The 800 is the better receiver IMO and that is a great price for it.
Originally Posted by afrogt /forum/post/20838736
In that price range the Yamaha RX-v867 is comparable. It adds networking so you can stream internet radio, Pandora, etc.
Right now Newegg has a special on the 867 so that the price is $399 w/free shipping using promo code EMCKBJD65.
Everything else is essentially the same as your Aventage 800 except the A800 has a 3 year warranty instead of 2 years.
I'd rather have the network connection over the extra year of warranty.
Originally Posted by mjpearce023 /forum/post/20838640
Networking is nice because you can update firmware. I don't know if the A800 had any important updates but you can check the owners thread to see. Streaming music can be done with plenty of other devices. I have apple TV so I don't use my receiver to stream music. The IPhone remote app is cool but I really don't use it much. The Yamaha 800 is a well built receiver and you got a good price on it. For subwoofers, look at BIC. You can buy them online for around 200 and they pack a bigger punch then the Polk Subwoofers. The F12 is pretty popular around here.
Originally Posted by dschock /forum/post/20838849
I have had my eye on the BIC F12 for a couple days. $183 from amazon seems like a good price. What would be your preference of the F12 vs the Polk psw505? Thanks