dealsyamaha rx-v471rf 5.1-channel 105-watt 3d-ready a…

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Hope I'm not being that guy, but if people are looking for a comparable receiver that's network-enabled (a big selling point for receivers these days) with otherwise very similar stats and features (slightly less wattage, granted), Amazon is selling the Onkyo NR509 for the same price currently:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O0TRCO/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Personally, I'll take the network connectivity over the 25 watts of power any day.

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@agentbolt: And what does the network buy you in a receiver?

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@j5: You attach a WiFi dongle that costs about 25 bucks, and the receiver can connect to your home WiFi network to stream music directly from your computer, as well as several internet radio apps (Pandora, Last.fm, Spotify, etc...). Also, you can download an app to your Iphone or Android phone and actually use the phone as a remote for the receiver. Finally, it makes firmware updating much simpler.

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@agentbolt: The Onkyo has an RJ-45 on the back, so that saves $25 :)
For my use, I always have my HTPC (XBMC) right next to the receiver and a universal remote controls it all, so just about all of those things are unneeded in my deployment. Firmware updates is about it then.

Thanks for the info, though. :D

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Ratz! No component video upscaling, but has all the other features I'm looking for.

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Have this very receiver. Sounds great and does pack a punch for what it is. Perfect entry level receiver for those that don't feel the need for their receiver to have a network connection (I have my blu ray player with Pandora, Netflix etc.).

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+1 to the previous poster. I have this exact model. Little tricky with older electronics. But great for the first timer.

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This would be a decent deal IF Yamaha would put HD radios in receivers that cost less than $1,000

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Bought this the other day from Woot and just installed it literally in the past 2 hours. Granted, I've not used it very long, but it's done everything I wanted it to do. I already had the powered subwoofer so that wasn't an issue. It's plenty loud for what I was wanting. Loving the ability to have all devices connected via HDMI. I have the Blu Ray, DirectTV receiver and XBox with an extra HDMI available for the laptop when desired. Couldn't ask for better value for less than 200 clams.