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|07-03-2011 11:02 AM|
|trecoolx||I found a RX-V567 at my local Best Buy for $218.99. Very good price for a great receiver. Thanks OP!|
|07-01-2011 09:40 AM|
|06-25-2011 12:14 PM|
I've owned both so I might be of help. I purchased the 891 last month but had to return it because of phantom input switching (randomly changing input sources with no apparent cause). I loved the receiver other than that issue.
I just received my 667 last week. They are both great and it would be hard to pick a favorite. One thing I really like with the Yamaha is that when I change the input sources on the TV it will change to the appropriate input source on the receiver using HDMI control. The Denon may have done this as well but I had HDMI control off because I was trying to figure out the input switching issue. The on screen display on the Yamaha is also much better and easier to follow.
The Denon may have the edge with Audessey but Yamaha's YPAO is pretty comparable. The Denon had more flexibility in crossover selection for the front speakers.
If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.
Sound wise my ears tell me I prefer the Yamaha but that might just be in my head.
If I had to do it again and was guranteed to get a receiver without causing me problems I'd probably go with the Yamaha.
|06-25-2011 08:38 AM|
|krsbay||I was debating between this Yamaha 667 and the Denon 891, which is for about $400, is it any better than this one?|
|06-25-2011 07:21 AM|
1.3 devices are definitely capable of 3D contents based on the fact that PS3 which is 1.3 is capable to play 3D contents. They definitely could have enabled other 1.3 devices to play 3D contents via firmware updates, but I guess the only thing with the incentive for the company to do so is the PS3. The 1.4 requirement is superficial at least in part; partly to get people to buy stuff all over again down to the cable
|06-25-2011 06:49 AM|
I went to best buy last night, RSS showed that there was one of the 667's in stock, but it was nowhere to be found. The employee seemed kind of hesitant to find out anyway, so I took a look around to see if he had hidden it, and it was nowhere to be found. I'm going to go back today and talk to the MOD to see if he will look in the warehouse section.
Also, there are 7 left in Ocala, FL.
|06-25-2011 04:11 AM|
|06-25-2011 04:07 AM|
try it first. it may work anyhow. According to the monoprice HDMI faqs *some* older cables and ports can handle the stuff they just may not be "certified"
|06-24-2011 05:58 PM|
|06-24-2011 05:55 PM|
|06-24-2011 01:18 PM|
FRY's ELECTRONICs still have the Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2 , 6 HDMI 4.1 ( 1 In the front ) for $ 299.00
Is better deal .
|06-24-2011 01:07 PM|
|06-24-2011 12:56 PM|
|06-24-2011 07:27 AM|
|spitcool||Awesome. I just got 3D tv and my 665 is not HDMI 1.4 So sad, so I will be stopping by big yellow today to see what they have.|
|06-24-2011 03:57 AM|
lineup that may not really be unbiased. The new yamaha 671 wasnt even reviewed..thought that could just be based on when companies sent out the review models. I think it seems kinda odd to not compare the newest model from the "reigning champ" but whatever.
This model has preouts for everything and that feature was cut by almost every comparable model this year and last year. The two hings this is "lacking" in my opinion is USB and networking. I held off buying this for more (360ish) because of the lack of USB. The networking is just a "perk" for buying a more current model for me. If this or the 867 model would have had USB i would have opted for them over what I got. I ended up with the onkyo rc360 for 334 from amazon. These yamahas are supposed to sound very very very good though. I think for the money unless you are near a Fry and can score the onkyo for 299+tax then this is probably the best you can do for 300. Even then it may be a wash between the two, but this is opinon of a techy person and not an audiophile. As we all know their opinions are expensive hahaha. And again the onkyo 360 is trading off some features to get the USB and networking...and it may have the same type of reliability issues as the last few onkyo models, though so far there have been no bad reviews. For me it was whichever hit the 300 range first and it was the onkyo.
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