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Comments about Yamaha Network 5.1 ch Network AV Receiver:
The receiver replaced an older one which didn't have HDMI inputs/outputs. I bought it to mainly watch streaming movies and listen to my extensive music collection, which is downloaded to my iPod. The Airplay app was a major factor in my purchase decision, so I was really disappointed that this feature did not work after setting up the receiver.
I went online and found out I had to update the firmware in order to get it to play. The receiver is connected directly to the net via an ethernet connection, but it would not update the firmware even on a hardwired connection. I did some more research online and found out that you had to download the firmware on a flash drive (formatted to FAT32 beforehand). Then you have to insert the flash drive in the USB port on the front to download the new firmware into the receiver.
After doing this, it worked fine and I am now able to listen to my entire iTunes library using Airplay from my computer or iPod. Simply fantastic sound on my Infinity speakers!
The remote is not difficult to use (however, the on-screen information while using it is a bit outdated), so I downloaded the Yamaha AV Controller app onto my iPod and use that instead. It works great!