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    Pioneer Vs Yamaha???

    I am in the market to buy a new receiver and looking for some opinions. I am looking at the pioneer sc-07 or the yamaha rx-v 3900. Both are great receivers have everything that I am looking for. The store I shop at recommends the pioneer but I have owned two yamaha rx-v receivers and have been happy. I look online to see reviews or comparisons and they are all for older models.
    My question is, what do you guys recommend? I have never owned a pioneer receiver and I am looking for some suggestions. Do I try something new or go with what I know. If I did this with the aquarium, I would still be with fresh water...:b15:
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    i've been buying Yamaha for decades and probably always will. I don't know if it's any better but than others but they have always served me well and never let me down. the only reason i replace them is for the new technology coming out, most of my other amps / receivers are still being used by friends / family i sold them to, so quality is definitely not an issue.


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    yup same here... I've been a Yamaha fan for a long time.
    Love it !
    I have a natural sound series, its dolby 2.0 and dts also.. does 5.1

    My bro has had a few pioneers, same price range as mine (7-800), they have all died.

    go Yamaha and dont look back

    and dont get go with those hdmi features, it just adds to the noise.
    so, go with wattage, noise % or ratio and what you intend to drive and listen to.
    It is always best to run your video cables seperately directly from the transmitter to the tv.

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    I'll jump on the Yamaha band wagon. The only reason I'd replace my reciever is to find one with HDMI. I'm otherwise very happy with it.

    Cheers!
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    Still don't know. I am leaning more towards the yamaha because I am used to it and it has never let me down. Also the price is better. Just according to the reviews that I have read, the pioneer has a better video decoder and the Ice power amps are better. Noise ratio not as good on the pioneer though. Apparently the setup is better with the onboard mike to set up the room. Yamaha has a better rep of being more reliable but construction not as sturdy.... Pioneer built like tank but keeps throwing the track of and breaks down....
    God I don't have any hair to pull out. The nice part is where I want to buy it, they said I could take home and try the pioneer for two weeks and if I am not satisfied, return it and get the yamaha. I just want to hear both of them.
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    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    Go Yamaha and don't look back. Don't go for any HTR series. Only go RX series... I had one of the first 5.1 yamaha receivers... rx-v796, then recently upgraded to a new one with the HDMI inputs and the latest blu ray HD audio formats... My new one is the RX-v663... which has almost everything, just not as many future inputs, which I know I don't need anyway... Most of my speakers are midrange to high range and my sound is as crisp as it gets. My new yamaha actually blew the doors right off my old one. Also, I have a power monster 5100 power cleaner/surge protector that helps with filtering the garbage in the power to give me the best results for my system. It was more money then what I paid for my receiver... The store probably get a better discount on the pioneer products, or the salesman is just more familiar with pioneer.
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    there both good products for mid consumers. PIONEER is a better choice though.a little research and CONSUMERS REPORT gives it my nod.
    also, PIONEER actually right now have one of the BEST flat screen TV's as well.

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    Hey John,

    Can you link the Consumer's report on this? I've got a buddy at the office looking for the same type of info & I'm having problems finding it.

    Thanks!
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    make it easy on yourself and buy both...

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    I get the monthly CONSUMER REPORT MAG, and it was in one of the past issues so no link. there both good but I'd prefer audio gear made by a company that just does audio/video. I've had YAMAHA stuff in the past and it works just fine. but

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