Originally Posted by Captain Crunch
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).