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Yamaha RXV677 + Plex Media Server
What's also strange, is how often things seemed to go wrong. For example, I've had multiple Sony and Yamaha receivers die under warranty with no reason provided as to why. The way to deal with it seems to be to throw replacement parts at it until something fixes it. If you were to upgrade, then does anyone offer a better experience these days?
Searching the internet seems to indicate pretty much every receiver has weird issues from randomly resetting themselves to demo mode, to losing memory settings for no reason. Any opinions on who does it best when it comes to software ease of use and general reliability? You can't go wrong with Denon. Interesting, what about the Denons make them so good? Rambles Distinguished Member. The only receiver brand that I have had that never went wrong and is still going strong in the bedroom is a Sony ES.My ideal is to be able to use the Plex app to cast from the server to the Yamaha - without the TV being on.
If i should - any advice on why i cant? Any help appreciated. I have been trawling through the forum, looking for tips and trying different settings for a few days. Any updates on this? I would love to use the nice GUI interface of Plex remote app while being able to play music directly from a receiver without having to turn on the TV and navigate through various menus be it roku or xbox or smart TV.
My ideal setup would be push one button on my remote to turn on receiver and then control the rest through the plex app. Is this even remotely possible? I also have part of the answer for you - The Yamaha receiver is a DLNA client itself, so the missing piece is not from Plex, but something that can act as a two-way remote to the receiver so you can control the receiver while browsing the media being served from the Plex DLNA server.
Yamaha actually has their own free app that works ok for this. I fiddled with this guy a bit but never invested the many hours necessary to get it working. I have similar setup. This app work fine in my network and hardware. This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.
Thanks in advance. Did you figure it out? I have the exact same issue with my Yamaha rxv…. Cherrybawls May 21,am 5. OttoKerner June 2,pm 7.Deals Amazon deals Bargain threads Classified adverts.
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But since I was not able to find appropriate working cheap one, I've opened the box looking what is connected to this "Remote In". Below is the diagram. It costs c. Last edited: Feb 15, PaulW Novice Member.
I'm not as technical as you and wonder if you could advise me. But your diagram shows a 3. Also do I understand that the voltage I need is 5v? Does it need an external power supply or will it self power? I hope you can help - I've been searching for ages for info on this. Thanks Paul. Last edited: Feb 9, Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure that would work as the settings may not be compatible but I didn't try it out so can't be sure.
In the end bought the 2 items mentioned in my post from Keene and they did work. However it was 12v setting and not 5v for the Yamaha RX-A Ein Novice Member. Zibi : Would you mind re-posting the schematic you shared? For some reason I can only see the thumbnail and cannot download the full image.
I want to build something similar and the fact that you already have this working on a Yamaha receiver will save me a lot of time.Discussion in ' Audio Visual ' started by MerovingianMar 13, Log in or Sign up.
OCAU Forums. I'm ready to get flamed but I don't care, I'm here to learn and make my own judgement. I've set my eyes on a Yamaha RX-V, honestly I believe that the receiver is going to be my most important piece as it will run everything I have. I listen to a lot of movie scores so my mission is to find a set that pleases my ears.
I'm looking at Plex and from what I've seen Yamaha receivers tend to play nice with it, I'm also looking at having a Windows server with the DLNA media pack, but I think I'm making my life difficult going that way.
I know the Yamaha Receivers have an App for the iphone but then again so does Plex. When looking at this setup, would I use the plex app to play my music through the receiver or would I use the Yamaha App to play my music. I have computers, I have storage. I want to keep my home theater station clear of computers, hence there will be a data port at the wall for a switch to feed all my gear. So OCAU, you have a computer with storage, a Yamaha receiver hooked with all your gear, everything is on a network and talking.
How do you set it up to play everything?
MerovingianMar 13, Joined: May 27, Messages: 13, I actually have a similar set up with a panasonic receiver I used to do that. So yeah PS3MS will stream everything you have I've never had issue with compatibility. MadengineerMar 13, You like music. You might have even gone through the arduous process of digitizing your CDs and cassette tapes. They now reside on your computer.
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I have installed the Musiccast app on my mobile. My sole aim currently: to stream my MP3s on an external HD connected to my computer through the R-N, controlling things with the Musiccast app. I was able to use my phone to summon up at will any MP3 other formats may have worked as well and play through my R-N These were served up through the Wifi system.
After a few months in storage I am trying to set up my R-N again So I have installed Plex on Linux But I have basically spent all day today trying to get the R-N to "recognise" the streaming "service" which should hopefully be "available" or "being broadcast" from the Linux computer. This Linux computer is normally connected to my router via an Ethernet cable, but just in case it doesn't work like that I have also tried unplugging the Ethernet cable and instead using an external Wifi adapter my Linux desktop doesn't have an internal Wifi adapter.
When I select "Server" there are many many possible inputs on the R-N, but that is the one to use for this type of streamingit says "[no content]". It never says anything else. I am certain that my Yamaha machine is connected to Wifi, and I can for example pick up Net radio through it.
I have also started a post in the Plex forums here: Floundering newb needs help Plex is meant to be easy to use. I am not having a good experience with it.
Admittedly the "Linux factor" might be the issue. Any suggestions? Cebolla Member.Exceptional sound quality, superior reliability and easy to use features are the hallmarks of the Yamaha home theater experience. Yamaha has further innovated in the category that it invented. Its line of immersive sound bars are designed to draw you deeper into every TV show, movie, playlist, and videogame, as subtle audio details unfold around you.
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