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post #211 of 5350
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Originally Posted by SailorKane View Post

Anyone received a 2700 from Tweeters yet? I have preordered one to be UPSed to me as soon as available in tweeter's warehouse.

Up until thursday, the arrival date for Tweeter in New England was 10-06-06 to the Dist. Ctr.. I just called a Tweeter down the street from me (Ma.), and the date to arrive is now showing 10-10-06. Don't know about Sound Advice/Tweeter in Fla.. Keep checking in daily to see if anything has changed.
post #212 of 5350
Crutchfield has them in stock, at least as of last night.
post #213 of 5350
Does anybody know if the GUI can be "seen" on a Zone 2 video display?

I have some devices connected via composite video, and have analogue audio and composite video coming out of the Zone 2 outputs on the receiver to a CRT in another room. Now I get picture and osund etc but the only "GUI" that comes up is the OSD that shows the input, volume and zone. I dont get the full fancy GUI, only the plain simple OSD. I would like to be able to control/select Internet Radio and iPos from this second zone, but upon trying the iPod all I can get on screen in Zone 2 is the volume adjustment.

So to summarise, can the full GUI be enabled for Zone 2 or is it just the basic OSD? Shame if it cant, as I would imagine it would be available from the composite monitor out.

Any help would be great!
post #214 of 5350
So, any more reviews, info, pointers, problems? eddielives, or anyone else, who's had the unit for well over a week, are you getting more satisfied? Or feeling ho-hum after the initial excitement?
post #215 of 5350
Picked up a RX-V1700 the other day for $1299 CDN. So far so good.
post #216 of 5350
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Originally Posted by DLPNut View Post

Picked up a RX-V1700 the other day for $1299 CDN. So far so good.

Wow! That's around $1,150 US. Pretty hefty compared to online pricing I've seen at around $900 US. Wonder why the premium.
post #217 of 5350
I asked the same question and upon checking the Yamaha warranty it specifies that any receiver purchased from a "nonauthorized" dealer will be denied warranty service! So, the cheaper prices are nonauthorized dealers.
post #218 of 5350
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Originally Posted by bwclark View Post

I asked the same question and upon checking the Yamaha warranty it specifies that any reciever purchased from a "nonauthorized" dealer will be obtain warranty service! So, the cheaper prices are nonauthorized dealers.

A "nonauthorized" online dealer has the unit priced below $850 US, and says it comes with "full manufacturer's USA warranty," a worthless benefit I suppose. But is the warranty worth paying 50% premium for?
post #219 of 5350
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Originally Posted by isomdh View Post

A "nonauthorized" online dealer has the unit priced below $850 US, and says it comes with "full manufacturer's USA warranty," a worthless benefit I suppose.

I assume you're referring to the RX-V1700 "unit"?
post #220 of 5350
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Originally Posted by isomdh View Post

by the time I'm ready, it will be at a nice discount.

yeah, I'm looking at just after christmas (january or february), I figure by then dealers will be (hopefully) saturated with these new models and prices will start to fluctuate more.
post #221 of 5350
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

I assume you're referring to the RX-V1700 "unit"?

Right. RX-V2700 is priced just under $1,300. So the question is, does it make more sense to pay $1,200 - $1,300 for RX-V1700 with the full warranty, or for RX-V2700 without? Is Yamaha really going to refuse to honor the warranty? What if I say the receiver is a gift?
post #222 of 5350
Well, you gotta ask yourself....Do you feel lucky? Well?
If you do then the savings may be worth it. If something goes wrong send it in for repair, but expect to pay! That's what it boils down to.

Ask where you buy if they are an authorized Yamaha dealer if it matters.

Good luck to all
post #223 of 5350
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Originally Posted by bwclark View Post

Well, you gotta ask yourself....Do you feel lucky? Well?
If you do then the savings may be worth it. If something goes wrong send it in for repair, but expect to pay! That's what it boils down to.

I've bought electronics from mail-order companies (before there were online companies) as well as online companies and have never had any problem. They include a heavy 35" inch Mitsubishi console TV back in 1994 which is still working great. I've been on a lucky streak.
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Ask where you buy if they are an authorized Yamaha dealer if it matters.

