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Could this actually work (sounds like a gimmick):
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Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution


Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 5-channel surround sound filled with realism, with only two front speakers. With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

 

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Looks like they added built in wifi for the v677 as well as hdmi 2.0. Hmmm, I just got my v675 a couple weeks ago for $374, not sure if it's worth it to get the v677. What other differences are you guys seeing? Are the new ones using the same amps?
 

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I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?
 

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I don't think any receiver is worth the MSRP. I would wait til they go on sale or get the V*75 which is last years models at good discounts. From what I can see, the main change is the new models now have wifi built in.
 

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Originally Posted by Sakome  /t/1524316/yamaha-rx-v-77-owners-thread-2014-models#post_24548732


I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?
As a first system? Absolutely.


My old Sony was dying and losing its surround channels, so I picked up RX-V377 yesterday at Best Buy. I don't know if it was entirely an educated decision, but the Yamaha had caught my eye during my initial skim of Best Buy's selection, and further research basically ended up with a "why the hell not" decision to go ahead and buy it.


Setup was a breeze, especially since I already had the speakers installed from my previous system. They were all labeled, so I just plugged everything up, powered it on, ran the auto-calibration, and haven't looked back.


My first impression is actually a lack of bass, but I think that's mostly due to the fact I was getting used to my old dying system. I had the volume too high to compensate for dying amp components, and so the subwoofer was at a higher relative volume compared to the other five speakers. I need a good "workout" Blu-ray to watch. The stuff I've watched so far has sounded pretty good, with decent bass in the right places, but nothing wall-shaking (I live in an apartment anyway, so wall-shaking isn't really an option most of the time). Stereo sources, like from Netflix, seem to suffer more from this, and I've already taken to turning on the "Extra Bass" option when watching content like that, but that may just be the specific videos I'm watching. I think I'll need a lot more to get used to what things should sound like.


My connections were also much simpler this time. My old receiver (and I stress the "old" part) didn't even support HDMI at all, and had only one optical input. So everything was run to the TV, and I had an optical splitter that I used to switch between inputs. Now, I just have three HDMI cables plugged into the Yamaha and one going out to the TV, and that's it. So much easier to switch between inputs.


All in all, though, I'm pretty pleased with it so far. And Orbital, everywhere I've seen the 377 for sale, it's $50 cheaper than the listed MSRP. Frankly, I could care less about wi-fi, but I wanted to make sure this one could at least throughput anything I wanted, and these do support HDMI 2.0.
 
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Originally Posted by Sakome  /t/1524316/yamaha-rx-v-77-owners-thread-2014-models#post_24548732


I was thinking about getting one of these receivers for my first surround sound system. Think these would be worth it?


Can't help you answer that without more information from you.


Price range?

What features are you looking for?

What's your system consist of? Number of speakers, etc. Or what will it consist of if you haven't bought this yet?
 

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Originally Posted by Jedi2016  /t/1524316/yamaha-rx-v-77-owners-thread-2014-models#post_24548797



All in all, though, I'm pretty pleased with it so far. And Orbital, everywhere I've seen the 377 for sale, it's $50 cheaper than the listed MSRP. Frankly, I could care less about wi-fi, but I wanted to make sure this one could at least throughput anything I wanted, and these do support HDMI 2.0.


I know the v375 has been available for about $180-$200 lately on amazon/frys/bestbuy and I picked up my v675 for $374 which has a MSRP of $599. I've also seen the the v575 for $299 lately. There's some pretty good deals out there.
 

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How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible. If anyone uses Bank of America They offer 15% cash back through Monoprice
 

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Originally Posted by spencer777  /t/1524316/yamaha-rx-v-77-owners-thread-2014-models#post_24549511


How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible. If anyone uses Bank of America They offer 15% cash back through Monoprice

The RX-V677 and RX-V777BT are the only models from yamaha that support HDMI 2.0
 

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SO what is the deal with this HDMI 2.0. When are we "really" going to need it? I don't think we have a mass produce source that is supporting 4k or all other gimick about HDMI2.0. Other than being Future proof (5 years?), i don't see the current need for it?

Am I wrong?

I am also looking for a receiver, hoping to catch 675 onsale OR Avantage Serie. not sure how big are the differences between the Advantage line and the RX-V line...
 

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Originally Posted by spencer777  /t/1524316/yamaha-rx-v-77-owners-thread-2014-models#post_24549511


How do you guys know they support hdmi 2.0 I don't see it in the specs. I am looking for a new receiver and would like to future proof for 4k as much as possible.
4K passthrough right on the box. I don't really care about 4K right now, but I did need one that had full support for 3D, so that was one the checkboxes I was looking for.
 
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