Yamaha RX-V677 AV Receiver only £269 @ Richer Sounds instore VIP Price.
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Yamaha RX-V677 AV Receiver only £269 @ Richer Sounds instore VIP Price.

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Found 11th Jun 2015
VIP Deal only £269

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 11/06-20/06 Email Flyer link in first post, print/show in store.

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Original Poster

Email Flyer to take into store [here]


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Edited by: "cicobuff" 11th Jun 2015

Looks good! I saw this too and am pretty tempted to replace my ancient Sony!

I've read that yamaha amps go pop and smell of burning,then most owners then upgrade to pioneer

not mine mate my Yamaha is still going strong after 8 years plus don't understand why you'd downgrade! :-)

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Biggunspaul

I've read that yamaha amps go pop and smell of burning,then most owners … I've read that yamaha amps go pop and smell of burning,then most owners then upgrade to pioneer



Over exaggeration I never said most, or that Yamaha amps go pop and smell of burning was commonplace.

As I said the last time I posted the early May Bank Holiday on [here] for this very same receiver I said this and I will say it again now.

Personally I may have been unlucky, I had last years RX-V675 last August, blew up last month...not a great deal of use either, literally came back from holiday, switched it on..first evening fine. Second evening, started off the macro from my Logitech Remote to switch on the tv, freesat and receiver...and bang! Electric smoke.

It is uncommon, Yamaha are renowned to be reliable. It was something that had me checking my leads to ensure there were no shorts (I confirmed none with a multimeter)

Richer Sounds wanted to send it off for repair..but after mentioning I would really prefer with my 5 year warranty a new receiver they agreed....I got the Pioneer VSX-924 instead.

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

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 my own 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 Jun 2015

Hmmm, tempted to upgrade from my 667 now.
On another note, I've had Yamaha home cinema amps for 15+ years, and never had one go pop (or snap, or crackle) or smell of burning.

Original Poster

BigAde

Hmmm, tempted to upgrade from my 667 now. On another note, I've had … Hmmm, tempted to upgrade from my 667 now. On another note, I've had Yamaha home cinema amps for 15+ years, and never had one go pop (or snap, or crackle) or smell of burning.



As I said, and I will reiterate, it is uncommon. When my (I have been unlucky recently) Marantz borked...faulty centre channel I had to gauge repair vs buying a new receiver as got from Currys clearance store the Marantz for 75% off at the time after talking to a repair engineer and assessing costings it was more cost effective for me to get a new receiver.

I asked what he recommended, and as far as reliability goes Yamaha had the least return rates. I am glad that after checking with a multimeter I did not have any speaker shorts that could have caused a fault...but obviously in my own personal experience was disappointed with little use my Yammy went pop after literally 7 months of fairly light use.

The rest I have posted in #5 on here.

cicobuff

As I said, and I will reiterate, it is uncommon. When my (I have been … As I said, and I will reiterate, it is uncommon. When my (I have been unlucky recently) Marantz borked...faulty centre channel I had to gauge repair vs buying a new receiver as got from Currys clearance store the Marantz for 75% off at the time after talking to a repair engineer and assessing costings it was more cost effective for me to get a new receiver.I asked what he recommended, and as far as reliability goes Yamaha had the least return rates. I am glad that after checking with a multimeter I did not have any speaker shorts that could have caused a fault...but obviously in my own personal experience was disappointed with little use my Yammy went pop after literally 7 months of fairly light use.The rest I have posted in #5 on here.


Mate, I know
I had tongue firmly in cheek when I made that comment. Like I said, in 15+ (more like 20 I think) years of owning Yammys, never once had a problem, so I can vouch for their excellent build quality.

I bought it for £330 vip price as new model is out now this is the best price, only difference in new one is bluetooth if someone dont bother that then go for it

Original Poster

ejz

I bought it for £330 vip price as new model is out now this is the best … I bought it for £330 vip price as new model is out now this is the best price, only difference in new one is bluetooth if someone dont bother that then go for it



Always from around March onwards you see last years crop of receivers at bargain prices, some end earlier than others dependent on when the new crop is out...store clearance only now on last years Pioneer VSX-924 as the new VSX-930 is out.

Also notice a pattern with What Hi-Fi bias press darlings Sony holding their prices..always seems to be the flavour with What Hi Fi. At one time they were all over Yamaha, then Onkyo, now it is Sony.

It is always the same pattern each and every year, press faves holding their prices (most likely due to sales) whilst the other receiver prices drop to clear stocks for next years receivers.

The main disadvantage about buying any crop of last years mid-range £500 RRP receivers currently is lack of support for HDCP 2.2 spec (bar Onkyo) 4K. I personally am not interested in 4K for the near future therefore of no interest to me, but worthy of concern for some that may prefer to wait for March 2016 onwards.

cicobuff

Over exaggeration I never said most, or that Yamaha amps go pop and smell … Over exaggeration I never said most, or that Yamaha amps go pop and smell of burning was commonplace. As I said the last time I posted the early May Bank Holiday on [here] for this very same receiver I said this and I will say it again now.Personally I may have been unlucky, I had last years RX-V675 last August, blew up last month...not a great deal of use either, literally came back from holiday, switched it on..first evening fine. Second evening, started off the macro from my Logitech Remote to switch on the tv, freesat and receiver...and bang! Electric smoke.It is uncommon, Yamaha are renowned to be reliable. It was something that had me checking my leads to ensure there were no shorts (I confirmed none with a multimeter)Richer Sounds wanted to send it off for repair..but after mentioning I would really prefer with my 5 year warranty a new receiver they agreed....I got the Pioneer VSX-924 instead.It could just be a matter of being very unlucky, and I know people do like the 'Yamaha Sound', hence this deal. 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 my own deal here...as said some people are very fond of the Yamaha sound...but certainly it is not a receiver to rule out.



