Yamaha RX-V677 AV Receiver only £249.00 @ Richer Sounds instore (Price Beat Superfi)
217°Expired

Yamaha RX-V677 AV Receiver only £249.00 @ Richer Sounds instore (Price Beat Superfi)

32
Found 19th Jun 2015
The 2013 RX-V675 model hit £249 before drying up last August, this brings last years RX-V677 to the same price level, cannot see them getting cheaper for brand new boxed stock.

VIP Deal only £249 *Price Beat Superfi*

The Yamaha RXV677 is a feature rich, 7 channel AV receiver with a wealth of networking features. Boasting 6 HDMI inputs, built-in Wi-Fi, MHL connectivity and multi-zone capability along with support for 4K Ultra HD upscaling and pass-through technology, the '677 truly is a versatile and hugely entertaining home cinema receiver.

Offer Valid until 11/07 Email Flyer link in first post, print/show in store, £10 off £100 spend.

Else £259 online.

*Note* Richer Sounds have put the price up now to £279 for VIP Members, however Superfi do this unit for £249. Richer Sounds should price beat by £5 meaning you should be able to get this for £244 or even possibly in conjunction with the £10 off a £100 spend voucher for even less.

32 Comments

Original Poster

VIP Email Link [10 off 100 spend]

http://i60.tinypic.com/jkazdc.png




Edited by: "cicobuff" 4th Jul 2015

Original Poster

http://cdn.homecinemamagazine.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Yamaha-RX-V677.jpg

Original Poster

http://exceptional-av.co.uk/media/catalog/product/y/a/yamaha-677-rear.jpg
Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Jul 2015

Can't decide whether to get this or wait for a deal on one with HDMI 2.2. I want a future proof receiver but I also want the features of a modern receiver now!

Comment

robertvan1

Can't decide whether to get this or wait for a deal on one with HDMI 2.2. … Can't decide whether to get this or wait for a deal on one with HDMI 2.2. I want a future proof receiver but I also want the features of a modern receiver now!

read the spec carefully except for bluetooth in 2015 rx777 model everything nearly same, i own it and it good, also if you are going to get a 4k upscaling avr then you defo need a 4k tv, and these 4k tv have 2.2 hdmi in them

Editor

Nice to see you posting for Yamaha cicobuff, I would have assumed you had all but given up on them

Heat added. I have the RXV-671 and absolutely love it.

ejz

Commentread the spec carefully except for bluetooth in 2015 rx777 model … Commentread the spec carefully except for bluetooth in 2015 rx777 model everything nearly same, i own it and it good, also if you are going to get a 4k upscaling avr then you defo need a 4k tv, and these 4k tv have 2.2 hdmi in them



Surely the receiver would break the compliance chain?
Got my eye on the Onkyo TX-NR646 with a free pair of Atmos speakers. My current receiver is painfully dated and can't even handle HDMI audio.

Original Poster

BuzzDuraband

Nice to see you posting for Yamaha cicobuff, I would have assumed you had … Nice to see you posting for Yamaha cicobuff, I would have assumed you had all but given up on them :DHeat added. I have the RXV-671 and absolutely love it.



I have personally...but got nowt against them. As the Pioneer VSX-924 is now limited clearance and the new VSX-930 is sat at RRP its not worth my time praising Pioneers virtues *EDIT* Wait, I will in the post below
Edited by: "cicobuff" 19th Jun 2015

Original Poster

robertvan1

Can't decide whether to get this or wait for a deal on one with HDMI 2.2. … Can't decide whether to get this or wait for a deal on one with HDMI 2.2. I want a future proof receiver but I also want the features of a modern receiver now!



If you want this price on £500 receivers and 2.2 spec then be prepared to wait another year...there is always a pattern when you start seeing the £500 receivers drop to below £300 in around March (apart from the usual suspects of What Hi-Fi award winners which maintain their costings...current favourites being Sony).

