At a rock bottom price of only $349.95, the Yamaha RX-V463 is an incredible value for those looking to get into a home theater receiver on the cheap without making a huge sacrifice in quality or features.
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OK, you guys are getting a little to effusive in your praise of Yamaha. Given reviews of past Yamaha receivers, shouldn't you wait for some testing to proclaim their power ratings are conservative?
Yamaha has proven a little hit and miss in this area.
maybe it's appropriate for this lower end system, but even the $550 Yamaha RX-V663 only has TWO hdmi inputs...
Serious question: Am I wrong to be disqualifing all recievers that do not have at least have three inputs? I have a $80 dvd upscaler with HDMI and the cable box has HDMI, so I'm already completely tapped out on the day I would get a 2 input reciever.
If I add a gaming system, or something else in the future - still a pretty basic system in my opinion - I'm already having to make compromises and down grade something to component.
"Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot!" - Unknown
Early DVD/DD adopter, I finally decided to switch to HD.
I've got a TV (Sharp XL2E) and a blu-ray decoder (PS3).
Now I would like a decoder (amp ? receiver ?) connected to them (along with the 360, the PC, the DVD recorder, ...) but I'm a bit lost about the codecs the amp has to support. (MPCM ? True DTS ? ... )
Is this RX-V463 the right product for me ? Is it much better than the RX-V461 ?
Sometimes it looks these decoders are a bit overkill. (Handling video ? Upscaling ? I don't understand : most current players and TVs do a good job at upscaling.) So I'm not even sure it's the right kind of product for me. (Sound/stream in, decode/mix, sound out, speakers. Am I over simplistic ?)
Thanks in advance for your answers.
It seems the RX-V461 and RX-V463 are not the same in every country (I'm in Europe)
From Yamaha's web site for Europe (the main land, not UK) I got a link that compared the V461 and V463 (I've been unable to post the URL)
They both have HDMI (2 in, 1 out) (I don't know which version though ...)
Dolby Pro-Logic II
Dolby Digital EX
DTS Digital Surround
The V461 additionally supports:
None of them supports:
Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
I'm drowning in codecs.
Last edited by Hurricane; 04-14-2008 at 08:39 PM. Reason: More details about the codecs.
why would component be a down grade for anything other than 1080P, there is no pq loss with component over hdmi for hd or sd and sometimes an improvement with sd. At the price of this budget receiver manufactures assume the inputs and features are proportionate. If it is a major concern for hdmi, a 40 switch can be gotten.
I have older Yamaha model - V461, but there is something very annoying. When I connect my HD-DVD player via HDMI I only get sound on my TV but not on my speakers. I have to use one more cable /optical/ to get sound.
Do you know if there is the same problem with V463 model?
I was hoping for a review of the RX-V663 but I guess since there is already a 463 and an 863 review, I won't be getting my wishes anytime soon.
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now do all of the new yamaha x63 series pass audio via HDMI? or just the 563 and up?