The sale only lasts for another 5 days so I have to be quick about my choice.
But on paper this seems like a great deal, 7.2 channels, Dolby Atmos, 8k passthrough. As well as a bunch of quality of life features that I’d make good use of.
Right now my 4k TV doesn’t even support HDR but if I got this receiver i’d definitely be looking at upgrading to it.
My main reason for wanting to upgrade at all is the lack of HDCP 2.2 compliance in my receiver, so at this point I’ve been getting by with a compliant HDMI splitter for my firestick and two separate HDMI’s coming from my PC, both scenarios of which, come with their own set of issues and annoyances.
The only other reason big reason I’ve considered upgrading from my receiver is for Dolby Atmos functionality.
All the other reasons are minuscule like support for streaming Tidal, bluetooth capability, etc.
But this Yamaha seems to tick all the boxes for me!
The only thing that worries me is if there’s an underlying reason for what seems to be a great deal.
Is there any reason I should stay away from this receiver?
Is this really even that good of a deal? or are there other options with the same features for a similar or better price that I’m not aware of.
Here’s a link to my ongoing set up configuration thread in a few different places: