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jasmithvr6 said:   dansfatwallet said:   Kremerica said:   Question on this receiver and others in general, I'm not very audio system savvy, so I was wondering about the zones. In my setup, I would like to have a "set" of outdoor speakers, and a "set" of in house speakers in each room with wall switches to control each room independently, and a "set" of speakers for the garage.

Do I need 3 zones to operate each "set" of speakers in my setup independently? For example, if I just wanted to play music in the garage while working on the car, but not outside or in the house. Or if I had people over and wanted to just play music in the backyard but not in the house.

sorry for diversion from the deal talk, but would appreciate knowledgeable input,
thanks,

Yes, you need three zones. And be aware, on most receivers these days, like this one, zones two and three ONLY play analog and network sources. You can't play HDMI sources to zones 2 & 3. I found that out the hard way! So you can generally work around this, but it's not ideal. Higher end receivers can play HDMI to other zones if they're also playing in the main zone. And much higher end ones can actually send the HDMI signal to other zones independently.



What happened to the good 'ole days when receivers would slap on a 2nd set of main terminals to run a "B" channel? While it didn't provide independent zone capability, it was a nice way to setup speakers in another room with the ability to cut off the "A" mains if desired.


I use this receiver to setup systems all the time. You can play 5.1 in the main zone and 2 channels in zone 2. Utilize a speaker switch with volume controls in each room and you can have 2 sources running at the same time. The only drawback is that all speakers on zone 2 have to play the same thing.

This receiver also has AirPlay, so you can turn on the receiver with the Yamaha app (wired network connection required) and set the input to AirPlay and you can then stream your iDevice music through it. Get AppleTV and then you can clone you screen on the TV with the supported device.

With B speakers, you can't play 5.1 in the main room typically.

Kev

Badfishlbc said:   I ended up getting the HTR7065 from Costco for $480. it's the same as the RX-V773 but without the wifi adapter and I will have the Costco return policy. It was a tough choice...
I've heard about this and called a couple of Costcos in the Boston area. None had this receiver. One had a much lower end one. Without question that's a smokin' deal. Where'd you get it?

dansfatwallet said:   SalamiSincere said:   soilderboy said:   Newegg has this receiver for $599.99 and comes with a bonus $220 gift card. If you can wait for the GC to arrive, this is a pretty hot deal. Comes out to be around 379.99 free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115376&...
Product has really good reviews.


Explain how it comes to $379.99 when you still have to spend $599.99 to get the $220 gift card. That makes no sense.

This isn't that complicated. You get $220 back to spend at Newegg. Many of us on this forum will most certainly have reason to buy $220 at Newegg in the not so distant future so this is effectively reducing the price by $220. This is a great deal.


That doesn't make any sense. You're still spending $599.99 to get the $220 gift card.

SalamiSincere said:   dansfatwallet said:   SalamiSincere said:   soilderboy said:   Newegg has this receiver for $599.99 and comes with a bonus $220 gift card. If you can wait for the GC to arrive, this is a pretty hot deal. Comes out to be around 379.99 free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115376&...
Product has really good reviews.


Explain how it comes to $379.99 when you still have to spend $599.99 to get the $220 gift card. That makes no sense.

This isn't that complicated. You get $220 back to spend at Newegg. Many of us on this forum will most certainly have reason to buy $220 at Newegg in the not so distant future so this is effectively reducing the price by $220. This is a great deal.


That doesn't make any sense. You're still spending $599.99 to get the $220 gift card.


Oh my, the quality of K12 istruction in the US has really gone down

dansfatwallet said:   Badfishlbc said:   I end up getting the HTR7065 from Costco for $480. it's the same as the RX-V773 but without the wifi adapter and I will have the Costco return policy. It was a tough choice...
I've heard about this and called a couple of Costcos in the Boston area. None had this receiver. One had a much lower end one. Without question that's a smokin' deal. Where'd you get it?


I got it in Southern California. I've seen it at multiple Costco locations, there's a whole stack of them at the store in Manhattan Beach and they have several of the HTR-4065 as well but forgot the price.

