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post #31 of 45
FIrst note that this thread is referring to HDMI Standby Pass through which is a different feature than what you are asking about (ie. Zone 2 (HDMI)). Both brands will do the same thing ... if connected to an HDMI sync that can process 5.1 audio (eg. another AVR), then that is what will be passed through ... while if connected to an HDMI sync that cannot process 5.1 audio (eg. TV) only PCM 2.0 will pass.
post #32 of 45
I want to believe you, but the manual is very confusing in this regard.

On page 160, the following diagram is present:



As you can see, it says the audio going through is limited to 2 channels. Or am I misunderstanding?

By the way, thanks for replying so quickly!
post #33 of 45
On the Yamaha 2030, you would set it to output to Zone 4 as noted on p. 94 of the Owner's manual ...

post #34 of 45
Yamaha also has what it calls "Standby through," which I think would solve my problem, as well. Basically it wouldn't steal the audio signal as long as it was off, allowing the "through" receiver to have the full signal. In my case this would work fine, probably. This page (125) also seems to imply that both HDMI outs only will do 2-channel when the unit is on:

post #35 of 45
I think I understand what they are saying...

If you select the same audio input as "main zone," then you are limited to 2 channels. Otherwise, you can have multi-channel (different input). In other words, if the Yamaha is decoding the signal once, it cannot pass it through to another, but as long as the Yamaha does not have to decode it, it can pass it along.

"Stereo output [down mixed to 2-channels] when the input source selected in the main zone is selected." (160)
post #36 of 45

regarding my question on this post

 

can somebody that owns an RX-V475 confirm that ARC and HDMI Standby Through can be both enabled ?

 

The manual says that they cannot be enabled at the same time but it seems that the manual might be wrong.

post #37 of 45
^^
Not likely possible .. as whenever the TV is ON it will be trying to pass the audio to the AVR, regardless of whether the AVR is on or in Standby mode.
post #38 of 45
To follow up, I now have the A2030, and it works great with my Sony Headphones. With standby through enabled, the audio makes it to my headphones as long as the receiver is in standby (off). I can even change the input while it is in standby via the remote.

It works perfectly!

No more changing HDMI cables to switch my headphone inputs.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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Not likely possible .. as whenever the TV is ON it will be trying to pass the audio to the AVR, regardless of whether the AVR is on or in Standby mode.

 

thank you for your reply

But the AVR should be configured to receive the ARC audio from the TV

And in the manual it says that you have to enable hdmi control to be able to enable ARC

And then if hdmi control is enabled you cannot enable hdmi standby through.

post #40 of 45
Uh yeh .. that is what I said. wink.gif
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by atrias View Post

regarding my question on this post

can somebody that owns an RX-V475 confirm that ARC and HDMI Standby Through can be both enabled ?

The manual says that they cannot be enabled at the same time but it seems that the manual might be wrong.

I am certain that I have both activated on my 3030. But lets get this straight, the "ARC" works when the receiver is turned on, right, and the "standby through" works when the receiver is off, but in "standby" mode, correct.
post #42 of 45

thank you all for your answers

I ordered the 475 and I am waiting anxiously for it to arrive!

post #43 of 45
what would I be missing if I bought the Yamaha rx-v375 instead of the Yamaha rx-v475 ?
post #44 of 45
You would be missing all the networking features.

Pandora streaming
internet radio
apple airplay
firmware updates

I think its totally worth the extra money to have that ability.
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by rebs View Post

what would I be missing if I bought the Yamaha rx-v375 instead of the Yamaha rx-v475 ?

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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

You would be missing all the networking features.

Pandora streaming
internet radio
apple airplay
firmware updates

I think its totally worth the extra money to have that ability.

You'd also be missing this thread's namesake--HDMI standby pass-through!
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