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post #181 of 3379
I told you guys! Good job to the ones with some faith that hopped on it. It says in stock but is not. Thats the exact email I got and I now have the 673 hooked up and am loving the airplay.
post #182 of 3379
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Originally Posted by y2k02c5 View Post

Yea we owe Ryan a few rounds of of his favorite pop wink.gif

Haha... no problem. I'm just glad you guys got on this one. I've gotten a lot of technical help from this site, so I figured i'd give back. I was frustrated when no one was taking advantage of it! biggrin.gif
post #183 of 3379
Obviously Eelctronics Expo is intending the upgrades to happen, just been too long and too many to be otherwise. Someone mentioned that Yamaha has price guidelines and they are doing this in order to be able to give a discount. I would have to agree with that. So far i am glad I made the purchase and am happy with the RX-V673. With the discount I think its great bang for the buck.
post #184 of 3379
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Originally Posted by rothlike View Post

Obviously Eelctronics Expo is intending the upgrades to happen, just been too long and too many to be otherwise. Someone mentioned that Yamaha has price guidelines and they are doing this in order to be able to give a discount. I would have to agree with that. So far i am glad I made the purchase and am happy with the RX-V673. With the discount I think its great bang for the buck.

Wooooohooo! Got the upgrade email this evening. I was getting a little nervous that they'd just send a 671. Thanks for the tip, this is a great deal smile.gif

Cheers
post #185 of 3379
does the 673 have built in airplay or do you have to buy adapter? do you have to order thru amazon to get the deal or can you go to EE direct, seems risky to order and hope for upgrade, can you call them first to see if they will do it
post #186 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Brian18 View Post

does the 673 have built in airplay or do you have to buy adapter? do you have to order thru amazon to get the deal or can you go to EE direct, seems risky to order and hope for upgrade, can you call them first to see if they will do it


Airplay in built into the Yamaha rx-v673.

As for the EE deal, to get it through web order, the best way is to go to Amazon and order the 671 through EE.

However, there have been posts on this form that you can call in and get a deep discount on the 673 as well. It sound like $50 or so more than ordering it online, for example; $400 online, $450 by phone.

There is also talk of the 773 with a large discount as well if you ask the reps about it.

Hope it helps.
post #187 of 3379
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Originally Posted by Brian18 View Post

does the 673 have built in airplay or do you have to buy adapter? do you have to order thru amazon to get the deal or can you go to EE direct, seems risky to order and hope for upgrade, can you call them first to see if they will do it

