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Advice needed

clanger165

Standard Member
Im going to be setting up a basic home cinema system in my spare room.
I have the chance to buy the yamaha rx-v2400 for £380 second hand.

My question is would this be the way to go or buy a new similar priced reciver that has HMDI.

any help would be appreciated.
 

PSM1

Distinguished Member
The 2400 is a nice reciever but I believe it does not do audio over HDMI so you will not get HD audio with it. The price seems quite high but I may be corrected on that.
It all depends what you want it for. If you plan to have bluray player then I would look to get a reciever that will give you HD audio so you get the best out of them. This could mean buying a new HD enabled amp or look to get a second hand one that does do audio over HDMI (look at the sticky thread at the top of this forum for a list of older amps that have it).
 

Dazzor

Well-known Member
The 2400 is a nice reciever but I believe it does not do audio over HDMI so you will not get HD audio with it. The price seems quite high but I may be corrected on that.
It all depends what you want it for. If you plan to have bluray player then I would look to get a reciever that will give you HD audio so you get the best out of them. This could mean buying a new HD enabled amp or look to get a second hand one that does do audio over HDMI (look at the sticky thread at the top of this forum for a list of older amps that have it).

Great advice as usual from PSM1, however just in case you do have a BD player with analogue outs and you do get a cheap amp that doesn't allow audio over HDMI.....Check this post out from another wise member.
 

Dazzor

Well-known Member
not got BD player yet

Well if you did really want to buy that Yamaha 2400 and you did want HD audio I have seen the Pioneer BDP51FD going at RS for £199. I think they are ex-display but still guaranted so maybe worth a look? You may want to check the pio 51's ability for on-board audio adjustment too.

Just an idea.
 

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