Yamaha RXV557 6.1-channel Digital Receiver was £399 now £149 delivered @ aj electronics - HotUKDeals
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seems a very good price for this
6.1 channel receiver offering outstanding sound and picture quality, with a wide range of desirable features such as Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and component video up conversion.

6-channel 780W powerful surround sound (130W x 6 Max)
Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
Component video up conversion (full)
Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 compatibility
Quad-Field CINEMA DSP and 14 surround programs
192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
Selectable 9-band subwoofer crossover / Subwoofer phase select
Audio Delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-160) ms
Aluminum front panel
Speaker A, B and A+B selection (via remote unit)

YAMAHA RX V 557 Receiver
Power Output DIN (8Ω, 20 - 20kHz) 6x90W
Damping Factor 100
Frequency Response 10 - 100,000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion (CD, Front speaker out) 0.04%
Signal to Noise Ration 100db
Power Source U.K. AC 230v/50Hz
Power Consumption 245W (0.1w standby)
Dimensions Width:435mm
Height: 171mm
Depth: 420mm
Weight 11Kg
Supplied Accessories Remote control
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4 Likes #1
a bargain but i got an onkyo
#2
LOUGHBORO GUY
a bargain but i got an onkyo


A bargain but i got an Yamaha DSP-Z7 already. :p

Edited By: TheBiker on Feb 05, 2011 14:38
1 Like #3
http://www.son-video.com/images/static/Rayons/HomeCinema/AmpliAV/Yamaha/RX-V557/RXV557back_TG.jpg
3 Likes #4
No hdmi !
#5
I have the Sony STRDH510
1 Like #6
If its got no HDMI & also doesn't decode the newest HD sound formats then its worthless IMHO.

POSTED BEFORE

Edited By: TheBiker on Feb 05, 2011 14:52
#7
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI then its worthless IMHO.POSTED BEFORE

Over a month old and the price is now lower so a repost is fine.
#8
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI & also doesn't decode the newest HD sound formats then its worthless IMHO.

POSTED BEFORE


Would be ok for audio but not a realistic option for home cinema
#9
dh058977
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI then its worthless IMHO.POSTED BEFORE


Over a month old and the price is now lower so a repost is fine.


DID I SAY I HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING POSTED BEFORE?

READ THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS FROM WHEN IT WAS POSTED BEFORE!!!!

Edited By: TheBiker on Feb 05, 2011 14:57
1 Like #10
TheBiker
dh058977
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI then its worthless IMHO.POSTED BEFORE
Over a month old and the price is now lower so a repost is fine.
DID I SAY I HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING POSTED BEFORE?READ THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS FROM WHEN IT WAS POSTED BEFORE!!!!

Here you go - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-wireless-keyboard-6000-21-54-redstore/860372, I think yours might be broken.
#11
Don't be catty.
#12
worth=1penny
1 Like #13
LOUGHBORO GUY
a bargain but i got an onkyo


Enough! FFS!
#14
TheBiker
dh058977
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI then its worthless IMHO.POSTED BEFORE


Over a month old and the price is now lower so a repost is fine.


DID I SAY I HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT BEING POSTED BEFORE?

READ THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS FROM WHEN IT WAS POSTED BEFORE!!!!


CALM DOWN!
1 Like #15
This is cold. You can get a decent HDMI amp with HD Audio decoding for about £50 more (I got a Sony STRDA2400ES for £200 brand new from Amazon not too long ago). The fact that it doesn't have HDMI or HD Audio decoding means it's use a home cinema amp is severely limited, you could use it as a Stereo or music amp I guess but then you can get a dedicated stereo amp for alot less than this.
#16
if you don't need hdmi it's a decent little amp. Personally I'd suggest digging out that deal on the 667 though if it's still about.
#17
If you are happy to route the video direct to the TV from your bluray player as most can do quite adequately, Legacy amps are worth considering, the Pioneer AX10Ai is a beast size wise (and over 7 years old now), but can be bought for £300 second hand if lucky on ebay, Granted more cabling may be needed than a single hdmi lead adding to the cost but for sound quality, it would beat most modern amp/processors hands down imho when used with a good speaker set up as well.

