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Differences between Yamaha RX V677 and A840?

I was at my local Video Only the other day and they had a Yamaha RX-V677 on sale for 449 and an A840 for 599.99. I was tempted to pull the trigger on either one but wasn't sure if they'd be a worthy upgrade to my RX-V373.

What is the difference between the two receivers? They both have Wi-Fi and music streaming services, neither have blue tooth, they both have 6 HDMI ports, 1 on the front, both are 7.2. The 677 seems to be 105 watts per channel Vs. the 90 on the A840.

Which is the better buy and what's the difference?

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I was at my local Video Only the other day and they had a Yamaha RX-V677 on sale for 449 and an A840 for 599.99. I was tempted to pull the trigger on either one but wasn't sure if they'd be a worthy upgrade to my RX-V373.

What is the difference between the two receivers? They both have Wi-Fi and music streaming services, neither have blue tooth, they both have 6 HDMI ports, 1 on the front, both are 7.2. The 677 seems to be 105 watts per channel Vs. the 90 on the A840.

Which is the better buy and what's the difference?
Acutally the A840 has 7 HDMI inputs on the back and 2 HDMI outputs. Also has one front HDMI input. It also has a full set of 7.1 preouts to connect to an external amp.

The V677 has 5 HDMI inputs on the back and 1 HDMI output. Also has one front HDMI input. The RX-V677 is very similar to the RX-A740, not 840!

All are worthy upgrades to your RX-V373 which has no networking features or Zone 2 capability.

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I know the 677 lacks preouts as that's a step up feature. The Yamaha web site has a somewhat useful comparison tool.

"But this one goes up to 11"
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Thanks for the replies. I'm leaning towards the A840. The virtual cinema front sounds pretty convenient since my room isn't ideal for surround speaker placement.

Think There will be any upgrade in audio quality? Either way, everything I'd gain makes the upgrade worth it regardless.

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I went ahead and bought the A840 yesterday. I almost went with the 677 but everything suggests a little more attention to the finer details goes into the Aventage series. I guess that is there....Advantage! Ha. Sorry. I had to go there. So far I'm happy with it but all I've really done is run YPAO an watch My Little Pony with my daughter. The center channel seems a lot more clear with this receiver which is nice and sounds more...refined? Anyways, I am so far quite pleased with my purchase and I trust this will last me until I build a dedicated HT.

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