Yamaha 7.2 A/V Amplifier £329 (Save £300) @ Hughes
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Yamaha 7.2 A/V Amplifier £329 (Save £300) @ Hughes

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Found 15th Jan 2016
Maybe a bit long in the tooth now but a really great top end Amp from Yamaha with all the latest features (save Atmos)

What HiFi review here: whathifi.com/yam…iew

Awesome!

The Yamaha RXV679 is a feature rich, 7.2 channel AV receiver with a wealth of networking features. Boasting 6 HDMI inputs, built-in WI-FI and Bluetooth and multi-zone capability along with support for 4K Ultra HD upscaling and pass-through technology, the RXV679 is a versatile and hugely entertaining home cinema receiver. The RXV679 boasts an impressive specification that delivers superb video and audio. 6 HDMI inputs supporting 1080p HD, 4K and 3D, along with support for the latest 4K ultra HD upscaling and pass-through technology, ensuring compatibility with the latest high resolution video formats, multi-channel HD audio-return from compatible TVs. The RXC679 delivers 7 x150 watts amplification, more than enough to really get your speakers moving and with Dolby True HD, Digital Plus, Pro logic and DTS HD master Audio decoding, Movies will sound better than ever. Yamaha's sophistication YPAO multi-point room calibration system, with a microphone to measure all the speakers in your room and adjust output for the best sound, all of these features ensure the RXV679 delivers both film soundtracks and music with authority and detail and the sweet, natural sound that we've come to expect from Yamaha receivers. The USB input on the front of the RXV679 means you can attach apple devices for easy playback, while the HDMI input on the front is convenient for portable devices.Connect the RXV679 to your home network wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection and you'll be able to connect to hundreds of internet radio stations. You'll also be able to stream a variety of audio files, including lossless FLAC files and mp3s, from computers, NAS drives and other DLNA devices on your network, so your music collection will sound closer than ever to original CD quality. Plus the RXV679 HAS AIRPLAY built-in so you can stream music wirelessly from either Apple or HTC smart devices.
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Same price at Richer Sounds too.
No Atmos? Shame it's almost the same price as current Amos that do everything too. Looks like a good deal to me, if I only had the money right now....
Owners manual available here
any good? After a good 7.2 receiver.
Save over £300 is a bit of a tall tale, it is the same price at Richer Sounds, Audio Visual and Superfi

As good as the amp is this isn't a money saving deal.
Groovii D

any good? After a good 7.2 receiver.


depends on your requirements? just after a 7.2 receiver then yes it will work but do you need any other specific features?
Ouch no hdmi 2 only 1.4, so no 60fps at 4K, big no no
Daytrader

Ouch no hdmi 2 only 1.4, so no 60fps at 4K, big no no


would that only effect PC gaming though (and that's if you have a powerful enough PC for 60 fps at 4K) as Netflix 4K and UHD Bluray when they appear will only be 24fps anyway?
Your correct yes, only effects PC games, i use my tv for PC games.
Daytrader

Your correct yes, only effects PC games, i use my tv for PC games.



You should go and see a film shot and played back in HFR (High Frame Rate)

blog.vincentlaforet.com/201…al/

I have discovered that al those 'others' who **** on about 24p as being the best movie playback experience are right - but then I am of an older generation brought up on films shot and shown at 24 framers per second - the best way I can describe my experience of the Hobitt in HFR was that t looked lie a bunch of actors dressed up in costumes, o perhaps some CGI Computer game. Film are still almost always shot and shown t 24 frames per second

My Advice?

Don't settle for anything more ;-)
rd3d2

You should go and see a film shot and played back in HFR (High Frame … You should go and see a film shot and played back in HFR (High Frame Rate)http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2012/12/19/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-masterclass-in-why-hfr-fails-and-a-reaffirmation-of-what-makes-cinema-magical/I have discovered that al those 'others' who **** on about 24p as being the best movie playback experience are right - but then I am of an older generation brought up on films shot and shown at 24 framers per second - the best way I can describe my experience of the Hobitt in HFR was that t looked lie a bunch of actors dressed up in costumes, o perhaps some CGI Computer game. Film are still almost always shot and shown t 24 frames per secondMy Advice?Don't settle for anything more ;-)


60fps in films looks awful. A bit like the soap opera effect some TV's exhibit with the motion processing options. A good 1080p Blu-Ray on a good TV/Speaker set up looks and sounds great through this. For this money you can't complain at all. I have one, and have no plans on adopting 4k until it is fully fleshed out and can beat a Blu-Ray. Nextflx 4k is no better in it's current form.
rd3d2

You should go and see a film shot and played back in HFR (High Frame … You should go and see a film shot and played back in HFR (High Frame Rate)http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2012/12/19/the-hobbit-an-unexpected-masterclass-in-why-hfr-fails-and-a-reaffirmation-of-what-makes-cinema-magical/I have discovered that al those 'others' who **** on about 24p as being the best movie playback experience are right - but then I am of an older generation brought up on films shot and shown at 24 framers per second - the best way I can describe my experience of the Hobitt in HFR was that t looked lie a bunch of actors dressed up in costumes, o perhaps some CGI Computer game. Film are still almost always shot and shown t 24 frames per secondMy Advice?Don't settle for anything more ;-)


Like i said, only a worry if you use tv for PC games, and maybe the new consoles in 5 years time.
I own this receiver and it's a brilliant piece of kit, the sound is brilliant for games or movies and it doesn't do a bad job with music either. I've not voted though as I've had it for around a year and picked it up from richer sounds for 299 in a sale but I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed if you do pull the trigger
read_5

I own this receiver and it's a brilliant piece of kit, the sound is … I own this receiver and it's a brilliant piece of kit, the sound is brilliant for games or movies and it doesn't do a bad job with music either. I've not voted though as I've had it for around a year and picked it up from richer sounds for 299 in a sale but I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed if you do pull the trigger


the trouble is there's receivers with more functionality and power for the same price
paulj48

the trouble is there's receivers with more functionality and power for … the trouble is there's receivers with more functionality and power for the same price



​like I say, I didn't vote hot or cold due to paying 299 for it over a year ago and yeah there are newer receivers out there. I think with atmos you really need to have the perfect room setup to get the full benefit. but I still don't think you would be disappointed with your purchase
rev6

I'd rather go with this one: … I'd rather go with this one: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pioneer-vsx-930-dolby-atmos-av-receiver-only-289-richer-sounds-instore-voucher-first-2369882



I bought that one a week or so back and it's a brilliant piece of equipment. It has probably got more features than I need right now, but they are there when I need them
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