Originally Posted by crimemastergogo
It stays for 2 to 3 seconds.
Originally Posted by golferrick
You are making my point exactly. You aren't an owner, you know the receiver's volume bar isn't switchable, yet you are "seriously considering this receiver". Knowing this, are you going to whine about it if you buy it? It's much like buying a Subaru and complaining that AWD can't be turned-off. I own an 867 and wish it had a front USB connection. It doesn't, I knew that before I bought it, so I'm not going to a forum and complain about it. There may be a way to add the ability to shut-off the volume bar with a firmware update, but that small point doesn't detract from a wonderful AVR.
Brilliant analogy, a hardware feature and a simple firmware update. Seriously?
It is a wonderful AVR I totally agree, and i understand its a minor inconvenience for some but it is more so for others. I'm sorry if this has been beaten to death. This will be my first Yamaha and it's the only thing that bothers me about the 67 line. However for the money, I agree it can't be beat.
If Costco anywhere near me had the RX-V871 for $489 like others have, it would be worth the extra $100 just to turn off the display, agree or not it would be worth it to me!
Originally Posted by afrogt
Me too. That why I think this complaint is hilarious. People would not buy certain receivers because it lacked OSD volume. Now its the other way. I really don't see the importance of it either way. I have 3 a/v receivers and none have osd volume. I can see the receiver display just fine and don't need it.
I can easily see the receiver as well, that's the point. It should be up to the owner wether or not they want that feature enabled. Late at night I'm constantly adjusting the volume to be respectful of the fact I'm in an apartment. I would prefer not to have a large black bar pop up constantly while enjoying a movie.
Originally Posted by phantom52
Well the H/K 7550HD I used for a while also had it and it also was no bother. I sure would not let something this minor stop me from buying one of these AVR's especially for what they are selling for. I mean under $400 delivered is a bargain. And to think it is possible that an update may occur to solve it. Worth the gamble IMO.
I agree with you, it's a steal for the money, and if none of my local (within 100 miles) Costco's have the 871 by the end of this week I will buy the 867 and learn to live with it.
I do apologize to everyone if it has been beaten to death, I wasn't trying to annoy anyone nor belittle anyone that has this wonderful AVR.
My issue is with the geniuses at Yamaha that decided to take away a feature that some of us find useful.
Im done with the issue and will probably be buying my own because it is a fantastic AVR for the money.