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5273/ggggggttt4.jpg



Edited By: stephenjames84 on Feb 05, 2011 19:01
banned#18
Urghh silver.
#19
just couldn't recommend this when you can get the sony STRDH510 for cheaper. Its also 5 years old, things have moved on

Edited By: forest2002 on Feb 05, 2011 19:29
#20
better get the newer model with latest decoding for £30 more

http://homeavdirect.co.uk/yamaha-rx-v567-3d-ready-hdmi-7-1-av-receiver-in-titanium

saying that i tested a 767 yesterday and it was pants, my 8 year old sherwood 7105 that cost £150 beat it hands down for sound quality, so im a little unsure of yamaha current quality
#21
For the price this is a lot of amp. I run an ageing Nad with no HDMI, doesn't seem to be a problem. Gets you cheaply into the world of DTS and DD.
I would imagine a good set of speakers would sound fine.
Hot.
#22
I've had silent soundtracks from a Blu-Ray recently - my old Sony does not recognise the digital signal, so I would be looking for a more recent amp- ie after Blu-Ray came on the market. Before it dies out soon as Radio 5 would have us believe!
#23
I have a Honda , far more exciting !
#24
TheBiker
If its got no HDMI & also doesn't decode the newest HD sound formats then its worthless IMHO.

POSTED BEFORE


It's got 6 channell input so you can still use rca cables to connect from a blu-ray player which decodes DD & DTS HD onboard. such as the Sony S760 & samsung C6900

Thats how I connected my old sony amp & it does make a difference. This amp is good as its 130w per channell & Yamaha's not tobe sniffed at
#25
bak2brighton
better get the newer model with latest decoding for £30 more
[url=%0Ahttp://homeavdirect.co.uk/yamaha-rx-v567-3d-ready-hdmi-7-1-av-receiver-in-titanium]
http://homeavdirect.co.uk/yamaha-rx-v567-3d-ready-hdmi-7-1-av-receiver-in-titanium[/url]

saying that i tested a 767 yesterday and it was pants, my 8 year old sherwood 7105 that cost £150 beat it hands down for sound quality, so im a little unsure of yamaha current quality


Really?? I've got a 765 so not the current crop but is a decent amp (vs say the Onkyo 607, I demo'd and went with the Yamaha on musical performance) I'd have expected the 767 to be a decent bit of kit too... might read some reviews and see if I'm giving out bad advice! No chance you just heard a dodgy unit?
#26
My main amp is a Yamaha. Its this one;

http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1107

Still gives fantastic sound quality. Detailed yet smooth sound. Not a fan of the slightly harsh sound some amps have. Won't change it until it fails. I could imagine changing it and ending up with inferior sound unless I spend a lot of money. Sound quality is 90% down to the speakers anyway. Sometimes its better to go with a cheaper amp so you can afford better speakers.
#27
Really?? I've got a 765 so not the current crop but is a decent amp (vs say the Onkyo 607, I demo'd and went with the Yamaha on musical performance) I'd have expected the 767 to be a decent bit of kit too... might read some reviews and see if I'm giving out bad advice! No chance you just heard a dodgy unit?[i]

My friend was using a 750 yamaha and bought a 767 to update it. The 767 had to go back it was nowhere near as good, was really shocked it was so poor. Dont think it was a dodgy unit either. We were surprised to notice that the new 767 unit couldnt accept speaker input on banana plugs. So much for it being a replacement. The key is to demo at home if updating so not to get disappointed
#28
montana78
It's got 6 channell input so you can still use rca cables to connect from a blu-ray player which decodes DD & DTS HD onboard. such as the Sony S760 & samsung C6900

Thats how I connected my old sony amp & it does make a difference. This amp is good as its 130w per channell & Yamaha's not tobe sniffed at
If you already have an old surround amp then a BD player with decoder is a good upgrade as you don't have to replace the amp. I did that myself, so I can see where you are coming from.

