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Yamaha HTY750 £99.95 @ Richer Sounds

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Yamaha Soundbar RRP 400.00

99.95 !!!
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#1
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Want cinema sound but don't have the space for a full AV system? Then check out the Yamaha HTY-750! It provides a whole new listening experience, offering full surround sound from just a single, unobtrusive box.

No fewer than 16 "sound beam" drivers and two woofers provide a convincing surround sound effect from just a single cabinet. With the drive units all controlled by digital amplification there is no need for a separate AV receiver. IntelliBeam ensures optimum multi-channel set-up by constant and precise monitoring and analysis of sound. Furthermore, the "My Beam" mode directs the sound to wherever the listener is in the room - making for an even more involving sonic experience. "My Surround" directs the beams so that they don't reflect off the walls - perfect for odd shaped rooms or those, for example, with one glass wall and one brick. The Yamaha HTY750 Sound bar is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie, Music and Game) and DTS Neo:6 (Cinema and Music) sound formats. Night Listening Enhancer improves dynamics at low volume levels while the TV Equal Volume mode prevents sudden bursts of loud sound from commercials.

A single cable connection combined with the single button set-up makes light work of installation and configuration. Standard connections include twin opticals, coaxial, and 2 phono inputs - enough for a comprehensive home cinema setup. For even more bass there's also a handy subwoofer output. With its neat, elegant styling, the Yamaha Sound bar complements any LCD or Plasma TV. For a hassle free, high quality surround sound experience, the Yamaha HTY-750 has no rivals!
#2
Good price.
I'm yet to be convinced that the surround sound effect works well, but might be good for anyone who has an LCD in the bedroom, as traditionally the built in speakers on most TVs are absolute rubbish!
#3
Heavertron
Good price.
I'm yet to be convinced that the surround sound effect works well, but might be good for anyone who has an LCD in the bedroom, as traditionally the built in speakers on most TVs are absolute rubbish!


Brilliant price. I got one a few months ago and I wasn't sure if I was kidding myself and the effects weren't that good. Then I watched my dog in an episode of 24 where they were in an underground room with dripping water and my dog's head kept shooting from corner to corner as the drips caught his attention.
#4
review: http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/accessories/0,39100115,49296058,00.htm

Yamaha HTY-750 Review

Reviewed by: Ian Morris
Reviewed on: 20 March 2008

Do you want to improve the sound of your TV without filling your living room with loads of speakers, a box the size of the Titanic with 300 wires and more little blue lights than a trendy Soho winebar?
You're in luck: the £400 Yamaha HTY-750 is a simple, all-in-one sound bar, designed to improve the terrible sound emitted by most modern TVs and replace it with a far cleaner, more pleasant sound.

Strengths
The HTY-750 keeps it simple in the design department. The front has a basic screen, which gives you the status of the device and allows you to adjust the various settings. There's also a volume control and power button. Additionally, it includes a simple microphone jack for calibrating the unit to your room layout.
The HTY-750 is clearly aimed at the bedroom/study market. It's small enough to fit beneath a much smaller TV than the other, larger sound bars in the Yamaha range. Instead of reading in bed, you can watch movies and leave the books for the train to work.
For us, one of the best features on the HTY-750 is 'My Beam'. It's simple: when you press the button on the remote, the Yahama refocuses the sound to where you are sitting and reduces the bass level dramatically. This is designed to help people who want to watch TV late at night without disturbing the family. It's actually quite startling how well this feature works, although we can't vouch for its ability not to wake your loved ones.
In addition to My Beam, there are a number of other modes, all of which adjust the way the sound bounces around the room. There are stereo, three beam and five beam modes. These all vary how the Yamaha focuses the 'sound beams' and will work differently depending on what you are watching.
You'll find sufficient connection options at the back. You can plug in a couple of analogue audio sources via the RCA jacks, and there are also digital inputs in the form of a pair of optical and one coaxial sockets -- probably more than enough for most people.
The HTY-750 can also decode Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6 soundtracks, which basically means anything you might find on a DVD. Because there is no HDMI socket, you won't find support for Dolby TrueHD or DTS MA.

