I only gave it 4 stars bc I am waiting for the updates but I love it so far!! This was my first order from Crutchfield n they are definitely in my future for my next purchase ????
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Build quality is amazing. Sound quality is amazing. Has plenty of features. The only negatives are that it needs firmware updates for a few features like the 4K120, the Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization. I'm currently running a 5.1 setup, so I haven't tested Atmos with it. Looking forward to get two more speakers to make that possible or waiting for the Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization which allows a 5.1 system to simulate Atmos. I will do another review once I get more familiar with it on YouTube.
Pros: Build Quality Sound Quality Features
Cons: Need those updates soon for 4K120/8K60 and Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization.
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Crutchfield is out of stock on this item so I bought one that was available from a big box retailer. I wired up all the speakers and the sound was good. However, the signal to the subwoofer was very weak. I used a known-good sub and known-good cables but still the volume was low. I went into the setup and kicked the sub up to the max +10dB and it became almost adequate but still too attenuated for my liking. I tried to do a firmware upgrade just for giggles but that can only be done with a USB drive. I went to Yamaha for support but it is email-only and they still have not responded! No 800 number. If you get this receiver, please be aware of this issue. The store's customer support? "You can return it". I did. I ordered a Marantz SR5015 from Crutchfield and hoping it will not be delayed. My take away is: buy this stuff from Crutchfield. Even if you get a bad unit (or need any sort of help) you will at least have Crutchfield support and they will answer the phone.
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Since I upgraded my TV to a 50" 4K set, and have had a Sony UBP-X800, it was time to upgrade my previous RX-A700. Initially I ordered the 780 as a replacement, which is now discontinued. After a phone call from Wes, I was able to get this 780. The looks can be bit polarizing for some, but when I saw this in person, it quickly grew on me. The screen, while small, isn't too distracting or bright. A feature I like is when switching the HDMI inputs, the names of the device in use appear on screen automatically. Just make sure it is able to fit your cabinet or shelf as it is fairly bigger than the models it replaced. The remote has a nice heft, not overly heavy and a textured back. The buttons are easy to read and use, my only suggestion would be to have some backlit, but it's to be expected at this price. Set up is easy and intuitive with a nice on screen menu and a number of settings, to tweak it to your liking(I wrote down my previous settings from the 700 and used them). Sound quality and output is nice, and the settings allow for multiple amp configurations, including a 5.1.2 Atmos set up. To address the HDMI 2.1 issue some have, I use a PS4 for gaming, and noticed using one of the first three inputs, the screen would sometimes go black with the audio playing, then appear seconds later. A fix I found was using HDMI input four and had no issues. Could be a temporary solution for some. Overall, I really like the this new unit from Yamaha.
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