My Brand New Sony AVR...gone already!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Rich, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Rich

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    If you go down the left side of Amazon's page in the filter sections until you get to the year manufactured you will find that they have just 1 Yamaha AVR made in 2016 and 1 in 2015.
     
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    Why aren't more listed on Amazon? I find that odd. Calling Amazon and asking them why would be futile.

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    Possibly because then they could not sell them for less than other people.
     
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    A lot of retailers don't allow online sales unless its authorized and I doubt they'd authorize amazon for much of their gear. I'm sure Denon and everyone else doesn't authorize amazon for their higher end stuff either. Mostly because you can't st the help you need from amazon if you need help setting up and they want to protect their dealers.
     
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    The BB prices didn't seem high and they didn't have many either. I didn't do a price comparison. I thought Amazon just sold as many things as they could and somehow made a profit doing that. I've never quite understood how they make a profit...

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    That makes sense.

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    It's an older Samsung UN55D6000 hdmi control works if I choose to have used it for control through a Raspberry Pi running XBMC. I've got it off most of the time never switches inputs etc

    Also the Yamaha remote has input buttons for hdmi 1,2,3,4 and 5
     
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    I was just surfing around and went to the Yamaha USA website. Clicked on "Online Retailer" and a whole sheet of Authorized Dealers came up.
    Amazon is an Authorized Dealer for Yamaha.
    http://usa.yamaha.com/dealers/
     
  10. Cholly

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    Rich: Check out bhphotovideo and crutchfield. Both have a large variety of Yamaha and Denon AVR's that are 4K compatible Yamaha's RX-V581 is a 7.2 receiver with 4 HDMI's. Crutchfield and B&H have the RX-V681, which has 6 HDMI outs, on sale ending today (8/20) at midnight, for $549.99 and $549.95, respectively.
     
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    Best Buy also has the 681 and if worried about things not working out the return policy is usually pretty good
     
  12. Rich

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    Just not sure I want to go thru another AVR install right now. Appreciate the posts. I did find the RX-V681 on Amazon at the same sales price. I read the reviews and they were mostly good. Only 7 reviews and one bad review.

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    I'm still using an older Yamaha HTR-5730 circa 2004(?) with no HDMI inputs (use HDMI switcher and Toslink) but it still works fine for my needs.

    Do AVRs still program radio stations in "banks"? I hate that.
     
  14. Delroy E Walleye

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    I don't know for sure. Maybe has something to do with AP already breaking the back (literally and figuratively) of UPS and they just don't want to ship those heay-a**ed monstrosities all over the darn country for "free" to prime members. Just a guess...

    It's only gonna get worse (and I'm about to become a member).
     
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    Have you tried Walmart's new Prime-like service? I've done some looking and it looks like they have better pricing on a lot of items. It only costs ~ half of what AP costs for the annual service.

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    I have done the free shipping for items not carried in the store (free shipping to the store, that is). An experience in itself just trying to pick up the item.

    First you gotta go way to the back of the store and find that department. A guy who didn't even work there (probably a freight carrier) had to tell me what to do to "summon" an employee. In the meantime there were other employees "strolling through" (looking like they were trying to "hide" from doing any work).

    Will gladly pay for shipping to home address after that experience. After all how many $$ is one's time and effort worth?

    But I'll definitely check out their service. Haven't been to that site in a while. One thing I did like about their site is it could tell you which stores might have an item in stock.
     
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    I did compare prices and Walmart seemed to sell the same items for a couple bucks less than Amazon. I've never joined or bought anything online from Walmart...not sure I want to do that for some reason.

    Seems like anytime you need help at WM it's just not there. Long lines at the customer care desk, not enough folks manning the desk.

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