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  # 2381209 25-Dec-2019 13:54
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Look for 'Detail Setting' and see if Type1, 2 or 3 works for you.

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  # 2381216 25-Dec-2019 14:19
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Thanks for your input but, as I said earlier, the bluetooth menu is very basic, basically on or off then choose the device to sync to. No detail menu anywhere.




I had another play today and Net Radio works through the earpods as well so I think that Dunnersfella is correct.




There are some reasonable, cheap bluetooth Sony headphones in the Boxing Day sales so I will buy some and report back. Luckily the earpods are my wifes. I was going to buy a set myself but won't bother now.


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  # 2381221 25-Dec-2019 15:11
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Hi, cannot comment on how to fix this directly, but I can say that I have an older Yamaha receiver and recently added a MusiCast adapter, the whole MusiCast system works brilliant, and we have easily added a Marley bluetooth speaker, plus other bluetooth speakers with no issues. As a solution the Musicast system work very very well. I have a Ubuntu server running MiniDLNA, all my CD's have been ripped onto that and I have recently started buying new recordings from Pentatone and Channel Classics, easy, brilliant, and great sound quality.



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  # 2381275 25-Dec-2019 20:38
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It's only the latest Yamaha products that have the SCMS-T restrictions...


Interesting that you're not seeing the extra menu on Bluetooth output - is this via the amps GUI or via the MusicCast app? I have a MusicCast 50 at home and it allows me change the Type1/2/3. Maybe it's different on the RXV485? I would find that odd though as they're from the same generation.

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  # 2381294 25-Dec-2019 21:33
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Thanks for your perseverance with me :)


I hadn't actually worked out how to connect to bluetooth using MusicCast but after a bit of a google I have found the menu you are talking about.


I have now actually managed to connect to some AliExpress clone airpods but the audio is up to a second out when watching TV. My wife said that she had the same issue when using them to watch Netflix on her laptop so I think you get what you pay for.


I have also tried all three modes with the Apple Airpods but unfortunately just get the copyright message that Paul1977 was seeing. I will try some Sony bluetooth earphones tomorrow.



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Uber Geek

  # 2381452 26-Dec-2019 12:32
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Yup - bluetooth audio / video sync isn't recommended to be fair, it's largely going to be rubbish unless you have super low-latency codecs in play, even then the feedback I've heard is that the low latency codecs don't have the best stability re: connection.




Wireless headphones for AV use should still be RF where possbile IMHO.


But if you can achieve a compromise you're happy with using Bluetooth, more power to you.

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  # 2381543 26-Dec-2019 22:49
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I bought two Sony bluetooth headphones today, the basic in ear WI-C200B and the over ear WH-XB900N. Both work with the RV-V485 and I was able to connect to them just using the basic bluetooth menu on the receiver itself rather than through MusicCast.




Obviously the WH-XB900N's sound much better but both suffer a slight delay in synchronization between video and audio. It looks like I can get rid of some of it using lipsync though.




The WI-C200B's also seem to have a much smaller bluetooth range than the WH-XB900N's.


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Uber Geek

  # 2381761 27-Dec-2019 14:31
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Good to hear you have it sorted - the WiFi antennas on the back of the amp take care of the bluetooth signal too, so try mucking with the angle of them to see if the range increases.

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  # 2381768 27-Dec-2019 14:42
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Yes, I was going to have a play with those as they are currently angled behind the unit because I forgot they were there and broke one off while trying to get the unit out of the cabinet a few days ago. It seems to have clipped back on OK though.


As an aside, I am loving the WH-XB900N's. I am back at work today and have had them on for most of the day. I got them for $225 in the Harvey Norman Boxing Day sale. They didn't have any in stock locally but I managed to get Noel Leeming to price match even though they were selling them for $359, and they reckon that was already $90 off!


Thanks again for your help.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 2383442 31-Dec-2019 16:43
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Hi , I ended up here looking for the same answer and discovered if you press mute button speakers are muted but headphones work....I hope this helps you.

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  # 2383641 1-Jan-2020 13:19
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Thanks but my headphones work regardless of whether the main speakers are muted or not. The key for me seems to have been the need to find SCMS-T compatible headphones.

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