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Every time we're asked for speaker and/or receiver suggestions and our victim's eyes glaze over as the discussion stretches on, we're reminded of why HTIB (home theater in a box) systems are so successful. As crazy as it seems to us, most people just want to get going with the HT, not invest in a

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Considering the continually falling prices of receivers and discrete speakers, Yamaha's new neoHD components that emphasize integration and ease of use rather than just the \"boxes per dollar\" HTIB metric sounds like a good move. On power-up, the YMC-500 ($600) and YMC-700 ($800) also turn on the TV

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As much as we itch to go fully custom in assembling speaker/receiver combos from disparate brands, there are reasons that HTIB systems are so popular, with value and ease of use coming in high on the list. The four updated HTIB systems from Yamaha certainly stack up pretty well: a couple of systems

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Just in case you can't find a HTIB (home theater in a box) system from Yamaha's CES salvo of four systems, the company has rolled out the TSS-20 at the \"really small\" end of the scale. The receiver of Yamaha's other HTIB systems has been replaced by a small module that pumps out 6-Watts to the five

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Not even two months after Samsung went wild at CES and cranked out a slew of new HTIBs, along comes Yamaha with a foursome of its own. Up first is the YHT-790 5.1-channel system, which boasts a SCENE mode to \"instantly access any entertainment source and surround sound experience,\" YPAO system cali

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