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Prices are valid till this Thu. The online ad does not mention the brand or the model, but i saw these two for $299 in store. Pretty decent for a starter or a smaller setup. Be warned that the denon does not accept banana terminals. It has spring loaded ones that seem to take only bare wire. A bummer in my book. Yamaha seems better built.
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Which one is a good purchase for well equipped media room. I am looking for 7.1 setup with projector in media room and one more TV in game room with 2 speakers. Is it good idea to get HDMI splitter instead of 2 hdmi out receiver to optimize cost.
Also reading about YPAO being inferior to Audyssey. Does it make any difference for novice user like me.
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Depends on what speakers you have, and how loud you listen. If they are reasonably efficient, and you don't listen to music/movies loud, yamaha is not a bad choice. Dual HDMI outputs are normally seen in a slightly higher end receivers. So a splitter from monoprice is a better option to keep costs down. I think YPAO is decent. The E400 has only the entry level audyssey ...so i don't expect it to be that much better than YPAO.
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Depends on what speakers you have, and how loud you listen. If they are reasonably efficient, and you don't listen to music/movies loud, yamaha is not a bad choice. Dual HDMI outputs are normally seen in a slightly higher end receivers. So a splitter from monoprice is a better option to keep costs down. I think YPAO is decent. The E400 has only the entry level audyssey ...so i don't expect it to be that much better than YPAO.
Hi cacophonix,
Thanks for the information. We have 7.1 JBL speaker setup in media room. We would like to use media room for watching movies during weekend/holidays. We have 5.1 Definitive speaker setup in living room which we will be using for day to day. I would like to purchase 2 receivers. Dining room/ patio stereo speakers will be connected to living room receiver. I would like to connect game room stereo speakers and TV to media room receiver if possible.

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You can use banana plugs on all of the speaker terminals except for the left front speaker. The plug hits one of the RCA terminals and causes a short.
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Prices are valid till this Thu. The online ad does not mention the brand or the model, but i saw these two for $299 in store. Pretty decent for a starter or a smaller setup. Be warned that the denon does not accept banana terminals. It has spring loaded ones that seem to take only bare wire. A bummer in my book. Yamaha seems better built.

Thanks for the savings!

Went to Fry's in Irving (635/Olympus) and picked it up
Denon E400
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Depends on what speakers you have, and how loud you listen. If they are reasonably efficient, and you don't listen to music/movies loud, yamaha is not a bad choice. Dual HDMI outputs are normally seen in a slightly higher end receivers. So a splitter from monoprice is a better option to keep costs down. I think YPAO is decent. The E400 has only the entry level audyssey ...so i don't expect it to be that much better than YPAO.
Hi,
Do i get better version of YPAO with Yamaha RX-A720 / A820 receiver. I am looking at some display models. With the splitter, I should be able to connect projector and TV and use zone to for playing sound on external stereo speakers right?
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Picked up the 675 today for $300 + tax. Thanks for the tips. Fry's was out of stock but I got a raincheck and price matched at Best Buy. Now have to return my other 675 to crutchfield once it arrives.
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