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post #61 of 3910
how come the DTS-ES Discrete was removed ... what replace it? what happens when you have a discrete 6.1 source?
post #62 of 3910
It (DTS-ES Discrete) wasn't itched on the receiver. According to the website it's still there
http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...ETYP=ATTRIBUTE
post #63 of 3910
must be a typo on the US website ... the global website is much more complete (just released today)

the US website also itched "pure direct", but on the global website, pure direct is still there ...

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/prod...l?pName=rxv661
post #64 of 3910
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Originally Posted by slacajun View Post

can anybody tell me who has the rxv-661 or htr 6060 in stock?

I work at Best Buy and stores across the nation will be receiving RX-V661s this week to replace the HTR-5960 (some already have them) - I am getting the first one to roll off the truck on Monday at my store.

Has anyone found any through reviews of this unit yet?

I just got a new speakers too!! 2pr of Klispch B-2s, a C-2 and a sub-10 - should sound great with this new receiver. I am upgrading from some older sony bookshelves and a Technics SA-DX930.

Also - I haven't found whether Yamaha receivers up convert to 720p or 480p - anyone know?

Thanks,
Todd
post #65 of 3910
Most of the Yamaha receivers don't up convert. They just output it to component or HDMI depending. The Yamaha 2700 does since it features the Anchor Bay ABT1010 scaler.
post #66 of 3910
Any one have the 661 and also the onkyo 604 or know someone who does or returned one and got the other etc.
I was down to these two for my new HT system and trying to see which one to snag.
post #67 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post

Any one have the 661 and also the onkyo 604 or know someone who does or returned one and got the other etc.
I was down to these two for my new HT system and trying to see which one to snag.

I have the 604 now and should have the 661 in a week. The 604 is great. HDMI works perfectly with my HD A1 and PS3. Plenty of power but I am redoing my theater room, that is why I picked up the 661 which has preouts. I am going to mate it to the LPA 1.

I am nuts as the 604 should be enough..but like most I have a disease, upgradeitis.
post #68 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Sepen View Post

I have the 604 now and should have the 661 in a week. The 604 is great. HDMI works perfectly with my HD A1 and PS3. Plenty of power but I am redoing my theater room, that is why I picked up the 661 which has preouts. I am going to mate it to the LPA 1.

I am nuts as the 604 should be enough..but like most I have a disease, upgradeitis.

LOL Thanks Sepen............ Let us know what your thoughts are after you hook every thing up and take a listen.,....
post #69 of 3910
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Originally Posted by intelonetwo View Post

The RX-V661 operates like any 7 channel receiver with regard to bi-amping, zone 2, and presence channels (many don't have this feature start with). So no sure what you were expecting.

7 Channels only goes.......to.......well......7 channels. Slice them up any way you like, it's still 7 channels.


cooper1010,
Congragulations on the new receiver. It is nice. When I first read that you were using a HDMI, and DVI cable, I was concerned. But it looks as if you resolved the problem using a straight HDMI cable to a set that is HDCP compliant.

Your are right that the RX-V661 can apply processing over the HDMI signal, which indeed is a great thing for this receiver. It eclipses receivers many times its price in many regards. Good luck.

You can use HDMI to DVI and still get the PCM uncompressed, no?

Thanks
post #70 of 3910
No. Remember DVI doesn't carry any audio signal. You can however connect the multichannel analog to get uncompressed analog audio though.
post #71 of 3910
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Originally Posted by ky22 View Post

No. Remember DVI doesn't carry any audio signal. You can however connect the multichannel analog to get uncompressed analog audio though.

Understood about the DVI not carrying audio. My situation is with the PS3 I am getting. There are no analog outs, so I was thinking I would run the video from the HDMI out to my tv's DVI in, with an adapter. Then, I wanted to get the uncompressed PCM by somehow getting it back into the Yamaha. I'm confused on how I would do this.

thanks for any assistance.
post #72 of 3910
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Originally Posted by ky22 View Post

No. Remember DVI doesn't carry any audio signal. You can however connect the multichannel analog to get uncompressed analog audio though.

I remember my thought here. Does anyone have this set up with a PS3?

HDMI out to Yamaha (or any other recommended HDMI capable receiver) HDMI in.

PS3 component out to tv component in. This way, I will get uncompressed PCM audio via the hdmi connection, and since my tv has only component and dvi inputs, I will get the video using the ps3's component connections.

Question is, does the PS3 output hdmi and component simultaneously?