The only other option is to splash out the extra £100 now on the firmware upgradeable Onkyo TXNR636 which then supports 2.2. Reviews are not the best for the receiver, but there again I am biased (probably unfairly as I have never owned an Onkyo) in my dislike for them.

My bet for next years bang for buck reduction on the new crop of £500 receivers is the Pioneer VSX-930. With inbuilt wi-fi/bluetooth and sporting the same high end DAC as last years VSX-924 model (same ESS Sabre DAC as found in the high end Yamaha Aventage range) HDMI 2.2 spec and to top it all Dolby Atmos...that truly is a 'future proof' receiver that will offer great bang for buck sub £300.

Yamaha with the RX-V679 will be lagging behind at this price point (although, myself included not all are interested in having Dolby Atmos) and features alone at price points tend to shift units..although not always a good thing as sound quality is of importance. However in my own setup I do favour the quality of sound comparing my existing RX-V675 vs VSX-924, the VSX-924 superior DAC. We are talking exactly the same DAC that is in the £1000 Yamaha RX-A1040 (ESS 9006 Sabre).

Yamaha does have its fans for build and sound however, and I guess that is down to what genres of music you listen to alongside speaker matching and personal taste whether you like warm receivers or not.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 19th Jun 2015

I'd bite at £200, the second best brand out there.

Is the Sony STR-DN1050 worth £100 more?

Original Poster

ministrymason

Is the Sony STR-DN1050 worth £100 more?



Guess you have to weigh up what factors you are wanting in a receiver. Yamaha have been somewhat slow on the uptake of supported High-res audio formats in networking, unlike their peers it does not support DSD (*.dsf at either 2.8 or 5.6mhz), neither does the Yamaha have bluetooth integrated as standard (and at a cost of anywhere between £40-50 bumps up the cost considerably). It also lacks in the number of HDMI sockets.

It is all down to what features you like/want and what pairs with what speakers you have and your intended purpose..what percentage of music vs movies vs gaming sound you are doing. Recommendation of any receiver other than on features and ease of use is always going to be subjective when it actually comes to the sound though.

Good unit, shame it doesn't have 2 hdmi outs.

turbo_c

Good unit, shame it doesn't have 2 hdmi outs.



really but who uses two HDMIs out?

Berbatov

really but who uses two HDMIs out?


TV and Projector setup.

This or the 577 for 219

Original Poster

Madchester

This or the 577 for 219



Think personally its worth the extra £30 for the better YPAO settings alone.

The RX-V677 has the following differences/advantages over the RX-V577:

1. Zone 2(Separate Analog Source.) features vs Zone B (Same source as Main Zone.) on the RX-V577.
2. 5 HDMI inputs on the back and 1 on the front panel. RX-V577 has 6 on the back panel only.
3. 2 optical inputs on the rear panel, the 577 has one only.
4. Remote In/Out connections.
5. 12v/0.1A Trigger output.
6. USB DC Out 5v/0.5A power connect on the rear panel.RX-V577 Front panel only.
7. 4K / full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI inputs.
8. YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup. RX-V577 has standard YPAO setup.
9. Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
10. Virtual dialogue lift even without use of front presence speakers

Weight:
RX-V677
21.1 lbs
RX-V577
18.1 lbs

Haha. On tv and receiver listing people always want more. When tvs were 1.4 people said waiting for hdmi 2.0. Now people want 2.2.

It's an amazing receiver still but I need one with 2 hdmi out so I don't have to keep switching between tv and projector.

Original Poster

montana78

Haha. On tv and receiver listing people always want more. When tvs were … Haha. On tv and receiver listing people always want more. When tvs were 1.4 people said waiting for hdmi 2.0. Now people want 2.2.It's an amazing receiver still but I need one with 2 hdmi out so I don't have to keep switching between tv and projector.