AirPlay is built in, no adapter needed. You can connect the receiver to the wireless router over Ethernet (built in) or wifi (adapter needed), but once it's connected to the network, the receiver shows up as an airplay device on any compatible device.
post #188 of 3379
I got the upgrade e-mail yesterday also. Thanks Ryan! I had narrowed it down to this one or the Denon 1913, but when I saw this, the $200 difference sealed the deal.
post #189 of 3379
I have had this receiver for several weeks now. Overall, i am happy with it. Setup was pretty straight forward and easy. This was my first experience with an auto calibration system, and i belive YAPO did an above average job. Properly set all my speakers to small and got the distances correct. I did feel it set the sub and center channel too low but that was easily corrected. The airplay function has worked flawlessly. As soon as i opened up itunes on my PC i saw the airplay button in the corner with the option to play through my computer speakers or the "YamahaV673" Clicked on the receiver and have been streaming my music without a single interuption to date. Running all of my devices through it and using a single hdmi cable to connect to my tv. Hdmi pass through has worked great for my wife..she does not like to use the receiver and surroiund speakers to watch tv. My Zone two is located outside and easily controlled with the android app on my tablet. I have several complaints so far, none of which have made me regret my purchase. The lack of internet apps is disappointing, but as others have mentioned, will hopefully be updated in the future. I can still access Pandora through my blu ray player but it is another device that i have to turn on (one nice thing about the yamaha remote is the ability to learn and control your other devices, so at least i dont need multiple remotes). But when i play pandora through the blu ray player, the receiver is automatically set to play in a particular surround mode, so i have to manually change the function to a music mode in order to utilize all of my speakers equally. Another disappointing feature for me is the tuner function. When i am watching tv and i turn on the tuner on the receiver, it switches my tv to the tuner display. I would love the ability to watch tv and listen to the radio at the same time without running additional cables from the receiver to my tv. My father's new onkyo has this ability. His onkyo will turn on the tuner and allow you to see it's controls over the television picture. Maybe, there is a way to do this with the V673, but i have not found it yet. If anyone out there knows how let me know! I realize these things are trivial but i still wanted to point them out. But as i said, overall i am very happy with the purchase beacuse i belive the yamaha receivers of late have been built very well. I belive this receiver is no exception.
post #190 of 3379
think its too late to get the upgrade if I order tonight? anyone with inside info?
post #191 of 3379
The upgrade email reads..."Unfortunately, due to an overwhelming response on this item, we will not be carrying the YAMAHA RXV671BL any longer."
It then goes on to offer the free upgrade to the RXV673. If they are no longer carrying the 671 it's my best guess at the very least you won't be shipped it instead of the one you really want, which is the 673. Why it's still being offered is weird when they have none, but it's probably like others have mentioned as a way to offer the 673 at a sale price. Thanks again Ryan!!!
post #192 of 3379
thanks for making it more clear, ordered and hoping
post #193 of 3379
no upgrade email yet, how long did it take everyone to get the email after you ordered, getting a little nervous, should I cancel?
post #194 of 3379
Brian,

Do not Cancel!!! It took just over 24 hrs for me to receive notification. Enjoying my new RX-V673 at the 671 price. smile.gif
post #195 of 3379
I will be receiving RX-V673 next week and I know it is capable of upconverting 720p/1080i to 1080p. Does that mean 720p HD channel like ESPN will be upconverted to 1080p? If so, how's the picture quality on that?
post #196 of 3379
got the upgrade email, cant wait to get it, thanks everyone for the advice
post #197 of 3379
Hi,
I am just about ready to go ahead and buy the 673. It would be my third yamaha av receiver. My current receiver is the rx-v663. I want to upgrade because I got an apple tv and need one more HDMI input than I have now - plus, new is always nice!

I called EE and they quoted me $450 for the 673 as others had said but also indicated they are out of the 671 - even though it still shows available through amazon - I assume the upgrade path still works.

Here is the sole concern I have about getting the 673 - my router is several rooms away and I don't want to have to run a long ethernet cable under the floor to get network connectivity. Rather than spend $99 on yamaha's wifi adapter, shouldn't I just get the 773 (although I can't find the 773 for under $650 yet)? Or is there a simpler way to get wifi connection to the 673? Do most folks use use a cable?

Thanks for your thoughts!
post #198 of 3379
You should be able to use any ethernet->wifi bridge
post #199 of 3379
Sangreal,
I did look at a netgear bridge that had an ethernet jack and cost about $50 - looks like it would work. I assume a standard USB dongle wouldn't work - the 673 has one USB port but I think there has to be specific drivers for it in the device - installed via CD on a PC for example.
post #200 of 3379
Submitted the order yesterday, got the free upgrade e-mail today. Thanks, Ryan!

Note: Amazon showed the order had Shipped right away when obviously it hadn't, so don't let that throw you off...
post #201 of 3379
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Sangreal,
I did look at a netgear bridge that had an ethernet jack and cost about $50 - looks like it would work. I assume a standard USB dongle wouldn't work - the 673 has one USB port but I think there has to be specific drivers for it in the device - installed via CD on a PC for example

Exactly right. I wouldn't expect a USB adapter to work. That Netgear can be found for $20-30 on amazon if you don't mind refurb, btw
post #202 of 3379
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Originally Posted by sangreal06 View Post

Exactly right. I wouldn't expect a USB adapter to work. That Netgear can be found for $20-30 on amazon if you don't mind refurb, btw

I agree from what has been said. The Netgear Universal wifi adapter is the best thing if you are not near wire.