Amazon has the last MY RX-A2010 for a lot less. The differences are tiny. http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-A2010BL-9-2-Channel-Network-Rece...

FYI - I have the older version (RXV671) that was offered as an Amazon lightning deal before christmans. The controller app for the yamahas that runs on Android and iPAD/Tpuch/Phone is really nice an allows you to easily control zones 1 and 2, including volume, from your smartphone/device. Granted it is audio only and only supports the analog sources, however, its great if you want to run music to pool/yard etc.

dansfatwallet said:   Badfishlbc said:   I ended up getting the HTR7065 from Costco for $480. it's the same as the RX-V773 but without the wifi adapter and I will have the Costco return policy. It was a tough choice...
I've heard about this and called a couple of Costcos in the Boston area. None had this receiver. One had a much lower end one. Without question that's a smokin' deal. Where'd you get it?


I would go with Costco... I try not to buy expensive items online because of the return policies... paying return shipping for defective items doesn't make much sense... the merchant should at least pay half.

CRKev said:   jasmithvr6 said:   dansfatwallet said:   Kremerica said:   Question on this receiver and others in general, I'm not very audio system savvy, so I was wondering about the zones. In my setup, I would like to have a "set" of outdoor speakers, and a "set" of in house speakers in each room with wall switches to control each room independently, and a "set" of speakers for the garage.

Do I need 3 zones to operate each "set" of speakers in my setup independently? For example, if I just wanted to play music in the garage while working on the car, but not outside or in the house. Or if I had people over and wanted to just play music in the backyard but not in the house.

sorry for diversion from the deal talk, but would appreciate knowledgeable input,
thanks,
Yes, you need three zones. And be aware, on most receivers these days, like this one, zones two and three ONLY play analog and network sources. You can't play HDMI sources to zones 2 & 3. I found that out the hard way! So you can generally work around this, but it's not ideal. Higher end receivers can play HDMI to other zones if they're also playing in the main zone. And much higher end ones can actually send the HDMI signal to other zones independently.
What happened to the good 'ole days when receivers would slap on a 2nd set of main terminals to run a "B" channel? While it didn't provide independent zone capability, it was a nice way to setup speakers in another room with the ability to cut off the "A" mains if desired.
I use this receiver to setup systems all the time. You can play 5.1 in the main zone and 2 channels in zone 2. Utilize a speaker switch with volume controls in each room and you can have 2 sources running at the same time. The only drawback is that all speakers on zone 2 have to play the same thing.

This receiver also has AirPlay, so you can turn on the receiver with the Yamaha app (wired network connection required) and set the input to AirPlay and you can then stream your iDevice music through it. Get AppleTV and then you can clone you screen on the TV with the supported device.

With B speakers, you can't play 5.1 in the main room typically.

Kev
I understand the purpose of multizone speaker connections, but what I am not sure about with multi-zone receivers is; can the audio out (or monitor out) be utilized at same time? i.e., could I have a 5.1 setup in the room with the TV, the zone B connected to stereo speaker in another room, AND use the line out to feed a separate amp/receiver driving my outdoor speakers (front porch/back pool area)?

Don't really care about sending the HDMI source, just talking about feeding music out to all the speakers.

rbhoj said:   
I would go with Costco... I try not to buy expensive items online because of the return policies... paying return shipping for defective items doesn't make much sense... the merchant should at least pay half.


Well, someone did argue that the store won't pay for your time nor gas cost to return defective item either. Just that USUALLY when people buy from stores, it tend to be more convenient. However, that said, if you drove an hour and picked up a TV/Receiver/anything else and it turns out to be defective, you will probably grumble and take it back to get it exchanged or refunded and probably will NEVER ask for your time/gas cost refunded by the store.

is the gift card offer dead? (can't seem to find it)

hudsonmike13 said:   is the gift card offer dead? (can't seem to find it)

It's dead. I'm sure it will come back as it has before. If you can't wait and don't want to deal with a gift card and get a slightly better receiver with a little more power and an extra HDMI output, check your Costco for the HTR-7065.



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