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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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why must someone pay for extra if they dont need it.

This will decode/play atmos fine and downmix it to 5.1. Did you think because its only 5.1 and not more than that with atmos that it wont play the track? Atmos is extension of truehd (metadata) and this thing plays truehd. a atmos track will play fine

And what does Dolby Vision have to do with speakers? its video related. this receiver should pass it through to the compatible dolby vision tv just fine

smh
IMO this is a very good mid level AVR. You can get a cheaper model for sure without the network/WiFi capabilities. Yamaha has a cheaper version for $279,RX-V385 [bestbuy.com] for example.
Yes. I owned 2 Onkyo's. Both had the HDMI board failure just beyond the warranty period and I dumped them before Onkyo finally decided to make good and offered extended coverage to everyone with that problem. Fool me twice, shame on me. I won't be going back to Onkyo any time soon. They sounded great while they lasted but dumping over $1,000 down the drain is a real turn off.

I have 4 different Yamaha's now (including this one) with the oldest going on 7 years all with no issues whatsoever.

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Best Buy lists this model as HDCP 2.2 but everywhere else is listed as 2.3. I suppose Best Buy's specs are wrong?
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Best Buy lists this model as HDCP 2.2 but everywhere else is listed as 2.3. I suppose Best Buy's specs are wrong?
From Yamaha's website:

This product is compatible with HDCP 2.3.

Source: https://usa.yamaha.com/files/down...lti_A0.pdf

I have Sony STR-DH790 (7.2ch) on order since Memorial Day (still waiting for stock at ABT.com) for less than $280 after cashback and promo codes. Now this shows up. Only 5.1 but has network capabilities... Not sure what to do....
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FYI, they also have it in "Open Box Excellent" condition currently available for shipping at $279.99.
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FYI, they also have it in "Open Box Excellent" condition currently available for shipping at $279.99.
Thank you sir - was looking to stay under 300. Just may do this.
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I need I guess an entry-level receiver that handles 5.1 - no other devices going into it except a smart tv and 4K streaming (Amazon, Netflix). Is this receiver overkill for basic purposes, and/or is there a better (cheaper) alternative?
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I need I guess an entry-level receiver that handles 5.1 - no other devices going into it except a smart tv and 4K streaming (Amazon, Netflix). Is this receiver overkill for basic purposes, and/or is there a better (cheaper) alternative?
IMO this is a very good mid level AVR. You can get a cheaper model for sure without the network/WiFi capabilities. Yamaha has a cheaper version for $279,RX-V385 [bestbuy.com] for example.
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IMO this is a very good mid level AVR. You can get a cheaper model for sure without the network/WiFi capabilities. Yamaha has a cheaper version for $279,RX-V385 [bestbuy.com] for example.
I'm surprised a 5.1 AVR still goes for this. I'd figure all are 7.1 by now. It is very handy to decode atmos and dolby vision even if you don't have the speaker setup currently to take advantage.
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I'm surprised a 5.1 AVR still goes for this. I'd figure all are 7.1 by now. It is very handy to decode atmos and dolby vision even if you don't have the speaker setup currently to take advantage.

I'm waiting for a deal on a Yamaha TSR-7850R or equiv
why must someone pay for extra if they dont need it.

This will decode/play atmos fine and downmix it to 5.1. Did you think because its only 5.1 and not more than that with atmos that it wont play the track? Atmos is extension of truehd (metadata) and this thing plays truehd. a atmos track will play fine

And what does Dolby Vision have to do with speakers? its video related. this receiver should pass it through to the compatible dolby vision tv just fine

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Anyone know the best deal for a 7.1 avr with 2 hdmi out?
Or should I wait until the new Denon receivers are released?
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IMO this is a very good mid level AVR. You can get a cheaper model for sure without the network/WiFi capabilities. Yamaha has a cheaper version for $279,RX-V385 [bestbuy.com] for example.
I may be looking into this, I need a new receiver for my gameroom and didn't need a receiver with netwrok capabilities (had one previous that died and never used the network stuff once)
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FWIW, the reliability on these Yamahas is rock solid. I have an RX-V381 that I got from Best Buy open box for $180 3 years ago driving five Infinity speakers and a Dayton Audio sub and it's a workhorse. No issues with it whatsoever. The only way I'll replace it is when I get an 11 channel receiver for that sweet 7.1.4 Atmos setup.
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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.
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