Buying the YAMAHA RX-V2300, Is the RS-232

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by NickSP, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Port for installs or is it also for future upgrades? Also, is the receiver better in terms of processing than the newer 740 if used as a prepro?
    BTW, I am getting the 2300 cheaper than the 740.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nick,

    I haven't heard of Yamaha offering upgrades for their receivers .. I could be wrong though. However, if one were available, then that is what the '232' port would be for. In regards to using your 2300 as a "pre/pro" vs. the 740, I've heard that the 740 has a "newer" sound and a bit different than the Yamaha sound that we know of. I'm not sure how much different it is from the 2300 that you desire to buy, though.

    I've tried to get to the Ecoustics.com site so I could look the review up and link it for you - but, their site appears to be down at the moment. [​IMG]
     
  3. Don Barduca

    Don Barduca Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  4. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    OK, the Yamaha website says the RS-232 port is for custom installs AND future upgrades. I just got back from the store with 2 brand new Yamaha RX-V2300s. I originally planned to buy one for my cousin but decided to buy one for me also. Heck, how could I go wrong at that price?[​IMG]
    Thanks a lot for the info guys.
    Can't wait ntil tonight to set this up as a prepro [​IMG]
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  6. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wayne, I purchased these brand new and sealed from the Good Guys in So Cal for $449 each.
     
  7. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    $449????? Incredible price.
     
  8. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    I just picked one up as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Anyone know where I can get one for that price? I live in Colorado ...
     
  10. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Rob, I got it at the Good Guys, an authorized dealer for $449. I don't know if one is available in Denver but try price matching. If you want, I could even email you a copy of my receipt for price matching.
     
  11. David_Moechnig

    David_Moechnig Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nick,
    I'd be interested in receiving a copy of the receipt as well. I live in IL and have been hankering for a 2300 on closeout for a long time. Thanks.
     
  12. GregK

    GregK Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2000
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    247
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    If someone finds out if Yamaha is planning a DPL2x upgrade for the RX-V2300, please let us all know! [​IMG]

    http://www.dolby.com/events/CEDIA/PLIIx/manuf.html

    It appears the RX-V2300's chipset (YSS-938) is not currently listed on the DPL2x upgrade website, but we can still hope!
     
  13. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For those who are looking for the Yamaha RXV-2300 at a good price, Ecost has them for $529.00 + shipping and a "handling" fee. It's a bit more than the Good Guys price of $449.00 - but, still better than other retailers. Also, once you add the item to your cart, the price drops to $524.00 instead of $529.00.

    Note: I went through a "dry" purchase of this product at the UPS Ground shipping came out to be $53.95 for me and the "handling fee" worked out to be $5.25.
     
  14. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1998
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do you know if Ecost sells grey market goods or US warranteed items?
     
  15. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    To everyone that wanted a copy of the receipt I am sorry I could not email it yesterday as I was tied up in meetings the whole day. I will definitely email everyone this morning.
     
  17. Rajeev_s

    Rajeev_s Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I used the reciept that Nick gave me at tweeters to get a price match for the 2300, they couldnt go to $449, but the best they could do is $545. They said their purchasing price is around $500+. So there was no way I could have gotten it for $449. I was originally buying the 1300 for $540, so 2300 for almost the same price was no brainer.
    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  18. John-Tompkins

    John-Tompkins Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nick,

    How is the Yammie in comparision to the sony 4es..
     

Share This Page