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post #3811 of 3910
newbie question and appreciate your help on how to manually calibrate 661? i'm no sure if page 71 in owners manual is manual calibration.. and yes i don't have optimizer mic.
post #3812 of 3910
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Originally Posted by xtrm_2001 View Post

newbie question and appreciate your help on how to manually calibrate 661? i'm no sure if page 71 in owners manual is manual calibration.. and yes i don't have optimizer mic.

You really can't manually set up a V661. With a SPL meter you can set speaker levels, and with a tape measure you can set distances. But there's no way to manually EQ with the 661.
post #3813 of 3910
Does anyone use their harmony remote to control zone 2? If so how did you set it up?
post #3814 of 3910
It's been a good while since I posted here in the 661 forum, but one of the last posts I had done here was related to the 661 not passing 24p. I recall there was a lot of debate here about that as there were many who said it would & many who said it wouldn't. I myself could never get it to do so. (I was told here at that time by someone that it was an obvious hand-shake issue).
I've since bought another TV (Samsung UN55C6300) & now have a Panasonic BD player (DMP-BD35) & it still won't do it. (BTW, my previous player was a HD-A2 & it was supposed to pass 24p as well). When I go into my BD player's set-up menu under it's video section, the "enable 24P" is grayed out & the only setting it will allow me is "off"......Even though the BD35 is capable of passing 24p, could it be the weak link here maybe by not forcing the 661 to receive 24p? But then I wonder if there are any BD players that are guaranteed to do so before I go out & dish out money & still have the same issue.
Has there been any new talk about this or perhaps a new work-around that I've missed since I visited here last?

Ken
post #3815 of 3910
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Originally Posted by hearrean View Post

It's been a good while since I posted here in the 661 forum, but one of the last posts I had done here was related to the 661 not passing 24p. I recall there was a lot of debate here about that as there were many who said it would & many who said it wouldn't.

I have had the RX-V661 for almost 3 years now, and I have been able to pass 24 fps via HDMI with 2 Samsung BD players, the BD-P1400 and the BD-C6500. I also have a Samsung DLP set HL-T6187S.

I did buy a LG BD570 BD player and could not get it to do 24 Hz to save my life and took it back and got the Sammy. It would only sync at 60 Hz with the LG, so maybe it only works when both components are Samsung?
post #3816 of 3910
I never had any trouble passing 24p through my 661 from an Oppo player to a Sammy LED-DLP display. But the Oppo will force video resolution regardless of handshakes. So maybe the answer is that the player must force 24p. I seem to recall that term being used in times past.
post #3817 of 3910
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I never had any trouble passing 24p through my 661 from an Oppo player to a Sammy LED-DLP display. But the Oppo will force video resolution regardless of handshakes. So maybe the answer is that the player must force 24p. I seem to recall that term being used in times past.

Would you have any suggestions on the best way to find out which players in combination with my 661 would pass/force 24p to my Samsung display? Since I know my Panasonic BD-35 won't & the Toshiba HD-A2 prior to this wouldn't, I'd hate to go out & buy another BD unit w/o knowing for sure. I doubt this is something covered in a player's manual.

Ken
post #3818 of 3910
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Originally Posted by hearrean View Post

Would you have any suggestions on the best way to find out which players in combination with my 661 would pass/force 24p to my Samsung display? Since I know my Panasonic BD-35 won't & the Toshiba HD-A2 prior to this wouldn't, I'd hate to go out & buy another BD unit w/o knowing for sure. I doubt this is something covered in a player's manual.

Ken

I'll wager that there's information to be found in the player forums. I'm not going to tell you anything but to buy an Oppo. But generally, if the player has a user setting for explicit resolution output, it should be forcing that resolution. You might also want to check into your specific display model to see if it requires a certain video setting to support 24p input.

If you ask in the various player threads and display threads you might find someone else who's using a 661. All I can say with certainty is that it worked here when I had the 661. It didn't really matter though, since my Sammy display does pull-down on 24p to 60p.
post #3819 of 3910
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I'll wager that there's information to be found in the player forums. I'm not going to tell you anything but to buy an Oppo. But generally, if the player has a user setting for explicit resolution output, it should be forcing that resolution. You might also want to check into your specific display model to see if it requires a certain video setting to support 24p input.

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Would you mind telling me which Oppo you have? Is is a BD version?

EDIT: Never mind...I just saw it in your profile. Looks like you have the top-of-the-line model!! Pricey, but I'm sure worth it...

Ken
post #3820 of 3910
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I'll wager that there's information to be found in the player forums. I'm not going to tell you anything but to buy an Oppo. But generally, if the player has a user setting for explicit resolution output, it should be forcing that resolution. You might also want to check into your specific display model to see if it requires a certain video setting to support 24p input.

If you ask in the various player threads and display threads you might find someone else who's using a 661. All I can say with certainty is that it worked here when I had the 661. It didn't really matter though, since my Sammy display does pull-down on 24p to 60p.