Any ideas out there would be appreciated on how I can enjoy uncompressed PCM audio without upgrading my tv to hdmi.

Thanks
post #73 of 3910
ilkjh, just run the HDMI in to the Yamaha then run a HDMI to DVI cable from the Yamaha to Display. If your display supports HDCP from DVI then it should work without any problems.
post #74 of 3910
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Originally Posted by ilkjh View Post

I remember my thought here. Does anyone have this set up with a PS3?

HDMI out to Yamaha (or any other recommended HDMI capable receiver) HDMI in.

PS3 component out to tv component in. This way, I will get uncompressed PCM audio via the hdmi connection, and since my tv has only component and dvi inputs, I will get the video using the ps3's component connections.

Question is, does the PS3 output hdmi and component simultaneously?

Any ideas out there would be appreciated on how I can enjoy uncompressed PCM audio without upgrading my tv to hdmi.

Thanks

Like Ky said: the HDMI from the PS3 to the Yamaha will also carry your uncompressed audio. HDMI-DVI from the Yamaha to the TV will get you your video.

My Yamaha 661 should be arriving tomorrow (<$360 shipped from ebay... sans OEM warranty). I'm upgrading from a Yamaha V1103 that's performed flawlessly since I bought it 9+ years ago. I feel like I'm coming out of the stone age.
post #75 of 3910
I get my receiver in 40 minutes when BB opens - will let everyone know how it goes.
post #76 of 3910
Wow...that's great. Currently we Canadian folks haven't received this unit yet. Be sure to let us know how it goes men. Thanks!
post #77 of 3910
Quote:


My Yamaha 661 should be arriving tomorrow (<$360 shipped from ebay... sans OEM warranty

How did you swing that..............do tell we would like to hear details.......
post #78 of 3910
Got it... at first I was disappointed that the component inputs don't line up with the fiber inputs (one component in was named DVR while there are no digital audio connections named DVR - why would they match them up like that?).

That all changed after I found that I could re-assign them to whatever inputs I wanted. Its seems great for the money ($3XX after discount) - the auto setup is great too!

I cant comment on HDMI as I don't have anything with it - sorry.

The video conversion works great and the scene function is awesome.
post #79 of 3910
I found this receiver online for $479 shipped from SoundPro (posted earlier) and from Fry's for $500 plus shipping. Another poster mentioned warranty issues if not purchased from an authorized dealer. Should I be concerned with this?
post #80 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post

How did you swing that..............do tell we would like to hear details.......

I just searched for it. I bought Item #120103315194. There were a few others available at the time (Sat. night), but now they're all gone. This guy was selling for more than $100 less than the others. It looks like I got lucky.. he mis-listed the model number as "RXV-661" instead of "RX-V661", so maybe that's how I managed to find it before others?

Anyway, I have no doubt that the warranty will not be honored by Yamaha. But after having such good luck with my last Yamaha receiver (and since this one was so cheap), I'm willing to roll the dice on that subject.

You might want to email the guy to see if he has any more coming up for sale soon.

My intended setup: PS3 and HD-TIVO connected to the Yamaha via HDMI, then HDMI to a 42" Panasonic plasma. I also have a Sony DVD player that will be running to the Yamaha (and then the TV) via component video and coax digital audio. The DVD source will double as the OSD since the Yamaha doesn't output the OSD to HDMI.

FedEx tracking says the package will arrive tomorrow. I'll be happy to post my observations, but it may take a couple days before I get the third HDMI cable (ordered, but not here yet).
post #81 of 3910
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Originally Posted by intelonetwo View Post

slacajun,
Sorry the unit is sold too Sepen.

c_prabhu,
The Yamaha does in fact have the afforementioned 4 - 6 ohm setting, but I would not use it. If I am correct, I have somewhere, I think it was at audioholics the review of the Yamaha RX-V659 that the 8 ohm setting is best for either 4, 6, 8 ohms speakers. Something to do with rail limiting. Not exactly sure, more research is needed to confirm, but it may prove valuable information for you.
Good luck.

I read the same review, and it is at audioholics. They did recomend keeping it on 8 ohm setting regardless of your speakers
post #82 of 3910
I have a few questions about this receiver. I'm looking at getting this to connect to my Comcast Motorola HD cable box w/ DVR and PS3. I want to connect both devices with HDMI. I will then connect the receiver to my Sharp Aquos 46d62u.

1) Are there any problems with the PS3 and the Yamaha V661? I know there is a problem with the PS3 and the Onkyo 674 after I checked this forum and I was just about to buy the Onkyo too.

