Originally Posted by WestCoastD
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.
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.