Connecting 5.1 audio and video using the Yamaha RX-V667
by Prasad Joshi
(Nanded, Maharashtra, India)
Sir, Recently I bought Yamaha RX-V667 thinking that it has multichannel input facility as I've only DVD Player (Philips DVP 5106K) with Multichannel output.
When I connect All Multichannel speakers to receiver yet Video pin remains to be inserted, I could not find suitable video input onto the receiver.
Through 5.1 sound comes fine but what about video through upscaling the receiver and the moment I switch my receiver to AV Mode naturally 5.1 sound stops and sounds only stereo.
Pls help me how to connect all 5.1 with video together using RX-V667. Else I'll lose great interest and money too. Pls help.
Don't worry, it'll work ok. You just need to tell the receiver which video source to use when playing multichannel audio - it defaults to no video source.
Just connect your DVD via HDMI (if it has HDMI). Then go to the 'Input' setup menu and find the multichannel audio option. From here you can set the video type to use while playing multichannel audio. Set it to HDMI 1 (or whichever connection you are using).
It's a bit of a weird way of doing it, but you should be ok when you do this.
Paul (Site Editor)
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