There's no need to ask since (1) the Yamaha website tells you who their authorized dealers are, and (2) everyone will likely answer YES. The only problem with Yamaha's authorized dealers is that most of them do not carry the RX-V line of receivers.
post #224 of 5350
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Originally Posted by isomdh View Post

So the question is, does it make more sense to pay $1,200 - $1,300 for RX-V1700 with the full warranty, or for RX-V2700 without?

yeah, I think it's worth the gamble................I have an RX-V1600 that I purchased back in february (for approx. $750.00), from an un-authorized dealer, and it's been worth much more than what I've paid in performance. I figure if you can get two years of safe operation (which can equal a significant amount of related use), with no failure, then you've "won".
post #225 of 5350
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

yeah, I think it's worth the gamble................I have an RX-V1600 that I purchased back in february (for approx. $750.00), from an un-authorized dealer, and it's been worth much more than what I've paid in performance. I figure if you can get two years of safe operation (which can equal a significant amount of related use), with no failure, then you've "won".

I don't mean to make you feel bad but RX-V1600 can be had for a tad under $450. I know you won't feel bad because you've had more than $300 worth of enjoyment out of the unit. Thanks to you though, this pricing change is an interesting bit of intelligence. One can expect a significant price drop on RX-V1700/2700 by next spring when I will be ready to pull the trigger.

WestCoastD, are you going to wait another year or two before upgrading?
post #226 of 5350
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Originally Posted by isomdh View Post

this pricing change is an interesting bit of intelligence. One can expect a significant price drop on RX-V1700/2700 by next spring

exactly, or partly, why I mention this (price) point-- this price level was just a few months after the release of the RX-V1600/RX-V2600 product (most were paying over $1000.00 for the RX-V1600 at that time). It's funny because I still see (Los Angeles Times) ad's listing the RX-V1600 for $999.00 the last several weeks ("on-sale" )

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Originally Posted by isomdh View Post

WestCoastD, are you going to wait another year or two before upgrading?

Nope............I'm really excited to have a RX-V2700, mostly, for it's etherNET/PC connectivity, as well as 1080p, etc.,...I plan to get one, again, around january or february, by that time we will have (hopefully) heard much of everything on it's overall functionality (and dys-functionality). I just pass-on my previous model Yamaha's (and everything else) to my son, he's totally excited with his current system which is based on the previous year's stuff.
post #227 of 5350
Well, I've had the 2700 for a few days now, and so far I'm very pleased with it.
Also, a head's up about HDMI......
I tried HDMI out from my SA8300HD, to the 2700 and then out to the tv (Sony KDL-V40XBR1).
While I only tried it for a few minutes (still trying to decide on the best connections for everything to keep it simple for my wife), I can tell you that it worked fine; no handshake problems.

Jack
post #228 of 5350
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Originally Posted by Jacksmyname View Post

I tried HDMI out from my SA8300HD, I can tell you that it worked fine; no handshake problems.

wonderful to hear! I've been waiting for this kind of info, since this has been one of the most nagging problems with the first-generation HDMI receivers (actually, mostly, an issue with the SA8300HD and the like).

I'm using an SA8300HD myself, and have had mostly problems, partly due to my HP 2640N LCD HDTV has only DVI input. However, I plan to get a newer HDMI HDTV (with 1080p).
post #229 of 5350
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

exactly, or partly, why I mention this (price) point-- this price level was just a few months after the release of the RX-V1600/RX-V2600 product (most were paying over $1000.00 for the RX-V1600 at that time). It's funny because I still see (Los Angeles Times) ad's listing the RX-V1600 for $999.00 the last several weeks ("on-sale" )

Well, I guess if you are really worried about the warranty, you have to pay full price. To be honest, in all my years of electronics usage, I've never had to make use of the warranty. Researching ahead is important but well-established brands like Yamaha isn't going to allow high failure rate within the warranty period. To me, it is almost a non-issue and hence not worth the premium if that's what it takes to get it.
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I'm really excited to have a RX-V2700, mostly, for it's etherNET/PC connectivity, as well as 1080p, etc.,...I plan to get one, again, around january or february, by that time we will have (hopefully) heard much of everything on it's overall functionality (and dys-functionality).

January/February is also when I plan to buy. Let's PM each other at that time to compare notes on where to buy.
post #230 of 5350
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

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Nope............I'm really excited to have a RX-V2700, mostly, for it's etherNET/PC connectivity, as well as 1080p, etc.,........

exactly brother!!!

I bought the Denon 3806 as a Pre/Pro just to hold me over until later this year when the 2700 arrives in full sale!!

My main reason to go with the 2700 will be ethernet connectivity (streaming music from my PC) and COmpressed Music Enhancer (I got way too many mp3s not to use this feature). I plan on hooking it up this way:

post #231 of 5350
Rebuilding the family room/HT

Picked up the TV yesterday (JVC HD-61fn97)

New Oppo DVD player

Now the final selection on the Amp which will be the 2700, with HDMI running everything.

