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RX-V777
RX-V677
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Looks like surround sound for a soundbar.
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Looks like they added built in wifi for the v677 as well as hdmi 2.0. Hmmm, I just got my v675 a couple weeks ago for $374, not sure if it's worth it to get the v677. What other differences are you guys seeing? Are the new ones using the same amps?
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so when is the official release? Amazon has a broad window of 1-3 months.
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I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?
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I don't think any receiver is worth the MSRP. I would wait til they go on sale or get the V*75 which is last years models at good discounts. From what I can see, the main change is the new models now have wifi built in.
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I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?
As a first system? Absolutely.

My old Sony was dying and losing its surround channels, so I picked up RX-V377 yesterday at Best Buy. I don't know if it was entirely an educated decision, but the Yamaha had caught my eye during my initial skim of Best Buy's selection, and further research basically ended up with a "why the hell not" decision to go ahead and buy it.

Setup was a breeze, especially since I already had the speakers installed from my previous system. They were all labeled, so I just plugged everything up, powered it on, ran the auto-calibration, and haven't looked back.

My first impression is actually a lack of bass, but I think that's mostly due to the fact I was getting used to my old dying system. I had the volume too high to compensate for dying amp components, and so the subwoofer was at a higher relative volume compared to the other five speakers. I need a good "workout" Blu-ray to watch. The stuff I've watched so far has sounded pretty good, with decent bass in the right places, but nothing wall-shaking (I live in an apartment anyway, so wall-shaking isn't really an option most of the time). Stereo sources, like from Netflix, seem to suffer more from this, and I've already taken to turning on the "Extra Bass" option when watching content like that, but that may just be the specific videos I'm watching. I think I'll need a lot more to get used to what things should sound like.

My connections were also much simpler this time. My old receiver (and I stress the "old" part) didn't even support HDMI at all, and had only one optical input. So everything was run to the TV, and I had an optical splitter that I used to switch between inputs. Now, I just have three HDMI cables plugged into the Yamaha and one going out to the TV, and that's it. So much easier to switch between inputs.

All in all, though, I'm pretty pleased with it so far. And Orbital, everywhere I've seen the 377 for sale, it's $50 cheaper than the listed MSRP. Frankly, I could care less about wi-fi, but I wanted to make sure this one could at least throughput anything I wanted, and these do support HDMI 2.0.
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I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?


Can't help you answer that without more information from you.

Price range?
What features are you looking for?
What's your system consist of? Number of speakers, etc. Or what will it consist of if you haven't bought this yet?
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All in all, though, I'm pretty pleased with it so far. And Orbital, everywhere I've seen the 377 for sale, it's $50 cheaper than the listed MSRP. Frankly, I could care less about wi-fi, but I wanted to make sure this one could at least throughput anything I wanted, and these do support HDMI 2.0.


I know the v375 has been available for about $180-$200 lately on amazon/frys/bestbuy and I picked up my v675 for $374 which has a MSRP of $599. I've also seen the the v575 for $299 lately. There's some pretty good deals out there.
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How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible. If anyone uses Bank of America They offer 15% cash back through Monoprice

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How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible. If anyone uses Bank of America They offer 15% cash back through Monoprice

The RX-V677 and RX-V777BT are the only models from yamaha that support HDMI 2.0
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SO what is the deal with this HDMI 2.0. When are we "really" going to need it? I don't think we have a mass produce source that is supporting 4k or all other gimick about HDMI2.0. Other than being Future proof (5 years?), i don't see the current need for it?
Am I wrong?
I am also looking for a receiver, hoping to catch 675 onsale OR Avantage Serie. not sure how big are the differences between the Advantage line and the RX-V line...
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Any word on when the RX-V677 is actually coming out? I couldn't find any news on this anywhere.
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FRY's has the V675 on sale today for $375... free shipping. This is a new product (not open box or anything).
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Any word on when the RX-V677 is actually coming out? I couldn't find any news on this anywhere.

