Yamaha Rx-V363 AV Receiver Tutorial

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Yamaha Rx-V363 AV Receiver Tutorial
Set up your system without a professional installer. (speaker wire image by Paolo from Fotolia.com)

Understanding how to control your audio-video receiver can allow a better home-theatre experience. The knowledge to use the receiver will allow you to customise and establish your system the way you want it. Some receiver settings and menus are very complex; others are easier to understand. The Yamaha RX-V363 has a user-friendly interface to allow for customisation and audio-level adjustments. Basic adjustments can be made to set up your system without needing a professional installer.

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Things you need

  • Video cables
  • Audio cables
  • Speaker wire
  • Subwoofer cable

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    Determining how you want to set up your system. Decide on the number of speakers and the sizes that will be used. Choose the components that will be connected and the type of video signal to be used. The Yamaha RX-V363 provides high-definition pass-through with a 1080p signal. The high-definition pass-through allows the video quality to be put in and out of the receiver, but it will not improve the quality.

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    Layout the speakers and subwoofer in the room and connect the speaker wires to the speakers. Connect the speakers to their respective speaker terminals. Banana clips can be used to provide a better connection between the speaker wire and the speaker terminal to allow better clarity. Connect the subwoofer to the subwoofer output using a subwoofer cable.

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    Connect the components that will be used with the system to the receiver. There are two HDMI inputs, three component video inputs and three composite video inputs. For any high-definition quality signals, it is best to use the HDMI and component video inputs. There are two optical audio inputs, one coaxial audio input and four analogue audio inputs. Make sure the audio inputs correspond with the respective video inputs and the HDMI inputs combine the video and audio inputs.

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    Connect the Yamaha universal iPod dock and the AM/FM antennas, then plug the RX-V363 into the power outlet. Turn on the power and enter the menu system by pressing the "Amp" button on the remote and then the "Menu" button to access the "Basic Setup." Press "Enter," choose the speaker size for the room and then press the "Down" button. Select "Subwoofer" if a subwoofer will be connected to the system, press "Down" and select up to five speakers to be used. Scroll down and select "Set" to save the settings or "Cancel" to negate the changes. Run a "Test Tone" to verify all speakers are set correctly.

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