Benefits of On Screen Display?

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  1. Tamer C

    Tamer C Agent

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    Hi,

    I am trying to decide between a Yamaha RX-V740 and RX-V640. One of the differences is the OSD. I will have to run a separate composite/svideo cable from receiver to tv for this. I'm not passing video through my receiver. What are the main benefits of having the OSD?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Guy Usher

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    It is a hell of a lot easier to set up. . .
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Typically the onscreen display has more characters and can be more informative than the display on the receiver.

    Also makes it much easier to calibrate from your normal listening position as you don't have to squint at a tiny receiver display from across the room.
     
  4. Tamer C

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    Thanks for the responses. I will try to make a decision.
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I do hereby humbly disagree. I have set up my last 3 pre/pros *without* an OSD. I absolutely refuse to string an extra cable only for this. [​IMG] Sony TA-E9000ES, Outlaw 950, Lexicon MC-8. Used only the display on the unit.
     

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