Originally Posted by brente
This is a really weird problem that I am encountering with my RX-v673 (firmware 1.91)...
Whenever I stream Netflix from an iOS device (iPhone or iPad - happens to be running iOS 9.3 now), I am seeing my RX-v673 completely drop off the network (which I can observe by watching the Network Information screen). It's not like it just loses its IP address (as if the network cable was unplugged), but seems to lose the network interface completely, with the connection status changing to "Please Wait..." and the MAC address and network name not even being displayed (unlike when the network cable is removed). As soon as I terminate the Netflix app on the iOS device, the network functionality returns. Oh, and as long as I don't run the Netflix app, the RX-v673 works just great, so it's very unlikely a hardware problem with the receiver.
Thinking that the Netflix app was impacting my router in some way, I even swapped the router out, with no change. I have pulled off every other network device except the RX-v673, and an Apple Airport Extreme (to serve as a wireless access point for the iOS device), and can still reproduce. This doesn't happen with any other device (e.g., PC, Android tablet) or with any other streaming media app (e.g., amazon video, YouTube, etc) - just Netflix running on an iOS device. My guess is that is sending something out across the network that the RX-V673 sees, causing it to get into an odd state.
I can reproduce this 100% of the time, and happens within 10-20 seconds consistently.
Repro steps are really easy:
- display the Network Information screen from the onscreen GUI
- start the latest Netflix app on an iPad (for example)
- stream any show
- observe that the RX-V673 loses network functionality
- quit/close the Netflix app on the iPad
- observe that the network functionality returns
I have observed that the RX-V673 has the network issue even by just launching the Netflix app, but it seems to happen quicker if streaming is started.
Yamaha had never heard of this, and Netflix had no clue, so trying to see if any other RX-V673 owners can reproduce this (or not).
Anyone have their RX-V673 hooked up to their local network over Ethernet that can try this?
I have been having this problem for a couple of months now and I can 100% confirm this - both on a RX-A2030 and a RX-A3030!
It was driving me totally crazy, so THANK YOU for leading me to the source of the problem!
As soon as I log into the Netflix app on an iOS unit both receivers DROP the network connection! It even turns OFF the LED on the network switch to which it is connected.
When I quit the netflix app the connection normally comes back, but sometimes I have to recycle the power on the receiver.
Both receivers running version 1.70 and using a TP Link Archer C7 router and a HP 1410-8G switch.
I am thinking about making a short youtube video showing this problem.
Have been reading in another forum that someone else experienced the same with a Marantz receiver and a printer!!
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