! eek.gif
post #216 of 256
It should NOT be normal stereo mode. It should always be in 5 beam - DD or 5.1 default what ever is available on the disc
post #217 of 256
guys need help on the 4300- alot of times when turned on it goes to hdm1 but locks up and cannot adjust - have to turn it off and then on again- Is there a reset button that I can use to reset the unit or is it a faulty unit- thanks
post #218 of 256
Using as many as three local sources connected to the HDMI inputs, I've never had my ysp-3300 freeze. I also have a remote HDBaseT/HDMI matrix switch connected to the 3300 with no problems.


The English version of the 3300/4300 user manual is available for download at Yamaha's web site. You must register to download.

Pg 68-69 of the manual describe how to enter the "Advanced setup" mode. Once in this mode, the "Initialize" menu function will reset settings to their default values.

It were mine, I would "initialize" and add connections/devices one at a time to isolate the problem.

Good luck.
post #219 of 256
Lookey here boys & girls...a nice brisk YSP-1100 in the Rowland North Carolina area currently $259 with only about a day left to bid. If you're anywhere near you can save big bucks to pick it up locally. This 1100 is about at least 80% conservatively speaking nearly as good as the top 5100 minus the HDMI switching. Incredible deal if you can get it $400 or less. I did it for under $350 three times in around So ca for myself and relatives a few years back. You will not be disappointed one bit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-DIGITAL-SOUND-PROJECTOR-YSP1100-INTELLIBEAM-/290898569097


In case if you're concerned about it's durability, don't. These things are built from NASA grade material and like a tank. I got one a 1100 beaten up, scratched up, looked dead for $125 and it still played like the other ones that were in mint cond.
post #220 of 256
UPDATE FROM LAST WEEK:

These 2 lucky fellas got the ones I linked the other day for under $160 listing ended. Now that's just really nuts...congrats to them whoever you are. Like I said, it can be done wasn't exaggerating. These units are over 1k when they 1st came out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-YSP-1000SL-Main-Stereo-Speakers-No-Reserve-/121091280618?nma=true&si=DnFZXhq%252BfZVQha2q1rketGi2WEg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-YSP-3000-Digital-Sound-Projector-/140950057466?nma=true&si=DnFZXhq%252BfZVQha2q1rketGi2WEg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
post #221 of 256
YSP-4300 Review coming in Widescreen Review magazine "soon".
post #222 of 256
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Lookey here boys & girls...a nice brisk YSP-1100 in the Rowland North Carolina area currently $259 with only about a day left to bid. If you're anywhere near you can save big bucks to pick it up locally. This 1100 is about at least 80% conservatively speaking nearly as good as the top 5100 minus the HDMI switching. Incredible deal if you can get it $400 or less. I did it for under $350 three times in around So ca for myself and relatives a few years back. You will not be disappointed one bit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-DIGITAL-SOUND-PROJECTOR-YSP1100-INTELLIBEAM-/290898569097


In case if you're concerned about it's durability, don't. These things are built from NASA grade material and like a tank. I got one a 1100 beaten up, scratched up, looked dead for $125 and it still played like the other ones that were in mint cond.
But some of Us feel more comfortable with a Warranty, and the ability to return it if we get a lemon or somebody else's Lemon. These things are a little more that just a set of Left, Right speakers.
post #223 of 256
Just ordered a new YSP-2200. Got it for $600 and it is arriving tomorrow. I wanted the 3300 or 4300, but couldn't justify spending an extra $400-1000 on something that still "sounds great, but doesn't sound as good as a true 7.1 system, and not great for music" - that seems to be the review for all sound projectors. Plus I have a completely open wall on one side, so no system would reach its potential in my living room. I thought I might buy the Klipsch KMC-3 for music with the money I save. Either way, I am excited!
post #224 of 256
^ My 3300 was listed one day on Buy/Rakuten for $849 incl shipping, so I grabbed one.

