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This is my first thread here, so I apologize if the location of this question is out of place. I am looking to replace my current 5.1 receiver with a 7.1/7.2 receiver. Currently my 5.1 receiver has 0 HDMI inputs/outputs. I am looking for one under the $700 price range that has dual HDMI outputs for my projector and TV. Based on the features I wanted, i.e. the dual HDMI outputs, and 7.1 or 7.2, I have chosen 2 Yamaha models, the RX-A800 and RX-V867. I should note, that the internet connectivity is not that big of a deal for me, as my blu-ray has Pandora and Netflix. If it were for your personal home theatre, which would you choose and why?


Thank you for your advice in advance,

Zach
 

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If it were for your personal home theatre, which would you choose and why?

I'd rather have the ethernet port rather than the extra year warranty so I'd get the 867. Even if you don't need the port it might come in handy for firmware updates. Can you get internet radio stations on your blu ray player?


Those can both be had under $450, so your $700 limit is very high unless you're not in the USA.
 

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The A800 uses multi point YPAO which may or may not EQ the sub.
 

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The A800 uses multi point YPAO which may or may not EQ the sub.

You should be able to tell if the sub is EQ'd from the manual, which is available for download.
 

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With the Yamaha Aventage series eq'ing the sub(s) begins with the A2000/3000.

In that case, I would go for a competing Denon that has Audyssey MultEQ XT.
 

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+1 on the comment above.


Check out the rx-a1000 at Amazon for sure. That would solve your debate if you're dead-set on a Yamaha.


However, also check out the Pioneer Elite sc-35 at Costco. It's a little bit above your stated budget, but it's such a discounted price that it's really worth considering anyway.


Edit: As a side note, there is a HUGE jump in video processing quality from the a800 to the a1000. If you're really buying this for the HDMI, that's something to consider.
 

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Thank you all for the honest answers, I'll be sure to keep all your recommendations in mind when I make my purchase. I am currently overseas, and plan to buy the upgrade when I return stateside.


Thanks again!

Zach


ETA: Not sure, but how often do the network receivers actually receive firmware updates? And what type of updates are pushed?
 

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Well I ended up purchasing the 867 today. Newegg still had it listed at $454.99 earlier, with a $55.00 off promo code, so I paid a total of $399.99 for it. Not too bad of a deal if I say so, these next several months are going to kill me though waiting to get home to use it.


Zach
 
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