Now the question is where to get it....any compass headings for web purchasing for this beast?

thanx!
HR
post #232 of 5350
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Originally Posted by ssabripo View Post

My main reason to go with the 2700 will be ethernet connectivity (streaming music from my PC)...

Can somebody compare this feature of RX-V2700 with alternative solution based on combination of RX-V2600 and outstanding Squeezebox 3 (with digital connection)?

Above all I mean sound quality which Squeezebox 3 assure by use of dedicated crystal clocks for 44.1 and 48 with no any resampling.

And of course big advantage of Squeezebox 3 is native FLAC support against of WAV only support provided by RX-V2700.
post #233 of 5350
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Originally Posted by Hawaii-Rider View Post

Rebuilding the family room/HT

Picked up the TV yesterday (JVC HD-61fn97)

New Oppo DVD player

Now the final selection on the Amp which will be the 2700, with HDMI running everything.

Now the question is where to get it....any compass headings for web purchasing for this beast?

thanx!
HR

Try Crutchfield and Vann's.

Jack
post #234 of 5350
Has anyone tried the iPod dock for the 2700? It looks like a proprietary plug in the back. Does anyone know if it would sound better than a dock with RCA jacks?

Is it possible that the songs coud be transmitted digitally to the 2700 and thus having the receiver do the D/A conversion, instead of the iPod?
post #235 of 5350
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Originally Posted by epiney View Post

Has anyone tried the iPod dock for the 2700? It looks like a proprietary plug in the back. Does anyone know if it would sound better than a dock with RCA jacks?

Is it possible that the songs coud be transmitted digitally to the 2700 and thus having the receiver do the D/A conversion, instead of the iPod?

No, the dock connector outputs analog audio.

Not likely.
post #236 of 5350
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Originally Posted by Ghost_Rider View Post

I haven't been able to find any info on what vertion the HDMI ports will be. I guess it's "posable" to have 1.3... but doughtfull. This Yammie would clean up if they could pull that off.

I spoke to a tech about my 1400 a week or two ago and asked bout upcoming products. He pushed the 2700 releasing now but he said hdmi version 1.2. It might have been 1.2a or 1.2b I don't remember. What I remember is that is NOT 1.3. Techs have been wrong/ill-informed before but I strongly suggest you verify the hdmi version before taking the plunge.
post #237 of 5350
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Originally Posted by Artzilla View Post

I spoke to a tech about my 1400 a week or two ago and asked bout upcoming products. He pushed the 2700 releasing now but he said hdmi version 1.2. It might have been 1.2a or 1.2b I don't remember. What I remember is that is NOT 1.3. Techs have been wrong/ill-informed before but I strongly suggest you verify the hdmi version before taking the plunge.

It's in the manual. It's 1.2a.
post #238 of 5350
A question about auxiliary amps. Currently I have a stereo using a Yamaha
M4 amp and a C4 pre-amp. A friend told me that the M4 amp is better then
the RX-V2700 amp because the M4 amp uses a separate amp per channel.
Therefore, it would be better to use the M4 for the front two speakers and
the RX-V2700 for the center and back two speakers in order to accomplish
surround sound.

Is he correct? If so, I would assume I only want to bypass the amp portion
of the RX-V2700 and not the sound processing or pre-amp sections because
the RX-V2700 amp would introduce degradation. Is it possible to only
bypass the RX-V2700 amp for the front speakers?
post #239 of 5350
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Originally Posted by tomoswald View Post

it would be better to use the M4 for the front two speakers and the RX-V2700 for the center and back two speakers in order to accomplish
surround sound.

most likely this would be true as the M4 is a dedicated, or "separate", 2-channel amp.

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Originally Posted by tomoswald View Post

I only want to bypass the amp portion of the RX-V2700 and not the sound processing or pre-amp sections because
the RX-V2700 amp would introduce degradation. Is it possible to only
bypass the RX-V2700 amp for the front speakers?

yes, you can connect the Yamaha RX-V2700 FRONT pre-out's (2 front pre-amplifier channels) directly to your M4 amp inputs, the M4 output's then connect directly to your two front speakers. The RX-V2700 CENTER and SURROUND speaker outputs can then be connected directly to your center and surround speakers.

This is how I use my system. I use an RX-V1600 along with an NAD C272 amp (150W X 2). I have the NAD amp powering my two front speakers, with three of the Yamaha amp's powering my center, and two rear surrounds. It sounds great, especially hen listening to 2-channel music.
post #240 of 5350
Hmm talking about ethernet connectivity is it easy to browse with the remote (does it have fast scroll?)
eddie since you have set it up whats your though when browsing through thousands of mp3s with the remote?
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