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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Ok, I got into what I did in the past, more tonight. Sitting here trying some stuff, maybe this will help my goal. The Harmony remote insists that the amp gets turned on every time something is used on it, even if I don't want to use it, such as watching the roku on tv alone. This has to be...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    It's a yamaha V685. Passthrough. It sounds almost like hooking it up 'properly' (everything thru amp) is close to what I'd like. So, I stream Hulu through a roku ultra. Options wanted: Watching anything on roku with option of TV volume only, -or- amp volume. Roku remote needs to control TV...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    With my situation, the speakers are more for event listening... movie night, special TV show watching, radio tuner during the day sometimes, movie streaming.. Elderly ladies (MILs) don't always want to listen to louder volume, at least this one, with regular tv, and with staggered sleep...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    And this will result in being able to watch tv with the tv speakers sound alone, not the speakers? The main goal I need to to be able to just use the TV alone, which will be over 70% of the time anyway.
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    it's been a long time, but I've been struggling with this. The hookups, or something, is not working right. I suspect that the hdmi out, on the v685, is getting changed, although the remote is not even touched. Let me revisit this. What I need to do, in order to take care of the boss ladies...
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    Your thoughts on possible icy Interstate travel?

    I also recommend New Years morning/day. I think since it's the weeknd coming, possibly more folks staying where they are longer. As I made the drive many years from NC to Newport news Va,, I-85 and 58/I-95 and I-64, it seemed to be quietest on the actual day, and forget about driving the day...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Ok, here's an update. 2 hours later, after starting to set it up, it's done. Got the TV working with and without the amp. Using the roku box, and when switching from tv with receiver to tv withOUT reciever, there's a slight delay, then the tv speakers kick on. Something else critical, I could...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Pulled the trigger and ordered the RX-V685. Will be here the 8th or 9th. Anxious to get it set up and going. Thanks to you guys for the input and advice! I'll ask here if I need anything else in this installation. It seems so far, after reading up on thje 685 manual, that the reciever will...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Yes sir, the harmony one is the progammable remote. I can get that set up correctly pretty often :)
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    So this simple plugging in will allow the tv to run without the 685 being on? I don't mean to oversimplify, just that it's been soooo long since I last hooked this reciever up to where it is now. :)
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Thanks for your input so far! Ok, for S&g's., lets assume I would go with the v685, which looks good to me, so far. How exactly would I hook this up? I'll assume that I have not hooked up my current setup correctly, so take me from step one, -just for the hdmi cabling-, and optical I/O, if...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    After hours of searching, including the amp model, I may be resigned to upgrading this amp. :( Sorry to repeat myself here, more for hoping to ease reading about- Probably should/can add more to my situation, now that I -think- that this yamaha won't deal with 4k (maybe I'm wrong), so possibly...
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    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    I'm new here. I have scanned over the forums for awhile now, and don't see an answer to my questions, so here goes : I have - Samsung smart TV Q8 series (4k) Optical input HDMI 1-4: -Roku box for streaming tv -Samsung Bluray player (via RX-V367 amp) -Chromecast -NVR security cam system (all 4...
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