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Audio/Video (A/V) Receivers

Audio/Video (A/V) Receivers

Yamaha RX V565 Home Theater Receiver

By The HT Guys • Apr 16 2010, 3:45pm

The receiver is lighter than most receivers were used to. Noticeably lighter! We also noticed that the heat sinks are smaller which means the amplifiers are smaller and require less power. Also, there is no AC power outlet on the back of the unit so if you have something to plug into it you may want to consider a bigger power strip. The speaker wire jacks use spring clips on all but the mains. We're not criticizing its just economics. To get all this stuff into the unit Yamaha had to cut someplace. S-Video is gone too. But seriously, how many of you are actually connecting something to your HDTV via S-Video? On the front the only real change we saw is the color of the LEDs, they have gone to white instead of the amber that their previous receivers used. None of this matters if the receiver sounds good. More of that later...

Audio/Video (A/V) Receivers

Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver

By The HT Guys • Mar 14 2008, 4:17pm

Last month Ara picked up an Apple TV for use in his media room. That became the fourth HDMI device which was one device too many for his Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver. So he contacted Pioneer to see if he could review the Pioneer VSX-94TXH 7.1 A/V Receiver. In actuality, Ara was auditioning the receiver for his own personal use. Within a few days the receiver showed up and it's not going back! Just so everyone is clear, Ara has to pay for the receiver to keep it.