Opinions wanted on Yamaha 340 HTIB

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Vince Carter, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Vince Carter

    Vince Carter Auditioning

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    Hi all, this is my first post so please be gentle!
    I'm not all that new to Home Theater; I have a Toshiba 50" rear projection TV (non-HD), Toshiba DVD and a Philips HTIB all for about two years now.
    I am wanting to upgrade my surround system (at least the receiver) to get Pro-logic II and DTS decoding, but I am considering a whole new system, the Yamaha 340. THe receiver I've been looking at is the YHT-5635/5640.
    I was hoping that a few of you might have this setup and would be willing to give a thumbs up or down on it.
    I don't need much power as I'm in a one bedroom apartment I watch alot of TV/Movies and play videogames. I certainly don't need anything high-end or elaborate, but I do want to upgrade and am willing to spend upwards of $400 on a new system. I've also been considering the YHT-440 but I think that system is a little large in power and front speakers for my needs.
    Thank you for your input!
    BTW, anyone have a picture of the rear connections on the 5635? I read somewhere that it does not have s-video connectivity and that's bothering me.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Welcome to HTF, Vince.

    I moved your post here, because the A/V Sources section is where you can ask for specific HTiB model recommendations. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. John Dickerson

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    Your in luck. I just purchased the YHT340 last week hoping it would be worth it since i couldn't find a single review about it online. I finally got it setup and watched Clone Wars and all I can say is WOW. The sound sounded so real! The highs were crisp were you need them and the bass was right there for all the explosions. I have it setup in my bedroom which is about 12X12 and I listen to movies at about half volume. I'm going to write a full review on the 340 once I get an optical cable this weekend
     

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