Thing is BD players with on-board decoders are usually at least £50 more expensive than those without so if you are buying everything from scratch you may be better off putting the extra money into an HD audio and HDMI capable receiver and getting a normal BD player.
#29
bak2brighton
Really?? I've got a 765 so not the current crop but is a decent amp (vs say the Onkyo 607, I demo'd and went with the Yamaha on musical performance) I'd have expected the 767 to be a decent bit of kit too... might read some reviews and see if I'm giving out bad advice! No chance you just heard a dodgy unit?[i]

My friend was using a 750 yamaha and bought a 767 to update it. The 767 had to go back it was nowhere near as good, was really shocked it was so poor. Dont think it was a dodgy unit either. We were surprised to notice that the new 767 unit couldnt accept speaker input on banana plugs. So much for it being a replacement. The key is to demo at home if updating so not to get disappointed


Hmmm I would have thought that if you know your stuff on the audio front then you would know that uk amps can't be shipped with terminals that accept banana plugs due to some obscure law! But a small diy modification later and banana plugs fit fine :)
#30
This is the main reason why this is worthless...
http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/aacs-hdmi-kill-component-2010

Component video may be downgraded by future blurays using the Image Constraint Token,
so you won't get HD, you'll get DVD quality instead

I've seen discontinued models with HDMI, so why this thing is still around is just bizarre!?

On the plus side if you only want to play DVD's and can afford to lob £150 in the bin, then this is fine.
Personally I'd wait a while for a HDMI model to be discounted.

This whole HDMI/Bluray thing has been a massive con from the start, with conflicting requirements and fag packet specifications, I can't wait for streaming video so they can bin the whole shoddy mess and just have a TV with a cat5 socket.
#31
#32
horsey
This is the main reason why this is worthless...
http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/aacs-hdmi-kill-component-2010


Component video may be downgraded by future blurays using the Image Constraint Token,
so you won't get HD, you'll get DVD quality instead

I've seen discontinued models with HDMI, so why this thing is still around is just bizarre!?

On the plus side if you only want to play DVD's and can afford to lob £150 in the bin, then this is fine.
Personally I'd wait a while for a HDMI model to be discounted.

This whole HDMI/Bluray thing has been a massive con from the start, with conflicting requirements and fag packet specifications, I can't wait for streaming video so they can bin the whole shoddy mess and just have a TV with a cat5 socket.


Most bluray players have good enough decoders that you can send video via hdmi direct to your TV your article relates to component video.

It is the option to use Analogue sound or DTS Core 1.5 via spdif that the old legacy amps do well and an option I prefer personally your article shouldn't effect anyone buying a legacy amp at all imho

Whether you can find a decent blu-ray player with analogue sound output that is another matter but they are out there
#33
stephenjames84
horsey
This is the main reason why this is worthless...[url=%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Ca%20class=]
http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/aacs-hdmi-kill-component-2010[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">[url=%0Ahttp://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/aacs-hdmi-kill-component-2010]
http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/aacs-hdmi-kill-component-2010[/url]

Component video may be downgraded by future blurays using the Image Constraint Token,
so you won't get HD, you'll get DVD quality instead

I've seen discontinued models with HDMI, so why this thing is still around is just bizarre!?

On the plus side if you only want to play DVD's and can afford to lob £150 in the bin, then this is fine.
Personally I'd wait a while for a HDMI model to be discounted.

This whole HDMI/Bluray thing has been a massive con from the start, with conflicting requirements and fag packet specifications, I can't wait for streaming video so they can bin the whole shoddy mess and just have a TV with a cat5 socket.


Most bluray players have good enough decoders that you can send video via hdmi direct to your TV your article relates to component video.

It is the option to use Analogue sound or DTS Core 1.5 via spdif that the old legacy amps do well and an option I prefer personally your article shouldn't effect anyone buying a legacy amp at all imho

Whether you can find a decent blu-ray player with analogue sound output that is another matter but they are out there


TBH it kind of defeats the point of spending £149 on an amp if you're just going to let your blu-ray player decode the sound. Someone just linked a £160 model that has HDMI built in, perhaps its a budget model but to be honest this one is nothing special. The deal is just stone cold imho.
#34
Hmmm I would have thought that if you know your stuff on the audio front then you would know that uk amps can't be shipped with terminals that accept banana plugs due to some obscure law! But a small diy modification later and banana plugs fit fine


Funny that??? The 750 was the yamaha amp, bought from richer sounds and in the uk and it did accept banana plugs. But, why would anyone bother modifying 757 when it doesnt sound as good as the older 750 model , i dont get your logic

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