Originally Posted by zzfranczz
I just saw that Newegg has the YAMAHA RX-A1000 on sale. I have read this forum and really am appreciating the YAMAHA RX-V867.
What would the major reason to up grade to the A1000?
The simple answer is there are no major reasons to upgrade to the A1000. I was in the same boat as you... struggling with getting the A1000 over the V867. After "much" research, investigation, going to multiple high end AV stores etc., I discovered the following:
The speaker/input connections on the A1000 are really nice high end quality connectors. The 1000 also has the "5th" support foot on the center underside of the chassis.... and that's about it!
Considering the V867 can be found for far less than the A1000 (currently in the neighborhood of $430) there was no way for me to justify the extra expense just to pickup the foot and nice connectors. Another consideration... neither the A1000 nor the V867 do a stellar job with video. Both have been faulted for their inadequate if not poor video processing. Most of todays BD players and TV's do a much better job processing the video. The A2000 (and A3000) have upgraded video processing and do and excellent job.
In the end... my real choice came down to the V867 or the A2000. My dilemma was do I steal one of the discontinued V867's that originally had a MSRP of $900 or wait until the A2000 is discontinued next year and try to steal one of them. I went the V867 because I could upgrade my HT setup today and because i have a new BD player that does a awesome job of video processing.
FYI: If you are seriously interested in the V867 >here<</a> are many pages of search results on the V867. These threads (search results) are actually found in the Official Yamaha RX-V667/RX-V767Thread
Why? Well... before this V867 thread was started, several months of V867 discussion was logged in the V667 thread.