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Yamaha RX-V6A AV Receiver $846.60 (eBay Plus $826.68) Delivered @ Radio Parts eBay

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  • +8 votes

    Just be aware these may never get the full HDMI 2.1 feature set (uncompressed 4k/120) due to the HDMI hardware bug effecting multiple companies.

    Should know how Yamaha are going to deal with it in the next 1-2 months.

    • +3 votes

      Another issue is Dolby Vision with some devices gives a blank screen. I got the RX-V4A from the last deal. Thought i was doing something wrong fiddling with every setting i could find and not getting a picture. Before finding it's one of many quirks this device has.

      Honestly the best features on this don't seem to work. I decided i could live with my Series X going direct to my TV and getting the sound via eARC. But i figured every other device I owned would work fine. Which wasn't the case.

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        Uh oh.. thats no good .. My used pioneer is rock solid.. if that is the case I might rethink..What devices did you have the issue with btw ? Thanks bud..Anyone else with a latest gen Yamaha having any issues ?

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    8k Atmos .. pretty good deal ..Anyone existing owner care to comment on sound and general quality ?

    • +1 vote

      I have one, I love mine. Great sound, all the features you could want. In my opinion by far the best receiver for this price point!

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        Thanks bud..I'll get one then..Thanks OP..I am not a gamer so I dont care about HDMI 2.1

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      I also have one and very happy with it. Atmos pass through is quite nice.

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    thanks! now i have to look for budget speakers to go with this.

    Could anyone please advise if 3 sets of these work?

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Edifier-Passive-Bookshelf-Speakers-Built/dp/B07NT9HZ9R/?encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=54qAD&pf_rd_p=ce6e06e5-0cdc-49d0-81a3-757fb559e9fb&pf_rd_r=PFN9V0AJEB9R6Q74NTKF&pd_rd_r=ba9206b1-0507-4b1d-b518-c135ed4481e2&pd_rd_wg=wuzr3&ref=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d

    • +1 vote

      That would be wrong on all fronts mate. Unless you need 7.2 channels or atmos or 8k for future proofing,.. this unit may be an overkill. For decent audio with surround get a receiver plus 5.1 speaker package without 8k and atmos new or used . The latter would provide better audio in this range but you are looking at 1000 plus investment with this unit and 6 edifier bookshelfs, you can get better value and experience…but then again depends on what you are after. A full blown theatre atmos set up .. those 6 edifiers will not cut it whatever the receiver

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        Thanks for your thoughts. This unit is only a few hundred more than a 5.1 receiver. I thought I would future proof myself and bought this. Just need budget speakers to go with this for me to use it with since I’m using my tv speakers.

        My lg sound bar 4.1 channel, doesn’t sound too good cuz it’s old so I was hoping spend $300 on 6 edifiers would be a decent upgrade.

        • +1 vote

          This is a great reciever, best in its price point. Those speakers would be an insult to the receiver though. Have a look at ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 off Amazon, get a set and slowly build on your set up.

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            @Arcayne: Thank you! Will keep an eye on the sale. Getting these + 5 more seems like it will be quiet expensive though

        • +1 vote

          There is no right or wrong mate.. question is whether you are happy and the best value.. looks like you are happy with the receiver which as I said is a great price .. 6 edifiers would definitely beat your soundbar or any sound bar in the market..However 4 edifiers will do the same job unless you stick 2 on the ceiling or point them up towards the ceiling and hook them up to the atmos connectors then get a subwoofer later

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            @shaidas: Would 3 edifier pairs beat even the Bose and sonos Dolby atmos sound bars ?

            • +1 vote

              @benjoon: Bud with sound there are 2 things accuracy and projection… Accuracy is how accurate it sounds to what the producer wanted it to sound.. A gun going off or a violin being played has a sound that our ears perceive in person vs from speakers so the closer to reality the better it is..The Elac suggested above for instance are way better than the edifiers in this respect but so is the cost. and projection is where the sound is supposed to be coming from. whether the gun is going off behind you or the violin is being played two storeys above you that feeling makes the experience real. Soundbars specially the higher quality ones have been able to produce the first one admirably in a small format but the positioning they are trying to mimic and has not been that good and even the most expensive of soundbars today will never match a decent speaker and receiver set positioned properly even if the soundbar is double the price and from whichever company. Purists may argue but I think soundbars are the future but at the moment if you have the space there is no point in a soundbar but if space is a constraint soundbars at the 1000 plus mark are quite good.

