Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
586 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 194

  Reply # 1584355 1-Jul-2016 19:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

I am sure that will be a good choice too mate - enjoy :)



2612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 604


  Reply # 1584366 1-Jul-2016 19:45
Send private message


I am sure that will be a good choice too mate - enjoy :)


Thanks. Considering we're just coming to terms with paying for a leaky home reclad (move home tomorrow. Yay!), I'm lucky to be upgrading at all!

In fact it was because of the move back home that I was given budget to upgrade. When packing up the AV gear last night, one of the speakers spring clips broke. So if anyone is interested in a Pioneer VSX-517 with a broken, but possibly repairable, speaker input, make me an offer. Apart from that, it was working well.

2612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 604


  Reply # 1587648 7-Jul-2016 14:23
Send private message

Received my Yamaha AV receiver yesterday, and it's absolutely magnificent!


I don't know if it was poor setup, poor receiver, or advances in technology, but my rear surround speakers (Wharfedale Crystals) sound like completely different beasts! They were being woefully under-utilised with my old receiver, apparently. They sound much louder, clear, and crisp, and I actually now prefer using a 5.1 setup when listening to my vinyl. Previously I used 2.1, as that sounded the best. In fact, I have some absolutely wicked prog metal drumming tickling my ears as I type this.


I initially thought I had a DOA unit, as I couldn't get sound to work with HDMI ARC enabled, but I suspect that may be a dodgy cable. I needed a pretty long one to reach from the TV inputs to the receiver, and only had one long enough. It's a really cheap one, and not all cables support ARC apparently. More discovery to be done there.

If this is an entry level receiver, I can't wait until I can afford the next level up. :-D

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36

Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.