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Yamaha TSR-7790BL aka RX-V779 receiver $490+tax @ Costco

je2ep 281 305 October 13, 2015 at 07:49 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Last Edited by je2ep October 13, 2015 at 09:07 AM
Costco has the Yamaha TSR-7790BL [costco.com] which is essentially a clone of rx-v779 for $489.99. The RX-V779 has not gone below $779 on amazon. Comes with the unbeatable Costco return policy. Following are the specs:

Features:

MusicCast support
7-channel powerful surround sound
Bluetooth(R) for wireless music streaming
115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch driven)
Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct
Pandora(R), Rhapsody(R), Spotify(R), SiriusXM(TM) music streaming services
DSD 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple(R) Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
YPAO(TM) - R.S.C. with multipoint measurement auto calibration system
Powered Zone 2 capable for listening in another room independent
HDMI Zone B for audio / video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
Aluminum front panel for enhanced rigidity and signal purity
Binding posts for all speaker terminals
HDMI 2.0a: 4K Ultra HD video upscaling with HDCP 2.2 and high dynamic range (HDR) video support

Specifications:

7.2-channel AV Surround receiver
95 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 2ch driven)
HDMI Input / Output: 6" / 2 out (HDCP 2.2: 3 in / 2 out)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8"
Weight: 23.4 lbs.

What's included:
Remote control
AA Batteries x2
AM Antenna
FM Antenna
YPAO microphone
CD-ROM (Owner's Manual)
Easy Setup Guide
Safety Brochure
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I just bought the TSR-5790 from costco for $389 which is actually RX-V579... the sound is good but could be better.. does it make sense to spend another $100 to upgrade?
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Quote from mspkash1 View Post :
I just bought the TSR-5790 from costco for $389 which is actually RX-V579... the sound is good but could be better.. does it make sense to spend another $100 to upgrade?
Feature wise they are pretty similar other than the 115W for 1 channel driven vs 115W for 2 channels driven for the 7790 plus the Bluetooth. I have personally not used bluetooth as you can Airplay which is much better, but bluetooth might be handy for Android phone users. If 5790 is pushing your speakers well, I wouldn't upgrade.
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Does anyone know if there are any feature and or spec differences between the Costco version (TSR-7790BL) and the general RX-779BL version?
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Quote from mspkash1 View Post :
I just bought the TSR-5790 from costco for $389 which is actually RX-V579... the sound is good but could be better.. does it make sense to spend another $100 to upgrade?
Here is the earlier discussion on TSR-5790,
http://slickdeals.net/f/8061914-yamaha-tsr-5790-receiver-rx-v579-replica-390-at-costco?v=1

In therms of functionality, you can compare the two units in my link below.

The major difference, which is actually why I was thinking about waiting for 779 to be released, is the analog to digital upconversion. I am not sure how well it works with these units, but basically it lets you connect all your equipment, including VCR, SNES, Satellite, other old devices through RCA and you can still have one HDMI from your AVR to your TV and it will be upscaled to 4K (or 1080p depending on your TV).
I don't think this works as passthrough, I always thought it would just still pass through without upconverting when the AVR is off, but like I said I never had an upscaling AVR, so you would have to check on this. Otherwise there is nothing else that's major, just a bit more powerful on wattage and something called Dialog Level Adjustment.

I am not sure if anyone actually will have more than 1 HDCP units, but 779 has 3 hdcp 2.2 inputs/2 outputs vs just 1 on 579.

I just saw "Web Browser Control" does this mean it has a browser?

779 has two zones, which is another obvious difference.

When considering all above, and comparing this unit to it's full retail price, it's still a great deal for $100 more on top of 579. But if you really don't need these listed above, save $100 and get the 579.



Quote from dynamiteUK View Post :
Does anyone know if there are any feature and or spec differences between the Costco version (TSR-7790BL) and the general RX-779BL version?
Identical on paper.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/au...de=compare

This is a good deal. wave
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thanks ride the sky... i think the upconversion feature is nothing more than a marketing gimmick... how is the receiver going to upconvert a 1080p to 4k? to produce 4k you need a 4k source.
there will be a slight improvement in picture quality when you send the signal thro the receiver but i dont think it can produce a true 4k picture from a 1080p (or other low resolution) signal.
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thanks ride the sky... i think the upconversion feature is nothing more than a marketing gimmick... how is the receiver going to upconvert a 1080p to 4k? to produce 4k you need a 4k source.
there will be a slight improvement in picture quality when you send the signal thro the receiver but i dont think it can produce a true 4k picture from a 1080p (or other low resolution) signal.

Thanks, I agree, but don't think of it as making your SNES games into 4k pictures (although I think it would be easier to upconvert those than something like VCR signals), think of it as convenience of having just one output from your AVR to your TV and not having to run several audio and video cables to different components.

This way AVR can sit together with all other equipment, handle the switching and audio and you just need to use your AVR to change inputs. This is also convenient with some of the newer TV's that come with only a few inputs, not enough to get all components hooked up.


Does anyone use the trigger to turn on a cooling fan in their cabinets?

Here is the back of the unit:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crut...V779-B.jpg
Just one issue, there is no USB power port in the back, so you still need to run power to your Fire Stick or other stick devices.
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One feature that I really want is the PREOUT capability of the TSR-779BL. That allows the use of additional amplifier to the AVR.
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Quote from Ride_The_Sky View Post :
Thanks, I agree, but don't think of it as making your SNES games into 4k pictures (although I think it would be easier to upconvert those than something like VCR signals), think of it as convenience of having just one output from your AVR to your TV and not having to run several audio and video cables to different components.

This way AVR can sit together with all other equipment, handle the switching and audio and you just need to use your AVR to change inputs. This is also convenient with some of the newer TV's that come with only a few inputs, not enough to get all components hooked up.


Does anyone use the trigger to turn on a cooling fan in their cabinets?

Here is the back of the unit:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crut...V779-B.jpg
Just one issue, there is no USB power port in the back, so you still need to run power to your Fire Stick or other stick devices.
Yes, I have an older Yamaha AVS and I use the trigger to control power to cooling fans in the cabinet. When I replace it, I plan to do so with another Yamaha, maybe this one.
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Yes, I have an older Yamaha AVS and I use the trigger to control power to cooling fans in the cabinet. When I replace it, I plan to do so with another Yamaha, maybe this one.
Which fan are you using? I have very little room in my cabinet so it would need to be a low profile.

Also we should add the power trigger to list of upgrades you get when goinfr from TSR-5790 to TSR-7790 (Although 679 has it as well, but there is no wholesale warehouse model of 679)

Which speakers would you pair with 779?
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Compared the specs to the RX-V779. They appear to be the same model with different model number.
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When was the last time you return an item and people gave you hassle over it?
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Can I use bluetooth headphones with the TSR-7790BL / RX-V779?
I picked up the RX-V775 at the end of last year - great receiver! - but I can't use bluetooth headphones.
No luck using a bluetooth tramsmitter. I tried one by Anker and there is an audio lag, very annoying.
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I went ahead and exchanged my RX-V777 for this receiver instead.
Quickly found out after I purchased it, that it was not truly 4K compatible.
Hopefully this receiver will provide everything I need for 4K viewing.
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I went ahead and exchanged my RX-V777 for this receiver instead.
Quickly found out after I purchased it, that it was not truly 4K compatible.
Hopefully this receiver will provide everything I need for 4K viewing.
What do you think of the receiver? I am planning to get this in upcoming months and wanted to hear from folks who own it ...
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