Originally Posted by Bond 007
Is that better than the A820?
Eh - looks like a wash. The A820 has an aluminum face plate as well as vibration absorbing feet, otherwise specs look pretty much the same. The 775 has MHL (mobile high def link) which apparently allows HDMI connection from ipad, ipod, iphone type devices which are lower powered to be displayed better on TV.
When I was on the phone today with Yamaha verifying that I can run zone 2 the way I want I asked about the difference between 773 and 775, MHL was pretty much it. Another fun feature that both have is "Party Mode" which lets you run the same digital (i.e. HDMI) signal to all zones. This will be great for when I want to watch a sporting event (or other) on TV inside and also listen to it on the deck. Sounds like a winner and I won't have to spend hundreds more for the SR6007 Marantz that allows zone 2 volume control via pre outs through the receiver.
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is the interface standard for high-speed digital video signal transmission that is developed for mobile devices. This interface transmits both digital audio and digital video signals from mobile devices (such as smartphones) using a single cable with any loss. As with HDMI, MHL complies with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
Forgot to Add that the 775 also comes with the wireless networking adapter and I didn't notice that mentioned in the 820's features. So, that alone is worth the $50 difference in the two.Edited by BT&annie - 5/1/13 at 2:53am