Shoudl I get this new Yamaha receiver or sweat it out? (Vote HERE!)

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  1. Yes. Order it now. You won't regret it.

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  3. .... Anything but Yamaha. Leave em to motorbikes (joke)

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  1. MarkHell

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    Ive just replaced my tv with a new 4k OLED, to compliment it there is something i really wanna buy as soon as its out...... but...

    theres no word on if it will be HDMI 2.0a compatible.....

    Its out next month and its a new YAMAHA RECIEVER that ive got my eye on...

    Yamaha RX-V679

    Maybe if HDR really does never come to the 960 it wont matter...... or i can work around it with
    seperate "outs" from next years new bluray player (sound/pic)..... but that will take up an extra HDMI on the 960 coz the picture will need its own rather than passing thru the AV RECEIVER..

    Hmmm..... it might get an FW upgrade it might not?

    It might not matter......... or it might (LG depending)...

    Who knows.

    Also....... to anyone with AV Rciever knowledge... how does this one look to you?

    I really only have need for 5.1, but 5.1 sets these days seem to be entry level and bottom of the barrel. I like the extra oomph on the 7.1 models, even if I would not make use of the extra two speaker outputs.

    I dont want or have need for ATMOS or similar....... wattage, and quality 2 channel (musc) and 5.1 are a must...... and 4k, 3d, upscale, network features, streaming,. etc.

    and a nice match for a set of Focal Dome speakers/sub.
     
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    Wait for hdmi 2.0. You want full 4K comparability. Wait until they have set the standards. Then you won't have to upgrade again for a while.
     
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    The RXV679 will come with HDMI 2.0 as standard and will probably be updatable to version 2.0a? Every new receiver this year will be the same as far as HDMI version 2 is concerned. The RXV679 will convey 4K UHD content @ 60Hz and will be HDCP 2.2 compliant.

    Standards for UHD are already finalised.
     
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    I just like to make you sweat!:D
     
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    If my new LG OLED 960 is deffo NOT gonna be upgradable to HDMI 2.0a from 2.0 then i dont have to worry if this receiver will be updated.

    Its already HDMI 2.0 and HDCP2.2 which is good...
     
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    When do you think we'll find out Mark?
     
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    My guess....... when UHD Bluray players hit the market.

    Tho Mr Steve ( @******** ) Kemp's crystal ball is probably more reliable than my guesswork.
    (after calibration that is :clap: )
     
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    And what does he say?
     
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    THe specifications for UHD Blu-ray are already finalised. You don't have to wait for the players to know what is required. Every new AV receiver launched this year will comply with the UHD standards. As long as the HDMI chipset being used on the HDMI version 2.0 equipped receivers is the most recent revision then there's no reason why that chipset's firmware cannot be revised to version 2.0a. Version 2.0a is important if wanting HDR support which is now also included within the Blu-ray UHD standards and spec. The only unknown is what the studios will actually encode the discs with?

    Ultra HD Blu-ray standard finalized: 4K support, HDR, ‘digital bridge’ sharing | ExtremeTech

    HDMI 2.0a Explained | Everything You Should Know | Digital Trends


    Your TV's capabilities are of no consequence. Your TV's capabilities have no influence on the actual standards that are now in place. Your TV is not up to spec so it is that that needs replacing and not the AV receiver that shouldn't be bought to match the now outdated capabilities of yur TV. I'm not saying you should replace your TV, but see no reason not to buy a receiver that actually complies with the standards just because your TV doesn't? I think you'd be a liitle glum if you replace your TV to only then realise your receiver cannot then take advantage of HDR? Anyway, it is very unlikely that any new receiver will not be able to be updated to HDMI version 2.0a?
     
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    As to this topic's topic. I think no one should buy any AV product useen or unheard. What do you gain by buying now before the product is actually in stores or available? You don't get it for less or any sooner and the specifications will be the same so see no reason not to wait?

    You may even be better off waiting for UHD Blu-ray players to become available if your intent is to buy one? You'd probably get a discount for buying both the player and a receiver at the same time from a retailer as part of a bundle deal?
     
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    Mr ******** he say.............. "Soon"........ the last i read.
     
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    @MarkHell I'm in the same position as you. Having just bough a 4k capable TV (AX802B) I can see that my AV Receiver is a problem moving forward. I currently have the RX-V671 and the equivalent new 4k model is the RX-V677. However.. That's not HDCP 2.2 compliant... So the next option up is a RX-V679 :)

    To answer your question. In my case (as tempting as it is to upgrade now) I'm going to wait until later this year before buying the RX-V679. Currently there's just not enough content to justify the purchase. I don't use Netflix and whilst my BD player (Sony S7200) can do 4K upscaling, the consensus is... It's no better that the native upscaling, if you have a high spec TV.

    So for me it makes sense to wait and see what the market has to offer content and technology wise later this year and also pickup a bargain once the receiver drops in price :)
     
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    Well......... this one seems to be my "hot pick" for now.......... i moved my sihts a little onto the Adventage range from Yamaha...... the new range is out in August...... this one is in the middle of the "adventage" range...... those above just feature more of what i dont want (channels).....

    The 1050 has Sabre DACs and every bell and whistle for this price range.
     
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    Here are the Video specs for the RX-A1050, RX-V679 & RX-V671. In terms of video performance there's no "adventage" (sorry) between the RX-A1050 and the RX-V679. It seems that the gains will be around audio processing only. Will be interesting to read some reviews on these in the next few months :)

    RX-A1050
    • 4K60p 4:4:4 Pass through
    • 4K video upscaling from analogue and HDMI input
    • HDMI: 8 (1 on front) and 2 output with HDCP2.2 (7 in/2 out), 3D and Audio Return Channel
    • Supports Deep Colour (30/36 bit), x.v.Colour, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
    • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
    - Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
    - Multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection
    http://www.avmagazine.it/immagini/2015_06_yamaha_rx-a1050.pdf

    RX-V679
    • 4K60p 4:4:4 Pass through
    • 4K video upscaling from analogue and HDMI input
    • HDMI: 6 (1 on front) and 1 output with HDCP2.2 (3 in/1 out), 3D and Audio Return Channel
    • Supports Deep Colour (30/36 bit), x.v.Colour, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
    • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
    - Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
    - Multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection
    http://www.digitalvideoht.it/wp-content/uploads/news/yamaha-news.html/Yamaha-RX-V679.pdf

    RX-V671

    • Analogue and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI: 6 inputs (1 on front) and 1 output
    • Supports Deep Colour (30/36 bit), x.v.Colour, 24Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
    • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
    - Motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing
    - Multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection
    • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
     
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