2) Does the video degrade when connecting the devices to the receiver and then to the TV (all via HDMI)?

3) Can the receiver output 7.1 (well, 6.1 in my case) if connected with an HDMI cable?

4) And is it really a big deal that this receiver will not go from 480i => 480p like the Onkyo 674?

From reading the posts on this forum, I'm seriously considering this receiver but I want to make sure there are no big issues that I may regret. Thanks in advance.
post #83 of 3910
Stopped by BB today on the way home and they had it in stock, but not on display. Wierd.

Price was the same as Amazon.com. If it goes on sale somewhere I will pick one up.
post #84 of 3910
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Originally Posted by MK153 View Post

I get my receiver in 40 minutes when BB opens - will let everyone know how it goes.

Hey how much is best buy selling this receiver?
post #85 of 3910
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Originally Posted by Warhawk71 View Post

Stopped by BB today on the way home and they had it in stock, but not on display. weird.

Price was the same as Amazon.com. If it goes on sale somewhere I will pick one up.

BB Sells for $499.99 (Sale price is $449.99) - but should price match down to $400 (if desperate to hit budget) if you can find a site that is well known and shipping is included. Best time to go in for a price match is 15 minutes before they close - they are just trying to hit budget.

Yesterday was the "Spring Reset" for home theater - lots of new stuff got put out - the RX-V661 should have been - check again today. If it isn't out tell them you want it to be and they will.

Also - please don't mention that "Well someone told me you would PM this - they told me the employee discount - etc..."

After I figured out most everything - my only dislike so far is that you can set one of the scenes to use night mode - but then if you go into another scene it remains on - even if you dont specifiy it to use one (no option to not use) on the second one. I would like to use Night mode for Tivo but not for my Xbox 360.

Anything else?
post #86 of 3910
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Originally Posted by MK153 View Post

BB Sells for $499.99 (Sale price is $449.99) - but should price match down to $400 (if desperate to hit budget) if you can find a site that is well known and shipping is included. Best time to go in for a price match is 15 minutes before they close - they are just trying to hit budget.

Yesterday was the "Spring Reset" for home theater - lots of new stuff got put out - the RX-V661 should have been - check again today. If it isn't out tell them you want it to be and they will.

Also - please don't mention that "Well someone told me you would PM this - they told me the employee discount - etc..."

After I figured out most everything - my only dislike so far is that you can set one of the scenes to use night mode - but then if you go into another scene it remains on - even if you dont specifiy it to use one (no option to not use) on the second one. I would like to use Night mode for Tivo but not for my Xbox 360.

Anything else?

Sale price? Do they have it on sale now? The salesman didn't say anything about it being on sale when I asked about it. At $450 I would have bought one.

And they have never matched an on-line price before for me, just retail ads.
post #87 of 3910
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Originally Posted by MK153 View Post

BB Sells for $499.99 (Sale price is $449.99) - but should price match down to $400 (if desperate to hit budget) if you can find a site that is well known and shipping is included. Best time to go in for a price match is 15 minutes before they close - they are just trying to hit budget.


Anything else?


Mk153, Sounds like you work for best buy....do you know when this goes on sale? thanks.
post #88 of 3910
I do work for BB - it was on sale last week - I have no idea when it will be on sale again.

On the PM - it really depends on who you talk to.
post #89 of 3910
I'm gonna repost so this doesn't get lost...

I have a few questions about this receiver. I'm looking at getting this to connect to my Comcast Motorola HD cable box w/ DVR and PS3. I want to connect both devices with HDMI. I will then connect the receiver to my Sharp Aquos 46d62u.

1) Are there any problems with the PS3 and the Yamaha V661? I know there is a problem with the PS3 and the Onkyo 674 after I checked this forum and I was just about to buy the Onkyo too.

2) Does the video degrade when connecting the devices to the receiver and then to the TV (all via HDMI)?

3) Can the receiver output 7.1 (well, 6.1 in my case) if connected with an HDMI cable?

4) And is it really a big deal that this receiver will not go from 480i => 480p like the Onkyo 674?

From reading the posts on this forum, I'm seriously considering this receiver but I want to make sure there are no big issues that I may regret. Thanks in advance.
post #90 of 3910
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Originally Posted by MK153 View Post

I do work for BB - it was on sale last week - I have no idea when it will be on sale again.

On the PM - it really depends on who you talk to.

sent you a private message..did you see it?
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