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Yamaha RXV 650 v Pioneer VSX D814s

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Mr Kennedy, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. Mr Kennedy

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    Ok am gonna get a New Amp so have been reading the forums for the last 2 days and these two come up most of the time.

    Now the Speakers and Sub will be Celestion 305 system, and the Dvd player will be a Toshiba (For now).

    The Movies/Music ration will be 80/20.

    Another thing i'm looking for is that the remote will also handle my dvd player aswell as i got too many remotes.

    So does anyone have either of these and can post their views.

    Price is £256.00 for Yamaha and £204.95 (both inc postage, Uk)
     
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    The Pioneer is a good movie machine as long as you like them loud and in your face. The Yamaah is superb with movies and good with music in pure direct mode. In the end you should try to demo them both and ten get the one that sounds the best to you.

    You will be happy with either machine so it all comes down to your personal choise(i think the pioneer is seriously ugly) and your pocket :devil:
     
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    Does anyone know anything about the remote (Dvd player) i've looked online and cannot seem to find the infomation i need.

    Also where would be a good place to test them.
     
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    The Pioneer remote has some input codes to emulate other common devices, and can also learn functions from the less common ones. It can do 7 other devices.
     
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    i've got the pioneer and yes it is ugly but i can't complain with the sound quality with my MS premiere's. look around for the price of it. i only paid £220
     
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    £199 from Multizoneav.com - I am about to order from them, anyone used them before?

    Matt
     
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    Does anyone know if the Yamaha has a learn function on it's remote to learn a dvd player?
     
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    It is preprogrammed works well with most DVD-players. Except for Denon, where the buttons are mixed up! It cannot learn/copy from other remotes.
     
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    Is there a list that i can check if the dvd plkayer i use for now will work.

    Or can someone check their manual

    TOSHIBA SD 300E
     
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    [edit] - I assumed you were asking about the 814 -

    I've just checked my manual and for Toshiba players it gives code 1010, which I assume will work with most/all newish dvd players.

    I've had the 814 for about a month now. First impressions are that it has some great features, the auto set up is great, and I have hardly had to change this since set up, 6 ch stereo is good, the ability to power a passive sub via the 6th rear channel is great. The overall sound is good, movies and surround sound are very spatial. However, the clarity of the sound is not as I would have hoped though, not sure how to describe this critisism.

    I upgraded from a Yamaha 592, which didn't have a digital decoder, so I used my Pioneer 565 amp (previously Yamaha 795). I was hoping for a bigger improvement than I actually got, but for £199 I can't complain (PRCDirect.com).

    I would definitly try to audition though to see which is preferred, I would consider the Denon 1905 also, which supposedly has a clearer sound. However, as I haven't heard it I don't know.

    But for loud action movies in surround and some great features , the 814 is a good buy.
     
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    lee789,

    If you don't mind me asking, what speakers are you using with the D814?

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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    I have Mordaunt Short 900's the declaration version, the bookshelf fronts (902's) and bipolar rears (903's) with an eltax liberty centre and a small unnamed eltax passive sub.
     

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