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Various Retailers have Yamaha RX-V485BL 5.1-Channel Network A/V Home Theater Receiver on sale from $329.95 below. Shipping is free. Thanks rockjunkie

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BestBuy [bestbuy.com] has the Yamaha Model:RX-V485BL - 400W 5.1-Ch. 4K HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black on sale for $329 ($70 off). - OOS, see FP post for more options

This is the lowest I've seen for this model.

This 5.1-channel AV receiver offers Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and the latest streaming technologies.
  • 5.1-Channel powerful surround sound
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
  • Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
  • HDMI® with HDCP 2.3 (4 in/1 out)
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
  • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
  • MusicCast Surround capable: add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a 5.1-channel setup with wireless rear surrounds
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5.1 wont cut it anymore I think.

I'm looking for a new 7.2 or 9.2. Was leaning towards Denon. Any good Yamaha models with comparable sound? AND with any good deals going on now?

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There are way to many variables so there is no universal answer to that question.

If I had a choice between a 5.1 with all reference/full range speakers vs entry level 5.1.2/4 with enabled speakers.
I would choose the 5.1 because the quality of the sound would much better IMO.
That would also be advantageous with object based soundtracks because IMO you need to have a reference 5.1 before upgrading.

So the preferred choice for object based soundtracks is overhead speakers(the better speakers the better the performance), everything else are alternatives to that.

In my experience if you can't/won't do overhead speakers,it isn't really worth it overall.

depending on your layout, going 7 or 9 might be a good option IF you can't do overhead speakers.

Again there are many many other factors to consider which are impossible to go thru on here.
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Guys - I've narrowed down to

Yamaha 7850 $330 from deal parade OR
Demon AVR-S950H $450 from a4l
Denon AVR-S750H $380 from a4i

BTW, Other than wattage are there any major differences between Denon AVR-S750H and Denon AVR-S950H ?

Any other 7.2 recommendations around $500 price range?

all are with 1 year warranty.

I want it for Atmos Movies. Help me choose. I want to buy NOW! Smilie

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Well on your 1st question only major differences would be features so you would know what you need.
If nothing major you would be hard pressed to hear a difference between the 15 watts IMO.

2nd one, Pioneer and Onkyo pop up here for less than $500, how they sound/perform to you we can't answer .
Feature wise you can look up and answer.

Any of the 3 you have it narrowed down to should work well.
A good return policy might be a good thing also 😜
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Guys - I've narrowed down to

Yamaha 7850 $330 from deal parade OR
Demon AVR-S950H $450 from a4l
Denon AVR-S750H $380 from a4i

BTW, Other than wattage are there any major differences between Denon AVR-S750H and Denon AVR-S950H ?

Any other 7.2 recommendations around $500 price range?

all are with 1 year warranty.

I want it for Atmos Movies. Help me choose. I want to buy NOW! Smilie

Thanks!
I went with the Yamaha 7850 from DealParade. Use the code YAMAHA5 for 5% off and PayPal checkout with Discover (if you have a Discover card) for 5% cashback. And if you want additional 3% cashback, use t o p c a s h b a c k
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I went with the Yamaha 7850 from DealParade. Use the code YAMAHA5 for 5% off and PayPal checkout with Discover (if you have a Discover card) for 5% cashback. And if you want additional 3% cashback, use t o p c a s h b a c k
Thanks @ragex

Any reason why you went with 7850? How is its sound quality for movies?

Everywhere people keep praising Denon audyssey calibration. Is it such a big deal? Yamaha also has ypao. Is it not sufficient? My view was you calibrate once and have to tweak till you like it.

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Thanks @ragex

Any reason why you went with 7850? How is its sound quality for movies?

Everywhere people keep praising Denon audyssey calibration. Is it such a big deal? Yamaha also has ypao. Is it not sufficient? My view was you calibrate once and have to tweak till you like it.

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Well it depends on the person and there preferences.

The reason it's important is as you alluded to, it's for "Calibration". The better that Initial calibration the better the "starting point".

They are getting to the point where for the average person that initial calibration is good enough which makes it important.

In my experience Audyssey is better(more accurate) than YPAO with that starting point.
Keep in mind that comparison is using Audyssey's XT32 version.

There is a significant difference between that and the other versions.

One big issue I have ran into several times with YPAO is its bass management, runs it low and takes some work to tweak.
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Well it depends on the person and there preferences.

The reason it's important is as you alluded to, it's for "Calibration". The better that Initial calibration the better the "starting point".

They are getting to the point where for the average person that initial calibration is good enough which makes it important.

In my experience Audyssey is better(more accurate) than YPAO with that starting point.
Keep in mind that comparison is using Audyssey's XT32 version.

There is a significant difference between that and the other versions.

One big issue I have ran into several times with YPAO is its bass management, runs it low and takes some work to tweak.
Do you think updating to the newest 1.80 firmware is necessary for the 7850?
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Been looking to replace a 16 year old Sony AV receiver if only just to have HDMI inputs and 5.1 for my Polk Surroundbar so as to enhance stay-at-home movie nights.

Was a toss up between the Yahama 385 and the Denon s540 and then saw that the Yahama 485 came back in stock today at Best Buy for $329 so I jumped on it. I had a $100 Best Buy promo card from purchasing an LG washer combo last month plus there was some rando $10 Best Buy credit they offered, so I could justify a fairly modest purchase price for the advantage of advancing our home theater set up. Should be ready to pick up next week.
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$300 for 5.1? pass
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Bought this for Christmas and the surround sound still gives me goosebumps. The first time you hear bullets whizzing by, rain falling, footsteps it's awesome. Only caveat is the google assistant setup is somewhat cumbersome. The voice command is like "Hey Google ask MusicCast to play XYZ in the ABC room". I end up just syncing it to Spotify on my phone.
Do you know of any receivers that have a less cumbersome voice command for google assistant? Or a receiver that I could easily set as the default music player on google assistant and could power itself on from standby? Looks like Onkyo seems to be the only one with Chromecast built-in, but all brands claim that they work with Google assistant.

Right now I have an old "dumb" Onkyo that I just have a Chromecast connected to, but I'm keeping my eye out to upgrade to something I can turn on with a simple voice command.
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