I encourage those interested to keep shopping some of the on-line resellers mentioned in this thread.
post #225 of 256
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Originally Posted by tomandjudy View Post

^ My 3300 was listed one day on Buy/Rakuten for $849 incl shipping, so I grabbed one.

I encourage those interested to keep shopping some of the on-line resellers mentioned in this thread.
I've been checking Rakuten and Saving Lots daily. What other sites should I be looking at? Though, when the prices have been good I've had trouble convincing myself to pull the trigger.
post #226 of 256
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Originally Posted by Kempsterx5 View Post

For anyone interested in getting the Yamaha YSP 4300 here is a link to get it for 1199.99 no kidding while it is listed everywhere at 1799.99. I ordered my Wednesday and received it the next day no tax. When I ordered mine they had 5 now they are down to 2 left. This is the link http://www.interstatemusic.com/876239-Yamaha-YSP4300BL-Digital-Sound-Projector-Black-YSP4300BL.aspx

Thanks for sharing this link!!! I just ordered it and can't wait smile.gif I'm hoping this will deliver better sound than the Martin Logan Motion that I've been trying out for 2 weeks biggrin.gif *excited*
post #227 of 256
4 in stock right now, per that link.
post #228 of 256
Hi there!

I have sort of the same question smile.gif Does anyone have it wallmounted with the Yamaha SPM-K20 wallmounting kit? I have the kit at home but since there are no "hole" in the wallmounting kit, it is not easy to get it nicely installed. To install it nicely, all of the cables needs to go upwards which, of course, is not possible. I was thinking about drilling holes in the "middle" of the wallmounting kit but I am not sure if that is such a good idea. I want to install the YSP under the TV but it is not easy to hide the power cord from the TV, HDMI to the receiver etc.... Any suggestions?

Regards
Stefan
post #229 of 256
Has anyone tried both the YSP-4300 & BOSE 1SR? please don't just say Bose is sh_t. I would like a true tried opinion please.

Many here have stated 4300 is great. How's the bass? is it week? weaker than Bose? same?

thanks
post #230 of 256
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Originally Posted by ShoopaTank View Post

Has anyone tried both the YSP-4300 & BOSE 1SR? please don't just say Bose is sh_t. I would like a true tried opinion please.

Many here have stated 4300 is great. How's the bass? is it week? weaker than Bose? same?

thanks

I have both. Both sound great. Gotta go with the YSP mainly because of adjustable options. I haven't really tested them but I'd say the YSP is the louder one. Pulled the trigger after I got a great deal from Interstatemusic.com . Don't understand why people always slam Bose? I do believe now they are overpriced but, they make nice stuff. I have limited space in the original spot where the Bose was so. it's smaller foot print is nice and it worked well there. Bought the 4300 after I realized it would work in the same spot( just barely) , then moved the Bose to another room. Defiantly go with the Yamaha if you can get a deal like others in this thread.
post #231 of 256
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Originally Posted by Chevypower View Post

Just ordered a new YSP-2200. Got it for $600 and it is arriving tomorrow. I wanted the 3300 or 4300, but couldn't justify spending an extra $400-1000 on something that still "sounds great, but doesn't sound as good as a true 7.1 system, and not great for music" - that seems to be the review for all sound projectors. Plus I have a completely open wall on one side, so no system would reach its potential in my living room. I thought I might buy the Klipsch KMC-3 for music with the money I save. Either way, I am excited!

Nice, congrats! had mine for several months now and still loving it. Do yourself a favor and download the full manual from the yamaha website. Study it and take time to dial in your beam angles and focal lengths. The auto configuration was terrible and set my room up for 3 beam when I was able to achieve 5 channel sound with the 5 beam after manual set up.
post #232 of 256
Anyone have a problem with the sub (on the 4300) losing connection when renting a movie on appleTV? It's weird it doesnt disconnect if I watch the preview of the same movie, but after I rent it and start playing it immediately disconnects.. Any ideas?
post #233 of 256
When you guys are watching a movie, what volume do you go up to? (YSP-4300).