Weaknesses
Although the sound from the HTY-750 is crisp and clear and the stereo separation is very wide, we never really got the sensation of being surrounded with sound. Honestly, we never really expected the unit to magically replace a full 5.1 system.
The low-end bass performance also leaves something to be desired. The HTY-750 doesn't produce especially ear-rattling bass, and if you adjust the gain on the bass frequencies, you can end up with slightly distorted sound. There is the option to plug in a sub to help pad out the low end slightly, but this is further expense and will take you into the realm of a proper 2.1 system like the Onkyo LS-V501.
Finally, we think that for what you get included, the HTY-750 is just too expensive. It has an RRP of around £500, and a street price of about £360. We don't really have a problem with the performance of this handy little device, but for what it does, we think it should be sitting around the £250 mark.

Conclusion

We did like the sound the Yamaha produced. We think the MyBeam technology is really handy, especially if you live in a shared house or need to reduce the risk of divorce that so often comes with home cinema systems.
If you're looking for an alternative, then consider the Denon DHT-FS3, which does admittedly cost more, but comes with a subwoofer for those low frequency sound effects. If you really don't want extra speakers then try Yamaha's own YSP-1100, which you can now get for around £500 online. The 1100 is much larger though, and won't suit smaller rooms as well.

Edited by Jason Jenkins

Additional editing by Shannon Doubleday
#5
Wow. Look at this piece of little monster! It used to sell more than 200 when firstly launched!!
#6
i've got a new LCD with **** sound as with all new screens, tempted to go for this at under £100
#7
only available in stores
#8
scarper, congrats on this being your first post and deal and it getting on the main page. good find. Heat and rep given
#9
Looks good, but if the sound on my 40v4000 wasn't all that then i'd buy.. Fortunately for my bank balance it sounds pretty good already.
#10
Nice find.

Do you know if you can connect headphones to this device?

The only audio out connection I could see in the manual was for the subwoofer output on the back - could you use a headphone in this socket and switch off the main speakers?
banned#11
That looks great
#12
#13
Just called a few stores now, apparently nowhere has them and they might(!) get a few more next week but the 2 places I called already had "more pre-orders than we will ever receive" Might be worth calling but don't see there being many about
#14
absolute bargain, get it if you need a new cinema kit. worth well more than £99
#15
just ordered one of these at my store, he said loads in the warehouse.
However he did say they are rubbish, BUT better than the LCD speakers and if you really have to have one, it sounds a lot better with a active sub so add another £70-ish for a Gale.
he did go into 5.1 systems but I didnt want speakers and wires everywhere
#16
None in London. According to the guy I spoke to, there are none left in the company - he checked the computer for stock and they won't be getting anymore as they are end of line stock. Hope this helps!
#17
Phoned the Leeds shop last Thursday and was informed that they were all gone and there were none at any other of their stores.
#18
I'm new to this. Do we expire the deal then?
#19
Great find.. Called my local stores and both have gone out of stock today BUT will be getting more in over the next few weeks and they will be going to people who registered an interest... So left my number and hopefully i'll get one soon....
#20
Just been to the store in Middlesbrough. None in stock, but they have ordered one in for me and should be with them by Thursday at this price.
#21
Went to Ealing to order mine in - they told me the warehouse definitely has some and it will be in by Wednesday for me to collect.
#22
For that price you can get a full 5.1 speaker set,
#23
essexlad
For that price you can get a full 5.1 speaker set,


But there are people who don't have the space for them, or their missus's will moan about the wires or the fact that there are lots of speakers around...
#24
essexlad
For that price you can get a full 5.1 speaker set,


As has been said, the main advantage of these is NOT having to wire in a full 5.1 system. Also these are quality speakers and sound for that price. I purchased a 5.1 system from ASDA for £25, would you rather have that then the Yamaha! ?