I was pulling your leg mate

Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 11th Jun 2015

Original Poster

Biggunspaul

I was pulling your leg mate



I know, but still needed some explanation in the thread else Yammy fans (whom had not seen my previous postings) would think it was flaming

Edited by: "cicobuff" 11th Jun 2015

Are those speaker connectors suitable for 4mm banana plugs?

Original Poster

turbo_c

Are those speaker connectors suitable for 4mm banana plugs?



Yes, you just have to remove the plastic 'bungs' they put in as standard due to EU laws.

Really tempted but the lack of HDCP 2.2 does make me think I should wait!

I don't really see myself upgrading to 4K soon but if my Panasonic plasma dies I will be going that way!

Can someone give me an explanation of the limits of not having HDCP 2.2? With some real world examples, say Netflix 4K streaming or the future 4K Bly Rays? As I cannot seem to find anything definitive online! Thanks!!

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mattyboy1982

Really tempted but the lack of HDCP 2.2 does make me think I should wait! … Really tempted but the lack of HDCP 2.2 does make me think I should wait! I don't really see myself upgrading to 4K soon but if my Panasonic plasma dies I will be going that way!Can someone give me an explanation of the limits of not having HDCP 2.2? With some real world examples, say Netflix 4K streaming or the future 4K Bly Rays? As I cannot seem to find anything definitive online! Thanks!!



Its all to do with content copy protection, so 'theoretically' over the coming years 4K content players be it blu ray or media players will come with HDCP 2.2 copy protection and will not be backward compatible with standard HDMI 2 spec.

Read about it [here]

Thing about 4K though is you have to ask yourself these questions.....

Have you realistically got the room to cater for its improvements? - At least 60-70" TV at 8 feet or less away.
Do you want to be a cash cow to the new format?

How old is the receiver you are using now? What are you currently running?

We all know plasma is superior to LCD, for me personally I am more hoping in an uptake in the successor to plasma in OLED tech at 1080P than be concerned with 4K marketing.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 11th Jun 2015

Original Poster

Ok, so I just had a PM from someone saying their RS stated the offer has ended.

Typical of RS trying to weedle their way out of their own promotions.

Offer states 11/6-20/6 Email [here]

Edited by: "cicobuff" 11th Jun 2015

Where's the handle bars?

Original Poster

learoy1

Where's the handle bars?



Stick with Honda.

Can you connect this to a comp and use as a Dac

When you connect the Yamaha to the iPod can you control the volume by the volume knob
On the amp

Original Poster

wakkaday

When you connect the Yamaha to the iPod can you control the volume by the … When you connect the Yamaha to the iPod can you control the volume by the volume knobOn the amp



Of course, it is an amplifier. You connect your iPod via USB or airplay (if supported). The receiver will take your iPod as a data device and playback your AAC/MP3 files natively on the Yamaha Receiver itself with its own DAC.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Jun 2015

cicobuff

Its all to do with content copy protection, so 'theoretically' over the … Its all to do with content copy protection, so 'theoretically' over the coming years 4K content players be it blu ray or media players will come with HDCP 2.2 copy protection and will not be backward compatible with standard HDMI 2 spec.Read about it [here]Thing about 4K though is you have to ask yourself these questions.....Have you realistically got the room to cater for its improvements? - At least 60-70" TV at 8 feet or less away.Do you want to be a cash cow to the new format?How old is the receiver you are using now? What are you currently running?We all know plasma is superior to LCD, for me personally I am more hoping in an uptake in the successor to plasma in OLED tech at 1080P than be concerned with 4K marketing.




Thanks for the info!

To be honest I wouldn't swap my plasma for anything I have seen out there lately, apart from an LG OLED that I saw last week which was amazing, although out of my price range. so I think I will be sticking with my plasma until OLED drops in price, although by that time it will probably be 4k OLED!

I'm currently running a Yamaha amp that is a few years old, would quite like the extra features this would give me such as AirPlay and another HDMI although that's about it!

Still very tempted!

cicobuff

Of course, it is an amplifier. You connect your iPod via USB or airplay … Of course, it is an amplifier. You connect your iPod via USB or airplay (if supported). The receiver will take your iPod as a data device and playback your AAC/MP3 files natively on the Yamaha Receiver itself with its own DAC.




what about a macbook?

Original Poster

wakkaday

what about a macbook?



I already said airplay, if your Macbook is airplay capable so is the receiver.

Original Poster

mattyboy1982

Thanks for the info! To be honest I wouldn't swap my plasma for anything … Thanks for the info! To be honest I wouldn't swap my plasma for anything I have seen out there lately, apart from an LG OLED that I saw last week which was amazing, although out of my price range. so I think I will be sticking with my plasma until OLED drops in price, although by that time it will probably be 4k OLED! :)I'm currently running a Yamaha amp that is a few years old, would quite like the extra features this would give me such as AirPlay and another HDMI although that's about it! Still very tempted!



A cheaper option could be to go down (albeit it takes up one of your existing HDMIs) the Amazon Fire Stick route with Kodi installed for network FLAC/MP3/Airplay. At a recent reduction at £25 it was a steal, but even at £35 you would be hard pushed finding a cheaper way to turn an older HDMI based receiver into a networking one.
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