And once you set your intellibeam settings via AUTO, do you make any additional tweaks?

When i run through the intellibeam auto setup, it produces a number of sounds which sound awesome, left, right, from and behind me. When i watch a movie like Planet Of The Apes (Bluray) or Avatar (Bluray)via a PS3 (slim), it seems like all the eargasm stuff is in from of me and not behind me. I know both tracks are supposed to be pumping out DTSHD 5.1 so i have no idea.

The Panasonic Viera VT50 i have is set to Home Cinema via the Viera Link option. I also have the Cinema DSP mode set to Movie/Adventure and the beam to 5Beam. Maybe its the way the room is lay out. Ill take a video and post in a few. Any advice would be appreciated.
Edited by systematic - 5/18/13 at 2:53am
post #234 of 256
As promised here is what my room looks like. The Soundbar is obviously positioned in front of the TV and the sub toward the right, centred to the middle. I wonder if the sofas are getting in the way. But if that's the case, surely the intellibeam AUTO tests wouldn't have given me that rear goodness when going thought its tests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBV_hsoJ-M
post #235 of 256
Nice report, makes excellent reading.
I am going to purchase the Yamaha YSP-4300 in the near future to replace my Onkyo TX-SR608 3D AV receiver and Mission 5.1 home cinema surround speakers. The change is because, of new furniture and a new viewing position for my Samsung 3D DTV.
The speaker cables would be out of place and untidy so my Wife tells me.
I auditioned the YSP-4300 at the Bristol (UK) Sound and Vision Show in late February and under the noisy environment at the show, I was really impressed with the sound projector.
My question to you is:
My Onkyo upscales HD from 1080i to 1080p
Does the Yamaha YSP4300 upscale HD from 1080i to 1080p ?
Thank you and I hope that you are still satisfied with the YSP-4300.
post #236 of 256
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Originally Posted by algibongo View Post


Does the Yamaha YSP4300 upscale HD from 1080i to 1080p ?
 

No.  But you don't need that feature, your TV will de-interlace and scale your sources and depending on the TV probably does a better job than the Onkyo.  All because something has a feature doesn't mean we should use it. 

post #237 of 256
Thank you for your reply BobL.
I must admit the Onkyo does a splendid job on the upscale to 1080p, I just hope that I will not be disappointed with the video of the YSP-4300
Of course I will be purchasing the Yamaha for it's sound so I am not too worried.
Is there a configuration where I could use both the Yamaha and the Onkyo, the Onkyo just for upscale to 1080p
post #238 of 256

The 4300 does nothing to the video, if you have poor results it is either from the source's or the display's processing.

post #239 of 256
Thank you BobL.
I will have to ask the wife to increase my pocket money and for her to chip in with some coins and notes. After all the 4300 will benefit her as well.
post #240 of 256
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Originally Posted by dapercy View Post

Nice, congrats! had mine for several months now and still loving it. Do yourself a favor and download the full manual from the yamaha website. Study it and take time to dial in your beam angles and focal lengths. The auto configuration was terrible and set my room up for 3 beam when I was able to achieve 5 channel sound with the 5 beam after manual set up.
I never read instruction manuals, but that didn't stop me from doing what you described, it certainly made it much better than the auto cal. I ended up sending it back. There were times it sounded very impressive, but I am just disappointed overall. I was expecting to be more forgiving of the fact it's all coming from two components, but I thought the surround effects were very tinny, and I just couldn't take it anymore, knowing what else I could be enjoying. Glad you are enjoying yours. Your room may be able to get better sound out of it than mine can. My room sucks for acoustics. People were right in saying that this is not for music. The problem is that movies contain a lot of music. I will be sticking with Yamaha for my receiver though, looking at doing Polk RTI series speakers: A9, A6, and A3.
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