If you can find one from the remaining stocks I would heartily recommend (albeit the complex menu setup) the Pioneer VSX-924 for £249,

I had the RX-V675 that went bang on me and the VSX-924 as a replacement, I will cut and paste what I have said about it here.

It could just be a matter of being very unlucky, and I know people do like the 'Yamaha Sound'.

With my equipment though I feel personally the VSX-924 is the better bargain, not only for features but for sound, it does at its heart have a ESS 9006 Sabre DAC, usually found in higher end receivers such as Yamahas very own Aventage range. Support for multi channel flac and DSD as well as 2 HDMI outs, bluetooth as standard (wifi by a supplied ethernet bridged dongle you have to setup via PC)

Nowhere near as user friendly an interface as Yamaha though, by a long shot.

Don't want to wax lyrical too much about it though to detract from the deal here...as said some people are very fond of the Yamaha sound...but certainly it is not a receiver to rule out.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 11th Jul 2015

Richer sounds lol...the kings of refurbed, returned faulty,repaired end of line stock.my brother used to work for them and some of the stories he told me were shocking trust me...nice receiver but NOT FROM THEM.

cicobuff

If you can find one from the remaining stocks I would heartily recommend … If you can find one from the remaining stocks I would heartily recommend (albeit the complex menu setup) the Pioneer VSX-924 for £249, I had the RX-V675 that went bang on me and the VSX-924 as a replacement, I will cut and paste what I have said about it here.It could just be a matter of being very unlucky, and I know people do like the 'Yamaha Sound'. With my equipment though I feel personally the VSX-924 is the better bargain, not only for features but for sound, it does at its heart have a ESS 9006 Sabre DAC, usually found in higher end receivers such as Yamahas very own Aventage range. Support for multi channel flac and DSD as well as 2 HDMI outs, bluetooth as standard (wifi by a supplied ethernet bridged dongle you have to setup via PC)Nowhere near as user friendly an interface as Yamaha though, by a long shot.Don't want to wax lyrical too much about it though to detract from the deal here...as said some people are very fond of the Yamaha sound...but certainly it is not a receiver to rule out.



Thanks for that. Went to see it in richer sounds.. then I saw the sticker on a sony str-dn1050 saying 3 hdmi out!! I don't know where I'd use the other one but did like the sound of that. So may get that once price drops to around £250. Even if it's open box. The yamaha rx-v565 will do me until then.

montana78

Haha. On tv and receiver listing people always want more. When tvs were … Haha. On tv and receiver listing people always want more. When tvs were 1.4 people said waiting for hdmi 2.0. Now people want 2.2.It's an amazing receiver still but I need one with 2 hdmi out so I don't have to keep switching between tv and projector.



If all you need for now is 2 hdmi out to avoid cable switching I was using a 2 way hdmi splitter ( £16.98 delivered) for over a year on my Denon 1910 hdmi out to feed my lcd panel and projector without any issues. No cable swapping, no hdcp issues, no picture/sync issues. The only reason I stopped using it was because I was able to get a vsx-924 a few weeks ago.

For those who like the Yamaha sound and if the RX-V677 has the features wanted it's a great price.

cicobuff

The back panel image



Not sure what happened at sklepokazji.pl, but that back panel image is for a 5.1 receiver, not a 7.2. The 677 should look like this

http://data.yamaha.jp/sdb/product/image/others/raw/r/rx-v677_black_g/E9D14D659099486094D2D4083177A51D_12075.jpg

NelbertNoggins

If all you need for now is 2 hdmi out to avoid cable switching I was … If all you need for now is 2 hdmi out to avoid cable switching I was using a 2 way hdmi splitter ( £16.98 delivered) for over a year on my Denon 1910 hdmi out to feed my lcd panel and projector without any issues. No cable swapping, no hdcp issues, no picture/sync issues. The only reason I stopped using it was because I was able to get a vsx-924 a few weeks ago.For those who like the Yamaha sound and if the RX-V677 has the features wanted it's a great price.



Which splitter did you use?

