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Is no remote for Yamaha RX-Vxxxx series a big deal?

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by Donal64, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. donprice

    donprice Wound up workin' at a gas station.... Subscriber

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    Or they lived in a world where batteries leak, kids/dogs do stuff they shouldn't, and objects occasionally find the tile floor the hard way. The other 99.99% of how the remote was cared for no longer matters.
     
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  2. bobinaz

    bobinaz Active Member

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    I bought a yamaha rx-v2500 for 15 dollars at a thrift store. I had an older yammy remote that controlled basic functions as power on / off and volume control. it would also switch functions from radio,dvd, tape ..etc. However it would not let me get to most of the functions for basic setup like speaker size, distance, level and so on.....
    So I bought a almost new remote control for it for almost $60. It was still worth it to get the original remote to get the best out of your receiver for your home experience.
     
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  3. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    The app doesn't work well when trying to do stuff like calibration. But you can get the auto calibration to work with the buttons on the unit itself. Also, there was a windows app that allowed you to change settings on a networked attached receiver. The app is much more user friendly than using a remote anyway. But I'm not sure if it works for all Yamaha AVR.
     
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  4. kbuzz

    kbuzz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    if not already stated, the yamaha musiccast and av app can do most everything...except calibration

    I should also note as a fyi, i recently upgraded my phone and ipad to ios 12. And downloaded the new AVR firmware...and now by musiccast is very buggy. I would warn those not to upgrade as it work flawlessly before.

    This is also my first AVR, and first yamaha. Im very pleased with the sound....falls on the incise side of the sound spectrum in a good way. At least for my sspeakers.
     
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  5. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    I recently picked up a Yamaha rx-v375 for $20, no remote. This unit has no networking, so no app turned out to be really limiting. Fortunately the remotes were going for much less than the remotes for my RX-z7
     
  6. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    There is no Windows app. The Yamaha Android/iOS app IME does everything better than the remote except for the YPAO calibration. I use it with a RX-V479 and an Amazon Fire tablet. AFAIK all Yamaha RX-V series that have Wi-Fi work with the app.
     

     

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  7. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    The RX-Z7 definitely has a windows app (Other TOTL models probably have it too), it's called receiver manager. I think it might only be for installers, but I was able to find it on a french forum I believe.
     
  8. donprice

    donprice Wound up workin' at a gas station.... Subscriber

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    You can access the networked receivers via "Web Control" on your home network. Just enter the IP address and go. Not nearly as spiffy as the android or iOS apps but functional. Adding /setup/ to the address (http://192.168.1.17/setup/ in my case) gets you access to all the menu settings and some I can't figure out how to access from the remote (7 band parametric EQ for each channel). And much easier to navigate on the PC screen...extremely powerful and virtually unknown.

    Not sure if this works on all of them but worth trying...

    Here's a link to a screen shot and more info...

    https://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-r...3060-aventage-avr-thread-19.html#post46106145
     
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