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post #8101 of 8636
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

As far as I know there never was a newer version of Receiver Manager. Version 1.03 is the latest I have, and for some people it doesn't seem to save the file correctly (but it works for many). I can post it here if you don't already have it.

I don't think the links to the unofficial firmware work anymore. It's too big to attach here, but if you send me a PM with your email address I'll send it to you.

Thanks for the info. I still have RM 1.03 laying around somewhere. I think it worked for me the last time I tried it (several years back).

Was the firmware somehow attached to your reply? I don't see it.
post #8102 of 8636
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Originally Posted by etzeppy View Post

Was the firmware somehow attached to your reply? I don't see it.

The firmware is too big to attach. Send me a Private Message with your email and I'll send it to you.
post #8103 of 8636
I recently purchased a new desktop. After transfering files and reloading programs I was hoping to turn on the AVR and play my music. Well, the AVR recognizes my computer. After "PC/Music Cast" I get to "MYNAME-PC: User:", but there are no songs! I tried to place my music folders in "User" folder and I think the folder is shared, but no luck. Any suggestions?
post #8104 of 8636
I can't resolve your issue, but I know that Win7 + SP1 have known issues with server connections. Combine this with MSE and/or Win Firewall and the issue is compounded. I'd verify that *all* firewalls and anti virus are truly turned OFF for testing and initial AVR connection. Might try some Win7 forums for general server connection issues.

Another potential issue is that the Yamaha early networking AVR's (2700, 3800) may have some Win7 compatibility issues, I dunno.
post #8105 of 8636
I had been putting off the firmware update on my 1800 for a while. I planned to use Receiver Manager to save all of my custom settings but I experienced the same bug/error that many have reported. When attempting to save the RM file to my PC, "Incorrect Parameter".

The good new is you don't have to save the setup to your PC in order to restore the settings to the receiver. Here is what worked for me.

1. Launch RM in asynchronous mode and "upload" the receiver settings to your PC.
2. Keep the RM program session open
3. Perform Yamaha firmware update per instructions
4. Use RM to "download" the settings into the receiver. This step simply restores the settings that were retrieved from the receiver in step 1.

As long as you don't shut down RM between steps 1 & 4, you can still use it to restore settings even though you cannot store them to your local PC.
post #8106 of 8636
I am looking at buying a RX-V 3800 and found a RX-V1900 for the same price (both used) I miss my HD audio on Blurays. (Onkyo TX-SR 805 went out Again) had to bring my old 2003 model RX-V2400 back on line. Great 5.1 DTS but no HDMI or HD audio decoders.

The 3800 has 140X7 vs the 130X7 on the 1900, both weight about 38 pounds.ummmm I also found some new B stock RX-V2065 for a great deal with 1 year warranty??? But the 2065 is 10 pounds lighter???
post #8107 of 8636
At similar prices I would go for the 3800. The 1900 didn't really add much new, and despite its name was more of an 1800 internally (not really a whole new design like the 3900).
post #8108 of 8636
Thinking about selling my Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver that includes the iPod dock and I may have the XM receiver as well. The question is what would be a good price to ask for it? It works great, replaced it since it does not have HDMI 1.4a.

Thanks,
post #8109 of 8636
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

At similar prices I would go for the 3800. The 1900 didn't really add much new, and despite its name was more of an 1800 internally (not really a whole new design like the 3900).

True...... but no problems with firmware on the 1900 and good clean amps. I am very happy with my RX-V1900 HD AVR. I do not need a AVR that goes online or mulitroom features. It's been a plug and play going back from Bluray to music and then to my FIOS HD TV. No sync problems. And it had Best Buy extended warranty we changed into my name. Good for 14 more months. I looked at the 2065 but it weighted 10 pounds less then 1900 with about the same specs. It came with a Ipod doc and th guy that owned it came over with it and hooked it up to make sure everything worked.
post #8110 of 8636
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Originally Posted by nitehawk79 View Post

Thinking about selling my Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver that includes the iPod dock and I may have the XM receiver as well. The question is what would be a good price to ask for it? It works great, replaced it since it does not have HDMI 1.4a.

Thanks,

It should bring about $450.00 on Feabay. I have a 2003 model RX-V2400 that is not a HD or HDMI (still plays great) and noticed one sell for 400 bucks.
post #8111 of 8636
Louis thank you for the answer, that is in the neighborhood of what I was thinking.
post #8112 of 8636
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Originally Posted by nitehawk79 View Post

Louis thank you for the answer, that is in the neighborhood of what I was thinking.