This is what I have: http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-WNCE2001-Universal-Internet-Adapter/dp/B007CO5DZ4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344735266&sr=1-2&keywords=netgear+wnce2001

Does just what the $99 one yamaha is trying to sell. And I also use it with my older XBox 360.

So if you are not going to get it for the 673, you can use it for other devices that you would like cut the cord with.
post #203 of 3379
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Originally Posted by IceDog52 View Post

I agree from what has been said. The Netgear Universal wifi adapter is the best thing if you are not near wire.
This is what I have: http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-WNCE2001-Universal-Internet-Adapter/dp/B007CO5DZ4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344735266&sr=1-2&keywords=netgear+wnce2001
Does just what the $99 one yamaha is trying to sell. And I also use it with my older XBox 360.
So if you are not going to get it for the 673, you can use it for other devices that you would like cut the cord with.

My solution to the same problem is similar. My Internet connection and router (apple time capsule) are several rooms away, so I got an airport express ($99) which has an Ethernet LAN port. An added bonus is a much stronger wifi signal throughout my house. I also got a $20 netgear Ethernet hub since I have several other components that have Ethernet and i can rout them all through the express and keep the total number of connections down on my wifi network. As always, apple costs extra, but the ease of setup was worth it for me.
post #204 of 3379
So I'm wondering if the approach used in this thread on the rx-v673 will also work for the rx-a720? From what I can see on Amazon, the numbers of old stock are similar and if you go to ee.com, the unit is also on sale. I'm planning to contact EE tomorrow by phone to see if I can order an rx-a710, and will keep my fingers crossed that they offer the 720 for the same price...
post #205 of 3379
I just bought the V671 through Amazon/EE... gods I hope I am upgraded!!!!!! They said there were 7 left in stock when I ordered, so I'm worried I'll get a 671.

Upgraded from a Sony DN1000 because I needed 3D HDMI. I hope its a nice upgrade in other areas too, because a DN1010 with 3D was about half the price of this thing.

One day later, still no upgrade e-mail... getting upset.

EDIT: Sent an e-mail to customer service, and was told I'd be upgraded to the V673! So it still works! I will be watching my Amazon account and CC closely for any additional charges though!!
Edited by Flavius - 8/14/12 at 1:57pm
post #206 of 3379
Well, I too took the plunge - $374 from amazon/elec expo. Let's hope they didn't decide with all demand generated by this forum to start building the 671 again !
post #207 of 3379
Ordered from EE and crossing fingers to see if I get the upgrade.




Update: YYYEEESSSSSSS!!! Got the upgrade email.
Edited by gajdwe - 8/15/12 at 3:16pm
post #208 of 3379
I have the 673 and cannot get it to see my PC although the 673 shows up on the PC as networked. I am using the Yamaha wireless link. I have checked everything on the PC and there nothing I can do that works. If it helps I am running Norton security suite and have "allowed" the Yamaha through the firewall. PLEASE HELP!!!
post #209 of 3379
I did the Amzn/EE route too, ordered the 671 on Aug 13 in the afternoon. Still no upgrade email (no email of any sort - is this normal?).

As everyone else said, Amazon immediately showed as shipped with an estimated time (yesterday). This evening (Aug 14, 31 hours later) the delivery time seems to be firm.

Should I be worried?
post #210 of 3379
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Originally Posted by George Voo View Post

I did the Amzn/EE route too, ordered the 671 on Aug 13 in the afternoon. Still no upgrade email (no email of any sort - is this normal?).
As everyone else said, Amazon immediately showed as shipped with an estimated time (yesterday). This evening (Aug 14, 31 hours later) the delivery time seems to be firm.
Should I be worried?

No, here is the e-mail they sent me: "Sure, I will upgrade you, as the 671 is now out of stock. "
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