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Replacement for Yamaha RX-V2700?

The old girl is on her last legs. Only one HDMI input works, the HDMI output doesn't work, the speaker shuts off at loud volumes.

What's a comparable modern model? Doesn't have to be Yamaha, Denon is also an option. I need at least a couple HDMI ins and preferably (but not necessarily) two outputs.
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Been looking at a RX-A3030 myself. Comparable features with the latest music stuff as well such as Spotify. Discounted as it's last years' model.

Here's the only issue. The 3030, and even this years 3040 will not support HDCP 2.2. That may not be an issue for many years, but it's good to know about.

The 3030 will support a 4K TV. But not HDCP 2.2. The unknown, at least for me is when would I care about HDCP 2.2? I can't find any concrete info that the 4k Blu-ray standard will use it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't ( and it's not clear there WILL be a 4k blu-ray format.) There's also the prevalence of streaming delivery of movies and such which I suppose could one day be using HDCP 2.2. Maybe it's a non concern.

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Are the 820/720 comparable at all to my old unit, audio quality-wise? The 30s are pricier than I'd hope to go.
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The 2700 would have more power than the 700 and 800 series models. As you need double the power for a 3 dB change in SPL, and it almost certainly does not have double the power, it doesn't seem too significant.

The 2700 could have a better digital to audio stage, but as that's impossible to know and unlikely to be significant I think you can ignore it.

The 2700 supported DSD, which few people need. So you can probably ignore that to

Of course the 2700 was a better looking device, but what can we do Yamaha went blue, and to less pretty chassis. Matter of taste anyway

Not to surprised the 2700 is not fully operational. I replaced it with the 3900 then replaced that with the Z7 and my Z7 has some issues. I suppose nothing lasts forever but I expect a little better from these pricey units

I can't personally put faith in the Adventage line as I had an 820 fail after less than two years. Bad luck maybe. It won't stay turned on, and I can't be bothered to deal with getting it serviced so far. I suppose if I could get it fixed for under $200 it might be worth it, but what are the odds of that? Nonetheless Yamaha has mostly treated me well over the years. I am a mostly happy Yamaha owner.

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Thanks for all the info. What's your opinion on the Denons, particularly which Denons would fall into this same tier?

The V2700 was a hand-me-down from an installer friend, and it has been awesome, but the shutting down when we get to the big explosive climax of a movie (which also then causes the picture to cut out, as my HTPC adjusts to the sudden disappearance of one "display" is really wearing on me, as you can probably imagine. And I would like to have the HDMIs working, to supplement my Monoprice switcher.
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Similar situation -
The V2700 used to be one of the top lines of Yamaha with 140W but the HDMI out is starting to have some issues

$1000 receiver or a little over , is what I am looking for so I can still buy a good sub


Yamaha A2040 [$1,599] will be comparable to the V2700 with 140W but pricey

Marantz SR5009 [$899]? [or maybe wait a few months for the Marantz SR6009 [$1299] - what will I lose coming from the V2700?

Yamaha A1040 [$1099] does not have the sub EQ if I am reading it correctly?

Denon X4000 [$1299] is also a good alternative with a lot of features plus the highly recommended Audyssey XT32. With the new X4100 coming soon, I expect a price dropped

Thank you.
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They have the 3030 for 1500 as well, but this would do just fine
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