Original Poster

montana78

Thanks for that. Went to see it in richer sounds.. then I saw the sticker … Thanks for that. Went to see it in richer sounds.. then I saw the sticker on a sony str-dn1050 saying 3 hdmi out!! I don't know where I'd use the other one but did like the sound of that. So may get that once price drops to around £250. Even if it's open box. The yamaha rx-v565 will do me until then.



There is the VIP deal currently on the STRDN1050 for £299 if it follows last years pattern with the 1040 you may struggle getting it for £250, but who knows.

Original Poster

NelbertNoggins

Not sure what happened at sklepokazji.pl, but that back panel image is … Not sure what happened at sklepokazji.pl, but that back panel image is for a 5.1 receiver, not a 7.2



Thanks for noticing and pointing that out.....have amended my post of the back panel.

cicobuff

There is the VIP deal currently on the STRDN1050 for £299 if it follows … There is the VIP deal currently on the STRDN1050 for £299 if it follows last years pattern with the 1040 you may struggle getting it for £250, but who knows.




Wow. Glad I didn't buy it there and then. That's £50 off already so can definitely wait a year for further reduction.

Original Poster

montana78

Wow. Glad I didn't buy it there and then. That's £50 off already so can … Wow. Glad I didn't buy it there and then. That's £50 off already so can definitely wait a year for further reduction.



Nope, wait a year for a further reduction and you won't be getting the 1050 at all...Most receivers are released late spring/summer forcing last years models down in price...it follows the same pattern every year whereby you see the £500 receivers dropping to below £300 some models down to £250.

You tend to find the press darling receivers (What Hi Fi are all over Sony) retaining their cost a little more. I cannot recall the 1040 model last year other than open box clearance actually hitting the £250 mark. Give it a couple more months from now and the 1050 will be gone altogether, its now superseded by this years 1060.

My advice it to go back to store and ask for a demo with your own speakers if you can, and don't rule out the VSX-924...remember it has exactly the same DAC as in the high-end Yamaha Aventage range that cost £800+

This years Pioneer VSX-930 looks even better a proposition, although its going to be at least next March/April when you see its price coming down to this sort of level.

Here is the [link] for the email for the VIP £299 price on the 1050.

Just remember it is a transitional time for receivers, if you are thinking about 4K (no HDCP 2.2) and Dolby Atmos last years mid-range receivers (albeit Onkyo) are not a good buy.

This years Sony 1060 and Yamaha V679 are still not focusing on Dolby Atmos, and although Pioneer, Denon and Onkyo are, they still have no support as yet the rival to Atmos in DTS:X. Whether a firmware update will be in the pipeline is unknown...meaning it would be better to wait yet even another year...and at the £250-300 price point then you are talking late Spring-Summer 2017.

If 4K and Atmos/DTS:X are of no concern to you (they most certainly are not for me personally), then most certainly now is a good time to buy.

Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Jul 2015

^ the best advice I've seen yet on HUKD

Bargain at this price, I paid a lot more and am very happy with it

turbo_c

Which splitter did you use?



I used this one 2 Way HDMI Switch Splitter Box from Amazon. Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules posting the link here, but I can't send private messages yet.

I had my LCD Panel plugged into output 1 and the projector in output 2. If both TV and projector are on at the same time, the receiver would report the resolutions available based on the least capable device. For me it wasn't an issue as the TV and PJ have the same resolutions available. The 3D capability of the PJ was ignored because the Denon didn't support 3D pass-through anyway.

If for example your TV was only capable of 720p and the projector 1080p24, when both are switched on together then 720p would be the highest supported output. The easy solution is to not have both on at the same time. The display in standby is ignored when the receiver asks the display what it supports.

I would regularly switch between TV and PJ. Put current display in standby, switch the other one on, then select the source input.

superfi now out of stock so richer sounds won't price match to 250. anyone know a way of getting this for 250 at present? thanks in advance
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text