Amazon lists shipping in 2-4 weeks

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V677-7-2-channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00ILCS182/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396544121&sr=8-2&keywords=RX-V777BT
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How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible.
4K passthrough right on the box. I don't really care about 4K right now, but I did need one that had full support for 3D, so that was one the checkboxes I was looking for.

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Looks like 377, 477, and 577 just became available at Amazon. Happy shopping. biggrin.gif
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Does anybody know when the new Aventage line will be released?
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Good question. !
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Getting tired of waiting for the RX-V 677 =(. How much of a difference does the GUI and 4k upscaling really make? I don't even plan on getting a 4k TV for a long time. Should I just settle for the 577 or get a good deal on last year's model?
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Getting tired of waiting for the RX-V 677 =(. How much of a difference does the GUI and 4k upscaling really make? I don't even plan on getting a 4k TV for a long time. Should I just settle for the 577 or get a good deal on last year's model?

this is my exact conundrum.

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Do these Yamaha receivers support multi-voltage?
I live in Europe but I plan to purchase rx-v777 from US when it's available. I'm not sure if it works with 220w input, I couldn't find it on its specs.
Else, I have to buy a voltage converter as well.
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If the 377 supports 4K passthrough, for a 4K HDMI connection, is the audio portion still picked up by the receiver?
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I currently have an older model Sony receiver that is not passing the SACD audio signal through HDMI, (it is only a HDMI 1.0) the only way I get audio from SACD's (using my Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S5100) is using the coaxial cable connection and it's only passing PCM 44.1 KHz sampling rate. I need a new receiver that will pass DSD through HDMI or PCM at correct rate for hearing SACD's correctly.

I'm thinking of purchasing the Yamaha RX-V377, I looked at the manual online and it says DSD HDMI under signal compatibility on page 78 and again on page 81 under audio, so does that mean this Yamaha receiver will handle DSD over HDMI when playing my SACD's on my Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S5100. I know the Blu-ray player is capable of up to 176 KHz.

Will this Yamaha RX-V377 give me more than PCM 44.1 when playing SACD's?

Here is the manual for the V377 I believe it's listed on page 78 & 81, am I reading this right?
http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=61629
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Do these Yamaha receivers support multi-voltage?
I live in Europe but I plan to purchase rx-v777 from US when it's available. I'm not sure if it works with 220w input, I couldn't find it on its specs.
Else, I have to buy a voltage converter as well.
Yamaha has specific models for 220 volt. Converter needed on us models.
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If the 377 supports 4K passthrough, for a 4K HDMI connection, is the audio portion still picked up by the receiver?
Yes.
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I currently have an older model Sony receiver that is not passing the SACD audio signal through HDMI, (it is only a HDMI 1.0) the only way I get audio from SACD's (using my Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S5100) is using the coaxial cable connection and it's only passing PCM 44.1 KHz sampling rate. I need a new receiver that will pass DSD through HDMI or PCM at correct rate for hearing SACD's correctly.

I'm thinking of purchasing the Yamaha RX-V377, I looked at the manual online and it says DSD HDMI under signal compatibility on page 78 and again on page 81 under audio, so does that mean this Yamaha receiver will handle DSD over HDMI when playing my SACD's on my Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S5100. I know the Blu-ray player is capable of up to 176 KHz.

Will this Yamaha RX-V377 give me more than PCM 44.1 when playing SACD's?

Here is the manual for the V377 I believe it's listed on page 78 & 81, am I reading this right?
http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=61629
I think it will work. All models have 192khz/24 bit chips. Pretty darn clean sound.
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Any update on 677? I expected it to be last week or this week.

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I have had a v377 for about a week now and I have loved every minute of it. I set it up with my speakers,ran ypao,watched some samples,tweaked the settings just a tad and presto it sounds much much better than my older system. Sounds great. DTS MA is amazing and Dolby TRUE HD is no slouch either. I was really impressed in the quality of the amp too. I am hearing things I never heard in the older amp(Onkyo 304b which I don't think had 192 dac).
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