I almost purchased a used 1800 when my Onkyo 805 HD AVR fried something again.
But I got a smokin deal on the 1900 with extended warranty (Best Buy 14 months remaining) Ipod doc both remotes etc. And the seller came over and hooked it up. I liked the 1800/1900 as I don't need multi room functions or one to go online. 3D is not for me, I wear glasses and did not like having 2 pair on to watch TV I noticed there are not any firmware updates so that was a plus as I have seen so many more expensive AVR with so many problems(firmware updates trying to fix problems) I was carefull before I purchased another HD AVR. I have had really good service life from all the Yamaha products I have ever owned. Not to say this one won't fry something jus sayin My brother has had great sevice life with Denon AVR, read up and look for firmware updates from the factory web site on any brand you are looking at.. That will give you a clue if the owners are doing Beta testing on a unit that was released too early.
post #8113 of 8636
I have the 3800, and don't want the current 3D, I just need more HDMI inputs.
post #8114 of 8636
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Originally Posted by jmmesch View Post

I have the 3800, and don't want the current 3D, I just need more HDMI inputs.

Nice AVR, I missed a good one on fleabay last month when I was looking for a HD AVR after my Onkyo 805 smoked the room again..... can you use a 1 into 4 HDMI hub?

EDIT I like your favorite toy. Nice BMW, their new 1000 is FAST.
post #8115 of 8636
As far as the AVR, I am definitely uncertain about a hub, even an auto-select one. I am sure my muti-Harmony Remote could handle the appliances.

It is unfortunate the AVR is dedicated by unit, so a S-DVD and S-LD with much "software" take away two HDMI ports. Yet, this all looks great on the Pioneer Elite Kuro TV, its 1080p upscale function surpasses the AVR's by a lot.

BTW, I can sit on my toy all day for 7-800 mile runs. Try that on the new 1000, I know from friends you cannot, you get two hours on it. Longer days need a pretend sport-bike like mine, or the new 6-cylinder 1600.
post #8116 of 8636
I have not used a HDMI hub either. Maybe someone will post up that has done this.

The new BMW 1000 is 15 minute bike for my old back. I installed a LSL 7/8" bar top triple tree kit on my 2007 ZX-14 so I can ride a tank of gas thru it without stopping. 6'3" and getting older and heaver. Wish I was 5'7" and 10 years younger that new BMW 1000 would be in my shop. There is no just ONE bike
post #8117 of 8636
5'11.5", 160 lbs w/o gear, I sit straight up, or any other way I want on the R1200S.

Meanwhile, I love the 140 watts per channel of the 3800. Mine is 7.1 using JBL Studio speakers all around. The sound is great, but volume sometimes is up 1/2, I can only imagine moving to a high power Onkyo like the 3008/5008, but why waste dollars if my 3800 is till good!
post #8118 of 8636
I have my Dad's old Klipsch speakers in small den(14X14) so I am set up 5.2. Two Klipsch Synergy Sub 12" Bash 300/650, RC62 center and a pair of RS3-II rears. His Heresy II speakers are in the bedroom with the TT and R2R
No need or room for the other two speakers(7.2) in den and the pain in going back in the attic to wire them.
The 130 WPC on the RX-V 1900 works great for me. On "Pure Direct" mode the old(1979) Klipsch Cornwall II front L&R really have a warm smooth sound. But will handle HT Bluray movies Great.

I would keep your 3800 and pass on the Onkyo and save the coin for other toys.
post #8119 of 8636
Helping friend who bought my 1800 some time ago finally setup his home theater room and his home. Doing 5.1 in home theater room, 2 speakers for zone 2 in living room, 2 speakers outside for zone 3.

Any setup hints/tips would be appreciated. Trying to not use any external amp and nothing fancy regarding sources. He'll turn the 1800 to Tuner when he wants to listen to FM outside, etc.
post #8120 of 8636
Hello,

My 3800 is still cooking along nicely with daily use, but I am going to change my home network and install a new server. I would expect nobody has experience with WHS 2011, but are there any gotcha with WHS v1-3?

I have no major problems streaming music with Windows 7 machines.

