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post #1 of 11
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need some help..I currently own a Yamaha HTR 5280 a real oldie! Still runs great but I would like to step up to RX V673. My current configuration is as follows. I have a Direct TV Box with HDMI connected to my Sharp 60” via the DTV HDMI to the ARC HDMI connect on the TV. I have RCA jacks from the DTV box to my receiver. I also have a Samsung Blue Ray connected directly to the TV. I have Zone 2 for my outside speakers connected to the receiver.
Here we go…my wife has never turned on the receiver for the audio in 12 years she turns the DTV remote to ON the TV comes on with the audio out of the TV simple for her and her needs.
So I don’t want to complicate her life… What is the best set up configuration to keep it simple for her?
Will I still need to use the RCA jacks for audio? Which I would prefer not to.
So would I connect the HDMI ARC on the TV to the DTV or to the RX V673 receiver? Would the Blue Ray HDMI go to the Receiver or TV?

Thanks in Advance
Czar
post #2 of 11
Ideally all devices would be connected to the AVR to let it do the switching, however, cable/sat boxes often cause HDMI handshake issues and therefore are better connected HDMI direct to the TV with optical from the DTV to the AVR for surround audio. This configuration will also agree with your wife as she doesn't have to turn on the AVR rather just the DTV box and the TV. Note the ARC connection on the TV can only be utilized when connected to an AVR, so no, don't connect the DTV box to that input. The Samsung BDP would be connected directly to the AVR. Note that for any source you want to pass to the Zone 2 speakers you must also connect RCA red/white cables as well as the HDMI (BDP) or optical (DTV).
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Ideally all devices would be connected to the AVR to let it do the switching,

So ideally if I connected the Blue Ray and DTV box and then connect the tv via arc to the arc on the receiver how would this change the result and the configuration that we spoke about in my initial question?

TIA

Czar
post #4 of 11
Suggested configuration ....

BDP(HDMI) ---> AVR
DTV(HDMI) ---> TV (non-ARC input)
DTV(optical) --> AVR
AVR (HDMI out) ---> TV (ARC input)

If you want both sources to pass audio to Zone 2 then also connect ..
BDP(analog) ---> AVR
DTV(analog) ---> AVR
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks JD I really appreciate your help..Now I have to find one for a good price..Then I wonder if they will have a model change coming soon, has this been out for nearly a year now?

Regards and Happy New Year!

Czar
post #6 of 11
Based on the initial posts in the 673 Owner's thread (below), looks like it was released in May 2012, therefore the new 2013 model (675?) is likely to be released in May 2013.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1408245/the-official-yamaha-rx-v673-thread-7-2-channel-network-avr/0_100
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks JD looks like I'm going to have the receiver delivered tomorrow. Looking forward to playing with it.

Thanks again if I get screwed up i let you know!

Regards Bill
post #8 of 11
I just stepped in to provide you with some general support as lone threads sometimes get ignored. Going forward you would be much better served posting 673 specific questions in the dedicated Owner's thread linked below ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1408245/the-official-yamaha-rx-v673-thread-7-2-channel-network-avr/0_100
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks JD I thought I was posting on the main thread..Jeez!

Thanks Again!
post #10 of 11
No worries. Note however, that when your post is the #1 post in a thread .. that means you have created your own unique thread.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yes Yes I see that...Looks cold over in ATL? Very Cold cold here In B'Ham...
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