I would recommend getting an additional sub though as it really improves the overall sound and experience.
#25
I'm selling them for £49.99 but have none in stock either & not likely to get any more !
#26
None in the Stockport store either and they don't anticipate getting any either. Voting cold because they aren't available any where by the looks of it.
#27
Branny
None in the Stockport store either and they don't anticipate getting any either. Voting cold because they aren't available any where by the looks of it.


I called the stockport store at 12.50 and was told they'd be gettin some in next weeked...hhhmmm..
#28
http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2008/03/03/Yamaha-YSP-500-Digital-Sound-Projector/p1



got mine yesterday from brighton - neat bit of kit, not as good as a real 5.1 system but the next best thing + no trailing wires !!!



ps. why has expired appeared ????
#29
scarper;2863285
http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2008/03/03/Yamaha-YSP-500-Digital-Sound-Projector/p1



got mine yesterday from brighton - neat bit of kit, not as good as a real 5.1 system but the next best thing + no trailing wires !!!



ps. why has expired appeared ????


Other users have clicked the expired link which is underneath the the original deal. I think the reason some people have clicked this is due to the contrary messages regarding stock and likelihood of future stock.
#30
goodgrr
Brilliant price. I got one a few months ago and I wasn't sure if I was kidding myself and the effects weren't that good. Then [COLOR="Red"]I watched my dog in an episode of 24 [/COLOR]where they were in an underground room with dripping water and my dog's head kept shooting from corner to corner as the drips caught his attention.



What part was your dog playing? :-D
#31
goodgrr
Brilliant price. I got one a few months ago and I wasn't sure if I was kidding myself and the effects weren't that good. Then I watched my dog in an episode of 24 where they were in an underground room with dripping water and my dog's head kept shooting from corner to corner as the drips caught his attention.


Your dog was in 24, which season? :-D
#32
good if u need better sound than stock tv speakers.

but this is no substitute for a genuine surround system, it simply cant make the sound appear from behind you, etc etc, it is just one box at the end of the day.......
#33
d00m
Your dog was in 24, which season? :-D


It's an Akita so must be the one where OJ Simpson makes a guest appearance :-)
#34
55 of these in the warehouse today when i asked.

55 to go across around 4x stores .... at this price.. i see them selling out fairly quickly... deliveries usually wed or thurs at richers.
#35
Just phoned up and should be getting a call when they come in on thurs...

Will wait and see...
#36
Boxrick
55 of these in the warehouse today when i asked.

55 to go across around 4x stores .... at this price.. i see them selling out fairly quickly... deliveries usually wed or thurs at richers.


Do you know what the 4 stores are?

I think many people have been fobbed off by some of the unknowing staff. Make sure you ask the store managers people!

They took my details and said if they were not to arrive on Wednesday they would give me a call.. (just in case) [After I had paid that is]
#37
You misread what i meant. they have 44 or 45 shops so i put 4x because im not sure how many....

So they arnt going to just 4 stores but over forty.
#38
Boxrick
You misread what i meant. they have 44 or 45 shops so i put 4x because im not sure how many....

So they arnt going to just 4 stores but over forty.


ah sorry my bad .. so do you think each store have an allocation they can fill then?

Does anyone know if this model has been discontinued? As Ive noticed the HTY760 is on the Yamaha website now..
#39
Got mine yesterday, set it up and I love it!

The sound quality in my opinion is very good! I have an old Yamaha RX-396RDS AV receiver which I had setup for 5.1 which was fantastic, but my centre was ****.. This little baby allows me to hear so much more speech without losing any of the quality of the music.

Ok it doesnt give a true cinema surround soud experience but for my average sized bedroom its great ! :-D

Cheers OP for a great deal
#40
just got the matching yamaha sub off ebay for 58.00...another bargain !

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