Cheers
post #8121 of 8636
I haven't even tried to use the 3800 networking lately, since installing an HTPC with a BD-R drive that is wired HDMI via an nVidia GT 430 to the 3800. It plays all the music, videos, pictures and whatever from any PC to the 3800/Kuro Elite TV anyway. It also plays internet music, videos, HD You Tube, Crackle TV, Epix HD, and HBOGo.

But I had a WHS 2003 server that all PCs could see, and the server could see all too. One day, re-did with WHS 2011 and while it saw all, no matter what I did in its settings, no other PC could access its files.

So now that server PC is running Win 7 x32 Ultimate on a 160GB drive while 4 2Tb drives combine into a drive D: (easy to set up using Computer Management under Disk Management) for 8 Tb storage. Now that the 8 (7.27 with HD caches) has 2.23 Tb left, I have added a eSata 4 Tb drive. It works great and serves up a-plenty to any PC in the network. All the data there, leaves the user PC with lots of empty HDD use.
post #8122 of 8636
Has anyone had this problem? When my kids put in a DVD there was no sound. I put in a blu-ray disc and had sound in the main movie but not in the main menue and introduction. I switched from bitstream to PCM on my Panasonic BD-65 player and it worked fine.

We had a power outage yesterday so I'm wondering if that could have done something. Is this be an issue with the receiver or the player?
post #8123 of 8636
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Originally Posted by BluCheez View Post

Has anyone had this problem? When my kids put in a DVD there was no sound. I put in a blu-ray disc and had sound in the main movie but not in the main menue and introduction. I switched from bitstream to PCM on my Panasonic BD-65 player and it worked fine.

We had a power outage yesterday so I'm wondering if that could have done something. Is this be an issue with the receiver or the player?

Hi BluCheez, check the BD player "Secondary Audio" setting.
post #8124 of 8636
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi BluCheez, check the BD player "Secondary Audio" setting.

Thank, I had done that and it didn't make any difference whether the secondary was on or off.
post #8125 of 8636
I'm running my HTR6190 with a sub in a 5.1 setup so have it set to cut off at 80hz to the 5 mains, when I run in 'pure direct' or whatever it's called, is it still not sending the bottom end to the front L & R or is it sending the full range? I would assume it is sending the full range but it just doesn't sound like it.
Thanks
post #8126 of 8636
Pure Direct does no bass management and should send full range to all speakers. What mains are you using?
post #8127 of 8636
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

Pure Direct does no bass management and should send full range to all speakers. What mains are you using?

An old pair of PSB's towers, I mean old, 8" woofer and 10" passive radiator, , but they still really sound good. Just seems in pure direct there isn't as much bass as I remember them having. Could be me. I'll be upgrading to some new PSB's soon, Image T6's for mains and Imagine S for surround duties. Can't wait to see how the T6's sound in pure direct.
Thanks as always.
post #8128 of 8636
I agree on less Bass on "Pure Direct" mode(turns off subs on my AVR). I have had this feature on several AVR of different brands for years and noticed this. It sounds like the Eq. is set "Flatt"(old school seperates) all the way down. But clean, want more bass(if the signal is there) use more amp (if you have it) and your speakers are rated for it.
post #8129 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

I agree on less Bass on "Pure Direct" mode(turns off subs on my AVR). I have had this feature on several AVR of different brands for years and noticed this. It sounds like the Eq. is set "Flatt"(old school seperates) all the way down. But clean, want more bass(if the signal is there) use more amp (if you have it) and your speakers are rated for it.

I knew it turns off the sub and that's good but agree that it seems flat, even less than flat, wish there was a way to adjust the bass and mid up a bit in PD. I do have more amp and have turned it up so bass gets to where I would like it but then the overall volume at that level is just a bit too much. Don't want to hurt my old PSB's or my old ears, even if I had the new T6's I still want to keep the old ones. Oh well, I feel there is a couple of Emotiva's in my future, bi-amp the T6's and I think the PD would sound a whole lot better. Patience is not one of my virtues.
post #8130 of 8636
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Originally Posted by BluCheez View Post

Has anyone had this problem? When my kids put in a DVD there was no sound. I put in a blu-ray disc and had sound in the main movie but not in the main menue and introduction. I switched from bitstream to PCM on my Panasonic BD-65 player and it worked fine.

We had a power outage yesterday so I'm wondering if that could have done something. Is this be an issue with the receiver or the player?

It turns out that it was the AVR. A tip off was that the Yamaha's display flickered a bit when trying to play bitstreamed audio. I unplugged the AVR from the wall, waited 30s and plugged back in. Fixed!
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