In most cases the hardware comes directly from the manufacturer (sealed) and the dealer isn't involved. Across the board I think Yamaha is hit or miss like most refurbs. Fry's has/have carried various (refurb) models and their displays have varied to a large degree.
BTW, you can use the promocode VME20BTS to get $20 off if you pay with V.Me
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Fry's has/had the same model... http://www.frys.com/product/7370214?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
On close-out at the stores (not online) and they are clearly marked on the box.
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Yes, I signed up for a V.me account and the total was $339 shipped. I work for a home theater store and I sell Yamaha Aventage primarily. I'll be interested to see how this HTR stacks up against the Aventage line.
Usually the Yamaha US models have only a US specific power supply. There is no voltage selector switch on the back like in EU/Asian versions. See the photos of back panel on Newegg.
Didn't really get a chance to calibrate with ypao yet. I ran it once with a baby crying in the backround and it set the sub to -10db. It's something I'll work on in the next day or so. I ma replacing a RX-V661 and when I ran Ypao on that I ended up turning up the back channels because I like a little more rear sound then Ypao delivers. I'll see if this is the case with this receiver.
Going to set it up this evening.... the fun begins
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