I did the above suggestions & it still won't pass 24p. So I have one last question about this. Can the type of HDMI cable used possibly make a difference in whether or not I can get 24p? I ask because I was at BB today & one of their techs (?) said that possibly a HDMI cable supporting higher bandwidth would correct this problem. He suggested trying a Monster brand they had (4' for $99.00) to see if this would allow my unit to pass/force 24p video. Before I bought, I thought I'd ask here. Would you agree?

Ken
post #3821 of 3910
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Originally Posted by hearrean View Post

I did the above suggestions & it still won't pass 24p. So I have one last question about this. Can the type of HDMI cable used possibly make a difference in whether or not I can get 24p? I ask because I was at BB today & one of their techs (?) said that possibly a HDMI cable supporting higher bandwidth would correct this problem. He suggested trying a Monster brand they had (4' for $99.00) to see if this would allow my unit to pass/force 24p video. Before I bought, I thought I'd ask here. Would you agree?

Ken

Complete BS, save your money.
post #3822 of 3910
Question: if u have to buy a new AVR, witch one you choose: Yamaha RX-V661 or Denon 1610
post #3823 of 3910
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Complete BS, save your money.

Yep, he's right, Monster is a complete scam and those big box store people who push it should be ashamed. Go to Monoprice.com, instead. You can get one of identical quality, in any color you want, and longer too, for a price about equal to a couple of big Macs.
post #3824 of 3910
There is currently an RX-V661 on ebay for only $53:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:LC:US:1
post #3825 of 3910
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Originally Posted by DKL8 View Post

Checked all the options on the TV, have owned it for a few years, so I know its operation very well. All is fine there.

Dvd player is the only thing hooked to the receiver now, Getting all audio, through HDMI, Opt, PCM etc etc.

No video output at all from the rx-v661.

The large red letters on the front display, that read "HDMI" blink on and off.
Like it is trying to connect but not all the way. The audio comes through when nothing but the hdmi is connected from dvd to receiver, receiver to TV.

Handshake is not there, or barely. Maybe swap the amp out for a diff tester, or return it.
Tried diff cables of all sorts, just short of taking it all apart and rebuilding.

I can take the amp to work with me and test it there, diff TV, dvd, and cables. See what happens.

Other than that, I am kinda stumped. Maybe clean the connections on all cables and the hdmi input on the receiver.

Hi!
I have exactly the same issue with the 661 working with a Pioneer 1080p DVD player and a sony TV.

Did you find out a solution to this problem ?
thanks
Srinivas
post #3826 of 3910
Hi all, I've had my 661 for about 4 years now. I just recently started experimenting with the presence speakers though. I do like them for movies, and have decided to use them for all my movie watching. However, for music, I just want the speakers to be B speakers. I have programmed in the logic in my harmony remote to automatically set this up when I enter the respective activities, but I have only one small problem... I can't get my harmony remote to turn on the B speakers. I looked at my original Yamaha remote that came with the 661, and it does not seem to have a button to toggle the speakers (A, B, A+B, none) on and off. Am I really gonna have to get up and push that button on my receiver when switching back and forth? Or is there a way to turn the A &/or B speakers on and off with the remote?
post #3827 of 3910
This is the hardly the most educated response you'll get, so it may be a dumb question, but do you have your "Scene" buttons custom set up already? I prefer my music 2.1 (two speakers plus sub), and the movies 6.1 surround sound, so I've set up the music listening and dvd watching buttons accordingly. But if you havent done that, would it make it impossible for the Harmony to do what you want? Jess' askin'.
post #3828 of 3910
That is a good question.. I have not set up my scene buttons yet. I will have to give that a try. I don't see an option for the "scene" buttons in my harmony command list though.. Thats ok, if the scene buttons on the Yamaha remote work, I can "teach" the IR signal to the harmony... I just hope the scene buttons will turn on the B speakers..
post #3829 of 3910
Well, needless to say, I wouldnt expect the Harmony to have scene equivalent buttons per se. But when you press audio or dvd (or however it reads) on the Harmony, those signals go to your receiver, of course. So, hopefully, setting up the scene buttons will help you in your situation.
post #3830 of 3910
chevy chad, you said, "I just hope the scene buttons will turn on the B speakers." You didn't really say, I don't think, but I'm assuming you just want two speakers (or two plus sub) for music, and that you don't want the presence speakers or the surround, right? If so, when you set up the scene, there is a choice (under "Mode") between "surround decode" and "stereo 2 channel." I selected the first for Dvd, and the second for cd listening. You can rename the scenes if desired too, btw. (I set up a scene to play internet radio and my pc music files over my living room speakers, and named the scene "PC")
post #3831 of 3910
I have had my 661 for about two years. Recently I noticed that my YPAO settings and initial volume settings get reset if there is a power outage longer than a couple minutes. I think it maybe the memory capacitor failing. Anybody else have a similar problem? How did you resolve it?

