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Ok so i'll start by just listing what i have as part of my home theatre/general tv room set up;
RECIEVER ($2,199)
http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/au...ies/rx-v2077_a/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup
TV ($8,999)
http://www.lg.com/au/tvs/lg-79UB980T
SPEAKERS ($3,200)
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/klipsch-reference-series-5-1-channel-home-theater-speaker-system.html
BLUE-RAY PLAYER ($127)
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/lg-smart-3d-blu-ray-player.html
XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, WII, APPLE TV

So as you can see i have a 5.1 system running right now. Now anyone who knows about sound, close your eyes for this next bit... I have been using my receiver on the 9ch stereo DPS ever since i got the lot as that way i would hear sound from every speaker. i was watching a movie last night and this movie in particular was absolutely sufferring from all the dialogue coming from speakers other than the middle one under the tv. so i switched to my Movie:standard DPS and realised that on my receiver's display the subwoofer was not shown as being active in this mode (the sound though was much nicer coming from the speakers it's supposed to). Now i want to listen to my content in the correct DPS but i don't want my $500 sub just sitting there doing nothing (the sub doesn't do anything in any mode other than 9ch stereo). i have tried previously to configure my setup with the ypao help and manually but the interface is terrible and i can't stand to try and deal with it as i don't really know what to do.

If anyone is a sound wizard, would be great if you could hit me up and leave a reply ;)


Cheers, Bro
 

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Unless you run YPAO you're not likely to get much satisfaction. Read the instructions carefully and follow them exactly.
Leave the AVR in "straight" mode and forgo all the DSP modes till you get a handle on how to use it.If you still get no sub output in straight mode, then there's some issue in the connection or setup of the sub.
 

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I have been using my receiver on the 9ch stereo DPS ever since i got the lot as that way i would hear sound from every speaker.
Ouch! You've got some really nice gear there and that just makes me sad. :(

Like rdgrimes said, run YPAO (it's in the easy setup guide for your AVR). Then set all speakers to "small" and crossovers to 80hz. This should give you a good start, come on back if you have more questions!
 

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Ok so i'll start by just listing what i have as part of my home theatre/general tv room set up;
RECIEVER ($2,199)
http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/au...ies/rx-v2077_a/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup
TV ($8,999)
http://www.lg.com/au/tvs/lg-79UB980T
SPEAKERS ($3,200)
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/klipsch-reference-series-5-1-channel-home-theater-speaker-system.html
BLUE-RAY PLAYER ($127)
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/lg-smart-3d-blu-ray-player.html
XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, WII, APPLE TV

So as you can see i have a 5.1 system running right now. Now anyone who knows about sound, close your eyes for this next bit... I have been using my receiver on the 9ch stereo DPS ever since i got the lot as that way i would hear sound from every speaker. i was watching a movie last night and this movie in particular was absolutely sufferring from all the dialogue coming from speakers other than the middle one under the tv. so i switched to my Movie:standard DPS and realised that on my receiver's display the subwoofer was not shown as being active in this mode (the sound though was much nicer coming from the speakers it's supposed to). Now i want to listen to my content in the correct DPS but i don't want my $500 sub just sitting there doing nothing (the sub doesn't do anything in any mode other than 9ch stereo). i have tried previously to configure my setup with the ypao help and manually but the interface is terrible and i can't stand to try and deal with it as i don't really know what to do.

If anyone is a sound wizard, would be great if you could hit me up and leave a reply ;)


Cheers, Bro
Without knowing more about the movie source and what it was encoded to, it's hard to say what your problem was. Keep in mind that just because you have DD5.1, etc that not all source material will be encoded to take advantage of it.

Best thing to do is to fall back to a program with which you had satisfactory results. For instance, if you are watching cable, play a previous recording where you know you had 5.1. Or if it was a Bluray, switch to another Disc. If the stars realign, then you can attribute the issue to your material.
 

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Without knowing more about the movie source and what it was encoded to, it's hard to say what your problem was. Keep in mind that just because you have DD5.1, etc that not all source material will be encoded to take advantage of it.



Best thing to do is to fall back to a program with which you had satisfactory results. For instance, if you are watching cable, play a previous recording where you know you had 5.1. Or if it was a Bluray, switch to another Disc. If the stars realign, then you can attribute the issue to your material.

Thanks for the reply. When i said i realised last night, i meant it has been that way since i got it. I was just watching Netflix but regardless the DSP setting doesn't include my sub. Like on the display on my reciever it tells me what speakers are active in the current mode and the only mode that shows my sub is 9ch stereo?


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The "right" answer is to run setup, but eventually you're going to want to see what it did to make sure it's correct (and general curiosity). So go into manual setup.
( Pg-120 of the manual: http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=au.yamaha.com&asset_id=62553 )

Use the remote>On Screen button>Setup>Manual Setup should get you close.
Set it to Basic pattern.
All speakers to Small (this is the key to your sub problem)
Subwoofer to Normal
Set the Distance to each speaker (setup does this for you, but if you used the manual approach without setup you have to do it)
Your manual didn't have where to go to set the crossover setting, but you can probably leave it alone as it says the default is 80 anyway.
That should get you close. Let us know how that worked out and we can go from there.
 

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Thanks for the reply. When i said i realised last night, i meant it has been that way since i got it. I was just watching Netflix but regardless the DSP setting doesn't include my sub. Like on the display on my reciever it tells me what speakers are active in the current mode and the only mode that shows my sub is 9ch stereo?


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Without digging through your manuals, here's some things to check:

1. On Netflix, make sure DD5.1 is selected. Note that if the movie doesn't have the 5.1 logo, it means the program doesn't have DD, and you will see this when you try to adjust the settings. Disclaimer: I'm using a Roku3. Your ATV may be different.

2. If you have configured your AVR for "LFE", (Low Frequency Extension), then only content specifically recorded for the sub will be heard, otherwise your sub will be inactive. Most Yamaha AVRs have an "Extra Bass" setting, where all low frequency content will be directed to the sub, regardless of surround encoding. If your AVR is like mine, you will find this setting in the Speaker setup menu. Depending on your current system, you may or may not like having your sub on all of the time.

So basically, you have three places to look: Source material, streamer device settings, and AVR settings.

Another thing to try is using a Blu-Ray disc that you have confirmed has DD5.1 (or above). If things seem to work properly, you can eliminate the AVR as the issue and concentrate on Netflix and the streaming device.

Hope that helps!
 
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