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                @shaidas: That makes sense and sums it up nicely. Thanks mate

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        Used market is asking drug money for Atmos receivers. I've been keeping a lookout recently. Plus this one comes with warranty, more likely to get firmware updates etc

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          I bought a pioneer 7.2 Atmos unit for 450 on Marketplace .. and a 5.1 Mordant short (14 years old) plus 2 Bose bookshelfs for 300 .. 5.1.2 for 750 and sounds the way high end speakers should sound … So I beg to differ.. may not be around all the time but if not in a rush ..can be bought ..Audio visual equipment are like cars .. they do not depreciate well. Having said all that obviously like any used product the buyer has to be aware of what to look for and zero warranties

  • +10 votes

    Don't like the new design. Big knob on the middle. Reminds me of myself.

    But seriously I prefer the old gens. Maybe I just need time to get used to it. Who knows…

    • +1 vote

      Agreed. I have the RX-V6A and think it's great - but it has an ugly front compared to my old RX-V581 and RX-V565 etc that preceded it.

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        Yeah I'm hanging on to my RX-V685 for now. It's still getting firmware updates. Does the job.

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      I set one of these up for elderly parents and was pretty happy with it. The redesign makes for a far less intimidating interface for them. The remote has a volume rocker one side and an input rocker on the other which cycles through and can skip unused inputs. Clear mute and power buttons. Finally, the ability to re label the inputs was a blessing. Just calling it what they know it as saved me grief and the text on front is big enough to read from couch when selecting.

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    Yep. Grabbed it this morning. Very good price.
    Was waiting for it to come back into stock. It went out of stock yesterday.

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      Received it Friday evening. Did a quick setup today. Sounds good to my untrained ears. Haven’t done the YPAO room setup yet tho.

  • +1 vote

    HDMI 2.1 is borked in these. Be mindful. It may require a separate breakout box to work. Bit of a janky solution and may limit you to only 1 hdmi 2.1 input.

    https://www.techradar.com/au/news/xbox-series-xs-hdmi-21-hea...

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      how does it work.. is it like the latest generation of consoles do not work without HDMI 2.1 or certain games can be best enjoyed with HDMI 2.1 because if it is the latter this is a neg only for the hard core gamers

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        The consoles will work, but not all of their features will work despite this advertising the ability to do them. They're supposed to be added via firmware later on but there are issues doing so.

        The big one is [email protected] not working. Or atleast not on the Xbox Series X. It's a pretty widespread problem with a variety of brands that advertised the ability to to do all the stuff next gen consoles could do. Some ugly fixes so far from other brands to almost deliver what they promised… and in the case of this there is no fix as yet.

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        It's the latter

        If you have a 60hz TV it's a non-issue

  • +1 vote

    Ive got a RXV1800 which is probably 10 years old and works fine but obviously no smarts or support for latest standards. Any thoughts on how the audio quality would compare between the two? I think the RXV is 130w per channel?
    Speaker set up is 5.1 Paradigm studio reference v2 40s and 20s

    • +1 vote

      Switches, potentiometers, capacitors .. three things that fail and when they fail they do not fail gradually they fail suddenly so loss in performance is noticeable .. if it works and you are happy with it and do not need atmos or 8k..I would say no , a new receiver will not improve audio quality dramatically with existing speakers so save your money..Moreover 10 years back things were made way better than they are today

  • +2 votes

    I have read through the current issues and I have used yamaha receivers in the past. I am not a gamer so I do not need the HDMI 2.1 input moreover I change receivers every 4 years and rarely buy new. This is a good deal for me and the issues I am concerned about can be resolved through software updates. My receivers are in a rack behind me in my home theatre so styling does not bother me either. So for me it is a good deal but since there are some issues noted please DYOR

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      Which speakers will you be using with these ?

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        I have a very old speaker set up bud, 5.1.2 from market place ancient but pretty high end at least they were when they came out .. I am a cheap bastard :-)..see my posts above.. I cannot recommend you or anyone else follows the same route unless they know what they are looking for.. trust me the edifiers and this receiver will leave your soundbar or any soundbar in the dust ..but if I was you I would buy 4 for starters and see how that feels..easy to add.. difficult to get rid off

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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Denon-AVRS750-7-2CH-140W-Ampli-T...

    Thoughts on this Denon for similar money? Lacking 8K or hdmi 2.1, but more hdmi inputs, better design

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    This or the Sony STR-DN1080? I'm hearing the Sony has issues, and now I'm hearing this has it's own set of issues. Don't need HDMI 2.1, nor 8K. Just looking for solid sound and music with the Sony getting a + for Chromecast built in.

  • +2 votes

    Now AU $796.80 with PLUSTI20 (Of course, I bought it just last night at only 10% off …..)