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I'm looking to upgrade my home theater system. Of these two brands which has the best home theater systems? I've heard good things about both companies.
 

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Both of them are good (I have a Yamaha) but I'd suggest deciding on what features you want and configuration (separates, HTiB, etc). Pick a system that meets those needs, and then listen to it if you can. Best is a relative term.
 

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Yes. I bought the YHT-395 a little over a year ago. The receiver is the RX-V371. Works extremely well for our environment. and has plenty enough power and options for us. The speakers are ok but they will be upgraded in the future. I believe the new model is the YHT-397 (which has the RX-V373 receiver).
 

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How about the YHT- 799 and YHT- 599? Are they not the newest models? They seem to be a bit more expensive but i'm willing to pay a little more if need be.
 

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I'm not familiar with those. Just compare the specs and see if it's what you want/need or is more than you need at this time. The Yamaha receivers, in my experience, are well made and should serve you well for as long as you need it to.
 

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Originally Posted by Jammers10  /t/1475491/onkyo-vs-yamaha#post_23389864


How about the YHT- 799 and YHT- 599? Are they not the newest models? They seem to be a bit more expensive but i'm willing to pay a little more if need be.

the latest models end in 99, last years end in 97 (and the year before that 95)
 

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One thing to look for is how the remote is programmed. I found out after purchasing the RX-V677 that the power is dedicated Power On and Power Off commands. There is no Power IR command that will toggle the current condition to the other - if power is on , click power would turn it off; if power is off, click power and it would turn on. That meant that several generic remotes would not work to turn the unit on and off.
 

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Originally Posted by siersema  /t/1475491/onkyo-vs-yamaha/0_20#post_23394292


One thing to look for is how the remote is programmed. I found out after purchasing the RX-V677 that the power is dedicated Power On and Power Off commands. There is no Power IR command that will toggle the current condition to the other - if power is on , click power would turn it off; if power is off, click power and it would turn on. That meant that several generic remotes would not work to turn the unit on and off.

A Harmony remote will resolve that.
 

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Originally Posted by siersema  /t/1475491/onkyo-vs-yamaha#post_23394292


One thing to look for is how the remote is programmed. I found out after purchasing the RX-V677 that the power is dedicated Power On and Power Off commands. There is no Power IR command that will toggle the current condition to the other - if power is on , click power would turn it off; if power is off, click power and it would turn on. That meant that several generic remotes would not work to turn the unit on and off.

is this why when I program my comcast remote for my yamaha HTiB the volume up/down and mute buttons work but the power button does not? the receiver is the HTR-3066, part of the YHT-399U
 

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^^^^^ that could very well be. My old Harmony 880 works great as a single button "what do I want to do?" kinda remote.
 
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