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The Yamaha RX-V863 (very similar to the Yamaha HTR-6180) is a 7.2 channel a/v receiver supporting video upconversion up to 1080p

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Pros

Burr-Brown DACs and ADCs

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HD radio tuner

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1080p video upscaling

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3 x HDMI inputs supporting deep color and 1080p/24

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Has a phono input

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Decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD MA

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Bi-ampable front speakers

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Bluetooth ready

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2 sub-woofer outputs (left/right)

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Includes SRS circle surround II matrixing algorithm

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Line level pre-outs for all 8 channels

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Satellite radio ready

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Cons

No BTB/WTW support (0-255 RGB signals clipped to 15-235). Full Range sources (such as games) are the most affected.

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Poorly laid out and confusing remote control

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No phono input

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Quite a bit more expensive that RX-V663 with only the major difference being the upscaling feature

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Audio only for 2nd zone

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The Yamaha RX-V863 (very similar to the Yamaha HTR-6180) is a 7.2 channel a/v receiver supporting video upconversion up to 1080p and HD audio decoding. It has similar specifications to the Yamaha RX-V663 but has 3 HDMI inputs instead of 2, and is a rated for 105 Watts / channel as compared to 95 Watts / channel. However, the most significant difference between the RX-V863 and RX-V663 is that the RX-V863 upscales video sources to up to 1080p, whereas the RX-V663 merely transcodes the video sources to HDMI and component. The Yamaha RX-V863 has an MSRP of $999.95.

Features
  • 7.2 channel a/v receiver
  • 105 watts / channel
  • upscales video source to 1080p over HDMI
  • decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA
  • inputs:
    • 3 x HDMI 1.3 inputs
    • 3 x component video
    • 4 x digital optical S/PDIF
    • 2 x digital coaxial
    • 5 x composite/S-Video
  • 2nd zone of stereo audio
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • +12V trigger
  • 2 x switch AC outlets
  • XM/Sirius inputs
  • MSRP: $999.95
  • Release date: February 2008
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