Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
I've never seen a firmware update for the 1900, and I would need that as a starting point. I think all the bug fixes for the 1800 got included in the initial 1900 firmware (since it's almost identical to the 1800 internally).
Thanks for this information. Besides the inability to pass BTB and WTW, what are the other important fixes in the latest firmware compared to the original firmware?
I have the RX-V1800 and always was interested in upgrading the firmware. However I have very carefully calibrated my BFD/REW over a process of many days, and do not want to lose any of the exact YPAO and other settings that could impact my calibration. If I knew for sure that I could back up all these settings, update the firmware to your latest and greatest, and then restore all my settings - and have everything exactly how it was except for the new firmware, then I would love to update it.
A couple years ago I remember trying a backup utility, I think one provided by Yamaha. It got part of the way through and wouldn't save. I think I posted about it here or in the custom thread but wasn't ever able to get a good backup. Its been a long time since I looked at it, so I was just wondering if there's any reason to think that if I tried it again using a new version of the backup utility - assuming a newer one exists - that I might get a good backup?
One way to solve the small display issue is to switch to a remote control that uses RS-232 and displays feedback (volume, input selection etc.) right on the remote. But that typically means using a smartphone or tablet as the remote, paying for a remote control app, and buying another piece of hardware to convert network commands from the remote to RS-232 that the receiver understands. So it's relatively complex to set up and will cost a few hundred dollars. I'm using iRule
with my 1800, and it's great not to have to point the remote directly at the receiver (which is behind me).
The ONLY issue I have with my RX-V1800 is that I have no OSD over HDMI (all I watch) for the volume control. And even if I did at this point, I am using a Radiance XS which connects only HDMI audio to the receiver, and the receiver does not then feed video at all to my display. The lack of OSD for volume is something I've wanted for a very long time. Its a PITA to try and guess what the volume level is and set it "by ear", as I can't come close to seeing what's on the volume bar on the LCD display - even if it was larger with your firmware because I purposely keep the display so dim and sit far away from the unit.
Are you saying that if I went with an iRule solution that it would be able to show me the exact volume setting of the AVR and change in real-time as I move it? Boy that sure is tempting. But even so that sure seems like a lot of work and expense to mainly get a visual volume bar going. Granted the end result of the iRule would be more elegant than using my HTM MX-700 remote, but at the moment that solution is working fine for me. Also I kind of prefer hard buttons on a remote rather than a touch screen so I don't have to look down to use it...