I'm in the market for either a Yamaha RX-V800 or RX-V620, and I was wondering, other than the price, what the real differences were between the two. Any thoughts on what would be the better buy?
I am currently looking at the Yamaha receivers myself, and I have the brochure right in front of me.
Here are the improvements from the RXV-620 to the RXV-800 from the brochure: - Oil-damped hidden control section - 0.04% THD vs 0.06% THD - Rear center decoder ("phantom mode") - Extra coaxial input - Extra optical input - Extra set of AV inputs with S-Video - Extra set of audio inputs - Extra optical output - "Quad field Cinema DSP" - A/V Rec out selector - Learning remote
I am afraid I can't elaborate much on these differences because I am a bit of a newbie. Nonetheless, I hope the information helps.
The Yamaha website has a great comparison chart for all their products.
Just purchased the 620 - With the exception possibly of "phantom" center rear and ES compatability - both mysteries to me the 620 is a better value by far. Also I believe Yamaha is about to add a recv'r to replace the 800. Bought the 620 online for $380 US incl shipping. Using it with Onkyo DVD, Klipsch Sateiltte system is pretty strong for about $1200
I recommend RX-V800, it has more power (and better sound), but choosing a/v receiver depend a lot of factor (budget, system, room size, etc...). Please go to the Yamaha website, you can download the manuals to research, and there's rumour that Yamaha will release RX-V1200 and RX-V2200 this year featuring Dolby Pro Logic II. I just bought RX-V800 after comparing it with RX-V520, RX-V620, and RX-V1000. You can contact me to discuss Further more.