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RE: My Yamaha RX-A2020 review

Possibly not enough. 

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:oops:

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Logitwch 650 @£50 in Logitech VIP store. No Harmony Ones. Is 650 as good as ONE???? Sorry they 'lost' the ONE, can't understand their logic(tech)!

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vonchief wrote:

I too have a new 2020.

Im having a little problem when playing a DVD, the disply toggles between Dolby Digital and DPL2X Movie.

I have tried altering it to straight and this stops the toggling but was wondering if I have a setting wrong somewhere ?

Is there a way of setting the display to stay on Dolby Digital without toggling back to DPL2X Movie every few seconds ?

Hope someone can help.

There is something you can do about this. As Robin has already said the amp is displaying like this simply because you are using Dolby Pro Logic 2 Movie, change it to Pro Logic. Press the On Screen button on the remote, select Sound Program, srcoll along to the Surround Decoder option and press the up button on the remote. Another menu above now opens, go to the top setting called Decode Type, press enter and select Pro Logic.

Now use the Surround decoder sound option and the toggling text option should be replaced by Pro Logic. If you are not happy with this mode then you have another option when using any other sound program, just press the Info button on the remote found under the hinged panel on the remote and the display will change to show the DSP program selected instead of the audio decoder.

Also check that when you play a DVD that the correct audio option is selected from the audio menu before you play it, not saying you are stupid but some DVDs don't even select the 5.1 DD sound unless you select it...much like blu rays that don't select the HD sound format if you just play the disc (The Dark Knight being a good example) and need you to select it from the menu.

Hope that helps.

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RE: My Yamaha RX-A2020 review

Oldboy wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

RobinKidderminster wrote:

Gulp!

Just read the manual. Ignore my previous!

I'll advise you in a couple of years after I've read it all.

I WANT ONE !!

Will it improve on my V2065 ???

I STILL want one!

Hi RobinKidderminster

Just as with the RX-V2065 the Aventage RX-A2020 also offers the ability to customize DSP Soundfield parameters such as room size, DSP level, liveness, reverb time, etc. Only that the RX-A2020's processing is even more powerful Smile

Btw, the Aventage RX-A2020 is a worthwhile improvement over the already impressive RX-A2065. Simply put the RX-V2065 sounds as though its reproducing music and movie soundtracks in slow motion in comparision to the Aventage RX-A2020 :rockout:

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

That's really interesting information Rick, would you know how you go about changing all of the above and where abouts in the vast menu system I might find those options? Any info would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Hi Oldboy

Please refer to the instructions - pages 108 & 109.

Btw, i'll recommend that in the first instance you should get to know the Yamaha amplifiers performance capabilities with YPAO and other standard parameters before tackling their more advanced audio settings. Temptation aside in my experience its going to take time to on board on how much to adjust the parameters so to how effectively the amplifier is tuned to interact with the components and the environmrent.

All the best

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RE: My Yamaha RX-A2020 review

Thank you.

I have tried selecting Pro Logic but it still reverts back to Prologic 2X.

It could be because I have auto set on the extended surround option ?.

The display still keeps toggling unless I press the info button as you suggest.

I just cant seem to work out why it toggles between the two settings when watching DVD.

When using my set top box the display reads Pro Logic 2X and stays on this with no toggling, pressing the info button changes the display to surround decode and again this is not toggling.

Why does the display not toggle when watching through the set top box ?

 

(how many times have I said toggling !!!)

 Cheers

 

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Check dvd output settings. Use direct to show u the input channels on the receiver. Prologic will 'light' the fronts but dd source will 'light' the surrounds. This will confirm the actual input to the amp

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Yes DVD is outputting DD

It all sounds fine which is the main thing, I guess it must be normal for the display to toggle.

Does seem strange that with PMC from the set top box the display remains constant though.

 

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

And Rick I thought u were a nice guy ! Now I REALLY REALLY want one!

Hi RobinKidderminster

Sorry  Wink  Blame Yamaha for building a better AV amplifier  :grin:

All the best

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RE: My Yamaha RX-A2020 review

Not sure if this helps - but some DVD's do alternate between codex - especially during the intro on a movie or special features and trailers.

I own the rx-a1020 which does the same thing but not during the main body of the movie

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Thanks for all the relpies.

Im all sorted now.

I altered the extended surround from auto to EX/ES and now the amp displays Dolby D EX with no toggling.

When watching through the set top box is shows Dolby PL2X Movie.

Well happy now.

Thanks agiain.

 

 

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Nice to see your amp came.

Noticed from your pic you have the volume set to -33db.

once you get into the amp you can increase its power output by a considerble amount by 16db.(manual set up menu) It'll improve your stereo playback and you'll not need to push the volume pass -45db (it reduces background noise- when you compare it to Pure Direct you'll hear what I mean) if its anything like the rx-a1020 also try PCM (digital coax) from the CD player in. It won't affect its balance ether.

don't forget to set it back to auto when its movie time if thats your pref though.

Nice review -

if only I was a little more trusting and patient I could have one of them for the same price I bought this 1020 for, but my speaker package is modest for 5.1 surround sound but yes the improvements are clear - but the old amp sounds better in stereo, strange.

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Thompsonuxb wrote:

Noticed from your pic you have the volume set to -33db.

once you get into the amp you can increase its power output by a considerble amount by 16db.(manual set up menu) It'll improve your stereo playback and you'll not need to push the volume pass -45db (it reduces background noise- when you compare it to Pure Direct you'll hear what I mean) 

Hi Thompsonuxb

Increase power output by 16dB?

All the best

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Thompsonuxb wrote:

Nice to see your amp came.

Noticed from your pic you have the volume set to -33db.

once you get into the amp you can increase its power output by a considerble amount by 16db.(manual set up menu) It'll improve your stereo playback and you'll not need to push the volume pass -45db (it reduces background noise- when you compare it to Pure Direct you'll hear what I mean) if its anything like the rx-a1020 also try PCM (digital coax) from the CD player in. It won't affect its balance ether.

don't forget to set it back to auto when its movie time if thats your pref though.

Nice review -

if only I was a little more trusting and patient I could have one of them for the same price I bought this 1020 for, but my speaker package is modest for 5.1 surround sound but yes the improvements are clear - but the old amp sounds better in stereo, strange.

The photo just shows me running it a little higher than norm as I run it in but normal everyday tv volume is -37dB.

I beleive what you are refering to is the option to set the sound Max Volume yes? If so it's already set at +16.5dB which is the maximum setting so there is no need for me to change this.

I don't use the 2020 for stereo music playback as I have a dedicated stereo set up integrated into my system of a Marantz CD6003 and Marantz PM6004 amp with my Beresford TC-7220 MK2 allowing me to switch between amps and speakers, with one button press my system switches over to a dedicated stereo system using the Marantz seperates and my front Zensor 5's. It's a great way of getting the best of both worlds and is something I'm very happy I done as no receiver is really the equal of a dedicated stereo set up.

Are you not tempted to update your speakers to get the most out of the 1020 then? Good to hear you are happy with the 1020 though.

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vonchief wrote:

Thanks for all the relpies.

Im all sorted now.

I altered the extended surround from auto to EX/ES and now the amp displays Dolby D EX with no toggling.

When watching through the set top box is shows Dolby PL2X Movie.

Well happy now.

Thanks agiain.

 

 

Glad you got there in the end and that it's all sorted, happy listening Smile

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