7-channel powerful surround sound (90W per channel)
Discrete amp configuration and Pure Direct
Network functions such as AirPlay and AV Controller App
4K pass-through and upscaling for next-generation high resolution images
High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
Front panel USB digital connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad
HDMI (six inputs - with one on front - and one output) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals
Newly designed preset remote unit
Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
Lowest price I have seen on the RX-V673 and camelcamelcamel.com confirms this.
Please note that Yamaha is clearing out their xx3 series receivers in favor of the recently released xx5 series which, from what I can tell, only adds MHL support. Prices *MAY* go lower on the 673 but I donít see them dropping much more. The 671 during close-out dropped to $300 briefly on Amazon but otherwise hovered around $360 on clearance.
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posted: Apr. 3, 2013 @ 2:50p
Same at Newegg with promo code, but will expire tiday + $200 off w/ promo code EMCXTVM222, ends 4/3
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posted: Apr. 3, 2013 @ 3:44p
I don't like the color of the remote. Just kidding.
posted: Apr. 3, 2013 @ 3:51p
Bagofchips said: I don't like the color of the remote. Just kidding.
Actually you have a point there, I'm not a big fan of the two-tone enhanced remote either.
The good news? Mine sit's collecting a lot of dust in my remote basket. With the network capability, I control almost all of the functionality of the AVR via smart phone/tablet. There is even a nifty widget for android devices that allows you to control the most important functionality right from your home screen. Take that iPhone!
posted: Apr. 3, 2013 @ 3:53p
BigWhy said: Same at Newegg with promo code, but will expire tiday + $200 off w/ promo code EMCXTVM222, ends 4/3
Looks like another price match between Newegg and Amazon. If that is the case the price on the receiver is sure to jump after today.
Bagofchips said: I don't like the color of the remote. Just kidding. No back light on remote makes it a PITA to use. Need a light to see what you are pushing. What were they thinking? Oh wait I know. They saved a few dimes on each one.
posted: Apr. 5, 2013 @ 11:13p
Down to $357.xx.
Senior Member - 5K
posted: Apr. 6, 2013 @ 1:39a
It's not selling even at the reduced price. Great reviews though, makes you wonder...
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posted: Apr. 6, 2013 @ 11:33a
Anyone know if this receiver is bright/warm?
My speaker setup are the old Athena Audition series (F2, B2,C1) which are quite bright.
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