I know this is a mid to low priced AVR, but if two years is all you can get out of one then I will rethink going with Yamaha on my next AVR purchase.
post #3832 of 3910
Sorry if this question has been asked already. I have searched this thread many times but still cant find what I'm looking for.

I can't get the presence speakers to work with a blu ray from my PS3. I want 5.1 + presence, but that is not happening, its just playing standard 5.1. I have the extra speakers set to presence but I hear nothing from the presence speakers. What settings do I need to get this working?
post #3833 of 3910
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Originally Posted by chevychad View Post

Sorry if this question has been asked already. I have searched this thread many times but still cant find what I'm looking for.

I can't get the presence speakers to work with a blu ray from my PS3. I want 5.1 + presence, but that is not happening, its just playing standard 5.1. I have the extra speakers set to presence but I hear nothing from the presence speakers. What settings do I need to get this working?

You only need to use a DSP mode that utilizes height speakers. Consult the manual for specifics.
post #3834 of 3910
I have it set to MOVIE- Spectacle, and I even have dialog lift enabled at a level of 3. I should hear something coming from them, but I am not..

I have tried turning the Extended Surround Decoder ON and to Auto with no success. Should it be OFF?
post #3835 of 3910
A few weeks ago there was a short loss of power from a storm when I was using my receiver. It is plugged into a surge protector, but the TV scene now will not work. When I turn the TV on and the receiver to the TV function, it says there is weak signal from the satellite box. When I switch to the DVD scene, I get picture from on the TV, but no sound. When I switch to an auxillary source input, I get sound but no picture. I'm not sure if it's a cable or what. I have tried resetting the system, but it still won't work. I have also tried manually setting the source with the remote, and it says the right source is programmed into the receiver. What is weird is that the DVD function does work with a DVD. When I start the DVD player and have it on the DVD scene, it works fine. The tuner also works without problems.

Here are the cable connections I have:
Component cable from satellite to component 1 input
Toslink cable from satellite to Yamaha optical 1 input
Component cable from DVD to Yamaha component 2 input
Toslink cable from DVD to Yamaha optical 2 input
Component cable from Yamaha to TV component 1 input
Svideo cable from Motorola box to DVD
SVideo input RCA Audio cable from satellite box to DVD
RCA input HDMI Cable from DVD to HDMI1 input on TV
RCA Audio cable from DVD/VCR to CD input on Yamaha

If anybody has any ideas please let me know. I'm going to try and switch the cables this weekend, but any other ideas before that would be helpful.
post #3836 of 3910
I need some assistance: I have been trying to attach a Sennheiser stereo headphone transmitter to my V661. I was hoping to find a simple pair of two-channel line-out connectors that would output simple left & right signals. I would like to have the volume of signal going to the headphone transmitter be fixed so that the speaker volume and sound field could be controlled without affecting the headphone volume or tone. I can get a signal to the transmitter from the front left & right Pre-Out connectors and the sound field set to Stereo, but I still have to have sound going to the speakers to get an adequate signal to the transmitter. Using the Mute button mutes the signal to the transmitter as well to the speakers. The analog record-out connections work with analog input signals (iPod & Tuner) but not with signals coming from digital components (BlueRay, cable box & Apple TV).

Any suggestions of how I should should hookup the wireless headphone transmitter would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
post #3837 of 3910
I am looking at purchasing an 82" Mitsubishi DLP set. I currently am using the RX-V661 receiver with a PS3 slim as my Blu-ray player and have a 7.1 set-up. I know the RX-V661 is HDMI 1.2a and the new television supports 1.4a. If I understand some of the earlier posts the RX-V661 does not have a problem so long as the PS3 does the audio decoding and outputs it as PCM. Do I lose anything using this receiver with the new television? 3-D is not much of an issue now, but doesn't the receiver pass the video signal along without modification?

Thanks for your time!
post #3838 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Brimoon View Post

The analog record-out connections work with analog input signals (iPod & Tuner) but not with signals coming from digital components (BlueRay, cable box & Apple TV).

Any suggestions of how I should should hookup the wireless headphone transmitter would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Run analog audio cables from all of your components, along with the digital cables. This will allow all of your sources to provide audio to the Record Out jacks.
post #3839 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Tshark View Post

Do I lose anything using this receiver with the new television? 3-D is not much of an issue now, but doesn't the receiver pass the video signal along without modification?

No, you don't lose anything. The receiver will not be able to pass a 3D signal to the TV, if you ever want to do that, but using 3D video out of the PS3 prevents it from sending out lossless audio, anyway.
post #3840 of 3910
Suggestions on cutting out "subwoofer hum"? I've never owned a sub before--I've been running a 5.0 setup so far, but i just got a subwoofer for Christmas. I've noticed that when plugged in and turned on, there is an obnoxiously loud "hum/buzz" coming from the setup. Ive looked up ground loop issues but am really confused about where to start.

If anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them...
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