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Problems with Yahama RX-V667 receiver/HDMI
sunfizz
Enthusiast

System is 7232 (1.9/10.95), connected via hdmi to Yamaha RX-V667, which connects to an old Sony WEGA HD tv via hdmi. Some problems:

1) when dvr / tv are turned on together via remote, the dvr shows a Select TV Type SD or HD, every time; this doesn't occur if the tv is turned on, then the dvr after some seconds;

2) when the receiver is turned on and the dvr is the current input (hdmi), the video is sometimes distorted (wavy / staircase edges); if the input is switched to another input and back to the dvr, then the video is ok;

3) on some tv movies, the receiver switches between Dolby Digital and PLIIX (the movie is not shown as 5.1, so it should just remain at stereo or PLIIX [if in dsp cinema mode]).

I previously used a monoprice hdmi switcher and did not notice any problems (old receiver was not hdmi, just optical). I had hoped the new receiver could replace the previous setup (separate hdmi switcher, need for separate optical cables) and support modern codecs (DD Plus mainly for Netflix).

I am trying to determine if the problem is weak hdmi support or defects in the RX-V667 or with the Motorola dvr. I am still in the return window for the receiver, so need to decide if I should return it. I haven't seen similar problems on searching,and most reviews of the receiver are positive (especially for the price; much more $$$ would obviously be better).

Anyone out there with the same receiver and notice similar problems? Do better (eg $$$+++) receivers work better? Which brands, etc.???

Thanks in advance for any advice.

gary

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Re: Problems with Yahama RX-V667 receiver/HDMI
retiredme
Specialist

I do not know specifically about your Yamaha receiver, but anytime you daisy chain HDMI there is an opportunity for problems. HDMI has a history of squirrelly behavior, and there are many examples of incompatibilities all over the web. Some receivers have problems with pass-through or otherwise interfere with the HDMI signals. You could try hooking the HDMI directly to the TV, bypassing the Yamaha, and go some audio only connection to the Yamaha. One other thing - go to avsforum.com and look for the owner's thread for your Yamaha receiver and see what other owners of that equipment might be experiencing, and possible solutions. Good luck.

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Re: Problems with Yahama RX-V667 receiver/HDMI
sunfizz
Enthusiast

Thanks for the response. It's too bad the vendors can't do a better job standardizing hdmi so issues like this wouldn't occur. Nowadays, I'd think a lot of people have multiple inputs and want better sound than tv speakers. A receiver with hdmi switching and passthrough certainly makes switching between inputs a lot easier.

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